FCS playoffs 2012 bracket: North Dakota State survives

It wasn't easy, but top-seeded North Dakota State was able to pull out a win against a feisty Wofford team.

The FCS playoffs are being whittled down quickly, as we're already down to the final four teams.

It was an exciting Saturday, with eight teams battling it out for a chance to keep their dreams alive. Of course, only four were successful; North Dakota St., Sam Houston St., Georgia Southern and Eastern Washington.

The top-seeded Bison of North Dakota St. were almost upset by Wofford, but were able to hold on for a 14-7 win. It was a defensive stalemate, with the winning points coming in the second quarter on a Brock Jensen touchdown pass to Zach Vraa.

No. 5 Sam Houston St. pulled off the underdog victory over second-ranked Montana State, with Brian Bell's 254 passing yards leading the way.

On the bottom side of the bracket, Old Dominion was eliminated in a 49-35 shootout by Georgia Southern, while Eastern Washington walked away with a 51-35 win over Illinois State.

Next weekend, NDST and Georgia Southern will square off, while EWU and Sam Houston St. battle it out for the right to play in the National Championship Game.

For a full look at the bracket, please click here.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.