Scores

Final

North Dakota St 33

(4-0, 1-0 MVC)

Northern Iowa 21

(1-4, 0-2 MVC)

7:00 PM ET, September 29, 2012

UNI-Dome, CEDAR FALLS, IA

1 2 3 4 T
NDSU 3 10 10 1033
UNI 0 7 7 721

Top Performers

Passing: S. Kollmorgen (UNI) - 213 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Crockett (NDSU) - 19 CAR, 122 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Sinkfield (UNI) - 3 REC, 50 YDS, 1 TD

N. Dakota St. 33, N. Iowa 21

Associated Press

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- John Crockett rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns as North Dakota State kicked off its Missouri Valley Conference schedule with a 33-21 victory over Northern Iowa on Saturday night.

Crockett scored on a 3-yard run late in the second quarter and from 6 yards early in the third. Brock Jensen added 243 yards passing, including a 19-yard touchdown to Kevin Vaadeland in the fourth quarter, for the Bison (4-0), who haven't lost a road game since the 2010 season.

The Panthers (1-4, 0-2) pulled within 20-14 midway through the third when Sawyer Kollmorgen hit Wes Smith for a 27-yard score. Later, though, Kollmorgen threw an interception to set up Vaadeland's touchdown.

Kollmorgen added a 20-yard TD to Terrell Sinkfield in the final minute and finished with 213 yards passing, while David Johnson had 85 yards rushing and a touchdown.

NDSU's Adam Keller made four of his five field-goal attempts.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NDSU
UNI
1st Downs2319
Total Yards419285
Passing243213
Rushing17672
Penalties5-544-17
3rd Down Conversions6-133-7
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers03
Possession35:5424:06

Passing Leaders

North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jensen22/312437.810
Northern IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kollmorgen18/282137.621

Rushing Leaders

North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Crockett191226.4243
Ojuri13403.108
Northern IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson17855.0120
Anderson341.306

Receiving Leaders

North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gebhart56312.6022
Vraa45112.8018
Northern IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sinkfield35016.7120
Owens44310.8019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNDSUUNI
FG07:29Adam Keller 30 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERNDSUUNI
TD08:09David Johnson 1 Yd Run (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 37
TD03:37John Crockett 3 Yd Run (Adam Keller Kick) 107
FG00:44Adam Keller 28 Yd 137
THIRD QUARTERNDSUUNI
TD11:51John Crockett 6 Yd Run (Adam Keller Kick) 207
TD07:44Wes Smith 27 Yd Pass From Sawyer Kollmorgen (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 2014
FG01:02Adam Keller 43 Yd 2314
FOURTH QUARTERNDSUUNI
TD12:38Kevin Vaadeland 19 Yd Pass From Brock Jensen (Adam Keller Kick) 3014
FG01:40Adam Keller 28 Yd 3314
TD00:24Terrell Sinkfield 20 Yd Pass From Sawyer Kollmorgen (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 3321