FRISCO (AP) – Sam Houston State running back Tim Flanders will be the target of a stingy defense that has already shut down one high-powered option attack in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

No big deal for the Kansas State transfer. He played late in a blowout loss at Baylor just days after stepping onto the campus in Huntsville, Texas, last year. And he was so good that night, he’s been the starter ever since.

Flanders and the Bearkats (14-0) will face North Dakota State (13-1) on Saturday in the first FCS championship game appearance for both teams.

Flanders, a sophomore from Midwest City, Okla., broke a 60-year school record with 287 rushing yards in a semifinal win over Montana.

The Bison held Georgia Southern’s option offense to 187 rushing yards in the semifinals.

Listen to the FCS Championship game locally on 105.3 The Fan – Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

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