Hey, it was a close game going into halftime ....

The NDSU Bison trampled Northern Iowa in the second half to the tune of 46-14. After two quarters it looked like it was going to be somewhat competitive, then reality set in.

Adam Cofield, Kobe Johnson and of course QB Trey Lance combined to get over 283 on the ground and Trey threw 3 touchdown passes to end any sort of idea that a team in this conference can play with NDSU for four quarters.  That will be the storyline moving forward because if you think Missouri State will do anything, think again.

The best thing to do for Bison games is to find out which bar is giving the free jello shots for each touchdown.

Here's what they're saying in Northern Iowa :

FARGO, N.D. — The things that have undone the University of Northern Iowa football team in recent history against North Dakota State bit the Panthers again Saturday.

Trailing just 18-14 at halftime and receiving the second-half kickoff against the No. 1 team in the country, UNI had a chance to seize momentum.

Instead, everything went haywire for the 10th-ranked Panthers.

A fumble on the UNI’s third play of the third quarter led to a quick North Dakota State touchdown. A dropped pass in the end zone and a missed field goal with the a chance to get within four points followed.

The end result was the defending national champion Bison (6-0 overall, 2-0 MVFC) won for the 27th consecutive time and sixth straight over UNI (3-3, 1-1), 46-14, at the FargoDome.

“The things that hurt us was the fumble after halftime, then we drive the field and drop the touchdown pass,” UNI head coach Mark Farley said. “Then the defense ... when we couldn’t stop the run we couldn’t control anything and it teetered over from there.”

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