MACOMB, Ill. -- Sam Ojuri rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns, Marcus Williams returned one of his two interceptions 56 yards for a score, and North Dakota State beat Western Illinois 37-21 Saturday to clinch a share of the Missouri Valley Football Conference regular-season title.
Brock Jensen added a rushing score to go with 196 yards passing for the Bison (10-1, 7-1), who shook off losing their first game last week to Youngstown State. North Dakota State should get a first-round bye in the FCS playoffs.
Cody Reardon threw a 10-yard TD pass to Rick Richardson for the Leathernecks, but completed just five other passes for 82 yards total. Williams intercepted him twice, returning the second one to give North Dakota State a 34-0 lead five minutes into the third quarter.
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|North Dakota State||7-1||13-2|
|South Dakota State||5-3||8-4|