NORMAL, ILL. - Sam Ojuri and John Crockett each rushed for more than 100 yards and a touchdown, Marcus Williams returned a kickoff a career-long 98 yards for a score, and North Dakota State won the Missouri Valley Conference's outright title on Saturday, beating Illinois State 38-20 in both teams' regular-season finale.
Ojuri had 118 yards on the ground, including a 1-yard TD that capped a 21-point fourth quarter for the Bison (10-1, 7-1). Crockett scored on a 5-yard run and totaled 109 yards rushing. It's the first time the Bison had two backs rush for over 100 yards since October 2008.
NDSU defensive end Cole Jirik recorded a career-high three sacks and pair of forced fumbles. Linebacker Grant Olson posted 12 tackles.
Matt Brown threw for 212 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown to Jordan Neukirch, and ran for a score for the Redbirds (8-3, 5-3), who could have claimed a share of the title with a victory.
South Dakota State (6-2, 8-3) wound up alone in second place.
The FCS playoff field will be announced Sunday afternoon.
|Philadelphia - LP: K. Kendrick||2||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: Z. Wheeler||11|
|Milwaukee - WP: Y. Gallardo||5||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: D. Price||0|
|Arizona - WP: W. Miley||5||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: A. Simon||4|
|Washington - WP: T. Roark||4||FINAL|
|Miami - LP: B. Hand||3|
|Oakland - LP: J. Hammel||1||FINAL|
|Houston - WP: D. Keuchel||8|
|Pittsburgh - LP: J. Wilson||5||FINAL|
|San Francisco - WP: J. Machi||7|
|LA Angels - LP: G. Richards||3||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: K. Gausman||4|
|Seattle - LP: F. Hernandez||0||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: C. Kluber||2|
|Chicago WSox - LP: H. Noesi||2||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer||7|
|Toronto - WP: M. Buehrle||6||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: B. Workman||1|
|Colorado - WP: R. Scahill||6||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: W. Wright||4|
|NY Yankees - LP: H. Kuroda||2||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: C. Lewis||3|
|Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes||2||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: J. Frasor||3|
|Atlanta - LP: D. Hale||2||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: J. Howell||3|
|St. Louis - LP: J. Kelly||1||FINAL|
|San Diego - WP: J. Hahn||12|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Red Bull New York||1||FINAL|
|Real Salt Lake||1|
|Toronto||8/1/14 6:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||8/1/14 9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/7/14 7:30 PM|
|Edmonton||8/8/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||8/8/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||8/9/14 6:30 PM|