Monday, December 21, 2015

NDSU rolls to fifth straight FCS title game

(STATS) - North Dakota State's "Drive for Five" took the cruising lane on the Road to Frisco.

The four-time defending FCS champion Bison are headed back to another national title game after crushing Richmond 33-7 in Friday night's semifinal at the Fargodome.

The third-seeded Bison (12-2), who have won 19 straight postseason games while building their dynasty, will face No. 1 seed Jacksonville State (13-1) - which rolled over Sam Houston State 62-10 in Saturday's other semifinal - in the championship game Jan. 9 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

Already the only program to win four consecutive FCS titles, the Missouri Valley Football Conference power is now the first to appear in five straight championship games, surpassing the Eastern Kentucky squads of 1979-82 (titles in '79 and '82) and Youngstown State squads of 1991-94 (titles in '91, '93 and '94).

"That's the best team I've seen in some time, maybe in my 10 years of coaching FCS football," Richmond coach Danny Rocco said.

North Dakota State's eighth straight win came easily against seventh-seeded Richmond (10-4) from CAA Football. Redshirt freshman quarterback Easton Stick threw for two touchdowns and redshirt junior running back King Frazier rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns in the first meeting between the programs.

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