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University of North Dakota wins Missouri Valley Conference with three straight touchdown passes



Grand Forks, North Dakota – In a Missouri Valley Conference matchup on Saturday, Tommy Schuster threw three straight touchdown passes to lead North Dakota to a 28-19 victory against South Dakota.

With 10 seconds left in the first half, Shuster connected with Bo Belquist from two yards out to give the Fighting Hawks a 14-13 lead going into halftime. After three quarters, Shuster scored on a 3-yard touchdown pass to Belquist again then connected with Isaiah Smith on an 11-yard pass to extend his advantage to 28-13.

Aidan Bouman added a third touchdown pass in the fourth quarter after tossing two touchdown passes in the first half to give the Coyotes a 13-7 lead.

Only one of South Dakota’s three PAT attempts was successful. In the fourth quarter, Eddie Ogamba’s kick was blocked and he missed the Coyotes’ first touchdown attempt.

To lead North Dakota, Shuster completed 24 of 28 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns along with an interception (7-3, 5-2).

For South Dakota, Bouman completed 15 of 27 passes for 151 yards and three touchdowns (3-7, 2-5).

Next Saturday, North Dakota will play its final regular-season game at North Dakota State.

On Saturday, South Dakota will host Northern Iowa in the regular season’s conclusion.