College football roundup: SDSU blanks Indiana State
BROOKINGS — Zach Zenner rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown as South Dakota State rolled to a 29-0 win over Indiana State on Saturday.
Zenner’s touchdown gave South Dakota State (6-4, 3-3 Missouri Valley Conference) a 9-0 lead late in the first quarter, and the Jackrabbits added two second quarter field goals to take a 15-0 halftime lead.
Austin Sumner connected with Jason Schneider for a 25-yard touchdown in the third quarter and Isaac Rodriguez scored his first touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter to round out the scoring.
Sumner had 207 yards passing, and surpassed the 7,000 yard passing mark for his career.
The Jackrabbits held Indiana State (1-9, 0-6) to just 161 yards of total offense, 56 passing. Indiana State starting quarterback Mike Perish was hurt early in the game and his replacement, Robert Tonyan Jr., completed just 5 of 20 passes.
Montana 31, South Dakota 27
VERMILLION — Ellis Henderson scored three touchdowns, two receiving and another on a kickoff return, as Montana edged South Dakota 31-27 on Saturday.
With Montana up 24-17, Jordan Tripp forced a fumble that was returned 35 yards by Matt Hermanson for a touchdown with 6:33 remaining in the game. A 38-yard field goal from Miles Bergner with 1:48 left gave the Coyotes (4-6) a lead, but Henderson returned the ensuing kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown to give the Grizzlies (8-2) a 31-27 lead.
South Dakota had one final opportunity, driving 44 yards to the Montana 31-yard line before Bo Tully broke up a pass intended for Josh Vander Maten and the Coyotes turned the ball over on downs.
Jordan Johnson had 337 yards passing and two touchdowns, highlighted by a 71-yard strike to Henderson in the first half.
Trevor Bouma had 147 yards rushing and a touchdown to lead South Dakota.
Minnesota State University 52, University of Sioux Falls 17
SIOUX FALLS — The University of Sioux Falls fell 52-17 to top-ranked Minnesota State University in the Cougars final home game of the season Saturday in Sioux Falls.
The Cougars (5-5) were outscored 35-3 by the Mavericks (10-0) in the first half and MSU scored on eight of its first 11 possessions.
MSU racked up 346 rushing yards in the game, with Connor Thomas compiling 135 yards on 17 carries and one score. Andy Pfeiffer rushed for 69 yards and three touchdowns.
The Cougars were led by wide receiver Carrington Hanna, who finished with 11 catches for 128 yards and a score on senior day.
USF concludes its regular-season schedule against Wayne State College at 1 p.m. Saturday in Wayne, Neb.
Winona State 28, Augustana College 24
WINONA, Minn. — Augustana College failed to hold a three point fourth-quarter lead in a 28-24 loss to Winona State University Saturday in Winona, Minn.
WSU’s Alex Jensen caught a seven-yard touchdown pass with less than seven minutes remain for the game winning score.
Augustana (4-6) quarterback Trey Heid finished 8-of-13 passing for 121 yards and threw two interceptions. Heid was injured in the second quarter and left the game.
Viking running back Dajon Newell finished with 65 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Augustana finishes its regular-season schedule at home against Southwest Minnesota State at 1 p.m. Saturday in Sioux Falls.
Northern State 28, Minnesota-Crookston 0
CROOKSTON, Minn. — Northern State’s Connor Doherty caught a career-high six passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-0 win over the University of Minnesota-Crookston Saturday in Crookston, Minn.
The Wolves (4-6) defense held Crookston to just 105 yards of total offense in the win. NSU had three sacks and forced three turnovers against UMC.
Quarterback Jared Jacobson finished with 254 yards on 16-of-29 passing and threw for two touchdowns for the Wolves.
NSU plays Minnesota-Duluth at 1 p.m. Saturday in Aberdeen.
SD Mines and Technology 34, University of Nebraska-Kearney 26
KEARNEY, Neb. — The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology football team earned its second winning season in 28 years by topping the University of Nebraska-Kearney 34-26 Saturday in Kearney, Neb.
SD Mines racked up a total of 427 yards of total offense in the win. Hardrocker quarterback Ben Broeker finished with 261 yards on 25-of38 passing and four touchdowns in the win.
Brian Smith led the SD Mines defense with 11 tackles, while Jay Lata added 10.
The Hardrockers’ season ends at 6-4.
Western New Mexico 38, Black Hills State 14
SPEARFISH — The Black Hills State University football team was outscored by 17 in the second half en route to a 38-14 loss to Western New Mexico Saturday in Spearfish.
Ward Anderson led the Yellow Jacket offense with 242 yards on 20-41 passing, and threw one touchdown and two interceptions.
The Mustangs moved the ball easily against BHSU, racking up 563 yards. WNM quarterback Mitch Glasmann threw for 319 yards and two touchdowns.
The Yellow Jackets (1-8) play Fort Lewis at 11 a.m. Saturday in Durango Colo.