Scores

Final

North Dakota St 13

(1-6, 0-4 MVFC)

South Dakota St 28

(5-1, 4-0 MVFC)

7:00 PM ET, October 17, 2009

Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, Brookings, SD

1 2 3 4 T
NDSU 7 6 0 013
SDSU 14 7 0 728

Top Performers

Passing: N. Mertens (NDSU) - 130 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: K. Minett (SDSU) - 34 CAR, 164 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. McNorton (NDSU) - 3 REC, 27 YDS, 1 TD

S. Dakota State 28, N. Dakota St. 13

Associated Press

BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Kyle Minett rushed for 164 yards and two touchdowns, and Derek Domino returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown Saturday as South Dakota State beat North Dakota State 28-13.

It was Minett's 11th career 100-yard game. His final touchdown came in a drive in which the winning Jackrabbits (5-1, 4-0) converted on a fourth-down play at the North Dakota State 28-yard line.

Quarterback Nick Mertens passed for two touchdowns and 130 yards for North Dakota State (1-6, 0-4).

Domino's 16-yard interception return for a score broke a 7-7 tie and put SDSU ahead for good late in the first quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NDSU
SDSU
1st Downs1417
Total Yards252322
Passing130119
Rushing122203
Penalties3-185-45
3rd Down Conversions4-154-14
4th Down Conversions0-21-2
Turnovers21
Possession28:1831:42

Passing Leaders

North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mertens15/311304.222
South Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
O'Brien13/211195.700

Rushing Leaders

North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
McNorton17573.408
Mertens9546.0012
South Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Minett341644.8220
Duffy9485.3122

Receiving Leaders

North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Holloway34715.7025
McNorton3279.0122
South Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Steffen45012.5019
Rollin34916.3036

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNDSUSDSU
TD11:04D.J. McNorton 22 Yd Pass From Nick Mertens (Jason Obarski Kick) 70
TD08:30Kyle Minett 1 Yd Run (Peter Reifenrath Kick) 77
TD03:28Derek Domino 16 Yd Interception Return (Peter Reifenrath Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERNDSUSDSU
TD13:26Tyler Duffy 22 Yd Run (Peter Reifenrath Kick) 721
TD00:59Gary Williams 20 Yd Pass From Nick Mertens (Pat Failed) 1321
FOURTH QUARTERNDSUSDSU
TD14:12Kyle Minett 20 Yd Run (Peter Reifenrath Kick) 1328