The University of North Dakota fell in their football home opener on the road in Stony Brook, NY on Thursday night.

It was a game led by strong defense and neither offense seemed to be able to get into a rhythm.

North Dakota got on the board first with a 16-yard touchdown run from John Santiago. Stony Brook eventually tied the game at 7 and UND's defense was able to force a safety to take a 9-7 lead.

A couple of offensive drives for UND came to a screeching halt due to a sack fumble and then later on a fumble inside the red zone.

What sealed the deal for Stony Brook was a late game blocked punt that was scooped up and taken in for the touchdown.

The Stony Brook Seawolves beat UND 13-9. Highlights from the game courtesy of Stony Brook's YouTube page can be seen above.

[News Observer | YouTube]