McALLEN, Texas--North Dakota State contained the most explosive offense in the country while scoring 41 points itself in rolling to a 41-21 victory over Central State University of Ohio to capture the NCAA Division II national football championship before a large CBS regional television crowd on a hot and windy afternoon.

The Bison, in claiming their first on-the-field national title and fourth small college crown overall, broke to a 21-0 first quarter lead.

Working into a strong wind, Central State punts of 9 and 16 yards, sandwiched around a pass interception by NDSU linebacker Jim Dick, gave the Bison three scoring opportunities to capitalize on.

Freshman quarterback Jeff Bentrim hit Stacy Robinson with a 10-yard TD pass to cap a 35-yard, six-play drive. Following the interception, Bentrim ran for 34 yards on the third play of the drive for the second score.

The third TD came as the Bison drove 60 yards in seven plays with freshman Chad Stark going the final yard. Mike Stratton's 36-yard interception return set up a second-half TD as another key play.

Statistics
NDSU CSU
First Downs 22 15
Yds. Rush 314 137
Yds. Pass 47 147
Passes 3-12-0 13-27-2
Punts 3-17.0 6-33.5
Penalties 7-44 6-89
Fumbles/Lost 0-0 3-1

North Dakota State 41, Central State 21
NDSU 21 7 10 3 -- 41
Central State 0 14 7 0 -- 21
NDSU--Robinson 10 pass from Bentrim (Kubisz kick)
NDSU--Bentrim 34 run (Kubisz kick)
NDSU--Stark 1 run (Kubisz kick)
CSU--Cummings 1 run (Joseph kick)
CSU--Corbin 2 run (Joseph kick)
NDSU--Willis 3 run (Kubisz kick)
NDSU--FB Kubisz 31
NDSU--Molstre 4 run (Kubisz kick)
CSU--Corbin 35 run (Joseph kick)
NDSU--FG Kubisz 25
A--5,275

Top Individuals
Rushing--Bentrim (NDSU) 21-120; Corbin (CSU) 18-86; Stark (NDSU) 15-68; Molstre (NDSU) 13-58
Passing--Woody (CSU) 13-27-2, 147 yds.; Bentrim (NDSU) 3-11-0, 47 yds.
Receiving--Smith (CSU) 8-86; Robinson (NDSU) 3-47; Corbin (CSU) 2-32; Woody (CSU) 1-12