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South Dakota powers to Dakota Days victory over Indiana State

Coyotes double up Sycamores in total yards for third win of the season

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South Dakota Coyotes football. (Republic file photo)

VERMILLION — A 35-7 margin after the first quarter in favor of the University of South Dakota gave the Coyotes a 38-10 victory Saturday on Dakota Days at the DakotaDome.

The win was USD's first in Missouri Valley Football Conference play, improving to 3-2 on the season and 1-1 in league games.

Quarterback Carson Camp threw for three touchdown passes in the second quarter, including two to tight end Brett Samson to build a 24-3 lead before halftime. Camp was 19-for-26 passing for 200 yards and three touchdowns for the Coyotes, who gained 417 yards to the Sycamores' 205 yards.

Once Indiana State pulled to within 14 points late in the third quarter with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Thompson to Zach Larkin, USD answered with two touchdown drives, capped by rushing touchdowns from Travis Theis and Nate Thomas.

Thomas finished with 111 yards on 11 carries. Carter Bell had five catches for 87 yards and a touchdown. USD's defense held the Sycamores to 33 yards on 22 carries and forced two turnovers, while the Coyotes gained 206 yards on 46 carries.

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Indiana State, which lost 44-0 last week to No. 2 South Dakota State, fell to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in conference play.

USD will host North Dakota at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9 in Vermillion.

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