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Sam Houston wins FCS title with late TD over South Dakota St

South Dakota State cornerback Don Gardner, left, tries to tackle Sam Houston State quarterback...
South Dakota State cornerback Don Gardner, left, tries to tackle Sam Houston State quarterback Eric Schmid, right during the first half of the NCAA college FCS Football Championship in Frisco, Texas, Sunday, May 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)(Michael Ainsworth | AP)
Updated: May. 16, 2021 at 5:19 PM CDT
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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Eric Schmid’s third TD pass was a 10-yarder to Ife Adeyi with 16 seconds left as Sam Houston wrapped the longest and most unusual college football season with its first FCS national title.

The Bearkats beat top-seeded South Dakota State 23-21.

THE BEARKATS CAPTURE THEIR FIRST FCS CHAMPIONSHIP!!! Sam Houston Football defeats No. 1 seed South Dakota State, 23-21, to win their first #FCSChampionship title!!

Posted by NCAA FCS Football on Sunday, May 16, 2021

Jequez Ezzard caught two touchdowns for No. 2 seed Sam Houston, which finished 10-0. He also also converted a fourth down with a catch on the final drive.

HISTORY MADE.

Posted by Sam Houston State University on Sunday, May 16, 2021

South Dakota State went ahead 21-17 on Isaiah Davis’ third TD run, an 85-yarder with 5:41 left. Davis finished with 178 yards rushing for the 8-2 Jackrabbits.

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