UNI's defense stops Ball on the first two plays but Wisconsin's Kenzel Doe catches a 3rd &9 play just enough for the first down.
Wisconsin returns the opening kickoff out to their own 24.
Wisconsin won the coin toss and has elected to receive.
There it is. North Dakota State is our national champions. NDSU wins their first Division I title and ninth overall.
The final score is 17-6.
Congratualations to the Bison and the Bearkats on giving us a great game and a great way to end the season.
This game has just 32 seconds left.
NDSU doesn't get the first down and wil have to punt again after a delay of game foul with 41 seconds left.
The Bison crowd is now out chanting "Let's go Bison".
The SHSU side line is nearly emptied.
NDSU will look just to run out the clock now. This game was just like I though it would be with the two strong defenses.
John Pike picks off Bell on the first play. This game is over now. NDSU takes over at the SHSU 48.
We have jsut 2:22 left.
NDSU's punt goes into the end zone for the touchback. SHSU will take over at their own 20. We have 2:27 left in the game.
Jensen keeps it for just one to set up a 4th and 5 and SHSU uses their 2nd time out.
We have jsut 2:34 left in the game.
NDSU gets small gains from McNorton and Ojuri and will face a 3rd & 6.
The SHSU fans are starting to hit the exits. They think it is over.
Bell gets the pass to Flanders on 3rd down for three but goes deep and incomplete on 4th down.
This game just might be over. NDSU will look to their ground game to run the clock out.
Bell throws and it is tipped. The second down play goes to Flanders for a loss of three.
3rd & 13 for SHSU. This is a must make either no or on 4th down.
SHSU starts out on the ground with Flanders for seven. The Bearkats are in the hurry up mode as Bell keeps it for 5 to get the first down.
SHSU must score on this drive if they have any chance at this game in my opinion.
Closner with a very good return on the punt to the SHSU 41. Time is 5:57 left as SHSU starts this drive.
NDSU gets a pass to FB Andrew Grothmann but gets nothing. Sam Houston State calls their first time out with 6:12 left in the game.
NDSU will be punting at 4th & 9.
Two short runs by the Bison have them with a 3rd and 9 from the 30. We have 6:57 left.
NDSU is just 1-of-10 on third down yet still are mulitple scores ahead.