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.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.