Ryan Weese kicked a 29-yard field goal with seven seconds left for South Dakota in a 31-28 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday in Vermillion, S.D.
The winning drive for the Coyotes (5-0, 2-0 Missouri Valley Conference) was set up when Taylor Lambert sacked Youngstown State’s Nathan Mays at the Penguins’ 5-yard line on a third-and-13 pass attempt. After a punt, the Coyotes took over on their own 47 and Chris Streveler used eight plays to drive his team 41 yards for the winning kick. South Dakota was 0-5 all-time against the Penguins (3-2, 1-1).
Streveler finished with 360 yards and three touchdowns on 21-for-35 passing. Streveler also led the Coyotes in rushing with 73 yards on 16 carries.
South Dakota is 5-0 for the first time since 2005.
Tevin McCaster, who leads the MVC in rushing yards per game at 111, piled up 94 yards on 22 carries and scored all four TDs for Youngstown State. Nathan Mays, filling in for injured QB Hunter Wells, completed 12 of 25 passes for 153 yards. He was sacked six times.
North Dakota State 52, Indiana State 0: Easton Stick passed for 191 yards and four touchdowns before sitting out the fourth quarter as NDSU rolled past the Sycamores in Terre Haute, Ind.
Stick found Connor Wentz for first- and second-quarter scores and Dallas Freeman and Ben Ellefson for TDs in the third to put the Bison up 45-0. Stick came into the game with a 188.5 quarterback rating, second in the FCS.
Lance Dunn had 16 carries for 74 yards and two scores. Adam Cofield’s first career TD, an 11-yard run in the fourth, capped the scoring for NDSU (5-0, 2-0 Missouri Valley Conference), which has won an FCS-best 11 consecutive regular-season road games.
The Bison picked off three passes and recovered three fumbles.
Lemonte Booker rushed for 104 yards on 10 carries for the Sycamores (0-5, 0-2).
North Dakota 48, Northern Colorado 38: Brady Oliveira rushed for 109 yards and quarterback Keaton Studsrud for 97 as the Bison (2-4, 1-2 Big Sky) ended a three-game losing streak.
UND outscored the Bears 10-0 in the fourth quarter to break a tie and dominated time of possession by more than 15 minutes.