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South Dakota State earns shot at EWU in FCS playoffs

Coastal Carolina’s Delton Wells tackles Eddie Poole on Saturday. (Associated Press)
Coastal Carolina’s Delton Wells tackles Eddie Poole on Saturday. (Associated Press)

Zach Zenner rushed for 249 yards and two TDs to lead South Dakota State (9-4) to a 26-7 win over Northern Arizona (9-3) on Saturday in Flagstaff, Ariz.

SDS travels to Cheney to take on Eastern Washington (10-2) in the second round at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Sam Houston State 51, Southern Utah 20: Timothy Flanders rushed for 152 yards and two fourth-quarter TDs and the Bearkats (9-4) beat the Thunderbirds (8-5) in Huntsville, Texas. The Bearkats play Southeastern Louisiana (10-2) in the second round.

Jacksonville State 55, Samford 14: DaMarcus James ran for 124 yards and two TDs and the Gamecocks (10-3) routed the Bulldogs (8-5) in Jacksonville, Fla. The Gamecocks play at McNeese State (10-2) in the second round.

Furman 30, South Carolina State 20: Jarius Hollman had a 90-yard punt-return TD and a 34-yard interception-return TD to lead the Paladins (8-5) past the Bulldogs (9-4) in Orangeburg, S.C. The Paladins play at North Dakota State (11-0) next.

Fordham 37, Sacred Heart 27: Levon Williams helped force three turnovers leading to 20 points and the Rams (12-1) defeated the Pioneers (10-3) in New York City. The Rams play at Towson (10-2).

Tennessee State 31, Butler 0: Michael German tossed two TD passes and the Tigers (10-3) crushed the Bulldogs (10-3) in Indianapolis. The Tigers play at Eastern Illinois (11-1).

New Hampshire 45, Lafayette 7: Sean Goldrich threw for 267 yards and two TDs and the Wildcats (8-4) beat the Leopards (5-7) in Durham, N.H. The Wildcats move on to play at Maine (10-2).

Coastal Carolina 48, Bethune-Cookman 24: Alex Ross fired four TD passes and the Chanticleers (11-2) beat the Wildcats (10-3) in Conway, S.C. The Chanticleers advance to play at Montana (10-2).