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@SDSUFOOTBALL @SDSU_ JACKS F A C E B O O K . C O M / S D S U . J A C K R A B B I T. N AT I O N FA C E B O O K . C O M / S D S U J A C K S . F O O T B A L L

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Brandon Hubert

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A JACKRABBIT “The most important aspect of being part of the Jackrabbit football team is belonging to another family. I have enjoyed the last five years more than anything because of the teammates and coaches with whom I have been surrounded. The friendships created will go beyond just the college years and the experiences and memories will have an impact on my life for years to come. Being a Jackrabbit means taking a role in the team concept and being a selfless individual. Going into my senior year I have learned more than anything to put in the hard work and effort not just for myself, but for my teammates and the ones who have played before me. If the team succeeds the memories will be greater for everyone.” “To be a Jackrabbit means you're willing to go longer, work harder, and give more effort than anyone else for your brothers on the team.” “To me, being a Jackrabbit means having the self-discipline to give your absolute best effort in everything you do. It also means sacrificing any selfish ambitions for the good of the team — one heartbeat striving for one goal together. These qualities of true Jackrabbits lead to success well beyond our playing careers here at SDSU.”

“To me, being a Jackrabbit is about holding yourself accountable for your actions. Also, being a Jackrabbit brings you a new sense of pride and meaning, because you are a part of something bigger than yourself and you rely on everyone next to you to hold up their end of the bargain so that we can all accomplish the end goal of winning a national championship. Lastly, being a Jackrabbit has taught me the true meaning of hard work and dedication to a single cause and what it takes to arrive at that destination.” “What it means to me to be a Jackrabbit is that you do everything the right way at all times, even when no one is watching. It means humbling yourself to become a part of something much, much bigger than yourself, and knowing that you are a vital part of a huge family of past, present, and future Jackrabbits who live by that standard.” “Being a Jackrabbit requires sacrifice and a team-first attitude. On the field each Jackrabbit is required to lead; off the field each Jackrabbit is required to lead. We play football as a unit, a family, an unbreakable bond that requires everyone’s 1/11 in order to succeed.” COMMENTS PROVIDED BY 2013 JACKRABBIT FOOTBALL SENIORS.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

GENERAL INFORMATION ..............................................2-18 • • • •

Quick Facts ........................................................................................2 Facilities..........................................................................................3-6 Athletics Community, South Dakota State University..........................7-14 Media Information ..............................................................................15

2013 PREVIEW ..........................................................17-22 • Team Preview ..............................................................................18-19 • Roster ........................................................................................20-21 • Depth Chart ....................................................................................22

JACKRABBIT PLAYERS ..............................................23-60 • • • • •

Seniors ......................................................................................24-32 Juniors ......................................................................................33-41 Sophomores ................................................................................42-48 Redshirt Freshmen, Incoming Freshmen ..........................................49-59 Roster Breakdown ............................................................................60

COACHES/STAFF ........................................................61-82 • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Head Coach John Stiegelmeier........................................................62-64 Assistant Coach Clint Brown ..............................................................65 Assistant Coach Eric Eidsness ............................................................66 Assistant Coach Shannon Moore ........................................................67 Assistant Coach Jay Christensen ........................................................68 Assistant Coach Jesse Currier............................................................69 Assistant Coach Josh Davis ..............................................................70 Assistant Coach John Flynn................................................................71 Assistant Coach Nic McKissic-Luke ....................................................72 Assistant Coach Jimmy Rogers ..........................................................73 Graduate Assistants, Support Staff ..............................................74-75 Strength and Conditioning, Sports Medicine ....................................76-78 Administration ............................................................................79-82

2013 OPPONENTS......................................................83-92 • Opponent Information....................................................................84-89 • Missouri Valley Football Conference ................................................90-92

2012 SEASON REVIEW ............................................93-114 • • • • •

Season Recap ..............................................................................94-95 2012 Team Statistics ..................................................................96-99 Game Recaps ..........................................................................100-109 Awards ..................................................................................110-112 Academic Awards ............................................................................113

HISTORY ................................................................115-152 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Year-By-Year Records ..............................................................116-117 Year-By-Year Scores, Series Records ..........................................118-123 Record Book ............................................................................124-127 Season-By-Season Leaders ........................................................128-129 Lettermen ..............................................................................130-133 Team Captains ................................................................................134 Comebacks ....................................................................................135 All-Conference Awards ....................................................................136 All-Academic Awards ......................................................................137 All-Americans ..........................................................................138-142 National Award Finalists ............................................................143-144 Jacks in the Pros ....................................................................145-147 Hobo Day ................................................................................148-149 Rivalry Games ..........................................................................150-151 Beef Bowl, Cereal Bowl ....................................................................152 2013 JACKRABBIT FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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QUICK FACTS SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY INFORMATION LOCATION: Brookings, S.D. ENROLLMENT: 12,583 (fall 2012) COLORS: Yellow and Blue NICKNAME: Jackrabbits AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision CONFERENCE: Missouri Valley Football Conference STADIUM: Coughlin-Alumni Stadium (15,000 capacity - natural grass surface)

ADMINISTRATION PRESIDENT: Dr. David Chicoine ALMA MATER: South Dakota State, 1969 ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Justin Sell ALMA MATER: Bowling Green (Ohio), 1991 OFFICE PHONE: (605) 688-6388 SR. ASSOCIATE AD-INTERNAL/SPORT SUPERVISOR: Rob Peterson OFFICE PHONE: (605) 688-6287

OVERALL RECORD: 9-4 CONFERENCE RECORD: 6-2 (second place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) HOME RECORD: 6-0 AWAY RECORD: 3-4 FINAL RANKING: 14th (Sports Network)

2012 GAME RESULTS Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 24 Dec. 1

at Kansas at Southeastern Louisiana UC DAVIS *at #22 Indiana State *MISSOURI STATE *WESTERN ILLINOIS *at Northern Iowa *YOUNGSTOWN STATE *at Southern Illinois *at #1 North Dakota State *SOUTH DAKOTA ^EASTERN ILLINOIS ^at #1 North Dakota State

L, 17-31 W, 31-14 W, 12-8 W, 24-10 W, 17-7 W, 31-10 L, 6-27 W, 41-28 W, 16-12 L, 17-20 W, 31-8 W, 58-10 L, 3-28

*Missouri Valley Football Conference game ^Football Championship Subdivision Playoff game

SR. ASSOCIATE AD-EXTERNAL: Leon Costello OFFICE PHONE: (605) 688-6294 ASSOCIATE AD-COMPLIANCE/SENIOR WOMAN ADMINISTRATOR: Kathy Heylens OFFICE PHONE: (605) 688-5308 NCAA FACULTY REP: Richard Reid

COACHING STAFF HEAD COACH: John Stiegelmeier ALMA MATER: South Dakota State, 1979 RECORD AT SOUTH DAKOTA STATE: 102-76-0 (16) CAREER RECORD: 102-76-0 (16) E-MAIL: John.Stiegelmeier@sdstate.edu OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/QUARTERBACKS: Eric Eidsness (fourth year) ALMA MATER: Sioux Falls, 1992 E-MAIL: Eric.Eidsness@sdstate.edu

SPORTS INFORMATION ASSISTANT AD-SPORTS INFORMATION/ FOOTBALL CONTACT: Jason Hove OFFICE PHONE: (605) 688-4623 HOME PHONE: (605) 692-1484 CELL PHONE: (605) 695-1827 FAX: (605) 688-5999 E-MAIL: Jason.Hove@sdstate.edu

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/DEFENSIVE LINE/ RECRUITING COORDINATOR: Clint Brown (fifth year) ALMA MATER: Nebraska, 1996 E-MAIL: Clint.Brown@sdstate.edu

SUPPORT STAFF ATHLETIC TRAINER: David Rule STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING: Nate Moe EQUIPMENT MANAGERS: Tim DeWitt, Jordan Hunt ASSOCIATE AD-TICKETS: Christi Williams ASSISTANT AD-MARKETING & PROMOTIONS: Eric Hrubes ASSISTANT AD-FACILITIES: TBA

GENERAL INFORMATION MAILING ADDRESS: 2820 HPER Center, Brookings, SD 57007-1497 OVERNIGHT ADDRESS: 1047 16th Avenue, Brookings, SD 57007-1497 FOOTBALL MAIN OFFICE: (605) 688-6955 TICKET OFFICE: 1-866-GO JACKS WEBSITE: www.GoJacks.com

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SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR/TIGHT ENDS: Shannon Moore (eighth year) ALMA MATER: Black Hills State, 2000 E-MAIL: Shannon.Moore@sdstate.edu DEFENSIVE BACKS: Jay Christensen (third year) ALMA MATER: Nebraska-Kearney, 1999 E-MAIL: Jay.Christensen@sdstate.edu DEFENSIVE LINE: Jesse Currier (fourth year) ALMA MATER: South Dakota State, 2008 E-MAIL: Jesse.Currier@sdstate.edu WIDE RECEIVERS: Josh Davis (fifth year) ALMA MATER: South Dakota State, 2006 E-MAIL: Joshua.Davis@sdstate.edu OFFENSIVE LINE: John Flynn (second year) ALMA MATER: Oklahoma, 2004 E-MAIL: John.Flynn@sdstate.edu

RUNNING BACKS: Nic McKissic-Luke (first year) ALMA MATER: Alabama A&M, 2006 E-MAIL: Nic.McKissic-Luke@sdstate.edu LINEBACKERS: Jimmy Rogers (first year) ALMA MATER: South Dakota State, 2009 E-MAIL: James.Rogers@sdstate.edu DEFENSIVE ASSISTANT: Daniel Jackson (second year) E-MAIL: Daniel.Jackson@sdstate.edu COORDINATOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS: Marc Davis (second year) E-MAIL: Marc.Davis@sdstate.edu FOOTBALL OFFICE PHONE: (605) 688-6955

TEAM INFORMATION LETTERMEN RETURNING: 38 Offense: 16 Defense: 18 Special Teams: 4 LETTERMEN LOST: 16 Offense: 6 Defense: 10 Special Teams: 0 STARTERS RETURNING: 15 Offense: 7 Defense: 5 Special Teams: 3 OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING (7): Vince Benedetto, TE; Trevor Greger, OL; Josh Kage, OL; Taylor Suess, OL; Austin Sumner, QB; Bryan Witzmann, OL; Zach Zenner, RB DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING (5): Je Ryan Butler, DB; T.J. Lally, LB; Doug Peete, DL; Marshall Peugh, DL; Winston Wright, DB. SPECIAL TEAMS STARTERS RETURNING (3): Matt Peitz, LS; Ethan Sawyer, P; Justin Syrovatka, K. OTHER RETURNING LETTERMEN (23): Andrew Brown, DB; Bryan Burke, DL; Jay Carlson, K; Chase Douglas, DL; Charles Elmore, LB; Jimmie Forsythe, DB; Reggie Gandy, RB; Jake Gentile, DB; Taylor Gibson, TE; Brandon Hubert, WR; Robbie Jelsma, LB; Cam Jones, TE; R.C. Kilgore, LB; Austin Knowlton, DB; Andrew Mueller, OL; Alex Parker, OL; J.R. Plote, DL; Nick Purcell, OL; Jason Schneider, WR; Jack Sherlock, LB; Chad Strehlow, TE; Trevor Tiefenthaler, WR; Dom Wright, WR

CREDITS A total of 300 copies of the 2013 South Dakota State University Football Media Guide was produced by Jason Hove and the Jackrabbit Sports Information Service at a cost of $13.37 per copy. Photos credited to Robby Gallagher, Dennis Hubbard and LifeTouch Sports. Additional photos provided by National Football League teams and Christian Begeman.

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COUGHLIN-ALUMNI STADIUM Coughlin-Alumni Stadium is in its 52nd season as the home of the South Dakota State University football team. In the quest to maintain it as one of the top outdoor football facilities in the Upper Midwest, Coughlin-Alumni Stadium has undergone major changes during the past decade. A new scoreboard was installed in the south end zone prior to the 2005 season. The scoreboard, which was manufactured by Brookings-based Daktronics, measures approximately 121 feet wide by 56 feet high and features a large full-color ProStarŽ video replay screen in the center with additional statistical and advertising panels. SDSU played its first game under the lights at CAS on Sept. 1, 2001, defeating Ferris State (Mich.), 34-24. The Jackrabbits have gone on to compile a 24-8 record in night games at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. The natural-grass stadium opened Sept. 22, 1962, when the Jacks lost a 9-7 decision to Arkansas State. Through the first 51 years of operation, there have been 272 games against 61 different opponents at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, with SDSU holding a 170-102 record (.625 winning percentage) on its home field. There has never been a tie game at CAS. Since moving to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision in 2004, the Jackrabbits have posted a 37-11 mark at CAS. SDSU set a single-season attendance record during the 2009 season as an average of 13,265 fans passed through the turnstiles during the Jackrabbits’ five home games, ranking 17th in the Football Championship Subdivision for attendance as each of games drew a crowd better than 10,000. The Jackrabbits again topped the 10,000 mark in average home attendance for the third consecutive year in 2012 with an average of 11,843 fans per game.

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TOP 10 STADIUM vs. North Dakota State 16,345 vs. South Dakota 16,193 vs. South Dakota 15,866 vs. Northern Iowa 15,523 vs. McNeese State (La.) 15,521 vs. Stephen F. Austin 15,338 vs. South Dakota 15,278 vs. UC Davis 15,248 vs. South Dakota 15,153 vs. Youngstown State 14,966

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CROWDS Nov. 17, 2007 Oct. 19, 1985 Oct. 18, 1975 Oct. 24, 2009 Oct. 4, 2008 Sept. 29, 2007 Nov. 17, 2012 Oct. 28, 2006 Oct. 22, 1977 Oct. 27, 2012

W, 29-24 W, 24-12 W, 24-22 W, 24-14 L, 44-46 W, 45-0 W, 31-8 W, 22-21 L, 10-15 W, 41-28

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DYKHOUSE CENTER

The South Dakota State University football team moved into new headquarters following the completion of the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center in the north end zone of Coughlin-Alumni Stadium prior to the start of the 2010 season. “The Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center is the home of all of SDSU Football — past and present,” head coach John Stiegelmeier said. “Our present players benefit from having everything they need in one location. Our past players benefit as this facility holds the records of their past. Bottom line, the DSAC is a first-class facility for a first-class football program.” Construction on the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center began in the fall of 2008 and marked the first stage of a master plan to dramatically modernize athletic facilities at SDSU. The $6 million donated by Sioux Falls bankers Dana Dykhouse and T. Denny Sanford in the fall of 2007 set in motion the construction of the first major athletic building on campus since Frost Arena in 1973. Dana Dykhouse is a 1979 graduate of South Dakota State University. A three-year letter winner on the Jackrabbit football team, Dykhouse was an honorable mention all-conference defensive tackle in 1978. His wife, LaDawn, also is a 1979 graduate of SDSU. They have two children, Dan and Alana. Dan lettered in football for the Jackrabbits from 2004-06. The building spans nearly 30,000 square feet and was built of brick, precast concrete, and glass. Facing the football field, the second floor features an outdoor deck and the Chicoine Champions Room, offering panoramic views of the stadium and game-day action below for athletic department donors of a certain level and special guests. Members of the football coaching staff also use the area for recruiting functions. Top: The exterior view of the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center from inside Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. Bottom: The locker room for the Jackrabbit football team is housed inside the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center.

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Each of the coaches’ offices in the building contains windows offering views onto the field. The building’s interior includes state-of-the-art technology with rooms for editing and viewing game film, and walls are decorated with artworks highlighting great moments in SDSU sports history.

DYKHOUSE CENTER

The Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center also houses an academic center equipped with study areas, computers, tutors, and other educational aids for all SDSU teams. Besides housing a new locker room for the Jackrabbit football team, a well-equipped weight room for strength and conditioning is a welcomed component of the facility. Athletic training and rehabilitation areas also are located in the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center. The building will be connected to the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex, which is slated to begin construction later this year. Below: The Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center houses an academic center for use by all Jackrabbit teams. Above Right: Each position group has a meeting room in the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center. Bottom Right: Additional strength and conditioning facilities area located in the DSAC.

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FUTURE FACILITIES

Construction of the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2013, while plans are also moving forward for building a new football stadium at South Dakota State University. The projects, which are independent of each other, include providing indoor practice areas to serve all varsity sports, but in particular the outdoor sports; a state-of-the-art human performance space to include sports medicine, athletic training, strength and conditioning, physical therapy and other key programs to meet the needs of more than 450 student-athletes. Attached to the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center, consideration for additional program needs for the indoor practice space include: a synthetic turf field of at least 80 yards, a 300-meter track with a 100-meter straightaway, field event practice areas and an observation area to accommodate spectators. The new football stadium would be built on the existing Coughlin-Alumni Stadium site, and would include suites, club seating and numerous other amenities, with potential seating for up to 22,000 spectators. Top Left: A conceptual drawing of what a proposed new football stadium could look like at South Dakota State University. Bottom Left: A conceptual drawing of the interior of the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex, a multipurpose building that will include an indoor track and football practice facility. Bottom Right: A conceptual drawing showing the exterior of the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex from the west.

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ATMOSPHERE From pre-game tailgating to exciting Missouri Valley Football Conference action, Coughlin-Alumni Stadium is the place to be on Saturdays during the fall. The Jackrabbit football team holds a decisive home-field advantage when playing in front of large home crowds. SDSU has drawn more than 10,000 fans to 31 games since moving to the Division I Football Championship Subdivision at the start of the 2004 season, posting a 23-8 record in those contests. Overall, SDSU has turned in a 37-11 home record since 2004. Enhancing the gameday atmosphere are pre-game and halftime performances by the Pride of the Dakotas marching band. More than 300 members strong, The Pride marched in the 2003 and 2008 Tournament of Roses Parade, also received an invitation to march in the 2011 Citrus Parade in Orlando, Fla. Also adding to the stadium experience is the interactivity provided by one of the largest scoreboards in the Football Championship Subdivision.

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COMMUNITY-MINDED

Throughout the school year, the Jackrabbit football team takes an active role in Brookings and surrounding area communities. In recent years, a commitment to community service has been added to the criteria necessary to earn a varsity letter within the Jackrabbit football program. Over the past few years, SDSU football players have participated in the following community service projects and activities: • Conducting a youth football clinic each fall • Visiting hospitals and Children’s Home Society care facilities in Sioux Falls as part of the annual Paint the Falls Blue event • Participating in mission trips to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Jamaica • Reading at elementary schools in Brookings, along with other school visits to promote exercise and healthy habits • Participating in the Medary Elementary Spring Fling • Serving as student-athlete ambassadors for the Jackrabbit Scholarship Auction and other Athletic Department events • Taking part in a campus cleanup effort • Assisting the United Methodist Church in Brookings on a solar oven project for families in Haiti • Collecting food for the Brookings Food Pantry • Preparing and serving meals at the Brookings Harvest Table • Participating in the State-A-Thon fund-raiser for the Children’s Miracle Network • Raising awareness for the Samaritan’s Feet service organization at a home football game Jackrabbit players conduct an annual youth clinic prior to a home football game early in the season. In 2012, Jackrabbit players and coaches helped raise awareness for the Samaritan’s Feet service organization by walking off the field barefoot.

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Many other community service activities are organized through the SDSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), whose mission is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity for all studentathletes, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive studentathlete image.

COMMUNITY-MINDED

People associated with Jackrabbit Athletics understand the important role South Dakota State University plays in the city of Brookings, as well as in the state of South Dakota. Because the athletics program and its studentathletes derive so much support — both financial and emotional — from the residents of the city, state, and region, importance is placed on giving back to the community through service projects, volunteering, and fund-raising for charitable organizations. Community service is part of the criteria for earning a varsity letter in football at South Dakota State University. Team members participated in a number of community service events throughout the past year, including loading solar ovens for shipment to Haiti and participating in the annual Paint the Falls Blue event in Sioux Falls.

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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

EXCELLENCE

With an enrollment of 12,583 students in the fall of 2012, South Dakota State University is the state’s largest institution of higher education. Students from all 50 states and more than 40 nations attend SDSU, which is a public, land-grant institution. Nearly 70,000 degrees have been granted since the college was chartered in 1881. Degrees are offered through these eight colleges: • Agriculture and Biological Sciences • Arts and Sciences • Education and Human Sciences • Engineering • Nursing • Pharmacy • Graduate School • Honors College SDSU also offers degree programs through the University Center in Sioux Falls. Evening, RDTN, Internet and off-campus courses are coordinated through the Office of Continuing and Extended Education. More than 200 majors, minors and options are available at SDSU with more than 2,500 different course offerings. Students also have the ability to choose from more than 200 clubs and organizations active on campus. Master’s degrees are offered in more than 30 areas and doctorates are available in eight fields. SDSU maintains a student-faculty ratio of 18:1 with an average class size of 35 students. More than 2,000 people are employees of SDSU, and the University’s total operating budget totals more than $200 million annually. The Coughlin Campanile pictured in the foreground is South Dakota State University’s most recognizable landmark. The university is undergoing rapid growth both in terms of enrollment and building projects.

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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

South Dakota State University is experiencing unprecedented growth, both in enrollment and building projects. Projects recently completed include: • The $48 million, 144,000-square-foot Avera Health and Science Center; • Daktronics Engineering Building, a 33,000-square-foot expansion within the College of Engineering; • The $6 million Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center; • Jackrabbit Village, a complex of suite-style residence halls; • Expansion of the Dairy-Microbiology building; • A $7.8 million campus wellness center. Additional facility projects and enhancements to academic programs were identified through the SDSU Foundation’s “It Starts With State” campaign, a comprehensive fund-raising inititative that raised more than $255 million over a five-year period from 2008-13.

PROGRESSIVE

Below:New suite-style residence halls were completed in the fall of 2010 and more are planned to be completed in 2013. Above Right: The Community Wellness Center opened in the fall of 2008. Below Right: The Avera Health and Science Center opened in 2010 and includes 97,000 square feet of instructional laboratories, classrooms and offices.

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INNOVATIVE

The Innovation Campus at South Dakota State University is the state’s first and only university-affiliated research park. Located on 125 acres just east of campus, it provides an environment that will foster partnerships among the University, business, government and the community to grow the sciences and technology-based economy. SDSU is building a future for South Dakota, the nation, and the globe. The primary charge of the land-grant mission is to create opportunities for thestate through research and education. Research has been a vital part of SDSU since 1887 with the creation of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. Since that time, SDSU has been the reliable resource for research-based information and community leadership. Today, research provides a solid knowledge base for economic development, SDSU’s academic programs, and experiential opportunities for students. In the spring of 2013, South Dakota State University officials rolled out IMPACT 2018: A Strategic Vision for South Dakota State University. The five-year plan features four main goals: • Promote academic excellence through quality programs, engaged learners and an innovative teaching and learning environment; • Generate new knowledge, encourage innovations and promote artistic and creative works that contribute to the public good and result in social, cultural or economic development for South Dakota, the region, the nation and the world.; • Extend the reach and depth of the University by developing strategic programs and collaborations, and • Secure human and fiscal resources to ensure high performance through enhanced financial, management and governance systems. Top: The first building of the Innovation Campus at South Dakota State University opened in 2008, with a second building completed in 2010. Bottom: SDSU offers more undergraduate research opportunities than any other university in the state.

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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY South Dakota State University currently offers 21 varsity sports with Jackrabbit teams competing at the NCAA Division I level. Football competes in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision Missouri Valley Football Conference, with 18 sports competing in The Summit League. Wrestling competes in the Western Wrestling Conference, while equestrian currently does not have conference affiliation. Following is a listing of sports currently offered at SDSU: Women’s Sports Men’s Sports Baseball Basketball Basketball Cross Country Cross Country Equestrian Football Golf Golf Indoor Track and Field Indoor Track and Field Outdoor Track and Field Outdoor Track and Field Soccer Softball Swimming and Diving Swimming and Diving Tennis Tennis Wrestling Volleyball

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EVOLUTION OF A NICKNAME

There are two theories as to how and why the Jackrabbit nickname evolved. The most common belief is that the name “Jackrabbits” came from a story and cartoon sketch that appeared in a Minneapolis newspaper following a 1905 football game between the University of Minnesota and South Dakota State College, as the university was then known. A reporter for the newspaper, knowing of the preponderance of jackrabbits in the Brookings area, was believed to have written that the SDSC team was as quick as jackrabbits. Many people believe that the school adopted the Jackrabbits as its official nickname from that beginning. The other theory about the origin of the nickname is given in The Jackrabbit, SDSU’s yearbook. There is a poem in the 1907 yearbook that puts forth the idea that the yearbook is called The Jackrabbit because a group of juniors wished to immortalize themselves by changing the name of the yearbook. Athletic teams followed suit, adopting the nickname. Prior to the adoption of the Jackrabbit nickname, school athletic teams were known as the Barn Yard Cadets as SDSU was known as South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1907. 2013 JACKRABBIT FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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LEGACY

The Jackrabbit football team benefits from the generosity of numerous friends of the program, many of whom are former student-athletes who have established footballspecific scholarships. Following is a list of named scholarships and the 2013 recipients: Brian and Denise Aamlid Matt Beier — Burger King James D. and Kathryn L. Berreth Brookings Elks Lodge Chuck and Mary Cecil Gene and JoAnn Cheever Citibank Roland Chicoine Dykhouse Family Lawrence and Berenice Embry First National Bank — Sioux Falls Ralph Ginn Brett Gorden — Burger King John C. Gross Wayne Haensel Duane Harms and Barbara Reed Harms Michael Hillman Memorial Norm and Grace Hilson Memorial Clair Husby Hyde Family Dale and Joan Jacobsen Cliff James Memorial Johnny Johnson Memorial LaVerne “Korty” and Loretta Kortan Donald Kummer Jim Langer Bill Lindsey Memorial Doug Miller Football Endowment Nate and Sarah Millerbernd Merlin and Judy Newman Buck Osborne Osmundson Family Steve and Rachel Paula Fred and Ardyne Rittershaus Bob and Carla Schmidt SDSU Football SDSU Football Parent Scholarship J. Craig and Ann Seely Harold Shunk Terry Sorenson Stein Scholarship Matt and Helen Sutton Football Scholarship Joe Thorne Memorial Frank and Louise Welch Geoffrey and Macie Wilber Lance Wipf

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Jason Schneider Dylan Seiter Robbie Jelsma Andrew Mueller Brandon Hubert Bryan Burke Jake Gentile Taylor Gibson Vince Benedetto, Nick Mears, Austin Sumner Jack Sherlock Eric Tuschen Chad Strehlow J.R. Plote Jordan Brichacek Josh Kage T.J. Lally Zach Zenner Mike Shoff Je Ryan Butler Ethan Sawyer Tory Dibb Dom Wright Trevor Tiefenthaler Ezekiel Herndon R.C. Kilgore Nick Carr Winston Wright Charles Elmore Taylor Suess Nick Purcell Nate Meyer Bryan Witzmann Brandon Andrews Seth Lansman Andrew Brown Dom Wright Auston LaBlance Justin Syrovatka Kevin Klocek Marshall Peugh Chase Douglas Alex Parker Doug Peete Mitch Vejvoda Kyle Paris Matt Peitz

MEDIA INFORMATION CREDENTIALS All requests for media credentials for SDSU football home games should be directed to sports information director Jason Hove at least 24 hours prior to the event. Credentials will be mailed if requests are received a week or more in advance. Otherwise, credentials may be picked up at the Jackrabbit Ticket Office inside the Stanley J. Marshall HPER Center weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or at the Coughlin-Alumni Stadium will-call window 90 minutes to the start of the event. Only working media will be allowed access to the Coughlin-Alumni Stadium press box. Please note there is no elevator access to the press box. Media requiring access to phone lines should contact the SDSU sports information office in advance of gameday to assist in seating assignments, etc. Wireless Internet will be available in the Coughlin-Alumni Stadium press box. All credentials are non-transferable. The following guidelines apply specifically to Internet sites: • No more than two people working for the official Web site of the opponent and/or its official conference site will be issued credentials. • Web sites whose content centers around message boards and chat rooms where users can post anonymous information and/or rumors are ineligible for any consideration for credentials or access. • Credentials will not be granted to any agency operating sites that are in any way affiliated with gambling, or to freelance or fanbased sites that are not affiliated with a legitimate news-gathering organization. • Live blogging of the description of the event is permitted; however, no live streaming of video of either game action or post-game press conferences is permitted. Video may be archived and posted to web sites after the event. The final decision for credentials remains at the sole discretion of SDSU sports information personnel. Failure to abide by the guidelines outlined on this page may result in revocation of credentials. BROADCASTS All Jackrabbit football games during the 2013 season are scheduled to be broadcast live on the Jackrabbit Sports Network with the signal originating from flagship radio station WNAX Radio CONTACT INFORMATION Media inquiries for South Dakota State University football should be directed to Jason Hove, sports information director. Office Phone: (605) 688-4623 Cell Phone: (605) 695-1827 Home Phone: (605) 692-1484 E-Mail: Jason.Hove@sdstate.edu Sports Info Fax: (605) 688-5999

570 AM. Tyler Merriam will call the play-byplay, with former Jackrabbit player Mike Struck providing color commentary and Scotty Kwas delivering sideline reports. Jackrabbit Sports Network affiliates for the 2013 football season include: • Belle Fourche - KBFS 1450 AM • Brookings - KJJQ 910 AM • Mitchell - KORN 1490 AM • Mobridge - KOLY 1300 AM • Pierre - KGFX 1060 AM • Pipestone, Minn. - KJOE 106.1 FM • Watertown - KSDR 1480 AM Radio broadcasts also will be streamed through the Jackrabbit Extra subscription service at www.GoJacks.com. Broadcasts begin approximately 60 minutes prior to the scheduled opening kickoff. Coach Stiegelmeier will conduct a short postgame radio interview before meeting with other members of the media. Video broadcasts of all Jackrabbit home games and select road games also will be available via the Jackrabbit Extra. PHOTOGRAPHERS Photographers (live and still) are asked to not interfere with the sight lines of spectators and must remain outside the dashed white lines on the sidelines and behind the end zones. Video platforms are located directly below the press box, with access available on a first-come, first-served basis. STATISTICS The South Dakota State University Sports Information Office will keep official statistics and will distribute final statistics to teams and members of the media within 20 minutes after the conclusion of the game. PRESS CONFERENCES A post-game press conference will be held after home games in the wide receivers meeting room (Room 240S) located on the west side of the second floor of the Dykhouse StudentAthlete Center. The visiting team will go first, followed by SDSU players and coaches. Media members should enter the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center via the west entrance. There will be no media access to the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center until the start of the fourth quarter. Press conferences also can be viewed on the Coughlin-Alumni Stadium video board. ON THE WEB The latest Jackrabbit news and updates can be viewed on the Internet at www.GoJacks.com, the

INTERVIEW POLICY The South Dakota State University Sports Information Office will strive to comply with all legitimate interview requests for Jackrabbit coaches, student-athletes and administrators in a timely fashion. Preferred times to interview Coach Stiegelmeier are Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. and Thursdays in person during practice from 2-5 p.m. Student-athletes also will be available for interviews before and after the Thursday practice sessions. Other interview times can be arranged through the SDSU Sports Information Office, but must be arranged 24 hours in advance Monday through Thursday. Coach Stiegelmeier also will participate in the weekly Missouri Valley Football Conference coaches teleconference on Tuesdays. Media members should not contact student-athletes directly without prior approval — phone numbers of SDSU student-athletes will not be released. Jackrabbit student-athletes will not be available for interviews prior to a contest the day of the game, but will be available for post-game interviews 10 minutes after the conclusion of contests by contacting a member of the sports information staff or coaching staff. official site of South Dakota State University athletics. Box scores, updated season statistics and a game recap will be posted within an hour after each game. Live stats of all Jackrabbit home games also will be available through GoJacks.com. STADIUM DIRECTIONS From North: From I-29, take Exit 133 west (right) onto the U.S. Highway 14 Bypass. Turn left (south) on 22nd Avenue. Continue on 22nd Avenue until 11th Street. Turn west (right) onto 11th. At 16th Avenue, turn north (right). At first stop sign, turn west (left) onto North Campus Drive. Parking is available south and west of CoughlinAlumni Stadium. From South: From I-29, take Exit 132 west (left) on U.S. Highway 14 (Sixth Street). Turn north (right) on 22nd Avenue. Continue on 22nd Avenue until 11th Street. Turn west (left) onto 11th Street. Turn west (right) onto 11th. At 16th Avenue, turn north (right). At first stop sign, turn west (left) onto North Campus Drive. From East: Continue on U.S. Highway 14 (Sixth Street) to 22nd Avenue. Turn north (right) onto 22nd Avenue and continue until 11th Street. Turn west (left) onto 11th Street. At 16th Avenue, turn north (right). At first stop sign, turn west (left) onto North Campus Drive. From West: From U.S Highway 14, proceed east on Highway 14 Bypass. Turn south (right) onto Medary Avenue. Turn east (left) onto North Campus Drive.

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SEASON PREVIEW The challenge for the South Dakota State University football team in 2013 is to build upon the success of a playoff season a year ago. “The ultimate goal as we go to 24 teams in the playoffs is to be one of the top eight seeds,” head coach John Stiegelmeier said. “I think there is a unique advantage for those teams to get to Frisco (Texas).” After reaching the postseason for the first time in 2009, the Jackrabbits dropped back to 5-6 seasons in both 2010 and 2011 before their resurgence last season. “We need to take the next step,” Stiegelmeier said. “If you look at where we fell short last year, there are some glaring areas in which we can improve.” Atop Stiegelmeier’s list of improvement areas is in unforced penalties. The Jackrabbits ranked next to last in the Missouri Valley Football Conference in both number of penalties and penalty yards per game. Another area being stressed is pass protection. The Jackrabbits were last among MVFC teams in allowing 28 sacks in eight conference games. “All our guys — and not just the offensive line — need to get better protecting the quarterback,” Stiegelmeier said. Despite some of those shortcomings, the Jackrabbits tied a school record with nine wins last season, finishing the 2012 campaign with a 9-4 overall record, including a second-place MVFC mark of 6-2. SDSU also qualified for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for the second time in four seasons and posted the first postseason victory in program history with a 58-10 trouncing of Eastern Illinois in firstround action at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. SDSU was eventually eliminated from the

postseason by league rival and eventual national champion North Dakota State. OFFENSE The Jackrabbits return a number of key contributors from a balanced unit that ranked in the upper half of the Missouri Valley Football Conference in every offensive category. Leading the way is junior running back Zach Zenner, who led the Football Championship Subdivision in rushing with 2,044 total yards and an average of 157.2 yards per game. His rushing total was the second highest in school history and included a Jackrabbit single-game record of 295 yards on 33 carries in the FCS playoff opener against Eastern Illinois. A consensus All-American, Zenner rushed for more than 100 yards in nine games — including the first seven games of the season — and crossed the 200-yard mark in three of those contests. His 13 rushing touchdowns covered an average of 42.8 yards, including a school-record 99-yarder in the 2012 season opener at Kansas. Backing up Zenner is sophomore Reggie Gandy, who gained 321 yards and averaged 4.6 yards per carry during his freshman season. Gandy also eclipsed the 100-yard mark in the Jackrabbits’ playoff victory over Eastern Illinois. Zenner and Gandy will run behind an experienced offensive line that returns four starters. Anchoring the offensive line is All-America left tackle Bryan Witzmann. The Wisconsin native has started every game the last three seasons. Joining Witzmann on the line are 2012 starting guards Taylor Suess and Josh Kage, along with right tackle Trevor Greger. Also returning is guard Alex Parker, who started in 2011 but missed the first half of 2012 due to injury. Nick Purcell and Andrew Mueller will battle

in fall camp to replace all-conference center Will Castle. The Jackrabbit passing game is led by junior quarterback Austin Sumner. Despite being hampered by a thumb injury throughout the 2012 season, Sumner still managed to rack up 2,443 yards with 15 touchdowns. After undergoing off-season surgery, Sumner was held out of contact-related drills during spring ball. A two-year starter, Sumner enters the 2013 season eighth in career passing yards with 4,825, but would become the Jackrabbit career leader should he match his totals from a season ago. The Jackrabbit receiving corps will have a different look following the graduation of its top two receivers in 2012 — Tyrel Kool and Aaron Rollin. Senior Brandon Hubert, who has caught 100 passes in his first three seasons as a Jackrabbit, is the team’s top returning receiver. Hubert caught 34 passes last season and shared teamhigh honors with three touchdown receptions. Other returning wide receivers include senior Trevor Tiefenthaler and juniors Jason Schneider and Dom Wright. Tiefenthaler turned in a strong second half of the conference season, catching a total of 13 passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns — one of which was the game-winner at Southern Illinois that propelled the Jackrabbits into the FCS playoffs. Schneider ranked fifth on the team with 19 catches for 253 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Wright primarily saw action on special teams. At tight end, the Jackrabbits lost an an allconference performer in Seth Daughters, but return a solid group of players that includes

Zach Zenner led the Football Championship Subdivision in rushing during the 2012 season, averaging 157.2 yards per game. He also caught 28 passes for 197 yards.

Doug Peete recorded six sacks and a team-best 13.5 tackles for loss for the Jackrabbits during the 2012 season.

Justin Syrovatka led the team in scoring with 84 points after connecting on 18-of-22 field goal attempts. Syrovatka made his final 12 field goal attempts of the 2012 season.

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SEASON PREVIEW Vince Benedetto and Cam Jones. Benedetto, who is primarily used as a blocker, caught five passes last season, while Jones recorded three catches, including a touchdown. Jones also was used in the backfield on short-yardage plays, rushing for three touchdowns. “We have really good leadership on our team,” Stiegelmeier said. “Our guys have said they’ve never worked harder.” DEFENSE The Jackrabbits will attempt to maintain one of the top defenses in the Football Championship Subdivision from a season ago. SDSU ranked fifth in scoring defense, allowing 16.38 points per game and eighth in total defense by giving up an average of 305.3 yards per game. The Jackrabbits added a fourth-place showing in pass efficiency defense at 100.33. “As I continue to study our program, surely the defensive categories have a greater impact on our success than anything,” Stiegelmeier said. Up front, SDSU retains the services of senior defensive ends Doug Peete and Marshall Peugh. A second-team all-MVFC performer in 2012, Peete led the squad with 13.5 tackles for loss and shared the team lead with six sacks. He also broke up six passes. Peugh was named to the MVFC All-Newcomer Team after joining the Jackrabbits from the junior college ranks. Peugh recorded 55 total tackles, including 5.5 sacks. Returning interior linemen include seniors Chase Douglas and Bryan Burke. Douglas saw extensive action last season, recording 35 total tackles, including six tackles for loss and three sacks. “The strength of our defense is our defensive line,” Stiegelmeier said. “They should be able to help out the other positions.” At linebacker, the Jackrabbits return one starter in sophomore middle linebacker T.J. Lally. One of the top freshmen in the FCS ranks a season ago, Lally was a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award after ranking second on the team with 107 tackles and sharing the team lead with six sacks. He also recorded eight total tackles for loss and two interceptions. Other returning linebackers include sophomore Charles Elmore, junior Robbie Jelsma and senior R.C. Kilgore. Both Jelsma and Kilgore are recovering from injuries suffered during the 2012 season. “Our linebacker corps needs to mature rapidly,” Stiegelmeier said. “There’s a lot of variables that need to come together.” One variable is how the group responds to a new position coach. Former Jackrabbit standout linebacker Jimmy Rogers joined the coaching staff after spring ball. In addition, Clint Brown has taken over full defensive coordinator duties. The secondary features returning starting

cornerbacks Winston Wright and Je Ryan Butler. A senior, Wright was an all-MVFC selection in 2011 and turned in another solid season last year with 59 tackles, an interception and four fumble recoveries. Butler earned a starting role midway through the 2012 season and contributed a pair of interceptions to go along with 35 tackles. Senior Andrew Brown is expected to move into a starting role at one of the safety spots this season. The other safety spot is up for grabs among a group that includes junior Jake Gentile. SPECIAL TEAMS The Jackrabbits return all the key components from their special teams unit, which is led by junior kicker Justin Syrovatka. A second-team all-MVFC performer, Syrovatka made his final 12 field goal attempts last season, finishing 18of-22 en route to a team-high 84 points. Sophomore punter Ethan Sawyer 40.9 yards per attempt and landed 13 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line — an area Stiegelmeier expects to see continued improvement in 2013. Tiefenthaler averaged 23.1 yards per kickoff return, while Dom Wright averaged 20.6 yards per attempt. The punt return unit struggled much of the year, but got a boost from sophomore Trevor Wesley late in the season. The tandem of long snapper Matt Peitz and Hubert as holder also return, as does kickoff specialist Jay Carlson. SCHEDULE South Dakota State will have the opportunity to play 12 regular season games, including six home contests, during the 2013 season. The Jackrabbits and Butler (Ind.) agreed to a one-game contract in March that will serve as the season opener Aug. 31 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. The Jackrabbits also will host Southeastern Louisiana in non-conference action on Sept. 14, while traveling to North Dakota on Sept. 7 and Nebraska on Sept. 21. Missouri Valley Football Conference action begins Sept. 28, when the Jackrabbits host defending league and Football Championship Subdivision national champion North Dakota State. The following week, on Oct. 5, SDSU will host Southern Illinois in the 100th Hobo Day game. Completing the home schedule are an Oct. 26 matchup against Northern Iowa and a Nov. 9 contest versus Indiana State. The road portion of the league schedule begins Oct. 12 at Western Illinois, followed by an Oct. 19 trip to Missouri State. The Jackrabbits will play their final two regular season games on the road — at South Dakota on Nov. 16 and at Youngstown State on Nov. 23.

RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Passing - Yards 1. Austin Sumner Rushing - Yards 1. Zach Zenner 2. Reggie Gandy Receptions 3. Brandon Hubert 4. Zach Zenner 5. Jason Schneider 7. Trevor Tiefenthaler Receiving Yards 3. Brandon Hubert 4. Jason Schneider 5. Zach Zenner 7. Trevor Tiefenthaler Total Offense 1. Austin Sumner 2. Zach Zenner 3. Reggie Gandy Scoring 1. Justin Syrovatka 2. Zach Zenner 3. Cam Jones T4. Brandon Hubert Kickoff Returns (Min. 10 att.) 1. Trevor Tiefentahler 2. Dom Wright Tackles 2. T.J. Lally 5. Winston Wright 9. Marshall Peugh 10. Doug Peete Tackles For Loss 1. Doug Peete 3. T.J. Lally 4. Marshall Peugh T5. Chase Douglas Sacks T1. T.J. Lally T1. Doug Peete 4. Marshall Peugh 5. Chase Douglas Interceptions T2. Je Ryan Butler T2. T.J. Lally T4. Jimmie Forsythe T4. Winston Wright

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2,443 2,044 321 34 28 19 13 483 253 197 133 2,380 2,044 321 86 pts. 78 24 18 23.1 avg. 20.6 avg. 107 59 55 54 13.5 8.0 6.5 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.5 3.0 2 2 1 1

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2013 ROSTER ALPHABETICAL ROSTER Alipate, Mikias - 58 Andrews, Brandon - 3 Balster, Chris Benedetto, Vince - 46 Benson, Austin Bloom, Taylor - 72 Bobbit, Jeese - 7 Brichachek, Jordan - 94 Brown, Andrew - 15 Brown, Dallas - 1 Burke, Bryan - 55 Butler, Je Ryan - 22 Carlson, Jay - 92 Carr, Nick - 79 Clark, Riley Cowans, Lennard - 97 Custer, Christian Dibb, Tory - 99 Douglas, Chase - 93 Douglas, Dalton - 8 Elmore, Charles - 29 Farina, Nick - 24 Finnes, Tyler - 11 Finocchiaro, Michael - 97 Forsythe, Jimmie - 25 Gandy, Reggie - 30 Gentile, Jake - 38 Gibson, Taylor - 41 Goedert, Dallas Gottlob, Shayne - 98 Greger, Trevor - 66 Gutierrez, Anthony - 5 Harmon, Charlie - 68 Herndon, Ezekiel - 21 Hubert, Brandon - 23 Hunhoff, Troy Jelsma, Robbie - 51 Jones, Cam - 85 Jones, Larves - 5 Kage, Josh - 64 Keely, Eron - 89 Keely, Stacy - 86 Kilgore, R.C. - 42 Klocek, Kevin - 45 Knowlton, Austin - 16 Kreutzfeldt, Drew - 26 Krings, Blake - 37 Kupcikevicius, Joe - 78 LaBlance, Auston - 43 Lally, T.J. - 33 Lambert, Tanner Landberg, Connor - 18 Langer, Cole - 54 Lansman, Seth - 75 Leiseth, Mason - 95 Louscher, Kane Lyons, Brad - 96 Mason, Trent - 47 McCabe, Bryson - 35 Mears, Nick - 40 Meixell, Nate - 52 Menage, Jacob Mengarelli, Brady - 44 Meyer, Nate - 12 Moritko, Andy - 48 Mueller, Andrew - 77

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NAME POS Dallas Brown DB Isaac Rodriguez RB Brandon Andrews WR Tom Peitz LB Anthony Gutierrez LB Austin Sumner QB Jesse Bobbit LB Dalton Douglas QB Ethan Sawyer P Dom Wright WR Tyler Finnes QB Nate Meyer QB Mark Pickerel DB Winston Wright DB Andrew Brown DB Austin Knowlton DB Patrick Schuster LB Connor Landberg WR Jake Wieneke WR Freeman Simmons DB Ezekiel Herndon DB Je Ryan Butler DB Brandon Hubert WR Nick Farina DB Jimmie Forsythe DB Drew Kreutzfeldt DB Bridgeport Tusler RB Melvin Tavares DB Charles Elmore LB Reggie Gandy RB Zach Zenner RB Kyle Paris RB T.J. Lally LB Doug Peete DL Bryson McCabe DB Jack Sherlock DL Blake Krings LB Jake Gentile DB Chad Strehlow TE Nick Mears DB Taylor Gibson TE R.C. Kilgore LB Auston LaBlance DL Brady Mengarelli RB Kevin Klocek LB Vince Benedetto TE Trent Mason LB Andy Moritko LB Justin Syrovatka K Matt Romano LB Robbie Jelsma LB Nate Meixell LB Cole Langer LB/DL Bryan Burke DL Matt Peitz LS Mikias Alipate LB Taylor Suess OL Bryce Siverling OL Dylan Seiter OL

HT 5-11 5-8 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-0 5-10 5-10 5-9 6-1 6-3 6-4 5-9 5-11 5-11 5-11 5-11 5-10 5-11 5-11 5-11 6-1 5-9 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-3 5-11 6-4 6-2 6-1 6-3 5-11 6-2 6-1 6-3 5-10 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-4 5-9 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-3

WT 185 175 190 220 210 220 190 200 200 175 200 205 200 185 190 175 225 210 205 170 185 180 190 190 185 195 195 195 215 195 215 215 225 250 190 240 205 190 235 190 235 220 245 185 215 250 220 240 195 215 230 205 230 280 235 220 295 290 285

YR EXP R-Fr. — R-Fr. — So. — R-Fr. — Fr. — Jr. 2L Fr. — Fr. — Jr. 2L Jr. 2L So. — R-Fr. — So. — Sr. 3L Sr. 1L Sr. 1L So. 1L R-Fr. — Fr. — Fr. — R-Fr. — So. 1L Sr. 3L Fr. — So. 1L So. 1L Fr. — Jr. TR So. 1L So. 1L Jr. 2L R-Fr. — So. 1L Sr. 3L Fr. — Jr. 2L R-Fr. — Jr. 2L So. 1L R-Fr. — Sr. 1L Sr. 3L Jr. — Fr. — Jr. TR Sr. 3L So. 1L R-Fr. — Jr. 2L R-Fr. — Jr. 2L R-Fr. — Fr. — Sr. 1L Sr. 2L Fr. — Sr. 2L So. — So. —

HOMETOWN Tucson, Ariz. Orlando, Fla. El Centro, Calif. Crofton, Neb. Sherman Oaks, Calif. Brandon, S.D. Palatine, Ill. Highland, Calif. Brandon, S.D. Lee’s Summit, Mo. Andover, Minn. Cold Spring, Minn. Columbia, Mo. Lee’s Summit, Mo. Council Bluffs, Iowa Crescent, Iowa Watertown, S.D. Laguna Hills, Calif. Maple Grove, Minn. Columbia, Mo. Fontana, Calif. Tempe, Ariz. Gretna, Neb. Phoenix, Ariz. Omaha, Neb. Wentworth, S.D. Osseo, Minn. Lynn, Mass. Bridgeview, Ill. Minneapolis, Minn. Eagan, Minn. Aliso Niguel, Calif. Chicago, Ill. Olathe, Kan. Milford, Iowa Chicago, Ill. Humphrey, Neb. Council Bluffs, Iowa Suring, Wis. Milbank, S.D. Clear Lake, S.D. Cottage Grove, Minn. Kansas City, Mo. Prescott, Ariz. Ellendale, Minn. Crystal Lake, Ill. Laguna Niguel, Calif. Shoreview, Minn. Sioux Falls, S.D. Laguna Niguel, Calif. Springfield, S.D. Lake Crystal, Minn. Dell Rapids, S.D. Payson, Ariz. Crofton, Neb. Bloomington, Minn. Columbus, Neb. Bloomer, Wis. Sun Prairie, Wis.

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St. Albert/Iowa Western Underwood/Iowa Western Watertown Laguna Hills Maple Grove Rock Bridge Bloomington Marcos De Niza Gretna Desert Vista Burke Chester Osseo English/Ventura Saint Rita of Cascia DeLaSalle Eagan Aliso Niguel Marmion Academy North Spirit Lake Mount Carmel Humphrey St. Francis St. Albert Suring Milbank Deuel/Northern State Park University Academy Prescott NRHEG/Rochester CTC South Laguna Hills Totino-Grace Roosevelt Dana Hills Bon Homme/South Dakota Lake Crystal-Wellcome Mem.

Dell Rapids Payson/Scottsdale CC Crofton Academy of Holy Angels Scotus Central Catholic Bloomer Sun Prairie

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2013 NUMERICAL ROSTER POS HT WT YR EXP HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL/PREV. NO. NAME 62 Jacob Ohnesorge OL 6-3 270 Fr. — Waunakee, Wis. Waunakee 63 Mike Shoff OL 6-6 320 R-Fr. — Cambridge, Neb. Cambridge 64 Josh Kage OL 6-4 285 Sr. 3L Omaha, Neb. Papillion-La Vista 65 Alex Parker OL 6-5 305 Sr. 3L Brookings, S.D. Brookings 66 Trevor Greger OL 6-5 305 Jr. 2L Wagner, S.D. Wagner 67 Joe Stephens OL 6-4 275 Fr. — Brooklyn Park, Minn. Champlin Park 68 Charlie Harmon OL 6-6 250 Fr. — O’Fallon, Ill. O’Fallon 69 Marshall Peugh DL 6-3 240 Sr. 1L Avondale, Ariz. Ironwood/Glendale 71 Nick Purcell OL 6-3 290 Jr. 2L Rapid City, S.D. Central 72 Taylor Bloom OL 6-4 270 So. — Madison, S.D. Madison 73 Ryan Ode OL 6-6 280 Jr. 1L Brandon, S.D. Brandon Valley 74 Kellen Soulek OL 6-5 300 Fr. — Freeman, S.D. Yankton 75 Seth Lansman OL 6-7 265 R-Fr. — Harlan, Iowa Harlan Community 76 Bryan Witzmann OL 6-7 300 Sr. 3L Houlton, Wis. Somerset 77 Andrew Mueller OL 6-4 275 Jr. 2L Peculiar, Mo. Raymore-Peculiar 78 Joe Kupcikevicius OL 6-5 265 Fr. — Oak Lawn, Ill. Richards 79 Nick Carr OL 6-8 290 R-Fr. — New Brighton, Minn. Totino-Grace 80 Trevor Wesley WR 5-11 175 So. 1L Oro Valley, Ariz. Ironwood Ridge 81 Matt Raymond WR 5-9 180 So. 1L Elkhorn, Neb. Elkhorn Omaha North/Fort Scott CC 82 Larves Jones WR 6-4 215 Jr. TR Omaha, Neb. 83 Jason Schneider WR 6-5 220 Jr. 2L Andover, Minn. Andover 84 Trevor Tiefenthaler WR 5-10 185 Sr. 3L Sioux Rapids, Iowa Sioux Central 85 Cam Jones TE 6-5 255 So. 1L Eagan, Minn. Burnsville 86 Stacy Keely TE 6-8 205 Fr. — Omaha, Neb. Omaha Northwest 87 Mitch Vejvoda TE 6-4 245 R-Fr. — Homer Glen, Ill. Providence Catholic 88 Connor Orgill WR 6-4 190 Fr. — Parker, Colo. Parker 89 Eron Keely TE 6-7 195 Fr. — Omaha, Neb. Omaha Northwest 90 Eric Tuschen DL 6-5 245 Jr. — Sioux Falls, S.D. Roosevelt 91 J.R. Plote DL 6-3 235 So. 1L Phoenix, Ariz. Mountain Pointe 92 Jay Carlson K 6-1 200 So. 1L Parkville, Mo. Park Hill South 93 Chase Douglas DL 6-3 270 Sr. 3L Brandon, S.D. Brandon Valley 94 Jordan Brichacek DL 6-5 265 R-Fr. — Rogers, Neb. Howells 95 Mason Leiseth DL 6-3 230 Fr. — Hayti, S.D. Hamlin 96 Brad Lyons DL 6-4 225 Fr. — Port Coquitlam, B.C. Terry Fox Secondary 97 Lennard Cowans DL 6-3 245 Fr. — Orange, Calif. Villa Park 97 Michael Finocchiaro P 5-10 195 R-Fr. — Omaha, Neb. Omaha Westside 98 Shayne Gottlob TE 6-5 245 R-Fr. — Salem, S.D. McCook Central 99 Tory Dibb DL 6-2 265 So. — Brown Deer, Wis. Brown Deer -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Chris Balster DB 5-10 175 Fr. — Sheldon, Iowa Sheldon Austin Benson LB 6-1 215 Fr. — Sioux Falls, S.D. Washington Riley Clark LB 6-1 215 Fr. — Colman, S.D. Colman-Egan Christian Custer LB 6-2 205 Fr. — Lake City, Minn. Lincoln Dallas Goedert TE 6-5 230 Fr. — Britton, S.D. Britton-Hecla Troy Hunhoff TE 6-4 230 Fr. — Yankton, S.D. Yankton Tanner Lambert RB 5-11 230 Fr. — North Sioux City, S.D. Dakota Valley Kane Louscher LB 6-2 230 Fr. — Mason City, Iowa Newman Catholic Jacob Menage QB 6-0 180 Fr. — Springfield, Minn. Springfield Mitchell Nissen WR 6-4 200 Fr. — Tea, S.D. Tea Area Matt Swallow WR 6-0 185 Fr. — Aberdeen, S.D. Roncalli Joe Tjosvold K 6-0 180 Fr. — Lake Elmo, Minn. Tartan Thayer Trenhaile LS 5-11 200 Fr. — Volga, S.D. Sioux Valley Case Wiarda WR 6-2 190 Fr. — Castlewood, S.D. Castlewood

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DEFENSE

QB

6 12 11

AUSTIN SUMNER, 6-5, 220, Jr., Brandon, S.D. Nate Meyer, 6-3 205, R-Fr., Cold Spring, Minn. Tyler Finnes, 6-4, 200, So., Andover, Minn.

RB

31 30 2

ZACH ZENNER, 6-0, 215, Jr., Eagan, Minn. Reggie Gandy, 5-9, 195, So., Minneapolis, Minn. Isaac Rodriguez, 5-8, 175, R-Fr., Orlando, Fla.

WR 23 (W-Back) 80

Brandon Hubert, 5-11, 190, Sr., Gretna, Neb. Trevor Wesley, 5-11, 175, So., Oro Valley, Ariz.

WR 84 (X-Back) 10

Trevor Tiefenthaler, 5-10, 185, Sr., Sioux Rapids, Iowa Dom Wright, 6-1, 175, Jr., Lee’s Summit, Mo.

WR 83 (Z-Back) 5 3

Jason Schneider, 6-5, 220, Jr., Andover, Minn. Larves Jones, 6-4, 215, Jr., Omaha, Neb. Brandon Andrews, 6-0, 190, So., El Centro, Calif.

TE

85 87

Cam Jones, 6-5, 255, So., Eagan, Minn. Mitch Vejvoda, 6-4, 245, R-Fr., Homer Glen, Ill.

TE

46 39 41

VINCE BENEDETTO, 6-3, 250, Sr., Crystal Lake, Ill. Chad Strehlow, 6-3, 230, So., Suring, Wis. Taylor Gibson, 6-2, 235, Sr., Clear Lake, S.D.

LT

76 73

BRYAN WITZMANN, 6-7, 300, Sr., Houlton, Wis. Ryan Ode, 6-6, 280, Jr., Brandon, S.D.

LG

65 59

ALEX PARKER, 6-5, 305, Sr., Brookings, S.D. Taylor Suess, 6-3, 295, Sr., Columbus, Neb.

C or

71 77

Nick Purcell, 6-3, 290, Jr., Rapid City, S.D. Andrew Mueller, 6-4, 275, Jr., Peculiar, Mo.

RG

64 63

JOSH KAGE, 6-4, 285, Sr., Omaha, Neb. Mike Shoff, 6-6, 320, R-Fr., Cambridge, Neb.

66 79

TREVOR GREGER, 6-5, 305, Jr., Wagner, S.D. Nick Carr, 6-8, 290, R-Fr., New Brighton, Minn.

DE

34 36

DOUG PEETE, 6-3, 250, Sr., Olathe, Kan. Jack Sherlock, 6-4, 240, Jr., Chicago, Ill.

DT

93 94

Chase Douglas, 6-3, 270, Sr., Brandon, S.D. Jordan Brichacek, 6-5, 265, R-Fr., Rogers, Neb.

NT

43 55

Auston LaBlance, 6-3, 245, Jr., Kansas City, Mo. Bryan Burke, 6-4, 280, Sr., Payson, Ariz.

DE

69 91

MARSHALL PEUGH, 6-3, 240, Sr., Avondale, Ariz. J.R. Plote, 6-3, 235, So., Phoenix, Ariz.

LB (Will) or

42 17 4

R.C. Kilgore, 6-1, 220, Sr., Cottage Grove, Minn. Patrick Schuster, 6-1, 225, So., Watertown, S.D. Tom Peitz, 6-0, 220, R-Fr., Crofton, Neb.

LB (Mike)

33 51 50

T.J. LALLY, 6-0, 225, So., Chicago, Ill. Robbie Jelsma, 6-3, 240, So., Springfield, S.D. Matt Romano, 6-3, 215, Fr., Laguna Niguel, Calif.

LB

29 37 47

Charles Elmore, 6-1, 215, So., Bridgeview, Ill. Blake Krings, 6-2, 205, R-Fr., Humphrey, Neb. Trent Mason, 6-3, 220, So., Laguna Niguel, Calif.

LCB

RT

22

JE RYAN BUTLER, 5-11, 180, So., Tempe, Ariz.

16

Austin Knowlton, 5-9, 175, Sr., Underwood, Iowa

SS

15 40 26

Andrew Brown, 5-10, 190, Sr., Council Bluffs, Iowa Nick Mears, 5-11, 190, R-Fr., Milbank, S.D. Drew Kreutzfeldt, 5-11, 195, So., Wentworth, S.D.

FS

38 1 13

Jake Gentile, 6-1, 190, Jr., Council Bluffs, Iowa Dallas Brown, 5-11, 185, R-Fr., Tucson, Ariz. Mark Pickerel, 6-0, 200, So., Columbia, Mo.

RCB

14 25 21

WINSTON WRIGHT, 5-10, 185, Sr., Lee’s Summit, Mo. Jimmie Forsythe, 5-10, 185, So., Omaha, Neb. Ezekiel Herndon, 5-11, 185, R-Fr., Fontana, Calif.

* Returning starters indicated in CAPS

SPECIAL TEAMS PK

49 92

JUSTIN SYROVATKA, 5-9, 195, Jr., Sioux Falls, S.D. Jay Carlson, 6-1, 200, So., Parkville, Mo.

Short Snaps

57 59

MATT PEITZ , 6-1, 235, Sr., Crofton, Neb. Taylor Suess, 6-3, 295, Sr., Columbus, Neb.

P

9 97

ETHAN SAWYER, 6-2, 200, So., Brandon, S.D. Michael Finocchiaro, 5-10, 195, R-Fr., Omaha, Neb.

Holder

23 11

BRANDON HUBERT, 5-11, 190, Sr., Gretna, Neb. Tyler Finnes, 6-4, 200, So., Andover, Minn.

KO or

49 92

JUSTIN SYROVATKA, 5-9, 195, Jr., Sioux Falls, S.D. Jay Carlson, 6-1, 200, So., Parkville, Mo.

KOR

84 10

Trevor Tiefenthaler, 5-11, 185, Sr., Sioux Rapids, Iowa Dom Wright, 6-1, 175, Jr., Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Long Snaps

57 50

MATT PEITZ , 6-1, 235, Sr., Crofton, Neb. Matt Romano, 6-3, 215, R-Fr., Laguna Niguel, Calif.

PR

80 10

Trevor Wesley, 5-11, 175, So., Oro Valley, Ariz. Dom Wright, 6-1, 175, Jr., Lee’s Summit, Mo.

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JACKRABBIT SENIORS ince has started 14 games at tight end over the past two seasons and will again contend for a starting role in 2013

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2012: Made seven starts and played in all 13 games ... caught passes in three games, including three-reception, 29-yard performance in Beef Bowl win over Missouri State ... also recorded catches in wins over UC Davis and Southern Illinois ... caught two-point conversion in road win at Southeastern Louisiana

-46VINCE BENEDETTO 6-3. 250, Sr. Tight End Crystal Lake, Ill Crystal Lake South H.S. Major: History

2011: Started seven games and saw action in all 11 ... recorded two receptions — career-long 23-yarder and 4yard touchdown — in Beef Bowl game against Indiana State ... caught at least one pass in final five games of season ... tallied career-best five receptions for 34 yards in home game versus North Dakota State ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics 2010: Played in all 11 games ... did not factor into any receiving statistics, but did record one kickoff return for four yards and was credited with pair of tackles on special teams

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 5, vs. North Dakota State, 10-22-2011 Receiving Yards: 34, vs. North Dakota State, 10-22-2011 Long Reception: 23 yards, vs. Indiana State, 10-1-2011 Kickoff Returns: 1, vs. Missouri State, 11-6-2010 Tackles: 1, at Nebraska, 9-25-2010, and at Northern Iowa, 10-2-2010

2009: Redshirted ... honored as team’s Scout Offense Player of the Week prior to Missouri State game and as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week the following week before North Dakota State game BEFORE SDSU: Earned all-conference and first-

team all-area honors from both the Northwest Herald and Daily Herald newspapers in suburban Chicago ... two-year captain and was honored as team offensive lineman of the year ... recorded 415 receiving yards and three touchdowns in helping lead Crystal Lake South High School to the Class 7A semifinals in 2008 under the direction of coach Jim Stuglis

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2010 2011 2012 Career

Rec 0 13 5 18

Yds 0 106 40 146

Avg. 0.0 8.2 8.0 8.1

TD 0 1 0 1

LG 0 23 14 23

KR 1 0 0 1

Yds 4 0 0 4

Avg. 4.0 0.0 0.0 4.0

LG 4 0 0 4

ndrew was part of the regular rotation at safety during the 2012 season and will vie for a starting role this season

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-15ANDREW BROWN 5-10, 190, Sr. Defensive Back Council Bluffs, Iowa St. Albert Catholic High School/Iowa Western CC Major: Business Economics 24

2012: Played in a reserve role in all 13 games ... made at least one tackle in every game, including season-high four at Northern Iowa ... credited with three tackles in regular season finale against South Dakota and FCS playoff game at North Dakota State ... shared squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week honors after blocking a punt late in first half to set up touchdown in Jackrabbit playoff win over Eastern Illinois ... 17 of his 24 total tackles for the season were solo stops BEFORE SDSU: Earned all-conference honors

twice at Iowa Western Community College before joining the Jackrabbit football program in the spring of 2012 ... tallied 108 tackles, including seven for loss, with five interceptions and five pass breakups over two seasons at

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 4, at Northern Iowa, 10-20-2012 Blocked Kicks: 1, vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012

Iowa Western ... also handled the punting duties in 2011, ranking fourth in the national junior college ranks with an average of 41.7 yards per attempt ... he Brown was a twotime all-state selection in football and three-time all-state honoree in baseball at St. Albert High School ... also finished fourth in the 100-meter dash at the state track and field meet as a senior. ... first-team academic all-region honoree

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2012 Career

G 13 13

Solo 17 17

Ast 7 7

Total 24 24

TFL-Yds 0-0 0-0

Sack-Yds 0-0 0-0

PBU 0 0

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BK 1 1

FR-Yds 0-0 0-0

FF 0 0

JACKRABBIT SENIORS ryan has filled in as a backup on the interior of the Jackrabbit defensive line his first two seasons in the program, but will vie for an expanded role in 2012

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2012: Played in eight contests, including both FCS playoff games ... recorded career-high two tackles in season debut against Missouri State ... recorded tackle for loss in home win over Western Illinois ... credited with one tackle and quarterback hurry in Hobo Day victory over Youngstown State

-55BRYAN BURKE 6-4, 280, Sr. Defensive Line Payson, Ariz. Payson H.S./Scottsdale CC Major: Health, Physical Education and Recreation

2011: Appeared in two games before being lost for the remainder of the 2011 season due to injury ... received medical hardship ... saw action in games at Illinois and Cal Poly ... recorded a tackle in each game BEFORE SDSU: Played two seasons at Scottsdale

Community College (Ariz.) ... led Scottsdale with eight sacks for coach Doug Madoski and ranked second with 88

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 2, vs. Missouri State, 9-29-2012 Tackles for Loss: 1, vs. Western Illinois, 10-13-2012

total tackles as a freshman ... added 75 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and eight sacks in 2010 ... played on a Class 3A state championship team at Payson High School, where he was a two-time first-team all-region selection and secondteam all-Arizona honoree as a senior ... also was a standout on the wrestling mat, finishing as runner-up at the state meet two times

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2011 2012 Career

G 2 8 10

Solo 0 2 2

Ast 2 2 4

Total 2 4 6

TFL-Yds 0-0 1.0-1 1.0-1

Sack-Yds 0-0 0-0 0-0

PBU 0 0 0

Int-Yds 0-0 0-0 0-0

BK 0 0 0

FR-Yds 0-0 0-0 0-0

FF 0 0 0

hase has rotated at the interior defensive line positions and will be counted on to fill a starting role in 2013

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-93CHASE DOUGLAS 6-3, 270, Sr. Defensive Line Brandon, S.D. Brandon Valley H.S. Major: Consumer Affairs

2012: Played in all 13 games, recording starts at defensive tackle against Northern Iowa and Youngstown State ... fifth on team with three sacks ... tallied at least one tackle in all 13 games ... registered season-high six tackles, including two tackles for loss and one sack, in regular season matchup at North Dakota State ... also recorded sacks versus Western Illinois and Eastern Illinois ... shared team’s Defensive Player of the Week honors in playoff win over Eastern Illinois, finishing with two tackles and three quarterback hurries ... notched four tackles versus Missouri State, at Northern Iowa and in FCS playoff game at North Dakota State 2011: Started first three games before being injured at

Cal Poly ... missed four games before returning in reserve role for final four contests ... notched two tackles in games against Southern Utah and Illinois ... credited with one tackle in Hobo Day victory over Southern Illinois ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics 2010: Saw action in all 11 games and recorded a tackle in 10 contests ... top performance was a seven-tackle outing at Southern Illinois, when he as credited with 1.5

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7, at Southern Illinois, 10-16-2010 Tackles for Loss: 2, vs. Western Illinois, 10-13-2012, and at North Dakota State, 11-10-2012 Sacks: 1, five times (last: vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012) Pass Breakups: 1, vs. Youngstown State, 10-23-2010

tackles for loss and a sack ... tallied five tackles with a sack in home win over Western Illinois ... notched three tackles in games at Delaware, at Indiana State and versus Missouri State 2009: Redshirted ... was named Scout Defense Player of the Week in preparation for Youngstown State game BEFORE SDSU: Was a two-time all-Eastern South

Dakota pick at Brandon Valley High School under coach Chad Garrow ... anchored the team’s defensive line with 25 tackles and 4.5 sacks as a senior ... a three-year letter winner, he was named to the Class AA all-state team and Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 in 2008 ... won the shot put title at the 2009 Class AA state track and field meet after placing second the previous year ... also competed in basketball ... honor roll student

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2010 2011 2012 Career

G 11 7 13 31

Solo 5 3 20 28

Ast 21 2 15 38

Total 26 5 35 66

TFL-Yds 2.5-8 0.0-0 6.0-30 8.5-38

Sack-Yds 2.0-6 0.0-0 3.0-21 5.0-27

PBU 1 0 0 1

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BK 0 0 0 0

FR-Yds 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FF 0 0 0 0 25

JACKRABBIT SENIORS aylor is part of a deep corps of tight ends ... transferred to SDSU after spending his first year of college at Northern State

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2012: Played in 12 games, seeing most of his action on special teams ... did not factor into any statistics 2011: Moved from linebacker to tight end, but did not

see any game action 2010: Honored as a scout player of the week on four occasions ... earned Scout Defense Player of the Week recognition three times, in preparation for games against

Delaware, Indiana State and North Dakota ... received Scout Special Teams Player of the Week honors leading up to game at Southern Illinois ... named to Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics BEFORE SDSU: Two-year varsity letter winner at

Deuel High School ... earned all-Northeast Conference recognition in football ... two-time MVP for track and field team as he competed in all running events from 100-800 meters and qualified for the state meet ... also lettered twice in basketball ... honor roll student

-41TAYLOR GIBSON 6-2, 235, Sr. Tight End Clear Lake, S.D. Deuel H.S./ Northern State Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Mgmt. randon has been a consistent performer in the passing game and will serve as a team captain this season ... enters senior season 19 receptions and 357 receiving yards away from moving into Jackrabbit career top 10s ... named to Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll four times and has received MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award each of the last three seasons

Receptions: 9, vs. North Dakota, 11-20-2010 Receiving Yards: 96, vs. Youngstown State, 10-27-2012 Long Reception: 53 yards, vs. Youngstown State, 10-23-2010

2012: Shared team lead with three touchdown catches, while ranking third with 34 receptions and 483 receiving yards ... caught a pass in 12 of 13 games ... opened season with four receptions for 83 yards, including 42-yarder, at Kansas ... registered seven catches for career-high 96 yards and a touchdown in Hobo Day win over Youngstown State ... named team’s Offensive Player of the Week after scoring on 26-yard pass play in regular season game at North Dakota State ... hauled in season-long 49-yard reception in playoff game at North Dakota State ... honored for work in classroom on Capital One Academic All-District Team and MVFC All-Academic Second Team

reception in 10 contests ... recorded season highs of nine catches and 88 yards receiving in season finale versus North Dakota ... caught six passes for 54 yards and lone touchdown of season, a 5-yarder, in home opener versus Illinois State ... tallied career-long 53-yard reception in Hobo Day win over Youngstown State ... shared squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week Award in season opener against Delaware, when he was credited with tackle and forced fumble

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-23BRANDON HUBERT 5-11, 190, Sr. Wide Receiver Gretna, Neb. Gretna H.S. Majors: Pharmacy/ ACS Certified Chemistry

2011: Caught at least one pass in all 11 games ... tallied 34 receptions and 485 receiving yards to rank third on team in both categories... opened season with five receptions for 59 yards versus Southern Utah ... tallied five catches for career-best 91 yards and a touchdown at Youngstown State ... other touchdown of season came in double-overtime victory at Missouri State ... named to MVFC All-Academic Second Team 2010: Earned a starting role midway through season and finished second on team with 32 receptions and 375 receiving yards ... played in all 11 games and recorded a

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

2009: Redshirted ... was named team’s Offensive Scout Player of the Year ... honored as Scout Offense Player of the Week twice and Scout Special Teams Player of the Week once BEFORE SDSU: Earned honorable mention all-

state honors at Gretna High School ... two-time all-conference and all-district selection in football ... lettered three times in basketball and football and twice in track and field ... recipient of U.S. Army National Scholar-Athlete Award ... honor roll student

CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS

Year 2010 2011 2012 Career 26

Rec 32 34 34 100

Yds 375 485 483 1,343

Avg 11.7 14.3 14.2 13.4

LG 53 32 49 53

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JACKRABBIT SENIORS osh has started at right guard each of the past two seasons ... honored with the Missouri Valley Football Conference Commissioner’s Academic Excllence Award two times and member of MVFC Honor Roll for academic achievement each year in the Jackrabbit football program

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2012: Started the first nine games before suffering season-ending injury at Southern Illinois ... shared squad’s Offensive Player of the Week award in game at Northern Iowa

-64JOSH KAGE 6-4, 285, Sr. Offensive Line Omaha, Neb. Papillion-La Vista H.S. Major: Exercise Science

2011: Played in 10 of 11 games, including eight starts ... started first two games and final six games of season ... shared team’s Offensive Player of the Week award in games against Southern Utah, North Dakota State and Western Illinois 2010: Earned first varsity letter after appearing in nine

.C. is expected to be in the mix for a starting role following an injury-plagued 2012 season ... four-time honoree on the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll and a recipient of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

games ... played in opener at Delaware and last eight games of the season 2009: Redshirted ... named Scout Offense Player of the Week leading up to game against Northern Iowa during redshirt season in 2009 BEFORE SDSU: Excelled in three sports at

Papillion-La Vista High School in the Omaha area ... was named to the 2008 Super State First Team as an offensive lineman by the Lincoln Journal Star, as well as receiving recognition on all-district and all-Metro teams ... finished as runner-up in heavyweight division at 2009 Class A state wrestling meet, after posting a fourth-place finish as a junior ... placed third in the shot put at the 2008 state track and field meet and added a fifth-place finish in 2009 ... honor roll student and member of the All-Metro Academic Team

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2012: Was limited to eight games ... played in first six games, recording season-high four tackles at Northern Iowa before missing the next month ... returned to the lineup in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game against Eastern Illinois and was credited with one tackle ... also saw action in playoff game at North Dakota State

-42R.C. KILGORE 6-1, 220, Sr. Linebacker Cottage Grove, Minn. Park H.S. Major: Health, Physical Education and Recreation

2011: Came off the bench in all 11 games, recording a tackle in 10 contests ... credited with six solo tackles at Illinois ... notched a tackle and recovered a fumble in win at Youngstown State ... made career-high seven tackles, including sack, versus North Dakota State ... closed season strong, racking up five tackles in Hobo Day win over Southern Illinois and adding six stops at Western Illinois 2010: Contributed mostly on special teams in earning

first varsity letter ... played in final nine games of season ... honored as squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week after collecting tackle and forced fumble at North Dakota State

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7, vs. North Dakota State, 10-22-2011 Forced Fumbles: 1, at North Dakota State, 11-13-2010 Fumble Recoveries: 1, at Youngstown State, 10-8-2011 Blocked Kicks: 1, vs. North Dakota, 11-20-2010

... blocked punt and was credited with tackle in win over North Dakota in season finale 2009: Redshirted ... was named Scout Special Teams Player of the Week prior to game at Cal Poly and Scout Defense Player of the Week before victory over Northern Iowa ... honored academically on Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll BEFORE SDSU: Was a record-setting quarterback

at Park High School in Cottage Grove, Minn. ... a starter since his sophomore season for coach Doug Ekmark, he set the career passing mark in earning all-conference honors twice, as well as honorable mention all-state recognition

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2010 2011 2012 Career

G 9 11 8 28

Solo 2 15 4 21

Ast 2 18 3 23

Total 4 33 7 44

TFL-Yds 0-0 1.5-11 0-0 1.5-11

Sack-Yds 0-0 1.0-10 0-0 1.0-10

PBU 0 1 0 1

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BK 1 0 0 1

FR-Yds 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0

FF 1 0 0 1 27

JACKRABBIT SENIORS ustin contributed mostly on special teams during his first season at South Dakota State in 2012 ... transfer from Iowa Western Community College

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2012: Played in the Jackrabbits’ final 10 games of the season ... ranked fifth on team with six tackles on special teams ... made SDSU debut in road win at Indiana State and was credited with one tackle ... registered season-high two tackles in regular season game at North Dakota State ... honored as Scout Offense Player of the Week leading up to Football Championship Subdivision playoff victory over Eastern Illinois

-16AUSTIN KNOWLTON 5-9, 175, Sr. Defensive Back Crescent, Iowa Underwood H.S./Iowa Western CC Major: Pre-Economics/ Sociology

BEFORE SDSU: Played in eight games for Iowa

Tackles: 2, at North Dakota State, 11-10-2012

recording 18 tackles and a fumble recovery ... earned second-team all-state honors two times at Underwood High School

Western Community College during the 2011 season, CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2012 Career

G 10 10

Solo 5 5

Ast 1 1

Total 6 6

TFL-Yds 0-0 0-0

lex has started games on the offensive line each of his first three seasons ... follows in the footsteps of his father, Jay, who lettered as a tight end for the Jackrabbits from 1984-87 ... three-time member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll and also honored with MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

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2012: Sat out the first seven games of the season due

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to injury, but finished the season strong ... started final four games, including both Football Championship Subdivision playoff contests ... shared team’s Offensive Player of the Week award in win at Southern Illinois and playoff victory over Eastern Illinois 2011: Started nine of 11 games at guard, including first six contests of season

Sack-Yds 0-0 0-0

PBU 0 0

BK 0 0

FR-Yds 0-0 0-0

FF 0 0

2010: Played in all 11 games and started six of the final seven games of the season at left guard ... earned first collegiate start in Beef Bowl victory over Western Illinois ... shared team’s Offensive Player of the Week honors in game at North Dakota State 2009: Redshirted BEFORE SDSU: Earned Class AA all-state recog-

nition, as well as Brookings Register Player of the Year and Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 honors in 2008 under the direction of Brookings High School coach Gary Maffett ... was selected to play in the 2009 South Dakota Football All-Star Game ... also competed in basketball and baseball at the prep level, earning all-region honors in baseball ... Brookings High School scholar-athlete honoree

6-5, 305, Sr. Offensive Line Brookings, S.D. Brookings H.S. Major: Economics

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Int-Yds 0-0 0-0

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2012: Received second-team all-Missouri Valley

-34DOUG PEETE 6-3, 250, Sr. Defensive Line Olathe, Kan. North H.S. Major: Construction Management

Football Conference recognition at defensive end ... led team with 13.5 tackles for loss and shared team lead with six sacks ... started all 13 games ... notched six tackles, including four for loss and pair of sacks in road win at Southeastern Louisiana to earn team’s Defensive Player of the Week award ... recorded career-high seven tackles in home win over Missouri State ... registered a sack in three consecutive games, starting with Hobo Day victory over Youngstown State ... tallied five tackles and forced a fumble in regular season finale against South Dakota ... credited with five tackles, three quarterback hurries and a forced fumble in Football Championship Subdivision playoff win over Eastern Illinois 2011: Started first five games of season, then came off the bench in the remaining six games ... began season strong, recording four tackles — including a pair of sacks — in opener against Southern Utah ... also tallied four tackles in starts at Illinois and Cal Poly ... recorded a sack and forced a fumble in home game versus North Dakota State to earn team’s Defensive Player of the Week honor... finished season with six tackles in road win at Western Illinois

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7, vs. Missouri State, 9-29-2012 Tackles for Loss: 4, at Southeastern Louisiana, 9-8-2012 Sacks: 2, at Southern Utah, 9-3-2011, and at Southeastern Louisiana, 9-8-2012

2010: Played in all 11 games, seeing action as a backup on defense and on special teams ... tallied seasonhigh four tackles, including half-sack, in win over Southern Illinois ... was credited with three tackles in Hobo Day victory over Youngstown State ... registered three tackles with a pass breakup versus Missouri State 2009: Redshirted ... earned Scout Defense Player of the Week honors in preparation for game at Cal Poly BEFORE SDSU: Was a three-year starter at Olathe

North High School, earning first-team Class 6A all-state honors ... selected to play in the Kansas Shrine Bowl ... recorded 90 tackles, including 12 for loss, and returned an interception for touchdown during his senior season ... also lettered in basketball and track and field ... honor roll student

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2010 2011 2012 Career

G 11 11 13 35

Solo 5 15 38 58

Ast 9 15 16 40

Total 14 30 54 98

TFL-Yds 0.5-3 5.0-32 13.5-63 19.0-98

att (last name is pronounced pytz) returns to play a vital role on the Jackrabbit special teams unit ... older brother, Greg, lettered as a tight end at SDSU from 2002-04, while younger brother, Tom, also is a current member of the Jackrabbit football team ... recognized each of the past three seasons on the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll and with the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

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-57MATT PEITZ 6-1, 235, Sr. Long Snapper Crofton, Neb. Crofton H.S. Major: Psychology

2012: Saw action in all 13 games ... handled snapping duties for placekicking unit that was 32-of-33 on PAT attempts and 18-of-22 on field goals ... provided snaps for punt team that averaged 42.2 yards per attempt 2011: Played in all 11 games ... named squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week in double-overtime win at Missouri State ... part of kicking unit that went 28-for-30

Sack-Yds 0.5-3 3.0-23 6.0-42 9.5-68

PBU 1 1 6 8

Int-Yds 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

BK 0 0 0 0

FR-Yds 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FF 0 1 2 3

on extra points and 9-of-14 on field goals for the season ... provided snaps for punt team that averaged 42.2 yards per attempt 2010: Did not see any game action 2009: Redshirted ... contributed on both sides of the ball during his first season with the Jackrabbits ... earned Scout Offense Player of the Week recognition prior to Illinois State game ... switched full-time to defensive end during spring practice BEFORE SDSU: Lettered four years in football at

Crofton High School, earning honorable mention all-state honors his senior season ... made two appearances at state track and field meet, placing fourth in the shot put and fifth in the discus as a senior ... academic all-state selection

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JACKRABBIT SENIORS arshall earned a starting spot at defensive end during his first season with the Jackrabbits ... played first two seasons of college football at Glendale College (Ariz.)

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2012: Earned a spot on the Missouri Valley Football

-69MARSHALL PEUGH 6-3, 240, Sr. Defensive Line Avondale, Ariz. Ironwood H.S./Glendale CC Major: Pre-Economics

Conference All-Newcomer Team after finishing fourth on team with 5.5 sacks ... started all 13 games ... began Jackrabbit career by notching at least a half-sack in first four games ... credited with three tackles, including sack, in season opener at Kansas ... recorded season-best seven tackles, along with a sack, in home debut against UC Davis ... named team’s Defensive Player of the Week after tallying six tackles and a fumble recovery in Beef Bowl win over Missouri State ... recorded five tackles in back-toback games against Northern Iowa and Youngstown State ... registered six tackles, including season-high two tackles for loss, in playoff victory over Eastern Illinois G 13 13

Solo 32 32

Ast 23 23

Total 55 55

TFL-Yds 6.5-47 6.5-47

aylor (last name is pronounced Cease) has filled in where needed during his career with the Jackrabbits ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll every year he has been in the SDSU football program and honored with the MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award three times ... received the prestigious Briggs Scholarship at SDSU ... member of Alpha Lambda Delta honor society

6-3, 295, Sr. Offensive Line Columbus, Neb. Scotus Central Catholic H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering

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BEFORE SDSU: Recorded 55 tackles and eight

sacks during 2011 season at Glendale ... Presidential Scholarship award recipient ... as a senior at Ironwood High School, he was a first-team all-region honoree after tallying 97 tackles and nine sacks

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2012 Career

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-59TAYLOR SUESS

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7, vs. UC Davis, 9-15-2012 Tackles for Loss: 2, vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 Sacks: 1.5, at Indiana State, 9-22-2012 Pass Breakups: 1, at North Dakota State, 11-10-2012

2012: Moved into the starting lineup at left guard and started all 13 games ... shared team’s Offensive Player of the Week honors in consecutive games against Missouri State and Western Illinois ... also has excelled academically, earning Capital One Academic All-District and first-team Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic honors ... also earned a spot on the College Sports Journal FCS All-Academic Team 2011: Worked his way into the regular rotation on the offensive line ... honored as team’s Offensive Lineman of the Week on three occasions: versus Indiana State, at Missouri State and versus Southern Illinois ... played in 10 games, missing the season opener against Southern Utah ... made starts against Northern Iowa and Western Illinois ... member of MVFC All-Academic Second Team

Sack-Yds 5.5-38 5.5-38

PBU 1 1

Int-Yds 0-0 0-0

BK 0 0

FR-Yds 1-0 1-0

FF 0 0

2010: Shifted between offensive line and tight end, seeing action in three games ... made collegiate debut in game at Indiana State, then played in home games versus Missouri State and North Dakota 2009: Was a late addition to the roster who contributed both offensively and defensively on the practice field ... earned Scout Defense Player of the Week for preparations for Missouri State game ... moved to offensive line on a permanent basis in spring ball BEFORE SDSU: Excelled in three sports and in

the classroom at Columbus Scotus Central Catholic High School ... earned honorable mention all-state honors in football as a junior and senior ...selected to play in Nebraska Shrine Bowl after tallying 103 total tackles, including nine for loss, his senior season ... also was team captain for basketball team, earning Class C-1 Sixth Man of the Year ... in track and field, won state title in discus as a senior, setting school record with throw of 167 feet, 3 inches ... was bronze medalist in discus as a junior ... academic all-state selection in all three sports ... member of National Honor Society

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-84TREVOR TIEFENTHALER 5-10, 185, Sr. Wide Receiver Sioux Rapids, Iowa Sioux Central H.S. Major: Health, Physical Education and Recreation

2012: Saw action either at wide receiver or on special teams in 12 games ... led team in kickoff returns (16) and kickoff return yardage (370) ... named squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week in season opener at Kansas after returning four kicks for 119 yards (29.8 avg.) with long of 44 ... recorded season-best 46-yard return at Southeastern Louisiana ... caught four passes for 35 yards in home win over UC Davis ... tied career high with four receptions, including game-winning 5-yard touchdown with seven seconds remaining in road win at Southern Illinois ... all four receptions at SIU came on game-winning drive, starting with 23-yard catch on fourth-and-19 ... recorded career-long 39-yard reception in FCS playoff victory over Easter Illinois ... missed playoff game at North Dakota State due to injury 2011: Played in all 11 games ... caught passes in first three games ... tallied three catches in season opener against Southern Utah, tallying career-best 47 yards with a season-long 30-yard reception ... caught two balls for 14 yards at Cal Poly 2010: Contributed as both a wide receiver and kick returner, appearing in all 11 games ... set season highs in season opener by recording three catches for 43 yards at Delaware ... caught two passes in back-to-back games versus Missouri State and North Dakota State, scoring first career touchdown that covered four yards, versus MSU ...

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: r, vs. UC Davis, 9-15-, 2012, and at Southern Illinois, 11-3-2012 Receiving Yards: 47, vs. Southern Utah, 9-3-2011 Long Reception: 39 yards, vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 Long Kickoff Return: 47 yards, at Indiana State, 10-30-2010

returned three kickoffs for total of 103 yards, including season-long 47-yarder, at Indiana State 2009: Redshirted ... named Scout Offense Player of the Week prior to Southern Illinois game BEFORE SDSU: Was a four-sport standout at

Sioux Central Community School in Sioux Rapids, Iowa ... in football, playing under his father and former Jackrabbit standout Jeff Tiefenthaler, he earned all-state honors at both wide receiver and defensive back his sophomore through senior seasons ... was a first-team all-state pick by the Iowa Newspaper Association as a wide receiver as a junior and by the Des Moines Register as a defensive back his senior campaign ... selected to play in the 2009 Iowa Shrine Bowl ... caught 91 passes for more than 1,200 yards and 17 touchdowns before moving to quarterback his senior season, when he rushed for 900 yards and 10 touchdowns ... also intercepted 15 passes ... in track, he won the state title in the 400-meter dash at the Class 1A state meet as a junior and placed seond as a senior ... also earned allconference honors in baseball and was a two-year starter at point guard in basketball ... academic all-district selection and member of the National Honor Society

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Year 2010 2011 2012 Career

-76BRYAN WITZMANN 6-7, 300, Sr. Offensive Line Houlton, Wis. Somerset H.S. Major: Civil Engineering

Rec 9 6 13 28

Yds 116 64 133 313

Avg 12.9 10.7 10.2 11.2

LG 25 30 39 39

TD 1 0 2 3

KR 9 0 16 25

Yds 251 0 370 621

Avg. 27.9 0.0 23.1 24.8

LG 47 0 46 47

TD 0 0 0 0

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ryan has held down the starting spot at left tackle each of the last three seasons, starting all 35 of the team’s games ... preseason All-America selection by The Sports Network ... four-time member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll

2010: Started all 11 games for offensive unit that surrendered only six sacks all season ... shared team’s Offensive Player of the Week honor for performance in Hobo Day win over Youngstown State ... recipient of MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

2012: Anchored Jackrabbit offensive line by earning All-America honors from both The Sports Network (first team) and The Associated Press (second team) ... first-team all-MVFC honoree who started all 13 games ... named MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week following SDSU victories at Indiana State and versus Youngstown State ... also shared team’s Offensive Player of the Week award in regular season games at Kansas and North Dakota State

2009: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Offense Player of the Week for efforts leading up to Missouri State game

2011: Honorable mention all-MVFC performer ... started all 11 games for second consecutive season ... shared team’s Offensive Player of the Week award in games at Cal Poly and Youngstown State

BEFORE SDSU: Received all-state honors as an

offensive lineman and was an honorable mention all-state selection on the defensive line during the 2008 season for Somerset High School ... named conference most valuable player ... also competed in basketball and baseball at the prep level ... honor roll student and member of the National Honor Society

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JACKRABBIT SENIORS inston returns for his third season as a starter and second year as a team captain ... younger brother, Dom, also is a member of the Jackrabbit football team ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll and two-time recipient of Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award ... nominated in offseason for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

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-14WINSTON WRIGHT 5-10, 185, Sr. Defensive Back Lee’s Summit, Mo. Blue Springs South H.S./ Missouri Major: Entrepreneurial Studies

2012: Started all 13 games at cornerback ... led team with four fumble recoveries and finished fifth on squad with 59 tackles ... logged at least one tackle in all 13 games ... credited with three tackles, a fumble recovery and pass breakup in season opener at Kansas ... tallied eight tackles in conference road win at Indiana State ... made seven stops, including one for loss, in Beef Bowl win over Missouri State ... recovered a fumble and registered seven tackles in Hobo Day victory over Youngstown State ... named team’s Defensive Player of the Week in win at Southern Illinois after tying career high with nine tackles, breaking up a pass and recovering a fumble ... again earned Defensive Player of the Week honors after notching two takeaways — a fumble recovery he returned 45 yards and an interception he returned 20 yards — that set up SDSU scores in Football Championship playoff victory over Eastern Illinois 2011: Earned second-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors ... led team with three interceptions and seven pass breakups ... ranked fifth on squad with 57 tackles ... named team and MVFC Defensive Player of the Week in season finale at Western Illinois after forcing fumble and returning 68 yards for touchdown, along with interception and five tackles ... also honored as team Defensive Player of the Week after recording career-high

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 9, at Missouri State, 10-29-2011, and at Southern Illinois, 11-3-2012 Tackles for Loss: 2, at Illinois State, 9-24-2011 Fumble Recoveries: 1, seven times (last: vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012) Interceptions: 1, four times (last: vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012) Pass Breakups: 3, vs. Southern Illinois, 11-5-2011

nine tackles and pass breakup in double-overtime win over Missouri State ... also notched interceptions against Southern Utah and Indiana State ... recorded eight tackles, including two for loss at Illinois State ... notched six tackles and broke up three passes in Hobo Day win over Southern Illinois 2010: Saw action in all 11 games as a member of the secondary and on special teams ... earned starting nod at Nebraska and Northern Iowa ... recorded season-high four tackles in Beef Bowl victory over Western Illinois ... made three stops and recovered a fumble at Nebraska ... credited with two tackles, including one for loss versus Missouri State ... recovered second fumble of season in finale versus North Dakota 2009: Redshirted at Missouri during 2009 season, but was honored as Scout Defense Player of the Week prior to Kansas State game BEFORE SDSU: Played in Missouri vs. Kansas

All-Star Game after senior season ... rushed for 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns, adding 17 receptions for 253 yards during senior season at Blue Springs South High School

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2010 2011 2012 Career

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G 11 11 13 35

Solo 12 29 41 82

Ast 6 28 18 52

Total 18 57 59 134

TFL-Yds 1.0-2 3.0-9 2.5-8 6.5-19

Sack-Yds 0-0 0-0 0.5-5 0.5-5

PBU 1 7 4 12

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BK 0 0 0 0

FR-Yds 2-0 1-68 4-45 7-113

FF 0 1 0 1

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ake (last name is pronounced gen-TILL-ee) will again be in the hunt for an expanded role in the secondary this season ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics

-38JAKE GENTILE 6-1, 190, Jr. Defensive Back Council Bluffs, Iowa St. Albert Catholic H.S. Major: Consumer Affairs

-66TREVOR GREGER

2012: Played primarily on special teams, but received some reps in the secondary ... saw action in all 13 games ... earned squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week honor in win over Missouri State ... tied career high with two tackles versus Western Illinois ... also notched tackles versus Southeastern Louisiana, Indiana State and Youngstown State ... forced a fumble against Youngstown State in Hobo Day game 2011: Saw action mostly on special teams as a true freshman ... played in eight games ... credited with two tackles in season finale at Western Illinois BEFORE SDSU: Excelled on both sides of the

ball for a Saint Albert Catholic High School team that compiled a 49-3 record and won two state titles under the

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 2, at Western Illinois, 11-12-2011, and vs. Western Illinois, 10-13-2012 Forced Fumbles: 1, vs. Youngstown State, 10-27-2012

guidance of coach Kevin Culjat during his four-year career ... a two-time first-team all-state selection by the Des Moines Register, he totaled more than 3,900 yards rushing and 500 yards receiving on offense, while scoring 54 touchdowns ... defensively, he recorded 125 total tackles and eight interceptions, returning three interceptions for scores ... also earned first-team all-state recognition from IowaPreps.com, the Iowa Coaches Association and Iowa Radio Networks ... honor roll student ... his cousin, Brock Gentile, played at SDSU from 2004-07

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2011 2012 Career

G 8 13 21

Solo 0 4 4

Ast 2 1 3

Total 2 5 7

TFL-Yds 0-0 0-0 0-0

Sack-Yds 0-0 0-0 0-0

PBU 0 0 0

Int-Yds 0-0 0-0 0-0

BK 0 0 0

FR-Yds 0-0 0-0 0-0

FF 0 1 1

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revor has started 16 games at right tackle over the last two seasons ... three-time member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics

2010: Redshirted ... earned Scout Team Offense Player of the Week leading up to the game against Southern Illinois

2012: Started all 13 games in helping pave the way for All-America running back Zach Zenner... honored as team’s Offensive Player of the Week in victory over UC Davis, when the Jackrabbits had a near-equal balance between rushing (182) and passing (191) yards

BEFORE SDSU: Anchored an offensive unit that

2011: Played in nine of the team’s 11 games ... started the final three games of the season at right tackle, making first career start at Missouri State

amassed more than 11,000 yards of total offense during his four-year career at Wagner High School ... earned allSoutheast South Dakota honors three times and was an allstate selection his junior and senior seasons under the direction of coach Jason Knebel ... an all-around athlete, he averaged a double-double for points and rebounds in basketball and also competed in baseball and track and field

6-5, 305, Jr. Offensive Line Wagner, S.D. Wagner H.S. Major: History

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obbie battled injuries last season and will again be in the mix at linebacker in 2012... recipient of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award and three-time member of the MVC Honor Roll for academics

-51ROBBIE JELSMA 6-3, 230, Jr. Linebacker Springfield, S.D. Bon Homme H.S./South Dakota Major: Construction Management

2012: Played in nine games ... credited with a tackle in season opener at Kansas, then missed the next four games ... tied career high with three tackles in consecutive games against Western Illinois, Northern Iowa and Youngstown State upon his return to lineup ... registered two solo stops in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game against Eastern Illinois 2011: Appeared in first 10 games of the season ... notched career-high three tackles, including sack, at Illinois ... credited with two tackles in wins over Missouri State and Southern Illinois 2010: Redshirted after transferring from the University of South Dakota ... honored as Scout Team Defense Player of the Week in preparation for game at Northern Iowa

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 3, four times (last: vs. Youngstown State, 10-27-2012) Sacks: 1, at Illinois, 9-10-2011 Tackles for Loss: 1, at Illinois, 9-10-2011

BEFORE SDSU: Completed a standout all-around

athletic career at Bon Homme High School, where he was a two-time all-Southeast South Dakota Conference pick ... earned first-team all-state honors at linebacker as a senior ... member of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 ... three-year starter and two-time team captain who tallied 226 career tackles ... also was an all-conference player in basketball and qualified for the state track and field meet two times ... earned all-region recognition in baseball ... academic all-state honoree in football and a member of the National Honor Society

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2011 2012 Career

G 10 9 19

Solo 2 8 10

Ast 7 6 13

Total 9 14 23

TFL-Yds 1.0-1 0-0 1.0-1

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BEFORE SDSU: Spent two seasons at Fort Scott Community

College (Kan.) ... earned first-team all-Metro and first-team all-district honors his senior year of high school at Omaha North after tallying 65 receptions for 940 yards and seven touchdowns ... on defense, recorded 75 tackles and three interceptions ... honorable mention Super State selection

PBU 0 0 0

Int-Yds 0-0 0-0 0-0

BK 0 0 0

FR-Yds 0-0 0-0 0-0

FF 0 0 0

-45KEVIN KLOCEK

-5LARVES JONES 6-4, 215, Jr. Wide Receiver Omaha, Neb. Omaha North H.S./Fort Scott Community College Major: Journalism/Mass Communication arves will join the Jackrabbits in fall camp after transferring from the junior college ranks

Sack-Yds 1.0-1 0-0 1.0-1

6-3, 215, Jr. Linebacker Ellendale, Minn. NRHEG H.S./Rochester Community and Technical College Major: Agricultural Pre-Economics evin will vie for a regular spot in the rotation at linebacker this season ... playing time at linebacker ... named to Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics in 2012

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2012: Redshirted after joining the Jackrabbits from the junior college ranks ... earned Scout Defense Player of the Week honors in preparation for games against Southeastern Louisiana and regular season matchup against North Dakota State BEFORE SDSU: Played two seasons at nationally ranked

Rochester Community and Technical College ... member of Minnesota Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Division First Team in 2011 ... academic award winner ... 2010 graduate of New Richland-HartlandEllendale-Geneva High School ... two-time all-conference honoree in football ... recorded 102 tackles as a senior ... MVP of track and field team ... set school records in 100-meter (10.89 seconds) and 200-meter (:22.26) dashes, placing third in each event at state meet

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-43AUSTON LABLANCE 6-3, 245, Jr. Defensive Line Kansas City, Mo. University Academy Major: Advertising uston has waited for his time to contribute on the defensive line, and will look to crack the starting lineup this season 2012: Did not appear in any games ... named to Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics 2011: Did not see any game action ... named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week leading up to game at Cal Poly 2010: Redshirted... named to Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for performance in the classroom BEFORE SDSU: Was a finalist for the Bobby Bell Award as the top high school defensive player in the Kansas City metro area ... a member of the Missouri All-Star Team, he tallied more than 100 tackles in both his junior and senior seasons at University Academy in Kansas City ... three-time all-district honoree and two-time second-team all-state pick ... recorded 106 tackles and nine sacks as a junior and 121 tackles with 10 sacks and three interceptions his senior season ... also recorded more than 700 receiving yards and seven touchdowns as a tight end. ... honor roll student who has been active in his community, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout

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-77ANDREW MUELLER 6-4, 275, Jr. Offensive Line Peculiar, Mo. Raymore-Peculiar H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering ndrew has been a versatile performer for the Jackrabbits and will contend for the starting role at center in fall camp ... two-time member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics 2012: Was limited to five games due to injury ... made season debut at Southeastern Louisiana, the did not return to the lineup until November contest at Southern Illinois ... played in both Football Championship Subdivision playoff games 2011: Shifted between tight end and offensive line, playing in all 11 games ... started three conference contests ... did not factor into any stats 2010: Enjoyed a solid first season while redshirting ... named Scout Team Offense Player of the Week as Jackrabbits prepared to play Illinois State and Western Illinois ... named to Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics BEFORE SDSU: Was a three-time all-conference selection at perennial power Raymore-Peculiar High School ... earned all-metro and all-state honors as a junior and senior ... was a member of the varsity wrestling program since his freshman year ... placed sixth at the 2009 Class 4 state tournament in the heavyweight division and finished third as a senior in 2010, wrapping up the season with a 43-2 record ... earned academic all-state recognition three times

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FUTURE SCHEDULES 2014 Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Nov. 29

at Missouri Cal Poly Open Open Open at Illinois State Missouri State at Northern Iowa Youngstown State at North Dakota State at Indiana State Western Illinois South Dakota FCS Playoffs begin

2015 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 Nov. 28

Open at Texas Christian Open Open North Dakota State Indiana State at Youngstown State Northern Iowa at Missouri State Illinois State at South Dakota at Western Illinois FCS Playoffs begin

Note: Schedules are tentative and subject to change

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-71NICK PURCELL

6-6, 280, Jr. Offensive Line Brandon, S.D. Brandon Valley H.S. Major: Electrical Engineering yan is again slated to back up at the offensive tackle spots this season

6-3, 290, Jr. Offensive Line Rapid City, S.D. Rapid City Central H.S. Major: Pre-Medicine/ Biology

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2012: Played in three games ... made collegiate debut in road win at Southeastern Louisiana ... also saw action in Hobo Day game versus Youngstown State and Football Championship Subdivision playoff game against Eastern Illinois 2011: Did not see any game action 2010: Made the transition from high school to college ball by redshirting ... member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics

ick has gained valuable experience as the backup center the past two seasons and will vie for the starting role in 2013 ... earned a spot on the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics each of the past three seasons and is a two-time recipient of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award 2012: Played in six games ... member of Capital One Academic AllDistrict Team and MVFC All-Academic Second Team 2011: Earned first varsity letter after playing off the bench in all 11 games ... received Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

BEFORE SDSU: Earned all-Eastern South Dakota honors for

2010: Redshirted

Brandon Valley High School ... high school coach was Chad Garrow

BEFORE SDSU: Excelled both academically and athletically at

Rapid City Central High School ... during his senior season, he recorded 84 tackles, including 13 for loss and two sacks, and also caught five passes in earning all-state honors ... also competed in the throwing events at the state track and field meet and played varsity baseball two years ... a member of the National Honor Society, he also has served as a youth mentor and was a Boys’ State representative

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than has solidified the Jackrabbit special teams unit each of the past two seasons ... received the Missouri Valley Football Conference Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award each of the past two seasons and recognized on the MVFC Honor Roll for academics three times

-9ETHAN SAWYER 6-2, 200, Jr. Punter Brandon, S.D. Brandon Valley H.S. Majors: Pre-Medicine/ Biology/Spanish

2012: Handled the punting duties, averaging 40.9 yards per attempt ... booted 61-yard punt in season opener at Kansas ... named Missouri Valley Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after his seven punts against UC Davis averaged 47.9 yards, with four of his attempts traveling 50-plus yards including a career-best 72-yarder ... totaled 13 punts of at least 50 yards during the season ... averaged 46.3 yards on six attempts in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at North Dakota State ... MVFC All-Academic Team honorable mention selection 2011: Took over kickoff duties for final seven games and averaged 60.5 yards per attempt with eight touchbacks ... limited return game the final two weeks of season with three touchbacks against Southern Illinos and four at Western Illinois

2010: Redshirted BEFORE SDSU: Handled both the punting and

kicking duties at Brandon Valley High School, averaging 40 yards per punt as a senior and setting a school record with a 47-yard field goal ... state finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award ... also earned all-Eastern South Dakota and honorable mention all-state recognition as a linebacker after leading the team in tackles during both his junior and senior years ... career totals included 200 tackles and six interceptions ... academic all-state pick and member of the National Honor Society ... top-ranked student in class

CAREER PUNTING STATISTICS

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SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Punts: 8, at Indiana State, 9-22-2012, and at North Dakota State, 11-10-2012 Punting Average: 47.9 (7 punts), vs. UC Davis, 9-15-2012 Long Punt: 72 yards, vs. UC Davis, 9-15-2012

No. 68 68

Yds 2,784 2,784

Avg 40.9 40.9

LG 72 72

TB 10 10

FC 9 9

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I-20 13 13

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ason provides a big target at the wide receiver position and will contend for a starting spot in 2013 ... has excelled in the classroom, earning the Missouri Valley Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award twice and being named to the MVFC Honor Roll three times

-83JASON SCHNEIDER 6-5, 220, Jr. Wide Receiver Andover, Minn. Andover H.S. Majors: Pharmacy/ Chemistry

2012: Played in all 13 games ... ranked fifth on team with 19 receptions ... caught a pass in nine games, highlighted by five-catch, 42-yard performance in road victory at Southern Illinois ... hauled in career-long 46-yard touchdown reception at Southeastern Illinois ... other score of the season came on 17-yard touchdown pass in Hobo Day game versus Youngstown State ... recorded one catch for seven yards in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at North Dakota State ... also handled punt return duties for portion of 2012 season ... named to MVFC AllAcademic Second Team ... also selected as a member of Capital One Academic All-District Team and College Sports Journal FCS All-Academic Team 2011: Lettered for first time after playing in all 11 games ... caught a pass in six games, including six-catch, 53-yard performance against nationally ranked Northern Iowa ... caught five passes for 41 yards and a touchdown the next week versus North Dakota State ... hauled in first touchdown reception as part of three-reception, 58-yard outing at Cal Poly

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 6, vs. Northern Iowa, 10-15-2011 Receiving Yards: 55, at Southeastern Louisiana, 9-8-2012 Long Reception: 46 yards (for TD), Southeastern Louisiana, 9-8-2012

2010: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week prior to Illinois State game BEFORE SDSU: Finished his career at Andover

High School with 152 catches for 2,056 yards and 25 touchdowns in earning all-Northwest Suburban Conference honors two times ... honored as Andover High School Male Honor Athlete of the Year and was selected to play in the Minnesota All-Star Game ... as a senior, set single-season school records with 72 receptions, 930 yards and 13 touchdowns, while receiving all-state recognition from the St. Paul Pioneer Press and all-metro honors from both the Minneapolis Star Tribune and KARE 11 Television ... also competed in track and field and was a two-year starter in basketball ... recipient of Minnesota Scholar-Athlete Award from National Football Foundation ... academic all-state selection and a member of the National Honor Society

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2011 2012 Career

Rec 18 19 37

Yds 187 253 440

Avg. 10.4 13.3 11.9

TD 2 2 4

LG 32 *46 *46

PR 0 5 5

Yds 0 8 8

Avg. 0.0 1.6 1.6

LG 0 7 7

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ack moved to defensive end last season and will be counted on for a prominent role in 2013 ... father, Jim, played football at Purdue, while his grandfather played at Notre Dame 2012: Saw action in first 12 games of the year ... three of his seven tackles for the season were for loss, including sacks against Indiana State and Youngstown State 2011: Lettered after playing in final eight games of season, primarily on special teams ... recorded six total tackles, including two in win at Missouri State

-36JACK SHERLOCK 6-4, 240, Jr. Defensive Line Chicago, Ill. Mount Carmel H.S. Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Mgmt.

2010: Redshirted BEFORE SDSU: Was a first-team all-area and

second-team all-state selection at outside linebacker for nationally ranked Mount Carmel High School in Chicago his senior season ... under the direction of coach Frank Lenti, earned first-team all-Chicago Catholic League and

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 2, three times (last: vs. Youngstown State, 10-27-2012) Tackles for Loss: 1, three times (last: vs. Youngstown State, 10-27-2012) Sacks: 1, at Indiana State, 9-22-2012, and vs. Youngstown State, 10-27-2012

all-area honors ... tallied 74 tackles, seven tackles for loss, two pass breakups, two interceptions and a blocked punt while also seeing playing time at free safety ... on offense, recorded eight receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns as a wide receiver and tight end ... also played baseball and has held three light heavyweight boxing titles

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2011 2012 Career

G 8 12 20

Solo 1 4 5

Ast 5 3 8

Total 6 7 13

TFL-Yds 0-0 3.0-11 3.0-11

Sack-Yds 0-0 2.0-9 2.0-9

PBU 0 2 2

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BK 0 0 0

FR-Yds 0-0 0-0 0-0

FF 0 0 0

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ustin has started 20 games over the past two seasons and is quickly moving up the Jackrabbit career charts in a number of categories ... enters 2013 season eighth in career passing yards at SDSU with 4,825 and needs only 1,199 to take over top spot ... holds two of the top nine single-season passing totals in school history with 2,382 yards (ninth) as a freshman in 2011 and 2,443 yards (seventh) as a sophomore ... sat out most of spring ball to recuperate from offseason surgery

-6AUSTIN SUMNER 6-3. 220, Jr. Quarterback Brandon, S.D. Brandon Valley H.S. Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Mgmt.

2012: Started 12 of the team’s 13 games last season in helping lead SDSU to Football Championship Subdivision playoffs ... did not start season opener at Kansas due to injury, but came off the bench to throw for 175 yards and a touchdown ... posted sixth career game of 300-plus yards passing with a 351-yard outing against Youngstown State in Hobo Day game as he completed 19-of-28 passes for career-high five touchdowns to earn both team and Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors ... capped game-winning drive with 5-yard touchdown pass to Trevor Tiefenthaler in closing seconds at Southern Illinois, finishing the day 26-of-45 for 284 yards ... game at SIU was first of four consecutive games without an interception, totaling 146 attempts between pickoffs ... completed 20-of-30 passes for 272 yards and a touchdown in regular season finale versus South Dakota ... threw pair of touchdown passes in regular season meeting with North Dakota State ... threw 8-yard touchdown pass to Cam Jones on final play of first half to cap 24-point second quarter in playoff game against Eastern Illinois 2011: Named Missouri Valley Football Conference Freshman of the Year and also earned a spot on MVFC AllNewcomer Team ... started final eight games of season and played in 10 games overall ... established new league mark for passing yards by a freshman with 2,382 ... led all FCS freshmen in passing average (238.2 yards per game), total

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Completions: ^37, vs. Northern Iowa, 10-15-2011 Passing Yards: 377, at Missouri State, 10-29-2011 Long Completion: 80 yards (for TD) to Dale Moss, at Missouri State, 10-29-2011 Touchdown Passes: 5, vs. Youngstown State, 10-27-2012 Long Rush: 24 yards, at Southern Illinois, 11-3-2012 ^ Tied school record

passing yards (2,382), touchdown passes (16) and total offense (231.10 yards per game) ... finished third in voting for inaugural Jerry Rice Award as top freshman in the Football Championship Subdivision ... topped 300-yard mark five times and threw for four touchdowns on three occasions ... named MVFC Newcomer of the Week after connecting on 22-of-35 passes for 345 yards and four scores at Youngstown State ... earned same award after completing 20-of-31 passes for 377 yards and four TDs at Missouri State ... honored as MVFC Offensive Player of the Week with 16-of-28, 328-yard, 4-TD outing versus Southern Illinois ... tied SDSU single-game mark with 37 completions against nationally ranked Northern Iowa ... led team on 16 touchdown drives of 70 or more yards 2010: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Team Offense Player of the Week in preparation for game at Indiana State BEFORE SDSU: Rewrote the record book during

a standout career at Brandon Valley High School ... a threeyear starter for coach Chad Garrow, he set 14 school records and eight state passing records, including 7,612 career yards and 88 career touchdowns. ... two-time allstate selection who was nominated to played in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... was selected as South Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year and was named captain of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2011 2012 Career

G-GS 10-8 13-12 23-20

Comp 182 209 391

Att 305 372 677

Int 9 14 23

Pct. .597 .562 .578

Yds 2,382 2,443 4,825

TD 16 15 31

LG *80 *50 *80

NCAA Eff. Rush 136.68 54 117.13 83 125.94 137

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ustin (last name is pronounced seer-oh-VAHT-kah) solidified the kicking game for the Jackrabbits last season ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics

-49JUSTIN SYROVATKA 5-9, 195, Jr. Kicker Sioux Falls, S.D. Roosevelt H.S. Major: Operations Management

2012: Enjoyed one of the finest seasons ever by a Jackrabbit kicker ... honorable mention all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection ... connected on 18-of-22 field goals, including final 12 attempts of the season to put him one away from tying school record for consecutive field goals made ... his 18 field goals were the second most in a season by a Jackrabbit kicker ... led team in scoring with 84 points as he also made 32-of-33 extra-point attempts ... made three field goals in a game three times, starting with a Sept. 8 win at Southeastern Louisiana ... was named MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week after making three field goals, including a 41-yarder, in comefrom-behind victory at Southern Illinois ... also was 3-for3 on field goals in Football Championship Subdivision playoff victory over Eastern Illinois ... established a new career-long field goal in consecutive weeks with 46-yarder in regular season matchup at North Dakota State, followed by a 48-yarder in regular season finale versus South Dakota ... also handled kickoff duties the second half of the season, recording two touchbacks 2011: Was pressed into duty in early October and converted all 23 extra-point tries and 6-of-10 field goal

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Field Goals: 3, three times (last: vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012) Extra Points: 7, vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 Total Points: 16, vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 Long Field Goal: 48 yards, vs. South Dakota, 11-17-2012

attempts ... ranked second on team with 41 points ... made both field goal attempts in collegiate debut versus Indiana State ... connected on career-long 47-yard field goal to help seal Hobo Day victory over Southern Illinois 2010: Redshirted BEFORE SDSU: Earned honorable mention all-

state honors as Roosevelt High School won the state title in 2007 ... set a single-season state record with 65 points after touchdowns and tied a single-game mark with 10 PATs ... a 2009 all-city selection, he finished his high school career by making 12-of-20 field goal attempts ... recorded touchbacks on more than half of his kickoffs ... also played on six Region II state champion soccer teams as a member of the Great Plains Force club team ... recipient of the Regents Scholar and President’s Education awards

CAREER KICKING STATISTICS

Year 2011 2012 Career

FGM 6 18 24

FGA 10 22 32

Pct. .600 .818 .750

LG 47 48 48

1-19 1-2 0-0 1-2

20-29 4-5 12-12 16-17

30-39 0-1 2-4 2-5

40-49 1-2 4-5 5-7

50+ 0-0 0-1 0-1

Blk 1 0 1

PAT 23-23 32-33 55-56

-28MELVIN TAVARES

-90ERIC TUSCHEN

5-11, 195, Jr. Defensive Back Lynn, Mass. English H.S./Ventura College (Calif.) Major: Undeclared elvin joins the Jackrabbit football program after playing the previous two seasons at Ventura College (Calif.)

6-5, 245, Jr. Defensive Line Sioux Falls, S.D. Roosevelt H.S. Major: Biotechnology

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ric (last name is pronounced TOO-shun) will again vie for playing time along the defensive line ... three-time member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor

BEFORE SDSU: Earned first-team all-Region IV honors from the

California Community College Football Coaches Association after ranking second on the team in both tackles (59) and interceptions (3) during 2012 season at Ventura ... also broke up eight passes and recovered a fumble from his free safety position ... tallied 18 tackles, broke up a pass and forced a fumble in first season at Ventura ... member of Southern California Football Association Scholar-Athlete Team

Pts 41 86 127

Roll for academics 2012: Made collegiate playing debut in rivalry game against South Dakota for lone appearance of the season, but did not factor into any stats 2011: Did not see any game action ... named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week for efforts prior to Western Illinois game 2010: Redshirted BEFORE SDSU: Anchored the defensive line at Roosevelt High

School, setting a school record with 10.5 sacks and added 62 tackles during his senior season ... a two-year starter and team captain, he was an all-city and all-Greater Dakota Conference pick, as well as an honorable mention selection to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 ... academic allstate selection and honor student 2013 JACKRABBIT FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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om has played mostly on special teams early in his Jackrabbit career, but is in line crack the rotation at wide receiver in 2013 ... named three times to the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics ... older brother, Winston, also is a member of the Jackrabbit football team

-10DOM WRIGHT 6-1, 175, Jr. Wide Receiver Lee’s Summit, Mo. Blue Springs South H.S. Major: Consumer Affairs

2012: Played in all 13 games ... averaged 20.6 yards on kickoff returns and 6.9 yards per punt return ... recorded career-long 39-yard punt return in win at Southeastern Louisiana ... averaged 19 yards on five kickoff returns in two Football Championship Subdivision playoff games ... lone reception of season came in Hobo Day win over Youngstown State ... also credited with three tackles on special teams 2011: Played in nine games ... averaged 15.6 yards on 10 kickoff returns with long of 23 in game at Illinois ... handled punt return duties in season finale versus Western Illinois ... received MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award 2010: Redshirted ... was honored as squad’s Scout Team Offense Player of the Week in efforts prior to game against Western Illinois

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 1, vs. Youngstown State, 10-27-2012 Long Kickoff Return: 26 yards, vs. Youngstown State, 10-27-2012 and at North Dakota State, 12-1-2012 Long Punt Return: 39 yards, at Southeastern Louisiana, 9-8-2012

BEFORE SDSU: Tallied more than 1,300 all-

purpose yards and scored eight touchdowns during his senior season at Blue Springs South High School ... an allstate honoree in both football and track, he was named the Independence Examiner Athlete of the Year in 2009 ... football totals included 44 receptions for 793 yards, 27 tackles and five interceptions, along with 550 yards of punt and kickoff returns ... set punt return record with 98-yard return for touchdown ... all-state, all-metro and all-conference selction in football ... finished second in the state track and field meet in the 200-meter dash as both a junior and senior, recording top times of 10.5 seconds in the 100 meters and 21.5 seconds in the 200

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2011 2012 Career

Rec 0 1 1

Yds 0 5 5

Avg 0.0 5.0 5.0

TD 0 0 0

LG 0 5 5

KOR 10 10 20

Yds 156 206 362

Avg 15.6 20.6 18.1

TD 0 0 0

LG 23 26 26

PR 4 7 11

Yds 10 48 58

Avg LG 2.5 12 6.9 39 5.3 39

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A JACKRABBIT “A Jackrabbit comes to work every day — from the 6 a.m. runs to the two-a-days during fall camp. All the pain and suffering is for one reason — to run into battle with my brothers on Saturdays and claim victory.” “To me, being a Jackrabbit means becoming part of a family, and once a member of the family you work hard and battle for those members current and that came before. Then, once your time on the field is over, you can walk away knowing that your younger brothers in the Jackrabbit family will play for you.” “Hard work, dedication, commitment, overcoming adversity, and brotherhood are a few words that come to mind when I think of what it means to be a Jackrabbit.” “What it means to be a Jackrabbit is to display great effort every day. It means to have a “blue-collar” work ethic, yet be humble about what you do. It means heated rivalries with NDSU and USD. Hearing “leave nothing to chance” only hits the hearts of the Jackrabbit family. It means doing everything in your power to better your 1/11th for your brothers.”

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ach has excelled both on the football field and in the classroom during his Jackrabbit career ... has been named to Sports Network Preseason All-America First Team and appears on the 2013 Walter Payton Award Watch List ... three-time member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics and honored twice with the MFVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award ... younger sister, Abby, is a member of the SDSU women’s swimming and diving team 2012: Put together a breakthrough sophomore season,

-31ZACH ZENNER 6-0, 215, Jr. Running Back Eagan, Minn. Eagan H.S. Major: Pre-Medicine/ Biology

leading the Football Championship Subdivision in rushing with 2,044 yards and average of 157.2 yards per game ... consensus All-America selection who earned first-team honors from Sports Network, American Football Coaches Association and Walter Camp Football Foundation ... also named to Associated Press FCS All-America Second Team and College Sporting News FCS Fabulous Fifty All-America Team ... finished seventh in balloting for Walter Payton Award for top offensive player in the FCS ranks ... voted as team Most Valuable Player ... named team’s Offensive Player of the Week seven times ... first-team all-MVFC pick ... rushing total of 2,044 yards was second most in a season by a Jackrabbit ... crossed the 100-yard mark in nine games, including the first seven contests of the season, with three games of 200-plus yards ... opened season with 23-carry, 183-yard performance at Kansas that included school-record 99-yard touchdown run in first quarter ... earned Offensive Player of the Week honors from the MVFC, Sports Network and College Sports Journal after rushing 34 times for 278 yards and a touchdown in win at Southeastern Louisiana ... scored both of team’s touchdowns — from 61 and 23 yards — in homeopening win over UC Davis as he rushed for 197 yards on 21 carries ... scored a 57-yard touchdown and added an 87yard run to set up another score in conference opener at Indiana State ... his 13 rushing touchdowns in 2012 covered an average of 42.8 yards, including an 88-yard scamper against Missouri State ... racked up 171 yards and two touchdowns in home win over Western Illinois ... returned to 100-yard club with 164 yards on 28 carries in regular season finale versus South Dakota ... rolled up school-record 295 yards on 33 carries in FCS playoff opener versus Eastern Illinois, scoring career-best three touchdowns on runs of 68, 4 and 7 yards ... named to Capital One Academic All-America Second Team and FCS Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team after previously earning Capital One Academic All-District

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts: 34, at Southeastern Louisiana, 9-8-2012 Rushing Yards: ^295, vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 Long Rush: ^99 yards (for TD), at Kansas, 9-1-2012 Receptions: 5, at Northern Iowa, 10-20-2012 Receiving Yards: 43, at Cal Poly, 9-17-2011 Long Reception: 36 yards (for TD), at Cal Poly, 9-17-2011 Long Kickoff Return: 78 yards, at Western Illinois, 11-12-2011 ^ denotes school record

recognition ... also named to College Sports Journal FCS All-Academic Team 2011: Named to MVFC All-Newcomer Team, tallying 1,354 all-purpose yards ... ranked second in kickoff return average at 24.3 yards per attempt and ranked third in league for all-purpose yards with average of 123.1 per game ... recorded at least 100 all-purpose yards in nine of 11 games, including season-high 157 at Cal Poly, when he scored on 36-yard pass ... started games at running back versus Missouri State and versus Southern Illinois ... top rushing performance was 16-carry, 97-yard outing at Youngstown State that included career-long 45-yard gain ... racked up 139 all-purpose yards in season opener against Southern Utah, rushing five times for 41 yards with a 27yard touchdown on the final play of the third quarter ... carried 16 times for 77 yards at Missouri State ... broke off 78-yard kickoff return in season finale at Western Illinois ... credited with two tackles at Cal Poly and versus Northern Iowa 2010: Redshirted, but enjoyed an outstanding season on the practice field by being named Offensive Scout Player of the Year ... earned weekly scout team offense award three times, leading up to games against Delaware, Nebraska and North Dakota ... also was honored as Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week prior to contests with Northern Iowa and Youngstown State BEFORE SDSU: Was a finalist for the Minnesota

Mr. Football Award after posting an average of 8.9 yards per carry for Eagan High School ... tallied 1,181 rushing yards, 122 receiving yards and scored 17 total touchdowns, including one on a kickoff return, in earning all-metro honors from both the Associated Press and KARE 11 Television ... also was part of a state tournament-qualifying baseball team at Eagan High School in 2009 ... honored on academic all-state teams

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2011 2012 Career

Rush 107 300 407

Yds 470 2,044 2,514

Avg 4.4 6.8 6.2

TD 3 13 16

LG 45 *99 *99

Rec 18 28 46

Yds 130 197 327

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LG *36 31 *36

KOR 31 0 31

Yds 754 0 754

Avg 24.3 0.0 24.3

LG 78 0 78

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-72TAYLOR BLOOM 6-4, 270, So. Offensive Line Madison, S.D. Madison H.S. Major: Agricultural Systems Technology

6-1, 190, So. Wide Receiver El Central, Calif. Central Union H.S. Major: Pre-Physical Therapy/Exercise Science randon will be in the mix for an increased role at wide receiver this season ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics each of the past two seasons

aylor is a second-generation Jackrabbit who will provide depth on the offensive line this season ... his father, Tom, lettered in football at SDSU from 1987-90, while his mother, Angie, played softball for the Jackrabbits

2012: Appeared in four games, but did not factor into any statistics ... made collegiate playing debut in Jackrabbit victory at Southeastern Louisiana ... received MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

2012: Did not see any game action ... honored twice as Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week leading up to Jackrabbit victories over UC Davis and Youngstown State

2011: Redshirted ... shared Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week prior to season finale at Western Illinois

2011: Redshirted ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics

BEFORE SDSU: Earned all-conference and team most valuable

BEFORE SDSU: Competed in three sports at Madison High

player honors in football, basketball and baseball at Central Union High School in the San Diego metropolitan area ... recorded 48 receptions for 783 yards and six touchdowns as a junior under coach Kevin Bird, while also averaging 26.5 yards per punt return and recording 40 tackles and three interceptions on defense ... all-academic selection

School ... was a two-time team most valuable player and all-conference performer in football under coach Max Hodgen ... also was a member of Madison’s state championship basketball team in 2010 and was a firstteam all-conference and all-region player in baseball ... honor roll student and a member of the Athletes of Character program

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e Ryan returns to the starting lineup at cornerback ... earned a spot on the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics each of first two seasons in the Jackrabbit program

-22JE RYAN BUTLER 5-11, 180, So. Defensive Back Tempe, Ariz. Marcos De Niza H.S. Major: Consumer Science Education

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2012: Played in all 13 games, starting seven ... of his 35 tackles during the season, 28 were solo stops ... made four tackles in first career start, versus UC Davis ... also notched four tackles in win over Western Illinois ... named team’s Defensive Player of the Week after recording first career interception in regular season matchup at North Dakota State ... registered career-high eight tackles, two of which were for loss, and added interception and pass breakup in home win over South Dakota ... totaled nine tackles in starting both Football Championship Subdivision playoff games 2011: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week prior to finale against Western Illinois

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 8, vs. South Dakota, 11-17-2012 Tackles for Loss: 2, vs. South Dakota, 11-17-2012 Interceptions: 1, at North Dakota State, 11-10-2012, and vs. South Dakota, 11-17-2012 Pass Breakups: 1, at Southeastern Louisiana, 9-8-2012, and vs. South Dakota, 11-17-2012

BEFORE SDSU: Earned all-state recognition at

two positions under the direction of coach Ray Lopez, receiving first-team accolades as a return specialist and second-team honors as a defensive back at Marcos De Niza High School ... statistics during his senior season included 10 interceptions and seven touchdowns ... also ran on the state championship 4x100-meter relay team in 2009

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2012 Career

G 13 13

Solo 28 28

Ast 7 7

Total 35 35

TFL-Yds 2.0-7 2.0-7

Sack-Yds 0-0 0-0

PBU 2 2

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BK 0 0

FR-Yds 0-0 0-0

FF 0 0

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-92JAY CARLSON

-99TORY DIBB

6-1, 200, So. Kicker Parkville, Mo. Park Hill South H.S. Major: Nursing

6-2, 265, So. Defensive Line Brown Deer, Wis. Brown Deer H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering ory is a physical player who will contend for time on the interior of the Jackrabbit defensive line

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ay got a taste of collegiate action as a kickoff specialist during the 2012 season

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2012: Handled kickoff duties throughout

first half of the season ... played in seven games ... averaged 56.9 yards per kickoff in 32 attempts ... recorded six touchbacks ... honored as squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week as he made collegiate debut in road victory at Southeastern Louisiana 2011: Redshirted ... member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics BEFORE SDSU: Was a first-team all-state and all-Kansas City

metro area honoree after helping Park Hill South High School to a Class 5A district title and state quarterfinals ... a two-time all-conference pick, he made 29-of-31 extra-point attempts and was 12-of-19 on field goals for 65 points during his senior season ... six of his field goals were at least 40 yards, with a long of 52 ... honor roll student

2012: Did not see any game action ... recognized as Scout Defense Player of the Week leading up to Beef Bowl game versus Missouri State 2011: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Defense Player of the Week in preparation for Hobo Day game versus Southern Illinois BEFORE SDSU: Earned first-team all-conference honors on both

sides of the ball during his senior season at Brown Deer High School, seeing action at offensive line, defensive end, defensive tackle and linebacker for coach Rob Green ... was a member of the varsity wrestling program for four years, placing at regional and sectional competitions ... compiled a 27-5 record at heavyweight during his senior season ... honor roll student and active in several community and school organizations

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harles stepped into the rotation at linebacker as a true freshman in 2012 and will contend for a starting role this season

2012: Played in all 13 games ... registered two solo

tackles in road win at Southeastern Louisiana ... tallied a pair of tackles in home wins over Missouri State and Youngstown State ... recorded season-best five tackles, including one for loss, and forced a fumble in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at North Dakota State

-29CHARLES ELMORE 6-1, 215, So. Linebacker Bridgeview, Ill. Saint Rita of Cascia H.S. Major: Wildlife and Fisheries

BEFORE SDSU: Received second-team all-state

recognition in leading Saint Rita of Cascia High School to the state semifinals during his senior season ... averaged more than six tackles per game on defense and added 5.4

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 5, at North Dakota State, 12-1-2012 Tackles for Loss: 1, at North Dakota State, 12-1-2012 Forced Fumbles: 1, at North Dakota State, 12-1-2012

yards per carry on offense ... two-time all-conference and all-area selection ... played on a state championship team as a sophomore and posted 102 tackles during his junior season ... member of the National Honor Society

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2012 Career

G 13 13

Solo 10 10

Ast 5 5

Total 15 15

TFL-Yds 1.0-3 1.0-3

Sack-Yds 1.0-3 1.0-3

PBU 0 0

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BK 0 0

FR-Yds 0-0 0-0

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-11TYLER FINNES 6-4, 200, So. Quarterback Andover, Minn. Andover H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering yler is listed as the No. 3 quarterback on the preseason depth chart ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics each of the past two seasons

-25JIMMIE FORSYTHE 5-10, 185, So. Defensive Back Omaha, Neb. Burke H.S. Major: Consumer Affairs immie contributed both on defense and on special teams last season

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2012: Did not see any game action ... recipient of Commissioner’s

Academic Excellence Award from the MVFC 2011: Redshirted ... tabbed as Scout Offense Player of the Week leading up to game versus Northern Iowa BEFORE SDSU: Tallied more than 1,000 yards in both rushing

(1,050) and passing (1,198) for Andover High School in 2010 to attain second-team all-state honors ... added 20 rushing touchdowns and eight passing TDs ... a two-time all-conference performer and all-Metro pick in 2009 under the guidance of coach Rich Wilkie, he totaled nearly 3,000 yards of total offense as a junior with a school-record 203 completions for 2,326 yards and 25 touchdowns, along with 622 rushing yards and 10 scores ... member of the National Honor Society JIMMIE FORSYTHE’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2012 Career

G 13 13

Solo 11 11

Ast 3 3

Total Int-Yds KR 14 1-0 4 14 1-0 4

Yds Avg LG 76 19.0 24 76 19.0 24

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 2, four times (last: vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012) Long Kickoff Return: 24 yards, at Kansas, 9-1-2012

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2012: Earned first varsity letter after playing in all 13 games ... tallied

two tackles in a game four times, including in home opener versus UC Davis, when he was named squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week ... ranked second on team with eight special teams tackles ... made first career interception in regular season finale versus South Dakota ... saw limited action as a kick returner, averaging 19 yards per attempt 2011: Transitioned to the defensive side of the ball during his redshirt season ... honored as Jackrabbits’ Scout Special Teams Player of the Year ... named Scout Special Teams Player of the Week leading up to season opener versus Southern Utah and again prior to game against Northern Iowa ... also recognized as Scout Defense Player of the Year in preparation for conference opener at Illinois State BEFORE SDSU: Was a highly decorated quarterback at Omaha

Burke High School ... a two-time first-team all-state selection and the Huskerland Preps Magazine Player of the Year, he accounted for more than 2,500 yards of total offense ... threw for 1,386 yards and 13 touchdowns for coach Paul Limongi’s squad and added 1,171 yards and 24 touchdowns rushing, averaging 8.6 yards per carry, in earning all-Super State honors and being named the honorary captain of the all-state team. ... in all, he set eight school records in leading Omaha Burke to the state semifinals while compiling a 23-7 career record as a starter ... selected to play in 2011 Nebraska Shrine Bowl

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eggie provides the Jackrabbit with another option in the backfield ... named to Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics

-30REGINALD GANDY 5-9, 195, So. Running Back Minneapolis, Minn. DeLaSalle H.S. Major: Journalism

2012: Backed up All-American Zach Zenner and ranked second on the team with 321 rushing yards ... played in final 12 games of the season ... averaged 4.6 yards per carry ... made collegiate debut in road win at Southeastern Louisiana, rushing 14 times for 32 yards ... gained 58 yards on 10 carries, including long run of 23 yards, in conference opener at Indiana State ... turned in career-best performance with 16 carries for 151 yards and two touchdowns in Football Championship Subdivision playoff win over Eastern Illinois ... scored on runs of 1 and 12 yards, and added career-long 49-yard run versus EIU ... lone reception of season covered 20 yards in win over UC Davis 2011: Named Scout Offense Player of the Year during redshirt season ... honored as Scout Offense Player of the Week leading up to games against Illinois State, Youngstown State and Southern Illinois

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts: 16, vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 Rushing Yards: 151, vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 Touchdowns: 2, vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 Long Rush: 49 yards, vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 Receptions: 1, vs. UC Davis, 9-15-2012 Receiving Yards: 20, vs. UC Davis, 9-15-2012

highest rushing total in Minnesota high school history under the direction of coach Sean McMenomy ... racked up 3,113 yards as a senior at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis en route to first-team all-state recognition ... selected as player of the year by both the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Associated Press ... Mr. Football finalist ... averaged 11.4 yards per carry and scored 42 touchdowns in 2010 ... four-time all-conference performer and two-time all-Metro selection ... career totals including 5,707 yards rushing, 1,332 yards receiving and 89 touchdowns ... academic all-state selection

BEFORE SDSU: Rushed his way to the second-

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2012 Career

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Rush 300 407

Yds 2,044 2,514

Avg 6.8 6.2

TD 13 16

LG *99 *99

Rec 28 46

Yds 197 327

Avg 7.0 7.1

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LG 31 *36

KOR 0 31

Yds 0 754

Avg 0.0 24.3

LG 0 78

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am is poised to take over a starting role at tight end this season ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics

-85CAM JONES 6-5, 255, So. Tight End Eagan, Minn. Burnsville H.S. Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Mgmt.

2012: Saw action at both tight end and in the backfield on short-yardage situations ... played in all 13 games ... caught career-long pass of 35 yards and rushed three times for 14 yards in road win at Southeastern Louisiana ... scored first career touchdown on 2-yard run at Indiana State ... added rushing touchdowns versus South Dakota and Eastern Illinois ... also scored 8-yard receiving touchdown on final play of first half in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game versus Eastern Illinois 2011: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Offense Player of the Week leading up to Indiana State game and also named Scout Special Teams Player of the Week for efforts on the practice field in preparation for Illinois State

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 1, three times (last: vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012) Long Reception: 35 yards, at Southeastern Louisiana, 9-8-2012 Rushes: 3, at Southeastern Louisiana, 9-8-2012 Long Rush: 10 yards, at Southeastern Louisiana, 9-8-2012 Touchdowns: 2 (1 rushing, 1 receiving), vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 BEFORE SDSU: Was a record-setting quarterback

at Burnsville High School in the Twin Cities Metro area, ... an all-conference performer and honorable mention allstate selection for coach Mark Riggs, he set school records with 76 completions for 1,228 yards, along with 11 touchdowns ... also ran for another 216 yards with four touchdowns ... three-year starter in both football and basketball

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2012 Career

Rec 3 3

Yds 50 50

Avg. 16.7 16.7

TD 1 1

LG 36 36

Rush 7 7

Yds 24 24

Avg. 3.4 3.4

TD 3 3

LG 10 10

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rew has contributed on special teams and provides additional depth in the Jackrabbit secondary

2012: Appeared in 11 games ... made collegiate debut in home opener against UC Davis ... credited with tackles in regular season games at Southern Illinois and North Dakota State, as well as Football Championship Subdivision playoff game versus Eastern Illinois 2011: Redshirted ... recognized as Scout Defense Player of the Week two times — prior to games at Illinois and North Dakota State

-26DREW KREUTZFELDT 5-11, 195, So. Defensive Back Wentworth, S.D. Chester Area H.S. Major: Pre-Economics

BEFORE SDSU: Was a three-time all-state

selection as a two-way player for Chester Area High School under the leadership of coach Brad Benson ... a two-time member of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45,

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 1, three times (last: vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012)

he rolled up 8,284 yards from scrimmage offensively with 110 career touchdowns, adding 250 tackles and nine interceptions on defense ... also was a four-time all-conference performer in basketball, earning Class A all-state honors as both a junior and senior ... member of the National Honor Society

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2012 Career

G 11 11

Solo 3 3

Ast 0 0

Total 3 3

TFL-Yds 0-0 0-0

Sack-Yds 0-0 0-0

PBU 0 0

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BK 0 0

FR-Yds 0-0 0-0

FF 0 0

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.J. is the lone returning starter at linebacker and will attempt to build off an impressive first season in the Jackrabbit lineup

-33T.J. LALLY 6-0, 225, So. Linebacker Chicago, Ill. Marmion Academy Major: Pre-Economics

2012: Received conference and national notoriety after earning the starting nod at middle linebacker ... secondteam all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection and member of the MVFC All-Newcomer Team ... started all 13 games and ranked second on team with 107 tackles ... recorded double figures for tackles five times ... shared team lead with six sacks ... was a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in the Football Championship Subdivision and named to College Sports Journal AllFreshman Team ... earned MVFC Newcomer of the Week honors three times, starting with 10-tackle, four-sack performance in home opener against UC Davis ... also named team’s Defensive Player of the Week and Sports Network Freshman of the Week honors versus UC Davis ... opened league play by earning MVFC Defensive Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week honors after notching 10 tackles, intercepting a pass and breaking up two other passes in win at Indiana State ... honored as squad’s Defensive Player of the Week after registering 10 tackles, a forced fumble and two sacks in win at Southern Illinois ... tallied career-high 11 tackles in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at North Dakota State 2011: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Defense Player of the Week prior to matchup with Northern Iowa and

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 11, at North Dakota State, 12-1-2012 Tackles for Loss: 4, vs. UC Davis, 9-15-2012 Sacks: 4, vs. UC Davis, 9-15-2012 Forced Fumbles: 1, vs. Missouri State, 9-29-2012, and at Southern Illinois, 11-3-2012 Interceptions: 1, at Indiana State, 9-22-2012, and vs. Youngstown State Pass Breakups: 2, at Indiana State, 9-22-2012

shared Scout Offense Player of the Week honors leading up to game versus North Dakota State ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics BEFORE SDSU: Developed into one of the top

all-around players in the Chicagoland area, earning firstteam all-state honors from the Chicago Tribune, as well as player of the year honors from the Aurora Beacon and Kane County Chronicle ... defensively, he recorded 152 tackles in 2010 for Marmion Academy, including 16 tackles for loss and six sacks, along with four forced fumbles and an interception ... was named to the Illinois Coaches Association All-State Team two times ... coached by Dan Thorpe, he also averaged 9.4 yards per carry en route to 1,389 yards and 17 touchdowns out of the backfield ... added to his all-around athletic accomplishments by competing in track and field, where he clocked a time of 11 seconds in the 100-meter dash and threw the shot put 52 feet ... honor roll student

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Year 2012 Career

G 13 13

Solo 73 73

Ast 34 34

Total 107 107

TFL-Yds 8.0-40 8.0-40

Sack-Yds 6.0-34 6.0-34

PBU 3 3

Int-Yds 2-41 2-41

BK 0 0

FR-Yds 1-0 1-0

FF 2 2

-47TRENT MASON

-13MARK PICKEREL

6-3, 220, So. Linebacker Laguna Niguel, Calif. Dana Hills H.S. Major: Entrepreneurial Studies rent is another young linebacker who will contend for playing time this season

6-0, 200, So. Defensive Back Columbia, Mo. Rock Bridge H.S. Major: Pre-Economics ark will be in line to contribute at the safety positions this season

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2012: Did not see any game action

2012: Played in eight games, seeing action mostly on special teams ...

notched lone tackle of season in road win at Indiana State

2011: Redshirted ... earned Scout Special Teams Player of the Week prior to game at Youngstown State

2011: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week for efforts leading up to game against North Dakota State

BEFORE SDSU: Was a two-time all-district quarterback at the

BEFORE SDSU: Excelled on both sides of the ball for Dana Hills

High School, earning first-team all-league honors as quarterback and second-team recognition as a defensive back ... during his senior season, he completed 61 percent of his passes for 1,176 yards and 12 touchdowns and added 954 yards rushing with 14 TDs ... defensively, he recorded 31 tackles and broke up two passes ... as a junior he tallied 56 tackles, seven pass breakups and seven interceptions — three of which came in one game ... also saw action at wide receiver

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prep level, but has transitioned to defense with the Jackrabbits ... earned second-team all-state honors after passing for 1,800 yards and 22 touchdowns for Rock Bridge High School and coach A.J. Ofodile ... also racked up 900 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground ... has been clocked at 10.8 seconds in the 100 meters

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-91J.R. PLOTE 6-3, 235, So. Defensive Lineman Phoenix, Ariz. Mountain Pointe H.S. Major: Operations Management .R. will be seeking an expanded role at defensive end this season

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2012: Played in seven games ... registered lone tackle of the season in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game against Eastern Illinois 2011: Redshirted ... named Scout Defense Player of the Week in preparation for Beef Bowl matchup with Indiana State BEFORE SDSU: Earned Class 5A all-state recognition from the

Arizona Football Coaches Association and the Arizona Republic after tallying 68 total tackles, including 10 sacks, as a senior ... three-time allregion selection and two-time all-city selection ... was credited with 15 career sacks in leading Mountain Pointe High School to a combined 22 wins his junior and senior seasons and a pair of state semifinal appearances

-17PATRICK SCHUSTER 6-1, 225, So. Linebacker Watertown, S.D. Watertown H.S. Major: History atrick got a taste of collegiate competition last season and is expected to contend for an expanded role at linebacker in 2013 ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll each of his two seasons in the Jackrabbit program

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2012: Played in seven games ... credited with lone tackle of the season in regular season matchup at North Dakota State ... recipient of MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award 2011: Redshirted ... made an immediate impact on the practice field, earning Scout Defensive Player of the Year honors ... earned Scout Defense Player of the Week honors prior to games against Youngstown State and Missouri State ... also honored as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week leading up to contest versus Indiana State ... recognized academically on Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll BEFORE SDSU: Was a dual threat at quarterback at the prep level

-81MATT RAYMOND 5-9, 180, So. Wide Receiver Elkhorn, Neb. Elkhorn H.S. Major: Health, Physical Education and Recreation att was a special teams standout last season and will give the Jackrabbits another option at wide receiver

... as a senior, led Watertown High School and coach Scott Leitherser’s squad to an Eastern South Dakota conference title ... threw for 1,016 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed for 937 yards and 16 TDs in earning allconference recognition and Elite 45 recognition from the Sioux Falls Argus Leader ... was selected to play in the South Dakota All-Star Game ... also lettered in basketball and excelled on the baseball diamond, earning allstate honors at the American Legion level after setting a program record with a .503 batting average ... academic all-state selection and a member of both the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society

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2012: Played in all 13 games ... led team with 14 special teams tackles

— all on kickoffs ... made three solo tackles in home win over Western Illinois ... recorded two tackles in four other games ... named Scout Offense Player of the Week leading up to game at Southeastern Louisiana 2011: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Offense Player of the Week leading up to game at Missouri State ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics BEFORE SDSU: Earned first-team Class B all-state honors from

the Associated Press and Super State Second Team recognition during his senior season at Elkhorn High School ... recorded 63 catches for 1,015 yards and six touchdowns his senior season ... averaged 20 yards per punt return ... was selected to play in the 2011 Nebraska Shrine Bowl ... was named to the all-Omaha Area Football Team by the Omaha World Herald during his senior season ... also played basketball and competed in track and field MATT RAYMOND’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2012 Career

G 13 13

Solo 10 10

Ast 4 4

Total 14 14

-61DYLAN SEITER 6-3, 285, So. Offensive Line Sun Prairie, Wis. Sun Prairie H.S. Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Management

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2012: Did not see any game action 2011: Redshirted and contributed on scout team offense BEFORE SDSU: Earned first-team all-state honors from both the

Wisconsin Football Coaches Association and Associated Press in 2010. ... two-time first-team all-conference selection at Sun Prairie High School ... was one of five finalists for the Joe Thomas Award as the most outstanding senior offensive lineman in Wisconsin high school football

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGH Tackles: 3, vs. Western Illinois, 10-13-2012

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-60BRYCE SIVERLING

-39CHAD STREHLOW

6-3, 290, So. Offensive Lineman Bloomer, Wis. Bloomer H.S. Major: Agricultural Systems Technology ryce will again add depth at offensive guard this season ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics each of the past two seasons

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2012: Made collegiate playing debut in Jackrabbit road victory at Southeastern Louisiana for lone action of the season ... honored as Scout Offense Player of the Week in preparation for victory at Southern Illinois and Football Championship Subdivision playoff game versus Eastern Illinois 2011: Redshirted ... shared Scout Offense Player of the Week honors

the final two weeks season as Jackrabbits prepared to play Southern Illinois and Western Illinois BEFORE SDSU: Anchored a Bloomer High School offensive unit

that tallied more than 4,200 yards of total offense in 2010 ... received firstteam all-county recognition each of his final two years and was an honorable mention all-state selection as a senior ... also was an all-conference pick as a defensive lineman for coach John Post ... team compiled a 27-7 record over three seasons ... active in 4-H

6-3, 235, So. Tight End Suring, Wis. Suring H.S. Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Management had (last name is pronounced STREElow) is slated to be in the mix at tight end this season after playing mostly on

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2012: Saw action in all 13 games ... ranked third on team with seven special teams tackles ... recorded two tackles in Jackrabbit wins over South Dakota and Southeastern Louisiana 2011: Redshirted ... earned Scout Special Teams Player of Week recognition leading up to Hobo Day game against Southern Illinois BEFORE SDSU: Excelled in three sports at Suring High School,

earning all-state recognition in football as a senior and all-conference honors three times under coach Mitch Taylor ... selected to play in the North-South Wisconsin All-Star Game ... recorded 52 receptions for 902 yards and 14 touchdowns, while also rushing for 954 yards and 10 touchdowns ... defensively, his career totals included 272 tackles, 32 tackles for loss, six interceptions and eight forced fumbles ... eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in basketball, earning all-state recognition ... competed at the state track and field meet, earning third-place medals in the shot put and 200meter dash, as well as posting a runner-up finish in the 4x400-meter relay CHAD STREHLOW’S CAREER STATISTICS

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G 13 13

Solo 10 10

Ast 4 4

Total 14 14

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGH Tackles: 2, at Southeastern Louisiana, 9-8-2012, and vs. South Dakota, 11-17-2012

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revor took over the punt return duties the second half of the 2012 season and will contend for an expanded role at wide receiver in 2013 ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics

-80TREVOR WESLEY 5-11, 175, So. Wide Receiver Oro Valley, Ariz. Ironwood Ridge H.S. Major: Psychology

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2012: Saw action in all 13 games ... averaged 5.8 yards on 13 punt returns ... first career punt return covered 20 yards at Northern Iowa ... honored as squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week in Hobo Day win over Youngstown State ... recorded career-long 27-yard punt return in regular season matchup at North Dakota State ... credited with four tackles on special teams during season, including two in home win over Western Illinois ... tallied first career reception in Beef Bowl victory over Missouri State 2011: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Offense Player of the Week in preparation for 2011 season opener against Southern Utah and again leading up to game at Cal Poly

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 1, vs. Missouri State, 9-29-2012 Punt Returns: 3, at North Dakota State, 11-10-2012, and at North Dakota State, 12-1-2012 Punt Return Yards: 37, at North Dakota State, 11-10-2012 Long Punt Return: 27 yards, at North Dakota State, 11-10-2012 Tackles: 2, vs. Western Illinois, 10-13-2012

BEFORE SDSU: Honored as a member of the all-

Tucson squad in 2010 and was an honorable mention allstate selection for Ironwood Ridge High School and coach Matt Johnson ... career receiving totals included 96 receptions for 1,593 yards and 22 touchdowns and added three rushing TDs ... defensively, he recorded 59 tackles with five interceptions

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2012 Career

Rec 1 1

Yds 1 1

Avg. 1.0 1.0

TD 0 1

LG 1 1

PR 13 13

Yds 76 76

Avg. 5.8 5.8

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LG 27 27

Solo 4 4

Ast 0 0

Tot 4 4

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-94JORDAN BRICHACEK 6-5, 265, R-Fr. Defensive Lineman Rogers, Neb. Howells H.S. Majors: General Agriculture ordan is poised for a prominent role on the Jackrabbit defensive line in 2013

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2012: Honored as team’s Scout Defense Player of the Week prior to game against Western Illinois during redshirt season ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics BEFORE SDSU: Was named to the all-Nebraska First Team as a

senior and was a two-time all-state selection ... racked up 230 career tackles, including 28 tackles for loss and 21 sacks ... during his senior season, recorded 12 TFLs and eight sacks ... selected to play in both the Nebraska Shrine Bowl and Sertoma 8-Man All-Star Game ... his Howells High School teams won eight-man state championships his freshman through junior seasons and added a state runner-up finish during his senior campaign ... won a state title in the shot put as a junior and placed third as a senior ... starter for basketball team that finished as state runner-up his senior season ... named to the National Honor Society and also a member of the Student Council

-1DALLAS BROWN 5-11, 185, R-Fr. Defensive Back Tucson, Ariz. Sabino H.S. Major: Physical Education allas is expected to contribute at free safety this season

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2012: Redshirted BEFORE SDSU: Excelled as a two-way player at Sabino High

School in Tucson, Ariz. ... earned second-team Southern Arizona recognition as both a defensive back and all-purpose player as a junior, then earned first-team honors as a senior ... tallied 1,700 yards passing and 1,300 rushing yards as a senior ... recipient of the Marine Corps Player of the Year Award

-79NICK CARR 6-8, 290, R-Fr. Offensive Lineman New Brighton, Minn. Totino-Grace H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering ick will add depth to a strong Jackrabbit offensive line

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2012: Redshirted ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics BEFORE SDSU: Earned all-conference and honorable mention

all-state recognition during his senior season at Totino-Grace High School ... a three-year letterman, he played on back-to-back state championship teams. ... averaged 16.7 points per game in basketball as a senior ... member of the National Honor Society

-97MICHAEL FINOCCHIARO 5-10, 195, R-Fr. Punter Omaha, Neb. Westside H.S. Major: Exploratory Studies ichael is a two-sport athlete at South Dakota State, playing both football and baseball for the Jackrabbits ... drove in three runs in limited action as a reserve outfielder for SDSU’s Summit League-championship baseball team in spring of 2013

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2012: Redshirted during the football season after joining the squad after the start of fall classes BEFORE SDSU: Averaged 40.2 yards per punt as a high school

junior and 41.6 yards as a senior... in baseball, was an all-state honoree and two-time first-team all-Metro selection in baseball ... played on state American Legion championship team in 2010 and runner-up squad in 2012 ... batted .417 with 73 hits and 42 runs batted in during final season of Legion ball ... academic all-Metro honoree

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-98SHAYNE GOTTLOB 6-4, 245, R-Fr. Defensive Lineman Salem, S.D. McCook Central H.S. Major: Advertising/ Agriculture Education hayne put together a successful season on the practice field offensively last season, but is moving from tight end to the defensive line in 2013

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2012: Earned Scout Offense Player of the Year honors ... named Scout Offense Player of the Week three times — in preparation for games against Western Illinois, Northern Iowa and South Dakota ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics BEFORE SDSU: Earned all-state honors in both football and

basketball at McCook Central High School ... named to Class 11B all-state football team as a lineman in 2011 ... helped lead team to state title game as a senior ... was a Class A first-team all-state selection in basketball and finalist for Mr. Basketball award during 2011-12 season ... four-time allBig East Conference selection for basketball ... academic all-state honoree in both football and basketball ... member of the National Honor Society

-21EZEKIEL HERNDON 5-11, 185, R-Fr. Defensive Back Fontana, Calif. Bloomington H.S. Major: Journalism zekiel will provide additional depth in the secondary for this season

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2012: Earned Scout Offense Player of the Year honors ... named Scout Offense Player of the Week three times — in preparation for games against Western Illinois, Northern Iowa and South Dakota ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics BEFORE SDSU: Earned first-team all-conference honors three

times and was an Inland Empire All-Star at Bloomington High School in Fontana, Calif ... set a school record in return yards, totaling more than 2,500 all-purpose yards with six return touchdowns ... offensively, he caught 56 passes for 1,124 yards and 10 touchdowns, and added seven interceptions and 10 pass breakups on the defensive side of the ball ... in track and field, won conference titles in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and is the school-record holder in the 400 meters ... all-academic selection

-37BLAKE KRINGS 6-2, 205, R-Fr. Linebacker Humphrey, Neb. Humphrey St. Francis H.S. Major: Construction Management lake is slated to start the season as a backup at Sam linebacker ... older brother, Nick, is a member of the Jackrabbit

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defensive line 2012: Redshirted ... was honored as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week in preparation for regular season matchup at North Dakota State ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics BEFORE SDSU: Earned all-state honors multiple times at

Humphrey St. Francis High School ... was a first-team Class D-2 all-state selection by both the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World Herald during senior season in 2011... selected to play in 2012 Sertoma Nebraska Eight-Man All-Star Football Game and the Nebraska vs. Kansas EightMan All-Star Game ... academic all-state honoree

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-40NICK MEARS 5-11, 190, R-Fr. Defensive Back Milbank, S.D. Milbank H.S. Major: Pre-Economics ick will be in the mix to contribute at the strong safety position after a strong showing in spring ball

6-3, 210, R-Fr. Wide Receiver Laguna Hills, Calif. Laguna Hills H.S. Major: Undeclared onnor will be part of a new-look receiving corps during the 2013 season

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2012: Redshirted ... named squad’s Scout Special Teams Player of the Week award winner in preparation for game at Northern Iowa BEFORE SDSU: Displayed big-play ability in the passing game at

Laguna Hills High School, recording 41 receptions for 805 yards and 16 touchdowns during his senior season ... a two-time all-conference pick, he received first-team all-California Interscholastic Federation recognition after leading the Sea View League in touchdown receptions

2012: Redshirted ... named squad’s Scout Special Teams Player of the Week in preparation for Football Championship Subdivision playoff game against Eastern Illinois BEFORE SDSU: Was a finalist for South Dakota Gatorade Player

of the Year after a record-setting career as a quarterback at Milbank High School ... racked up more than 7,500 yards of total offense, throwing for 4,595 career yards with 58 touchdowns, while rushing for another 3,000 yards with 34 touchdowns. ... helped lead Milbank to a state title as a sophomore and was a three-time all-Northeast Conference selection ... also earned all-state recognition as both a punter and a quarterback ... member of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 ... named most valuable player of South Dakota All-Star Game over the summer ... registered 115 career tackles ... in track and field, was a state qualifier in the sprints and triple jump, as well as relays ... academic all-state honoree and member of the National Honor Society

-75SETH LANSMAN

-52NATE MEIXELL

6-7, 265, R-Fr. Offensive Lineman Harlan, Iowa Harlan Community H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering eth is a second-generation Jackrabbit student-athlete who will serve as a backup on the offensive line

6-3, 205, R-Fr. Linebacker Lake Crystal, Minn. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial H.S. Major: General Agriculture ate will provide additional depth to the Jackrabbits’ group of linebackers this

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2012: Contributed on the practice field during his redshirt season

BEFORE SDSU: Honored on all-Western Iowa and all-district

BEFORE SDSU: Was a two-time all-conference selection in foot-

second teams as a senior ... played on a state championship team for Harlan Community High School in 2009 ... also lettered in basketball and track and field ... class valedictorian and member of the National Honor Society ... father, Howard, lettered for the Jackrabbits from 1984-85, while his mother, Tara (Tessier), played basketball at SDSU

ball at Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial High School ... earned honorable mention all-state honors as a quarterback during his senior season, throwing for 1,116 yards and 14 touchdowns, while adding 854 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground ... runner-up at state wrestling meet in 182pound weight class as a senior ... also a two-time qualifier for state track and field meet ... member of the National Honor Society and an academic all-state honoree in both football and wrestling

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-12NATE MEYER

-32KYLE PARIS

6-3, 205, R-Fr. Quarterback Cold Spring, Minn. ROCORI H.S. Major: Undeclared

6-1, 215, R-Fr. Running Back Aliso Viejo, Calif. Aliso Niguel H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering yle will make a push for the backup role at running back in 2013

ate opens fall camp as the Jackrabbits’ backup quarterback after a strong spring campaign

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2012: Redshirted ... named Scout Offense Player of the Week in preparation for season opener at Kansas ... member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics

2012: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week for efforts leading up to regular season finale against South Dakota

BEFORE SDSU: Led ROCORI High School to the Minnesota

Niguel High School during his senior season ... honored as Seaview League Offensive Player of the Year as a running back and earned allcounty honors as a free safety. ... team captain in both football and baseball

Class 4A state championship during his senior season in 2011 ... earned a spot on the Minnesota Vikings All-State Team ... also was an all-conference performer in basketball

-48ANDY MORITKO 6-4, 240, R-Fr. Linebacker Shoreview, Minn. Totino Grace H.S. Major: Entrepreneurial Studies ndy will attempt to crack the rotation at linebacker after a successful season on the practice field

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2012: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week leading up to conference opener at Indiana State ... named Scout Defense Player of the Week prior to game at Northern Iowa ... member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics BEFORE SDSU: Played on back-to-back Class 4A state title

teams in 2009 and 2010 at Totino-Grace High School in Fridley, Minn. ... a team captain during his senior season, he earned all-conference, all-Metro and all-state recognition in leading Totino-Grace to a state semifinal berth at the Class 5A level ... also was a team captain in basketball

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BEFORE SDSU: Was a standout on both sides of the ball for Aliso

-4TOM PEITZ 6-0, 220, R-Fr. Linebacker Crofton, Neb. Crofton H.S. Major: Health Education om played on both sides of the ball during his first season at SDSU, but is tabbed as a linebacker in 2013 ... joins older brothers Greg (2002-04) and Matt (2009-present) as family members who have played for the Jackrabbits

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2012: Redshirted ... recognized as Scout Offense Player of the Week leading up to regular season matchup with North Dakota State ... honored as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week for efforts prior to regular season finale against South Dakota BEFORE SDSU: Completed an outstanding prep career in both

football and track and field at Crofton High School ... captain of all-state football team, while also earning all-area and all-district honors ... set Nebraska 11-man single-game record with 464 rushing yards in game during his senior season ... capped high school career by winning state titles in both the discus and shot put at Nebraska state meet

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-63MIKE SHOFF 6-6, 320, R-Fr. Offensive Lineman Cambridge, Neb. Cambridge H.S. Majors: Pre-Physical Therapy/Exercise Science ike is expected to play a significant role on the Jackrabbit offensive line

5-8, 175, R-Fr. Running Back Orlando, Fla. Freedom H.S. Major: Exploratory Studies saac gives the Jackrabbits a different look at the running back position

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2012: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Offense Player of the Week as team prepared for conference opener at Indiana State ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics BEFORE SDSU: Lettered three times in football at Freedom High

School, earning all-Orange County honors and an invitation to the Orlando All-Star Game .... scored eight touchdowns and averaged seven yards per carry as a senior, while adding 13 receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown ... also received Defensive Player of the Year recognition ... also lettered in baseball and track and field ... holds the school record for 100meter dash at 10.9 seconds

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2012: Contributed on the practice field during his redshirt season BEFORE SDSU: Was a highly decorated three-sport standout for

the Cambridge and Sutton public schools ... honored as boys high school athlete of the year by both the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha WorldHerald ... a four-year starter in football, he earned first-team all-state honors in 2009 and 2011, as well as first-team Super State honors as a senior, when he notched 79 tackles and an interception on defense ... won three consecutive state wrestling titles (2010-12) after a runner-up finish as a freshman, compiling a career record of 153-1 on the mat ... notched a streak of 47 consecutive pins that neared the national record ... recorded individual state titles in the discus and shot put during both the 2011 and 2012 track and field seasons, topping the 61-foot mark in the shot and 170-foot mark in the discus during his career ... helped Cambridge to state team title in track and field as a senior ... honor roll student

-50MATT ROMANO

-87MITCH VEJVODA

6-3, 215, R-Fr. Linebacker Laguna Niguel, Calif. Dana Hills H.S. Major: Exercise Science att made an impression on the practice field in 2012 and will challenge for a spot in the rotation at linebacker this season

6-4, 245, R-Fr. Tight End Homer Glen, Ill. Providence Catholic H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering itch will contend for a role at tight end this season

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2012: Redshirted ... named Scout Defense Player of the Year ... earned Scout Defense Player of the Week honors leading up to Jackrabbit home victories over UC Davis and Youngstown State ... also named Scout Special Teams Player of the Week prior to season opener at Kansas BEFORE SDSU: Was a two-way player at Dana Hills High School

in Dana Point, Calif. ... earned all-South Coast League honors as a defensive lineman and tight end ... defensively, he recorded 31 tackles with five sacks and 11 quarterback hurries ... on the offensive side of the ball, he caught 37 passes for 410 yards and five touchdowns

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2012: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week in preparation for home opener versus UC Davis BEFORE SDSU: Lettered four times and was a two-year starter

for Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Ill. ... a two-time allarea pick, he caught eight passes for 107 yards and a touchdown after missing a portion of his senior season due to injury ... honor roll student and Illinois State Scholar

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-58MIKIAS ALIPATE

-7JESSE BOBBIT

6-1, 220, Fr. Linebacker Bloomington, Minn. Academy of Holy Angels Major: Entrepreneurial Studies ikias served as a team captain two seasons and was averaging 13.5 tackles per game during his senior campaign at the Academy of Holy Angels in the Twin Cities Metro area before suffering a season-ending injury ... an all-Missota Conference selection as a junior, he recorded 113 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in nine games, while also scoring seven touchdowns as a running back

6-1, 215, Fr. Linebacker Palatine, Ill. Palatine High School Major: Exercise Science

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esse capped a stellar prep career by earning first-team all-state honors from both the Champaign News Gazette and Chicago Tribune during his senior season at Palatine High School ... was a four-time all-conference selection and three-time Tom Lemming Chicagoland and Daily Herald allarea honoree ... tallied 325 tackles and 17 interceptions for his career ... honor student

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5-10, 175, Fr. Defensive Back Sheldon, Iowa Sheldon H.S. Major: Exercise Science

6-1, 215, Fr. Linebacker Colman, S.D. Colman-Egan H.S. Major: Construction Management

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hris earned all-district honors three times and was also hnored on the all-Northwest Iowa Review Team ... named district offensive MVP as a senior after accumulating 1,088 yards rushing and 1,197 yards passing ... averaged 7.1 yards per carry and 21.7 yards per completion in accounting for 29 total touchdowns ... tallied 63 tackles and three interceptions on defense ... named to all-tournament team in helping lead basketball team to Class 2A state title .... also competed in state track and field meet two times ... honor roll student

iley enjoyed an outstanding all-around prep athletic career at ColmanEgan High School ... competed on varsity teams in football, track and field and basketball since the eighth grade ... all-conference selection and team MVP in footbal ... honor student

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6-1, 215, Fr. Linebacker Sioux Falls, S.D. Washington H.S. Major: Biology/Pre-Medicine ustin was a key member of undefeated state championship football teams at Washington High School in 2010 and 2012 ... earned all-city, all-conference and all-state honors as a senior, when he recorded four sacks, 56 total tackles and an interception ... also was a member of backto-back state track and field championship teams in 2011 and 2012 ... academic all-state selection and member of the National Honor Society ... father, Chuck, lettered in football for the Jackrabbits from 1975-78, while his mother, JoElle (Byre), lettered in basketball from 1983-85

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6-3, 245, Fr. Defensive Lineman Orange, Calif. Villa Park H.S. Major: Exploratory Studies ennard was a two-time all-conference selection who played on both sides of the ball for a Villa Park High School team that won three consecutive conference titles and posted a 12-win season during his senior season ... defensively, he recorded 67 tackles with five sacks and eight tackles for loss ... as a tight end, he caught 13 passes for 125 yards and a pair of touchdowns

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6-2, 205, Fr. Linebacker Lake City, Minn. Lincoln High School Major: Operations Management

6-5, 230, Fr. Tight End Britton, S.D. Britton-Hecla H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering

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hristian earned team MVP honors on both sides of the ball during a standout career at Lincoln High School in Lake City, Minn. ... was offensive MVP as a junior before earning defensive honors as a senior, when he recorded 106 tackles and 3.5 saces ... also caught nine balls for 166 yards and a touchdown ... two-time all-conference selection who was named Red Wing Republican Eagle Player of the Year in 2012 ... also was a two-time team captain and all-conference selection in tennis ... honor roll student

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6-4, 205, Fr. Quarterback Highland, Calif. Citrus Valley H.S. Major: Pre-Nursing

6-2, 210, Fr. Linebacker Sherman Oaks, Calif. Notre Dame H.S. Major: Computer Science

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alton set numerous school records as a dual threat at quarterback for Citrus Valley High School, accounting for more than 2,700 yards of total offense and 31 touchdowns during his senior season ... threw for 1,870 yards and 18 touchdowns, while adding 870 yards and 13 TDs on the ground ... earned first-team all-city and Mountain Valley League honors ... the school's career record holder for passing yards, completions and touchdowns, he lettered four times and led his team to consecutive California Interscholastic Federation playoff appearances ... was named most valuable player of the West Coast Bowl all-star game in January, throwing for 145 yards and two touchdowns in leading his team to a fourth-quarter victory ... also lettered in track, basketball and baseball

nthony was named team most valuable player and earned a spot in the 2013 Daily News All-Star Game after leading Notre Dame High School with 120 tackles and 14 tackles for loss during his senior season ... also registered 11 sacks, seven pass deflections, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in earning first-team all-conference recognition

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6-0, 190, Fr. Defensive Back Phoenix, Ariz. Desert Vista H.S. Majors: Pre-Medicine/Sports Medicine

6-6, 250, Fr. Offensive Lineman O’Fallon, Ill. O’Fallon H.S. Major: Pre-Nursing

ick was named to the all-region team three times and earned all-state honors during his junior and senior seasons at Desert Vista High School ... was honored as team’s defensive back MVP after helping lead squad to 2012 Division I state championship ... his career totals included 15 interceptions, seven forced fumbles and a school-record 119 solo tackles ... also caught 14 passes for 206 yards and six touchdowns ... fourtime all-academic honoree and member of the National Honor Society

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TROY HUNHOFF 6-4, 230, Fr. Tight End Yankton, S.D. Yankton H.S. Major: Agricultural Systems Technology harlie earned all-conference honors as both a junior and senior while helping lead his O'Fallon Township High School team to back-to-back playoff appearances ... also competed in basketball ... academic all-conference selection and a member of the National Honor Society

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-89ERON KEELY 6-7, 195, Fr. Tight End Omaha, Neb. Omaha Northwest H.S. Major: Psychology roy excelled both on the football field and in the classroom at Yankton High School ... earned all-state honors as a punter after setting school record with punting average of 44.3 yards ... recorded long punt of 62 yards en route to being named squad’s Special Teams Player of the Year ... also was an all-Eastern South Dakota selection at tight end during his senior season ... caught seven passes for 114 yards .... also tallied 17 tackles and four sacks at defensive end ... South Dakota Regents Scholar ... member of Honor Roll and Roll of Excellence

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5-11, 230, Fr. Running Back North Sioux City, S.D. Dakota Valley H.S. Major: General Engineering anner was dominant both on the gridiron and the wrestling mat during a standout prep career at Dakota Valley High School ... earned all-state honors and was a two-time Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 player ... also named to all-Sioux City Metro Team ... rushed for 1,759 yards as a senior, including a school-record 294 yards in one game ... career totals included 2,806 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns, averaging nearly seven yards per carry ... two time state wrestling champion ... member of the National Honor Society and a Regents Scholar

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6-8, 205, Fr. Tight End Omaha, Neb. Omaha Northwest H.S. Major: Athletic Training

6-2, 230, Fr. Linebacker/Defensive Lineman Dell Rapids, S.D. Dell Rapids High School Major: Mechanical Engineering

tacy excelled in both football and track and field at Omaha Northwest High School ... caught 47 passes for 523 yards and eight touchdowns during his senior season ... won back-to-back Class A state titles in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 10 inches in both 2012 and 2013 ... team captain in basketball

ole earned South Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year honors in 2012, rushing for 874 yards and 15 touchdowns while also recording 71 tackles in leading Dell Rapids High School to its third consecutive Class A state title ... a three-time all-state selection and two-time member of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 he averaged 9.1 yards per carry during his career to finish with 2,447 rushing yards and 42 rushing touchdowns ... also recorded 280 tackles, 24 tackles for loss and three interceptions on the defensive side of the ball ... will be a third-generation Jackrabbit studentathlete -- his grandfather, Jim, was an all-conference football player and All-America baseball player at SDSU before embarking on a hall-of-fame football career with the Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings, while his father, Tracy, also was an all-conference baseball player for the Jackrabbits ... member of the National Honor Society

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6-3, 230, Fr. Defensive Lineman Hayti, S.D. Hamlin H.S. Major: Biosystems Engineering

6-0, 190, Fr. Defensive Back Milford, Iowa Spirit Lake H.S. Major: Elementary Education

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ason excelled on both sides of the ball for Hamlin High School, earning all-state honors as a wide receiver in addition to being named Eastern Coteau Defensive MVP ... recorded 64 receptions for 1,402 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2012, while adding 384 yards on the ground with six touchdowns ... defensively, racked up 251 career tackles with 25 sacks and 13 forced fumbles ... a three-sport standout, he was a state finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award ... also earned all-conference honors in basketball and was runner-up in both the shot put and discus at the state track and field meet ... academic all-state selection and member of the National Honor Society ... father, David, lettered in football for the Jackrabbits from 1989-91

ryson played a variety of roles on Spirit Lake's Class 2A state championship team in 2012, seeing action as a defensive back, running back and kick returner... a first-team all-state selection at defensive back, he was credited with 75 tackles during his senior season and added five interceptions over his final two seasons ... also rushed for 497 yards and posted averages of 25.5 yards on kickoff returns and 21.8 yards per punt return ...three-time first-team all-district selection ... also lettered in track and field, competing at both the Drake Relays and Iowa state meet multiple times ... honor roll student and recipient of Kinship Academic Mentoring Award

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6-2, 230, Fr. Linebacker Mason City, Iowa Newman Catholic H.S. Majors: Pre-Medicine/Biology

6-0, 180, Fr. Quarterback Springfield, Minn. Springfield H.S. Major: Physical Education

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ane earned first-team all-state honors from both the Des Moines Register and Iowa Newspaper Association during both his junior and senior years ... three-time all-district honoree who was named defensive MVP as a enior ... selected to play in Iowa Shrine Bowl ... recorded 317 career tackles, including 161 as a junior and 114 his senior year ... lettered four times in baseball and two times each in basketball and wrestling ... academic all-state selection and member of the National Honor Society

ryson played a variety of roles on Spirit Lake's Class 2A state championship team in 2012, seeing action as a defensive back, running back and kick returner... a first-team all-state selection at defensive back, he was credited with 75 tackles during his senior season and added five interceptions over his final two seasons ... also rushed for 497 yards and posted averages of 25.5 yards on kickoff returns and 21.8 yards per punt return ...three-time first-team all-district selection ... also lettered in track and field, competing at both the Drake Relays and Iowa state meet multiple times ... honor roll student and recipient of Kinship Academic Mentoring Award

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6-4, 225, Fr. Defensive Lineman Port Coquitlam, British Columbia Terry Fox Secondary School Major: General Studies rad will transition to American football after earning provincial all-star honors in 2012 ... defensively, recorded 65 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions in earning team MVP honors ... also led team with 700 receiving yards and added 300 rushing yards in 10 games ... member of Team Canada that played in the Football University All-American Tournament

5-10, 185, Fr. Running Back Prescott, Ariz. Prescott H.S. Majors: Pre-Physical Therapy/Exercise Science rady was region player of the year and an all-state selection at running back during his senior season at Prescott High School ... established school records for yards in a game (419), yards in a season (1,960), touchdowns (22) and yards per carry in a season (9.6) ... also earned all-state honors in baseball as an outfielder

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MITCHELL NISSEN 6-4, 200, Fr. Wide Receiver Tea, S.D. Tea Area H.S. Major: Exploratory Studies itchell displayed big-play ability during his high school career at Tea Area High School ... averaged more than 20 yards per reception, totaling more than 1,300 yards on 65 career catches with 12 touchdowns ... placed seventh in long jump at state track and field meet ... all-tournament selection at state basketball tournament

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-20FREEMAN SIMMONS 5-9, 170, Fr. Defensive Back Columbia, Mo. Rock Bridge H.S. Major: Undeclared onnor earned all-conference honors in football three times at Legend High School ... finished his senior season with 15 receptions for 274 yards and five touchdowns, while adding 311 rushing yards - an average of more than 16 yards per carry -- and three touchdowns ... received allleague recognition in baseball and basketball, and also competed in track and field

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6-3, 270, Fr. Offensive Lineman Waunakee, Wis. Waunakee H.S. Major: General Engineering acob anchored the offensive line for the highly successful Waunakee High School football program, earning first-team all-state honors from both the Associated Press and the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association during his junior and senior seasons ... finalist for the Joe Thomas Award as the state's top offensive lineman in 2012 ... named Badger North Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior ... also was named to multiple all-conference, all-region and all-area squads ... three-year starter and team captain ... was part of a Waunakee program that compiled a 40-1 record from 2010-12, winning back-to-back Division 2 state titles his sophomore and junior seasons while reaching the title game as a senior ... honor student

6-5, 300, Fr. Offensive Lineman Freeman, S.D. Yankton High School Major: Undeclared ellen started three seasons on the both sides of the ball for Yankton High School ... named to the all-state team and was a member of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 after recordeing 73 tackles his season year ... earned first all-Eastern South Dakota honor as a junior, when he notched 76 tackles for conference championship team

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6-4, 190, Fr. Wide Receiver Parker, Colo. Parker H.S. Majors: Athletic Training

6-4, 275, Fr. Offensive Lineman Brooklyn Park, Minn. Champlin Park H.S. Major: Electrical Engineering

onnor earned all-conference honors in football three times at Legend High School ... finished his senior season with 15 receptions for 274 yards and five touchdowns, while adding 311 rushing yards - an average of more than 16 yards per carry -- and three touchdowns ... received allleague recognition in baseball and basketball, and also competed in track and field

oe received all-conference and lineman of the year accolades during his senior season at Champlin Park High School ... served as a team captain for track and field team that won a section championship during his junior season ... three-time all-conference honoree in track and field who earned all-state honors as a senior after placing fourth in shot put at state meet ... also competed in discus at state championships ... honored on academic all-state team

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6-0, 185, Fr. Wide Receiver Aberdeen, S.D. Roncalli H.S. Major: Pre-Economics att put together a record-setting career at Roncalli High School, establishing new marks for scoring and receiving touchdowns ... four-year letterwinner ... all-Northeast Conference selection and member of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 ... selected to play in South Dakota High School All-Star Football Game

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5-11, 195, Fr. Running Back Osseo, Minn. Osseo H.S. Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Management ridgeport was the most decorated high school player in Minnesota during his senior season at Osseo High School, earning Gatorade Player of the Year, Associated Press Player of the Year, Mr. Football and Minneapolis Star Tribune Metro Offensive Player of the Year honors ... also was named KARE-11 TV Player of the Year, while receiving other allstate recognition from the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Vikings ... Northwest Suburban Conference Player and Special Teams Player of the Year ... ran for 1,173 yards and 16 touchdowns on only 104 carries (11.3 ypc) during his senior season ... caught 18 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns ... averaged 25 yards per punt return ... totaled more than 3,000 all-purpose yards during his prep career ... also led Twin Cities Metro area with eight interceptions during senior season to up career total to 12 ... two-year team captain

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6-0, 180, Fr. Kicker Lake Elmo, Minn. Tartan High School Major: Pre-Economics oe handled the kicking duites at Tartan High School, earning honorable mention all-conference honors during both his junior and senior seasons ... team captain and selected as squad’s Most Didcated Player ... ranked among top 10 kickers for kickoffs in National Camp Series

6-2, 190, Fr. Wide Receiver Castlewood, S.D. Castlewood H.S. Major: Pre-Economics

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ase was a standout receiver and sprinter at Castlewood High School ... caught 23 passes for 905 yards and 17 touchdowns in earning all-state and honorable mention Elite 45 honors from the Sioux Falls Argus Leader ... selected to play in South Dakota All-Star Game ... placed second the 400-meter dash and third in both the 100- and 200-yard dashes at state track and field meet his senior season ... school record holder in all three events ... honor roll student

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5-10, 200, Fr. Long Snapper/Linebacker Volga, S.D. Sioux Valley H.S. Major:Hospitality Management hayer received all-state recognition as a long snapper each of his last two seasons at Sioux Valley High School ... two-time member of the Brookings Register All-Area Team and an all-Big East Conference pick ... selected to play in South Dakota High School All-Star Football Game ... qualified for state track and field meet in 2010 ... academic all-state honoree ... member of the National Honor Society and a 4-H Athlete of Character

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6-4, 205, Fr. Wide Receiver Maple Grove, Minn. Maple Grove H.S. Major: Physical Education ake was one of the top wide receivers in the state of Minnesota during his senior season at Maple Grove High School ... was a first-team allstate selection and Mr. Football finalist after recording 68 receptions for 1,330 yards and 13 touchdowns ... was named the North Offensive MVP in the Minnesota All-Star Game in June after catching two touchdowon passes

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ROSTER BREAKDOWN PLAYERS BY STATE/PROVINCE

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SOUTH DAKOTA (28) • Austin Benson (Sioux Falls); Taylor Bloom (Madison); Riley Clark (Colman); Chase Douglas (Brandon); Taylor Gibson (Clear Lake); Dallas Goedert (Britton); Shayne Gottlob (Salem); Trevor Greger (Wagner); Troy Hunhoff (Yankton); Robbie Jelsma (Springfield); Drew Kreutzfeldt (Wentworth); Tanner Lambert (North Sioux City); Cole Langer (Dell Rapids); Mason Leiseth (Hayti); Nick Mears (Milbank); Mitchell Nissen (Tea); Ryan Ode (Brandon); Alex Parker (Brookings); Nick Purcell (Rapid City); Ethan Sawyer (Brandon); Patrick Schuster (Watertown); Kellen Soulek (Freeman); Austin Sumner (Brandon); Matt Swallow (Aberdeen); Justin Syrovatka (Sioux Falls); Thayer Trenhaile (Volga); Eric Tuschen (Sioux Falls); Case Wiarda (Castlewood) MINNESOTA (18) • Mikias Alipate (Bloomington); Nick Carr (New Brighton); Christian Custer (Lake City); Tyler Finnes (Andover); Reginald Gandy (Minneapolis); Cam Jones (Eagan); R.C. Kilgore (Cottage Grove); Kevin Klocek (Ellendale); Nate Meixell (Lake Crystal); Jacob Menage (Springfield); Nate Meyer (Cold Spring); Andy Moritko (Shoreview); Jason Schneider (Andover); Joe Stephens (Brooklyn Park); Joe Tjosvold (Lake Elmo); Bridgeport Tusler (Osseo); Jake Wieneke (Maple Grove); Zach Zenner (Eagan) NEBRASKA (14) • Jordan Brichacek (Rogers); Michael Finocchiaro (Omaha); Jimmie Forsythe (Omaha); Brandon Hubert (Gretna); Larves Jones (Omaha); Josh Kage (Omaha); Eron Keely (Omaha); Stacy Keely (Omaha); Blake Krings (Humphrey); Matt Peitz (Crofton); Tom Peitz (Crofton); Matt Raymond (Elkhorn); Mike Shoff (Cambridge); Taylor Suess (Columbus) CALIFORNIA (9) • Brandon Andrews (El Centro); Lennard Cowans (Orange); Dalton Douglas (Highland, Calif.); Anthony Gutierrez (Sherman Oaks); Ezekiel Herndon (Fontana); Connor Landberg (Laguna Hills); Kyle Paris (Aliso Viejo); Trent Mason (Laguna Niguel); Matt Romano (Laguna Niguel) ARIZONA (8) • Dallas Brown (Tucson); Bryan Burke (Payson); Je Ryan Butler (Tempe); Nick Farina (Phoenix); Brady Mengarelli (Prescott); J.R. Plote (Phoenix); Marshall Peugh (Avondale); Trevor Wesley (Oro Valley) ILLINOIS (8) • Vince Benedetto (Crystal Lake); Jesse Bobbit (Palatine); Charles Elmore Jr. (Bridgeview); Charlie Harmon (O’Fallon); Joe Kupcikevicius (Oak Lawn); T.J. Lally (Chicago); Jack Sherlock (Chicago); Mitch Vejvoda (Homer Glen) IOWA (8) • Chris Balster (Sheldon); Andrew Brown (Council Bluffs); Jake Gentile (Council Bluffs); Austin Knowlton (Underwood); Seth Lansman (Harlan); Kane Louscher (Mason City); Bryson McCabe (Milford); Trevor Tiefenthaler (Sioux Rapids); MISSOURI (7) • Jay Carlson (Parkville); Auston LaBlance (Kansas City); Andrew Mueller (Peculiar); Mark Pickerel (Columbia); Freeman Simmons (Columbia); Dom Wright (Lee’s Summit); Winston Wright (Lee’s Summit) WISCONSIN (6) • Tory Dibb (Brown Deer); Jacob Ohnesorge (Waunakee); Dylan Seiter (Sun Prairie); Bryce Siverling (Bloomer); Chad Strehlow (Suring); Bryan Witzmann (Houlton) COLORADO (1) • Connor Orgill (Parker) FLORIDA (1) • Isaac Rodriguez (Orlando) KANSAS (1) • Doug Peete (Olathe) MASSACHUSETTS (1) • Melvin Tavares (Lynn) BRITISH COLUMBIA (1) • Brad Lyons (Port Coquitlam)

SENIORS (17) • Vince Benedetto, Andrew Brown, Bryan Burke, Chase Douglas, Taylor Gibson, Brandon Hubert, Josh Kage, R.C. Kilgore, Austin Knowlton, Alex Parker, Doug Peete, Matt Peitz, Marshall Peugh, Taylor Suess, Trevor Tiefenthaler, Bryan Witzmann, Winston Wright JUNIORS (18) Jake Gentile, Trevor Greger, Robbie Jelsma, Larves Jones, Kevin Klocek, Auston LaBlance, Andrew Mueller, Ryan Ode, Nick Purcell, Ethan Sawyer, Jason Schneider, Jack Sherlock, Austin Sumner, Justin Syrovatka, Melvin Tavares, Eric Tuschen, Dom Wright, Zach Zenner SOPHOMORES (21) • Brandon Andrews, Taylor Bloom, Je Ryan Butler, Jay Carlson, Tory Dibb, Charles Elmore, Tyler Finnes, Jimmie Forsythe, Reginald Gandy, Cam Jones, Drew Kreutzfeldt, T.J. Lally, Trent Mason, Mark Pickerel, J.R. Plote, Matt Raymond, Patrick Schuster, Dylan Seiter, Bryce Siverling, Chad Strehlow, Trevor Wesley REDSHIRT FRESHMEN (19) • Jordan Brichacek, Dallas Brown, Nick Carr, Michael Finocchiaro, Shayne Gottlob, Ezekiel Herndon, Blake Krings, Connor Landberg, Seth Lansman, Nick Mears, Nate Meixell, Nate Meyer, Andy Moritko, Kyle Paris, Tom Peitz, Isaac Rodriguez, Matt Romano, Mike Shoff, Mitch Vejvoda INCOMING FRESHMEN (37) • Mikias Alipate, Chris Balster, Austin Benson, Jesse Bobbit, Riley Clark, Lennard Cowans, Christian Custer, Dalton Douglas, Nick Farina, Dallas Goedert, Anthony Gutierrez, Charlie Harmon, Troy Hunhoff, Eron Keely, Stacy Keely, Joe Kupcikevicius, Tanner Lambert, Cole Langer, Mason Leiseth, Kane Louscher, Brad Lyons, Bryson McCabe, Jacob Menage, Brady Mengarelli, Mitchell Nissen, Jacob Ohnesorge, Connor Orgill, Freeman Simmons, Kellen Soulek, Joe Stephens, Matt Swallow, Joe Tjosvold, Thayer Trenhaile, Bridgeport Tusler, Case Wiarda

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PRONUNCIATION GUIDE • Mikias Alipate • Vince Benedetto • Jordan Brichacek • Tyler Finnes • Michael Finocchiaro • Jake Gentile • Joe Kupcikevicius • Kevin Klocek • Drew Kreutzfeldt • Auston LaBlance • Mason Leiseth • Nate Meixell • Andy Moritko • Ryan Ode • Matt/Tom Peitz • Marshall Peugh • J.R. Plote • Dylan Seiter • Bryce Siverling • Chad Strehlow • Taylor Suess • Justin Syrovatka • Trevor Tiefenthaler • Joe Tjosvold • Thayer Trenhaile • Eric Tuschen • Bridgeport Tusler • Mitch Vejvoda • Bryan Witzmann

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JOHN STIEGELMEIER • Head Coach ohn Stiegelmeier has built the South Dakota State University football team into a consistent winner in the ranks of the Division I Football Championship Subdivision.

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• 17th Season Recruiting Area: • South Dakota Alma Mater: • South Dakota State, 1979 YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD OVERALL CONF YEAR 1997 4-6 3-6 1998 6-5 5-4 1999 8-3 6-3 2000 6-5 4-5 2001 5-6 4-4 2002 6-4 4-4 2003 7-4 4-3 2004 6-5 2-3 2005 6-5 2-3 2006 7-4 3-1 2007 7-4 4-0 2008 7-5 6-2 2009 8-4 7-1 2010 5-6 4-4 2011 5-6 4-4 2012 9-4 6-2 102-76 69-48 TOTALS

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After consecutive 5-6 seasons in 2010 and 2011, the Jackrabbits rebounded in 2012 with their second postseason appearance in four years. SDSU finished the 2012 campaign with a 9-4 overall record, tying the single-season school record for wins. The Jackrabbits also hosted — and won — their first-ever playoff game, defeating Eastern Illinois, 58-10, at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. SDSU was later eliminated by eventual national champion North Dakota State. In 2012, the Jackrabbits were ranked seven of the final eight weeks of the season and ended the campaign ranked 14th in the Sports Network media poll. The 2009 season proved to be a memorable one as Stiegelmeier led the Jackrabbits to their first FCS playoff appearance and the program's first postseason appearance in 30 years. The Jackrabbits finished as runner-up in the Missouri Valley Football Conference with a 7-1 record and finished the season 8-4 overall. SDSU led for much of its playoff game at top-seeded Montana, before falling 61-48 to the eventual national runner-up Grizzlies. Ranked for the entire season, including appearing in the top 10 for two weeks, the Jackrabbits finished the 2009 campaign with an 11th-place showing in both the FCS Coaches’ and Sports Network media polls. In 2008, the Jackrabbits entered another new era in their Division I pursuits as they joined the Missouri Valley Football Conference. With the transition from Division II completed, SDSU fell just short of a playoff berth in its first season of eligibility, ending the year with a 7-5 overall record and 6-2 mark in the MVFC. Of SDSU’s five losses, four came against ranked FCS opponents, including conference co-champions Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois. The team's other loss was at the hands of Football Bowl Subdivision opponent Iowa State in the season opener. That game marked the first time the Jackrabbits had played an FBS opponent since moving to Division I at the start of the 2004 season. Under Stiegelmeier’s guidance, SDSU has appeared in the FCS rankings six of the last seven seasons. The Jacks cracked the national poll for the first time in late October 2006, after posting back-to-back come-from-behind victories over Cal Poly and UC Davis. After climbing as high as No. 19 on the final week of the regular season, the Jackrabbits finished the 2006 season ranked 22nd by the Sports Network.

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COACH STIG SDSU began the 2007 season in a preseason national poll for the first time, checking in at No. 20 in the Sports Network poll. The Jackrabbits dropped out of the rankings after a season-opening loss and didn't return to the top 25 until the final poll of the season with a 19th-place showing. During the 2007 season, SDSU claimed its first conference title since 1963 by winning the Great West Football Conference championship. After starting 0-3 for the second consecutive season, SDSU reeled off seven wins in its final eight games, including a 29-24 victory over previously undefeated North Dakota State the final week of the season, to claim the GWFC title with a 7-4 overall record and 4-0 mark in league play. The same day that the Jackrabbits won the Great West Football Conference, gifts totaling $6 million were announced for the construction of the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center, which serves as the home of South Dakota State football. The facility, located in the north end zone of Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, was completed following the 2009 season. More facility projects are on the horizon as ground will be broken this summer on the $32 Sanford-Jackrabbit Sports Complex, which will include an indoor practice facility and state-of-the art training and rehabilitation areas. Plans are also being drawn for a new football stadium to be built at the current Coughlin-Alumni Stadium site. In leading SDSU to the GWFC title, Stiegelmeier was named conference coach of the year and was honored by the American Football Coaches Association as the Division I Football Championship Subdivision Region 5 Coach of the Year. In addition, he was named as one of five finalists in the FCS for the 2007 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award. The Jackrabbits continued to move up the rankings at the FCS level during the 2008 season, reaching the 12th spot in the Sports Network poll after opening league play with home victories over No. 14 Youngstown State and No. 15 Western Illinois in back-to-back weeks. In all, SDSU was ranked seven weeks that season. After posting back-to-back 6-5 seasons in 2004 and 2005 to begin their Division I pursuits, the Jackrabbits rose another notch in 2006 as they compiled a 7-4 overall record, finishing the season ranked 21st in the final FCS poll conducted by The Sports Network and 22nd in the College Sporting News coaches’ poll. Following an 0-3 start, the Jacks rebounded by winning seven consecutive games for the first time since 1963. Three of the victories came in the closing minutes against nationally ranked teams, setting up a showdown with North Dakota State on the final week of the season for both the Dakota Marker and Great West Football Conference title. Although SDSU fell short in the championship game, the Jackrabbits finished with their most victories since 2003 and their best mark in the three-year history of the GWFC at 3-1. Stiegelmeier, 56, is the 20th head coach for the Jackrabbits. His tenure of 16 years as head coach is the second-longest head coaching stint in school history. The Selby, S.D., native first became acquainted with the Jackrabbit football program as a student assistant under John Gregory during SDSU’s only other NCAA playoff season in 1979. With the Jackrabbits victory at McNeese State (La.) on Sept. 30, 2006, Stiegelmeier passed Gregory (55-50-3 from 1972-81) for sole possession of second place on the SDSU career wins list. After graduating from SDSU with degrees in mathematics and physical education, Stiegelmeier enrolled in graduate school at the University of Northern Iowa, where he served on the coaching staff of a Panther squad which posted a 7-4 mark in 1981.

COACH STIEGELMEIER’S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS • Enters 2013 season ranked second in career victories at South Dakota State University with 102 (102-76 record in 16 seasons) • The Jackrabbits have compiled a 68-22 home record in Coach Stig’s 16 seasons as head coach • SDSU has a 158-117 overall record since Coach Stig joined the coaching staff as an assistant in 1988 and has posted a winning record in 19 of 25 seasons • 1999 North Central Conference Coach of the Year • 2007 Great West Football Conference Coach of the Year • 2007 American Football Coaches Association FCS Region 5 Coach of the Year • Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Finalist in 2007 and 2009 • Led South Dakota State to Football Championship Subdivision playoffs in 2009 and 2012 • Has led the Jackrabbits to a 60-43 overall record (.583 winning percentage) in the FCS era, which began in 2004

Stiegelmeier coached at Eau Claire (Wis.) North High School from 1981-84, then returned to his home state as defensive coordinator, secondary coach and recruiting coordinator at Northern State University from 1984-87. Northern was 8-3 in his last season with the Wolves and finished fourth in the nation in total defense Following his time at NSU, Stiegelmeier went back to school, enrolling at the University of Wisconsin, where he was a graduate assistant on the staff headed by Don Morton while working on his doctorate. Stiegelmeier returned to his alma mater in July 1988, joining Wayne Haensel’s Jackrabbit coaching staff as secondary coach and recruiting coordinator. After Haensel stepped down following the 1990 season, Stiegelmeier was elevated to defensive coordinator by new head coach Mike Daly. 2013 JACKRABBIT FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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COACH STIG In six seasons as defensive coordinator, Stiegelmeier helped guide the Jackrabbits to a 41-23 record. SDSU turned in a winning record in all six seasons, including five sevenwin seasons. That track record of success helped Stiegelmeier secure his first collegiate head coaching position in December 1996, when he was named Daly's successor. The Stiegelmeier era opened in style Sept. 13, 1997, as the Jackrabbits recorded a 17-7 victory at UC Davis. Although SDSU finished Stiegelmeier's first season with a 4-6 record, the foundation was laid for future success. The Jackrabbits posted a 6-5 record during the 1998 season and broke through with an 8-3 overall mark and a 6-3, fourthplace showing in the North Central Conference. Led by Harlon Hill Award candidate Josh Ranek, SDSU posted its most victories in 20 years in 1999 and was ranked 15th in the final NCAA Division II regular season poll, despite being picked sixth in the NCC race by both the coaches and media. Following the season, Stiegelmeier was named North Central Conference Coach of the Year. SDSU went on to post upper-division finishes in the NCC three of its last four years before moving into the ranks of Division I-AA (now Football Championship Subdivision) in 2004. He and his wife, Laurie, are active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, serving on the state board of directors. The Stiegelmeiers are the parents of four grown children: Anna, Isaac, Liesbeth and Samuel.

MILESTONE WINS • No. 1: SDSU 17, UC Davis 7 (Sept. 13, 1997 at Davis, Calif.) • No. 2 [first home win and first North Central Conference victory]: SDSU 20, St. Cloud State 16 (Oct. 11, 1997, at Brookings) • No. 25: SDSU 34, Ferris State (Mich.) 24 (Sept. 1, 2001, at Brookings) • No. 45 [first win over FCS opponent]: SDSU 31, Southern (La.) 24 (Sept. 25, 2004, at Baton Rouge, La.) • No. 50: SDSU 69, Valparaiso (Ind.) 6 (Sept. 10, 2005, at Brookings) • No. 69 [first Missouri Valley Football Conference victory]: SDSU 40, Youngstown State 7 (Sept. 6, 2008, at Brookings) • No. 75: SDSU 25, North Dakota State 24 (Nov. 22, 2008, at Fargo, N.D.) • No. 100: SDSU 16, Southern Illinois 12 (Nov. 3, 2012, at Carbondale, Ill.) • No. 102 [first playoff victory]: SDSU 58, Eastern Illinois 10 (Nov. 24, 2012, at Brookings)

COACH STIEGELMEIER VERSUS THE OPPOSITION OPPONENT Augustana (S.D.) Cal Poly UC Davis Central Arkansas Chadron State (Neb.) Delaware Eastern Illinois Ferris State (Mich.) Georgia Southern Grand Valley State (Mich.) Humboldt State (Calif.) Illinois Illinois State Indiana State Iowa State Kansas McNeese State (La.) Minnesota Minnesota State, Mankato Missouri-Rolla Missouri State Montana Montana State Morningside (Iowa) Nebraska Nebraska-Omaha

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RECORD 6-2 2-5 5-2 2-0 1-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 1-3 2-0 1-0 0-1 2-2 3-2 0-1 0-1 1-1 0-1 4-3 1-0 5-0 0-3 0-1 4-0 0-1 2-5

LAST MEETING 2004 (W, 38-9) 2011 (L, 14-48) 2012 (W, 12-8) 2007 (W, 38-10) 2002 (W, 28-15) 2010 (L, 3-26) 2012 (W, 58-10) 2002 (W, 34-24) 2009 (W, 44-6) 2000 (W, 36-27) 2003 (W, 47-6) 2011 (L, 3-56) 2011 (L, 13-20) 2012 (W, 24-10) 2008 (L, 17-44) 2012 (L, 17-31) 2008 (L, 44-46 — 3 OT) 2009 (L, 13-16) 2003 (W, 38-6) 2005 (W, 64-28) 2012 (W, 17-7) 2009 (L, 48-61) 2004 (L, 24-27) 2000 (W, 51-14) 2010 (L, 3-17) 2003 (L, 17-34)

OPPONENT Nicholls State (La.) North Dakota North Dakota State Northern Colorado Northern Iowa Northwest Missouri State St. Cloud State (Minn.) South Dakota Southeastern Louisiana Southern (La.) Southern Illinois Soutehrn Utah Stephen F. Austin (Texas) Texas State Valparaiso (Ind.) Wayne State (Neb.) Western Illinois Western Oregon Western Washington William Penn (Iowa) Winona State (Minn.) Wisconsin-La Crosse Wisconsin-Stout Youngstown State (Ohio) TOTAL

RECORD 1-0 2-6 6-11 3-5 1-6 1-0 6-1 6-2 1-0 1-0 3-2 4-1 2-0 1-1 1-0 2-0 5-1 2-0 1-1 1-0 1-1 1-1 1-0 5-1 102-76

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LAST MEETING 2006 (W, 24-17) 2010 (W, 21-0) 2012 (L, 3-28) 2005 (W, 30-14) 2012 (L, 6-27) 2003 (W, 20-0) 2003 (W, 27-24) 2012 (W, 31-8) 2012 (W, 31-14) 2004 (W, 31-24) 2012 (W, 16-12) 2011 (W, 29-28) 2008 (W, 50-48) 2007 (W, 38-3) 2005 (W, 69-6) 2000 (W, 65-3) 2012 (W, 31-10) 2004 (W, 38-3) 2002 (W, 23-19) 2006 (W, 34-3) 2004 (W, 45-20) 2006 (L, 3-17) 1998 (W, 56-13) 2012 (W, 41-28)

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CLINT BROWN • Defensive Coordinator • Defensive Ends lint Brown enters his fifth season as an assistant coach with the South Dakota State University football program, and his first as the team’s sole defensive coordinator. He also fills the roles of defensive ends coach and recruiting coordinator.

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Previously a co-defensive coordinator since his arrival in 2009, Brown has been a member of the Jackrabbit coaching staff for both of the program’s Football Championship Subdivision playoff teams. In 2009, Brown helped direct a defense that played a prominent role in SDSU’s first berth in the Football Championship Subdivison playoffs. SDSU ranked among the national leaders in scoring defense for much of the season, before finishing the year ranked 16th after allowing an average of 17.4 points per game. Additionally, SDSU posted top-20 national rankings in three other defensive categories: pass efficiency defense (fourth, 99.55); rushing defense (14th, 104.33 yards per game) and total defense (17th, 289.5 yards per game). • Fifth Season Recruiting Areas: • Twin Cities [St. Paul] • Arizona Alma Mater: • Nebraska, 1996

Brown also served as position coach for All-America defensive end Danny Batten, who was honored as CoMissouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year and was later selected in the sixth round of the NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. During the 2010 campaign, the Jackrabbits posted 21 sacks in 11 games and continued to rank highly among MVFC squads for pass efficiency defense (second, 122.8) and scoring defense (third, 23.6 points per game). Four SDSU players received all-conference accolades on the defensive side of the ball, including first-team selections Cole Brodie at cornerback and Derek Domino at linebacker. The Jackrabbits ranked in the upper half of the MVFC in several defensive categories during the 2011 season, including finishing second in pass defense by allowing an average of 186.9 yards per game through the air. SDSU made a return to the FCS playoffs in 2012 behind a defense that ranked in the top 10 for three different categories: pass efficiency defense (fourth, 100.33); scoring defense (fifth, 16.38 points per game) and total defense (eighth, 305.31 yards per game). The Jackrabbits also ranked 21st nationally in rushing defense at 124 yards per game. Brown has coached at the collegiate level for 19 years. Prior to joining the Jackrabbit coaching staff, Brown served as the defensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator and assistant head coach at Wayne State College (Neb.) for four seasons. During his tenure at Wayne, the Wildcats improved from four wins the first season to a 9-3 record and NCAA Division II playoff berth in 2008. A native of Arlington, Neb., Brown earned two varsity letters at Nebraska and was a member of the Cornhuskers’ 1994 national championship team. While completing his bachelor’s degrees in secondary education biology and history, Brown began his collegiate coaching career as a student assistant for the Cornhuskers during the spring of 1995. He moved on later that year to coach the outside linebackers at Nebraska Wesleyan, then spent the 1996 season as a graduate assistant at Nebraska-Omaha. Brown spent two more seasons as a graduate assistant at New Mexico State, working with the Sam linebackers in 1997 and the secondary in 1998. While in Las Cruces he completed a master of arts degree in curriculum and instruction. After four years as defensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Bethel College (Kan.), Brown returned to New Mexico State for the 2004 season, coaching the Aggies’ safeties and special teams. He also served as the team’s academic coordinator. He and his wife, Stephanie, are the parents of a 5-year-old daughter, Ava.

The Brown Family: Stephanie, Ava and Clint.

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ERIC EIDSNESS • Offensive Coordinator • Quarterbacks ric Eidsness rejoined the Jackrabbit coaching staff in 2010 as quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator, and was elevated to offensive coordinator following the 2011 campaign.

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With Eidsness directing the offense, the Jackrabbits have posted prolific numbers in both the running and passing games. During the 2012 season, South Dakota State featured the nation’s top rusher in Zach Zenner, who averaged a Football Championship Subdivision-best 157.2 yards per game. SDSU went on to average 23.4 points and 367.6 yards of total offense per game en route to a 9-4 overall record and berth in the FCS playoffs.

• Fourth Season Recruiting Areas: • Twin Cities/ Minnesota • Georgia • North Dakota Alma Mater: University of Sioux Falls,1992

In 2011, Eidsness oversaw the emergence of Austin Sumner as one of the top young quarterbacks in the Football Championship Subdivision. Sumner established a Missouri Valley Football Conference freshman record with 2,382 yards passing, was named MVFC Freshman of the Year and finished third in the inaugural Jerry Rice Award given to the top freshman in the FCS ranks. The Jackrabbits led the MVFC in passing offense, averaging 299.6 yards per game in eight league contests — an increase of nearly 90 yards per game from the previous season. During the 2010 season, Eidsness directed a passing attack that allowed only six sacks all season in more than 350 attempts. An assistant coach for the Jackrabbits on two other occasions under head coach John Stiegelmeier, Eidsness left SDSU after the 2003 season to become head coach at Southwest Minnesota State. He compiled a 26-40 career record during his tenure on the Mustang sideline, which included a 6-5 season in 2008 — only the eighth winning season in school history. Eidsness’ 26 victories as head coach rank second in program history. While at the helm of the Mustang program, Eidsness coached 61 all-conference players, including 10 who earned all-region honors. SMSU increased its scoring average each of his last four seasons, from 20.1 points per game in 2006 to 36.0 points in 2009, tying a school record with eight games of 30-plus points. The 2009 squad averaged 396.2 yards of total offense per game. Eidsness began his association with the Jackrabbits as a graduate assistant during the 1996 and 1997 seasons, working with the team’s receivers. After a year as offensive coordinator at Ferris State (Mich.), he returned to SDSU in 1999 as offensive coordinator, while also coaching the team’s quarterbacks and running backs. In five seasons directing the offense at SDSU, the Jackrabbits averaged 27.6 points per game while competing at the Division II level. During his tenure, the Jackrabbits set numerous school records both rushing the ball with AllAmerica running back Josh Ranek and throwing the ball with quarterback Dan Fjeldheim. A Sioux Falls native, Eidsness attended St. Cloud State University for two years before transferring to the University of Sioux Falls, where he graduated in 1992. He spent two years playing in Europe, where he also began his coaching career with the Robinson Sphinx in Paris, France. Upon returning to the United States, Eidsness served as quarterbacks and receivers coach at Morningside during the 1994 and 1995 seasons before enrolling in graduate school at SDSU.

The Eidsness Family: Otto, Eli, Brandy, Isla, Eric and Olive.

A second-generation coach, Eidsness followed is the footsteps of his father, Lyle, who coached at the high school and collegiate levels throughout the Upper Midwest for more than 30 years. Lyle served on his son’s coaching staff at Southwest Minnesota State for four years (200407) as special teams and running backs coach.

Eidsness and his wife, Brandy, are the parents of five children: sons Eli (8) and Otto (6), and daughters Isla (4), Olive (1) and the late Audrey Rose.

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SHANNON MOORE • Special Teams Coordinator • Tight Ends hannon Moore has filled a variety of roles on John Stiegelemeier’s coaching staff as he approaches his eighth season as a full-time assistant.

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Moore coached the running backs and tight ends from 2006-08, before taking on the duties of special teams coordinator and quarterbacks coach during the 2009 campaign. In 2010, Moore returned to coaching the tight ends, while retaining special teams responsibilities. During his tenure with the Jackrabbits, Moore has coached three all-conference running backs and a pair of allconference tight ends. At running back, Kyle Minett developed into a two-time All-American while ranking second in career rushing with 4,277 yards. Anthony Watson and Cory Koenig also ended their careers in the top five on SDSU’s career rushing chart. • Eighth Season Recruiting Areas: • Illinois • Eastern Wisconsin Alma Mater: • Black Hills State, 2000

Moore played an instrumental role in the development of two-time all-Great West Football Conference tight end Chris Wagner, who later signed as a free agent with the Oakland Raiders. He also served as a mentor to tight end Colin Cochart, who earned first-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors in 2010 and later signed with the Cincinnati Bengals. The Jackrabbits have consistently ranked among the top teams in the Missouri Valley Football Conference in several special teams categories. SDSU ranked second in net kickoff coverage each of the past two seasons, while ranking in the top-20 nationally for net punting each of the past two seasons. The Jackrabbits also ranked ninth nationally for kickoff returns with an average of 23.86 yards per attempt in 2010. Aside from his coaching duties, Moore has performed a key role in the academic success of the Jackrabbit football team, which has led its league in the number of academic all-league selections each of the past seven seasons. In addition, six Jackrabbits have earned Capital One Academic All-America honors, two have received Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association Postgraduate Scholarships and two players have been bestowed NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships. Moore previously served as a graduate assistant at SDSU during the 2003 and 2004 seasons, working with the running backs, tight ends and special teams while pursuing a master’s degree in education administration. He later added a master’s degree in sports administration at SDSU. Prior to returning to Brookings, he served as head coach of the Wyoming Cavalry of the National Indoor Football League, where he compiled an Shannon Moore and Lindsay Hadlock. 18-11 record over two seasons. In 2005, Moore led the Casper-based Cavalry to a franchise-best 10-5 record and a playoff berth, while also serving as the team’s offensive coordinator. A native of Gordon, Neb., Moore played three seasons at Black Hills State in Spearfish, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education in 2000. He taught and coached at Sully Buttes High School in Onida for three seasons before enrolling in graduate school at SDSU. In addition to his coaching duties, Moore serves as the program’s team camp director. Moore and Lindsay Hadlock are engaged to be married.

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JAY CHRISTENSEN • Defensive Backs ay Christensen returns for his third season as defensive backs coach of the South Dakota State University football team.

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• Third Season Recruiting Areas: • Florida • Iowa Alma Mater: • Nebraska-Kearney, 1999

In 2011, Christensen helped coach a unit that ranked second in the Missouri Valley Football Conference for pass defense, allowing 186.9 yards per league game through the air. Sophomore cornerback Winston Wright earned MVFC Player of the Week honors the final week of the Jackrabbits’ season and also earned second-team all-MVFC honors after leading the team with three interceptions and adding 57 tackles. Christensen again coached an all-MVFC performer in 2012, mentoring safety Skyler Luxa to second-team honors. As a squad, the Jackrabbit defense ranked fourth among Football Championship Subdivision programs for pass efficiency defense at 100.33, allowing only nine touchdowns through the air while intercepting 13 passes. SDSU also ranked fifth in scoring defense (16.38 points per game) and eighth in total defense (305.3 yards per game). Christensen came to SDSU after serving the three previous seasons as defensive coordinator at Morningside College (Iowa), where he directed a top-ranked defense that allowed only 12.7 points and 12.1 first downs per game in 2010. The Mustangs compiled a 30-6 record in his three seasons on the Morningside sidelines, allowing an average of 15 points per game as the Mustangs reached the NAIA playoffs all three years. He also assisted with the special teams units. Previously, Christensen served as a graduate assistant coach in charge of the inside linebackers and later as defensive backs coach at his alma mater, Nebraska-Kearney, from 2004-08. In 2005, the Lopers qualified for the NCAA Division II playoffs and a year later ranked first in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in scoring defense. He began his coaching career in 2003 as an assistant coach at Ravenna High School (Neb.), before enrolling in graduate school.

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JESSE CURRIER • Defensive Tackles • Recruiting Coordinator esse Currier has filled many roles within the Jackrabbit football program, and will continue to work with the team’s defensive tackles during the 2013 season. Following the 2012 season, Currier added the recruiting coordinator role to his duties.

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Currier has worked on both sides of the ball as a member of the SDSU coaching staff. As a graduate assistant, he helped mentor the Jackrabbit running backs and tight ends in 2008, working with 1,000-yard rusher and secondteam all-Missouri Valley Conference selection Kyle Minett and honorable mention all-MVFC tight end Colin Cochart. In 2009, Currier moved to a graduate assistant role on defense, where he worked with codefensive coordinator Clint Brown with the • Fourth Season defensive line. As a unit, SDSU defensive lineRecruiting Areas: men combined to record 42 tackles for loss and • Southeastern 24 sacks in 12 games to spearhead a run to the Minnesota Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for • Western Wisconsin the first time in program history. • Illinois [Chicago] Currier had the opportunity to help mentor Alma Mater: All-America defensive end Danny Batten, who • South Dakota was honored as Co-Missouri Valley Football State, 2008 Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 and was selected in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. Batten finished third in the voting for the 2009 Buck Buchanan Award, which honors the top defensive player in the FCS ranks. In 2010, Currier continued his work with the Jackrabbit defensive line. As a unit, the SDSU front four accounted for 23 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks. Defensive end Zacharia Bowers was honored as a member of the MVFC All-Newcomer Team. During the 2011 season, Currier aided in the development of interior lineman Andy Mink, who led the team with 8.5 tackles for loss and six sacks, while ranking second on the squad in total tackles with 75. Mink again ranked among the team leaders in tackles for loss in 2012, earning honorable mention all-MVFC honors.

The Currier Family: Chelsea, Gracie and Jesse. A native of Iroquois, S.D., Currier served as an assistant coach at the high school level for five seasons before joining the Jackrabbit coaching staff. His squad at Iroquois High School won the state Class 9B championship in 2006. Currier graduated from SDSU in the spring of 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in history education. He is continuing his education by pursuing a master’s degree in education administration. He and his wife, Chelsea, are the parents of an infant daughter, Gracie.

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JOSH DAVIS • Wide Receivers osh Davis continues his long association with the Jackrabbit football program as he begins his fifth season as wide receivers coach.

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During the Jackrabbits’ 2009 playoff-qualifying season, Davis mentored a veteran group of receivers led by twotime second-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection Glen Fox. The senior trio of Fox, Mike Steffen and Saunders Montague combined to account for 142 receptions, 1,875 yards and 10 touchdowns. In 2010, Davis faced the challenge of working with a young receiving corps. Under his direction, Tyrel Kool was an honorable mention all-MVFC selection after recording 64 receptions for 808 yards — totals that both rank in the Jackrabbit top 10s for a single season. Davis also mentored Brandon Hubert and Aaron Rollin, who each tallied more than 20 receptions.

• Fifth Season Recruiting Areas: • California Alma Mater: • South Dakota State, 2006

Davis had the opportunity to coach one of the top receiving tandems in the nation in 2011 as Dale Moss and Aaron Rollin each recorded 61 receptions and tallied more than 900 receiving yards apiece. Moss, who signed after the 2011 season with the Green Bay Packers, earned a spot on the all-Missouri Valley Football Conference Second Team, as well as being recognized on the MVFC All-Newcomer Team in his only year of collegiate football after four years of playing basketball. Rollin, meanwhile, led the team with seven touchdowns and was honored as an honorable mention all-MVFC selection. Rollin (140) and Kool (138) finished their careers in 2012 ranked fifth and sixth, respectively, in career receptions by a Jackrabbit. Rollin also finished fifth in career receiving yards with 1,878. The duo were among the five five different wide receivers Davis mentored who recorded at least a dozen receptions for a Jackrabbit squad that made its second appearance in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. A native of Omaha, Neb., Davis previously served as a graduate assistant on John Stiegelmeier’s coaching staff during the 2007 season and also served as a student intern in 2006 while completing his bachelor’s degree in health, physical education and recreation. He further gained coaching experience at the collegiate level by mentoring the wide receivers at Council Bluffs-based Iowa Western Community College in the spring of 2009. A record-setting wide receiver at SDSU from 2002-05, Davis still holds the Jackrabbit career mark of 225 receptions, while his 3,192 receiving yards rank second on the all-time SDSU charts. In addition, Davis holds the Jackrabbits’ single-game record with 16 receptions, a feat he accomplished against Western Washington in 2002. He recorded at least 40 receptions in all four seasons and led the team in catches three times, including 70 in 2002, a figure which ranks in a tie for second place on the Jackrabbit single-season charts. Davis was a first-team all-North Central Conference selection in 2003 and was a second-team all-Great West Football Conference honoree in 2005, the Jackrabbits’ second season competing in the FCS ranks. Prior to the start of the 2011 season, Davis was named to the Coughlin-Alumni Stadium All-Time Team. In addition to his coaching duties, Davis serves as the team’s pro liaison and organizes the team’s anuual pro day.

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JOHN FLYNN • Offensive Line ohn Flynn is in his second season as the Jackrabbits’ offensive line coach after joining the South Dakota State University football staff in February 2012.

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Flynn made an immediate impact during the 2012 season as the Jackrabbits more than doubled their average rushing total from the previous year, increasing from 83.5 yards per game in 2011 to 177.2 en route to a berth in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

• Second Season Recruiting Areas: • California • Colorado • Minnesota Alma Mater: • Oklahoma, 2004

Two of Flynn’s players, tackle Bryan Witzmann (first team) and Will Castle (second team) were allMissouri Valley Football Conference honorees in 2012. Witzmann went on to receive first-team AllAmerica honors from the Sports Network and second-team recognition from The Assoicated Press. Flynn arrived at SDSU after five seasons at his alma mater, Oklahoma, where he served first as an offensive quality control assistant and later as a graduate assistant During his time as a member of Bob Stoops’ coaching staff, Flynn served in a variety of roles, including assistant offensive line coach for Sooner teams that played in five bowl games, highlighted by an appearance the 2009 BCS National Championship. Flynn also assisted in coaching the team’s running backs, tight ends and special teams units during his tenure at Oklahoma.

The Flynns: Jennifer, Jackson and John Three of the offensive linemen he coached — Trent Williams, Phil Loadholt and Duke Robinson — earned All-America recognition and later were selected in the National Football League Draft. Prior to coaching, Flynn served as a coordinator for athletic academic services at Oklahoma, where he helped monitor the academic progress of more than 600 student-athletes. As a player, Flynn lettered two times as an offensive lineman for Sooner teams that won Big 12 Conference titles in 2002 and 2004 and played in back-to-back BCS National Championship games. He and his wife, Jennifer, are the parents of an infant son, Jackson.

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NIC MCKISSIC-LUKE • Running Backs ic McKissic-Luke joined the South Dakota State University football coaching staff in March 2013 and will coach the team’s running backs.

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“Coach McKissic-Luke will be a tremendous addition to our coaching staff,” Jackrabbit head coach John Stiegelmeier said in announcing the hire. “He brings great energy to our program and has had some unique playing and coaching experiences. He also has developed good recruiting connections in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.”

• First Season Recruiting Area: • Alabama • Florida • Georgia Alma Mater: • Alabama A&M, 2006

McKissic-Luke spent the past five seasons as running backs and slot receivers coach at Benedict College, an NCAA Division II program in Columbia, S.C. During his tenure, the Tigers led the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in rushing in 2009 and 2010, with the 2009 squad ranking seventh in Division II with an average of 250 yards per game. In addition, McKissic-Luke worked two summers (2011, 2012) with the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League through the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Internship. As a player, McKissic-Luke began his career at the University of Alabama before transferring to Alabama A&M University. In three seasons (2004-06) at Alabama A&M, he went on to finish first in career rushing yards with more than 2,000, and helped lead the Bulldogs to the Southwestern Athletic Conference title his senior year.

The McKissic-Luke Family (clockwise from top left): Nic, Nate, Tanisha, Nicolas and Nyla.

His family includes his fianceé, Tanisha; daughter, Nyla (5); son, Nicolas (3), and nephew, Nate (13).

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JIMMY ROGERS • Linebackers immy Rogers, a former standout defensive player for tSouth Dakota State, returned to his alma mater in June 2013 to coach the Jackrabbit linebackers.

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“It is a treat to hire back a guy who played, led and made a difference in our program,” head coach John Stiegelmeier said in announcing the hire. “Jimmy Rogers is a coach who will get everything out of each and every one of our linebackers.”

• First Season Recruiting Area: • Arizona Alma Mater: • South Dakota State, 2009

A native of Hamilton, Ariz., Rogers most recently served as a graduate assistant at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. He spent the fall of 2012 as an offensive graduate assistant, working with the offensive line. In the spring of 2013 he transitioned to the defensive side of the ball as he worked with the team’s linebackers. Immediately after his collegiate playing career ended, Rogers spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at South Dakota State, working with the Jackrabbit defensive backs in 2010 and linebackers in 2011. He also assisted with the special teams units both seasons. As a player, Rogers lettered for the Jackrabbits from 2006-09 and was a two-time all-conference selection. He led both the team and the Great West Football Conference with 110 tackles in 2007 as South Dakota State claimed the league title and Rogers was a first-team all-GWFC selection. He again led the squad in tackles in 2008 with 93 en route to earning second-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors. He was a captain on the Jackrabbits’ first FCS playoff team in 2009, recording 66 tackles his senior season to finish his four-year career with 312 stops in 46 games. He also intercepted three passes and forced three fumbles in a Jackrabbit uniform.

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MARC DAVIS • Coordinator of Football Operations arc Davis joined the Jackrabbit football staff in January 2012, filling the newly created position of coordinator of football operations.

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His wide array of duties include organizing the team’s recruiting weekends, assisting with travel, coordinating special events and working with the program’s Difference Makers Club. He also helps organize team community service events and coordinates the team’s training table. Davis previously served as the football operations assistant for two seasons (2010-11) at the University of New Mexico. A 2009 graduate of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, he served as a student assistant for the offensive line during the 2008 season and was a graduate assistant for the tight ends at the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) in 2009, where he earned a master’s degree in activities administration. He also served a year-long internship in stadium operations at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium. • Second Season Alma Mater: • Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2009

DANIEL JACKSON • Graduate Assistant - Defense aniel returned to the Jackrabbit football program as the defensive graduate assistant during the 2012 campaign. He works primarily with the team’s defensive backs and serves as a recruiting assistant.

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During the Jackrabbits’ playoff season in 2012, Jackson helped mentor a secondary that allowed only nine passing touchdowns, while intercepting 13 passes. As a squad, the Jackrabbit defense ranked fourth among Football Championship Subdivision programs for pass efficiency defense at 100.33. SDSU also ranked fifth in scoring defense (16.38 points per game) and eighth in total defense (305.3 yards per game). Jackson previously was associated with South Dakota State football as a player from 2003-05. The Omaha native was recruited as a linebacker following an all-state career at Omaha Burke High School and played briefly with the Jackrabbits in 2004, recording a pair of tackles. He returned to Omaha to complete a degree at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. • Second Season Alma Mater: • Nebraska-Omaha, 2008

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DOM MIROCKE • Offensive Quality Control om Mirocke is in his second season with the Jackrabbit football program and will oversee the team’s offensive quality control efforts during the 2013 season. His duties will include film breakdown and organizing the team’s defensive scout squad.

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Mirocke spent the past two seasons at Southwest Minnesota State, where he coached the running backs and fullbacks. In 2011, SMSU’s rushing attack set a single-season school record by averaging 4.5 yards per attempt and a single-game mark with 397 yards at Minnesota State, Moorhead. Prior to arriving at SMSU, Mirocke spent the 2010 spring season as an assistant coach at Emporia State (Kan.). A native of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Mirocke lettered four seasons at tight end for Emporia State. He played in 36 straight games for the Hornets, recording 17 career receptions and three touchdowns. • Second Season Alma Mater: • Emporia State (Kan.), 2010

A 2010 graduate of Emporia State with a degree in integrated studies, Mirocke completed a master’s degree in sports leadership at Southwest Minnesota State in 2012.

JIM PAWELEC • Defensive Quality Control im Pawelec is in his second season as a member of the South Dakota State football program, but in his first in his capacity as offensive quality control, where his duties include film breakdown and organization of the scout team defense. He served as the Jackrabbits’ video coordinator during the 2012 season.

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A native of Big Bend, Wis., Pawelec has been a part of the college football scene in South Dakota since 2005. He played as an offensive lineman at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, earning a bachelor’s degree in sports management in 2010. He then moved on to Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, where he served as defensive line coach while completing a master’s degree in educational policy and administration in 2012. Pawelec also worked as a coaching intern and head equipment manager for the Sioux Falls Storm of the Indoor Football League during the 2008 and 2009 campaigns. • Second Season Alma Mater: • Augustana, 2010

JORDAN HUNT • Football Equipment ordan Hunt joins the South Dakota State football staff as equipment manager for the 2013 season. He will be in charge of equipment ordering, inventory and distribution for the football program.

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A native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Hunt previously worked as a student equipment manager at the University of Alabama from 2008-11. During his time at Alabama, the Crimson Tide football team claimed a pair of national championships. Hunt graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in education. He and his wife, Jana, live in Brookings.

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NATHAN MOE • Assistant Athletic Director — Strength and Conditioning athan Moe has directed the strength and conditioning program at South Dakota State University since August 2005. In the spring of 2012, Moe was honored as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association during its annual conference in Orlando, Fla.He was one of 15 strength and conditioning coaches to be honored at a ceremony and is 115 coaches nationwide to receive the certification, which a requires a minimum of 12 years experience as a full-time strength and conditioning coach on the collegiate or professional level Moe joined the Jackrabbit coaching staff iafter heading the strength and conditioning program at Eastern Illinois University for three years. Previously, he was the assistant coach for strength and conditioning at Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he worked with the football strength program, while being directly responsible for men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s swimming, women’s soccer and men’s golf. At SDSU, Moe has implemented the Iron Jacks program, which recognizes Jackrabbit studentathletes from all 21 varsity sports who achieve a set of high standards for specific exercises in their respective sports. From 1997 through spring of 1999, Moe was a graduate assistant in the strength and conditioning The Moe Family ( from left): Colleen, Kylie, Zachary program at the University of Texas. He has also and Nathan. worked in private business in the physical fitness profession in both Austin, Texas, and Fargo, N.D. A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Moe is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, USA Weightlifting and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. Moe is a 1997 graduate of Moorhead State University (Minn.), where he was an all-conference linebacker for the 1995 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference champions. He and his wife, Colleen, are the parents of a son, Zachary (10), and a daughter, Kylie, who will turn 8 this fall.

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Seth Daughters

Paul Lundgren

Jesse Rodriguez

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant

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POWER CLEAN

BACK SQUAT

BENCH PRESS

VERTICAL JUMP

20-YARD AGILITY

STANDING LONG JUMP

Steven Bazata

Chase Douglas

David Hettiger

David Hettiger

543 lbs. - Mar. 2013

475 lbs. - Mar. 2012

Hettiger/Fitzsimmons 31.5 in

Brian Fischer

374 lbs. - Mar. 2008

4.35 sec. - Mar. 2009

9-9 - Aug. 2012

Jake Steffen

Doug Peete

Antonio Thompson

Danny Batten

Danny Batten

Danny Batten

352 lbs. - Mar. 2011

543 lbs. - Mar. 2013

450 lbs. - Mar. 2009

34.5 in. - Aug. 2009

4.21 sec. - Mar. 2009

10-1 - Aug. 2009

Chris Johnson

Mike Lien

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

374 lbs. - Mar. 2008

514 lbs. - Mar. 2011

410 lbs. - Aug. 2009

37.5 in. - Aug. 2007

4.07 sec. - Mar. 2009

10-7 - Mar. 2009

Cole Brodie

Brock Gentile

Winston Wright

Skyler Luxa

Conrad Kjerstad

Skyler Luxa

341 lbs. - Mar. 2009

500 lbs. - Mar. 2006

359 lbs. - Mar. 2013

37.5 in.

4.02 sec. - Aug. 2009

10-10.5 - Aug. 2010

Jon Fick

Will Castle

Jon Fick

Paul Keizer

Mitch Erickson

Ryan Ode

374 lbs. - Mar. 2011

574 lbs. - Mar. 2012

453 lbs. - Mar. 2012

32 in. - Mar. 2005

4.27 sec. - Aug. 2006

9-3 - Mar. 2013

Vince Benedetto

Vince Benedetto

Chad Strehlow

Cam Jones

Colin Cochart

Cam Jones

347 lbs. - Mar. 2013

486 lbs. - Mar. 2013

370 lbs. - Mar. 2013

36 in. - Mar. 2013

4.20 sec. - Mar. 2009

10-2.75 - Mar. 2013

Zach Zenner

Zach Zenner

Anthony Watson

Tyrel Kool

Zach Zenner

Tyrel Kool

341 lbs. - Mar. 2013

491 lbs. - Mar. 2013

385 lbs. - Mar. 2006

37.5 in. - Feb. 2012

4.05 sec. - Mar. 2012

10-9.5 - Aug. 2009

Ryan Crawford

Tyler Finnes

Andy Kardoes

Ryan Crawford

Reed Burckhardt

Tyler Finnes

275 lbs. - Aug. 2007

420 lbs. - Mar. 2013

325 lbs. - Mar. 2004

33.5 in. - Aug. 2008

4.37 sec. - Mar. 2006

9-6.5 - Mar. 2013

Brandon Gant

Brandon Gant

Brandon Gant

Jeff Fish

Dusty Snyders/Gant

Brandon Gant

313 lbs. - Mar. 2011

460 lbs. - Mar. 2009

335 lbs. - Mar. 2009

41 in. - Aug. 2012

4.03 sec.

10-6.5 - Mar. 2008

Ethan Sawyer

Jay Carlson/Sawyer

Justin Syrovatka

Parker Douglass

Dean Priddy

Parker Douglass

292 lbs. - Mar. 2013

409 lbs. - Mar. 2013

298 lbs. - Mar. 2012

34 in. - Mar. 2007

4.27 sec. - Mar. 2009

9-4 - Mar. 2007

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING OVERVIEW South Dakota State University Strength and Conditioning strives to enhance the athletic development of more than 400 student-athletes, working to accomplish this goal through the integration of performance variables that meet the demands of each individual sport. Performance variables include mobility, strength, flexibility, power, linear and lateral speed; as well as developing the necessary energy systems to compete at the highest level. Through the enhancement of these performance variables the goal is to decrease the incident of injury and ensure the durability of Jackrabbit student-athletes. The SDSU Strength and Conditioning staff accomplishes these goals through the use of the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Weight Room and the Stanley J. Marshall HPER Center Student-Athlete Weight Room. Both of these facilities include a variety of training equipment ranging from Olympic lifting platforms and power racks to stability balls and cable machines. The convenience that the two student-athlete weight rooms provide ensures all 21 varsity sports can be accommodated. In addition, the two student-athlete weight rooms, allow the staff to provide the best training environment for each individual sport and athlete.

IRON JACKS During the 2012-13 academic year, 12 Jackrabbit football players earned the distinction of Iron Jacks for their commitment and efforts in strength and conditioning. Players honored included: • Vince Benedetto • David Hettiger • T.J. Lally • Kevin Klocek • Ethan Sawyer • Dallas Brown • Chase Douglas • Tyrel Kool • Winston Wright • Bo Helm • Blake Krings • Zach Zenner

Top Right: A view of the weight room located inside the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center. Below Right: A second varsity weight room is located inside the Stanley J. Marshall HPER Center at South Dakota State University.

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DAVID RULE • Athletic Trainer avid Rule is in his third season as a member of the athletic training staff at South Dakota State University. In addition to his work with the Jackrabbit football team, Rule oversee sports medicine operations in the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center.

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Rule has worked with football teams both at the collegiate and professional level for the past seven years. While an undergraduate student at Purdue University, Rule worked with the Boilermaker football program as a senior, assisting in day-to-day operations in the training room and on the practice field and aiding in in-season and offseason rehabilitation programs. Prior to arriving at South Dakota State, Rule served a year-long internship with the Baltimore Ravens, with whom he constructed and implemented rehabilitation programs for injured athletes, maintained athletes’ medical records and assisted in the daily operations of the training room. He also completed a year-long internship with the Green Bay Packers from May 2008 to May 2009 and spent the summers of 2005 and 2006 as a summer intern with the Buffalo Bills.

• Third Season Alma Mater: A 2007 graduate of Purdue, Rule later enrolled in graduate school at West Virginia University. As a member of • Purdue (Ind.), 2007 the Mountaineers’ training staff, Rule assisted with physician consultations and also served as an Approved Clinical Instructor to undergraduate students in the Athletic Training Education Program.

SPORTS MEDICINE STAFF

Owen Stanley

Ben Heinze

David Kragness

Lisa Spors

Steven Labate

Danise Maas

Assistant ADSports Medicine

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Dr. Brian Aamlid

Dr. Brad Reeves

Dr. Verle Valentine

Dr. Merritt Warren

Team Physician

Team Physician

Team Physician

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DR. DAVID L. CHICOINE • President avid L. Chicoine, Ph.D., has served as the 19th president of South Dakota State University since Jan. 1, 2007, when he became the third alumnus to lead the state’s largest institution of higher education. President Chicoine, who graduated in 1969 with a bachelor of science in agribusiness, also holds an appointment as professor in the Department of Economics. President Chicoine has a long association with intercollegiate athletics, and is currently serving a four-year term on the NCAA Presidential Advisory Group. Chicoine also chaired the President’s Council for The Summit League — SDSU’s conference home for 18 of its 21 varsity sports — during the 2011-12 academic year, after filling the role of vice chair for two years. Previously, Chicoine served as the faculty representative to the Big Ten Conference and the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He served as chair of the Budget and Finance Committee for the Big Ten Conference for nine years of his 11-year term. In the spring of 2013, Chicoine and his executive team rolled out IMPACT 2018: A Strategic Vision for South Dakota State University. The five-year plan features four main goals: academic excellence, research and innovation, outreach and becoming a high-performing University. During his tenure, enrollment has reached record levels of undergraduate students and Ph.D. candidates. Correspondingly, the amount of research grants and contract awards has jumped nearly 90 percent during that time, and research expenditures exceeded $60 million in the 2010-2011 academic year. To support the strategic plan, the SDSU Foundation in 2008 launched an aggressive comprehensive fund-raising effort — “It Starts with State: A Campaign for South Dakota State University.” The capital campaign began with a goal of $200 million, but far exceeded that to a total of more than $255 million with contributions from more than 23,000 donors. The most visible support for the campaign can be seen in several construction and renovation projects funded primarily by generous donors, all part of the largest campus building boom since the 1960s. The majority of the facilities enhance the university’s research capabilities and allow for new discoveries that drive technology-based economic development in South Dakota. Building a better academic model has also been part of President Chicoine’s agenda. In the fall of 2010, SDSU launched the state’s first architecture program through its College of Arts and Sciences. The Chicoine administration also developed the new College of Education and Human Sciences in 2009, a merger of the former College of Education and Counseling, College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Department of Health and Physical Education. It represented the first significant academic restructuring in more than 40 years. Dr. Chicoine brought more than 30 years of experience in higher education with the University of Illinois to his role as president of SDSU. He is a nationally recognized economist, specializing in public finance, taxation, and rural economics. His higher education administrative experience includes service as Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, at the University of Illinois. He has co-authored four books, 12 book chapters and more than 100 invited and/or peer reviewed academic journal articles. Dr. Chicoine served as an advisor to the Illinois General Assembly on tax issues, farmland property tax assessments, public finance and rural economic issues. He served as a member of the Illinois Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, and was a member of the board of the Illinois State Treasurer’s Technology Development Fund. Chicoine received an M.S. in agricultural econcomics from the University of Delaware in 1971, and completed an M.A. in economics at Western Illinois University. In 1979, he completed his Ph.D. in agricultural economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The president and his wife, Marcia, live in Woodbine Cottage on the SDSU campus. Their family includes son, Joshua, a Chicago-based musician; daughter-in-law Laura Ellsworth; granddaughter Sylvie; grandson Watson, and their late son, Jason.

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JUSTIN SELL • Athletic Director Justin Sell has moved Jackrabbit Athletics forward in a number of areas of its Division I pursuits since being introduced as the 12th director of athletics at South Dakota State University on May 7, 2009. At South Dakota State, Sell oversees the Jackrabbits’ 21-sport Division I varsity athletics program. Eighteen SDSU teams compete in The Summit League, while football competes in the Missouri Valley Football Conference of the Football Championship Subdivision, and wrestling is a member of the Western Wrestling Conference. Women’s equestrian competes under the National Collegiate Equestrian Association banner. Under Sell’s leadership, Jackrabbit Athletics continues to make strides in athletic competition, in the classroom, in fundraising and in reconnecting with alumni. Fifth Year Alma Mater: • Bowling Green (Ohio), 1991

Athletically, the Jackrabbits have claimed a total of 16 regular and postseason league championships in six different sports since 2009-10. That success earned SDSU The Summit League Commissioner’s Cup all-sports trophy following the both the 201011 and 2012-13 seasons, along with winning the Summit League’s Dr. William Steinbrecher Men’s All-Sports Award during the 2012-13 season. Also in 2010-11, SDSU earned the league’s Sportsmanship Award, an award voted upon by its peers. In the classroom, Jackrabbit student-athletes continually post a grade-point average of 3.2 or higher in more than 70 different majors, which led SDSU to winning The Summit League’s Institutional Academic Achievement Award for the 2009-10 and 2012-13 academic years, and the Missouri Valley Football Conference Academic Award in all four years in the league (2008-11). In January of 2011, Sell announced a partnership with Learfield Sports, signing a 10-year deal worth $13 million for SDSU athletics. Learfield Sports quickly established a Brookings-based entity known as “Jackrabbit Sports Properties” that directs all aspects of the partnership, including managing and selling multimedia and sponsorship rights for South Dakota State Athletics. In addition to the deal with Learfield Sports, Sell directed the implementation of the Letterwinners Club, which provides opportunities for Jackrabbit Athletics to reconnect and stay connected with former student-athletes, while supporting current student-athletes at South Dakota State. Sell also has implemented other aggressive marketing and fundraising initiatives which have resulted in record average attendance for football during the 2009 season, as well as the highest number of donors and dollars donated to the Jackrabbit Club. Ticket sales totaled more than $1 million for the first time during the 2011-12 academic year, and was surpassed during the 2012-13 season.The Jackrabbit Athletic Scholarship Auction raised a record $505,000 in April 2013. On the facilities front, Sell oversaw the completion of the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center in 2010, and developed the 2025 SDSU Athletic Facilities Master Plan. Additionally, Sell spearheaded efforts to add permanent seating and a press box at Erv Huether Field, chairback seating in both Frost Arena and Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, and continues working towards the building of an indoor practice facility and new football stadium. Construction of the indoor facility — the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex — is scheduled to begin in August 2013, with completion slated for summer or fall of 2014. Born in Salem, Ore., and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Sell came to South Dakota State from the University of Northern Iowa, where he worked in various roles, both at the university and in the community for 10 years. He also worked at Villanova University, Syracuse University, Ohio State University and Bowling Green State University. Sell gained further experience working in the private sector for various sports teams and events. In the Brookings community, where Sell lives with his wife, Jennie, and their four children: Abbie, Zach, Josh and Eric, he serves as vice president of the Brookings Chamber of Commerce, vice president for the Brookings Friends of Baseball and is a member of the Brookings Health System Board of Trustees. Sell earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in 1991 and completed a master’s degree in physical education/sport administration at The Ohio State University in 1992.

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ROB PETERSON • Senior Associate Athletic Director — Internal Affairs • Football Supervisor ob Peterson joined the South Dakota State University staff in April 2000 as an assistant athletic director for internal operations in April 2000. Now the senior associate athletic director for internal affairs, Peterson supervises the Jackrabbit athletic department internal operations, with a primary focus on the day-to-day operations of the department, special projects, football scheduling, strategic planning and new facility development. Since joining SDSU, Peterson has supervised the construction of several new facilities, including the DeHaan Equestrian Center, the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center, Jackrabbit Softball Stadium, the new Erv Heuther Field for baseball, along with several renovations to the Stanley J. Marshall HPER Center. In addition to his day-to-day duties, Peterson serves on a variety of university committees and task forces including Campus Planning and Design, the university compliance team and the Intercollegiate Athletic Board. He also plays an active role in the community by serving on the Swiftel Center Advisory Board and previously the Visitors Promotions Committee. Nationally, Peterson serves as a member of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association Championships Committee and Selections Committee. He is a member of the FCS Athletic Directors Association, the Collegiate Athletic Business Managers Association and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. Peterson also serves as sports supervisor at South Dakota State for football, equestrian, baseball, swimming and diving, track and field, and cross country. Before joining the SDSU staff, Peterson served as the coordinator of athletic facilities, events and projects for Fresno State University from 1997-2000. In this position, he supervised seven athletic venues and the game operations for 10 sports. Prior to his time at Fresno State, Peterson served as assistant director of recreation — facilities and events at Northern Michigan University from 1995-97. This position provided him the opportunity to supervise events and operations for the Superior Dome on the campus of NMU. Peterson started his career at Northern Michigan as the director of sport clubs from 1994-95. Peterson’s collegiate education includes, a Bachelor of Science in physical education and health at NMU in 1992 and a Masters of Arts in sports administration from Central Michigan University in 1995. He also completed a collegiate marketing internship with NMU athletics and a professional sports operations internship with the Green Bay Packers, both in 1993. A Marquette, Mich., native, Peterson lives in Brookings with his dogs Emmitt and Messier.

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KATHY HEYLENS • Associate Athletic Director — Compliance/Senior Woman Administrator athy Heylens became South Dakota State’s first full-time Compliance Coordinator in 1990 and continues those duties as the associate athletic director for compliance and senior woman administrator. At SDSU, Heylens manages all aspects of the athletics compliance program to ensure strict adherence with NCAA, affiliated conferences and University rules and regulations for amateurism, eligibility, recruiting, financial aid, awards and benefits, playing and practice seasons, and enforcement; and as SWA help to create an environment where staff and student-athletes can achieve their goals. Heylens is currently serving a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Legislative Council, which is the primary legislative body in the Division I governance structure. She also was appointed to the four-member Legislative Council Administrative Committee, which acts on behalf of the full Legislative Council between meetings to transact routine items of business; and serves on the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Governance Committee. In addition to her day-to-day duties, Heylens serves on the University’s Undergraduate Experience Committee, Diversity Committee, Intercollegiate Athletics Board and Compliance Team. She also volunteers in the community as co-chair of the Brookings Food Pantry and serves as a member of the Brookings Committee for People With Disabilities. She and her husband, Bill, live in Volga and have two grown children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time at the lake and cheering on the Jacks.

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Nik Aamlid

Leon Costello

Elisabeth Dalton

Tim DeWitt

Dan Haverkamp

Adam Heemeyer

Asst. AD-Annual Giving

Associate AD-External

Marketing and Promotions

Equipment Manager

Tickets

Assistant AD-Tickets

Kelli Herman

Jason Hove

Eric Hrubes

Ashley Joachim

Shane Koob

Cole Kukowski

Athletic Development

Asst. AD-Sports Info

Asst. AD-Marketing

Academic Services

Sports Information Intern

Sports Information

Bruce Lichty

Tammy Loban

Tyler Merriam

Drew Newhart

Brad Poe

Ed Posaski

Facilities

Program Assistant

Broadcast Services

Tickets

Jackrabbit Sports Properties

Assistant AD-Budget

Rich Reid

Will Rottler

Sara Schneider

Natasha Schreiber

Jennifer Sell

Ryan Sweeter

Faculty Athletics Rep.

Sports Information

Athletic Development

Compliance Assistant

Academic Services

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Christi Williams

Beth Yoshida

Sports Information Intern

Associate AD-Tickets/Mkt.

Accounting Assistant

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2013 OPPONENTS

BUTLER

NORTH DAKOTA

Aug. 31 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium Kickoff: 6 p.m.; TV: Midco Sports Net

Sept. 7 at Grand Forks, N.D. Kickoff: 6 p.m.; TV: Midco Sports Net

QUICK FACTS

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LOCATION: Indianapolis, Ind. ENROLLMENT: 4,711 NICKNAME: Bulldogs COLORS: Blue and White HOME STADIUM: Butler Bowl (Artificial turf - 5,000) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision/Pioneer Football League ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Barry Collier TEAM INFORMATION 2012 OVERALL RECORD: 8-3 2012 CONFERENCE RECORD: 7-1 (tied for first in Pioneer Football League) HEAD COACH: Jeff Voris ALMA MATER, YEAR: DePauw (Ind.), 1989 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 41-37 (7) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 56-71 (12) ASSISTANT COACHES: Joe Cheshire (Co-Defensive Jeff Voris Coordinator/Secondary); Kyle Conner (Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line); Tim Cooper (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers); Tom Dilley (Tight Ends); Patrick Doherty (Running Backs); Jerome Riase (Defensive Tackles); Lee Rose (Defensive Ends); Kenan Smith (Receivers) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 42/8 STARTERS RETURNING: 19 (9 Offense, 8 Defense, 2 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: Matt Lancaster • Sean Grady (5-10, 190, Sr., DB, 84 tackles, 2 INT); • Trae Heeter (5-9, 185, Sr., RB, 1,103 rushing yds., 10 TD); • Matt Lancaster (6-2, 210, Sr., QB, 2,708 passing yds., 21 TD, 3 INT); • J.T. Mesch (6-2, 185, Jr., WR, 45 rec., 575 yds., 3 TD); • Charles Perrecone (6-2, 285, Sr., OL); • Brendan Shannon (5-11, 195, Sr., WR, 62 rec., 864 yds., 8 TD); • Jeremy Stephens (6-1, 250, Sr., DE, 71 tackles, 8.5 Jeremy Stephens sacks, 14 TFL); • Jayme Szafranski (6-1, 195, Sr., DB, 81 tackles) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim McGrath OFFICE PHONE: (317) 940-9414 E-MAIL: jmcgrath@butler.edu WEBSITE: www.butlersports.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2012 RESULTS 2013 SCHEDULE

LOCATION: Grand Forks, N.D. ENROLLMENT: 14,378 COLORS: Kelly Green and White HOME STADIUM: Alerus Center (Artificial turf - 12,283) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Big Sky Conference ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Brian Faison TEAM INFORMATION 2012 OVERALL RECORD: 5-6 2012 CONFERENCE RECORD: 3-5 (tied for eighth place in Southland Conference) HEAD COACH: Chris Mussman ALMA MATER, YEAR: Iowa State, 1990 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 28-26 (5) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 28-26 (5) ASSISTANT COACHES: Josh Kotelnicki (Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers); Luke Chris Mussman Schleusner (Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers); Benny Boyd (Special Teams Coordinator/Safeties); Mike Cunningham (Offensive Line); Danny Freund (Quarterbacks); Kyle Myers (Defensive Line); Wes Nurse (Cornerbacks); Joel Schwenzfeier (Running Backs); Jason Thier (Inside Linebackers) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 39/20 STARTERS RETURNING: 13 (6 Offense, 6 Defense, 1 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: Daryl Brown • Daryl Brown (5-10, 163, Jr., DB, 14 tackles, 1 PBU); • Baylee Carr (5-10, 195, Jr., DB, 57 tackles, 2 PBU); • Garrison Goodman (6-2, 225, Sr., LB, 47 tackles); • Greg Hardin (5-11, 177, Sr., WR, 65 rec., 1,145 yds., 14 TD); • Jameer Jackson (6-3, 237, So., WR, 56 rec., 790 yds., 6 TD); • Chavon Mackey (5-9, 177, Sr., DB, 53 tackles, 2 INT); • Jake Miller (5-11, 166, Sr., RB, 543 rushing yds., 2 TD); Greg Hardin • Zeb Miller (6-1, 216, Sr., K, 12-14 FG, 78 pts.); • Ben Peters (6-1, 253, Jr., LB, 55 tackles, 4 TFL) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Powell OFFICE PHONE: (701) 777-2986 E-MAIL: Ryan.Powell@athletics.und.edu WEBSITE: www.UNDsports.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2012 RESULTS 2013 SCHEDULE

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Aug. 30 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 17

at Western Illinois L, 15-23 Franklin (Ind.) W, 42-13 at Dartmouth (N.H.) L, 7-35 Campbell (N.C.) W, 35-14 Dayton (Ohio) W, 21-11 at Valparaiso (Ind.) W, 56-17 at Marist (N.Y.) W, 17-14 Morehead State (Ky.)W, 39-35 at Davidson (N.C.) W, 31-20 Jacksonville (Fla.) W, 19-16 at Drake (Iowa) L, 20-45

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at South Dakota State 6 p.m. Wittenberg (Ohio) 6 p.m. at Franklin (Ind.) 6 p.m. Dartmouth (N.H.) 6 p.m. at Jacksonville (Fla.) noon Stetson (Fla.) 1 p.m. Campbell (N.C.) 1 p.m. Drake (Iowa) 1 p.m. at San Diego (Calif.) 1 p.m. at Dayton (Ohio) 1 p.m. Valparaiso (Ind.) 1 p.m. at Morehead State (Ky.) 1 p.m.

South Dakota Mines W, 66-0 Portland State (Ore.) W, 45-37 at San Diego State L, 41-49 at Sacramento State W, 35-13 at Cal Poly L, 17-35 at Eastern Washington L, 17-55 Northern Arizona L, 38-45 Montana W, 40-34 at Montana State L, 10-55 Southern Utah W, 33-29 at Northern Colorado L, 27-28

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Valparaiso (Ind.) 7 p.m. South Dakota State 6 p.m. Montana 6 p.m. Montana State 2:30 p.m. Idaho State 2 p.m. Eastern Washington 2:30 p.m. Sacramento State 2:30 p.m. at Portland State (Ore.) 1 p.m. at Northern Arizona 1 p.m. Northern Colorado 1 p.m. at UC Davis 4 p.m.

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SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA Sept. 14 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium Kickoff: 6 p.m. [Beef Bowl]

QUICK FACTS LOCATION: Hammond, La. ENROLLMENT: 15,602 NICKNAME: Lions COLORS: Green and Gold HOME STADIUM: Strawberry Stadium (Synthetic Turf 7,408) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Southland Conference ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Jay Artigues (interim) TEAM INFORMATION 2012 OVERALL RECORD: 5-6 2012 CONFERENCE RECORD: 5-2 (third place in Southland Conference) HEAD COACH: Ron Roberts ALMA MATER, YEAR: Tennessee-Martin, 1990 Ron Roberts RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 5-6 (first season) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 52-22 (6) ASSISTANT COACHES: E.K. Franks (Associate Head Coach/Running Backs); Greg Stevens (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Pete Golding (Defensive Coordinator/Safeties); Brandon Lacy (Defensive Line); Travis Mikel (Offensive Line); Sean O’Sullivan (Tight Ends); Chet Pobolish (Receivers); Karl Scott (Linebackers) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 49/19 Gasten Gabriel STARTERS RETURNING: 18 (7 Offense, 9 Defense, 1 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Gasten Gabriel (6-5, 300, Sr., OL); • John Graves (6-0, 195, Sr., DB, 70 tackles, 3 PBU); • Tony McCrea (5-10, 175, Sr., WR, 28 rec., 401 yds., 1 TD • Jeremy Meyers (6-2, 225, Jr., TE, 21 rec., 190 yds., 3 TD); • Kaleb Muse (6-0, 250, Jr., LB, 80 tackles, 5 TFL); Todd Washington • Todd Washington (6-0, 180, Sr., DB, 27 tackles, 1 INT, 9 PBU); SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Kemmler Chapple OFFICE PHONE: (985) 549-2142 E-MAIL: kchapple@selu.edu WEBSITE: www.LionSports.net SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2012 RESULTS 2013 SCHEDULE Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 13 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 15

at Missouri L, 10-62 South Dakota State L, 14-31 at Tennessee-Martin L, 6-23 McNeese State W, 25-24 at Lamar W, 31-21 at Ala.-Birmingham L, 3-52 Northwestern State W, 27-22 Central Arkansas L, 14-34 at Sam Houston State L, 0-70 Stephen F. Austin W, 42-27 at Nicholls State W, 35-16

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Southeast Missouri 7 p.m. at Texas Christian 11 a.m. at South Dakota State 6 p.m. at Samford (Ala.) 2 p.m. Incarnate Word (Texas) 7 p.m. Stephen F. Austin (Texas) 7 p.m. at Northwestern St. (La.)6 p.m. Lamar (Texas) 7 p.m. at McNeese State (La.) 7 p.m. at Central Arkansas 7 p.m. Sam Houston St. (Texas) 3 p.m. Nicholls State (La.) 6 p.m.

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NEBRASKA Sept. 21 at Lincoln, Neb. Kickoff: TBA; TV-TBA

QUICK FACTS LOCATION: Lincoln, Neb. ENROLLMENT: 24,610 NICKNAME: Cornhuskers COLORS: Scarlet and Cream HOME STADIUM: Memorial Stadium (FieldTurf-87,000) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision/Big Ten Conference ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Shawn Eichorst TEAM INFORMATION 2012 OVERALL RECORD: 10-4 2012 CONFERENCE RECORD: 7-1 (first place in Big Ten Conference Legends Division) 2012 POSTSEASON: Lost to Georgia, 31-45, in Capital One Bowl HEAD COACH: Bo Pelini ALMA MATER, YEAR: Ohio State, 1990 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 49-20 (5) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 49-20 (5) ASSISTANT COACHES: Barney Cotton (Associate Head Coach/Run Game Coordinator/Tight Ends); Tim Beck (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks); John Papuchis (Defensive Coordinator); Ross Els (Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers); Ron Brown (Running Backs); Rich Fisher (Wide Receivers); John Garrison (Offensive Line); Terry Joseph (Secondary); Rick Kaczenski (Defensive Line) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 43/32 STARTERS RETURNING: 12 (7 Offense, 7 Defense) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Ameer Abdullah (5-9, 190, Jr., RB, 1,137 yds., 8 TD); • Kenny Bell (6-1, 185, Jr., WR, 50 rec., 863 yds., 8 TD); • Ciante Evans (5-11, 190, Sr., CB, 56 tackles, 1 INT, 8 PBU); • Andrew Green (6-0, 195, Sr., CB, 50 tackles); • Spencer Long (6-4, 315, Sr., OL); • Taylor Martinez (6-1, 210, Sr., QB, 2,871 yds. passing, 23 TD; 1,019 yds. rushing, 10 TD) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Mann OFFICE PHONE: (402) 472-2263 E-MAIL: kmann@huskers.com WEBSITE: www.huskers.com

Bo Pelini

Ciante Evans

Taylor Martinez

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Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 23 Dec. 1 Jan. 1

Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Nov. 29

Southern Mississippi W, 49-20 at UCLA L, 30-36 Arkansas State W, 42-13 Idaho State W, 73-7 Wisconsin W, 30-27 at Ohio State L, 38-63 at Northwestern W, 29-28 Michigan W, 23-9 at Michigan State W, 28-24 Penn State W, 32-23 Minnesota W, 38-14 at Iowa W, 13-7 vs. Wisconsin L, 31-70 vs. Georgia L, 31-45

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NORTH DAKOTA STATE

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

Sept. 28 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium Kickoff: 2 p.m. (Dakota Marker Game); TV: Midco Sports Net

Oct. 5 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium Kickoff: 2 p.m. (Hobo Day); TV: Valley Network

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LOCATION: Fargo, N.D. ENROLLMENT: 14,443 NICKNAME: Bison COLORS: Yellow and Green HOME STADIUM: Fargodome (AstroTurf - 18,700) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Gene Taylor TEAM INFORMATION 2012 OVERALL RECORD: 14-1 2012 CONFERENCE RECORD: 7-1 (first place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) 2011 POSTSEASON: Won FCS national title HEAD COACH: Craig Bohl ALMA MATER, YEAR: Nebraska, 1982 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 89-32 (10) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 89-32 (10) ASSISTANT COACHES: Brent Vigen (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Chris Klieman (Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs); Kenni Burns (Wide Receivers); A.J. Cooper (Defensive Ends); Scott Fuchs (Offensive Line); Nick Goeser (Defensive Line); John Richardson (Assistant Coach-Defense); Conor Riley (Tight Ends/Fullbacks); Steve Stanard (Linebackers) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 50/15 STARTERS RETURNING: 22 (9 Offense, 9 Defense, 3 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • John Crockett (5-11, 205, Jr., RB, 1,038 yds., 9 TD); • Kyle Emanuel (6-3, 245, Jr., DE, 49 tackles, 12 TFL); • Brock Jensen (6-3, 226, Sr., QB, 2,331 yds., 17 TD); • Cole Jirik (6-4, 245, Sr., DE, 57 tackles, 7.5 sacks); • Grant Olson (6-0, 222, Sr., LB, 148 tackles); • Sam Ojuri (6-0, 204, Sr., RB, 1,047 yds., 12 TD); • Billy Turner (6-5, 311, Sr., OL); • Marcus Williams (5-11, 197, Sr., CB, 7 INT) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Schwartz OFFICE PHONE: (701) 231-9332 E-MAIL: Jeff.Schwartz@ndsu.edu WEBSITE: www.GoBison.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS

LOCATION: Carbondale, Ill. ENROLLMENT: 18,817 NICKNAME: Salukis COLORS: Maroon and White HOME STADIUM: Saluki Stadium (FieldTurf - 15,000) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mario Moccia TEAM INFORMATION 2012 OVERALL RECORD: 6-5 2012 CONFERENCE RECORD: 5-3 (tied for third place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) HEAD COACH: Dale Lennon ALMA MATER, YEAR: North Dakota, 1983 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 35-23 (5) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 137-56 (16) Dale Lennon ASSISTANT COACHES: Bubba Schweigert (Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator); Kalen DeBoer (Offensive Coordinator); Austin Flyger (Defensive Line); Randy Hedberg (Quarterbacks); Jim Jackson (Tight Ends); Phil Meyer (Running Backs); Bill O’Boyle (Offensive Line); Eric Schmidt (Inside Linebackers/Special Teams); Travis Stepps (Secondary) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 42/19 STARTERS RETURNING: 13 (7 Offense, 4 Defense, 2 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: Bryan Presume • D.J. Cameron (6-1, 195, So., S, 58 tackles, 2 INT); • Kory Faulkner (6-4, 230, Sr., QB, 1,865 passing yds., 11 TD, 231 rushing yds); • Nate Haremza (6-4, 310, Sr., OL); • LaSteven McKinney (5-9, 175, Jr., WR, 43 rec., 363 yds., 3 TD); • Bryan Presume (5-11, 230, Sr., LB, 78 tackles, 2 sacks, 5 TFL); • MyCole Pruitt (6-3, 250, Jr., TE, 49 rec., 577 yds., 4 TD); MyCole Pruitt • Terrell Wilson (6-1, 190, Sr., CB, 60 tackles, 1 INT, 8 PBU) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Gierman OFFICE PHONE: (618) 453-5470 E-MAIL: sgierman@siu.edu WEBSITE: www.SIUSalukis.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2012 RESULTS 2013 SCHEDULE

2012 RESULTS Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Dec. 1 Dec. 8 Dec. 14 Jan. 5

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Robert Morris (Pa.) at Colorado State Prairie View A&M at Northern Iowa Youngstown State Indiana State #at South Dakota Southern Illinois at Missouri State South Dakota State at Illinois State ^South Dakota State ^Wofford (S.C.) ^Georgia Southern ^Sam Houston State

^ FCS playoff game

Craig Bohl

W, 52-0 W, 22-7 W, 66-7 W, 33-21 W, 48-7 L, 14-17 W, 54-0 W 23-17 W, 21-17 W, 20-17 W, 38-20 W, 28-3 W, 14-7 W, 23-20 W, 39-13

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at Kansas State 7:30 p.m. Ferris State (Mich.) 4 p.m. Delaware State 2:30 p.m. at South Dakota State 2 p.m. Northern Iowa 2:30 p.m. Missouri State 1 p.m. at Southern Illinois 2 p.m. at Indiana State 3:05 p.m. Illinois State 2:30 p.m. at Youngstown State 2 p.m. South Dakota 2:30 p.m.

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Aug. 30 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 17

at Eastern Illinois L, 28-49 at Miami (Ohio) L, 14-30 Southeast Missouri W, 35-14 at Missouri State W, 14-6 Indiana State L, 3-24 at Illinois State W, 17-0 Northern Iowa W, 34-31 at Youngstown State W, 38-21 at North Dakota State L, 17-23 South Dakota State L, 12-16 Western Illinois W, 35-0s

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at Illinois 11 a.m. Eastern Illinois 6 p.m. Charleston (W. Va.) 2 p.m. #Southeast Missouri 1 p.m. Youngstown State 6 p.m. at South Dakota State 2 p.m. at Northern Iowa 4 p.m. North Dakota State 2 p.m. at Western Illinois 1 p.m. Missouri State 2 p.m. Illinois State 2 p.m. at Indiana State 2:05 p.m.

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WESTERN ILLINOIS

MISSOURI STATE

Oct. 12 at Macomb, Ill. Kickoff: 3 p.m.; TV: Valley Network

Oct. 19 at Springfield, Mo. Kickoff: 1 p.m.; TV: TBA

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LOCATION: Macomb, Ill. ENROLLMENT: 12,205 NICKNAME: Fighting Leathernecks COLORS: Purple and Gold HOME STADIUM: Hanson Field (Matrix Turf - 16,368) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Tommy Bell TEAM INFORMATION 2011 OVERALL RECORD: 10-3 2011 CONFERENCE RECORD: 7-1 (tied for first place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) 2011 POSTSEASON: Def. Wofford (S.C), 28-21, lost at Montana, 10-48, in FCS Playoffs HEAD COACH: Bob Nielson ALMA MATER, YEAR: Wartburg (Iowa), 1982 Bob Nielson RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 0-0 (first year) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 170-59-1 (20) ASSISTANT COACHES: Matt Entz (Associate Head Coach); Steve Crutchley (Assistant Head Coach/ Running Backs); A.J. Blazek (Run Game Coordinator/ Offesnive Line/Tight Ends); Ted Schlafke (Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Brian Ward (Defensive Coordinator); Tyler Yelk (Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Backs); Atiba Bradley (Linebackers); Mark Watson (Wide Receivers); Andrew Prevost (Offensive Assistant) Jimmy Holtschlag LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 38/19 STARTERS RETURNING: 16 (7 Offense, 8 Defense, 1 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Martinez Davis (5-10, 180 Jr., DB, 38 tackles, 5 INT); • Jimmy Holtschlag (6-5, 300, Sr., OL); • J.J. Raffelson (6-3, 235, So., LB, 105 tackles); • Jonathon Rollins (5-11, 200, Jr., DB, 87 tackles); • Fredson Salomon (5-9, 150, Sr., WR, 30 rec., 373 Martinez Davis yds., 2 TD) • Nikko Watson (6-0, 240, Jr., RB, 660 yds., 1 TD) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Osterman OFFICE PHONE: (309) 298-1133 E-MAIL: pr-osterman@wiu.edu WEBSITE: www.GoLeathernecks.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2012 RESULTS 2013 SCHEDULE

LOCATION: Springfield, Mo. ENROLLMENT: 23,071 NICKNAME: Bears COLORS: Maroon and White HOME STADIUM: Plaster Field (FieldTurf - 16,300) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Kyle Moats TEAM INFORMATION 2012 OVERALL RECORD: 3-8 2012 CONFERENCE RECORD: 3-5 (eighth place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) HEAD COACH: Terry Allen ALMA MATER, YEAR: Northern Iowa, 1979 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 28-49 (7) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 123-108 (20) Terry Allen ASSISTANT COACHES: D.J. Vokolek (Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator); Rob Christophel (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Ben Barkema (Tight Ends/Special Teams); Wayne Chambers (Outside Linebackers); Mike Chandler (Receivers); Sean Coughlin (Offensive Line); Gerald Davis (Running Backs); Taiwo Onatolu (Inside Linebackers); Courtney Sanders (Defensive Tackles); B.J. Stotser (Defensive Backs) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 41/18 STARTERS RETURNING: 17 (7 Offense, 10 Defense) Dorian Buford TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Andrew Beisel (6-2, 238, Jr., ILB, 73 tackles, 5 TFL); • Dorian Buford (7-0, 184, Sr., WR, 59 rec., 642 yds., 2 TD); • Nick Canavan (6-0, 211, Sr., OLB, 65 tackles, 4.5 TFL); • Mike Crutcher (6-2, 210, Jr., S, 67 tackles, 2 INT); • Kierra Harris (6-0, 195, Jr., QB, 1,221 yds. passing, 7 TD, 155 yds. rushing); • Kurt Kutter (6-3, 297, Sr., OL); • Howard Scarborough (5-9, 171, Sr., CB, 37 tackles, Caleb Schaffitzel 1 INT, 11 PBU); • Caleb Schaffiltzel (6-0, 214, Jr., S, 109 tackles, 5 INT, 6 PBU) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Kindhart OFFICE PHONE: (417) 836-4585 E-MAIL: RKindhart@missouristate.edu WEBSITE: www.MissouriStateBears.com 2012 RESULTS

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Aug. 30 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 17

Aug. 29 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16

Butler (Ind.) W, 23-15 Indianapolis W, 27-17 at Iowa State L, 3-37 Illinois State L, 3-23 at South Dakota W, 24-17 at South Dakota State L, 10-31 Indiana State L, 7-23 at Missouri State L, 3-42 Northern Iowa L, 0-40 Youngstown State L, 7-31 at Southern Illinois L, 0-35

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Hampton (Va.) 6 p.m. Quincy (Ill.) 1 p.m. at Minnesota 11 a.m. at Nevada-Las Vegas 6 p.m. South Dakota 3 p.m. at Illinois State 2 p.m. South Dakota State 3 p.m. at Youngstown State 4 p.m. Missouri State 6 p.m. Southern Illinois 1 p.m. at Indiana State 2:05 p.m. at Northern Iowa 4 p.m.

SCHEDULE/RESULTS at Kansas State L, 9-51 at Louisville (Ky.) L, 7-35 Murray State (Ky.) L, 23-28 Southern Illinois L, 6-14 at South Dakota State L, 7-17 at Indiana State L, 17-31 South Dakota W, 27-24 at Illinois State W, 24-17 Western Illinois W, 42-3 North Dakota State L, 17-21 at Northern Iowa L, 13-38

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Northwestern St. (La.) 6 p.m. at Iowa 11 a.m. at Murray State (Ky.) 6 p.m. Central Arkansas 6 p.m. Illinois State 1 p.m. at South Dakota 2 p.m. at North Dakota State 1 p.m. South Dakota State 1 p.m. at Western Illinois 6 p.m. Indiana State 1 p.m. at Southern Illinois 2 p.m. Northern Iowa 1 p.m.

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NORTHERN IOWA

INDIANA STATE

Oct. 26 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium Kickoff: 2 p.m. (Hall of Fame Game); TV: Midco Sports Net

Nov. 9 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium Kickoff: 2 p.m.

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LOCATION: Cedar Falls, Iowa ENROLLMENT: 12,273 NICKNAME: Panthers COLORS: Purple and Old Gold HOME STADIUM: UNI-Dome (Artificial Turf - 16,324) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Troy Dannen TEAM INFORMATION 2012 OVERALL RECORD: 5-6 2011 CONFERENCE RECORD: 4-4 (tied for sixth place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) HEAD COACH: Mark Farley ALMA MATER, YEAR: Northern Iowa, 1986 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 104-45 (12) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 104-45 (12) Mark Farley ASSISTANT COACHES: Bill Salmon (Associate Head Coach/Co-Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs); Mario Verduzco (Co-Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks); Rick Nelson (Offensive Line); Todd Blythe (Wide Receivers); Daniel Bullocks (Defensive Backs); Bryce Paup (Defensive Line); Jeremiah Johnson (Linebackers); Brandon Lynch (Defensive Backs) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 60/15 STARTERS RETURNING: 14 (7 Offense, 6 Defense, 1 Special Teams) Jordan Gacke TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Jake Farley (6-1, 220, Jr., LB, 85 tackles) • Jordan Gacke (6-2, 227, Sr., LB, 79 tackles, 5.5 TFL); • David Johnson (6-3, 214, Jr., RB, 1,021 rushing yds., 383 receiving yds., 18 total TD); • Sawyer Kollmorgen (6-2, 215, So., QB, 2,460 yds. passing, 21 TD); • Dan Kruger (6-5, 308, Sr., OL); • Brett LeMaster (6-3, 196, Jr., WR, 32 rec., 601 yds., 4 TD); David Johnson • Tyler Sievertsen (6-2, 185, Sr., K, 10-13 FG, 71 pts.); • Xavier Williams (6-4, 305, Jr., DT, 50 tackles) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Colin.McDonough OFFICE PHONE: (319) 273-5456 E-MAIL: Colin.McDonough@uni.edu WEBSITE: www.UNIPanthers.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2012 RESULTS 2013 SCHEDULE

LOCATION: Terre Haute, Ind. ENROLLMENT: 12,114 NICKNAME: Sycamores COLORS: Royal Blue and White HOME STADIUM: Memorial Stadium (FieldTurf-12,464) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Ron Prettyman TEAM INFORMATION 2012 OVERALL RECORD: 7-4 2011 CONFERENCE RECORD: 5-3 (tied for third place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) HEAD COACH: Mike Sanford ALMA MATER, YEAR: Southern California, 1978 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 0-0 (first season) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 16-43 (5) Mike Sanford ASSISTANT COACHES: Brian Cabral (Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers); Brian Sheppard (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Joe Bever (Wide Receivers); Eric Brown (Outside Linebackers); Jami DeBerry (Special Teams/Tight Ends); Jayden Everett (Running Backs); David Kenney (Defensive Line); Vince Natali (Offensive Line); Anthony Perkins (Secondary) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 39/21 STARTERS RETURNING: 14 (6 Offense, 6 Defense, 2 Special Teams) Shakir Bell TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Shakir Bell (5-8, 185, Sr., RB, 1,475 yds, 11 TD); • Calvin Burnett (5-9, 160, Sr., DB, 60 tackles, 4 INT, 8 PBU); • Tanner Fritschle (6-1, 195, Jr., K/P, 15-18 FG, 74 pts.); • Larry King (6-3, 220, Sr., DB, 57tackles, 3 INT); • F.N. Lutz (6-3, 290, Sr., OL); • Mike Perrish (6-3, 210, Jr., QB, 1,615 passing yds., 10 TD); Calvin Burnett • Connor Underwood (6-3, 230, So., LB, 48 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 6 sacks) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Ace Hunt OFFICE PHONE: (812) 237-4161 E-MAIL: ace.hunt@indstate.edu WEBSITE: www.GoSycamores.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2013 SCHEDULE 2012 RESULTS

Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 17

at Wisconsin Central State at Iowa at Youngstown State North Dakota State at Southern Illinois South Dakota State Illinois State at Western Illinois at South Dakota Missouri State

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L, 21-26 W, 59-0 L, 16-27 L, 35-42 L, 21-33 L, 31-34 W, 37-6 L, 21-33 W, 40-0 W, 24-21 W, 38-13

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at Iowa State 7 p.m. Drake (Iowa) 4 p.m. at Northern Colorado 1:30 p.m. McNeese State (La.) 4 p.m. at North Dakota St. 2:30 p.m. Southern Illinois 4 p.m. South Dakota 4 p.m. at South Dakota State 2 p.m. at Illinois State 1 p.m. Youngstown State 4 p.m. at Missouri State 1 p.m. Western Illinois 4 p.m.

at Indiana 8 p.m. Quincy 2:05 p.m. Drake 2:05 p.m. South Dakota State 2:05 p.m. at Southern Illinois 6 p.m. Missouri State 3:05 p.m. at North Dakota State 3 p.m. at Western Illinois 6 p.m. South Dakota 2:05 p.m. Illinois State 2:05 p.m. at Youngstown State 2 p.m.

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at Indiana 7 p.m. at Purdue (Ind.) noon Quincy (Ill.) 3:05 p.m. at Tennessee Tech 8 p.m. Youngstown State 3:05 p.m. at South Dakota 1 p.m. at Illinois State 1 p.m. North Dakota State 3:05 p.m. at Missouri State 1 p.m. at South Dakota State 2 p.m. Western Illinois 2:05 p.m. Southern Illinois 2:05 p.m.

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2013 OPPONENTS

SOUTH DAKOTA

YOUNGSTOWN STATE

Nov. 16 at Vermillion, S.D. Kickoff: 1 p.m.; TV: Midco Sports Net

Nov. 23 at Youngstown, Ohio Kickoff: 2 p.m. ET; TV: TBA

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LOCATION: Vermillion, S.D. ENROLLMENT: 10,495 NICKNAME: Coyotes COLORS: Red and White HOME STADIUM: DakotaDome (Artificial turf - 10,000) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: David Herbster TEAM INFORMATION 2012 OVERALL RECORD: 1-10 2012 CONFERENCE RECORD: 0-8 (10th place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) HEAD COACH: Joe Glenn ALMA MATER, YEAR: South Dakota, 1975 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 1-10 (1) Joe Glenn CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 189-110-1 (25) ASSISTANT COACHES: Wesley Beschorner (Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator); Jason Petrino (Defensive Coordinator/Secondary); Adam Breske (Inside Linebackers); Joe Ford (Outside Linebackers); Brett Harvey (Offensive Line); Matthew Middleton (Wide Receivers); Jace Rindahl (Running Backs); Tim Triplett (Special Teams/Tight Ends); Shane VanDiest (Safeties); Marquice Williams (Defensive Line) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 35/21 STARTERS RETURNING: 14 (7 Offense, 7 Defense) Tyler Starr TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Kyle Guziec (6-4, 230, Jr., LB, 47 tackles); • Jasper Sanders (5-10, 200, Sr., RB, 749 all-purpose yards); • Tyler Starr (6-5, 230, Sr;, LB, 74 tackles, 4 sacks); • Aaron Swift (5-8, 170, Sr., DB, 74 tackles); • Devin Taverna (6-1, 210, Sr., DB, 79 tackles, 3 INT); • Terrance Terry (5-9, 185, Jr., WR, 53 rec., 567 yds., 3 TD); • Josh Vander Maten (6-2, 205, Jr., QB, 1,662 yds. Josh Vander Maten passing, 7 TD; 495 yds. rushing, 6 TD); SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Boettcher OFFICE PHONE: (605) 677-5927 E-MAIL: Bryan.Boettcher@usd.edu WEBSITE: www.GoYotes.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2012 RESULTS 2013 SCHEDULE

LOCATION: Youngstown, Ohio ENROLLMENT: 13,813 NICKNAME: Penguins COLORS: Red and White HOME STADIUM: Stambaugh Stadium (Artificial Turf 20,630) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Ron Strollo TEAM INFORMATION 2012 OVERALL RECORD: 7-4 2012 CONFERENCE RECORD: 4-4 (tied for sixth place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) HEAD COACH: Eric Wolford ALMA MATER, YEAR: Kansas State, 1994 Eric Wolford RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 16-17 (3) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 16-17 (3) ASSISTANT COACHES: Mark Mangino (Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends); Shane Montgomery (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Joe Tresey (Defensive Coordinator/Safeties); Kurt Beatherd (Receivers); Carmen Bricillo (Offensive Line); Jamie Bryant (Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers); Glenn Davis (Cornerbacks); Eric Gallon (Running Backs); Tom Sims (Defensive Line); Ron Stoops Jr. (Linebackers) Kurt Hess LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 41/16 STARTERS RETURNING: 14 (6 Offense, 7 Defense, 1 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Kyle Bryant (6-7, 320, Sr., OL); • Julius Childs (6-0, 185, Jr., CB, 51 tackles, 1 INT); • Chris Elkins (6-3, 300, Sr., OL); • Kurt Hess (6-3, 230, Sr., QB, 2,112 yds., 15 TDs); • Dale Peterman (5-10, 180, Sr., CB, 50 tackles, 7 PBU); Teven Williams • Teven Williams (5-11, 215, Jr., LB, 63 tackles); • Travis Williams (6-3, 215, Jr., LB, 61 tackles, 7 TFL) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Trevor Parks OFFICE PHONE: (330) 941-3192 E-MAIL: tparks@ysu.edu WEBSITE: www.ysusports.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2012 RESULTS 2013 SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

at Montana L, 24-35 Colgate (N.Y.) W, 31-21 at Northwestern (Ill.) L, 7-38 Illinois State L, 31-34 Western Illinois L, 17-24 at Missouri State L, 24-27 #North Dakota State L, 0-54 at Indiana State L, 14-45 at Youngstown State L, 10-13 Northern Iowa L, 21-24 at South Dakota State L, 8-31

# at Sioux Falls, S.D.

Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23

UC Davis 2 p.m. at Kansas 6 p.m. at Northern Arizona 6 p.m. at Western Illinois 3 p.m. Missouri State 2 p.m. Indiana State 1 p.m. at Northern Iowa 4 p.m. at Illinois State 1 p.m. Youngstown State 1 p.m. Montana 1 p.m. South Dakota State 1 p.m. at North Dakota St. 2:30 p.m.

Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

at Pittsburgh W, 31-17 Valparaiso W, 59-0 Albany W, 31-24 Northern Iowa W, 42-35 at North Dakota State L, 7-48 at Illinois State L, 28-35 Southern Illinois L, 21-38 at South Dakota State L, 28-41 South Dakota W, 13-10 at Western Illinois W, 31-7 Indiana State W, 27-6

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Aug. 29 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23

Dayton (Ohio) 7:30 p.m. Morehead State (Ky.) 4 p.m. at Michigan State 2 p.m. Duquesne (Pa.) 4 p.m. at Illinois State 6 p.m. at Indiana State 3 p.m. Illinois State 7 p.m. Western Illinois 4 p.m. at South Dakota 1 p.m. at Northern Iowa 4 p.m. North Dakota State 2 p.m. South Dakota State 2 p.m.

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MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

1818 Chouteau Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103 Phone: (314) 421-2268 Fax: (314) 421-3505 Website: www.valley-football.org VALLEY FOOTBALL STAFF

Patty Viverito

Bill Carollo

Commissioner

Coordinator of Officials

Mike Kern Associate Commissioner for Media Relations

LEAGUE MEMBERS • Illinois State — Normal, Ill. • Indiana State — Terre Haute, Ind. • Missouri State — Springfield, Mo. • North Dakota State — Fargo, N.D. • Northern Iowa — Cedar Falls, Iowa • South Dakota — Vermillion, S.D. • South Dakota State — Brookings, S.D. • Southern Illinois — Carbondale, Ill. • Western Illinois — Macomb, Ill. • Youngstown State — Youngstown, Ohio

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The Missouri Valley Football Conference is the nation’s premier NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) conference. There’s not much that has eluded the Missouri Valley Football Conference in its first 28 seasons of competition. The league’s first two-plus decades have included national championships, national players of the year, national coaches of the year, No. 1 national rankings, and countless All-Americans. League member North Dakota State is a two-time defending national champion, and the league also has NCAA titles in 1997 and 2002. In 2012, the MVFC, for the second-straight year, was the top-rated conference in the Gridiron Power Index, and NDSU held the top overall position in the GPI for a second-straight year as well. Strong coaching and great players have helped make the league a national force, but the stability and leadership of Commissioner Patty Viverito — the only commissioner the league has ever known — has helped make the Missouri Valley Football Conference a standard bearer on the FCS scene. Indeed, all signs point to continued national prominence for the Missouri Valley Football Conference as it enters its 29th season in 2013. In June 2008, presidents of the nine-member Gateway Football Conference and the 10-member Missouri Valley Conference approved a rebranding initiative that changed the football conference name from the Gateway Football Conference to the Missouri Valley Football Conference. It represented the second name change for the football league. Initially, the conference competed as the Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference (1985-91) and the Gateway Football Conference (1992-2007). Although the league shares the Missouri Valley name, the football-playing members compete under a separate umbrella, as the Missouri Valley Conference and the Missouri Valley Football Conference remain separate entities. Last year, three league teams (Illinois State, North Dakota State and South Dakota State) represented the conference in the FCS playoffs, marking the 18th-straight season in which at least two or more teams have participated in postseason play. All three teams won at least one game, and NDSU rolled to its second-straight national crown, beating Sam Houston State in the national championship game, 39-13. In 2012, the league wasn’t short of individual national accomplishments as running back Zach Zenner of South Dakota State (seventh), defensive end Colton Underwood of Illinois State (sixth), quarterback Sawyer Kollmorgen (second) and coach Craig Bohl of North Dakota State (winner) were all finalists in the Walter Payton, Buck Buchanan, Jerry Rice and Eddie Robinson Award voting, respectively. Zenner,

notably, set an all-time rushing record for the conference as he became the first to surpass the 2,000-yard mark in a single season. The Missouri Valley Football Conference has four recent national championships (North Dakota State – 2011 and 2012; Western Kentucky - 2002; Youngstown State - 1997), and league members Youngstown State (3) and Southern Illinois (1) own additional titles prior to their league membership, meaning eight FCS championship trophies are housed on league campuses, in addition to three (Youngstown State twice and UNI in 2005) runner-up finishes. Only five FCS leagues possess more than a single FCS title. In recent years, the league has established itself as a leader among FCS conferences. Counting last year, an MVFC member has reached the FCS semifinals 13 times in the past 17 seasons (and 16 times overall). The league has four national championships in that span. The Missouri Valley Football Conference’s success is not limited to the immediate past. During the decade of the 1990’s, the league compiled a 34-19 mark in the FCS playoffs, bettered only by the Southern Conference, whose members were 37-19 in that decade. Team accomplishments have helped solidify the Missouri Valley Football Conference as an FCS elite, but individuals at the league’s member institutions are the real source of pride within the conference. Thanks to great players and strong coaching, the Missouri Valley Football Conference has reached and will maintain its place among the FCS best. Last year, MVFC teams combined for an FCS-best 17-4 non-conference record against FCS teams, and the league also had three wins against FBS teams (more than any other FCS conference). Despite tough scheduling, six teams in the conference had winning records. The Missouri Valley Football Conference has had four teams (or more) with better than .500 records in the same season 19 times now, including the past 15 seasons. In 1997, Youngstown State grabbed the crowned jewel for the conference, as the league had one of its most successful seasons. In addition to claiming the league’s first national championship, the Penguins finished the year ranked No. 1, marking the first time a league member has held that spot in a season-ending poll. That year, Western Illinois was at No. 6, marking the first time the league ended the year with two teams ranked among the top six. In 1999, the Missouri Valley Football Conference trumped that, as YSU finished the year No. 2, and Illinois State was No. 3. UNI also finished in the top 20 in both nationally recognized polls. In 2002, Western Kentucky added to the league’s national championship trophy case with an FCS crown, while both WKU (No. 1) and

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MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE Western Illinois (No. 5) finished among the nation’s top five in the season-ending polls. WKU became the first school to earn victories against the tourney’s top three seeds en route to its national championship. In 2003, four Valley teams represented the league in the 16-team NCAA playoffs, marking the first time any league has sent that many to the playoffs in the same year. In 2004, Southern Illinois spent a leaguerecord 11 weeks as the nation’s top-ranked team, while all eight league teams received votes for the Top 25 at some point in the season. Linebacker Boomer Grigsby of Illinois State earned a National Defensive Player of the Year honor, while SIU’s Jerry Kill was National Coach of the Year. In 2005, UNI became the fourth league school to reach the FCS championship game since 1997, while Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky combined to hold the nation’s No. 1 ranking in the top-25 polls for five weeks. In 2006, Youngstown State won its secondstraight league championship and the Penguins were joined in the playoff field by Illinois State and Southern Illinois. That marked only the second time in league history the league had more than two teams qualify for the 16-team playoff field. SIU’s Arkee Whitlock was a national player of the year award winner (College Sporting News) and was third in the Walter Payton Award balloting. In 2008, six teams were nationally ranked in the same poll, marking the first time in league history that had happened. Those six teams were ranked for four-straight weeks. North Dakota State held the nation’s No. 1 spot for its first two weeks as a conference member, while rookie coach Dale Lennon of Southern Illinois became just the third to win Coach of the Year honors in his first league season. In 2011, North Dakota State won the national crown and finished the season atop the Top-25 rankings. UNI was No. 5 in the final FCS Coaches poll, and Illinois State was ranked No. 20 in The Sports Network poll. For ISU, it marked the first top-25 ranking in a season-ending poll since 2006. Six different league schools cracked into the Top 25 at some point during the season (as did newest member South Dakota). North Dakota State repeated as national champions in 2012, setting the stage for a possible three-peat (only Appalachian State has previously accomplished this feat at the FCS level). The original Gateway Conference was founded as a women’s athletic organization in August 1982, following the dissolution of the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. In September of that year, Patty Viverito was named the first commissioner of the newly founded conference, a position she maintains today. Before moving to its permanent

South Dakota State officially opened the Missouri Valley Football Conference era by defeating Youngstown State, 40-7, on Sept. 6, 2008, at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. The Jackrabbits have compiled a 27-13 record in their five seasons in the league, which expanded to 10 teams in 2012. headquarters in St. Louis, the conference spent three organizational months on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. In July of 1992, the 10-team conference disbanded as its women’s programs realigned with their men’s teams in their respective conferences. The league assumed its new name on July 1, 1992, becoming the Gateway Football Conference, an NCAA FCS football league comprised of seven Midwest institutions. The Gateway Conference football division was born on August 21, 1985, when the Gateway Conference President’s Council voted to add a FCS football division for six of its members to the previously all-women’s athletics organization. Founding members of the football division were Eastern Illinois, Illinois State, UNI, Southern Illinois, Southwest Missouri State (now Missouri State), and Western Illinois. The creation of the football division marked the first time in college annals that football was added to a women’s conference. In June of 1986, Indiana State became the seventh member of the conference. In the 28 years of the football division, league membership has been stable — with only six fluctuations since 1986. Eastern Illinois left the league to join the Ohio Valley Conference in 1996, while Youngstown State joined the conference in 1997 to return league membership to its original seven-member status. League membership reached what was then an all-time high of eight members for the start of the 2001 season with the addition of Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers left the league after six years to join the Sun Belt (FBS). North Dakota State and South Dakota State joined for the start of the 2008 season, giving the league nine members for the first time. And the league expanded to 10 members in 2012 after the University of South Dakota was admitted. The Missouri Valley Football Conference is

the only automatic FCS qualifying conference that sponsors football as its only sport, as the league completed its service to women’s athletics following the 1991-92 season. Although the league no longer sponsors women’s sports, the league has an historical place in the development of intercollegiate women’s athletics. The 10 founders of the original Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference currently belong to three conferences. Eight members joined their men’s programs in the Missouri Valley: Bradley, Drake, Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, UNI, Southern Illinois, and Wichita State. Eastern Illinois is now in the Ohio Valley Conference, while Western Illinois competes in the Summit. Members of the Missouri Valley Football Conference (and initial year of membership) include Illinois State University (1985), Indiana State University (1986), Missouri State University (1985), North Dakota State University (2008), the University of Northern Iowa (1985), the University of South Dakota (2012), South Dakota State University (2008), Southern Illinois University (1985), Western Illinois University (1985), and Youngstown State University (1997). Five Missouri Valley Football Conference members also compete in the Missouri Valley Conference (Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, and Southern Illinois). Four league schools compete in the Summit League (North Dakota State, South Dakota, South Dakota State, and Western Illinois), while Youngstown State competes in the Horizon League for its other sports. In its decade of operation, the Gateway sponsored championships in ten women’s sports and football. The women’s sports were basketball, cross country, golf, indoor and outdoor track & field, swimming and diving, tennis, softball, volleyball and, early on, field hockey.

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MVFC COMPOSITE SCHEDULE THURSDAY, AUG. 29 Illinois State at Ball State (Ind.), 6 p.m. Indiana State at Indiana, 6 p.m. Northwestern State (La.) at Missouri State, 6 p.m. Hampton (Va.) at Western Illinois, 6 p.m. Dayton (Ohio) at Youngstown State, 6:30 p.m. FRIDAY, AUG. 30 North Dakota State at Kansas State, 7:30 p.m. SATURDAY, AUG. 31 Southern Illinois at Illinois, 11 a.m. UC Davis at South Dakota, 2 p.m. Butler (Ind.) at South Dakota State, 6 p.m. Northern Iowa at Iowa State, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 Indiana State at Purdue, 11 a.m. Missouri State at Iowa, 11 a.m. Quincy (Ill.) at Western Illinois, 1 p.m. Morehead St. (Ky.) at Youngstown State, 3 p.m. Drake (Iowa) at Northern Iowa, 4 p.m. Ferris State (Mich.) at North Dakota St., 4 p.m. South Dakota State at North Dakota, 6 p.m. Eastern Illinois at Southern Illinois, 6 p.m. South Dakota at Kansas, 6 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 Western Illinois at Minnesota, 11 a.m. Quincy (Ill.) at Indiana State, 2 p.m. Charleston (W. Va.) at Southern Illinois, 2 p.m. Youngstown State at Michigan State, 2 p.m. Illinois State at Eastern Illinois, 6 p.m. Missouri State at Murray State (Ky.), 6 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana at South Dakota St., 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 Southern Illinois vs. Southeast Missouri State [at St. Louis, Mo.], 1 p.m. Delaware State at North Dakota State, 2:30 p.m. Northern Iowa at Northern Colorado, 2:30 p.m. Duquesne (Pa.) at Youngstown State, 3 p.m. Abilene Christian (Texas) at Illinois State, 6 p.m. Central Arkansas at Missouri State, 6 p.m. Western Illinois at Nevada-Las Vegas, 9 p.m. South Dakota at Northern Arizona, TBA South Dakota State at Nebraska, TBA

SATURDAY, OCT. 26 *South Dakota at Illinois State, 1 p.m. *Northern Iowa at South Dakota State, 2 p.m. *North Dakota State at Indiana State, 2 p.m. *Missouri State at Western Illinois, 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 *Illinois State at Missouri State, 1 p.m. *North Dakota St. at South Dakota State, 2 p.m. *South Dakota at Western Illinois, 3 p.m. McNeese State (La.) at Northern Iowa, 4 p.m. *Youngstown State at Southern Illinois, 6 p.m. Indiana State at Tennessee Tech, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOV. 9 Montana at South Dakota, 1 p.m. *Missouri State at Southern Illinois, 2 p.m. *Indiana State at South Dakota State, 2 p.m. *Youngstown State at Northern Iowa, 4 p.m. *Illinois State at North Dakota State

SATURDAY, OCT. 5 *Missouri State at South Dakota, 2 p.m. *Southern Illinois at South Dakota State, 2 p.m. *Youngstown State at Indiana State, 2 p.m. *Western Illinois at Illinois State, 2 p.m. *Northern Iowa at North Dakota State, 2:30 p.m. SATURDAY, OCT. 12 *Missouri State at North Dakota State, 1 p.m. *Indiana State at South Dakota, 1 p.m. *South Dakota State at Western Illinois, 3 p.m. *Southern Illinois at Northern Iowa, 4 p.m. *Illinois State at Youngstown State, 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOV. 2 *Northern Iowa at Illinois State, 1 p.m. *Indiana State at Missouri State, 1 p.m. *Southern Illinois at Western Illinois, 1 p.m. *Youngstown State at South Dakota, 1 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOV. 16 *Western Illinois at Indiana State, 1 p.m. *Northern Iowa at Missouri State, 1 p.m. *South Dakota State at South Dakota, 1 p.m. *North Dakota State at Youngstown State, 1 p.m. *Illinois State at Southern Illinois, 2 p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 23 *South Dakota State at Youngstown State, 1 p.m. *Southern Illinois at Indiana State, 1 p.m. *South Dakota at North Dakota State, 2:30 p.m. *Western Illinois at Northern Iowa, 4 p.m. *Missouri Valley Football Conference games All times Central

SATURDAY, OCT. 19 *Indiana State at Illinois State, 1 p.m. *South Dakota State at Missouri State, 1 p.m. *North Dakota State at Southern Illinois, 2 p.m. *Western Illinois at Youngstown State, 3 p.m. *South Dakota at Northern Iowa, 4 p.m.

PREVIOUS CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS 1985 - Northern Iowa* 1986 - Eastern Illinois 1987 - Northern Iowa 1988 - Western Illinois 1989 - Missouri State 1990 - Northern Iowa/Missouri State* 1991 - Northern Iowa 1992 - Northern Iowa 1993 - Northern Iowa 1994 - Northern Iowa 1995 - Northern Iowa/Eastern Illinois*

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1996 - Northern Iowa 1997 - Western Illinois 1998 - Western Illinois 1999 - Illinois State 2000 - Western Illinois 2001 - Northern Iowa 2002 - Western Illinois/Western Kentucky* 2003 - Northern Iowa/Southern Illinois* 2004 - Southern Illinois 2005 - Northern Iowa/Southern Illinois*/ Youngstown State#

2006 - Youngstown State 2007 - Northern Iowa 2008 - Southern Illinois/*Northern Iowa 2009 - Southern Illinois 2010 - Northern Iowa 2011 - North Dakota State/*Northern Iowa 2012 - North Dakota State *Denotes at-large NCAA qualifier, other league champions received automatic bid to the NCAA Playoffs #In 2005, Youngstown State became first conference co-champion not to receive an at-large NCAA berth.

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2012 SEASON RECAP 2012 MVFC STANDINGS TEAM ^North Dakota State ^South Dakota State ^Illinois State Indiana State Southern Illinois Youngstown State Northern Iowa Missouri State Western Illinois South Dakota

CONF 7-1 6-2 5-3 5-3 5-3 4-4 4-4 3-5 1-7 0-8

OVERALL 14-1 9-4 9-4 7-4 6-5 7-4 5-6 3-8 3-8 1-10

^-qualified for Football Championship Subdivision playoffs

JACKRABBITS IN THE 2012 MVFC TEAM STATISTICS DEFENSE • 2nd in defense pass efficiency, 98.3 • 3rd in interceptions, 11 • 3rd in scoring defense, 15.2 points/game • 3rd in total defense, 303.4 yards/game • T-3rd in sacks, 18 • 4th in rushing defense, 117.9 yards/game • 5th in opponent first downs, 17.2/game • 5th in opponent third-down conversions, 35.9 percent • 6th in passing defense, 185.5 yards/game • 8th in opponent fourth-down conversions, 56.2 percent (9-of-16) OFFENSE • 4th in first downs, 17.5/game • 4th in pass efficiency, 125.5 • 4th in passing offense, 200.1 yards/game • 4th in rushing offense, 144.8 yards/game • 4th in scoring offense, 22.9 points/game • 4th in fourth-down conversions, 55.6 percent • T-4th in third-down conversions, 40 percent • 5th in total offense, 344.9 yards/game • 10th in sacks allowed, 28 SPECIAL TEAMS • 4th in field goal percentage, .833 (10-of-12) • 4th in net kickoff coverage, 39.3 yards/ attempt • 5th in kickoff returns, 21.2 yards/attempt • 5th in PAT percentage, .955 (21-of-22) • 6th in net punting, 33.2 yards/attempt • 7th in punt returns, 6.0 yards/attempt MISCELLANEOUS • 4th in turnover margin, +4 (+.50 per game) • 9th in fewest penalties, 59 • 9th in fewest penalty yards, 68.6 yards/game

The South Dakota State University football team took a giant step forward toward becoming an elite program in the Football Championship Subdivision during the 2012 season. The Jackrabbits, who were picked sixth in the Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason poll, greatly exceeded those expectations by finishing with a 9-4 overall record, including a second-place showing in the league standings. SDSU cracked the national rankings early in the 2012 season season en route to its second berth in the FCS playoffs in the last four years. The Jackrabbits earned the right to host a postseason game for the first time in program history and matched the school record for most victories in a season, which was last accomplished in 1979. At the fore of the Jackrabbit resurgence were a stout defense and potent rushing attack. SDSU ranked in the top 10 nationally in three different defensive categories: fourth in pass efficiency defense (100.33), fifth in scoring defense (16.38 points per game) and eighth in total defense (305.31 yards per game). The Jackrabbits held their opponents without an offensive touchdown in three games, while holding the opposition to one touchdown five other times. Meanwhile, the ground game was paced by running back Zach Zenner. The sophomore set the tone for his All-America season on his second rushing attempt of the season, running for a Jackrabbit-record 99-yard touchdown at Kansas. Long touchdowns became commonplace for Zenner, who also logged five other scoring runs of at least 50 yards during the season. He began the season with seven consecutive 100-yard games, topping the 200-yard mark twice.

Although they lost their season opener at Kansas, the Jackrabbits responded with a fivegame winning streak — their longest string of victories since closing the 2007 season with a five-game winning streak en route to the Great West Football Conference title. Following nonconference wins over Southeastern Louisiana and UC Davis, SDSU began MVFC play with three consecutive victories — a road win at Indiana State, followed by consecutive home wins over Missouri State and Western Illinois. The Jackrabbit winning streak came to an end in an end in a 27-6 defeat at perennial league contender Northern Iowa on Oct. 20. With the loss at UNI knocking the Jackrabbits out of the national rankings, SDSU quickly rebounded a week later on Hobo Day against 21st-ranked Youngstown State. Four secondquarter touchdowns gave SDSU a 35-7 lead, and the Jackrabbits eventually held on for a 41-28 victory to move to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in league play. Quarterback Austin Sumner threw for a season-high 351 yards and set a career high with five touchdown passes in the win. Sumner came up big again the following week in a last-minute victory at Southern Illinois that solidified the Jackrabbits’ playoff résumé. Trailing 12-9 with 2 minutes and 55 seconds remaining in the game, the Jackrabbits took over at their own 6-yard line after forcing SIU to punt. SDSU was able to overcome a bad snap early in the drive, converting on fourth-and-19 as Sumner heaved a pass into the wind that was caught by Trevor Tiefenthaler for a 23-yard gain and a first down.

Note: Rankings based on conference games only

Ross Shafrath registered a Jackrabbit single-season record 150 tackles during the 2012 campaign. A first-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection, Shafrath tallied 10 or more tackles in nine of 13 games, including a career-high 18 in the FCS playoff game at North Dakota State.

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2012 SEASON RECAP The Jackrabbits again converted on fourth down as Sumner hooked up with Aaron Rollin for 15 yards to move the ball to midfield. SDSU moved into scoring position on another Sumnerto-Rollin pass for 23 yards to start a strek of six consecutive completions that ended with the game-winning 5-yard touchdown pass to Tiefenthaler with seven seconds remaining. On the drive, Sumner completed 11-of-16 passes for 110 yards. The victory was the 100th career win for head coach John Stiegelmeier — all at SDSU. Sole possession of first place in the MVFC was on the line Nov. 10 as the Jackrabbits traveled to Fargo to face top-ranked North Dakota State. The Bison jumped out to a 10-0 first-quarter lead before SDSU came back to the game just before halftime following a 26-yard touchdown pass from Sumner to Brandon Hubert and a 46-yard field goal by Justin Syrovatka. NDSU regained the lead with a field goal in the third quarter and put the game out of reach with a touchdown late in the fourth after an SDSU defensive penalty extended the Bison drive. The Jackrabbits tacked on a late touchdown, but came up short in a 20-17 defeat. A playoff berth and state bragging rights were on the line in the regular season finale against South Dakota on Nov. 17 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. In the first meeting between the instate rivals since 2003, the Jackrabbits raced out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead, punctuated by a 43yard fumble return for touchdown by senior linebacker Chris Tracy.

The Jackrabbits went on to a 31-8 victory over USD to secure their second FCS playoff berth in program history. When the pairings for the Division I Football Championship were announced, not ony did the Jackrabbits receive an at-large bid, but they were selected to host Ohio Valley Conference champion Eastern Illinois in first-round action on Nov. 24. Riding the legs of Zenner, the Jackrabbits dominated the line of scrimmage. Zenner opened the scoring with a 68-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and added two more touchdowns in the second quarter as SDSU built a 34-3 halftime lead. Zenner finished the day with a school-record 295 rushing yards, while backup running back Reggie Gandy tallied 151 yards in the 58-10 drubbing. SDSU rolled up 434 rushing yards and 580 yards of total offense for the game. Round 2 of the playoffs featured a rematch with top-ranked North Dakota State in Fargo. The Jackrabbits’ dome woes continued as they were held without a touchdown in a 28-3 defeat to the eventual national champions. Three second-quarter touchdowns by the Bison erased an early SDSU lead. Zenner led a long list of Jackrabbits to receive postseason accolades, earning consensus AllAmerica honors along with being a finalist for the Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in the FCS ranks. Junior offensive lineman Bryan Witzmann also earned All-America honors.

Center Will Castle closed out his Jackrabbit career by earning second-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors.

Tyrel Kool returned to the wide receiver spot in 2012, leading the team in receptions for the second time in three years with 47.

JACKRABBITS IN THE 2012 NCAA STATISTICS TEAM (top 40) • 4th in pass efficiency defense, 100.33 • 5th in scoring defense, 16.38 points/game • 8th in total defense, 305.31 yards/game • 21st in rushing defense, 124.00 yards/game • 24th in passing defense, 181.31 yards/game • 24th in sacks, 2.54 sacks/ game • 25th in kickoff returns, 22.49 yards/return • 34th in rushing offense, 177.23 yards/game INDIVIDUAL (top 50) Ethan Sawyer • 36th in punting, 40.94 yards/attempt Ross Shafrath • 7th in tackles, 11.54 tackles/game Justin Syrovatka • 8th in field goals, 1.38 field goals/game Trevor Tiefenthaler • 49th in kickoff returns, 23.12 yards/attempt Zach Zenner • 1st in rushing, 157.23 yards/game • 7th in all-purpose yards, 172.38 yards/game

Skyler Luxa led South Dakota State with three interceptions en route to earning second-team all-MVFC honors.

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2012 STATISTICS TEAM STATISTICS SDSU OPP SCORING 304 213 Points Per Game 23.4 16.4 FIRST DOWNS 236 224 Rushing 101 91 Passing 116 108 Penalty 19 25 RUSHING YARDAGE 2,304 1,612 Yards gained rushing 2,674 1,945 Yards lost rushing 370 333 Rushing Attempts 483 450 Average Per Rush 4.8 3.6 Average Per Game 177.2 124.0 TDs Rushing 18 12 PASSING YARDAGE 2,475 2,357 Att-Comp-Int 385-213-14 455-255-13 Average Per Pass 6.4 5.2 Average Per Catch 11.6 9.2 Average Per Game 190.4 181.3 TDs Passing 15 9 TOTAL OFFENSE 4,779 3,969 Total Plays 868 905 Average Per Play 5.5 4.4 Average Per Game 367.6 305.3 KICK RETURNS 37-832 50-832 PUNT RETURNS 26-172 19-171 INTERCEPT RETURNS 13-224 14-167 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 22.5 16.6 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 6.6 9.0 INT RETURN AVERAGE 17.2 11.9 FUMBLES-LOST 15-8 14-8 PENALTIES-YARDS 83-721 81-727 Average Per Game 55.5 55.9 PUNTS-YARDS 71-2,784 85-3,455 Average Per Punt 39.2 40.6 Net punt average 34.0 36.3 POSSESSION TIME/GAME 3012 40.47 3RD-DOWN ATTEMPTS 70/188 75/212 3rd-Down Pct 37% 35% 4TH-DOWN ATTEMPTS 6/17 12/25 4th-Down Pct 35% 48% SACKS BY-YARDS 33-227 44-256 MISC. YARDS 0 -3 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 36 26 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 18-22 9-17 PAT-ATTEMPTS 32-33 24-24 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 0-2 RED-ZONE SCORES 33-41 24-40 Red-Zone Pct 80% 60% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS 19-41 16-40 Red-Zone TD Pct 46% 40% ATTENDANCE 71,056 115,939 Games/Avg Per Game 6/11,843 7/16,563

2012 SCORES DATE Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 24 Dec. 1

OPPONENT at Kansas at Southeastern Louisiana UC DAVIS *at #22 Indiana State *MISSOURI STATE *WESTERN ILLINOIS *at Northern Iowa *#21 YOUNGSTOWN STATE *at Southern Illinois *at #1 North Dakota State *SOUTH DAKOTA ^#25 EASTERN ILLINOIS ^at #1 North Dakota State

OVERALL 0-1 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 5-2 6-2 7-2 7-3 8-3 9-3 9-4

CONF 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 2-0 3-0 3-1 4-1 5-1 5-2 6-2 6-2 6-2

TIME 3:20 2:54 2:48 2:45 3:11 2:45 2:38 3:10 3:07 2:46 2:54 3:07 2:51

ATTEND 46,601 6,278 11,532 5,291 14,186 10,727 13,067 14,966 7,499 18,721 15,278 4,367 18,482

* indicates Missouri Valley Football Conference game ^ Football Championship Subdivision playoff game

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Zach Zenner Reggie Gandy Eric Kline Cam Jones Trevor Wesley TEAM Austin Sumner Total Opponents

GP 13 11 6 13 13 10 13 13 13

PASSING Austin Sumner Eric Kline TEAM Brandon Hubert Total Opponents

GP 13 6 10 13 13 13

ATT 300 70 11 7 1 11 83 483 450

GAIN 2,078 332 36 24 5 0 199 2,674 1,945

LOST 34 11 12 0 0 51 262 370 333

NET 2,044 321 24 24 5 -51 -63 2,304 1612

EFFIC. COMP-ATT-INT 117.13 209-372-14 60.80 4-11-0 0.00 0-1-0 0.00 0-1-0 114.91 213-385-14 100.37 255-455-13

PCT. 56.2 36.4 0.0 0.0 55.3 56.0

YPC 6.8 4.6 2.2 3.4 5.0 -4.6 -0.8 4.8 3.6 YDS 2,443 32 0 0 2,475 2,357

TD 13 2 0 3 0 0 0 18 12

LG *99 49 13 10 7 0 24 99 56

YPG 157.2 29.2 4.0 1.8 0.4 -5.1 -4.8 177.2 124.0

TD 15 0 0 0 15 9

LG 50 13 0 0 50 43

YPG 187.9 5.3 0.0 0.0 190.4 181.3

*denotes touchdown

SCORING Justin Syrovatka Zach Zenner Cam Jones Tyrel Kool Seth Daughters Brandon Hubert Reggie Gandy Aaron Rollin Jason Schneider Trevor Tiefenthaler Chris Tracy Skyler Luxa Vince Benedetto Sumner,Austin Total Opponents

TD 0 13 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 36 26

FG 18-22 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 18-22 9-17

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1ST South Dakota State 71 Opponents 45

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|-------- PATs --------| KICK RUSH RCV PASS 32-33 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1-2 32-33 0-1 1 1-2 24-24 1-1 1 1-1

2ND 3RD 104 41 61 45

4TH 88 62

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DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SAF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

PTS 86 78 24 18 18 18 12 12 12 12 6 6 2 304 213

2012 STATISTICS TOTAL OFFENSE GP PLAYS Austin Sumner 13 455 Zach Zenner 13 300 Reggie Gandy 11 70 Eric Kline 6 22 Cam Jones 13 7 Trevor Wesley 13 1 TEAM 10 12 Total 13 868 Opponents 13 905 RECEIVING GP Tyrel Kool 13 Aaron Rollin 12 Brandon Hubert 13 Zach Zenner 13 Jason Schneider 13 Seth Daughters 13 Trevor Tiefenthaler 12 Vince Benedetto 13 Cam Jones 13 Reggie Gandy 11 Dom Wright 13 Trevor Wesley 13 Total 11 Opponents 11 PUNTING Ethan Sawyer TEAM Total Opponents

NO. 68 3 71 85

NO. 47 44 34 28 19 17 13 5 3 1 1 1 252 197

RUSH -63 2,044 321 24 24 5 51 2,304 1,612 YDS 592 567 483 197 253 134 133 40 50 20 5 1 3,154 2,223

YDS 2,784 0 2,784 3,455

PASS 2,443 0 0 32 0 0 0 2,475 2,357 YPC 12.6 12.9 14.2 7.0 13.3 7.9 10.2 8.0 16.7 20.0 5.0 1.0 12.5 11.3

AVG. 40.9 0.0 39.2 40.6

LONG 72 0 72 63

TOTAL 2,380 2,044 321 56 24 5 -51 4,779 3,969 TD 2 2 3 0 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 22 20 TB 10 0 10 10

PUNT RETURNS Trevor Wesley Dom Wright Jason Schneider Andrew Brown Total Opponents

NO. 13 7 5 1 26 19

YDS 76 48 8 40 172 171

AVG TD 5.8 0 6.9 0 1.6 0 40.0 0 6.6 0 90 1

KICKOFF RETURNS Trevor Tiefenthaler Dom Wright Jimmie Forsythe Tyrel Kool Aaron Rollin Kyle VanVoorst Zach Zenner Total Opponents

NO. 16 10 4 3 2 1 1 37 50

YDS 370 206 76 130 42 8 0 832 832

AVG TD LG 23.1 0 46 20.6 0 26 19.0 0 24 43.3 1 *100 21.0 0 21 8.0 0 8 0.0 0 0 22.5 1 100 16.6 0 37

INTERCEPTIONS Skyler Luxa T.J. Lally Ross Shafrath Je Ryan Butler David Godley Winston Wright Jimmie Forsythe Chris Tracy Total Opponents

NO. 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 13 14

YDS 37 41 31 69 26 20 0 0 224 167

AVG TD 12.3 1 20.5 0 15.5 0 34.5 0 26.0 0 20.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 17.2 1 11.9 3

LG *23 28 16 39 26 20 0 0 39 69

FUMBLE RETURNS Winston Wright Chris Tracy Totals Opponents

NO. 1 1 2 2

YDS 45 43 88 47

AVG TD 45.0 0 43.0 1 44.0 1 23.5 1

LG 45 *43 45 25

LG 27 39 7 0 39 33

YPG 183.1 157.2 29.2 9.3 1.8 0.4 -5.1 367.6 305.3 LG 50 49 49 31 46 23 39 14 35 20 5 1 *80 *80 FC 9 0 9 17

YPG 45.5 47.2 37.2 15.2 19.5 10.3 11.1 3.1 3.8 1.8 0.4 0.1 286.7 286.7 I20 BLK 13 0 0 3 13 3 31 1

FIELD GOALS Justin Syrovatka Totals Opponents

FGM-FGA Pct. 18-22 81.8 18-22 81.8 9-17 52.9

FG SEQUENCE Kansas Southeastern Louisiana UC Davis Indiana State Missouri State Western Illinois Northern Iowa Youngstown State Southern Illinois North Dakota State South Dakota Eastern Illinois North Dakota State

1-19 20-29 0-0 12-12 0-0 12-12 2-2 4-4

SDSU (25) (23), (22), 48, (26) 53 (37), 33 (23), 32 (29) (40), (27) — (28), (41), (33) (46) (48) (22), (29), (28) (26)

30-39 40-49 50+ LG Blk 2-4 4-5 0-1 48 0 2-4 4-5 0-1 48 0 2-6 1-5 0-0 42 2 OPPONENTS 35, (22) 34, 40 — (25) 33 (23) (39), (26) — (42), 45 (19), (30) 32, 44 (19) 43

Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made

THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS OVERALL 1ST QTR OPPONENT Kansas 3/14 / 5-17 0-2 Southeastern La. 7-17 / 5-16 4-6 UC Davis 4-14 / 3-13 1-4 Indiana State 7-17 / 4-17 2-4 Missouri State 7-16 / 4-15 2-4 Western Illinois 5-13 / 4-17 3-4 Northern Iowa 6-12 / 9-16 3-4 Youngstown State 3-11 / 8-19 0-2 Southern Illinois 6-18 / 7-18 1-4 North Dakota State 4-14 / 5-14 1-3 South Dakota 8-14 / 6-15 3-3 Eastern Illinois 8-15 / 5-16 1-5 North Dakota State 2-13 / 10-19 0-2 Totals 70-188 21-47 Opponents 75-212 16-43

2ND QTR 1-4 1-4 1-4 1-4 1-4 0-2 2-4 3-3 2-4 2-5 3-5 5-6 0-4 22-53 15-55

3RD QTR 1-3 2-3 0-2 2-4 1-3 1-3 1-2 0-2 1-3 0-2 2-3 1-3 0-2 12-35 26-60

4TH QTR 1-5 0-4 2-4 2-5 3-5 1-4 0-2 0-4 2-7 1-4 0-3 1-1 2-5 15-53 18-54

TIME OF POSSESSION OVERALL OPPONENT Kansas 27:56 Southeastern Louisiana 36:37 UC Davis 29:47 Indiana State 31:12 Missouri State 34:03 Western Illinois 30:39 Northern Iowa 29:10 Youngstown State 28:11 Southern Illinois 28:34 North Dakota State 24:54 South Dakota 32:31 Eastern Illinois 37:03 North Dakota State 22:06 Totals 392:41 Avg. 30:12 Opponents 387:12 Avg. 29:47

2ND QTR 10:31 9:18 6:52 6:01 8:29 4:15 9:50 7:00 7:34 8:57 8:08 10:46 6:07 103:48 7:49 91:12 7:00

3RD QTR 6:49 5:47 5:29 8:40 8:34 6:54 5:14 4:54 5:53 3:09 4:47 9:31 6:09 81.50 6:17 113.10 8:42

4TH QTR 6:44 8:57 7:44 8:01 8:00 10:06 4:10 10:26 8:09 5:48 11:10 9:10 5:16 103:41 7:58 91:12 7.00

1ST QTR 3:52 12:35 9:42 8:30 9:00 9:24 9:56 5:51 6:58 6:58 8:26 7:36 4:34 103:22 7:57 91:38 7:02

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2012 STATISTICS GAME-BY-GAME COMPARISON Opponent Kansas S’eastern Louisiana UC Davis Indiana State Missouri State Western Illinois Northern Iowa Youngstown State Southern Illinois North Dakota State South Dakota Eastern Illinois North Dakota State Totals

Score 17-31 31-14 12-8 24-10 17-7 31-10 6-27 41-28 16-12 17-20 31-8 58-10 3-28

-----FIRST DOWNS----Total Rush Pass Pen 18/22 6/12 11/9 1/1 19/12 12/1 5/11 2/0 20/16 8/5 12/8 0/3 14/18 10/3 2/11 2/4 21/22 6/11 10/7 5/4 17/12 9/4 8/8 0/0 19/19 10/9 8/9 1/1 16/19 4/7 12/11 0/1 19/17 4/10 14/4 1/3 11/16 3/13 8/1 0/2 23/15 7/1 13/10 3/4 29/17 19/7 7/10 3/0 10/19 3/8 6/9 1/2

--PASSING-Comp-Att-Int 18-40-4/17-36-1 8-18-1/22-43-0 20-34-1/22-32-0 6-19-0/27-47-1 17-27-3/15-40-4 13-25-2/20-38-1 18-28-1/13-21-0 19-30-1/25-42-2 26-45-0/20-31-0 18-29-0/11-18-1 20-31-0/23-41-2 13-28-0/25-41/1 17-31-1/15-25-0

Yards 207/169 134/190 191/183 51/219 192/158 136/204 152/187 351/270 284/122 163/80 272/244 146/221 196/110

-TOTAL OFFENSE-PENALTIESPlays-Yards Return Yards Turnovers No.-Yds 73-411/84-432 165/67 5/2 3-25/5-45 74-439/61-179 116/135 2/0 7-45/8-84 67-373/64-237 22/111 2/1 4-33/4-30 64-348/72-242 48/87 0/1 8-85/6-55 71-386/77-381 92/55 5/5 11-95/10-99 61-345/66-264 159/100 2/1 1-6/5-45 64-305/64-378 117/44 2/0 5-45/3-19 61-416/76-348 110/131 1/3 7-72/6-46 75-322/72-297 15/79 1/1 7-60/10-63 55-209/63-251 163/51 1/2 9-76/3-15 68-428/63-266 88/137 0/3 11-110/9-88 81-580/73-366 111/170 0/2 4-20/9-100 54-217/70-328 110/50 1/0 6-49/3-38

304-213 236/224 101/91 116/108 19/25 483-2,304/450-1,612 213-385-14/255-455-13 2,475/2,357 868-4,779/905-3,969 1,316/1,217

TOP PERFORMANCES 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES Zach Zenner at Kansas, 9-1-2012 • 23 carries, 183 yards, 1 TD Zach Zenner at S’eastern Louisiana, 9-8-12 • 34 carries, 278 yards, 1 TD Zach Zenner vs. UC Davis, 9-15-12 • 21 carries, 197 yards, 2 TD Zach Zenner at Indiana State, 9-22-12 • 29 carries, 237 yards, 1 TD Zach Zenner vs. Missouri State, 9-29-12 • 30 carries, 182 yards, 1 TD Zach Zenner vs. Western Illinois, 10-13-12 • 19 carries, 171 yards, 2 TD Zach Zenner at Northern Iowa, 10-20-12 • 20 carries, 112 yards Zach Zenner vs. South Dakota, 11-17-12 • 28 carries, 164 yards, 1 TD Zach Zenner vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-12 • 33 carries, 295 yards, 3 TD Reggie Gandy vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-12 • 16 carries, 151 yards, 2 TD 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES Aaron Rollin vs. Youngstown State, 10-27-12 • 3 receptions, 108 yards, 1 TD Tyrel Kool vs. South Dakota, 11-17-12 • 7 receptions, 112 yards 300-YARD PASSING GAMES Austin Sumner vs. Youngstown State, 10-27-12 • 19-of-28, 351 yards, 5 TD, 1 INT

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--RUSHING-Number-Yards 33-204/48-263 56-305/18-(-11) 33-182/32-54 45-297/25-23 44-194/37-223 36-209/28-60 36-153/43-191 31-65/34-78 30-38/41-175 26-46/45-171 37-156/22-22 53-434/32-145 23-21/45-218

22/21 83-721/81-727

DEFENSIVE LEADERS |-----TACKLES-----| NO. PLAYER GP SOLO ASST TOT TFL-YDS 44 Ross Shafrath 13 88 62 150 3.0-6 33 T.J. Lally 13 73 34 107 8.0-40 37 Skyler Luxa 13 40 28 68 0-0 52 Andy Mink 13 33 29 62 6.0-35 14 Winston Wright 13 41 18 59 2.5-8 19 Bo Helm 13 34 23 57 2.0-9 7 Chris Tracy 13 42 15 57 7.0-23 54 David Hettiger 13 33 23 56 8.5-45 69 Marshall Peugh 13 32 23 55 6.5-47 34 Doug Peete 13 38 16 54 13.5-63 93 Chase Douglas 13 20 15 35 6.0-30 22 Je Ryan Butler 13 28 7 35 2.0-7 15 Andrew Brown 13 17 7 24 0-0 21 David Godley 13 19 5 24 0-0 29 Charles Elmore 13 10 5 15 1.0-3 25 Jimmie Forsythe 13 11 3 14 0-0 51 Robbie Jelsma 9 8 6 14 0-0 81 Matt Raymond 13 10 4 14 0-0 4 Anthony Rose 12 8 1 9 0-0 35 Kyle VanVoorst 13 6 2 8 0-0 39 Chad Strehlow 13 5 2 7 0-0 42 R.C. Kilgore 8 4 3 7 0-0 36 Jack Sherlock 12 4 3 7 3.0-11 16 Austin Knowlton 10 5 1 6 0-0 38 Jake Gentile 12 4 1 5 0-0 80 Trevor Wesley 13 4 0 4 0-0 98 Bryan Burke 7 2 2 4 1.0-1 26 Drew Kreutzfeldt 11 3 0 3 0-0 10 Dom Wright 13 1 2 3 0-0 66 Trevor Greger 13 1 0 1 0-0 62 Alex Olinger 6 0 1 1 0-0 56 Nick Krings 12 0 1 1 0.5-0 76 Bryan Witzmann 13 1 0 1 0-0 84 Trevor Tiefenthaler 12 1 0 1 0-0 92 Jay Carlson 7 1 0 1 0-0 53 Patrick Schuster 7 1 0 1 0-0 47 Trent Mason 8 1 0 1 0-0 91 J.R. Plote 7 1 0 1 0-0 TM TEAM 13 1 0 1 0-0 Total 13 631 342 973 70-328 Opponents 13 630 331 961 77-326

|-SACKS-| NO.-YDS 0-0 6.0-34 0-0 2.5-17 0.5-5 1.0-8 1.5-11 6.0-39 5.5-38 6.0-42 3.0-21 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2.0-9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 33-227 44-256

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|---PASS DEF---| |-FUMBLES-| BLKD INT-YDS PBU QBH RCV-YDS FF KICK 2-31 6 2 0-0 1 0 2-41 3 3 1-0 2 0 3-37 7 0 0-0 0 1 0-0 0 7 0-0 3 1 1-20 4 0 4-45 0 0 0-0 9 0 0-0 0 0 1-0 5 1 1-43 0 0 0-0 1 2 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 2 1-0 0 0 0-0 6 8 0-0 2 0 0-0 0 6 0-0 0 0 2-69 2 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 1 1-26 8 0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 0 1-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 2 1 0-0 0 0 0-0 2 1 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 1 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 13-224 54 33 8-88 12 3 14-167 47 18 8-47 12 3

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INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 34, by Zach Zenner, at Southeastern Louisiana, 9-8-12 RUSHING YARDS: ^295, by Zach Zenner, vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-12 RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS: 3, by Zach Zenner, vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-12 LONG RUSH: ^99 yards (for TD), by Zach Zenner, at Kansas, 9-1-12 PASS ATTEMPTS: 45, by Austin Sumner, at Southern Illinois, 11-3-12 PASS COMPLETIONS: 26, by Austin Sumner, at Southern Illionis, 11-3-12 YARDS PASSING: 351, by Austin Sumner, vs. Youngstown State, 10-27-12 PASSING TOUCHDOWNS: 5, by Austin Sumner, vs. Youngstown State, 10-27-12 RECEPTIONS: 8, by Tyrel Kool, at Kansas, 9-1-12 YARDS RECEIVING: 112, by Tyrel Kool, vs. South Dakoa, 11-17-12 RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS: 1, 15 times LONG RECEPTION: 50 yards (for TD), by Tyrel Kool, vs. Youngstown State, 10-27-12 FIELD GOALS: 3, three times by Justin Syrovatka (last: vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-12) LONG FIELD GOAL: 48 yards, by Justin Syrovatka, vs. South Dakota, 11-17-12 PUNTS: 8, by Ethan Sawyer, at Indiana State, 9-22-12, and at North Dakota State, 11-10-12 PUNTING AVERAGE: 47.9 yards, by Ethan Sawyer, vs. UC Davis, 9-15-12 LONG PUNT: 72 yards, by Ethan Sawyer, vs. UC Davis, 9-15-12 LONG PUNT RETURN: 39 yards, by Dom Wright, at Southeastern Louisiana, 9-8-12 LONG KICKOFF RETURN: 100 yards (for TD), by Tyrel Kool, vs. Western Illinois, 10-13-12 INTERCEPTIONS: 2, by Ross Shafrath, vs. Missouri State, 9-29-12 TACKLES: 18, by Ross Shafrath, at North Dakota State, 12-1-12 TACKLES FOR LOSS: 4.0, by Doug Peete, at Southeastern Louisiana, 9-8-12, and by T.J. Lally, vs. UC Davis, 9-15-12 SACKS: 4.0, by T.J. Lally, vs. UC Davis, 9-15-12

RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 56, at Southeastern Louisiana, 9-8-12 RUSHING YARDS: 434, vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-12 YARDS PER RUSH: 8.2, vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-12 RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS: 6. vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-12 PASS ATTEMPTS: 45, at Southern Illinois, 11-3-12 PASS COMPLETIONS: 26, at Southern Illinois, 11-3-12 YARDS PASSING: 351, vs. Youngstown State, 10-27-12 YARDS PER PASS: 11.7, vs. Youngstown State, 10-27-12 PASSING TOUCHDOWNS: 5, vs. Youngstown State, 10-27-12 TOTAL PLAYS: 81, vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-12 TOTAL OFFENSE: 580 yards, vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-12 YARDS PER PLAY: 7.2, vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-12 POINTS: 58, vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-12 FIRST DOWNS: 29 vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-12 INTERCEPTIONS BY: 4, vs. Missouri State, 9-29-12 SACKS BY: 7, vs. UC Davis, 9-15-12 PENALTIES: 11, vs. Missouri State, 9-29-12, and vs. South Dakota, 11-17-12 PENALTY YARDS: 110, vs. South Dakota, 11-17-12 TURNOVERS BY: 5, at Kansas, 9-1-12, and vs. Missouri State, 9-29-12

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2012 FINAL POLLS FCS COACHES’ POLL

SPORTS NETWORK POLL 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

North Dakota State [142] Sam Houston State (Texas) Georgia Southern Eastern Washington Montana State Old Dominion (Va.) Wofford (S.C.) Illinois State Appalachian State (N.C.) Central Arkansas Stony Brook (N.Y.) Cal Poly New Hampshire South Dakota State Villanova (Pa.) Lehigh (Pa.) Towson (Md.) Richmond (Va.) James Madison (Va.) Northern Arizona Wagner (N.Y.) Bethune-Cookman (Fla.) Eastern Kentucky Coastal Carolina (S.C.) Colgate (N.Y.)

14-1 11-4 10-4 11-3 11-2 11-2 9-4 9-4 8-4 9-3 10-3 9-3 8-4 9-4 8-4 10-1 7-4 8-3 7-4 8-3 9-4 9-3 8-3 8-5 8-4

3,550 3,386 3,183 3,143 2,949 2,859 2,673 2,289 2.229 2,166 2,158 1,930 1,839 1,537 1,354 1,346 1,147 938 894 736 603 523 515 495 383

Others receiving votes: Eastern Illinois 349, Indiana State 306, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 138, Albany (N.Y.) 120, Tennessee-Martin 102, Youngstown State (Ohio) 81, Harvard (Mass.) 56, Tennessee State 44, Samford (Ala.) 29, Montana 22, McNeese State (La.) 19, The Citadel (S.C.) 16, Pennsylvania 14, Drake (Iowa) 8, Sacramento State (Calif.) 5, Howard 5, South Carolina State 5, Southern Illinois 4, Northern Iowa 1, Maine 1.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

North Dakota State [26] Sam Houston State (Texas) Georgia Southern Eastern Washington Montana State Old Dominion (Va.) Wofford (S.C.) Appalachian State (N.C.) Illinois State Central Arkansas Cal Poly Stony Brook (N.Y.) New Hampshire Lehigh (Pa.) Towson (Md.) Villanova (Pa.) South Dakota State Richmond Eastern Kentucky Northern Arizona James Madison (Va.) Wagner (N.Y.) Bethune-Cookman (Fla.) Coastal Carolina (S.C.) Eastern Illinois

14-1 11-4 12-4 11-3 11-2 11-2 9-4 8-4 9-4 9-3 9-3 10-3 8-4 10-1 7-4 8-4 9-4 8-3 8-3 8-2 7-4 9-4 9-3 8-5 7-5

650 618 579 572 539 527 496 434 408 401 378 366 334 295 235 227 222 188 163 142 111 103 89 88 75

Others Receiving Votes: Colgate (N.Y.) 66, Harvard (Mass.) 60, Indiana State 32, Tennessee State 11, Tennessee-Martin 11, Youngstown State (Ohio) 9, Pennsylvania 7, The Citadel (S.C.) 5, Arkansas Pine‐Bluff 3,Albany (N.Y.) 3, San Diego (Calif.) 1, Chattanooga (Tenn.) 1, Samford (Ala) 1. Note: 2012 opponents denoted in bold

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2012 GAME RECAPS – GAME 1 –

KANSAS 31, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 17 Sept. 1, 2012 • Memorial Stadium (Att.: 46,601) LAWRENCE, Kan. — Tony Pierson and Taylor Cox each rushed for more than 100 yards, leading Kansas to a 31-17 victory over South Dakota State in the football season opener for both teams. The Jackrabbits took an early lead on the longest offensive play from scrimmage in program history. Backed up to their own 1-yard line after a punt, sophomore running back Zach Zenner broke through the line and outran the Jayhawk defense for a 99-yard touchdown run with 8 minutes, 33 seconds to play in the first quarter. On the strength of its special teams unit blocking two punts, Kansas grabbed the lead. After the first blocked punt gave the Jayhawks the ball at the SDSU 47, Pierson capped a seven-play drive just before the end of the first quarter with a 3-yard touchdown run. Josh Ford later blocked a punt that gave Kansas the ball at the Jackrabbit 7-yard line. However, the SDSU defense held firm, limiting the Jayhawks to a 22-yard field goal by Ron Doherty. Pierson gave Kansas a 17-7 lead with his second touchdown of the game, a 47-yard scamper on the Jayhawks’ first possession of the second half to finish off a five-play, 65-yard drive. Austin Sumner, who was doubtful after suffering an injury the previous week in practice, was inserted into the Jackrabbit lineup on the ensuing possession, but his first pass was deflected by an SDSU receiver into the hands of Bradley McDougald, who returned the ball 30 yards to the Jackrabbit 30. Kansas turned the miscue into points as on fourth-and-1 from the 2-yard line, Crist found tight end Mike Ragone in the back of the end zone for a touchdown. The Jackrabbits drew to within 24-17 with a pair of scores early in the fourth quarter. Sumner hooked up Tyrel Kool on a 22-yard touchdown with 12:52 remaining and Justin Syrovatka added a 25-yard field goal with 8:39 to play. But Kansas responded with a decisive eight-play, 75-yard drive capped by a 3-yard touchdown run by Taylor Cox. Each of the Jackrabbits’ final three possessions ended in an interception. Sumner ended the game 14-of-31 passing for 175 yards, a touchdown and four interceptions. Redshirt freshman Eric Kline, who started the game at quarterback, completed 4-of-9 passes for 32 yards. Kool led the receiving corps with eight catches for 76 yards, with Brandon Hubert adding four receptions for 83 yards. Zenner finished the game with a career-best 183 yards on 23 carries. For Kansas, Pierson gained 124 yards on 20 carries, with Cox racking up 121 yards on 16 attempts. Crist completed 17-of-36 passes for 169 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Greg Brown led the KU defense with eight tackles. Bradley McDougald made six stops and added a pair of interceptions. Ross Shafrath recorded a 16 tackles to lead the Jackrabbit defense. Total offense was nearly even as KU held a 432-411 advantage. SCORE BY QUARTERS South Dakota State (0-1) Kansas (1-0)

1 7 7

2 0 3

3 0 14

4 10 7

FINAL 17 31

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 8:33 SDSU – Zach Zenner 99 yd run (Justin Syrovatka kick) 00:06 KU – Tony Pierson 3 yd run (Ron Doherty kick) 2nd 5:05 KU – Doherty 22 yd field goal 3rd 10:22 KU – Pierson 47 yd run (Doherty kick) 5:29 KU – Mike Ragone 2 yd pass from Dayne Crist (Doherty kick) 4th 12:52 SDSU – Tyrel Kool 22 yd pass from Austin Sumner (Syrovatka kick) 8:39 SDSU – Syrovatka 25 yd field goal 5:36 KU – Taylor Cox 3 yd run (Doherty kick)

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TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

SDSU 18 33-204 207 40-18-4 73-411 0-0 2-1 6-164 1-0 7-29.6 2-1 3-25 27:56 3 of 14 0 of 2 2-2 1-13

KU 22 48-263 169 36-17-1 84-432 0-0 2-36 0-0 4-31 6-45.8 1-1 5-45 32:04 5 of 17 1 of 3 4-5 2-11

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU - Zach Zenner 23-183; Eric Kline 9-28. KU - Tony Bierson 20-124; Taylor Cox 16-121; Brandon Bourbon 5-17. PASSING LEADERS: SDSU - Austin Sumner 14-31-4 175; Eric Kline 4-9-0 32. KU - Dayne Crist 17-3-61 169. RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU - Tyrel Kool 8-76; Brandon Hubert 4-83; Zach Zenner 4-27; Jason Schneider 2-21. KU - Kale Pick 5-81; D.J. Beshears 5-27; Daymond Patterson 4-44. INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU - Skyler Luxa 1-0. KU - Bradley McDougald 2-31; Tyler Patmon 1-0; Corrigan Powell 1-0. SACKS: SDSU - Marshall Peugh 1-13. KU - Michael Reynolds 1-7; Kevin Young 1-4 TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): SDSU - Ross Shafrath 7-9-16; Skyler Luxa 8-0-8; T.J. Lally 5-2-7; Bo Helm 4-3-7. KU - Greg Brown 5-3-8; Bradley McDougald 5-1-6; Huldon Tharp 4-2-6.

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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 31, SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA 14 Sept. 8, 2012 • Strawberry Stadium (Att.: 6,278) HAMMOND, La. — Zach Zenner rushed for the most yards by a South Dakota State running back in the Division I era and the Jackrabbit defense turned in a dominant performance as SDSU got into the win column with a 31-14 victory over Southeastern Louisiana Sept. 8 at Strawberry Stadium. The Jackrabbits improved to 1-1 overall, while Southeastern Louisiana fell to 0-2. After failing on a fourth-down attempt in SELU territory on the opening drive of the game, the Jackrabbits drew first blood on their next possession as Justin Syrovatka kicked a 23-yard field goal to cap a 12-play, 80-yard drive. A 39-yard punt return by Dom Wright and ensuing sideline infraction penalty against the Lions gave SDSU the ball at the SELU to start the second quarter. Three plays later, Austin Sumner hit Seth Daughters in the left corner of the end zone for a 12-yard touchdown. SDSU made it 13-0 midway through the second quarter on a 22-yard field goal by Syrovatka that was set up by a 13-yard run by Zenner — one of six runs of at least 10 yards in the game by the sophomore from Eagan, Minn. Meanwhile, SELU had trouble putting together anything on offense in the first half. The Lions went three-and-out in each of their first four possessions and again were held to three offensive plays before missing a 34-yard field goal after taking over deep in Jackrabbit territory following an interception. SELU finally gained an offensive first down in the final minute of the first half, only to have Doug Peete record his second sack of the game on the next play to stifle the drive. The Lions put together their lone offensive scoring drive on their first possession of the second half. SELU strung together five first downs, capping a 13-play, 75-yard drive with a 19-yard touchdown pass from Nathan Stanley to Michael Chaney. The Jackrabbits answered right back with a touchdown of their own,

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2 10 0

3 15 7

4 FINAL 3 31 7 14

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 1:00 SDSU – Justin Syrovatka 23 yd field goal 2nd 13:39 SDSU – Seth Daughters 12 yd pass from Austin Sumner (Syrovatka kick) 6:58 SDSU – Syrovatka 22 yd field goal 3rd 10:12 SLU – Michael Chaney 19 yd pass from Nathan Stanley (Seth Sebastian kick) 6:58 SDSU – Jason Schneider 46 yd pass from Sumner (Vince Benedetto pass from Sumner) 3:08 SDSU – Zach Zenner 35 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 4th 12:03 SDSU – Syrovatka 26 yd field goal 1:40 SLU – T’Darryl Grays 25 yd fumble return (Sebastian kick) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

SDSU 19 56-305 134 18-8-1 74-439 0-0 4-49 2-67 0-0 1-31.0 1-1 7-45 36:37 7 of 17 1 of 3 4-4 4-25

SLU 12 18-(-11) 190 43-22-0 61-179 1-25 0-0 6-91 1-19 8-40.9 0-0 8-84 23:23 5 of 16 0 of 1 1-3 4-18

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU - Zach Zenner 34-278; Reggie Gandy 14-32. SLU - Michael Chaney 7-10. PASSING LEADERS: SDSU - Austin Sumner 8-18-1 134. SLU - Nathan Stanley 22-43-0 190. RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU - Jason Schneider 2-55; Seth Daughters 2-15. SLU - Stanley Moore 5-34; Marquis Frugé 4-65. INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU - none. SLU - Tyler Stoddard 1-19. SACKS: SDSU - Doug Peete 2-14; Bo Helm 1-8; David Hettiger 1-3; Marshall Peugh 0.5-0. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): SDSU Ross Shafrath 8-0-8; Doug Peete 6-0-6. SLU - Kaleb Muse 6-8-14; Devan Walker 8-2-10; Drew Misita 7-2-9.

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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 12, UC DAVIS 8 Sept. 15, 2012 • Coughlin-Alumni Stadium (Att.: 11,532) BROOKINGS — Zach Zenner rushed for 197 yards and two touchdowns, and the Jackrabbit defense held UC Davis without an offensive touchdown as South Dakota State opened the home season with a 12-8 victory Sept. 15 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. With its win in the 17th Annual Cereal Bowl, SDSU improved to 2-1 overall. UC Davis dropped to 1-2. The Jackrabbits dominated the yardage total in the first quarter and was on the march early in the second quarter until Jonathan Perkins intercepted an Austin Sumner pass and rolled down the left sideline for a 61-yard touchdown. The Aggies converted the two-point conversion to go ahead 8-0. SDSU wasted little time to get on the board. On the second play of the drive, Zenner weaved his way through the UC Davis defense for a 69-yard touchdown. The two-point attempt failed. The game remained 8-6 until early in the fourth quarter. After the Jackrabbits converted a third-down attempt with a 9-yard pass from Sumner to tight end Seth Daughters, Zenner bounced off a couple tackles to find paydirt from 23 yards out to give SDSU a 12-8 after another twopoint attempt failed. UC Davis, which had a touchdown negated by a penalty in the third quarter, crossed midfield on each of its next two possessions. Jackrabbit redshirt freshman linebacker T.J. Lally thwarted each drive with a sack and came up with a fumble recovery on the Aggies' final offensive play in the closing seconds. Lally finished the day with 10 tackles — all solo — and four sacks. Ross Shafrath added 10 tackles, while Marshall Peugh chipped in with seven tackles, including a sack, as SDSU did not allow UC Davis past the Jackrabbit 25-yard line for the entire game. SDSU finished the day with seven sacks. Zenner topped the 100-yard for the third straight game with his 197 yards on 21 carries. Sumner completed 20-of-34 passes for 191 yards and Daughters led the receiving corps with five catches for 35 yards. Trevor Tiefenthaler, starting in place of an injured Aaron Rollin, caught four balls for 35 yards. For UC Davis, Randy Wright completed 16-of-25 passes for 116 yards. Backup London Lacy was 6-of-7 passing for 67 yards. Tim Benton led Aggie receivers with five catches for 66 yards. Marquis Nicolis gained 39 yards on the ground on eight carries for the Aggies. Steven Pitts shared game-high honors in tackles with 10. SDSU held a 373-237 advantage in total yards. SCORE BY QUARTERS UC Davis (1-2) South Dakota State (2-1)

1 0 0

2 8 6

3 0 0

4 FINAL 0 8 6 12

SCORING SUMMARY 2nd 10:01 UCD – Jonathan Perkins 69 yd interception return (Alex Cannon run) 9:07 SDSU – Zach Zenner 61 yd run (pass failed) 4th 13:33 SDSU – Zach Zenner 23 yd run (run failed) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards

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1-69 9-36.6 2-1 4-30 30:13 3 of 13 0 of 1 0-0 5-35

0-0 7-47.9 2-1 4-33 29:47 4 of 14 0 of 0 0-0 7-55

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU - Zach Zenner 21-197. UCD - Marquis Nicolis 8-39; Dalton Turay 4-23;Colton Silveria 6-21. PASSING LEADERS: SDSU - Austin Sumner 20-34-1 191. UCD - Randy Wright 16-25-0 116; London Lacy 6-7-0 67. RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU - Seth Daughters 5-35; Trevor Tiefenthaler 4-35. UCD - Tim Benton 5-66; Corey Galindo 4-40. INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU - none. UCD - Jonathan Perkins 1-69. SACKS: SDSU - T.J. Lally 4-31; Andy Mink 1-10; David Hettiger 1-9; Marshall Peugh 1-5; Chris Tracy 0.5-0. UCD - Nick King 2-15; Andrew Benjamin 1-10; Jordan Glass 1-7; Steven Pitts 1-3. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): SDSU - T.J. Lally 10-0-10; Ross Shafrath 9-1-10; Marshall Peugh 5-2-7. UCD - Steven Pitts 8-2-10; Kevyn Lewis 7-1-8; Nick King 6-1-7.

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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 24 #22 INDIANA STATE 10 Sept. 22, 2012 • Memorial Stadium (Att.: 5,291) TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — South Dakota State bottled up the Indiana State running game while its own running back, Zach Zenner, rushed for 237 yards and a touchdown as the Jackrabbits knocked off the 22nd-ranked Sycamores, 24-10, in the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener for both teams Sept. 22 at Memorial Stadium. SDSU improved to 3-1 overall. Indiana State dropped to 2-2 on the season. The Jackrabbits scored on their opening drive, marching 69 yards on 15 plays before a 37-yard field goal by Justin Syrovatka. Neither team could generate much offense until the closing minutes of the first half, starting with a 57-yard touchdown run by Zenner with 2:47 to play that made the score 10-0. SDSU got the ball back late in the half, but a short punt set the Sycamores up at the Jackrabbit 34-yard line in the closing seconds. Indiana State drove to the SDSU 9-yard line before settling for a 25yard field goal by Tanner Fritschle on the final play of the first half to trim the margin to 10-3. The Jackrabbits took advantage of two Indiana State penalties to convert three times on third down to extend the lead to two touchdowns late in the third quarter. Austin Sumner capped the nine-play, 70-yard drive with a 23yard touchdown pass to Seth Daughters. The Sycamores came back with their lone touchdown of the game, extending the drive with a fake punt. Walter Payton Award candidate Shakir Bell scored from two yards out with 21 seconds remaining in the third quarter to make the score 17-10. However, Bell was held in check the entire day, gaining only 54 yards on 18 carries. His longest run of the day was five yards. With the game in the balance, Zenner tipped the scales back in the Jackrabbits’ favor with his second long run of the day — an 87-yard burst on third-and-2 that put the ball at the Indiana State 3-yard line. Two plays later, Cam Jones carried the ball in from two yards out to cap the scoring. The Jackrabbit defense stopped Indiana State at the 2-yard line late in the game to complete a six-sack afternoon. Linebacker Ross Shafrath led Jackrabbit tacklers with 11 stops, followed by 10 tackles and an interception by T.J. Lally. Marshall Peugh and David Hettiger were each credited with two sacks. Zenner’s 237 yards came on 29 carries - an average of 8.2 yards per carry. Backup Reggie Gandy added 58 yards on 10 carries as SDSU held a 297-23 advantage in net rushing yards. The Jackrabbits struggled in the passing game as Sumner completed

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only 6-of-19 attempts for 51 yards. Daughters caught two passes for 28 yards, while Aaron Rollin returned to the lineup with a pair of catches for 17 yards. For Indiana State, Mike Perish completed 27-of-46 passes for 219 yards. Demory Lawshe led all receivers with nine catches for 62 yards, with Michael Mardis adding five catches for 59 yards. Aaron Archie led Indiana State with 11 tackles. SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 South Dakota State (3-1, 1-0) 3 Indiana State (2-2, 0-1) 0

2 7 3

3 7 7

4 FINAL 7 24 0 10

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 4:29 SDSU – Justin Syrovatka 37 yd field goal 2nd 2:47 SDSU – Zach Zenner 57 yd run (Justin Syrovatka kick) 00:00 INS – Tanner Fritschle 25 yd field goal 3rd 2:54 SDSU – Seth Daughters 23 yd pass from Austin Sumner (Syrovatka kick) 00:21 INS – Shakir Bell 2 yd run (Fritschle kick) 4th 6:18 SDSU – Cam Jones 2 yd run (Syrovatka kick) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

SDSU 14 45-297 51 19-6-0 64-348 0-0 0-0 1-20 1-28 8-37.5 1-0 8-85 31:12 7 of 17 0 of 0 2-3 6-43

INS 18 25-23 219 47-27-0 72-242 0-0 2-32 3-55 0-0 9-41.0 0-0 6-55 28.48 4 of 17 1 of 3 2-3 3-11

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU - Zach Zenner 29-237; Reggie Gandy 10-58. INS - Shakir Bell 18-54; Lucas Hileman 1-12. PASSING LEADERS: SDSU - Austin Sumner 6-19-0 51. INS - Mike Perish 27-46-1 219. RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU - Seth Daughters 2-28; Aaron Rollin 2-17. INS - Demory Lawshe 9-62, Michael Mardis 5-59, Tanner Riley 4-44. INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU - T.J. Lally 1-28. INS - none. SACKS: SDSU - David Hetttiger 2-18; Marshall Peugh 1.5-6; Doug Peete 1-8; Andy Mink 1-7; Jack Sherlock 1-4; Nick Krings 0.5-0. INS - Ben Obaseki 1-6; Connor Underwood 1-3; Tyler Staford 1-2. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): SDSU - Ross Shafrath 7-4-11; T.J. Lally 7-3-10; Winston Wright 6-2-8. INS - Aaron Archie 6-5-11; Jacolby Washington 6-4-10; Larry King 5-5-10.

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#25 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 17 MISSOURI STATE 7 Sept. 29, 2012 • Coughlin-Alumni Stadium (Att. 14,186) BROOKINGS — The South Dakota State defense forced five turnovers and Zach Zenner again ran for more than 100 yards as the 25th-ranked Jackrabbit football team ran its winning streak to four games with a 17-7 victory over Missouri State in the 46th Annual Beef Bowl Sept. 29 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. Playing before a crowd of 14,186, the Jackrabbits improved to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Missouri State remained winless at 0-5 overall and 0-2 in league play. The nation’s leading rusher, Zenner put the Jackrabbits on the board midway through the first quarter as he broke through the middle en route to an 88-yard touchdown run. SDSU took advantage of a short punt to push the lead to 10-0 with 2 minutes, 34 seconds to play in the first half on a 23-yard field goal by Justin Syrovatka. Missouri State quickly came back to cut the margin back to a field goal before the end of the half. Ryan Heaston gained 31 yards on the ground before Ashton Glaser completed a 28-yard pass to Julian Burton that set

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2012 GAME RECAPS the Bears up first and goal from the Jackrabbit 3. Two plays later, Glaser completed the five-play, 62-yard drive that took 74 seconds with a 1-yard touchdown run. The Jackrabbits failed to capitalize on a pair of Bear turnovers in the third quarter, missing a 32-yard field goal and throwing an interception of their own after Outstanding Player of the Beef Bowl Ross Shafrath recorded his second interception of the game. Early in the fourth quarter, SDSU did turn a turnover into points. Chris Tracy picked off a Glaser pass at the MSU 24 and moments later Austin Sumner connected with Brandon Hubert on an 8-yard touchdown pass across the middle. Sumner was 3-for-3 on the drive to account for all 24 yards. Mistakes continued to plague the Bears as they missed a 33-yard field goal and threw their fourth interception on their next two fourth-quarter possessions. The final MSU drive of the game ended at the Jackrabbit 3-yard line as time expired. Total offense was nearly even between the two teams as the Jackrabbits held a five-yard advantage, 386-381. SDSU's balanced offense featured 194 yards through the air as Sumner completed 17-of-27 passes, but was intercepted three times. Zenner carried the ball 30 times for 182 yards. Aaron Rollin caught four passes for 40 yards, while Hubert added four catches for 38 yards. For Missouri State, Ryan Heaston picked up 148 yards on 20 carries and added a team-high five receptions for 35 yards. Glaser finished the night 15-of-39 passing for 158 yards. Shafrath led the Jackrabbit defense with 12 tackles and added a pass breakup to go along with his two interceptions. T.J. Lally added 10 stops and a forced fumble. Missouri State’s Nate Davis led all players with 14 tackles, including a sack. SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 Missouri State (0-5, 0-2) 0 South Dakota State (4-1, 2-0) 7

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4 FINAL 0 7 7 17

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 5:23 SDSU – Zach Zenner 88 yd run (Justin Syrovatka kick) 2nd 2:34 SDSU – Syrovatka 23 yd field goal 1:18 MSU – Ashton Glaser 1 yd run (Austin Witmer kick) 4th 11:34 SDSU – Brandon Hubert 8 yd pass from Austin Sumner (Syrovatka kick) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

MSU 22 37-223 158 40-15-4 77-381 0-0 1-3 3-52 3-0 7-37.6 1-1 10-99 25:57 4 of 15 1 of 1 1-4 2-12

SDSU 21 44-194 192 27-17-3 71-386 0-0 1-1 2-34 4-57 5-37.4 2-2 11-95 34:03 7 of 16 1 of 1 2-4 0-0

RUSHING LEADERS: MSU - Ryan Heaston 20-148; Ashton Glaser 7-49; Vernon Scott 9-26. SDSU - Zach Zenner 30-182; Reggie Gandy 4-9. PASSING LEADERS: MSU Ashton Glaser 15-39-4 158. SDSU - Austin Sumner 17-27-3 192. RECEIVING LEADERS: MSU - Ryan Heaston 5-35; Julian Burton 3-55; Dorian Buford 3-29. SDSU Aaron Rollin 4-40; Brandon Hubert 4-38; Tyrel Kool 3-57; Vince Benedetto 3-29. INTERCEPTIONS: MSU - Sybhrian Berry 2-0; Mike Crutcher 1-0. SDSU - Ross Shafrath 2-31; David Godley 1-26; Chris Tracy 1-0. SACKS: MSU - Nate Davis 1-9; Andrew Beisel 1-3. SDSU - none. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): MSU - Nate Davis 12-2-14; Caleb Schaffitzel 9-2-11; Anthony Grady 8-1-9; Mike Crutcher 5-4-9. SDSU - Ross Shafrath 7-5-12; T.J. Lally 9-1-10; Doug Peete 6-1-7; Winston Wright 4-3-7.

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#20 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 31, WESTERN ILLINOIS 10 Oct. 13, 2012 • Coughlin-Alumni Stadium (Att.: 10,727) BROOKINGS — South Dakota State scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams as the 20th-ranked Jackrabbits rolled to their fifth consecutive victory with a 31-10 win over Western Illinois Oct. 13 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. SDSU improved to 5-1 on the season and took over sole possession of first place in the Missouri Valley Football Conference with a 3-0 mark. Western Illinois dropped to 3-3 overall, 1-2 in league play. Senior Tyrel Kool set the tone out of the gates, returning the opening kickoff 100 yards untouched to put the Jackrabbits out to a 7-0 lead 13 seconds into the game. Western Illinois tied the game moments later as Martinez Davis returned an interception 28 yards for the Fighting Leathernecks' lone touchdown of the night. Walter Payton Award candidate Zach Zenner continued his rushing prowess, scoring on the first play of the second quarter. Zenner took a handoff and zigged and zagged his way through the right side for a 46-yard touchdown run. A 23-yard field goal by Pat Smith midway through the second quarter capped WIU’s most extensive drive of the night, a 16-play, 76-yard march, to pull the Fighting Leathernecks to within 14-10. WIU converted on a pair of third-down attempts and a fourth-down play to keep the drive alive. The second half belonged to the Jackrabbits, who again struck early in a quarter as Skyler Luxa picked off a Wil Lunt pass and rumbled along the left sideline for a 23-yard touchdown 62 seconds into the third quarter. Justin Syrovatka gave SDSU more breathing room on a 29-yard field goal to open the fourth quarter and Zenner capped the scoring with a 60yard touchdown run straight up the middle with 9:27 to play in the game. Zenner finished the night with 19 carries for 171 yards and added a pair of receptions for 20 yards. The Jackrabbit defense limited Western Illinois to 19 yards rushing and 1-of-9 on third-down attempts in pitching the second half shutout. Ross Shafrath led SDSU with 12 tackles, followed by seven from fellow linebacker T.J. Lally. SDSU finished with a 345-264 edge in total offense, including a 209-60 advantage on the ground. Sophomore quarterback Austin Sumner completed 13-of-24 passes for 136 yards, but was sacked four times and intercepted twice. Aaron Rollin led Jackrabbit receivers with six catches for 73 yards. Caulton Ray led Western Illinois with 46 yards rushing on 13 carries. Lunt completed 20-of-38 passes for 204 yards, with Charles Chestnut leading the receiving corps with nine catches for 123 yards. SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 Western Illinois (3-3, 1-2) 7 South Dakota State (5-1, 3-0) 7

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SCORING SUMMARY 1st 14:47 SDSU – Tyrel Kool 100 yd kickoff return (Justin Syrovatka kick) 10:29 WIU – Martinez Davis 28 yd interception return (Pat Smith kick) 2nd 14:50 SDSU – Zach Zenner 46 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 7:05 WIU – Smith 23 yd field goal 3rd 13:58 SDSU – Skyler Luxa 23 yd interception return (Syrovatka kick) 4th 14:57 SDSU – Syrovatka 29 yd field goal 9:27 SDSU – Zenner 60 yd run (Syrovatka kick) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS

WIU 12 28-60 204 38-20-1 66-264

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2012 GAME RECAPS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

0-0 3-7 6-65 2-28 9-36.4 0-0 5-45 29:21 4 of 17 1 of 2 1-1 4-14

0-0 3-7 3-129 1-23 6-45.2 0-0 1-6 30:39 5 of 13 0 of 0 1-2 2-16

RUSHING LEADERS: WIU - Caulton Ray 13-46; Nikko Watson 12-27. SDSU - Zach Zenner 19-171; Reggie Gandy 10-37. PASSING LEADERS: WIU - Wil Lunt 20-38-1 204. SDSU - Austin Sumner 13-24-2 136. RECEIVING LEADERS: WIU - Charles Chestnut 9-123; Justin Morgan 3-22; Fredson Salomon 3-21; Quenton Keating 3-13. SDSU - Aaron Rollin 6-73; Tyrel Kool 3-24; Zach Zenner 2-20. INTERCEPTIONS: WIU - Martinez Davis 1-28; David McDaniel 1-0. SDSU - Skyler Luxa 1-23. SACKS: WIU - Kevin Kintzel 1-8; Gavin Ricketts 1.0-4; Ryan Demming 1-1; Dwight Harris 1-1; Kieron James 0.5-0. SDSU - Marshall Peugh 1-9; Chase Douglas 1-7. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): WIU - Kieron James 7-2-9; J.J. Raffelson 7-2-9; Theon Dixon 5-3-8; Devon Butler 5-3-8. SDSU Ross Shafrath 10-2-12; T.J. Lally 4-3-7; Andy Mink 3-2-5; Skyler Luxa 2-3-5.

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NORTHERN IOWA 27 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 6 Oct. 20, 2012 • UNI-Dome (Att.: 13,067) CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Northern Iowa kept South Dakota State out of the end zone, handing the 20th-ranked Jackrabbits their first Missouri Valley Football Conference loss, 27-6, Oct. 20 at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Jackrabbits fell out of sole possession of first place in the MVFC standings, dropping to 3-1 in league play and 5-2 overall. UNI picked up its first league win, improving to 2-5 overall and 1-3 in the MVFC. UNI took advantage of an interception in Jackrabbit territory, needing only two plays to score as Sawyer Kollmorgen hooked up with tight end Sam Rohr for a 40-yard touchdown with 10 minutes and 51 seconds to play in the first quarter. The Jackrabbits responded with a seven-and-a-half-minute drive, marching 64 yards on 14 plays before settling for a season-best 40-yard field goal by Justin Syrovatka. The Panthers converted a pair of third-down attempts on their next possession, building the lead to 14-3 on a 16-yard touchdown pass in the back-left corner of the end zone from Kollmorgen to Brett LeMaster. UNI later built the lead to 17-3 on a 39-yard field goal by Tyler Sievertsen with 1:03 to play in the half. SDSU regained some momentum with its hurry-up offense in the final 63 seconds of the half. Quarterback Austin Sumner went 5-for-6 on the drive for 60 yards to set up a 27-yard field goal by Syrovatka as time expired that made the score 17-6. The second half belong to the Panthers, who scored on their opening drive. David Johnson capped the eight-play, 64-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. Sievertsen capped the scoring with a 26-yard field goal on the Panthers’ first play of the fourth quarter. UNI ran out the clock with a 14-play drive that chewed up the final 8:32. Johnson led UNI with 121 yards on 27 carries. Kollmorgen completed 13-of-21 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns. LeMaster ended the day with three receptions for 48 yards. The Panthers held a 378-305 advantage in total offense. Jackrabbit running back and Walter Payton Award candidate Zach Zenner crossed the 100-yard mark for the seventh consecutive game, gaining 112 yards on 19 carries. Zenner added a career-high five receptions for 22 yards, while Brandon Hubert added four catches for 56 yards.

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Sumner ended the day 18-of-28 passing for 152 yards. T.J. Lally and David Hettiger led the Jackrabbit defense with nine tackles. Garrett Scott and Wilmot Wellington each tallied nine tackles for UNI. SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 South Dakota State (5-2, 3-1) 3 Northern Iowa (2-5, 1-3) 7

2 3 10

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4 FINAL 0 6 3 27

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 10:51 UNI – Sam Rohr 40 yd pass from Sawyer Kollmorgen (Tyler Sievertsen kick) 3:18 SDSU – Justin Syrovatka 40 yd field goal 2nd 13:07 UNI – Brett LeMaster 16 yd pass from Kollmorgen (Sievertsen kick) 1:03 UNI – Sievertsen 39 yd field goal 00:00 SDSU – Syrovatka 27 yd field goal 3rd 8:42 UNI – David Johnson 1 yd run (Sievertsen kick) 4th 14:57 UNI – Sievertsen 26 yd field goal TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

SDSU 19 36-153 152 28-18-1 64-305 0-0 2-20 5-97 0-0 4-43.0 2-1 5-45 29:10 6 of 12 0 of 1 1-2 0-0

UNI 19 43-191 187 21-13-0 64-378 0-0 3-20 1-23 1-1 3-47.0 0-0 3-19 30:50 0 of 16 1 of 1 3-4 1-10

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU - Zach Zenner 20-112; Austin Sumner 8-30; Reggie Gandy 7-22. UNI - David Johnson 27-121; Carlos Anderson 10-34. PASSING LEADERS: SDSU Austin Sumner 18-28-1 152. UNI - Sawyer Kollmorgen 13-21-0 187. RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU - Zach Zenner 5-22; Brandon Hubert 4-56; Aaron Rollin 3-31; Jason Schneider 3-30; Tyrel Kool 3-13. UNI - Brett LeMaster 3-48; Sam Rohr 2-53; Carlos Anderson 2-27; David Johnson 2-17; Chad Owens 2-16. INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU - none. UNI- J.J. Swain 1-1. SACKS: SDSU - none. UNI - Mac O’Brien 1-10. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): SDSU - T. J. Lally 7-2-9; David Hettiger 5-4-9; Ross Shafrath 4-3-7. UNI - Garrett Scott 6-3-9; Wilmot Wellington 5-4-9; Chad Gilson 6-1-7; J.J. Swain 3-4-7; Jordan Gacke 2-5-7.

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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 41, #21 YOUNGSTOWN STATE 28 Oct. 27, 2012 • Coughlin-Alumni Stadium (Att.; 14,966) BROOKINGS — Austin Sumner threw for a career-high five touchdowns, including three in a 28-point second quarter, to lead South Dakota State to a 41-28 Hobo Day victory over 21st-ranked Youngstown State (Ohio) Oct. 27 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. Playing before a crowd of 14,966, the eighth-largest in stadium history, the Jackrabbits assured themselves of a winning record for the first time since 2009 with a 6-2 mark overall and kept pace in the Missouri Valley Football Conference with a 4-1 record. YSU dropped its fourth consecutive game, falling to 4-4 overall and 1-4 in league play. SDSU never trailed in the contest, scoring on the opening drive of the game. The Jackrabbits came out throwing from the get-go as Sumner hit Tyrel Kool on a 41-yard pass on the first play from scrimmage. SDSU overcame a 15-yard penalty midway through the drive, converting on fourth-and-8 as Sumner connected with Brandon Hubert for 24 yards to set up first and goal. Two plays later, Sumner found Seth Daughters in the right corner of the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown. Youngstown State knotted the game at 7-all late in the first quarter with a methodical, 14-play, 60-yard scoring drive. The Penguins converted

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SCORING SUMMARY 1st 11:16 SDSU – Seth Daughters 6 yd pass from Austin Sumner (Justin Syrovatka kick) 00:36 YSU – Kurt Hess 15 yd run (David Brown kick) 2nd 11:51 SDSU – Tyrel Kool 50 yd pass from Sumner (Syrovatka kick) 9:47 SDSU – Brandon Hubert 13 yd pass from Sumner (Syrovatka kick) 8:08 SDSU – Zach Zenner 8 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 00:03 SDSU – Jason Schneider 17 yd pass from Sumner (Syrovatka kick)

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Aaron Rollin 49 yd pass from Sumner (kick failed) Christian Bryan 5 yd pass from Hess (Brown kick) Aronde Stanton 19 yd interception return (Brown kick) Will Shaw 21 yd pass from Hess (Brown kick)

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YSU 19 34-78 270 42-25-2 76-348 0-0 2-1 5-111 1-19 3-39.3 3-1 6-46 31:49 8 of 19 2 of 5 2-4 4-21

SDSU 16 31-65 351 30-19-1 61-416 0-0 1-5 4-78 2-27 4-37.2 0-0 7-72 28:11 3 of 11 1 of 3 4-5 2-15

RUSHING LEADERS: YSU - Jamaine Cook 19-75; Torrian Pace 4-12; Kurt Hess 6-8. SDSU - Zach Zenner 17-87; Reggie Gandy 2-3. PASSING LEADERS: YSU - Kurt Hess 25-42-2 270. SDSU - Austin Sumner 19-30-1 351. RECEIVING LEADERS: YSU - Will Shaw 10-120; Andrew Williams 4-41; Marcel Caver 3-53. SDSU - Brandon Hubert 7-96; Aaron Rollin 3-108; Tyrel Kool 3-98; Zach Zenner 3-21. INTERCEPTIONS: YSU Jamarious Boatwright 1-0; Aronde Stanton 0-19. SDSU - Skyler Luxa 1-14; T.J. Lally 1-13. SACKS: YSU - Josh Fenderson 1-9; Kyle Sirl 1-6; Jeremey Edwards 1-5; Aronde Stanton 1-1; Nick DeKraker 0.5-0. SDSU - Doug Peete 1-10; Jack Sherlock 1-5. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): YSU - Donald D’Alesio 7-2-9; Teven Williams 5-2-7; Travis Williams 5-2-7; Nick DeKraker 5-2-7. SDSU - Ross Shafrath 9-8-17; David Hettiger 5-4-9; T.J. Lally 4-4-8; Winston Wright 6-1-7.

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#21 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 16, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 12 Nov. 3, 2012 • Saluki Stadium (Att.: 7,499) CARBONDALE, Ill. — South Dakota State drove 94 yards in the final three minutes, finishing the marathon drive with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Austin Sumner to Trevor Tiefenthaler with seven seconds remaining as the 21st-ranked Jackrabbits kept pace in the Missouri Valley Football Conference race with a 16-12 victory over Southern Illinois on Nov. 3 at Saluki Stadium. The victory also was career win No. 100 for Jackrabbit head coach John Stiegelmeier. The Jackrabbits improved to 7-2 overall, and moved into a first-place tie with North Dakota State at 5-1 in league play. SIU dropped to 5-5 overall and 4-3 in the MVFC. SDSU converted on a pair of fourth-down attempts in the game-winning drive, which covered 18 plays. The Jackrabbits overcame a loss of 18 yards on a bad snap from center as Sumner floated a 23-yard pass to Tiefenthaler for a first down on fourth-and-19. Later in the drive, Sumner connected with Aaron Rollin on a 15-yard pass play on fourth-and-8 that moved the ball to midfield. Tiefenthaler later caught passes of 5 and 7 yards to move the ball inside the 20 before catching the game-winning touchdown across the middle. Sumner completed 11-of-16 passes on the drive for 101 yards, finishing the game 26-of-45 for 284 yards. SDSU’s late heroics overcame several missed opportunities for the Jackrabbits, who came away without a touchdown in three previous trips to the red zone. The Jackrabbits had to settle for two field goals — one after a dropped pass in the end zone — and lost a fumble inside the SIU 5 in the third quarter. SIU drew first blood late in the first quarter with a 10-play, 74-yard drive that ended with a 7-yard touchdown run by Steven McKinney.

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2012 GAME RECAPS The Salukis gained a 10-0 lead four minutes into the second quarter with another methodical drive, marching 53 yards on 11 plays before Austin Johnson bounced in a 42-yard field goal off the crossbar. The Jackrabbits got on the board on the ensuing possession, but left points on the field. SDSU converted on a pair of third downs, including a career-long 24-yard run by Sumner to move the ball deep into SIU territory. After Zach Zenner got loose for a 19-yard gain to set up first and goal at the 7, Zenner was dropped for losses on each of the next two plays. SDSU then dropped a pass in the end zone on third down before Justin Syrovatka salvaged the drive with a 28-yard field goal. The game remained 10-3 at halftime after the Jackrabbits’ Andy Mink blocked a 45-yard field goal attempt on the final play of the half. SDSU pulled to within 10-6 on Syrovatka’s second field goal of the game, a 41-yarder on the Jackrabbits' opening drive of the second half. The field goal capped an 11-play, 72-yard drive that began with SDSU backed up to its own 4-yard line. Syrovatka’s third field goal of the game, a 33-yarder at the 12-minute mark of the fourth quarter, made the score 10-9, but SIU recorded a safety moments later to push the margin to 12-9 as the Salukis dominated the battle for field position throughout the final stanza. The Jackrabbit defense came up big late, forcing five consecutive threeand-outs on SIU's final five possesions of the game. Tyrel Kool led SDSU receivers with six catches for 80 yards. Tiefenthaler recorded all of his career-high four receptions on the final drive for 46 yards. Walter Payton Award candidate Zach Zenner was held to a season-low 49 yards on 17 carries. SIU's Kory Faulkner completed 20-of-30 passes for 122 yards and added a team-high 50 yards rushing. McKinney added 46 yards on the ground and caught four passes for 26 yards. The Jackrabbit defense was led by the linebacking tandem of Ross Shafrath and T.J. Lally with 10 tackles each. Lally also was credited with three tackles for loss, including two sacks, and forced a fumble. SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 South Dakota State (7-2, 5-1) 0 Southern Illinois (5-5, 4-3) 7

2 3 3

3 3 0

4 FINAL 10 16 2 12

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 4:07 SIU – LaSteven McKinney 7 yd run (Austin Johnson kick) 2nd 11:08 SIU – Johnson 42 yd field goal 5:22 SDSU – Justin Syrovatka 28 yd field goal 3rd 4:51 SDSU – Syrovatka 41 yd field goal 4th 12:00 SDSU – Syrovatka 33 yd field goal 6:53 SIU – Eze Obiora safety 00:07 SDSU – Trevor Tiefenthaler 5 yd pass from Austin Sumner (Syrovatka kick) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

SDSU 19 30-38 284 45-26-0 75-322 0-0 1-2 1-13 0-0 6-34.8 3-1 7-60 28:34 6 of 18 2 of 2 3-4 3-6

SIU 17 41-175 122 31-20-0 72-297 0-0 0-0 6-79 0-0 8-36.4 1-1 10-63 31:26 7 of 18 1 of 1 2-2 6-35

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU - Zach Zenner 17-49; Austin Sumner 12-7. SIU - Kory Faulkner 13-50; LaSteven McKinney 8-46; Steve Strother 7-43; Mika’il McCall 13-36. PASSING LEADERS: SDSU - Austin Sumner 26-45-0 284. SIU - Kory Faulkner 20-30-0 122. RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU - Tyrel Kool 6-80; Aaron Rollin 5-61; Jason Schneider 5-42; Trevor Tiefenthaler 4-40; Zach Zenner 3-41. SIU - LaSteven McKinney

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#1 NORTH DAKOTA STATE 20, #16 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 17 Nov. 10, 2011 • Fargodome (Att.: 18,721) FARGO, N.D. — South Dakota State’s bid to lock up at least a share of the Missouri Valley Football Conference came up short on Nov. 10 as the 16th-ranked Jackrabbits dropped a defensive battle, 20-17, to top-ranked North Dakota State at the Fargodome. In winning the Dakota Marker for the third consecutive year, NDSU clinched at least a share of the league title by improving to 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the MVFC. The Jackrabbits dropped to 7-3 overall, 5-2 in league play. NDSU never trailed in the contest, taking a 3-0 lead with 6 minutes, 46 seconds to play in the first quarter on a 19-yard field goal by Adam Keller. The Jackrabbits turned the ball over deep in their own territory later in the quarter and NDSU cashed in on the first play as Brock Jensen hooked up with Kevin Vaadeland for a 24-yard touchdown pass. SDSU got on the board late in the second quarter with their most sustained drive of the opening half. After a Bison punt, SDSU converted twice on third down and capped a nine-play, 61-yard drive with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Austin Sumner to Brandon Hubert with 2 minutes, 43 seconds to play in the half. The Bison fumbled on the ensuing kickoff, with the Jackrabbits falling on the loose football near midfield. SDSU turned the miscue into points as Justin Syrovatka connected on a season-long 46-yard field goal to knot the game at 10-all with 32 seconds to play in the first half. NDSU regained the lead for good on their second drive of the third quarter. Jensen put NDSU in scoring position with a 56-yard run — the longest play from scrimmage against the Jackrabbits this season — on the opening play of the drive and Keller followed with a 30-yard field goal. The Bison put the game out of reach late in the fourth quarter with the aid of two costly SDSU penalties. The first penalty was a roughing-thepasser call on third down that would have stopped the NDSU drive at the Jackrabbit 24. A substitution infraction on fourth-and-three at the Jackrabbit 5, gave the Bison a short-yardage opportunity that they converted with Sam Ojuri scoring from three yards out with 2:39 to play. The Jackrabbits were penalized nine times for 76 yards, compared to three penalties for 15 yards by NDSU. SDSU put together its longest drive of the game on the ensuing possession, converting on fourth-and-7 and third-and-15 before Austin Sumner hit Trevor Tiefenthaler on a 3-yard touchdown pass with 47 seconds remaining. The Jackrabbits’ attempt at an onside kick was recovered by the Bison, who proceeded to run out the clock. While points were hard to come by, so were yards. NDSU held a 251209 advantage in total yards, with the Bison gaining 171 on the ground. Ojuri posted 75 yards on 19 carries, while Jensen added 67 yards on 14 attempts. Jensen completed 11-of-18 passes for 80 yards, with Ojuri finishing as the leading receiver with three catches for 16 yards. Sumner completed 18-of-29 passes for 163 yards. Aaron Rollin tallied five receptions for 62 yards, while Jackrabbit running back Zach Zenner was limited to a season-low 43 yards on 14 carries. SDSU linebacker Ross Shafrath led all players with 15 tackles. Andy Mink and T.J. Lally each notched nine stops for the Jackrabbits. Travis Beck led North Dakota State with nine tackles.

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SCORING SUMMARY 1st 6:46 NDSU – Adam Keller 19 yd field goal 00:04 NDSU – Kevin Vaadeland 24 yd pass from Brock Jensen (Keller kick) 2nd 2:43 SDSU – Brandon Hubert 26 yd pass from Austin Sumner (Justin Syrovatka kick) 00:32 SDSU – Syrovatka 46 yd field goal 3rd 5:01 NDSU – Keller 30 yd field goal 4th 2:39 NDSU – Sam Ojuri 3 yd run (Keller kick) 00:47 SDSU – Trevor Tiefenthaler 3 yd pass from Sumner (Syrovatka kick) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

SDSU 11 26-46 163 29-18-0 55-209 0-0 3-37 5-96 1-30 8-40.6 1-1 9-76 24:52 4 of 14 1 of 1 1-1 4-27

NDSU 16 45-171 80 18-11-1 63-251 0-0 3-11 4-40 0-0 5-49.8 2-1 3-15 35:08 5 of 14 2 of 2 3-3 5-19

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU - Zach Zenner 14-43; Austin Sumner 12-3. NDSU - Sam Ojuri 19-75; Brock Jensen 14-67; John Crockett 8-23. PASSING LEADERS: SDSU Austin Sumner 18-29-0 163. NDSU - Brock Jensen 11-18-1 80. RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU - Aaron Rollin 5-62; Brandon Hubert 3-34; Tyrel Kool 3-25; Zach Zenner 3-5. NDSU - Sam Ojuri 3-16; Ryan Smith 2-16. INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU - Je Ryan Butler 1-30. NDSU - none. SACKS: SDSU - Chase Douglas 1.0-8; Doug Peete 1.0-7; David Hettiger 1.0-2; Marshall Peugh 0.5-5; Winston Wright 0.5-5. NDSU - Grant Olson 1.5-5; Cole Jirik 1.0-5; Ryan Drevlow 1.0-4; Mike Hardie 1.0-4; Danny Luecke 0.5-1. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): SDSU - Ross Shafrath 5-10-15; T.J. Lally 0-9-9; Andy Mink 3-6-9. NDSU Travis Beck 3-6-9; Grant Olson 3-5-8; Andre Martin 3-4-7.

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#21 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 31, SOUTH DAKOTA 8 Nov. 17, 2012 • Coughlin-Alumni Stadium (Att.: 15,278) BROOKINGS — South Dakota State scored three first-quarter touchdowns as the 21st-ranked Jackrabbits marked the resumption of their instate rivalry with the University of South Dakota by registering a 31-8 victory before a crowd of 15,278 Nov. 17 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. The Jackrabbits improved to 8-3 overall and finished alone in second place in the Missouri Valley Football Conference with a 6-2 mark. USD ended its season 1-10 overall and 0-9 in league play. The game marked the first meeting between the in-state rivals since 2003. SDSU scored on its opening drive in the inaugural South Dakota Showdown Series game, converting twice on third down before quarterback Austin Sumner connected with Aaron Rollin on a 7-yard touchdown pass less than five minutes into the game. The opening drive covered 75 yards on 10 plays. The Jackrabbits pushed the lead to 14-0 two minutes later when Doug Pette stripped Coyote quarterback Josh Vander Maten of the ball and Chris Tracy rambled with the fumble 43 yards for a touchdown. SDSU’s third scoring drive of the quarter covered 64 yards on eight plays. Zach Zenner accounted for 36 of the yards either on the ground or through the air before Cam Jones finished off the drive with a 1-yard run. Zenner jump-started a Jackrabbit scoring drive late in the first half with a 25-yard run on the first play. Sumner then completed four consecutive

passes before a pass interference penalty gave SDSU the ball at the Coyote 31. With three seconds remaining in the half, Justin Syrovatka booted a career-long 48-yard field goal to give the Jackrabbits a 24-0 halftime lead. The Jackrabbit defense limited USD to 87 yards of total offense in the first half. USD put together two time-consuming, sustained drives in the third quarter but came up empty on two trips inside the red zone. The first drive ended on downs, with the second drive ending on a missed 32-yard field goal. The Coyotes again threatened early in the fourth, but Skyler Luxa came around the corner to block a 44-yard field goal attempt. USD finally broke into the scoring column midway though the fourth via its special teams unit. Kyle Shanker blocked a Jackrabbit punt and Mike Garvey scooped up the ball at the SDSU 27 and ran into the end zone for a touchdown. Vander Maten hooked up with Tyler Wilhelm to make the score 24-8. SDSU recovered the ensuing onside kick and took advantage of the short field, with Zenner rushing for 17 yards before Tyrel Kool gained the next 39 yards on a pair of receptions to put the ball inside the 1-yard line. Zenner capped the drive with a 1-yard plunge for his 10th touchdown of the season. Zenner finished the game with 164 yards on 28 carries. Sumner completed 20-of-30 passes for 272 yards. Tyrel Kool led Jackrabbit receivers with seven catches for a season-high 112 yards. SDSU held a 428-266 advantage in total offense, holding the Coyotes to 22 net yards rushing in 22 attempts. Vander Maten completed 21-of-36 passes for 219 yards. Will Powell posted game highs of eight catches for 118 yards. Terrance Terry added six receptions for 47 yards. Redshirt freshman cornerback Je Ryan Butler led the Jackrabbit defense with eight tackles, including two for loss. He also intercepted a pass late in the game and added a pass breakup. Ross Shafrath added seven tackles. Devin Taverna notched a game-high nine tackles to lead USD. In addition to his blocked punt, Shanker recorded seven tackles, including two and a half sacks. SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 South Dakota (1-10, 0-8) 0 South Dakota State (8-3, 6-2) 21

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3 0 0

4 FINAL 8 8 7 31

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 10:04 SDSU – Aaron Rollin 7 yd pass from Austin Sumner (Justin Syrovatka kick) 8:02 SDSU – Chris Tracy 43 yd fumble return (Syrovatka kick) 2:16 SDSU – Cam Jones 1 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 2nd 00:03 SDSU – Syrovatka 48 yd field goal 4th 7:41 USD – Mike Garvey 27 yd blocked punt return (Tyler Wilhelm pass from Josh Vander Maten) 5:08 SDSU – Zach Zenner 1 yd run (Syrovatka kick) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

USD 15 22-22 244 41-23-2 63-266 0-0 1-54 6-83 0-0 4-182 1-1 9-88 27:29 6 of 15 0 of 1 0-3 3-25

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SDSU 23 37-156 272 31-20-0 68-428 1-43 2-6 1-0 2-39 5-169 1-0 11-110 32:31 8 of 14 0 of 1 3-4 1-11

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2012 GAME RECAPS RUSHING LEADERS: USD - Josh Vander Maten 11-10; Jasper Sanders 3-9. SDSU - Zach Zenner 28-164; Reggie Gandy 3-12. PASSING LEADERS: USD - Josh Vander Maten 21-36-0 219; Kevin Earl 2-5-2 25. SDSU - Austin Sumner 20-30-0 272; Eric Kline 0-1-0 0. RECEIVING LEADERS: USD - Will Powell 8-118; Terrance Terry 6-47; Anthony Williams 4-62. SDSU - Tyrel Kool 7-112; Aaron Rollin 5-61; Brandon Hubert 3-61. INTERCEPTIONS: USD - none. SDSU - Je Ryan Butler 1-39; Jimmie Forsythe 1-0. SACKS: USD - Kyle Shanker 2.5-18; Jordan Eaton 1.0-7. SDSU - Chris Tracy 1.0-11. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): USD - Devin Taverna 7-2-9; Kyle Shanker 6-1-7; Keyen Lage 5-2-7. SDSU - Je Ryan Butler 7-1-8; Ross Shafrath 3-4-7; Chris Tracy 5-0-5; Doug Peete 5-0-5; T.J. Lally 5-0-5.

– GAME 12 –

#19 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 58, #25 EASTERN ILLINOIS 10 Nov. 24, 2012 • Coughlin-Alumni Stadium (Att.: 4,367) BROOKINGS — Walter Payton Award candidate Zach Zenner rushed for a school-record 295 yards and a career-best three touchdowns, pacing 19th-ranked South Dakota State to a 58-10 victory over No. 25 Eastern Illinois in opening-round action of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs Nov. 24 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. In recording their first-ever playoff victory, the Jackrabbits improved to 9-3 overall. Eastern Illinois, the champion of the Ohio Valley Conference, ended its season 7-5 overall. After being forced to punt on their first three drives, the Jackrabbits cracked the scoring column late in the first quarter as Zenner broke through the defense for a 68-yard touchdown run. Moments later, Winston Wright intercepted a Jimmy Garoppolo pass and returned the ball 20 yards to the EIU 22. Justin Syrovatka connected on a 22-yard field goal to push the Jackrabbit lead to 10-0 with 2:25 to go in the opening quarter. The Panthers moved the ball deep into Jackrabbit territory on a drive that bridged the end of the first quarter and the beginning of the second. The 13-play, 66-yard drive stalled at the 2-yard line and EIU had to settle for a 19-yard field goal by Cameron Berra. From there it was all Jackrabbits, who made it scores in six consecutive drives by scoring on all four second-quarter possessions. Zenner scored on runs of 4 and 7 yards before Syrovatka kicked a 29-yard field goal with a minute remaining to push the SDSU lead to 27-3. The Jackrabbit special teams unit got in the act seconds later as Andrew Brown blocked an Eastern Illinois punt that eventually led to SDSU taking over at the Panther 3-yard line with nine seconds remaining. A delay of game penalty pushed the Jackrabbits back to the 8, but Austin Sumner connected with Cam Jones in the back of the end zone on the final play of the half to increase the Jackrabbit lead to 34-3. Zenner rushed 24 times for 246 yards in the first half and the Jackrabbits continued to churn out yards on the ground in the second half. Syrovatka’s third field goal of the day, a 28-yarder, accounted for the only points of the third quarter. The landslide continued in the final quarter with SDSU scoring touchdowns on three consecutive possessions. Reserve running back Reginald Gandy scored on runs of 1 and 12 yards and Jones added a 5-yard run. Eastern Illinois’ lone touchdown came with 10:39 to play as Jake Walker scored on a 4-yard run. As a team, the Jackrabbits ran for 434 yards on 53 attempts — an average of 8.2 yards per carry. Zenner's 295 yards came on 33 carries. Gandy also finished with a career high, rushing 16 times for 151 yards. Sumner finished the afternoon 13-of-28 passing for 146 yards and a touchdown. Aaron Rollin led SDSU receivers with five catches for 44 yards. Overall, SDSU held a 580-366 advantage in total offense. Garoppolo ended the afternoon 25-of-41 passing for 221 yards. Fellow Walter Payton Award candidate Erik Lora led all players with 12 receptions for 133 yards. Walker finished the day with 125 yards rushing on 23 carries.

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4 FINAL 7 10 21 58

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 4:27 SDSU – Zach Zenner 68 yd run (Justin Syrovatka kick) 2:25 SDSU – Syrovatka 22 yd field goal 2nd 14:04 EIU – Cameron Berra 19 yd field goal 9:39 SDSU – Zenner 4 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 5:35 SDSU – Zenner 7 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 1:00 SDSU – Syrovatka 29 yd field goal 00:00 SDSU – Cam Jones 8 yd pass from Austin Sumner (Syrovatka kick) 3rd 4:40 SDSU – Syrovatka 28 yd field goal 4th 13:12 SDSU – Reggie Gandy 1 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 10:39 EIU – Jake Walker 4 yd run (Berra kick) 7:11 SDSU – Jones 5 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 3:54 SDSU – Gandy 12 yd run (Syrovatka kick) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

EIU 17 32-145 221 41-25-1 73-366 0-0 1-3 7-167 0-0 9-38.2 2-1 9-100 22:57 5 of 16 0 of 1 2-4 1-10

SDSU 29 53-434 146 28-13-0 81-580 1-45 3-35 1-11 1-20 4-37.8 0-0 4-20 37:03 8 of 15 0 of 0 9-9 2-13

RUSHING LEADERS: EIU - Jake Walker 23-125; Erik Lora 1-14. SDSU - Zach Zenner 33-295; Reggie Gandy 16-151. PASSING LEADERS: EIU - Jimmy Garoppolo 25-41-1 221. SDSU - Austin Sumner 13-28-0 146. RECEIVING LEADERS: EIU - Erik Lora 12-133; Chris Wright 4-54; Chavar Watkins 4-33. SDSU - Aaron Rollin 5-44; Tyrel Kool 3-25; Brandon Hubert 2-23. INTERCEPTIONS: EIU - none. SDSU - Winston Wright 1-20. SACKS: EIU - Pat Wertz 1.0-10. SDSU - David Hettiger 1.0-7; Chase Douglas 1.0-6. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): EIU - Artavious Dowdell 7-0-7; Pete Houlihan 7-0-7; Greg Mahan 4-3-7. SDSU - Andy Mink 6-2-8; T.J. Lally 6-1-7; Ross Shafrath 5-2-7.

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#1 NORTH DAKOTA STATE 28, #19 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 3 Dec. 1, 2012 • Fargodome (Att.: 18,482) FARGO, N.D. - Top-seeded North Dakota State scored three secondquarter touchdowns and the vaunted Bison defense held South Dakota State out of the end zone in a 28-3 victory in Football Championship Subdivision second-round playoff action Saturday afternoon at the Fargodome. The defending national champion Bison improved to 11-1 overall and will host Wofford (S.C.) in quarterfinal action Dec. 7 or 8. The Jackrabbits ended their season 9-4 overall. After the Bison missed a 43-yard field goal on their opening drive of the game, SDSU put the first points on the board with a six-play, 66-yard drive capped by a 26-yard field goal by Justin Syrovatka two ticks under the three-minute mark of the opening quarter. A 49-yard pass play down the middle of the field from Austin Sumner to Brandon Hubert set up what would be the only score for the Jackrabbits. Meanwhile, NDSU gained control on the first play of the second quarter as Brock Jensen hit tight end Garrett Bruhn on 12-yard touchdown pass. The Bison marched 75 yards on six plays, with John Crockett rushing for a combined 48 yards on the first two plays.

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2012 GAME RECAPS The Bison used a trick play to gain a 14-3 advantage on their next drive. Ryan Smith took a handoff from a bunch formation and motored around the left end for a 32-yard touchdown run. NDSU made it three touchdowns in as many possessions, taking advantage of an interception by Marcus Williams near midfield. Eight plays later, Jensen scored on a 2-yard run to cap the Bison onslaught. After a scoreless third quarter, the Jackrabbits appeared on the verge of getting back in the game early in the fourth. A long pass down the middle was dropped and an apparent catch by Tyrel Kool on the next play was overturned after a replay review. The Bison put the game away on the ensuing drive as Jensen again hooked up with Bruhn for a 9-yard touchdown. SDSU was stymied offensively most of the night as the Jackrabbits did not convert a third-down attempt until their final drive of the game. Overall, the Jackrabbits were 2-of-13 on third down and 0-for-3 on fourth down. Conversely, NDSU converted 10-of-19 third-down attempts and were 2-of-3 on fourth down. The Bison held a 328-217 advantage in total offense, including a 218-21 edge on the ground. Crockett finished the game with 11 carries for 90 yards, while Sam Ojuri gained 65 yards on 19 carries. Jensen finished the game 15-of-25 passing for 110 yards, with Ryan Smith the leading receiver with five catches for 31 yards. Jackrabbit running back Zach Zenner was limited to 46 yards on 15 carries, finishing his sophomore season with 2,044 yards - 11 yards shy of Josh Ranek's single-season record of 2,055 yards set in 1999. Sumner ended the day 17-of-31 for 196 yards. Senior receivers Aaron Rollin and Kool each caught five passes for 49 and 48 yards, respectively. Senior linebacker Ross Shafrath notched a career-high 18 tackles to lead all players as he set a Jackrabbit single-season record with 150 tackles. Grant Olson led the Bison with nine stops.

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1 3 0

2 0 21

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4 FINAL 0 3 7 28

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 2:58 SDSU – Justin Syrovatka 26 yd field goal 2nd 14:56 NDSU – Garrett Bruhn 12 yd pass from Brock Jensen (Adam Keller kick) 8:48 NDSU – Ryan Smith 32 yd run (Keller kick) 3:04 NDSU – Jensen 2 yd run (Keller kick) 4th 5:27 NDSU – Bruhn 9 yd pass from Jensen (Keller kick) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

SDSU 10 23-21 196 31-17-1 54-217 0-0 3-11 5-99 0-0 6-46.3 0-0 6-49 22:06 2 of 13 0 of 3 1-1 1-3

NDSU 19 45-218 110 25-15-0 70-328 0-0 1-4 2-46 1-0 5-47.8 1-0 3-38 37:54 10 of 19 2 of 3 3-4 4-35

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU - Zach Zenner 15-46. NDSU - John Crockett 11-90; Sam Ojuri 19-65; Ryan Smith 1-32. PASSING LEADERS: SDSU - Austin Sumner 17-31-1 196. NDSU - Brock Jensen 15-25-0 110. RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU - Aaron Rollin 5-49; Tyrel Kool 5-48; Seth Daughters 3-20; Brandon Hubert 2-58. NDSU - Ryan Smith 5-31; Zach Vraa 4-28; Garrett Bruhn 2-21. INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU - none. NDSU - Marcus Williams 1-0. SACKS: SDSU - Charles Elmore 1.0-3. NDSU - Cole Jirik 2.0-19; Carlton Littlejohn 1.5-12; Ryan Drevlow 0.5-4. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): SDSU - Ross Shafrath 4-14-18; T.J. Lally 4-7-11; Skyler Luxa 2-8-10. NDSU - Grant Olson 2-7-9; Bobby Ollman 5-2-7; Carlton Littlejohn 1-6-7.

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ZACH ZENNER

TYREL KOOL

ROSS SHAFRATH

JUSTIN SYROVATKA

SHAYNE GOTTLOB

Team Most Valuable Player

Offensive MVP

Defensive MVP

Special Teams MVP

Scout Offense Player of the Year

MATT ROMANO

ROB DIANÉ

BRANDON HUBERT

ALEX OLINGER

Scout Defense Player of the Year

Scout Special Teams Player of the Year

Scholar-Athlete Award

Scholar-Athlete Award

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WILL CASTLE

SETH DAUGHTERS

TEAM PLAYERS OF THE WEEK SEPT. 1 AT KANSAS Offense: Bryan Witzmann and Zach Zenner Defense: Ross Shafrath Special Teams: Trevor Tiefenthaler Scout Offense: Nate Meyer Scout Defense: Rob Diané Scout Special Teams: Matt Romano SEPT. 8 AT SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA Offense: Will Castle and Zach Zenner Defense: Doug Peete Special Teams: Jay Carlson Scout Offense: Matt Raymond Scout Defense: Kevin Klocek Scout Special Teams: Ezekiel Herndon SEPT. 15 VS. UC DAVIS Offense: Trevor Greger and Zach Zenner Defense: T.J. Lally Special Teams: Jimmie Forsythe and Ethan Sawyer Scout Offense: Taylor Bloom Scout Defense: Matt Romano Scout Special Teams: Mitch Vejvoda SEPT. 22 AT INDIANA STATE Offense: Bryan Witzmann and Zach Zenner Defense: Andy Mink and David Hettiger Special Teams: Ross Shafrath Scout Offense: Isaac Rodriguez Scout Defense: Ezekiel Herndon Scout Special Teams: Andy Moritko SEPT. 29 VS. MISSOURI STATE Offense: Taylor Suess and Tyrel Kool Defense: Marshall Peugh Special Teams: Jake Gentile Scout Offense: Ryan Swenson Scout Defense: Tory Dibb Scout Special Teams: Rob Diané OCT. 13 VS. WESTERN ILLINOIS Offense: Taylor Suess and Zach Zenner Defense: Skyler Luxa Special Teams: Tyrel Kool and Ethan Sawyer Scout Offense: Shayne Gottlob Scout Defense: Jordan Brichacek Scout Special Teams: Ryan Swenson

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OCT. 20 AT NORTHERN IOWA Offense: Josh Kage and Zach Zenner Defense: David Hettiger Special Teams: Justin Syrovatka Scout Offense: Shayne Gottlob Scout Defense: Andy Moritko Scout Special Teams: Connor Landberg OCT. 27 VS. YOUNGSTOWN STATE Offense: Bryan Witzmann and Austin Sumner Defense: Chris Tracy Special Teams: Trevor Wesley Scout Offense: Jake Holt and Taylor Bloom Scout Defense: Matt Romano Scout Special Teams: Ryan Flynn NOV. 3 AT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS Offense: Alex Parker and Tyrel Kool Defense: Winston Wright and T.J. Lally Special Teams: Justin Syrovatka Scout Offense: Bryce Siverling Scout Defense: Rob Diané Scout Special Teams: Logan Rath

SKYLER LUXA

ANDY MINK

POSTSEASON AWARDS ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM • Ross Shafrath, Sr., LB • Bryan Witzmann, Jr., OL • Zach Zenner, So., RB ALL-MVFC SECOND TEAM • Will Castle, Sr., OL • T.J. Lally, So., LB • Skyler Luxa, Sr., DB • Doug Peete, Jr., DL HONORABLE MENTION ALL-MVFC • Seth Daughters, Sr., TE • Andy Mink, Sr., DL • Justin Syrovatka, So., K MVFC ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM • T.J. Lally, So., LB • Marshall Peugh, Jr., DL AFCA ALL-AMERICA TEAM • Zach Zenner, RB

NOV. 10 AT NORTH DAKOTA STATE Offense: Brandon Hubert and Bryan Witzmann Defense: JeRyan Butler Special Teams: Justin Syrovatka Scout Offense: Tom Peitz Scout Defense: Kevin Klocek Scout Special Teams: Blake Krings

SPORTS NETWORK ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM • Bryan Witzmann, OL • Zach Zenner, RB

NOV. 17 VS. SOUTH DAKOTA Offense: Tyrel Kool and Will Castle Defense: JeRyan Butler Special Teams: Justin Syrovatka Scout Offense: Shayne Gottlob Scout Defense: Logan Rath Scout Special Teams: Tom Peitz and Kyle Paris

WALTER CAMP FOOTBALL FOUNDATION ALL-AMERICA TEAM • Zach Zenner, RB

NOV. 24 VS. EASTERN ILLINOIS Offense: Zach Zenner and Alex Parker Defense: Chase Douglas and Winston Wright Special Teams: Justin Syrovatka and Andrew Brown Scout Offense: Bryce Siverling and Austin Knowlton Scout Defense: Rob Diané Scout Special Teams: Nick Mears

ASSOCIATED PRESS FCS ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM • Bryan Witzmann, OL • Zach Zenner, RB

COLLEGE SPORTING NEWS FCS FABULOUS FIFTY ALL-AMERICA TEAM • Zach Zenner, RB WALTER PAYTON AWARD FINALIST • Zach Zenner, RB COLLEGE SPORTS JOURNAL ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM • T.J. Lally, LB JERRY RICE AWARD FINALIST • T.J. Lally, LB

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2012 AWARDS

DOUG PEETE

MARSHALL PEUGH

CONFERENCE, NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK • Austin Sumner (Oct. 27) • Zach Zenner (Sept. 8) MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK • Will Castle (Sept. 8) • Bryan Witzmann (Sept. 22, Oct. 27) MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK • T.J. Lally (Sept. 22) • Ross Shafrath (Sept. 29) MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK • T.J. Lally (Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Oct. 27) MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK • Ethan Sawyer (Sept. 15) • Justin Syrovatka (Nov. 3) SPORTS NETWORK CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK • Zach Zenner (Sept. 8) SPORTS NETWORK FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK • T.J. Lally (Sept. 15) COLLEGE FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE AWARDS RUNNING BACK OF THE WEEK • Zach Zenner (Sept. 8)

BO HELM

ETHAN SAWYER

AUSTIN SUMNER

BRYAN WITZMANN

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE AWARDS LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK • T.J. Lally (Sept. 15)

MVFC ALL-ACADEMIC HONORABLE MENTION • Bo Helm • Ethan Sawyer

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE AWARDS KICK RETURNER OF THE WEEK • Tyrel Kool (Oct. 13)

CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT • Bo Helm • Brandon Hubert • Alex Olinger • Nick Purcell • Jason Schneider • Taylor Suess • Zach Zenner

COLLEGE SPORTSJOURNAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK • Zach Zenner (Sept. 8) COLLEGE SPORTSJOURNAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

• Ross Shafrath (Sept. 29) COLLEGE SPORTING NEWS NATIONAL ALL-STAR • T.J. Lally (Sept. 22) • Ross Shafrath (Sept. 29) • Austin Sumner (Oct. 27) ACADEMIC AWARDS MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC FIRST TEAM • Alex Olinger • Taylor Suess • Zach Zenner MVFC ALL-ACADEMIC SECOND TEAM • Seth Daughters • Brandon Hubert • Tyrel Kool • Nick Purcell • Jason Schneider • Ross Shafrath

NICK PURCELL

CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM • Zach Zenner FCS ATHLETIC DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION ACADEMIC ALL-STAR TEAM • Seth Daughters • Zach Zenner COLLEGE SPORTS JOURNAL FCS ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM • Jason Schneider • Taylor Suess • Zach Zenner HAMPSHIRE HONOR SOCIETY • Seth Daughters • Bo Helm • Tyrel Kool • Alex Olinger • Ross Shafrath

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ALL-CONFERENCE Ten South Dakota State players, led by first-team selections Zach Zenner, Bryan Witzmann and Ross Shafrath, were honored on the 2012 allMissouri Valley Football Conference Team in November. Zenner, a sophomore running back from Eagan, Minn., posted a leaguebest 1,703 rushing yards during the 11-game regular season. The runner-up for MVFC Offensive Player of the Year, Zenner rushed for at least 100 yards in eight regular season games and topped the 200-yard mark twice. Zenner, who scored 10 rushing touchdowns in regular season action, also caught 26 passes for 176 yards. A junior from Houlton, Wis., Witzmann anchored a Jackrabbit offensive line from his left tackle position. As a team, SDSU averaged 362 yards of total offense during the regular season. A three-year starter, Witzmann was an honorable mention selection in 2011. Shafrath, a senior linebacker from Hampton, Iowa, ranked second in the league during the regular season with 125 total tackles, 79 of which were solo stops. He notched double figures in tackles eight times, while also recording two interceptions, four pass breakups and a forced fumble. Three other Jackrabbit defenders received second-team recognition, including redshirt freshman T.J. Lally, who also received strong consideration for the league’s freshman and newcomer of the year awards. A Chicago native, Lally shared the team lead with six sacks and two forced fumbles during the regular season, while ranking second in total tackles with 89 (63 solo) and tackles for loss with eight. He also intercepted two passes. Junior defensive end Doug Peete earned a spot on the second team after recording a team-high 12 tackles for loss along with six sacks to share team-best honors through the regular season. The Olathe, Kan., native finished the regular season with 43 total tackles (34 solo) with five pass breakups and a forced fumble. In the secondary, senior strong safety Skyler Luxa was named to the

second team after tallying a team-high three interceptions. The Blair, Neb., native also recorded five pass breakups and ranked third on the team with 54 tackles (35 solo) during the regular season. Rounding out SDSU's second-team selections was senior center Will Castle. A Brandon native, Castle helped the Jackrabbits average 5.4 yards per offensive play during the regular season. Three other Jackrabbits were honorable mention selections: tight end Seth Daughters, defensive lineman Andy Mink and kicker Justin Syrovatka. Daughters, a senior from Winner, shared the team lead with three touchdown receptions. Overall, he caught 14 passes for 114 yards during the regular season. Mink, a senior from Ashland, Neb., turned in totals of 48 tackles, five tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks from his defensive tackle position. A sophomore from Sioux Falls, Syrovatka ended the regular season as the team leader in points scored with 67. He made 25-of-26 extra-point tries and converted his final eight field goal attempts of the regular season to finish 14-of-18 overall. Illinois State quarterback Matt Brown was named MVFC Offensive Player of the Year, while North Dakota State cornerback Marcus Williams earned MVFC Defensive Player of the Year honors. Northern Iowa freshman quarterback Sawyer Kollmorgen was selected as both MVFC Freshman of the Year and MVFC Newcomer of the Year. Besides Lally, the Jackrabbits were represented on the MVFC All-Newcomer Team by junior defensive end Marshall Peugh. Craig Bohl of league champion North Dakota State was honored with the Bruce Craddock Coach of the Year Award for the second consecutive year after leading the Bison to the outright league title. Voting was conducted by a league panel of head coaches, media and sports information directors.

2012 ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE QB: Matt Brown, Illinois State RB: Shakir Bell, Indiana State RB: Zach Zenner, SDSU FB: Jordan Neukirch, Illinois State WR: Dorian Buford, Missouri State WR: Tyrone Walker, Illinois State TE: MyCole Pruitt, Southern Illinois OL: Pete Cary, Illinois State OL: Chris Elkins, Youngstown State OL: Joe Lund, North Dakota State OL: Billy Turner, North Dakota State OL: Bryan Witzmann, SDSU PK: Adam Keller, North Dakota State

FIRST -TEAM DEFENSE DL: Kenneth Boatright, So. Illinois DL: Shelby Harris, Illinois State DL: Ben Obaseki, Indiana State DL: Colton Underwood, Illinois State LB: Aaron Archie, Indiana State LB: Grant Olson, North Dakota State LB: Ross Shafrath, SDSU LB: Mike Zimmer, Illinois State DB: Ben Ericksen, Illinois State DB: Caleb Schaffitzel, Missouri St. DB: Johnny Towalid, Indiana State DB: Marcus Williams, N. Dakota St. P: Lucas Hileman, Indiana State RS: Carlos Anderson, Northern Iowa

SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE QB: Brock Jensen, North Dakota St. RB: Jamaine Cook, Youngstown State RB: David Johnson, Northern Iowa FB: Austen Wozniak, Indiana State WR: Will Powell, South Dakota WR: Ryan Smith, North Dakota St. TE: Will Shaw, Youngstown State OL: Evan Borchers, Indiana State OL: Will Castle, SDSU OL: Dan Kruger, Northern Iowa OL: Casey Paswater, Indiana State OL: Randy Richards, Missouri State PK: Tanner Fritschle, Indiana State

SECOND -TEAM DEFENSE DL: Cole Jirik, North Dakota State DL: Nate Palmer, Illinois State DL: Doug Peete, SDSU DL: Leevon Perry, North Dakota St. LB: Jayson DiManche, So. Illinois LB: T.J. Lally, SDSU LB: Tyler Starr, South Dakota LB: Jacolby Washington, Indiana St. DB: Calvin Burnett, Indiana State DB: Martinez Davis, Western Illinois DB: Skyler Luxa, SDSU DB: Varmah Sonie, Northern Iowa P: Kyle Bernard, Northern Iowa RS: Ryan Smith, North Dakota State

Honorable Mention — Illinois State: DB Mike Banks, RB Darrelynn Dunn, LB Evan Frierson • Indiana State: TE Michael Mardis, DB Larry King, DE Connor Underwood • Missouri State: LB Nate Davis, DL Anthony Grady, TE Matt Thayer • North Dakota State: LB Travis Beck, DB Christian Dudzik, DL Kyle Emanuel • Northern Iowa: OL Tim Sauer, DB Garrett Scott, PK Tyler Sievertsen • South Dakota: OL Matt Huffer, DB Aaron Swift, WR Terrance Terry • SDSU: TE Seth Daughters, DL Andy Mink, PK Justin Syrovatka • Southern Illinois: WR/RS LaSteven McKinney, P Austin Pucylowski, OL Richard Wilson • Western Illinois: DL Ryan Demming, OL Jimmy Holtschlag, LB J.J. Raffelson, DB Jonathon Rollins • Youngstown State: QB Kurt Hess, OL Lamar Mady, DL Aronde Stanton

2012 MVFC ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM OFFENSE OL: Josh Aladenoye, Illinois State OL: Jermaine Barton, Illinois State FB: Andrew Bonnet, North Dakota State OL: Josh Colville, North Dakota State RB: John Crockett, North Dakota State WR: Phil Dudley, Illinois State

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RB: Ryan Heaston, Missouri State QB: Sawyer Kollmorgen, Northern Iowa QB: Mike Perish, Indiana State TE: Sam Rohr, Northern Iowa WR/KR: Fredson Salomon, Western Ill. RB/KR: Jasper Sanders, South Dakota

DEFENSE CB: Julius Childs, Youngstown State LB: Alex Donnelly, Illinois State LB: Jake Farley, Northern Iowa LB: T.J. Lally, SDSU P: Ben LeCompte, North Dakota State DL: Marshall Peugh, SDSU

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ACADEMIC HONORS The 2012 season was another successful one both on the field and in the classroom for the South Dakota State University football team. For the eighth consecutive year, the Jackrabbits led their conference in selections to the all-academic team by placing a league-best 11 players on the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic Team. SDSU also led all of Division I football with seven players selected to the Capital One Academic All-District 6 Team. Headlining the selections was sophomore running back Zach Zenner, who went on to receive Capital One Academic All-America second-team honors, as well as a spot on the MVFC All-Academic First Team. Zenner earned a spot on the Division I honor squad with a 3.78 grade-point average while majoring in biology and pre-medicine. He led all of Division I in rushing with 2,044 yards — an average of 157.2 yards per game — in being a consensus All-America selection on the field. Jackrabbit offensive linemen Alex Olinger and Taylor Suess also were first-team selections on both the Capital One Academic All-District and Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic squads. A senior from Ames, Iowa, Olinger received the recognition with a 3.99 GPA while majoring in pharmacy and biology. Suess, a junior from Columbus, Neb., compiled a 3.95 GPA in mechanical engineering. Joining Olinger and Suess from the offensive line on the Capital One Academic All-District Team was sophomore Nick Purcell. A Rapid City native, Purcell has recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA while pursuing majors in biology and pre-medicine. SDSU swept the wide receiver spots on the Capital One Academic AllDistrict Team with Brandon Hubert and Jason Schneider receiving honors. A junior from Gretna, Neb., Hubert carries a 3.61 GPA in pharmacy, while Schneider, a sophomore from Andover, Minn., has compiled a 3.98 GPA in pre-pharmacy. Both players were second-team selections to the MVFC AllAcademic Team. Rounding out the Jackrabbit contingent on the Capital One Academic All-District Team was defensive back Bo Helm. A senior from Childress, Texas, Helm compiled a 3.47 GPA while majoring in biology. Helm was an honorable mention selection to the MVFC All-Academic Team. Other jackrabbits honored on the MVFC All-Academic Team were seniors and second-team honorees Seth Daughters, Tyrel Kool and Ross Shafrath. Nominees to both the Capital One and MVFC academic teams must be starters or important reserves with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average. Student-athletes must have reached sophomore academic and athletic standing at their institutions and must have completed at least one full academic year at their institution. The Jackrabbits have led the Missouri Valley Football Conference in number of all-academic team selections in each of their five seasons (2008-12) as a member of the league. Previously, SDSU led the Great West Football Conference in all-academic honorees from 2005-07. The Jackrabbits also placed 57 players on the 2012-13 Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll, which was announced in early July. SDSU’s contingent was led by Daughters, Josiah Fitzsimmons and Olinger, all of whom were among 22 student-athletes to earn the Presidents Council Academic Award. Recipients of the award must maintain at least a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average and be within 18 hours of graduation. SDSU’s 57 selections were tied with Illinois State for the most in the 10team conference. Of SDSU's 57 honorees, 22 student-athletes received the Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum 3.2 GPA for the previous two semesters. To be eligible for the MVFC Honor Roll, student-athletes must have recorded a minimum 3.0 grade-point average during the fall term and must have completed at least 12 credit hours.

2012 MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC FIRST TEAM • Kyle Bernard, Northern Iowa, Sr., P, 3.82, Movement and Exercise Science • Nick DeKraker, Youngstown State, Sr., DT, 3.93, General Studies • Kurt Hess, Youngstown State, Jr., QB, 3.36, Early Childhood Education • Jimmy Holtschlag, Western Illinois, Jr., OL, 4.00, Agriculture Science • Wil Lunt, Western Illinois, Sr., QB, 3.92, Accountancy • Alex Olinger, SDSU, Sr., OL, 3.99, Pharmacy/Biology • Austin Pucylowski, Southern Illinois, Jr., P, 4.00, Biological Sciences • Caleb Schaffitzel, Missouri State, So., DB, 3.97, Wildlife Conservation/Mgmt. • Taylor Suess, SDSU, Jr., OL, 3.95, Mechanical Engineering • Matt Thayer, Missouri State, Sr., TE, 3.39, Criminology • Zach Zenner, SDSU, So., RB, 3.78, Biology/Pre-Medicine

2012 MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC SECOND TEAM • Corey Boemer, Southern Illinois, So., OL, 3.94, Biological Sciences • Seth Daughters, SDSU, Sr., TE, 3.72, Exercise Science • Ryan Drevlow, North Dakota State, Jr., NG, 3.66, Electrical Engineering • Brandon Hubert, SDSU, Jr., WR, 3.61, Pharmacy/Certified ACS Chemistry • Tyrel Kool, SDSU, Sr., WR, 3.26, Business Economics • Joe Okon, Southern Illinois, Sr., LB, 3.35, Psychology • Will Powell, South Dakota, Sr., WR, 3.73, Finance • Nick Purcell, SDSU, So., OL, 4.00, Biology/Pre-Medicine • Kevin Robb, South Dakota, Jr., K, 4.0, Political Science/Philosophy • Jason Schneider, SDSU, So., WR, 3.98, Pre-Pharmacy • Ross Shafrath, SDSU, Sr., LB, 3.37, Park and Recreation Management • Jason Stegman, Southern Illinois, Sr., LS, 3.73, Electrical Engineering • Colton Underwood, Illinois State, Jr., DE, 3.25, Marketing

HONORABLE MENTION Indiana State: TE Michael Mardis, LB Dillon Painter, WR Tanner Riley • Missouri State: LB Andrew Beisel, OL Kurt Kutter, PK Austin Witmer • North Dakota State: DE Kyle Emanuel, FB Andrew Grothman, DT Danny Luecke, WR/RS Ryan Smith • Northern Iowa: OL Jack Rummells • South Dakota: DE Jordan Eaton, LB Tim Marlette, QB Josh Vander Maten • South Dakota State: DB Bo Helm, P Ethan Sawyer • Western Illinois: K/P Pat Smith, LB Jamel Wilmore • Youngstown State: RB Torrian Pace, LB Dom Rich

2012-13 MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL Presidents Council Academic Award: Seth Daughters, Josiah Fitzsimmons, Alex Olinger Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award: Brandon Andrews, Seth Daughters, Tyler Finnes, Josiah Fitzsimmons, Bo Helm, Brandon Hubert, Robbie Jelsma, Josh Kage, Tyrel Kool, Alex Olinger, Alex Parker, Matt Peitz, J.R. Plote, Nick Purcell, Ethan Sawyer, Jason Schneider, Patrick Schuster, Taylor Suess, Trevor Tiefenthaler, Kyle VanVoorst, Winston Wright, Zach Zenner Honor Roll: Brandon Andrews, Jordah Brichacek, Je Ryan Butler, Nick Carr, Seth Daughters, Charles Elmore, Jon Fick, Tyler Finnes, Josiah Fitzsimmons, Ryan Flynn, Reginald Gandy, Jake Gentile, Shayne Gottlob, Trevor Greger, Austin Haugestuen, Bo Helm, Ezekiel Herndon, Brandon Hubert, Robbie Jelsma, Cam Jones, Josh Kage, Andy Kappenman, R.C. Kilgore, Kevin Klocek, Tyrel Kool, Blake Krings, Auston LaBlance, Seth Lansman, Travis Lindsrom, Nick Mears, Nate Meyer, Andy Moritko, Andrew Mueller, Alex Olinger, Alex Parker, Doug Peete, Matt Peitz, J.R. Plote, Nick Purcell, Logan Rath, Isaac Rodriguez, Ethan Sawyer, Jason Schneider, Patrick Schuster, Bryce Siverling, Taylor Suess, Ryan Swenson, Justin Syrovatka, Tyler Thielges, Trevor Tiefenthaler, Eric Tuschen, Kyle VanVoorst, Trevor Wesley, Bryan Witzmann, Dom Wright, Winston Wright, Zach Zenner.

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS THE LAST TIME ... SDSU SHUT OUT AN OPPONENT HOME: 11-20-2010, vs. North Dakota, 21-0 AWAY: 10-10-1998, at St. Cloud State, 27-0 SDSU WAS SHUT OUT BY AN OPPONENT HOME: 9-28-1991, by North Dakota State, 35-0 AWAY: 9-4-2004, at UC Davis, 52-0 SDSU RETURNED KICKOFF FOR TOUCHDOWN HOME: 10-13-2012 — 100 yards by Tyrel Kool, vs. Western Illinois, on opening kickoff AWAY: 11-16-2002 — 100 yards by Kevin Brown, at Minn. State, Mankato OPPONENTS RETURNED KICKOFF FOR TOUCHDOWN HOME: 11-3-2001 — 85 yards by Eric Nelson, Northern Colorado AWAY: 11-28-2009 — 98 yards by Marc Mariani, Montana SDSU RETURNED A PUNT FOR TOUCHDOWN HOME: 11-17-2007 — 94 yards, by Paul Aanonson, vs. North Dakota State AWAY: 11-28-2009 — Blocked punt recovered in end zone by Corey Jeske, at Montana OPPONENTS RETURNED A PUNT FOR TOUCHDOWN HOME: 11-17-2012 — 27 yards (on blocked punt), by Mike Garvey, South Dakota AWAY: 11-18-2006 — 84 yards, by Travis White, North Dakota State SDSU PLAYER RETURNED BOTH A PUNT AND KICKOFF FOR TOUCHDOWNS IN SAME GAME HOME: 9-30-2002 — Kevin Brown, vs. Morningside (Iowa), returned opening kickoff 98 yards for TD and fourth-quarter punt 68 yards for TD SDSU RETURNED INTERCEPTION FOR TD HOME: 10-13-2012 — 23 yards by Skyler Luxa, vs. Western Illinois AWAY: 10-16-2010 — 87 yards by Cole Brodie, at Southern Illinois OPPONENTS RETURNED INTERCEPTION FOR TD HOME: 10-27-2012 – 19 yards by Aronde Stanton, Youngstown State AWAY: 10-8-2011 – 27 yards by Davion Rogers, Youngstown State

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ALL GAMES W-L-T PCT 0-0-1 .500 0-1-0 .000 1-1-1 .500 3-1-0 .750 4-1-0 .800 3-2-0 .600 3-2-0 .600 1-2-0 .333 4-2-1 .643 2-3-0 .400 3-1-0 .750 5-2-0 .714 3-3-1 .500 1-3-0 .250 4-2-2 .625 4-4-0 .500 2-3-1 .417 5-3-0 .625 5-2-0 .714 5-1-1 .786 4-2-0 .667 5-1-0 .833 NO GAMES — WORLD WAR I 4-1-1 .750 4-2-1 .643 7-1-0 .875 5-2-1 .688 3-4-0 .429 6-1-0 .857 2-3-2 .429 8-0-3 .864 5-3-1 .611 9-1-0 .900 5-4-1 .550 2-6-1 .278 6-3-0 .667 2-5-1 .313 6-3-0 .667 6-4-0 .600 4-4-1 .500 3-6-1 .350 4-5-0 .444 3-5-0 .375 7-2-0 .778 4-3-1 .563 2-5-0 .286 4-4-0 .500 NO GAMES — WORLD WAR II 1-1-0 .500 1-4-1 .250 3-3-2 .500 4-5-0 .444 4-6-0 .400 7-3-0 .700 9-0-1 .950 8-1-1 .850 4-4-1 .500 5-3-1 .611 7-2-0 .778 6-2-1 .722 4-5-0 .444 6-2-1 .722 4-5-0 .444 2-7-0 .222 5-4-1 .550 8-2-0 .800 7-2-1 .750 9-1-0 .900 2-8-0 .200 1-8-1 .150 3-7-0 .300 4-6-0 .400

POINTS PF PA 6 6 0 22 68 11 90 62 128 23 102 44 67 21 28 95 90 27 74 122 52 34 108 42 56 61 61 28 76 64 60 89 46 136 147 82 93 60 163 7 100 76 149 84

CONFERENCE ONLY POINTS W-L-T PCT PF PA FINISH No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play

COACH Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable Mr. Morrison L.L. Gilkey Unavailable J. Harris Werner William M. Blaine William Juneau William Juneau William Juneau J. M. Saunderson J. M. Saunderson Frederick Johnson Harry “Buck” Ewing Harry “Buck” Ewing Harry “Buck” Ewing Harry “Buck” Ewing Harry “Buck” Ewing Harry “Buck” Ewing

78 66 255 202 121 91 20 157 189 230 237 48 194 70 118 189 123 51 102 69 141 78 32 65

20 27 38 57 85 28 45 24 89 25 55 197 78 96 73 72 92 116 147 109 95 57 131 92

No Conference Play No Conference Play No Conference Play 4-1-1 .750 111 2-3-0 .400 78 5-0-0 1.000 75 1-1-2 .500 13 3-0-2 .800 56 2-2-0 .500 90 3-1-0 .750 53 2-1-1 .625 50 1-3-0 .250 13 2-2-0 .500 33 1-2-1 .375 32 4-0-0 1.000 66 2-2-0 .500 65 1-3-1 .300 39 1-4-1 .250 19 2-3-0 .400 44 2-3-0 .400 48 4-1-0 .800 68 2-3-1 .417 16 1-5-0 .167 18 3-3-0 .500 45

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13 51 131 123 107 183 381 311 287 247 338 197 137 185 123 80 170 376 238 278 170 111 129 186

27 144 76 211 203 175 116 105 230 186 151 114 212 119 158 153 135 97 70 166 243 247 280 185

No Conference Play No Conference Play 2-1-2 .600 3-1-0 .750 2-4-0 .333 5-1-0 .833 5-0-1 .917 4-1-1 .750 3-2-1 .583 5-0-1 .917 5-1-0 .833 5-0-1 .917 3-3-0 .500 5-0-1 .917 3-3-0 .500 2-4-0 .333 2-3-1 .417 5-1-0 .833 5-0-1 .917 6-0-0 1.000 2-4-0 .333 1-4-1 .250 2-4-0 .333 2-4-0 .333

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1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 115 Seasons

ALL GAMES W-L-T 4-6-0 3-7-0 2-8-0 3-7-0 6-5-0 5-5-1 6-5-0 7-4-0 5-4-1 5-4-1 5-6-0 9-3-0 3-8-0 4-6-0 4-6-0 5-6-0 3-8-0 7-4-0 6-5-0 5-5-0 7-4-0 5-6-0 3-8-0 7-3-0 7-3-0 7-4-0 7-4-0 6-5-0 7-4-0 4-6-0 6-5-0 8-3-0 6-5-0 5-6-0 6-4-0 7-4-0 6-5-0 6-5-0 7-4-0 7-4-0 7-5-0 8-4-0 5-6-0 5-6-0 9-4-0 546-441-38

POINTS CONFERENCE ONLY POINTS PCT PF PA W-L-T PCT PF PA FINISH .400 247 259 2-4-0 .333 151 176 4th .300 175 227 3-3-0 .500 130 96 3rd .200 129 269 1-5-0 .167 61 167 6th .300 109 223 2-4-0 .333 72 144 6th .545 321 240 2-5-0 .286 141 197 6th .500 283 240 2-4-1 .357 133 142 4th .545 291 173 4-3-0 .571 189 104 3rd .636 264 189 4-3-0 .571 98 110 4th .550 176 215 4-1-1 .750 116 74 2nd .550 181 137 3-3-1 .500 134 103 4th .455 224 231 3-3-0 .500 146 120 3rd .750 259 224 4-2-0 .667 157 140 2nd .273 166 300 1-5-1 .214 105 219 7th .400 226 233 2-5-0 .357 180 213 6th .400 181 166 2-5-0 .357 123 129 5th .455 213 258 3-6-0 .333 172 241 8th .273 288 333 2-7-0 .222 247 273 8th .636 281 267 7-2-0 .778 243 210 2nd .545 285 229 5-4-0 .556 257 196 4th .500 208 241 4-5-0 .444 187 224 7th .636 321 225 6-3-0 .667 274 160 2nd .454 159 216 3-6-0 .333 131 197 8th .272 226 339 2-7-0 .222 174 301 9th .700 162 195 5-3-0 .625 127 175 4th .700 166 164 5-4-0 .556 153 164 5th .636 394 288 6-3-0 .667 290 224 3rd .636 335 231 5-4-0 .556 247 197 5th .545 276 228 4-5-0 .444 218 208 6th .636 254 201 6-3-0 .667 192 178 2nd .400 173 216 3-6-0 .333 156 209 6th .545 294 244 5-4-0 .556 225 201 5th .727 351 309 6-3-0 .667 257 258 4th .554 291 255 4-5-0 .444 191 225 6th .455 284 301 4-4-0 .500 201 201 4th .600 267 224 4-4-0 .500 216 190 4th .636 297 192 4-3-0 .571 170 146 4th .545 245 263 2-3-0 .400 117 62 3rd .545 363 251 3-2-0 .600 144 100 3rd .636 235 235 3-1-0 .750 110 111 2nd .636 375 244 4-0-0 1.000 152 112 1st .583 427 348 6-2-0 .750 288 168 3rd .667 333 209 7-1-0 .875 214 105 2nd .455 234 232 4-4-0 .500 207 189 3rd .455 265 364 4-4-0 .500 219 232 4th .692 304 213 6-2-0 .750 182 122 2nd .551 20,648 17,810 299-247-25 .546 11,928 10,636

COACH Ralph Ginn Dave Kragthorpe Dean Pryor Dean Pryor John Gregory John Gregory John Gregory John Gregory John Gregory John Gregory John Gregory John Gregory John Gregory John Gregory Wayne Haensel Wayne Haensel Wayne Haensel Wayne Haensel Wayne Haensel Wayne Haensel Wayne Haensel Wayne Haensel Wayne Haensel Mike Daly Mike Daly Mike Daly Mike Daly Mike Daly Mike Daly John Stiegelmeier John Stiegelmeier John Stiegelmeier John Stiegelmeier John Stiegelmeier John Stiegelmeier John Stiegelmeier John Stiegelmeier John Stiegelmeier John Stiegelmeier John Stiegelmeier John Stiegelmeier John Stiegelmeier John Stiegelmeier John Stiegelmeier John Stiegelmeier

THE LAST TIME ... SDSU RETURNED A FUMBLE FOR A TOUCHDOWN HOME: 11-17-2012 — 43 yards, by Chris Tracy, vs. South Dakota AWAY: 11-12-2011 – 68 yards, by Winston Wright, at Western Illinois OPPONENTS RETURNED A FUMBLE FOR A TOUCHDOWN HOME: 10-5-1996 — 38 yards, by Tim Tibesar, North Dakota AWAY: 9-8-2012 – 25 yards, by T’Darryl Grays, Southeastern Louisiana SDSU RETURNED BLOCKED PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN HOME:11-13-1993 — 27 yards, by Dean Herrboldt, vs. North Dakota, blocked by Mike Jaunich AWAY: 11-28-2009 — Recovered in end zone by Corey Jeske at Montana, blocked by Ross Shafrath OPPONENTS RETURNED BLOCKED PUNT FOR TD HOME: 11-17-2012 — 27 yards, by Mike Garvey, South Dakota AWAY: 9-8-2007 — 2 yards, by Vince Gliatta, Youngstown State (Ohio) OPPONENTS BLOCKED A FIELD GOAL FOR TOUCHDOWN AWAY: 10-29-1984 — 60 yards by Tom Smith of St. Cloud State SDSU SCORED A DEFENSIVE EXTRA POINT AWAY: 11-1-1997 — by Vic Sosa, at Augustana (only time in SDSU history) OPPONENTS SCORED A DEFENSIVE EXTRA POINT AWAY: 10-25-2008 — by Larry Carter, Indiana State (only time in SDSU history)

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE CAREER COACHING RECORDS SEASONS COACH Ralph Ginn (1947-68) ...............................22 John Stiegelmeier (1997-present)..............16 John Gregory (1972-81)............................10 Wayne Haensel (1982-90) ...........................9 C.A. “Jack” West (1919-27).......................9 Mike Daly (1991-96)...................................6 T.C. “Cy” Kasper (1928-33)........................6 Harry “Buck” Ewing (1912-17)..................6 R.H. “Red” Threlfall (1934-37) ..................4 Jack Barnes (1938-40) ................................3 William Juneau (1906-08)...........................3 Thurlo McCrady (1941-46).........................5 J.M. Saunderson (1909-10) .........................2 Dean Pryor (1970-71) .................................2 J. Harrison Werner (1904) ...........................1 Frederick Johnson (1911)............................1 Mr. Morrison (1901) ...................................1 L.L. Gilkey (1902) ......................................1 Dave Kragthorpe (1969)..............................1 William M. Blaine (1905) ...........................1 Unavailable..................................................6 TOTALS .............................115

OVERALL WON LOST TIED 113 89 9 102 76 0 55 50 3 45 52 0 43 19 9 41 23 0 30 22 3 26 12 2 17 19 2 14 10 1 11 6 1 11 17 3 5 5 2 5 15 0 4 2 1 4 4 0 3 2 0 3 2 0 3 7 0 2 3 0 9 6 2 546 441 38

PCT .557 .573 .523 .464 .669 .641 .573 .675 .474 .580 .639 .403 .500 .250 .643 .500 .600 .600 .300 .400 .588 .551

CONFERENCE ONLY WON LOST TIED PCT TITLES 77 43 9 .632 9 69 48 0 .590 1 29 34 4 .463 0 36 43 0 .456 0 17 7 5 .672 3 32 22 0 .593 0 13 9 2 .583 1 0 0 0 .000 0 6 12 2 .350 0 8 7 1 .531 1 0 0 0 .000 0 6 9 2 .412 0 0 0 0 .000 0 3 9 0 .250 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 3 3 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 299 247 25 .546 15

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YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES 1889 (W-0, L-0, T-1) SDS Opp 6 South Dakota 6 6 6 – 1897 (W-0, L-1) SDS Opp 0 Sioux Falls 22 0 22 – 1898 (W-1, L-1, T-1) SDS Opp 62 Watertown 0 0 Yankton College 0 6 Sioux Falls (city) 11 68 11 – 1899 (W-3, L-1) SDS Opp 12 Madison Normal 5 55 Huron College 0 23 Madison Normal 0 0 Mitchell University 57 90 62 – 1900 (W-4, L-1) SDS Opp 33 Flandreau 0 16 Pipestone 6 56 Sioux Falls High 0 23 Flandreau 0 0 Mitchell University 17 128 62 – 1901 (W-3, L-2) Coach: Mr. Morrison SDS Opp 42 Flandreau 0 17 Yankton College 0 38 Huron College 0 5 Mitchell University 22 0 South Dakota 22 102 44 – 1902 (W-3, L-2) Coach: L.L. Gilkey SDS Opp 17 Huron College 0 17 South Dakota Mines 5 0 South Dakota 10 5 Flandreau Indians 6 28 Flandreau Indians 0 67 21 – 1903 (W-1, L-2) SDS Opp 0 North Dakota State 85 28 Flandreau 0 0 Huron College 10 28 95 – 1904 (W-4, L-2, T-1) Coach: J. Harrison Werner SDS Opp 15 Flandreau 0 11 Madison Normal 5 5 Mitchell University 6 15 Huron College 0 6 South Dakota 6 38 Pipestone High 0 0 Mitchell University 10 90 27

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1905 (W-2, L-3) Coach: William Blaine SDS Opp 46 Flandreau Indians 0 0 Mitchell University 24 28 Madison High 0 0 Minnesota 81 0 South Dakota 17 74 122 – 1906 (W-3, L-1) Coach: William Juneau SDS Opp 36 Huron College 4 5 North Dakota 4 11 Dakota Wesleyan 4 0 South Dakota 22 52 34 – 1907 (W-5, L-2) Coach: William Juneau SDS Opp 0 Huron College 4 48 Flandreau Indians 0 29 Toland's 0 6 North Dakota 24 5 Dakota Wesleyan 0 12 Yankton College 10 8 Huron College 4 108 42 – 1908 (W-3, L-3, T-1) Coach: William Juneau SDS Opp 16 Northern 0 11 North Dakota State 5 0 Madison Normal 0 29 St. Thomas 12 0 Yankton College 21 0 Dakota Wesleyan 6 0 Huron College 17 56 61 – 1909 (W-1, L-3) Coach: J.M. Saunderson SDS Opp 5 North Dakota State 11 0 Dakota Wesleyan 3 12 Yankton College 14 44 Huron College 0 61 28 – 1910 (W-4, L-2, T-2) Coach: J.M. Saunderson SDS Opp 17 Northern 0 41 Huron College 0 12 Yankton College 0 6 North Dakota State 3 0 St. Thomas 28 0 South Dakota 33 0 Dakota Wesleyan 0 0 South Dakota Mines 0 76 64 –

1911 (W-4, L-4) Coach: Frederick Johnson SDS Opp 12 Northern 0 6 South Dakota 15 11 Huron College 0 14 North Dakota State 3 17 South Dakota Mines 3 0 Marquette 16 0 Dakota Wesleyan 22 0 Yankton College 30 60 89 – 1912 (W-2, L-3, T-1) Coach: Harry “Buck” Ewing SDS Opp 0 Carleton 34 7 South Dakota 73 6 Yankton College 3 20 Huron College 3 0 Yankton College 0 13 South Dakota Mines 23 46 136 – 1913 (W-5, L-3) Coach: Harry “Buck” Ewing SDS Opp 47 Huron College 0 7 Carleton 25 7 North Dakota State 6 0 Hamline 21 12 Huron College 7 36 South Dakota Mines 0 0 Yankton College 20 38 Dakota Wesleyan 3 147 82 – 1914 (W-5, L-2) Coach: Harry “Buck” Ewing SDS Opp 0 South Dakota 12 13 Huron College 0 19 Yankton College 7 28 Hamline 10 19 Huron College 7 14 North Dakota 3 0 Dakota Wesleyan 21 46 136 – 1915 (W-5, L-1, T-1) Coach: Harry “Buck” Ewing SDS Opp 39 Huron College 0 72 Yankton College 0 25 Huron College 0 0 North Dakota 0 0 South Dakota 7 21 North Dakota State 0 6 Dakota Wesleyan 0 163 7 – 1916 (W-4, L-2) Coach: Harry “Buck” Ewing SDS Opp 7 Minnesota 41 3 Wisconsin 28 31 Yankton College 0 7 Hamline 0 14 North Dakota 7 38 Huron College 0 100 76 –

1917 (W-5, L-1) Coach: Harry "Buck" Ewing SDS Opp 0 Minnesota 64 33 Trinity 0 13 North Dakota 6 64 Gustavus Adolphus 0 21 North Dakota State 14 18 Macalester 0 149 84 – 1918 (No games — WWI)

C.A. “JACK” WEST 9 years, 44-17-9, 3 NCC titles (1922, ’24, ’26)

1919 (W-4, L-1, T-1) SDS 49 7 0 9 13 0 78

Northern Dakota Wesleyan North Dakota State North Dakota South Dakota Creighton

Opp 0 0 0 7 6 7 20

– 1920 (W-4, L-2, T-1) SDS 6 6 3 27 7 14 3 66

Northern Dakota Wesleyan North Dakota North Dakota State Macalester Hamline South Dakota

Opp 0 0 6 7 7 0 7 27

– 1921 (W-7, L-1) SDS 40 3 60 54 55 27 9 7 255

Northern Wisconsin Huron College North Dakota State Yankton College North Dakota South Dakota Creighton

Opp 0 24 0 0 0 14 0 0 38

– 1922 (W-5, L-2, T-1) Inaugural NCC Champion SDS Opp 6 North Dakota 16 6 South Dakota 15 13 North Dakota State 0 7 South Dakota 7 48 Morningside 0 12 St. Thomas 0 25 Creighton 14 85 Columbus College 0

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6 Wisconsin 202 – 1923 (W-3, L-4) SDS 44 Dakota Wesleyan 0 Marquette 6 North Dakota 13 North Dakota State 7 South Dakota 24 Morningside 0 Creighton 121 – 1924 (W-6, L-1) NCC Champion SDS 16 Buena Vista 14 North Dakota State 7 North Dakota 10 South Dakota 34 Morningside 0 Michigan State 10 Creighton 91 – 1925 (W-2, L-3, T-2) SDS 7 Dakota Wesleyan 0 Buena Vista 3 Nebraska-Wesleyan 3 North Dakota State 0 Creighton 7 South Dakota 0 Marquette 20 – 1926 (W-8, L-0, T-3) NCC Champion SDS 6 North Dakota 21 North Dakota State 0 South Dakota 21 Morningside 8 Creighton 7 Columbus College 35 Huron College 33 Buena Vista 3 Detroit University 14 St. Louis University 9 Hawaii University 157 – 1927 (W-5, L-3, T-1) SDS 34 North Dakota State 12 South Dakota 15 Des Moines U 44 Morningside 0 Creighton 67 Huron College 7 Columbus College 10 St. Regis 0 Detroit University 189

20 57

Opp 0 13 12 14 0 26 13 85

Opp 3 0 6 3 0 9 7 28

Opp 0 14 3 3 19 0 6 45

Opp 0 0 0 6 8 7 0 0 0 0 3 24

Opp 0 16 0 7 14 0 7 7 38 89

YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES 1932 (W-2, L-5, T-1) SDS 0 6 0 26 26 0 0 12 70

T.C. “CY” KASPER 6 years, 30-22-3 1 NCC title (1933)

1928 (W-9, L-1) SDS 0 27 13 13 18 14 63 18 31 33 120

North Dakota North Dakota State South Dakota Morningside Creighton Huron College Dakota Wesleyan Columbus College Minnesota“B” Western Union

Opp 6 6 0 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 25

SDS 18 13 14 0 21 27 6 6 13 118

1936 (W-3, L-6, T-1)

Opp North Dakota 13 North Dakota State 12 South Dakota 0 Morningside 6 Northern 7 Michigan Normal 12 Minnesota 12 Duquense 34 96 – 1933 (W-6, L-3) NCC Champion Opp North Dakota 2 North Dakota State 7 South Dakota 0 South Dakota 6 Morningside 6 Northern 0 Minnesota 19 Catholic University 26 Michigan Normal 0 72

SDS 13 6 0 0 0 0 12 7 13 0 51

SDS 0 13 2 0 20 40 0 20 7 102

Opp Iowa Teachers 0 North Dakota 33 North Dakota State 7 South Dakota 6 Morningside 13 Omaha University 0 Gustavus Adolphus 7 Wisconsin 24 Luther 6 Wichita 20 116 – 1937 (W-4, L-5) Opp Iowa Teachers 33 North Dakota State 6 South Dakota 12 Morningside 7 Omaha University 0 Mankato Teachers 7 Wisconsin 32 Wichita 6 DePaul 44 147

SDS 21 0 0 0 13 0 7 0 7 48 SDS 6 7 0 20 34 39 19 49 20 194

Opp Huron College 0 North Dakota 7 North Dakota State 0 South Dakota 0 Morningside 0 Wisconsin 21 St. Louis University 6 Loyola 21 Dakota Wesleyan 0 Western Union 0 55 – 1930 (W-2, L-6, T-1) Opp Southern 0 Minnesota 48 St. Olaf 20 North Dakota 21 South Dakota 6 Morningside 13 Wisconsin 58 North Dakota State 24 Loyola 7 197 1931 (W-6, L-3) Opp North Dakota 34 North Dakota State 0 South Dakota 10 Morningside 0 Southern 0 Dakota Wesleyan 0 Northern 0 Augustana 0 DePaul 34 78 –

Opp South Dakota Mines 0 St. Norbert's 0 Omaha University 7 Morningside 6 South Dakota 26 North Dakota State 0 North Dakota 6 Iowa Teachers 12 57

JACK BARNES

4 years, 17-19-2

3 years, 14-10-1 1 NCC title (1939)

1934 (W-6, L-4) SDS 0 38 19 7 52 14 7 38 14 0 189

North Dakota North Dakota State South Dakota Morningside Northern Creighton Wisconsin Dakota Wesleyan St. Olaf Wichita

Opp 0 0 0 13 0 0 28 0 6 19 72

1935 (W-4, L-4, T-1) SDS 13 6 6 2 12 33 13 0 38 123

Opp Iowa Teachers 22 North Dakota 6 North Dakota State 7 South Dakota 7 Morningside 6 Northern 0 Wisconsin 6 Cincinnati 38 St. Olaf 0 92 –

1938 (W-3, L-5) SDS 0 6 0 14 28 7 0 14 69

Opp North Dakota 37 North Dakota State 13 South Dakota 7 Morningside 13 Omaha University 6 South Dakota Mines 18 St. Norbert's 9 Moorhead Teachers 6 109 – 1939 (W-7, L-2) NCC Co-Champions SDS Opp 14 North Dakota 13 6 North Dakota State 0 7 South Dakota 21 34 Morningside 13 7 Omaha University 6 40 South Dakota Mines 0 20 Moorhead Teachers 7 6 Yankton College 0 7 West Texas State 35 141 95 –

Loras Iowa Teachers Manitoba University North Dakota State Augustana South Dakota Oklahoma City U. Morningside

Opp 23 6 0 6 6 0 35 0 76

RALPH GINN

5 years, 11-17-3

22 years, 113-89-9 9 NCC titles (1949, ’50, ’53, ’54, ’55, ’57, ’61, ’62, ’63)

1941 (W-2, L-5)

R.H. “RED” THRELFALL

SDS 18 6 61 0 26 20 0 0 131

THURLO MCCRADY

SDS 14 0 0 0 15 0 3 32

– 1929 (W-5, L-4, T-1) SDS 59 6 0 6 28 0 0 7 49 72 237

1946 (W-3, L-3, T-2)

1940 (W-4, L-3, T-1) SDS 45 6 12 6 0 7 0 2 78

Northern Iowa Teachers Omaha University North Dakota State North Dakota South Dakota Morningside

Opp 0 21 12 25 33 40 0 131

– 1942 (W-4, L-4) SDS 0 0 20 3 8 0 14 20 65

Youngstown Iowa Teachers Omaha University Morningside North Dakota South Dakota North Dakota State Wichita

Opp 14 38 0 0 19 7 0 14 92

– 1943 (No games — WWII) – 1944 (W-1, L-1) SDS Opp 6 SDSC ERC (Army) 0 7 Concordia College 27 13 27 – 1945 (W-1, L-4, T-1) SDS Opp 6 Minot Teachers 33 0 Drake 34 0 Bemidji Teachers 6 25 Hamline 0 7 Iowa Teachers 58 13 Concordia College 13 51 144 –

1947 (W-4, L-5) SDS 0 6 39 6 33 7 7 13 12 123

Loras St. Cloud Teachers Central (Iowa) Kansas Augustana South Dakota North Dakota State Morningside Toledo

Opp 28 20 6 86 12 26 0 0 33 211

– 1948 (W-4, L-6) SDS 21 0 6 6 7 7 20 0 13 27 107

Moorhead Teachers Drake Loras North Dakota Iowa Teachers North Dakota State Augustana South Dakota Morningside Colorado State

Opp 7 47 20 31 33 6 6 33 18 2 203

– 1949 (W-7, L-3) NCC Co-Champion SDS 7 0 27 40 14 28 0 27 33 7 183

St. Cloud Teachers Drake Morningside Colorado State Iowa Teachers Augustana North Dakota South Dakota North Dakota State Bradley

Opp 0 40 20 13 13 0 19 25 13 32 175

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YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES 1950 (W-9, L-0, T-1) NCC Champion Coach: Ralph Ginn SDS 39 34 31 20 41 60 21 54 40 41 381

SDS 26 48 28 58 34 21 7 6 48 35 311

SDS 6 19 47 47 14 60 21 39 34 287

SDS 13 52 13 55 13 32 25 31 13 247

SDS 6 19 66 68 50 34 20 34 41 338

Opp St. Cloud Teachers 7 Iowa Teachers 13 Morningside 7 Augustana 12 St. Olaf 14 North Dakota State 0 North Dakota 21 South Dakota 28 Wayne University 0 Carleton 14 116 – 1951 (W-8, L-1, T-1) Opp at St. Cloud Teachers 0 Iowa Teachers 6 at Morningside 26 at Augustana 7 Emporia St. (Kan.) 14 at North Dakota 12 North Dakota State 7 South Dakota 26 Bemidji Teachers 0 at LaCrosse State 7 105 – 1952 (W-4, L-4, T-1) Opp La Crosse State 13 at Iowa State 57 St. Cloud Teachers 7 Augustana 6 at North Dakota St. 48 North Dakota 6 at South Dakota 21 Morningside 25 at Iowa Teachers 47 230 1953 (W-5, L-3, T-1) NCC Champion Opp Marquette 46 Iowa Teachers 19 North Dakota 13 Augustana 0 St. John’s (Minn.) 26 North Dakota State 14 South Dakota 0 Morningside 29 Wichita 39 186 – 1954 (W-7, L-2) NCC Co-Champion Opp at Iowa State 34 at St. Thomas (Minn.) 6 Mankato Teachers 0 Augustana 0 at North Dakota St. 13 North Dakota 20 at South Dakota 19 Morningside 39 at Iowa Teachers 20 151 –

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1955 (W-6, L-2, T-1) NCC Champion SDS 13 34 14 28 7 33 27 21 20 197

St. Thomas Iowa Teachers at North Dakota at Augustana Wichita State North Dakota State South Dakota at Morningside at La Crosse State

Opp 19 21 6 0 33 7 7 21 0 114

– 1956 (W-4, L-5) SDS 14 7 0 20 14 14 9 28 31 137

SDS 6 23 7 16 53 21 32 7 20 185

Opp at Montana State 33 Northwest Missouri 0 at Arizona 60 Augustana 21 North Dakota 13 at South Dakota 19 at North Dakota St. 26 Morningside 13 at Iowa Teachers 27 212 – 1957 (W-6, L-2, T-1) NCC Champion Opp Montana State 13 Iowa Teachers 20 at Drake (Iowa) 25 at Augustana 0 at North Dakota 21 South Dakota 13 North Dakota State 14 at Morningside 7 at Mankato Teachers 6 119 1958 (W-4, L-5)

SDS 12 7 6 20 12 7 20 26 13 123

Drake at Marquette (Wis.) at Montana State Augustana North Dakota at South Dakota at North Dakota St. Morningside at Iowa Teachers

Opp 6 18 23 6 30 28 33 6 8 158

– 1959 (W-2, L-7) SDS 0 0 12 0 6 12 6 32 12 80

Montana State Colorado State Kansas State at Augustana at North Dakota South Dakota North Dakota State at Morningside Iowa Teachers

Opp 27 22 28 13 0 7 8 34 14 153

– 1960 (W-5, L-4, T-1) SDS 22 6 20 20 23

Bemidji State at Kansas State Montana State Augustana North Dakota

Opp 6 20 14 21 27

28 14 22 0 15 170

at South Dakota at North Dakota St. Morningside at Iowa Teachers at Colorado St. Coll.

7 14 0 12 14 135

– 1961 (W-8, L-2) NCC Co-Champion SDS 34 36 73 12 41 13 34 41 56 36 376

SDS 25 7 10 28 26 24 17 13 41 47 238

SDS 9 7 54 28 7 61 40 27 28 17 278

SDS 14 14 27 13 28 7 32 14 15 6 170

SDS 0 0 14 13 7 30 20

Opp at Bemidji St. (Minn.) 8 Colorado State 13 St. Cloud State 0 at Montana State 17 at Augustana 14 at North Dakota 14 South Dakota 6 North Dakota State 12 at Morningside 0 State College of Iowa 13 97 – 1962 (W-7, L-2, T-1) NCC Co-Champion Opp at Toledo (Ohio) 14 Arkansas State 9 Montana State 14 Augustana 7 North Dakota 0 at South Dakota 0 at North Dakota St. 6 at State Coll. of Iowa 13 Morningside 7 at Colorado St. Coll. 0 70 1963 (W-9, L-1) NCC Champion Opp at Montana State 6 Nebraska 58 Colorado State Coll. 14 at Augustana 8 at North Dakota 6 South Dakota 0 North Dakota State 25 State College of Iowa 13 at Morningside 22 at Arkansas State 14 166 – 1964 (W-2, L-8) Opp Montana State 46 at Fresno St. (Calif.) 30 Augustana 14 at North Dakota St. 20 North Dakota 35 at South Dakota 10 Morningside 21 at State Coll. of Iowa 23 at Drake 37 Mankato State 7 243 – 1965 (W-1, L-8, T-1) Opp at Montana State 22 Parsons (Kan.) 10 at Augustana 14 North Dakota State 41 at North Dakota 14 South Dakota 14 at Morningside 25

0 State College of Iowa 20 at Colorado State U 7 at Mankato State 111 – 1966 (W-3, L-7) SDS 6 at Montana State 27 at Minnesota-Duluth 14 Colorado State U 6 at North Dakota St. 21 Morningside 0 North Dakota 22 at South Dakota 7 at State Coll. of Iowa 7 at Colorado St. Coll. 19 Augustana 129 – 1967 (W-4, L-6) SDS 7 Minnesota-Duluth 24 at Idaho State 14 North Dakota State 24 at Morningside 7 at North Dakota 42 South Dakota 16 Northern Iowa 21 Drake (Iowa) 17 at Augustana 14 at Tampa (Fla.) 186 1968 (W-4, L-6) SDS 12 Weber State (Utah) 3 at North Dakota St. 43 Morningside 10 at Northern Iowa 16 North Dakota 32 at South Dakota 23 at Youngstown State 47 Augustana 41 Idaho State 20 at Drake (Iowa) 247

41 52 14 247

Opp 41 0 45 35 41 43 18 13 31 13 280

Opp 12 22 34 15 9 14 17 34 21 7 185 Opp 27 21 14 38 21 55 20 27 22 28 273

DEAN PRYOR 2 years, 5-15

1970 (W-2, L-8) SDS 37 19 8 12 3 0 6 0 44 0 129 SDS 26 0 0 8 7 18 16 20 12 2 109

Opp St. Thomas (Minn.) 14 at Mankato State 43 at Northern Iowa 24 at Wayne State (Mich.) 21 North Dakota 36 at South Dakota 26 Augustana 22 at North Dakota State 35 Morningside 24 Montana 24 269 1971 (W-3, L-7) Opp at St. Thomas (Minn.) 7 Mankato State 10 Northern Iowa 23 Wayne State (Mich.) 27 at North Dakota 35 South Dakota 37 at Augustana 15 North Dakota State 13 at Morningside 21 at Eastern Michigan 35 223

JOHN GREGORY DAVE KRAGTHORPE

10 years, 55-50

1 year, 3-7

1972 (W-6, L-5)

1969 (W-3, L-7) SDS 13 16 22 14 19 20 16 42 13 0 175

at Weber State (Utah) Drake (Iowa) at Morningside Northern Iowa at North Dakota South Dakota Youngstown State at Augustana North Dakota State at Montana

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Opp 28 21 32 24 13 14 17 0 20 58 227

SDS 73 17 49 34 25 21 27 16 0 35 24 321

Opp Eastern Montana 0 at Mankato State 24 Missouri-Rolla 0 Youngstown State 22 Augustana 14 North Dakota 51 at South Dakota 42 at North Dakota State 34 at Northern Iowa 32 Morningside 0 at Quantico Marines 21 240

YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES 1973 (W-5, L-5, T-1) Coach: John Gregory SDS Opp 28 Northwestern (Iowa) 38 39 Southwest State 6 0 Mankato State 21 26 at Youngstown State 6 56 Western State (Colo.) 28 21 Augustana 21 20 North Dakota 28 10 South Dakota 36 14 North Dakota State 24 16 Northern Iowa 0 52 Morningside 12 283 240 – 1974 (W-6, L-5) SDS Opp 15 Northwestern (Iowa) 0 45 Southwest State 10 45 at Mankato State 14 21 Youngstown State 35 35 Augustana 6 0 at North Dakota State 28 55 North Dakota 6 6 at South Dakota 20 27 Morningside 8 21 at Northern Iowa 22 21 at Nevada-Las Vegas 24 291 173 – 1975 (W-7, L-4) SDS Opp 49 Hamline (Minn.) 6 10 Mankato State 0 56 at Nebraska-Omaha 14 17 at Augustana 31 13 North Dakota State 8 14 at North Dakota 35 24 South Dakota 22 17 at Morningside 0 3 Northern Iowa 14 23 at Nevada-Las Vegas 38 38 at Youngstown State 21 264 190 – 1976 (W-5, L-4, T-1) SDS Opp 1 *at St. Cloud State 0 21 Western Illinois 28 7 Northern Colorado 22 0 at North Dakota State 13 14 Morningside 0 28 North Dakota 6 17 at South Dakota 17 16 at Northern Iowa 13 19 at Weber State (Utah) 52 19 Augustana 25 176 215 *St. Cloud won the game 39-13, then later had to forfeit.

– 1977 (W-5, L-4, T-1) SDS 10 23 14 34 14 44 6 10 12 14 181

St. Cloud State at Western Illinois at Dayton (Ohio) Nebraska-Omaha North Dakota State at Morningside at North Dakota South Dakota Northern Iowa at Augustana

Opp 0 6 28 2 27 20 6 15 23 10 137

1986 (W-6, L-5)

1978 (W-5, L-6) Opp St. Cloud State 3 at Louisville 54 Moorhead State (Minn.)12 Morningside 17 at North Dakota 19 at Augustana 7 South Dakota 24 at Nebraska-Omaha 16 at Northern Iowa 9 North Dakota State 28 at Portland State (Ore.) 42 231 – 1979 (W-9, L-3) NCAA Division II Playoffs SDS Opp 28 at St. Cloud State 7 27 Wis-Whitewater 7 0 North Dakota 13 28 Augustana 26 26 South Dakota 21 31 at Nebraska-Omaha 14 14 Northern Iowa 7 14 at North Dakota State 38 24 at Morningside 0 33 at South Dakota 28 27 at Idaho 13 NCAA Playoffs 7 at Youngstown State 50 259 224 – 1980 (W-3, L-8) SDS Opp 17 St. Cloud State 0 27 Western Illinois 33 7 at Augustana 34 21 South Dakota 13 17 at Nebraska-Omaha 40 7 at Northern Colorado 40 16 North Dakota State 23 17 Morningside 6 13 at North Dakota 47 7 at South Dakota 16 17 at Portland State 48 166 300 – 1981 (W-4, L-6) SDS Opp 40 St. Cloud State 3 13 at Western Illinois 17 21 South Dakota 20 17 Nebraska-Omaha 10 20 Northern Colorado 22 24 at North Dakota State 48 23 at Morningside 28 28 North Dakota 16 31 Augustana 34 16 at South Dakota 28 233 226

SDS 14 14 13 52 24 7 39 40 7 44 31 285

SDS 43 7 7 41 30 19 7 14 10 26 21 224

1982 (W-4, L-6) SDS 37 20 22 14 3 35 13 10 6 21 181

St. Cloud State South Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha at Northern Colorado North Dakota State Morningside at North Dakota at Augustana at South Dakota at Mankato State

Opp 14 7 11 22 10 0 34 13 31 23 166

– 1983 (W-5, L-6) SDS 21 20 17 28 22 16 12 13 23 27 14 213

Mankato State at Drake at Morningside at North Dakota St. Cloud State at Nebraska-Omaha North Dakota State Augustana South Dakota at Mankato State Northern Colorado

Opp 14 3 10 27 24 44 24 9 48 30 21 258

– 1984 (W-3, L-8) SDS 14 27 25 7 24 24 30 42 42 24 29 288

SDS 20 18 45 29 25 7 24 31 31 28 23 281

Opp at Portland State 17 Wisconsin-Stout 13 Morningside 27 North Dakota 46 at St. Cloud State 12 Nebraska-Omaha 27 at North Dakota St. 55 at Augustana 14 at South Dakota 45 Mankato State 30 at Wyoming 45 331 – 1985 (W-7, L-4) Opp at Northern Arizona 24 at South Dakota 33 Nebraska-Omaha 28 North Dakota 23 at Morningside 14 at North Dakota St. 41 South Dakota 12 Augustana 19 at Mankato State 38 St. Cloud State 21 at Northern Colorado 14 267

Opp 7 26 19 21 14 49 51 7 21 7 7 229

– 1987 (W-5, L-5)

WAYNE HAENSEL 9 years, 45-52

Wis-Stevens Point South Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha at North Dakota Morningside North Dakota State at South Dakota at Augustana Mankato State at St. Cloud State at Northern Colorado

SDS 21 7 21 28 17 38 10 24 21 21 208

SDS 31 16 26 21 16 37 49 21 34 28 42 321

SDS 14 14 23 12 12 13 10 20 13 16 12 159

SDS 28 24 21 28 15 16 19 0 20 21 34 226

Opp at Central Missouri 17 at North Dakota State 43 South Dakota 30 Nebraska-Omaha 24 at Augustana 28 Morningside 14 at St. Cloud State 33 North Dakota 9 Northern Colorado 17 Mankato State 26 241 – 1988 (W-7, L-4) Opp Central Missouri 24 at Montana 41 North Dakota State 55 at South Dakota 22 at Nebraska-Omaha 3 Augustana 22 at Morningside 10 St. Cloud State 0 at North Dakota 35 Northern Colorado 3 at Mankato State 10 225 – 1989 (W-5, L-6) Opp Southwest State 12 at South Dakota 7 at North Dakota 13 North Dakota State 33 at Mankato State 31 South Dakota 35 St. Cloud State 13 at Augustana 29 Morningside 12 at Northern Colorado 21 Nebraska-Omaha 10 216 – 1990 (W-3, L-8) Opp at Kearney State 35 South Dakota 3 North Dakota 24 at North Dakota State 40 Mankato State 33 at South Dakota 14 at St. Cloud State 37 Augustana 31 at Morningside 67 Northern Colorado 24 at Nebraska-Omaha 31 339

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1991 (W-7, L-3) SDS 16 19 10 0 21 21 27 31 0 17 162

Kearney State at South Dakota at North Dakota North Dakota State at Nebraska-Omaha South Dakota Morningside at Augustana Mankato State Northern Colorado

Opp 13 7 36 35 13 18 17 20 23 13 195

– 1992 (W-7, L-3) SDS Opp 13 South Dakota 0 3 North Dakota 14 10 at North Dakota State 47 21 Nebraska-Omaha 0 31 at South Dakota 21 1 *at Morningside 0 14 Augustana 20 14 at St. Cloud State 6 34 Mankato State 30 24 at Northern Colorado 20 166 164 *Morningside won the game 6-2, but was later forced to forfeit. – 1993 (W-7, L-4) SDS Opp 48 at Montana 52 56 Southwest State 12 21 St. Cloud State 30 17 at Northern Colorado 38 30 at Morningside 20 42 North Dakota State 30 50 Nebraska-Omaha 10 7 at South Dakota 29 35 Augustana 25 60 at Mankato State 42 28 North Dakota 0 394 288 – 1994 (W-7, L-4) SDS Opp 32 Slippery Rock (Pa.) 28 56 South Dakota Tech 6 37 at St. Cloud State 17 13 Northern Colorado 28 56 Morningside 17 39 at North Dakota State 52 20 at Nebraska-Omaha 8 26 South Dakota 10 33 at Augustana 15 17 Mankato State 18 6 at North Dakota 32 335 231

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YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES 1995 (W-6, L-5) Coach: Mike Daly SDS 10 48 37 10 3 31 17 39 14 28 39 278

Northwest Missouri at South Dakota Tech Augustana St. Cloud State at North Dakota at South Dakota North Dakota State at Morningside Northern Colorado Nebraska-Omaha at Mankato State

Opp 6 14 15 34 14 3 26 17 23 44 32 228

– 1996 (W-7, L-4) SDS 6 56 27 17 28 28 7 31 6 17 31 254

Opp at Northwest Missouri 23 South Dakota Tech 0 at Augustana 14 at St. Cloud State 13 North Dakota 23 South Dakota 17 at North Dakota State 31 Morningside 13 at Northern Colorado 21 at Nebraska-Omaha 19 Mankato State 27 201

JOHN STIEGELMEIER 16 years, 102-76 1 GWFC title (2007) 2 FCS playoff appearances (2009, 2012)

1997 (W-4, L-6) SDS 17 7 7 3 20 21 34 22 7 35 173

at UC Davis at North Dakota Mankato State at South Dakota St. Cloud State at Nebraska-Omaha North Dakota State at Augustana Northern Colorado Morningside

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2003 (W-7, L-4)

1998 (W-6, L-5)

Opp 7 28 21 21 16 31 27 28 17 20 216

SDS 56 13 6 10 24 27 30 32 31 24 41 294

Opp Wisconsin-Stout 13 UC Davis 30 North Dakota 20 at MSU, Mankato 24 South Dakota 10 at St. Cloud State 0 Neb.-Omaha (2 OT) 27 at North Dakota St. 35 Augustana 28 at Northern Colorado 44 Morningside 13 244 – 1999 (W-8, L-3) SDS Opp 35 at Grand Valley State 20 59 at Wayne State (Neb.) 31 38 Augustana 31 18 at Northern Colorado 45 34 Morningside 30 34 at Minnesota State 28 7 North Dakota State 28 21 North Dakota 7 34 at Nebraska-Omaha 40 43 at South Dakota 30 28 St. Cloud State 19 351 309 – 2000 (W-6, L-5) SDS Opp 36 Grand Valley State 27 65 Wayne State (Neb.) 3 25 at Augustana 24 17 Northern Colorado 7 51 Morningside 14 17 Minn State, Mankato 21 3 at North Dakota St. 21 0 at North Dakota 42 7 Nebraska-Omaha 24 28 South Dakota 41 42 at St. Cloud State 31 291 255 – 2001 (W-5, L-6) SDS Opp 34 Ferris State (Mich.) 24 21 at Chadron State (Neb.) 31 17 at Nebraska-Omaha 28 30 St. Cloud State 24 9 at North Dakota 44 28 at Western Washington 45 31 Augustana 21 38 at North Dakota State 45 20 at South Dakota 3 21 Northern Colorado 36 35 Minn. State, Mankato 0 284 301 – 2002 (W-6, L-4) Coach: John Stiegelmeier SDS Opp 28 Chadron State (Neb.) 15 38 Nebraska-Omaha 21 24 at St. Cloud State 28 13 North Dakota 21 23 Western Washington 19 33 at Augustana (3 OT) 39 25 North Dakota State 20 27 South Dakota 20 17 at Northern Colorado 28 39 at Minn. State, Mankato 13 267 224

SDS 20 23 37 0 17 24 38 22 27 42 47 297

Opp Northwest Missouri 0 at Winona State (Minn.) 30 at Western Oregon 10 at North Dakota State 24 at Nebraska-Omaha 34 North Dakota 25 Minn. State Mankato 6 at South Dakota 11 St. Cloud State 24 Augustana 22 Humboldt State (Calif.) 6 192 – 2004 (W-6, L-5) SDS Opp 0 at UC Davis 52 45 Winona State (Minn.) 20 38 Western Oregon 3 31 at Southern (La.) 24 7 at Cal Poly 14 24 North Dakota State 21 24 at Montana State 27 7 at Georgia Southern 63 38 Augustana 9 17 at Southern Utah(2 OT) 23 14 at Northern Colorado 7 245 263 – 2005 (W-6, L-5) SDS Opp 42 Wisconsin-La Crosse 13 69 Valparaiso (Ind.) 6 0 at Montana 7 16 Cal Poly 24 12 at Texas State 42 16 *UC Davis 14 64 Missouri-Rolla 28 42 Georgia Southern 55 55 Southern Utah 7 17 at North Dakota St. 41 30 Northern Colorado 14 363 251 * Game played at Sioux Falls – 2006 (W-7, L-4) SDS Opp 3 Wisconsin-La Crosse 17 7 at Montana 36 17 at Northern Iowa 27 24 at Nicholls State (La.) 17 20 at McNeese State (La.) 17 20 Central Arkansas 7 29 at Cal Poly 28 22 UC Davis 21 34 William Penn (Iowa) 3 31 at Southern Utah 21 28 at North Dakota State 41 235 235 – 2007 (W-7, L-4) GWFC Champion SDS Opp 26 at Western Illinois (4 OT) 29 17 atYoungstown State 23 17 Northern Iowa 31 38 Texas State 3 45 Stephen F. Austin (Texas) 0 38 at Georgia Southern 41 48 Cal Poly 35 28 at UC Davis 21 38 Central Arkansas 10 52 Southern Utah 27 29 North Dakota State 24 376 244

2008 (W-7, L-5) SDS 17 40 24 20 50 44 28 49 43 52 35 25 427

SDS 44 41 38 14 24 28 24 17 15 13 27 48 333

SDS 3 14 3 14 33 31 30 30 31 24 21 234

SDS 29 3 14 13 28 35 14 14 43 45 27 265

Opp at Iowa State 44 Youngstown State 7 Western Illinois 22 at Northern Iowa 34 at Stephen F. Austin 48 McNeese State (3 OT) 46 Cal Poly 42 at Indiana State 9 Missouri State 13 Illinois State 21 at Southern Illinois 38 at North Dakota State 24 348 2009 (W-8, L-4) NCAA FCS Playoffs Opp Georgia Southern 6 Indiana State 0 at Illinois State 17 at Cal Poly 21 at Missouri State 17 North Dakota State 13 Northern Iowa 14 at Youngstown State 3 Southern Illinois 34 at Minnesota 16 at Western Illinois 7 NCAA Playoffs at Montana 61 209 – 2010 (W-5, L-6) Opp at Delaware 26 Illinois State 24 at Nebraska 17 at Northern Iowa 24 Western Illinois 29 at Southern Illinois 10 Youngstown State 20 at Indiana State 41 Missouri State 10 at North Dakota State 31 North Dakota 0 232 – 2011 (W-5, L-6) Opp Southern Utah 28 at Illinois 56 at Cal Poly 48 at Illinois State 20 Indiana State 38 at Youngstown State 28 Northern Iowa 31 North Dakota State 38 at Missouri State (2 OT) 36 Southern Illinois 34 at Western Illinois 7 364

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2012 (W-9, L-4) NCAA FCS Playoffs Opp at Kansas 31 at SE Louisiana 14 UC Davis 8 at Indiana State 10 Missouri State 7 Western Illinois 10 at Northern Iowa 27 Youngstown State 28 atSouthern Illinois 12 at North Dakota State 20 South Dakota 8 NCAA Playoffs Eastern Illinois 10 North Dakota State 28 213

SERIES RECORDS OPPONENT RECORD Arizona 0-1-0 Arkansas State 1-1-0 Augustana 43-15-2 Bemidji State 3-1-0 Bradley 0-1-0 Buena Vista 2-1-0 California-Davis 5-2-0 Cal Poly 2-5-0 Carleton College 2-2-0 Catholic University 0-1-0 Central Arkansas 2-0-0 Central Missouri 2-0-0 Chadron State 1-1-0 Cincinnati 1-0-0 Colorado State 0-2-0 Columbus College 2-0-2 Concordia-Moorhead 0-1-1 Creighton (Neb.) 6-3-1 Dakota State 3-0-1 Dakota Wesleyan 12-9-2 Dayton (Ohio) 0-1-0 Delaware 0-1-0 DePaul 0-2-0 Des Moines University 1-0-0 Detroit University 1-1-0 Drake 2-8-0 Duquense (Pa.) 0-1-0 Eastern Illinois 1-0-0 Eastern Michigan 1-2-0 Eastern Montana 1-0-0 Emporia State (Kan.) 1-0-0 Ferris State (Mich.) 1-0-0 Flandreau City 5-0-0 Flandreau Indians 3-1-0 Fresno State (Calif.) 0-1-0 Georgia Southern 1-3-0 Grand Valley State (Mich.) 2-0-0 Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.)2-0-0 Hamline (Minn.) 5-1-0 Hawaii 1-0-0 Humboldt State (Calif.) 1-0-0 Huron College 22-3-0 Idaho 1-0-0 Idaho State 2-0-0 Illinois 0-1-0 Illinois State 2-2-0

LAST MTG 1956 1963 2004 1961 1949 1926 2012 2011 1950 1933 2007 1988 2002 1935 1966 1928 1945 1934 1908 1934 1977 2010 1937 1927 1927 1983 1932 2012 1971 1972 1951 2001 1904 1907 1964 2009 2000 1936 1975 1926 2003 1929 1979 1968 2011 2011

RECORD OPPONENT Indiana State 3-2-0 Iowa State 0-3-0 Kansas 0-2-0 Kansas State 0-2-0 Loras (Iowa) 0-3-0 Louisville (Ky.) 0-1-0 Loyola, Chicago 0-1-1 Luther 1-0-0 Macalester (Minn.) 1-0-1 Madison High 1-0-0 Manitoba University 1-0-0 Marquette (Wis.) 0-5-0 McNeese State (La.) 1-1-0 Michigan State 0-1-0 Minnesota 0-7-0 Minnesota B 1-0-0 Minnesota-Duluth 1-0-0 Minn. State, Mankato 15-19-0 Minn. State, Moorhead 3-1-0 Minot State (N.D.) 0-1-0 Missouri-Rolla 2-0-0 Missouri State 5-0-0 Montana 0-7-0 Montana State 2-10-0 Morningside (Iowa) 57-14-4 Nebraska 0-2-0 Nebraska-Kearney 1-1-0 Nebraska-Omaha 21-13-1 Nebraska Wesleyan 0-0-1 Nevada-Las Vegas 0-2-0 Nicholls State (La.) 1-0-0 North Dakota 33-46-5 North Dakota State 40-55-5 Northern Arizona 0-1-0 Northern Colorado 15-17 Northern Iowa 17-28-2 Northern State 12-0-0 Northwest Missouri State 3-1-0 Northwestern (Iowa) 1-1-0 Oklahoma City 0-1-0 Parsons (Kan) 0-1-0 Pipestone (City) 2-0-0 Portland State (Ore.) 0-3-0 Quantico Marines 1-0-0 Regis (Colo.) 1-0-0 St. Cloud State (Minn.) 25-8-0

LAST MTG 2012 2008 2012 1960 1948 1978 1930 1936 1920 1905 1946 1958 2008 1924 2009 1928 1966 2003 1978 1945 2005 2012 2009 2004 2000 2010 1991 2003 1925 1975 2006 2010 2012 1985 2005 2012 1941 2003 1974 1946 1965 1904 1984 1972 1927 2003

RECORD LAST MTG OPPONENT St. John’s (Minn.) 0-1-0 1953 St. Louis University (Mo.) 1-1-0 1929 St. Norbert (Wis.) 1-1-0 1940 St. Olaf (Minn.) 3-1-0 1950 St. Thomas (Minn.) 5-2-0 1971 SDSU Army 1-0-0 1944 Sioux Falls (City) 1-2-0 1900 Slippery Rock (Pa.) 1-0-0 1994 Stephen F. Austin (Texas) 2-0-0 2008 South Dakota 48-50-7 2012 USD-Springfield 2-0-0 1931 South Dakota Tech 8-2-1 1996 Southeastern Louisiana 1-0-0 2012 Southern Illinois 3-2-0 2012 Southern University (La.) 1-0-0 2004 Southern Utah 4-1-0 2011 Southwest Minn. State 4-0-0 1993 Tampa University (Fla.) 1-0-0 1967 Texas State 1-1-0 2007 Toledo University (Ohio) 1-1-0 1962 Toland’s 1-0-0 1907 Trinity College (N.D.) 1-0-0 1917 Valparaiso (Ind.) 1-0-0 2005 Watertown (City) 1-0-0 1898 Wayne State (Mich.) 1-2-0 1971 Wayne State (Neb.) 2-0-0 2000 Weber State (Utah) 0-3-0 1976 Western State (Colo.) 1-0-1 1973 Western Illinois 6-4-0 2012 Western Oregon 2-0-0 2004 Western Washington 1-1-0 2002 Westmar (Iowa) 0-2-0 1929 West Texas State 0-1-0 1939 Wichita State (Kan.) 1-4-0 1955 William Penn (Iowa) 1-0-0 2006 Winona State (Minn.) 1-1-0 2004 Wisconsin 1-8-0 1937 Wisconsin-La Crosse 3-2-0 2006 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 1-0-0 1986 Wisconsin-Stout 2-0-0 1998 Wisconsin-Whitewater 1-0-0 1979 Wyoming 0-1-0 1984 Yankton College 9-4-1 1939 Youngstown State (Ohio) 9-5-0 2012 Total 546-441-38

VERSUS 2013 OPPONENTS OPPONENT Butler (Ind.) North Dakota Southeastern Louisiana Nebraska North Dakota State Southern Illinois Western Illinois Missouri State Northern Iowa Indiana State South Dakota Youngstown State

SERIES RECORD First Meeting 33-46-5 1-0-0 0-2-0 40-55-5 3-2-0 6-4-0 5-0-0 17-28-1 3-2-0 48-50-7 9-5-0

CURRENT STREAK — W-1 W-1 L-2 L-4 W-3 W-5 W-5 L-3 W-1 W-4 W-5

LAST MEETING — W, 21-0 (11-20-2010) W, 31-14 (9-8-2012) L, 3-17 (9-25-2010) L, 3-28 (12-1-2012) W, 16-12 (11-3-2012) W, 31-10 (10-13-2012) W, 17-7 (9-29-2012) L, 6-27 (10-20-2012) W, 24-10 (9-22-2012) W, 31-8 (11-17-2012) W, 41-28 (10-27-2012)

LAST SDSU WIN — 21-0 (11-20-2012) 31-14 (9-8-2012) — 28-13 (10-17-2009) 16-12 (11-3-2012) 31-10 (10-13-2012) 17-7 (9-29-2012) 24-14 (10-24-2009) 24-10 (9-22-2012) 31-8 (11-17-2012) 41-28 (10-27-2012)

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LAST OPPONENT WIN — 25-24 (10-11-2003) — 17-3 (9-25-2010) 28-3 (12-1-2012) 34-15 (11-7-2009) 29-26 [4 OT] (8-30-2007) — 27-6 (10-20-2012) 38-28 (10-1-2011) 41-28 (11-4-2000) 23-17 (9-8-2007)

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RUSHING

RECEIVING

ATTEMPTS Game: 42, by Kevin Klapprodt at NebraskaOmaha, 10-1-1988 Season: 329, by Josh Ranek, 1999 Career: 1,131, by Josh Ranek, 1997-2001

NET YARDS Game: 295, by Zach Zenner vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 (FCS playoff game) Season: 2,055, by Josh Ranek, 1999 (11 games) Career: 6,744, by Josh Ranek, 1997-2001 (44 games) Per Game, Season: 186.8, by Josh Ranek, 1999 Combined Yards By Two Opposing Backs: 533, by Kevin Lowe, Wyoming (302) and Rick Wegher, SDSU (231), 11-10-1984

PASSING ATTEMPTS Game: 57, by Mike Busch at Northern Arizona, 9-7-1985 Season: 395, by Ryan Berry, 2008 Career: 834, by Ryan Berry, 2005-08

RECEPTIONS Game: 16, by Josh Davis (164 yards) vs. Western Washington, 10-5-2002 Season: 73, by Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1986 Career: 225, by Josh Davis, 2002-05 YARDS Game: 256, by Jeff Tiefenthaler at North Dakota, 9-27-1986 (12 receptions) Season: 1,534, by Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1986 Career: 3,621, by Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1983-86 TOUCHDOWNS Game: 4, by Don Bartlett vs. North Dakota State, 1949 Season: 13, by Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1985 Career: 32, by Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1983-86 Consecutive Games Catching TD Pass: 14, by Jeff Tiefenthaler, from Oct. 27, 1984, through Nov. 9, 1985* Games In Which Caught At Least One TD Pass: 25, by Jeff Tiefenthaler (36 games)* * Records were also NCAA Division II records at the time

SCORING

COMPLETIONS Game: 37, by Dan Fjeldheim (37-of-55) vs. St. Cloud State, 9-28-2002; and by Austin Sumner (37-of-54) vs. Northern Iowa, 10-15-2011 Season: 256 (of 395), by Ryan Berry, 2008 Career: 514, by Ryan Berry, 2005-08

TOUCHDOWNS

INTERCEPTIONS THROWN

POINTS

Game: 5, by Larry Armstrong at Mankato State, 10-19-1970; Fred Richardson vs. Morningside, 11-6-1971; Mark Dolan vs. North Dakota, 11-1-1980; Ryan Berry at Iowa State, 8-28-2008 Season: 24, by Mike Law, 1983 Career: 46, by Mike Law, 1981-83

Game: 48, by Ross Owen vs. Columbus College, 1922 (8 TDs) Season: 170, by Josh Ranek, 1999 (28 TDs, 1 2-PAT) Career: 426, by Josh Ranek, 1997-2001

NET YARDS PASSING

Game: 20, by Parker Douglass vs. Western Oregon, 9-18-2004 (6 FGs, 2 PATs) Season: 99, by Parker Douglass, 2005 (19 FGs, 42 PATs) Career: 321, by Parker Douglass, 2004-07 (62 FGs, 135 PATs)

Game: 460, by Dan Fjeldheim vs. St. Cloud State, 9-28-2002 Season: 3,141, by Brad Nelson, 2003 Career: 6,023, by Ryan Berry, 2005-08

TOUCHDOWN PASSES Game: 7, by Ryan Berry vs. Illinois State, 11-8-2008 Season: 30, by Ryan Berry, 2008 Career: 56, by Ryan Berry, 2005-08

Game: 8, by Ross Owen vs. Columbus College, 1922 Season: 28, by Josh Ranek, 1999 Career: 69, by Josh Ranek, 1997-2001

TOTAL OFFENSE Game: 68. by Marty Higgins vs. Augustana (24 rush, 44 pass), 10-31-1981 Season: 441. by Ted Wahl, 1986 (11 games) Career: 1,172, by Ted Wahl, 1985-88

NET YARDS Game: 439, by Ted Wahl at North Dakota, 10-29-1988 (123 rush, 316 pass) Season: 3,009, by Ryan Berry, 2008 (12 games) Career: 7,245, by Ted Wahl, 1985-88 (36 games) Per Game Average, Season: 269.5, by Ted Wahl, 1986 Per Game Average, Career: 201.2, by Ted Wahl, 1985-88

PUNTING Attempts, Game: 16, by Mike Doty at North Dakota, 10-9-1971 Season: 83, by Mike Doty, 1971 (35.6 average) Average, Season: 44.8, by Tom O’Brien, 1997 (50 att.)

PUNT RETURNS Season: 34, by Paul Aanonson, 2007 Career: 63, by Paul Aanonson, 2004-07 Yards, Season: 482, by Paul Aanonson, 2007 Yards, Career: 798, by Paul Aanonson, 2004-07

INTERCEPTIONS Game: 4, by Mike Jaunich vs. Morningside, 10-2-1993 Season: 9, by Charlie Clarksean, 1972 Career: 14, by Charlie Clarksean, 1970-73

POINTS KICKING

EXTRA POINTS – KICK

ATTEMPTS

Season: 19, by Parker Douglass, 2005 (19-of-26) Career: 62, by Parker Douglass, 2004-07 Attempts, Game: 8, by Parker Douglas vs. Western Oregon, 9-18-2004 Attempts, Season: 26, by Parker Douglass, 2005 (19 FGM) Attempts, Career: 91, by Parker Douglass, 2004-07 Percentage, Season: .823, by Brett Gorden, 1995 (12-of-13) (min. 10 attempts) Percentage, Career: .697, by Tony Harris, 1979-80 (23-33) and by K.C. Johnson, 1984-86 (23-33) (min. 20 attempts) Consecutive Made: 13, by Parker Douglass, 2006-07 Longest: 57 yards, by Parker Douglass, vs. Stephen F. Austin (Texas), 9-29-2007

Game: 9, by Parker Douglass, vs. Valparaiso (Ind.), 9-10-2005 Season: 42, by Parker Douglass, 2005 (42-of-43) and 2007 (42-of-44) Career: 135, by Parker Douglass, 2004-07 Attempts, Career: 138, by Parker Douglass, 200407 Best Percentage, Season: 1.000, by Tony Harris, 1979 (28-of-28), by Russ Meier, 1981 (21-of-21), and by Parker Douglass, 2004 (29-of-29) and 2006 (22-of-22) Best Percentage, Career: .978, by Parker Douglass (135-of-138), 2004-07, and by Tony Harris (45-of-46), 1979-80 Consecutive PAT, Season: 29, by Parker Douglass, 2004 Consecutive PAT, Career: 66, by Parker Douglass, 2005-07

FIELD GOALS

SACKS Game: 6, by Mark Dunbar vs. St. Cloud State, 9-2-1978 Season: 21, by Mark Dunbar, 1978

KICKOFF RETURNS Game: 9, by Jerry Welch vs. Iowa State, 1952 Season: 36, by Rick Wegher, 1984 Career: 107, by Rick Wegher, 1981-84* Yards, Game: 258, by Jerry Welch at Iowa State, 1952 Yards, Season: 824, by Rick Wegher, 1984 Yards, Career: 2,150, by Rick Wegher, 1981-84 * Record was also NCAA Division II record at the time

ALL-PURPOSE ATTEMPTS Game: 47, by Darwin Gonnerman vs. Augustana, 11-11-1967 (41 rushes, 2 rec., 3 PR, 1 KOR) Season: 363, by Josh Ranek, 2001 Career: 1,215, by Josh Ranek, 1997-01

YARDS Game: 371, by Josh Ranek at North Dakota State, 10-20-2001 Season: 2,608, by Josh Ranek, 2001 Career: 7,946 by Josh Ranek, 1997-01

Game: 6, by Parker Douglas vs. Western Oregon, 9-18-2004 (34, 39, 27, 23, 43, 39)

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TEAM RECORDS

LONGEST PLAYS Run From Scrimmage: 99 yards, by Zach Zenner, at Kansas, 9-1-2012 Pass Play: 91 yards, Ted Wahl to Jeff Tiefenthaler, vs. St. Cloud State, 11-8-1986 Punt Return: 95 yards, by Darwin Gonnerman, vs. North Dakota State, 10-1-1966 Kickoff Return: 100 yards, by Kevin Brown, vs. Minnesota State, Mankato, 11-16-2002, and by Tyrel Kool, vs. Western Illinois, 10-13-2012 Interception Return: 99 yards, by Tyler Koch, vs. Southern Utah, 11-10-2007 Punt: 88 yards, by Tim Hawkins, vs. Mankato State, 10-30-1989

RUSHING ATTEMPTS Game: 84, vs. Augustana, 1952 Season: 645, in 1973

YARDS Game: 567, vs. Missouri-Rolla, 10-22-2005 Season: 3,685, in 1951 (10 games) Fewest Net Yards, Game: minus-52, vs. North Dakota State, 10-16-1965 Fewest Net Yards, Season: 509, in 1965 (10 games)

PASSING

SCORING

TOTAL FUMBLES

Game: 85 vs. Columbus College, 1922 Season: 427 in 2008 (12 games) Per Game: 38.1 in 1950 (381 points in 10 games) Margin of Victory: 85 vs. Columbus College, 1922 Game, Both Teams: 102 by SDSU (60) at Mankato State (42) 11-6-1993

Game: 11, vs. North Dakota, 1952 (lost 5) and vs. North Dakota State, 10-20-1951 (lost 7) Season: 62, in 1952 (9 games)

FIRST DOWNS MOST - GAME Total: 37, at Wyoming, 11-10-1984, and vs. North Dakota, 9-28-1985 Rushing: 30, at Morningside, 10-8-1977 Passing: 20, vs. South Dakota, 9-14-1986

COMPLETIONS Game: 37, at St. Cloud State, 9-28-2002 Season: 270, in 2008 (12 games) Per Game: 22.5, in 2008 (12 games)

TOTAL FUMBLES

FUMBLES LOST

FIRST DOWNS — OPPONENT MOST - GAME Total: 32, by Montana, 9-9-2006 Rushing: 27, by Georgia Southern, 10-29-2005 Passing: 17, by Morningside, 9-15-1984

Note: In the 1955 SDSU-South Dakota game, neither team had a first down by passing

PUNTING

INTERCEPTIONS THROWN Game: 6, at Mankato State, 9-19-1970; vs. North Dakota State, 10-27-1973, and vs. South Dakota, 10-29-1983 Season: 31, in 1983 Fewest, Season: 4, in 1963 (10 games), and in 1955 (9 games)

YARDS Game: 460, vs. St. Cloud State, 9-28-2002 Season: 3,255, in 2003

FUMBLES — OPPONENT

Total: 3, at Morningside, 11-6-1971 Rushing: 1, vs. Montana, 11-14-1970 Passing: 0, nine times (last: vs. South Dakota, 9-27-1980)

Total: 2, by Hamline, 9-6-1975 Rushing: 0, by Hamline, 9-6-1975 Passing: 0, seven times (last: by North Dakota, 11-1-1980)

Game: 57, at Northern Arizona, 9-7-1985 Season: 415, in 2008 (12 games)

FUMBLES LOST Game: 7, vs. North Dakota State, 10-20-1951 (11 fumbles), vs. North Dakota State, 1952 (8 fumbles), vs. Morningside, 1952 (8 fumbles), vs. Northern Colorado, 9-25-1976 (7 fumbles). Season: 39, in 1952 (9 games)

FEWEST - GAME

FEWEST - GAME

ATTEMPTS

FUMBLES

POINTS

ATTEMPTS

Game: 10, by Quantico Marines, 11-18-1972 (lost 5) Season: 46, in 1972 Game: 7, by South Dakota, 1950 (7 fumbles); by Augustana, 1953 (8 fumbles); by North Dakota State, 1953 (7 fumbles); by North Dakota State, 1024-1959 (7 fumbles) Season: 25, in 1972 (46 fumbles), in 1952 (33 fumbles) and in 1950 (37 fumbles)

INTERCEPTION RETURNS TOTAL INTERCEPTIONS Game: 6, vs. Augustana, 1950, and vs. St. Cloud State, 1952 Season: 27, in 1993

YARDS Game: 171, vs. Southern Utah, 11-10-2007 (5 returns) Season: 469, in 2007 (19 returns)

Game: 16, vs. North Dakota, 10-9-1971 (40.0 avg) Season: 86, in 1971 (34.4 average)

PENALTIES

AVERAGE

TOTAL PENALTIES

Game: 55.0, at Delaware, 9-11-2010 (5-220) (min. 3 attempts) Season: 41.8, in 1996 (64 attempts)

Game: 15, vs. Morningside, 9-30-2000 (159 yards), vs. St. Cloud State, 9-22-2001 (139) and vs. Northern Colorado, 11-20-2004 (153 yards) Fewest, Game: 0, vs. Mankato State, 11-14-1964 Season: 86, in 2000 (for 887 yards in 11 games)

PUNT RETURNS

TOUCHDOWN PASSES

ATTEMPTS

YARDS

Game: 7, vs. Illinois State, 11-8-2008 Season: 31, in 2008

Game: 8, vs. St. Cloud State, 9-23-1961 Season: 44, in 1961 (407 yards)

Game: 159, vs. Morningside, 9-30-2000 (15 penalties) Season: 887, in 2000 (86 penalties in 11 games)

TOTAL OFFENSE ATTEMPTS Game: 100, vs. Morningside, 10-17-1987 (64 rush, 36 pass) Season: 870, in 1973 (11 games)

YARDS Game: 128, vs. St. Cloud State, 9-23-1961 Season: 572, in 1962 (41 returns) Average, Season: 15.1, in 1955 (18 returns)

PENALTIES — OPPONENT

KICKOFF RETURNS

NUMBER

YARDS

ATTEMPTS

Game: 689, vs. Missouri-Rolla, 10-22-2005 Season: 4,863, in 2008 (12 games) Per Game: 437.7, in 1951

Game: 10, vs. Arizona, 9-29-1956 (164 yards) Season: 52, in 1966

Game: 19, by McNeese State (La.), 9-30-2006 Season: 84, in 2000

YARDS Game: 281, vs. Northern Colorado, 9-25-1993 Season: 1,093, in 1966 Average, Season: 27.8, in 1973 (33 returns)

YARDS Game: 174, by McNeese State (La.), 9-30-2006 (19 penalties) Season: 772, in 2000 Fewest, Game: 1, for 1 yard, by Morningside, 11-2-1957

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OTHER OPPONENT RECORDS

NUMBER

RUSHING

Game: 26, by SDSU (12 for 113 yards) vs. Nebraska-Omaha (14 for 133 yards), 10-28-2000; and by SDSU (7 for 80 yards) at McNeese State (La.) (19 for 174 yards), 9-30-2006

Most Yards, Game: 484, by Georgia Southern, 10-29-2005 Fewest Yards, Game: minus-42, by Western Oregon, 2004 Most Yards, Season: 2,604, in 1964 (10 games) Fewest Yards, Season: 1,061, in 1955 (9 games)

YARDS Game: 254, by SDSU (80) at McNeese State (La.) (174), 9-30-2006

Fewest Yards, Season: 1,688, in 1955 (9 games) Most Attempts, Game: 71, by Mankato State, 1993 Most Completions, Game: 39 by Mankato State, 1993 Most Completions, Season: 227 in 1993 and 2007 Most TD Passes, Game: 6 by South Dakota, 1968 Most TD Passes, Season: 23 in 1968 Fewest TD Passes, Season: 2 in 1952 (10 games) and in 1959 (9 games)

PASSING Most Yards, Game: 525, by Mankato State, 1993 Fewest Yards, Game: 0, by South Dakota, 1951; by Arizona, 1962, and by North Dakota, 1980 Most Yards, Season: 2,701, in 1993

TOP PERFORMANCES CAREER PASSING YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Ryan Berry, 2005-08 ............................6,023 Ted Wahl, 1985-88................................6,016 Brad Nelson, 2001-04 ..........................5,382 Andy Rennerfeldt, 1997-2000..............5,377 Dan Fjeldheim, 1999-2002 ..................5,176 Todd McDonald, 1990-93 ....................4,999 Mike Busch, 1984-85 ..........................4,980 Austin Sumner, 2011-present ............4,825 Shane Bouman, 1988-91 ......................4,163 Noel Bouche’, 1996-98 ........................3,947

CAREER RUSHING YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Josh Ranek, 1997-2001 ........................6,744 Kyle Minett, 2007-10............................4,277 Anthony Watson, 2003-06 ....................3,712 Dan Sonnek, 1984-87 ..........................3,304 Les Tuma, 1970-73 ..............................3,018 Cory Koenig, 2004-07 ..........................2,990 Darwin Gonnerman, 1966-68 ..............2,598 Zach Zenner, 2011-present ................2,514 Rick Wegher, 1981-84 ..........................2,293 Paul Klinger, 1990-94 ..........................2,161

CAREER RECEIVING YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Ted Wahl, 1985-88................................7,245 Josh Ranek, 1997-2001 ........................6,745 Ryan Berry, 2005-08 ............................5,971 Andy Rennerfeldt, 1997-2000..............5,765 Gary Maffett, 1977-79..........................5,282 Todd McDonald, 1990-93 ....................5,248 Brad Nelson, 2001-04 ..........................5,218 Mike Busch, 1984-85 ..........................4,933 Dan Fjeldheim, 1999-2002 ..................4,785 Mike Law, 1982-83 ..............................4,724

CAREER RECEPTIONS 1. Josh Davis, 2002-05 ................................225 2. Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1983-86 ........................173 3. JaRon Harris, 2005-08 ............................152 Glen Fox, 2006-09 ..................................152 5. Aaron Rollin, 2009-12 ............................140 6. Tyrel Kool, 2009-12 ................................138 7. Rusty Lenners, 1993-96 ..........................137 8. Darren Baartman, 1988-91......................128 9. Dennis Thomas, 1982-85 ........................127 10. Solomon Johnson, 2001-04 ....................119

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Josh Ranek, 1999 ..................................2,055 Zach Zenner, 2012 ..............................2,044 Josh Ranek, 1998 ..................................1,881 Josh Ranek, 2001 ..................................1,804 Dan Sonnek, 1985 ................................1,518 Rick Wegher, 1984................................1,317 Kyle Minett, 2009 ................................1,304 Kyle Minett, 2008 ................................1,289 Cory Koenig, 2007................................1,266 Kyle Minett, 2010 ................................1,208

SINGLE-SEASON RECEPTIONS

CAREER FIELD GOALS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Parker Douglass, 2004-07..........................62 Brett Gorden, 1995-98 ..............................36 Peter Reifenrath, 2008-10 ..........................34 Adam Vinatieri, 1991-94 ..........................27 Justin Syrovatka, 2011-present ..............24 Tony Harris, 1977-80 ................................23 K.C. Johnson, 1984-86 ..............................23 Keith Witt, 2002-03 ..................................23

SINGLE-SEASON TOTAL OFFENSE

CAREER TOTAL OFFENSE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1983-86 ....................3,621 Josh Davis, 2002-05..............................3,192 JaRon Harris, 2005-08..........................2,241 Rusty Lenners, 1993-96........................1,942 Aaron Rollin, 2009-12..........................1,878 J.D. Berreth, 1986-88............................1,868 Glen Fox, 2006-09 ................................1,832 Mike Myers, 1990-93 ..........................1,818 Mike Ethier, 1981-83............................1,816 Lionel Macklin, 1977-79 ......................1,700

SINGLE-SEASON RUSHING

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Brad Nelson, 2003 ................................3,056 Ryan Berry, 2008..................................3,009 Ted Wahl, 1986 ....................................2,965 Todd McDonald, 1993 ..........................2,937 Mike Busch, 1985 ................................2,517 Mike Busch, 1984 ................................2,417 Ted Wahl, 1988 ....................................2,403 Austin Sumner, 2012 ..........................2,380 Andy Rennerfeldt, 1999 ......................2,351 Austin Sumner, 2011 ..........................2,311

SINGLE-SEASON PASSING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Brad Nelson, 2003 ................................3,141 Ryan Berry, 2008..................................3,106 Todd McDonald, 1993 ..........................2,715 Dan Fjeldheim, 2002 ............................2,663 Mike Busch, 1985 ................................2,554 Ted Wahl, 1986 ....................................2,542 Austin Sumner, 2012 ..........................2,443 Mike Busch, 1984 ................................2,436 Austin Sumner, 2011 ..........................2,382 Dan Fjeldheim, 2001 ............................2,268

1. Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1986 ..............................73 2. Josh Davis, 2002 ........................................70 JaRon Harris, 2008 ....................................70 4. Glen Fox, 2008 ..........................................66 5. Tyrel Kool, 2010 ........................................64 6. Josh Davis, 2003 ........................................63 7. Glen Fox, 2009 ..........................................62 8. Dale Moss, 2011 ........................................61 Aaron Rollin, 2011 ....................................61 10. Rusty Lenners, 1995 ..................................55

SINGLE-SEASON RECEIVING YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1986 ..........................1,534 Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1985 ..........................1,056 Josh Davis, 2003 ..................................1,028 JaRon Harris, 2008 ..................................966 Dale Moss, 2011 ......................................949 Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1984 ............................906 Aaron Rollin, 2011 ..................................906 8. Lionel Macklin, 1978 ..............................882 9. Monte Mosiman, 1976 ............................839 10. Nate Millerbernd, 1996............................829

SINGLE-SEASON SCORING 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Josh Ranek, 1999 ....................................170 Josh Ranek, 2001 ....................................138 Kyle Minett, 2008 ....................................112 Darwin Gonnerman, 1967 ......................102 Kyle Minett, 2009 ....................................102 Cory Koenig, 2007 ..................................100 Parker Douglass, 2005 ..............................99 Darwin Gonnerman, 1968 ........................97 Dan Nelson, 1993 ......................................96 Rick Wegher, 1984 ....................................94

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SINGLE-GAME RUSHING YARDS

SINGLE-GAME RECEIVING YARDS

1. Parker Douglass, 2005 ..............................19 • 19-26, LG 54 2. Justin Syrovatka, 2012 ............................18 • 18-22, LG 48 3. Russ Meier, 1981 ......................................16 • 16-21 (led nation), LG 49 Parker Douglass, 2007 ..............................16 • 16-22, LG 57 Peter Reifenrath, 2008 ..............................16 • 16-22, LG 42 6. Parker Douglass, 2006 ..............................15 • 15-21, LG 53 7. Brett Gorden, 1998 ....................................14 • 14-22, LG 45 8. Keith Witt, 2002 ........................................13 • 13-25, LG 47 9. Parker Douglass, 2004 ..............................12 • 12-22, LG 47 Brett Gorden, 1995 ....................................12 • 12-13, LG 42 Tony Harris, 1979 ......................................12 • 12-18, LG 49

1. Zach Zenner....................33 carries, 295 yds. • vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 2. Josh Ranek......................41 carries, 291 yds. • vs. St. Cloud State, 11-13-1999 3. Josh Ranek......................39 carries, 282 yds. • at North Dakota State, 10-24-1998 4. Zach Zenner....................34 carries, 278 yds. • at Southeastern Louisiana, 9-8-2012 5. Dan Sonnek ....................41 carries, 268 yds. • vs. Northern Colorado, 11-16-1985 6. Dan Sonnek ....................40 carries, 266 yds. • vs. Augustana, 10-26-1985 7. Cory Koenig ..................21 carries, 259 yds. • vs. Cal Poly, 10-20-2007 8. Josh Ranek......................26 carries, 254 yds. • at North Dakota State, 10-20-2001 9. Josh Ranek......................33 carries, 248 yds. • at South Dakota, 11-6, 1999 10. Josh Ranek......................30 carries, 245 yds. • at South Dakota, 10-27-2001

1. Jeff Tiefenthaler ..................12 rec., 256 yds. • at North Dakota, 9-27-1986 2. Jeff Tiefenthaler ..................14 rec., 234 yds. • at South Dakota, 10-18-86 3. Jeff Tiefenthaler ..................10 rec., 233 yds. • at Morningside, 10-5-1985 4. Nate Millerbernd ..................9 rec., 202 yds. • vs. Mankato State, 11-16-1996 5. Josh Davis..............................9 rec., 187 yds. • vs. North Dakota, 10-11-2003 6. Jeff Tiefenthaler ....................8 rec., 179 yds. • vs. Northern Colorado 11-15-1986 7. Dale Moss ..............................7 rec, 178 yds. • at Missouri State, 10-29-2011 8. Dean Herrboldt......................6 rec., 177 yds. • at Mankato State, 11-6-1993 Josh Davis..............................9 rec., 177 yds. • vs. Georgia Southern, 10-29-2005 10. JaRon Harris..........................8 rec., 176 yds. • vs. McNeese State (La.), 10-4-2008

SINGLE-GAME TOTAL OFFENSE

SINGLE-GAME RECEPTIONS

SINGLE-GAME PASSING YARDS

1. Dan Fjeldheim (460 pass, -18 rush) 442 yds. • at St. Cloud State, 9-28-2002 2. Ted Wahl (316 pass, 123 rush) ........439 yds. • at North Dakota, 10-29-1988 3. Ted Wahl (370 pass, 64 rush) ..........434 yds. • at South Dakota, 10-18-1986 4. Marty Higgins (315 pass, 109 rush) 424 yds. • at Augustana, 10-23-1982 5. Noel Bouché (350 pass, 66 rush) ....416 yds. • vs. North Dakota State, 10-25-1997 6. Ted Wahl (304 pass, 91 rush) ..........395 yds. • at Augustana, 10-25, 1986 7. Todd McDonald (388 pass, 6 rush) 394 yds. • at Mankato State, 11-6-1993 8. Mike Busch (379 pass, -17 rush) ....362 yds. • vs. Morningside, 9-15-1984 9. Austin Sumner (377 pass, -17 rush)360 yds. • vs. Northern Iowa, 10-15-2011 10. Mike Law (249 pass, 110 rush) ......359 yds. • at Mankato State, 11-5-1983

1. Josh Davis............................16 rec., 164 yds. • vs. Western Washington, 10-12-2002 2. Jeff Tiefenthaler ..................14 rec., 234 yds. • at South Dakota, 10-18-1986 3. Jeff Tiefenthaler ..................12 rec., 256 yds. • at North Dakota, 9-27-1986 Josh Davis............................12 rec., 138 yds. • at Southern (La.), 9-25-2004 Glen Fox ..............................12 rec., 101 yds. • vs. Southern Illinois, 11-7-2009 6. Wayne Rasmussen ..............11 rec., xxx yds. • at Arkansas State, 11-16-1963 Rusty Lenners ......................11 rec., 114 yds • at North Dakota, 9-30-1995 Josh Davis............................11 rec., 155 yds. • at St. Cloud State, 9-28-2002 Brian Janecek ......................11 rec., 141 yds. • vs. Augustana, 11-6-2004

1. Dan Fjeldheim (37-55-1, 460, 2) ............460 • at St. Cloud State, 9-28-2002 2. Todd McDonald (17-28-1, 388, 4) ..........388 • at Mankato State, 11-6-2003 3. Mike Busch (26-45-3, 379, 2) ................379 • vs. Morningside, 9-15-1984 4. Austin Sumner (20-31-0, 377, 4) ..........377 • at Missouri State, 10-29-2011 5. Thomas O’Brien (28-45-3, 376, 2)..........376 • at Cal Poly, 9-17-2011 6. Ryan Berry (32-53-1, 375, 1) ..................375 • at Northern Iowa, 9-20-2008 7. Ted Wahl (26-49-3, 370, 3)......................370 • vs. South Dakota, 10-18-1986 8. Mike Busch (22-39-0, 361-2) ..................361 • vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 9-21-1985 9. Austin Sumner (37-54-4, 354, 2) ..........354 • vs. Northern Iowa, 10-15--2011 10. Austin Sumner (19-28-1, 351, 5) ..........351 • vs. Youngstown State, 10-27-2012

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YEARLY LEADERS

YEAR 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

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PASSING

Since 1950

Since 1950

NAME NET YARDS Warren Wllliamson ........................*1,014 Pete Retzlaff....................................*1,016 Pete Retzlaff......................................1,008 Jerry Welch ..........................................803 Jerry Welch ..........................................625 Bob Betz ..............................................725 Bob Betz ..............................................631 Jim Vacura............................................455 Al Breske ............................................361 Joe Thorne ..........................................395 Joe Thorne ..........................................803 Joe Thorne ..........................................958 Gary Boner ..........................................497 Gale Douglas ......................................621 Gale Douglas ......................................570 Gary Hyde ..........................................192 Darwin Gonnerman ............................552 Darwin Gonnerman........................*1,023 Darwin Gonnerman..........................1,023 Tim Elliott............................................469 Tim Keller............................................458 Les Tuma..............................................632 Les Tuma ........................................*1,061 Les Tuma ..........................................1,052 Kevin Kennedy ....................................851 Dick Welkert ........................................602 Paul Konrad ........................................466 Chuck Benson......................................879 Gary Maffett ........................................883 Dan Johnson ........................................814 Brian Bunkers......................................561 Brian Bunkers......................................555 Rod Riehl ............................................392 Rick Wegher ........................................685 Rick Wegher ..................................*1,317 Dan Sonnek ....................................*1,518 Dan Sonnek ........................................732 Dan Sonnek ......................................1,036 Kevin Klapprodt ..................................778 Jamie Grosdidier..................................932 Paul Klinger ........................................542 Paul Klinger ........................................500 Dan Nelson ..........................................568 Dan Nelson ......................................1,150 Paul Klinger ........................................867 Scott Sievers ........................................764 Matt Brechler ......................................565 Brian Jost ............................................357 Josh Ranek......................................*1,881 Josh Ranek......................................*2,055 Josh Ranek ..........................................893 Josh Ranek........................................1,804 Scott Nedved........................................692 Anthony Watson ..................................974 Anthony Watson ..............................1,088 Cory Koenig ........................................987 Anthony Watson ..................................742 Cory Koenig ....................................1,266 Kyle Minett ......................................1,289 Kyle Minett ......................................1,304 Kyle Minett ......................................1,208 Tyrel Kool ............................................534 Zach Zenner......................................2,044 * indicates school record at the time

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YEAR 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

NAME NET YARDS Herb Bartling.....................................*411 Bob Bressee .......................................*443 Forrest Zimmerman.............................248 Phil Edwards........................................335 Jerry Welch ........................................*478 Dick Steiner .......................................*483 Nig Johnson .......................................*763 Ron LaVallee .......................................603 John Meek ...........................................190 Jim Vacura............................................264 Dean Koster .........................................686 Dean Koster ....................................*1,147 Dean Koster .........................................944 Ron Meyer ........................................1,091 Ron Meyer ......................................*1,385 Ron Meyer ........................................1,132 Toc Anderson.......................................576 Bob Bozied ..........................................583 Bob Bozied ..........................................849 John Moller..........................................998 John Moller..........................................833 Fred Richardson...................................431 John Tovar............................................952 John Tovar............................................616 Bill Mast ..............................................644 Greg Hart .............................................817 Dick Weikert.....................................1,227 Gary Maffett ........................................635 Gary Maffett .....................................1,049 Gary Maffett ...................................*1,429 Marty Higgins......................................805 Marty Higgins......................................935 Mike Law...........................................1235 Mike Law........................................*1,627 Mike Busch.....................................*2,426 Mike Busch.....................................*2,554 Ted Wahl ...........................................2,542 Ted Wahl ...........................................1,467 Ted Wahl ...........................................1,928 Shane Bouman.....................................999 Shane Bouman..................................1,281 Shane Bouman..................................1,827 Todd McDonald................................1,743 Todd McDonald..............................*2,715 Bill Perron.........................................1,116 Bill Perron.........................................2,077 Noel Bouche’....................................1,640 Noel Bouche’....................................1,242 Noel Bouche’....................................1,065 Andy Rennerfeldt .............................2,107 Andy Rennerfeldt .............................2,005 Dan Fjeldheim ..................................2,268 Dan Fjeldheim ..................................2,663 Brad Nelson....................................*3,141 Brad Nelson ......................................2,225 Andy Kardoes......................................851 Andy Kardoes...................................1,997 Ryan Berry .......................................2,132 Ryan Berry .......................................3,106 Thomas O’Brien...............................1,448 Thomas O’Brien...............................2,236 Austin Sumner..................................2,382 Austin Sumner..................................2,443

RECEPTIONS Since 1950

YEAR NAME NO. 1950 Marv Kool..............................................18 1951 Marv Kool..............................................18 1952-56 Incomplete records 1956 Dal Eisenbraun ....................................*24 1957 Howie Rice ............................................15 1958 Dick Raddatz ..........................................8 1959 Jerry Klocker ..........................................6 1960 Roger Eischens ....................................13 1961 Roger Eischens ..................................*27 1963 Wayne Rasmussen ............................*29 1964 Ed Maras............................................*29 1965 Jack Rohrs..........................................*37 1966 Darwin Gonnerman ............................22 Terry Sorensen ....................................22 1967 Clyde Hagen ........................................16 1968 Clyde Hagen ........................................30 1969 Rick Dietz ............................................26 1970 Tom Jones ............................................25 1971 Phil Houser ..........................................14 1972 Phil Houser ..........................................33 1973 Dennis Dickey ....................................33 1974 Dick Weikert ........................................21 1975 Dick Weikert ........................................22 1976 Monte Mosiman ................................*51 1977 Monte Mosiman ..................................40 1978 Lionel Macklin ..................................*51 1979 Lionel Macklin ....................................46 1980 Kerry Pearson ......................................37 1981 Mike Ethier ..........................................47 1982 Mike Ethier ..........................................31 1983 Mike Ethier ..........................................41 1984 Dennis Thomas ....................................47 1985 Jeff Tiefenthaler ................................*54 1986 Jeff Tiefenthaler ................................*73 1987 Dan Sonnek ........................................34 1988 Darren Baartman ................................33 1989 J.D. Berreth ..........................................26 1990 Darren Baartman/Darin Brickman......28 1991 Mike Myers..........................................54 1992 Mike Myers..........................................34 1993 Matt Beier ............................................49 1994 Jake Hines............................................44 1995 Rusty Lenners......................................55 1996 Rusty Lenners......................................50 1997 Nate Millerbernd ................................44 1998 Steve Heiden........................................46 1999 Brock Beran ........................................40 2000 Brock Beran ........................................36 2001 Kris Garry............................................42 2002 Josh Davis............................................70 2003 Josh Davis............................................63 2004 Brian Janecek ......................................52 2005 Josh Davis..........................................490 2006 Micah Johnson ....................................44 2007 JaRon Harris ........................................40 2008 JaRon Harris ........................................70 2009 Glen Fox ..............................................62 2010 Tyrel Kool ............................................64 2011 Dale Moss/Aaron Rollin......................61 2012 Tyrel Kool ..............................................4

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YEAR 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

INTERCEPTIONS

TACKLES

SACKS

Since 1956

Since 1978

Since 1978

NAME NO. Nig Johnson ..........................................*6 Howie Rice ..............................................4 Brent Wika ..............................................2 Jim Vacura, Pat Kern ..............................2 John Stone................................................3 Wayne Rasmussen ..................................3 Doug Peterson..........................................4 Wayne Rasmussen ..................................7 Terry Sorensen, Gary Hyde ....................3 Gene Vostad ............................................3 Jeff Chicoine............................................3 Tom Ball ..................................................4 Alan Allen................................................4 Jim Kepainen, Chuck Kavanagh ............3 Rick Heard, Chuck Kavanagh ................3 Jim Heinitz, Don Johnson, Mike Kolling 2 Charlie Clarksean ..................................*9 Charlie Clarksean, Mark Huelskamp Doug Jackson, Steve Pier ........................3 Mark Huelskamp ....................................4 Doug Jackson, Mark Samlaska ..............3 Doug Jackson ..........................................3 Bob Schmidt ............................................4 Randy Jones, Paul Kippley Todd Richards..........................................2 Mike Breske ............................................6 Dan Dummermuth ..................................4 Dan Dummermuth ................................5 Jim Smith ..............................................3 Jim Smith ..............................................3 Rick Wirtjes ..........................................7 Gregg Schmidt, Howard Lansman ........3 Tom Sieh................................................4 Dan Ziegler ............................................5 Jim Koeppel, Greg Osmundson ............4 Steve Severson ......................................4 Tom Haensel, Scott Lewis Ken Tiefenthaler ....................................3 Jeff Ching, Doug Miller, Dave Peterson 3 Dave Peterson ........................................5 Mark Struck ..........................................8 Mike Jaunich..........................................4 Vic Sosa ................................................3 Sterne Akin, Mike Hunter Joel Lensegrav ......................................2 Mike Struck ..........................................3 Mike Hunter, Jason Melcher ................2 Casey Hillman ......................................6 Chris Reiner ..........................................4 Kevin Brown, Scott Connot, Joe Ford, Justin Landis ..........................................3 Kevin Brown, Chris Coauette................3 Scott Connot ..........................................4 Chris Coauette ......................................5 Hank McCall ........................................3 Brock Gentile ........................................3 Tyler Koch..............................................7 Conrad Kjerstad ....................................4 Derek Domino, Conrad Kjerstad ..........5 Cole Brodie............................................5 Winston Wright......................................3 Skyler Luxa............................................3 * indicates school record at the time

YEAR 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

NAME SOLO-AST-TOT Rick Reese..............................55-71 – 126 Mike Breske, Mark Dunbar.................. 90 Tom Olson..............................57-55 – 112 Tom Olson................................53-37 – 90 Dave Fremark...........................38-35 – 73 Dave Fremark...........................50-38 – 88 Todd Yackley ..........................42-80 – 122 Darrin Thurston......................50-65 – 115 Darrin Thurston......................47-96 – 143 Greg Osmundson ....................46-84 –132 Mike Rupert .............................31-68 – 99 Greg Osmundson ...................55-72 – 126 Tom Haensel ............................34-52 – 86 Doug Miller............................41-73 – 114 Doug Miller..............................42-49 – 91 Casey Rasmussen.....................37-44 – 81 Tim Fogarty..............................34-55 – 89 Tim Fogarty..............................33-63 – 96 Chad Peters...............................36-63 – 99 Sterne Akin ..............................55-38 – 93 Sterne Akin.............................73-35 – 108 Chris Reiner .............................50-33 – 83 Kyle Haroldson ........................60-24 – 72 Justin Landis ............................60-20 – 80 Scott Connot.............................46-32 – 76 Scott Connot.............................54-40 – 94 Chris Coauette........................60-55 – 115 Billy Ray Kirch ........................28-50 – 78 Justin Kubesh ...........................39-41 – 79 Jimmy Rogers.........................47-63 – 110 Jimmy Rogers...........................39-54 – 93 Derek Domino........................47-53 – 100 Derek Domino........................36-67 – 103 Mike Lien...............................29-71 – 100 Ross Sharfrath........................88-62 – 150

YEAR 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

NAME NO. Mark Dunbar ......................................21.0 Eric Cohen ..........................................10.0 Eric Cohen ............................................8.0 D. Knowlton, D. Larsen, E. Wilkins.....4.0 Dave Knowlton .....................................5.0 Jim Gray................................................4.5 Todd Yackley.........................................7.0 Brian Sisley...........................................5.0 J.J. Weems, Darwin Bishop ..................4.0 Darwin Bishop......................................3.0 Darwin Bishop, Kevin Tetzlaff.............6.5 Kevin Tetzlaff........................................6.0 Dan Hoke..............................................5.0 Dan Hoke..............................................5.5 Jim Remme.........................................10.5 Jim Remme...........................................3.0 Jason Aune............................................7.5 Zach Carter ...........................................5.5 Jeff Wolgamott......................................6.5 Jeff Wolgamott....................................11.5 Zach Carter ...........................................6.5 Matt Peterson ........................................2.0 Phil Oksness .........................................3.5 Brandon Thiesse ...................................3.5 Dallas Clarksean...................................5.0 Joey Abell .............................................7.0 Joey Abell .............................................5.0 Hank Goff .............................................5.0 Eric Schroeder ......................................6.5 Eric Schroeder ......................................6.5 Danny Batten ........................................8.0 Danny Batten ........................................9.0 Corey Jeske, Dirk Kool, Andy Mink....3.0 Andy Mink............................................6.0 David Hettiger, T.J. Lally, Doug Peete..6.0

SCORING LEADERS (Since YEAR 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986

NAME Joe Thorne Joe Thorne John Stone Gale Douglas Ed Maras Ed Maras Tod Macik Darwin Gonnerman Darwin Gonnerman Max Sinclair Tim Keller Dean Krogman Les Tuma Mike Doty Dick Weikert Dick Weikert Monte Mosiman Gary Maffett Gary Maffett Tony Harris Tony Harris Russ Meier Mike Law, Ken Jensen Ken Jensen Rick Wegher Jeff Tiefenthaler Jeff Tiefenthaler

PTS. 48 74 51 58 41 24 54 102 97 36 30 32 66 69 84 66 36 60 48 64 50 69 36 45 92 82 66

YEAR 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

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NAME Dan Sonnek Kevin Klapprodt Jamie Grosdidier Jamie Grosdidier Darren Baartman Adam Vinatieri Dan Nelson Paul Klinger Brett Gorden Rusty Lenners Brett Gorden Josh Ranek Josh Ranek Scott Nedved Josh Ranek Scott Nedved Keith Witt Parker Douglass Parker Douglass Parker Douglass Cory Koenig Kyle Minett Kyle Minett Kyle Minett Aaron Rollin Justin Syrovatka

PTS. 90 84 54 48 42 40 96 90 59 54 33 78 170 66 138 78 63 65 99 67 100 112 102 74 42 86

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LETTERMEN –A– Aamot, Merle 1954 Aanonson, Paul 2005-07 Abbott, Chris 2002-03 Abbott, Cleve 1912-13-14-15 Abell, Joey 2001-02-03-04 Acheson, Dave 1957-58-59 Acheson, Jerry 1954-55 Adams, Greg 1987-88-89-90 Ahrens, Travis 2002-03-04 Akin, Sterne 1995-96-97-98 Alder, Lloyd 1927-28-29 Alexander, J.D. 1971-72-73-74 Alfred, Brad 1976-77-78 Alfredson, George 1957-58 Allen, Alan 1967-68-69 Amen, Howard 1949-50 Amundson, Thad 1996-97-98 Anderson, Arley 1941 Anderson, Arlin 1951-52-53 Anderson, Charles 1948-49-50 Anderson, Craig 1982 Anderson, Dana 1979-80 Anderson, Erling 1948-49 Anderson, Gale 1939-40-46 Anderson, Greg 1978 Anderson, Kenneth 1940 Anderson, Leon 1916 Anderson, Leon 1939-40-41 Anderson, Matt 1998-99-00-01 Anderson, Matt 2005-06-07 Anderson, Quentin 1939-40 Anderson, Richard 1953 Anderson, Roger 1950-51-52 Anderson, Tom 1966-67 Andries, William 1933-34 Arcadi, Matt 2000 Archer, Tom 1939-40 Armstrong, Larry 1969 Arndt, Alfred 1932-33-34 Arnold, Loren 1928 Ashmore, Kenneth 1953-54 Atkinson, Ray 1905-06-07-08-09 Aune, Jason 1992-94-95-96 –B– Baartman, Darren 1988-89-90-91 Backlund, Harold 1951-52-53-54 Backman, Adolph 1920-21-22 Bacon, Spec 1919 Bade, Aaron 1956 Bainbridge, Neal 2003-04-05-06 Baker, Harry 1927-28-29 Baldwin, Dan 1986-89 Balfany, Jack 1933 Ball, Thomas 1967 Bandy, Kenneth 1946 Barber, Mark 1934-35 Barber, Mike 1992-93-94-95 Barkley, Lester 1940-41 Barnes, Duane 1966-67 Barrick, Steve 1983 Bartels, Dan 1976-77 Bartlett, Donald 1948-49-50 Bartling, Herb 1947-48-49-50 Bartling, Jay 1973 Basham, Ross 2008-09-10 Batten, Danny 2006-07-08-09 Bauman, Dan 1995-96 Baxa, Fred 1933 Bazata, Steven 2006-07-08-09 Beck, Brad 1998-99-00 Beck, Chris 1996-97-98 Beier, Bruce 1954-55 Beier, Matt 1992-93-94-96 Bell, Gerald 1941-42-46 Bell, Lowell 1948 Bender, Casey 2007-08-09 Benedetto, Vince 2010-11-12 Benson, Chuck 1975-76-77-78 Benson, Gifford 1930-31-32

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Benson, LeRoy 1963-64-65 Beran, Brett 1994-95-96-97 Beran, Brock 1997-98-99-2000 Bergan, LeRoy 1958 Berreth, J.D. 1986-87-88-89 Berry, Matt 1996-97-98-99 Berry, Ryan 2005-07-08 Bertram, August 1947-48-49 Bertram, Jake 1946 Betz, Bob 1954-55-56 Beyer, Alex 2008-09-10 Bibby, Erwin 1907-08-09-10 Bibby, F.J. 1911 Bidinger, Dave 1982-83-85 Biegert, Howard 1923-24-25-26 Bies, Orval 1944-45 Biggerstaff, Brian 1988-89-90 Billings, Roger 1942 Bishop, Darwin 1985-86-87-88 Blackbourn, Mike 2003-04 Blackman, Joseph 2006-08-09 Blalark, Frank 1999-2002 Blaze, Francis 1956-57-58 Blazey, Matt 1976 Bliekinger, Loren 1946 Bloom, Tom 1987-88-89-90 Bly, Jon 1975-76-77-78 Boardman 1927 Boden, Lynn 1971-72-73-74 Boetel, Mike 1989-90-91-92 Bohlinger, Jay 1992-93-94-96 Bondhus, Leland 1958-59-60 Boner, Gary 1962 Bonnell, Marty 1973 Bonus, Ray 1981-82 Bonwell, Jason 2006-07 Booth, Adam 1996-97-98 Bottum, Tim 1998 Bouche’, Noel 1996-97-98 Bouman, Shane 1988-89-90-91 Bowar, Earl 1937 Bowers, Harold 1926 Bowers, Zacharia 2010-11 Bowles, Fred 1905-06 Bowyer, Dale 1948-49-50 Bozied, Bob 1966-67-68 Braa, Emery 1953-54 Brandt, Andrew 2000-01 Braun, Don 1940 Brechler, Matt 1996-97 Breland, Kevin 1979-80 Breske, Alois 1956-57-58 Breske, Mike 1979-80 Bressee, Robert 1949-50-51 Brevik, Arnold 1926 Breyfogle, Collin 1991-92-93 Breyfogle, Scott 2003-04-05-06 Brickman, Darin 1986-88-89-90 Bridenstine, David 1969 Brill, Arden 1936-37-38 Brink, Ryan 1993-94-95 Broadhurst, Tom 1954-57 Brockshus, Ross 1983-84 Brodie, Cole 2007-08-09-10 Bromberg, Nickolas 1930-31-32 Brooks, Ray 1908 Brown, Andrew 2012 Brown, Don 1939 Brown, Don 1964 Brown, Edward 1947-48 Brown, Kevin 2000-01-02-03 Brown, Walker 1996 Bruss, Barry 1988-89 Brown, Robert 1947 Buchholtz, Josh 1998-99-00-01 Buchner, Zach 2010-11 Buck, Jim 1986-88 Buller, Gary 1972-73-74 Bunch, Woody 1972-73 Bunkers, Bill 1975-76

Bunkers, Brian 1979-80-81 Burckhardt, Dennis 1958 Burckhardt, Reed 2005-06-07 Burdett, William 1917-19 Burke, Bryan 2012 Burns, Tim 1989-90-91-92 Busch, Mike 1984-85 Bushey, Alfred 1913 Buss, Mike 1964-65-66 Butler, Je Ryan 2012 Bylander, Ervin 1941-42 –C– Cade, Kevin 1982-83-84 Cadwell, Lacey 1911-12-13 Cady, Emerson 1923 Campbell, Brock 2005-06-07-08 Campbell, Zach 2003-04 Canfield, William 1974-75 Carey, Eugene 1920-21-22 Carlisle, Martin 1925 Carlson, Jay 2012 Carlson, Steve 1951 Carmody, Mike 1980-81 Carr, Donald 1930-31 Carr, Robert 1937-38 Carr, Robert 1963 Carter, Jim 1953-54-55 Carter, Zach 1994-95-97-98 Castle, Will 2010-11-12 Catlett, Bland 1911 Cavanaugh, George 1984 Cave, Brad 2001 Cave, Dale 1984-85 Chadderdon, Abe 1974-75 Chandler, Dana 1988-89 Chappell, Vincent 1912-13 Charlson, Don 1975-76-77 Cheever, Eugene 1948-49-50 Chicoine, Jeff 1965-66-67 Chilcott, Ralph 1905-06-07-08 Ching, Jeff 1989-90-91 Christensen, Brad 1979-80-81 Christensen, Douglas 1948 Christenson, Ron 1973-74-75 Christie, Roland 1928-29 Christopherson, Merrith 1945-46 Clabes, Ray 1923 Clancy, Don 1940-41 Clare, Dominique 2008-10-11 Clarksean, Charlie 1971-72-73 Clarksean, Dallas 2000-01-02 Claytor, Garry 1987 Clemens, Jim 1986 Coauette, Chris 2001-02-03-04 Cochart, Colin 2007-08-09-10 Coffey, Frank 1921-22 Coffey, Robert 1921-22-23-24 Cohen, Eric 1978-79-80 Collinge, Vernie 1916 Connot, Scott 2001-02-03 Convey, Dan 1984-85 Cook, Arnold 1941-46-47 Cook, William 1947-48-49 Cooney, Judd 1957-59 Coplan, Max 1916 Corning, Leon 1946-47 Cotter, James 1968 Cox, Dave 1971-72 Craddock, Richard 1949-50-51 Craig, Beverly 1946-47-48-49 Craig, Jim 1957-58 Crandall, Steve 1965 Cravens, Chad 1990-92 Crawford, Ryan 2008-09 Cron, Steve 1977-78-79 Cronin, Joe 1967 Cross, George 1923-24 Crumly, Preston 2004-05-06-07 Cunningham, Daniel 1959-60-61 Cunningham, Michael 1999

Cuppy, Casey 2010 –D– Daiss, Mike 1979-80 Dalthorp, Charles 1917-19 Daughters, Seth 2009-10-12 Davis, Jeff 2002-03-04 Davis, Josh 2002-03-04-05 Day, Tim 1985 Deaver, Kasey 2003-04-05 DeBerg, Jarvis 1979-80-81 DeBoer, Harvey 1944-45 DeBoom, Kermit 1958-59 Decker, Doug 1978-79-80 Decker, Jim 1971-72-73 Dee, Dennis 1962-63-64 DeGeest, Derek 2001-02 Dei, Ruey 2006 deKramer, Kristoff 1999 DeLaHunt, Dan 1974-75-76 Delbridge, Chet 2003 Delbridge, Shane 1999-2001-02-03 Demers, John 1984-85 Denevan, Tom 1989-90 Denhart, Cecil 1905-06-07 Denker, Roger 1953-54 DeVaney, Jim 1960-61 Devanney, Vince 1942 DeVery, John 1929 DeWitt, John 1946-47-48-49 Dickey, Dennis 1972-73 Diehl, Wallace 1933-34-35 Dierkhising, Darrick 1995 Dierks, Dean 1984-85-86 Diesch, Mark 1982-83-84-85 Dietterle, Jamie 1998 -99 Dietz, Rick 1966-68-69 Doblar, Chris 2005-06-07 Dolan, Mark 1980-81-82 Domino, Derek 2007-08-09-10 Dorman, Jim 1972-73 Dosh, Walter 2002 Doty, Mike 1971-72-73 Douglas, Chase 2010-11-12 Douglas, Gale 1962-63-64 Douglas, Gordon 1932-34 Douglass, Parker 2004-05-06-07 Dragash, Nickolas 1935-36-37 Dralle, Greg 1981-82-83-84 Duffy, Tyler 2008-09-10 Duitscher, Dan 1985-86-87-88 Dummermuth, Dan 1979-80-81 Dunbar, Mark 1977-78-79-80 Duncanson, Kenneth 1938 Dunn, John 1916 During, Elman 1941-42 Durkin, Pat 1964-65-66 Durland, Bob 1950-51-52 Durland, Tom 1941-42-47 Dwyer, Jim 1961-62-63 Dykhouse, Dana 1976-77-78

Dykhouse, Dan 2004-05-06 Dyson, James 1938 –E– Edwards, Phillip 1953 Egge, Gustav 1907 Eggers, Arthur 1926 Eggers, Bob 1924-26 Eggers, Douglas 1949-50-51 Eggers, John 1928 Eichstadt, Scott 1973-74-75 Eidsmoe, Marble 1913 Eidsness, John 1967 Eischens, Roger 1960-61-62 Eisenbraun, Dal 1955-56 Eitreim, Jeff 1977-78-79 Eitriem, Richard 1952 Ekberg, Alvin 1938-39 Ekeren, Jesse 2008 Ekern, Bob 1924-25-26 Elder, Erin 1992 Elfering, Steve 1988-89-90 Eliason, Jay 1977-78-79 Ellingson, Link 1977-78-79 Elliott, Tim 1968-69-70 Ellwanger, Bob 1969-70-71 Elmore, Charles 2012 Elrod, Gene 1987-88-89 Emmerich, James 1937-38-39 Emmerich, Rollins 1934-35 Engen, Robert 1946 Engle, Phil 1970-71-72 Englemann, Weert 1927-28-29 Engler, Leonard 1938-39-40 Englund, Brad 1973-74-75 Englund, Homer 1948-49-50-52 Epps, James 2004-05 Erickson, Jake 2002 Erickson, Mitch 2004-05-06-07 Erickson, Paul 1975-76-77 Erickson, Ronald 1951-52-53-54 Estes, John 1995 Ethier, Mike 1981-82-83 Evans, Al 1951-52-53 Evans, David 1934-35 Evans, Warren 1939-40 Evans, William 1917 ––F– Farley, Greg 1985-86-87-88 Farrand, Lyle 1962-63-64 Fast, Ben 1999-2000-01-02 Fawcett, Rodney 1961 Fejfar, Adolph 1957 Feller, Erich 2008-09-10-11 Fenn, Bemjamin 1921-22 Fenner, Vick 1936 Fennig, Dave 1963 Ferdig, Mark 1991 Fergen, James 1937-38 Fick, Jon 2009-10-11-12 Fischer, Brian 2007-08-09-10

Neal Bainbridge, left, and Micah Johnson were selected to play in the Hula Bowl following the 2006 season.

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LETTERMEN Fischer, Clayton 1974-75-76 Fischer, Donald “D.J.” 2002-03-0405 Fischer, Paul 2003-05 Fisher, Gary 1983 Fisher, Max 1915 Fisher, Mike 1951 Fitzgibbons, Tom 1955-56 Fitzsimmons, Josiah 2011-12 Fjeldheim, Dan 2000-01-02 Flanigan, Vance 1995 Flesner, Nick 2005-06-07-08 Floyd, Chris 1989-90 Flyger, Mike 1973 Fogarty, Tim 1992-93-94-95 Foley, Scott 1990 Ford, Joe 2000-01-02 Forsythe, Jimmie 2012 Fosher, Cory 1999-2000 Foster, Mike 1995 Foster, Nathan 1998-99-00 Fox, Glen 2006-07-08-09 Fox, Merle 1905 Frain, Austin 2007 Francois, Rodney 2000-01-02-03 Frandsen, George 1926-28 Frandsen, Hugh 1933-34 Frank, Don 1957-58 Frank, Ronald 1959-60-61 Franz, Pete 1954 Franzen, Cody 1998-99-2000-01 Frazier, Monty 1967 Frederickson, Chip 1995-96-97 Freed, James 1947 Fremark, Dave 1980-81-82-83 Friberg, Elmore 1940-45 Frick, Cyril 1959-60 Fridley, Harry 1915 Fritz, Adam 2006-07-08 Fritze, Matt 2002 Fujan, Ron 1976-77-78 –G– Gabriel, Ben 1957 Gage, William 1915 Gall, Mike 1980 Galvin, Jeff 1987-88-89 Gandy, Reginald 2012 Gant, Brandon 2008-10-11 Garry, Jerome 1976-77-78 Garry, Kris 1999-2000-01 Gary, Jim 1982 Gaughran, Dick 1959-60-61 Gaul, Milo 1954-55 Gaul, Ray 1959-60 Gearhart, Blake 1990-91-92 Gee, George 1915 Gehant, George 1940-41-42 Geissler, Stefan 2007-08 Gentile, Brock 2004-05-06-07 Gentile, Jake 2011-12

Gibbons, Harry 1948-49-50 Gibson, Taylor 2012 Gieneart, Les 1950-51-52 Gilbert, Arthur 1917 Gilbert, Bob 1942 Gilbert, Paul 1946-47 Gilbertson, Mike 1965 Gillen, Scott 2005-06-07-08 Gimbel, Greg 1966-67-68 Ginsberg, Isadore 1933-34 Girard, Dave 1966-67 Gissler, Bob 1973-74-75 Glasrud, Dave 1963-64-65 Goble, Jeff 1990-91-92 Godley, David 2011-12 Goff, Hank 2005 Goldstein, Sidney 1935 Gonnerman, Darwin 1966-67-68 Gorden, Brett 1995-96-97-98 Gosmire, Edgar 1949-50-51 Gouch, Britton 2006 Granger, Paul 1908-09-10 Grath, Bob 1940-46 Gray, Jim 1981-83 Greene, William 1957 Greger, Trevor 2011-12 Grein, John 1966-67-68 Greving, Luke 2005-06-07-08 Griffen, Ed 1945 Grimlie, Matt 2006 Grohs, Eugene 1946-47 Grosdidier, Jamie 1988-89-90-91 Guida, Lou 1950-51-52 Gukeisen, Terry 1963-64 Guthmiller, Clay 1970-71-72 –H– Haan, Phil 1955-56 Haan, Vince 1970-71 Hadler, Bart 1927 Hadler, Harry 1928-29 Haensel, Tom 1989-90 Haensel, Wayne 1955-56-57 Hafar, Jim 1992 Hagen, Clyde 1967-68-69 Hagin, Terry 1967-68-69 Hahn, Darrell 1971-72 Hail, Rudolph 1906 Haines, Oakly 2003 Halberg, Rolland 1929 Hall, Joe 1907 Halverson, Kenneth 1933-34-35 Ham, Lyle 1973 Hamlin, Tom 1965-66-67 Hamm, Gus 1951 Hammer, Gilmore 1945 Hammond, James 1947-48 Hammrich, Harvey 1956-57-58 Hanify, Kenneth 1957-58-59 Hansen, Dennis 1966-67 Hansen, Ernie 1948-49

Wayne Haensel lettered for the Jackrabbits from 1955-57 and later served as head coach from 1982-90.

Hansen, Les 1960-61-62 Hansen, Otto 1913-14 Hansen, Sid 1941 Hanson, Byron 1946 Hanson, Phillip 1916 Hanson, Rolf 1942 Hanson, Wallace 1945 Harding, Leslie 1926 Hardter, Leslie 1928 Hargens, Joey 2004 Haring, Rick 1975-76 Harmon, Larry 1992-93-94-95 Haroldson, Kyle 1998-99-2000-02 Harris, Bob 1961-62 Harris, JaRon 2005-06-07-08 Harris, Jason 1995-96 Harris, Kyle 2008-09-10-11 Harris, Sam 1974-75-76-77 Harris, Tony 1978-79-80 Hart, Greg 1974-75 Hart, Troy 1994-95-96-97 Harvey, Howard 1924-25 Harvey, James 1917 Hasslen, Melvin 1939 Havlik, Ed 1963 Hawkins, Tim 1987-88-89-90 Hawley, Errol 1916 Healy, Charles 1939-40-41 Healy, Don 1941-42 Heard, Rick 1968-69-70 Hegge, Jeff 2004-05-06 Heiden, Dale 1997-99-2000 Heiden, Steve 1995-96-97-98 Hein, Jason 1991-92-93-94 Heinitz, Jim 1969-70-71 Helm, Bo 2009-10-11-12 Helm, Flash 1966-68 Helmstetter, Brian 1997-98-99 Helsman, Ray 1946 Hemme, Arlo 1956 Hendricks, Mark 1976 Henjum, Matt 1999 Henry, William 1928-29 Herman, John 1982 Herman, William 1955 Hermanson, Barry 1978-80 Hermanson, Brian 1978-79-80 Herrboldt, Brent 2001 Herrboldt, Dean 1991-92-93-94 Herting, Lemme 1927-28-29 Hesby, Howard 1965 Hesse, Jeff 2001-02-03 Hettiger, David 2011-12 Heyer, Wade 1980 Hibbs, Joel 1969-70-71 Higbee, Tom 2001-02-03-04 Higgins, Marty 1979-80 Hillman, Casey 1998-99-2000-01 Hillman, Rob 1997-98 Hiner, Babe 1927-28 Hines, Jake 1991-92-93-94 Hippe, Matt 1980-81-82-83 Hipple, Bob 1917 Hladky, Vlady 1929-30-31 Hoberg, William 1969 Hobert, John 1966 Hobert, Roland 1928 Hodorff, John 1998-99-2000-01 Hoeft, Harwood 1954-55-56 Hoeg, Bob 1966 Hoellwarth, Marlin 1942 Hofer, John 1995-96-97 Hofer, Kevin 1985-86-87 Hofer, Quinten 1979-80-81 Hofer, Roger 1977-78 Hoff, Dallas 1950-51-54 Hoffman, Bep 1945 Hoffman, Greg 2001 Hoffman, Wade 1984-85 Hogrefe, Howard 1970-71-72

Hohenthaner, Chuck 1977-78 Hohn, Trevor 2004-05-06-07 Hojer, Al 1978-79-80 Hoke, Dan 1989-90-91-92 Hokenstad, Harold 1933-34 Holdhusen, Stuart 1936 Holliday, Donald 1952 Holling, Mike 1971 Holloway, Fred 1962-63-64 Holm, Kenneth 1957-58-59 Holzwarth, Bob 1965 Holzwarth, Luke 1987-88-89-90 Hoogeveen, Andrew 2004-05-06-07 Hoover, Harold 1914-15-16-17 Horak, Dick 1966-67-68 Horn, Justin 2005-06 Horning, Jon 1958-59-60 Horning, Lee 1986-87 Houghton, Jay 1912-14 Houser, Phil 1970-71-72 Hrdlicka, Fred 1984-85 Hubert, Brandon 2010-11-12 Huelskamp, Mark 1973-74-75 Hughes, John 1905 Hull, Dan 1987-88-89 Huls, Don 1961-62-63 Hulslander, Howard 1947 Hunt, Joel 1980-81-82 Hunter, Michael 1995-96-97-98 Hurlburt, Mick 1963-64-65 Hyde, Gary 1964-65-66 Hyde, Owen 1908 Hylland, Matt 2007-08-09-10 –I– Isaacs, Derek 1994 Iverson, Brad 2009-10-11 –J– Jackson, Brad 1990-91-92 Jackson, Dan 1985-86-87-88 Jackson, Darryl 2010-11 Jackson, Doug 1973-74-75-76 Jackson, Isaiah 2006-07-08-09 Jacobs, Justin 1999-2000 Jacobsen, Stan 1961-62-63 Jaeger, Ed 1939-40-45 James, Darryl 1979 James, Don 1950 James, Jerry 1978-79 James, Mike 2004-05 James, Will 1978 Janecek, Brian 2002-03-04 Jaske, Bryan 1995-96-97-98 Jaunich, Mike 1991-92-93-94 Jelsma, Robbie 2011-12 Jenison, Ray 1929-30 Jennings, Hallace 1915-16 Jensen, Cliff 1952 Jensen, Dave 1973 Jensen, David 1969-70 Jensen, Ellis 1957 Jensen, Frank 1911-12-13 Jensen, Ken 1982-83 Jensen, Matt 1998 Jensen, Ray 1928 Jensen, Russel 1910-11 Jeske, Corey 2008-09-10 Johnson, Arnold 1954-55-56 Johnson, Art 1920-21 Johnson, Carl 1913-14 Johnson, Charles 1909 Johnson, Charlie 1976-77 Johnson, Chris 2006-07-08-09 Johnson, Clifford 1907-08-09-10-11 Johnson, Dan 1977-78-79-80 Johnson, Dennis 1968-69-70 Johnson, Ditanyon 1985 Johnson, Don 1970-71-72-73 Johnson, Erik 2003 Johnson, Fred 1932-33-34 Johnson, H. 1905

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Johnson, John 1924-25-26 Johnson, Jonathan 1948 Johnson, Jonathan 1988-89 Johnson, K.C. 1984-85-86 Johnson, Micah 2005-06 Johnson, Solomon 2001-02-03-04 Johnson, Steve 1990 Johnston, Bo 2000-01-02 Jones, Cam 2012 Jones, Dave 1981-82 Jones, Ken 1971-72 Jones, Kevin 1991-92-93-94 Jones, Randy 1978 Jones, Randy 1984-85 Jones, Tom 1968-69-70 Jones, Willie 2003-04-06 Joseph, John 1927 Jost, Brian 1996-97-98 Juchems, Rich 1976-77-78 Juve, Gene 1950-51-52 –K– Kage, Josh 2010-11-12 Kaleimamahu, Whiston 2002-03 Kardoes, Andy 2004-05-06 Katzenberger, Karl 1956-57-58 Kauba, Jon 1945 Kaufman, Dave 1972 Kaufman, Jim 1983-84-85 Kavanagh, Chuck 1969-70 Keating, Maxon 2005 Keatts, Paul 1991 Keeler, Charles 1947-48 Keizer, Paul 2002-03-04-05 Kellar, Eldon 1946-47-48-49 Keller, Colin 1976-77-78 Keller, Tim 1968-69-70 Kelley, Frank 1923-25-26 Kempainen, James 1969 Kendall, Robert 1968-69 Kennard, Elmer 1917 Kennedy, Kevin 1972-73-74 Kerlish, Leonad 1930-31 Kern, Patrick 1959 Kerns, Roger 1952-53-54 Kesler, Mike 1992-93-94-95 Kiewiet, Justin 1995 Kilgore, R.C. 2010-11-12 Kindt, Justin 1991 King, Brian 1999-2000-01 King, Cody 1993-94-95-96 Kippley, Paul 1977-78-79-80 Kirch, Billy Ray 2002-04-05 Knips, Casey 2006 Kjerstad, Brennan 2001 Kjerstad, Conrad 2007-08-09-10 Klapprodt, Kevin 1986-87-88 Klawitter, Dominic 1952-53-54-55 Klebsch, Don 1938-39 Klein, Mitch 2003-04-05 Kline, Dave 1986-87-88-89 Klinger, Paul 1990-91-94 Klinkenborg, Monte 1993 Klocker, Jerry 1959-60 Kloeckl, Jeff 1980-81-82 Kloster, Martin 1935-36 Klostermann, Bruce 1984-85 Klucas, Casper 1960-61 Knips, Casey 2006-07-08-09 Knofczynski, Richard 1962 Knowlton, Austin 2012 Knowlton, Dave 1978-79-81-82 Knox, Frank 1911-13 Knudsen, Dick 1958-59-61 Knuppe, Keith 1997-98-99-2000 Kobernusz, Kelly 1995-96-97-98 Koch, Tyler 2004-05-06-07 Koenig, Cory 2004-05-06-07 Koenigsfeld, Gabe 2002-03-04-05 Koening, Jack 1941 Koeppel, Jim 1987-88

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Liggins, Jesse 1999 Lindekugel, Travis 1997-98-99-2000 Lindstrom, Randy 1980 Lingle, Norm 1984-85-86-87 Lippert, Leo 1923 Lippert, Lorenz 1919-20 Lockhart, John 1910-11 Loewen, Chuck 1976-77-78-79 Lofquist, Gordy 1971-72-73 Logan, Marlin 1961-62 Long, James 1948-49-50 Loquai, Tom 1963-64-65 Lorenz, Bruno 1968-69 Lorenz, Tony 1966 Lothrop, Forrest 1946-47-48 Lowe, William 1928-29 Lowry, Ryan 2001-02-03-04 Ludeman, Doug 1976-77 Ludemann, Jacob 2009-10 Ludens, Gene 1973-74-75-76 Lueth, Andy 2001-02-03 Lund, Elmer 1923 Lund, Gerald 1955-56 Lunde, Mike 1975-76-77 Lundie, Jack 1979-80-81 Lundie, Lee 1980-81-82 Luster, Eric 1990-92 Luxa, Skyler 2009-10-11-12 Lynch, Art 1911 –M– Macik, Tod 1965-66-67 Mackenthun, Arden 1962-63 Macklin, Lionel 1977-78-79 Macri, Ray 1966-67 Madden, John 1960 Maffett, Gary 1977-78-79 Magnuson, Richard 1967 Mairose, Steve 1978-79 Malmer, George 1923-24-25 Mansfield, Craig 1967-68 Maras, Edwin 1963-64-65 Markham, Steve 1980 Marshall, Stanley 1947-49 Martin, Daryl 1961-62-64 Martinmaas, Craig 2000-01-02 Martinson, Joe 2011 Mason, Don 1945 Mason, Trent 2012 Mast, Bill 1972-73-74-75 Masters, Chad 1990-92 Matheny, Chester 1905 Matthews, Bill 1974-75-76-77 Matthews, Harry 1905 Matthews, Rodkem 2009-10-11 Mattison, William 1937-38-39 Maule, Mike 1979 Maytern, Don 1942 McCain, Darwin 1920 McCain, Don 1945 McCall, Hank 2002-03-04-05 McClinton, Rod 1987 McCordie, Clare 1905-06 McCoy, Dell 1915-16 McDermott, Kelly 1987-88-89-90 McDermott, Kim 1983-84-85 McDonald, Bill 1953-54-55-56 McDonald, Todd 1990-91-92-93 McDonald, Tom 1973 McGilliray, L.M. 1905 McHugh, Frank 1912 McKay, John 1919-20 McKenzie, Kenneth 1953-54-55 McKnight, Mike 1979-80 McKnight, Ryan 2008-09-10 McLaughlin, Dennis 1953-54 McMillian, Roger 1941-42 Mears, Kirk 1922 Medchill, George 1946-47-49-50 Medchill, Tom 1941 Meek, John 1958-59-60

Meharg, Max 1907-09-10 Meier, Chad 1986-87-88 Meier, Russ 1981 Melcher, Jason 1997-98 -99-2000 Melichar, Dudley 1946-47-48 Mellon, Rich 1972 Melody, Bill 1941-42-46 Melum, E.E. 1906 Mendez, Vince 1985 Mente, Mark 1967-68 Mercer, Travis 1992-93-94-95 Merchant, Guy 1910 Mernaugh, Leo 1942 Mernaugh, Ralph 1936 Mernaugh, Sylvester 1906 Messner, George 1932-33 Metzger, Ed 1917 Meyer, Arlyn 1972 Meyer, Joe 1974-75-76 Meyer, Ron 1963-64-65 Michalson, 1932 Michels, Kevin 1984-85-86 Miller, Doug 1989-90-91-92 Miller, Greg 1975-76-77 Miller, Harold 1912-13-14 Miller, John 1968-69-70 Miller, Keith 1945 Miller, Michael 1969 Miller, Paul 1933-34-35 Miller, Ryan 1995-96-97-98 Millerbernd, Nate 1994-95-96-97 Minett, Kyle 2007-08-09-10 Mink, Andy 2010-11-12 Miranda, Jordan 2006-07-08-09 Mills, 1927 Miser, Marty 1980-81-82 Mitchell, Justin 2008-09 Moe, Terrance 1967-68 Molitor, Al 1982-83 Molitor, Chris 2002-03-04-05 Moller, Dennis 1960-61-62 Moller, John 1969-70-71 Moller, Mike 1976-77-78 Monke, Adam 2006-07-09 Montague, Saunders 2007-09 Moran, William 1937-39 Moravec, Jack 1951 Morehouse, Rich 1984 Morey, Gary 1961 Morse, John 1992-93 Mosiman, Corwyn 1973-74-75 Mosiman, Monte 1975-76-77 Moss, Dale 2011 Motis, Benedict 1959-60 Mounts, Jeff 1983-84-85-86 Mounts, Robert 1980 Mueller, Andrew 2011-12 Mueller, Arndt 1937-38-39 Munger, Lee 1995-96-97-98 Munger, Scott 1998-99 Murley, Tom 1942 Murphy, Mike 2005 Murphy, Robert 1948-49 Murray, Ben 1923-24-25 Murray, Kevin 1982-83 Murray, Taylor 2003-04-05 Myers, Mike 1990-91-92-93 –N– Naatjes, Bob 1960-61 Naatjes, Clarence 1957-58-59 Nagel, Barry 1984-87 Naujokas, Jon 1966-67-68 Nayes, Michael 1969 Nedved, Scott 1998-2000-01-02 Nehl, Matt 1997 Neilson, Mayo 1942 Nelson, Andy 2000 Nelson, Bob 1964-65-66 Nelson, Brad 2003-04 Nelson, Curt 1975-76

Nelson, Dan 1991-92-93 Nelson, Frank 1969-70 Nelson, Joel 1992-94-95 Nelson, Lewis 1912-13 Nelson, Lloyd 1929-30-31 Nelson, Mark 1998-99-2000 Nelson, Milan 1959-60 Nelson, Scott 1974-75 Nelson, Terry 1991-92-93 Nelty, Philip 1970 Nesvig, Tom 1974-75-76 Nesvold, Jim 1963-64-65 Nettey, Phil 1970 Neuharth, Gary 1962-63-64 Newman, Merlin 1956-57-58 Nickelson, Don 1946-47-48-49 Niederauer, Greg 1996-97-98-99 Nielsen, Art 1916-17 Nielson, Gordon 1947-48-49 Niklason, Loren 1942-46 Nissen, Rick 1979-80-81 Nitz, Jack 1952-53-54 Nitzsche, Rick 1987-88-89 Nobiling, Jason 2005-07-08 Noble, James 1933 Norgaard, Fred 1946 Norgaard, Fritz 1941-42 –O– O’Brien, Thomas 2009-10 O’Brien, Tom 1995-96-97-98 Ochs, Jerry 1961-62-63 Odegaard, Les 1974-75 Odland, Lewis 1906-08-09 Oehler, Ray 1941 Oelkers, Mark 2004-05-06 O’Hearn, Craig 2002-04 Ohman, Ralph 1956 Oksness, Phil 1999-2000-01-02 Olinger, Alex 2010-12 Olson, Tom 1980-81 Olson, Wayne 1932 Onken, Luther 1969-70-71 Onken, Wayne 1965-66-67 O’Neill, James 2002 Orne, Woody 2008 Orr, Mike 1981-82-83 Ortale, Ted 1985-86-87-88 Osborne, Buck 1951-52-53 Osborne, Russ 1924-25 Osmundson, Greg 1986-87-88-89 Osmundson, Jeff 1980-81-82 Ostenson, Chad 1990 Oster, Mike 1989 Osterberg, Tom 1970-71-72 Overskei, Lars 1941-42 Owen, Ross 1922-23-24 –P– Pace, Dave 1984-85 Paepke, Carl 1990-91-92-93 Palmer, Dale 1932 Parent, Brook 1992-93-94-95 Parker, Alex 2010-11-12 Parker, Jay 1984-85-86-87 Parker, Roberto 1975-76-77 Parks, Elmer 1927-28-29 Parmeter, Walter 1925-26 Parnell, General 2007-08-09-10 Paul, Chris 1997-98-99-2000 Paula, Jordan 2006-07-08-09 Paynter, Wilford 1941 Pearson, Doug 1983-84-85-86 Pearson, Kerry 1978-79-80 Peeke, Bryan 1966-67 Peete, Anthony “Doug” 2010-11-12 Peitz, Greg 2002-03-04 Peitz, Matt 2011-12 Pence, Clayton 1908-09-10-11 Peot, Dick 1950 Pepka, Vic 1963-64-65 Perkins, Mike 1981-82-85

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Perron, Bill 1994-95-96 Perry, John 2002-03-04-05 Perry, William 1907 Peters, Chad 1993-94-95-96 Peters, Dave 1970-71-73 Peters, Sean 1990 Petersen, James 2004 Peterson, Brad 1994-95-96-97 Peterson, Brandon 1997-98-99 Peterson, Brian 1992-93-94 Peterson, Dave 1989-90-91-92 Peterson, Doug 1961-62-63 Peterson, Fred 1952 Peterson, Jim 1976-77-78 Peterson, Leigh 1913 Peterson, Llighton, 1942 Peterson, Matt 1998-99-2000-01 Peterson, Orvis 1913-16 Peterson, Ross 1957 Peugh, Marshall 2012 Pfingsten, Norman 1960 Phillips, Lawrence 1940 Pick, Andy 2004-05-06 Pier, Steve 1972-73-74 Pirner, Randy 1981-82-83 Plihal, Joe 1931-32-33 Plinske, Mike 1961 Ploetz, Craig 1995-96-97-98 Plote, J.R. 2012 Pofohl, Clarence 1931-32 Polak, Virg 1975 Poland, Gary 1983 Pollock, Matt 2001-02-03 Pontrelli, Mitch 2004-05-06-07 Pool, Alvin 1958-59 Popowski, Bert 1925 Porter, Dave 1965-66 Postma, Dwayne 1981-82 Pravecek, Dan 1997 Price, Bob 1979-80-81 Price, Hal 1933-34-35 Price, Joel 1976-77-78 Price, Michael 2000 Priddy, Dean 2007-08-09-10 Prout, Paul 1982-83-84-85 Prouty, Lance 1986-87-88-89 Ptak, Lloyd 1936-37-38 Pung, Willi 1997-98-99 Purcell, Nick 2011-12 Purrington, William 1970 Pylman, Bob 1935-36-37 –Q– Quail, Kris 1999-2000 –R– Raddatz, Richard 1956-57-58 Radtke, Marlin 1952-53-54 Rambow, Jere 1974-75 Ranek, Jesse 2000-01 Ranek, Josh 1998-99-2000-01 Raph, Duane 1942 Rasmussen, Casey 1991-92-93-94 Rasmussen, Jim 1981-82 Rasmussen, Wade 1981-82-83 Rasmussen, Wayne 1961-62-63 Raymond, Matt 2012 Redmond, Mike 1972-73-74 Reed, George 1937-38 Reed, Mickey 1977-78 Reese, Rich 1976-77-78 Reeter, Darrell 1945 Reeves, Bob 1983-85-86-87 Rehder, Jon 1986-87 Reich, Carl 1905-06 Reichmann, Ted 1964 Reifenrath, Peter 2008-09-10 Reinecke, Emmerald 1924-25 Reiner, Chris 1997-98-99-2000 Reiner, Glen 1968-69 Reiner, Mike 1981-82-83 Reinhart, Carl 1992-93-94

LETTERMEN Remme, Jim 1990-91-92-93 Renner, Robert 1970-71-72 Rennerfeldt, Andy 1997-98-99-2000 Rentz, Steve 1985 Retzlaff, Palmer “Pete” 1951-52 Revell, James 1917 Reynen, Paul 1979-80-81 Rice, Howard 1957-58-59 Richards, Todd 1977-78-79 Richardson, Fred 1969 Richardson, Jack 1950-51-52 Richardson, Ryan 1996-98 Richelieu, Mike 1977 Richmond, Chuck 1989 Ricke, Jim 1961-62 Riddell, Bob 1936-37-38 Riehl, Rod 1981-82-83 Riesgaard, Calvin 1968-69-70 Riley, Virgil 1952-53 Ringsrud, Ronald 1935-36 Rippentrop, Mike 1995 Rishoi, Stanley 1929-30-31 Risse, Greg 1981 Roach, Mike 1965 Roberts, Clayton 1975 Roberts, George 1919-20-21-22 Roberts, Todd 1981-82-83 Robinson, Anthony 2003 Robinson, James 1936 Robinson, Jessie 1937 Robling, Kevin 2005-06-07-08 Rock, Matt 1997-98-99 Rockers, Tom 1966-67-68 Rodel, Brian 1994-95 Rodina, Marc 1989-90-91 Roe, Monty 1990-91-92 Rogers, Jimmy 2006-07-08-09 Rohlfs, Brent 1991-92-93-94 Rohrs, Jack 1965 Rollin, Aaron 2009-10-11-12 Rose, Anthony 2012 Ross, Bob 1945 Rossow, Steve 1989-90 Roth, Mike 1993 Roth, Randy 1971-72-73 Roth, Tim 1967-68-69 Rott, Harold 1930-31-32 Rouseff, Walter 1935-36-37 Rowe, Charles 1915 Rowe, Ernest 1917 Rudy, Jack 1963-64-65 Ruele, Bert 1938 Ruesink, Doug 1985-86-87-88 Ruesink, Fran 1984-86 Ruesink, Morris 1996-97 Rupert, Mike 1987-88-89 Ruth, Samuel 1956 Rystrom, Paul 1986-87-88-89 –S– Salem, Nusier 1930-31-32 Salisbury, James 1917-19-20-21 Samalaska, Mark 1974-75 Sanders, Mark 1977-78-79 Sanderson, Reed 1963-64-65 Sawyer, Ethan 2011-12 Sawyer, Jim 1941 Saxton, Randy 1980 Schaefer, Roman 1927-28 Schaefer, Scott 1983-84-85 Scheele, Dave 1976-77-78 Scheuer, Nate 1999-2000-01 Schiebout, Bruce 1970-71 Schlautman, Jason 2011 Schlieman, Ryan 2004 Schlimgen, Ron 1993-94

Schlosser, Doug 1977 Schmidt, Dan 1966 Schmidt, Dan 1990-91 Schmidt, Fred 1973-74-75 Schmidt, Gregg 1985-86-87 Schmidt, Lee 1980-81-82 Schmidt, Robert 1975-76-77 Schmitz, Ray 1922 Schneider, Don 1940 Schneider, Jason 2011-12 Schneider, Ron 1977-80 Schock, Oswald 1942-46 Schoolmeester, Vern 1965 Schramm, Mark 1992-93-94 Schroeder, Eric 2005-06-07-08 Schugel, Louis 1925-26 Schulte, Bob 1956-57-58 Schultz, Doug 1999-2000-01 Schultz, Jeff 1999-2000-01-02 Schultz, Ray 1928-29-30 Schultz, Steve 1985-86-87-88 Schumacher, Francis 1946-47-48-49 Schuster, Patrick 2012 Schutte, Clarence 1921-22 Schwader, Jared 2003 Schweinfurt, Leo 1925-26 Scott, Dean 1974-75 Sebern, Mike 1987-88-90 Seeds, Blake 2002-03 Seeley, George 1924-25-26 Seely, Brad 1975-76-77 Seely, Scott 1972-73-74 Senjum, Tim 1996 Sessler, Vernon 1927 Settje, Tom 1967-68-69 Severson, Steve 1988-89 Shafrath, Ross 2009-10-11-12 Shaputis, Pete 1953-54-55 Sheehan, Bernard 1912-13-14-25 Sheehan, Kyle 2008-09-10-11 Shepardson, Adolph 1999-2000-01 Sherlock, Jack 2011-12 Shero, Brian 1993 Sieh, Tom 1985-86-87 Sievers, Scott 1993-94-95 Sigl, Pat 1989-91 Simet, Nash 2005-06-07-08 Simmons, Forest 1915 Simon, Art 1920-21 Simonsen, Todd 1973-74-75 Simonson, Fred 1921 Simonson, Herb 1919-24-25 Simpkins, Burton 1929 Sinclair, Max 1969-70 Singleton, Bob 1954 Sisley, Brian 1984-85-86 Sixta, Mike 1979-80 Skaggs, Wayne 1946-47-48-49 Skalla, Kevin 1980-82-83-84 Skinner, Cecil 1912-13-14-15-16 Slattery, Tom 1984-85-86-87 Slaughter, Tyran 2003 Smith, 1927 Smith, Clifford 1941 Smith, Don 1937-38-39 Smith, Jim 1982-83 Smith, Joe 1920-21-22 Smith, Luke 1995-96-97-99 Smith, Randy 1979 Smutka, Troy 1989-90 Snow, Mike 1985-86 Snyders, Dusty 2003-04-05-06 Sohler, Jay 1983-84-86 Somsen, Dan 1972-73-75 Sonnek, Dan 1984-85-86-87

Sonnenschein, Clayton 1965-66-67 Sorensen, Greg 1982-83-84 Sorenson, Terry 1964-65-66 Sosa, Vic 1995-96-97-98 Spanjers, Leonard 1955-56-57 Spellman, Ray 1967-68-69 Speros, Jason 1979 Springman, Greg 1990-91-92 Stacey, Dan 1974-75 Stanec, Emil 1968 Stanley, Mark 1984 Stanley, Matt 1984-85 Stanton, Ed 1919 Stanton, Tom 1990 Starbeck, Clyde 1923-24-25-26 Stark, Chris 1988-89 Stearns, Art 1910-11 Steffen, Jake 2008-09-10-11 Steffen, Mike 2006-07-08-09 Steiner, Richard 1954-55 Stenson, Charles 1935-36-37 Stephan, Josh 2001-03 Sterner, John 1959-60-61 Sterner, Mike 1959-60-61 Stevens, Leo 1913-15 Stevenson, Mark 1993-94 Stewart, Bob 1945-46 Stewart, Lee 1985-86-87-88 Stewart, Lyle 1988-89-90 Stone, John 1960-61-62 Stork, Warren 1972 Stout, Bob 1942 Stowater, Troy 1984 Strand, Chad 1994 Strehlow, Chad 2012 Strong, Roger 1958 Struck, Mark 1992-93-94-95 Struck, Mike 1994-95-96-97 Stuckey, Milton 1979-80-81-82 Studer, Ben 2000-01-02-03 Stumley, Pete 1948-49-50 Suess, Taylor 2011-12 Suhn, Marcus 2004-05 Suhn, Michael 2001-02-03 Sumner, Austin 2011-12 Sundet, Lyle 1934-35 Sundet, Steve 1980-81-82-83 Sundet, Wilford 1921-22 Sundstorm, Andrew 1936-37-38 Sutton, John “Matt” 1951 Sutton, Matt 1996-97 Swanson, Kermit 1929 Swartos, Paul 1992-93-94 Sweet, Rick 1983-84 Swenson, John 1948 Sylliaasen, Tim 1993-94-95-96 Syrovatka, Justin 2011-12 –T– Tabor, Tom 1947-48-49 Tarry, Cleo 1931-32 Temme, Mike 1986-87-88-89 Tepley, Louis 1930 Tetzlaff, Kevin 1988-89-91 Theodosopoulos, Gus 1988 Thielman, John 1996 Thiesse, Brandon 1999-2000-01-02 Thomas, Dennis 1983-84-85-86 Thomas, Mel 1968 Thompson, Albert 1915-16 Thompson, Antonio 2007-08-09-10 Thompson, George 1920-21-22 Thompson, James 1936 Thompson, Jamie 1991 Thompson, Todd 1985 Thoreson, Art 1927-28-29

Thoreson, Bob 1936 Thoreson, Brian 1970-71-72 Thorne, Joe 1959-60-61 Thorpe, Jeff 1983-84 Threadgold, Adam 2001-02 Thue, Doug 2001 Thue, Jeff 1990-91-92-93 Thune, Elgar 1920-21-22 Thurston, Darrin 1985-86-87 Tiefenthaler, Jeff 1983-84-85-86 Tiefenthaler, Ken 1988-89-90 Tiefenthaler, Trevor 2010-11-12 Timmerman, Adam 1990-92-93-94 Timmerman, Kent 1993-94-95-96 Tindall, Dan 1986-87 Tollefson, Mynard 1929-30-31 Tommeraasen, O.H. 1917-19-20 Tovar, John 1972-73 Towers, Ralph 1919-20-21 Tracey, James 1911 Tracy, Chris 2009-10-11-12 Traetow, Andy 1999 Tramp, Darrell 1961-62-63 Trapp, Clifford 1936-37 Trees, Tyler 2004-05 Tschetter, Doug 1963 Tuhle, Volney 1905-06 Tuma, Les 1970-71-72 Turner, Greg 1971 Tuttle, Don 1955 Twedell, Jack 1942 –U– Uhlir, Stanton 1952-53-54 Ulrich, Roger 1940 –V– Vacura, Jim 1957-58-59 Vahle, Ken 1966-68 Van Maanen, Terry 1980-81 Vandall, Art 1937 Vander Heiden, Ron 1969-70 VanderStouwe, Travis 1991-92 VanMeeteren, Mark 1992-93-94-95 VanVoorst, Kyle 2010-11-12 VanWyhe, Nick 2008 Vaux, George 1938 Veal, Darrell 1956-57 Veal, Don 1950-51-52 Veatch, Dale 1986-88-89 Veatch, Daryl 1987 Venenga, Brent 1993-94-95-96 Viker, Dave 1956-57 Vinatieri, Adam 1991-92-93-94 Voels, Harry 1938-40 Voletz, Randy 1971 Volk, Don 1946-47 Vorrath, Rollie 1969-70-71 Voss, Doug 1973-74 Vostad, Gene 1965-66-67 –W– Wagner, Chris 2005-06-07 Wagner, Ermil 1970-71-72-73 Wagstrom, Andrew 2000-01-02-03 Wahl, Charles 1951-52 Wahl, Ted 1985-86-87-88 Walker, Dick 1951-52-53 Walseth, Russ 1917-19 Walter, Alvin 1926 Walters, Kirk 1972 Ward, Tom 1940 Watson, Anthony 2003-04-05-06 Waugh, John 1987 Wave, Earl 1935-36-37 Webbenhurst, Bob 1963-64 Webber, Gordon 1945-46-47 Weber, George 1912-13-14-15

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Webster, Brian 1985-86-87-88 Weems, J.J. 1984-85-86-87 Weems, Nate 1977-78 Wegher, Rick 1981-82-83-84 Weidenkoph, John 1940 Weikert, Dick 1973-74-75-76 Weiske, Mike 1984 Welch, Earl 1923-24-25 Welch, Frank 1921-22-23-24 Welch, Jerry 1951-52-53-54 Wells, Michael 1964 Wendland, Brad 1992-93-94-96 Wertish, Doug 1972-73-74 Wessel, D.J. 1989-90-91 Westbrock, Dave 1961-62-63 Whaley, Chauncey 1932-33 Wheeler, Marvin 1929-30-31 Wheeler, Theo 1923 Whisney, Dennis 1974-75 Whited, Craig 1974 Whitley, Vern 1950-51 Wicks, Ruben 1935-36-37 Wiersma, Dan 1939-40-41 Wieseman, Lyndon 1980 Wika, Brent 1958-59-60 Wilber, Geoff 1995-97-98 Wild, Wayne 1938 Wildeman, Paul 1987-89-90-91 Wilkins, Ed 1981-82-83 Wilkinson, Dan 1996-97-98 Wilkinson, Mark 1999 Willadson, Claire 1919-20 Williams, Robert 1962-63-64 Williamson, Warren 1948-49-50 Willis, Harold 1945 Wilson, Nick 2001-02 Winkle, John 1954-55 Winterboer, Mason 2011 Wipf, Lance 1994-95-96 Wirtjes, Rick 1983-84 Wise, Anthony 2008-09-10-11 Witt, Keith 2002-03 Witt, Randy 1979 Witte, Luke 2005-07 Wittler, Dale 1964-65 Witzmann, Bryan 2010-11 Wohlheter, Verne 1908-09 Wohlheter, Walter 1907 Wolfe, Dennis 1958-59 Wolfe, Emerson 1932-33 Wolff, John 1959-60 Wolgamott, Jeff 1994-95-96-97 Wollen, Marty 1994 Wolthuis, Tim 1986-87-88 Wood, Eric 2009-10-11 Woods, Len 1971-72 Wookey, John 1977 Wordelman, Matt 1999 Worrenson, Harry 1907 Wright, Dom 2011 Wright, Winston 2010-11 Wulf, Corey 1995-96-97-98 –Y– Yackley, Todd 1982-83-84 York, Dennis 1957-58 York, Milton 1908 Youngberg, Guy 1905 –Z– Zell, Lance 1996-97 Zenner, Zach 2011 Zick, Richard 1949 Ziegler, Dan 1986-87-88 Zierden, Brock 1999-2000 Zimmerman, Darrell 1946-47-48-49 Zimmerman, Forrest 1950-51-52

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John Reich Charles Coughlin Cecil Denhart Fay Atkinson Irwin J. Bibby not available Lacey Caldwell Vincent Chappell Jay Sheehan Nelson Holling Jennings Harold Hoover no football — World War I Russell Walseth James Salisbury Ralph Towers George Roberts Robert Coffey Willis Motley Frank Kelley Clyde (Buck) Starbeck Arnold Brevik Lovell Hiner Harry Hadler Ray Jennison, Ray Schultz Maynard Tollefson, Nusier Salem Dale Palmer Dale Palmer Fred Johnson Dick Emmerich Ed Lienhart Charles Stanson Lloyd Ptak, Bob Riddell Jim Emmerich, Arndt Mueller Roger Ulrich Leon Anderson George Gehant, Ervin “John” Bylander no football — World War II Robert Schryver Fritz Norgaard, Bill Melody Paul Gilbert, Arnie Cook Marv Larson, Forest Lothrop Tom Tabor, Madison Francis Schumacher, Ipswich George Medchill, center, Clarkfield, Minn. Don Bartlett, end, Centerville Doug Eggers, guard, Wagner Marv Kool, end, Hawarden, Iowa Roger Anderson, tackle, Spearfish Pete Retzlaff, halfback, Ellendale, N.D. Arlin Anderson, Milbank Alan Evans, Aberdeen Jerry Welch, halfback, Minneapolis, Minn. Jack Nitz, tackle, Brookings Jerry Acheson, end, Flandreau Larry Korver, back, Orange City, Iowa Harwood Hoeft, tackle, Groton Bob Betz, fullback, Madison Len Spanjers, guard, Milbank Wayne Haensel, tackle, Walnut Grove, Minn. Al Breske, halfback, Webster Merlin Newman, guard, Redfield Ken Hanifly, end, Belle Fourche Jim Vacura, halfback, Jackson, Minn. Leland Bonhus, tackle, Storden, Minn. Ray Gaul, quarterback, Hawarden, Iowa Joe Thorne, fullback, Beresford Mike Sterner, guard, Sioux Falls John Stone, fullback, Hendricks, Minn. Roger Eischens, end, Canby, Minn. Dean Koster, quarterback, Lake Benton, Minn. Wayne Rasmussen, halfback, Howard Jerry Ochs, center, Aberdeen Doug Peterson, quarterback, Watertown Gale Douglas, fullback, Reedsburg, Wis. Daryl Martin, halfback, Wagner Ed Maras, end, Windom, Minn. Jim Nesvold, fullback, Madison, Minn. Gary Hyde, fullback, Castlewood Dave Porter, center, Gallipolis, Ohio Ray Macri, tackle, Chicago, Ill. Clayton Sonnenschein, fullback, Pierre

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Darwin Gonnerman, running back, Adrian, Minn. John Grein, center, Lakefield, Minn. 1969: Clyde Hagen, tight end, Webster Jim Langer, linebacker, Royalton, Minn. Tim Roth, defensive end, Madison, Minn. 1970: Tom Jones, tight end, Wyandotte, Mich. Cal Riesgaard, defensive tackle, Exira, Iowa 1971-72: Game captains — no season captains 1973: Les Tuma, fullback, Mahaska, Kan. Jim Decker, halfback, Cold Spring, Minn. Randy Roth, defensive end, Madison, Minn. Charlie Clarksean, defensive back, Jackson, Minn. 1974: J.D. Alexander, linebacker, Pilger, Neb. Lynn Boden, off. tackle, Osceola, Neb. Kevin Kennedy, fullback, Webster City, Iowa 1975: Bob Gissler, defensive end, Osceola, Neb. Bill Mast, quarterback, Tiffin, Ohio Jere Rambow, defensive back, Raymond, Minn. Fred Schmidt, center, Schleswig, Iowa 1976: Paul Konrad, fullback, Mitchell Joe Meyer, center, Webster Doug Jackson, def. back, Winterset, Iowa Clayton Fischer, def. end, Pierce, Neb. 1977: Paul Erickson, safety, Austin, Minn. Greg Miller, offensive tackle, Mitchell Brad Seely, offensive guard, Baltic Bill Matthews, def. end, Wessington 1978: Chuck Benson, fullback, Fulton Chuck Loewen, off. tackle, Mountain Lake, Minn. Mickey Reed, linebacker, Rochester, Minn. Rick Reese, linebacker, Des Moines, Iowa 1979: Gary Maffett, quarterback, Urbandale, Iowa Mark Kool, offensive guard, Huron Mark Sanders, defensive end, Austin, Minn. Todd Richards, cornerback, Urbandale, Iowa 1980: Mike Daiss, guard, Montevideo, Minn. Mike Breske, cornerback, Rock Rapids, Iowa Mike McKnight, def. tackle, Silver Bay, Minn. Dan Johnson, fullback, Madison 1981: Quinten Hofer, off. tackle, Hot Springs Paul Reynen, tight end, Mitchell Brad Christenson, safety, Audubon, Iowa Tom Olson, linebacker, Des Moines, Iowa 1982: Lee Lundie, defensive tackle, Rapid City Milton Stuckey, cornerback, Chicago, Ill. Dave Larsen, defensive end, Wentworth Dwayne Postma, guard, Doon, Iowa Jeff Osmundson, guard, Sioux Falls 1983: Dave Fremark, linebacker, Miller Randy Pirner, cornerback, Wagner Ken Jensen, def. tackle, White Bear Lake, Minn. Mike Orr, guard, Urbandale, Iowa Mike Reiner, offensive tackle, Tripp 1984: Paul Prout, fullback, Sioux City, Iowa John Lewis, linebacker, Sioux City, Iowa Greg Sorenson, cornerback, Brainerd, Minn. Todd Yackley, defensive end, Onida 1985: Mike Busch, quarterback, Huron Dennis Thomas, tight end, Parkston Bruce Klostermann, linebacker, Dyersville, Iowa Mark Diesch, off. tackle, Blooming Prairie, Minn. 1986: Jeff Tiefenthaler, wide receiver, Armour Doug Pearson, off. guard, Whitewater, Wis. Brian Sisley, nose guard, Edgemont Jay Sohler, defensive tackle, Yankton K.C. Johnson, kicker, Yankton Jeff Mounts, offensive center, Sioux City, Iowa 1987: Dan Sonnek, running back, Easton, Minn. Norm Lingle, offensive tackle, Pierre J.J. Weems, def. tackle, Mountain Lake, Minn. Tom Sieh, safety, Hastings, Minn. Jay Parker, tight end, Pierre 1988: Lee Stewart, off. tackle, Scotland, S.D. Tim Kwapnioski, cornerback, Columbus, Neb. Ted Wahl, quarterback, Jamestown, N.D. Darwin Bishop, defensive tackle, Jefferson, Iowa Ted Ortale, nose guard, Ankeny, Iowa 1989: J.D. Berreth, wide receiver, Watertown, Minn. Greg Osmundson, linebacker, Sioux Falls Lance Prouty, off. tackle, Redwood Falls, Minn. Mike Rupert, linebacker, Holstein, Iowa Mike Temme, center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Tom Haensel, safety, Brookings Lyle Stewart, off. guard, Scotland, S.D. Darrin Brickman, halfback, Belle Fourche Tom Bloom, offensive tackle, Madison Shane Bouman, quarterback, Holland, Minn. Kevin Tetzlaff, nose guard, Hayti Doug Miller, linebacker, Sturgis Tim Burns, tight end, Brookings Adam Timmerman, off. tackle, Cherokee, Iowa Todd McDonald, quarterback, Minnetonka, Minn. Karl Paepke, linebacker, Mansfield Adam Timmerman, off. tackle, Cherokee, Iowa Dean Herrboldt, wide receiver, Freeman Brent Rohlfs, linebacker, Redfield Greg Kvistad, guard, Wood Lake, Minn. Mark Struck, safety, Huron Matt Beier, wide receiver, Wales, Wis. Jason Aune, defensive end, South St. Paul, Minn. Chad Peters, linebacker, Huron Troy Hart, offensive line, Spencer, Iowa Nate Millerbernd, wide receiver, Winsted, Minn. Jeff Wolgamott, defensive end, Lincoln, Neb. Zach Carter, defensive line, Spearfish Steve Heiden, tight end, Rushford, Minn. Bryan Jaske, offensive line, St Ansgar, Iowa Vic Sosa, defensive back, Rapid City Geoff Wilber, linebacker, Miller Matt Berry, center, Spearfish Greg Niederauer, wide receiver, Miller Willi Pung, linebacker, Braham, Minn. Brock Beran, wide receiver, Omaha, Neb. Andy Rennerfeldt, quarterback, Oakland, Neb. Chris Reiner, safety, Yankton Josh Buchholtz, wide receiver, Aurora Kyle Haroldson, linebacker, Bruce Jesse Ranek, linebacker, Tyndall Josh Ranek, running back, Tyndall Shane Delbridge, defensive line, Union Center Dan Fjeldheim, quarterback, Watertown Joe Ford, cornerback, Brandon Phil Oksness, linebacker, Luverne, Minn. Kevin Brown, cornerback, Commerce City, Colo. Scott Connot, safety, Spencer, Neb. Justin Landis, safety, Colman Ben Studer, offensive tackle, Wesley, Iowa Joey Abell, defensive end, Brooklyn Park, Minn. Chris Coauette, linebacker, Crookston, Minn. Solomon Johnson, wide recevier, St. Petersburg, Fla. Michael Suhn, offensive line, Highmore Josh Davis, wide receiver, Omaha, Neb. Paul Keizer, guard, Hull, Iowa Gabe Koenigsfeld, defensive end, Marble Rock, Iowa Hank McCall, cornerback, Algona, Iowa Jeff Hegge, safety, Watertown Andy Kardoes, quarterback, Algona, Iowa Marty Kranz, linebacker, Watertown Mark Oelkers, center, Austin, Minn. Mitch Erickson, offensive guard, Hutchinson, Minn. Andrew Hoogeveen, def. back, Sioux Center, Iowa Cory Koenig, running back, Underwood, Iowa Justin Kubesh, linebacker, Olivia, Minn. Ryan Berry, quarterback, Watertown, S.D. Brock Campbell, defensive back, Cherokee, Iowa Kevin Robling, offensive lineman, Jordan, Minn. Eric Schroeder, def. lineman, Stewartville, Minn. Danny Batten, defensive end, Gilbert, Ariz. Glen Fox, wide receiver, Fairfax, Iowa Chris Johnson, linebacker, Council Bluffs, Iowa Nate Koskovich, offensive lineman, Kingsley, Iowa Jimmy Rogers, linebacker, Chandler, Ariz. Cole Brodie, defensive back, Dacula, Ga. Conrad Kjerstad, defensive back, Wall Ryan McKnight, offensive lineman, Sioux Falls Kyle Minett, running back, Ruthton, Minn. Kyle Harris, kicker, Florissant, Mo. Dirk Kool, linebacker, Fairfield, Iowa Mike Lien, linebacker, Castaic, Calif. Jake Steffen, defensive end, Mount Vernon, S.D. Seth Daughters, tight end, Winner, S.D. Bo Helm, safety, Childress, Texas Ross Shafrath, linebacker, Hampton, Iowa Austin Sumner, quarterback, Brandon, S.D. Winston Wright, cornerback, Lee’s Summit, Mo.

COMEBACKS Throughout John Stiegelmeier’s 16-year tenure as head coach, SDSU has made many memorable comebacks. In all games listed below, the Jackrabbits trailed by at least two scores in the second half before rallying for the victory. • Sept. 16, 2000 — SDSU 25, Augustana (S.D.) 24: The Jackrabbits trailed 24-0 at the half before dominating the second half at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls. Josh Ranek scored two touchdowns and a pair of two-point conversions to lift SDSU to the victory. • Sept. 22, 2001 — SDSU 30, St. Cloud State (Minn.) 24: SDSU again overcame a 24-0 halftime deficit, this time at home. Frank Blalark returned the second half kickoff to jump-start the Jackrabbits, and SDSU held off a Husky first-and-goal situation in the closing minutes. • Oct. 12, 2002 — SDSU 23, Western Washington 19: The Jackrabbits trailed 19-3 at halftime at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, then scored three second-half touchdowns. Josh Davis set an SDSU single-game record with 16 receptions, including a 7-yard touchdown. • Sept. 30, 2006 — SDSU 20, McNeese State (La.) 17: SDSU rallied for 14 points in the final minutes of the game, which was played in Lake Charles, La. Parker Douglass kicked two field goals, including the game-winning 46-yarder with 14 seconds remaining. Also in the rally, Andy Kardoes hooked up with JaRon Harris on a 40-yard touchdown pass and a twopoint conversion pass to Luke Greving tied the game at 17-all. • Oct. 21, 2006 — SDSU 29, Cal Poly 28: Andy Kardoes and JaRon Harris connected for three touchdown passes in the final eight minutes as SDSU outscored fourth-ranked Cal Poly 23-0 in the fourth quarter. After the final touchdown brought the Jackrabbits to within 28-27 with 1:05 remaining, Kardoes scored the twopoint conversion on a quarterback draw. • Oct. 28, 2006 — SDSU 22, UC Davis 21: Behind 21-10 entering the fourth quarter, the Jackrabbits’ late-game heroics continued as Dusty Snyders scored on a 9-yard pass from Andy Kardoes with 1:08 left in the game. SDSU’s Eric Schroeder blocked a short UC Davis field goal late in the third quarter to keep the Jackrabbits within striking distance. Sept. 27, 2008 — SDSU 50, Stephen F. Austin (Texas) 48: They say everything is bigger in Texas, and this was the largest comeback in school history. Kyle Minett scored from a yard out as time expired, rallying the 20th-ranked Jackrabbits from a 28-point deficit midway through the third

quarter for the victory in Nacogdoches, Texas. SDSU trailed 34-6 with 9 minutes, 9 seconds left in the third quarter before scoring 35 straight points to take a 41-34 lead with 5:24 remaining in the game. The Jackrabbits’ first lead of the game lasted all of 12 seconds as SFA returned the ensuing kickoff 94 yards to paydirt to re-tie the game. SDSU appeared on the verge of sealing the victory on its next possession. A nine-play, 37yard drive stalled before Peter Reifenrath nailed a 42-yard field goal to go ahead 44-41 with 1:19 left. Five plays later after SFA took possession at its own 40, Jeremy Moses connected with Tyrone Ross on a 14-yard touchdown pass with 41 seconds to play. The comeback finally became complete as Berry and Minett moved the Jackrabbits back down the field. With the ball at their own 44 with two timeouts remaining, Ryan Berry completed three passes for 54 yards to move the ball to the SFA 2. The Lumberjacks were then called for offsides, setting up SDSU at the 1-yard line with two seconds left. On the final play, Berry rolled right on an option play before pitching the ball to Minett, who dragged a defender across the goal line for the game-winning score. Other notable comebacks include: • Oct. 26, 1968 — SDSU 23, Youngstown State 20: Down 20-0 at the half, the Jackrabbits scored 21 third-quarter points and added a safety in the fourth at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. Darwin Gonnerman rushed for two touchdowns, then Bob Bozied’s 33-yard pass to Tom Settje tied the score. Bozied kicked the extra point that gave SDSU its first lead. Sept. 27, 1980: SDSU 21, South Dakota 13: SDSU scored 18 fourth-quarter points to erase a 13-3 deficit in the Beef Bowl. Dan Johnson’s 2yard touchdown run and the subsequent Marty Higgins run for two, trimmmed the gap to 13-11 at the 11:15 mark. Just 93 seconds later, Milton Stuckey blocked a Coyote punt, with Ron Schneider recovering it in the end zone. Tony Harris added the extra point, then rounded out the scoring at the 2:07 mark with a 22-yard field goal. Sept. 19, 1981 — SDSU 21, South Dakota 20: Less than a year after scoring 18 fourthquarter points to beat USD in the Beef Bowl, the Jackrabbits did it again, this time in more dramatic fashion on their home field. Trailing 20-3 in the fourth, Mike Law gave SDSU fans hope with his 11-yard scoring run to pull the Jackrabbits within 20-9 despite a failed two-point play. Minutes later, Brad Christianson intercepted a pass, setting up Brian Bunkers’ 1-yard plunge to bring the Jacks to within 20-15 at the 4:52 mark,

Andy Kardoes quarterbacked the Jackrabbits to three come-from-behind victories during the 2006 season. as again SDSU missed a two-point try. USD had a chance to run out the clock, but Dave Larsen hopped on a Coyote fumble, which gave SDSU possession at the USD 20. Four plays later, Steve Sundet scored on a 1-yard run to tie the score. Russ Meier made the extra point to give the Jacks the win. Sept. 3, 1988 — SDSU 31, Central Missouri State 24: In the 1988 season opener at CoughlinAlumni Stadium, SDSU scored on three straight possessions to rally from a 24-10 third-quarter deficit. Ted Wahl capped an 11-play, 56-yard drive with a 16-yard scramble to bring SDSU within 24-17. On the last play of the third, Wahl connected with J.D. Berreth on a 60-yard pass play, tying the game at 24-all. The Jackrabbits would regain possession and drive 74 yards in 13 plays, with Wahl running in from four yards out at the 10:37 mark for the decisive score. Sept. 3, 1994 — SDSU 32, Slippery Rock (Pa.) 28: Three fourth-quarter touchdowns gave SDSU a thrilling home victory to open the 1994 season. Trailing 28-14 early in the fourth, the Jacks got back within striking distance on a 44-yard touchdown pass from Brook Parent to Rusty Lenners with 13:06 remaining. After the missing the two-point attempt, SDSU still trailed 28-20, but put together two 90plus-yard drives to earn the victory. Parent capped a 10-play, 95-yard drive with a 7-yard run at the 8:42 mark, and scored the game-winner on a 1-yard run with 2:11 left to finish off an eightplay, 94-yard drive.

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ALL-TIME AWARD WINNERS

ALL-NORTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE 1922: Wilfred Sundet, E; Adolph Bachman, G; Frank Welch, B; Clarence Schutte, B. 1923: George Thompson, E. 1924: George Seeley, G; Clyde “Buck” Starbeck, C; Frank Welch, B; Frank Kelley, B. 1925: George Seeley, G; Clyde “Buck” Starbeck, C. 1926: Robert Eggers, E; George Seeley, G; Clyde (Buck) Starbeck, C; Howard Biegert, B; Frank Kelley, B. 1927: Walter Parmeter, T; Arnold Brevik,G; Roman Schaefer, B. 1928: Harry Krug, E; Ray Jenison, T; Harry “Henry” Hadler, G; Roman Schaefer, B; Weert Englemann, B. 1929: Lemme Herting, E; Ray Jenison, T; Harry “Henry” Hadler, G; Weert Englemann, B. 1930-31: No selections 1932: Dale Palmer, E; Harold Rott, T; Don Kummer, C; Fred Johnson, B. 1933: Isadore Ginsberg, E; Alfred Arndt, T; Hal Price, G; Paul Miller, B; Fred Johnson, B. 1934: Isadore Ginsberg, E; Alfred Arndt, T; Hal Price, G; Paul Miller, B; Fred Johnson, B. 1935: Lyle Sundet, G; Paul Miller, B. 1936: Mark Barber, B. 1937: Bob Riddell, E; Bob Pylman, T. 1938: Bob Riddell, E; Gerald Stablein, T; Lloyd Ptak, B. 1939: William Mattison, E; Rollins Emmerich, G; Arndt Mueller, G; Don Smith, C; Allen Schroeder, B. 1940: Harry Voels, E; Warren Evans, T; Leon Anderson, G; Tom Archer, C. 1941: Leon Anderson, G. 1942: George Gehant, G; Ervin Bylander, G. 1943-45: No NCC competition — World War II 1946: Paul Gilbert, E; Ozzie Schock, G; Bill Melody, C. 1947: Paul Gilbert, E; Arnold Cook, T; Don Volk, B. 1948: Tom Tabor, B. 1949: Don Bartlett, E; Dale Bowyer, T; George Medchill, C; Herb Bartling, B; Darrell Zimmerman, B. 1950: Don Bartlett, E; Dale Bowyer, T; Howard Amen, C; George Medchill, C; Herb Bartling, B; Warren Williamson, B; Bill Gibbons, B. 1951: Marv Kool, E; Bob Durland, G; Doug Eggers, G; Pete Retzlaff, B; Dallas Hoff, B. 1952: Lou Guida, G; Ken Kortmeyer, C; Pete Retzlaff, B. 1953: Loren Englund, E; Dick Walker, G; Dick Klawitter, C; Jerry Welch, B; Roger Denker, B. 1954: Jack Nitz, T; Roger Kerns, G; Harold Backlund, C; Jerry Welch, B;

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Roger Denker, B. 1955: Jerry Acheson, E; Harwood Hoeft, T; Len Spanjers, G; Dick Klawitter, C; Bob Betz, B; Dick Steiner, B; Larry “Bubb” Korver, B. 1956: Harwood Hoeft, T; Bob Betz, B; Arnold “Nig” Johnson, B. 1957: Ellis Jensen, E; Wayne Haensel, T; Len Spanjers, G; Al Breske, B; Ron LaVallee, B. 1958: Dick Raddatz, E; James Craig, T; Al Breske, B. 1959: Lee Bondhus, T; Ken Holm, G; Jim Vacura, HB. 1960: Lee Bondhus, T; Joe Thorne, B. 1961: Roger Eischens, E; Mike Sterner, G; Dean Koster, QB; Joe Thorne, FB. 1962: 1st Team: Roger Eischens, E; Jerry Ochs, C; Dean Koster, QB; Wayne Rasmussen, HB. 2nd Team: Jim Rickle, G; Gary Boner, HB. 1963: Darrel Tramp, E; Ed Maras, E; Dave Westbrock, T; Jerry Ochs, C; Ron Meyer, QB; Wayne Rasmussen, HB. 1964: Ed Maras, E; Ron Meyer, QB. 1965: No selections 1966: No selections 1967: Wayne Onken, OT; Darwin Gonnerman, RB; Tom Rockers, DE; Bryan Peeke, LB. 1968: Darwin Gonnerman, RB; Tom Rockers, DE. 1969: Clyde Hagen, TE; Jim Langer, LB. 1970: Chuck Kavanagh, DB 1971: Jim Heinitz, LB. 1972: Phil Engle, DT 1973: Les Tuma, RB; Charlie Clarksean, DB. 1974: Lynn Boden, OT; Jerry Lawrence, DT; J.D. Alexander, LB. 1975: Fred Schmidt, C; Ron Christensen, DT; Jere Rambow, DB. 1976: Monte Mosiman, TE; Bill Matthews, DT; Gene Ludens, LB. 1977: Monte Mosiman, TE; Bill Matthews, DE; Roberto Parker, DT. 1978: Lionel Macklin, WR; Dave Scheele, OT; Joel Price, OG; Rick Reese, LB. 1979: 1st Team: Lionel Macklin, WR; Gary Maffett, QB; Chuck Loewen, OT; Dan Dummermuth, FS. 2nd Team: Mark Kool, OG; Dan Johnson, FB; Jay Eliason, DT; Mike Breske, CB. 1980: 1st Team: Brian Bunkers, RB; Tony Harris, K; Mark Dunbar, DE; 2nd Team: Quinten Hofer, DT; Mike Breske, CB. 1981: 1st Team: Marty Higgins, QB; Quinten Hofer, OT; Dan Dummermuth, FS; 2nd Team: Tom Olson, LB; Mike Ethier, WR; Brian Bunkers, RB. 1982: 1st Team: No selections. 2nd Team: Mike Ethier, WR; Jeff Osmundson, OG; Mike Law, QB; Dave Knowlton, DE. 1983: 1st Team: Mike Ethier, WR; 2nd Team: Randy Pirner, CB; Mike Reiner, OT. 1984: 1st Team: Rick Wegher, TB; Rick Sweet, OG; Dennis Thomas, TE; Todd Yackley, DE; 2nd Team: No selections. 1985: 1st Team: Mike Busch, QB; Jeff Tiefenthaler, WR; Dan Sonnek, TB; Mark Diesch, OT; 2nd Team: Dennis Thomas, TE; Bruce Klostermann, LB; Brian Sisley, NG; K.C. Johnson, K.

1986: 1st Team: Jeff Tiefenthaler, WR; 2nd Team: Ted Wahl, QB; Dan Sonnek, RB; Brian Sisley, NG; Darrin Thurston, LB; Tom Sieh, SS. 1987: 1st Team: Dan Sonnek, RB; 2nd Team: Ted Wahl, QB; Norm Lingle, OT; Dan Ziegler, CB; J.J. Weems, DT. 1988: 1st Team: Ted Wahl, QB; Dan Duitscher, OG; Darwin Bishop, DT; 2nd Team: J.D. Berreth, WR; Ted Ortale, NG; Greg Osmundson, LB; Tim Kwapnioski, CB. 1989: 1st Team: Lance Prouty, OT; Kevin Tetzlaff, NG; 2nd Team: Tim Hawkins, P; Jamie Grosdidier, RB; Greg Osmundson, LB. 1990: 1st Team:Tom Bloom, OT; 2nd Team: Darren Brickman, APB 1991: 1st Team: Darren Baartman, WR; Shane Bouman, QB; Kevin Tetzlaff, DL; Doug Miller, LB. 2nd Team: Mike Myers, WR; Paul Wildemann, DL; Dave Peterson, DB. 1992: 1st Team: Adam Timmerman, OT; Adam Vinatieri, P; Doug Miller, LB; Dave Peterson, DB. 1993: 1st Team: Adam Timmerman, OT; Jake Hines, TE; Todd McDonald, QB; Jim Remme, DE; Adam Vinatieri, P. 2nd Team: Collin Breyfogle, OC; Matt Beier, WR; Dean Herrboldt, WR; Dan Nelson, RB; Mark Struck, DB; Mike Jaunich, DB. 1994: 1st Team: Adam Timmerman, OT; Jake Hines, TE; Jason Aune, DE; Mike Jaunich, DB; Adam Vinatieri, P. 2nd Team: Jay Bohlinger, OG; Dean Herrboldt, WR; Paul Klinger, RB. 1995: 1st Team: Brett Beran, APB. 2nd Team: Lance Wipf, TE; Tim Fogarty, LB. 1996: 1st Team: Jay Bohlinger, OG; Rusty Lenners, WR; Joel Lensegrav, DB; Tom O’Brien, P. 2nd Team: Chad Peters, LB. 1997: 1st Team: Troy Hart, OT; Nate Millerbernd, WR; Jeff Wolgamott, DE; Tom O’Brien, P. 2nd Team: No selections. 1998: 1st Team: Steve Heiden, TE; Josh Ranek, RB; Zach Carter, DT; Tom O’Brien, P; Brett Gorden, K. 2nd Team: Craig Ploetz, OG; Sterne Akin, LB. 1999: 1st Team: Matt Berry, OC; Josh Ranek, RB; 2nd Team: Casey Hillman, DB. 2000: 1st Team: No selections; 2nd Team: Brock Beran, WR. 2001: 1st Team: Josh Ranek, RB; 2nd Team: Nate Scheuer, OG. 2002: 1st Team: Kevin Brown, KOR; 2nd Team: Ben Studer, OL; Dan Fjeldheim, QB; Scott Nedved, RB; Kevin Brown, DB. 2003: 1st Team: Josh Davis, WR; Ben Studer, OT; 2nd Team: Andy Wagstrom, OT; Paul Keizer, TE; Brad Nelson, QB; Joey Abell, DE; Chris Coauette, LB; Rodney Francois, LB.

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ALL-GREAT WEST FOOTBALL CONFERENCE 2004: 1st Team: Anthony Watson, RB; Joey Abell, DL; Chris Coauette, LB; Neal Bainbridge, P; 2nd Team:Taylor Murray, OL; Paul Keizer, TE; Hank McCall, DB. 2005: 1st Team: Mitch Erickson, OL; Parker Douglass, K; 2nd Team: Paul Keizer, OL; Taylor Murray, OL; Josh Davis, WR; Anthony Watson, RB; Cory Koenig, RB; Gabe Koenigsfeld, DL; Billy Ray Kirch, LB; Hank McCall, DB. 2006: 1st Team: Parker Douglass, K; Mitch Erickson, OL; Chris Wagner, TE; Anthony Watson, RB; 2nd Team: Jason Bonwell, DL; Preston Crumly, OL; Nick Flesner, OL; JaRon Harris, WR; Micah Johnson, WR; Andy Kardoes, QB; Justin Kubesh, LB; Mitch Pontrelli, DL. 2007: 1st Team: Danny Batten, DE; Parker Douglass, K; Mitch Erickson, OL; Brock Gentile, DB; Tyler Koch, DB; Cory Koenig, RB; Justin Kubesh, LB; Jimmy Rogers, LB; 2nd Team: Preston Crumly, OL; JaRon Harris, WR; Chris Johnson, LB; Mitch Pontrelli, DL; Kevin Robling, OL; Eric Schroeder, DL; Chris Wagner, TE.

ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE 2008: 1st Team: Danny Batten, DE; Ryan Berry, QB; JaRon Harris, WR. 2nd Team: Glen Fox, WR; Kyle Minett, RB; Peter Reifenrath, K; Kevin Robling, OL; Jimmy Rogers, LB; Eric Schroeder, DL. 2009: 1st Team: Danny Batten, DE; Derek Domino, LB; Ryan McKnight, OL. 2nd Team: Glen Fox, WR; Conrad Kjerstad, DB; Casey Knips, OL; Kyle Minett, RB; Dean Priddy, P. 2009: 1st Team: Danny Batten, DE; Derek Domino, LB; Ryan McKnight, OL. 2nd Team: Glen Fox, WR; Conrad Kjerstad, DB; Casey Knips, OL; Kyle Minett, RB; Dean Priddy, P. 2010: 1st Team: Cole Brodie, DB; Colin Cochart, TE; Derek Domino, LB; Ryan McKnight, OL; Kyle Minett, RB. 2nd Team: Cole Brodie, RS; Corey Jeske, DB; Dean Priddy, P. 2011: 1st Team: Jason Schlautman, P. 2nd Team: Mike Lien, LB; Dale Moss, WR; Winston Wright, DB. 2012: 1st Team: Ross Shafrath, LB; Bryan Witzmann, OL; Zach Zenner, RB. 2nd Team: Will Castle, OL; T.J. Lally, LB; Skyler Luxa, DB; Doug Peete, DL.

ALL-TIME AWARD WINNERS CONFERENCE MVPS 1950: Herb Bartling 1954: Jerry Welch 1957: Len Spanjers 1961: Joe Thorne (back) Mike Sterner (line) 1962: Roger Eischens (line) 1963: Wayne Rasmussen (back) 1968: Darwin Gonnerman (back) 1974: Lynn Boden (off. line) 1977: Bill Matthews (def. line) 1978: Rick Reese (def. back) 1979: Gary Maffett (off. back) 1985: Mike Busch (off. back) 1987: Dan Sonnek (off. back) 1988: Ted Wahl (off. back) 1992: Doug Miller (def. back) 1994: Adam Timmerman (off. line) 2001: Josh Ranek (off. back) 2005: Parker Douglass (spec. teams) 2006: Parker Douglass (spec. teams) 2009: Danny Batten (co-defensive )

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS 1974: Bob Gissler (2) Dan Somsen (2) 1975: Bill Matthews (1) Bob Gissler (2) 1977: Bill Matthews (1) 1978: Paul Kippley (2) 1979: Tony Harris (1) Paul Kippley (1) 1980: Paul Kippley (2) 1987: Dan Sonnek (1) 1991: Kevin Tetzlaff (2) 1994: Jake Hines (2) Adam Vinatieri (2) 2001: Josh Ranek (2) 2005: Mitch Klein (2) 2006: Parker Douglass (2) Cory Koenig (1) 2007: Parker Douglass (2) Cory Koenig (1) 2008: Kyle Minett (1) Kevin Robling (2) 2009: Kyle Minett (1) Conrad Kjerstad (2) 2010: Kyle Minett (1) Tyler Duffy (2) 2012: Zach Zenner (2) Note: Number in parentheses indicates first or second team

NCAA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS 1980: 1981: 1988: 1995: 2001: 2003: 2008:

Chuck Loewen Paul Kippley Dan Sonnek Jake Hines Josh Ranek Scott Connot Ryan Berry, Kevin Robling

ACADEMIC ALL-NCC 1974: Dan Somsen, OL Bill Mast, QB Bob Gissler, DL Doug Wertish, DB 1975: Dan Somsen, OL Corwyn Mosiman, OL Abe Chadderdon, WR Greg Hart, RB Bill Mast, QB Bob Gissler, DL Bill Matthews, DL 1976: Brad Seely, OL Bill Matthews, DL 1977: Brad Seely, OL Bill Matthews, DL 1978: Brad Alfred, OL Paul Kippley, DB 1979: Jeff Eitreim, OL Chuck Loewen, OL Tony Harris, K Mike McKnight, DL Paul Kippley, DB 1980: Ron Schneider, RB Tony Harris, K Doug Decker, DL 1981: No selections 1982: Mike Law, QB Dave Fremark, LB 1983: Mark Diesch, OL Mike Law, QB Dave Fremark, LB 1984: No selections 1985: Mark Diesch, OL Jeff Mounts, OC Dennis Thomas, TE Dan Sonnek, RB Matt Stanley, LB 1986: Dan Sonnek, RB Jeff Tiefenthaler, WR Greg Schmidt, DB K.C. Johnson, K 1987: Dan Sonnek, RB Greg Schmidt, DB Mike Temme, OL Dan Duitscher, OL 1988: Dan Duitscher, OL Mike Temme, OL Kevin Tetzlaff, DL 1989: Mike Temme, OL Jamie Grosdidier, RB Kevin Tetzlaff, DL Greg Osmundson, LB Ken Tiefenthaler, DB 1990: Tom Haensel, DB Kelly McDermott, OC Jamie Grosdidier, RB Ken Tiefenthaler, DB 1991: Kevin Tetzlaff, DL Jamie Grosdidier, RB Tim Burns, TE Darren Baartman, WR Jim Remme, OL Doug Miller, LB Scott Lewis, DB 1992: Doug Miller, LB Jim Remme, DL Tim Burns, TE Adam Timmerman, OT Chad Masters, LS

1993: Jake Hines, TE Adam Timmerman, OL Brent Rohlfs, LB Jim Remme, DL Adam Vinatieri, K 1994: Jake Hines, TE Adam Timmerman, OL Brent Rohlfs, LB Adam Vinatieri, K Mark Struck, DB 1995: Rusty Lenners, WR Tim Fogarty, LB Scott Sievers, RB Mark Struck, DB Brett Gorden, K 1996: Matt Beier, WR Chad Peters, LB Brett Gorden, K 1997: Sterne Akin, LB Brett Gorden, K Brad Peterson, DT 1998: Brett Gorden, K Steve Heiden, OL Lee Munger, DL Sterne Akin, LB Vic Sosa, DB Corey Wulf, LB 1999: Brad Beck, OL Greg Niederauer, WR Josh Ranek, RB 2000: Brad Beck, OL Brock Beran, WR Chris Paul, TE Josh Ranek, RB 2001: Josh Ranek, RB 2002: Ben Fast, OL Scott Nedved, RB 2003: Chris Coauette, LB Scott Connot, DB Brian Janecek, WR

ACADEMIC ALL-GWFC 2004: Travis Ahrens, DL Scott Breyfogle, DB Chris Coauette, LB Jeff Davis, OL Brian Janecek, WR Marty Kranz, LB Mitch Klein, DB Hank McCall, DB Greg Peitz, TE John Perry, DB 2005: Paul Aanonson, WR/KR Matt Anderson, TE Ryan Berry, QB Scott Breyfogle, DB Parker Douglass, K Dan Dykhouse, TE Mitch Erickson, OL Andrew Hoogeveen, LB Mitch Klein, DB Cory Koenig, RB Marty Kranz, LB John Perry, DB Mitch Pontrelli, DL 2006: Matt Anderson, TE Steven Bazata, DL Scott Breyfogle, DB Parker Douglass, K Mitch Erickson, OL

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Andrew Hoogeveen, LB Chris Johnson, LB Casey Knips, OL Cory Koenig, RB Marty Kranz, LB Mark Oelkers, OL Mitch Pontrelli, DL Kevin Robling, OL 2007: Paul Aanonson, KR Matt Anderson, TE Ryan Berry, QB Derek Domino, LB Parker Douglass, K Mitch Erickson, OL Nick Flesner, OL Andrew Hoogeveen, DB Chris Johnson, LB Conrad Kjerstad, DB Casey Knips, OL Cory Koenig, RB Kyle Minett, RB Dean Priddy, P Kevin Robling, OL Jimmy Rogers, LB

ACADEMIC ALL-MVFC 2008: Ryan Berry, QB (1) Tyler Duffy, RB (1) Conrad Kjerstad, DB (2) Kyle Minett, RB (1) Kevin Robling, OL (1) 2009: Tyler Duffy, RB (1) Chris Johnson, LB (2) Conrad Kjerstad, DB (1) Kyle Minett, RB (1) 2010: Zach Buchner, OL (2) Derek Domino, LB (1) Tyler Duffy, RB (1) Matt Hylland, WR (2) Brad Iverson, WR (2) Kyle Minett, RB (1) Alex Olinger, OL (2) Dean Priddy, P (2) 2011: Bo Helm, DB (2) Brandon Hubert, WR (2) Brad Iverson, TE (1) Alex Olinger, OL (2) Taylor Suess, OL (2) 2012: Seth Daughters (2) Brandon Hubert (2) Tyrel Kool (2) Alex Olinger (1) Nick Purcell (2) Jason Schneider (2) Ross Shafrath (2) Taylor Suess (1) Zach Zenner (1) Note: Number in parentheses indicates first or second team

FCS ATHLETIC DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS 2007: Cory Koenig 2008: Ryan Berry

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ALL-AMERICANS Thirty-four football players have been honored with All-America honors during their playing days at South Dakota State. Following is a complete listing of these Jackrabbit All-Americans: • FRANK KELLEY, halfback, 1926 Kelley was the spark plug who ignited the Jackrabbits to an undefeated season in 1926. The team’s leading rusher, Kelley also gained nationwide attention for his drop kicks, particularly in games against St. Louis University and Hawaii, where his toe accounted for the winning points. He also posed a threat passing, and during the season either ran, passed or kicked for all of the Jackrabbits’ points in North Central Conference play. A Tyndall native, Kelley earned eight letters as a Jackrabbit, starting in both football and basketball, while also running on the track team. He broke two world records in 1925, running the 45-yard low hurdles in 5.8 seconds and the 50-yard high hurdles in 6.3 seconds. Following graduation, he played in 17 games for the champion New York Giants. • WEERT ENGLEMANN, halfback, 1929 Called the “Flying Dutchman of Miller”, Englemann broke up several tight games with explosive bolts through the line. An all-conference choice in both 1928 and 1929, he led the Jackrabbits in both rushing and scoring. Englemann also excelled in track and field, winning a record12 individual North Central Conference titles. He also became the first South Dakotan to win an event at the Drake Relays, capturing the top spot in the triple jump in 1929 before winning the discus in 1930. Englemann went on to star on the defensive side of the ball for the Green Packers from 1930-33. • AL ARNDT, guard, 1934 A two-way player, Arndt starred at offensive guard and defensive tackle for the Jackrabbits. A mainstay in the line for three seasons, he led the team in tackles as a senior and was twice named all-North Central Conference. Also a starter in basketball, Arndt went on to play professional football for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Boston Redskins. • PAUL “WHITEY” MILLER, halfback, 1935 One of SDSU’s most explosive runners, Miller led the Jacks to an upset victory over Wisconsin, when he scored on a 75-yard interception return. During his senior year, he ran or passed for 11 of SDSU’s 17 touchdowns, including two 70-yard runs. He played three seasons (1936-38) with the Green Bay Packers. • HERB BARTLING, quarterback, 1950 Bartling spearheaded one of the most talented backfields in SDSU history, leading the Jackrabbits to an undefeated season in 1950 as he earned North Central Conference Most Valuable Player honors. He also was a two-time all-NCC performer in basketball. • HERB BACKLUND, center, 1954 Backlund didn’t play center until his senior season, but proved to be a powerful downfield blocker and excellent pass blocker for quarterback Jerry Welch, who joined him on the All-America team that season. • JERRY WELCH, quarterback, 1954 Welch stepped in at quarterback after a season-opening loss to Iowa State and guided the Jackrabbits to a 7-1 record the rest of the way. A triple threat at running, passing and kicking, his nine touchdowns in 1954 included a 91-yard run from scrimmage and a 77-yard punt return. Many of his punt return records stood for more than 40 years. Welch went on to play in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders. • LEN SPANJERS, guard, 1957 A three-time all-North Central Conference selection, Spanjers paced the 1957 Jackrabbit squad to the league crown.

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Playing both offense and defense, the MIlbank native was named the NCC’s Most Valuable Player. Co-captain as a senior, he was also was the team’s punter. In 1955, he was the only sophomore named to the all-conference squad. • JOE THORNE, fullback, 1961 Called “the best all-around player in the history of football at SDSU” by coach Ralph Ginn, Thorne paced the 1961 Jackrabbits to the North Central Conference title and an 8-2 season. He tallied 958 rushing yards (5.5 ypc) his senior year, despite carrying the ball only twice in the fourth quarter all season. A two-time all-NCC selection, he piled up more than 2,000 career rushing yards and also played defensive back. Thorne was drafted by the Green Bay Packers, but passed up the opportunity to play professionally. He died in 1965 while serving as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. • MIKE STERNER, guard, 1961 Mike Sterner teamed with his twin brother, John, to give SDSU opponents a dose of double trouble during a conference championship season in 1961, earning first-team all-NCC honors. Sterner went on to a successful career as a wrestling coach at Southwest Minnesota State University and is a member of the NAIA Wrestling Hall of Fame. • ROGER EISCHENS, end, 1962 A two-sport star, Eischens was also an All-America wrestler for the Jacks. Named to the all-North Central Conference grid team twice, the Canby, Minn., native was the first SDSU player to gain more than 1,000 yards receiving for his career, tallying 1,094 yards on 65 receptions. Also a defensive standout, his 85-yard interception return against Toledo (Ohio) in 1962, stood as the longest in program history for 45 years. • JOHN STONE, linebacker/kicker, 1962 A native of Hendricks, Minn., Stone was named All-America after leading the nation in field goal kicking. Stone kicked nine field goals and 24 extra points for 51 points that season, his first as a kicker. Stone also led the team in interceptions in 1962 and was one of the team’s leading tacklers. • WAYNE RASMUSSEN, halfback, 1963 The 1963 College Athlete of the Year in South Dakota, Rasmussen was all-North Central Conference in three sports: football, basketball and baseball. The league’s Most Valuable Back, Rasmussen rushed for 874 yards and caught 29 passes for 463 yards in leading the Jackrabbits to an unbeaten record in NCC play and a 9-1 overall record. He also was the team’s leading kickoff and punt returner, and intercepted seven passes. Following his career at SDSU, Rasmussen plated 10 seasons with the Detroit Lions. • DARWIN GONNERMAN, fullback, 1967 and 1968 The Adrian, Minn., powerhouse became SDSU’s first two-time All-American when he put together back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and became the school’s career rushing leader. A classic all-purpose player, Gonnerman set 13 school records, including the longest punt return in school history, 95 yards against North Dakota State, a record that still stands today. Also a standout kicker, Gonnerman played two seasons with the Ottawa Roughriders in the Canadian Football League. In 1969, he was voted South Dakota College Football Player of the Decade. • LYNN BODEN, guard, 1974 Boden had the distinction of being the only North Central Conference player ever picked in the round of the National Football League Draft, when he was selected by the Detroit Lions in 1975.

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ALL-AMERICANS The NCC’s Most Valuable Offensive Lineman as a senior, the Osceola, Neb., native was a Kodak first-team All-American in 1974. • BILL MATTHEWS, defensive end, 1977 Matthews came from a nine-man football program at Wessington to star three years for the Jacks — not only as a player, but as a student. By the time he left SDSU, he had: earned first-team Academic All-America honors twice (1975, 1977); earned first-team Associated Press Little AllAmerica recognition (1977); been named North Central Conference Most Valuable Defensive Lineman (1977), and was named to the all-NCC team twice (1976, 1977). Matthews started at defensive tackle for two seasons before moving to defensive end as a senior. He was selected in the fifth round of the NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He also played professionally for the New York Giants and the United State Football League’s Denver Gold. • CHUCK LOEWEN, offensive tackle, 1979 Loewen was a first-team Kodak All-American after helping lead the Jackrabbits to the 1979 NCAA Division II playoffs. He also earned thirdteam All-America honors from the Associated Press. A first-team all-North Central Conference performer both as a player and academically, Loewen was awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. He was drafted in the seventh round by the San Diego Chargers in 1980 and played five seasons in the NFL. • RICK WEGHER, running back, 1984 Wegher put together a career year during his senior season, finishing second in the nation in rushing (119.7 ypg) and fourth in scoring. He also put his name in the NCAA record book twice. The first came when Wegher and Wyoming’s Kevin Lowe co-authored an NCAA record for most yards gained by two opposing backs with 533 (Wegher tallied 231). He also finished his career with an all-divisions NCAA-record 107 kickoff returns. Wegher, who became the first player to rush for more than 1,000 yards in an NCC season, later signed with Calgary of the CFL. • DENNIS THOMAS, tight end, 1985 A three-year starter from Parkston, Thomas set a then-SDSU record for career pass receptions with 123. A two-time all-North Central Conference selection, Thomas caught at least one pass in 29 consecutive games, talling 1,441 career receiving yards. He was signed as a free agent by the Denver Broncos in 1986, then by Cincinnati in 1987. • JEFF TIEFENTHALER, wide receiver, 1985 and 1986 Tiefenthaler gained national attention when he set an NCAA record by catching at least one touchdown pass in 14 consective games. He added another national mark by catching at least one touchdown in 25 different games in his career. The Armour native set nine school records and also set seven North Central Conference records as his career totals included 173 receptions for 3,621 yards and 32 touchdowns. He was a consensus All-America pick in 1986 and was one of three finalists for the Harlon Hill Award as the Division II Player of the Year. He also became the first SDSU player ever selected to play in the Senior Bowl. • DAN SONNEK, tailback, 1987 Sonnek came to SDSU as a walk-on, but ended his career by earning second-team Little All-America recognition from the Associated Press andfirstteam NCAA Division II All-America honors from The Football News. The Easton, Minn., native set school records for rushing in a game (268), season (1,518) and career (3,304). He led Division II in rushing as a sophomore and was the North Central Conference Most Valuable Back in 1987, after setting the league’s career rushing mark. In addition, Sonnek was a first-team Academic All-America selection and recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.

ALL-AMERICANS DURING THE STIEGELMEIER ERA • KEVIN TETZLAFF, nose guard, 1991 Tetzlaff became the second member of his family to earn All-America honors for the Jacks, following older brother, Mark, who was an All-American on the 198485 basketball team which finished runner-up in NCAA Division II. A Hayti native, Tetzlaff earned first-team Little All-America honors from The Associated Press and the Football Gazette. He also earned GTE Academic All-America honors. He later was named the winner of the Stan Marshall Award as the top male scholar-athlete in the North Central Conference for 1991-92. After missing the entire 1990 season because of an injury, was selected to play in the Kelly Tire Blue-Gray All-Star Game following the 1991 season. Tetzlaff earned all-NCC honors in 1989 and 1991, and was a three-time academic all-conference performer (1988, 1989, 1991). • DOUG MILLER, linebacker, 1991 & 1992 Miller was a consensus All-American as a senior (Kodak, The Associated Press, Football Gazette, C.M. Frank). He played in the Kelly Tire Blue-Gray All-Star Game, and was a seventh-round draft pick of the San Diego Chargers. He earned all-conference honors as a junior and senior, and was named Most Valuable Defensive Lineman in the NCC as a senior. As a junior, Miller led the Jacks in tackles (114 in 10 games) and earned first-team NCAA Division II All-America honors from the Football Gazette and third-team Little AllAmerica by The Associated Press. Miller also earned academic all-conference honors twice, and was a member of the GTE-CoSIDA Academic All-District team as a senior. A Sturgis native, Miller was killed on July 21, 1998, when struck by lightning while camping in Colorado. • ADAM TIMMERMAN, offensive tackle, 1993 & 1994 Timmerman was a consensus All-American in 1993 and 1994, earning first-team All-America honors on all five recognized teams (The Associated Press, Football Coaches Association, Football Gazette, CoSIDA Division II and C.M. Frank) in 1994. He earned the Jim Langer Trophy as the NCAA Division II Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1994 when he was the Most Valuable Offensive Lineman in the NCC, and was named Most Valuable Offensive Lineman in the 1995 Snow Bowl. Timmerman was a seventh-round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers and started in two Super Bowls. In 1999, he signed with the St. Louis Rams and played in two more Super Bowls, as well as the Pro Bowl. At SDSU, Timmerman played his way into the starting lineup in 1990, then missed the 1991 season because of a broken ankle. He earned firstteam all-North Central Conference honors in 1992,1993 and 1994. In 1993, he was a first-team All-America selection on the C.M. Frank and CoSIDA/NCAA Division II teams, and was second team on The Associated Press Little All-America and Football Gazette teams.

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ALL-AMERICANS A native of Cherokee, Iowa, Timmerman was also a two-time first-team academic all-NCC selection and was named to the GTE-CoSIDA Academic All-District VII Team.

The Chaska, Minn., native was selected to the AP and Football Gazette All-America teams in 1997, and was a third-team honoree by Football Gazette in 1998.

• JAKE HINES, tight end, 1994 Hines earned All-America honors both as a player (first-team CoSIDA and Football Gazette) and academically (GTE-CoSIDA second-team Academic All-America). He was also SDSU’s North Central Conference Honor Athlete for 1994-95 (top senior athletically and academically) and was one of three players from NCAA Division II football to earn an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, after compiling a 3.78 gradepoiint average in HPER. He completed his master’s degree at Delta State (Miss.). Hines lettered as a first-year freshman in 1991 after graduating from Harmony High School in Minnesota. He played in all 42 SDSU games during his career, finishing with 86 career receptions, seven for touchdowns, and 1,081 yards, making him just the second tight end in SDSU to reach 1,000 yards receiving.

• BRETT GORDEN, kicker, 1998 Gorden earned third-team All-America honors from the Football Gazette in 1998. A native of Winona, Minn., Gorden was SDSU’s first four-time academic all-conference selection in football and was a second-team GTE academic alldistrict selection as a senior. He also was a Burger King scholar-athlete and SDSU’s NCC Honor Athlete, as the top senior male studentathlete. He earned first-team all-conference honors as a senior, as well as second-team Daktronics all-region recognition. Gorden was SDSU’s kicker for all 43 games during his career and broke several SDSU records previously held by NFL kicker Adam Vinatieri. Gorden scored 214 points kicking, including school records for most field goals, 36 (Vinatieri had 27), and most PATs, 106 (of 111). He also held the SDSU record for longest field goal, 52 yards against St. Cloud State in 1997 (since broken), and made 11 consecutive field goals in one stretch. He also had a string of 28 consecutive PATs.

• ADAM VINATIERI, punter, 1994 The hero of two Super Bowl victories for the New England Patriots, Vinatieri led the North Central Conference in punting three straight years and left SDSU holding just about every school record for punting and place-kicking. He was a first-team selection on two AllAmerica teams in 1994, CoSIDA and Football Gazette. He set the single-season record for punting average at 43.5 yards per attempt in 1994, set the SDSU mark for the longest field goal at 51 yards (accomplished twice) and held the SDSU record for most points scored by a placekicker, at 195. He also set SDSU records for most career PATs, 104, and most career field goals, 27. Vinatieri was a first-team all-NCC selection as a punter three straight years (1992-93-94) and earned second-team all-NCC honors as a placekicker in 1992. He was also a two-time first-team academic all-NCC selection, earning first-team all-district and second-team GTE-CoSIDA Academic All-America honors as a senior. A graduate of Rapid City Central High School, Vinatieri embarked on a professional career with Amsterdam in the World League of American Football (now NFL Europe), before signing with the New England Patriots during the summer of 1996. He currently is a member of the Indianapolis Colts. • TOM O’BRIEN, punter, 1996, 1997 and 1998 O’Brien inherited the SDSU punting duties from All-American Adam Vinatieri and promptly broke the SDSU single-season record by averaging 44.5 yards for 60 punts as a sophomore in 1996. He led the nation (NCAA Division II) in punting in 1996, then improved his average, to 44.8, in 1997 but finished second in the nation. O’Brien, who also handled kickoff duties for the Jackrabbits, earned first-team All-America honors on five different teams in 1996: The Associated Press, the American Football Coaches Association, CoSIDA, Football Gazette, and Football Quarterly.

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• STEVE HEIDEN, tight end, 1998 Heiden was on the third team of the Football Gazette Division II AllAmerica team in 1998, and was later a thirdround draft pick of the San Diego Chargers. A native of Rushford, Minn., Heiden led SDSU in receiving two straight years, finishing his career with 112 catches for 1,499 yards. He earned first team all-North Central Conference honors in 1998, after being an honorable mention selection in both 1996 and 1997. Heiden closed out his collegiate career by playing in the 1999 Snow Bowl (Division II allstar game). After played in San Diego for four seasons before being traded to Cleveland, where he played from 2003-09. • JOSH RANEK, running back, 1998, 1999 and 2001 A consensus All-American in both 1999 and 2001, Ranek sandwiched those seasons around an injury-plagued 2000. And in 2001 he was one of three finalists for the Harlon Hill Trophy as the Division II Player of the Year. He was also a three-time academic all-North Central Conference selection, and was on the Verizon Academic All-America team in 2001. A Tyndall native and graduate of Bon Homme High School, Ranek left SDSU as the school’s career rushing leader but also for the North Central Conference. He just missed the NCAA Division II career rushing mark, finishing with 6,794 yards, including 5,257 yards in NCC games. He led the NCC in rushing each of his three All-America seasons, and also set the NCC single-season scoring record with 132 points in 1999. Ranek rushed for more than 200 yards 13 times in his career, and was NCC Player of the Week 12 times. For 44 games, he averaged 154.4 yards per game rushing.

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ALL-AMERICANS Ranek redshirted in 1996, then was slated to start in 1997 but an early season injury ended the season. He was granted injury hardship status, making him a third-year freshman in 1998. He set an SDSU single-game record with 291 yards versus St. Cloud State in 1999. In 1999, as a sophomore, he became the SDSU career leader in rushing and scoring, earned first-team All-America (Daktronics, Football Gazette) and finished fourth overall in the voting for the Harlon Hill Award as the Division II Player of the Year. After a tryout with the Dallas Cowboys, he signed with the Ottawa Renegades of the Canadian Football League, where he started as a rookie. • MATT BERRY, center, 1999 With an All-America running back putting up record-setting numbers, there had to be someone getting the job done up front. That’s where center Matt Berry fit in. Berry started three straight seasons, 199799, earning honorable mention all-North Central Conference as a junior. As a senior, in 1999, the Spearfish native finished his career by being named first-team all-conference and earning recognition on the Daktronics, Football Gazette, and Associated Press Little All-America teams. With Berry leading the way, the Jackrabbits averaged 229.4 yards rushing per game during the 1999 season. • SCOTT CONNOT, safety, 2003 Connot earned first-team all-North Central Conference and secondteam All-America honors from Football Gazette during his senior season in 2003. He also was an academic All-American and received an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. A native of Spencer, Neb., Connot played in 34 games at SDSU, starting all 11 as a senior, when he led the team in tackles with 94. He finished his collegiate career with 234 tackles (142 solos), eight interceptions, 19 passes defended, seven forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries. After signing with Kansas City as a free agent, he played in two games in 2004, then was assigned by the Chiefs to NFL Europe, where he earned all-league honors for the champion Amsterdam Admirals during the summer of 2005. • CHRIS COAUETTE, linebacker, 2004 Coauette became the first Jackrabbit to earn All-America recognition at the NCAA Division I-AA level, when he received second-team honors from Football Gazette during SDSU’s inaugural season in I-AA. A first-team all-Great West Football Conference selection, Coauette led the Jacks in tackles, recording 60 solos and 55 assists for 115 total. Ten of his tackles were for losses including 3.5 sacks. He also led the team with five pass interceptions, had one fumble recovery and one blocked kick. In addition, the Crookston, Minn., native earned academic all-GWFC and was league defensive player of the week following SDSU’s season-ending victory at Northern Colorado. A four-year letterman, Coauette played in 38 games during his career

and had 313 career tackles (185 solo), including 25.5 for loss, with 10 career interceptions. • PARKER DOUGLASS, kicker, 2005 Douglass rewrote the Jackrabbit record book for place-kicking during his sophomore season in 2005, en route to earning third-team All-America honors from The Sports Network and Football Gazette. A native of Columbus, Neb., Douglass set an SDSU single-season record for a kicker with 99 points. His 19 field goals made in 26 attempts also set Jackrabbit single-season marks, and his average of 1.9 field goals per game would have led Division I-AA if the Jackrabbits had been eligible for postseason consideration. Honored as the Great West Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Year, Douglass extended his school-record streak of 52 consecutive PATs come to an end during the 2005 season. However, he did establish other Jackrabbit records with a 54-yard field goal and nine PATs in one game, against Valparaiso (Ind.). In all, Douglass set 19 single-game, single-season and career records during his four-year career from 2004-07, including most career field goals (62) and points by a kicker (321). • MITCH ERICKSON, offensive lineman, 2006 and 2007 The anchor of the Jackrabbit offensive line, Mitch Erickson earned a spot on The Associated Press Division I-AA All-America Third Team in 2006. During his senior season, Erickson was nearly a consensus All-American, earning firstteam honors from the American Football Coaches Associaiton, The Associated Press, College Sporting News and College Sports Report.com. He also was an honorable mention pick by the Sports Network after helping lead the Jackrabbits to the Great West Football Conference title — the program’s first league title in 44 years. Erickson, who started every game in his Jackrabbit career, split time between guard and tackle, earning all-GWFC honors three consecutive years (2005, 2006, 2007). • TYLER KOCH, cornerback, 2007 Koch was a third-team All-America selection by both The Associated Press and Sports Network during a stellar senior season. A native of White Lake, Koch led the team and Great West Football Conference with seven interceptions, three of which he returned for touchdowns. His 99-yard interception return for touchdown Nov. 10 against Southern Utah set an SDSU record for the longest interception return in school history. A two-time GWFC Defensive Player of the Week, Koch recorded three interceptions in a game at Central Arkansas. He ranked seventh on the team with 64 tackles in earning first-team all-GWFC honors.

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ALL-AMERICANS • DANNY BATTEN, defensive end, 2009 Batten was nearly a consensus All-American, earning first-team honors from The Sports Network and Walter Camp Football Foundation and second-team recognition from the Associated Press. During his senior season, Batten led the team with nine sacks and 17 tackles for loss, while ranking second on the squad with 85 total tackles. The co-Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year, the Gilbert, Ariz., native added a forced fumble and pass breakup. Batten also finished third in the balloting for the Buck Buchanan Award, which is presented to the top defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. • KYLE MINETT, running back, 2009 and 2010 Minett became the first Jackrabbit running back to earn All-America honors at the Division I level, receiving third-team recognition from the Associated Press following the 2009 season and third-team honors from both the AP and Sports Network during his senior season in 2010. A native of Ruthton, Minn., Minett became the first SDSU rusher to turn in three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. In 2009, Minett posted his second straight 1,000-yard season, tallying 1,304 yards and 16 touchdowns while averaging 4.8 yards per carry. Minett ranked fifth in the Football Championshp Subdivision with an average of 108.7 yards per game, topping the 100-yard mark in seven of the team’s 12 games. Minett added 19 receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown. His 17 total touchdowns for 102 points ranked 13th in the FCS ranks at an average of 8.5 points per game. During his senior season in 2010, Minett recorded eight consecutive 100-yard games as he again crossed the 1,000-yard mark with 1,208 yards and 12 touchdowns. He remained on the ballot throughout the season for the Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision, finishing 18th. For his career, Minett finished second on the all-time Jackrabbit rushing charts with 4,277 yards and scored 47 rushing touchdowns. He added 107 career receptions for 912 yards and seven scores.

accolades by being named to the College Sporting News Sweet 63 FCS All-America Team, which is comprised of the players regardless of position. • BRYAN WITZMANN, offensive tackle, 2012 Witzmann received a pair of All-America honors following SDSU’s playoff season in 2012, earning first-team accolades from the Sports Network and second-team recognition from the Associated Press. A native of Houlton, Wis., Witzmann anchored a Jackrabbit offensive line that led the way for the team to record averages of 23.4 points and 367.6 yards of total offense per game. He alsow paved the way for running back Zenner to reach 2,000 yards and lead the Football Championship Subdivision in rushing in 2012. Witzmann enters his senior year having started at left tackle in each of the Jackrabbits' 35 games over the past three seasons. He earned first-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors in 2012 after an honorable mention selection in 2011. • ZACH ZENNER, running back, 2012 Zenner burst on to the national scene in 2012, leading the Football Championship Subdivision in both total rushing yards (2,044) and average rushing yards per game (157.2). As a result, Zenner was a consensus AllAmerican, earning first-team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association, Sports Network and Walter Camp Football Foundation, as well as second-team recognition from the Associated Press. He closed out his accolades with recognition with a spot on College Sporting News’ Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team. He also finished seventh in the balloting for the Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision. During the 2012 season, Zenner crossed the 100-yard mark in nine games and topped 200 yards three times, including a school-record 295 yards in the opening round of the FCS playoffs versus Eastern Illinois. Zenner averaged 6.8 yards per carry and scored 13 touchdowns, including a school-record 99-yarder in the 2012 season opener at Kansas. He also added 28 receptions for 197 yards.

• RYAN MCKNIGHT, center, 2010 McKnight was nearly a consensus All-America selection during his senior season, receiving honors on five different honor squads. A Sioux Falls native, McKnight anchored a relatively inexperienced Jackrabbit offensive line that allowed only six sacks all season while averaging 344 yards of total offense per game. He started nine games at center and two at left guard. McKnight received first-team recognition from the Walter Camp Football Foundation, along with second-team honors from the Associated Press, Phil Steele Publications and Sports Network. He rounded out his postseason

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NATIONAL AWARD FINALISTS • JEFF TIEFENTHALER, Harlon Hill Trophy, 1986 Tiefenthaler was one of three finalists for the inaugural presentation of the Harlon Hill Trophy in 1986. Tiefenthaler gained national attention a year earlier as he began an NCAA-record streak of catching at least one touchdown pass in 14 straight games. During the 1986 season, Tiefenthaler compiled school records of 73 receptions and 1,534 receiving yards with 11 touchdowns, including a 91-yarder. The Armour native set nine school records and also set seven North Central Conference records as his career totals included 173 receptions for 3,621 yards and 32 touchdowns. He was a consensus All-America pick in 1986 and also became the first SDSU player ever selected to play in the Senior Bowl. Tiefenthaler added another national mark by catching at least one touchdown in 25 different games in his career. • ADAM TIMMERMAN, Jim Langer Trophy, 1994 Timmerman capped a standout collegiate career in 1994 by earning the Jim Langer Trophy — named after the South Dakota State Hall of Famer — as the NCAA Division II Offensive Lineman of the Year. He also was named Most Valuable Offensive Lineman at the 1995 Snow Bowl, a Division II allstar game played in Fargo, N.D. A native of Cherokee, Iowa, Timmerman was a three-time all-North Central Conference selection (1992, 1993, 1994). He earned AllAmerica recognition in both 1993 and 1994 before being selected in the seventh round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Timmerman played 12 years in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers and St. Louis Rams. He played on two Super Bowl champion teams — one each with the Packers and Rams. • JOSH RANEK, Harlon Hill Trophy, 2001 Ranek’s selection as one of three finalists for the Harlon Hill Trophy in 2001 was as much for his career achievements as it was for his stellar senior season. During the 2001 campaign, Ranek rushed for 1,804 yards and 18 touchdowns, including a 94-yarder at in-state rival South Dakota. He eclipsed the 100-yard mark in seven of the team’s 11 games and surpassed 200 yards four times. In his final collegiate game, Ranek rushed 40 times for 272 yards in a victory over Minnesota State, Mankato. The Tyndall native ended his career ranked second on the NCAA Division II career rushing charts with 6,794 yards — a total that still ranks fifth more than a decade later. He also scored 69 career touchdowns and finished his career with 426 points. An All-American in 1998, 1999 and 2001, Ranek led the North Central Conference in rushing all three seasons. His 132 points in conference play during the 1999 set an NCC record, as did his 5,257 rushing yards in league games. In 44 career games, Ranek averaged 154.4 yards per contest. He tallied 13 games of 200 or more yards. Ranek went on to a playing career in the Canadian Football League.

• RYAN BERRY, Draddy Trophy, 2008 South Dakota State University quarterback Ryan Berry defined the term student-athlete during a record-setting career in a Jackrabbit uniform. Berry set eight individual school records during the 2008 campaign, including single-season marks for completions (256), attempts (395) and passing touchdowns (30). He ended his career with Jackrabbit career records for completions (485), attempts (834), passing yards (6,023) and touchdown passes (56) in leading SDSU to back-to-back seven-win seasons. The Watertown, S.D., native also directed the Jackrabbit offense to a school-record 427 points in 2008 — an average of 35.6 points per game. In the fall of 2008, Berry was named one of 15 finalists for the Draddy Trophy (now the William V. Campbell Trophy), which is presented annually to the top collegiate football scholar-athlete. As a finalist, Berry earned a trip to New York for the awards ceremony, during which he was presented with the Robert A. Simms National Scholar-Athlete Award and an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship. Berry, who is pursuing a career in the medical profession, would go on to receive $12,500 more in postgraduate scholarships as he was honored with a $7,500 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, as well as a $5,000 scholarship from the Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association. • DANNY BATTEN, Buck Buchanan Award, 2009 Batten became the first South Dakota State player to be named a finalist for a player of the year of award at the Division I level as he finished third in the voting for the Buck Buchanan Award as the top defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision. During his senior season, Batten led the team with nine sacks and 17 tackles for loss, while ranking second on the squad with 85 total tackles. The co-Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year, the Gilbert, Ariz., native added a forced fumble and pass breakup. He was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. • KYLE MINETT, Walter Payton Award, 2010 Minett concluded a stellar career by appearing on the final ballot for the Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision during his senior season in 2010. The first Jackrabbit running back to rush for 1,000 yards in three consecutive season, Minett gained 1,208 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry. He rushed for at least 100 yards in eight consecutive games and scored 12 touchdowns. For his career, Minett finished second on the SDSU career rushing list with 4,277 yards. Minett also was honored as a Capital One Academic All-American three times (2008, 2009, 2010).

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NATIONAL AWARD FINALISTS • AUSTIN SUMNER, Jerry Rice Award, 2011 Sumner finished third in the balloting for the inaugural Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman player in the Football Championship Subdivision. A native of Brandon, Sumner took over the starting quarterback duties in the fourth game of the season and finished with a Missouri Valley Football Conference freshman record of 2,382 yards passing. He led all FCS freshman quarterbacks with 16 touchdown passes and topped the 300-yard mark five times, including a season-best 377 yards in a double-overtime win over Missouri State. In addition, Sumner tied the Jackrabbit single-game record with 37 completions against nationally ranked Northern Iowa. • ZACH ZENNER, Walter Payton Award, 2012 Zenner established himself as one of the top running backs in the Football Championship Subdivision, leading the nation in total rushing yards with 2,044 yards during the 2012 season. A consensus All-America selection, Zenner finished seventh in the balloting for the Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in the FCS ranks. In 13 games during the 2012 season, Zenner crossed the 100-yard mark in nine games and topped 200 yards three times, including a single-game school-record 295 yards in the opening round of the FCS playoffs versus Eastern Illinois. For the season, Zenner averaged 6.8 yards per carry and scored 13 touchdowns, including a school-record 99-yarder in the 2012 season opener at Kansas. Zenner had a penchant for long runs during his sophomore season as his 13 touchdowns covered a total of 557 yards — an average of 42.8 yards. Six of his touchdowns were more than 50 yards, including a 68-yarder in the playoff victory over Eastern Illinois.

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• T.J. LALLY, Jerry Rice Award, 2012 Lally emerged as one of the top young defensive players in the Football Championship Subdivision, finishing seventh in the voting for the 2012 Jerry Rice Award. A linebacker from Chicago, Lally finished second on the team with 107 tackles, while sharing the team lead with six sacks. He also tallied eight total tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and two interceptions. A second-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection and meember of the MVFC All-Newcomer Team, Lally was honored as the conference’s newcomer of the week on four different occasions. He also was recognized as the Sports Network National Freshman of the Week after tallying four sacks in the Jackrabbits’ home-opening victory over UC Davis. 2012 WALTER PAYTON AWARD VOTING RESULTS Pl. Player, School 1 2 3 1. Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion (Va.) 72 29 13 2. Miguel Maysonet, Stony Brook (N.Y.) 13 25 20 3. Eric Breitenstein, Wofford (S.C.) 11 15 15 4. Erik Lora, Eastern Illinois 7 14 15 5. Gavin McCarney, Colgate (N.Y.) 15 9 10 6. Casey Brockman, Murray State (Ky.) 8 7 9 7. Zach Zenner, South Dakota State 4 8 14 8. Aaron Mellette, Elon (N.C.) 1 6 9 9. DeNarius McGhee, Montana State 3 6 9 10. Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois 3 5 7

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2012 JERRY RICE AWARD VOTING RESULTS Pl. Player, School 1 2 1. John Robertson, Villanova (Pa.) 56 17 2. Sawyer Kollmorgen, Northern Iowa 25 34 3. Sean Price, Appalachian State (N.C.) 18 25 4. Jacob Huesman, Chattanooga (Tenn.) 10 16 5. Zak Browning, Southern Utah 8 8 6. Vernon Adams, Eastern Washington 12 12 7. T.J. Lally, South Dakota State 1 5 8. Kieran McDonagh, Portland St. (Ore.) 3 7 9. Terrick Colston, Delaware State 5 2 10. James Cowser, Southern Utah 1 3

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Adam Timmerman played on Super Bowl-winning teams for both the Green Bay Packers and the St. Louis Rams during a professional career that spanned from 1995-2006. A native of Cherokee, Iowa, Timmerman was an All-Pro selection in both 1999 and 2001. He was inducted into the Jackrabbit Sports Hall of Fame in the fall of 2012.

The South Dakota State University football program has a long history of developing players who have gone on to professional playing careers. Jackrabbit football alumni include Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Jim Langer, who starred on the offensive line for the Super Bowl champion Miami Dolphins in the early 1970s, as well as recent All-Pro selections Adam Timmerman and Adam Vinatieri.

Jim Langer, left, is pictured with legendary Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula during Langer’s induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987. Langer played center on every offensive down during the Dolphins’ perfect season in 1972. He was a first-team All-Pro four times and was selected to play in six Pro Bowl games. He played with the Dolphins from 1970-79 before returning to his home state to finish his career with the Minnesota Vikings from 1980-81. Langer is the only former North Central Conference player enshrined in the Canton, Ohio, hall of fame. A replica of his bust and other memorabilia is on display in the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center at South Dakota State University.

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ADAM VINATIERI

COLIN COCHART

Indianapolis Colts Lettered at SDSU 1991-94

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JACKRABBITS IN THE PROS SDSU PRO FOOTBALL ALUMNI Weldon Erickson • 1922, Minneapolis John Beasey • 1924, Green Bay Weert Englemann • 1930-33, Green Bay Ray Jenison • 1931, Green Bay Israel Ginsberg • 1935, Boston Alfred Arndt • 1935, Pittsburgh, Boston Paul “Whitey” Miller • 1936-38, Green Bay Mark Barber • 1937, Cleveland Robert Pylman •1938-39, Philadelphia Doug Eggers •1954-57, Baltimore; 1958, Chicago Cardinals Jerry Welch • 1955-56, Calgary (CFL) Dominic “Dick” Klawitter • 1956, Chicago Bears Pete Retzlaff • 1956, Detroit; 1956-66, Philadelphia Wayne Rasmussen • 1964-74, Detroit Ron Meyer • 1966, Pittsburgh Darwin Gonnerman • 1969-70, Ottawa (CFL) Jim Langer • 1970-79, Miami; 1980-81, Minnesota Tim Roth • 1971-77, Saskatchewan (CFL) Phil Engle • 1973, Birmingham (WFL) Lynn Boden • 1975-78, Detroit; 1979, Chicago Bill Matthews • 1978-81, New England; 1982-83, New York Giants; 1984, Denver Gold (USFL) Chuck Loewen • 1980-84, San Diego Bruce Klostermann • 1986-89, Denver; 1990-91, Los Angeles Raiders Mike Busch • 1987, New York Giants Brian Sisley • 1987, New York Giants Doug Miller • 1993-94, San Diego Dean Herrboldt • 1995-96, British Columbia (CFL) Adam Timmerman • 1995-98, Green Bay; 1999-2006, St. Louis Adam Vinatieri • 1996, Amsterdam (WFL); 1996-2005 New England; 2006-present, Indianapolis Steve Heiden • 1999-2001, San Diego; 2002-09 Cleveland Josh Ranek • 2002, Dallas; 2002-05, Ottawa (CFL); 2006, Hamilton (CFL); 2007, Edmonton (CFL), Scott Connot • 2004-06, Kansas City Mitch Erickson • 2008-09, Denver (practice squad); 2010, Seattle; 2010-11, Omaha (UFL); 2012, Edmonton (CFL) Parker Douglass • 2008, California (UFL); 2009, Las Vegas (UFL) Chris Johnson • 2010, Arizona/Chicago (practice squad) Danny Batten • 2010-12, Buffalo Colin Cochart • 2011-12, Cincinnati; 2012, Dallas Derek Domino • 2011. Denver (injured reserve); 2012, Edmonton (CFL)

Pete Retzlaff was one of the NFL’s top receivers in the 1950s and ’60s as a member of the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles.

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Ed Maras was drafted in both football and baseball following a standout athletic career at South Dakota State.

SDSU PLAYERS DRAFTED BY NFL TEAMS 1939: Bob Riddell, end, Philadelphia (17) 1951: Harry Gibbons, back, Chicago (20) 1951: Dick Peot, tackle, Detroit (28) 1953: Pete Retzlaff, back, Detroit (22) 1955: Jerry Welch, back, Baltimore (22) 1956: Dick Klawitter, center, Chicago (8) 1957: Harwood Hoeft, end, Baltimore (24) 1958: Wayne Haensel, tackle, N.Y. Giants (25) 1959: LeRoy Bergan, tackle, Baltimore (17) 1961: Leland Bondhus, tackle, Green Bay (19) 1962: Joe Thorne, back, Green Bay (12) 1962: Ron Frank, tackle, San Francisco (16) 1964: Wayne Rasmussen, back, Detroit (9) 1966: Ron Meyer, quarterback, Chicago (7) 1966: Ed Maras, end, Green Bay (20) 1970: Tim Roth, defensive end, Oakland (16) 1973: Phil Engle, tackle, Green Bay (11) 1975: Lynn Boden, tackle, Detroit (1) 1975: Jerry Lawrence, tackle, Houston (8) 1976: Todd Simonsen, tackle, Houston (6) 1976: Bob Gissler, defensive end, Miami (14) 1978: Bill Matthews, linebacker, New England (5) 1980: Chuck Loewen, offensive lineman, San Diego (7) 1986: Bruce Klostermann, linebacker, Denver (8) 1993: Doug Miller, linebacker, San Diego (7) 1995: Adam Timmerman, offensive lineman, Green Bay (7) 1999: Steve Heiden, tight end, San Diego (3) 2010: Danny Batten, defensive end, Buffalo (6) Note: Number in parentheses indicates round selected

OTHER RECENT JACKRABBITS WHO HAVE RECEIVED PRO TRYOUTS • Casey Bender, off. lineman, Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts; • Cole Brodie, defensive back, Jacksonville Jaguars; • Zach Carter, defensive lineman, Buffalo Bills; • JaRon Harris, wide receiver, Green Bay Packers; • Chris Johnson, linebacker, Arizona Cardinals and Chicago Bears; • Ryan McKnight, offensive lineman, Cincinnati Bengals; • Eric Schroeder, defensive lineman, Minnesota Vikings; • Chris Wagner, tight end, Oakland Raiders; • Andrew Wagstrom, offensive lineman, Miami Dolphins

Steve Heiden played 11 years in the NFL, splitting time between the San Diego Chargers and Cleveland Browns.

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Danny Batten was the most recent Jackrabbit player to be drafted, when he was selected by Buffalo in the sixth round of the 2010 draft.

JACKRABBITS IN THE PROS Heading into the start of the 2013 football season, at least three former South Dakota State standouts were expected to be in training camps of National Football League teams, continuing the Jackrabbits’ long tradition of developing players into pro prospects. Headlining the list is Adam Vinatieri of the Indianapolis Colts. Vinatieri has earned a reputation as one the most consistent and clutch kickers in the NFL. After two Pro Bowl selections (2002, 2004), he left New England following the 2005 season as the team’s career scoring leader. Vinatieri’s career totals include 413-of-500 on field goal attempts, 82.6 percent, and 1,867 career points. He ranks ninth in career scoring, eighth in career field goals and 11th in career field goal percentage in NFL history. He holds the second-longest streak of consecutive 100-point seasons to start a career in NFL history with 13 — a streak that ended during an injury-plagued 2009 campaign — and also ranks second with 15 career 100-point seasons. Vinatieri also has excelled in the postseason. He holds the distinction of being the only kicker in NFL history to play in five different Super Bowl games, and made a field goal in four of those games. He kicked lastsecond game-winning field goals in Super Bowl XXXVI against St. Louis and Super Bowl XXXVIII versus Carolina, as well as a game-tying 45yard field goal in a snowstorm against Oakland in the 2001 AFC Playoffs. His career postseason totals include 48-of-58 on field goals, and he shares the NFL single-game postseason record with five field goals — a feat he has accomplished twice. Vinatieri’s field goal totals also are NFL postseason records, as are his 196 points. Vinatieri began his professional career with the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe before signing with the New England Patriots in 1996. Also expected to be in training camp are tight end Colin Cochart and wide receiver Dale Moss. Cochart signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals following his senior season in 2010 and caught five passes for 44 yards and a touchdown in 10 games — three starts — during his rookie season in 2011. He spent the 2011 season with both Cincinnati and Dallas, and remains on the Cowboys’ preseason roster. Moss played only one year of football at SDSU after four years as a member of the Jackrabbit basketball team. In 2011, Moss shared the team lead with 61 receptions for a team-high 949 yards. He also scored six touchdowns. Moss initially signed as a free agent with the Green Bay Packers following the 2012 NFL Draft. After being released late in training camp, he spent time on the practice squads of both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears during the 2012 regular season. During the summer of 2013, he signed a free-agent contract with the Carolina Panthers.

The late Doug Miller made a Super Bowl appearance with the San Diego Chargers during the 1994 season.

Scott Connot played parts of three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs after previously playing in NFL Europe.

JACKRABBITS IN THE SUPER BOWL For South Dakota State University fans, the 2002 Super Bowl game was the second Adam Bowl. In the 1997 Super Bowl, two former Jackrabbits faced each other in the game between the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots. Adam Timmerman, was the starting right guard for the Packers, while Adam Vinatieri was the placekicker for the Patriots. In 2002, they met again; this time Timmerman with the St. Louis Rams and Vinatieri with the Patriots. Vinatieri not only kicked the winning field goal in that game, but did it again in the 2004 Super Bowl. Timmerman played in two Super Bowls for the Packers, then signed with St. Louis as a free agent and started for the 2000 Super Bowl champs, also going on to play in the Pro Bowl. Vinatieri has, in effect, provided the winning points in three Super Bowls since his field goal in the 2005 game was the margin of victory. Timmerman and Vinatieri are the fourth and fifth former SDSU players to appear in a Super Bowl game. Jim Langer was the starting center for the Miami Dolphins in three Super Bowls. The Jacks in the Super Bowl: • Jim Langer, Miami Dolphins, 1972-73-74; • Bruce Klostermann, Denver Broncos, 1988, 1990; • Doug Miller, San Diego Chargers, 1995; • Adam Timmerman, Green Bay Packers, 1997-98, and St. Louis Rams, 2000, 2002; and • Adam Vinatieri, New England Patriots 1997, 2002, 2004, 2005, and Indianapolis Colts, 2007.

In addition, former Jackrabbit player Brad Seely (1975-77) was the special teams coach for the Patriots in four Super Bowls. Seely currently is special teams coach and assistant head coach with the San Francisco 49ers, and made his fifth appearance in a Super Bowl this past winter. Seely also has coached with the Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Carolina Panthers and Cleveland Browns. He was named NFL Special Teams Coach of the Year in both 2009 and 2011. Several other former Jackrabbit players and coaches continue to have ties to the professional game, including: • Steve Heiden (player from 1995-98), assistant special teams/tight ends coach for the Arizona Cardinals; • Reed Burckhardt (player from 2004-07), college scout for the Minnesota Vikings; • Glen Fox (player from 2006-09), scouting assistant with Arizona Cardinals; • Shawn Mennenga (assistant coach from 2009-10), assistant special teams coach with the Cleveland Browns; • Trent Baalke (assistant coach from 1991-95), general manager of the San Francisco 49ers.

Brad Seely, right, pictured with head coach Jim Harbaugh, has been special teams coach of the San Francisco 49ers since 2011. Seely has coached in the NFL for more than 20 years, helping lead teams to five Super Bowl appearances.

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HOBO DAY The date – November 2, 1912. The event – first Hobo Day at State College. Hobo Day is said to have originated with several students eating ice cream and talking at a local drug store in 1912. The topic of conversation was a way to rescue the sagging school spirit, caused to some degree when State lost its first two football games of the season: 34-0 to Carleton, and 73-7 to the University of South Dakota. Many ideas of a homecoming day were brought up, but none were taken with any enthusiasm until someone mentioned an idea that had been attempted elsewhere. Although the idea wasn’t very successful in other places, it did seem to hold some potential for South Dakota State. Thus, the biggest one-day event in South Dakota was born. Prior homecoming activities had featured a traditional “nightshirt parade” with snake dance which led the students through Brookings until they arrived at the train depot in time to meet the night train. That practice continued until one fall when the college authorities decided it was undignified for female students to take part in this activity. Thus the idea for any new tradition had to include the female students. Costumes conceived in 1912 had males dressed as hoboes and girls as maidens. Even the first Hobo Day would prohibit the use of the razor. Student regulations that year stated that any male student show shaved after the Monday morning preceding the festivities would be initiated into the Bull Moose Club with a barrel and an oak lathe. Girls had to wear their hair in a braid and anyone who failed to do so would be “painted with red ink and have their hair braided.” Students, dressed in costumes, assembled at the “Old North Chapel” before they marched to the depot to meet the Yankton College football team. The parade started toward the train depot with a Hobo Band and the entire student body following to meet the Yankton team. The Industrial Collegian reported: “At the rally, onlookers couldn’t tell whether they were in an 1849 Indian village or a twentieth century division point of the Northwest railroad.” On the way back to campus, most students stopped at Brookings residents’ back doors and “bummed” ingredients for mulligan stew. Weary Willie made his first appearance in 1950 and Dirty ’Lil became an annual attraction in 1976. The Industrial Collegian of Nov. 5, 1912, reported: “the first Hobo Day was one of the biggest days SDSC has ever seen.” And they hadn’t seen anything yet. For the record, the initial idea worked — the Jacks won the football game 6-3.

RECORD VS. HOBO DAY OPPONENTS Team Augustana Creighton (Neb.) Hamline (Minn.) McNeese State (La.) Minnesota State, Mankato Missouri-Rolla Morningside Nebraska-Omaha North Dakota North Dakota State Northern Colorado Northern Iowa St. Cloud State St. John’s (Minn.) SDSU Army

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W-L-T 7-1-0 1-1-0 2-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 4-0-0 3-1-0 11-12-2 1-5-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 0-1-0 1-0-0

First 1946 1923 1920 2008 2000 2005 1927 1984 1914 1917 1981 2009 1997 1953 1944

Last 2004 1925 1945 2008 — — 1996 1998 2002 1995 — — 2003 — —

South Dakota South Dakota Tech Southern Illinois Stephen F. Austin (Texas) UC Davis Wichita State (Kan.) Yankton College Youngstown State Overall Record

17-11-3 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 59-35-5

1915 1913 2011 2007 2006 1937 1912 2010

1991 — — — — — — 2012

*While the records show 99 Hobo Day games, there have been 101 Hobo Days. There was no game in 1918 during World War I and in 1943, the game was between two Army special training teams from campus.

HOBO DAY SCORES 1912: Yankton College W, 6-3 1913: South Dakota Mines W, 36-0 1914: North Dakota W, 14-3 1915: South Dakota L, 0-7 1916: North Dakota W, 14-7 1917: North Dakota State W, 21-14 1918: No game — World War I 1919: North Dakota W, 9-7 1920: Hamline W, 14-0 1921: North Dakota W, 27-14 1922: South Dakota T, 7-7 1923: Creighton W, 27-20 1924: South Dakota W, 10-3 1925: Creighton L, 0-19 1926: South Dakota T, 0-0 1927: Morningside W, 44-7 1928: South Dakota W, 13-0 1929: North Dakota L, 6-7 1930: South Dakota W, 13-6 1931: North Dakota L, 6-34 1932: South Dakota T, 0-0 1933: North Dakota W, 18-2 1934: South Dakota W, 19-0 1935: North Dakota T, 6-6 1936: South Dakota L, 0-6 1937: Wichita State W, 20-6 1938: South Dakota L, 0-7 1939: North Dakota W, 14-13 1940: South Dakota L, 0-26 1941: North Dakota L, 15-33 1942: South Dakota L, 0-7 1943: Two Army Special Training Teams played to 6-6 tie 1944: SDS Army W, 6-0 1945: Hamline W, 25-0 1946 Augustana W, 26-6 1947: South Dakota L, 7-36 1948: Augustana W, 20-6 1949: South Dakota W, 27-25 1950: North Dakota T, 21-21 1951: South Dakota L, 6-26 1952: North Dakota W, 60-6 1953: St. John’s (Minn.) L, 13-26 1954: North Dakota W, 34-20 1955: South Dakota W, 27-7 1956: North Dakota W, 14-13 1957: South Dakota W, 21-13 1958: North Dakota L, 12-30 1959: South Dakota W, 12-7 1960: North Dakota L, 23-27 1961: South Dakota W, 34-6 1962: North Dakota W, 26-0 1963: South Dakota W, 63-0 1964: North Dakota L, 28-35

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South Dakota W, 30-14 North Dakota L, 0-43 South Dakota W, 42-14 North Dakota L, 16-21 South Dakota W, 20-14 North Dakota L, 3-36 South Dakota L, 18-37 North Dakota L, 21-51 South Dakota L, 10-36 Augustana W, 35-6 South Dakota W, 24-22 North Dakota W, 28-6 South Dakota L, 10-15 South Dakota L, 7-24 South Dakota W, 26-21 North Dakota State L, 16-23 Northern Colorado L, 20-22 North Dakota State L, 3-10 North Dakota State L, 12-24 Nebraska-Omaha L, 24-27 South Dakota W, 24-12 North Dakota State L, 7-49 Nebraska-Omaha W, 28-24 Augustana W, 37-22 Morningside W, 13-12 Augustana L, 0-31 South Dakota W, 21-18 Nebraska-Omaha W, 21-0 Augustana W, 35-25 Morningside W, 56-17 North Dakota State L, 17-26 Morningside W, 31-13 St. Cloud State W, 21-16 Neb.-Omaha (2 OT) W, 30-27 North Dakota W, 21-7 Minn. State, Mankato L, 17-21 Augustana W, 31-21 North Dakota L, 13-21 St. Cloud State W, 27-24 Augustana W, 38-9 Missouri-Rolla W, 64-28 UC Davis W, 22-21 Stephen F. Austin W, 45-0 McNeese State (3 OT) L, 44-46 Northern Iowa W, 24-14 Youngstown State W, 30-20 Southern Illinois W, 45-34 Youngstown State W, 41-28

SDSU has played 51Hobo Day games at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, with a 31-20-0 record. The games have attracted 556,787 fans, an average of 10,917 per game.

MEMORABLE HOBO DAY GAMES Hobo Day has been a tradition at South Dakota State University for 100 years, with the Jackrabbits holding a .596 winning percentage in their annual homecoming game. The following is a recap of 10 of the most memorable Hobo Day games in Jackrabbit football history. 10. 2006: Another comeback victory The 2006 Jackrabbit football team made a habit of winning close games, and the Hobo Day game was no exception. Trailing UC Davis 21-10 entering the fourth quarter, the Jackrabbits’ late-game heroics continued as Dusty Snyders scored on a 9-yard pass from Andy Kardoes with 1:08 left in the game. The Jackrabbit defense came up big late in the third quarter as Jeff Hegge dragged down an Aggie ball carrier at the 1-yard line and Eric Schroeder later blocked a short field goal attempt. 9. 1989: Two days of Hobo heroics Day I: In a game that really could have been remembered as the 76th and 77th edition of Hobo Days, the Jackrabbits scored twice in the second half and hung on for a 13-12 win against Morningside. The game covered a two-day span after lightning caused the game to be suspended. Morningside got on the board with two first-half field goals to take a 6-0 halftime lead. SDSU came firing out of the locker room after halftime and scored when a fumbled punt was pounced on by D.J. Wessel in the end zone to tie the game at 6. SDSU later pulled ahead when Shane Bouman and J.D. Berreth hooked up on a 78-yard pass play to put the Jacks up 13-6. The game was suspended by lightning, but the coaches, by mutual agreement, decided to finish the suspended game the following day. Day II: SDSU and Morningside resumed the game with 9:01 remaining in the contest. Morningside would score a touchdown on Day II, but Doug Miller blocked the extra point attempt that would have tied the game, preserving a wild 13-12 SDSU victory. 8. 1975: Game-winning field goal It was a game of missed opportunities as the Jacks could have blown the game open in the second half, but had to rally in the closing seconds to win a nailbiter over the University of South Dakota, 24-22. Leading 21-14 early in the fourth quarter and the Jacks driving for another score, USD’s Gary Culver picked off SDSU’s Greg Hart’s pass in the end zone and gave the Coyotes new life. It was the second costly turnover on the day for the Jacks as they had earlier fumbled into the end zone for a touchback. USD quickly capitalized on the interception, scoring a touchdown and a two-point conversion with 5:35 left in the fourth quarter to put the Coyotes up 22-21. The Jacks were able to recover as they mounted a 14-play drive that was capped by Dan DeLaHunt’s game winning 25-yard field goal with eighteen seconds left. 7. 1956: Sweetening a sour season With the pain of a one-point loss to Augustana the week before and a 60-0 pasting by Arizona

earlier in the year still fresh in their minds, the Jackrabbits took to the field on Oct. 9, 1956, for a classic Hobo Day game. The Jackrabbits would come out on top this day, winning a squeaker over the University of North Dakota, 14-13. Earlier in the year this game was seen as a game by two of the toughest teams in the nation, but a rash of injuries caused this game to lose some of its luster—at least on paper. SDSU, the defending league champion, was still smarting from early-season injuries going into the game. Despite not having running back Bill McDonald in the lineup, the Jacks unleashed a lethal ground attack, racking up 261 yards, led by Bob Betz’s 122 yards. The Jacks’ pass defense was the real story on the day, picking off four passes. 6. 1998: A double-overtime thriller Unlike all previous Hobo Day games, the 1998 Hobo Day game took longer than sixty minutes to decide. Playing the first overtime game in school history, the Jackrabbits defeated Nebraska-Omaha 3027 in double overtime. The Jacks broke a tie in the fourth quarter on Andy Rennerfeldt’s 68-yard pass to Steve Heiden. UNO answered right back to knot the score at 24. With 51 seconds left, UNO was whistled for an illegal motion penalty as the Mavericks set up for a 36yard field goal attempt. The ensuing 41-yard field was no good, sending the game into overtime. In the first overtime, SDSU’s Brett Gorden and UNO’s Paul Kosel traded long field goals to send the game into a second OT. UNO took possession first, but Kosel fell victim again, missing a 42-yard field goal all but sealing the deal for the Jacks. Gorden’s 23-yard field goal sailed through the uprights to send the Jackrabbits to victory for the seventh time in their last eight Hobo Day games. 5. 1963: Running roughshod over USD In the largest margin of victory ever on Hobo Day, the Jackrabbits pounded USD 61-0 en route to the North Central Conference championship. On the day, eight different Jackrabbits found the end zone with running back Reed Sanderson scoring twice. The Jackrabbits added four secondquarter touchdowns to go up 34-0 at the half, out-rushing USD 137-11. The second half was more of the same as SDSU scored four more touchdowns and outmanned the Coyotes 516-74 in total offense for the game. 4. 1997: Hail Mary delivers victory In one of the best Hobo Day finishes ever, South Dakota State defeated St. Cloud State, 21-16. The Jacks carried the lead going into the fourth quarter up 13-0. With 6:20 remaining in the game St. Cloud State tied the game at 13-all, but the Huskies were flagged for excessive celebration after the touchdown. With the extra point attempt moved back 15 yards, St. Cloud State’s try for the lead sailed wide keeping the score knotted at 13. St. Cloud State took a 16-13 lead on a field goal with 3:39 remaining. SDSU got the ball back with 23 seconds left to go in the contest. SDSU’s Noel Bouché proceeded to

loft a 47-yard Hail Mary to Brock Beran in the end zone to put SDSU ahead for good with only a few seconds remaining on the clock. 3. 1979: Tripping the U in playoff year The Jackrabbits were outplayed by USD for the first three quarters but managed to win a close one to keep their playoff dreams alive with a 26-21 win. SDSU scored a second-quarter touchdown and Tony Harris added a field goal to put the Jacks up 10-7 at the half. Harris added another chip shot in the third as SDSU went into the final quarter up by six. The fourth began with USD striking first, going in from two yards out. SDSU would answer right back with two consecutive touchdowns with one coming from Lionel Macklin and the other coming from Jerry James with 6:40 remaining in the game. 2. 1950: Offsides call provides second chance In what will go down as one of the craziest endings in Jackrabbit football history, SDSU took on the University of North Dakota and ended dead even at 21-21 after four hard-fought quarters. It was the only game the 9-0-1 conference champs from Brookings didn’t win that season. Trailing 7-0, SDSU senior Warren Williamson put the Jacks on the board when he swept around the right side and brought the Jacks within an extra point of tying the game. UND would score two more times on the day and take a 21-7 lead into the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter was dominated by the 5-foot-9 Williamson, who finished the quarter with a touchdown reception and ran for another. But it was on the last touchdown from Williamson and the extra point that followed that makes this game one for the ages. With the score 21-20 in UND’s favor and SDSU’s George Medchill digging in for the PAT, UND blocked the kick to give UND an apparent win on this Hobo Day. However, the officials ruled UND offsides and gave Medchill another chance. Medchill redeemed himself, knocking it through the uprights, securing a 21-21 tie. Williamson would later say that he didn’t really remember the end of the game because he had gotten hit so hard on his touchdown run. 1. 1985: Jacks knock off No. 1 USD On an absolutely perfect day to watch football a then-record crowd of 16,193 showed up to watch SDSU avenge an earlier loss and crush previously undefeated and No. 1 ranked South Dakota, 24-12. SDSU had earlier lost to the Coyotes 33-18. SDSU scored the first 22 points of the game and never looked back as K.C. Johnson kicked three field goals and Mike Busch threw for a touchdown and ran for another to put the Jacks ahead. The Jackrabbit defense, led by Brian Sisley and Bruce Klostermann, allowed only two fourth-quarter touchdowns well after the issue was decided. SDSU put the final touches on the upset when the Jacks recorded a safety in the end zone to slam the door shut on USD. With the win, SDSU erased USD’s 11-game winning streak and went on to have a 7-2 record in conference play, finishing tied for second-place in the North Central Conference race.

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DAKOTA MARKER Red quartzite monuments that define the border between South Dakota and North Dakota signify a football rivalry between the two states. The Dakota Marker, a replica of the 7-foot by 10-inch square stone monuments planted in the early 1890s, is the name of a traveling trophy that SDSU and North Dakota State began competing for during the 2004 season. The original idea for the trophy came from the Blue Key Honor Society at NDSU. The student associations at both schools share dual ownership of the trophy. Creation of the trophy coincided with SDSU’s and NDSU’s entry into NCAA Division I-AA football (currently Football Championship Subdivision). And it signaled a revised rivalry between two schools that have a football history dating back to 1903. The Dakota Marker stands about three feet tall with the letters “SD” on one side and “ND”on the other side, just like its 720 namesakes that dot the 366-mile border. The trophy stands about three feet high and weighs 78 pounds. The black granite base used to display the trophy weighs another 181 pounds. The Dakota Marker series has provided many memorable moments throughout its nine-game history. Three times the winner of the game has decided a conference regular season title, including the Missouri Valley Football Conference title during the 2012 season. The Jackrabbits and Bison also played for the Great West Football Conference championship in both 2006 and 2007. Overall, North Dakota State leads the Dakota Marker series by a 5-4 count. Six of the games have been decided by seven points or less. Following are some of the more memorable moments in the Dakota Marker series: • Oct. 9, 2004 — SDSU 24, North Dakota State 21: Wide receiver Chris Molitor teamed with Brad Nelson for a 22-yard touchdown pass with 39 seconds remaining in the game as SDSU rallied to defeat North Dakota State, 24-21, in the inaugural Dakota Marker game at CoughlinAlumni Stadium. The winning touchdown capped a 14-play, 80yard drive that took less than two minutes.. Nelson completed seven passes on the drive, including a pair of fourth-down pitches which kept the drive alive. The winning drive was further aided by a pass interference call, which gave the Jackrabbits a first down on the NDSU 22. Two plays later, Nelson hooked up with Molitor, who evaded a couple of tackles and ran into the end zone. • Nov. 18, 2006 — North Dakota State 41, SDSU 28: South Dakota State’s magical lateseason run came to an end as the Jackrabbits fell to North Dakota State, 41-28, in a game that decided the Great West Football Conference championship.

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DAKOTA MARKER SCORES 2004: SDSU 24, North Dakota State 21 2005: North Dakota State 41, SDSU 17 2006: North Dakota State 41, SDSU 28 2007: SDSU 29, North Dakota State 24 2008: SDSU 25, North Dakota State 24 2009: SDSU 28, North Dakota State 13 2010: North Dakota State 31, SDSU 24 2011: North Dakota State 38, SDSU 14 2012: North Dakota State 20, SDSU 17

Fourth-ranked NDSU scored 31 second-half points, highlighted by an 84-yard punt return for a touchdown by Travis White with 6:13 remaining in the game. • Nov. 17, 2007 — SDSU 29, North Dakota State 24: Cory Koenig scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 42-yard run midway through the fourth quarter and the Jackrabbits made big plays on special teams to defeat previously undefeated North Dakota State and claim both the Great West Football Conference and the Dakota Marker with a 29-24 win at CoughlinAlumni Stadium. The game, which was sealed by a Brock Gentile interception in the closing minutes, was played before an SDSU-record crowd of 16,345. Leading 3-0, the Jackrabbits held NDSU to three plays and out on the first Bison possession before freshman Cole Brodie broke through and blocked a Mike Dragosavich punt. Andrew Hoogeveen fell on the loose ball at NDSU 8. Two plays later, Koenig scored from a yard out with 8:55 remaining in the first quarter. SDSU appeared on the verge of breaking the game open as Paul Aanonson fielded a punt at his own 6, then broke through the Bison defense for a 94-yard touchdown and a 20-3 SDSU lead. The Bison stormed back to take a momentary 24-23 lead. After a Jackrabbit fumble, Tyler Roehl scored from two yards out with two minutes remaining in the third quarter, then the Bison scored on their first possession of the fourth quarter on a 6-yard pass from Steve Walker to Jerimiah Wurzbacher. • Nov. 22, 2008 — SDSU 25, North Dakota State 24: Ryan Berry connected with JaRon Harris on a 1-yard touchdown with 2 minutes, 20 seconds remaining in the game, and then

threw the game-winning two-point conversion to Mike Steffen, lifting SDSU to a 25-24 win at the Fargodome The win was SDSU’s first in Fargo since 1962 and marked the first time the road team claimed the Dakota Marker. The Jackrabbit heroics came after Berry left the game in the first quarter due to injury before returning in the fourth. Peter Reifenrath added three field goals of 40plus yards in the Jackrabbit victory. • Oct. 17, 2009 — SDSU 28, North Dakota State 13: Kyle Minett rushed 34 times for 164 yards and two touchdowns to lead SDSU to its third consecutive win over North Dakota State, at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. After a Derek Domino 16-yard interception return for touchdown gave SDSU a 14-7 lead, the Jackrabbit ground game put the contest out of reach as Tyler Duffy scored on a 22-yard run early in the second quarter and Minett capped the scoring with a 20-yard scamper in the opening minute of the fourth quarter. The SDSU defense pitched a shutout in the second half, allowing only 51 yards of total offense. • Nov. 12, 2010 — North Dakota State 31, SDSU 24: North Dakota State intercepted four South Dakota State passes, leading directly to 17 points, as the Bison reclaimed the Dakota Marker with a 31-24 victory at the Fargodome. North Dakota State put the first points on the board with a defensive touchdown late in the first quarter. Coulter Boyer intercepted a screen pass and returned it four yards to paydirt The Bison put the game away midway through the fourth quarter with their second interception return for touchdown. Josh Gatlin did the honors this time, returning the ball 51 yards for a score. • Oct. 22, 2011 — North Dakota State 38, SDSU 14: South Dakota State squandered a couple of early scoring opportunities and North Dakota State scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns en route to a 38-14 victory. Ryan Smith’s 41-yard punt return for a TD started the Bison onslaught in the fourth quarter.

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SHOWDOWN SERIES South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota forged a new component to their long-standing rivalry with the implementation of the South Dakota Showdown Series during the 2012-13 athletics season. The Showdown Series, presented by South Dakota Corn in conjunction with Learfield Sports, uses a point system in which each school can earn a maximum of 24 points per year based on head-to-head competition and Summit League championship finishes in 17 men’s and women’s sports. Academics play an essential role as well, and the university compiling the most points by the end of the school year receives the specially designed traveling trophy. South Dakota State bested the University of South Dakota, 14-13, in the athletic and academic competition, with both schools excelling on the academic front, earning three points apiece toward the final points earned. The SDSU victory was fueled in part by the Jackrabbits’ 31-8 football victory over USD on Nov. 17, 2012, before a crowd of 15,278 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. It marked the first time the two schools had met on the gridiron since SDSU made the move to Division I after the 2003 season. “With the help of the South Dakota Utilization Council, SDSU and USD were able to showcase academic and athletic excellence all season long,” said SDSU Director of Athletics Justin Sell. “We are excited to be the inaugural winners of the Showdown Series and look forward to future years of competition.” The Jackrabbits earned one Showdown point for the following wins: women’s soccer, Oct. 21; men’s cross country, Oct. 27; women’s basketball, Jan. 6; women’s basketball, Jan. 30; men’s

South Dakota State coaches and administrators pose with South Dakota Corn Utilization Council Vice President Mark Gross after the trophy presentation for the inaugural South Dakota Showdown Series at the organization’s corporate offices in Sioux Falls in June 2013. basketball, Jan. 31; men’s swimming and diving, Feb. 20; women’s swimming and diving, Feb. 20; women’s tennis, April 11, and women’s golf, April 22. Additionally, SDSU earned two points for winning the Nov. 17 football game and three points for academic success, totaling 14 overall points. USD earned 10 athletic points and three academic points to total 13 overall. “We are pleased to be a part of the inaugural Showdown Series and look forward to the Jackrabbits’ and Coyotes’ barn burners next year,” said South Dakota Corn Council President Brian Smith. “The Showdown Series has provided a unique opportunity for us to team up with the largest universities in South Dakota to tell agriculture’s story.” In addition to the athletic and academic components, SDSU, USD and South Dakota

Corn designated Feeding South Dakota as the nonprofit organization to benefit from the rivalry series’ launch. As a result, nearly 2,000 meals were provided to those in need throughout the state via monetary donations made by fans of both schools throughout the year. Feeding South Dakota is the state’s primary hunger-relief operation and feeds thousands of people every year. Winning the inaugural South Dakota Showdown Series caps a banner year both in competition and in the classroom for Jackrabbit Athletics. SDSU won both the Summit League Commissioner’s Cup and Dr. William Steinbrecher Men’s All-Sports Award, while the football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and baseball teams qualified for NCAA postseason play. In addition, the Jackrabbits were awarded the Summit League Academic Achievement Award and the football team tied for the most Honor Roll selections in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The South Dakota Showdown Series returns for a second season during the 2013-14 academic year. The Jackrabbit football team will travel to Vermillion for a Nov. 16 matchup at the DakotaDome.

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BEEF BOWL South Dakota State University is home to the original Beef Bowl. The Beef Bowl was started as SDSU’s way of recognizing those individuals and firms involved in the beef industry in South Dakota. Festivities include a pre-game barbecue with proceeds going toward scholarships in the Animal and Range Sciences Department, as well as presentation of the SDSU Friends of the Beef Industry Award. Proceeds from a live steer auction at halftime benefits the Jackrabbit Athletic Department. Outside of Hobo Day, SDSU’s annual homecoming celebration, the Beef Bowl usually ranks second for home game attendance. More than 10,000 people have attended each of the last eight Beef Bowls and 11 times overall. The Beef Bowl will celebrate its 47th anniversary Sept. 14, when SDSU hosts Southeastern Louisiana.

OUTSTANDING PLAYERS OF THE BEEF BOWL 1977: Gary Maffett, quarterback, South Dakota State 1978: Mark Dunbar, defensive end, South Dakota State 1979: Bill O’Connor, running back, Augustana 1980: Marty Higgins, quarterback, South Dakota State 1981: Mike Law, quarterback, South Dakota State 1982: Mike Law, quarterback, South Dakota State 1983: Tom Nelson, quarterback, St. Cloud State 1984: Tony Mazzu, running back, North Dakota 1985: Dan Sonnek, running back, South Dakota State 1986: Tom Sieh, defensive back, South Dakota State 1987: Chad Andersen, quarterback, South Dakota 1988: Tony Satter, running back, North Dakota State 1989: Chris Simdorn, quarterback, North Dakota State 1990: Lance Dunn, quarterback, Mankato State 1991: Arden Beachy, quarterback, North Dakota State 1992: Shannon Burnell, running back, North Dakota 1993: Dan Nelson, running back, South Dakota State 1994: Darnell Brooks, running back, Northern Colorado 1995: Todd Bouman, quarterback, St. Cloud State 1996: Sterne Akin, linebacker, South Dakota State 1997: Zach Witt, quarterback, Mankato State 1998: Kelly Howe, defensive back, North Dakota 1999: Josh Ranek, running back, South Dakota State 2000: Dale Heiden, defensive back, South Dakota State 2001: Josh Ranek, running back, South Dakota State 2002: Dan Fjeldheim, quarterback, South Dakota State 2003: John Bowenkamp, quarterback, North Dakota 2004: Brad Nelson, quarterback, South Dakota State 2005: Anthony Garnett, quarterback, Cal Poly 2006: Eric Schroeder, defensive lineman, South Dakota State 2007: Kyle Minett, running back, South Dakota State 2008: Danny Batten, defensive lineman, South Dakota State 2009: Ryan Crawford, quarterback, South Dakota State 2010: Kyle Minett, running back, South Dakota State 2011: Shakir Bell, running back, Indiana State 2012: Ross Shafrath, linebacker, South Dakota State

BEEF BOWL SCORES 1967: 1968: 1969: 1970: 1971: 1972: 1973: 1974: 1975: 1976: 1977: 1978: 1979: 1980: 1981: 1982: 1983: 1984: 1985: 1986: 1987: 1988: 1989: 1990: 1991: 1992:

North Dakota State L, 14-34 Morningside W, 43-14 Northern Iowa L, 14-24 Augustana L, 6-22 Wayne State (Mich.) L, 8-27 Youngstown St. (Ohio)W, 34-22 Western State (Colo.) W, 56-28 North Dakota W, 55-6 North Dakota State W, 13-8 Northern Colorado L, 7-22 Nebraska-Omaha W, 34-2 Morningside W, 41-17 Augustana W, 28-26 South Dakota W, 21-13 Nebraska-Omaha W, 17-10 South Dakota W, 20-7 St. Cloud State L, 22-28 North Dakota L, 7-46 North Dakota W, 29-23 Morningside W, 24-14 South Dakota L, 21-30 North Dakota State L, 26-55 North Dakota State L, 12-33 Mankato State L, 15-33 North Dakota State L, 0-35 North Dakota L, 3-14

1993: 1994: 1995: 1996: 1997: 1998: 1999: 2000: 2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009: 2010: 2011: 2012:

North Dakota State Northern Colorado St. Cloud State North Dakota Mankato State North Dakota Augustana Northern Colorado St. Cloud State Nebraska-Omaha North Dakota North Dakota State Cal Poly Central Arkansas Texas State Western Illinois Indiana State Western Illinois Indiana State Missouri State

W, 42-30 L, 13-28 L, 10-34 W, 28-23 L, 7-21 L, 6-20 W, 38-31 W, 17-7 W, 30-24 W, 38-31 L, 24-25 W, 24-21 L, 16-24 W, 20-7 W, 38-3 W, 24-22 W, 41-0 W, 33-29 L, 28-38 W, 17-7

SDSU has played 46 Beef Bowl games, compiling a 26-20 record.

CEREAL BOWL Further showcasing South Dakota State University’s ties to agriculture was the annual celebration of the Cereal Bowl. As part of the Cereal Bowl festivities, state commodity groups have been recognized for providing research and scholarship dollars totaling more than $1 million annually to the Plant Science Department within the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. Commodity groups include the South Dakota Wheat Commission, South Dakota Crop Improvement Association, South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council and the South Dakota Oil Seeds Council.

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CEREAL BOWL SCORES 1996: 1997: 1998: 1999: 2000: 2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005:

South Dakota W, 28-17 North Dakota State W, 34-27 South Dakota W, 24-10 North Dakota State L, 7-28 Wayne State (Neb.) W, 65-3 Ferris State (Mich.) W, 34-24 Chadron State (Neb.) W, 28-15 Northwest Missouri St. W, 20-0 Winona State (Minn.) W, 45-20 Valparaiso (Ind.) W, 69-6

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2006: Wisconsin-La Crosse L, 3-17 2007: Northern Iowa L, 17-31 2008: Youngstown St. (Ohio) W, 40-7 2009: Georgia Southern W, 44-6 2010: Illinois State L, 14-24 2011: Southern Utah W, 29-28 2012: UC Davis W, 12-8 SDSU has played 17 Cereal Bowl games, compiling a 13-4 record.

THE JACKRABBIT WAY Program Philosophy

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“Everything in our program is governed by our philosophy termed ‘The Jackrabbit Way.’ We have solid and consistent principles that we live by. Some of those principles are: • Team First • Excel • Character • Belief • Effort • Family

“It is great to be part of a Univeristy where the leadership is always pushing to improve. With the leadership of President Chicoine and Athletic Director Justin Sell, South Dakota State football is moving ahead on plans for an indoor practice/human performance facility and a new stadium. The fact that we are about to break ground on a $32 million indoor practice/human performance facility is proof of the vision at SDSU. The IPF will allow our football program the opportunity to always have great practice conditions. That allows our players the best chance to excel. When the stadium is completed, it will be the new home for the Jackrabbits and 20,000-22,000 fans. The goal: one of the best stadiums in the country and a great home for FCS playoff games.”

I have studied many programs that have trouble defining what they stand for. We know exactly what we stand for —‘The Jackrabbit Way.’”

Goal-Oriented “Collegiate athletics is a very competitive arena. Every athlete in each program across America works extremely hard to accomplish his or her goals. The bottom line is, we at South Dakota State University Football want to stand at the top of any experience into which we enter. Whether it be the academic arena at South Dakota State University or the social arena in Brookings, we will work to be the best. Surely in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, we work to be the best. Making the playoffs and being ranked seventh in the Gridiron Power Index is proof of that hard work. The ultimate goal is to stand at the top of all FCS football at the end of the season, having earned the National Championship. That is the goal.”

Football Academic Tradition and Expectations “SDSU Football has very high expectations for each player in the classroom. Our football team has won the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic Award in the first three years of competition and is ‘studying’ to continue that success. We also have led our confernce in all-acdemic selections each of the last seven years. In our FCS history we have had two FCS Athletic Directors Postgraduate Scholarship winners.Our players work hard to define the term ‘student-athlete’. The term ‘excel’ applies as much to the classroom as it does to the field.”

Recruiting Approach “We see recruiting as a process to help student-athletes make one of the most important decisions in their lives. Our job is to educate recruits on South Dakota State University, Jackrabbit Football and the community of Brookings. We will be open and up front with the recruit and his family. One area we will be different than some schools is the fact that we will not do something in recruiting just to do it or because other schools are doing it. What we do in recruiting will have substance and there will be a reason for it. For the recruit, that is really an early glimpse of our program. We talk all the time that you never know when your effort will make a difference. Everything we do in our program is important and we will do it to the best of our ability.” COACH STIG

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