College football roundup: SDSU faces No. 1 NDSU in MVFC gameThe right to stand alone atop the Missouri Valley Football Conference is at stake as the South Dakota State University football team faces off against North Dakota State University at 2:37 p.m. in Fargo, N.D.
The right to stand alone atop the Missouri Valley Football Conference is at stake as the South Dakota State University football team faces off against North Dakota State University at 2:37 p.m. in Fargo, N.D.
The Bison are the top-ranked team in both the Sports Network and Football Championship Subdivision Coaches’ polls, while the Jackrabbits are No. 16 in the Sports Network poll and No. 20 by FCS coaches.
NDSU is 8-1 overall and 5-1 in the conference, while SDSU is 7-2 overall and 5-1 in conference play.
This is the 99th meeting between the teams, and NDSU leads the overall series 53-40-5. Last season, the Bison defeated the Jackrabbits 38-14 in Brookings.
Austin Sumner has led the SDSU air attack with 141-of-254 passing for 1,666 yards and 11 touchdowns. Running back Zach Zenner has 210 carries for 1,516 yards and nine touchdowns this season. Tyrel Kool has 29 receptions for 382 yards and two touchdowns.
NDSU’s Brock Jensen has led the offense with 144-of-226 passing for 1,759 yards and 13 touchdowns. John Crockett has 127 attempts for 653 yards and seven touchdowns for the Bison, and Sam Ojuri has 128 carries for 561 yards and six touchdowns.
University of South Dakota vs. Northern Iowa, noon Saturday in Vermillion
University of South Dakota hosts Northern Iowa University in its final home game of the season at noon Saturday in Vermillion.
Northern Iowa leads the overall series 24-17-1 and won the last meeting 19-14 in 2010.
The Coyotes (1-8) are on a seven-game losing streak and have yet to win a conference game, while NIU has a record of 3-6 and 2-4 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
USD’s Josh Vander Maten has led the offense with 111-of-198 passing for 1,238 yards and six touchdowns. Vander Maten also has 111 carries for 534 yards and five touchdowns this season. Tim Marlette has led defensively with 74 tackles.
Sawyer Kollmorgen has led the Panther offense with 152-of-264 passing for 2,037 yards and 18 touchdowns this season. Chad Owens has led all NIU receivers with 24 receptions for 415 yards and four touchdowns.
Augustana College vs. Southwest Minnesota State University, 1 p.m. Saturday in Marshall, Minn.
Augustana College travels to take on Southwest Minnesota State University in its final game of the regular season at 1 p.m. Saturday in Marshall, Minn.
This is the 17th meeting between the teams and Augustana leads the series 14-2.
The Vikings are 4-6 overall and 2-4 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference South Division, while SMSU is 4-6 overall and 3-3 in conference play.
Josh Hanson has led offensively with 213-of-355 passing for 2,622 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Grant Gebhardt has 54 receptions for 772 yards and seven touchdowns and Ben Parsley has 38 catches for 434 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Tyler Peschong has led SMSU’s offense with 182-of-323 passing for 2,152 yards and 15 touchdowns. Warren Matthews has 139 carries for 856 yards and seven touchdowns for the Mustangs this season.
University of Sioux Falls vs. Wayne State College, noon Saturday in Sioux Falls
The No. 16-ranked University of Sioux Falls looks to stay unbeaten at home as it hosts Wayne State College in its final game of the regular season.
This is the first-ever meeting between the teams. The Cougars are 8-2 this season and 4-2 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference South Division, while the Wildcats are 6-4 overall and 3-3 in conference play.
Quarterback Taylor Perkins has led the air attack with 188-of-327 passing for 2,410 yards and 25 touchdowns. Carrington Hanna has 63 receptions for 832 and 10 touchdowns this season and Jeremiah Oates has 48 catches for 921 yards and 12 touchdowns for USF.
Nate Most has led the Wildcat offense with 88-of-175 passing for 1,216 yards and nine touchdowns. Wide receivers Kevin Paulsen and Adam Stark each have five touchdowns on the season for WSC.
Northern State University vs. University of Minnesota-Duluth, 1 p.m. Saturday in Duluth, Minn.
The Northern State University football team travels to play University of Minnesota-Duluth at 1 p.m. Saturday in Duluth, Minn.
The Wolves are 6-4 on the season, while the Bulldogs are 9-1 overall.
Jared Jacobson has led the NSU offense with 177-of-310 passing for 2,367 yards and 17 touchdowns. Mark Hanley has 60 receptions for 774 yards and eight touchdowns this season.
UMD is led by quarterback Chase Vogler, who has completed 151 of 233 passes for 2,034 yards and 19 touchdowns this season. Vogler also has 84 carries for 485 yards and 10 touchdowns this season.
Black Hills State University vs. Fort Lewis College, 1 p.m. Saturday in Spearfish
The Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets look for its third win of the season as they host Fort Lewis College at 1 p.m. Saturday in Rapid City.
BHSU is 2-7 on the season and is coming off of a 36-24 road victory against Western New Mexico. The Skyhawks are winless this season with a 0-9 record.
Ward Anderson has led the BHSU air attack with 210-of-395 passing for 2,017 yards and eight touchdowns. Anderson also has 80 carries for 251 yards and eight touchdowns on the season.
Tim Jenkins has led the Skyhawk offense with 161-of-301 passing for 1,817 yards and eight touchdowns this season.
SD School of Mines and Technology vs. Missouri University of Science and Technology, 1 p.m. Saturday in Rapid City
The Hardrockers look to rebound from its two-game losing streak against Missouri Science and Technology at 1 p.m. Saturday in Rapid City.
SD Mines is 2-7 on the season, while the Miners are 9-1 overall.
Mike Zanutto has led the Hardrocker offense with 128-of-217 passing for 1,250 yards and eight touchdowns. Jahmel Rover has 123 carries for 668 yards and six touchdowns.
The Miners are led by quarterback Josh Firm, who has completed 223 of 335 passes for 2,419 yards and 27 touchdowns this season. Curt Golden has 153 attempts for 704 yards and 10 touchdowns.