Scores

Final

Drake 0

(0-1, 0-1 away)

North Dakota 16

(1-0, 1-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, September 1, 2011

Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND

1 2 3 4 T
DRAKE 0 0 0 00
UND 3 10 0 316

Top Performers

Passing: M. Piatkowski (DRAKE) - 201 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Sutton (UND) - 24 CAR, 105 YDS

Receiving: N. Paddock (DRAKE) - 6 REC, 70 YDS

North Dakota 16, Drake 0

Associated Press

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Mitch Sutton ran for 105 yards and North Dakota's defense sacked Drake quarterback Michael Piatkowski four times as the Fighting Sioux won 16-0 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.

Joey Bradley completed 18 of 26 passes for 137 yards and Jake Miller ran for an 11-yard score for North Dakota. The Fighting Sioux led 13-0 at the half.

North Dakota blocked a field-goal try in the first quarter, and Piatkowski fumbled at the North Dakota 8-yard line on the Bulldogs' opening drive of the second half. Daryl Brown intercepted Piatkowski's pass midway through the fourth quarter and returned it 38 yards to the Drake 9. Zeb Miller's third field goal, a 32-yarder, completed the scoring.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DRAKE
UND
1st Downs1417
Total Yards244280
Passing201137
Rushing43143
Penalties8-6312-98
3rd Down Conversions3-1010-18
4th Down Conversions0-20-0
Turnovers20
Possession26:0333:57

Passing Leaders

DrakeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Piatkowski21/302016.701
North DakotaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bradley18/261375.300

Rushing Leaders

DrakeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cashmore8293.607
Morse5224.4010
North DakotaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sutton241054.4011
Miller6457.5113

Receiving Leaders

DrakeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Paddock67011.7039
Blackmon66711.2018
North DakotaRECYDSAVGTDLG
McGill34816.0027
Anderson5357.0013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDRAKEUND
FG06:42Zeb Miller 41 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERDRAKEUND
TD12:36Jake Miller 11 Yd Run (Zeb Miller Kick) 010
FG00:02Zeb Miller 22 Yd 013
FOURTH QUARTERDRAKEUND
FG07:56Zeb Miller 32 Yd 016