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NDSU’s ‘Rams’ named MVFC Offensive Line of the Week

It was a complete team effort up front by North Dakota State University’s offensive line last weekend as the “Rams” paved the way for a historic rushing performance in NDSU’s 49-17 road win over Youngstown State.

North Dakota State rolled up 454 net rushing yards – the most by a Bison team in a Missouri Valley Football Conference game dating back to 2008, fifth most in NDSU’s Division I era, and the second 400-yard game for NDSU this season.

NDSU played 10 offensive linemen in the game, and that group was honored Monday, Nov. 15, as the MVFC Offensive Line of the Week. It is just the fourth time in league history that a unit has been honored for their collective performance.

The Bison averaged 10.1 yards on 45 attempts and scored touchdowns on runs of 1, 49, 50, 61 and 84 yards. NDSU produced two 100-yard rushers for the first time this season led by TK Marshall’s three carries for 146 yards and TaMerik Williams, who had a career-high 18 carries and 137 yards with two touchdowns in his first career start.

No. 4-ranked North Dakota State (9-1, 6-1 MVFC) is scheduled to close out the regular season hosting 16th-ranked South Dakota (7-3, 5-2 MVFC) in the annual Harvest Bowl game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov 20.

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