Scores

Final

Illinois State 10

(2-3, 1-2 MVFC)

North Dakota St 20

(4-0, 1-0 MVFC)

2:07 PM ET, October 1, 2011

Fargodome, Fargo, ND

1 2 3 4 T
ILST 0 3 0 710
NDSU 0 7 13 020

Top Performers

Passing: M. Brown (ILST) - 270 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: D. McNorton (NDSU) - 17 CAR, 56 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: L. Neblett (ILST) - 9 REC, 78 YDS

N. Dakota St. 20, Illinois St. 10

Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. -- D.J. McNorton ran for one touchdown and caught a pass for another as North Dakota State beat Illinois State 20-10 on Saturday.

The Bison (4-0), playing their Missouri Valley opener after coming off a 37-24 victory over Minnesota last week, scored first when Brock Jensen connected with McNorton for a 36-yard touchdown. McNorton's 15-yard run gave North Dakota State a 14-3 lead early in the third quarter, and Bobby Ollman returned an interception 82 yards for the Bison's other TD.

Matt Brown, who was 31 for 48 for 270 yards for Illinois State (2-3, 1-2), found Milton Colbert for a 43-yard touchdown with 3:07 to play. Brown was intercepted twice.

Jensen finished with 207 yards passing and 28 yards rushing for North Dakota State, while McNorton ran for 56 yards. The Redbirds outgained the Bison 397 yards to 331.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ILST
NDSU
1st Downs2116
Total Yards397331
Passing270207
Rushing127124
Penalties3-3013-108
3rd Down Conversions6-165-11
4th Down Conversions2-30-0
Turnovers32
Possession30:4429:16

Passing Leaders

Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown31/482705.612
North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jensen15/222079.410

Rushing Leaders

Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Leggett16734.6014
Dunn6244.0013
North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
McNorton17563.3115
Ojuri5316.2016

Receiving Leaders

Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Neblett9788.7020
Colbert14343.0143
North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Holloway67011.7037
Veldman44010.0012

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERILSTNDSU
TD08:19D.J. McNorton 36 Yd Pass From Brock Jensen (Ryan Jastram Kick) 07
FG02:57Nick Aussieker 27 Yd 37
THIRD QUARTERILSTNDSU
TD07:39D.J. McNorton 15 Yd Run (Ryan Jastram Kick) 314
TD04:46Bobby Ollman 82 Yd Interception Return (Pat Blocked) 320
FOURTH QUARTERILSTNDSU
TD03:07Milton Colbert 43 Yd Pass From Matt Brown (Nick Aussieker Kick) 1020