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.