SD college football previews: USD looking to bounce back at homeVERMILLION — The University of South Dakota football team is hoping to bounce back from its tough loss last week as it takes on Western Illinois for its homecoming game at 2 p.m. Saturday in Vermillion.
By: Sports Staff, The Daily Republic
VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota football team is hoping to bounce back from its tough loss last week as it takes on Western Illinois for its homecoming game at 2 p.m. Saturday in Vermillion.
USD (1-3) will look to continue getting the ball to senior wide receiver Will Powell, who surpassed the 2,000 career receiving yards mark last week and has 14 catches for 189 yards on the season. Terrance Terry leads all Coyote receivers with 22 catches for 301 yards and three touchdowns.
The Coyotes are 2-0 all-time against the Leathernecks, who are 2-2 on the season.
Augustana vs. Minnesota State
1 p.m. Saturday in Sioux Falls
Augustana’s homecoming game is no easy matchup as it hosts undefeated Minnesota State at 1 p.m. Saturday in Sioux Falls.
Augustana enters the contest 2-3, while Minnesota State comes in with a 5-0 record. Augustana leads the all-time series between the teams 22-19, but Minnesota State came away with a 27-26 win last season in Mankato, Minn.
Dajon Newell leads the Vikings with 463 yards rushing and three touchdowns this season. Josh Hanson is 114-of-195 passing for 1,411 yards and 17 touchdowns.
University of Sioux Falls vs. Winona State
6 p.m. Saturday in Winona, Minn.
In the teams’ first matchup, the University of Sioux Falls (5-0) travels to take on 4-1 Winona State University Saturday in Winona, Minn.
The Cougars enter the matchup ranked No. 23 and look to remain undefeated this season.
Taylor Perkins has led the USF offense by completing 86 of 155 passes for 1,206 yards and 16 touchdowns. He’s also carried the ball 50 times for 199 yards. Kristian Porter is the team’s leading rusher with 367 yards and two touchdowns.
Northern State University vs. Minot State
2:30 p.m. Saturday in Aberdeen
After two straight victories, Northern State University (2-3) hosts Minot State (1-4) Saturday in Aberdeen. Minot State is coming off its lone win.
Jared Jacobson is 69-of-132 passing for the Wolves for 856 yards and eight touchdowns. Mark Hanley is Jacobson’s main target, hauling in 20 receptions for 260 yards thus far in the season. John Hughes leads the team with 472 yards rushing and four touchdowns, while Jacobson has rushed for 444 yards and four touchdowns.
Dakota State University vs. Hastings
4 p.m. Saturday in Madison
Looking for its first win of the season, Dakota State University’s football team hosts Hastings College Saturday in Madison.
The 0-6 Trojans will have their hands full against No. 21 Hastings, which is 4-0 on the season.
Brandon Large leads the Trojan attack with 1,524 yards passing on the season. Stacey Berg has hauled in 30 passes for 697 yards and five touchdowns. Kris Dearie leads the team in rushing with 193 yards, while John Niesen has 149 yards and two touchdowns.
Black Hills State University vs. Adams State
1 p.m. Saturday in Spearfish
Black Hills State University looks to build off its first win of the season as it takes on Adams State Saturday in Spearfish.
The Yellow Jackets improved to 1-3 with a 21-7 win over Western State last week, while the Grizzlies have dropped two straight and have a 2-3 record.
Ward Anderson is 83-of-162 passing for BHSU for 866 yards and five touchdowns. Daniel Hancock has 259 yards receiving and one touchdown, while Bryar Desanti has caught two touchdowns passes and has racked up 159 yards.
Presentation vs. Crown College
1 p.m. Saturday in St. Bonifacius, Minn.
After four straight losses, Presentation College looks to bounce back against Crown College Saturday in St. Bonifacius, Minn.
The 1-4 Saints hope to break their losing streak and keeps Crown College’s going as the Storm are 1-4 on the season with three consecutive defeats.
Will Vealy leads the Saints rushing attack with 271 yards and one touchdown on 64 carries. Eric Shueth has 105 yards and a touchdown on 35 rushing attempts.
SD School of Mines vs. Missouri Southern
1 p.m. Saturday in Joplin, Mo.
After picking up its first victory last week, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology football teams looks to improve on its 1-4 record against Missouri Southern University Saturday in Joplin, Mo.
The Hardrockers hope to keep the Lions’ losing streak going, as Missouri Southern is 3-2 on the season but has dropped its last two games after starting the year 3-0.
Jahmel Rover has been the Hardrockers most valuable weapon offensively, rushing for 349 yards and three touchdowns on the season. Chris Sawdey has added 241 yards on the ground, while Mike Zanutto is 73-of-121 passing for 552 yards and two touchdowns.