FARGO, N.D. -- Brock Jensen threw three touchdown passes Saturday as North Dakota State maintained an undefeated record with a 28-10 victory over Illinois State.
Jensen pushed the Bison to an early lead with two touchdown passes of 27 yards to Zach Vraa and three yards to Kevin Vaadeland, as he completed 198 yards passing. The final TD pass for NDSU (9-0, 6-0 Missouri Valley Conference) also went to Vraa, who ended the night with 109 yards receiving.
Marshaun Coprich capped a 10-play, 61 yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown for the Redbirds (5-5, 4-3) in the second quarter to briefly cut the deficit to seven. The Bison defense held Illinois State's Blake Winkler to 72 yards passing.
John Crockett ran for a game-high 104 yards on 20 carries, scoring the final touchdown for NDSU with 1:03 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Bison are on an 18-game winning streak.
DL Hercules Mata'afa, LB Peyton Pelluer and SS Shalom Luani have the Cougars' defense headed in the right direction.
Most of the coaches in the ACC elected to stay out of satellite camp season, believing they had little to gain.
Oregon wide receiver and track start Devon Allen, who will attempt to make the U.S. Olympic team, leads a list of elite speedsters in the conference.
BYU is eager to leave independence behind and join a Power 5 conference, but it won't change its longstanding policy of not playing on Sundays, athletic director Tom Holmoe said Thursday.
Today in the archives: we had to narrow down Bo Jackson's clip reel to just his college football highlights.
Outside of a brutal stretch in the middle of the season, this is a very manageable schedule for the Vols.
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|South Dakota State||5-3||8-4|