MACOMB, Ill. (AP) Easton Stick threw for 160 yards and a score as North Dakota beat Western Illinois 21-13 on Saturday night.
King Frazier ran for 89 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries for the Bison (6-1, 3-1 Missouri Valley). Darrius Shepherd had 74 yards receiving.
Frazier ran for two scores in the first half and Stick threw a 17-yard scoring pass to Jeff Illies with 45 seconds to go before the break to put the Bison up 21-6 at halftime.
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The Leathernecks (5-2, 2-2) lost a scoring opportunity midway through the fourth quarter to a Sean McGuire fumble on the goal line that was recovered by North Dakota's Pierre Gee-Tucker. McGuire was intercepted by Jalen Allison two plays into Western Illinois' next drive and again by Tre Dempsey on the Leathernecks' final possession to seal the Bison victory.