Highlights: North Dakota State upsets No. 11 Iowa, 23-21

Updates from FCS No. 1 North Dakota State's 23-21 win over No. 11 Iowa, as they happened.

Postgame Links

• Hawkeyes pointed at the buffalo and couldn't get out of the way

• Hlas: Bison leave hoof prints all over stunned Hawkeyes

• Game Report: NDSU 23, Iowa 21

• NDSU believed it belonged, beats Iowa

• QB Easton Stick evades, frustrates Iowa defense

• Video: Kirk Ferentz's postgame press conference

• Photo Gallery

• Box Score

FINAL: NDSU 23, Iowa 21

Cam Pedersen's 37-yard field goal as time expires gives the Bison the upset victory.

It's North Dakota State's sixth straight win against FBS opposition.

3:41 4th: Iowa 21, NDSU 20

North Dakota State went for the lead.

Iowa's defense was up to the task, stopping a go-ahead 2-point conversion attempt.

NDSU capped a superb 15-play, 80-yard drive in 8:39 with Easton Stick's play-action, 7-yard TD pass to Chase Morlock.

The Hawkeyes locked down in coverage, forcing Stick out of the pocket on the 2-point try. He was unable to run it in, then tossed up a pass that was batted in the air and eventually fell incomplete.

2:12 3rd: Iowa 21, NDSU 14

C.J. Beathard bought time, rolled to his right and put the Hawkeyes back in front with a 9-yard TD pass to Matt VandeBerg.

That's two TDs for MVB today, three for CJB.


Iowa QB C.J. Beathard had to leave the game momentarily.

Beathard scrambled for a first down and took a big hit from two defenders, then was slow to get up and needed attention from trainers.

ESPN reported his left shoulder was looked at on the sideline and Beathard returned a few plays later.

True freshman Nathan Stanley filled in admirably with a 37-yard completion to George Kittle on his first play.

8:06 3rd: Iowa 14, NDSU 14

Tie ballgame.

Waterloo native Lance Dunn broke a 35-yard run to the Iowa 3, then King Frazier busted across the goal line on 2nd down to deadlock the score at 14.

Desmond King stripped Dunn of the ball and thought he had forced a touchback by forcing it out of the end zone, but it was ruled (and upheld by replay) the ball went out of bounds before crossing the goal line.

8:05 2nd: Iowa 14, NDSU 7

The passing game has opened up for Iowa.

After a 51-yard completion to tight end George Kittle (that was fumbled and recovered by Jerminic Smith), C.J. Beathard found Matt VandeBerg for a 14-yard TD and Iowa's first lead.

13:03 2nd: Iowa 7, NDSU 7

The Hawkeyes go for it on 4th-and-3 from the NDSU 30 and the gamble pays off.

C.J. Beathard hit a wide-open Riley McCarron over the middle to tie the game.

2:26 1st: NDSU 7, Iowa 0

Iowa's first turnover of the season results in points for North Dakota State.

C.J. Beathard was hit from behind on the throw and the ball fell right into the lap of MJ Stumpf, who returned it 21 yards to the end zone.


North Dakota State's first two drives both ventured into Iowa territory, but the Hawkeyes were able to hold on without allowing a point.

A high snap pushed NDSU out of field-goal range on the first series, then Brandon Snyder picked off a rushed Easton Stick third-down throw on the next.

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