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Bruce Anderson refuses to go down
Northern Iowa simply could not knock Anderson off his feet, and his 97-yard kickoff return gave North Dakota State its first lead of the game and would ultimately stand as the winning play.
Bruce Anderson returned a kickoff for a touchdown for the second straight week to help North Dakota State to a 23-13 victory over Northern Iowa in an FCS quarterfinal game Saturday.
North Dakota St. advances in FCS playoffs
Although it took NDSU awhile to get going, the Bison took care of Northern Iowa, capping a 23-13 win with this safety late in the fourth.
NDSU increases lead over Northern Iowa
A pair of long plays earlier on this drive set up North Dakota State on the 4-yard line, and King Frazier easily ran it in for a TD. NDSU leads 21-10, and there's just under 7 minutes left in the game on ESPN.
LeCompte hits perfect punt
NDSU's Ben LeCompte punted the football 31 yards and downed it at UNI's 4-yard line, showing off backspin that would impress Roger Federer. North Dakota State leads 14-10 in the 4th quarter on ESPN.
UNI has lead over NDSU to open 2nd half
Northern Iowa held the four-time defending champion Bison to a season-low 79 yards of total offense in the first half. Is North Dakota State's 17-game win streak in the FCS playoffs in trouble? Live on ESPN, WatchESPN
UNI forces fumble against NDSU
The Panthers are proving they can hang with No. 3 North Dakota State in the first half, turning this fumble (forced by Deiondre' Hall) into a field goal just a few minutes later. UNI leads 10-7 on ESPN.
NDSU quarterback is going down
Northern Iowa ended the first quarter against NDSU with a statement, thanks to this sack from Jared Farley.
NDSU ties game late in first
Chase Morlock ran it in from one yard out to get North Dakota on the board and tie the FCS quarterfinal against UNI at 7. The game is in the first quarter on ESPN.
Smith gives UNI the early lead
Brandon Smith's third catch of the season might just have been one of his biggest, as he hauled in a 25-yard pass for a TD despite an NDSU defender draped all over him. It's 7-0 in the first quarter on ESPN.
Watch: Northern Iowa vs. North Dakota St.
North Dakota State, who's already beaten Northern Iowa earlier this season, has the highest chance (33%) among the remaining teams to win the FCS championship, according to ESPN's FPI. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN
Quarterback Aaron Bailey rushed for 200 yards, including touchdowns from 61 and 69 yards out, and Northern Iowa beat the Portland State Vikings 29-17 in a second-round FCS playoff game on Saturda
Aaron Bailey threw for three touchdowns and Tyvis Smith rushed for 147 yards and a score to lead Northern Iowa to a 53-17 win over Eastern Illinois in the FCS playoffs on Saturday night.
Aaron Bailey threw for two touchdowns and ran for three more as Northern Iowa defeated Southern Illinois 49-28 on Saturday night.
Aaron Bailey ran for four touchdowns and Northern Iowa shut out Missouri State 41-0 on Saturday.
Aaron Bailey rushed for a career-best four touchdowns and threw for another in Northern Iowa's 59-13 victory over Indiana State on Saturday night.
Aaron Bailey threw a touchdown pass and ran for another to lead Northern Iowa to a 20-7 victory over South Dakota on Saturday.
Aaron Bailey ran for 169 yards and the game-winning score as Northern Iowa picked up its first conference win on Saturday with a 10-7 victory over South Dakota State.
Nathan Knuffman kicked a field goal and David Griffith made a game-clinching interception, all in the final 3:18, as Western Illinois defeated Northern Iowa 24-19 on Saturday.
Carson Wentz threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Darrius Shepherd with 35 seconds remaining to lift North Dakota State over Northern Iowa 31-28 in a game between two top-10 FCS teams on Saturday.
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