Jan 5, 2013 6:33 PM by Bill Halter

Sam Houston State loses in FCS Championship Game

The team that eliminated Cal Poly in the second round of the FCS Playoffs finished one win short of a National Championship. Sam Houston State lost to North Dakota State for a second straight year in the FCS title game.

NDSU quarterback Brock Jensen ran for three touchdowns and Sam Ojuri scored twice as the Bison beat Sam Houston State 39-13. Jensen scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard sneak in the third quarter, and Ojuri had a 2-yard TD run on fourth-and-1 after the Bison (14-1) got the ball with a fourth-down stop.

The Bearkats (11-4) had a 40-yard touchdown run by Tim Flanders brought back by a holding penalty on the first possession of the second half, and Brian Bell's second interception on the next play led to Jensen's go-ahead score.

The Bison, who won 17-6 a year ago, improved to 10-1 in the FCS playoffs with their eighth straight postseason win.

The 13 points scored by Sam Houston State was the teams low of the season. The previous low was the 18 points scored against Cal Poly.



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