Scores

Final

North Dakota St 0

(7-4, 4-4 MVFC)

Missouri State 3

(5-6, 4-4 MVFC)

2:00 PM ET, November 20, 2010

Plaster Sports Complex, Springfield, MO

1 2 3 4 T
NDSU 0 0 0 00
MOSU 0 0 3 03

Top Performers

Passing: C. Kirby (MOSU) - 96 YDS

Rushing: C. Douglas (MOSU) - 19 CAR, 122 YDS

Receiving: W. Holloway (NDSU) - 8 REC, 64 YDS

Missouri St. 3, N. Dakota St. 0

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Austin Witmer's 22-yard field goal in the third quarter was the only score as Missouri State dealt a blow to North Dakota State's FCS playoff hopes with a 3-0 victory on Saturday.

On a sunny, 57-degree day, the Bears (5-6, 4-4 Missouri Valley) became the first team in five years to hold the Bison (7-4, 4-4) scoreless.

North Dakota State, which had a three-game winning streak snapped, will learn its fate when the 20-team postseason field is announced on Sunday morning.

Chris Douglas rushed for 122 yards on 19 carries for Missouri State.

The Bison were held to eight first downs and 120 yards of offense and reached the Bears' side of the field just three times. North Dakota State's only serious scoring chance came when it advanced to the Missouri State 21 in the third quarter, but Ryan Jastram missed a 38-yard field goal attempt.

Running back D.J. McNorton, a 1,000-yard rusher this season for the Bison, was held to 38 yards on 16 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NDSU
MOSU
1st Downs819
Total Yards120334
Passing7896
Rushing42238
Penalties6-535-55
3rd Down Conversions1-124-16
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers10
Possession26:0633:54

Passing Leaders

North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mohler8/13513.900
Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kirby14/23964.200

Rushing Leaders

North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
McNorton16382.409
Jensen4184.5010
Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Douglas191226.4020
Scott4389.5026

Receiving Leaders

North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Holloway8648.0017
Smith11111.0011
Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wooden5438.6024
Saffold2168.0012

Scoring Summary

THIRD QUARTERNDSUMOSU
FG12:06Austin Witmer 22 Yd 03