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South Dakota State comes back to beat South Dakota 30-23

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) Nick Farina scored on a 43-yard interception return to cap South Dakota State's 30-23 come-from-behind victory over South Dakota on Saturday. Kyle Paris had two touchdown runs, and Taryn Christion ran for another to lead the Jackrabbits (8-2, 5-2 Missouri Valley Conference). Ryan Saeger threw a 40-yard scoring strike to Brandt Van Roekel, and ran for a 1...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

South Dakota State with 25-20 win over Illinois State

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) Taryn Christion threw two touchdowns and ran for another to lead South Dakota State to a 25-20 win over Illinois State on Saturday. Christion finished with 307 yards passing for the Jackrabbits (7-2, 4-2 Missouri Valley Conference). He also led in rushing with 65 yards. Christion ran for a 10-yard score late in the second quarter for a 7-7 tie. He was injured...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

South Dakota State shuts out Missouri State, 39-0

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Jake Wieneke caught seven passes for 161 yards, including a 48-yard strike from Zach Lujan, to help lead South Dakota State to a 39-0 victory over Missouri State on Saturday. The catch moved Weineke into a tie with JaRon Harris for third place on the school's all-time list with 24 touchdown receptions. Lujan finished with 208 yards passing with two touchdowns...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa with 10-7 win over South Dakota State

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) Aaron Bailey ran for 169 yards and the game-winning score as Northern Iowa picked up its first conference win on Saturday with a 10-7 victory over South Dakota State. Bailey also had 113 yards passing for the Panthers (3-4, 1-3 Missouri Valley Conference). He outperformed the entire South Dakota State offense with 282 total yards. The Panthers' defense held...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

South Dakota State overpowers Youngstown State 38-8

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Taryn Christion scored two touchdowns, Kyle Paris had two more and South Dakota State overpowered Youngstown State for a 38-8 win on Saturday. Christion was held to 122 yards passing but added 75 more on the ground, including a 70-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Paris had 128 yards on 27 carries, including TD runs from the 20 and 4. Also scoring for...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

South Dakota State's QB situation foggy ahead of clash with Youngstown State

(STATS) - Seventh-ranked South Dakota State is off to an impressive start behind the Missouri Valley's top passing attack, but isn't sure who will be in command of that high-powered unit come Saturday. It's one of the reasons the Jackrabbits (4-1, 1-1) will be slight underdogs when they visit No. 11 Youngstown State (3-2, 1-1). Junior Zach Lujan started the first four games and ranks...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

South Dakota State beats Indiana State 24-7

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) Taryn Christion threw for one touchdown and ran for another as South Dakota State beat Indiana State 24-7 on Saturday night. Christion was 15 of 24 for 221 yards passing for the Jackrabbits (4-1, 1-1 Missouri Valley Conference). He was also the team's leading rusher with 99 yards on 16 carries. Kyle Paris ran for another 49 yards and a score. Christion scored...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Missouri Valley matchups highlight FCS Top 25

(STATS) - Linebacker Jesse Bobbit assessed South Dakota State's win this past Saturday and then added the concept that it's always important for the Jackrabbits to carry momentum into the next game week. Especially this one. "The Bison give us an urge to do even better," Bobbit said. It's what all the South Dakota State players are saying about North Dakota State. Conversely, it...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Lujan leads S. Dakota St. over Robert Morris 34-10

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) Zach Lujan threw for 395 yards and three touchdowns as South Dakota State beat Robert Morris 34-10 on Saturday. Lujan completed 25 of 43 passes, tying the school's second-most passing yards in a game. Brandon Anderson hauled in a 13-yard touchdown pass from Lujan, who threw 10- and 29-yard scoring throws to Jake Wieneke for South Dakota State (3-0). Wieneke...
Via AP on Fox
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

South Dakota State powers past Southern Utah 55-10

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) Brady Mengarelli ran for three touchdowns on Saturday as South Dakota State beat Southern Utah 55-10. Mengarelli scored on runs of 13 and 37 yards in the second quarter and added a 10-yard scamper in the third as the Jackrabbits (2-0) notched their fifth straight home-opening win. He led all rushers with 143 yards on 17 carries. Zach Lujan was 19-for-27 and...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kansas Linebacker Joe Dineen Knocks Helmet Off Of South Dakota State QB With Vicious Hit

Kansas was hoping that it would be able to handle playing a an FCS school for its season opener, but they made one mistake--South Dakota State is no joke in the FCS ranks. A nice soft opponent could have done wonders with the team's confidence.Wile things didn't go their way in the end at least they can rest assured that for once they will have at least one positive highlight on...
Via FatManWriting
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas flops, loses to South Dakota State, 41-38

In a game at Memorial Stadium, Big 12 member Kansas had its hands full during the first half against Missouri Valley’s South Dakota State. Trailing most of the game, Kansas kept the Jackrabbits relatively quiet. However trying to comeback in the second half, posting only 14 points to South Dakota State’s 31 in the first two quarters, Kansas made one of Saturday’s first bloopers...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jayhawks fall to Jackrabbits 41-38 in Beaty's KU debut

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Zach Lujan threw for 293 yards and three touchdowns, Isaac Wallace ran for 118 yards and another score and South Dakota State spoiled the debut of Kansas coach David Beaty with a 41-38 victory over the Jayhawks on Saturday. Jake Wieneke had eight catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns, and Brady Mengarelli also ran for a score as the Jackrabbits hung on after...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jayhawks fall to Jackrabbits 41-38 in Beaty's KU debut

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Zach Lujan threw for 293 yards and three touchdowns, Isaac Wallace ran for 118 yards and another score and South Dakota State spoiled the debut of Kansas coach David Beaty with a 41-38 victory over the Jayhawks on Saturday. Jake Wieneke had eight catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns, and Brady Mengarelli also ran for a score as the Jackrabbits hung on after...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jayhawks fall to Jackrabbits 41-38 in Beaty's KU debut

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Zach Lujan threw for 293 yards and three touchdowns, Isaac Wallace ran for 118 yards and another score and South Dakota State spoiled the debut of Kansas coach David Beaty with a 41-38 victory over the Jayhawks on Saturday. Jake Wieneke had eight catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns, and Brady Mengarelli also ran for a score as the Jackrabbits hung on after...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kansas loses in new, horrifying (hilarious) fashion

Kansas was trying to mount a late rally to tie or take the lead against South Dakota State. With time winding down, they needed to spike the ball for clock purposes. This happened: looooooool Kansas fumbled the snap in FG range before spiking it.Clock runs out Amazing https://t.co/U2edJmU2Ni — gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 5, 2015 That’s right, they fumbled the snap...
Via The Student Section
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Newcomers ready to lead your favorite team

(STATS) - South Dakota State is forced to replace Zach Zenner, the first Division I running back to rush for over 2,000 yards in three seasons. All must be lost in Brookings. Maybe cancel the season. Southern Conference champion Chattanooga no longer has defensive end Davis Tull, who won the last three SoCon defensive player of the year awards. It might be time to switch schemes...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Rece Davis responds to fan’s College Gameday invite

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have a pretty tough entity to deal with in football. Not only do they share a region with four-time defending FCS National Champion North Dakota State, they also share a conference with them. It’s not very often that the Jackrabbits get any kind of national television exposure, but one fan is hoping to get his team some in the near future. South...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

South Dakota State Fan Writes Epic 4-Page Letter Urging College GameDay To Visit Brookings

The heart wants what it wants, and for this South Dakota State football fan that is a visit from ESPN’s College GameDay. Sam Lindgren, a student at South Dakota State University, put his blood, sweat and tears into a 4-page (it’s really 3.25 pages) letter detailing all the reasons why the popular pre-game show should [&hellip The post South Dakota State Fan Writes Epic 4...
Via No Coast Bias
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Zach Zenner NFL Draft diary: The time has come

Zach Zenner played running back at South Dakota State, where he became the first FCS back to rush for 2,000 yards in three different seasons and finished 12 yards shy of setting the FCS' all-time rushing record. Projected to be a late-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Zenner will take you through the process of training for the NFL Combine, his pro day, the anticipation for draft...
Via FOX Sports
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Zach Zenner diary: Pressure, what pressure? as draft approaches

Zach Zenner played running back at South Dakota State, where he became the first FCS back to rush for 2,000 yards in three different seasons and finished 12 yards shy of setting the FCS' all-time rushing record. Projected to be a late-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Zenner will take you through the process of training for the NFL Combine, his pro day, the anticipation for draft...
Via FOX Sports
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Zach Zenner diary: I'll do what it takes to make an NFL roster

Zach Zenner played running back at South Dakota State, where he became the first FCS back to rush for 2,000 yards in three different seasons and finished 12 yards shy of setting the FCS' all-time rushing record. Projected to be a late-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Zenner will take you through the process of training for the NFL Combine, his pro day, the anticipation for draft...
Via FOX Sports
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Zach Zenner diary: Trying to impress on a Pro Day

Zach Zenner played running back at South Dakota State, where he became the first FCS back to rush for 2,000 yards in three different seasons and finished 12 yards shy of setting the FCS' all-time rushing record. Projected to be a late-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Zenner will take you through the process of training for the NFL Combine, his pro day, the anticipation for draft...
Via FOX Sports
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Zach Zenner diary: On Chris Borland, retirement and concussions

Zach Zenner played running back at South Dakota State, where he became the first FCS back to rush for 2,000 yards in three different seasons and finished 12 yards shy of setting the FCS' all-time rushing record. Projected to be a late-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Zenner will take you through the process of training for the NFL Combine, his pro day, the anticipation for draft...
Via FOX Sports
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

South Dakota State wins 6th Summit League title

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) Macy Miller scored 19 points, Ellie Thompson had 18 and South Dakota State beat South Dakota 72-57 Tuesday to win its sixth Summit League championship and automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Jackrabbits (24-8) got off to a strong start, led 37-19 at halftime and were never really challenged in the second half. Nicole Seekamp scored 17 of her 21 points...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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