N Dakota St 3rd FCS title in row, 35-7 over Towson
The Associated Press
5:37 PM, Jan 4, 2014
9:54 AM, Jan 5, 2014
FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Brock Jensen and North Dakota State got their perfect ending, capping a 15-0 season with a 35-7 victory over Towson on Saturday as the Bison claimed their straight FCS championship in coach Craig Bohl's final game at the school.
Jensen threw a touchdown pass and was one of four North Dakota State players who ran for scores.
The Bison joined Appalachian State as the only FCS teams to win three consecutive championships. They are the first undefeated champs at that level since Marshall in 1996, the year before the Thundering Herd moved to Division I.
Bohl last month accepted the job as Wyoming's coach, but stayed with the Bison for their playoff run. He finished 104-32 in 11 seasons at North Dakota State, which has won 24 consecutive games to match the FCS record.
Towson ended its season 13-3 and capped the most successful season in school history. Towson, the first school to play in championship games at the FCS and NCAA Division III levels, was 1-10 only three years ago in coach Rob Ambrose's second season.
Junior running back Terrance West ran 3 yards on the final play of the first quarter for Towson's only touchdown, his 41st TD rushing and 42nd overall this season. The junior finished with 22 carries for 99 yards, pushing his season total to 2,509 -- the most ever by an FCS player.