Scores

Final

North Dakota St 44

(3-0, 1-0 away)

Cent Michigan 14

(1-3, 1-1 home)

3:30 PM ET, September 22, 2007

Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, MI

1 2 3 4 T
NDSU 3 13 14 1444
CMU 0 7 7 014

Top Performers

Passing: S. Walker (NDSU) - 261 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: T. Roehl (NDSU) - 30 CAR, 143 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: A. Belquist (NDSU) - 8 REC, 122 YDS

N. Dakota St. 44, Cent. Michigan 14

Associated Press

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) -- Tyler Roehl ran for 143 yards on 30 carries with three touchdowns as North Dakota State defeated Central Michigan 44-14 Saturday.

The Bison (3-0) are only the third Football Championship Subdivision team to defeat the Chippewas (1-3). The 30-point home loss is the worst for Central Michigan since 2001 when the Chippewas lost 34-3 to Ohio.

North Dakota State benefited from good field position the entire game, including three scoring drives that started in Central Michigan territory.

Shawn Bibeau converted on three field goals in the first half and North Dakota State quarterback Steve Walker found receiver Jerimiah Wurzbacher for an 8-yard touchdown pass to lift the Bison to a 16-7 halftime lead.

North Dakota State took the opening drive of the second half 37 yards for a touchdown, with Pat Paschall scoring on a 1-yard run.

After Central Michigan running back Ontario Sneed fumbled the ball on the Chippewas' first offensive play of the second half, North Dakota State countered with a 53-yard scoring drive that ended with a 6-yard touchdown run by Roehl.

Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour hit Antonio Brown on a 5-yard touchdown pass to close the scoring gap, but the Bison responded with two Roehl touchdowns on runs of 33 and 4 yards.

Walker finished 25 of 30 passing for 261 yards, and the Bison totaled 438 yards of offense.

LeFevour was 25 of 40 passing for the Chippewas for 186 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. LeFevour also was the leading rusher for CMU with 49 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NDSU
CMU
1st Downs2522
Total Yards436311
Passing261220
Rushing17591
Penalties10-683-29
3rd Down Conversions5-122-11
4th Down Conversions1-11-5
Turnovers03
Possession36:2323:37

Passing Leaders

North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Walker25/302618.710
Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
LeFevour25/401864.712

Rushing Leaders

North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Roehl301434.8333
Paschall8273.4115
Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
LeFevour9495.4041
Hoskins5244.816

Receiving Leaders

North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Belquist812215.3024
Roehl6396.5014
Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson7679.6021
Brown9546.0116

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNDSUCMU
FG09:50Shawn Bibeau 34 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 47 yds, :00
30
SECOND QUARTERNDSUCMU
FG11:26Shawn Bibeau 22 Yd
Drive: 10 plays, 42 yds, 4:55
60
TD04:20Jerimiah Wurzbacher 7 Yd Pass From Steve Walker (Shawn Bibeau Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 20 yds, 1:08
130
TD01:44Justin Hoskins 5 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 49 yds, 2:36
137
FG00:01Shawn Bibeau 26 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 60 yds, 1:43
167
THIRD QUARTERNDSUCMU
TD11:04Pat Paschall 1 Yd Run (Shawn Bibeau Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 37 yds, 3:56
237
TD08:32Tyler Roehl 5 Yd Run (Shawn Bibeau Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 53 yds, 2:18
307
TD05:02Antonio Brown 5 Yd Pass From Dan Lefevour (Andrew Aguila Kick)
Drive: 12 plays, 55 yds, 3:30
3014
FOURTH QUARTERNDSUCMU
TD06:32Tyler Roehl 33 Yd Run (Shawn Bibeau Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 59 yds, 3:11
3714
TD03:40Tyler Roehl 4 Yd Run (Shawn Bibeau Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 10 yds, 1:28
4414