The final four teams are set for the 2012 FCS Championship, and one of them is the defending champion.
No. 1 North Dakota State (12-1), last year's FCS champion, advanced to the semifinals with a 14-7 win over Wofford (9-4) on Saturday. Wofford gained more total yardage than NDSU in the game, but the team's only touchdown came defensively.
North Dakota State will face No. 5 Georgia Southern (10-3) next weekend. While NDSU advanced in a defensive struggle, Georgia Southern won in a game heavy on offense, beating Old Dominion (11-2) 49-35 Saturday. North Dakota State won 35-7 the last time these teams played in December of 2011.
On the other side of the bracket, Sam Houston State (10-3) advanced by upsetting No. 3 Montana State (11-2) 34-16 on Saturday. Brian Bell passed for 254 yards and three touchdowns in the win.
Sam Houston State will face No. 2 Eastern Washington next week. Eastern Washington (11-2) advanced with a 51-35 win over Illinois State (9-4) Saturday. Sam Houston State and Eastern Washington last played in 2004, a game won 35-34 by Eastern Washington.