Friday, September 30, 2022

N. Dakota Saints beat S. Illinois for a 38-7 FCS playoff win. NWN News

FARGO, ND (NWN) — Quarterback Cam Miller ran for two scores as Tamerick Williams ran for 112 yards and scored two scoring runs to beat second-seeded North Dakota State in the second round of FCS 38-7 on Saturday. There was never any danger. playoff

The Bison moved on to play No. 7-seeded East Tennessee State, who needed a late rally to beat Kennesaw State 32-31 on Saturday.

North Dakota (11-1) didn’t need the late heroes in their commanding performance, setting up a 10-0 lead after the first quarter when Miller made it from the 9-yard line to a nine-play, 83- Driven to complete yard drive. Jake Reinholz then scored a 20-yard field goal with 1:58 remaining in the first.

Nick Baker threw a 22-yard touchdown pass, six seconds to Landon Lenoir in second and the Salukis (8-5) within three. But the Bison set up two relentless scoring drives that shattered the will of southern Illinois.

Bison used 13 plays to cover 65 yards and made Williams’ 1 yard jump with 7:45 before halftime to 17-7. After a three-and-out from the Salukis, which generated no yardage, North Dakota ended 11 plays in 63 yards and made it 24-7 when Miller drove it to 5 on a two-minute warning.

Baker threw 220 yards.

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