North Dakota fell 38-31 to No. 9/10 Weber State in the opening round of the FCS Playoffs on Saturday afternoon. Despite trailing 24-0 late in the first half, the Fighting Hawks clawed their way back within seven late but were not able to overcome the early deficit.
Tony Pollard had two touchdown catches for Dallas with a career-high 189 yards from scrimmage, and the Cowboys sacked Kirk Cousins a career-most seven times in a 40-3 victory over Minnesota on Sunday that slammed the Vikings’ seven-game winning streak to a screeching halt.
Linebacker James Kaczor tied a career high with 14 tackles and recovered an onside kick with 37 seconds left in the game to help fourth-ranked North Dakota State secure a 21-18 victory over Southern Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Saluki Stadium. Cam Miller and TaMerik Williams rushed for touchdowns in the fourth quarter for the Bison, who improved to 8-2 overall and 6-1 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
Fourth-ranked North Dakota State got back in the win column with a 24-7 victory over Illinois State in the Missouri Valley Football Conference on Saturday, Oct. 29, before a crowd of 16,172 at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.
No. 24 Southern Illinois (2-2, 1-0 MVFC) upended No. 19 North Dakota (2-2, 1-1 MVFC), 34-17 at Saluki Stadium on Saturday afternoon. In the game, the Salukis outgained the Fighting Hawks in total yardage 458-271.