North Dakota State is back on top of the FCS after defeating Montana State 38-10 in the 2021 FCS Championship.

Thanks to a stellar rushing attack led by junior fullback Hunter Luepke, who rushed for 82 yards and 3 touchdowns, and junior running back Kobe Johnson, who led the team in rushing with 106 yards thanks to a 76 yard run in the second quarter, the Bison were able to claim their 9th FCS Championship in the last 11 years.

A strong first-half performance from the NDSU offense put the Bison in position to control the game early. Scoring 28 unanswered points and rushing for 264 yards in the first half alone.

The Bison defense also shined holding Montana State to only 335 total yards and 10 points.