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PHOTOS: Scenes from NDSU's victory over Illinois State

Bison defense stiffens, leads team to 24-7 victory over Redbirds at Fargodome

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North Dakota State’s Zach Mathis jumps to receive a pass against Illinois State’s Franky West during their football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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FARGO — North Dakota State bounced back from a disappointing loss to South Dakota State by handling Illinois State 24-7 in Missouri Valley Football Conference play at the Fargodome on Saturday.

The Redbirds took an early 7-0 lead, but the Bison defense pitched a shutout the rest of the way and held Illinois State to 76 rushing yards and just 219 total yards.

NDSU quarterback Cam Miller threw for one touchdown and ran for another as the Bison improved to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the MVFC.

Here are some scenes from NDSU's victory against the Redbirds:

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North Dakota State's Destin Talbert and Michael Tutsie stop Illinois State's Daniel Sobkowicz at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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North Dakota State's Braylon Henderson grabs a pass against Illinois State's Franky West at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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North Dakota State quarterback Cam Miller is tripped up by Illinois State's Zeke Vandenburgh at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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North Dakota State's Destin Talbert intercepts a pass against Illinois State at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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North Dakota State's Michael Tutsie and Will Mostaert celebrate a third down stop against Illinois State at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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North Dakota State's Hunter Luepke carries against Illinois State at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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North Dakota State quarterback Cam Miller scores against Illinois State at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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North Dakota State's Destin Talbert celebrates his interception against Illinois State's at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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North Dakota State's Logan Kopp celebrates a tackle against Illinois State at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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North Dakota State’s Cam Miller is pursued by Illinois State’s Jeremiah Jordan (18), Braydon Deming (92), and Jason Lewan (94) during their football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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Illinois State’s Daniel Sobkowicz and Zeke Vandenburgh celebrate a touchdown against North Dakota State during their football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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North Dakota State’s Julian Wlodarczyk tackles Illinois State’s Tanner Taula during their football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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Young Bison fans get high fives after the team’s 24-7 win against Illinois State on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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North Dakota State’s Logan Hofstedt has a verbal argument with Illinois State’s Deandre Lamont during their football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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North Dakota State’s Cole Payton takes the ball into he end zone for a touchdown against Illinois State on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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North Dakota State’s Dawson Weber and coach David Braun celebrate a turnover against Illinois State on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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North Dakota State's Dylan Hendricks battles against Illinois State's Peyton Asche at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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North Dakota State's Logan Kopp celebrates a tackle against Illinois State at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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Illinois State's Daniel Sobkowicz hauls in a 13-yard touchdown reception against North Dakota State's Courtney Eubanks at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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North Dakota State's Jaxon Duttenhefer celebrates his tackle on Illinois State's Keondre Jackson at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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North Dakota State cheerleaders run across the field with NDSU letters following a Bison touchdown against Illinois State on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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North Dakota State's Hunter Luepke fends off Illinois State's LaVoise-Deontae McCoy on his 20-yard touchdown reception at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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North Dakota State fans cheer for their team after an interception against Illinois State on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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North Dakota State's Zach Mathis battles for the ball with Illinois State's Franky West at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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North Dakota State fans yell out for the Bison at the end of the national anthem ahead of the team’s game against Illinois State on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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North Dakota State's Marques Sigle wraps up Illinois State's Daniel Sobkowicz at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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North Dakota State's Destin Talbert defends against Illinois State's Daniel Sobkowicz at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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North Dakota State's DJ Hart cruises down the sidelines past Illinois State's Kenton Wilhoit at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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College students wearing Bison gear and Halloween costumes celebrate during tailgating ahead of North Dakota State playing Illinois State on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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North Dakota State's Mekhi Collins grabs a reception against Illinois State at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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North Dakota State Bison players run out onto the field ahead of their football game against Illinois State on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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North Dakota State's Dawson Weber pats the helmet of Illinois State's Jalen Carr after breaking up a pass at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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North Dakota State quarterback Cole Payton slips past Illinois State's Franky West at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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North Dakota State Cam Miller flashes a smile to strength coach Jim Kramer during play against Illinois State at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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Illinois State’s Daniel Sobkowicz reaches for a pass against North Dakota State’s Destin Talbert during their football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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North Dakota State’s Cam Miller gets tackled by Illinois State’s Deandre Lamont (3) and Zeke Vandenburgh (5) during their football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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North Dakota State’s Nick Kubitz holds down Illinois State’s Bryson Deming during their football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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Illinois State fans jump up to celebrate a touchdown during their football game against North Dakota State on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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North Dakota State’s Nick Kubitz attempts to take down Illinois State’s Zack Annexstad as he moves with the ball during their football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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North Dakota State’s Destin Talbert is celebrated by his teammates after intercepting the ball during their football game against Illinois State on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Fargodome.
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North Dakota State's Griffin Crosa celebrates his field goal with holder Kaedin Steindorf at the Fargodome on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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Mike McFeely is a columnist for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He began working for The Forum in the 1980s while he was a student studying journalism at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He's been with The Forum full time since 1990, minus a six-year hiatus when he hosted a local radio talk-show.
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