North Dakota rolls past South Dakota Mines 66-0
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP)
Jake Miller rushed for 178 yards and a touchdown, Braden Hanson and Marcus Hendrickson threw for two scores apiece, and North Dakota dominated South Dakota Mines 66-0 Thursday night in both teams' season opener.
Mitch Sutton added two rushing scores and P.J. Sparks and Adam Shaugabay had one each for North Dakota, which rolled up a school-record 653 yards of total offense and held the Hardrockers, a Division II program, to 142.
Hanson and Hendrickson split time at quarterback, and both were nearly perfect. Hanson was 13 of 14 for 188 yards passing before leaving with an injury in the second quarter, and Hendrickson had 95 yards on 5-of-6 passing.
Hanson opened the scoring in the first quarter with touchdown passes to Seth Wisthoff and Jameer Jackson. North Dakota kept pouring it on in the second, as Sutton scored twice and Hendrickson hit Greg Hardin and Blair Townsend for touchdowns.