ST. LOUIS (NDSU Athletics) -- North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick was named Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday, Oct. 7, by the league office. It is his second award in three weeks and the third of his career.
Stick, a senior from Omaha, Neb., was responsible for six touchdowns in North Dakota State’s 56-31 comeback win at No. 22 Northern Iowa. He completed nine passes for 179 yards and four TDs, and his touchdown runs of 1 and 31 yards in the fourth quarter put the game out of reach.
Stick threw a pair of TD passes to dig the Bison out of a 14-0 hole early in the first quarter, gave NDSU its first lead with a TD pass midway through the third, and put NDSU ahead for good with a 75-yard passing play on the first snap of the fourth quarter.
The Bison rolled up 523 yards of total offense and committed zero turnovers against UNI for just the second time in 12 meetings since 2008.
No. 1-ranked North Dakota State (5-0, 2-0 MVFC) plays at Western Illinois at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. The Fighting Leathernecks are 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference after a 33-16 loss at Illinois State.