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PHOTOS: Scenes from a Bison 2nd-round victory against Montana in FCS playoffs

NDSU rushed for more than 450 yards to overpower Montana in the NCAA Division I playoffs.

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North Dakota State's Cole Wisniewski celebrates his fumble recovery for a touchdown against Montana with teammate Dom Jones during the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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FARGO — North Dakota State running back Kobe Johnson rushed for a career-high 206 years Saturday at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.

Johnson had two rushing touchdowns of more than 70 yards as the Bison rolled to a 49-26 victory against the Montana Grizzlies in the second round of NCAA Division I FCS playoffs before 12,929 fans.

The Bison (10-2) advanced to the FCS quarterfinals and are set to host Samford next weekend.

NDSU running back TaMerik Williams rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown on 11 attempts. The Bison ran for 453 yards on 42 carries to power past Montana.

Below are scenes from NDSU's playoff victory against the Grizzlies.

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North Dakota State's Nick Kubitz sprints down the Montana sidelines with an interception return during the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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North Dakota State wide receiver Zach Mathis battles for the ball against Montana's Robby Hauck during the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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North Dakota State's TK Marshall smashes his way through Montana's Nash Fouch for a touchdown during the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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North Dakota State's TaMerik Williams fends off Montana's Corbin Walker during the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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North Dakota State's Dylan Hendricks snares Montana's Daniel Britt during the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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North Dakota State's Kobe Johnson rips off a 73-yard touchdown run against Montana during the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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North Dakota State's Kobe Johnson reacts after scoring on a 75-touchdown run against Montana during the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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North Dakota State head football coach Matt Entz exchages words with the Montana bench as trainers attend to Spencer Waege after he took a hit during Nick Kubitz's interception return in the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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North Dakota State's Dawson Weber breaks up a pass intended for Montana's Mitch Roberts during the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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Montana quarterback Lucas Johnson winces after sustaining a leg injury after giving up a fumble against North Dakota State in the FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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North Dakota State's Kobe Johnson is swarmed by his teammates after his second touchdown run against Montana during the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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Bison fans reach for North Dakota State's Kobe Johnson after his second touchdown run against Montana during the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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North Dakota State's Kobe Johnson breaks away for a 75-yard touchdown run against Montana's during the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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North Dakota State head coach Matt Entz congratulates TaMerik Williams on his touchdown against Montana during the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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North Dakota State's Dylan Hendricks celebrates a sack against Montana during the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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North Dakota State's RaJa Nelson carries against Montana's Jacob McGourin during the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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North Dakota State's Eli Green carries against Montana's Jacob McGourin during the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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North Dakota State's Kody Huisman tackles Montana quarterback Lucas Johnson to force a fumble during the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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North Dakota State's Cole Wisniewski dives to recover a fumble by Montana quarterback Lucas Johnson for a touchdown during the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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North Dakota State quarterback Cam Miller breaks away from Montana's Jayden Dawson on a 68-yard touchdown run during the NCAA FCS playoffs at the Fargodome on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
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Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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