FARGO, N.D. -- Brock Jensen tossed three touchdown passes and Zach Vraa tallied 179 yards receiving as North Dakota State topped Missouri State 41-26 on Saturday for its 15th straight win, the second-longest streak in Division I.
NDSU (6-0, 3-0 Missouri Valley) trailed late in the second quarter but a 2-yard touchdown run by Sam Ojuri and a 36-yard score from Jensen to Vraa in the final minute put NDSU up 24-13 at halftime.
Missouri State (1-6, 1-2) cut the score to 24-20 early in the third with a 19-yard interception return for a touchdown by Caleb Schaffitzel. Jensen responded with touchdown passes on NDSU's following two possessions -- a 23-yarder to Vraa and a 33-yarder to Kevin Vaadeland -- to put the Bison up 38-20 in the third. Jensen threw for a career-high 313 yards.
Julian Burton had 128 yards receiving and a touchdown for Missouri State.
Archie Manning, the second overall pick in the 1971 NFL draft, became the first former player to receive the Liberty Bowl's highest honor.
Jim Harbaugh's unorthodox QB camp hosted No. 1 QB prospect, and Michigan commit, Dylan McCaffrey who impressed his future coach.
Tren'Davian Dickson, an ESPN 300 recruit who had enrolled at Baylor in January, is transferring to Houston, he confirmed to ESPN.com on Saturday.
Ex-Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg was found guilty on multiple counts of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery. He was also convicted of one count of unlawful photography.
Aubrey Solomon is another example of Michigan bringing in players capable of keeping its defensive unit among the best in the nation.
Austin Troxell has the tools to become a quality starter for Gus Malzahn and Auburn.
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