GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP)Tommy Schuster threw for two scores, Tyler Hoosman ran for two others, and North Dakota defeated Abilene Christian 34-31 on Saturday.
Schuster’s twin 4-yard TD passes to Bo Belquist and Garett Maag, both in the second quarter, helped the Fighting Hawks take a 20-14 halftime lead. Hoosman also scored from close range – 2 yards in the third quarter and 5 yards in the fourth – to produce a 34-24 lead.
Rovaughn Banks had a 1-yard run to draw the Wildcats within 34-31 with 7:48 remaining but North Dakota did not give the ball back, running off 13 plays to end the game.
Tommy Schuster was 23-of-32 passing for 292 yards and Hoosman ran for 112 yards on 20 carries. Belquist had 100 yards on seven catches for North Dakota (5-3).
Maverick McIvor completed 21 of 32 passes for 239 yards with three touchdowns for Abilene Christian (5-3).
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