SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- James Johannesson ran for career highs of 213 yards and two touchdowns, Brady Oliveira tied a career high with 171 yards rushing and had a career-best three TD runs, and North Dakota beat Sacramento State 41-15 on Saturday night.
The Fighting Hawks (5-2) began to pull away for good when Oliveira dragged a pair of defenders into the end zone to punctuate a 26-yard run, making it 27-15 with seven minutes left in the third quarter. Johannesson scored on a 4-yard run fewer than three minutes later and added a 90-yard scamper to cap the scoring with 7:46 left in the fourth.
Oliveira scored on a 52-yard carry in the first quarter and a 1-yard TD run that made it 20-10 early in the third.
North Dakota finished with 480 yards rushing and averaged 9.1 yards per carry.
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