FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Brock Jensen threw three touchdown passes Saturday as North Dakota State maintained an undefeated record with a 28-10 victory over Illinois State.
Jensen pushed the Bison to an early lead with two touchdown passes of 27 yards to Zach Vraa and three yards to Kevin Vaadeland, as he completed 198 yards passing. The final TD pass for NDSU (9-0, 6-0 Missouri Valley Conference) also went to Vraa, who ended the night with 109 yards receiving.
Marshaun Coprich capped a 10-play, 61 yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown for the Redbirds (5-5, 4-3) in the second quarter to briefly cut the deficit to seven. The Bison defense held Illinois State’s Blake Winkler to 72 yards passing.
John Crockett ran for a game-high 104 yards on 20 carries, scoring the final touchdown for NDSU with 1:03 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Bison are on an 18-game winning streak.