Indiana State is driving on the opening drive. They are down to the UNI 25 currently and just took a timeout to avoid a delay of game flag. It has been a combination of both running by Bell and passing by Fouch so far on this drive.
It is 1st & 10 with 13:15 left in the 1st qtr.
Indiana State won the toss and will receive.
The UNI kick is in the end zone for a touchback.
1st & 10 for ISU at their own 20.
McNorton gets seven on the first play and a kneel down by Jensen seals the game.
North Dakota State 37 Minnesota 24.
Minnesota has driven out to their own 40 but can't convert a 4th down play.
We have 0:57 left.
Minnesota returns it out to their own 26.
Marcus Williams picks off the Minnesota pass on second down and returns it for a touchdown. The PAT is no good, however.
NDSU leads 37 - 24 with 2:36 left.
Minnesota will face 80 yards to get the tying score with 2:58 left in the game.
McNorton gets 13 to set up a Janstram field goal attempt but it is wide left.
We have 2:58 left in the game with NDSU holding the 7 point lead.
NDSU converts a 3rd and 5 and then get a nice 9 yard run by McNorton.
Ojuri fumbles the 2 & 1 play to set up a 3 & 3 from teh 43.
Jensen converts a pass to Ryan Smith for 23 yards to get NDSU down to the Minnesota 26.
We are under 5:00 to go.
NDSU's Ryan Smith gets the kickoff out to the Bison 22.
Minnesota gets to within a touchdown at 31 - 24 with 9:05 left in the game.
Minnesota has a false start so it will now be 4th & 7 from the 20 yard line.
Minnesota hits on pass on the play for the touchdown.
NDSU stops Minnesota on a 3rd & 2 from the 15. Minnesota will go for it on 4th & 2.
Minnesota faces another 3rd down and gets it with a run. The Gophers are down to the NDSU 23. We ahve 12:00 left in the game.
Minnesota has a short two yard run and an incomplete pass to set up a 3rd & 8.
Gray has a qb keeper and just gets the first down.
Jensen's pass goes incomplete on the third down play. This will the Bison's first punt of the game.
It is shanked out to the NDSU 46 to give the Gophers good field possession to start this next drive.
We have 14:46 left in the half.
NDSU returns just to their own 11.
Boyer gets another sack to set up a 36 yard FG attempt for Minnesota. It is good. Minnesota trims the lead back to 14 at 31 - 17. We have 1:12 left in the 3rd qtr.
Minnesota hits a big pass play on a third down gets Minnesota out to the Bison side of the ball.
On the next third down, Williams of NDSU is called for pass interference.
Minnesota is currently down to the NDSU 14 yard line with 3:27 left in the qtr.
Minnesota returns the kickoff their own 28.