The Missouri State football Bears (5-3, 3-2) played opportunistic football on offense and used three big defensive sequences backed up against their own goal line late in the game to pull out a 21-17 Missouri Valley Football Conference win over the North Dakota State Bison (1-7, 0-5) Saturday in the FargoDome.
The Bears won in their first-ever trip to North Dakota State, claimed their fourth straight league road win, dating back to last season. It was just the second Harvest Bowl loss for the Bison in 35 tries.
With NDSU operating deep in MSU territory three times in the final 12 minutes of the contest, the Bears got a fumble recovery on their own one-yard line, held the Bison to a field goal on a second deep thrust, and then got four straight stops inside the Bear 45 on the final NDSU possession to get the ball back with 1:25 to play and North Dakota State out of time outs.
For more on the game, check out Missouri State’s website.