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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...

Jackrabbit hopes for championship dead before they arrive

Jackrabbit hopes for championship dead before they arrive

Andrew Holtan

October 18, 2017


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As I watched the South Dakota State football team Saturday, all I could think was “how is this happening?” How is a team that is so much more talented on paper getting dominated in all phases of the game? SDSU lost to Northern Iowa 38-18 in the 105th Hobo Day game. The Jacks fell behind 17-0 in the first ha...

Hobo Day loss triggers must-win game for Jacks football

Hobo Day loss triggers must-win game for Jacks football

Trenton Abrego

October 18, 2017


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South Dakota State football wanted to be one of the top eight teams to get a bye during the playoffs. After their 38-18 Hobo Day defeat at the hands of the unranked Northern Iowa, that goal will be a lot tougher to achieve. Head coach John Stiegelmeier said the team can still achieve it, but it starts...

Tradition brings Jacks football team together

Tradition brings Jacks football team together

Carson Herbert

October 11, 2017


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In the month leading up to Hobo Day, the South Dakota State football team has joined other members of the university and let their facial hair grow for the One Month Club. Coaches and players on the team have set their razors aside in the middle of the season in anticipation of the biggest one-day event...

Jacks carry momentum into Hobo Day game

Jacks carry momentum into Hobo Day game

Trenton Abrego

October 11, 2017


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In the 105th Hobo Day game, the No. 7 South Dakota State Jacks will be favored against the unranked Northern Iowa Panthers. SDSU will be fresh off their 49-14 win Southern Illinois. The win moved the Jacks up two spots in the FCS STATS poll. Head coach John Stiegelmeier said he believes his team is ...