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Elizabeth Dee Shaw Stewart Stadium, Ogden, Utah Attendance: 4,495
Weber State holds on to beat North Dakota in FCS playoffs
OGDEN, Utah (AP) Josh Davis and Damon Bankston combined for 251 yards rushing and three touchdowns and Weber State held on to beat North Dakota 38-31 on Saturday in the first round of the FCS playoffs.
The Wildcats (10-2) will play at Big Sky rival and fourth-seed Montana State in the next round. The Wildcats lost to the Bobcats in Bozeman 43-38 during the regular season.
Weber State scored 24 points in the second quarter for a 31-14 halftime lead. A pair of North Dakota touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including Tommy Schuster's 4-yarder to Jack Wright with three minutes to go, got the Fighting Hawks (7-5) within seven points.
Weber State recovered the onside kick. North Dakota got the ball back on its own 16 with 1:49 remaining but went backwards and turned the ball over on downs.
Davis rushed for 129 yards on 21 carries with two touchdowns, including a 2-yarder for Weber State's final score in the third quarter. Bankston had 122 yards on 15 carries with a score. The Wildcats, ranked 10th in the coaches poll, finished with 330 yards rushing. Bronson Barron passed to Hayden Meacham for another score.
Schuster was 23-of-43 passing for 184 yards and three scores for North Dakota, ranked No. 24. Tyler Hoosman rushed for 138 yards on 14 carries.
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Updated November 26, 2022