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