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SDSU beats Villanova; USD falls to NDSU

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Isaiah Davis ran for 192 yards, including a 66-yard touchdown run, and top-seeded South Dakota State, the defending national champions, defeated eighth-seeded Villanova 23-12 in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs.

That touchdown early in the fourth quarter was the only offensive score by either team going into the wind, which gusted up to 45 miles an hour.

The Jackrabbits, who won their 27th-straight game, are home against the winner of No. 4 Idaho and No. 5 Albany in the semifinals next weekend.

The only other touchdown going into the wind was Matthew Durrance’s punt block, scoop and score covering 45 yards in the second quarter that gave South Dakota State a 10-6 lead.


VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Cam Miller had a touchdown by pass and run, Cole Payton rushed for two scores and North Dakota State rolled over South Dakota 45-17 on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs.

The Bison will travel to second-seeded Montana for a semifinal matchup.

The third-seeded Coyotes were down 21-0 after the first quarter following an 82-yard punt return by Jayden Price.

Miller ran 9 yards to cap NDSU’s opening 75-yard drive and running quarterback Payton rushed for a 43-yard score. Miller added a 4-yard TD pass to finish an 81-yard drive and Payton ran 17 yards for a 35-3 halftime lead.

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