Scores

Final

North Dakota St 38

(10-1, 7-1 MVC)

Illinois State 20

(8-3, 5-3 MVC)

1:00 PM ET, November 17, 2012

Hancock Stadium, NORMAL, IL

1 2 3 4 T
NDSU 7 7 3 2138
ILST 10 7 3 020

Top Performers

Passing: M. Brown (ILST) - 212 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: S. Ojuri (NDSU) - 12 CAR, 118 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Walker (ILST) - 6 REC, 83 YDS

N. Dakota St. 38, Illinois St. 20

Associated Press

NORMAL, Ill. -- Sam Ojuri and John Crockett each rushed for more than 100 yards and a touchdown, Marcus Williams returned a kickoff a career-long 98 yards for a score, and North Dakota State won the Missouri Valley Conference title Saturday, beating Illinois State 38-20 in both teams' regular-season finale.

Ojuri had 118 yards on the ground, including a 1-yard TD that capped a 21-point fourth quarter for the Bison (10-1, 7-1). Crockett scored on a 5-yard run and totaled 109 yards rushing.

Brock Jensen added two short rushing scores for NDSU, which improved to 11-0 on the road the past two seasons. Jensen had just 96 yards passing, but NDSU rolled up 274 yards on the ground.

Matt Brown threw for 212 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown to Jordan Neukirch, and ran for a score for the Redbirds (8-3, 5-3), who could have claimed a share of the title with a victory.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NDSU
ILST
1st Downs1721
Total Yards370318
Passing96207
Rushing274111
Penalties5-432-6
3rd Down Conversions3-85-13
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers01
Possession30:0229:58

Passing Leaders

North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jensen6/16966.000
Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown22/352126.110

Rushing Leaders

North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ojuri121189.8147
Crockett171096.4127
Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dunn11393.5010
Brown12373.1110

Receiving Leaders

North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith25527.5039
Vraa2199.5012
Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker68313.8026
Neblett68113.5034

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNDSUILST
TD06:00Jordan Neukirch 5 Yd Pass From Matt Brown (Nick Aussieker Kick) 07
FG01:41Nick Aussieker 33 Yd 010
TD01:25Marcus Williams 98 Yd Kickoff Return (Adam Keller Kick) 710
SECOND QUARTERNDSUILST
TD10:19John Crockett 5 Yd Run (Adam Keller Kick) 1410
TD06:05Matt Brown 3 Yd Run (Nick Aussieker Kick) 1417
THIRD QUARTERNDSUILST
FG11:12Nick Aussieker 47 Yd 1420
FG07:40Adam Keller 29 Yd 1720
FOURTH QUARTERNDSUILST
TD14:03Brock Jensen 1 Yd Run (Adam Keller Kick) 2420
TD09:52Brock Jensen 4 Yd Run (Adam Keller Kick) 3120
TD03:19Sam Ojuri 1 Yd Run (Adam Keller Kick) 3820