FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Brock Jensen threw a touchdown and had a long run for another in the second half as two-time defending national champion North Dakota State pulled away from Furman for a 38-7 win in the second round of the FCS playoffs Saturday afternoon.
The Bison (12-0) are home against Coastal Carolina, which won at Montana 42-35, next weekend.
NDSU scored three TD's in the third quarter. Sam Ojuri had a short run, Jensen hit Andrew Bonnett for 7 yards and Reese Hannon returned an interception 61 yards to make it 31-7.
Jensen wrapped it up with a 53-yard scoring run.
The Paladins (8-6) hung with the Bison early. After Jensen opened the scoring with a 52-yard TD pass to Zach Vraa, Furman answered with a 75-yard drive, capped by Marcus Anderson's 1-yard. run. NDSU got a 37-yard FG on the final play of the first half to lead 10-7.