BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Mark Gronowski passed to Jaxon Janke for the go-ahead touchdown and South Dakota State scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to break away from Holy Cross for a 42-21 win in the FCS quarterfinals.
The top-seeded Jackrabbits will play fourth-seeded Montana State in the semifinals.
The eighth-seeded Crusaders gave the Jackrabbits a tough test through three quarters behind quarterback Matthew Sluka, who rushed for a career-high 212 yards on 26 carries.
Gronowski passed for 177 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another. Davis had 154 yards on 20 carries with a score.