Easton Stick threw for three touchdowns, Bruce Anderson ran for 124 yards with a touchdown and top-seeded North Dakota State advanced to the FCS semifinals for the eighth straight year with a 35-0 win over eighth-seeded Colgate on Saturday in Fargo, N.D.
Stick was 14 of 19 for 205 yards as the Bison (13-0) piled up 443 yards against the Raiders (10-2), who had the top defense in FCS.
The defending national champions, who have won 19 in a row, will be host to a semifinal game next Saturday against South Dakota State, the fifth seed. The Bison beat the Jackrabbits 21-17 in September.
Ty Brooks scored on a 26-yard run to cap a four-play, 96-yard drive on NDSU's first possession. A 2-yard pass to Ben Ellefson made it 14-0 in the second quarter. The Bison then went 70 yards on eight plays to open the second half, capped by a 10-yard pass to Darrius Shepherd.
That was more than enough for the Bison, who held Colgate to 157 yards.
South Dakota State 27, Kennesaw State 17: Taryn Christion threw for one touchdown and ran for another — the clincher with 2:22 to play — for the Jackrabbits in a quarterfinal victory over the fourth-seeded Owls in Kennesaw, Ga. Christion scored on a 15-yard run to cap an eight-play, 65-yard drive after the Owls (11-2) had scored on consecutive possessions to close within 20-17.
Mary Hardin-Baylor and Mount Union will play in the Stagg Bowl for the second year in a row. Mary Hardin-Baylor beat previously undefeated Wisconsin-Whitewater 31-14 Saturday in the D-III semifinals, and Mount Union beat Johns Hopkins 28-20. Mount Union won last year's Stagg Bowl 12-0.