BOZEMAN, Mont. -- On the first play of the game, Montana St. quarterback Troy Anderson evaded pressure and Kevin Kassis broke free in the secondary. Anderson fired a strike and Kassis was off to the races, but stepped out of bounds at the four yard line, even though nobody was in front of him. A 71-yard play on the first play of the game. But from the second play, it was been all North Dakota St.
The Bison held the Bobcats out of the endzone from first and goal, scored on their first drive, and their second and every drive of the first half, building up a 38-3 lead
North Dakota St. called off the dogs a bit in the second half, but the domination was clear in every facet of the game. They converted six of nine third down attempts to the Bobcats three of 15. They rushed for over 400 yards.
Montana St had 122 yards on two plays, the first pass and a second half 51 yard touchdown run from Troy Anderson. Besides those two plays, the Bison held Montana St. to 181 yards of offense. A rushing attack that was averaging over 300 yards per game the past few weeks only gained 177, including the 51 yard run. But the stat that most resembled the blowout was the final score, 52-10.
North Dakota St. will now host No. 8 Colgate in the quarterfinals