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Published December 15, 2012, 05:33 PM

NDSU players react to last night's win

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- NDSU fans are dealing with loss of hearing and loss of voice today, but the good news is that they have 21 days to recover for the FCS national championship.

By: Dom Izzo, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- NDSU fans are dealing with loss of hearing and loss of voice today, but the good news is that they have 21 days to recover for the FCS national championship.

The team could probably use that time off too, after playing an instant classic with Georgia Southern. The Eagles were winning the tug-of-war battle all night, until Brock Jensen pulled NDSU in front with a late rushing touchdown in a 23-20 victory.

You couldn't ask for anything more out of this FCS semifinal. Great plays, huge hits, and a dramatic finish. Brock Jensen led the Bison offense down the field in the final five minutes of the game. As NDSU will head to Frisco for a 2nd straight year.

Brock Jensen: "Those are the type of situations you live for. As a competitor of the game, I'm just so proud of our guys. It's tough when you have a target on your back all season long. Teams are out to get you. We stick together."

Coach Craig Bohl: "I'd like to credit Brent Vigen because that call is a pretty dicey call. Brent, knew exactly what we wanted to do and put the ball into Brock Jensen's hands."

Travis Beck: "Georgia Southern has a great team and great coaches. That's a coin flip game. They could've won that game easily. Fortunately, we came out on top. But, hey it's just the competition level."

Coach Bohl: "This win was really, really hard. To get back to Frisco with a tough, tough win against a great football team is very rewarding."

This 3-point win just illustrates how the second half of the season has went for the Bison. A 4-point grind out win over Missouri State, a 3-point grinder over SDSU, now this game against Georgia Southern. As NDSU will play in the Championship game in back to back years for the first time since 1985 and 1986.

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