FARGO, ND. - North Dakota State won its first game away from the Fargodome on Saturday in Cedar Falls, Iowa but it was far from easy. The Bison beat Northern Iowa by 25-points but they were behind when the 4th-quarter started.
NDSU Quarterback Easton Stick is the Valley Conference player of the week. He was responsible for 6-touchdowns in the win over the Panthers.
Stick had 9-completions for 4-scores and he ran in two more.
"Things don't always go as scripted, as everybody sometimes things and both offenses were really good and both defense were not as good and credit goes to both offenses. I was really pleased at halftime with some of the adjustments that we were able to make and got a few stops because I thought if we got a few snaps we could keep pounding the football and we were able to do that," said NDSU Head Coach Chris Klieman.
It's another road game this week. The Bison will be in Macomb, Illinois to face the Fighting Leathernecks who have a veteran quarterback Sean McQuire.
"This will be the biggest challenge from a secondary. They can nickel and dime you and throw the buddle screen and throw the short stuff but they want to challenge you vertically down field and some deep crossing routes and some deep over routes and you have to be able to pressure the quarterback but you also have to cover for an awful long time and he's got the great arm strength to be able to get it across the field," said Klieman.
On Saturday, the NDSU offense rolled up 523 yards and the Bison did not have any turnovers.
It's a night game this week. The kickoff is set for 6:00 CT time on Oct. 13 so the Farmers Union Bison Football Pre-Game Show will begin at 5 p.m. CT on the KFYR-KVLY Bison Television Network.
It's one of only two outdoor games North Dakota State plays during the regular season.