N. Dakota St. 43, Robert Morris 17

Brock Jensen threw two touchdown passes and ran for another

score as North Dakota State beat Robert Morris 43-17 Saturday night

in the first round of the FCS playoffs.

D.J. McNorton ran 27 times for 110 yards and a TD and caught two

passes for 110 yards and a score for the Bison (8-4), who play at

Montana State next Saturday.

Robert Morris (8-3), making its first appearance in the FCS

playoffs, led 7-6 at halftime before Jensen, a redshirt freshman,

hit on a pair of scoring passes in the third quarter. He tossed a

32-yard touchdown pass to Warren Holloway on third-and-12 and a

short middle screen that McNorton took 49 yards for a score. Jensen

was 10-for-24 for an NDSU playoff-record 229 yards and the Bison

rolled up 482 yards of total offense.

Myles Russ ran 27 times for 117 yards and two touchdowns for the

Colonials.