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University of North Dakota's Marcus Hendrickson (13) toss the ball as Sacramento State hosts North Dakota in the football game, Saturday Sept. 22, 2012. Brian Baer/ Special to the Grand Forks Herald

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UND tops Sacramento State for first-ever Big Sky win

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The shootout never materialized, like many expected.

Instead, a maligned UND defense -- one that was torched in back-to-back weeks -- had its breakout game of the season. Not to be outdone, UND's run game, missing for the last two weeks, was front and center as well.


And it couldn't have come at a better time as UND beat Sacramento State 35-13 on Saturday night before 10,774 fans at Hornet Stadium.

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