Top-ranked North Dakota State outgained Missouri State 483-213 in a 48-7 romp at Plaster Stadium Saturday, the Bears’ fourth consecutive loss.
Bison quarterback Easton Stick faced little resistance in the first half, throwing all five of his touchdowns to build a 34-0 lead at the break.
Missouri State’s only scoring drive came in the third quarter and covered 84 yards, finishing with a six-yard run by freshman Jeremiah Wilson, his third touchdown of the season.
The Bears were overmatched in every phase Saturday, simply overpowered by the college football dynasty aiming for its seventh national championship in eight seasons.
Despite the blowout loss and disappointing four-game losing streak, Missouri State coach Dave Steckel said after the game his program is still on a positive track.
“At the end of the day, everybody sees the scoreboard. I see all the big steps we’re making in the program, and it’s not showing up on the scoreboard,” Steckel said. “There’s a lot of things that have been happening really well in our program. Now what we have to do is correcting discipline, correct our focus and take care of all the little things so it does show up on the scoreboard.”
Missouri State (4-6, 2-5 MVC) will finish the 2018 season next Saturday at Northern Iowa.