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The North Dakota State University football team will get the chance to play in its sixth FCS national championship in seven years after a blowout semifinal performance that featured a lot of Seth Wilson.

Seth Wilson mug


The Holmen High School graduate didn't reach the end zone, but he broke out for a career-high 194 rushing yards as the Bison (13-1) turned in a record-setting 55-13 win over Sam Houston on Friday in Fargo, N.D.

Wilson, playing in his seventh game after being thrown into action during what was supposed to be a redshirt year, carried 24 times and had a long run of 58 yards.

The Bison broke postseason school records for points (55), total offense (642 yards) and rushing yards (471) to advance to the championship game Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas.

NDSU's opponent will be either South Dakota State or James Madison. Those teams play each other Saturday in the second semifinal.

Wilson rushed seven times for 69 yards in the first half as NDSU built a 41-3 lead. He carried 17 times for 125 yards in the second half.


Assistant Sports Editor

Todd Sommerfeldt has covered sports for the La Crosse Tribune since 2003 after doing the same previously in the Fox Cities and Rock County.