UND football GameCenter vs. South Dakota, 5 p.m. kickoff

The No. 4-ranked UND football team hosts No. 20 South Dakota in a rare Thursday matchup at the Alerus Center.

A view of the Alerus Center in Grand Forks as plays it's first Missouri Valley Football Conference game Feb. 20, 2021 against Southern Illinois University. The Fighting Hawks on 44-21 and beat South Dakota State 28-17 the next weekend. UND hosts South Dakota on Thursday night. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Scoring descriptions and video will be posted below as they happen.

First quarter

South Dakota 3, North Dakota 0, 10:29 left first quarter: Mason Lorberg hits a 20-yard field goal after South Dakota's drive stalls despite first-and-goal from the 3. The Coyotes threw three passes from the 3 and all were incomplete, including a Jordan Canady hurry on third down. The drive was sparked by a 40-yard pass from Carson Camp to Carter Bell.

Second quarter

UND 7, South Dakota 3, 14:14 left: On third-and-3 from the 21, UND brings in backup quarterback Quincy Vaughn. Vaughn's first career touchdown pass goes 20 yards to Adam Zavalney, who catches his first career touchdown. Vaughn originally tucked the ball to signal a quarterback sweep but pulled back and found Zavalney wide open.


Third quarter

UND 14, South Dakota 3, 13:02 left: Otis Weah, after fumbling at the goal-line in the first half, redeems himself with two long runs, including a 45-yard run to open the half. His second long run, of 18 yards, gives UND a two-score lead to start the second half.

UND 21, South Dakota 3, 7:46 left: Weah is on his way to a huge day, up over 130 yards at this point. He runs for 37, then a few plays later carries for 4 into the end zone.

Fourth quarter

UND 21, South Dakota 10, 10:58 left: South Dakota scores its first touchdown on a Kai Henry 7-yard run to finish off a 15-play, 95-yard drive for the Coyotes.


Final. No. 4 UND beats No. 20 South Dakota 21-10.

Miller has covered sports at the Grand Forks Herald since 2004 and was the state sportswriter of the year in 2019 and 2022.

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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