YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The YSU football team closed out the home portion of their schedule with a 49-17 loss to North Dakota State on Saturday.

Watch the video above to see highlights from today’s game.

The Bison scored on their opening drive, when junior fullback Hunter Luepke ran 49-yards for a touchdown.

North Dakota State increased their lead to 14-0 in the 2nd quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run from TaMerik Williams.

The Penguins started their scoring with a 44-yard field from Colt McFadden. The Bison closed out the first half with a 71-yard touchdown pass from Cam Miller to Christian Watson.

In the 3rd quarter, TaMerik Williams added a 50-yard touchdown run, followed by a 1-yard touchdown pass from Miller to Noah Gindorff to extend the Bison lead to 35-3.

Youngstown State found the endzone later in the 3rd, when Mitch Davidson connected with Bryce Oliver on a 2-yard touchdown. The two would score again in the 4th quarter on another 2-yard score.

The Penguins were trailing 35-17 before North Dakota State’s Jalen Bussey ripped off a 61-yard touchdown, followed by a 84-yard run by TK Marshall in the 4th quarter.

The Bison amassed 623 yards of total offense, and rushed for 454 yards on the day.

Youngstown State falls to (2-7) overall. The Penguins will wrap up the season next week at Southern Illinois.