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Bison rally to roll over Eagles 42-20

Eastern's early 20-7 lead fails to hold in FCS playoff opener


Last updated 4/29/2021 at 2:56pm

Cheney Free Press

Eagles running back Tamarick Pierce looks for an opening among North Dakota State defenders in Eastern's 42-20 playoff loss last Saturday to the host Bison.

FARGO, N.D. - For the better part of a quarter at least, the North Dakota State Bison remained quite docile. But for the final three quarters of their Football Championship Subdivision playoff game against Eastern Washington, they ran wild, literally stampeding past the Eagles 42-20 in the Fargodome on April 24.

The Eagles bolted out of the gate taking early leads of 14-0 and 20-7, but the Bison scored the final 35 unanswered points and rolled over Eastern on the ground, racking up 422 rushing yards.

After losing to Eastern in the first meeting between the schools in a 2010 playoff game, N...

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