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USD looking for 2nd win of season against NAU

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The University of South Dakota football team takes on Northern Arizona at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The Coyotes are coming off a 31-14 loss to the Big 12’s Kansas. In two games this season, the Coyotes have amassed 414 yards on the ground. Leading the way for USD is running back Trevor Bouma, who has 147 rushing yards this season. Running back Jordan Roberts is the team’s second leading rusher with 139 yards, while quarterback Josh Vander Maten has 113 yards rushing.

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Vander Maten has thrown for 158 yards and one touchdown this season. The Coyote defense is led by Keyen Lage, who has 16 tackles and one sack.

NAU is coming off a 21-10 win over the University of California-Davis — which USD topped in its opening game of the season.

NAU is led by quarterback Kyren Poe. In two games, Poe has thrown for 301 yards and one touchdown.

Augustana (1-1) vs. Bemidji State (1-1), 1:05 p.m. in Sioux Falls.

SIOUX FALLS — Augustana looks to bounce back after falling to Minot State 23-17 in overtime last week. The Vikings take on Bemidji State in their third conference game of the season at 1:05 p.m. at Kirkeby-Over Stadium.

Augustana won its first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference matchup against Moorhead state on Sept 7.

Augustana is led by first-year starting quarterback Trey Heid, running back Dajon Newell and linebacker Brandon Mohr. In two games, Heid has thrown for 355 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 129 yards and two touchdowns. Newell has is the team’s second leading rusher with 114 yards and one touchdown. Mohr leads the Vikings defense with 23 tackles and one fumble recovery.

Bemidji State is led by quarterback Ryan Shields and running back Avery Walker. Shields has recorded 191 yards and three touchdowns, while Walker has 132 yards and one touchdown on the ground.

Northern State (1-1) vs. Upper Iowa (1-1), 1 p.m. in Aberdeen.

ABERDEEN — The Northern State University football team returns home for a NSIC matchup against Upper Iowa Saturday.

Last week, NSU was defeated by the University of Sioux Falls 45-37 for its first loss of the season. Upper Iowa is coming off a 37-19 loss to the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

The Wolves are led by quarterback Jared Jacobsen, who has thrown for 448 yards and six touchdowns, while rushing for 91 yards and two touchdowns. Connor Doherty leads the NSU receiving corps with 122 yards on 11 catches.

Upper Iowa is also led by its quarterback, Cole Jaeschke. Jaeschke has thrown for 652 yards and seven touchdowns in two games this season.

University of Sioux Falls (1-1) vs. University of Mary (1-1), 2:30 p.m. in Bismarck, N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — The University of Sioux Falls and the University of Mary are both coming off wins. USF beat Northern State 45-37 Saturday in Sioux Falls, while the University of Mary got past Wayne State 34-27 last Saturday.

The Cougars and the University of Mary have met nine times on the field but have not played each other since 2002. That year USF defeated the University of Mary 13-10.

USF is led by quarterback Luke Papillion. Papillion has thrown for 342 yards and four touchdowns this season. Broughan Jantz leads the USF defense with 18 tackles.

Dakota State (0-3) vs. Presentation College (2-0), 6 p.m. in Aberdeen.

ABERDEEN —The undefeated Presentation College Saints are set to battle winless Dakota State Saturday.

This is the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

Presentation, which opens its season with four straight home games, is coming off a 45-36 win over Waldorf College. Dakota State dropped its third game of the season Saturday against Valley City State 63-20. 

The matchup is Presentation’s first North Star Athletic Association game and Dakota State’s second.

Presentation is led by quarterback Stephen Braswell, who threw for 241 yards and four touchdowns last week. Dakota State is led by quarterback Cole Whisenhunt. Last week, Whisenhunt threw for 145 yards and rush for another 87.

SD Mines & Technology (2-1) vs. Jamestown College (0-4), 6 p.m. in Rapid City.

RAPID CITY — South Dakota Mines and Technology will take on Jamestown College in its third home game of the season Saturday.

S.D. Mines is coming off a 43-35 win over Black Hills State University last week. Jamestown fell 13-7 to Wisconsin-Stout last week.

These two teams met last year. Jamestown College eked out a 17-14 overtime victory over S.D. Mines.

Running backs Kevin Thompson and Ben Broeker lead the way for S.D. Mines. Thompson has 155 rushing yards and two touchdowns, while

Broeker has 140 yards and one touchdown. S.D. Mines quarterback Evan Sanders has thrown for 522 yards and three touchdowns this season.

Black Hills State University (0-2) vs. Colorado Mines & Technology (1-1), 2 p.m. in Rapid City.

RAPID CITY — Black Hills State University will look for its first win of the season Saturday against Colorado Mines and Technology.

Both BHSU and Colorado Mines suffered losses last week. BHSU fell to rival S.D. Mines 43-35.

BHSU and Colorado Mines met last year on the gridiron. Colorado Mines won the game 42-17.

Colorado Mines’ lone win of the season came over S.D. Mines 72-6 on Sept. 7.

BHSU is led by quarterback Anderson Ward. In two games this season, Ward has thrown for 575 yards and six touchdowns.