Top 5 Jacks moments of the year


5. Dallas Goedert makes spectacular one-handed catch

Tight end Dallas Goedert leaped over a defender to make a one-handed catch in the back of the end zone during the homecoming 56-28 win over Drake, Sept. 10, 2016. Goedert finished the game with four catches for 52 yards and a touchdown. This was just the beginning for Goedert as he’d go on to have 10 more touchdown catches the rest of the season.

4. Macy Miller beats Iowa at the buzzer

Point guard Macy Miller hit a free throw line jumper as time expired to lift SDSU over Iowa 66-64 Nov. 18, 2016. Miller had 22 points and 10 rebounds in the game. This was a big win for the Jacks since Iowa is a Big Ten school.

3. Jacks defeat North Dakota State

No. 11 SDSU defeated No. 1 NDSU 19-17 Oct. 15, 2016 in Fargo, North Dakota. This was the first time the Jacks defeated the Bison since 2009. The Jacks were down 17-13 with five seconds left when Taryn Christion threw a two-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jake Wieneke and SDSU brought the Dakota Marker trophy back to Brookings.

2. Soccer wins Summit League Tournament

The Jackrabbits defeated Oral Roberts 3-2 in penalty kicks to win their third straight Summit League title. The score was tied 2-2 after four rounds. In the fifth round junior midfielder Tori Poole scored and the Jacks went to the NCAA Tournament.

1. Men’s basketball wins Summit League Tournament

SDSU defeated Omaha 79-77 in the nail-biting championship game of the Summit League Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Jacks struggled throughout the tournament and were only seeded sixth to begin. Mike Daum led the Jacks with 37 points and 12 rebounds. This was the second year in a row the Jacks won the tournament and secured a spot in the NCAA Tournament.