I arrived late and we are already at 7-0 with Arkansas State in the lead after they scored on a 21 yard run from Fredi Knighten with 10:33 left in the opening quarter.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff got a first down on their next possesssion but were forced to punt by Tyler Strickland. With the role, Arkansas State started at their own 10.
The Red Wolves are driving on this. Currently, it is 3rd & 2 and David Oku gets 13.
1st &10 at the UAPB 28. David Oku again on a rush for 8.
2nd & 2 at the UAPB 20. ASU QB Adam Kennedy is forced to throw it away.
3rd & 2 at the UAPB 20. Oku again and gets 3.
FINAL NORTH DAKOTA STATE 24 KANSAS STATE 21
1st & 10 a the KSU 43. Jensen kneels down and that is the ball game.
NDSU does it again!!! That is 4 straight FBS wins now for the Bison.
Grant Olson picks off Waters and NDSU will win this game!!!
NDSU kicks it deep for a touchback. KSU will have it 1st & 10 at their own 25 with 28 seconds. KSU has no time outs.
2nd & goal at the KSU 1. Jensen with a misdirection play for the 1 yard touchdown run.
PAT by Keller is good.
NDSU 24 K-State 21. 28 seconds
18-plays 80 yards and used 8:30 off the clock.
This is why NDSU is the national champions.
2nd & goal at the KSU 1. KSU calls their final time out before the play starts.
1st & goal at the kSU 8. Jensen on the option keeper down to the KSU 1. Gain of 7.
NDSU calls their last time out with 32 seconds left.
3rd & 3 at the KSU 14. Vraa with the catch across the middle for a gain of 7.
NDSU calls their second time out with 42 seconds left.
Huge call here. NDSU needs the first down and the clock is winding down.
2nd & 3 at the KSU 28 with 2:06 left in the game. Crockett with a huge hole for a gain of 7 and another NDSU first down.
1st & 10 a the KSU 21. Crockett again with a run up the middle for 7 more.
2nd & 3 at the KSU 14. Crockett up the middle for no gain. NDSU calls their first time out with 47 seconds left in the game.
1st & 10 at the KSU 46. Crockett with a 7 yard reception.
2nd & 3 at the KSU 39. Bonnett with catch for the NDSU first down.
1st & 10 a the KSU 36. Jensen with the QB keeper up the middle that he drags some K-State defenders for a gain of 7.
1st & 10 at the KSU 46. Time out KSU
Will the Bison go down to get the go-ahead score. We have 3:32 left in the content.
1st & 10 at the KSU 46.
1st & 10 at the NDSU 42. Crockett losses a yard.
2nd & 11 at the NDSU 41. Pass for 6 to Trevor Gebhart.
3rd and 5 at the NDSU 46. Jensen with an 8 yard pass over the middle to Zach Vraa for a huge Bison first down.
1st & 10 at the NDSU 20. Crockett for no gain on the play.
2nd & 10 at the NDSU 20. Crockett again an losses a yard.
3rd & 10 at the NDSU 19. Lang with the screen pass and a great move and drive gets the Bison first down.
1st & 10 at the NDSU 30. Jensen on the keeper and losses three.
2nd & 13 at the NDSU 27. Smith with the catch over the middle for 11.
3rd & 2 at the NDSU 38. Crockett up the middle and gets the first down for the Bison with a 5 yard gain.
Huge stop by the Bison there. NDSU needs a big drive here.
That mark is also under video review and it stands.
1st & 10 at the NDSU 30. Hubert is stopped for a yard loss by Danny Luecke.
2nd & 11 at the NDSU 31. Waters keeps and losses another yard.
3rd & 12 at the NDSU 32. Travis Beck breaks up the play and Emanual drops Waters for a three yard loss on the sack. Beck looked to hurt is shoulder but doesn't look too serious.
4th & 15 at the NDSU 35. KSU will go in punt formation. Delay of game on KSU.
4th & 20 at the NDSU 40. The punt goes into the endzone for a touch back.
We have 8:58 left in the game.
It is moved back to the 31.
4th & 1 at the NDSU 31. Waters with keeper. It is very close and will need to measure the play. KSU gets the first down by the nose of the football.
1st & 10 at the KSU 47. Hubert gets two on a off tackle play.
2nd & 8 at the KSU 49. Sexton with the catch for 11.
1st & 10 at the NDSU 40. Sams in at qb and keeps for no gain.
2nd & 10 at the NDSU 40. Waters is sacked on the play by Kyle Emanual.
3rd & 12 at the NDSU 42. Waters scrambles and gets the first down on a 12 yard scramble. The play is under review and should be marked back a yard so KSU should now see 4th and 1.
NDSU kicks off and Lockett returns ou the KSU 37.
1st & 10 at the KSU 37. Lockett catches for 10 yard gain.
That is the end of the third qtr with the game as close as I thought it would be.
K-State leads by four, 21-17.
Big 4th qtr and a big drive here for both teams.