LIVE: Updates of SDSU-NDSU FCS title game
Live updates throughout the FCS title game between South Dakota State and North Dakota State.
FRISCO, Texas — Live updates will be updated here throughout the course of the game.
SDSU capitalized on the the Bison turnover, as Jaxon Janke caught a 30-yard touchdown from Gronowski. The Jackrabbits extended their lead to 45-21 after the PAT.
NDSU got the ball back but Jason Freeman intercepted a Miller pass and the Jackrabbits took over at the NDSU 24 up 38-21 with 10:40 to go.
The Bison struck first in the fourth quarter when Johnson crossed the goal line. The SDSU lead shrunk to 38-21 after the extra point.
The third quarter ended during a 13-play NDSU drive. The Bison entered the fourth quarter with the ball third-and-10 on the SDSU 24-yard line, trailing 38-14.
Gronowski opened up the scoring in the second half on a 51-yard touchdown run. After the extra point, SDSU's lead became 38-14.
SDSU started the second half with the ball.
The game went to halftime with SDSU leading 31-14 after Dustman hit a 30-yard field goal to close the half. The Jacks get the ball to start the third quarter. Johnson had six rushes for 115 yards and a touchdown for the Jackrabbits in the first half. Gronowski went 10-for-15 for 158 yards and two touchdowns, while Miller was 7-for-10 for 134 yards and two touchdowns.
The Bison got back on the scoreboard when Cam Miller hit Eli Green for a 44-yard touchdown pass. The extra point was good and made it 28-14, SDSU.
With 3:32 to go in the second quarter, Michael Morgan hauled in a 44-yard touchdown pass. After the extra point, the Jackrabbit lead swelled to 28-7.
Mark Gronowski connected with Jaxon Janke on an 18-yard touchdown pass to put the Jacks up two scores. The ensuing extra point made it 21-7 with 11:03 left in the first half.
On the Bison's first play of the ensuing drive, Kobe Johnson fumbled and SDSU recovered at the NDSU 34.
Amar Johnson broke free for a 32-yard touchdown run to put the Jacks back on top. After the extra point, SDSU took a 14-7 lead with 12:50 to go in the second quarter.
The first quarter came to a close with the game tied 7-7. SDSU starts the second quarter with the ball at the Bison 48.
SDSU used its first timeout of the first half with 60 seconds to go in the first with the game tied 7-7.
The Bison responded to SDSU's score with a six-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a Joe Stoffel 27-yard touchdown reception. The extra point was good to tie the game 7-7 with 6:31 left in the first.
Isaiah Davis punctuated a nine-play, 85-yard drive with a 16-yard touchdown run. Hunter Dustman hit the extra point to give SDSU 7-0 lead with 9:12 to go in the first quarter.
SDSU forced a punt on the opening NDSU possession.
SDSU won the toss and deferred. NDSU started with the ball.