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Playoff run for the Panthers ends with a loss to NDSU 23-13

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Bruce Anderson returned a kickoff for a touchdown for the second straight week to help North Dakota State to a 23-13 victory over Northern Iowa in an FCS quarterfinal game Saturday.

Anderson appeared to be corralled at the NDSU 40 but spun out of the tackle and sprinted in on a 97-yard scoring play. That turned a halftime deficit into a 14-10 lead.

NDSU (11-2) held UNI's highly-touted running game in check most of the game. The Panthers (9-5) finished with 120 yards rushing.

Bison running back King Frazier ran for 107 of his team's 153 yards rushing. NDSU was outgained by a 2-1 margin in the first half but finished with a 269-221 advantage in total offense.

The four-time defending FCS champion Bison advance to the semifinals against Richmond.

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