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.
|Pittsburgh - LP: F. Liriano||0||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto||4|
|Tampa Bay - LP: J. Odorizzi||0||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: M. Gonzalez||3|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Hammel||0||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - WP: M. Tanaka||3|
|St. Louis - LP: J. Kelly||1||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta||5|
|NY Mets - WP: D. Gee||5||FINAL|
|Arizona - LP: B. McCarthy||2|
|Atlanta||0||Top 2nd Inning|
|Chicago Cubs||0||Bottom 1st Inning|
|Cleveland||1||Top 2nd Inning|
|Washington||0||Bottom 2nd Inning|
|Seattle - F. Hernandez||7:05 PM|
|Texas - Y. Darvish|
|Boston - C. Buchholz||7:10 PM|
|Chicago WSox - J. Danks|
|Kansas City - J. Guthrie||7:10 PM|
|Houston - D. Keuchel|
|Oakland - T. Milone||9:05 PM|
|LA Angels - T. Skaggs|
|Colorado - J. De La Rosa||9:10 PM|
|San Diego - A. Cashner|
|Los Angeles - P. Maholm||9:15 PM|
|San Francisco - R. Vogelsong|
|Chicago||19||1st Qtr 1:59|
|Indiana||17||1st Qtr 3:18|
|LA Lakers||7:00 PM|
|Golden State||9:30 PM|
|LA Clippers||9:30 PM|
|Montreal||0||1st Prd 9:51|
|Red Bull New York|