YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Brock Jensen threw for four touchdowns and ran for another Saturday to lead North Dakota State to its 3rd-straight Missouri Valley Conference title with a 35-17 victory over Youngstown State.
All of Jensen's touchdown passes were for less than 15 yards and he picked up his final touchdown on a 1-yard rush. Jensen's career 62 touchdown passes broke the record of career TD passes at NDSU, previously held by Steve Walker with 60. Sam Ojuri ran for 146 yards on 17 carries -- one for a game-high 55 yards- and John Crockett ran 120 yards on 15 carries for the Bison (10-0, 7-0).
Kurt Hess threw for 53 yards and one touchdown and Tanner threw for 48 yards and one touchdown for Youngstown State (8-3, 5-2), ranked second in the MVC.
The Bison have not lost on the road since 2010.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
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