Scores

Final

Robert Morris 0

(0-1, 0-1 away)

North Dakota St 52

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

7:00 PM ET, September 1, 2012

Fargodome, FARGO, ND

1 2 3 4 T
RMU 0 0 0 00
NDSU 7 10 21 1452

Top Performers

Passing: B. Jensen (NDSU) - 217 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: S. Ojuri (NDSU) - 12 CAR, 81 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Smith (NDSU) - 5 REC, 68 YDS, 1 TD

N. Dakota St. 52, Robert Morris 0

Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. -- Brock Jensen threw three touchdown passes, and North Dakota State kicked off the defense of its Football Championship Subdivision title Saturday with a 52-0 domination of Robert Morris in the season opener for both teams.

Jensen was 16 of 23 for 217 yards, hitting Ryan Smith, Taylor Nelson and Trevor Gebhart for scores. Sam Ojuri, John Crockett, Derrick Lang and backup quarterback Carson Wentz added rushing touchdowns and Adam Keller kicked a 24-yard field goal for the Bison, playing their first game since beating Sam Houston State 17-6 in the FCS championship game Jan. 7.

The NDSU defense held Robert Morris to 88 yards of total offense. The Bison tallied three fumbles and an interception of the Colonials' Matt Layman, who was 10 of 21 for 66 yards.

North Dakota State won its only previous meeting with Robert Morris, 43-17 in the opening round of the 2010 FCS playoffs.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
RMU
NDSU
1st Downs523
Total Yards88495
Passing66249
Rushing22246
Penalties9-647-54
3rd Down Conversions4-165-12
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers31
Possession27:1232:48

Passing Leaders

Robert MorrisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Layman10/21663.101
North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jensen16/232179.430

Rushing Leaders

Robert MorrisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taylor18351.906
Thermil382.703
North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ojuri12816.8115
Crockett77510.7126

Receiving Leaders

Robert MorrisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mitchell33411.3014
Jackson2147.0011
North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Vraa47619.0046
Smith56813.6134

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERRMUNDSU
TD08:47Taylor Nelson 1 Yd Pass From Brock Jensen (Adam Keller Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERRMUNDSU
TD12:00John Crockett 26 Yd Run (Adam Keller Kick) 014
FG02:10Adam Keller 24 Yd 017
THIRD QUARTERRMUNDSU
TD11:35Sam Ojuri 7 Yd Run (Adam Keller Kick) 024
TD09:09Ryan Smith 34 Yd Pass From Brock Jensen (Adam Keller Kick) 031
TD05:14Trevor Gebhart 11 Yd Pass From Brock Jensen (Adam Keller Kick) 038
FOURTH QUARTERRMUNDSU
TD14:56Derrick Lang 1 Yd Run (Adam Keller Kick) 045
TD05:23Carson Wentz 1 Yd Run (Adam Keller Kick) 052