Behind three touchdowns from quarterback Jensen Buck -- two rushing, one passing -- and a stellar defensive performance, North Dakota State shutout Lehigh, 24-0, in a Football Championship Subdivision playoff quarterfinal game in Fargo, ND. The Bison (12-1), the 20-team tournament's No. 2 seed, advances to their first FCS semifinals, as they will face No. 3 Georgia Southern in the semifinals, which will be held sometime next weekend. The Mountain Hawks ended its season with a 11-2 overall record.
After a scoreless first quarter, North Dakota State scored 17-unanswered point in the second quarter to take a commanding lead into halftime. Warren Holloway ignited the Bisons' scoring streak when he caught a 38-yard touchdown pass from Jensen with 10:38 to go in the second. Jensen helped put North Dakota State up 14-0 when he scored a rushing touchdown with just 2:08 remaining in the first half. The Bison added a field goal with just five seconds to go in the second quarter to give themselves a 17-point advantage. From there, there was no looking back.
Overall, Lehigh quarterback Chris Lum tossed for 286 yards and broke the Patriot League single-season record with 4,376 yards, while wide receiver Jake Drwal caught 10 balls for a total of 111 yards.