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SD college football roundup: Northern State wins on blocked extra point in final minute

ABERDEEN -- Senior Mason Thorstad came up big with a blocked extra point for Northern State University as the Wolves defeated Concordia-St. Paul 24-23 Saturday in college football action.

The Golden Bears thought they had tied the game with 34 seconds left in the game, but Thorstad ruined the rally.

Jared Jacobson was 17-of-33 passing for 191 yards and two touchdowns for the Wolves. He also recorded a 13-yard touchdown run, finishing with 14 yards rushing in the game.

John Hughes ran for 104 yards on 15 carries in the win, while Mark Hanley finished with 37 yards receiving and two touchdowns on five catches. Hanley also brought in Concordia's onside kick attempt to seal the win.

NSU trailed 10-3 at half, only to score the next three touchdowns and lead 24-10 with 11:56 left in the game.

The win was the Wolves first of the season, improving to 1-3.

SDSU 24, Indiana State 10

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Zach Zenner rushed for 237 yards and a touchdown at South Dakota State University knocked off No. 22 Indiana State 24-10 Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.

The Jackrabbits defense allowed just 23 yards on the ground to take down the Sycamores. The win improves SDSU's record to 3-1, while Indiana State fell to 2-2.

SDSU returns to Brookings next week for the Beef Bowl against Missouri State at 6 p.m. Saturday at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium.

Northwestern (Iowa) 47, Dakota State 12

ORANGE CITY, Iowa -- Dakota State fell to 0-5 on the season with a 47-12 loss to Northwestern Saturday in Orange City, Iowa.

Brandon Large was 13-of-25 passing for 202 yards and a touchdown, Stacey Berg hauled in five catches for 140 yards and a touchdown and Kris Dearie led Dakota State in rushing with 36 yards on nine carries.

With the loss, Dakota State is now 0-3 against Great Plains Athletic Conference teams and takes on Concordia, another GPAC opponent, at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Trojans' homecoming game.

Northwestern 38, USD 7

EVANSTON, Ill. -- In the Coyotes' final game before conference play, the University of South Dakota football team lost 38-7 to Northwestern on the road in Evanston, Ill.

Josh Vander Maten was 17-of-33 passing for 189 yards for USD and led the team with 38 yards rushing and a touchdown. Terrance Terry reeled in five passes for 66 yards in the loss.

USD (1-2) comes back home to take on Illinois State at 2 p.m. Saturday in Vermillion.

Minnesota Duluth 42, Augustana 34

DULUTH, Minn. -- Augustana's offense could only keep up so much as the team lost 42-34 to No. 2 Minnesota Duluth Saturday in Duluth, Minn.

Josh Hanson finished 28-of-49 passing for 301 yards and three touchdowns for Augustana, but also threw an interception for a touchdown early in the game to put his team down 14-3. Grant Gebhardt tallied 111 yards and a touchdown on eight catches and Dajon Newell led the rushing attack with 79 yards and a touchdown.

Augustana dropped to 2-2 on the season and takes on Wayne State at 1 p.m. Saturday in Wayne, Neb.

William Jewell 48, SD Mines & Technology 21

RAPID CITY -- Evan Sanders threw for 133 yards and Jahmal Rover rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns, but the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology football team fell 48-21 to William Jewell Saturday in Rapid City.

The Hardrockers dropped to 0-4 on the season and take on Valley City State at 1 p.m. Saturday in Valley City, N.D.

USF 21, Bemidji State 5

SIOUX FALLS -- Trailing 5-0 at half, the University of Sioux Falls football team rallied to defeat Bemidji State 21-5 Saturday in Sioux Falls.

The Cougars got on the board with a 28-yard interception return for a touchdown by Eric Anderson and never looked back.

Taylor Perkins finished the game 11-of-25 passing for 178 yards and a touchdown. Jordan Taylor and Kristian Porter did the bulk of the rushing for USF, each getting 12 carries in the game. Taylor finished with 54 yards on the ground, while Porter rushed for 46 yards.

The Cougars remain undefeated with the win, improving to 4-0, and take on Southwest Minnesota State University at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Sioux Falls.

Colorado Mesa 31, Black Hills State 29

SPEARFISH -- Two missed extra-point attempts eventually cost Black Hills State a football game as Colorado Mesa hit a 17-yard field goal with nine seconds left to play to win 31-29 Saturday in Spearfish.

Ward Anderson was 19-of-37 passing for Black Hills State for 205 yards. He threw one touchdown and one interception. His main target in the contest was Daniel Hancock, who brought in nine passes for 113 yards.

Bryar Desanti rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.

The Yellow Jackets dropped to 0-3 with the loss and travel to take on Western State Saturday.

Mayville State 54, Presentation 7

MAYVILLE, N.D. -- Mayville State got an early lead and continued scoring as the team defeated Presentation College 54-7 Saturday in Mayville, N.D.

Mayville State led 34-0 at halftime and Presentation's quarterback Stephen Braswell left the game after a big hit in the second quarter.

Freshman Camden Thomas took control of the offense in the second half and hit tight end Kwasi Vaughters for a 10-yard touchdown for the team's only score.

Presentation (1-3) returns to action to face Martin Luther College Saturday in Aberdeen.