Illinois State Redbirds

Mistakes & Miscues Cost SDSU Game & Playoff Positioning

Turnovers And Penalties Kill Momentum In 27-18 Loss To Illinois State

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  South Dakota State is reeling after a 27-18 loss yesterday to Illinois State. The Jackrabbits appeared to be in control late in the third quarter with an 18-10 lead.  From then on Murphy’s Law seemed to take effect and the Jacks really have no one to blame but themselves.  Turnovers on three consecutive drives set the stage…

Turnovers & Illinois State Topple Jackrabbits

Three Late Turnovers Burn SDSU In 27-18 Loss

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Illinois State scored on four consecutive second-half possessions and forced three turnovers in the final 17 minutes to defeat South Dakota State, 27-18, Saturday afternoon in a battle of nationally ranked Missouri Valley Football Conference teams at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.Both teams ended the day 7-3 overall and with 4-2 records in the MVFC.Illinois State, ranked 11th…

Statement Win For SDSU At Illinois State

Jacks First Road Win Has Huge Playoff Implications

NORMAL, IL  —  One week after their worst performance of the season in a 24-9 loss at Northern Iowa, South Dakota State responded with their best game of the season yesterday at 11th ranked Illinois State. The Jacks opened up a 35-7 lead on their way to a 38-28 victory in Normal against the Redbirds.  The first road win of…

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…

Jackrabbit Offense Needs To Finish At Illinois State

State Struggling After Being Held Out Of The Endzone For First Time Since 2013

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The South Dakota State Jackrabbits will take any offense heading into a game heavy with playoff implications at Illinois State on Saturday at noon. The Jacks are coming off a 24-9 loss at Northern Iowa, dropping them back to an identical 2-2 league record with the RedBirds, meaning the loser of this week’s game can probably kiss…

Chase Vinatieri Channels Uncle Adam To Help Jacks Top Illinois State

Jacks Win 27-24 In OT

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  It is State-U week and the rivals are going in opposite directions. SDSU survived a scare yesterday in their home finale, defeating Illinois State 27-24 in overtime.  The Jacks improved to 8-2 and keep their conference title hopes alive thanks to Chase Vinatieri, who played hero like his uncle Adam has so many times with a 43…

Coyotes Suffer First Loss At Illinois State

USD Rally Falls Short In 37-21 Loss To Redbirds

NORMAL, Ill.—Illinois State running back James Robinson ran for 193 yards and two touchdowns, including an 87-yard touchdown run late, to hand fourth-ranked South Dakota its first setback of the season, 37-21, Saturday at Hancock Stadium.   Robinson and wide out Spencer Schnell led an Illinois State attack that compiled 567 yards against the Coyotes’ 29th-ranked defense. Schnell caught two…