In this photo provided by Montana State University, South Dakota State running back Zach Zenner (31)scores a first quarter touchdown during an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoff game Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 in Bozeman, Mont. (AP photo/Kelly
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November 29, 2014

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) Zach Zenner rushed for 252 yards in light snow and scored a career-best five touchdowns as South Dakota State produced a 47-40 win against Montana State in the opener of the FCS playoffs on Saturday.

The Jackrabbits will face No. 2 seed and three-time defending national champion North Dakota State Dec. 6 in Fargo, North Dakota.

Montana State (8-5) scored with 1:10 left and Dakota Prukop passed for the two-point conversion to make it 47-40. The Jackrabbits (9-4) fumbled the onside kick, but Connor Landberg recovered to save the game.

Zenner, a Walter Payton Award candidate, broke free for 45 yards and a TD on the second snap of the game, and added scoring runs of 7, 60 and 69 yards to go with a 69-yard TD catch from Austin Summer.

Chad Newell rushed for five TDs for the Bobcats. Newell and Zenner swapped third-quarter TDs, the latter's 60-yarder putting SDSU up for good 31-26.

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