A disputed pass interference call set up Stick's touchdown. It set off a firestorm of protests, resulting in a series of unsportsmanlike conduct penalties against Penguins coach Bo Pelini and the Youngstown State bench.
C.J. Smith's interception as time ran out sealed the comeback win for North Dakota State (8-2, 6-1 Missouri Valley), which trailed 24-10 heading into the fourth quarter.
Stick threw for 176 yards and ran in an earlier TD as well, King Frazier had 7-yard scoring run and Cam Pedersen hit two field goals.