2nd & goal from the EIU 5. RB Reggie Gandy can't handle the Sumner pass on the screen.
3rd & goal from the EIU 5. Pass is too far out of bounds on the catch, incomplete.
4th & goal. Syrovatka gets the 22 yard field goal.
SDSU 10 EIU 0 with 2:25 left in the 1st qtr.
Zenner back at it on first down with a gain to the 5. First & goal for the Jacks at the EIU 5.
Zenner gets nothing on the first and goal play.
Walker with the rush and fumbles but gets it back. But Garoppolo throws too high and is intercepted on the next play by Winston Wright to the EIU 23.
The SDSU kickoff is back to the EIU 11 and returned by Trey Pendergrass to the EIU 26.
1st & 10 at the SDSU 32. Zenner shows why he is the leading rusher in the nation with a 68 yard score on the first play of the drive. PAT is good.
SDSU 7 EIU 0 with 4:27 left in the 1st qtr.
This has been a defensive struggle. I knew SDSU's defense was good but thought their offense would be able to move it better. Of course, the Jacks are going into the stiff wind so this might be helping the EIU defense.
1st & 10 at the EIU 6. Kyle Millner gets 3 on the pass play.
2nd & 7 at the EIU 9. Holding is on EIU and the pass goes incomplete. Penality declined.
3rd & 7 at the EIU 9. Pass incomplete on a drop.
Punt is great for 55 yards. It is muffed and recovered at the SDSU 32.
We have 4:39 left in the opening qtr with still no score.
1st & 10 from the EIU 41. Zenner gets one on the ground.
2nd & 9 from the EIU 40. Pass goes too high for Jason Schneider.
3rd & 9 from the EIU 40. Sumner just gets the pass off out of bounds and SDSU will be punting.
EIU's Lora fair catches the punt at the Panther 6.
1st & 10 at the SDSU 20. Trevor Tiefenhaler with a huge pass play from Sumner to the EIU 41. The pass play goes for 39 yards. He was wide open on the play.
EIU's Jake Walker gets five on the first down play but a false start sends them back on 2nd down.
A short four yard pass and then an incomplete pass gives the Panthers a three and out.
Scott Weatherford's punt goes out of the end zone for a touchback.
SDSU takes over again at their own 20 with 6:48 left in the opening qtr.
Zenner gets the carry for five on first down.
2nd & 5 at the SDSU 25. Zenner for one on the ground.
3rd & 4 at the SDSU 26. Austin Sumner goes for his second pass but it is tipped by LeQuince McCall incomplete.
4th & 4. This punt by Ethan Sawyer is not as good as his first and goes out of bounds at the EIU 49.
This is tough to keep up with the no-huddle offense.
Garoppolo goes deep on a second down play after gain a couple on first down.
3rd & 8 from the SDSU 34. Garoppolo can't hit Chavar Watkins on the play.
EIU will go for it on 4th down, 4th & 8. It is a quick punt by Garoppolo and it goes into the end zone for the touchback.
SDSU takes over at their own 20 with 9:26 left in the 1st qtr with no score so far.
Quarterback Jimmy Garpopplo hits Jimmy Lera for seven but gets nearly nothing on a run play on 2nd down.
Eric Lora gets the first down for the Panthers on a gain to their own 33.
Walker gets two carries for a first down to mid field for the second 1st down for EIU,
Great punt into the wind but it goes into the end zone. EIU will start their first drive at their own 20.
After a pass to start the game, it has been the Zach Zenner show.
Zenner has four rushes but SDSU is stopped short of their second first down at the EIU 47.
It will be 4th &1 from there. SDSU looks like the punt team is out there.
The Panther kickoff goes out of the end zone with the aid of the wind. SDSU will start at their own 25.
SDSU will get the ball to start the game. The referees microphone is not working right now so I am not sure if they won the toss.
The wind as mentioned is brisk out of the south. I am ready for some football to warm up again.
Pass interference on NDSU keeps the ISU drive going.
But NDSU sacks Brown back to the ISU 47.
This game is just about over. ISU is just slowly moving now and will take the loss.
ISU just lets the clock go.
FINAL: NORTH DAKOTA STATE 38 ILLINOIS STATE 20.
NDSU wins the Missouri Valley Football Conference out right and likely will be the top seed in the playoffs when they are announced tomorrow.
ISU gets the kickoff to the ISU 23. ISU gets nothing on the first two plays. Dunn for a big gain.
Brown gets hit in the leg and is noticably limping.
Ojuri gets 23 and also goes over the century mark. First time for NDSU since 2008. He gets down to the 1.
Crockett can't quite stretch for the score. Ojuri gets it on 2nd down and this might be the dagger in this game. PAT is good.
NDSU 38 ISU 20 with 3:19 left in the game.