Scores
NCAA DIVISION I FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - SEMIFINAL

Final

Ga. Southern 7

(11-3, 7-1 Southern)

North Dakota St 35

(13-1, 7-1 MVC)

Coverage: ESPNU

2:30 PM ET, December 17, 2011

Fargodome, FARGO, ND

1 2 3 4 T
GASO 0 7 0 07
NDSU 7 7 6 1535

Top Performers

Passing: B. Jensen (NDSU) - 137 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: S. Ojuri (NDSU) - 16 CAR, 100 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: W. Holloway (NDSU) - 5 REC, 68 YDS, 1 TD

Warren Holloway, N. Dakota St. rout Georgia Southern in FCS semis

Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. -- Quarterback Brock Jensen accounted for 231 total yards despite playing with the flu and receiver Warren Holloway scored twice to help North Dakota State defeat Georgia Southern 35-7 Saturday in a Football Championship Subdivision semifinal.

The Bison (13-1) will face Sam Houston State (14-0) for the national championship Jan. 7 in Frisco, Texas. It is the first FCS title game appearance for NDSU, which moved up to Division I in 2004.

NDSU had a 451-333 advantage in total offense. The Bison forced three turnovers and turned all of them into touchdowns.

Holloway, a 6-foot-2, 199-pound senior from Houston, scored on a 19-yard reception from Jensen in the first quarter and a 17-yard run in the second quarter. Both came after Georgia Southern miscues, including a kickoff out of bounds late in the first half after the Eagles had tied the game 7-7.

It took just two plays for NDSU to score, on Holloway's end-around. That gave the Bison a 14-7 lead at halftime.

Jensen gave the Bison breathing room with a 55-yard touchdown run in the third quarter on a third down-and-3 play. It capped a 96-yard drive after NDSU's Travis Beck recovered a fumble when the Eagles were threatening to score.

Running backs Sam Ojuri and D.J. McNorton, who combined to rush for 194 yards, added touchdowns in the fourth quarter for NDSU.

Dominique Swope ran for 96 yards and scored on a 23-yard run for the Eagles (12-2).

Bison strong safety Colton Heagle, who had been out three weeks with a thumb injury, led all defenders with 15 tackles.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GASO
NDSU
1st Downs1817
Total Yards333451
Passing147137
Rushing186314
Penalties2-107-50
3rd Down Conversions4-157-11
4th Down Conversions2-50-0
Turnovers30
Possession30:4929:11

Passing Leaders

Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Shaw11/181347.400
North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jensen10/151379.110

Rushing Leaders

Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Swope23964.2123
Shaw15412.7033
North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ojuri161006.3139
McNorton13947.2133

Receiving Leaders

Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Showers55611.2018
Wilcox23517.5030
North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Holloway56813.6129
Smith23115.5027

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGASONDSU
TD04:45Warren Holloway 19 Yd Pass From Brock Jensen (Ryan Jastram Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERGASONDSU
TD03:58Dominique Swope 23 Yd Run (Adrian Mora Kick) 77
TD01:38Warren Holloway 17 Yd Run (Ryan Jastram Kick) 714
THIRD QUARTERGASONDSU
TD05:53Brock Jensen 55 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 720
FOURTH QUARTERGASONDSU
TD07:45Sam Ojuri 4 Yd Run (Brock Jensen Pass To D.J. Mcnorton For Two-Point Conversion) 728
TD00:39D.J. McNorton 4 Yd Run (Ryan Jastram Kick) 735