Well, this game is higher scoring than I expected but the back and forth action was what I thought would happen.
UNI gets a field goal from Sieversten from 48 yards out to end the first half.
At the halftime break, we sit with NDSU 17 UNI 13.
UNI is now with a 3rd and 3 but just 5 seconds left. They take their 2nd timeout.
Johnson gets 7 on the next play. 12 seconds left.
Johnson gets to the 38 yard of NDSU on the next play on a pass play.
Anderson returns the ball back to the 23 yard line. UNI will have 49 seconds to see if they can get into scoring range.
Rennie with a big run on the first play out to the Panther 47.
NDSU down to the 10 after a great throw to Garrett Bruhn and run by Ojuri.
Ryan Smith gains two on the 2nd & five play from there to set up a 3rd and 3 from the 8.
McNorton catches the pass from Jensen for a TD on a great individual move to get into the end zone. We have 55 seconds left in the opening half. NDSU 17 UNI 10.
Flea flicker pass to Hallaway by Jensen has NDSU down to the UNI 29.
Great catch by Ryan Smith on a 3rd and five to keep the NDSU drive going.
Ryan Smith returns the kickoff back to the 33.
UNI gets a pass interference call and Johnson scores from the 2 after this play.
UNI 10 NDSU 10 with 5:11 left in the 1st half.
Johnson catches a pass from Rennie. NDSU has a person foul call as he was going out of bounds for a late hit.
1st & goal for UNI at the NDSU 8 now.
Rennie loses 1 on the first down play.
Rennie's interception streak is nearly ended on consectutive plays. It is 3rd & 10 for the Panthers from the 19.
Chad Owens catches wide open pass from Rennie for 46 yards but should have scored. The Fargodome turf must have tripped him up.
It is UNI 1st & 10 at the NDSU 35.
Rennie runs for 12 on the next play for another 1st down at the 23.
UNI returns the kickoff just to their own 19.
NDSU goes backwards after getting down the UNI 16. The Bison have a 3rd & 26 from the 32.
Matt Veldemann gains 12 to set up an easier FG attmpt of 32 yards by Ryan Jastram. He makes it.
NDSU 10 UNI 3 with 7:50 left in the opening half.
Two carries--one by Ojuri and one by McNorton has the Bison down to the UNI 30.
Another Halloway catch has NDSU down to the UNI 41 with a gain of 11.
Warren Halloway catches a 14 yard pass to keep this drive alive for NDSU up to their own 45.
NDSU gets a first down after a run by Sam Ojuri after a recepton by McNorton--currently at the 31 after a short pass to the fullback Andrew Grothmann is tackle and an no gain by a pass catch by Ryan Smith.
That is the end of the 1st qtr. NDSU will have a 3rd & 11 when we start the 2nd qtr.
NDSU scores from six yards out by McNorton. NDSU 7 UNI 3 with 6:02 left in the 1st qtr.
UNI drives to the NDSU 42 but is forced to punt after that.
NDSU ball with 2:06 left in the opening qtr.