GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Mitch Sutton ran for 105 yards and North Dakota's defense sacked Drake quarterback Michael Piatkowski four times as the Fighting Sioux won 16-0 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
North Dakota blocked a field-goal try in the first quarter, and Piatkowski fumbled at the North Dakota 8-yard line on the Bulldogs' opening drive of the second half. Daryl Brown intercepted Piatkowski's pass midway through the fourth quarter and returned it 38 yards to the Drake 9. Zeb Miller's third field goal, a 32-yarder, completed the scoring.
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