NDSU beat Illinois State 9 to 3 in the FCS quarterfinals.
The Bison only managed three field goals from kicker Griffin Crosa through the first three quarters. The NDSU defense was the big story in this game holding the Redbirds to just 194 total yards.
With the win, NDSU picks up its 35th straight win and 27th straight at home.
Up next for the Bison, Montana State at home. The Bobcats defeated Austin Peay 24-10 last night in Bozeman. The Bison trampled the Cats 52-10 last December.