NDSU’s Jalen Bussey Valley Football Newcomer of the Week
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.