NDSU rolls past Furman amid coaching turmoil
FARGO – Brock Jensen threw a touchdown and had a long run for another in the second half as two-time defending national champion North Dakota State pulled away from Furman for a 38-7 win in the second round of the FCS playoffs Saturday afternoon.
According to a CBS Sports report released later in the day, NDSU coach Craig Bohl will be announced Sunday as Wyoming’s new head coach. Bohl hadn’t commented as of press time.
The Bison (12-0) are home against Coastal Carolina, which won at Montana 42-35, next weekend.
NDSU scored three TD’s in the third quarter. Sam Ojuri had a short run, Jensen hit Andrew Bonnett for 7 yards and Reese Hannon returned an interception 61 yards to make it 31-7.
Jensen wrapped it up with a 53-yard scoring run.
The Paladins (8-6) hung with the Bison early. After Jensen opened the scoring with a 52-yard TD pass to Zach Vraa, Furman answered with a 75-yard drive, capped by Marcus Anderson’s 1-yard. run. NDSU got a 37-yard FG on the final play of the first half to lead 10-7.
– Associated Press and Daily News Staff contributed to this report.