Sam Houston State quarterback Jared Johnson (15) is tackled by North Dakota State's Nick DeLuca (49) during the first half.
Fargo, ND (SportsNetwork.com) -
Sam Houston State might have won a national title or two and be headed back to the FCS championship game for more.
If, that is, the Bearkats' success in the postseason hadn't been occurring during North Dakota State's four-year dynasty.
The Bison did it again to Sam Houston Friday night as senior running back John Crockett totaled 232 yards from scrimmage and scored three touchdowns in eliminating the Bearkats, 35-3, in the FCS semifinals at the Fargodome.
Robertson wins 2014 Walter Payton Award
By Craig Haley, FCS Executive Director
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
If there was an award Villanova quarterback John Robertson was associated with during the regular season, it was CAA offensive player of the week. He claimed the honor an incredible six times.
Monday night, Robertson's legacy grew into FCS history as he won the 28th Walter Payton Award, which honors the outstanding player in the division. The redshirt junior received the Heisman of the FCS at The Sports Network FCS Awards Banquet and Presentation.
Robertson, a 6-foot-1, 221-pound redshirt junior, collected 66 of the 160 first-place votes and 467 points in balloting through a national panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries. Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. finished second and Idaho State quarterback Justin Arias was third among 25 finalists.