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FNS Photo by David Samson North Dakota State's Ryan Smith is pushed out of bounds by Furman's Jarius Hollman during the second round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday at the Fargodome.

NDSU handles Paladins in playoffs


FARGO — A cultural shift that favored top-ranked North Dakota State took place early in the second half Saturday afternoon at Gate City Bank Field.

The Bison exploded for 21 points in the third quarter to break open what had been a close game. That three-touchdown flurry sparked NDSU to a 38-7 victory against Furman University in the second round of the FCS playoffs at the Fargodome before 18,455 fans.

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Jeff Kolpack
Jeff Kolpack covers North Dakota State athletics, the Fargo Marathon and golf for The Forum. His blog can be accessed at On the radio, Kolpack & Izzo sports talk show runs from 9-11 a.m. every Saturday morning. April through August, the WDAY Golf Show with Jeff Kolpack runs from 8-9 a.m.