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North Dakota Fighting Hawks (7-5)


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.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: T. Schuster2728
Passing TDs: T. Schuster20
Rushing Yards: T. Hoosman1003
Rushing TDs: T. Hoosman12
Receiving Yards: B. Belquist811
Receiving TDs: B. Belquist6
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2022
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 at Nebraska L 17 - 38
9/10 vs. UNI W 29 - 27
9/17 at Northern Arizona W 27 - 24
9/24 at Southern Illinois L 17 - 34
10/1 vs. Missouri State W 48 - 31
10/8 at Youngstown State W 35 - 30
10/22 vs. South Dakota State L 35 - 49
10/29 vs. Abilene Christian W 34 - 31
11/5 at Indiana State W 42 - 7
11/12 vs. South Dakota W 28 - 19
11/19 at North Dakota State L 21 - 42
11/26 at Weber State L 31 - 38
Missouri Valley
  Conference Overall
1 South Dakota State 8-0 11-1
4 North Dakota State 7-1 10-2
20 North Dakota 5-3 7-5
Youngstown State 5-3 7-4
Northern Iowa 5-3 6-5
Southern Illinois 4-4 5-6
Illinois State 4-4 6-5
Missouri State 3-5 5-6
South Dakota 2-6 3-8
Indiana State 1-7 2-9
Western Illinois 0-8 0-11
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4509 (34)
Passing Yards: 2736 (34)
Rushing Yards: 1773 (51)
Points per game: 30.3 (36)
Yards per game: 375.8 (54)
Touchdowns: 45 (29)
Field Goals: 9 (73)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4783 (94)
Passing Yards: 2723 (89)
Rushing Yards: 2060 (90)
Points per game: 30.8 (81)
Yards per game: 398.6 (75)
Touchdowns: 47 (98)
Field Goals: 12 (92)
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