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FCS Playoffs 2011, Quarterfinals Recap: Montana-Sam Houston State, North Dakota State-Georgia Southern Form Semifinals

A Cat-Grizz postseason matchup will not be happening next week in the semifinals of 2011 FCS Playoffs. While the Montana Grizzlies cruised to a 48-10 victory over Northern Iowa on Friday night, the Montana State Bobcats were unable to gain traction against the No. 1 Sam Houston State Bearkats and lost, 49-13. The No. 4 Grizzlies will look to avoid following their in-state rival's path and come away with the upset over the No. 1 team next weekend.

On the other side of the bracket, No. 3 Georgia Southern beat Maine, 35-23. The Eagles never trailed in the contest and controlled the ball for nearly 43 minutes. The team rushed 67 times for 360 yards and four touchdowns.

The Eagles will travel next week to face the No. 2 North Dakota State Bison. The Bison shut out the Lehigh Mountain Hawks, 24-0. Sam Ojuri rushed for 136 yards, but it was quarterback Brock Jensen who cracked the end zone twice.

Though the game times have yet to be set for each contest, they will play on either Friday, Dec. 16 of Saturday, Dec. 17.

Stick with our 2011 FCS Playoffs StoryStream for more on the postseason.