Cal Poly San Luis Obispo entered Saturday’s NCAA Division II quarterfinal playoff game against North Dakota State with the nation’s stingiest rushing defense, allowing only 61.5 yards a game.
But North Dakota State ran all over the Mustangs, rolling up 452 rushing yards on its way to a 47-0 victory.
Quarterback Chris Simdorn gained 116 yards in 21 carries, running back Tony Satter rushed for 109 yards in 14 carries and running back Marty Sieh gained 99 yards in 10 carries to help the top-ranked Bison earn their 12th consecutive victory.
North Dakota State, which has won four of the last seven Division II titles, next plays Pittsburg State (Kan.), a 60-28 winner Saturday over East Texas State.
Joe Fragiadakis gained 122 yards for San Luis Obispo (11-1), which had four turnovers and was penalized 17 times for 138 yards.