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.
NDSU has another 3rd & 2 and now have a 1st and goal at the six.
NDSU is no faced with a 3rd and 2 at the UNI 32.
McNorton gets the ball carry and gets two for a 1st down.
FS Tre'Darrius Canady is injured for the Panthers. It appears to be a leg.
NDSU is driving down to the UNI 40. So much for my prediction of a defensive struggle so far.
McNorton gains 5 on the first play on a run.
McNorton returns the UNI kickoff back to the NDSU 29.
UNI has to take a timeout before the 3rd down play.
The 3rd down pass is incomplete.
Tyler Sieverson is on to attempt a 22 yard field goal and he makes it.
UNI 3 NDSU 0 with 12:21.
David Johnson gains 4 on the 1st down play and Rennie throws an incompletion on 2nd down.
3rd & goal on the 5.