Bison End UNH’s Dream Season
North Dakota State receiver Zach Vraa (82) hauls in a long touchdown pass from quarterback Brock Jensen ahead of New Hampshire defender Steven Thames (21) during the first half of an NCAA college semifinal football playoff game, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy)
Fargo, n.d. — Brock Jensen threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to help North Dakota State rout New Hampshire 52-14 in the Football Championship Subdivision semfinals Friday night.
The two-time national champion Bison (14-0) advance to the title game Jan. 4 in Frisco, Texas. They will play the winner of today’s Eastern Washington-Towson game.
John Crockett ran for 196 yards, including a 71-yarder on North Dakota State’s first play from scrimmage in the second half.
The Bison overcame two turnovers in the first 3 minutes and spotted New Hampshire (10-5) a 7-0 lead on the third play from scrimmage when cornerback Steven Thames returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown.
North Dakota State scored the next 52 points.
Jensen threw touchdown passes to Zach Vraa, Derrick Lang and Kevin Vaadeland.