FARGO — North Dakota State scored 43 points in the first half and rolled to a 64-0 victory against Valparaiso on Saturday in NCAA Division I FCS play at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome before 15,118 fans.

Bison sophomore running back Jalen Bussey had a big game, rushing for 82 yards and a touchdown on five attempts, including a 72-yard scoring run in the second quarter. The 5-foot-5, 161-pound Bussey also added a 23-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter.

"Being a smaller back, I might get lost back there," Bussey said. "I definitely feel like on that 72-yard run I got lost and then bounced it back."

Below are images from NDSU's victory against Valparaiso, which plays in the non-scholarship Pioneer Football League:

North Dakota State’s Cole Payton narrowly escapes Valparaiso’s Colin Graves as he makes it into the end zone for a touchdown during their football game on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
North Dakota State’s Cole Payton narrowly escapes Valparaiso’s Colin Graves as he makes it into the end zone for a touchdown during their football game on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum

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North Dakota State’s Jalen Bussey poses with the ball in the end zone after getting the Bison a touchdown against Valparaiso during their football game on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
North Dakota State’s Jalen Bussey poses with the ball in the end zone after getting the Bison a touchdown against Valparaiso during their football game on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum

North Dakota State's Jalen Bussey slips through Valparaiso defenders for a touchdown run during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
North Dakota State's Jalen Bussey slips through Valparaiso defenders for a touchdown run during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

North Dakota State's Cole Payton turns to hand off to T.K. Marshall against Valparaiso during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
North Dakota State's Cole Payton turns to hand off to T.K. Marshall against Valparaiso during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Emergency workers lead the Bison football team to the field Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. 
Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Emergency workers lead the Bison football team to the field Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

North Dakota State’s Jasir Cox and Sam Jung jump up to celebrate their win against Valparaiso on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
North Dakota State’s Jasir Cox and Sam Jung jump up to celebrate their win against Valparaiso on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum

North Dakota State's Sam Jung celebrates his interception of a Valparaiso pass on the last play of their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
North Dakota State's Sam Jung celebrates his interception of a Valparaiso pass on the last play of their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

North Dakota State’s Quincy Patterson’s teammates celebrate his touchdown against Valparaiso during their football game on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
North Dakota State’s Quincy Patterson’s teammates celebrate his touchdown against Valparaiso during their football game on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum

North Dakota State's defense rolls back Valparaiso’s Robert Washington during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
North Dakota State's defense rolls back Valparaiso’s Robert Washington during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

North Dakota State's Destin Talbert plasters Valparaiso’s Braden Contreras during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
North Dakota State's Destin Talbert plasters Valparaiso’s Braden Contreras during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

North Dakota State’s Will Mostaert tackles Valparaiso’s Mason Kaplan as he tries to make a pass during their football game on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
North Dakota State’s Will Mostaert tackles Valparaiso’s Mason Kaplan as he tries to make a pass during their football game on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum

North Dakota State’s Mason Hofstedt holds onto Valparaiso’s Robert Washington has he runs with the ball during their football game on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
North Dakota State’s Mason Hofstedt holds onto Valparaiso’s Robert Washington has he runs with the ball during their football game on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum

North Dakota State's Quincy Patterson hands off to Jalen Bussey against Valparaiso during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
North Dakota State's Quincy Patterson hands off to Jalen Bussey against Valparaiso during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

North Dakota State's Jasir Cox, top, and Courtney Eubanks reach for a fumbled Valparaiso ball during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
North Dakota State's Jasir Cox, top, and Courtney Eubanks reach for a fumbled Valparaiso ball during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Valparaiso’s Robert Washington catches the ball while North Dakota State’s Cole Wisniewski tries to break free from Valparaiso’s Drew Parrish to stop the ball during their football game on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
Valparaiso’s Robert Washington catches the ball while North Dakota State’s Cole Wisniewski tries to break free from Valparaiso’s Drew Parrish to stop the ball during their football game on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum

North Dakota State's Jake Reinholz kicks a point after against Valparaiso during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
North Dakota State's Jake Reinholz kicks a point after against Valparaiso during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

North Dakota State’s Destin Talbert and Cole Wisniewski, right, chase down Valparaiso’s Ben Nimz during their football game on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
North Dakota State’s Destin Talbert and Cole Wisniewski, right, chase down Valparaiso’s Ben Nimz during their football game on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum

North Dakota State's Quincy Patterson scrambles against Valparaiso during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
North Dakota State's Quincy Patterson scrambles against Valparaiso during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

North Dakota State’s Jake Reinholz kicks the kick off ball against Valparaiso during their football game on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
North Dakota State’s Jake Reinholz kicks the kick off ball against Valparaiso during their football game on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum

North Dakota State's Destin Talbert vaults Valparaiso’s Keyon Turner after tackling him during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
North Dakota State's Destin Talbert vaults Valparaiso’s Keyon Turner after tackling him during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

North Dakota State's Spencer Waege celebrates a tackle against Valparaiso during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
North Dakota State's Spencer Waege celebrates a tackle against Valparaiso during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

North Dakota State's Jayden Price cruises into the Valparaiso end zone during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
North Dakota State's Jayden Price cruises into the Valparaiso end zone during their football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor