ST. LOUIS (NDSU Athletics) -- North Dakota State running back Jalen Bussey was named Missouri Valley Football Conference Newcomer of the Week by the league office Sunday, Nov. 10.
Bussey, a freshman from Brandon, Fla., had a team-high 173 all-purpose yards in his collegiate debut as North Dakota State beat Western Illinois 57-21 in the annual Harvest Bowl game.
Bussey entered the game in the fourth quarter and his first attempt was a 65-yard touchdown run. He later added a 50-yard kickoff return and 45-yard touchdown run on consecutive plays and finished with six rushes for 123 yards and two TDs.
No. 1-ranked North Dakota State (10-0, 6-0 MVFC) plays its final regular-season home game against South Dakota (4-6, 3-3 MVFC) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.