FARGO, N.D. -- Trey Lance passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two more and North Dakota State defeated North Dakota 38-7 on Saturday for the Bison's 23rd consecutive victory.
It's the longest current streak in Division I and the fifth-longest in FCS history.
Lance, who accounted for six touchdowns in the redshirt freshman's starting debut against Butler last week, was 11-of-15 passing for 162 yards and rushed for a game-high 95 yards on 16 carries against the Fighting Hawks (1-1).
Lance's 2-yard toss to Ben Ellefson gave the FCS top-ranked Bison (2-0) a 21-7 halftime lead. Lance's 14-yard run made it 38-7 with under 10 minutes to play.
NDSU outgained North Dakota 428-216.
This was the 112th meeting between the instate rivals, but the first since Sept. 19, 2015, when NDSU won in the first Division I matchup between the programs.
North Dakota is playing as an FCS independent and will join NDSU and rest of the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2020.
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