FARGO, N.D. (AP) King Frazier scored on a 25-yard run in the first play of overtime and North Dakota State held on its defensive series to beat Charleston Southern 24-17 in the national FCS opener Saturday night.
Frazier started his run bunched in behind the line, then burst out to the right and raced down the sideline. The Bison then held the Buccaneers to no gain on all four downs to secure the win in the first overtime home game in school history.
Frazier finished with 79 yards on 11 carries, and Easton Stick threw for 194 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
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Mike Holloway ran 10 times for 126 yards and two touchdowns for Charleston Southern. His 6-yard run tied it at 17 with 2:59 left.
The Buccaneers had a chance to win in regulation, but Jacob Smoak hooked a 51-yard field-goal attempt to the left as time ran out.