Jeff Kolpack, Published October 24 2010
Bison football: Around the water coolerFour things we’re talking about after North Dakota State’s 27-15 win over Indiana State on Saturday at the Fargodome:
Stopping the run
NDSU’s defense shut down an Indiana State running attack that was averaging 235 yards rushing per game. The Sycamores could muster only 27 yards on the ground Saturday.
The Bison defense not only created turnovers, but two of them that produced 14 points – Daniel Eaves interception return for a touchdown and a fumble recovery that led a D.J. McNorton touchdown run.
Next week’s bye couldn’t have come at a better time for the Bison. It will allow them to heal up for a Nov. 6 showdown with Southern Illinois.
Cleaning it up
The Bison had several chances to deliver a knockout punch. But 14 penalties for 128 yards, a fumble and two missed field goals didn’t help.