FARGO, N.D. -- Marcus Williams returned an interception 98 yards for a touchdown Saturday to help North Dakota State blow open a close game and crush Youngstown State 48-7.
Williams stepped in front of a Kurt Hess pass at the NDSU 2 midway through the second quarter as the Penguins were driving for a possible tying score. That made it 21-7.
The defending Football Championship Subdivision champions tacked on two more touchdowns to go ahead 35-7 at halftime.
Ryan Smith and John Crockett each scored two touchdowns for the Bison (5-0, 2-0 Missouri Valley). Smith caught a TD pass from Brock Jensen and returned a punt 76 yards for a score, while Crockett ran for 103 yards.
Youngstown State (4-1, 1-1) was saddled with three turnovers, all in the first half.
The game was played before a record crowd of 19,065 at the Fargodome.
Satellite-camp season opens June 1 after the close of the spring evaluation period, during which time head coaches are not allowed on the road.
Arizona State and UCLA have talent and experience, while some other teams are in a moment of transition.
A former Syracuse football player has been indicted on first-degree assault charges in connection with the stabbings of two former teammates.
Cal and Washington stand out for their strength and depth on the offensive line.
In spite of heightened speculation about potential Big 12 expansion, conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby says he is not receiving phone calls or emails from schools wanting to join the conference.
Miami coach Mark Richt says he wants two-thirds of his recruiting classes to come from South Florida.
|North Dakota State||7-1||13-2|
|South Dakota State||5-3||8-4|