Saturday college football game: 9/30
Western Illinois 24, South Dakota 10
Norvell was 11 of 23 for 102 yards and one touchdown. J.C. Baker rushed for 104 yards on 13 carries and Nikko Watson carried 22 times for 96 yards and one touchdown. Kevin Kintzel recovered a bad snap on a South Dakota punt in the second quarter and ran 11 yards for a touchdown, putting Western Illinois ahead 10-3 by halftime.
The Coyotes (1-3, 0-1) compiled only 242 total yards and gave up two fumbles. QB Josh Vander Maten was replaced in the final quarter by Kevin Earl, who put together a successful 8-play drive for the lone Coyote touchdown.
The Leathernecks answered on their next possession with a touchdown pass from Norvell to Joey Borsellino to seal the win.
University of Sioux Falls 52, Minnesota-Crookston 7
SIOUX FALLS —The University of Sioux Falls improved to 44-1 all-time at Bob Young Field with a 52-7 win over the University of Minnesota-Crookston on Saturday.
The Cougars (2-2) rolled up 680 yards of total offense in the game, with 467 coming from the USF rushing attack.
Junior running back Nephi Garcia finished with a career-high 167 yards on 18 carries. Cougar quarterback Luke Papilion finished 12-for-23 for 155 yards passing, while adding 77 yards on the ground and two scores.
The Cougar defense held the Golden Eagles to 211 yards of offense on the day, led by
John Batinich with seven tackles.
USF plays Southwest Minnesota State at 6 p.m. Saturday in Marshall, Minn.
St. Cloud State 31, Augustana College 6
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — St. Cloud State picked up its first win over Augustana College since 2005 with a 31-6 victory Saturday in St. Cloud, Minn.
The Vikings (2-2) managed only 162 yards of total offense and turned the ball over a season-high five times against the Huskies.
Augutana quarterback Trey Heid finished 16-of-25 passing for 139 yards and a touchdown. Heid also threw four interceptions.
NSIC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Jack Moro picked off Heid three times for the Mavericks.
Augustana plays Wayne State at 1 p.m. Saturday in Sioux Falls.
Minnesota State 42, Northern State 14
MANKATO, Minn. — No. 2-ranked Minnesota State proved to be too much for Northern State as the Mavericks took a 42-14 win Saturday in Mankato, Minn.
In their third-consecutive loss, the Wolves (1-3) were held to a season-low 61 yards rushing on 23 carries, while giving up 607 yards of offense to MSU.
Jared Jacobson led the Wolves passing attack, going 23 for 37 for 207 yards and a score in the loss.
NSU’s top receiver was Chris Malsam with four catches for 47 yards.
Northern will host Minnesota State-Moorhead for Gypsy Days at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Aberdeen.
Presentation College 48, Trinity Bible College 14
ABERDEEN — Presentation College rolled to a 48-14-homecoming victory over Trinity Bible College Saturday in Aberdeen.
The Saints’ (3-1) Stephen Braswell was efficient through the air, going 17-for-26 passing for 226 yards ad four touchdowns. Braswell has 12 passing touchdowns in PC’s first four games.
Running back Devin Mohn rushed for 96 yards on 15 carries and a score to lead the Saints’ ground game.
The Saints play Valley City State University at 1 p.m. Saturday in Valley City, N.D.
Concordia (Neb.) 24, Dakota State University 0
MADISON — Dakota State was shutout on its homecoming 24-0 at the hands of Concordia (Neb.) in college football action Saturday in Madison.
The Trojans (1-4) remain winless at home on the season following the loss that saw them only produce 214 yards of total offense.
Kris Deane led the DSU ground game with 57 yards on 11 carries while Dylan VandeGarde added 40 yards on 10 carries.
The Trojams play long-time rival Dakota Wesleyan University at 7 p.m. Saturday in Madison.
Colorado Mesa University 49, Black Hills State University 11
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Black Hills State football is still looking for its first win of the season after losing 49-11 to Colorado Mesa Saturday in Grand Junction, Colo.
The Yellow Jackets (0-4) turned the ball over eight times on the day, including seven interceptions to six different Maverick defenders.
BHSU quarterback Ward Anderson went 26-of-46 for 264 yards and six interceptions.
The Yellow Jackets failed to find the end zone, with the team’s only points coming on a safety and three Christian Parr field goals.
BHSU plays Western State for Homecoming at 1 p.m. Saturday in Spearfish.
SD Mines 70, William Jewell 48
LIBERTY, Mo. — After 1,00 combined yards of offense, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology pulled away to win a 70-48 shootout against William Jewel Saturday in Liberty, Mo.
The Hardrockers (4-1) overcame a 14-point deficit early in the game to tope the Cardinals.
Sophomore running back De’Arnre Bolden racked up 204 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns on the ground for SD Mines. Continuing to spit time with Ben Broeker, quarterback Evan Sanders threw for 154 yards and three scores on 13-of-24 passing.
Derek Graves led the Hardrocker receiving corps with three catches for 83 yards and three touchdowns.
SD Mines is off this week and will play Missouri Southern at 1 p.m. Oct. 12 in Rapid City.