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Northern Arizona holds off South Dakota 22-16

By wire reports and sports staff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Zach Bauman ran for 151 yards and a touchdown to power Northern Arizona to 22-16 win over South Dakota on Saturday night.

Bauman, who became the school’s all-time leading rusher last week in a win over UC Davis, ran for a three-yard score just before halftime to give the Lumberjacks (2-1) a 13-0 lead.

The Lumberjacks’ defense was dominant in the first half, holding South Dakota (1-2) to just nine yards of total. Anders Battle returned an interception 49 yards to open the scoring in the first quarter.

South Dakota’s offense finally got loose in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Josh Vander Maten rushed for one touchdown and threw for another as the Coyotes cut the lead to 22-16 with 2:54 left.

After failing to recover an onside kick, Bauman was able to pick up two first downs, icing the game for Northern Arizona.

USD plays Western Illinois at 3 p.m. Saturday in Macomb, Ill.

University of Mary 17, University of Sioux Falls 10

BISMARCK, N.D. — The University of Sioux Falls dropped its second conference road game of the season, 17-10 to the University of Mary Saturday.

The Cougars (1-2, 1-2 NSIC) were hurt by turnovers and penalties throughout the contest, while the USF defense also had trouble slowing down the Marauder passing attack.

USF running back Nephi Garcia had his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game, carrying the ball 24 times for 111 yards.

Cougar quarterback Luke Papillion was 10-of-29 passing for 95 yards, while rushing for 83 yards and a touchdown.

The Cougars play the University of Minnesota-Crookston at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bob Young Field in Sioux Falls.

Augustana College 24, Bemidji State 0

SIOUX FALLS — The Vikings bounced back from their first loss of the season to top Bemidji State 24-0 Saturday in Sioux Falls.

Augustana (2-1) held the visiting Beavers to just 208 yards of total offense.

Despite being sacked five times, Viking quarterback Trey Heid completed 15-of-28 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns.

Brandon Mohr had nine tackles to lead the Augustana defense, which sacked the BSU quarterback four times.

The Vikings are back on the road next week playing St. Cloud State at 6 p.m. Saturday in St. Cloud, Minn.

Upper Iowa 24, Northern State University 17

ABERDEEN — Upper Iowa’s Chris Smith punched in the game-winning touchdown with 35 seconds remaining to beat Northern State University 24-17 Saturday in Aberdeen.

The Wolves (1-2, 1-2 NSIC) allowed 475 yards of total offense to Upper Iowa, but forced three Peacock turnovers to stay within striking distance late.

Quarterback Jared Jacobson led the NSU ground game, rushing for 91 yards on 14 carries, while completing only seven of 25 passes for 80 yards and one interception.

Blaine Schmidt led the Wolves’ defense, with a career-high 13 tackles, a forced fumble and recovery.

The Wolves play Minnesota State at 2 p.m. Saturday in Mankato, Minn.

Dakota State University 35, Presentation College 28

ABERDEEN — Dakota State University came back from a seven-point halftime deficit to top Presentation College 35-28 Saturday in Aberdeen.

The Trojans (1-3, 1-1 NSAA) were led by quarterback Cole Whisenhunt with 234 yards on 11-for-16 passing with three touchdowns and one interception. Whisenhunt also ran for 59 yards and two scores.

Saints’ (2-1, 0-1 NSAA) quarterback Stephen Braswell was 17-for-30 passing for 194 yards and three touchdowns. Braswell also ran 21 times for 83 yards.

DSU plays Concordia (Neb.) Saturday at 4 p.m. in Madison, while PC plays Trinity Bible College at 1 p.m. Saturday in Aberdeen.

S.D. Mines 41, University of Jamestown 22

RAPID CITY — The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology football team got its second straight win, topping the University of Jamestown 41-22 at home on M-Day.

The Hardrockers (3-1) had 424 yards of total offense led by receiver Cody Vollmar, catching seven passes for 136 yards and a touchdown.

Evan Sanders led the passing attack for SD Mines, throwing for 313 yards and three touchdowns.

The Hardrockers play William Jewell College at 1 p.m. in Liberty, Mo.

Colorado Mines 62, Black Hills State 22

SPEARFISH — The Colorado School of Mines had little trouble dispatching of Black Hills State, 62-22, in college football action Saturday.

BHSU (0-3, 0-1 RMAC) gave up 749 total offensive yards to the Orediggers.

Quarterback Ward Anderson found tough sledding most of the day, going 17-for-28 for 164 yards and one touchdown.

The Yellow Jackets play Colorado Mesa at 1 p.m. Saturday in Grand Junction, Colo.