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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...

Christion continues to shatter records

Christion continues to shatter records

Trenton Abrego

October 17, 2018


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Each Jackrabbit football game this season, it seems that standout senior quarterback Taryn Christion breaks a record. Against Indiana State, Christion became the all-time leader in passing yards passing Austin Sumner, who played for the Jacks from 2011-14. Christion is also the all-time leader in touchdown passes a...

Running back by committee runs wild

Running back by committee runs wild

Landon Dierks

October 17, 2018


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After relying on the play-making ability and arm talent of quarterback Taryn Christion for the past three seasons, the Jackrabbit running game has seen an increased role in 2018. The talent and depth of the backfield was highlighted during fall camp. High expectations and praises from the coaches ha...

Jackrabbits set for Top-25 battle in Cedar Falls Saturday

Jackrabbits set for Top-25 battle in Cedar Falls Saturday

Trenton Abrego

October 17, 2018


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After a victorious Hobo Day, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits will look for their third-straight Missouri Valley Football Conference win in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Despite rolling over the Penguins, the Jackrabbits suffered what could be considered one of the biggest losses of their season. Isaac Wallace...

Jacks ice Youngstown Penguins on Hobo Day game

Jacks ice Youngstown Penguins on Hobo Day game

Andrew Holtan

October 13, 2018


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South Dakota State quarterback Taryn Christion usually impacts the game with his throwing, but on Saturday he led the Jackrabbits to a 36-7 Hobo Day victory against the Youngstown State Penguins with his legs. Christion had only 78 yards passing but picked up 89 yards on the ground. He also had two...

South Dakota State Football: Hall of Name

South Dakota State Football: Hall of Name

Trenton Abrego

October 10, 2018


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South Dakota State has played 121 seasons of football. Each new team has brought an assortment of new players, and unique names. This year, one name on the roster jumped out compared to the rest: Krockett Krolikowski. That raised the question: is that the most unique name to appear on the South Dakot...

Jacks look to change recent Hobo Day fortunes

Jacks look to change recent Hobo Day fortunes

Landon Dierks

October 9, 2018


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In the 105th installment of the Hobo Day game, South Dakota State will enter this weekend’s contest against Youngstown State with the highest Football Championship Subdivision ranking in program history. The No. 2 Jackrabbits (3-1, 1-1) will host the Penguins (2-3, 1-1) on Hobo Day for the second...

Jacks survive scare from Sycamores

Jacks survive scare from Sycamores

Landon Dierks

October 6, 2018


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Saturday night was a classic example of why Missouri Valley Football Conference coaches preach that there are no easy games once you enter conference play. The No. 3 Jackrabbits closed as 35-point favorites on VegasInsider.com over Indiana State but needed overtime to defeat the visiting Sycamore...