Sam Houston St. advances to FCS semifinals

The FCS semifinal pairing are set, leading up to the Jan. 7 title game at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco.

In the first semifinal, Sam Houston State (13-0) will host Montana (11-2) at 7 p.m. Friday on ESPN. SHSU advanced after defeating Montana St., 49-13, in the quarterfinals. Montana downed Northern Iowa, 48-10.

The other semifinal will feature Georgia Southern (11-2) at North Dakota State (12-1) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on ESPNU. Georgia Southern beat Maine, 35-23, while North Dakota State topped Lehigh, 24-0, in the quarterfinals.