NDSCS struck quickly, scoring just 50 seconds into the game on a 68 yard pass from Malik Gaillard to Antonio Hollamon. With 5:40 remaining in the first quarter Gaillard scored on a six yard run and Gregory Slade Jr. booted the extra point kick to give the Wildcats a 13-0 lead. The Spartans got on the board with 2:55 left in the quarter when Jordan Foss drilled a 19 yard field goal, however, NDSCS answered with a 31 yard TD pass from Gaillard to Kyle Fowlkes and a Slade PAT kick to end the quarter with a 20-3 advantage.
In the second quarter the Wildcats scored two more touchdowns. With 6:49 left in the half Ezekiel Banks scored on a 15 yard run and Slade added the extra point. Slade then hit a 25 yard field goal with 1:35 left in the half and NDSCS led 30-3 at the break.
It was more of the same in the second half as Slade kicked another field goal, this one from 26 yards, with 10:59 left in the third quarter. M State scored their first touchdown when Benito Speight intercepted a pass and returned it 48 yards. Foss kicked the PAT and it was 36-10.
In the fourth quarter M State's Travion Broadwater hauled in a six yard pass from Keegan Mccormack-Reamer and Foss made the extra point kick, cutting the NDSCS lead to 36-17. The Wildcats concluded the scoring with 3:30 left in the game on a 2 yard run by Rodrick Robinson and a Slade extra point kick.
NDSCS was led by Gaillard (15 completions, 26 attempts, 308 yards, 2 TD) and Hollamon (3 receptions, 103 yards, TD). Robinson (9 attempts, 46 yards, TD) led the Wildcat rushing attack.
For M State, Broadwater caught four passes for 33 yards and one TD. Mccormack-Reamer carried the ball 3 times for 19 yards and completed 5-of-8 passes for 29 yards and a score.
M State (1-4) will host Ridgewater on Saturday at 1:30pm
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