By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Georgia Southern falls to North Dakota State
Bison end Eagles' season with 35-7 win inside the Fargodome
Maine Georgia Souther Heal
Georgia Southern quarterback Jaybo Shaw (14) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Maine, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in Statesboro, Ga. Georgia Southern defeated Maine 35-23 to advance to the semifinals. - photo by Associated Press

      Wide receiver Warren Holloway scored twice to help North Dakota State defeat Georgia Southern 35-7 Saturday in a Football Championship Subdivision semifinal inside the Fargodome in North Dakota.

      The Bison (13-1) will face Sam Houston State (14-0) for the FCS championship Jan. 7.

      Turnovers were costly for Georgia Southern. A fumble on their own 16 in the first quarter set up the Bison for their first score. Then a fumble on the North Dakota 3-yard-line, prevented Georgia Southern from having a chance to tie the score at 14-14 on their first drive of the second half..

      The loss ends Georgia Southern's drive for its seventh National Championship one step short of the title game for the second straight-year.

      Dominique Swope ran 23 times for 96 yards and a touchdown while reaching the 1,000 yard plateau for the season. He finished the 2011 campaign with 1,023 yards this year. GSU ran for 186 yards in the game, their lowest total this year in the playoffs.

      Holloway scored on a 19-yard reception in the first quarter and a 17-yard run in the second quarter. NDSU led 14-7 at the half.

      North Dakota State quarterback Brock Jensen accounted for 231 yards of total offense, including a 55-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Sam Ojuri and D.J. McNorton added touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

      NDSU had a 451-333 advantage in total offense. The Bison forced three turnovers.

     It's the first FCS title game appearance for NDSU, which moved up to Division I in 2004.