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SD college football roundup: Northern State picks up 31-17 win over Minot State

ABERDEEN -- Northern State jumped ahead early and went on to its third-straight win as it defeated Minot State 31-17 in college football action Saturday in Aberdeen.

Jared Jacobson had a big day in the Wolves' win, completing 25 of 44 passes for 330 yards and four touchdowns. Jacobson also had a game-high 67 yards rushing on 15 carries.

Mark Hanley was Jacobson's main target, hauling in nine receptions for 121 yards and two touchdowns.

The win improved Northern State to 3-3 on the season. The Wolves return to action Saturday to take on Bemidji State in Bemidji, Minn.

Minnesota State 52, Augustana 14

SIOUX FALLS -- Augustana had a rough ending to its homecoming week, falling 52-14 to No. 12 ranked Minnesota State Saturday in Sioux Falls.

The Vikings (2-4) were outrushed 262-44 by Minnesota State (6-0). Josh Hanson was 21-of-41 passing for 234 yards and two touchdowns for Augustana. Hanson threw one interception. Mitchell native Justin Greenway had one kickoff return for 17 yards in the game.

Augustana looks to bounce back next week on the road as it takes on Upper Iowa in Fayette, Iowa.

Winona State 10,

University of Sioux Falls 9

WINONA, Minn. -- The University of Sioux Falls lost a tough game Saturday in Winona, Minn. The Cougars were handed their first defeat of the season with the 10-9 loss to Winona State.

USF looked to have everything rolling early in the game, stopping Winona State on its first drive and cruising down the field for 76 yards and a touchdown on the Cougars first offensive possession.

Failing to score on the extra-point attempt proved costly, however, as the Cougars would eventually lose by one. Taylor Perkins finished 21-of-39 passing for 213 yards and a touchdown for USF, which takes on Concordia-St. Paul Saturday in Sioux Falls.

Western Illinois 24,

University of South Dakota 17

VERMILLION -- The University of South Dakota football team led 10-3 at half, but fell 24-17 to Western Illinois in the Coyotes homecoming game Saturday in Vermillion.

Josh Vander Maten was 18-of-31 passing for 179 yards and a touchdown while also racking up 67 yards rushing in the loss. Marcus Sims ran for 40 yards and a touchdown for the Coyotes.

USD (1-4) will look to bounce back against Missouri State Saturday in Springfield, Mo.

Hastings 55, Dakota State 19

MADISON -- Dakota State University dropped to 0-7 with a 55-19 loss to No. 21-ranked Hastings College Saturday in Madison.

Brandon Large was 23-of-38 passing for the Trojans for 245 yards. He connected with Carl Curtis for three touchdowns in the contest. Curtis finished with 114 yards on eight receptions and the three scores.

Dakota State looks to pick up its first victory next week as it travels to take on Briar Cliff University Saturday in Sioux City, Iowa.

Missouri Southern 47, SD Mines 20

JOPLIN, Mo. -- Jahmel Rover rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown for the Hardrockers, but South Dakota School of Mines still fell 47-20 to Missouri Southern Saturday in Joplin, Mo.

Mike Zanutto was 13-of-29 passing for SD Mines and tallied 225 yards in the air. He threw one interception and one touchdown. Evan Sanders completed 6 of 14 passes for 51 yards for the Hardrockers.

SD Mines dropped to 1-5 on the season and takes on Presentation College Saturday in Rapid City.

Crown College 41, Presentation 20

ST. BONIFACIUS, Minn. -- After the teams were tied at 7, Crown College scored 27-straight points and went on to defeat Presentation College 41-20 Saturday in St. Bonifacius, Minn.

Stephen Braswell was 16-of-37 passing for 162 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. Freshman Keenan Honore had a 50-yard touchdown run for the Saints, which dropped to 1-5 on the season and take on South Dakota School of Mines Saturday in Rapid City.

Adams State 20, Black Hills State 17

SPEARFISH -- Black Hills State University's football team let a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead slip away as the team lost 20-17 to Adams State Saturday in Spearfish.

Adams State scored a touchdown with 1:03 remaining to take the team's first lead of the game and held on for the victory.

Ward Anderson completed 20 of 42 passes in the loss, but was picked off twice. He also rushed for 29 yards and two touchdowns. Daniel Hancock was the Yellow Jackets leading receiver, coming down with seven receptions for 86 yards.

Black Hills State (1-4) takes on Chadron State Saturday in Chadron, Neb.