Live box score: UND vs. Abilene Christian, 3 p.m.

The Fighting Hawks look to bounce back from a rare home loss last Saturday to No. 1 South Dakota State.

UND and Abilene Christian face off Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Alerus Center.
Tom Miller / Grand Forks Herald
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GRAND FORKS — UND and Abilene Christian will face off for the first time in a non-conference battle Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Alerus Center.

Live updates of scoring plays, as well as available video, will be posted below as it happens.

First quarter

Abilene Christian 7, UND 0, 8:37 left: Abilene Christian marches on its second drive. After a questionable pass interference call on C.J. Siegel, ACU hits a 5-yard touchdown pass from Maverick McIvor to Kobe Clark.

Abilene Christian 7, UND 3, 4:56 left: A long kick return by Red Wilson, coupled with a late-hit call, gives the Hawks great field position. A 17-yard pass from Tommy Schuster to Bo Belquist sets up first-and-goal from the 6 but UND has to settle for a short Brady Stevens 20-yard field goal.

Second quarter

UND 10, Abilene Christian 7, 13:34 left: Bo Belquist catches a 4-yard comeback route on first-and-goal to give the Fighting Hawks their first lead. Belquist's 37-yard catch earlier in the drive put UND in good position.


Abilene Christian 14, UND 10, 3:46 left: On third-and-5 from the 11, UND cornerback Edmund Ocansey trips trying to cover Tristan Golightly, who catches the easy score.

UND 17, Abilene Christian 14, 1:12 left: Facing third-and-10 from the 15, UND went to Garett Maag twice. Once, for the first down. Then, for the 4-yard touchdown catch.

UND 20, Abilene Christian 14, :02 left: UND gets an extra three before half. ACU with a quick three-and-out and a shanked punt sets up Tommy Schuster's 30-yard bomb to Jack Wright. Brady Stevens drills one from 34 yards out to give the Hawks some momentum.

Third quarter

UND 20, Abilene Christian 17, 5:40 left: A brutal incomplete pass ruling on what replays show to be a fumble helps ACU pull within a field goal. Blair Zepeda hits from 30 yards out.

UND 27, Abilene Christian 17, 2:38 left: Tommy Schuster finds a deep ball to Caden Dennis down the sideline for a 31-yard gain. On the next play, Tyler Hoosman goes up over the pile for a 2-yard touchdown run.

UND 27, Abilene Christian 24, 1:13 left: A huge 91-yard kick return by Davion Johnson sets up a strange third-and-goal from the 12. For the second time in the game, a UND cornerback — C.J. Siegel this time — falls over on a 50-50 ball. The Wildcats score and cut the lead to three.

Fourth quarter

UND 34, Abilene Christian 24, 9:49 left: A Malachi Buckner interception sets up a score. On third-and-goal from the 5, UND hands off to Tyler Hoosman who spins his way to a touchdown.


UND 34, Abilene Christian 31, 7:48 left: A 25-yard pass from Maverick McIver to Kobe Clark sets up a 1-yard touchdown run for Rovaughn Banks.

Miller has covered sports at the Grand Forks Herald since 2004 and was the state sportswriter of the year in 2019.

His primary beat is UND football but also reports on a variety of UND sports and local preps.

He can be reached at (701) 780-1121, or on Twitter at @tommillergf.
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