North Dakota St. moves past Coastal Carolina 48-14
Sam Ojuri rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns as top-seeded
North Dakota State crushed Coastal Carolina 48-14 in a FCS
quarterfinal game Saturday.
Brock Jensen completed 14 of 21 passes for 187 yards and two TDs
as the two-time defending FCS national champion Bison (13-0) won
their 22nd straight game. Jensen also ran for two TDs and 75 yards
on 10 carries.
The win comes less than one week after head coach Craig Bohl
said he was leaving NDSU to coach Wyoming.
Coastal Carolina entered the game averaging 43 points and 491
yards of offense, but the Bison outgained the Chanticleers 624-281.
Alex Ross passed for 185 yards and one touchdown for Coastal
Carolina, but threw two picks as well.
The Bison host the winner of Southeastern Louisiana and New
Hampshire in the semifinals Friday.
Bohl accepted the Wyoming job after 11 years and more than 100
victories at NDSU. He’s said he expects most of his assistant
coaches to follow him to Laramie. NDSU players and administration
agreed to have Bohl and his staff coach the Bison until season’s
It was clear from the start Bohl’s imminent departure would not
affect the senior-laden Bison. NDSU had a 219-29 edge in total
yards and led 17-0 after the first quarter. The Bison led 31-0
before Lorenzo Taliaferro’s 3-yard touchdown run with 2:13
remaining in the second quarter got the Chanticleers on the
NDSU Ojuri’s 73-yard touchdown run with 6:16 left in the first
quarter gave NDSU a 10-0 lead. The Bison scored on three of their
next four drives, including two TD runs by Jensen and one by Ojuri,
for a 31-0 lead.
After Taliaferro’s score, NDSU went 29 yards in three plays to
set up Adam Keller’s 48-yard field goal as the half ended.