The Collegian

Jacks sneak past Coyotes, secure playoff bye

Jacks sneak past Coyotes, secure playoff bye

Trenton Abrego

November 18, 2017


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VERMILLION – The No. 6 South Dakota State Jackrabbits clinched a first-round bye in the FCS Playoffs Saturday after defeating the No. 15 South Dakota Coyotes 31-28. Despite allowing 583 total yards, it was the defensive unit that led the way for head coach John Stiegelmeier and the Jacks. O...

Rivalry hype revived in anticipation of USD game

Rivalry hype revived in anticipation of USD game

Trenton Abrego

November 15, 2017


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The two biggest public universities in South Dakota will meet on the gridiron this weekend in one of the state’s biggest rivalries. Most players on the South Dakota State roster paid more attention to SDSU rather than the University of South Dakota when they were in high school. This was due to th...

Jackrabbits’ playoff position at stake in Vermillion game

Jackrabbits’ playoff position at stake in Vermillion game

Trenton Abrego

November 15, 2017


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Another rivalry game is coming up for the No. 5 South Dakota State Jackrabbits. They will travel to Vermillion to take on the No. 16 University of South Dakota Coyotes in what might be the biggest game in the South Dakota Showdown Series history. SDSU will be coming off a 27-24 overtime victory against Illi...

Jacks down Redbirds, set eyes on Coyotes

Jacks down Redbirds, set eyes on Coyotes

Trenton Abrego

November 11, 2017


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No. 5 South Dakota State pushed their winning streak to four games as they dispatched of the No. 20 Illinois State Redbirds 27-24 in a Missouri Valley Football showdown in overtime. Chase Vinatieri came through in the clutch for the Jacks as he managed to put a 43-yard field goal through the uprigh...

SDSU hits its mark: Jacks keep 1-0 philosophy

SDSU hits its mark: Jacks keep 1-0 philosophy

Trenton Abrego

November 8, 2017


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The No. 6 South Dakota State Jackrabbits plan to ride the momentum of a 33-21 Dakota Marker win when they host the No. 17 Illinois State Redbirds Saturday. Head coach John Stiegelmeier said it will be important for the Jacks not to live in the past. “We want to make sure we don’t think we arrive...

Daniel runs through opponents, makes improvements

Daniel runs through opponents, makes improvements

Trenton Abrego

November 8, 2017


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Heading into last season, sophomore running back Mikey Daniel was third on the depth chart and wasn’t thought of as a player who would make an offensive impact for South Dakota State. Flash forward to this year. If you had an SDSU fantasy football team, you would want Daniel as the running back on...

All-around performance lifts Jacks over NDSU in Dakota Marker Game

All-around performance lifts Jacks over NDSU in Dakota Marker Game

Trenton Abrego

November 4, 2017


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No. 10 South Dakota State played their best offensive game in Dakota Marker game history today and beat the No. 2 North Dakota State Bison 33-21 and kept the Dakota Marker trophy in Brookings. A key coming into the game for head coach John Stiegelemeier’s team, was winning the time of possession ...

‘It’s going to be a challenge’

‘It’s going to be a challenge’

Trenton Abrego

November 1, 2017


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After a 52-24 blow-out win against No. 12 Western Illinois, the No. 10 Jacks will host its toughest opponent of the season, North Dakota State, at the Dakota Marker Game. NDSU does not lose very often. In fact, they are 91-7 since 2011. One of their losses came last year when the Jacks won the Dako...

Blow-out win sets up showdown for the Dakota Marker

Blow-out win sets up showdown for the Dakota Marker

Trenton Abrego

October 28, 2017


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MACOMB, Illinois – South Dakota State must have learned something from the games they’ve lost this season, as they kept the ball away from Western Illinois in their 52-24 victory. With the high-octane offense getting out to a slow start on the season. Quarterback Taryn Christion and the SDSU o...

Jacks face tough test in Macomb after blow-out win

Jacks face tough test in Macomb after blow-out win

Trenton Abrego

October 25, 2017


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South Dakota State football head coach John Stiegelmeier and his team got back on track last week as they rolled over the Missouri State Bears 60-32. Now the Jacks will have to shift their focus to traveling to Macomb, Illinois, to take on the No. 14 ranked Western Illinois Leathernecks. “I feel great...

Jacks back on track

Jacks back on track

Trenton Abrego

October 21, 2017


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Springfield, Missouri – Senior running back Brady Mengarelli put the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on his back and regain their high FCS Championship aspirations with a 62-30 win over the Missouri State Bears. Mengarelli finished the day with 11 carries for 117 yards and two touchdowns. As a te...