Scores

Final

North Dakota St 25

(4-4, 2-3 MVFC)

Illinois State 7

(2-5, 1-3 MVFC)

2:30 PM ET, October 25, 2008

Hancock Stadium, Normal, IL

1 2 3 4 T
NDSU 8 10 0 725
ILST 0 0 7 07

Top Performers

Passing: D. Kiel (ILST) - 85 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: T. Roehl (NDSU) - 30 CAR, 229 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: K. Chandler (ILST) - 3 REC, 58 YDS, 1 TD

N. Dakota St. 25, Illinois St. 7

Associated Press

NORMAL, Ill. -- Tyler Roehl rushed for 229 yards and three touchdowns to lead North Dakota State to a 25-7 win over Illinois State on Saturday.

North Dakota State (4-4, 2-3 Missouri Valley Football Conference) dominated for the whole of the game, save one touchdown and extra point from Illinois State. Roehl's touchdown runs stretched 46 yards, 36 yards and 3 yards.

Nick Mertens, North Dakota State's quarterback, had 66 yards and was sacked twice.

Illinois State (2-5, 1-3 Missouri Valley Football Conference) trailed 18-0 going into the break but came back to make the sole score during the third period. Quarterback Drew Kiel completed a 4-yard toss to Kelvin Chandler to put the Redbirds on the board. Kiel finished with 85 yards and three sacks.

The Redbirds were able to keep North Dakota State scoreless in third period and until 7:15 in the fourth period.

North Dakota State had 479 offensive yards compared with 147 for Illinois State. North Dakota State also led with 24 first downs over 36:41 possession time. Illinois State had ten first downs for the game.

Illinois State trailed North Dakota State in rushing, going 413 yards compared with 51 for the Redbirds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NDSU
ILST
1st Downs2410
Total Yards479147
Passing6696
Rushing41351
Penalties5-352-25
3rd Down Conversions6-125-14
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers13
Possession36:4123:19

Passing Leaders

North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mertens8/14664.700
Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kiel8/14856.112

Rushing Leaders

North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Roehl302297.6346
Paschall161338.3031
Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fisher11211.909
Mendenhall3175.7011

Receiving Leaders

North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wurzbacher34715.7021
Belquist11313.0013
Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Chandler35819.3151
Fisher2105.0014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNDSUILST
SF13:57Kevin Brockway Tackled By Joe Lardinois In End Zone 20
TD12:18Tyler Roehl 46 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 80
SECOND QUARTERNDSUILST
FG14:55Shawn Bibeau 21 Yd 110
TD08:24Tyler Roehl 3 Yd Run (Shawn Bibeau Kick) 180
THIRD QUARTERNDSUILST
TD02:25Kelvin Chandler 4 Yd Pass From Drew Kiel (Steven Fetzer Kick) 187
FOURTH QUARTERNDSUILST
TD07:15Tyler Roehl 36 Yd Run (Shawn Bibeau Kick) 257