The Bison cut the Iowa lead to 21-20 after running back Chase Morlock caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Stick with 3 minutes, 41 seconds remaining.
Stick had 124 yards passing and a touchdown for the Bison (3-0), who also snapped Iowa's nine-game home win streak.
Cam Pedersen's 37-yard field goal as time expired gave the Bison a 23-21 stunner in what could be considered the biggest win in school history.
Reigning FCS champion North Dakota State has a almost annual tradition of scheduling an FBS opponent and beating them. After Saturday's win against another Top 25 program, some think it's time the Bison take their rightful place in the poll.
POSTGAME NOTES North Dakota State (3‐0) defeated Iowa (2‐1), 23‐21, Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. There were fingerprints of that 2012 season all over Iowa's offense (and defense for that matter) against the Bison, and that obviously doesn't bode well for things to come this year. A completion to RJ Urzendowski and a pair of runs left the ball on the Iowa 20. Only when No. 5 MI fell to Appalachian State has a higher ranked team been beat. "We left a lot of plays out there and just didn't play very well". Armstrong converted a fourth-and-9r with a 14-yard pass to Jordan Westerkamp before taking off on his winning run for the Huskers (3-0). "... I thought our offense was wearing them down and if we could get a stop, I felt we could dial up enough plays to get us in field goal range".
But the Hawkeyes answered with McCarron's touchdown and Beathard's 14-yard TD pass to VandeBerg. With 74 total points, the Bison have drawn the most ever for an FCS team.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Lamar Jackson ran for four touchdowns and threw for another score and Louisville routed Florida State in what was billed as an Atlantic Coast Conference showdown game.
That's the way it was all day for the 13th-ranked Hawkeyes, who are about to tumble down the national rankings and get caught up in the swirl of noise from the ones who criticized them all of previous year and now have fuel for more this season. "I'd say we lost to a really good football team". The Hawkeyes won't be overlooking anybody and should be able to overpower the Bison in the trenches.
The Hawkeyes, however, would love nothing more than to squash the thought that an FCS team can come into their house and win.
Clemson led 45-0 at the half against the FCS Bulldogs (0-3), and the third- and fourth quarters were 12 minutes each instead of the usual 15 minutes.
"They're not going to beat themselves, so that being said, we have to eliminate the mistakes we've made to give ourselves a chance".
And while the Bison compete for championships at a different classification level than the Hawkeyes, Iowa players see too many similarities to ignore.
Beathard threw his second touchdown pass of the game on the Hawkeyes' next possession, hitting senior receiver Matt VandeBerg in the end zone on a route that covered 14 yards and put Iowa ahead 14-7. "What a great play on the first run of that last drive".
North Dakota State: The Bison return home to face a decent Missouri State team in their league opener.
Though Daniels is more than capable of serving as Iowa's main ball carrier, Wadley's play as a sophomore forced the coaching staff to find room for him in 2016.