Scores

Final

North Dakota St 9

(5-0, 2-0 MVFC)

S Illinois 3

(2-3, 1-2 MVFC)

3:00 PM ET, October 8, 2011

Saluki Stadium, Carbondale, IL

1 2 3 4 T
NDSU 0 0 3 69
SIU 0 3 0 03

Top Performers

Passing: B. Jensen (NDSU) - 150 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Hampton (SIU) - 23 CAR, 120 YDS

Receiving: R. Smith (NDSU) - 3 REC, 70 YDS

N. Dakota St. 9, S. Illinois 3

Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Brock Jensen hit Matt Veldman with a 10-yard touchdown pass with 6:51 remaining to lift North Dakota State to a 9-3 victory against Southern Illinois on Saturday.

The scoring toss culminated a seven-play, 50-yard drive for the Bison (5-0, 2-0 Missouri Valley). Ryan Jastram missed the extra-point attempt.

The Salukis (2-3, 1-2) had two possessions after the TD, one ending with a punt, the other on an interception. Southern Illinois outgained North Dakota State 297-210.

Jensen was 13 of 23 for 150 yards with an interception for the Bison, who are off to their best start since winning their first 10 games in 2007.

Jewel Hampton rushed for 120 yards on 23 carries for Southern Illinois.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NDSU
SIU
1st Downs917
Total Yards210297
Passing150169
Rushing60128
Penalties7-292-10
3rd Down Conversions3-156-16
4th Down Conversions1-10-2
Turnovers13
Possession28:2831:32

Passing Leaders

North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jensen13/231506.511
Southern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Faulkner16/281696.003

Rushing Leaders

North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
McNorton13312.406
Ojuri7202.905
Southern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hampton231205.2017
Faulkner13120.9015

Receiving Leaders

North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith37023.3058
Holloway6427.0011
Southern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fuller25929.5044
Pruitt3289.3016

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERNDSUSIU
FG03:26Jackson MacLachlan 31 Yd 03
THIRD QUARTERNDSUSIU
FG03:25Ryan Jastram 36 Yd 33
FOURTH QUARTERNDSUSIU
TD06:51Frank Veldman 10 Yd Pass From Brock Jensen (Pat Failed) 93