North Dakota State isn't just beating its opponents; it's pounding them into submission.
The Bison (3-0, 1-0 NCC), who were ranked No. 3 in the latest American Football Coaches Association NCAA Division II poll, beat St. Cloud State Saturday 37-7 in St. Cloud. The Bison have now outscored their opponents this year by an aggregate score of 169-14.
"They just jumped the gun on us and that early lead they took, we just couldn't come back," said St. Cloud defensive tackle Jeremy Pilarski.
"They found it right away," added free safety Kris Smeltzer. "You can't make too many mistakes on a team like that. They'll burn you."
The Bison rolled up 557 yards of offense against the Huskies.
In the other North Central Conference opener Saturday, Nebraska-Omaha's Adam Wright rushed for a school record 206 yards in the Mavericks' 31-10 win against Minnesota State-Mankato. Wright surpassed the old school mark of 2,894 career rushing yards established by Ed Thompson, who played at Nebraska-Omaha from 1995-1998.
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