NDSU blows out Towson for 3rd straight FCS National Championship


Craig Bohl's final game with North Dakota State University couldn't have gone any better, as he watched the Bison roll over Towson (13-3) in the FCS National Championship game, 35-7 Saturday afternoon in Frisco, Texas.

It's the third consecutive national championship for NDSU (15-0).

"It's hard to do," Bohl told ESPN2 after the game. "You can strive for perfection... you're not going to get it, but along the way you're going to catch excellence."

Bohl is headed to the University of Wyoming to become the Cowboys head coach next season.

Their dominance can be told by noting that the 28-point victory was their smallest margin of victory in four playoff games.

NDSU quarterback Brock Jensen closed out his brilliant four-year career. He finished the game 13-18 passing for 135 yards and a touchdown to win his third straight title as the starting quarterback.

Former Totino-Grace star John Crockett led the Bison with 86 rushing yards and a touchdown. Fellow running back Sam Ojuri rushed for 84 yards and touchdown of his own.

Crockett scored the first touchdown of the game on a two-yard plunge in the first quarter. Towson answered on a rushing touchdown by Terrance West on the final play of the first quarter, but that's all the Tigers would get.

In the second quarter, a five-yard rushing touchdown by Ryan Smith was followed by a 12-yard touchdown pass from Jensen to former Minnesota Mr. Football winner and Rosemount graduate Zach Vraa and the Bison took a 21-7 lead to halftime.

Jensen darted into the end zone for a nine-yard rushing touchdown midway through the third, and Ojuri sealed the deal with a one-yard plunge in the fourth quarter.

NDSU is now a remarkable 43-2 over the last three seasons, and they've tied a FCS record with 24 straight victories.

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