Senior quarterback Cam Miller and sophomore quarterback Cole Payton every scored on a pair of touchdowns and senior Griffin Crosa kicked three subject targets because the No. 2-ranked North Dakota State Bison thumped the College of Maine 44-7 on the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota Saturday afternoon.
The Bison are actually 2-0 and have gained their final 25 house openers and 80 of their final 82 video games towards non-conference opponents on the Fargodome.
UMaine fell to 0-2.
The Black Bears might solely generate 85 yards of offense within the first half, together with 19 dashing yards, because the North Dakota State protection utterly shut them down en path to a 16-0 halftime lead.
On UMaine’s first possession of the sport, tight finish Rohan Jones fumbled and the Bison’s Marcus Sheppard recovered on the UMaine 14-yard line.
However the Black Bear protection compelled the Bison to ultimately accept Crosa’s 27-yard subject objective.
Logan Kopp’s interception and 35-yard return set the Bison up at UMaine’s 23-yard line later within the quarter however once more the UMaine protection buckled down and restricted the Bison to Crosa’s 40-yard subject objective with 4:01 left within the first interval.
North Dakota State put collectively an 11-play, 40-yard drive later within the second quarter however once more needed to accept a 31-yard Crosa subject objective with 4:15 left within the half.
The Black Bears had been once more unable to maneuver the ball and punted it away to the Bison, who acquired nice subject place because of a brief 23-yard punt by Aidan Cadogan.
The Bison marched 48 yards on six performs with Miller’s two-yard run capping the drive.
Miller had run for 10 yards and 14 yards and threw a 10-yard cross to Zach Mathis to arrange his run with 52 seconds remaining.
The Black Bears strung collectively an eight-play 47-yard drive within the remaining 52 seconds however Cody Williams missed a 46-yard subject objective on the ultimate play of the half.
North Dakota State pulled away within the second half, taking the second half kickoff and driving 75 yards in 12 performs with Miller’s one-yard run ending off the drive to make it 23-0.
UMaine moved the ball to the NDS-35 yard line on the following drive however Cole Wisniewski intercepted Robertson’s cross on fourth-and-three to stall the drive.
Wisniewski intercepted Robertson once more later within the third interval and quarterback Cole Payton engineered a five-play, 30-yard drive that he capped with a two-yard run.
Early within the fourth quarter, Payton scampered 61 yards for a landing to increase the result in 37-0.
The Black Bears lastly obtained on the scoreboard on John Homosexual’s 13-yard TD run with 6:06 to go however the Bison didn’t let up, including a one-yard TD run by Owen Johnson with 22 seconds remaining.