FARGO — No. 5-ranked North Dakota State got two passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns from quarterback Quincy Patterson to help fuel a 34-20 victory against Northern Iowa on Saturday in Missouri Valley Football Conference play before 18,536 fans at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.

The Bison (5-0, 2-0 MVFC) earned an eighth consecutive victory against the No. 12-ranked Panthers.

Patterson completed 11 of 21 passes for 182 yards and also rushed for 60 yards on 12 attempts. NDSU scored 14 points in the first six minutes of the third quarter to start to pull away from UNI.

Below are images from NDSU's homecoming victory against Northern Iowa:

North Dakota State's Jayden Price signs autographs for young fans after the win over Northern Iowa at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Jayden Price signs autographs for young fans after the win over Northern Iowa at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum


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North Dakota State's Noah Gindorff grabs a touchdown reception as he looks to celebrate with teammate Josh Babicz at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Noah Gindorff grabs a touchdown reception as he looks to celebrate with teammate Josh Babicz at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

North Dakota State's Jayden Price defends a pass against Northern Iowa's Sergio Morancy at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Jayden Price defends a pass against Northern Iowa's Sergio Morancy at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum


 Northern Iowa's Bradrick Shaw attempts to hurdle North Dakota State's Michael Tutsie at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
Northern Iowa's Bradrick Shaw attempts to hurdle North Dakota State's Michael Tutsie at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum


North Dakota State's Jerodd Vines wraps up Northern Iowa's Dom Williams on a kick return at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct.10, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Jerodd Vines wraps up Northern Iowa's Dom Williams on a kick return at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct.10, 2021. David Samson / The Forum


North Dakota State quarterback Quincy Patterson takes aim against Northern Iowa at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State quarterback Quincy Patterson takes aim against Northern Iowa at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum


North Dakota State quarterback Quincy Patterson twists away from Northern Iowa's Alfonzo Lambert for a touchdown at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State quarterback Quincy Patterson twists away from Northern Iowa's Alfonzo Lambert for a touchdown at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum


North Dakota State head coach Matt Entz questions the call on a helmet to helmet hit on receiver Christian Watson at the Fargodome  on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State head coach Matt Entz questions the call on a helmet to helmet hit on receiver Christian Watson at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum


North Dakota State's Matt Entz and Northern Iowa's Mark Farley shake hands after the game at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Matt Entz and Northern Iowa's Mark Farley shake hands after the game at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum


North Dakota State quarterback Quincy Patterson scrambles out of the pocket to pick up a first down against Northern Iowa at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State quarterback Quincy Patterson scrambles out of the pocket to pick up a first down against Northern Iowa at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum


North Dakota State's Hunter Luepke takes on Northern Iowa's Omar Brown at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Hunter Luepke takes on Northern Iowa's Omar Brown at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum


North Dakota State's Jake Kava (54) and Will Mostaert sandwich Northern Iowa quarterback Theo Day to force a fumble at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Jake Kava (54) and Will Mostaert sandwich Northern Iowa quarterback Theo Day to force a fumble at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum


North Dakota State's Christian Watson grabs a 85-yard bomb for a touchdown against Northern Iowa at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Christian Watson grabs a 85-yard bomb for a touchdown against Northern Iowa at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum


North Dakota State's Christian Watson celebrates his 85-yard touchdown against Northern Iowa with teammate Phoenix Sproles at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Christian Watson celebrates his 85-yard touchdown against Northern Iowa with teammate Phoenix Sproles at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum


North Dakota State's Christian Watson signals first down after taking a helmet to helmet hit against Northern Iowa at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Christian Watson signals first down after taking a helmet to helmet hit against Northern Iowa at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum


North Dakota State's Christian Watson heads upfield after catching a pass against Northern Iowa at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Christian Watson heads upfield after catching a pass against Northern Iowa at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum


North Dakota State's Costner Ching celebrates his fumble recovery  against Northern Iowa with teammates Michael Tutsie and Jasir Cox at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Costner Ching celebrates his fumble recovery against Northern Iowa with teammates Michael Tutsie and Jasir Cox at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum


North Dakota State's Christian Watson leaps to snare a pass against Northern Iowa's Austin Evans at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Christian Watson leaps to snare a pass against Northern Iowa's Austin Evans at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum


North Dakota State's Logan McCormick celebrates a sack on Northern Iowa quarterback Theo Day at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Logan McCormick celebrates a sack on Northern Iowa quarterback Theo Day at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. David Samson / The Forum


North Dakota State’s Josh Babicz blocks Northern Iowa’s Korby Sander for the field goal during their homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
North Dakota State’s Josh Babicz blocks Northern Iowa’s Korby Sander for the field goal during their homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum


Northern Iowa’s Theo Day jumps into the arms of his teammate Isaiah Weston in celebration of Weston’s second quarter touchdown during their football game against North Dakota State on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
Northern Iowa’s Theo Day jumps into the arms of his teammate Isaiah Weston in celebration of Weston’s second quarter touchdown during their football game against North Dakota State on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum


Northern Iowa’s Nate Murphy kicks the ball into play during their football game against North Dakota State on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
Northern Iowa’s Nate Murphy kicks the ball into play during their football game against North Dakota State on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum


North Dakota State’s Jasir Cox holds onto the ball as he hits the ground during their homecoming football game against Northern Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
North Dakota State’s Jasir Cox holds onto the ball as he hits the ground during their homecoming football game against Northern Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum


North Dakota State’s Jerodd Vines reaches out for Northern Iowa’s Dom Williams before tackling him during their homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
North Dakota State’s Jerodd Vines reaches out for Northern Iowa’s Dom Williams before tackling him during their homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum


North Dakota State’s Christian Watson smiles as he carries in the first touchdown of the game against Northern Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
North Dakota State’s Christian Watson smiles as he carries in the first touchdown of the game against Northern Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum


North Dakota State’s Eli Mostaert tackles Northern Iowa’s Theo Day as he attempts to make a patch during their homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
North Dakota State’s Eli Mostaert tackles Northern Iowa’s Theo Day as he attempts to make a patch during their homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum


North Dakota State’s marching band and cheerleaders perform before the start of their homecoming football game against Northern Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in the Fargodome.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
North Dakota State’s marching band and cheerleaders perform before the start of their homecoming football game against Northern Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum