of course the SHSU defense is huge too
Not sure on the question of not scoring on SHSU. They have been very dominant offensively so far in the playoffs.
The forcast for a sunny day has not come as the clouds are still out. This colder weather might be helping NDSU.
how long has it been since SHSU trailed 3-0 this far into a game???
NDSU forces a punt after just a single first down by the Bearkats. Turnovers have not hurt the Bison so far.
The punt from Matt Foster goes into the end zone for a touchback.
1st & 10 NDSU at their own 20.
NDSU's defense has proven to stop the option game in the semi-final win over Georgia Southern and has done a great job thus far with the SHSU option.
seems shsu has not figured out the ndsu defense and likewise
SHSU gets a first down on this possession. The Bearkats have it a their own 48 and face a 2nd & 10.
SHSU takes a time out.
Turnovers: NDSU 2 , SHSU 0. Yet NDSU still leads 3-0.
We have 10:20 left in the 2nd qtr.
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Int 23rd record for SHSU
Jensen throws an interception to the SHSU 35 by Kenneth Jenkins.
Just what SHSU needed.
NDSU takes over after a short punt return by Smith to the 38 of SHSU.
Ojuri gets 9 on the firs play.
Just what SHSU did not need is the punt from their own 25 as Flanders gets nothing on the shovel pass.
Cole Jirik gets Bell on the next play for a sack of six yards. So far, the NDSU line has been quite dominant over SHSU's in my opinion.
Just looking at the plays so far, they have had the edge on most SHSU offensive plays.
NDSU is asserting defense
Marcus Williams gets tested on the first play and should have intercepted the long Bell pass. It fell right into his lap.
Flanders is back in there so that is a good sign for the Bearkats. He gets 6 on the first play to set up a 3rd and 4. They are 0 of 3 thus far.
Sincere gets the first down on the Wild Bearkat rush to the SHSU 31.
NDSU is ready to kick it. It was nice angled kick that gets returned to the 20 of SHSU.
That is the end of the opening quarter with NDSU leading 3-0.
SHSU will have it 1st & 10 as we begin the 2nd qtr.
This is a key drive in my opinion for SHSU to get some yardage and not go three and out.
I would have to say the Bison are not looking that slow and that the Bearkats better make plays.
I'm just the color guy but NDSU just took the lead 3-0 with a FG? 3 seconds left in the 1Q
McNorton gets the Bison down to the 1 on two plays but they face a 3rd & goal from the one and Ojuri doesn't get in.
Huge stop by SHSU for nothing.
NDSU will go for the field goal. Ryan Jastram hits the 30 yarder to put NDSU on top 3-0.
We have just three seconds left in the opening qtr.
I think this was a good decision by Coach Bohl and the Bison as this is going to be a defensive type game.