College football roundup: No. 8 SDSU beats No. 9 Illinois State
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Taryn Christion passed for 292 yards and three touchdowns and Mikey Daniel scored two rushing touchdowns to help No. 8 South Dakota State beat No. 9 Illinois State 38-28 on Saturday.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - Taryn Christion passed for 292 yards and three touchdowns and Mikey Daniel scored two rushing touchdowns to help No. 8 South Dakota State beat No. 9 Illinois State 38-28 on Saturday.
Christion was 18-of-28 passing with one interception and moved into first on South Dakota State's career completions list with 740. Daniel finished with 84 yards rushing on 20 carries.
Adam Anderson's 64-yard catch-and-run gave South Dakota State (5-2, 3-2 Missouri Valley) a 7-0 lead 93 seconds in but, on the next play from scrimmage, Illinois State's Brady Davis hit Andrew Edgar for an 81-yard touchdown. One play after Xavier Ward forced and recovered a fumble, Daniel scored on a 5-yard run that made it 14-7 with 4:39 left in the first half. The Redbirds fumbled again on their next offensive play, setting up a Jacob Brown's 5-yard TD catch and, after an Illinois State punt, Christion's 81-yard touchdown pass to Cade Johnson made it 28-7 at halftime.
NDSU 59, South Dakota 14
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - Easton Stick threw three touchdown passes, becoming North Dakota State's all-time leader in scoring tosses, and ran for two more scores as top-ranked North Dakota State breezed to a 59-14 victory over South Dakota in Missouri Valley Football Conference play on Saturday.
Stick finished with 176 yards on 12-of-19 passing. He threw for 161 yards and all three of his TDs in the first half. Stick's record-breaking 73rd TD toss was a 6-yarder to Ben Ellefson with 36 seconds remaining in the second quarter and put the Bison (8-0, 4-0) up 35-7 at halftime. Ellefson's only other catch was a 15-yard hookup with Stick in the opening quarter for the game's first score. Stick added 79 yards rushing on seven carries and scored on a 2-yard run in the first quarter and a 47-yarder in the third quarter.
The victory pushed NDSU's fifth-year coach Chris Klieman past Ron Erhardt and into third place on the school's all-time victory list with his 62nd win. He's lost just six games over that span. The Bison, who sit atop the FCS coaches' poll, have won 14 straight games, the longest active streak among FCS teams.
Austin Simmons passed for 152 yards and led the Coyotes (3-5, 2-3) with 115 yards rushing on 11 carries that included a 62-yard TD run.
Sioux Falls 34, Upper Iowa 7
SIOUX FALLS-The University of Sioux Falls scored three touchdowns in the first quarter on Saturday at Bob Young Field to rout Upper Iowa, 34-7.
Gabriel Watson ran for 185 yards and two touchdowns on 29 attempts, as the Cougars racked 333 yards on the ground and 616 overall. Quarterback Caden Walters was 21-for-27 for 283 yards, one touchdown and an interception. Michael Maxwell made seven catches for 128 yards and a score.
Sioux Falls (6-3) travels to No. 1 Minnesota State on Saturday.
Augustana 54, Concordia State 24
ST. PAUL, Minn.-Augustana University scored 28 unanswered points to pick up a 52-24 road win over Concordia State on Saturday.
The Vikings saw two plays reach the century mark in rushing, as Braiden Peterson only needed seven carries to pick up 109 yards and two touchdowns, while Rudolh Sinflorant ran for 100 yards on 18 attempts. Kyle Saddler completed 19 of 36 passes for 238 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the win.
Augustana (6-3) hosts Winona State at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Northern State 28, University of Mary 23
BISMARCK, ND-Northern State University scored the go-ahead touchdown an 81-yard pass from Hunter Trautman to Jacob Streit with 6:40 to play to secure a 28-23 win over the University of Mary on Saturday.
The Wolves trailed by 10 points in the first quarter, but rallied behind Trautman's 333 yards and three touchdowns through the air. Streit also finished with 127 yards on five receptions.
Northern State (3-6) hosts Minnesota Crookston at 1 p.m. Saturday in Aberdeen.
Colorado School of Mines 84, SD Mines 42
GOLDEN, Colo.-There was no shortage of scoring as No. 6 Colorado School of Mines and South Dakota School of Mines combined for 126 points and 1,150 yards during Saturday's game, all of which came in the first three quarters.
The two schools racked up 63 points in the second quarter alone. The Hardrockers tied the game at 42-42 with 1:05 left before halftime, but CSM scored with seven seconds left to take a 49-42 lead and then broke the game open in the third quarter with 35 unanswered points.
Jake Sullivan went 33-for-54 passing for 425 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions for SD Mines, while Isaiah Manley had 14 catches for 147 yards and four scores.
SD Mines (4-5) hosts Chadron State at 12 p.m. on Saturday.
Western State Colorado 28, BHSU 6
GUNNISON, Colo.-Black Hills State University fell behind Western State Colorado 28-0 at halftime and could never recover in the 28-6 loss.
Tyler Hammons eventually found Zane Lindsey on an 11-yard touchdown strike during the third quarter for the Yellow Jackets' lone score of the game.
Hammons ended the game 18 of 34 passing for 165 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Payten Gilmore ran for 118 yards on 20 attempts in defeat for Black Hills State (2-7), which hosts Colorado State-Pueblo at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Waldorf 51, Dakota State 37
MADISON-Dakota State University surrendered 27 points in third quarter to Waldorf during Saturday's 51-37 loss.
The Trojans allowed allowed 595 yards, but recorded 542 of their own in defeat. Torren Devericks completed 29 of 45 passes for 505 yards four touchdowns and two interceptions, but suffered a sack-fumble that was returned for a touchdown and had an interception returned for a score.
Mason Leighton also made 12 catches for 223 yards and three scores for Dakota State (3-7) wraps up its season on Saturday at No. 19 Dickinson State.
Dickinson State 48, Presentation 24
ABERDEEN-After falling behind by 21 points to Dickinson State in the second quarter, Presentation College rallied to trim the lead to 11 before allowing 20 points in the second half of a 48-24 loss.
Austin Eggl went 17-for-38 for 271 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Dylan Paulson made six grabs for 120 yards and two scores and Logan Weisser had five catches for 99 yards and a touchdown.
Presentation (5-4) completes the regular season by hosting Valley City State at 7 p.m. on Saturday.