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Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer, File) MANDATORY CREDIT, Associated Press
FILE- In this Dec. 16, 2011, file photo, Sam Houston State running back Tim Flanders (20) breaks away from the Montana defense on a touchdown run during the first quarter of an NCAA college football championship subdivision semifinal playoff game at Bowers Stadium in Huntsville, Texas. Something will have to give in Saturday's FCS championship game, which will feature the division's top scoring offense in Sam Houston State against the best scoring defense in North Dakota State.

FRISCO, Texas — 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.