Scores

Final

North Dakota St 31

(10-0, 3-0 MVFC)

Cal Poly 28

(6-4, 2-2 Big Sky)

7:05 PM ET, November 10, 2007

1 2 3 4 T
NDSU 3 3 3 2231
CP 7 7 7 728

Top Performers

Passing: S. Walker (NDSU) - 342 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: T. Roehl (NDSU) - 22 CAR, 100 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Heckendorf (NDSU) - 3 REC, 112 YDS, 1 TD

N. Dakota St. 31, Cal Poly-SLO 28

Associated Press

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) -- Steve Walker threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Kole Heckendorf with 38 seconds left in the game to complete a furious fourth-quarter rally Saturday that gave North Dakota State a 31-28 victory over Cal Poly.

Down 28-9 in the fourth quarter, North Dakota State (10-0, 3-0 Great West Conference) scored three touchdowns in the final 10 minutes to stay undefeated.

Walker connected on a 67-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Shultenover and Tyler Roehl ran for a 4-yard TD to set up Walker's game-winning pass to Heckendorf.

The three touchdown drives took a total of just eight plays. The Bison had managed only three Shawn Bibeau field goals in the first three quarters.

Cal Poly (6-4, 2-2) would get only to the North Dakota State 43 as time ran out.

Walker completed 14 of 30 for 342 yards and the two touchdowns.

Roehl ran for 100 yards on 22 carries and had four catches for 38 yards.

Jonathan Dally connected on 14 of 23 passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns for Cal Poly, but was intercepted twice, both times by Kyle Belmont, after throwing just one interception all season coming into the game.

Dally also ran for 122 yards.

The Mustangs scored on a 10-yard pass from Dally to Ramses Barden and David Fullerton intercepted a Walker pass for another touchdown, giving Cal Poly a 28-9 fourth-quarter lead.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NDSU
CP
1st Downs2322
Total Yards477377
Passing342181
Rushing135196
Penalties9-688-63
3rd Down Conversions3-107-14
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers32
Possession28:0231:58

Passing Leaders

North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Walker14/3034211.422
Cal PolyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dally14/231817.932

Rushing Leaders

North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Roehl221004.5127
Blincoe4225.508
Cal PolyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dally251224.9020
Hall10464.6016

Receiving Leaders

North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
J.Schultenover211557.5167
Heckendorf311237.3180
Cal PolyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hall56613.2242
Tolver56112.2025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNDSUCP
TD03:43Jon Hall 2 Yd Pass From Jonathan Dally (Andrew Gardner Kick)
Drive: 13 plays, 95 yds, 4:52
07
FG01:40Shawn Bibeau 39 Yd
Drive: 5 plays, 27 yds, 1:51
37
SECOND QUARTERNDSUCP
TD13:44Jon Hall 42 Yd Pass From Jonathan Dally (Andrew Gardner Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 74 yds, 2:51
314
FG07:14Shawn Bibeau 26 Yd
Drive: 14 plays, 79 yds, 6:24
614
THIRD QUARTERNDSUCP
TD05:23Ramses Barden 10 Yd Pass From Jonathan Dally (Andrew Gardner Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 35 yds, 3:59
621
FG00:04Shawn Bibeau 24 Yd
Drive: 11 plays, 64 yds, 5:12
921
FOURTH QUARTERNDSUCP
TD10:02David Fullerton 0 Yd Interception Return (Andrew Gardner Kick) 928
TD09:36- J.Schultenover 67 Yd Pass From Steve Walker (Shawn Bibeau Kick)
Drive: 2 plays, 67 yds, :21
1628
TD04:21Tyler Roehl 4 Yd Run (Shawn Bibeau Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 62 yds, :31
2328
TD00:38Kole Heckendorf 80 Yd Pass From Steve Walker (Gary Williams Run For Two-Point Conversion)
Drive: 3 plays, 92 yds, :27
3128