Bison Bring Home the Bacon Again


NDSU  17-13

James Madison

(FCS Championship)

NDSU won their 6th title in seven seasons by beating the defending national champs of James Madison SAT, 17-13.  The Bison tied GA Southern for the most FCS titles w/ the win and avenged a loss to the Dukes in last year’s semifinal round.  NDSU held a slim lead in yards gained – 264-241 – but the team won the TO battle, three takeaways to one.  Three different Bison ran for over 50y, including QB Easton Stick who threw for 130y and a score.  Bruce Anderson ran in the other TD and had 63y on 18c.  Darrius Shepherd piled up 6r & 74y w/ a score.  The defense was led by Warner’s own Derrek Tuszka who had a team-high six tackles & two sacks.  Jarrod Tuszka tacked on a pair of tackles as well.