SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Zeb Noland threw two touchdown passes and three-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State rebounded from an upset last week to blank Missouri State 25-0 on Saturday.
The Bison (3-1, 2-1 Missouri Valley Football Conference) had their FCS-record 39-game win streak snapped by Southern Illinois in a 38-14 loss last week but jumped out to a 25-0 halftime lead over the Bears (1-4, 1-1) and rode their defense to the victory. The Bison had seven sacks, three by Spencer Waege, and held the Bears to 63 yards on the ground and 221 total.
Noland completed 10 of 15 passes with touchdown throws of 7 yards to Noah Gindorff and 81 to Braylon Henderson, who got behind the defense to make the deep reception and cruise into the end zone for his first career score.
The Bison spent most of their time on the ground with 272 yards. Jalen Bussey led the way with 90 yards, including a 53-yard score in which he slipped through the line and went virtually untouched down the left side.