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PHOTOS: Scenes from a decisive Bison home victory to clinch outright Missouri Valley Football Conference title

North Dakota State cruised to victory against South Dakota at the Fargodome to earn an outright Missouri Valley Football Conference championship.

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North Dakota State senior Christian Watson is introduced before kickoff against South Dakota at the Fargodome on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
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FARGO — No, 4-ranked North Dakota State scored 28 points in the game's first 18 minutes and cruised to a 52-24 victory against No. 16-ranked South Dakota on Saturday in Missouri Valley Football Conference play at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.

The Bison (10-1, 7-1 MVFC) clinched an outright MVFC title with the victory and close their regular-season with back-to-back victories heading in the NCAA Division I FCS playoffs.

NDSU quarterback Cam Miller completed 19 of 23 passes for 219 yards and a touchdown as the Bison gained 522 yards on 70 plays against the Coyotes. NDSU rushed for 303 yards on 47 attempts.

Below are images from NDSU's home victory against South Dakota:

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North Dakota State senior Cordell Volson hugs coach Matt Entz during senior introductions before kickoff against South Dakota at the Fargodome on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
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North Dakota State's Courtney Eubanks tackles South Dakota receiver at the Fargodome on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
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North Dakota State's Jalen Bussey greets young fans after the win over South Dakota at the Fargodome on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
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North Dakota State's Jalen Bussey carries against South Dakota at the Fargodome on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
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North Dakota State's TaMerik Williams crosses the goal line to score against South Dakota at the Fargodome on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
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North Dakota State's Braylon Henderson cruises down the sidelines against South Dakota at the Fargodome on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
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North Dakota State's Christain Watson carries on a jet sweep against South Dakota at the Fargodome on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
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North Dakota State's RaJa Nelson skips past South Dakota kicker Mason Lorber on a return at the Fargodome on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
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North Dakota State's Kobe Johnson carries against South Dakota at the Fargodome on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
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North Dakota State's Jayden Price heads upfield on a punt return against South Dakota at the Fargodome on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
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North Dakota State's quarterback Cam Miller eyes the end zone on a touchdown run against South Dakota at the Fargodome on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
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North Dakota State's Jake Kava sacks South Dakota quarterback Carson Camp at the Fargodome on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
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North Dakota State wide receiver Phoenix Sproles breaks away from South Dakota's Elijah Reed on a 75-yard touchdown reception at the Fargodome on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
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North Dakota State’s Jalen Bussey breaks through South Dakota’s defense before running the ball to the end zone for a touchdown on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
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North Dakota State’s Jalen Bussey poses in the end zone after making a touchdown against South Dakota on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
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North Dakota State’s Jalen Bussey runs the ball to the end zone for a touchdown while South Dakota trails behind on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
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North Dakota State’s Kobe Johnson is tackled by South Dakota’s Da’raun McKinney (7) and Brock Mogensen (49) on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
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North Dakota State players signal the fourth quarter of their game against South Dakota on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
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North Dakota State’s Nick Kubitz tackles South Dakota’s Wesley Eliodor as he holds the ball during their football game on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
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North Dakota State’s Destin Talbert celebrates with his teammates after intercepting a pass meant for South Dakota’s Jeremiah Webb on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
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North Dakota State’s Luke Waters hits the turf after a pass breakup by South Dakota’s Jack Cochrane on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
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North Dakota State’s Christian Watson runs the ball to the end zone for a touchdown against South Dakota on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
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North Dakota State’s Cole Wisniewski (31) and Noah Gindorff (87) dive to try and catch South Dakota’s Carter Bell before he scores South Dakota their first touchdown of the game on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at the Fargodome. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
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Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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