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Forum staff reports, Published November 07 2010

Around the water cooler: Bison defeat Southern Illinois

Four things we’re talking about after North Dakota State’s 20-6 win over Southern Illinois on Saturday:

Defense rests its case

On Saturday, it did against the Salukis, holding them to just two field goals behind a fierce pass rush.

Quiet dome

The 12,834 was the lowest attendance since 2005 against Northern Colorado when 10,809 saw the Bison win 44-0.

Blame it on the deer

NDSU athletic director Gene Taylor said he may review starting times and TV telecast on deer opening weekend.

Numbers don’t lie

NDSU offense ranks last in the conference in both red zone efficiency and third-down conversions. Saturday was Example A.

Compiled by Jeff Kolpack