Gibbs’ season likely over

Landon Dierks, Sports Editor

The South Dakota State football team will likely be without starting quarterback J’Bore Gibbs for the remainder of the 2019 campaign, according to a now-deleted from Matt Zimmer of the Argus Leader.

Gibbs, a redshirt freshman who missed two games earlier this season after injuring his hand in the season opener, left last Saturday’s Dakota Marker game against North Dakota State with an apparent leg injury in the first quarter and did not return.

He accounted for more than 1,158 total yards and 14 touchdowns in six games as a starter. The Jackrabbits were 4-2 in those games.

Junior Kanin Nelson started both games Gibbs missed early in the season, but true freshman Keaton Heide will make his first career college start in Saturday’s conference tilt at Missouri State.

Heide led the only SDSU touchdown drive against the Bison, but also threw a costly interception that set up NDSU’s game-winning touchdown drive.

Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday from Springfield, Missouri.