John Crockett on a sweep for 10 and a first down on the first play of this NDSU drive.
only the 4th rushing TD the Bison have allowed all year and the first offensive TD allowed this playoffs
Williams returns the kickoff from the end zone and gets out to the NDSU 26.
That was a key drive in my opinion. This will take a little of the steam out of the Fargodome crowd.
Now, we will have a key drive for the Bison. They can not go three and out here.
4th & 1 at the NDSU 4. The Eagles will still go for it.
JJ Wilcox takes the option pitch and takes to the right side into the end zone.
PAT is blocked, however.
Georgia Southern 6 North Dakota State 0 with 6:23 left in the 1st qtr.
Nice Eagle drive, 4th and 1 at the Bison three, and GSU has no FG game AT ALL!
Two more plays and another first down. McKinnon making some great moves on this drive.
1st & 10 from the NDSU 13 Darreion Robinson gets six.
2nd & 4. McKinnon gets three to se
3rd & 1 from the NDSU 4. McKinnon gets nothing on the play.
4th & 1 from the NDSU 4. The Eagles will go for it but will take a time out before the play as the play clock was winding down.
Gerogia Southern continuing to move the ball with another first down to the NDSU31.
Jerick McKinnon gets four on the first down play and 10 on second down play for the first first down of the game.
1st & 10 at the GSU 35. Swope gets two yards on the play.
2nd & 8 from the GSU 37. McKinnon gets two on the play.
3rd & 6 from the GSU 39. First throw by new quarterback Ezayi Youyoute to Kentrillis Showers to move the chains to the NDSU 46.
Great punt for NDSU. The Eagles start at their own 21.
Brock Jensen tries to hit Ryan Smith on the first down play but overthrows him.
2nd & 10 from the NDSU 19. Sam Ojuri gets two on the ground.
3rd & 8 from the NDSU 21. Jensen over throws Smith again to bring up 4th down.
The opening kickoff is returned by Marcus Williams but he doesn't have much room and only gets to the NDSU 19.
We are getting ready for this great matchup. Georgia Southern will defer to the second half after winning the coin toss. NDSU will get the ball to begin the game.
The Eagles are the only team to play in the FCS Semifinals in each of the last three years.
Of QB Jerick McKinnon’s 1,649 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns this season, 1,056 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns have come in during the stretch run of the last six games, which featured three FCS Playoff teams in Appalachian State, Central Arkansas and Old Dominion and one FBS squad in Georgia. The junior has also rushed for 1,294 yards and 15 touchdowns since taking over the quarterback role against Western Carolina.
I really think the main difference this year for Georgia Southern is QB Jerick McKinnonís 1,649 rushing yards on the year which ranks fourth all-time in school history and is 283 yards shy of tying Adrian Petersonís school record of 1,932 yards. He is one slippery threat!
And it is over.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 58 EASTERN ILLINOIS 10.
This game is over. EIU just fumbled the ball and SDSU's Gandy has gone over the century mark and the Jacks are about to score again as most of the backups are in the game for SDSU.
Gandy gets his his second touchdown on the ground from 12 yards out.
PAT is good.
SDSU 58 EIU 10 with 3:54 left in the game.
Zenner came back in as Gandy was banged up on the play and gets a couple yards.
Gandy back in and is just short of the first down. Cam Jones comes in a quarterback and gets the rushing touchdown from 5 yards out.
PAT is good.
SDSU 51 EIU 10 with 7:11 left in the game.
The kickoff goes out of the end zone for the touchback. SDSU will start at their own 25.
Gander gets 49 yards on the first play to the EIU 26.
Gander gets another eight on the next play.
2nd & 2 at the EIU 18. Gander gets another first down for five more.