Scores

Final

Northern Iowa 23

(4-1, 0-1 MVFC)

North Dakota St 24

(5-0, 2-0 MVFC)

3:30 PM ET, October 5, 2013

Fargodome, Fargo, ND

1 2 3 4 T
UNI 6 7 10 023
NDSU 0 7 3 1424

Top Performers

Passing: B. Jensen (NDSU) - 99 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Johnson (UNI) - 12 CAR, 142 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Vereen (UNI) - 4 REC, 67 YDS, 1 TD

NDSU rallies late to beat Northern Iowa 24-23

Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. -- Sam Ojuri ran for 96 yards and the go-ahead touchdown as North Dakota State rallied back from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to prevail 24-23 over Northern Iowa on Saturday.

With three minutes to play, Ojuri took the handoff, shuffled right and burst through a gap up the middle, breaking two tackles on his way to the 19-yard game-winning touchdown.

The Bison (5-0, 2-0 Missouri Valley) cut the lead to 23-17 earlier in the fourth quarter. Going for it on fourth-and-6 from the Panthers 11, Brock Jensen threw a line drive to Zach Vraa crossing the middle of the end zone.

David Johnson had 142 yards on 12 carries for the Panthers (4-1, 0-1) but injured his hip in the third quarter on Northern Iowa's last scoring drive. Though able to return, he was still in pain and stayed on the sideline for most of the remaining plays.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNI
NDSU
1st Downs1122
Total Yards296359
Passing12899
Rushing168260
Penalties5-555-36
3rd Down Conversions2-147-19
4th Down Conversions0-02-3
Turnovers12
Possession22:3537:25

Passing Leaders

Northern IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kollmorgen12/331283.911
North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jensen13/24994.120

Rushing Leaders

Northern IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson1214211.8185
Smith7213.006
North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Crockett191035.4016
Ojuri17965.6126

Receiving Leaders

Northern IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Vereen46716.8133
Owens6274.509
North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Vraa4338.3111
Woods12323.0123

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNINDSU
FG13:24Tyler Sievertsen 37 Yd 30
FG05:20Tyler Sievertsen 50 Yd 60
SECOND QUARTERUNINDSU
TD14:30David Johnson 85 Yd Run (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 130
TD05:22Carey Woods 23 Yd Pass From Brock Jensen (Adam Keller Kick) 137
THIRD QUARTERUNINDSU
FG07:32Adam Keller 28 Yd 1310
TD04:45Kevin Vereen 3 Yd Pass From Sawyer Kollmorgen (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 2010
FG03:29Tyler Sievertsen 36 Yd 2310
FOURTH QUARTERUNINDSU
TD10:14Zach Vraa 11 Yd Pass From Brock Jensen (Adam Keller Kick) 2317
TD02:52Sam Ojuri 19 Yd Run (Adam Keller Kick) 2324