In the first quarter, Brock Jensen drops back for NDSU, but is picked by Caleb Schaffitzel, the sophomore takes it a schoo-record 100 yards for a score and it's 7-0 Bears. The Fair Grove native had two INTs, and Mike Crutcher had one.
The Bison would score twice in the first half to pull ahead, 14-7.
In the third quarter, Bears QB Kierra Harris runs it in from 16 yards, tying the game at 14-14.
But after the Bears fumbled, Sam Ojuri scored for NDSU to make it 21-14. Ojuri had 118 yards rushing.
In the fourth, Austin Witmer knocks a 44-yard field goal to cut the defecit to 21-17.
But with under three minutes remaining, Harris was intercepted by Christian Dudzik, and MSU loses 21-17.
"We're not scared of them," said Harris. "We don't care if they're the No. 1 team. We don't care if their ranked top in every defensive category. We were going to show them this is our house and we were going to play with them. There's no smiles. We feel like we should have beat them."
"I'm really proud of our football team," said coach Terry Allen. "North Dakota State is obviously a very good football team. We made some adjustments at half time, got ourselves back in to the football game. Unfortunately you can't turn the ball over."