Bison fall to Montana in double overtime

NDSU Bison Logo | Courtesy: NDSU Athletics
NDSU Bison Logo | Courtesy: NDSU Athletics

(Missoula, Mont.) — The NDSU Bison football season is over.

With the Bison down 31-23 in the second overtime, TK Marshall ran for a two-yard touchdown to pull the Bison to within two points. On the ensuing extra point attempt, the Montana Grizzlies special teams defense intercepted the pass in the endzone, dashing the Bison’s hopes to return again to Frisco. The Grizzlies defeated NDSU 31-29 at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Montana.

North Dakota State’s Griffin Crosa got the Bison on the board early in the first quarter with a field goal.

The Grizzlies countered with 10 unanswered points before the Bison could score again — a Crosa field goal as time expired at halftime.

North Dakota State pulled to within one point with 5:09 to go in the third quarter on a field goal by Crosa.

Cam Miller’s pass to Eli Green set up a nine-yard touchdown run by Green to tie the game at 16-16 and send it to overtime.

Cole Payton’s 25-yard touchdown run to open the first overtime set up the opportunity for the Bison to win; only to be answered on a 22-yard run moments later by Montana.

Miller finished the game nine-of-22 passing for 157 yards and a touchdown. TaMerik Williams led all Bison rushers with 52 yards on 11 carries, while Payton finished with 42 yards rushing on seven carries and one touchdown, and Marshall with 28 yards rushing on five attempts and one touchdown.

Green led all receivers with 98 yards receiving on five receptions and one touchdown.

The Bison end their season 11-4.