In the 116th meeting between South Dakota and South Dakota State yesterday, the Jackrabbits pulled ahead for a 28-3 victory. Lucky are those who wagered on them on sites such as 겜블시티 슬롯.
SDSU entered the rivalry game with the series lead (55-53-7), however the Coyotes won the previous two meetings.
USD arrived in Brookings with a 1-3 record coming off a bye week, while SDSU came off a 34-10 victory over Western Illinois last weekend with a record of 4-1.
The Coyotes got the ball first and drove it to the Jackrabbits 20-yard line. USD was forced to go for a field goal and senior kicker Eddie Ogamba made the 37-yard attempt for a score of 3-0.
The Jackrabbits went three-and-out on their first drive and were forced to punt it back to USD. On the ensuing play sophomore quarterback Carson Camp was intercepted by junior SDSU cornerback Dalys Beanum near midfield.
South Dakota State tried to tie the game up with a 53-yard field goal by junior kicker Hunter Dustman but it was blocked by sophomore defensive lineman Blake Holdman to keep the score 3-0 for the Coyotes.
The Coyotes punted for the first play of the second quarter, but they got the ball back right away as SDSU senior wide receiver Jadon Janke fumbled on the return at his own 9-yard line. It was recovered by USD redshirt freshman defensive back Matt Walsh.
Despite the positive Coyote field position, USD couldn’t capitalize on this. Camp was intercepted in the endzone by junior safety Cale Reeder.
The Jackrabbits took the lead on their next drive as sophomore quarterback Mark Gronowski connected with senior wide receiver Jaxon Janke for a 28-yard touchdown pass that put SDSU up 7-3.
SDSU struck again in the second quarter as junior running back Isaiah Davis ran for a 47-yard touchdown putting the Jackrabbits up 14-3.
Following the SDSU touchdown, junior wide receiver Wesley Eliodor returned the kickoff for 69-yards putting the Coyotes at the SDSU 26-yardline.
The Coyotes were then forced into a field goal attempt. Ogamba’s second field goal attempt, this time from 50-yards, was blocked by Beanum to close out the first half.
The Jackrabbits scored on their first possession of the second half as Davis rushed for his second touchdown of the day. SDSU extended their lead to 21-3.
SDSU ran out the third quarter and started the fourth with Davis finding the endzone for his third time after a 1-yard touchdown run. SDSU led 28-3.
The Coyotes went three-and-out and punted the ball back to the Jackrabbits. On the Jackrabbits’ drive, South Dakota senior defensive back Josh Manchigiah picked off his former teammate and returned it for 38-yards.
USD found some rhythm as they drove down the field and converted on fourth down to keep the drive alive. However, on their second attempt on fourth down they were stopped short of the endzone at the three-yard line.
The Jackrabbits kneeled the remainder of the clock out to end the game with a 28-3 victory over the Coyotes.
Camp finished the game with 44 passing yards, two interceptions and was sacked seven times on the day. Sophomore running back Travis Theis rushed for 73 yards averaging 5.6 yards per carry. Machigiah made six tackles and an interception in the loss against his former team.
As for SDSU, Gronowski ended the day with 136 passing yards, 43 rushing yards, a touchdown and an interception. Davis led the way on the ground with 108 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Beanum had three tackles, an interception and a blocked field goal in the win.
SDSU moves to 5-1 on the year and will face No. 1 North Dakota State next weekend in Fargo for the Dakota Marker Game.
USD sits at 1-4 on the season and will look to bounce back against Illinois State on the road on Oct 15.