NDSU WR Zach Vraa Has Big Day in 66-7 Rout
by Associated Press
September 22, 2012
Brock Jensen threw for 192 yards and matched a career-high with three touchdown passes as North Dakota State easily beat Prairie View 66-7 before 18,623 fans at Gate City Bank Field in the Fargodome.
North Dakota State has won eight straight game dating back to the loss to Youngstown State last November.
Jensen was 13 of 15 attempts for the Bison (3-0), connecting with wide receiver Zach Vraa for two touchdowns, including a 69-yard pass, in the first quarter.
Vraa, who had 156 receiving yards in three previous games in his career, finished with eight receptions for 156 yards.
The Bison scored 28 points in the second quarter with touchdowns from Nate Moody, John Crockett, Sam Ojuri, and Taylor Nelson, and kicks by Adam Keller. In the third quarter, Dev Dinwiddie took over the scoring on the ground.
The Panthers (0-4) were scoreless until the fourth quarter when D.J. Harris caught a 7-yard pass from Jerry Lovelocke, followed by an extra point from Chris Barrick, to put Prairie View on the scoreboard.
Prairie View, which ends its nonconference stretch, is seeing its worst start since 2002 when it was 0-6.
It was NDSU's highest offensive outburst since defeating Division II Concordia-St. Paul 66-7 in the 2006 season opener.
The Bison have been ranked No. 1 in the FCS Coaches Top 25 the first three weeks of the season.