Brett Rypien and Easton Stick each threw a touchdown pass to help the West beat the East 21-17 in the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday.
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- Rypien, Stick lead West to win in Shrine Game
- North Dakota State elevates Entz to head coach
- Kansas St. hires Klieman from North Dakota St.
- No. 1 North Dakota St. tops FCS playoff bracket
It was always about more than going back-to-back and winning the FCS national championship for a record seventh time this season.
Quarterback Easton Stick ran for 169 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another score to help North Dakota State defeat rival South Dakota State 44-21 in the FCS semifinals Friday night.
North Dakota State defensive coordinator Matt Entz has been promoted to head coach, replacing Chris Klieman, the university announced Thursday.
Kansas State has hired North Dakota State's Chris Klieman as its next head coach, multiple sources familiar with the decision told ESPN on Monday.
The Fargodome roof could fly off in a winter-like storm and that may not be enough to distract defending FCS champion North Dakota State.