great punts are not winning this game for the defending Champs
The Bison defense needs to come up big on this drive with the great punt coverage.
3rd & 6 at the NDSU 24. Backup qb Carson Wentz in the game on the sweep and gets the first down on the ground.
1st & 10 at the NDSU 36. Ojuri gets two.
2nd & 8 at the NDSU 38 Ojuri for two more.
3rd & 6 at the NDSU 40. Jensen can't hit the pass and will force another punt.
4th & 6. Punt is a 58 yard and downed at the GSU 2. We have 9:23 left in the game.
1st & 10 at the NDSU 20. Jensen fumbles the ball and picks it up and loses a yard.
2nd & 11 at the NDSU 19. Smith with the catch for 5.
3rd & 6 from the NDSU 24. NDSU takes their first time out with 11:28 left in the game.
only TO is when GSU lost that fumble
GSU 6-9 on third down, NDSU 3-7
1st & 10 at the NDSU 20. Huge drive needed for the Bison.
There's the play on third down by NDSU's defense, TFL
1st & 10 at the GSU 35. GSU goes for the pass and Andre Martin knocks the ball away.
2nd & 10 at the GSU 35. Banks up the middle for three.
3rd & 7 at the GSU 32. Swope is dropped in the backfield for a 3 yard loss.
4th & 10 at the GSU 35. GSU will punt. The ball can't be downed inside the five and goes into the end zone for the touchback.
GSU shot at the long pass defended well
2nd & 5 at the NDSU 41. Swope gets 3 up the middle.
3rd & 2 at the NDSU 38. Swope keeps the legs moving and gets the first down.
The Bison defense needs to make a play. The Eagle option game has worked well so far through 3 qtrs aside from the one fumble.
1st & 10 at the 34. McKinnon with 11 more.
1st & 10 at the GSU 44. McKinnon gets 10.
1st & 10 at the NDSU 46. McKinnon gets four.
And that is the end of the 3rd qtr. The Eagles will have it 2nd & 6 at the NDSU 42 when the final qtr starts.
let's see that Bison ALL-WORLD defense
1st & 10 at the GSU 5. Swope for 29 to get the Eagles out the hole.
not so good on the 3rd down sack on NDSU
booming punt though
1st & 10 at the NDSU 33. Crockett for 6 on the ground.
2nd & 4 at the NDSU 39. Pass incomplete.
3rd & 4 at the NDSU 39. Jensen is sacked by James Dean.
Punt for NDSU from the 32 and a great punt by Ben LeCompte and a block in the back sends GSU back even further.
The Eagles will take over at their own 5.
running game really revving for the Bison
1st & 10 at the NDSU 20. Crockett gets 5 up the middle.
2nd & 5 at the NDSU 25. TE Kevin Vaadeland for 7.
The Eagle kickoff is returned by Williams only to the NDSU 20.
Brent Russell back in on GSU defense