ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) _ The nation’s longest active winning streak ended at 21 games Saturday when Stacy Jameson’s 30-yard touchdown pass to Brent Otto with 49 seconds remaining gave St. Cloud State a 20-13 victory over North Dakota State.
North Dakota State, ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division II, played the North Central Conference game without starting quarterback Chris Simdorn, who chipped a bone in his right foot last week.
Simdorn’s replacement, redshirt freshman Craig Geren, ran 11 times for 34 yards and missed on his only passing attempt for the Bison (6-1, 5-1 in the NCC).
St. Cloud State (6-1, 5-1), ranked ninth in Division II, tied the game at 13-13 when Dan Pridon kicked a 39-yard field goal with 7:07 left in the game.
The Bison’s Tony Satter took the ensuing kickoff but slipped at the 1-yard line. A 28-yard punt four downs later gave the Huskies the ball at the 33-yard line, and Jameson hit Otto for the score on third-and-7.
North Dakota State got its only touchdown on a 58-yard interception return by Tom Adams with 9:42 remaining in the game. Wade Herbel kicked field goals of 26 and 44 yards.
Harry Jackson, who finished the day with 164 yards on 30 carries, scored on a 20-yard run in the first quarter to give St. Cloud State a 7-0 lead.
Jameson ran 14 times for 81 yards and completed seven of 17 passes for 123 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Pridon also had a 25-yard field goal.
Satter gained 105 yards on 18 carries for the Bison, while Marty Sieh carried the ball 11 times for 61 yards.
North Dakota State’s last loss was 27-21 to Nebraska-Omaha in the next-to- last game of the 1987 season. The Bison won the 1987 season finale and went 14-0 last year en route to the Division II title.