College Football

North Dakota State Bison (7-3)


Sam Houston St. beats N.D. State 24-20 to advance to semis

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) Eric Schmid threw for 227 yards and a touchdown, and his 6-yard touchdown run with 3:39 left helped send second-seeded Sam Houston State past defending FCS champion North Dakota State 24-20 on Sunday.

The Bearkats (8-0) advance to face the winner between No. 3-seed James Madison and North Dakota in the semifinals. Sam Houston State's win gives it a 15-0 all-time playoff record in home games as it searches for its first-ever championship.

The loss snaps North Dakota State's (7-3) FCS string of nine straight semifinals' appearances.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: Z. Noland721
Passing TDs: Z. Noland5
Rushing Yards: D. Gonnella495
Rushing TDs: H. Luepke6
Receiving Yards: C. Watson437
Receiving TDs: N. Gindorff3
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/5 at 9 Oregon Cancelled
9/12 vs. Drake Postponed
9/19 vs. North Carolina A&T Postponed
9/26 at UNI Postponed
10/3 vs. Central Arkansas W 39 - 28
10/10 at Indiana State Postponed
10/17 vs. South Dakota State Postponed
10/24 vs. Youngstown State Postponed
10/31 at Missouri State Postponed
11/14 vs. North Dakota Postponed
11/21 at South Dakota Postponed
2/21 vs. Youngstown State W 25 - 7
2/27 at Southern Illinois L 14 - 38
3/6 at Missouri State W 25 - 0
3/13 vs. Illinois State W 21 - 13
3/20 vs. North Dakota W 34 - 13
3/27 at South Dakota Cancelled
4/10 at UNI W 23 - 20
4/17 vs. South Dakota State L 17 - 27
4/24 vs. Eastern Washington W 42 - 20
5/2 at Sam Houston L 20 - 24
Missouri Valley
  Conference Overall
2 South Dakota State 5-1 8-1
12 Missouri State 5-1 5-5
7 North Dakota 4-1 5-2
6 North Dakota State 5-2 7-3
14 Southern Illinois 3-3 6-4
Indiana State 0-0 0-0
25 Northern Iowa 3-4 3-4
South Dakota 1-3 1-3
Illinois State 1-3 1-3
Western Illinois 1-5 1-5
Youngstown State 1-6 1-6
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3415 (12)
Passing Yards: 1233 (46)
Rushing Yards: 2182 (3)
Points per game: 26.0 (38)
Yards per game: 341.5 (51)
Touchdowns: 29 (14)
Field Goals: 8 (23)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3058 (87)
Passing Yards: 1859 (88)
Rushing Yards: 1199 (79)
Points per game: 19.0 (21)
Yards per game: 305.8 (25)
Touchdowns: 24 (81)
Field Goals: 8 (85)
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