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Bison dominate Bobcats to win ninth FCS National Championship

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The North Dakota State Bison won their first FCS National Championship since 2019 on Saturday. The Bison defeated the Montana State Bobcats 38-10 at the Toyota Stadium in Frisch, Texas.

With the win, the Bison ended their season with a 41-1 record. The Bobcats fell to 12-3 with the loss.

Hunter Luepke scores a touchdown against Montana State (Photo by NDSU Football/Instagram)

North Dakota State remains perfect in FCS National Championship game. They are 9-0.

All nine wins have come in the last 11 years.

Three separate head coaches have guided the Bison to National Champions during this time. Craig Bohl led the team to three National Championship before becoming the Wyoming Cowboys head coach.

Chris Klieman guided the Bison to four National Championships before becoming the Kansas State Wildcats head coach. This is their second National Championship under Matt Entz.

Bobcats starting quarterback Tommy Mellott was injured on the opening drive of the game. The ankle injury that he suffered kept him out of the rest of the game.

Mellott threw for 23 passing yards before the injury. He also had 11 rushing yards.

North Dakota State led 35-0 before Montana State scored.

Bison quarterback Cam Miller went 9 of 13 for 126 yards. He also threw a touchdown pass.

Kobe Johnson had four carries for 106 yards and a touchdown. Christian Watson had four receptions for 61 yards.

Bobcats quarterback Tucker Rovig went 13 of 28 for 156 yards. He threw one touchdown pass and one interception.

Isaiah Ifanse had 18 carries for 84 yards. Lance McCutcheon had five receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown.

Both teams scored 10 points in the second half. Miller hit Josh Babicz for a 35-yard touchdown reception.

Jake Reinholz also made a 37-yard field goal.

Bobcats’ Rovig hit McCutcheon for a 28-yard touchdown reception. Blake Glessner also made a 26-yard field goal.

It was all North Dakota State in the first half. They led 28-0 at halftime.

Hunter Luepke — who was named the team’s MVP — had three first half touchdowns. Johnson also scored on a 76-yard rushing touchdown.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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