Ojuri gets just one on first down.
2nd & 9. Ryan Smith gets a pass from Jensen but it was behind him, incompletel
3rd & 9 from the NDSU 33. Jensen is sacked on the play for a loss of 8. Punting time for the Bison.
4th & 17. The punt goes out of bounds at the ISU 40. We have 11:17 left in the opening quarter.
Sam Ojuri gets two on the first down play.
Jensen hits Trevor Gebhart on the catch for seven.
3rd &1 from 29. Ojuri gets the first down for a gain of three.
1st & 10 at the NDSU 32.
NDSU's Devoon Dinwiddie returns a short kickoff but gets just to the NDSU 20.
Illinois State has won the coin toss and chosen to defer to the second half so NDSU will get the ball to begin the game.
YSU runs three plays up the middle for little gain. That is it. This game is over.
NORTH DAKOTA STATE 45 YOUNGSTOWN STATE 7.
It is amazing how dominate NDSU seemed in this game pitting two top three ranked teams in the country.
We are down to just 1:52 left in the game as many fans are heading for the exits to beat the traffic rush out of the Fargodome.
All is going right for NDSU today. The punt is downed at the YSU 3.
NDSU moves the ball down to the YSU 36 but stalls and will punt.
NDSU also puts in the backups on offense.
YSU puts in the backup players on their next drive and currently has a 4th & 2 and they will go for it at the NDSU 41.
NDSU holds and will take over the ball from there.
Looking at the FCS scoreboard, I see that Southern Illinois is defeating Illinois State 17-0 so NDSU might now have the inside track for the Missouri Valley Football Conference title.
I don't think anyone had this game being a blowout. NDSU proves that they might have the best defense in the country and not too shabby of an offense.
This last drive is stalled at the YSU 17 for a 34 yard FG attempt by Keller, which is good.
NDSU moves its lead to 48-7 with 7:20 left in the game.
NDSU just methodically is moving the ball down the field on this drive and cutting the clock down. Gebhart gets a nice 11 yard pass play down to the YSU21.
Emotions are running bad for Youngstown State as Dale Peterman had a hit after the whistle blew. NDSU is down to the YSU 34.
NDSU converts yet another 3rd down with a short Crockett run to take the ball out to their own 46.
The starters are still in there suprising for me. NDSU gets a first down on another 3rd down conversion on a scramble by Jensen.
NDSU takes over with a Crockett 8 yard on first down as the 3rd qtr clock expires.
NDSU lead 45-7 and will have a 2nd & 2 from their own 33 when we return to play for the 4the qtr.
NDSU has a new Fargodome attendence record with 19,065.
Hess is sacked by LB Littlejohn from NDSU to turn the ball over to the Bison with 26 seconds.
The student section for NDSU is starting to chant "OVERRATED" YSU calls a timeout.