Sam Houston State and North Dakota State took a while to get going, but both teams eventually put touchdowns on the board late in the first half and enter the locker room tied at 10 apiece in the FCS Championship Game.
The North Dakota State Bison and Sam Houston State Bearkats are tied, 10-10, at halftime of the FCS Championship Game in front of a sold out crowd in Frisco, Texas.
North Dakota State had trouble putting together drives until late in the second quarter, when Marcus Williams intercepted Sam Houston State quarterback Brian Bell deep in Bison territory. From there, NDSU marched down field and capped off the drive with two consecutive long runs, the last of which a 20-yard touchdown rush from quarterback Brock Jensen with 3:06 left in the half.
The Bearkats answered back with a nine-play, 75-yard drive, ending with a 1-yard touchdown pass from Bell to K.J. Williams to tie the game with 33 seconds to spare before the break. NDSU quickly moved the ball to the Sam Houston State 33, but Adam Keller's field goal attempt fell well short, ensuring the two teams would enter the locker room knotted at 10 apiece.