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FCS playoffs: North Dakota State, Sam Houston State set up semifinal battle in FCS playoffs

Associated Press

John Crockett rushed for a career-high 227 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown to help North Dakota State hold off Coastal Carolina 39-32 Saturday in the FCS quarterfinals in Fargo, North Dakota.

The three-time defending champion Bison (13-1) will play at home again next Saturday against Sam Houston State.

The Chanticleers (12-2) had gone ahead 32-31 when De’Angelo Henderson scored on a 2-yard run to open the fourth quarter.

Sam Houston State 34, Villanova 31: Jared Johnson threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns, and orchestrated the game-winning fourth-quarter touchdown drive, to lead the Bearkats (11-4) into the semifinals with a win over the Wildcats (11-3).

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