Scores

Final

Youngstown St 27

(6-4, 4-3 MVFC)

North Dakota St 24

(9-1, 6-1 MVFC)

4:00 PM ET, November 12, 2011

Fargodome, Fargo, ND

1 2 3 4 T
YSU 3 14 10 027
NDSU 7 14 3 024

Top Performers

Passing: K. Hess (YSU) - 237 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Ojuri (NDSU) - 14 CAR, 104 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Berassa (YSU) - 5 REC, 97 YDS, 1 TD

Youngstown St. 27, N. Dakota St. 24

Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. -- Kurt Hess was 20 of 24 passing and Jamaine Cook rushed for 147 yards as Youngstown State handed North Dakota State its first loss of the season, 27-24, on Saturday.

Hess threw for 237 yards and two touchdowns, and also rushed for a score for the Penguins (6-4, 4-3 Missouri Valley). His 10-yard pass to Cook put Youngstown State ahead 24-21 in the third quarter.

North Dakota State (9-1, 6-1) tied it with a 27-yard field goal on its next possession before David Brown booted what proved to be the game-winner from 30 yards out with 2:49 left in the third period.

The Penguins outgained the favored Bison, 451-293.

Sam Ojuri rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns for North Dakota State, while DJ McNorton had 77 yards and a TD. Brock Jensen was 11 of 22 for 133 yards passing.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
YSU
NDSU
1st Downs2411
Total Yards451293
Passing237133
Rushing214160
Penalties5-351-15
3rd Down Conversions5-134-10
4th Down Conversions1-10-2
Turnovers12
Possession37:3622:24

Passing Leaders

Youngstown StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hess20/242379.921
North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jensen11/221336.000

Rushing Leaders

Youngstown StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cook331474.5017
Thompson55210.4038
North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ojuri141047.4237
McNorton12776.4129

Receiving Leaders

Youngstown StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Berassa59719.4146
Bryan45213.0016
North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith35117.0028
McNorton34013.3025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERYSUNDSU
FG07:49David Brown 33 Yd 30
TD06:42Sam Ojuri 1 Yd Run (Ryan Jastram Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERYSUNDSU
TD13:45Sam Ojuri 2 Yd Run (Ryan Jastram Kick) 314
TD08:07Jelani Berassa 12 Yd Pass From Kurt Hess (David Brown Kick) 1014
TD01:48D.J. McNorton 2 Yd Run (Ryan Jastram Kick) 1021
TD00:17Kurt Hess 1 Yd Run (David Brown Kick) 1721
THIRD QUARTERYSUNDSU
TD10:31Jamaine Cook 10 Yd Pass From Kurt Hess (David Brown Kick) 2421
FG08:52Ryan Jastram 27 Yd 2424
FG02:49David Brown 30 Yd 2724