FCS

Gibbs & Jacks Comeback For Big Win At Youngstown State

3rd Ranked SDSU Rallies From Eleven Down To Win 38-28

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Third-ranked South Dakota State scored 35 points in the second half, overcoming a sluggish start to defeat Youngstown State, 38-28, Saturday night at Stambaugh Stadium. The Jackrabbits improved to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. YSU, ranked 17th by the Football Championship Subdivision coaches and 19th in the STATS FCS media poll, lost…

HOBO DAY: Jackrabbits Put Down Salukis

Big Second Half Sends SDSU To 28-10 Win

BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota State scored three second-half touchdowns and the Jackrabbit defense pitched a shutout over the final 30 minutes en route to a 28-10 Hobo Day victory over Southern Illinois Saturday afternoon at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. The third-ranked Jackrabbits improved to 4-1 overall, while SIU dropped to 2-3 on the season. The game marked the Missouri…

SDSU Test Depth In Decisive Win Over Long Island

Defense Dominates In 38-3 Win

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Though there was little doubt that South Dakota State was going to beat Long Island in last night’s home opener, it did give SDSU a good chance to rotate in different players and test their depth. That was particularly evident on defense with State holding Long Island to just 123 yards and forcing a pair of turnovers in…

Finishing The Focus For SDSU Following Minnesota Loss

Jacks Host Long Island In Home Opener Saturday

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  When referencing South Dakota State’s next opponent we’re going to borrow a line from Charles Barkley. “I don’t know anything about the Long Island Sharks, but the Long Island Sharks is in trouble.” That’s because you have got to imagine the Jacks are chomping at the bit to get back on the field after falling just short…

Montana Deals USD Defeat In Dome Opener

Coyote Defense Struggles In 31-17 Loss To Griz

VERMILLION, S.D.—Montana senior quarterback Dalton Sneed passed for a career-high 430 yards and three touchdowns to lead the 25th-ranked Grizzlies to a 31-17 win against South Dakota Saturday inside the DakotaDome in the season opener for both teams.   It marked the first loss by the Coyotes in a home opener since 2002, ending a streak of 16 consecutive games,…

Coyotes & Griz Opener Key To Both Teams Playoff Hopes

USD Hosts Montana Next Saturday At 1 PM

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  A week from today the University of South Dakota kicks off the 2019 season looking to return to the playoffs for the first time since Chris Streveler’s 2017 senior year. And as unlikely as it sounds, those playoff hopes may hinge on winning the season opener against Montana. Once the premier program in the FCS, Montana has…

Jacks Stacked At Running Back

SDSU Will Lean On Stable Of RB's As New Quarterback Developes

BROOKINGS, S.D.  — Five years after graduating all-time leading rusher Zach Zenner, South Dakota State is poised to have it’s best rushing attack since his departure behind a deep and talented group of backs. The feature back is sophomore Pierre Strong, who ran for nearly 1200 yards and 11 touchdowns despite not becoming the starter until the 8th game of…

LIVE AT THE FCS SEMIFINALS-Redemption & History At Stake For Jackrabbits

SDSU Plays In Second Consecutive FCS Semifinal

FARGO, N.D.  —  One year after an embarrassing 51-16 FCS Semifinal loss at James Madison, the SDSU football team has a chance for redemption against their arch rival as they take on NDSU in the FCS Semifinals.  Click on the video viewer to watch our pregame LIVE preview. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – South Dakota State, Sports, Sports Top Story…

Senior Leadership Helps Jacks Weather Storms & Kennesaw State

Sets Up Semifinal Rematch With NDSU

KENNESAW, GA  —  Through rain, wind and snow the South Dakota State football team has overcome a little bit of every thing this season and in their FCS Playoff run. After jumping out to a 20-3 lead in their FCS Quarterfinal yesterday at soggy Kennesaw State, the Jacks saw their lead sliced to three late in the fourth quarter.  But the…

RAIN MEN: SDSU Wins At Soggy Kennesaw State To Advance To FCS Semifinals At NDSU

Jackrabbits Win 27-17

KENNESAW, Ga. – The South Dakota State University football team is headed back to the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals after grinding out a 27-17 victory over fourth-seeded Kennesaw State Saturday afternoon at a rain-soaked Fifth Third Bank Stadium. The fifth-seeded Jackrabbits ran their winning streak to six games in improving to 10-2 overall. KSU had its 11-game winning streak snapped…

Stopping Triple Option Key To Victory For SDSU At Kennesaw State

FCS Quarterfinal Tomorrow At 1 PM In Georgia

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  For South Dakota State to advance to the FCS Semifinals for a second straight season they’ll have to figure out the triple option, something that has given them fits in the past. Led by Walter Payton finalist quarterback Chandler Burk’s 29 rushing touchdowns, Kennesaw State has the top rushing attack in the FCS with more than 350…

SDSU Leaves Winter Fun Behind For FCS Quarterfinals In Georgia

Weather Less Likely To Be Factor For Jacks At Kennesaw State

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Mother nature provided the powder. The South Dakota State Jackrabbit football team provided the entertainment to make Dana J Dykhouse Stadium a winter wonderland in Saturday’s 51-6 FCS 2nd Round Playoff win over Duquesne. Which makes it a little bittersweet that they’ll be heading south for the quarterfinals in Georgia. Well just a little. Next up for…

Georgia On SDSU’s Mind With Kennesaw State On Deck In FCS Quarterfinals

Jacks To Visit #5 Seed Just Outside Of Atlanta Next Saturday

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  As expected, Mother Nature and the Duquesne Dukes themselves really stood no chance of slowing down South Dakota State in the second round of the FCS Playoffs yesterday. And as they were putting the finishing touches on their 51-6 victory, Georgia started to be on the mind of the Jacks. During SDSU’s game, Kennesaw State kicked a…

For Second Straight Year Jackrabbits Draw Fifth Seed In FCS Playoffs

SDSU To Host Duquesne/Towson Winner On December 1st

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The South Dakota State University football team is seeded fifth in the Football Championship Subdivision playoff field and will host a second-round game Dec. 1 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. The Jackrabbits, 8-2 overall, will face the winner of Saturday’s Duquesne-Towson first-round matchup. SDSU will be making its seventh consecutive appearance in the 24-team FCS playoffs and…

JACKRABBIT STATE: SDSU Jumps On USD For 10th Straight Win In Series

Jackrabbits Lock Up Playoff Bye With 49-27 Win Over Coyotes

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Fifth-ranked South Dakota State stormed out to a 28-7 first-quarter lead and ran its way to a 49-27 victory over the University of South Dakota behind three long touchdowns from Pierre Strong, Jr. Saturday afternoon at a wintry Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. In winning the South Dakota Showdown Series matchup for the seventh consecutive time and extending…

Coyotes Fall In Triple Overtime At Indiana State

51-48 Loss Is USD's 4th Straight Defeat

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.—Indiana State quarterback Ryan Boyle accounted for seven touchdowns including a game-winning, 3-yard throwback pass to Dante Hendrix in triple overtime to beat South Dakota 51-48 Saturday at Memorial Stadium.   It is the third consecutive win for the Sycamores (5-4, 3-3 MVFC), a team that finished 0-11 a year ago, but could reach the playoffs with victories…

SDSU Sends Missouri State’s Bears Into Hibernation

Jackrabbits Win 59-7

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  For the second week in a row, South Dakota State owned the second quarter, cruising to a 59-7 victory over Missouri State in Missouri Valley Football Conference action Saturday afternoon at a rainy Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. The seventh-ranked Jackrabbits improved to 6-2 overall and 4-2 in league play. Missouri State dropped to 4-5 overall and 2-4…

SDSU Leaves Redbirds Blue With Big Win

7th Ranked Jacks Win At 11th Ranked Illinois State 38-28

NORMAL, Ill. – South Dakota State quickly turned two second-quarter turnovers into 14 points to pull away from Illinois State for a 38-28 victory Saturday in a matchup at Hancock Stadium between top-10 ranked teams from the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The Jackrabbits, ranked seventh in the STATS FCS media poll and eighth by the Football Championship Subdivision coaches, improved…

2nd-Ranked SDSU Begins Critical Road Stretch

Jacks At Northern Iowa Tomorrow, Illinois State Next Week

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  South Dakota State has ascended to the number two ranking in FCS on the back of their homefield advantage at Dana J Dykhouse Stadium.  The Jacks are 4-0 in Brookings, with their only loss being a 21-17 setback at North Dakota State. State begins a critical two game road swing tomorrow when they visit Northern Iowa at…

(As Expected) SDSU Jacks Up Arkansas-Pine Bluff In Record Smashing Beef Bowl

Jacks Set Offensive Records In 90-6 Victory

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  South Dakota State rewrote its record book numerous times Saturday night, including setting new standards for points and total yards, in a 90-6 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the 52nd Annual Beef Bowl at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. The third-ranked Jackrabbits improved to 2-0 overall, while UAPB dropped to 1-2 on the season. SDSU needed only five…