31-yarder good for a 6-3 Bearkat advantage with 41 seconds left in the 2nd quarter. We'll see if the Bison can get a decent return and try to make something happen before the break. COach Bohl could decide that he doesn't want to push things, though, if Jensen is still stiff.
Huge third down throw by Bell. Williams spins away and almost breaks free but a shoestring tackle stops him around the 20.
Bell throws a jump ball in the end zone by Diller can't quite bring it in in traffic. Incomplete on second down as well with 50 ticks left before halftime.
Jensen back in the game after missing third down on the last drive. Apparently very stiff on the sideline, but he played through the flu in the semis and it's a title game so he'll keep playing.
Almost another turnover as a near pick on a deflection. Bison offense out of sync a bit and Sammy will use their second timeout to stop the clock before the punt with 2:04 to play.
Great 25-yard return on the kick and the Bearkats are in business again at the Bison 38.
Flanders finally starting to find some space. Three separate runs for big chunks gets Sammy a first down at the 6. Can the Bearkats punch it in when the Bison couldn't?
Flanders stuffed twice. Bell rolls out and hits receiver in the hands at the goal line but dropped by Ryan Wilson! 24-yarder good and we're tied at 3!
Another good stand by the Bison defense.
First Jensen gets pounded on 2nd down and then the only guy pressuring the punt gets a hand on it. Great field position again for the Bearkats. Can they do something with it this time?
Reviewing the punt to see if SHSU touched it after the block. Play stands. Start at the NDSU 48.
Jensen forces a throw with a defender in his face and can't get it over Jenkins in the secondary. 23rd interception of the season for Sammy and the second turnover of the game already. Good field position for the Bearkats. Need to capitalize.
Flanders stuffed on a draw on 3rd-and-16 and the Bearkats will punt again. Bison defense looking awfully tough so far.
Possible interception dropped on first down on a deep attempt from Sammy but Flanders comes back for 5 on second down. Bearkats could use a first down here and Sincere keeps it and picks up a fresh set of downs.
Jensen gets tattooed as a 3rd and 6 play, but just gets the throw off for a first down at the 7. Up the middle for 5 on first down. Bison knocking on the door.
Stopped short inside the 1 on second down. Big third-and-goal coming up. Ojuri stuffed again!
Fourth and goal. Interesting decision for coach Bohl. Does he take the points?
Yes he does and a 19-yard field goal gives the Bison a 3-0 lead as the first quarter is just about over.
Big stand by the Bearkat defense to keep them out of the end zone. Field goal isn't a bad result there.
Nice throw on an outside slant by Jensen. Almost broke free. Followed up by a pretty throw to the tight end for 29 and down to the Bearkat 26. Bison on the move.
Inches short on 3rd and 2. First decision of the game here for either head coach. Think you have to go for it versus a 48 yard field goal.
That's the decision and stoned by the Bison D!
Great stand by North Dakota State after the turnover. That's the kind of effort needed to win a title.
Jensen getting all kinds of time to throw, but the Bearkat defense forces the first turnover of the game! Ojuri fumbles on a 2nd and 10 run. Sammy ball at the Bison 41.
Quarterback keeper on 3rd and 2 and the Bison defense stops Bell short of the first down. Another great punt, this time from SHSU for 52 yards and a block in the back penalty will push NDSU back even farther.
Not seeing a lot available for Sammy on offense right now. Bison D came to play.
There are some games where the "uniform matchup" helps make the game ever more appealing to watch. This is not one of them.
By the way, it's warmer up here in NJ than it is in Texas. Doesn't happen a lot in January.
Promising start to drive for the Bison but foolish late hit penalty pins them back inside the 20. SHSU looking for good field position but a 68 kick turns the tables and the Bearkats will start inside their own 20.
Largely a sea of orange at Pizza Hut Park, but both teams are well represented in the stands.
Penalty halted the SHS momentum and then the Bison defense asserted itslef. Good punt by the Bearkats though and NDSU starts inside the 15.
CAA is represented in the title game after all...by the officiating crew.
After a penalty that pushed them back, URI misses a 44-yard field goal and still trails 28-24 early in the fourth despite a 30-16 edge in time of possession.
Surprised that there's not a better crowd in Norfolk, but the home team is driving for the lead. First and goal from the seven, Heinicke throws it away. Same result on second down. Another incomplete pass on third and the Monarchs settle for a field goal and a 23-20 lead. Not sure why they abandoned the run in that situation, but it's a 3-point lead nonetheless.
Big goal-line stand by the Spiders to keep things at 21-7 before the half in Richmond. Not sure why you don't just kick the field goal and take a three-score lead but the Minutemen tried to throw and Pagel was hurried into an incompletion.
20-20 apiece still as they move to the 4th quarter at the Oyster Bowl.
UNH back on top 28-24 but URI is deep inside Wildcat territory, looking to take the lead back.
Lots of action across the CAA!