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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 ...

Former Jacks make a difference, break records in Week 8

Former Jacks make a difference, break records in Week 8

Trenton Abrego

October 30, 2018


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The NFL has a new all-time scoring leader. After a 25-yard field goal against the Oakland Raiders, Adam Vinatieri became the leading scorer in the league. Vinatieri, who now has 2,550 points, passed placekicker Morten Andersen who had previously held the record since 2006. Vinatieri played...

Jacks beat Redbirds, inch closer to FCS Playoff

Jacks beat Redbirds, inch closer to FCS Playoff

Trenton Abrego

October 27, 2018


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NORMAL, IL – Offense was the key for South Dakota State on Saturday as the Jacks disposed of the Illinois State Redbirds 38-28. On their first drive, the Jackrabbits (5-2, 2-2) had no issue finding the scoreboard. It took just three plays and 67 yards for the Jacks to strike first. Then, the Redb...

Jackrabbit football ready to run past Redbird defense in Normal, IL

Jackrabbit football ready to run past Redbird defense in Normal, IL

Trenton Abrego

October 26, 2018


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Since losing twice on the road this season, the Jacks look to change their fortunes in Normal, Illinois where they take on the No. 11 Illinois State Redbirds. Illinois State (5-2, 2-2) will be coming off 28-14 loss to the No. 1 North Dakota State Bison 28-14. The Jacks (4-2, 2-2) will have to i...

South Dakota State football falls 24-9 to Cedar Falls

South Dakota State football falls 24-9 to Cedar Falls

Andrew Holtan

October 20, 2018


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South Dakota State was averaging 48.4 points and 529.6 yards per game. Today, against Northern Iowa the No. 2-ranked Jackrabbits were held to 376 yards and fell to the No. 25 Panthers 24-9 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. “We didn’t finish,” said head coach John Stiegelmeier. “We did have some good things hap...