Fargo, ND – North Dakota State is expected to become the No. 19, in a place showdown on Saturday.
North Dakota State (8-0, 5-0) entered the game ranked No. 3 in The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Top 25, while UNI (6-2, 5-1) was No. 2.
Quarterback Brock Jensen completed a career-high 22-of-25 passes for 204 yards and running back D.J. McNorton scored on a 6-yard run and an 8-yard pass in the win. Kyle Emanuel also scored on a 3-yard fumble recovery.
The Bison also intercepted UNI quarterback Tirrell Rennie, ending his school- record streak of 171 passes without a pick dating to last season.
Freshman David Johnson scored touchdown on both a run and a reception for the Panthers.