College football roundup: NDSU Bison defeat South Dakota State 20-17FARGO, N.D. — Sam Ojuri rushed for a touchdown, Brock Jensen threw a scoring pass to Kevin Vaadeland, and North Dakota State held South Dakota State to a season low in total offense Saturday in a 20-17 win that clinched at least a share of the Missouri Valley Football Conference title.
FARGO, N.D. — Sam Ojuri rushed for a touchdown, Brock Jensen threw a scoring pass to Kevin Vaadeland, and North Dakota State held South Dakota State to a season low in total offense Saturday in a 20-17 win that clinched at least a share of the Missouri Valley Football Conference title.
Adam Keller added a pair of field goals for NDSU (9-1, 6-1), including a 30-yarder in the third quarter that put the Bison ahead for good.
The Bison held SDSU (7-3, 5-2) to 209 yards of total offense, just 46 of them on the ground. A lot of those yards came on the Jackrabbits’ 74-yard scoring drive in the final minutes, but SDSU couldn’t recover the ensuing onside kick and NDSU ran out the clock.
Ojuri had 75 yards rushing and put the Bison ahead 20-10 on a 3-yard touchdown run with 2:39 left that proved to be the game-winning score.
Northern Iowa 24, University of South Dakota 21
VERMILLION — David Johnson ran for two touchdowns and caught a pass for another score to lead Northern Iowa past South Dakota 24-21 on Saturday.
Johnson, who finished with 130 yards rushing on 21 carries, scored on runs of 3 and 1 yards, and caught his only pass of the game, a 20-yarder from Sawyer Kollmorgen for the Panthers (4-6, 3-4 Missouri Valley). It was Johnson’s fifth game in a row with at least 100 yards.
The Coyotes (1-9, 0-7) lost their eighth straight despite the efforts of Josh Vander Maten, who threw for 205 yards and ran for 135 more. He accounted for two scores. Will Powell caught nine passes for 127 yards and a touchdown for South Dakota, which hasn’t beaten Northern Iowa since 1981.
University of Sioux Falls 24,
Wayne State College 14
SIOUX FALLS — No. 22 University of Sioux Falls defeated Wayne State College 24-14 on its senior day Saturday at Bob Young Field in Sioux Falls.
The Cougars improved to 9-2 and the Wildcats dropped to 6-5 on the season.
USF outgained WSC in total offensive yards 360-244.
Quarterback Taylor Perkins led the USF offense with 27-of-47 in passing for 267 yards and one touchdown. Perkins also had 11 carries for 45 yards and one touchdown. John Tidwell led defensively with eight tackles.
The Wildcats were led by Brian Kent and Nate Most. Kent completed 10 of 23 passes for 87 yards and one touchdown, while Most completed 7 of 13 passes for 86 yards and one touchdown.
Augustana College 38, Southwest Minnesota State University 35
MARSHALL, Minn. — Southwest Minnesota State University missed a 43-yard field goal, which would have sent the game into overtime, giving Augustana College the 38-35 victory in its season finale.
The Vikings have won 15 straight games over the Mustangs. Augustana finished its season 5-6 overall, while SMSU dropped to 4-7 on the season.
Augustana’s Dajon Newell had 165 yards and three touchdowns, making him the fourth 1,000-yard rushing in school history.
Quarterback Josh Hanson led the air attack with 22-of-28 in passing for 256 yards and two touchdowns.
SMSU’s Tyler Peschong led the offense with 23-of-41 in passing for 271 yards and four touchdowns.
University of Minnesota-Duluth 49, Northern State University 31
DULUTH, Minn. — The Northern State University football team dropped its season finale to University of Minnesota-Duluth 49-31 Saturday.
The Wolves finished their season with a record of 6-5 overall and 5-2 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division. The Bulldogs (10-1) kept their postseason hopes alive with the win.
Quarterback Jared Jacobson led the NSU offense with 17-of-24 in passing for 195 yards and two touchdowns. John Hughes had 11 attempts for 38 yards and one touchdown in the loss.
UMD was led by Chase Vogler, who had 22 carries for 224 yards and five touchdowns.
Black Hills State University 23, Fort Lewis College 0
SPEARFISH — The Black Hills State University football team shut out Fort Lewis College 23-0 Saturday in Spearfish.
It was the third win of the season for the Yellow Jackets (3-7), while Fort Lewis remains winless at 0-10.
BHSU was led by Bryar Desanti, who had 22 attempts for 103 yards and one touchdown. Trent Butler recorded nine carries for 68 yards and one touchdown.
Josh Beacham led Fort Lewis with 15 carries for 64 yards.
Missouri Science and Technology 66, SD School of Mines and Technology 17
RAPID CITY — SD School of Mines and Technology gave up 46 second-half points and was defeated 66-17 to Missouri Science and Technology Saturday in Rapid City.
The Hardrockers dropped to 2-8 on the season, while MST improved to 10-1 overall.
MST outgained SD Mines in total offensive yards 498-172.
Mike Zanutto led the Hardrocker offense with 11-of-19 in passing for 87 yards.
Reed Brown led the Miners with 11-of-21 in passing for 128 yards and three touchdowns.