FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Mark Gronowski handed for 149 yards and ran for 126 yards to assistance South Dakota Condition defeat North Dakota State 27-17 on Saturday, ending the Bison’s 32-dwelling recreation profitable streak and nine-12 months streak with at least a share of the Missouri Valley Soccer Convention title.
The No. 4 Jackrabbits (5-1, 5-1) clinched the conference’s automated qualifier for the FCS playoffs in the 17th once-a-year Dakota Marker match, which was originally scheduled for April 3, but was postponed due to COVID-19 protocols.
The previous house decline for the No. 2 Bison (6-2, 5-2) arrived against James Madison 27-17 on Dec. 16, 2016, in the semifinals of the FCS playoffs. Their streak ended as the fourth-longest dwelling successful streak in FCS historical past powering Georgia Southern (39, 38) and Japanese Kentucky (34).
Gronowski’s 55-property scramble with 5 minutes to go put the Jackrabbits in the purple zone prior to Isaiah Davis’ 4-yard TD operate that designed it 27-17 with 2:50 still left. Michael Griffin II intercepted Cam Miller’s go with a minute left to protected the get for South Dakota Condition.
Davis ran 16 moments for 84 yards and a rating, and Pierre Strong carried 11 occasions for 95 yards and a touchdown. The Jackrabbits outrushed the Bison 305-97.
Miller passed for 149 yards and ran for two touchdowns for North Dakota Point out. Miller changed starter Zeb Noland at quarterback right after the Bison’s to start with push, a a few-and-out.
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