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NCAA DIVISION I FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - FIRST ROUND
Robert MorrisColonialsRMU
8-3, 3-3 Away
17
Final
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RMU707317
NDSU33142343
43
North Dakota StateBisonNDSU
8-4, 6-1 Home

N. Dakota St. 43, Robert Morris 17

FARGO, N.D. -- Brock Jensen threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score as North Dakota State beat Robert Morris 43-17 Saturday night in the first round of the FCS playoffs.

D.J. McNorton ran 27 times for 110 yards and a TD and caught two passes for 110 yards and a score for the Bison (8-4), who play at Montana State next Saturday.

Robert Morris (8-3), making its first appearance in the FCS playoffs, led 7-6 at halftime before Jensen, a redshirt freshman, hit on a pair of scoring passes in the third quarter. He tossed a 32-yard touchdown pass to Warren Holloway on third-and-12 and a short middle screen that McNorton took 49 yards for a score. Jensen was 10-for-24 for an NDSU playoff-record 229 yards and the Bison rolled up 482 yards of total offense.

Myles Russ ran 27 times for 117 yards and two touchdowns for the Colonials.

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2015 Northeast Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Duquesne5-18-4
St Francis (PA)4-26-4
Sacred Heart3-36-5
Bryant3-35-6
Central Connecticut3-34-7
Robert Morris2-44-7
Wagner1-51-10

2015 Missouri Valley Football Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
North Dakota State7-113-2
Illinois State7-110-2
Northern Iowa5-39-4
South Dakota State5-38-4
Western Illinois5-37-6
Indiana State3-55-6
South Dakota3-55-6
Youngstown State3-55-6
Southern Illinois2-63-8
Missouri State0-81-10