The Bison didn’t hold back against the Penguins
Well, that was fun. Right? It was business as usual for the herd. It was a ho-him 56-17 win that was over before halftime.
The Penguins from Youngstown state didn’t stand a chance. NDSU quarterback Trey Lance only three nine passes in the day. On those nine passes? Yeah, Lance went 7-9 for 160 yards and three touchdown passes. Not too shabby.
If Th herd had their gas on the pedal who game, who knows the number Lance would have put up. But when the game is 35-0 at one point, it is time to call off the digs.
Sophomore tight end Josh Babicz was on the receiving end of two of Lances’ touchdown passes. Lance was very efficient in his dissection if the Penguin defense.
The other Bison star if the game was running back Kobe Johnson. Johnson returned a 94-yard kickoff for a touch down just before halftime. This was the first NDSU kickoff return for a TD since 2015. Johnson also notched six carries for 103 yards, including a 75-yard TD run.
The Bison also moved closer to securing the all-important home-field advantage in the FCS playoffs. Since 2011 the Bison have only lost one playoff game
The win was the Bison’s 30th in a row. The herd is now only like three wins away from tying the FCS record of 33 wins in a row. Naturally, the record is held by the NDSU football team from 2012-2014. All the Bison do is have to avoid a late-season collapse and they will secure a first or second seed in the playoff.
Next week for the Bison is the Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks. Western Illinois has been as intimidating as their nickname suggests. The Leathernecks only just secured their first win of the season. The winning game against the USD Coyotes in a 38-34 shootout. The game will also be the annual Harvest Bowl in the Fargodome.