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CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Kyle Minett rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns and South Dakota State beat Southern Illinois 31-10 Saturday.

South Dakota (2-4, 2-2 Missouri Valley) finished with 194 yards rushing to Southern Illinois' 152 yards, but the Salukis (3-4, 2-2) led in the air with 181 passing yards to South Dakota's 103 yards.

Cole Brodie gave the Jackrabbits their first score on an 87-yard interception return in the second quarter. Thomas O'Brien added a TD pass to Aaron Rollin.

Kyle Minett ran for two touchdowns and Peter Reifenrath kicked a field goal.

Kyle Dougherty kicked a field goal for Southern Illinois with :28 left in the first half. Chris Dieker also threw a TD pass to Joe Allaria, and finished with 141 passing yards.

Northern Iowa 19, South Dakota 14

VERMILLION (AP) -- Tirrell Rennie threw for 265 yards and ran for a touchdown to lead Northern Iowa past South Dakota 19-14 on Saturday.

Rennie, who was 18-of-26 in the air, ran for 46 yards in the game. His 3-yard run with 12:26 remaining gave Northern Iowa a 16-7 lead. Billy Hallgren kicked his fourth field goal, a 31-yarder, with 4:26 to go to complete the scoring for the Panthers (3-3) in the nonconference game.

Dante Warren threw a pair of touchdown passes to Will Powell for the Coyotes (3-4), but the second one, a 38-yarder, came with just 4 seconds to play in the game. Warren finished 13-of-27 with 189 yards and an interception for South Dakota, which has lost three of its last four.

Sioux Falls 28, Morningside 3

SIOUX FALLS -- The No. 1-ranked University of Sioux Falls kept its undefeated record with a 28-3 win over No. 4-ranked Morningside Saturday at Bob Young Field in Sioux Falls.

The Cougars (7-0) got three touchdowns from quarterback Jon Eastman to wide out Jon Ryan, while the defense forced three interceptions, one fumble and six sacks.

Eastman finished with 314 yards passing, while Ryan had 175 receiving yards.

For Morningside, Mike McNulty and Jordan Jacupke combined for 83 rushing yards on 31 carries.

Augustana 17, Winona State 0

WINONA, Minn. -- Joe Clark had 114 yards on 19 carries and the Augustana football team blanked Winona State on the road Saturday.

Augustana (7-0) got on the board when Tyler Schulte caught a 56-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Josh Hanson in the second quarter.

The Vikings scored again when Clark had a 1-yard TD run in the fourth and Drew Behrens knocked through a 19-yard field goal with 1:25 left in the game.

Northern State 38,

Minnesota-Crookston 0

CROOKSTON, Minn. -- Northern State University rushed for 302 yards in a 38-0 rout of Minnesota-Crookston Saturday on the road.

The Wolves had five different players with 30 or more rushing yards, including Matt Anderson's team-high 90 yards on 17 carries. Chad Morrison had nine carries for 32 yards, but scored three times.

Quarterback Joei Fiegler was 11-of-16 passing for 110 yards and a TD.

The win is the first of the year for Northern State, which is 1-6.

Valley City State 54,

Dakota State 10

VALLEY CITY, N.D. -- Valley City State scored 26 unanswered points to open the game and routed Dakota State 54-10 Saturday.

Valley City quarterback Trent Kossel threw six TD passes and Andy Derilus and Tim Ziemba each scored.

For Dakota State, Darrik Bunker caught a 46-yard TD pass in the second quarter and Dennis Lechner hit a 37-yard field goal early in the fourth.

Mines and Technology 10,

Minot State 6

MINOT, N.D. -- Minot State held a 3-0 lead after the first quarter, but the School of Mines and Technology responded with two second-quarter scores in a 10-6 win Saturday.

The Hardrockers' Jamie Dale ran for 80 yards and a TD, while quarterback Nick Russel was 11-for-22 passing for 118 yards. Andy Smith had a field goal for Mines and Technology.

Black Hill State 19,

Dickinson State 13

DICKINSON, N.D. -- The Black Hills State University football team scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns in a 19-13 come-from-behind win over No. 9-ranked Dickinson State Saturday.

Drew Nielsen had two touchdowns for BHSU and finished with 70 yards on 24 carries. Quarterback Drew Hodgs went 15-of-23 passing for 129 yards.