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Sam Houston State Vs. Montana, FCS Playoffs 2011 Semifinals Final Score: Bearkats On To Finals

The Sam Houston Bearkats knocked off the Montana Grizzlies on Friday to advance to the 2011 FCS Finals.

The Georgia Southern Eagles are focusing on their FCS Semifinal game against the North Dakota State Bison on Saturday, but should they manage to make it to the finals, their potential opponent has been revealed.

Friday's game between the Montana Grizzlies and the Sam Houston State Bearkats looked to be a blowout in the early going, with Sam Houston jumping out to an enormous 21-0 lead in the first quarter. Montana slowly climbed back into the thick of things, finally closing the gap to 31-28 early in the fourth quarter, but the Bearkats managed to hold them off and hang on for the win.

Tim Flanders racked up 276 rushing yards for Sam Houston on 26 carries, including a 69 yard rushing touchdown. Quarterback Brian Bell also picked up a rushing touchdown and finished the game with 25 rushing yards on nine yards, also going 10-for-14 with 113 passing yards, two passing touchdowns and an interception.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.