Sunday, January 8, 2012

North Dakota State earns FCS Championship

Saturday afternoon in Frisco, TX. North Dakota State defeated Sam Houston State 17-6 to capture the FCS Championship.  The Bison limited the Bearkats, who were averaging 421 yards a game, to only 220 total yards.  Sam Houston held a 6-3 lead at halftime but ND State scored early in the 3rd quarter after a fake punt put the Bison in Bearkats territory.  The Bison added one more touchdown following an interception that put the ball at the Bearkat 1 yard line.  

Brock Jensen scrambles to his right. He finished the game 10-20-120, 1 TD passing, 1 TD rushing
North Dakota State WR Ryan Smith turns the corner on the Bearkat defense

Sam Houston State RB Tim Flanders walks the sideline.  Flanders set a conference record for most rushing yards in a single season with 1,642.  He finished with 84 rushing yards

The Bison celebrate on the field as the game ended