it was 14-7 NDSU in last year's game at the half and then the Bison rushing game pounded the Eagles en route to a 35-7 win... we'll see this year.
The NDSU kickoff is returned well out to their own 35.
This opening drive will be key to the outcome in my opinion.
I am kind of surprised NDSU is stalling so much / being denied on offense. The GSU defense is better this year but NDSU better make some adjustments to move the ball better. Penalties have helped their O too much and they need to gain some chunks.
Georgia Southern will get the opening kickoff in the second half.
This is about what I thought this game would be. This is too closely matched squads. NDSU's defense made the big stop on the third Eagle possession but the Eagle held the Bison to just a field goal before the half so both defenses are playing well.
NDSU 136 total offense, GSU 190
NDSU is 3 of 6 on 3rd downs, GSU is 4 of 6 and of course the one 4th down conversion
1st & 10 at the GSU 35. McKinnon gets dropped for a loss and the Eagles will let the clock go to the halftime break.
Georgia Southern 13 North Dakota State 9 at the break.
The kickoff goes out of bounds and GSU will get it at their own 35.
2nd & 8 at the GSU 19. Smith and Jensen are off on this pass play.
3rd & 8 at the GSU 19. Jensen is pressured and can't connect on the pass.
4th & 8 at the GSU 19. Keller on for the 37 yard field goal try and he maked it.
GSU 13 NDSU 9 with 25 seconds left in the half.
GSU all-out coming at Jensen on every down
1st & 15 from the GSU 26. Smith with a catch across the middle for 7 but NDSU has to take its 2nd TO with 35 seconds left in the half.
We have 44 seconds left in the first half.
1st & 15 from the GSU 26.
1st & 10 from the GSU 35. Trevor Gebhart with the catch for 14.
NDSU gets a 12-man on the field penalty to move back 5. Time out NDSU after the play.
1st & 10 from midfield. Long pass attempt to Vraa and he gets held up for a pass interference call. That will move the ball down 15 yards.
1st & 10 from the NDSU 36. Crockett gets just two up the middle
2nd & 8 from the NDSU 38. Crockett on the carry and gets 5.
3rd & 3 from the NDSU 43. Smith with the catch for 7 and a first down.
1st & 10 at the NDSU 23. Crockett on a sweep and gets just 3.
2nd & 7 at the NDSU 26. Vraa can't come up with the slant pattern.
3rd & 7 at the NDSU 26. Vraa catches this one for 10 and a first down.
The play is reversed like I thought and will put it as a Bison first down at the NDSU 23.
Based on the video replay, it looks like he was right at the mark to me. I think they will move this up a yard and then might have measure.
3rd & 10 from the NDSU 12. Huge catch by Smith but is marked short. This might be video replayed.