SIU beats bison on conference opener -

SIU beats bison on conference opener

North Dakota State held the ball longer, rushed for more yards and converted more first downs than the Salukis Saturday.

It did not have more points.

The Bison's Pat Paschall, the leading rusher in the Football Championship Subdivision, rushed for 151 yards and the Bison held the ball 15 minutes longer than the Salukis. It was all for naught though, as SIU defeated North Dakota State 24-14 Saturday at McAndrew Stadium.

"The only number that matters is the score," head coach Dale Lennon said. "This type of game, with time of possession ? it can be a little misleading. All that really matters is scoring opportunities - and we had the upper hand with field position."

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