Tag: South Dakota State Jackrabbits

Familiar foe: Get to know SIU's Missouri Valley adversary turned 2nd-round playoff opponent

Neuqua Valley High School graduate Mark Gronowski leads top-seeded South Dakota State against Southern Illinois in round two of the FCS playoffs. (Photo courtesy Dave Eggen/Inertia) Following its upset win at Weber State in the FCS playoffs, Southern Illinois next plays Sunday, May 2 at No. 1 seed South Dakota State. Whether SIU fans are... Read more »

South Dakota State scampers to bounce-back win over SIU

South Dakota State scampers to bounce-back win over SIU
A week ago Youngstown State dominated time of possession and limited South Dakota State’s offense. Saturday night in Brookings, S.D. the exact opposite happened as the Top 10-ranked Jackrabbits bounded to a 49-14 trouncing of Southern Illinois. SDSU, still stinging from its 19-7 loss at Youngstown, scored on all five of its first-half possessions. The... Read more »

Salukis face stiff conference road test at South Dakota State

Salukis face stiff conference road test at South Dakota State
Head coach Nick Hill’s Southern Illinois Salukis face another stiff Missouri Valley Football Conference challenge Saturday, but perhaps Youngstown State revealed the blueprint to knocking off nationally ranked South Dakota State and its high-powered offense. “Youngstown completely dominated time of possession. They had the ball for more than 45 minutes. (SDSU) only had 37 plays... Read more »
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WIU Suffers First Loss in Blowout at South Dakota State

WIU Suffers First Loss in Blowout at South Dakota State
Nearly everything has gone right for first-year Western Illinois head coach Charlie Fisher and his Leathernecks this season. Until Saturday night in Brookings, S.D. that is. The matchup between the two ranked teams from the Missouri Valley Football Conference turned into a 52-14 rout in favor of the home-standing South Dakota State Jackrabbits. The Leathernecks... Read more »