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SDSU wins playoff game 26-7

South Dakota State running back Zach Zenner (31) runs through the Northern Arizona line during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Flagstaff, Ariz. South Dakota State won 26-7.(AP Photo/Arizona Daily Sun, Taylor Mahoney)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Zach Zenner rushed for 249 yards and two touchdowns to lead South Dakota State to a 26-7 victory over Northern Arizona Saturday night.

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After a scoreless first quarter, Northern Arizona got on the board first at 9:56 in the second on a 6-yard Zach Bauman run. Zenner answered for the Jackrabbits (9-4) with an 87-yard touchdown run on first down to put the halftime score at 7-7.

In the third quarter, Bauman was dropped for an SDSU safety. On the Jackrabbits next possession, Zenner rushed 34 yards for a second touchdown to put South Dakota State up 16-7.

The Jackrabbits shut out Northern Arizona in the second half, scoring 19 unanswered points, including a Justin Syrovatka field goal and a Reginald Gandy rushing touchdown.

Kyren Poe threw for 216 yards for the Lumberjacks (9-3) and Bauman rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown.

SDSU will play No. 3 national seed and Big Sky Conference champion Eastern Washington on Saturday, Dec. 7, in Cheney, Wash. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. Pacific Time.

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