Player of the game
North Dakota State running back Sam Ojuri rushed for 128 yards, giving the Bison key first downs and allowing them to control the clock.
Reason to hope
North Dakota State might be the strongest opponent on K-State’s nonconference schedule. The next two should be easier.
Reason to mope
Losing to a FCS opponent, regardless of skill, is never good.
K-State will try to bounce back against Louisiana-Lafayette, a team that returns many starters and will try to duplicate what North Dakota State accomplished. Game time is 5:30 p.m. next Saturday (Fox Sports 1) in Manhattan.