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Montana State Bobcats (12-2)


Grownowski leads South Dakota St past Montana St in FCS semi

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) Mark Gronowski threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third and top-seeded South Dakota State dominated fourth-seeded Montana State 39-18 on a frozen field Saturday in the FCS semifinals.

The Jackrabbits (13-1), who have won 13 straight, head to Texas next month for a Missouri Valley Football Conference showdown with third-seeded North Dakota State (12-2). SDSU beat the defending national champion Bison 23-21 on Oct. 15.

Gronowski led South Dakota State to touchdowns on its first five drives with a balanced offense that had 281 yards rushing and 192 passing.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: T. Mellott1681
Passing TDs: T. Mellott10
Rushing Yards: T. Mellott1071
Rushing TDs: S. Chambers19
Receiving Yards: W. Patterson626
Receiving TDs: W. Patterson9
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2022
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 vs. McNeese W 40 - 17
9/10 vs. Morehead State W 63 - 13
9/17 at Oregon State L 28 - 68
9/24 at Eastern Washington W 38 - 35
10/1 vs. UC Davis W 41 - 24
10/8 vs. Idaho State W 37 - 6
10/15 at Northern Colorado W 37 - 14
10/22 vs. Weber State W 43 - 38
11/5 at Northern Arizona W 41 - 38
11/12 at Cal Poly W 72 - 28
11/19 vs. Montana W 55 - 21
12/3 vs. Weber State W 33 - 25
12/9 vs. William & Mary W 55 - 7
12/17 at South Dakota State L 18 - 39
Big Sky
  Conference Overall
5 Sacramento State 8-0 12-1
4 Montana State 8-0 12-2
9 Weber State 6-2 10-3
18 Idaho 6-2 7-5
25 California-Davis 5-3 6-5
14 Montana 4-4 8-5
Portland State 3-5 4-7
Eastern Washington 2-6 3-8
Northern Colorado 2-6 3-8
Northern Arizona 2-6 3-8
Idaho State 1-7 1-10
Cal Poly 1-7 2-9
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 6930 (3)
Passing Yards: 2559 (45)
Rushing Yards: 4371 (1)
Points per game: 42.9 (4)
Yards per game: 495.0 (5)
Touchdowns: 70 (3)
Field Goals: 24 (1)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5174 (112)
Passing Yards: 3097 (109)
Rushing Yards: 2077 (90)
Points per game: 26.6 (53)
Yards per game: 369.6 (56)
Touchdowns: 45 (86)
Field Goals: 10 (50)
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