College football weekend preview 11/2/13: Coyotes face No. 10 Youngstown State
The University of South Dakota faces No. 10 Youngstown State University at 1 p.m. Saturday in Vermillion in a Missouri Valley Football Conference contest.
The Coyotes (4-4, 3-2 MVFC) had their four-game win streak snapped last week with a loss at Illinois State.
This is the first time USD meets YSU at the DakotaDome and Penguins (7-1, 4-0 MVFC) lead the series 1-0.
Last year, YSU edged USD 13-10 and are led by quarterback Kurt Hess with 1,548 yards and 17 touchdowns on 144-of-189 passing. Martin Ruiz leads the Penguins on the ground with 117 carries for 775 yards and 12 touchdowns.
USD quarterback Kevin Earl has led the offense with 1,040 yards and five touchdowns on 91-of-164 passing in six games. Running back Trevor Bouma has 117 carries for 543 yards and two scores.
University of Concordia-St. Paul (4-4, 1-3 NSIC South) vs. Augustana College (3-5, 1-3 NSIC), 1:05 p.m. Saturday in Sioux FallsThe Augustana Vikings are 2-2 at Kirkeby-Over Stadium this season and look to earn another victory over University of Concordia-St. Paul Saturday.
Augustana leads the all-time series 6-3 and have won five straight over the Golden Bears. The game will be broadcast on Midco Sports Network.
The Vikings are led by quarterback Trey Heid and running back Dajon Newell. Heid has completed 130 of 232 passes for 1,315 yards and nine touchdowns, while Newell has run for 350 yards and two scores on 108 carries. Brandon Mohr is one of the Vikings’ leading defenders with 66 tackles and an interception.
The Golden Bears have a balanced offensive attack and are led by quarterback Jared Russo, who has completed 102 of 171 passes for 1,231 yards and 10 touchdowns. Tre Spears has carried the ball 159 times for 725 yards and four touchdowns.
University of Sioux Falls (5-3, 5-3 NSIC South) vs. Upper Iowa University (4-4, 1-3 NSIC South), 6 p.m. Saturday in Fayette, IowaThe University of Sioux Falls Cougars have won their last two games and face Upper Iowa Saturday.
The Cougars have won four if their five games to remain in the hunt for the NSIC South title. Last week, USF defeated Augustana College 27-10, winning the “Key to the City” traveling trophy.
USF’s Luke Papilion has completed 68 of 150 passes for 820 yards and six touchdowns and carried the ball 108 times for 738 yards and 14 touchdowns. Nephi Garcia leads the Cougars on the ground with 175 carries for 988 yards and nine touchdowns.
Upper Iowa quarterback Cole Jaeschke has thrown for 2,432 yards and 20 touchdowns on 196-of-320 passing, while Lucas Hefty leads the receiving corps with 51 catches for 705 yards and eight touchdowns. Chris Smith has 223 carries for 1,259 yards on 11 touchdowns.
University of Mary (4-4) vs. Northern State University (3-5), 1 p.m. Saturday in AberdeenNorthern State University travels to take on the University of Mary Saturday in a NSIC matchup.
Jared Jacobson leads the Wolves with 1,439 passing yards and 15 touchdowns on 126-of-259 passing. He also has 100 carries for 409 yards and four scores. Tanner White and Connor Doherty have each caught three touchdown passes.
The Marauders are led by quarterback Craig Bagnell, who has completed 200 of 349 passes for 2,225 yards and 18 touchdowns. Grant Singer leads the defense with 87 tackles and two interceptions.
Dakota State University (2-7) vs. Mayville State University (6-3), 3 p.m. Saturday in Mayville, N.D.The Dakota State University Trojans travel for their final road game of the regular season against Mayville State University.
The Trojans have lost their last two contests and in last week’s loss to South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Cole Whisenhunt led the way with 17 carries for 119 yards.
MSU are 6-1 in its last seven games after dropping the first two games of the regular season. In last week’s win over Presentation College, Domini Bradley had 22 carries for 150 yards and two touchdowns.
SD School of Mines & Technology (5-2) vs. Fort Hays State (4-4), 2 p.m. Saturday in Hays, Kan.The S.D. School of Mines & Technology Hardrockers have two road games remaining in their regular-season schedule and face Fort Hays State Saturday.
The Hardrockers are coming off a 69-25 win against Dakota State University last week. De’Andre Bolden had 11 carries for 80 yards and Evan Sanders threw for 278 yards in the win.
The Tigers are led by quarterback Treveon Albert, who has thrown for 1,421 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Black Hills State University (0-7) vs. New Mexico Highlands (2-6), 1 p.m. Saturday in Las Vegas, N.M.Black Hills State University looks for its first win of the season Saturday against New Mexico Highlands.
The Yellow Jackets average 381 yards per game and 281 passing yards per game.
Lewis Emmanuel lead the Cowboy offense with 2,526 passing yards and 12 touchdowns this season.