Northern ColoradoBearsUNCO
1-9, 0-6 Conf
North DakotaUND
3-7, 2-5 Conf

UND beats N. Colorado in final minutes, 24-21

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Greg Hardin caught an 11-yard TD pass late in the fourth quarter to give North Dakota its first lead and beat Northern Colorado 24-21 Saturday.

As UND (3-7, 2-5 Big Sky) trailed 21-16 with 4:53 to go, Dominique Bennett forced a Bears fumble and QB Ryan Bartels took possession. A five-play, 31-yard drive ended with Bartels and Hardin connecting on an 11-yard score, and a successful two-point conversion put UND up 24-21 with 2:51 left on the clock.

Seth Lobato and the Bears (1-9, 0-6) attempted to make their way back down the field, but a pass was intercepted by Will Lewis and UND took two knees to end the game.

Hardin caught his 205th career pass for the best regular-season total in UND program history, and broke the school record for career receiving yards (now 3,404 yards). Bartels threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns.



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2015 Big Sky Conference Standings

Southern Utah7-18-4
Portland State6-29-2
North Dakota5-37-4
Northern Arizona5-37-4
Eastern Washington5-36-5
Weber State5-36-5
Northern Colorado3-56-5
Montana State3-55-6
Cal Poly3-54-7
UC Davis2-62-9
Idaho State1-72-9
Sacramento State1-72-9