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.
1st & 15 at the NDSU 36. Crockett with another strong run. This guy does not want to go down. Gain of 11.
2nd & 4 at the NDSU 47. Crockett again for a big gain to the ISU 26. Crockett goes over the century mark on that run for the third time this year.
1st & gaol a the ISU 26. Ojuri gets 4 on the play. NDSU dominating the line right now.
1st & 10 from the NDSU 27. Crockett run for no gain.
2nd & 10 from the NDSU 27. Crockett for 14 on the ground on a nice run.
1st & 10 from the NDSU 41. False start on NDSU.
Dunn gets three on first down and Brown escapes to basically just throw it away on 2nd down.
Huge third & 7 here. Long pass but is incomplete. Penalty flag but it is picked up on what looked like possible pass interference. ISU punts.
NDSU takes over on their own 27. We have 8:44 left in the game with NDSU leading by 11.
ISU returns the ball to their own 27 after the kickoff. ISU needs something here.
Jensen gets in from there to give NDSU a two score advantage. PAT is good.
NDSU 31 ISU 20 with 9:52 left in the game.
First play goes to Ryan Smith for 39 yards to get a first and goal at the seven.
Ojuri gets three on the first down play to the four.
1st & 10 from the ISU 47. Marcus Williams almost intecepts the pass from Brown.
2nd & 10. Dudley for two.
3rd & 8 from the ISU 49. Brown is sacked and fumbles the ball. NDSU recovers. HUGE TURNOVER THERE with NDSU leading 24-20 at the ISU 46 now.
Dunn with a nice run up the middle to the ISU 37.
Dunn again for five more to the ISU 42.
Walker gets five for another first down to the ISU 47.
ISU takes over after the kickoff to their own 27.
2nd & goal at the ISU 3. Jensen throws it away to Derek Lee.
3rd & goal at the ISU 3. ISU calls a TO. Now both teams have called a time out.
3rd & goal at the ISU 3. ISU gets a interference call to set up a another first and goal.
1st & goal from the ISU 8. Crockett with a hard run to the ISU 3.
End of the third qtr with ISU leading 20-17.
NDSU, however, will have it 2nd & goal at the ISU 3 when we start the 4th qtr.
2nd & 10 from the ISU 18. Crockett gets five.
3rd & 5 from the ISU 13. Jensen good scrambling and throws it away. ISU, however, was offsides to give NDSU the first down.
1st & 10 at the ISU 31. Crockett gets a yard on the ground.
2nd & 9 at the ISU 30. Crockett gets seven.
3rd & 3 at the ISU 23. Crockett again for the first down to the ISU 18.
1st & 10 at the ISU 18. Jensen throws it over the head of Smith. Probably a good throw away.
1st & 10 at the NDSU 30. Andrew Bonnett on a 15 yard gain from Jensen.
1st & 10 from the NDSU 45. Jensen gets four on a qb keeper.
2nd & 6 from the NDSU 49. Crockett gets three to set up a third down.'
3rd & 3 from the ISU 48. Jensen with the qb keeper for a 17 yard gain.
Key drive for NDSU here. If they can move it like they did the last drive, this game will be very interesting.