Scores

Final

Northern Iowa 19

(6-2, 5-1 MVFC)

North Dakota St 27

(8-0, 5-0 MVFC)

4:00 PM ET, October 29, 2011

Fargodome, Fargo, ND

1 2 3 4 T
UNI 3 10 0 619
NDSU 7 10 7 327

Top Performers

Passing: B. Jensen (NDSU) - 204 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. McNorton (NDSU) - 16 CAR, 75 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Johnson (UNI) - 10 REC, 114 YDS, 1 TD

N. Dakota St. 27, N. Iowa 19

Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. -- Brock Jensen completed a career-high 22 of 25 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown Saturday as North Dakota State took sole possession of first place in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 27-19 victory over Northern Iowa.

D.J. McNorton scored on a 6-yard run and an 8-yard pass for the Bison (8-0, 5-0), who are one of two undefeated teams in the FCS, along with Sam Houston State (8-0). North Dakota State also scored on a 3-yard fumble recovery by Kyle Emanuel.

Northern Iowa (6-2, 5-1), which was averaging 202 yards rushing per game, was held to 53. David Johnson had 16 yards on 10 carries, but caught 10 passes for 114 yards and a TD.

Tirrell Rennie was 20 of 30 for 224 yards, but threw his first interception of the season -- snapping a school-record streak of 171 passes without an interception dating back to last season.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNI
NDSU
1st Downs1819
Total Yards345349
Passing292204
Rushing53145
Penalties5-556-71
3rd Down Conversions3-87-12
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers31
Possession23:3936:21

Passing Leaders

Northern IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rennie20/302247.501
North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jensen22/252048.210

Rushing Leaders

Northern IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rennie7294.1024
Johnson10161.617
North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
McNorton16754.7112
Ojuri14664.7012

Receiving Leaders

Northern IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson1011411.4134
Howard56713.4023
North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Holloway56412.8021
Smith35117.0045

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNINDSU
FG12:21Tyler Sievertsen 22 Yd 30
TD06:02D.J. McNorton 6 Yd Run (Ryan Jastram Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERUNINDSU
FG07:50Ryan Jastram 37 Yd 310
TD05:11David Johnson 2 Yd Run (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 1010
TD00:55D.J. McNorton 8 Yd Pass From Brock Jensen (Ryan Jastram Kick) 1017
FG00:00Tyler Sievertsen 48 Yd 1317
THIRD QUARTERUNINDSU
TD01:09Kyle Emanuel 3 Yd Fumble Return (Ryan Jastram Kick) 1324
FOURTH QUARTERUNINDSU
TD06:51David Johnson 16 Yd Pass From Jared Lanpher (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1924
FG02:27Ryan Jastram 41 Yd 1927