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NDSU defeats Charleston Southern 24-17 in overtime thriller

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The North Dakota State University Bison kicked off their 2016 season on Saturday night with a 24-17 overtime win over Charleston Southern. It was the first ever overtime game in the Fargodome's history.

The Bison led by a touchdown late in the 4th quarter but Charleston Southern tied the game with 2:59 left.

With the game tied, the Bison marched back down the field, but quarterback Easton Stick's interception put Charleston in field goal range. However, Jacob Smoak's kick went wide-left as time expired.

On the first play of overtime, running back King Frazier ran 25 yards for a touchdown to give the Bison the lead for good. The win was North Dakota's 43rd consecutive win at home against a non-conference team.

Despite the interception, Stick had a solid game completing 17-27 passes for 194 yards with two touchdowns including this strike to RJ Urzendowski.

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North Dakota State played smothering defense too allowing just 264 yards of total offense, including an interception by Jalen Allison.

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The Bison accumulated 424 total yards, which included 230 yards on the ground while averaging 5.2 yards per carry.

The five-time reigning national champions are in search of a sixth consecutive national title and will be back in action on Sept. 10 when they host Eastern Washington.

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