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‘We’re looking forward to the rematch,’: Jacks host Duquesne on Saturday

‘We’re looking forward to the rematch,’: Jacks host Duquesne on Saturday

Landon Dierks

November 30, 2018


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Second round Football Championship Subdivision playoff matchups are set and South Dakota State will host a familiar foe — Duquesne University of the Northeast Conference. SDSU blew out the Dukes 51-13 in its opening game of the 2017 season and will look to duplicate that result and reach the quart...

11 Jacks named to Missouri Valley All-Conference Teams

11 Jacks named to Missouri Valley All-Conference Teams

Trenton Abrego

November 27, 2018


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On Monday, Nov. 26 the Missouri Valley Football Conference announced All-Conference Squads. Taryn Christion, Cade Johnson, Tiano Pupungatoa, Christian Rozeboom and Jordan Brown were named to MVFC First Team. Brady Sorenson, Ryan Earith and Brady Hale represented the Jackrabbits on the second team Honorable...

Strong Jr. tabbed as top freshman, three Jackrabbits named to All-Newcomer Team

Strong Jr. tabbed as top freshman, three Jackrabbits named to All-Newcomer Team

Trenton Abrego

November 27, 2018


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For the second time in three years, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits have the Missouri Valley Football Conference Freshman of the Year. Pierre Strong Jr., led the Jackrabbits with 777 total rushing yards on 67 attempts for an average over 11 yards per game. Strong Jr. also added 8 touchdowns. ...

Duquesne set to travel to Brookings

Duquesne set to travel to Brookings

Trenton Abrego

November 26, 2018


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It will be the Duquesne Dukes who will travel to Brookings to take on the fifth-seed South Dakota State Jackrabbits. Duquesne (9-3) defeated the Towson Tigers (7-5) 31-10, on the strength of scoring all of their points unanswered. The Dukes were led by A.J. Hines, who had 28 carries for 175 yards...

Jacks claim fifth seed in football playoffs

Jacks claim fifth seed in football playoffs

Landon Dierks

November 18, 2018


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After capping off an 8-2 regular season with a win over rival South Dakota on Saturday, the South Dakota State football team secured a top-eight seed in the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs. It was only a matter of where the FCS selection committee placed the Jackrabbits. On the live pla...

Jackrabbits stomp Coyotes in South Dakota Showdown Series

Jackrabbits stomp Coyotes in South Dakota Showdown Series

Trenton Abrego

November 17, 2018


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Make it 10 straight wins in the South Dakota Showdown Series for the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, who defeated the South Dakota Coyotes 49-27. Judging by the first quarter, one might’ve thought there was going to be a shootout at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. Instead, the Jackrabbit defense made ...

Jackrabbit football one win away from FCS Playoff seed

Jackrabbit football one win away from FCS Playoff seed

Trenton Abrego

November 14, 2018


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The No. 5 South Dakota State Jackrabbits have been victorious in nine straight meetings in the South Dakota Showdown. In order to earn a top-eight seed in the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs, the Jacks (7-2, 4-2) will need to make it 10 straight wins against the Coyotes (4-5, 3-4). P...

Jackrabbit offense stays hot on road

Jackrabbit offense stays hot on road

Trenton Abrego

November 11, 2018


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CARBONDALE, Illinois ­– Despite being 766 miles away from home, the South Dakota State football team had no issue moving the ball against the Southern Illinois defense in a 57-38 victory. It was the fourth time this season that the high-octane Jackrabbit offense eclipsed the 50-point mark. Even...

Dana J. Dykhouse makes a difference to recruits, athletes and alumni

Dana J. Dykhouse makes a difference to recruits, athletes and alumni

Carter Schmidt

November 7, 2018


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Size really does matter, especially when concerning football stadiums. The $65-million Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium opened in 2016, and has brought astronomical changes to South Dakota State. Dana J. Dykhouse stadium opened in 2016 as one of the largest stadiums in FCS, and the $65 million facility impact...

Zenner inks contract with Lions

Zenner inks contract with Lions

Trenton Abrego

November 6, 2018


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Don’t call it a comeback. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the Detroit Lions officially announced the signing of former South Dakota State Jackrabbit running back Zach Zenner. Zenner was released from the Lions injured reserve on Sept. 12. Zenner will return to the Detroit Lions — the team he has playe...

Jacks crush Bears 59-7 

Jacks crush Bears 59-7 

Trenton Abrego

November 3, 2018


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On a gloomy and rainy Saturday, the South Dakota State football team shined on all phases of the game and dismantled the Missouri State Bears 59-7. It took a while for senior quarterback Taryn Christion and the Jackrabbit offense to get going but once they did they didn’t look back. Christion...

Jacks look to run past Bears defense

Jacks look to run past Bears defense

Trenton Abrego

October 30, 2018


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After facing one of the top defenses in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, South Dakota State will shift its focus to a team that finds themselves in the middle of conference standings. South Dakota State (5-2, 2-2) will return to Brookings to take on Missouri State (4-4, 2-3) which fields ...