Scores

Final

North Dakota 35

(3-1, 1-0 Big Sky)

Sacramento St 13

(2-2, 0-1 Big Sky)

9:05 PM ET, September 22, 2012

Hornet Stadium, SACRAMENTO, CA

1 2 3 4 T
UND 7 7 14 735
SAC 7 0 0 613

Top Performers

Passing: M. Hendrickson (UND) - 147 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Sutton (UND) - 23 CAR, 162 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. Jackson (UND) - 4 REC, 67 YDS, 2 TD

North Dakota 35, Sacramento St. 13

Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Mitch Sutton ran for three touchdowns to help lead North Dakota over Sacramento State 35-13 on Saturday night as both teams opened Big Sky conference play.

Sutton, a senior, scored on two 5-yard runs and a 1-yard run for his first three-touchdown game. Sutton posted 162 yards on 23 attempts.

Jameer Jackson caught a 32-yard pass from Marcus Hendrickson in the first quarter to put North Dakota on the scoreboard first, and a 20-yard pass in the third. At the half, North Dakota(3-1) led 14-7.

Though they couldn't pull out the win, Sacramento State led North Dakota in passing yards, 237-147. Garrett Safron was 12 of 33 for 163 yards and Mason Magleby was 6 of 7 for 74 yards.

DeAndre Carter caught an 11-yard pass from Safron, and Shane Harrison caught a 10-yard pass from Magleby for touchdowns for the Hornets (2-2).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UND
SAC
1st Downs2126
Total Yards441492
Passing147237
Rushing294255
Penalties3-245-38
3rd Down Conversions3-105-12
4th Down Conversions1-20-2
Turnovers13
Possession30:5229:08

Passing Leaders

North DakotaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hendrickson14/231476.421
Sacramento StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Safron19/331634.912

Rushing Leaders

North DakotaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sutton231627.0332
Miller77310.4051
Sacramento StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Graham151409.3046
Ellis9444.9011

Receiving Leaders

North DakotaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson46716.8232
McGill4297.3010
Sacramento StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dotson55210.4022
Norrise4358.8010

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNDSAC
TD11:45Jameer Jackson 32 Yd Pass From Marcus Hendrickson (Zeb Miller Kick) 70
TD06:24DeAndre Carter 11 Yd Pass From Garrett Safron (Edgar Castaneda Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERUNDSAC
TD05:20Mitch Sutton 5 Yd Run (Zeb Miller Kick) 147
THIRD QUARTERUNDSAC
TD05:56Mitch Sutton 5 Yd Run (Zeb Miller Kick) 217
TD00:17Jameer Jackson 20 Yd Pass From Marcus Hendrickson (Zeb Miller Kick) 287
FOURTH QUARTERUNDSAC
TD03:09Mitch Sutton 1 Yd Run (Zeb Miller Kick) 357
TD00:46Shane Harrison 10 Yd Pass From Mason Magleby (Pat Failed) 3513