Western Illinois Leathernecks (2-4)


N. Dakota St. forces 5 turnovers, beats W. Illinois 34-7

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) The North Dakota State defense forced five turnovers, including Dan Marlette's 38-yard scoop-and-score, to help the Bison beat Western Illinois 34-7 on Saturday night.

Easton Stick was 11-of-20 passing for 123 yards, including a 22-yard TD pass to Darrius Shepherd, with no interceptions. Shepherd finished with five receptions for 67 yards and Lance Dunn 64 yards rushing and a scored on 15 carries for NDSU (6-0, 3-0).

The Leathernecks (2-4, 1-2 Missouri Valley) went three-and-out on its first three offensive possessions before an eight-play, 87-yard drive - including a 14-yard pass from Sean McGuire to Clint Ratkovich on third-and-12 - capped by Isaiah Lesure's 5-yard touchdown reception gave them a 7-3 lead early in the second quarter. On the ensuing NDSU possession, the Bison ran seven times while going 75 yards on eight plays as Dunn's 1-yard TD run made it 10-7 and Marlette's fumble return gave NDSU a 10-point lead at the half.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: S. McGuire1553
Passing TDs: S. McGuire14
Rushing Yards: S. McShane283
Rushing TDs: S. McShane2
Receiving Yards: J. Brunner374
Receiving TDs: S. McShane4
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2018
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/30 at Montana State L 23 - 26
9/8 at Illinois L 14 - 34
9/15 vs. Montana W 31 - 27
9/29 vs. Youngstown State W 45 - 38
10/6 at Illinois State L 16 - 33
10/13 vs. North Dakota State L 7 - 34
10/20 at Missouri State 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
10/27 vs. UNI 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
11/3 at Southern Illinois 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
11/10 at South Dakota 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
11/17 vs. Indiana State 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
Missouri Valley
  Conference Overall
1 North Dakota State 3-0 6-0
25 Northern Iowa 2-1 3-3
South Dakota 2-1 3-3
8 Illinois State 2-1 5-1
2 South Dakota State 2-1 4-1
Missouri State 2-1 4-2
Western Illinois 1-2 2-4
Youngstown State 1-2 2-4
Indiana State 0-3 2-4
Southern Illinois 0-3 1-5
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 2131 (83)
Passing Yards: 1650 (29)
Rushing Yards: 481 (114)
Points per game: 22.7 (96)
Yards per game: 355.2 (83)
Touchdowns: 17 (83)
Field Goals: 4 (76)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 2003 (26)
Passing Yards: 1109 (20)
Rushing Yards: 894 (45)
Points per game: 32.0 (79)
Yards per game: 333.8 (24)
Touchdowns: 18 (39)
Field Goals: 12 (123)
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