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Johnson and Bison roll over Montana 49-26 in FCS playoffs

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Kobe Johnson ran for 206 yards and two touchdowns, quarterback Cam Miller also scored two touchdowns and third-seeded North Dakota State defeated Montana 49-26 in the second round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday.

The defending and nine-time champions, the Bison (10-2), covered 453 yards and converted three turnovers by the Grizzlies (8-5) into 21 points.

North Dakota State will play at home against sixth-seeded Samford in the quarterfinals next weekend.

Corbin Walker scored a 58-yard return after an interception by Miller early in the second half to bring the Grizzlies within 21-20. The Bisons responded, scoring on four of their next five possessions.

Johnson had touchdown runs of 75 And 73 metres And TaMerik Williams scored a 68-yard hitNDSU then went on to drive 87 yards in nine plays, capped by TK Marshall's seven-yard touchdown run.

Miller scored the first two points of the game with runs of 10 and 68 yards.

Montana's Lance Johnson scored a rushing touchdown, but the quarterback was knocked out of the game when he was sacked and had a fumble that Cole Wisniewski recovered in the end zone late in the first half.

NDSU is making its 13th consecutive FCS playoff appearance. The record is 17 consecutive appearances by Montana between 1993 and 2009.

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