South Dakota State defeated North Dakota State 45-21 to win its first FCS national championship on Jan. 8 in Frisco, Texas.
Check out the highlights below.
SDSU drew first blood after its defense forced a 3-and-out. The Jacks went 85 yards on nine plays, ending in a 16-yard Isaiah Davis TD run.
NDSU answered with a six-play, 75-yard drive as Joe Stoffel hauled in a 27-yard TD catch from Cam Miller.
SDSU took the lead again early in the second quarter, this one on an Amar Johnson 32-yard TD run.
SDSU then turned an NDSU fumble into points. Mark Gronowski found Jaxon Janke for an 18-yard TD catch.
SDSU scored right after a third-down conversion for the second drive in a row.
SDSU extended its lead to 28-7 on a 44-yard TD catch and run by Michael Morgan
NDSU responded quickly as Miller found Eli Green on a deep TD pass a couple of minutes before the half.
SDSU wasn’t done, driving the field to make it 31-14 on a 30-yard Hunter Dustman FG as time expired to go into the half.
SDSU opened the second half with a 51-yard TD run by Mark Gronowski to make it 38-14.
NDSU got back on the scoreboard with a 9-yard Kobe Johnson TD run. The Bison kicked the PAT, keeping it a 3-possession lead for SDSU at 38-21 with 13:44 left.
SDSU padded its lead after Jason Freeman picked off Cam Miller. Mark Gronowski found Jaxon Janke on a 30-yard TD with 8:05 to play.
SDSU ran for 299 yards and totaled 522 offensive yards. Mark Gronowski went 14/21 passing for 223 yards and three TDs. Amar Johnson and Isaiah Davis both went over 100 yards on the ground.