NORMAL, Ill. — No. 3-ranked North Dakota State finished with five sacks to spark a 20-0 victory against Illinois State on Saturday in Missouri Valley Football Conference play at Hancock Stadium before 12,416 fans.

The Bison (6-0, 3-0 MVFC) remained undefeated and have won 11 consecutive games against the Redbirds, who were celebrating their 100th homecoming game Saturday.

NDSU defensive tackle Eli Mostaert had three sacks and linebacker Jasir Cox added two interceptions to lead the defense.

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North Dakota State's Zach Mathis heads upfield after a pass reception against Southern Illinois at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Zach Mathis heads upfield after a pass reception against Southern Illinois at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

North Dakota State's Logan McCormick battles Southern Illinois' Trey Georgie at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Logan McCormick battles Southern Illinois' Trey Georgie at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

North Dakota State's Kaedin Steindorf hits a punt that pinned Southern Illinois deep in their own territory at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Kaedin Steindorf hits a punt that pinned Southern Illinois deep in their own territory at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

North Dakota State's Eli Mostaert pressures Southern Illinois quarterback Bryce Jefferson at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Eli Mostaert pressures Southern Illinois quarterback Bryce Jefferson at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

North Dakota State's Jake Reinholz hits a field goal against Southern Illinois at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Jake Reinholz hits a field goal against Southern Illinois at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

North Dakota State's Eli Mostaert (53) celebrates a sack on Southern Illinois quarterback Bryce Jefferson at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Eli Mostaert (53) celebrates a sack on Southern Illinois quarterback Bryce Jefferson at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

North Dakota State's Loshiaka Roques stops Southern Illinois' Nigel White at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Loshiaka Roques stops Southern Illinois' Nigel White at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

North Dakota State's Christian Watson trots to the goal line to score past Southern Illinois' Iverson Brown in the first quarter at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Christian Watson trots to the goal line to score past Southern Illinois' Iverson Brown in the first quarter at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

North Dakota State's RaJa Nelson is taken down by Southern Illinois' Clayton Isbell after a 17-yard pass reception at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's RaJa Nelson is taken down by Southern Illinois' Clayton Isbell after a 17-yard pass reception at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

North Dakota State's TaMerik Williams (22) celebrates his touchdown run against Southern Illinois with teammates at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's TaMerik Williams (22) celebrates his touchdown run against Southern Illinois with teammates at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

North Dakota State quarterback Quincy Patterson carries against Southern Illinois at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State quarterback Quincy Patterson carries against Southern Illinois at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

North Dakota State's Jerodd Vines takes down Southern Illinois' Kacper Rutkiewicz on a kickoff return at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Jerodd Vines takes down Southern Illinois' Kacper Rutkiewicz on a kickoff return at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

North Dakota State's Jasir Cox sprints through the Southern Illinois offense as he celebrates an interception at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Jasir Cox sprints through the Southern Illinois offense as he celebrates an interception at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

North Dakota State's Eli Mostaert snares Southern Illinois quarterback Bryce Jefferson at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Eli Mostaert snares Southern Illinois quarterback Bryce Jefferson at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

North Dakota State's Phoenix Sproles is spun in mid-air by Southern Illinois' Zeke Vandenburgh and Jarrell Jackson after a 37-yard reception at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
North Dakota State's Phoenix Sproles is spun in mid-air by Southern Illinois' Zeke Vandenburgh and Jarrell Jackson after a 37-yard reception at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. David Samson / The Forum