NDSU vs Wofford 42 to 10 First Quarter The NDSU 'Bison' host the Wofford College 'Terriers' in the FCS quarterfinal football game this morning. Wofford are the 2017 Southern Conference champions, They run the triple option offense; something NDSU doesn't see very often. The 'Terriers' won the coin toss and defer. Their defense held the 'Bison' to a three-and-out. Their RB, Blake Morgan, ran for 38 yards on fourth down. The Bison held the Terriers to a Field Goal. NDSU Quarterback Easton Stick hit TE Jeff Illies to keep the Bison drive alive and then hit TE Connor Wentz on a wheel route for a Touchdown. On the next Bison drive, Stick found WR RJ Urzendowski open for 44 yards, and then RB Seth Wilson in the end zone.
Second Quarter RB Ty Brooks fumbled the exchange on the jet sweep. Wofford ground its way towards their only touchdown and their final score. That was the last break the Terriers would get. In fact the second quarter was a debacle according to their head coach Mike Ayers. Brooks made up for his fumble with a 33-yard run; setting up RB Bruce Anderson 1-yard touchdown run. NDSU DE #95 Caleb Butler forced a Terrier fumble. FS Robbie Grimsley returned it to the Wofford 3. Stick hit Illies on his third touchdown pass of the day. On the ensuing kickoff, NDSU kicker Cam Pedersen short-kicked the ball. Wofford's Brandon Brown returned it 9 yards before he was hit by NDSU WR Dimitri Williams, forcing a fumble recovered by NDSU LB Jabril Cox. Anderson scores for a second time five plays later.
Third Quarter NDSU had a one drive fail with a blocked field goal. But the next drive covered 82 yards, mostly on the ground; culminating with Stick running across the goal line and out the side-line entrance. Stick came back to cheers.
Fourth Quarter NDSU Head Coach Chris Klieman, rotated back-ups into the game, resting his starters for next Friday's Semi-final game against Sam Houston. He had backup QB Cole Davis (Senior) managing the victory. A simple matter of handing off to RB Seth Wilson, who chewed up the clock on the ground. He had 15 carries for 74 yards. The Bison Defense continued to shut down the Wofford triple-option. They managed only 134 yards rushing, and 43 yards passing. Stick was named NDSU Player Of The Game. One could argue for LB Nick Deluca with his 7 tackles, his 11-yard sack, his Forced Fumble, and Quarterback Hurry.
Qtr Time Team . . . Scoring Play 1st 09:04 Wofford Luke Carter 40-yard field goal 1st 06:07 NDSU TE Connor Wentz 48-yard pass 1st 02:32 NDSU RB Seth Wilson 18-yard pass 2nd 10:31 Wofford Andre Stoddard 3-yard run 2nd 04:49 NDSU RB Bruce Anderson 1-yard run 2nd 03:50 NDSU TE Jeff Illies 4-yard pass 2nd 00:54 NDSU RB Bruce Anderson 5-yard run 3rd 02:28 NDSU QB Easton Stick 7-yard run