Peters' recovery came with 5:53 left in the fourth quarter after Idaho State had closed within 21-17 five minutes earlier. It gave North Dakota(2-3, 1-1 Big Sky) a 28-17 edge.
Idaho State (2-3, 0-2 Big Sky) scored on a 20-yard Justin Arias to Luke Austin pass with 2:07 left in the game. Arias then passed to Cam Richmond for the 2-point conversion. Kenny Golladay's first-down catch at midfield enabled North Dakota to run out the clock.
Greg Hardin led North Dakota with 8 catches for 126 yards and scored on a 99-yard kickoff return in the third quarter.
Arias completed 40 of 66 passes for 365 yards for Idaho State and Austin had 11 catches for 98 yards.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.