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Bison beat another major college team; roll past Iowa State 34-14

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AMES, Iowa - North Dakota State's football magic over a major-college opponent continued Saturday.

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The Bison, the three-time defending Football Championship Subdivision national champion, claimed a 34-14 win over Iowa State before a sellout crowd of 54,800 at Jack Trice Stadium. It marked NDSU's fifth-straight win over a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent.

Much like last year's season-opening win at Kansas State, the Bison fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter. The Bison then scored 34 unanswered points in the final three quarters to claim their 25th straight win and their fifth straight season-opening victory. 

Carson Wentz, a junior from Bismarck Century in his first start as NDSU's quarterback, completed 18 of 28 passes for 204 yards. Zach Vraa caught seven catches for 82 yards while running back John Crockett carried the ball 17 times for 138 yards and three touchdowns. 

The Bison, now 8-3 against FBS opponents, piled up 503 total yards on offense. Iowa State, which averaged 38 points per game last season, was limited to 253 total yards.

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Kevin Schnepf
Kevin Schnepf is the sports editor for The Forum. He has been working at The Forum since 1987.
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