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Missouri State shut out by No. 1 North Dakota State

Expectations for Missouri State going into Saturday were low and the No. 1 team in the FCS was able to come away with the victory.

No. 1 North Dakota State (7-0) defeated Missouri State (1-5) 22-0 on Saturday afternoon in Fargo, North Dakota.

With the loss, the Bears have now lost at least five games in every season since 1996. MSU has started 1-5 in three of Dave Steckel's five seasons as head coach.

Missouri State returns home next week for a homecoming matchup with nationally-ranked Northern Iowa.

Here's what went down Saturday:

This will be updated

Trey Lance scores on option

After back-to-back empty drives between the Bison and Bears to begin the game, North Dakota State scored the game's opening points nearly halfway through the first quarter.