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NDSU and UND find offensive success, RedHawks fall again in American Association Championship in 10:00PM Sportscast for Sept. 18

UND and NDSU both earned wins to close out non-conference play, MSUM falls at Augustana, and the RedHawks' rally fall shorts in the American Association Championship series.

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North Dakota State's TaMerik Williams hurdles Towson's Jamal Gay as Christian Dixon closes in at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Maryland, on Saturday, Sept. 18. David Samson / The Forum

FARGO-- The Bison continue it's perfect season on the road, defeating Towson 35-7.

NDSU got off to a strong start on its first drive of the game as Quincy Patterson was able to launch the ball in the air and find Christian Watson 67 yards down the field to put the Bison up 6-0. The offense would roll on to have a 21-0 lead at half. The defense was able to hold the Tigers scoreless until the fourth quarter. Linebacker Jackson Hankey would lead NDSU's defense with eight tackles, including a 1.5 tackle for loss. The Bison (3-0) will enter it's bye week. NDSU will face UND on October 2.

In the annual Potato Bowl, UND holds Drake scoreless 38-0. That is UND's first shut out win since 2017. The Fighting Hawks played without star running back Otis Weah, but were able to prevail as it finished the night with 288 rushing yards. In the first quarter, Luke Skokna ran the ball 51 yards into the endzone to give the Fighting Hawks an early lead. Skona would go on to lead the backs with eight carries for 123 yards. UND (2-1) will enter it's bye week. The Fighting Hawks will face NDSU on October 2.

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MSUM has its worst start since 2017 after falling at Augustana 43-17.I n the second quarter, Tommy Falk throws the ball 46 yards down the field to find Ryan Harvey-Turner for a touchdown to cut the Dragons deficit to 24-14. In the second half Augustana was able to hold MSUM scoreless. MSUM (1-2) will look to bounce back next week as it hosts Upper Iowa.

The RedHawks trail 0-2 to Kansas City in the American Association Championship Series after a 7-5 loss on Saturday. The Monarchs jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the second inning, Sam Dexter hit a two-run home run in the second, but the rally fell short. These two teams resume the best of five series on Monday in Kansas City.

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