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North Dakota State 38
Youngstown State 14

A 2:30 kick off, we arrived at the Fargodome with plenty of time to spare. (Thanks to Vic for providing Limo service.) Today was Harvest Bowl and Senior Day. So the when the lights were turned off a spot light was left on to follow each senior as he was introduced to a wildly appreciative crowd. #23 John Crockett got the loudest applause, as he danced and skipped across the field. The game was important, a victory by the NDSU 'Bison' would give them their fourth MVFC championship in a row. The Youngstown 'Penguins' had been playing pretty good in the these last weeks, so they were hoping to spoil the party. The Penguins fumble on their third play and it was all down hill from there. I pointed out the stats board to Sean. The Bison had a 2 to 1 advantage that got progressively worse until it was almost a 10 to 1 yardage advantage. The Bison played a little sloppy in the second half which allowed Youngstown to put a couple touchdowns on the scoreboard, but the game was never in doubt. Sean and his friends, Brandon and Abudulah, left in the third quarter. Mom and I stayed until the end, as Vic was meeting us with the car after the game on 12th Street. It was a fun game to watch, a lot happened in front of us this week. The crowd was loud including Yellie McYellerson, west of us, and Bandana Boy behind us.
Box Score

YSU. 00 00 07 07–14
NDSU 14 14 03 07–38

First quarter
NDSU: Zach Vraa 18 pass from Carson Wentz (Adam Keller kick)Key plays: NDSU’s Carlton Littlejohn recovers fumble forced by free safety Christian Dudzik on YSU wide receiver Jelani Berassa, after Berassa appeared to pick up first down on third-and-13. Chase Morlock gains 10 yards to the 20.

NDSU: Wentz 17 run (Keller kick)Key plays: Dudzik part of another turnover, this time picking off Wells pass on third-and-10 and returning it 31 yards to the 20. Touchdown comes on second-and-7.

Second quarter
NDSU: Andrew Bonnet 9 pass from Wentz (Keller kick)Key plays: Unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Youngstown bench on punt return gives Bison ball at their own 39-yard line. Wentz and Bonnet combine for 18 yards to the 39. Holding forces first-and-20, but Wentz gains 32 yards on second-and-15 to the 12.

NDSU: Crockett 4 run (Keller kick)Key plays: Bison linebacker Nick DeLuca picks off Wells pass on YSU’s first play following Bison touchdown. Double reverse fumble loses 24 yards for NDSU, but Bison overcome third-and-20 with 20-yard run by Wentz to the 19. Crockett gains 11 yards to the 8.

Third quarter
NDSU: FG Keller 30 yards Key plays: Crockett gets first down with six-yard to the Youngstown 49-yard line. King Frazier picks up first down with seven yards to the 35. Wentz to Vraa gets 10 yards to the 25. Tyler Wrice takes sweep to the 14.

YSU: Nate Adams 1 pass from Hunter Wells (Joey Cejudo kick) Key plays: Wells hits Andrew Williams for 21 yards to the YSU 46-yard line. Those two combine for 11 yards to the Bison 41. Running back Martin Ruiz gains 14 yards to the 27. Ryan Moore gains 16 yards to the 4. Touchdown comes on third-and-1.

Fourth quarter
NDSU: Frazier 10 run (Keller kick) Key plays: Dudzik gets his second interception picking off fourth-and-9 pass by Wells. Crockett runs 14 yards to the 42. Wentz hits Gebhart for 11 yards to the Penguin 47. Crockett gains 34 yards to the 10.

YSU: Andrew Williams 6 pass from Wells (Cejudo kick) Key plays: Wells hits Williams for seven yards on third-and-4. Ryan Moore gains eight yards on third-and-3 to the Bison 36. Wells finds I’Tavious Harvin for 10 yards to the 24 on third-and-8. Wells and Christian Bryan combine for 12 yards on third-and-11 to the 13.

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