FARGO, N.D. -- Herb Donaldson ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns and Buddy Dudczak returned a blocked punt 17 yards for a score as Western Illinois beat North Dakota State 27-22 Saturday in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
NDSU (3-3, 1-2) has lost three of its last four games while Western Illinois (4-2, 2-1) has won three straight.
Donaldson, who had rushed for 200 yards in each of his previous two games, scored on two 2-yard runs in the first half to help the Leathernecks take a 14-10 lead into halftime.
Shawn Bibeau kicked a 30-yard field goal for the Bison as time ran out in the first half.
Dudczak's return with 6:22 left in the third quarter gave Western Illinois its largest lead at 21-10 and Taylor Rowan kicked two field goals, including a 54-yarder with 3:47 remaining.
Tyler Roehl scored on runs of 2 and 3 yards for NDSU, which was held to just 126 yards on the ground. Roehl had just 44 yards on 17 carries.
NDSU's last two possessions ended with a sack of fourth-and-15 and on an interception.
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|North Dakota State||7-1||13-2|
|South Dakota State||5-3||8-4|