1st Quarter Recap: Northwestern 14, S. Dakota 0

Thanks to a mean rushing attack, Northwestern leads 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Wildcats rushed for 82 yards in the quarter.

The Wildcats got on the scoreboard first, rattling off a nine-play, 75-yard drive that ended in a score when Venric Mark pounded in a three-yard touchdown run. Northwestern’s drive was keyed by Mark’s 46-yard run. Pass plays were an afterthought for the Wildcats, as Northwestern threw just two passes during that march downfield.

The Wildcats made their lead 14-0 when Tyris Jones turned a handoff into a five-yard touchdown on the last play of a five-play, 53-yard drive. Northwestern’s drive was highlighted by Trevor Siemian’s 42-yard pass to Tony Jones.

South Dakota has possession on its own one-yard line to start the second quarter.

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