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Forum staff reports, Published October 18 2009

NDSU football: Scoring summary

South Dakota State 28,

North Dakota State 13

NDSU 7 6 0 0–13

SDSU 14 7 0 7–28

First quarter

NDSU – D.J. McNorton 22 pass from Nick Mertens (John Obarski kick), 11:04.

Drive: 62 yards, 7 plays, 3:56.

Key play: Mertens hooks up with Shamen Washington for 14 yards on second-and-7 to the 26.

NDSU 7, SDSU 0.

SDSU – Kyle Minett 1 run (Peter Reifenrath kick), 8:30.

Drive: 7 plays, 57 yards, 2:25.

Key play: Quarterback Thomas O’Brien connects with Aaron Rollin for 36 yards to the 1.

NDSU 7, SDSU 7.

SDSU – Derek Domino 16 interception return (Reifenrath kick), 3:28.

Key play: Bison stop Jackrabbits on fourth-and-1, but Mertens picked off on first play.

SDSU 14, NDSU 7.

Second quarter

SDSU – Tyler Duffy 22 run (Reifenrath kick), 13:26.

Drive: 7 plays, 62 yards, 2:45.

Key play: Quarterback Thomas O’Brien passes 21 yards to Mike Steffen on second-and-14 to the Bison 22.

SDSU 21, NDSU 7.

NDSU – Gary Williams 21 pass from Mertens (kick failed), :59.

Drive: 9 plays, 89 yards, 2:12.

Key play: Mertens completes 25-yard pass to Warren Holloway to the SDSU 35.

SDSU 21, NDSU 13.

Third quarter

No scoring.

Fourth quarter

SDSU – Minett 20 run (Reifenrath kick), 14:12.

Drive: 9 plays, 57 yards, 3:47.

Key play: Tyler Duffy picks up first down by the length of a football on fourth-and-1 to the 27.

SDSU 28, NDSU 13.

Team statistics

NDSU SDSU

First downs 14 17

Rushes-yards 32-122 45-203

Yards passing 130 119

Passes 15-31-2 13-21-0

Total yards 252 322

Punts-avg. 8-37.1 7-38.9

Fumbles-lost 0-0 1-1

Sacked-yards lost 1-8 1-6

Penalties-yards 3-18 5-45

Possession time 28:18 31:42

Individual statistics

North Dakota State

Rushing No. Yds. Long TD

D.J. McNorton 17 57 8 0

Nick Mertens 9 54 12 0

Sam Ojuri 6 11 7 0

Team totals 32 122 12 0

Receiving No. Yds. Long TD

Warren Holloway 3 47 25 0

D.J. McNorton 3 27 22 1

Gary Williams 3 21 20 1

Thor Brown 3 17 8 0

Shamen Washington 2 17 14 0

Garrett Bruhn 1 1 1 0

Team totals 15 130 25 2

Passing Comp Att Yds. Int. TD

Nick Mertens 15 31 130 2 2

Team totals 15 31 130 2 2

Tackles (solo-assisted-total)

Preston Evans 6-7-13, Daniel Eaves 6-3-9, Matthew Gratzek 5-4-9, Cyrus Lemon 4-1-5, Kyle Belmont 4-1-5, Brandon Jemison 4-1-5, Matt Kittelson 3-2-5, Coulter Boyer 2-3-5, Brendin Pierre 3-1-4, Garrett Johnson 2-2-4, Mike Fairbairn 1-3-4, Richard Bowman 2-1-3, Josh Horner 2-0-2, Eddie Beson 1-0-1, Shamen Washington 1-0-1, Drew Hushka 0-1-1.

Sacks: Preston Evans 1.0.

Interceptions: None.

South Dakota State

Rushing No. Yds. Long TD

Kyle Minett 34 164 20 2

Tyler Duffy 9 48 22 1

TEAM 1 (-1) 0 0

Thomas O’Brien 1 (-8) 0 0

Team totals 45 203 22 3

Receiving No. Yds. Long TD

Mike Steffen 4 50 19 0

Aaron Rollin 3 49 36 0

Tyler Duffy 3 10 11 0

Kyle Minett 2 3 7 0

Glen Fox 1 7 7 0

Team totals 13 119 36 0

Passing Comp Att Yds. Int. TD

Nick Mertens 13 21 119 0 0

Team totals 13 21 119 0 0

Tackles (solo-assisted-total)

Derek Domino 5-7-12, Chris Johnson 5-7-12, Anthony Wise 3-4-7, Isaiah Jackson 3-3-6, Conrad Kjerstad 2-4-6, Danny Batten 2-3-5, Corey Jeske 1-4-5, Cole Brodie 3-1-4, General Parnell 2-2-4, Chris Tracy 1-2-3, Ross Shafrath 0-2-2, Tony Thompson 0-2-2, Brian Fischer 1-0-1, Erich Feller 1-0-1, Skyler Luxa 0-1-1, Mike Lien 0-1-1, Jimy Rogers 0-1-1.

Sacks: Brian Fischer 1.0.

Interceptions: Derek Domino 2-20.