Lance Dunn scored touchdowns on each of the four times he touched of the ball, Easton Stick threw two touchdowns and second-ranked North Dakota State beat Robert Morris 56-0 on Saturday in Fargo.
Dunn became the first Bison player to score four touchdowns since DJ McNorton’s effort at Montana State in 2010 in the second round of the FCS playoffs.
Dunn did all his damage in the first half on three carries for 111 yards and three touchdowns and caught a 10-yarder for a score. He scored on runs of 61, 5 and 45 yards.
North Dakota State (3-0) scored five touchdowns in the first quarter and led 49-0 at halftime. The Bison piled up 450 yards of total offense to 57 for Robert Morris (2-2).
The Bison were 10 of 17 on third-down conversions with Robert Morris going 0-for-9.
Montana State 49, North Dakota 21: Chris Murray threw three touchdown passes and ran in another score to lead the Bobcats (1-2) to a win over the host Fighting Hawks (1-3) in the Big Sky opener for both teams.
The loss ended North Dakota’s 11-game conference winning streak and its seven-game, regular-season home winning streak.
Murray was 15 of 19 for 174 yards and added another 132 yards on the ground. Troy Andersen finished with 131 yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns.