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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A JACKRABBIT “Being a Jackrabbit means having honor, love, honesty and passion toward your teammates, coaches and Jackrabbit community. Also, it means being a man of integrity who is able to be counted on by his teammates and also counting on them to do their 1/11th. It is the clarity knowing you can trust and be trusted by your Jackrabbit family.” “Being a Jackrabbit means stepping on the field and smelling that fresh-cut grass or feeling that fresh, crisp snow and putting it all on the line for the state of South Dakota, this great university, the faculty, the students and, most importantly, the guy next to you. I made one of the greatest decisions of my life when I decided to be a Jackrabbit and it is a privilege to put on the uniform and represent this university. I am blessed to be a Jack.” “For me being a Jackrabbit is special because you know you're a part of something bigger than yourself. You're one piece of the puzzle of this great Jackrabbit family. It means no matter what you do in life you know you'll never be alone because you have your brothers to support you.” COMMENTS PROVIDED BY 2015 JACKRABBIT FOOTBALL SENIORS

“Being a Jackrabbit these last five years has truly been some of the best years of my life. There have been many ups and many downs during my time at SDSU, but one thing I will always remember are the people. From my teammates, coaches, friends, and fans, the people of SDSU are what has made my time here one in which I will never forget. Being a Jackrabbit football player means you are part of a family. It means sacrificing blood, sweat, and tears for someone who will be your brother for the rest of your life. It means being there through thick and thin for a teammate, no matter what life throws at you. I’ve learned that many people have made sacrifices to make this program become special. Whether that’s coaches being away from their families, fans sitting in frigid temperatures to support us, or doing one more rep to become that much better, the people are what make this place special. It’s not the new facilities, it’s not the fancy jerseys (those things are important), but it’s the people! Thank you for making this experience one I truly will never forget!” “To me, what it means to be a Jackrabbit is family, hard work, passion, doing the little things, becoming a man and serving the greater man above.”


TABLE OF CONTENTS

GENERAL INFORMATION ..............................................2-16 • • • •

Quick Facts ..............................................................................................2 Facilities ..............................................................................................3-8 Athletics Community, South Dakota State University ..............................9-13 Media Information ..............................................................................14-15

2015 PREVIEW ..........................................................17-24 • • • •

Team Preview ....................................................................................18-19 Roster, Roster Breakdown ..................................................................20-22 Depth Chart ..........................................................................................23 Preseason Polls ......................................................................................24

JACKRABBIT PLAYERS ..............................................25-63 • • • • •

Seniors ............................................................................................26-36 Juniors ............................................................................................37-45 Sophomores ......................................................................................46-51 Redshirt Freshmen ............................................................................52-56 Incoming Freshmen ............................................................................57-63

COACHES/STAFF ........................................................65-88 • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Head Coach John Stiegelmeier ............................................................66-68 Assistant Coach Clint Brown....................................................................69 Assistant Coach Eric Eidsness ................................................................70 Assistant Coach Jay Christensen ..............................................................71 Assistant Coach Josh Davis ....................................................................72 Assistant Coach Jesse Currier ................................................................73 Assistant Coach John Flynn ....................................................................74 Assistant Coach Dan Jackson ..................................................................75 Assistant Coach Nic McKissic-Luke ..........................................................76 Assistant Coach Jimmy Rogers ................................................................77 Assistant Coach Luke Schleusner..............................................................78 Football Support Staff ........................................................................79-81 Strength and Conditioning, Sports Medicine ..........................................82-84 Administration ..................................................................................85-88

2015 OPPONENTS......................................................89-98 • Opponent Information ........................................................................90-95 • Missouri Valley Football Conference ......................................................96-98

2014 SEASON REVIEW ............................................99-120 • • • • •

Season Recap ................................................................................100-101 Game Recaps ................................................................................102-112 2014 Team Statistics ....................................................................113-116 Awards ........................................................................................117-119 Academic Awards..................................................................................120

HISTORY ................................................................121-160 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Year-By-Year Records ....................................................................122-123 Year-By-Year Scores, Series Records................................................124-129 Record Book..................................................................................130-133 Season-By-Season Leaders ..............................................................134-135 Lettermen ....................................................................................136-139 Team Captains ......................................................................................140 Comebacks ..........................................................................................141 All-Conference Awards ..........................................................................142 All-Academic Awards ............................................................................143 All-Americans ................................................................................144-149 National Award Finalists ................................................................150-152 Jacks in the Pros ..........................................................................153-155 Hobo Day ......................................................................................156-157 Dakota Marker ..............................................................................158-159 Beef Bowl, Showdown Series ..................................................................160 2015 JACKRABBIT FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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QUICK FACTS SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY INFORMATION LOCATION: Brookings, S.D. ENROLLMENT: 12,557 (fall 2014) COLORS: Yellow and Blue NICKNAME: Jackrabbits AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision CONFERENCE: Missouri Valley Football Conference STADIUM: Coughlin-Alumni Stadium (16,700 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 DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: Leon Costello OFFICE PHONE: (605) 688-6294

OVERALL RECORD: 9-5 CONFERENCE RECORD: 5-3 (tied for fourth place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) HOME RECORD: 5-1 AWAY RECORD: 4-4 FINAL RANKING: 12th (Sports Network)

2014 GAME RESULTS Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Nov. 29 Dec. 6

at Missouri CAL POLY at Southern Utah WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH *at #22 Illinois State *MISSOURI STATE *at #20 Northern Iowa *#16 YOUNGSTOWN ST. *at #1 North Dakota State *at #17 Indiana State *WESTERN ILLINOIS *SOUTH DAKOTA ^at #17 Montana State ^at #2 North Dakota State

L, 18-38 W, 44-18 W, 26-6 W, 41-3 L, 10-45 W, 32-28 W, 31-28 L, 27-30 L, 17-37 W, 32-17 W, 59-24 W, 37-14 W, 47-40 L, 24-27

*Missouri Valley Football Conference game

SR. ASSOCIATE AD-ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT/ SPORT SUPERVISOR: Scott Brown OFFICE PHONE: (605) 697-7475 SR. ASSOCIATE AD-COMPLIANCE/SENIOR WOMAN ADMINISTRATOR: Kathy Heylens OFFICE PHONE: (605) 688-5308 NCAA FACULTY REP: Richard Reid

^Football Championship Subdivision Playoff game

COACHING STAFF HEAD COACH: John Stiegelmeier ALMA MATER: South Dakota State, 1979 RECORD AT SOUTH DAKOTA STATE: 120-86-0 (18) CAREER RECORD: 120-86-0 (18) E-MAIL: John.Stiegelmeier@sdstate.edu OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/QUARTERBACKS: Eric Eidsness (sixth 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 CELL PHONE: (605) 695-1827 FAX: (605) 688-5999 E-MAIL: Jason.Hove@sdstate.edu

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

SUPPORT STAFF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS: Adam Satterwhite VIDEO COORDINATOR: Mitch Viger ATHLETIC TRAINER: David Rule STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING: Nate Moe EQUIPMENT MANAGER: Kristen Beer ASSOCIATE AD-FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS: Christi Williams ASSISTANT AD-FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS: Brody Busho

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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CO-SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR/WIDE RECEIVERS: Josh Davis (seventh year) ALMA MATER: South Dakota State, 2006 E-MAIL: Joshua.Davis@sdstate.edu CO-SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR/SAFETIES: Jay Christensen (fifth year) ALMA MATER: Nebraska-Kearney, 1999 E-MAIL: Jay.Christensen@sdstate.edu DEFENSIVE TACKLES/RECRUITING COORDINATOR: Jesse Currier (sixth year) ALMA MATER: South Dakota State, 2008 E-MAIL: Jesse.Currier@sdstate.edu OFFENSIVE LINE: John Flynn (fourth year) ALMA MATER: Oklahoma, 2004 E-MAIL: John.Flynn@sdstate.edu

RUNNING BACKS: Nic McKissic-Luke (third year) ALMA MATER: Alabama A&M, 2007 E-MAIL: Nic.McKissic-Luke@sdstate.edu LINEBACKERS: Jimmy Rogers (third year) ALMA MATER: South Dakota State, 2009 E-MAIL: James Rogers@sdstate.edu CORNERBACKS: Dan Jackson (second year) ALMA MATER: South Dakota State, 2009 E-MAIL: Daniel.Jackson@sdstate.edu TIGHT ENDS: Luke Schleusner (second year) ALMA MATER: North Dakota, 2002 E-MAIL: Luke.Schleusner@sdstate.edu

TEAM INFORMATION LETTERMEN RETURNING: 45 • Offense: 22 • Defense: 21 • Special Teams: 2 LETTERMEN LOST: 20 • Offense: 9 • Defense: 8 • Special Teams: 2 STARTERS RETURNING: 16 • Offense: 6 • Defense: 9 • Special Teams: 1 OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING (6): Cam Jones, TE; Jacob Ohnesorge, OL; Bryce Siverling, OL; Dylan Seiter, OL; Jake Wieneke, WR; Trevor Wesley, WR. DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING (9): Jesse Bobbit, LB; Dallas Brown, LB; Je Ryan Butler, CB; Jimmie Forsythe, CB; Shayne Gottlob, DL; T.J. Lally, LB; Cole Langer, DL; Nick Mears, S; J.R. Plote, DE. SPECIAL TEAMS STARTERS RETURNING (1): Thayer Trenhaile, LS. OTHER RETURNING LETTERMEN (28): Brandon Andrews, WR; Chris Balster, DB; Taylor Bloom, OL; Jay Carlson, K; Nick Carr, OL; Nick Farina, DB; Tyler Finnes, QB; Reggie Gandy, RB; Dallas Goedert, TE; J.T. Hassell, LB; Cody Hazelett, LB; Ezekiel Herndon, DB; Larves Jones, WR; Chase Kern, DL; Drew Kreutzfeldt, LB; Connor Landberg, WR; Kane Louscher, FB; Zach Lujan, QB; Brady Mengarelli, RB; Kyle Paris, RB; Tom Peitz, LB; Matt Raymond, WR; Isaac Rodriguez, RB; Landon Schultz, DE; Patrick Schuster, LB; Trevor Sikkink, WR; Kellen Soulek, DL; Mitch Vejvoda, TE.

CREDITS 325 copies of the 2015 South Dakota State University Football Media Guide was produced by Jason Hove and the Jackrabbit Sports Information Service at a cost of $13.15 per copy. Photos credited to Dave Eggen, Inertia Sports Media; Dennis Hubbard, and LifeTouch Sports.

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COUGHLIN-ALUMNI STADIUM Coughlin-Alumni Stadium is in its 54th — and final — season as the home of the South Dakota State University football team. Although construction is moving forward to replace Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, the Jackrabbits have had a decided home advantage on the only natural grass field remaining in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Through the first 53 years of operation, there have been 284 games against 64 different opponents at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, with SDSU holding a 179-105 record (.630 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 46-14 mark at CAS. The natural-grass stadium opened Sept. 22, 1962, when the Jacks lost a 9-7 decision to Arkansas State. 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 28-9 record in night games at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. The Jackrabbits set a single-season attendance record in 2009 as an average of 13,265 fans passed through the turnstiles during SDSU’s five home games, ranking 17th in the Football Championship Subdivision for attendance as each of games drew a crowd better than 10,000. SDSU topped the 10,000 mark in average home attendance for the sixth straight year in 2014 with an average of 10,936 fans per game. As the first phase of construction on the new Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium is completed prior to the start of the season, capacity for Coughlin-Alumni Stadium will increase to approximately 16,700 with new seating installed on the east and south sides. A new scoreboard and display system also will be installed in the south end zone prior to the 2015 campaign.

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TOP 10 STADIUM vs. North Dakota State 16,498 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

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CROWDS Sept. 28, 2013 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

L, 0-20 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

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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 39 games since moving to the Division I Football Championship Subdivision at the start of the 2004 season, posting a 28-11 record in those contests. Overall, SDSU has turned in a 46-14 home record since 2004. Enhancing the gameday atmosphere are pre-game and halftime performances by the Pride of the Dakotas marching band. About 250 members strong, The Pride marched in the 2003 and 2008 Tournament of Roses Parade, and also received an invitation to march in the 2011 Citrus Parade in Orlando, Florida. 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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SANFORD-JACKRABBIT ATHLETIC COMPLEX A building boom at South Dakota State University has expanded to the realm of collegiate athletics with the addition of the $32 million SanfordJackrabbit Athletic Complex, which opened in the fall of 2014. The multi-use facility features an indoor practice and competition space of more than 149,000 square feet and a human performance are of nearly 15,000 square feet. One of the only eight-lane, 300-meter tracks in the region will be housed in the facility, along with 100 yards of synthetic turf. The building measures 61 feet high at midfield. Ground was broken on the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in August 2013. The final beam was raised in March 2014 and the turf was installed in July 2014. The facility was dedicated on Oct. 11, 2014. Fund-raising efforts kicked off in the summer of 2012. Leadership gifts from the Dale and Pat Larson family, First Bank & Trust, Sanford Health, Larson Manufacturing, Brookings Health System and other anonymous donors helped make this tranformational facility a reality.

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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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A number 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 football history.

DYKHOUSE CENTER

The Jackrabbit football team’s locker room is located on the lower level of the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center. Also on the lower level of the building is an academic center equipped with study areas, computers, tutors, and other educational aids for all SDSU teams. The Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center is connected to the new SanfordJackrabbit Athletic Complex. Recent renovations have provided additional space for sports medicine and strength and conditioning. Construction on additional academic center space is scheduled to begin this fall. Below: Each position group has a meeting room in the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center.. Above Right: Jackrabbit Sports Medicine moved into expanded facilities prior to the 2014 season. Lower Right: The Chicoine Champions Room serves as a full-team meeting room during the week and reception area on gamedays.

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DANA J. DYKHOUSE STADIUM Jackrabbit football is scheduled to move into a new stadium in the fall of 2016 with the completion of Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. The stadium, which will be constructed in phases on the current CoughlinAlumni Stadium site, will seat approximately 19,300 spectators and will cost an estimated $65 million. The stadium is set to be funded through private gifts and long-term revenue streams, including concessions and suite, loge box and ticket sales. The intention is to secure bonds to finance up to two-thirds of the project’s construction, with the remaining dollars coming from private support. Lead gifts totaling $12.5 million from Sioux Falls banker Dana Dykhouse and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford were announced in October 2013. The stadium project was approved by the state Legislature during the 2014 session and signed into law by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Construction began last fall, with completion of the east and south stands to be finished in August. Top Left: Construction has begun on Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. Bottom Left: Gov. Dennis Daugaard, center, held a ceremonial signing of the stadium bill May 22, 2014, at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium as project benefactor Dana Dykhouse, left, and SDSU President David Chicoine looked on. Bottom Right: A conceptual drawing showing the club area to be constructed in the west tower of Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

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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’s Missouri Valley Football Conference, with 18 sports competing in The Summit League. Wrestling recently accepted to join the Big 12 Conference as an affiliate member, while equestrian currently does not have conference affiliation. Women’s Sports Men’s Sports Baseball Basketball Basketball Cross Country Cross Country Equestrian Golf Football Indoor Track and Field Golf Outdoor Track and Field Indoor Track and Field Soccer Outdoor Track and Field Swimming and Diving Softball Tennis Swimming and Diving Tennis Wrestling Volleyball

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Following is a listing of sports currently offered at SDSU: 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 officially adopted the Jackrabbits 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. 2015 JACKRABBIT FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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COMMUNITY-MINDED

Throughout the school year, the Jackrabbit football team takes an active role in Brookings and surrounding area communities. Over the last few years, a commitment to community service has been added to the criteria necessary to earn a varsity letter within the Jackrabbit football program. Following are some of the service projects and activities in which SDSU football players have participated recently: • Conducting youth football clinics in Brooking and Sisseton, as well as assisting with FCA Youth Camp and FCS Power Camp • Visiting area hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living centers • Donating Christmas gifts through community-based Project Joy • Youth mentoring at area schools • Participating in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness for the Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter • 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, as well as 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 and distributing shoes for Samaritan’s Feet • Assisting with residence hall move-in • Helping with Boys and Girls Club basketball tournament Jackrabbit players conduct an annual youth clinic prior to a home football game early in the season. The entire football team raised awareness for the Samaritan’s Feet service organization by walking off the field barefoot and later assisting in a shoe distribution.

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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 raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network as part of the annual State-A-Thon event.

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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

South Dakota State University is the state’s Morrill Act land-grant university and its largest, most comprehensive institution of higher education. It has an enrollment of 12,557 students (fall 2014) from all 50 states and 70 countries who can choose from more than 175 majors, minors and specializations. The institution also offers 29 master’s degree programs, 13 Ph.D. and two professional programs. SDSU has grown from 80 acres at its founding in 1881 to a 422-acre campus with facilities valued at more than $381 million. The university owns or leases another 15,000 acres of land for research throughout the state. The university provides a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement. The American Association of University Professors categorizes SDSU as a Category 1 or doctoral-level institution. SDSU confers degrees through the following colleges: • Agriculture and Biological Sciences • Arts and Sciences • Education and Human Sciences • The Jerome J. College of Engineering • Nursing • Pharmacy • Graduate School • University College • Van D. and Barbara B. Honors College More than 2,000 people are employees of SDSU, making it the largest employer in Brookings. 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. 12

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The South Dakota State University campus has seen numerous building projects the past 10 years. And it is not slowing. Projects recently completed include the Architecture, Mathematics and Engineering Building, the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex and an updated Medary Commons, which was renamed the Enrollment Services Center. Other recent projects 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; • Jackrabbit Village, a complex of suite-style residence halls; and • Expansion of the Dairy-Microbiology building; Many 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. Also 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. 2015 JACKRABBIT FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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MEDIA INFORMATION

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. 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.

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Coach Stiegelmeier also will participate in the weekly Missouri Valley Football Conference coaches teleconference. Media members should not contact studentathletes 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.

• 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. 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. PRESS CONFERENCES A post-game press conference will be held after home games in the linebackers meeting room (Room 207) located on the second floor of the Dykhouse Student-Athlete 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 DSAC until the start of the fourth quarter. Press conferences also can be viewed on the Coughlin-Alumni Stadium video board. 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. ON THE WEB The latest Jackrabbit news and updates can be viewed on the Internet at www.GoJacks.com, the official site of South Dakota State University athletics. Box scores, season statistics and a game recap will be posted after each game. Live stats of all Jackrabbit home games also will be available through GoJacksLive.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. Parking will be available in lots surrounding the Stanley J. Marshall HPER Center. 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. Parking will be available in lots surrounding the Stanley J. Marshall HPER Center. 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). Parking will be available in lots surrounding the Stanley J. Marshall HPER Center. 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. Parking will be available in lots surrounding the Briggs Library. 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 E-Mail: Jason.Hove@sdstate.edu

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MEDIA INFORMATION TELEVISION BROADCAST SCHEDULE Ten of South Dakota State’s 11 regular season games during the 2014 season are scheduled to be televised by regional or national broadcast partners. Six games will be carried by Sioux Falls-based Midco Sports Net, starting with the Sept. 26 home game against Robert Morris (Pa.). The remainder of the home schedule will be broadcast by Midco, as well as the Nov. 14 in-state matchup against South Dakota. Three games — all Missouri Valley Football Conference road games — aair on ESPN3.com. The Oct. 17 game at Youngstown State and Oct. 31 contest at Missouri State are part of the Valley Football television package, while the Nov. 21 regular season finale at Western Illinois also will be carried on ESPN3.com. The broadcast schedule begins with Fox Sports Net airing the Sept. 5 season opener at Kansas. The full television broadcast schedule is as follows: • Sept. 5 at Kansas (FSN) • Sept. 26 vs. Robert Morris (Midco) • Oct. 3 vs. North Dakota State (Midco) • Oct. 10 vs. Indiana State (Midco) • Oct. 17 at Youngstown State (ESPN3) • Oct. 24 vs. Northern Iowa (Midco) • Oct. 31 at Missouri State (ESPN3) • Nov. 7 vs. Illinois State (Midco) • Nov. 14 at South Dakota (Midco) • Nov. 21 at Western Illinois (ESPN3) Video broadcasts of all Jackrabbit home games also will be available via the Jackrabbit Extra subscription service. OTHER VIEWING, LISTENING OPTIONS Coach Stiegelemeier will fulfill a number of other media obligations during the 2015 season. The John Stiegelmeier Radio Show airs weekly during the season along the Jackrabbit Sports Network, as well as GoJacks.com. Hosted by Tyler Merriam, the show originates from Cubby’s Sports Bar and Grill in downtown Brookings and will be broadcast live from 6-7 p.m on Mondays. Two television shows focusing on Jackrabbit Athletics also will air throughout the 2015 season. The SDSU-produced “Jackrabbit Insider” returns for its third season on KELOLAND Television, airing at 10:30 p.m. Sundays on MyTV and 11 p.m. Central (10 Mountain) on KELO-TV and KDLO-TV, respectively. Midco Sports Net also will feature weekly highlights and interviews with Jackrabbit coaches and student-athletes on the “Jackrabbit Journal.” The show, which will run during football and basketball seasons, is scheduled to be broadcast Wednesdays at 8 p.m, starting Sept. 2. Tom Nieman will host the half-hour show.

RADIO BROADCASTS All Jackrabbit football games during the 2015 season are scheduled to be broadcast live on the Jackrabbit Sports Network with the signal originating from flagship radio station WNAX Radio 570 AM. Tyler Merriam will call the play-by-play, with former Jackrabbit player Mike Struck providing color commentary and Scotty Kwas delivering sideline reports. Jackrabbit Sports Network affiliates for the 2015 football season include: • Brookings - KJJQ 910 AM • Belle Fourche - KBFS 1450 AM • Deadwood - KDSJ 980 AM

• Mitchell - KORN 1490 AM • Pierre - KCCR 1240 AM • Pipestone, Minn. - KJOE 106.1 FM • Sioux Falls – KELO 1320 AM/KELQ 107.9 FM • Watertown - KSDR 1480 AM Radio broadcasts also will be streamed free of charge through the Jackrabbit Extra portal 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.

Jackrabbit Sports Network football broadcast team: Tyler Merriam (play-by-play), Mike Struck (color commentary) and Scotty Kwas (sideline reports). SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTORY

Jackrabbit Athletics Twitter: @SDSU_Jacks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SDSU.Jackrabbit.Nation Instagram: http://instagram.com/jackrabbit_nation You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/sdsuathletics

Jackrabbit Football Twitter: @GoJacksFootball Facebook: SDSUJacks.Football Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/jackrabbitfootball

Missouri Valley Football Conference Twitter: @ValleyFootball https://www.facebook.com/ValleyFootball

Football Championship Subdivision Twitter @NCAA_FCS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ncaafcsfootball

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SEASON PREVIEW As one of only six Football Championship Subdivision programs with three consecutive playoff appearances, the South Dakota State University football team has good reason to consider itself in elite company. “We’re now a program where that’s the expectation,” said head coach John Stiegelmeier, who is entering his 19th season and holds the title of winningest coach in program history with a 12086 record. Whether the Jackrabbits can repeat that level of success, which includes three.straight nine-win seasons, will depend on their ability to replace some key playmakers, improving both their pass rush and pass protection and finding a way to overcome a heart-breaking, last-minute loss to eventual national champion North Dakota State in last year’s playoffs. Playing in the toughest FCS league in the nation — the Missouri Valley Football Conference — poses additional challenges, especially since half of the 10-team league made the playoffs a season ago. “We’ve made the decision to work tremendously hard,” Stiegelmeier said. “Our six captains, through spring and summer, have done a great job of leading.” While turnover among players is inevitable, Stiegelmeier is pleased that the entire coaching staff remains intact for another year. “The amount of growth you can accomplish, whether it be among coaches, players or gameplanning, you can’t quantify that.” Following is a more in-depth look at the 2015 Jackrabbits heading into fall camp: OFFENSE The SDSU offense is faced with the challenge of replacing its career passing leader (Austin Sumner), a three-time 2,000-yard rusher (Zach Zenner) and the player with the second-most receptions in program history (Jason Schneider). Of the three, the quarterback position is perhaps the most unsettled. Zach Lujan, who filled in admirably for an injured Sumner last season by leading the Jackrabbits to a 5-2 record in seven starts, was held out of most team activities in the spring after offseason surgery. Lujan completed 61 percent of his passes for a team-best 1,943 yards with 13 touchdowns. Two other quarterbacks with more than one year of experience, senior Tyler Finnes and sophomore Dalton Douglas, also return. However, Finnes is the only one of the pair who has thrown a pass in a collegiate game, completing 2-of-5 passes for 35 yards in limited action last season. The quarterback situation could be further in question in the fall when highly touted incoming freshman Taryn Christion joins the squad, but Stiegelmeier said the preference would be to redshirt the Sioux Falls native. The question at running back may be better phrased not as to who will replace Zenner, but how the team will replace perhaps the best player to ever don a Jackrabbit uniform.

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Stiegelmeier says the 2015 edition of the Jackrabbits are likely to use two or three backs more evenly in hopes of putting together the same kind of production that Zenner supplied. The third-leading rusher in the history of the Football Championship with 6,548 yards, Zenner carried the ball 300 or more times each of his final three seasons. “Zach was a unique guy to be able to take that many reps and not lose a step,” Stiegelmeier said. Among the candidates to take on the bulk of the ball-carrying responsibility is sophomore Brady Mengarelli, who finished second on the team with 332 rushing yards in 2014 and averaged 5.4 yards per carry. Mengarelli also caught 14 passes for 118 yards and averaged 20.6 yards on nine kickoff returns. Reggie Gandy also has proven to be a reliable back as he rushed for 726 yards in three seasons. Gandy ranked second on the squad for rushing in both 2012 and 2013 with 321 and 297 yards, respectively. He has scored two rushing touchdowns in each of his first three seasons. Also vying for playing time at running back are juniors Isaac Rodriguez and Kyle Paris, as well as redshirt freshman Isaac Wallace. Last season, the Jackrabbits began to incorporate a traditional fullback back into the lineup for the first time in several years. Sophomore Kane Louscher returns to fill the spot he held for much of the 2014 campaign, and will be joined by redshirt freshman Jackson Love. Another focus of the Jackrabbit coaching staff throughout spring practice was to develop a receiver or receivers to step into the role previously held by Schneider and opposite returning All-American Jake Wieneke. A sophomore, Wieneke emerged as the top Jackrabbit receiving target during the 2014 season by recording 73 receptions for 1,404 yards and a school-record 16 touchdowns. The MVFC Freshman of the Year, as well as the runner-up for the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in the Football Championship Subdivision, Wieneke caught a touchdown pass in all eight conference games and posted seven 100-yard games last season. Leading candidates to fill the spot vacated by Schneider, who caught 60 or more passes the last two seasons, include seniors Brandon Andrews and Larves Jones, along with junior Connor Landberg. Andrews caught 10 passes for 101 yards in 2014, with Jones contributing five catches for 54 yards. Landberg added four catches for 41 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown reception in the Jackrabbits’ playoff victory at Montana State. Senior Trevor Wesley has played primarily in the slot position in three-receiver sets, but could see action on the outside in two-receiver formations this season. Wesley finished third on the team with 35 receptions in 2014 for 427 yards and one touchdown. Another senior, Matt Raymond, has served in a backup role and recorded eight receptions for 93 yards in 2014.

Jake Wieneke caught a school-record 16 touchdown passes en route to earning AllAmerica honors during the 2014 seasons. The tight end position features a strong and versatile group of returners. Leading the position group is senior Cam Jones, who has started the past two seasons. Jones is back to full strength after missing the second half of the 2013 campaign due to injury and being slowed during the 2014 campaign. Jones caught five passes for 30 yards last season. Sophomore Dallas Goedert was the leading pass catcher among Jackrabbit tight ends last season, recording eight receptions for 100 yards. His average of 12.5 yards per catch ranked third among receivers on the team with more than one reception. Also returning is junior Mitch Vejvoda, who has primarily served as a blocker and played on special teams. Vejvoda caught three passes for 17 yards in 13 games a season ago. Up front, the Jackrabbits will combine experience and youth during the 2015 season. Three regular starters — all Wisconsin natives — return to a Jackrabbit offensive line that helped pave the way for Zenner. Seniors Bryce Siverling and Dylan Seiter return at left tackle and left guard, respectively, after starting 12 and 14 games a season ago. Sophomore Jacob Ohnesorge started all 14 games at center and was recognized as the team’s offensive lineman of the week six times. Also returning are senior guards Taylor Bloom and Travis Zimmerman, junior tackle Seth Lansman and sophomore tackle Charlie Harmon. Bloom started the final six games of the 2014 season at right guard, including both Football Championship Subdivision playoff games. Junior tackle Nick Carr suffered an injury during the spring and is expected to sit out the entire 2015 campaign. The Jackrabbits also hope to regain the services of junior guard Mike Shoff, who missed the entire 2014 season due to injury.

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SEASON PREVIEW Despite the success in the running game last season, the Jackrabbits struggled at times to protect the quarterback, allowing 34 sacks. “We’ve identified what we feel were the greatest weaknesses in our scheme and techniques, and will shore them up,” Stiegelmeier said. The returning group of linemen will be challenged by junior college transfer Jeremiah Szafranski and a quartet of redshirt freshmen made up of tackles Thor Riemer and Joe Carbis, center Tyler Weir and guard Jacob VanderHeiden. Riemer was honored as the team’s Scout Offense Player of the Year in 2014. “I am excited about our young guys, especially the four freshmen,” Stiegelmeier said. “The promise is there.” DEFENSE With nine starters returning, the Jackrabbit defense is expected to be a strength of the team. “We look to start out playing great defense for two reasons,” Stiegelmeier said. “Number one, that’s how you win championships. Secondly, we have more veterans.” Three starters return to the South Dakota State defensive line in 2015, but Jackrabbit coaches say production from the position group will need to increase if the team expects to be in contention for another playoff berth. As a team, SDSU registered only 15 sacks a season ago, with departed senior Jack Sherlock leading the squad with three from his defensive end position. “We feel we have good skill, good players with the defensive line,” Stiegelmeier said. “As coaches, we have to push them and work harder. When the ball is snapped and it’s a pass play, both our lines have to be better.” Both starting interior linemen return with juniors Cole Langer and Shayne Gottlob coming off full seasons in the starting lineup. Langer was a second-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection as a defensive tackle last season, finishing in a tie for sixth on the squad with 49 total tackles, including 1.5 sacks. A converted tight end, Gottlob started the final 12 games of the 2014 season at nose tackle and finished with 38 total tackles. Sophomore Kellen Soulek also gained experience in the middle of the Jackrabbit defensive line last season. Soulek held a primary backup role last season and contributed 26 total tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks Senior J.R. Plote is the most experienced pass rusher but the Jackrabbit have a number of players who could rotate at the defensive end positions. Plote performed well down the stretch for the Jackrabbits, recording a career-high 10 tackles in the playoff loss at North Dakota State. Overall, he tallied 42 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss and a sack. Chase Kern had his redshirt pulled at the start of conference play last season and is line for an expanded role at defensive end in 2015. Kern registered eight tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in limited action.

Other candidates to contend for extensive action at defensive end include senior Landon Schultz and redshirt freshman Christian Banasiak. Schultz made 21 stops in his first season after transferring in from the junior college ranks. Leading the Jackrabbit corps of linebackers is senior T.J. Lally. Poised to be a four-year starter at middle linebacker, Lally posted the second 100tackle season of his career in 2014, leading the squad with 117 total tackles and 9.5 tackles for loss. Lally registered double figures for tackles in five games, including a 20-tackle performance in the regular season matchup with North Dakota State that ranks as the highest single-game tackle total in the Division I era (since 2004). Lally is flanked by returning starter Jesse Bobbit and Dallas Brown, both juniors. Bobbit enjoyed a strong second half to the 2014 season and finished third on the team with 90 tackles. He also led the squad with two forced fumbles. Brown, a converted defensive back, tied for sixth on the team with 49 tackles. He also took back an interception for touchdown in SDSU’s road win at Northern Iowa last season. Sophomore J.T. Hassell displayed big-play ability and made the most of his limited reps during his true freshman season in 2014. Hassell finished his freshman campaign with 41 tackles, four tackles for loss, a sack and an interception. Junior Tom Peitz (23 tackles) served as Lally’s backup at middle linebacker last season, while seniors Drew Kreutzfeldt (10 tackles) and Patrick Schuster (14 tackles) backed up at the outside spots. Redshirt freshman Dalton Cox, the team’s Scout Defense Player of the Year in 2014, also will be in the mix at middle linebacker. The Jackrabbit football team returns three of four starters in its secondary, including both starting cornerbacks. SDSU ranked second in the Missouri Valley Football Conference in pass defense during the 2014 season, allowing an average of 192.1 yards per game through the air. Senior Jimmie Forsythe has started 23 games at cornerback over the past two seasons, including all 14 games in 2014. An honorable mention allMissouri Valley Football Conference selection last season, Forsythe ranked fifth on the team with 51 tackles, while ranking second with nine pass breakups and adding one interception. Opposite Forsythe, fellow senior Je Ryan Butler returns at the other corner. Butler tallied two interceptions and eight pass breakups, while notching 33 total tackles, including three for loss. Butler also saw extensive action as a return specialist, posting averaged of 13.2 yards on punt returns and 18.1 yards per kickoff return. Adding depth at the cornerback positions are junior Ezekiel Herndon and redshirt freshmen Jordan Brown and Tyler Lindsey. At safety, the Jackrabbits return starting strong safety Nick Mears, but lost key contributors Jake Gentile and Melvin Taveras, the latter of whom led the team with three interceptions in 2014. A junior from Milbank, Mears finished second on the team with 96 tackles, including 3.5 tackles

RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS PASSING - YARDS 1. Zach Lujan ..........................................1,943 RUSHING - YARDS 2. Brady Mengarelli....................................332 3. Reggie Gandy ........................................108 RECEPTIONS 1. Jake Wieneke ............................................73 3. Trevor Wesley ..........................................35 RECEIVING YARDS 1. Jake Wieneke ......................................1,404 3. Trevor Wesley ........................................427 TACKLES 1. T.J. Lally..................................................117 2. Nick Mears ..............................................96 3. Jessee Bobbit ............................................90 SACKS 2. Kellen Soulek ..........................................2.0 T3. Cole Langer ..........................................1.5 T3. Chase Kern............................................1.5 INTERCEPTIONS T2. Je Ryan Butler..........................................2

for loss. He also intercepted a pass and broke up six others in 13 games. Sophomore Nick Farina (seven tackles, one interception) is a leading candidate to fill the free safety position, along with redshirt freshmen Makiah Slade and Alex Romenesko vying for playing time. Romenesko was Scout Special Teams Player of the Year in 2014. Other returning players at safety include sophomores Chris Balster and senior Mark Pickerel. “I don’t know if we truly have a superstar, but that doesn’t make a good defense,” Stiegelmeier said. “A good defense is 11 guys knowing their jobs and going full speed.” SPECIAL TEAMS The special teams unit is in transition following the departures of punter Ethan Sawyer and AllAmerica kicker Justin Syrovatka to graduation. Jay Carlson, who has primarily handled kickoffs during his career, is in position to take over the placekicking duties in 2015. Long snapper Thayer Trenhaile and holder Tyler Finnes both return, giving the Jackrabbits some continuity in the kicking department. Incoming freshmen Chase Vinatieri at kicker and Brady Hale at punter are expected to compete for starting jobs in fall camp. Another focus of special teams is to improve on kickoffs — both in terms of returns and defending the return. SDSU allowed two kickoff returns for touchdowns last season, while averaging 19.9 yards on their own returns. “We are really going to work hard on the basic techniques of blocking and covering lanes,” Stiegelmeier said. “Fundamentally, we weren’t as good as we should have been.”

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2015 PRESEASON ROSTER ALPHABETICAL ROSTER Anderson, Adam - 82 Andrews, Brandon - 3 Balster, Chris - 28 Banasiak, Christian - 69 Bird, Dayton Blasius, Turner Bloom, Taylor - 72 Bobbit, Jeese - 7 Brown, Jordan - 9 Brown, Dallas - 15 Butler, Je Ryan - 22 Carlson, Jay - 92 Carbis, Joe - 76 Carr, Nick - 79 Christion, Taryn - 1 Clark, Matt - 73 Cox, Dalton - 53 Daniel, Mikey DeVoe, Jared - 71 Dorgan, Zach Douglas, Dalton - 8 Earith, Ryan - 90 Eide, Lance Farina, Nick - 24 Finnes, Tyler - 11 Fitzgerald, Matt Ford, Jake - 77 Forsythe, Jimmie - 25 Gandy, Reggie - 30 Goedert, Dallas - 86 Gottlob, Shayne - 98 Greeneway, Evan Grimsrud, Gunnar Hale, Brady - 49 Harmon, Charlie - 68 Harms, Jake - 29 Hart, Kallan Hassell, J.T. - 51 Hazelett, Cody - 8 Herndon, Ezekiel - 21 Hildahl, Spencer - 96 Hunt, Quinten - 84 Jensen, Nick Jones, Cam - 85 Jones, Larves - 5 Kern, Chase - 58 Kleinschmit, Eric - 29 Kreutzfeldt, Drew - 26 Lally, T.J. - 33 Landberg, Connor - 18 Lang, Caleb - 57 Langer, Cole - 54 Lansman, Seth - 75 Leiseth, Mason - 59 Lewis, Marquise - 83 Lindsey, Tyler - 27 Little, Chris - 14 Louscher, Kane - 41 Love, Jackson - 36 Lujan, Zach - 16 Mears, Nick - 42 Menage, Jacob - 12 Mengarelli, Brady - 44 Mosley, Zy - 23 Nissen, Mitch - 13

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NAME Taryn Christion Isaac Rodriguez Brandon Andrews Tom Peitz Larves Jones Makiah Slade Jesse Bobbit Dalton Douglas Cody Hazelett Jordan Brown Alex Wilde Tyler Finnes Jacob Menage Mitch Nissen Mark Pickerel Chris Little Shakial Taylor Dallas Brown Zach Lujan Patrick Schuster Connor Landberg Jake Wieneke Sam Zenner Ezekiel Herndon Matt Swallow Je Ryan Butler Zy Mosley Nick Farina Jimmie Forsythe Drew Kreutzfeldt Tyler Lindsey Chris Balster Jake Harms Eric Kleinschmit Reggie Gandy Chase Vinatieri Kyle Paris T.J. Lally Isaac Wallace Jackson Love Luke Sellers Lorenzo Williams Brandon Thomas Christian Rozeboom Kane Louscher Nick Mears Brady Mengarelli Jessup Workman Alex Romenesko Brady Hale J.T. Hassell Dalton Cox Cole Langer Travis Zimmerman Thayer Trenhaile Caleb Lang Chase Kern Mason Leiseth Bryce Siverling Dylan Seiter Jacob Ohnesorge

POS QB RB WR LB WR DB LB QB LB DB WR QB WR WR DB QB CB LB QB LB WR WR RB DB WR DB DB DB DB LB DB DB LB LB RB K RB LB RB RB FB DB DB LB FB DB RB LB DB P LB LB DL OL LS DL DE DL OL OL OL

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

WT 195 185 190 215 215 195 210 200 210 175 200 200 180 200 200 195 175 195 190 215 195 210 200 190 185 185 170 195 190 200 175 185 205 200 195 200 200 225 200 235 245 180 195 205 250 195 195 200 195 200 205 200 285 285 200 275 250 245 290 290 280

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

HOMETOWN Sioux Falls, S.D. Orlando, Fla. El Centro, Calif. Crofton, Neb. Omaha, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. Palatine, Ill. Highland, Calif. Inver Grove Hts., Minn. Scottsdale, Ariz. Sioux Falls, S.D. Andover, Minn. Springfield, Minn. Tea, S.D. Columbia, Mo. Evanston, Ill. Scottsdale, Ariz. Tucson, Ariz. Anchorage, Alaska Watertown, S.D. Laguna Hills, Calif. Maple Grove, Minn. Eagan, Minn. Fontana, Calif. Aberdeen, S.D. Tempe, Ariz. Minnetonka, Minn. Phoenix, Ariz. Omaha, Neb. Wentworth, S.D. Owasso, Okla. Sheldon, Iowa Crete, Neb. St. Helena, Neb. Minneapolis, Minn. Sioux Falls, S.D. Aliso Viejo, Calif. Chicago, Ill. Omaha, Neb. Norfolk, Neb. Papillion, Neb. Huron, S.D. Elkhart, Ind. Sioux Center, Iowa Mason City, Iowa Milbank, S.D. Prescott, Ariz. Beatrice, Neb. Pewaukee, Wis. Yankton, S.D. Titusville, Fla. Aberdeen, S.D. Dell Rapids, S.D. Huxley, Iowa Volga, S.D. Freeman, S.D. Sioux City, Iowa Hayti, S.D. Bloomer, Wis. Sun Prairie, Wis. Waunakee, Wis.

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HIGH SCHOOL/PREV. Roosevelt Freedom Central Union Crofton Omaha North/Fort Scott CC Lincoln Northeast Palatine Citrus Valley Simley/Northern Illinois Paradise Valley Brandon Valley Andover Springfield Tea Area Rock Bridge Evanston Township Chaparral Sabino South Anchorage Watertown Laguna Hills Maple Grove Eagan Bloomington Roncalli Marcos De Niza Minnetonka Desert Vista Burke Chester Owasso Sheldon Crete Crofton DeLaSalle Roosevelt Aliso Niguel Marmion Academy Ralston Norfolk Catholic Papillion-La Vista South Wolsey-Wessington Concord Sioux Center Newman Catholic Milbank Prescott Beatrice, Neb. Arrowhead Yankton Astronaut Roncalli Dell Rapids Ballard/Iowa Western Sioux Valley Freeman Sioux City East Hamlin Bloomer Sun Prairie Waunakee


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2015 NUMERICAL PRESEASON ROSTER NO. NAME POS HT WT YR EXP HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL/PREV. 63 Mike Shoff OL 6-6 345 Jr. 1L Cambridge, Neb. Cambridge 64 Jeremiah Szafranski OL 6-5 290 Jr. TR Phoenix, Ariz. Shadow Mountain/Glendale 65 Jacob VanderHeiden OL 6-4 290 R-Fr. — Hutchinson, Minn. Hutchinson 68 Charlie Harmon OL 6-6 285 So. — O’Fallon, Ill. O’Fallon 69 Christian Banasiak DE 6-3 245 R-Fr. — Cape Coral, Fla. Island Coast 70 Tyler Weir OL 6-4 295 R-Fr. — Arvada, Colo. Pomona 71 Jared DeVoe OL 6-4 290 Fr. — New Market, Iowa Clarinda 72 Taylor Bloom OL 6-4 300 Sr. 1L Madison, S.D. Madison 73 Matt Clark OL 6-5 285 Fr. — Syracuse, Neb. Syracuse 74 Tywan Ramsey DL 6-4 290 R-Fr. — Milwaukee, Wis. Pulaski 75 Seth Lansman OL 6-7 295 Jr. — Harlan, Iowa Harlan Community 76 Joe Carbis OL 6-6 285 R-Fr. — Council Bluffs, Iowa Abraham Lincoln 77 Jake Ford OL 6-5 280 Fr. — Chicago, Ill. Marist 78 Thor Riemer OL 6-5 285 R-Fr. — Osceola, Wis. Osceola 79 Nick Carr OL 6-8 315 Jr. 1L New Brighton, Minn. Totino-Grace 80 Trevor Wesley WR 5-11 175 Sr. 3L Oro Valley, Ariz. Ironwood Ridge 81 Matt Raymond WR 5-9 185 Sr. 3L Elkhorn, Neb. Elkhorn 82 Adam Anderson WR 6-1 175 Fr. — Orlando, Fla. Boone 83 Marquise Lewis WR 5-11 180 Fr. — Omaha, Neb. Omaha North 84 Quinten Hunt WR 6-2 180 R-Fr. — Buckeye, Ariz. Buckeye Union 85 Cam Jones TE 6-5 250 Sr. 3L Eagan, Minn. Burnsville 86 Dallas Goedert TE 6-5 245 So. 1L Britton, S.D. Britton-Hecla 87 Mitch Vejvoda TE 6-4 245 Jr. 2L Homer Glen, Ill. Providence Catholic 88 Sam Steckman TE 6-4 235 Fr. — Andover, Minn. Andover 90 Ryan Earith DL 6-4 260 Fr. — Papillion, Neb. Papillion-La Vista South 91 J.R. Plote DL 6-3 250 Sr. 3L Phoenix, Ariz. Mountain Pointe 92 Jay Carlson K 6-1 215 Sr. 3L Parkville, Mo. Park Hill South 93 Landon Schultz DL 6-2 255 Sr. 1L Mason City, Iowa Mason City/Iowa Western 94 Kellen Soulek DL 6-5 300 So. 1L Freeman, S.D. Yankton 95 Austin Smenda DE 6-2 215 Fr. — Fleming Island, Fla. Fleming Island 96 Spencer Hildahl DL 6-3 265 Fr. — Montevideo, Minn. Montevideo 97 Tiano Pupungatoa DL 6-5 275 R-Fr. — River Falls, Wis. River Falls/West Point Prep 98 Shayne Gottlob DL 6-5 255 Jr. 1L Salem, S.D. McCook Central 99 Blake Whitsell DL 6-2 280 Fr. — Broomfield, Colo. Broomfield ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Dayton Bird WR 5-7 165 Fr. — Brookings, S.D. Brookings Turner Blasius FB 6-1 200 Fr. — Kimball, S.D. Kimball Mikey Daniel RB 6-2 215 Fr. — Brookings, S.D. Brookings Zach Dorgan DE 6-2 220 Fr. — Ralston, Neb. Ralston Lance Eide DB 5-8 170 Fr. — Clear Lake, S.D. Deuel Matt Fitzgerald DE 6-5 210 Fr. — Yankton, S.D. Yankton Evan Greeneway TE 6-8 225 Fr. — Yankton, S.D. Yankton Gunnar Grimsrud LB 6-0 215 Fr. — Rochester, Minn. Mayo Kallan Hart TE 6-5 215 Fr. — Lonsdale, Minn. Faribault Nick Jensen FB 6-1 230 Fr. — Sartell, Minn. Sartell Bo Patterson OL 6-3 270 Fr. — Riverton, Wyo. Riverton Zach Robertson LB 6-1 190 Fr. — Rochester, Minn. Mayo Anthony Thene OL 6-3 345 Fr. — Sartell, Minn. Sartell Will Whiton DB 5-11 175 Fr. — Perry, Iowa Perry Clark Wieneke RB 5-11 190 Fr. — Maple Grove, Minn. Maple Grove Rayce Willett LB 5-10 210 Fr. — Cedar Falls, Iowa Cedar Falls

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ALPHABETICAL ROSTER Ohnesorge, Jacob - 62 Paris, Kyle - 32 Patterson, Bo Peitz, Tom - 4 Pickerel, Mark - 13 Plote, J.R. - 91 Pupungatoa, Tiano - 97 Ramsey, Tywan - 74 Raymond, Matt - 81 Riemer, Thor - 78 Robertson, Zach Rodriguez, Isaac - 2 Romenesko, Alex - 47 Rozeboom, Christian - 39 Schultz, Landon - 93 Schuster, Patrick - 17 Seiter, Dylan - 61 Sellers, Luke - 36 Shoff, Mike - 63 Siverling, Bryce - 60 Slade, Makiah - 6 Smenda, Austin - 95 Soulek, Kellen - 94 Steckman, Sam - 88 Swallow, Matt - 21 Szafranski, Jeremiah - 64 Taylor, Shakial -14 Thene, Anthony Thomas, Brandon - 38 Trenhaile, Thayer - 56 VanderHeiden, Jacob - 65 Vejvoda, Mitch - 87 Vinatieri, Chase - 31 Wallace, Isaac - 35 Weir, Tyler - 70 Wesley, Trevor - 80 Whiton, Will Whitsell, Blake - 99 Wieneke, Clark Wieneke, Jake - 19 Wilde, Alex - 10 Willett, Rayce Williams, Lorenzo - 37 Workman, Jessup - 45 Zenner, Sam - 20 Zimmerman, Travis - 55

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ROSTER BREAKDOWN PLAYERS BY STATE

PLAYERS BY CLASS

SOUTH DAKOTA (25) • Dayton Bird (Brookings); Turner Blasius (Kimball); Taylor Bloom (Madison); Taryn Christion (Sioux Falls); Dalton Cox (Aberdeen); Mikey Daniel (Brookings); Lance Eide (Clear Lake); Matt Fitzgerald (Yankton); Dallas Goedert (Britton); Shayne Gottlob (Salem); Evan Greeneway (Yankton); Brady Hale (Yankton); Drew Kreutzfeldt (Wentworth); Caleb Lang (Freeman); Cole Langer (Dell Rapids); Mason Leiseth (Hayti); Nick Mears (Milbank); Mitchell Nissen (Tea); Patrick Schuster (Watertown); Kellen Soulek (Freeman); Matt Swallow (Aberdeen); Thayer Trenhaile (Volga); Chase Vinatieri (Sioux Falls); Alex Wilde (Sioux Falls); Lorenzo Williams (Huron) MINNESOTA (18) • Nick Carr (New Brighton); Tyler Finnes (Andover); Reggie Gandy (Minneapolis); Gunnar Grimsrud (Rochester); Cody Hazelett (Inver Grove Heights); Kallan Hart (Lonsdale); Spencer Hildahl (Montevideo); Nick Jensen (Sartell); Cam Jones (Eagan); Jacob Menage (Springfield); Zy Mosley (Minnetonka); Zach Robertson (Rochester); Sam Steckman (Andover); Anthony Thene (Sartell); Jacob VanderHeiden (Hutchinson); Clark Wieneke (Maple Grove); Jake Wieneke (Maple Grove); Sam Zenner (Eagan) NEBRASKA (16) • Matt Clark (Syracuse); Zach Dorgan (Ralston); Ryan Earith (Papillion); Jimmie Forsythe (Omaha); Jake Harms (Crete); Larves Jones (Omaha); Eric Kleinschmit (St. Helena); Marquise Lewis (Omaha); Jackson Love (Norfolk); Tom Peitz (Crofton); Matt Raymond (Elkhorn); Luke Sellers (Papillion); Mike Shoff (Cambridge); Makiah Slade (Lincoln); Isaac Wallace (Omaha); Jessup Workman (Beatrice) IOWA (11) • Chris Balster (Sheldon); Joe Carbis (Council Bluffs); Jared DeVoe (New Market); Chase Kern (Sioux City); Seth Lansman (Harlan); Kane Louscher (Mason City); Christian Rozeboom (Sioux Center); Landon Schultz (Mason City); Will Whiton (Perry); Rayce Willett (Cedar Falls); Travis Zimmerman (Huxley) ARIZONA (10) • Dallas Brown (Tucson); Jordan Brown (Scottsdale); Je Ryan Butler (Tempe); Nick Farina (Phoenix); Quinten Hunt (Buckeye); Brady Mengarelli (Prescott); J.R. Plote (Phoenix); Jeremiah Szafranski (Phoenix); Shakial Taylor (Scottsdale); Trevor Wesley (Oro Valley) WISCONSIN (7) • Jacob Ohnesorge (Waunakee); Tiano Pupungatoa (River Falls); Tywan Ramsey (Milwaukee); Thor Riemer (Osceola); Alex Romenesko (Pewaukee); Dylan Seiter (Sun Prairie); Bryce Siverling (Bloomer) ILLINOIS (6) • Jesse Bobbit (Palatine); Jake Ford (Chicago); Charlie Harmon (O’Fallon); T.J. Lally (Chicago); Chris Little (Evanston); Mitch Vejvoda (Homer Glen); CALIFORNIA (5) • Brandon Andrews (El Centro); Dalton Douglas (Highland); Ezekiel Herndon (Fontana); Connor Landberg (Laguna Hills); Kyle Paris (Aliso Niguel) FLORIDA (5) • Adam Anderson (Orlando); Christian Banasiak (Cape Coral); J.T. Hassell (Titusville); Isaac Rodriguez (Orlando); Austin Smenda (Fleming Island) COLORADO (2) • Tyler Weir (Arvada); Blake Whitsell (Broomfield) MISSOURI (2) • Jay Carlson (Parkville); Mark Pickerel (Columbia) ALASKA (1) • Zach Lujan (Anchorage) INDIANA (1) • Brandon Thomas (Elkhart) OKLAHOMA (1) • Tyler Lindsey (Owasso) WYOMING (1) • Bo Patterson (Riverton)

SENIORS (20) • Brandon Andrews, Taylor Bloom, Je Ryan Butler, Jay Carlson, Tyler Finnes, Jimmie Forsythe, Reggie Gandy, Cam Jones, Larves Jones, Drew Kreutzfeldt, T.J. Lally, Mark Pickerel, J.R. Plote, Matt Raymond, Landon Schultz, Patrick Schuster, Dylan Seiter, Bryce Siverling, Trevor Wesley, Travis Zimmerman JUNIORS (18) • Jesse Bobbit, Dallas Brown, Nick Carr, Shayne Gottlob, Cody Hazelett, Ezekiel Herndon, Connor Landberg, Cole Langer, Seth Lansman, Zach Lujan, Nick Mears, Kyle Paris, Tom Peitz, Isaac Rodriguez, Mike Shoff, Jeremiah Szafranski, Thayer Trenhaile, Mitch Vejvoda SOPHOMORES (17) • Chris Balster, Dalton Douglas, Nick Farina, Dallas Goedert, Charlie Harmon, J.T. Hassell, Chase Kern, Caleb Lang, Mason Leiseth, Kane Louscher, Jacob Menage, Brady Mengarelli, Mitchell Nissen, Jacob Ohnesorge, Kellen Soulek, Matt Swallow, Jake Wieneke REDSHIRT FRESHMEN (17) • Christian Banasiak, Jordan Brown, Joe Carbis, Dalton Cox, Quinten Hunt, Eric Kleinschmit, Tyler Lindsey, Chris Little, Jackson Love, Tiano Pupungatoa, Tywan Ramsey, Thor Riemer, Alex Romenesko, Makiah Slade, Jacob VanderHeiden, Isaac Wallace, Tyler Weir INCOMING FRESHMEN (39) • Adam Anderson, Dayton Bird, Turner Blasius, Taryn Christion, Matt Clark, Mikey Daniel, Jared DeVoe, Zach Dorgan, Ryan Earith, Lance Eide, Matt Fitzgerald, Jake Ford, Evan Greeneway, Gunnar Grimsrud, Brady Hale, Jake Harms, Kallan Hart, Spencer Hildahl, Nick Jensen, Marquise Lewis, Zy Mosley, Bo Patterson, Zach Robertson, Christian Rozeboom, Luke Sellers, Austin Smenda, Sam Steckman, Shakial Taylor, Anthony Thene, Brandon Thomas, Chase Vinatieri, Will Whiton, Blake Whitsell, Clark Wieneke, Alex Wilde, Rayce Willett, Lorenzo Williams, Jessup Workman, Sam Zenner

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PRONUNCIATION GUIDE • Christian Banasiak • Nick Farina • Tyler Finnes • Larves Jones • Drew Kreutzfeldt • Mason Leiseth • Zach Lujan • Jacob Ohnesorge • Tom Peitz • J.R. Plote • Tiano Pupungatoa • Thor Riemer • Alex Romenesko • Dylan Seiter • Bryce Siverling • Kellen Soulek • Shakial Taylor • Thayer Trenhaile • Mitch Vejvoda • Case Wiarda • Jake/Clark Wieneke

bah-NAY-see-ack fah-REE-nah FINN-ess LAR-vess Jones CRITES-felt LIE-seth LOO-honn oh-nah-SORE-gee pyts PLO-tee tee-AH-no POO-pun-guh-toe-ah RYE-mer RO-mah-ness-co SITE-er SIGH-ver-ling SOO-leck sha-KEY-el TREN-hill veh-VOE-dah why-ARE-dah WIN-ah-key

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OFFENSE QB

DEFENSE

16 8 11

Zach Lujan, 6-2, 190, Jr., Anchorage, Alaska Dalton Douglas, 6-2, 200, So., Highland, Calif. Tyler Finnes, 6-4, 205, Jr., Andover, Minn.

44 30 35 32

Brady Mengarelli, 5-10, 195, Jr., Prescott, Ariz. Reggie Gandy, 5-9, 195, Sr., Minneapolis, Minn. Isaac Wallace, 6-1, 200, R-Fr., Omaha, Neb. Kyle Paris, 6-1, 200, Jr., Aliso Viejo, Calif.

41 36

DE

69 58

Christian Banasiak, 6-3, 245, R-Fr., Cape Coral, Fla. Chase Kern, 6-3, 250, So., Sioux City, Iowa

DT

54 97

COLE LANGER, 6-2, 285, Jr., Dell Rapids, S.D. Tiano Pupungatoa, 6-5, 275, R-Fr., River Falls, Wis.

NT

98 94 57

SHAYNE GOTTLOB, 6-5, 255, Jr., Salem, S.D. Kellen Soulek, 6-5, 300, So., Freeman, S.D. Caleb Lang, 6-3, 275, So., Freeman, S.D.

Kane Louscher, 6-2, 250, So.., Mason City, Iowa Jackson Love, 5-10, 235, R-Fr., Norfolk, Neb.

DE

91 93

J.R. PLOTE, 6-3, 250, Sr., Phoenix, Ariz. Landon Schultz, 6-2, 255, Sr., Mason City, Iowa

WR 80 (W-Back) 81 12

TREVOR WESLEY, 5-11, 175, Sr., Oro Valley, Ariz. Matt Raymond, 5-9, 185, Sr., Elkhorn, Neb. Jacob Menage, 6-0, 180, So., Springfield, Minn.

LB (Will)

7 17 8

JESSE BOBBIT, 6-2, 210, Jr., Palatine, Ill. Patrick Schuster, 6-1, 215, Sr., Watertown, S.D. Cody Hazelett, 6-2, 210, Jr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

WR 19 (X-Back) 5

JAKE WIENEKE, 6-4, 210, So., Maple Grove, Minn. Larves Jones, 6-4, 215, Sr., Omaha, Neb.

LB (Mike)

WR 3 (Z-Back) 18

Brandon Andrews, 6-0, 190, Sr., El Centro, Calif Connor Landberg, 6-3, 195, Jr.., Laguna Hills, Calif.

33 4 53

T.J. LALLY, 6-0, 225, Sr., Chicago, Ill. Tom Peitz, 6-0, 215, Jr., Crofton, Neb. Dalton Cox, 6-1, 200, R-Fr., Aberdeen, S.D.

TE

85 86 87

CAM JONES, 6-5, 250, Sr., Eagan, Minn. Dallas Goedert, 6-5, 245, So., Britton, S.D. Mitch Vejvoda, 6-4, 245, Jr., Homer Glen, Ill.

LB or (Sam)

15 51 26

DALLAS BROWN, 5-11, 190, So., Tucson, Ariz. J.T. Hassell, 5-11, 205, So., Titusville, Fla. Drew Kreutzfeldt, 5-11, 200, Sr., Wentworth, S.D.

LCB

25

JIMMIE FORSYTHE, 5-10, 190, Sr., Omaha, Neb.

LT

60 68 76

BRYCE SIVERLING, 6-3, 290, Sr., Bloomer, Wis. Charlie Harmon, 6-6, 285, So., O’Fallon, Ill. Joe Carbis, 6-6, 285, R-Fr., Council Bluffs, Iowa

LG

61 65

DYLAN SEITER, 6-3, 290, Sr., Sun Prairie, Wis. Jacob VanderHeiden, 6-4, 290, R-Fr., Hutchinson, Minn.

C

62 70

JACOB OHNESORGE, 6-3, 280, So., Waunakee, Wis. Tyler Weir, 6-4, 295, R-Fr., Arvada, Colo.

RG

72 55

RT

75 67 78

or RB

FB

9

Jordan Brown, 6-1, 175, R-Fr., Scottsdale, Ariz.

SS

42 47 28

NICK MEARS, 5-11, 195, Jr., Milbank, S.D. Alex Romenesko, 5-11, 195, R-Fr., Pewaukee, Wis. Chris Balster, 5-10, 185, So., Sheldon, Iowa

FS

24 13 6

Nick Farina, 5-11, 195, So., Phoenix, Ariz. Mark Pickerel, 6-0, 205, Jr., Columbia, Mo. Makiah Slade, 6-1, 195, R-Fr., Lincoln, Neb.

Taylor Bloom, 6-4, 300, Sr., Madison, S.D. Travis Zimmerman, 6-4, 285, Sr., Huxley, Iowa

RCB

22 21

JE RYAN BUTLER, 5-11, 185, Sr., Tempe, Ariz. Ezekiel Herndon, 5-11, 190, Jr., Fontana, Calif.

Seth Lansman, 6-7, 295, Jr.., Harlan, Iowa Jeremiah Szafranski, 6-5, 290, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz. Thor Riemer, 6-5, 285, R-Fr., Osceola, Wis.

* Returning starters indicated in CAPS

SPECIAL TEAMS PK

92 31

Jay Carlson, 6-1, 215, Sr., Parkville, Mo. Chase Vinatieri, 6-1, 200, Fr., Sioux Falls, S.D.

Holder

11 81

TYLER FINNES, 6-4, 200, Sr., Andover, Minn. Matt Raymond, 5-9, 185, Sr., Elkhorn, Neb.

Long Snaps

56 15

THAYER TRENHAILE, 5-11, 200, Jr., Volga, S.D. Dallas Brown, 5-11, 195, Jr., Tucson, Ariz.

Short Snaps

56 62

THAYER TRENHAILE, 5-11, 200, Jr., Volga, S.D. Jacob Ohnesorge, 6-3, 280, So., Waunakee, Wis.

P

49

Brady Hale, 6-3, 200, Fr., Yankton, S.D.

KO or KOR

PR

92 31 49

JAY CARLSON, 6-1, 205, Jr., Parkville, Mo. Chase Vinatieri, 6-1, 200, Fr., Sioux Falls, S.D. Brady Hale, 6-3, 200, Fr., Yankton, S.D.

80 22

Trevor Wesley, 5-11, 175, Sr., Oro Valley, Ariz. Je Ryan Butler, 5-11, 185, Sr., Tempe, Ariz.

44 35

Brady Mengarelli, 5-10, 195, So., Prescott, Ariz. Isaac Wallace, 6-1, 200, R-Fr., Omaha, Neb.

22

JE RYAN BUTLER, 5-11, 185, Sr., Tempe, Ariz.

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PRESEASON MVFC POLL The South Dakota State University football team has been picked to finish fifth in the Missouri Valley Football Conference during the 2015 season, according to a preseason poll released on July 27. Four-time defending national champion North Dakota State again was tabbed as the conference favorite in the poll, which was conducted among the league’s coaches, sports information directors and select media representatives. The Bison earned 32 of a possible 40 first-place votes and 389 total points. Last season’s co-champion and national runner-up. Illinois State, received the other eight first-place votes and ranked second in the poll with 366 points. The Redbirds lost the FCS title game, 29-27, to NDSU last year, marking the only time in FCS history two teams from the same league played one another for the crown. Completing the upper half of the 10-team poll were Northern Iowa, Youngstown State and South Dakota State. A pre-season favorite has claimed the league crown 16 times (in 28 previous polls). North Dakota State was picked to win the league last season. Indiana State, which joined UNI and SDSU in the FCS playoffs last season to give the MVFC a record five selections, was tabbed sixth. A pre-season favorite has claimed the league crown 17 times (in 29 previous polls). North

Dakota State was picked to win the league last season. Valley Football is celebrating its 31st season in 2015. In its first 30 seasons the league owns six national crowns. In addition, five Jackrabbit players were named to the MVFC Preseason Team. Leading the SDSU contingent was senior linebacker T.J. Lally, who has been a two-time second-team all-league selection (2012, 2014). Lally led the team with 117 tackles last season, including 9.5 tackles for loss. Joining Lally on the defensive side was junior defensive tackle Cole Langer. A secondteam all-MFVC honoree in 2014, Langer totaled 49 tackles and blocked two kicks. Two Jackrabbit sophomores highlight the squad’s offensive selections to the MVFC Preseason Team. Wide receiver Jake Wieneke was named conference Freshman of the Year and was a first-team all-MVFC selection after recording 73 receptions for 1,404 yards and a school-record 16 touchdowns. Center Jacob Ohnesorge filled one of five spots on the offensive line. Ohnesorge started all 14 games in 2014 and was an honorable mention all-league selection. Rounding out the Jackrabbits’ selections was Je Ryan Butler as return specialist. A senior, Butler averaged 13.2 yards on punt returns and 18.1 yards in limited kick return duties in 2014.

2015 MVFC PRESEASON POLL 1. North Dakota State [32] 389 2. Illinois State [8] 366 3. Northern Iowa 300 4. Youngstown State 265 5. South Dakota State 251 6. Indiana State 190 7. Southern Illinois 143 8. Western Illinois 139 9. Missouri State 91 10. South Dakota 66 Note: Number of first-place votes indicated in brackets

PRESEASON NATIONAL POLLS ATHLON 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 Illinois State Sam Houston State (Texas) Jacksonville State (Ala.) Villanova (Pa.) Eastern Washington Coastal Carolina (S.C.) Chattanooga (Tenn.) New Hampshire Youngstown State (Ohio) Northern Iowa Liberty (Va.) Montana State James Madison (Va.) Eastern Illinois McNeese State (La.) Montana Idaho State South Dakota State Richmond (Va.) Eastern Kentucky Harvard (Mass.) Western Carolina (N.C.) Cal Poly Indiana State

LINDY’S 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 Villanova (Pa.) Sam Houston State (Texas) Illinois State Chattanooga (Tenn.) Jacksonville State (Ala.) Coastal Carolina (S.C.) Eastern Washington New Hampshire South Dakota State Montana State Richmond (Va.) Liberty (Va.) Northern Iowa Stephen F. Austin (Texas) Montana James Madison (Va.) Eastern Kentucky South Carolina State Indiana State William & Mary (Va.) Youngstown State (Ohio) Fordham (N.Y.) McNeese State (La.) Harvard (Mass.)

SPORTING NEWS 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 Sam Houston State (Texas) Illinois State Villanova (Pa.) Eastern Washington Coastal Carolina (S.C.) Jacksonville State (Ala.) Chattanooga (Tenn.) Montana State Youngstown State (Ohio) Northern Iowa James Madison (Va.) Idaho State Eastern Kentucky Montana Liberty (Va.) Stephen F. Austin (Texas) New Hampshire Indiana State Alcorn State (Miss.) Southeastern Louisiana Northern Arizona South Dakota State Charleston Southern (S.C.) Eastern Illinois

Note: SDSU’s 2015 opponents listed in bold

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randon will again be in the mix for an increased role at wide receiver this season ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics four times and is a three-time recipient of the MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

-3BRANDON ANDREWS 6-1, 190, Sr. Wide Receiver El Centro, Calif. Central Union H.S. Major: Exercise Science

2014: Saw action in final 12 games of the season ... recorded career-long 20-yard reception in Beef Bowl win over Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... tallied career highs of seven receptions and 63 receiving yards in Hobo Day game versus Youngstown State ... final reception of season covered 13 in home win over South Dakota 2013: Played in the first eight games of the season ... recorded receptions in each of the first two games, tallying three catches for 24 yards versus Butler (Ind.) and one catch for 11 yards at North Dakota ... caught first career touchdown pass, a 7-yarder, midway through fourth quarter in win over Butler 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

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 7, vs. Youngstown State, 10-25-2014 Receiving Yards: 63, vs. Youngstown State, 10-25-2014 Long Reception: 20 yards, vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 9-20-2014

2011: Redshirted ... shared Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week prior to season finale at Western Illinois BEFORE SDSU: Earned all-conference and team

most valuable 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 ... allacademic selection

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2012 2013 2014 Career

Rec 0 4 10 14

Yds 0 35 101 136

T

6-4, 300, Sr. Offensive Line Madison, S.D. Madison H.S. Major: Agricultural Systems Technology/ Agricultural Science

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TD 0 1 0 1

LG 0 11 20 20

aylor is a second-generation Jackrabbit who gained starting experience on the offensive line last season ... his father, Tom, lettered in football at SDSU from 1987-90, while his mother, Angie, played softball for the Jackrabbits ... two-time member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics

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

2014: Played in all 14 games at guard, starting the

Madison High 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 first-team all-conference and all-region player in baseball ... honor roll student and a member of the Athletes of Character program

final six games ... team averaged 36 points and 446.8 yards per contest in games he started ... made first career start in regular season matchup at North Dakota State

-72TAYLOR BLOOM

Avg. 0.0 8.8 10.1 9.7

2013: Made collegiate playing debut in season opener against Butler (Ind.) and also saw action in home finale versus Indiana State shared Scout Offense Player ofthe Week honors leading up to games against Northern Iowa and South Dakota

2011: Redshirted BEFORE SDSU: Competed in three sports at

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e Ryan has played key roles both defensively and on special teams for the Jackrabbits’ three consecutive playoff teams ... enters senior season 182 yards away from setting SDSU career record for punt return yards... earned a spot on the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics four times

-22JE RYAN BUTLER 5-11, 185, Sr. Defensive Back Tempe, Ariz. Marcos De Niza H.S. Major: Psychology

2014: Started 13 of 14 games ... tied for second on team with two interceptions ... ranked third on squad with eight pass breakups ... registered three tackles, including one for loss, and added pass breakup in win at Southern Utah ... tallied three tackles in a game five times ... recorded interception in Beef Bowl win over WisconsinOshkosh ... intercepted a pass in the end zone and broke up two other passes in regular season finale versus South Dakota ... credited with season-high five tackles, including one for loss, in playoff victory at Montana State ... matched career long with 80-yard punt return to set up touchdown in playoff game at North Dakota State ... averaged 13.2 yards on punt returns and 18.1 yards on kickoff returns 2013: Earned honorable mention all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors as a punt returner ... shared team lead with four interceptions ... played in all 14 games, including five starts ... returned interception 39 yards for touchdown in season opener against Butler (Ind.) ... tallied season-high six tackles in back-to-back victories against North Dakota and Southeastern Louisiana ... intercepted pass and registered two tackles in win at Western Illinois ... took over punt return duties midway through season and averaged 11.8 yards per return ... named squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week after returning punt 80 yards for touchdown in double-overtime win over Northern Iowa ... shared team’s Defensive Player of the Week award in

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 8, vs. South Dakota, 11-17-2012 Tackles for Loss: 2, vs. South Dakota, 11-17-2012 Interceptions: 2, at Northern Arizona, 11-30-2013 Pass Breakups: 2, three times (last: vs. North Dakota State, 12-6-2014) Punt Return Yards: 90, at Northern Arizona, 11-30-2013 Long Punt Return: 80 yards, vs. Northern Iowa (for TD), 10-26-2013, and at North Dakota State, 12-6-2014

Football Championship Subdivision playoff victory at Northern Arizona after intercepting two passes ... also returned five punts for 90 yards, including 37-yarder, in successful return to home state 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 at North Dakota State ... registered career-high eight tackles, two of which were for loss, and added interception and pass breakup in win over South Dakota ... totaled nine tackles in pair of playoff starts 2011: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week prior to finale against Western Illinois 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 STATISTICS

Year 2012 2013 2014 Career

G 13 14 14 41

Solo 28 20 24 72

Ast 7 11 9 27

Total TFL-Yds Int-Yds PBU 35 2.0-7 2-69 2 31 1.0-2 4-40 6 33 3.0-4 2-0 8 99 6.0-13 8-109 16

PR 0 21 28 49

Yds 0 247 370 617

Avg 0.0 11.8 13.2 12.6

LG 0 *80 80 *80

KOR 0 0 7 7

Yds Avg 0 0.0 0 0.0 127 18.1 127 18.1

LG 0 0 27 27

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ay has contributed mostly as a kickoff specialist during his Jackrabbit career and will vie for placekicking duties in 2015 ... recognized academically three times on Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll 2014: Played in all 14 games ... recorded touchbacks on 17 of 85 kickoffs ... tallied touchbacks on all four kickoff attempts in win at Southern Utah ... also notched four touchbacks in home victory over South Dakota ... kicked off 10 times in win over Western Illinois ... closed season with three touchbacks in playoff game at North Dakota State

-92JAY CARLSON 6-1, 215, Sr. Kicker Parkville, Mo. Park Hill South H.S. Major: Nursing

2013: Saw action in 13 games ... handled the bulk of the team’s kickoffs, recording 23 touchbacks on 71 attempts ... recorded five touchbacks in road win at Western Illinois and four in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at Northern Arizona ... attempted first career field goal in road game at South Dakota, missing from 51 yards ... credited with three tackles

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 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

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-11TYLER FINNES 6-4, 200, Sr. Quarterback Andover, Minn. Andover H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering

yler will compete for the backup quarterback spot ... received Missouri Valley Football Conference Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award and is a four-time Honor Roll selection 2014: Earned first varsity letter ... served primarily as the team’s holder on special teams, but also played under center in four games ... went 2-for-3 passing for 35 yards, including 26-yard completion, in Beef Bowl win over Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... attempted two passes against Missouri State ... also took snaps in home wins over Cal Poly and South Dakota ... key member of placekicking unit that went 19-of-20 on field goals and converted all 50 extra-point attempts 2013: Served as an understudy to career passing leader Austin Sumner, but did not see any game action ... took the bulk of the snaps in Spring Game, completing 19-of-34 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown 2012: Did not see any game action ... recipient of Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award 2011: Redshirted ... tabbed as Scout Offense Player of

5-10, 190, Sr. Defensive Back Omaha, Neb. Burke H.S. Major: Consumer Affairs

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

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2014 Career

G-GS 14-0 14-0

Comp 5 5

Att 2 2

Int 1 1

Pct. .400 .400

Yds 35 35

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-25JIMMIE FORSYTHE

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Completions: 2, vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 9-20-2014 Passing Yards: 35, vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 9-20-2014 Long Completion: 26 yards to Matt Raymond, vs. UWOshkosh, 9-20-2014 Long Rush: 3 yards, vs. Cal Poly, 9-6-2014

immie has been a steady contributor in the Jackrabbit secondary throughout his career ... selected as a team captain for 2015 season 2014: Started all 14 games at cornerback ... honorable mention selection to the all-Missouri Valley Football Conference team ... ranked fifth on team with 51 tackles ... finished second on squad with nine pass breakups ... made three stops and recorded lone interception of the season in road win at Southern Utah ... credited with six solo tackles and a pass breakup in Hobo Day game against Youngstown State ... notched career-high seven tackles and broke up pair of passes in key road victory at Indiana State ... broke up two passes and registered four tackles in home finale versus South Dakota ... tallied two tackles and broke up a pass in each FCS playoff game against Montana State and North Dakota State 2013: Played in 13 games with nine starts ... broke up a pass and came up with late interception to seal win at North Dakota ... set career high with six tackles in home win over Southeastern Louisiana ... forced a fumble and registered four tackles at Nebraska ... turned in career-best 34-yard kickoff return in Hobo Day game versus Southern Illinois ... notched four tackles in victory over Northern Iowa ... returned interception 31 yards in home finale against Indiana State 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

TD 0 0

LG 26 26

NCAA Eff. Rush 58.80 1 58.80 1

Yds 3 3

TD LG 0 3 0 3

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7, at Indiana State, 11-8-2014 Tackles for Loss: 1.5, vs. Northern Iowa, 10-26-2013 Forced Fumbles: 1, at Nebraska, 9-21-2013 Pass Breakups: 2, at Indiana State, 11-8-2014, and vs. South Dakota, 11-22-2014 Interceptions: 1, four times (last: at Southern Utah, 9-13-2013)

career interception in regular season finale versus South Dakota ... averaged 19 yards per attempt as a kick returner 2011: Transitioned to the defensive side of the ball during redshirt season ... honored as team’s Scout Special Teams Player of the Year ... named Scout Special Teams Player of the Week leading up to games against Southern Utah and Northern Iowa ... 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 in earning all-Super State honors and being named the honorary captain of allstate team ...set eight school records in compiling a 23-7 career record as a starter ... selected to play in 2011 Nebraska Shrine Bowl

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G 13 13 14 40

Solo 11 22 39 72

Ast 3 13 12 28

Total 14 35 51 100

TFL-Yds 0-0 2.0-4 1.0-3 3.0-7

Int-Yds 1-0 2-36 1-1 4-37

PBU 0 2 9 11

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Yds 76 187 0 263

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

eggie has turned in some strong performances as a backup running back over the past three seasons ... three-time member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics 2014: Played in seven games and ranked third on the team with 108 rushing yards ... scored touchdowns in back-to-back games against Cal Poly and at Southern Utah ... recorded season highs with 14 carries and 55 yards in home win over Western Illinois 2013: Finished second on the team with 297 rushing yards ... saw action in 12 games ... opened season with 10carry, 68-yard performance against Butler (Ind.) ... carried eight times for 38 yards and caught three passes for 29 yards at Nebraska ... opened scoring at Youngstown State with 22-yard touchdown run and finished the game with 90 yards on 13 carries ... scored touchdowns in both of the team’s FCS playoff games ... ran for 7-yard TD in playoff opener at Northern Arizona as part of 11-carry, 51-yard outing ... caught six passes for 30 yards, including 14-yard touchdown, at Eastern Washington 2012: Ranked second on the team with 321 rushing yards in 12 games ... 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

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: 6, at Eastern Washington, 12-7-2013 Receiving Yards: 30, at Eastern Washington, 12-7-2013 Long Reception: 20 yards, vs. UC Davis, 9-13-2012

two touchdowns in FCS playoff win over Eastern Illinois that included career-long 49-yard run ... 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 in preparation for games against Illinois State, Youngstown State and Southern Illinois BEFORE SDSU: Rushed his way to the secondhighest rushing total in Minnesota high school history ... racked up 3,113 yards as a senior en route to first-team allstate recognition ... named 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 ... career totals included 5,707 yards rushing, 1,332 yards receiving and 89 touchdowns ... academic all-state selection

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2012 2013 2014 Career

Rush 70 59 30 159

Yds 321 297 108 726

Avg 4.6 5.0 3.6 4.6

TD 2 2 2 6

LG 49 24 14 49

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-85CAM JONES 6-5, 250, Sr. Tight End Eagan, Minn. Burnsville H.S. Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Management

am is line to start at tight end for the third season in a row during the 2015 campaign ... team captain ... twotime member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll 2014: Played in 12 games, returning to the lineup after missing the second half of the previous season ... hauled in season-high two passes for 14 yards in road victory at Northern Iowa ... shared team's Offensive Player of the Week award in regular season matchup at North Dakota State and in FCS playoff game at Montana State, making his mark as a blocker for potent rushing attack 2013: Started first seven games and caught a pass in six ... caught three passes for 97 yards, including careerlong 60-yarder, versus Butler (Ind.) ... hauled in careerhigh six receptions for 68 yards in road game at Nebraska ... recorded 48-yard reception as part of four-catch, 70yard performance in Hobo Day game versus Southern Illinois ... lone touchdown reception of season covered 24 yards in win at Western Illinois 2012: Saw action at both tight end and in the backfield on short-yardage situations ... scored first career touchdown on 2-yard run at Indiana State ... added rushing touch-

Rec 1 10 1 12

Yds 20 61 2 83

Avg 20.0 6.1 2.0 6.9

TD 0 1 0 1

LG 20 16 2 20

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 6, at Nebraska, 9-21-2013 Receiving Yards: 97, vs. Butler (Ind.), 8-31-2013 Long Reception: 60 yards, vs. Butler (Ind.), 8-31-2013 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

downs versus South Dakota and Eastern Illinois ... also scored 8-yard receiving touchdown on final play of first half in FCS 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 BEFORE SDSU: Played quarterback at Burnsville High School in the Twin Cities Metro area, ... an all-conference performer and honorable mention all-state pick, he threw for 1 touchdowns and ran for 216 yards with four TDs ... three-year starter in both football and basketball

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2012 2013 2014 Career

Rec 3 18 5 26

Yds 50 315 30 395

Avg. 16.7 17.5 6.0 15.2

TD 1 1 0 2

LG 36 60 8 60

Rush 7 0 0 7

Yds 24 0 0 24

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arves has lettered each of the past two seasons and is vying for an expanded role at wide receiver during his senior year SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

2014: Saw action in 10 games ... top performance of the season was a four-reception, 45-yard outing in regular season matchup at North Dakota State ... recorded careerlong 16-yard reception against the top-ranked Bison ... other reception of the season was a 9-yard catch versus Wisconsin-Oshkosh

-5LARVES JONES

Receptions: 4, at North Dakota State, 11-1-2014 Receiving Yards: 45, at North Dakota State, 11-1-2014 Long Reception: 16 yards, at North Dakota State, 11-1-2014

BEFORE SDSU: Spent two seasons at Fort Scott

2013: Appeared in seven games, including each of the final six contests of the season ... made Jackrabbit debut in Hobo Day game versus Southern Illinois ... recorded pair of 6-yard receptions in road win at South Dakota ... made tackle in home finale versus Indiana State

6-4, 215, Sr. Wide Receiver Omaha, Neb. Omaha North H.S./Fort Scott CC Major: Graphic Design and Studio Arts

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

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2013 2014 Career

Rec 2 5 7

Yds 12 54 66

Avg. 6.0 10.8 9.4

TD 0 0 0

LG 6 16 16

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rew has contributed mostly on special teams and is projected to back up at linebacker this season ... threeyear letterman 2014: Played in 12 games ... saw most extensive action of the season in home opener against Cal Poly, registering career-high eight tackles ... also credited with stops in season opener at Missouri and home finale versus South Dakota ... played in Football Championship Subdivision playoff games at Montana State and North Dakota State 2013: Played in all 14 games, splitting time between

-26DREW KREUTZFELDT 5-11, 200, Sr. Linebacker Wentworth, S.D. Chester Area H.S. Major: Economics

safety and linebacker ... recorded career-high two tackles in season-opening win over Butler (Ind.) ... drew starting assignment against Nebraska and was credited with one tackle 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 FCS playoff game versus Eastern Illinois 2011: Redshirted ... recognized as Scout Defense

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 8, vs. Cal Poly, 9-6-2014

Player of the Week two times — prior to games at Illinois and North Dakota State 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, 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 STATISTICS

Year 2012 2013 2014 Career

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G 11 14 12 37

Solo 3 2 6 11

Ast 0 2 4 6

Total 3 4 10 17

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.J. has been a mainstay in the Jackrabbit defensive lineup and enters his third season as the starting middle linebacker ... three-time member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics ... elected as a team captain during both the 2014 and 2015 seasons

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

2014: Earned second-team all-Missouri Valley Footbal Conference honors for the second time in his Jackrabbit career ... started all 14 games ... led team with 117 total tackles and 9.5 tackles for loss ... recorded double figures in tackles five times, starting with 11-tackle performance at Missouri in season opener ... set Jackrabbit single-game standard in the Division I era with 20 tackles, including a sack, in regular season meeting at North Dakota State ... tallied 10 tackles in home win over Missouri State to share team’s Defensive Player of the Week award ... also honored with weekly defensive award in games against Cal Poly and Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... recorded 10 tackles in road win at Indiana State ... registered eight tackles, including two for loss, broke up a pass and returned fumble 11 yards to set up late Jackrabbit field goal in Football Championship Subdivision playoff victory at Montana State ... closed season with 14-tackle performance in playoff loss at North Dakota State 2013: Started all 14 games ... ranked second on team with 89 tackles and two fumble recoveries ... recorded season-high 10 tackles, including two for loss, and recovered a fumble in Beef Bowl victory over Southeastern Louisiana ... registered nine tackles in games at Nebraska and versus Northern Iowa ... tallied seven tackles, including one for loss, in road win at Western Illinois ... turned the momentum in team’s favor by recording go-ahead safety midway through third quarter of Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at Northern Arizona ... finished game with six total tackles, including two for loss with a sack ... notched seven tackles and recovered a fumble in playoff defeat at Eastern Washington ... recipient of MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award 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

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 20, at North Dakota State, 11-1-2014 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

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 FCS playoff game at North Dakota State 2011: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Defense Player of the Week prior to matchup with Northern Iowa and shared Scout Offense Player of the Week honors leading up to game versus North Dakota State 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

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2012 2013 2014 Career

G 13 14 14 41

Solo 73 50 52 175

Ast 34 39 65 138

Total 107 89 117 313

TFL-Yds 8.0-40 6.5-16 9.5-26 24.0-82

Sack-Yds 6.0-34 1.5-11 1.0-3 8.5-48

PBU 3 1 1 5

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FR-Yds 1-0 2-3 1-11 4-14

FF 2 1 0 3

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ark is again expected to contribute at the free safety position this season

2014: Played in five games, starting with season opener at Missouri in return to hometown ... set singlegame career highs with three tackles and a forced fumble in Beef Bowl win over Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... last action of the season came in Missouri Valley Football Conference opener against Illinois State

-13MARK PICKEREL 6-0, 200, Sr. Defensive Back Columbia, Mo. Rock Bridge H.S. Major: Economics

2013: Saw action in four games, but did not factor into any statistics ... was sidelined by injury early in season before making collegiate debut in home finale versus Indiana State ... also appeared in games at Youngstown State and both Football Championship Subdivision playoff games at Northern Arizona and Eastern Washington 2012: Did not see any game action

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 3, vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 9-20-2014 Forced Fumbles: 1, vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 9-20-2014

BEFORE SDSU: Was a two-time all-district quar-

terback at the 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

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

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2013 2014 Career

G 4 5 9

Solo 0 2 2

Ast 0 1 1

Total 0 3 3

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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.R. turned in a solid first season in the Jackrabbit starting lineup during the 2014 campaign ... recipient of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award and member of the MVFC Honor Roll ... voted as a team captain for 2015 season

-91J.R. PLOTE 6-3, 250, Sr. Defensive Lineman Phoenix, Ariz. Mountain Pointe H.S. Major: Operations Management

2014: Started all 14 games at defensive end ... opened season with three-tackle performance at Missouri ... made five tackles (4 solo) in road win at Southern Utah ... was credited with four tackles in win over Missouri State, sharing team’s Defensive Player of the Week honors ... again shared the squad’s Defensive Player of the Week award after recording eight tackles, including two tackles for loss and a sack, in key road win at Indiana State ... registered four tackles in Football Championship Subdivision playoff win at Montana State ... recorded career-high 10 tackles, inclduing tackle for loss, in playoff loss at North Dakota State 2013: Came off the bench to play in all 14 games ... recorded a tackle in season-opening win over Butler (Ind.) ... credited with two tackles, including tackle for loss and first career sack in Beef Bowl win against Southeastern Louisiana ... tallied career-high four tackles, including tackle for loss, in road win at Western Illinois ... broke up pass in Football Championship Subdivision playoff win at Northern Arizona

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 10, at North Dakota State, 12-6-2014 Tackles for Loss: 2, at Indiana State, 11-8-2014 Sacks: 1, vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 9-14-2013, and at Indiana State, 11-8-2014

2012: Earned first varsity letter after playing in seven games ... registered lone tackle of the season in FCS 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 recog-

nition from the Arizona Football Coaches Association and the Arizona Republic after tallying 68 total tackles, including 10 sacks, as a senior ... three-time all-region 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

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Year 2012 2013 2014 Career

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G 7 14 14 35

Solo 1 5 15 21

Ast 0 2 27 29

Total 1 7 42 50

TFL-Yds 0-0 2.0-4 4.5-11 6.5-15

Sack-Yds 0-0 1.0-3 1.0-4 2.0-7

PBU 0 1 0 1

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att has seen extensive action on special teams and will attempt to crack the Jackrabbit rotation at wide receiver this year

-81MATT RAYMOND 5-9, 185, Sr. Wide Receiver Elkhorn, Neb. Elkhorn H.S. Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Management

2014: Saw action in 11 games and caught a pass in six contests ... opened season with 12-yard reception at Missouri ... tallied two receptions for 30 yards in home opener against Cal Poly ... caught two passes for 29 yards, including career-loing 26 yarder, in Beef Bowl win over Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... added receptions in home wins over Missouri State, Youngstown State and Western Illinois ... tallied six tackles, including two at Illinois State ... credited with tackle and forced fumble versus Western Illinois ... named to Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll 2013: Limited to eight games due to injury ... notched first career reception, covering 16 yards, in season opener against Butler (Ind.) ... registered special teams tackles in games against North Dakota State, Indiana State and South Dakota 2012: Played in all 13 games ... led team with 14 s pecial 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

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 2, vs. Cal Poly, 9-6-2014, and vs. WisconsinOshkosh, 9-20-2014 Receiving Yards: 30, vs. Cal Poly, 9-6-2014 Long Reception: 26 yards, vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 9-20-2014 Tackles: 3, vs. Western Illinois, 10-13-2012 Forced Fumbles: 1, vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-2014 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 2013 2014 Totals

G 13 8 11 32

Rec 0 1 8 9

Yds 0 16 93 109

Avg. 0.0 16.0 11.6 12.1

TD 0 0 0 0

LG 0 16 26 26

Solo 10 3 5 18

Ast Total FF 4 14 0 0 3 0 1 6 1 5 23 1

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andon joined the Jackrabbits after a successful junior college career at Iowa Western Community College and will again contend for a key role at defensive end

-93LANDON SCHULTZ 6-2, 255, Sr. Defensive Lineman Mason City, Iowa Mason City H.S./Iowa Western CC Major: Agricultural Business

2014: Played in all 14 games with one start ... tallied at least one tackle in 11 games ... made Jackrabbit debut in season opener at Missouri, tallying one tackle ... credited with three tackles in home opener against Cal Poly ... made first start for the Jackrabbits in Hall of Fame Game win over Missouri State, finishing with one tackle ... recorded season-high four tackles in regular season matchup at North Dakota State and versus Western Illinois BEFORE SDSU: Played for highly successful

Iowa Western program that posted 23-1 record over two

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 4, at North Dakota State, 11-1-2014, and vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-2014 Tackles for Loss: 0.5, at Illinois State, 10-4-2014, and at North Dakota State, 12-6-2014

seasons and won the 2012 Junior College national title ... credited with 27 tackles and three sacks during 2013 season ... 2011 graduate of Mason City High School, where he was a two-time first-team all-conference selection and all-area honoree

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2014 Career

G 14 14

Solo 9 9

Ast 12 12

Total 21 21

TFL-Yds 1.0-2 1.0-2

Sack-Yds 0-0 0-0

PBU 0 0

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atrick will vie for an expanded role at linebacker in 2014 ... three-year letterman ... four-time member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll and three-time recipient of the MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 4, vs. South Dakota, 11-22-2014 Tackles for Loss: 1, at Missouri, 8-30-2014 Pass Breakups: 1, vs. South Dakota, 11-22-2014

2014: Came off the bench to play in 12 games ...

-17PATRICK SCHUSTER 6-1, 215, Sr. Linebacker Watertown, S.D. Watertown H.S. Major: Advertising

credited with at least one tackle in eight games ... recorded career-high four tackles in regular season finale against South Dakota ... also broke up a pass in win over South Dakota ... made two stops in a game versus Missouri, Cal Poly and Illinois State ... played in both of team’s Football Championship Subdivision playoff games 2013: Saw action in eight games at either linebacker or on special teams .. recorded two tackles in season opener against Butler (Ind.) ... credited with tackle in road game at Nebraska ... matched season and career high with two solo tackles in Football Championship Subdivision playoff win at Northern Arizona 2012: Played in seven games ... credited with lone tackle of the season in regular season matchup at North Dakota State 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 BEFORE SDSU: Was a dual threat at quarterback

at the prep level ... 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 all-conference 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 all-state 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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Year 2012 2013 2014 Career

G 6 8 12 26

Solo 1 3 9 13

Ast 0 2 5 7

Total 1 5 14 20

TFL-Yds 0-0 0-0 1.0-5 1.0-5

PBU 0 0 1 1

BK 0 0 0 0

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

FF 0 0 0 0

regular season, seeing action against Indiana State, South Dakota and Youngstown State

2014: Started all 14 games at left guard ... named Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week after helping the Jackrabbits roll up 502 yards of total offense in home opener against Cal Poly ... tabbed as team’s Offensive Lineman of the Week in home games versus Youngstown State, South Dakota and Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at North Dakota State

2012: Did not see any game action

2013: Played in six games in a reserve role ... made collegiate playing debut in season opener against Butler (Ind.) ... contributed in team’s winning streak to close out

2011: Redshirted and contributed on scout team of-

fense BEFORE SDSU: Earned first-team all-state hon-

ors from both the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association and Associated Press in 2010. ... two-time first-team allconference 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

6-3, 280, Sr. Offensive Line Sun Prairie, Wis. Sun Prairie H.S. Major: Entrepreneurial Studies

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ryce has filled in where necessary during his career with the Jackrabbits... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics each of his first four seasons in the program and also a three-time recipient of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

2014: Started all 12 games in which he played at left tackle ... after starting first two games of season, returned to lineup at start of league play in early October ... honored as team’s Offensive Lineman of the Week in home wins over Cal Poly and Western Illinois

-60BRYCE SIVERLING 6-3, 290, Sr. Offensive Lineman Bloomer, Wis. Bloomer H.S. Major: Agricultural Systems Technology

2013: Played at either tight end or offensive tackle in 13 of the team’s 14 games ... did not factor into any statistics 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 first-team 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

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A JACKRABBIT “To be a Jackrabbit is beyond being part of the football team. It is a family and a brotherhood. It’s about using your platform to serve and inspire others. When you’re a Jackrabbit you’ve been given an opportunity to do something special — whether you impact one life or hundreds. It’s about making a difference and passing on a legacy that many of the Jackrabbit family have passed down before us. And, last but not least, it consists of building relationships with your brothers that will last a lifetime.”

“I think of three simple things when I think what it means to be a Jackrabbit: 1. Being a Jackrabbit means being a part of a huge family of past and present Jackrabbits; 2. Being a Jackrabbit means being a part of something that is much bigger than yourself; 3. Being a Jackrabbit means that there will always be someone there for you in a time of need.” “Being a Jackrabbit is about being involved in something bigger than yourself in pursuit of a common goal. It’s about forming a brother-like bond with strangers from all across the country in hopes of becoming a successful team that South Dakota can be proud of. Lastly and most importantly, it means giving everything you have, every single day for your teammates, coaches, and fans of SDSU.” — quotes provided by Jackrabbit seniors

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revor returns for his senior season after gaining a starting role at the slot receiver position in 2014

2014: Finished third on the team with 35 receptions

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

for 427 yards ... caught a pass in 11 of 14 games ... also saw action as a kick returner ... caught first career touchdown as part of three-catch, 67-yard outing in home opener against Cal Poly ... caught four passes in a game four times, including 35-yard performance in victory at Northern Iowa ... recorded 43-yard reception and 45-yard kickoff return — both career longs — in home win over Western Illinois, earning squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week Award ... caught career-high six passes for 32 yards and returned three kickoffs for 98 yards in Football Championship Subdivision playoff win at Montana State to again earn Special Teams Player of the Week honors 2013: Ranked sixth on team with 15 receptions ... played in all 14 games ... caught at least two passes in three contests, highlighted by career highs of five receptions for 41 yards in Hobo Day game versus Southern Illinois ... caught two passes for 12 yards in win at Western Illinois ... recorded career-long reception of 35 yards and added two solo tackles on special teams in victory at Youngstown State ... tallied two receptions for 32 yards in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at Eastern Washington 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

Year 2012 2013 2014 Career

Rec 1 15 35 51

Yds 1 176 427 604

Avg 1.0 11.7 12.2 11.8

TD 0 0 0 0

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 6, at Montana State, 11-29-2014 Receiving Yards: 67, vs. Cal Poly, 9-6-2014 Long Reception: 43 yards, vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-2014 Punt Returns: 3, at North Dakota State, 11-10-2012, and at Long Punt Return: 27 yards, at North Dakota State, 11-10-2012 Long Kickoff Return: 45, vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-2014

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 ... recognized academically as a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll 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 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 LG KOR Yds Avg 1 0 0 0.0 35 5 86 17.2 43 13 293 22.5 43 18 379 21.1

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ravis brought championship-level experience to the Jackrabbit program ... switched from offensive guard to center during spring football 2014: Appeared in four games — all Jackrabbit wins ... made Jackrabbit debut in Beef Bowl victory over Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... played in consecutive games against Indiana State, Western Illinois and South Dakota to close out regular season ... named to Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll and also honored as recipient of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

PR 13 8 0 21

Yds 76 47 0 123

Avg 5.8 5.9 0.0 5.9

LG 27 16 0 27

BEFORE SDSU: Was a key player for the highly

successful Iowa Western Community College team the last two seasons ... earned first-team all-conference honors on the offensive line for team that combined for a 23-1 record and won the 2012 Junior College national championship ... named to academic honor squad at Iowa Western ... 2011 graduate of Ballard High School, where he was an all-area and all-state selection in football

-55TRAVIS ZIMMERMAN 6-4, 285, Sr. Offensive Lineman Huxley, Iowa Ballard H.S./Iowa Western CC Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Management

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-7JESSE BOBBIT 6-2, 210, Jr. Linebacker Palatine, Ill. Palatine High School Major: Physical Education/ Teacher Education

esse will look to build off a strong second half to the 2014 season, which was his first in the Jackrabbit starting lineup ... two-time member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll and also a recipient of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award last season 2014: Ranked third on the team with 90 tackles after starting all 14 games at linebacker ... recorded at least two tackles in every game ... credited with six tackles in backto-back wins over Cal Poly and Southern Utah ... was named or shared team’s Defensive Player of the Week each of the final four weeks of the season ... registered seven tackles in Missouri Valley Football Conference opener at Illinois State ... recorded six tackles and broke up pair of passes in road win at nationally ranked Northern Iowa ... notched two tackles for loss among five total tackles in Hobo Day game versus Youngstown State ... forced and recovered key fumble at goal line in road win at Indiana State ... began string of weekly honors by recording nine tackles and forcing a fumble versus Western Illinois ... tallied career-high 13 tackles in Football Championship Subdivision playoff victory at Montana State ... finished season with 11-tackle performance in playoff game at North Dakota State ... honorable mention selection to MVFC All-Academic Team 2013: Played in all 14 games, seeing action both on

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 13, at Montana State, 11-29-2014 Tackles for Loss: 2, vs. Youngstown State, 10-25-2014 Pass Breakups: 2, at Northern Iowa, 10-18-2014 Blocked Kicks: 1, vs. Indiana State, 11-9-2013

special teams and as a reserve linebacker ... was credited with season-high three solo tackles in collegiate debut against Butler (Ind.) ... registered two tackles in game at Nebraska ... shared squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week award after blocking a field goal in home finale versus Indiana State ... also tallied two tackles, including half-tackle for loss, versus Indiana State BEFORE SDSU: Capped a stellar prep career by earning first-team all-state honors from both the Chicago Tribune and Champaign News Gazette during his senior season at Palatine High School ... was a four-time allconference selection and three-time Tom Lemming Chicagoland and Daily Herald all-area honoree ... tallied 325 tackles and 17 interceptions for his career ... honor student

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2013 2014 Career

G 14 14 28

Solo 3 36 39

Ast 6 54 60

Total 9 90 99

TFL-Yds 0.5-1 4.0-8 4.5-9

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-15DALLAS BROWN 5-11, 195, Jr. Linebacker Tucson, Ariz. Sabino H.S. Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Management

allas moved into a starting role at linebacker during the 2014 season ... switched to linebacker in 2013 after originally being recruited as a defensive back 2014: Saw action in 13 games, starting nine ... tied for sixth on team with 49 tackles ... recorded career-high nine tackles in Beef Bowl win over Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... registered six tackles in home win against Missouri State ... returned interception 30 yards for a touchdown and added three solo tackles in win at nationally ranked Northern Iowa ... sat out regular season matchup at North Dakota State due to injury, but came back next week to record three tackles (one for loss) and two pass breakups at Indiana State ... tallied five tackles in both of the team’s Football Championship Subdivision playoff games – at Montana State and North Dakota State 2013: Played in all 14 games ... lone start of the season came in Beef Bowl victory over Southeastern Louisiana, a game in which he intercepted two fourth-quarter passes and recorded a career-high six tackles ... returned first interception 52 yards for a touchdown, while his second pickoff came with just over a minute to play to seal the win ... earned Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player and Newcomer of the Week honors, as well as FCS National Freshman of the Week recognition from The Sports Network ... was credited with four tackles and a

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

PBU 0 3 3

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

BK 1 0 1

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

FF 0 2 2

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 9, vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 9-20-2014 Tackles for Loss: 1, five times (last: at Indiana State, 11-8-2014) Sacks: 1, at South Dakota, 11-16-2013 Interceptions: 2, vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 9-14-2013 Pass Breakups: 2, at Indiana State, 11-8-2014

pass breakup in road games at Nebraska and Western Illinois ... tallied three tackles, including sack, in win at South Dakota ... made a successful return to home state by registering five tackles, including a tackle for loss, and a pass breakup in Football Championship Subdivision playoff win at Northern Arizona 2012: Redshirted BEFORE SDSU: Excelled as a two-way player at Sabino High School in Tucson, Arizona ... earned secondteam Southern Arizona recognition as both a defensive back and all-purpose player as a junior, then earned firstteam 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

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2013 2014 Career

G 14 13 27

Solo 17 29 46

Ast 10 20 30

Total 27 49 76

TFL-Yds 2.0-13 3.5-7 5.5-20

Sack-Yds 1.0-3 0-0 1.0-3

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2012: Redshirted ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics

2014: Appeared in all 14 games ... made starts at left tackle in wins against Southern Utah and WisconsinOshkosh ... also played at right tackle

BEFORE SDSU: Earned all-conference and

ick’s 2015 season is in question after suffering an injury during spring practice

2013: Played in five games ... made collegiate playing debut in season-opening win over Butler (Ind.) ... named Scout Offense Player of the Week in preparation for game at Nebraska ... saw action in four of the team’s last five games, including Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at Eastern Washington

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

-79NICK CARR 6-8, 315, Jr. Offensive Lineman New Brighton, Minn. Totino-Grace H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering

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hayne moved from tight end to the defensive line in 2013 and has developed into a key contributor ... recognized for academics each of the past three seasons as a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll and two-time recipient of Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

-98SHAYNE GOTTLOB 6-5, 255, Jr. Defensive Lineman Salem, S.D. McCook Central H.S. Major: Economics

2014: Saw action in all 14 games, starting the final 12 games of the season ... in first career start, at Southern Utah, recorded four tackles and returned an interception four yards for a touchdown to share team’s Defensive Player of the Week award ... registered career-high five tackles in home win over Missouri State ... both of his tackles went for lost yardage in road win at nationally ranked Northern Iowa ... was credited with four tackles in home victory over Cal Poly and in regular season matchup at North Dakota State ... honorable mention selection to the MVFC All-Academic Team 2013: Played in games against Butler (Ind.) and Indiana State, but did not factor into any statistics ... recipient of MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award 2012: Earned Scout Offense Player of the Year honors

Tackles: 5, vs. Missouri State, 10-11-2014 Tackles for Loss: 1.5, at Northern Iowa, 10-18-2014 Interceptions: 1, at Southern Utah, 9-13-2014

... named Scout Offense Player of the Week three times — in preparation for games against Western Illinois, Northern Iowa and South Dakota 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 all-Big East Conference selection for basketball ... academic all-state honoree in both football and basketball ... member of the National Honor Society

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Solo 0 15 15

Ast 0 23 23

Total 0 38 38

TFL-Yds 0-0 3.0-6 3.0-6

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ody joined the Jackrabbit football program just before the start of fall camp in 2014 and will seek an expanded role at linebacker this season

2014: Played primarily on special teams ... recorded six tackles during the season, including season-high two in Beef Bowl game versus Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... also notched tackles in games against Cal Poly, Youngstown State, Indiana State and Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at North Dakota State BEFORE SDSU: Spent two seasons at Northern

-8CODY HAZELETT

Illinois ... redshirted during 2012 season, then played in 10 games in 2013 ... registered 14 tackles, including halftackle for loss, and one pass breakup ... 2012 graduate of Simley High School in the Twin Cities Metro Area ... three-year starter who earned all-conference honors during

6-2, 210, Jr. Linebacker Inver Grove Heights, Minn. Simley H.S. Major: Entrepreneurial Studies

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGH Tackles: 2, vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 9-20-2014

both his junior and senior years ... was an all-state honoree after tallying 86 tackles, including 14 for loss and four sacks, as a senior ... registered 58 tackles as a junior ... also was a member of Simley's nationally ranked wrestling team ... academic all-conference selection

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2014 Career

G 14 14

Solo 4 4

Ast 2 2

Total 6 6

TFL-Yds 0-0 0-0

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zekiel will again be counted on to provide depth in the secondary and on special teams this season ... threetime selection to Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGH

2014: Was slowed by injury early in season, but played

Tackles: 3, vs. Youngstown State, 10-25-2014

in eight games ... credited with career-high three tackles in Hobo Day game against Youngstown State ... registered tackle in regular season game at North Dakota State 2013: Earned first varsity letter after playing in 10 games ... tallied two tackles in season-opening win over Butler (Ind.) ... credited with tackle at South Dakota

-21EZEKIEL HERNDON 5-11, 190, Jr. Defensive Back Fontana, Calif. Bloomington H.S. Major: Advertising

2012: Redshirted ... named Scout Special Team Player of the Week prior to win at Southeastern Louisiana and Scout Defense Player of the Week leading up to Indiana State game 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 league titles in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and set the school record in the 400 meters ... all-academic selection

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2013 2014 Career

G 10 8 18

Solo 0 1 1

Ast 3 3 6

Total 3 4 7

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

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-18CONNOR LANDBERG 6-3, 195, Jr. Wide Receiver Laguna Hills, Calif. Laguna Hills H.S. Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Management

onnor saw his role increase as the 2014 season moved on and will vie for an expanded role in the Jackrabbit receiving corps in 2015 2014: Saw action in all 14 games ... named squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week for efforts in home win over Missouri State ... recorded first catch of the year in Hobo Day game against Youngstown State ... hauled in one reception for 11 yards in regular season finale versus South Dakota ... caught two passes for 28 yards, including 10-yard touchdown, in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at Montana State ... also recovered a onside kick in closing minutes to seal Jackrabbit playoff victory 2013: Played in the final six games of the season, including both Football Championship Subdivision playoff games ... lone reception of the season was a 16-yard catch in double-overtime win against Northern Iowa 2012: Redshirted ... named squad’s Scout Special

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 2, at Montana State, 11-29-2014 Receiving Yards: 28, at Montana State, 11-29-2014 Long Reception: 18 yards, at Montana State, 11-29-2014

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 earned first-team all-California Interscholastic Federation honors after leading the Sea View League in touchdown catches

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2013 2014 Career

Rec 1 4 5

Yds 16 41 57

Avg. 16.0 10.2 11.4

TD 0 1 1

LG 16 18 18

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ole has a streak of 20 consecutive starts entering the 2015 season ... is 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 ... two-time member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll and a Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award recipient

-54COLE LANGER 6-2, 285, Jr. Defensive Lineman Dell Rapids, S.D. Dell Rapids H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering

2014: Earned second-team all-MVFC honors ... tied for sixth on the team with 49 tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks ... registered four tackles and halfsack in home opener against Cal Poly ... made five tackles in win over Missouri State .... tallied three tackles, including half-sack, and blocked a field goal attempt in road win at nationally ranked Northern Iowa ... recorded seasonhigh six tackles, including tackle for loss, in regular season matchup at North Dakota State to earn team’s Defensive Player of the Week award ... was credited with four tackles in Football Championship Subdivision playoff games against Montana State and North Dakota State ... shared team's Defensive Player of the Week award against Montana State after contributing a blocked kick and pass breakup in playoff victory ... named to Capital One Academic All-District 6 First Team and Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic Second Team 2013: Earned a spot on the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team after tallying 35 tackles

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7, at Eastern Washington, 12-7-2013 Tackles for Loss: 1, five times (last: at North Dakota State 11-1-2014) Sacks: 1, at Northern Arizona, 11-30-2013

... played in all 14 games, starting the final six ... notched tackle in collegiate debut versus Butler ... turned in fourtackle performances against Western Illinois, Northern Iowa and Youngstown State in league play ... set season high for tackles in back-to-back Football Championship Subdivision playoff games ... posted six tackles, including a sack, at Northern Arizona ... recorded seven tackles, including a tackle for loss at Eastern Washington BEFORE SDSU: Awarded 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 ... member of the National Honor Society

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Solo 15 18 33

Ast 20 31 51

Total 35 49 84

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Sack-Yds 1.0-4 1.5-4 2.5-8

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eth is a second-generation Jackrabbit student-athlete who will serve as a backup on the offensive line ... father, Howard, lettered in football at SDSU from 1984-85, while his mother, Tara (Tessier), played basketball and was a 2014 inductee into the Jackrabbit Sports Hall of Fame ... three-time member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics 2014: Played at tackle in home victories over Cal Poly and Wisconsin-Oshkosh, helping Jackrabbits rush for a combined 610 yards in the two contests

2013: Made only playing appearance of the season in opener against Butler (Ind.) 2012: Redshirted ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics BEFORE SDSU: Honored on all-Western Iowa

and all-district 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

-75SETH LANSMAN 6-7, 295, Jr. Offensive Lineman Harlan, Iowa Harlan Community H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering

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ach played a key role in the Jackrabbits making their third consecutive Football Championship Subdivision playoff appearance in 2014 ... named a team captain for 2015 season and will challenge for the starting quarterback position

-16ZACH LUJAN 6-2, 190, Jr. Quarterback Anchorage, Alaska South Anchorage H.S./Chabot College Major: Economics

2014: Filled in admirably when starting quarterback Austin Sumner went down with an injury in the season opener at Missouri ... named to Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team after leading team to 5-2 record in seven starts ... threw at least one touchdown pass in all seven starts ... shared team’s Offensive Player of the Week Award after completing 21-of-28 passes for 239 yards after entering game late in first quarter at Missouri ... threw three touchdown passes in home opener against Cal Poly ... completed 17-of-28 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns in win over Missouri State ... helped lead Jackrabbits to road win at Northern Iowa, completing 21of-38 passes for 223 yards ... racked up season-high 329 yards passes on 28-of-42 attempts in Hobo Day game against Youngstown State to earn team’s Offensive Player of the Week Award for second time ... named to MVFC Honor Roll for academics

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Completions: 28, vs. Youngstown State, 10-25-2014 Attempts: 42, vs. Youngstown State, 10-25-2014 Passing Yards: 329, vs. Youngstown State, 10-25-2014 Touchdown Passes: 3, vs. Cal Poly, 9-6-2014, and vs. Missouri State, 10-11-2014 Rushing Yards: 23, at Southern Utah, 9-13-2014

BEFORE SDSU: Began collegiate playing career

at Chabot College in California, where he was named 2013 Golden Gate Conference Offensive Player of the Year and league most valuable player ... played in all 11 games, completing 59 percent (139-of-235) of his passes for 1,820 yards and 15 touchdowns against only four interceptions ... also ranked second on team with 230 rushing yards, and added three touchdowns on the ground ... member of the all-California Community College Team after leading Chabot to 8-3 record ... named 2013 Central Division Bowl Offensive Player of the Game ... was a three-time all-state selection at South Anchorage High School from 2010-12 ... graduated cum laude and was a member of the National Honor Society

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Year 2014 Career

G-GS 9-7 9-7

Comp 147 147

Att 241 241

Int 10 10

Pct. .610 .610

Yds 1,943 1,943

TD 13 13

LG *78 *78

NCAA Eff. Rush 138.22 62 138.22 62

Yds 14 14

TD LG 0 20 0 20

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-42NICK MEARS 5-11, 195, Jr. Defensive Back Milbank, S.D. Milbank H.S. Major: Economics

ick emerged as a leader on the Jackrabbit defense last season ... has been named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll each of his first three seasons in the Jackrabbit football program and is a twotime recipient of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award 2014: Saw action in 13 games with 11 starts ... ranked second on team with 96 tackles (64 solo) ... recorded double digits in tackles on three occasions, starting with 10-tackle performance in home opener against Cal Poly ... credited with nine tackles (8 solo) in home win over Missouri State ... registered seven tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, and made first career interception in road win at nationally ranked Northern Iowa to receive team’s Effort Award... broke up three passes and notched seven tackles in Hobo Day game versus Youngstown State ... made 10 stops and broke up a pass in regular season game at North Dakota State ... tallied career-high 12 tackles versus Western Illinois ... totaled eight tackles in each Football Championship Subdivision playoff game, against Montana State and North Dakota State ... Capital One Academic All-District honoree 2013: Played in all 14 games either on special teams or as a reserve safety ... registered three tackles in collegiate debut against Butler (Ind.) ... made two tackles in back-toback games against Southeastern Louisiana and Nebraska ... tallied four tackles in home finale versus Indiana State ... recorded career-high nine tackles in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at Eastern Washington

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 12, vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-2014 Tackles for Loss: 1.5, at Northern Iowa, 10-18-2014 Interceptions: 1, at Northern Iowa, 10-18-2014 Pass Breakups: 3, vs. Youngstown State, 10-25-2014

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

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Year 2013 2014 Career

G 14 13 27

Solo 11 64 75

Ast 16 32 48

Total 27 96 123

TFL-Yds 0-0 3.5-8 3.5-8

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

PBU 0 6 6

Int-Yds 0-0 1-0 1-0

BK 0 0 0

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

FF 0 0 0

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-32KYLE PARIS 6-1, 200, Jr. Running Back Aliso Viejo, Calif. Aliso Niguel H.S. Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

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yle will make a push for an expanded role at running back in 2015 2014: Played in 11 games, seeing action primarily on special teams ... received team’s Effort Award in victory against Missouri State ... lone offensive action came in home win over Western Illinois, a game in which he carried the ball two times for six yards ... credited with tackles in four games, including two in Football Championship Subdivision playoff win at Montana State 2013: Made lone appearance of season in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at Northern Arizona, but did not factor into any statistics ... recognized academically on Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll 2012: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week for efforts leading up to regular season finale against South Dakota

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts: 2, vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-2014 Rushing Yards: 6, vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-2014 Long Rush: 5 yards, vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-2014 Tackles: 2, at Montana State, 11-29-2014

BEFORE SDSU: Was a standout on both sides of

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

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Year 2014 Career

Rush 2 2

Yds 6 6

Avg 3.0 3.0

TD 0 0

LG 5 5

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om has backed up at middle linebacker each of the past two seasons ... joins older brothers Greg (200204) and Matt (2009-13) as family members who have played for the Jackrabbits

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 6, vs. Butler (Ind.), 8-31-2013 Tackles For Loss: 1, vs. South Dakota, 11-22-2014 Sacks: 1, vs. South Dakota, 11-22-2014 Interceptions: 1, vs. Butler (Ind.), 8-31-2013

2014: Saw action in all 14 games and recorded at least

-4TOM PEITZ 6-0, 215, Jr. Linebacker Crofton, Neb. Crofton H.S. Major: Health Education

one tackle in 12 contests ... registered season-high five tackles in opener against Missouri ... notched two tackles in consecutive wins against Cal Poly, Southern Utah and Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... tallied first career sack as part of two-tackle performance in home finale against South Dakota ... credited with two tackles in Football Championship Subdivision playoff victory at Montana State ... earned a spot on Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics 2013: Moved to linebacker from running back ... played in 12 games, including both FCS playoff games ... turned in impressive collegiate debut, collecting six tackles, an interception and a pass breakup in season opener versus Butler (Ind.) ... posted five tackles in game at Nebraska ... credited with three tackles at Missouri State ... closed out home slate with four-tackle performance, including half-tackle for loss, versus Indiana State

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 11man 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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Year 2013 2014 Career

G 12 14 26

Solo 8 14 22

Ast 15 9 24

Total 23 23 46

TFL-Yds 0.5-1 1.0-11 1.5-12

Sack-Yds 0-0 1.0-11 1.0-11

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saac is an explosive and versatile back who can see action all over the field ... honored twice on Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics

-2ISAAC RODRIGUEZ 5-8, 180, Jr. Running Back Orlando, Fla. Freedom H.S. Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Management

2012: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Offense Player of the Week as team prepared for conference opener at Indiana State

Int-Yds 1-21 0-0 1-21

BK 0 0 0

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

FF 0 0 0

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts: 7, vs. Indiana State, 11-9-2013 Rushing Yards: 57 yards, vs. Indiana State, 11-9-2013 Long Rush: 42 yards, vs. Indiana State, 11-9-2013 Receptions: 2, at South Dakota, 11-16-2013 Receiving Yards: 12, at South Dakota, 11-16-2014 Long Reception: 10 yards, at South Dakota, 11-16-2013

2014: Was hampered by injuries and was limited to six games ... saw action on special teams, but did not factor into any statistics 2013: Played in all 14 games ... averaged 7.4 yards every time he touched the ball ... gained 13 yards on three carries in collegiate debut versus Butler (Ind.) ... tallied 32 yards on two carries, including 27-yard scamper, in game at Nebraska ... established season and career highs with seven carries for 57 yards, including 42-yard run and a 1yard touchdown, in home finale against Indiana State ... caught two passes for 12 yards in road win at South Dakota

PBU 1 1 2

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 100-meter dash at 10.9 seconds

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Year 2013 2014 Career

Rush 14 0 14

Yds 105 0 105

Avg 7.5 0.0 7.5

TD 1 0 1

LG 42 0 42

Rec 3 0 3

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ike will attempt to work his way back into the lineup after sitting out the entire 2014 season

2014: Did not play due to injury 2013: Played in nine games ... started eight contests, including season opener against Butler (Ind.) as he made his collegiate playing debut ... missed five games due to injury, including final four games of the season 2012: Contributed on the practice field during his redshirt season

-63MIKE SHOFF

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 firstteam all-state honors in 2009 and 2011, as well as firstteam Super State honors as a senior, when he notched 79 tackles and an interception on defense ... won three straight 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

6-6, 335, Jr. Offensive Lineman Cambridge, Neb. Cambridge H.S. Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Management

-67JEREMIAH SZAFRANSKI 6-5, 290, Jr. Offensive Lineman Phoenix, Ariz. Shadow Mountain H.S. Glendale Community College (Ariz.) Major: Speech Communication

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eremiah was a late addition to the Jackrabbit roster, signing after the conclusion of spring football ... will add depth to the offensive line at the tackle positions BEFORE SDSU: Played two seasons at Glendale Community College in Arizona ... graduated from Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix in 2012

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A JACKRABBIT “To me, the meaning of being a Jackrabbit is being a part of a family and something bigger than myself. In both instances, when you become a part of a family and something extraordinary you must do whatever you can to contribute and help provide to the family’s plan or cause. It is extremely humbling to be a part of something great and being a part of a team. With this opportunity, I feel obligated to be disciplined in everything I do and work hard toward our ultimate goals of success on and off the football field. This includes winning a national championship, being in the top of my class in school and providing to the community. Since I am a Jackrabbit and a member of this family I want to always put my brothers and teammates ahead of myself and be there for them. This is what is required and what I think of in what being a Jackrabbit and a teammate is all about.” “To me, when I think about what it means to be a Jackrabbit, I always think about brotherhood, doing whatever it takes not for yourself, but for the man next to you. We are 1/11th of a whole out on that field, but when we do what we have been trained to do, we become Jackrabbits and that means we have become as one — a whole That’s what being a Jackrabbit means to me.” “Being a Jackrabbit means you are part of something much larger than yourself. It means you are part of a group of men with whom you have grown with as players and individuals to become the best team in the nation on and off the field.” — quotes provided by Jackrabbit seniors

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hayer has filled a key role on the special teams unit each of the past two seasons, serving as the team’s long snapper ... two time member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll and a recipient of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

the Week in games against North Dakota and Southern Illinois ... credited with tackle in Hobo Day game against Southern Illinois BEFORE SDSU: Received all-state recognition as

2014: Played in all 14 games ... lead member of place-

kicking unit that made all 50 extra-point attempts and went 19-of-20 on field goal tries ... registered lone tackle of season in opener at Missouri

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2013: Saw action in all 14 games ... part of kicking unit that went 49-of-50 on extra points and 12-of-21 on field goals ... honored as squad’s Special Teams Player of

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 AllStar 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

5-11, 200, Jr. Long Snapper Volga, S.D. Sioux Valley H.S. Major: Hospitality Management

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itch gives the Jackrabbits another quality option at the tight end position ... two-time letterman

-87MITCH VEJVODA 6-4, 245, Jr. Tight End Homer Glen, Ill. Providence Catholic H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering

2014: Appeared in 13 of 14 games ... started games at Southern Utah and versus Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... totaled three receptions for 17 yards ... first reception of the season covered eight yards in home opener against Cal Poly ... tallied career-best two receptions for nine yards in Beef Bowl victory over Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... returned one kickoff for 10 yards against Western Illinois ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll and a recipient of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award 2013: Saw action in all 14 games ... started four games

in second half of the season in place of injured starter Cam Jones ... first career reception covered 11 yards in home finale against Indiana State ... added 7-yard catch in road win at South Dakota

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 2, vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 9-20-2014 Receiving Yards: 11, vs. Indiana State, 11-9-2014 Long Reception: 11 yards, vs. Indiana State, 11-9-2014

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 all-area 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

2012: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Special Teams

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2013 2014 Career

Rec 2 3 5

Yds 18 17 35

Avg. 9.0 5.7 7.0

TD 0 0 0

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5-10, 185, So. Defensive Back Sheldon, Iowa Sheldon H.S. Major: Exercise Science

6-2, 200, So. Quarterback Highland, Calif. Citrus Valley H.S. Major: Entrepreneurial Studies alton is part of a group of players competing at the quarterback position

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hris is again expected to serve in a backup role as he enters his third season in the Jackrabbit football program ... twotime member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics 2014: Played in nine games, seeing action mostly on special teams ... recorded lone tackle of season in regular season game at North Dakota State ... appeared in nine of first 10 games, then missed final four games of the season due to injury suffered at Indiana State 2013: Earned recognition on the practice field on two occasions ... named Scout Defense Player of the Week leading up to Nebraska game and Scout Special Teams Player of the Week prior to game at Missouri State ... intercepted a pass in Spring Game BEFORE SDSU: 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 CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2014 Totals

G 9 9

Solo 0 0

Ast 1 1

Total TFL-Yds Int-Yds PBU 1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0

FF 0 0

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for the Jackrabbits 2014: Did not play in any games, but contributed on the practice field ... named Scout Offense Player of the Week leading up to games against Missouri State and Montana State 2013: Honored five times as a Scout Offense Player of the Week during redshirt season, including games against Southeastern Louisiana, Western Illinois and Eastern Washington ... shared recognition in preparing for games versus Missouri State and South Dakota ... completed 8-of-14 passes for 91 yards and a touchdown in Spring Game BEFORE SDSU: 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 2013, throwing for 145 yards and two touchdowns in leading his team to a fourth-quarter victory ... also lettered in track, basketball and baseball

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-24NICK FARINA 5-11, 195, So. Defensive Back Phoenix, Ariz. Desert Vista H.S. Major: Exercise Science

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2014: Played as a reserve safety and on special teams in all 14 games ... was credited with one solo tackle in collegiate debut, at Missouri ... recorded season-high three tackles in home win over Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... notched first career interception in home victory over Western Illinois ... registered pair of tackles in home finale versus South Dakota 2013: Redshirted ... made an impact on the practice field as he was named Scout Special Teams Player of the Week three times (Butler, Indiana State and South Dakota) and Scout Defense Player of the Week prior to win over Northern Iowa ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGH Tackles: 3, vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 9-20-2014 Interceptions: 1, vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-2014

BEFORE SDSU: 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 ... four-time allacademic honoree and member of the National Honor Society

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2014 Career

G 14 14

Solo 6 6

Ast 1 1

Total 7 7

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allas gives the Jackrabbits another pass-catching option at tight end

2014: Led Jackrabbit tight ends with eight receptions and 100 receiving yards ... recorded first career reception, for nine yards, in season opener at Missouri ... recorded career highs with three receptions and 42 receiving yards in Missouri Valley Football Conference opener at Illinois State ... caught two passes for 37 yards, including careerlong 21-yarder, in regular season finale against South Dakota

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2013: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Offense Player of the Week in preparation for regular season finale at Youngstown State

6-5, 245, So. Tight End Britton, S.D. Britton-Hecla H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGH Receptions: 3, at Illinois State, 10-4-2014 Receiving Yards: 42, at Illinois State, 10-4-2014 Long Reception: 21 yards, vs. South Dakota, 11-22-2014

BEFORE SDSU: Was an honorable mention allstate selection two times in football at Britton-Hecla High School ... three-time all-conference pick in both football and basketball ... team captain in both sports ... member of the A Honor Roll

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Year 2014 Career

Rec 8 8

Yds 100 100

Avg. 12.5 12.5

TD 0 0

-68CHARLIE HARMON 6-6, 285, So. Offensive Lineman O’Fallon, Ill. O’Fallon H.S. Major: Nursing

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-58CHASE KERN 6-3, 250, So. Defensive End Sioux City, Iowa Sioux City East H.S. Major: Pre-Pharmacy

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hase contributed as a true freshman in 2014 and will be in line for an expanded role this season 2014: Was pressed into action at defensive end during team’s Missouri Valley Football Conference opener at Illinois State and played in the final 10 games of the season ... in first home action, registered two tackles and a sack in win over Missouri State ... the next week, was credited with halftackle for loss at Northern Iowa ... notched two tackles in regular season matchup against North Dakota State ... registered tackle for loss in home win over Western Illinois ... also saw action on special teams BEFORE SDSU: Excelled both on the field and in the classroom at Sioux City East High School ... during his senior season, he recorded 116 tackles, including 17 tackles for loss and seven sacks, en route to earning first-team all-district and all-Siouxland honors, as well as secondteam all-state accolades from both the Des Moines Register and the Iowa Newspaper Association ... member of the National Honor Society and an honoree on the all-Northwest Iowa Academic Team CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2014 Totals

G 10 10

Solo 4 4

Ast 4 4

Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds PBU FF 8 2.5-9 1.5-8 0 0 8 2.5-9 1.5-8 0 0

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 2, vs. Missouri State, 10-11-2014, and at North Dakota State, 11-1-2014 Tackles for Loss: 1, vs. Missouri State, 10-11-2014, and vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-2014 Sacks: 1, vs. Missouri State, 10-11-2014

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-51J.T. HASSELL 5-11, 205, So. Linebacker Titusville, Florida Astronaut H.S. Major: Consumer Affairs

.T. provided the Jackrabbit linebacking corps with speed and athleticism and will be in contention for a more prominent role in 2015 2014: Played in all 14 games as a true freshman with four starts ... recorded tackle for loss in collegiate debut, at Missouri ... registered seven tackles, including one for loss, and a pass breakup in home debut, versus Cal Poly ... blocked a kick, forced a fumble and made three stops in win over Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... in first career start, matched season high with seven tackles and tallied first career interception in regular season matchup at North Dakota State ... posted first career sack in road win at Indiana State ... started final three games in November, including Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at Montana State ... closed season with five-tackle performance in playoff contest at North Dakota State

BEFORE SDSU: Recorded more than 100 tackles

in each of his varsity seasons between Titusville and Astronaut high schools ... earned all-conference, all-Space Coast and second-team all-state honors during a prep career in which he forced 20 fumbles, intercepted five passes and scored four touchdowns

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Year 2014 Career

G 14 14

Solo 22 22

Ast 19 19

Total 41 41

-57CALEB LANG 6-3, 275, So. Defensive Lineman Freeman, S.D. Freeman H.S. Major: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

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aleb will be counted on to provide depth along the defensive line this season ... two-time member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll and a recipient of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award 2014: Appeared in three games, but did not factor into any statistics ... made collegiate debut in Beef Bowl win over Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... also saw action in conference home games against Western Illinois and South Dakota 2013: Was a late addition to the Jackrabbit roster and redshirted BEFORE SDSU: Two-year team captain in both football and

basketball at Freeman High School ... selected to play in South Dakota AllStar Football Game ... earned first-team all-conference honors in football and was a two-time all-conference selection in basketball ... academic allstate honoree in football, basketball and track and field ... member of the National Honor Society ... served as FFA chapter vice president ... Boys State delegate

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SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7, vs. Cal Poly, 9-6-2014, and at North Dakota State, 11-1-2014 Tackles for Loss: 1, four times (last: at Indiana State, 11-8-2014) Sacks: 1, at Indiana State, 11-8-2014 Forced Fumbles: 1, at Indiana State, 11-8-2014 Fumble Recoveries: 1, vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 9-20-2014 Interceptions: 1, at North Dakota State, 11-1-2014

TFL-Yds 4.0-12 4.0-12

Sack-Yds 1.0-1 1.0-1

PBU 1 1

Int-Yds 1-0 1-0

BK 1 1

FR-Yds 1-0 1-0

FF 1 1

-59MASON LEISETH 6-3, 245, So. Defensive End Hayti, S.D. Hamlin H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering ason is a second-generation Jackrabbit football player who will compete for playing time at defensive end this season ... two-time member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics ... father, David, lettered in football for the Jackrabbits from 1989-91, and also was a three-time All-American in the shot put 2014: Missed the entire season due to injury 2013: Redshirted BEFORE SDSU: Was a force 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

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-41KANE LOUSCHER 6-2, 250, So. Fullback Mason City, Iowa Newman Catholic H.S. Major: Psychology

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ane made a successful switch to fullback from linebacker last season ... two-time member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll and a recipient of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award 2014: Served as a lead blocker for All-America running back and Walter Payton Award finalist Zach Zenner ... did not play in season opener at Missouri, but played in the final 13 games of the season ... started Missouri Valley Football Conference games against Missouri State, Northern Iowa and Indiana State — all Jackrabbit victories ... did not factor into any statistics 2013: Named both Scout Defense Player of the Week (Southeastern Louisiana) and Scout Special Teams Player of the Week (Northern Arizona) during redshirt season BEFORE SDSU: 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

-12JACOB MENAGE 6-0, 180, So. Wide Receiver Springfield, Minn. Springfield H.S. Majors: Physical Education/Teacher Education acob moved from quarterback to the slot receiver position during the spring season ... two-time member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics 2014: Did not see any game action ... was honored as team's Scout Offense Player of the Week leading up to games against WisconsinOshkosh and South Dakota ... also received Scout Special Teams Player of the Week recognition leading up to win at Indiana State 2013: Received recognition both as Scout Offensc Player of the Week (Indiana State) and Scout Special Teams Player of the Week (Youngstown State) during redshirt season ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics BEFORE SDSU: Was a three-sport athlete at Springfield High School ... earned all-conference and all-state honors in baseball, and was an all-conference player and team captain in football ... also served as captain in basketball ... honor roll student ... his late father, Jeff, served as offensive coordinator at South Dakota State during 1997 and 1998 seasons

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-44BRADY MENGARELLI 5-10, 195, So. Running Back Prescott, Ariz. Prescott H.S. Major: Exercise Science

rady contributed both on offense and special teams during the 2014 season and will be in contention for the top running back spot this season ... recognized academically on Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll each of his first two years with the Jackrabbits and also a recipient of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award 2014: Ranked second on the team in rushing with 332 yards, averaging 5.4 yards per carry ... also ranked fifth on squad with 14 receptions and averaged 20.6 yards on nine kickoff returns ... top performance was five-carry, 73-yard outing against Cal Poly, during which he scored his lone touchdown of the season and totaled 122 all-purpose yards ... named recipient of team’s Effort Award after carrying 13 times for 65 yards, including season-long run of 25 yards, in road win at Southern Utah ... rushed 15 times for 63 yards in Beef Bowl victory over Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... ran six times for 20 yards and caught five passes for 34 yards in key road win at Indiana State ... returned opening kickoff 46 yards and added a 26-yard reception in regular season finale versus South Dakota ... broke off runs of 22 yards in both Football Championship Subdivision playoff games at Montana State and North Dakota State

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts: 15, vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 9-20-2014 Rushing Yards: 65, at Southern Utah, 9-13-2014 Long Rush: 25 yards, at Southern Utah, 9-13-2014 Receptions: 5, at Indiana State, 11-8-14 Receiving Yards: 34, at Indiana State, 11-8-14 Long Reception: 26 yards, vs. South Dakota, 11-22-2014 Long Kick Return: 46 yards, vs. South Dakota, 11-22-2014 2013: Named Scout Offense Player of the Year ... honored as a Scout Offensive Player of the Week six times, receiving sole honors for efforts leading up to games against Butler (Ind.), Southern Illinois and Northern Arizona ... shared honor prior to matchups versus North Dakota, Missouri State and Northern Iowa ... rushed 14 times for 105 yards and three first-half touchdowns in Spring Game BEFORE SDSU: 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

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2014 Career

Rush 61 61

Yds 332 332

Avg 5.4 5.4

TD 1 1

LG 25 25

Rec 14 14

Yds 118 118

Avg 8.4 8.4

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LG 26 26

KOR 9 9

Yds 185 185

Avg 20.6 20.6

LG 46 46 49


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-13MITCHELL NISSEN

-62JACOB OHNESORGE

6-4, 200, So. Wide Receiver Tea, S.D. Tea Area H.S. Major: Economics

6-3, 280, So. Offensive Lineman Waunakee, Wis. Waunakee H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering

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itch returns for his third season with the program and provides additional depth to the Jackrabbit receiving corps 2014: Did not see any game action ... honored as team’s Scout Offense Player of the Week in preparation for conference opener at Illinois State 2013: Redshirted ... named to Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics BEFORE SDSU: 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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acob took over the starting duties at center in 2014 and will again help anchor the Jackrabbit offensive line ... two-time member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics ... elected a team captain for 2015 season 2014: Honorable mention all-MVFC selection after starting all 14 games ... shared team’s Offensive Player of the Week award six times, including five consecutive weeks ... earned first award in season opener at Missouri, followed by the five straight awards, starting with road win at Southern Utah 2013: Redshirted BEFORE SDSU: Anchored the offensive line for the highly successful Waunakee High School football program, earning first-team allstate 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

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-94KELLEN SOULEK 6-5, 300, So. Defensive Lineman Freeman, S.D. Yankton High School Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Management

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ellen helped solidify the interior of the Jackrabbit defensive line during the 2014 season 2014: Played in a reserve role in 12 games ... notched season-high three tackles six different times, including season opener at Missouri ... tallied three tackles with a sack in home opener against Cal Poly ... recorded a sack in win at Southern Utah, followed by three-tackle performance against Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... was credited with three tackles in each of the final three games of the season, including Football Championship Subdivision playoff games at Montana State and North Dakota State 2013: Switched full time to defensive line during his freshman season ... redshirted BEFORE SDSU: Started three seasons on the both sides of the ball for Yankton High School ... named to the

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 3, six times (last: at North Dakota State, 12-6-2014) Tackles For Loss: 1, three times (last: vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 9-20-2014) Sacks: 1, vs. Cal Poly, 9-6-2014, and at Southern Utah, 9-13-2014

all-state team and was a member of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 after recording 73 tackles his season year ... earned first all-Eastern South Dakota honor as a junior, when he notched 76 tackles for conference championship team

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year 2014 Career

G 12 12

Solo 12 12

Ast 14 14

Total 26 26

TFL-Yds 3.0-15 3.0-15

Sack-Yds 2.0-12 2.0-12

PBU 0 0

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BK 0 0

FR-Yds 0-0 0-0

FF 0 0


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-21MATT SWALLOW 6-0, 185, So. Wide Receiver Aberdeen, S.D. Roncalli H.S. Major: Economics

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att will provide additional depth at wide receiver during the upcoming season 2014: Did not see any game action ... named to Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics 2013: Named Scout Defense Player of the Week in preparation for home finale against Indiana during redshirt season BEFORE SDSU: 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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ake burst on to the scene with a record-setting campaign in 2014 ... named to STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team ... two-time member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll and a recipient of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award ... younger brother, Clark, is a member of the Jackrabbit football team this fall

-19JAKE WIENEKE 6-4, 210, So. Wide Receiver Maple Grove, Minn. Maple Grove H.S. Majors: Physical Education/ Teacher Education

2014: Emerged as the team’s top receiver, leading the Jackrabbits with 73 receptions for 1,404 yards and a school-record 16 touchdowns ... named Missouri Valley Football Conference Freshman of the Year and finished as runner-up for Jerry Rice Award as top freshman in Football Championship Subdivision ... earned All-America honors from Associated Press (second team) and Sports Network (third team) ... also named College Sporting News FCS Freshman of the Year and honored as a member of the College Sporting news FCS Fabulous Fifty ... his 73 catches tied for second most in a season by a Jackrabbit player and his 1,404 receiving yards were the most by a Jackrabbit freshman and second most in program history ... first-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection after leading league in total receiving yards, receiving yards per game (100.3 ypg) and touchdowns, while ranking third in total receptions ... caught a touchdown pass in all eight regular season league games ... posted seven 100-yard receiving games, including three performances that rank in the top 10 by a Jackrabbit in a single game ... top yardage total was 183 yards on eight catches with three touchdowns against Missouri State ...

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 10, vs. Youngstown State, 10-25-2014, and vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-2014 Receiving Yards: 183, vs. Missouri State, 10-11-2014 Touchdown Receptions: 3, vs. Missouri State, 10-11-2014, and vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-2014 Long Reception: 91 yards (for TD), at Indiana State, 11-8-2014 Long Rush: 52 yards, vs. Cal Poly, 9-6-2014

twice caught 10 passes in a game, racking up 178 receiving yards and a touchdown against Youngstown State on Hobo Day and 159 yards and three TDs versus Western Illinois ... tied Jackrabbit record with 91-yard touchdown reception at Indiana State ... closed regular season with six catches for 177 yards and a touchdown versus South Dakota ... caught 3-yard touchdown pass in waning minutes of FCS playoff game at North Dakota State as Jackrabbit upset bid came up short 2013: Redshirted BEFORE SDSU: Established himself as one of the

top wide receivers in the state of Minnesota during his senior season at Maple Grove High School ... was a firstteam all-state 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 2013 after catching two touchdown passes

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2014 Career

Rec 73 73

* denotes touchdown

Yds 1,404 1,404

Avg 19.2 19.2

TD ^16 16

LG *^91 *^91

Rush 1 1

Yds 52 52

Avg 52.0 52.0

TD 0 0

LG 52 52

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-69CHRISTIAN BANASIAK 6-3, 245, R-Fr. Defensive End Cape Coral, Florida Island Coast H.S. Major: Nutrition and Food Science hristian is expected to challenge for a starting spot at defensive end in 2015

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2014: Enjoyed a strong redshirt season ... earned Scout Defense Player

of the Week honors prior to season opener at Missouri BEFORE SDSU: Four-year letterman and three-year starter at the

prep level ... began prep career at Riverdale High School before transferring to Island Coast High School ... earned first-team all-area honors and was an honorable mention all-state selection after tallying 77 tackles, nine sacks and two forced fumbles as a senior ... also caught two passes for 49 yards ... invited to play in Miami Dade vs. Florida Nike All-Star Game ... honor student

6-6, 285, R-Fr. Offensive Lineman Council Bluffs, Iowa Abraham Lincoln H.S. Major: Exercise Science

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oe is part of a talented group of young offensive linemen in the Jackrabbit football program 2014: Served as understudy at the tackle positions while redshirting during his first season as a Jackrabbit BEFORE SDSU: Earned all-district honors on both sides of the

ball during his prep career at Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa ... was a second-team all-district selection as a defensive lineman as a junior, then earned the same recognition as an offensive lineman during his senior season

-9JORDAN BROWN

-53DALTON COX

6-1, 175, R-Fr. Defensive Back Scottsdale, Arizona Paradise Valley H.S. Major: Hospitality Management

6-1, 200, R-Fr. Linebacker Aberdeen, South Dakota Roncalli High School Majors: Entrepreneurial Studies/Economics

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ordan contributed on both sides of the ball during his first season with the Jackrabbits, but is slated for a role at cornerback in 2015 2014: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Offense Player of the Week on two occasions — prior to season opener at Missouri and leading up to home win over Western Illinois BEFORE SDSU: Broke every receiving record at Paradise Valley

High School, tallying 159 receptions for 2,277 yards and 26 touchdowns over three seasons ... earned first-team all-section and second-team allstate honors as a junior, when he recorded 54 receptions for 862 yards and eight touchdowns ... moved up to first-team all-state as a senior, totaling 68 catches for 968 yards and 14 touchdowns ... also tallied 400 punt return yards with three touchdowns and added two interceptions as a junior ... in addition, he played on a state championship basketball team and competed in track and field

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-76JOE CARBIS

alton made an impact on the practice field for the Jackrabbits during his first season in the program 2014: Selected as Scout Defense Player of the Year ... honored as Scout Defense Player of the Week four different times, including prior to regular season matchup at North Dakota State and Football Championship playoff game at Montana State ... also received accolades leading up to games against Col Poly and Illinois State ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics BEFORE SDSU: Excelled on both sides of the ball for Roncalli High School in Aberdeen ... career totals included 2,198 rushing yards, 31 touchdowns and 314 tackles ... also tallied 50 career receptions for 647 yards and 12 touchdowns ... three-time all-conference and all-area selection ... earned all-state honors twice, including senior season when he ran for 1,011 yards, averaged 10.6 yards per carry, and scored 19 rushing touchdowns ... also named to Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 after adding 106 tackles ... part of 16 career takeaways as he recorded five interceptions, forced seven fumbles and recorded four fumble recoveries ... also competed in track and field ... was a three-time all-conference selection who qualified for Class A state meet in shot put two times, finishing fifth as a junior and eighth as a senior ... member of the National Honor Society

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-84QUINTEN HUNT

-27TYLER LINDSEY

6-2, 180, R-Fr. Wide Receiver Buckeye, Arizona Buckeye Union H.S. Major: History

5-9, 175, R-Fr. Defensive Back Owasso, Oklahoma Owasso High School Major: Physical Education/ Teacher Education

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uinten will give the Jackrabbits another option at the wide receiver spot this season

2014: Redshirted ... named squad’s Scout Special Teams Player of the Week in preparation for home victory over Western Illinois ... earned spot on Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics BEFORE SDSU: Excelled both academically and athletically at

Buckeye Union High School ... was a first-team all-Division III honoree in football after catching 37 passes for 736 yards with seven touchdowns ... displayed big-play ability in other areas of the field, rushing 19 times for 356 yards and three touchdowns, while also returning a punt and kickoff for touchdowns ... defensively, was credited with 17 solo tackles and three interceptions ... named to 2013 All-Academic Football Team and was a second- team scholar athlete

-29ERIC KLEINSCHMIT 6-2, 200, R-Fr. Linebacker St. Helena, Nebraska Crofton H.S. Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Science ric provides additional depth to the Jackrabbit linebacking corps

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2014: Joined the team following fall camp and contributed on both

sides of the ball on the practice field ... named Scout Offense Player of the Week in preparation for road win at Indiana State BEFORE SDSU: Completed a standout all-around prep career at

Crofton High School ... in football, was an honorable mention all-state selection two times and a first-team all-district honoree three times ... also was an all-district selection in basketball ... qualified for state track and field meet two times in the triple jump and also competed in the 110-meter hurdles

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yler is expected to help bolster the Jackrabbit secondary at cornerback this season 2014: Redshirted ...honored academically as member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll BEFORE SDSU: Possessed a nose for the football as a three-year starter for Owasso High School ... a two-time all-metro and all-conference selection, he tallied 12 interceptions and broke up more than 40 passes during his prep career, adding 135 tackles and two punt returns for touchdowns

-14CHRIS LITTLE 6-2, 195, R-Fr. Quarterback Evanston, Illinois Evanston Township H.S. Major: Economics

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hris was part of a group that battled for the top spot at quarterback during spring practice 2014: Redshirted ... served as an understudy to career passing leader Austin Sumnner BEFORE SDSU: Started at quarterback for two seasons at

Evanston Township High School in suburban Chicago ... threw for 954 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, while also running for three scores ... during his senior season, he completed 58 percent of his passes for 1,565 yards and was an all-conference selection

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-36JACKSON LOVE

-74TYWAN RAMSEY

5-10, 235, R-Fr. Fullback Norfolk, Nebraska Norfolk Catholic H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering

6-4, 290, R-Fr. Defensive Lineman Milwaukee, Wisconsin Pulaski H.S. Major: Pre-Nursing

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ackson is penciled in as the backup at fullback for the Jackrabbits in 2015

2014: Honored as squad’s Scout Special Teams Player of the Week

prior to season finale against South Dakota during redshirt season ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics BEFORE SDSU: played a key role on Norfolk Catholic High

School teams that won three consecutive Class C-1 state titles ... set school records for single-season and career rushing, tallying 1,677 yards with 22 touchdowns during senior season to finish with 3,036 yards and 46 touchdowns for his career ... averaged 7.2 yards per carry as a senior ... was a second-team all-state selection from the Omaha World Herald as a junior before receiving first-team honors from the Omaha World Herald, Lincoln Journal Star, Associated Press and Huskerland Prep his senior season ... also named to Nebraska School Activities Academic All-State Football First Team ... member of the National Honor Society ... Boys State selection

-97TIANO PUPUNGATOA 6-5, 275, R-Fr. Defensive Lineman River Falls, Wisconsin River Falls H.S./West Point Prep Major: Entrepreneurial Studies

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iano was a late signee to the Jackrabbit recruiting class in 2014, and is slated for a backup role at defensive tackle this season

2014: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Defense Player of the Week leading up to game against Wisconsin-Oshkosh BEFORE SDSU: Spent the 2013-14 academic year at the United

States Military Academic Preparatory School in West Point, New York ... 2013 graduate of River Falls High School, where he earned all-state honors twice in both football and track and field ... three-year team captain in track and field and school-record holder in shot put with throw of 56 feet

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ywan gives the Jackrabbits additional size and strength on the interior of the defensive line 2014: Redshirted ... selected as team’s Scout Defense Player oft he Week in preparation for road win at Northern Iowa BEFORE SDSU: Earned first-team all-conference and all-regional

honors as a defensive end for conference championship team at Pulaski High School ... also received all-suburban recognition ... began his prep career at Messmer High School

-78THOR RIEMER 6-5, 285, R-Fr. Offensive Lineman Osceola, Wisconsin Osceola H.S. Major: Consumer Affairs hor turned in an impressive first season as a Jackrabbit and is in line to contend for a starting spot on the offensive line

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2014: Honored as team’s Scout Offense Player of the Year ... received Scout Offense Player of the Week recognition each of the first weeks of the season BEFORE SDSU: Was rated one of the top 10 high school linemen in Wisconsin during a career in which he earned all-conference honors twice at Osceola High School ... also competed in track and field and wrestling ... was a two-time state qualifier in the shot put who finished seventh as a senior ... four-year starter on the varsity wrestling squad who went 2-2 at state tournament his senior season ... went undefeated in conference wrestling matches as a junior ... honor student

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-47ALEX ROMENESKO

-6MAKIAH SLADE 6-1, 195, R-Fr. Safety Lincoln, Nebraska Lincoln Northeast H.S. Major: Exploratory Studies akiah made the switch from linebacker to safety during his redshirt season in 2014 and will push for a spot in the second-

5-11, 195, R-Fr. Defensive Back Pewaukee, Wisconsin Arrowhead High School Major: Exercise Science

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2014: Earned squad’s Scout Special Teams Player of the Year award

during redshirt season ... received Scout Special Teams Player of the Week honors leading up to games against Cal Poly and Indiana State ... also honored as Scout Defense Player of the Week in preparation for matchup at Southern Utah and playoff contest at North Dakota State BEFORE SDSU: Was a member of back-to-back state championship teams at Arrowhead High School in Hartland, Wisconsin ... started since his sophomore season, playing at strong safety, outside linebacker and cornerback ... earned second-team all-conference honors as a junior ... missed senior season due to injury ... also competed in baseball

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ary rotation this season 2014: Redshirted ... selected as squad’s Scout Special Teams Player of the Week leading up to road win at Northern Iowa BEFORE SDSU: Played on both sides of the ball at Lincoln

Northeast High School ... earned all-city, all-conference and second-team Super State honors ... rushed for 900 yards and 11 touchdowns ... team captain was named defensive MVP of Nebraska Top 50 Combine

-65JACOB VANDERHEIDEN

“Being a Jackrabbit has been the greatest honor of my life so far. I had the ability to choose every other team I have ever played for, but the Jacks allowed me to play for their team and for that, I am forever grateful. I have come to learn that being a Jackrabbit means holding yourself a standard of excellence in every aspect of your life, not just on the field. It means being man of integrity, honesty, courage, determination and God. Not everyone who starts as a Jackrabbit will be able to finish as one, but for those who do, the Jackrabbit Way will continue to guide us in the right direction for the rest of our lives.”

acob emerged as another young contender for playing time on the offensive line ... penciled in as a backup at left guard

“Being a Jackrabbit means being a part of a family. It means playing for the brothers beside you, while honoring the brothers who went before you, and setting a positive example for the brothers who will come after you. It’s a family of brothers who is very special to me.”

2014: Selected as a Scout Offense Player of the Week three times during redshirt season ... earned first award prior to regular season matchup against North Dakota State, with final honor coming in playoff matchup with Bison ... also honored for work leading up to regular season finale against South Dakota

“What it means to be a Jackrabbit is to be as selfless as possible. Being a Jackrabbit is not only putting your brothers on the team first, but also putting your faith, family, and community before yourself also.”

BEFORE SDSU: Earned all-conference honors two times while

— quotes provided by Jackrabbit seniors

6-4, 290, R-Fr. Offensive Lineman Hutchinson, Minnesota Hutchinson H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering

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playing on back-to-back Class 4A state championship teams at Hutchinson High School ... team posted a 26-game winning streak with him in the starting lineup ... named 2013 Wright County Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year ... conference champion in wrestling at heavyweight ... also competed for conference-champion track and field team ... Honor Roll student

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-35ISAAC WALLACE

-70TYLER WEIR

6-1, 200, R-Fr. Running Back Omaha, Nebraska Ralston H.S. Major: Biology

6-4, 295, R-Fr. Offensive Lineman Arvada, Colorado Pomona H.S. Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Management

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saac will be in contention for the starting spot at running back this season

2014: Enjoyed a strong first season in the Jackrabbit football program by being named Scout Offense Player of the Week three times, including back-to-back weeks in preparation for games against Youngstown State and North Dakota State ... earned first weekly award during redshirt season leading up to home win over Missouri State BEFORE SDSU: Put together a memorable senior season at

Ralston High School, in which he earned first-team all-state and Class B honorary captain ... other honors included being named to the 2013 Nebraska Super State Team and MaxPreps all-Nebraska squad ... rushed for 2,549 yards en route to averages of 9.17 yards per carry and 231.7 yards per game ... scored 37 rushing touchdowns and two more receiving ... set state playoff single-game records with 404 yards and eight touchdowns ... member of the National Honor Society

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yler is expected to begin the 2015 season as the team’s backup center as part of a young and talented offensive line 2014: Redshirted ... honored academically as member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll BEFORE SDSU: Was a four-year starter between Dolores and Pomona high schools ... earned all-conference honors three times and was named lineman of the year on two occasions ... also has competed in basketball, baseball and track, playing for a two league championship teams in baseball

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-82ADAM ANDERSON

-1TARYN CHRISTION

6-1, 175, Fr. Wide Receiver Orlando, Florida Boone H.S. Major: Electronics Technoology

6-2, 185, Fr. Quarterback Sioux Falls, South Dakota Roosevelt H.S. Major: Exploratory Studies

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dam was a second-team all-Central Florida and all-state selection during his senior season at Boone High School in Orlando ... set single-season school records with 66 catches and 1,176 receiving yards as a senior, after catching 36 passes for 576 yards as a junior

aryn was a dual-threat quarterback for Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls ... earned all-state honors and was a member of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 during his junior season, when he accounted for 3,537 yards of total offense and 43 touchdowns ... passed for 2,549 yards and ran for 988 yards as a junior and was averaging 392 yards of total offense per game as a senior before suffering a season-ending injury in third game. ... completed 42-of-69 passes for 755 yards and four touchdowns, and added 421 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 63 attempts in 2014 ... anchored state-champion 4x100- and 4x200-meter relays at 2015 state track and field meet and was runner-up individually in 100 meters ... also competed in basketball ... academic all-state selection

DAYTON BIRD 5-7, 165, Fr. Wide Receiver Brookings, S.D. Brookings H.S. Major: Entrepreneurial Studies

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ayton was a three-time all-Eastern South Dakota selection for Brookings High School ... played all over the field, rushing for 501 yards, catching 20 passes for 254 yards and recording 48 tackles during senior season ... member of Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 ‌ returned three kickoffs for touchdowns and amassed 2,887 total yards during prep career ... member of 4x100-meter relay team that qualified for state track and field meet his senior year

-73MATT CLARK

TURNER BLASIUS 6-1, 200, Fr. Fullback Kimball, South Dakota Kimball H.S. Major: Agricultural Business urner received all-state honors twice and was a member of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 in 2014 ... career totals included 1,189 rushing yards, 321 tackles and 19 sacks ... posted 98 tackles and four sacks as a senior ... ran on 4x100- and 4x200-meter relay teams that qualified for 2015 state track and field meet ... father, Justin, was a national champion wrestler at SDSU

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6-5, 285, Fr. Offensive Lineman Syracuse, Nebraska Syracuse H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering att excelled both on the football field and on the wrestling mat during his career at Syracuse High School ... honored as 2015 Lincoln Journal Star Boys Athlete of the Year ... named to Class C1 AllState First Team for football by both the Journal Star and Omaha World Herald and was a second-team honoree on the Nebraska Super State squad over final two seasons ... Shrine Bowl selection .... recorded 111 pancake blocks and tallied 151 tackles on the defensive side of the ball, including 11 tackles for loss and five sacks ... in wrestling, won three consecutive state titles and was ranked as high as No. 6 nationally at heavyweight ... went a combined 87-0 over his junior and season seasons ... set a state record with 72 consecutive pins, a mark which ranks second nationally ... earned academic all-state honors in football, wrestling and track and field

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MIKEY DANIEL 6-2, 215, Fr. Running Back Brookings, South Dakota Brookings High School Major: Economics ikey rushed for 1,500 yards and scored 22 touchdowns in helping lead Brookings to Class 11AA state championship game during his senior season ... all-state honoree and two-time all-Eastern South Dakota selection ... played one season at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, before returning to Brookings for senior season

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-71JARED DEVOE

-90RYAN EARITH 6-4, 260, Fr. Defensive Tackle Papillion, Nebraska Papillion-La Vista South H.S. Major: Exploratory Studies

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yan was a force on the defensive line for Papillion-La Vista South High School, earning all-Metro and first-team all-state honors ... also was honored on Super State squad and was a Shrine Bowl selection after recording 37 tackles, five sacks and a fumble recovery during his senior season ... on offense, caught 18 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns as a tight end in earning team most valuable player honors

LANCE EIDE 5-8, 170, Fr. Defensive Back Clear Lake, South Dakota Deuel H.S. Major: Agricultural Business

6-4, 290, Fr. Offensive Lineman New Market, Iowa Clarinda H.S. Major: Economics

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ared played four years of varsity football and was a three-year starter for Clarinda High School ... earned all-district honors on both sides of the ball, receiving recognition as a defensive lineman in 2013 and as an offensive lineman as a senior ... was honored as a second-team all-state pick by both the Iowa Newspaper Association and the Des Moines Register, as well as a first-team honoree on all-Western Iowa Team ... in addition, he was named District 8 Co-Player of the Year and was selected to play in the 2015 Shrine Bowl ... anchored the line for unit that racked up more than 4,100 yards of total offense ... also tallied 31 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks on defense ... an all-around athlete, he qualified for the 2012 state track and field meet in the shot put and also competed in basketball, wrestling and baseball during prep career ... two-time academic all-district selection and member of the National Honor Society

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ance was named East Central Conference Offensive Player of the Year in both 2013 and 2014 ... all-state selection and member of Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 as a senior ... set 11 school records ... career totals include 3,240 rushing yards, 917 receiving yards, 262 tackles and 11 interceptions ... returned 41 kickoffs for 999 yards and three touchdowns en route to 5,694 all-purpose yards and 61 total touchdowns ... three-time state finalist in 400-meter dash, who finished seventh as a senior ... also competed in 100 and 200 meters at 2015 state track and field meet ... member of National Honor Society and an academic all-state honoree

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6-2, 220, Fr. Defensive End Ralston, Nebraska Ralston H.S. Major: Pre-Nursing

6-5, 210, Fr. Defensive End Yankton, South Dakota Yankton High School Major: Mechanical Engineering

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-77JAKE FORD

-49BRADY HALE

6-5, 280, Fr. Offensive Lineman Chicago, Illinois Marist H.S. Major: Agricultural Biosystems Engineering

6-3, 200, Fr. Punter/Kicker Yankton, South Dakota Yankton H.S. Major: Computer Science

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ake was a two-sport standout at Marist High School in Chicago, excelling both on the football field and on the wrestling mat ... won regional title at heavyweight as a junior, winning 32 matches — including 24 by pin — in helping lead nationally ranked wrestling program to runner-up finish at 2014 state meet

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6-7, 240, Fr. Tight End Yankton, South Dakota Yankton H.S. Major: Civil Engineering

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6-3, 205, Fr. Linebacker Crete, Nebraska Crete H.S. Major: Exploratory Studies ake was honored on the Nebraska Class B all-state defensive unit during both his junior and senior seasons at Crete High School ... as a senior, he recorded 74 total tackles, including 6.5 sacks, while also rushing for 377 yards and tallying 408 receiving yards ... Shrine Bowl selection ... member of the National Honor Society

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6-0, 215, Fr. Linebacker Rochester, Minnesota Mayo H.S. Major: Biology

6-5, 215, Fr. Tight End Lonsdale, Minnesota Faribault H.S. Major: Civil Engineering

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6-3, 265, Fr. Defensive Tackle Montevideo, Minnesota Montevideo High School Major: Civil Engineering

6-0, 170, Fr. Cornerback Minnetonka, Minnesota Minnetonka H.S. Major: Exploratory Studies

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6-1, 230, Fr. Fullback Sartell, Minnesota Sartell H.S. Major: Athletic Training

6-3, 270, Fr. Offensive Lineman Riverton, Wyoming Riverton H.S. Major: Aviation Education

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ick was a second-team all-state honoree in 2014 ... played on two conference and section championship teams at Sartell High School ...two-time all-conference, all-area and all-section honoree ... tallied 278 receiving yards and 156 rushing yards as a senior, while scoring six total touchdowns

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o was a two-time all-state honoree in football at Riverton High School in helping lead team to a pair of state quarterfinal appearances ... twotime Class 3A East Lineman of the Year ... also earned all-county and allconference accolades on multiple occasions ... placed eighth in the discus at state track and field meet

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5-11, 180, Fr. Wide Receiver Omaha, Nebraska Omaha North H.S. Major: Computer Science

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arquise excelled in all three phases of the game at Omaha North High School ... first-team all-Nebraska selection who also was named 2014 Defensive Back of the Year ... on offense, finished as the school’s career leader in receptions and receiving yards, while also setting a single-season record with 952 receiving yards on 43 catches with 11 touchdowns in 2014 ... as a return specialist, returned six punts for 178 yards and two touchdowns ... Shrine Bowl selection ... honor roll student

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6-1, 190, Fr. Linebacker Rochester, Minnesota Mayo H.S. Major: Entrepreneurial Studies

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ach started three years and was a two-time first-team all-Big Nine Conference selection at Mayo High School ... recorded 72 tackles at strong safety with five forced fumbles and three interceptions .... a team captain, he also caught 36 passes for 640 yards and four touchdowns ... three-year starter in baseball, which placed fifth in both high school and American Legion seasons

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6-2, 205, Fr. Linebacker Sioux Center, Iowa Sioux Center H.S. Major: Animal Science

6-4, 235, Fr. Tight End Andover, Minnesota Andover H.S. Major: Biology am was a versatile performer on the offensive side of the ball for Andover High School in the Twin Cities Metro area ... earned honorable mention all-Northwest Suburban Conference honors as a tight end in both 2013 and 2014, but filled in at quarterback during senior season, passing for 499 yards and seven touchdowns in four games ... in addition, he rushed for 243 yards and three touchdowns, and scored one receiving touchdown ... in 2013, he tallied 17 receptions for 274 yards and two touchdowns in helping lead team to section title ... an accomplished musician, he was member of the all-state orchestra

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hristian was a three-time all-district honoree who helped lead Sioux Center High School to the state championship game in 2014 ... was honored as Sports Spotlight Class 2A Defensive Player of the Year after tallying 58 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss and three sacks ... earned all-state recognition from the Iowa Newspaper Association and Des Moines Register, as well as all-region honors from the Sioux City Journal ... rushed for 1,422 yards as a senior, averaging 7.8 yards per carry ... an all-around athlete, he was an all-state selection in baseball and was a member of the 2014 state champion shuttle hurdle relay in track and field... also was an all-conference honoree in basketball ... member of the National Honor Society

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6-1, 245, Fr. Fullback Papillion, Nebraska Papillion-La Vista South H.S. Major: Exploratory Studies uke earned honorable mention all-state honors and was a second-team all-Metro selection as a junior at Papillion-La Vista South High School after recording 87 tackles on defense .. a team captain, he was limited by injuries to four games as a senior, but rushed 21 times for 258 yards and three touchdowns ... honor roll student

6-1, 175, Fr. Cornerback Scottsdale, Arizona Chaparral H.S. Major: Consumer Affairs

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6-2, 215, Fr. Defensive End Fleming Island, Florida Fleming Island H.S. Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Management ustin was an all-conference and all-county selection during his senior season at Fleming Island High School ... led his team in tackles and was named squad’s defensive most valuable player

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hakial was a late signee to the Jackrabbit roster ... recorded 30 tackles and five interceptions during his senior season at Chaparral High School in helping lead team to playoff berth ... was honored on all-district and all-conference first teams, as well as an honorable mention all-state selection ... previously attended school in Lakeland, Florida ... his uncle, Robert Nelson, is a current member of the Cleveland Browns

6-3, 345, Fr. Offensive Lineman Sartell, Minnesota Sartell H.S. Major: Pre-Nursing nthony received all-state honors and was a two-time all-section honoree ... four-year starter for Sartell High School ‌ honor roll student

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5-11, 195, Fr. Safety Elkhart, Indiana Concord H.S. Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Management randon earned all-state honors during both his junior and senior seasons at Concord High School in Elkhart, Indiana ... a team captain, he holds the school career record with 16 interceptions after tallying three interceptions and 62 tackles during his senior season

6-2, 280, Fr. Defensive Tackle Broomfield, Colorado Broomfield H.S. Major: Entrepreneurial Studies

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lake received first-team all-state recognition, along with all-conference and all-region honors, during both his junior and senior seasons at Broomfield High School ... his career defensive totals included 215 tackles and 15 sacks

CLARK WIENEKE

6-1, 200, Fr. Kicker Sioux Falls, South Dakota Roosevelt H.S. Major: Exploratory Studies

5-11, 190, Fr. Running Back Maple Grove, Minnesota Maple Grove H.S. Major: Physical Education/Teacher Education

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hase excelled both as a kicker and wide receiver at Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls ... earned all-state honors as a kicker as junior and was a two-time honorable mention all-state honoree as a receiver ... in 2014, he was named to Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 after catching 43 passes for 713 yards and eight touchdowns as Roosevelt advanced to state championship ... nephew of former Jackrabbit and current NFL standout kicker Adam Vinatieri ... recognized for work in the classroom on the academic all-state team and as a member of the National Honor Society

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lark served as a team captain and was a two-time all-conference honoree at Maple Grove High School ... honored on Minnesota Vikings All-State Team ... named conference’s offensive most valuable player his senior season ... joins older brother, Jake, as a member of the Jackrabbit football team

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5-11, 175, Fr. Defensive Back Perry, Iowa Perry H.S. Major: Exploratory Studies

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ill earned first-team all-state honors three times from the Iowa Newspaper Association ... second-team all-state defensive squad member by the Des Moines Register in 2014 ... earned all-district honors during prep career as a wide receiver (2011), defensive back (2012) and quarterback (2013, 2014) ... two-time team captain ... career offensive totals included 2,334 passing yards, 3,178 rushing yards, 582 receiving yards and 44 total touchdowns ... on defense, tallied 106 career tackles and 13 interceptions ... recorded six returns for touchdowns (3 kickoff, 2 punt, 1 interception) ... also an all-state honoree in baseball and state finalist in both 100-meter dash and long jump ... academic all-state selection and three-time academic all-district honoree in football, basketball and baseball ... member of the National Honor Society

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6-3, 200, Fr. Wide Receiver Sioux Falls, South Dakota Brandon Valley H.S. Major: Exploratory Studies

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RAYCE WILLETT 5-10, 210, Fr. Linebacker Cedar Falls, Iowa Cedar Falls H.S. Major: Agricultural Business

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ayce was a third-team all-state selection who also earned all-Metro and all-district honors ... selected as District Player of the Year in 2014 after recording 58 total tackles, including 14 tackles for loss and one sack ... older brother, Ryan, swam at South Dakota State

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essup excelled on both sides of the ball during a highly decorated career at Beatrice High School ... a three-time all-district selection, he earned recognition at both linebacker and running back ... as a senior, was named to Class B All-State First Team by both Omaha World Herald and Lincoln Journal Star, as well as a Super State second-team honoree ... selected to play in Shrine Bowl ... finished his prep career with totals that included 206 tackles and three sacks on defense, as well as school-record 4,137 yards rushing with 57 touchdowns ... in addition, he placed second in 195pound weight class at 2015 Class B state wrestling meet, following thirdplace finish the previous year ... posted 23-4 record in wrestling as a senior .... also lettered in baseball ... academic all-state honoree in both football and wrestling ... member of the National Honor Society

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6-1, 180, Fr. Safety Huron, South Dakota Wolsey-Wessington H.S. Major: Athletic Training orenzo put up big numbers both offensively and defensively during a standout career at Wolsey-Wessington High School ... set a state rushing record in 2014 with 2,780 yards and 40 touchdowns in leading team to Class 9A state championship game also passed for 668 yards and five touchdowns ... on defense, he tallied 153 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and six interceptions ... career totals included 4,998 rushing yards and 352 tackles ... honored twice on both the all-state team and Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 for football ... also earned all-state honors in basketball and was a state qualifier in track and field ... academic all-state honoree and member of the National Honor Society

6-0, 200, Fr. Running Back Eagan, Minnesota Eagan H.S. Major: Electrical Engineering am will the third member of his family to compete for the Jackrabbits after completing a standout all-around prep career at Eagan High School ... played quarterback during his senior season, but is expected to play running back with the Jackrabbits ... a two-time all-conference pick in football, he threw for 379 yards and ran for 1,290 yards with 12 touchdowns in 2014 ... helped lead swimming and diving team to state title ... placed third individually in 50-yard freestyle and anchored runner-up 200 medley relay and third-place 200 freestyle relay ... in lone season of track and field competition, won state 100-meter title and anchored champion 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relays ... previously lettered twice in baseball ... member of the National Honor Society ... follows in the footsteps of his older brother, Zach, who was an All-America running back for the Jackrabbits and sister, Abby, who is a member of the SDSU women's swimming and diving team

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• 19th Season Recruiting Area: • South Dakota Alma Mater: • South Dakota State, 1979 YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD YEAR OVERALL CONF 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 2013 9-5 5-3 2014 9-5 5-3 120-86 79-54 TOTALS

ohn Stiegelmeier, the winningest football coach in South Dakota State history, has built the Jackrabbit program into a yearly contender within the Missouri Valley Football Conference and the Football Championship Subdivision. Overall, Coach Stig has led the Jackrabbits to a 120-86 record (.582 winning percentage) in 18 seasons. With Stiegelmeier at the helm, SDSU has reached the FCS playoffs four times (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014), and won firstround contests the last three seasons. His 37 victories in MVFC play rank fourth in league history, while his 52 overall wins since joining the league in 2008 rank in a tie for 10th among all-time league coaches. Stiegelmeier passed Ralph Ginn (113-89-9 record from 1947-68) atop the Jackrabbit career victories list on Sept. 20, 2014, when the Jackrabbits defeated Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 41-3, at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. Coach Stig was presented with the Ralph Ginn Award for Coaching Excellence, which is presented annually to an SDSU alumnus, by his alma mater during the 2014 season. Under Stiegelmeier’s leadership, SDSU has posted nine winning seasons in the school’s 11 campaigns at the FCS (formerly Division I-AA) level, compiling a 78-53 record since moving to the FCS ranks in 2004. Overall, the Jackrabbits have had a winning record in 14 of Stiegelmeier’s 18 years as head coach, and have a 37-19 record in Missouri Valley Football Conference games. 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 Jackrabbits repeated much of the same success during the 2013 season, reaching the postseason in back-toback seasons for the first time in program history. Despite being ranked in the preseason top 10, the Jackrabbits found themselves with a 4-4 record entering the final month of the season. SDSU responded, however, reeling off four consecutive wins in MVFC play to again earn an at-large berth in the FCS playoffs. SDSU opened the 2013 playoffs with a dominant defensive performance, posting a 26-7 road win at No. 8 Northern Arizona, before falling 41-17 at third-ranked Eastern Washington a week later. The Jackrabbits again tied the school record for wins, finishing with a 9-5 overall mark, and ended up 13th in the Sports Network media poll and 14th in the FCS Coaches Poll. A surge in the final month of the 2014 season vaulted the Jackrabbits into the FCS playoffs for the third season in a row. SDSU won its final three regular season games to earn an at-large berth and extended its winning streak to four with a 47-40 victory in the cold and snow at Montana State in the opening round of the FCS playoffs.

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FINAL FCS RANKINGS YEAR TSN FCS 2006 22nd 21st 2007 19th 22nd 2008 RV NR 2009 11th 11th 2010 NR NR 2011 NR NR 2012 14th 17th 2013 13th 14th 2014 12th 13th TSN – The Sports Network poll FCS – FCS Coaches’ poll

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COACH STIG In second-round action, SDSU appeared on the verge of knocking off three-time defending national champion North Dakota State, taking a lead late in the fourth quarter. However, the Bison scored a touchdown in the final minute to escape with a 27-24 win. The Jackrabbits would end the season ranked 12th in the Sports Network media poll and 13th by the FCS coaches. The Jackrabbits made their first FCS playoff appearance and the program’s first postseason appearance in 30 years during the 2009 season. The Jackrabbits finished as runnerup 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 eight of the last nine 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. The Jackrabbits finished the 2006 season ranked 22nd by the Sports Network. During the 2007 season, SDSU claimed its first conference title since 1963 by winning the Great West Football Conference championship. After an 0-3 start, SDSU reeled off COACH STIEGELMEIER’S seven wins in its final eight games, including a 29-24 victory over previously undefeated CAREER HIGHLIGHTS North Dakota State the final week of the season, to claim the GWFC title with a 7-4 over• Enters 2015 season as the all-time leader in career all record and 4-0 mark in league play. coaching victories at South Dakota State University with In leading SDSU to the GWFC title, Stiegelmeier was named conference coach of the 120 (120-86 record in 18 seasons) 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 • The Jackrabbits have compiled a 77-25 home record in named as one of five finalists in the FCS for the 2007 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Coach Stig’s 18 seasons as head coach Award. • SDSU has a 176-127 overall record since Coach Stig The same day that the Jackrabbits won the 2007 Great West Football Conference, gifts joined the coaching staff as an assistant in 1988 and has totaling $6 million were announced for the construction of the Dykhouse Student-Athlete posted a winning record in 21 of 27 seasons Center, which serves as the home of South Dakota State football. The facility, located in • 1999 North Central Conference Coach of the Year the north end zone of Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, was completed after the 2009 season. More facility projects have come to fruition or are under construction as the Sanford • 2007 Great West Football Conference Coach of the Year Jackrabbit Sports Complex, which includes an indoor practice facility and state-of-the art training and rehabilitation areas, opened in the fall of 2014. Construction of the new Dana • 2007 American Football Coaches Association FCS Region 5 Coach of the Year J. Dykhouse Stadium has begun and will be built in phases at the current CoughlinAlumni Stadium site. The new stadium is slated to be completed in the fall of 2016. • Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Finalist in 2007 and The Jackrabbits continued to move up the rankings at the FCS level during the 2008 2009 season, reaching the 12th spot in the Sports Network poll after opening league play with • Led South Dakota State to Football Championship home victories over No. 14 Youngstown State and No. 15 Western Illinois in back-to-back Subdivision playoffs in 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014 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 • Has led the Jackrabbits to a 78-53 overall record (.595 pursuits, the Jackrabbits rose another notch in 2006 as they compiled a 7-4 overall record, winning percentage) in the FCS era, which began in 2004 finishing the season ranked 21st in the final FCS poll conducted by The Sports Network. 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. In addition to achieving success on the field, Stiegelmeier’s teams have excelled in the classroom. SDSU has earned the Missouri Valley Football Conference Team Academic Award each year since joining the league in 2008. The Jackrabbits have consistently led their conference in the number of individual all-academic awards, with football student-athletes accounting for Capital One Academic All-America honors 18 times during Stiegelmeier’s tenure, including first-team honorees Nick Purcell, Jason Schneider and Zach Zenner in 2014. Stiegelmeier, 58, is the 20th head coach for the Jackrabbits. His tenure of 18 years as head coach is the second-longest head coaching stint in school history.

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COACH STIG The Selby, S.D., native first became acquainted with the Jackrabbit football program as MILESTONE WINS a student assistant under John Gregory during SDSU’s only NCAA Division II playoff • No. 1: SDSU 17, UC Davis 7 (Sept. 13, 1997 at Davis, season in 1979. After graduating from SDSU with degrees in mathematics and physical Calif.) 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. • No. 2 [first home win and first North Central Conference victory]: SDSU 20, St. Cloud State 16 (Oct. 11, 1997, at Stiegelmeier coached at Eau Claire (Wis.) North High School from 1981-84, then Brookings) returned to his home state as defensive coordinator, secondary coach and recruiting • No. 25: SDSU 34, Ferris State (Mich.) 24 (Sept. 1, 2001, coordinator at Northern State from 1984-87. at Brookings) Stiegelmeier returned to his alma mater in July 1988, joining Wayne Haensel’s SDSU coaching staff as secondary coach and recruiting coordinator. After Haensel stepped down • No. 45 [first win over FCS opponent]: SDSU 31, Southern (La.) 24 (Sept. 25, 2004, at Baton Rouge, La.) following the 1990 season, Stiegelmeier was elevated to defensive coordinator by new • No. 50: SDSU 69, Valparaiso (Ind.) 6 (Sept. 10, 2005, at head coach Mike Daly. Brookings) In six seasons as defensive coordinator, Stiegelmeier helped guide the Jackrabbits to a 41-23 record. SDSU turned in a winning record all six seasons, including five seven-win • No. 69 [first Missouri Valley Football Conference seasons. That track record of success helped Stiegelmeier secure his first collegiate head victory]: SDSU 40, Youngstown State 7 (Sept. 6, 2008, at coaching position in December 1996, when he was named Daly’s successor. Brookings) The Stiegelmeier era opened in style Sept. 13, 1997, as the Jackrabbits recorded a 17-7 • No. 75: SDSU 25, North Dakota State 24 (Nov. 22, 2008, victory at UC Davis. Although SDSU finished Stiegelmeier’s first season with a 4-6 at Fargo, N.D.) record, the foundation was laid for future success. The Jackrabbits posted a 6-5 record • No. 100: SDSU 16, Southern Illinois 12 (Nov. 3, 2012, at during the 1998 season and broke through with an 8-3 overall mark and a 6-3, fourthCarbondale, Ill.) place showing in the North Central Conference. • No. 102 [first playoff victory]: SDSU 58, Eastern Illinois Led by Harlon Hill Award candidate Josh Ranek, SDSU posted its most victories in 20 10 (Nov. 24, 2012, at Brookings) years in 1999 and was ranked 15th in the final NCAA Division II regular season poll, • No. 113 [SDSU record-tying victory]: SDSU 26, despite being picked sixth in the NCC race by both the coaches and media. Following the Southern Utah 6 (Sept. 13, 2014, at Cedar City, Utah) season, Stiegelmeier was named North Central Conference Coach of the Year. • No. 114 [SDSU record-setting victory]: SDSU 41, 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) Wisconsin-Oshkosh 3 (Sept. 20, 2014, at Brookings) in 2004. Aside from coaching, Stiegelmeier is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, serving on the state board of directors and as the organization’s SDSU faculty representative. He and his wife, Laurie, are the parents of four grown children: Anna, Isaac, Liesbeth and Samuel. The couple also welcomed their first grandchild in the spring of 2014. COACH STIEGELMEIER VERSUS THE OPPOSITION OPPONENT Augustana (S.D.) Butler (Ind.) Cal Poly UC Davis Central Arkansas Chadron State (Neb.) Delaware Eastern Illinois Eastern Washington 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 Missouri-Rolla Missouri State Montana Montana State Morningside (Iowa) Nebraska

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

LAST MEETING 2004 (W, 38-9) 2013 (W, 55-14) 2014 (W, 44-18) 2012 (W, 12-8) 2007 (W, 38-10) 2002 (W, 28-15) 2010 (L, 3-26) 2012 (W, 58-10) 2013 (L, 17-41) 2002 (W, 34-24) 2009 (W, 44-6) 2000 (W, 36-27) 2003 (W, 47-6) 2011 (L, 3-56) 2014 (L, 10-45) 2014 (W, 32-17) 2008 (L, 17-44) 2012 (L, 17-31) 2008 (L, 44-46 — 3 OT) 2009 (L, 13-16) 2003 (W, 38-6) 2014 (L, 18-38) 2005 (W, 64-28) 2014 (W, 32-28) 2009 (L, 48-61) 2014 (W, 47-40) 2000 (W, 51-14) 2013 (L, 20-59)

OPPONENT Nebraska-Omaha Nicholls State (La.) North Dakota North Dakota State Northern Arizona Northern Colorado Northern Iowa Northwest Missouri State St. Cloud State (Minn.) South Dakota Southeastern Louisiana Southern (La.) Southern Illinois Southern 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-Oshkosh Wisconsin-Stout Youngstown State (Ohio) TOTAL

RECORD 2-5 1-0 / 1-0 3-6 / 2-0 6-14 / 4-9 1-0 / 1-0 3-5 / 2-0 3-6 / 3-6 1-0 6-1 8-2 / 3-0 2-0 / 2-0 1-0 / 1-0 3-3 / 3-3 5-1 / 5-1 2-0 / 2-0 1-1 / 1-1 1-0 / 1-0 2-0 7-1 / 7-1 2-0 / 1-0 1-1 1-0 / 1-0 1-1 / 1-0 1-1 / 1-1 1-0 / 1-0 1-0 6-2 / 6-2 120-86 / 78-53

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LAST MEETING 2003 (L, 17-34) 2006 (W, 24-17) 2013 (W, 35-28) 2014 (L, 24-27) 2013 (W, 26-7) 2005 (W, 30-14) 2014 (W, 31-28) 2003 (W, 20-0) 2003 (W, 27-24) 2014 (W, 37-14) 2013(W, 34-26) 2004 (W, 31-24) 2013 (L, 24-27) 2014 (W, 26-6) 2008 (W, 50-48) 2007 (W, 38-3) 2005 (W, 69-6) 2000 (W, 65-3) 2014 (W, 59-24) 2004 (W, 38-3) 2002 (W, 23-19) 2006 (W, 34-3) 2004 (W, 45-20) 2006 (L, 3-17) 2014 (W, 41-3) 1998 (W, 56-13) 2014 (L, 27-30) [Overall Record/FCS-era record]


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CLINT BROWN • Defensive Coordinator • Defensive Ends

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• Seventh Season Recruiting Areas: • Iowa • Kansas Alma Mater: • Nebraska, 1996

lint Brown enters his seventh season as an assistant coach with the South Dakota State University football program, and his third as the team’s sole defensive coordinator. He also coaches the team’s defensive ends. Previously a co-defensive coordinator since his arrival in 2009, Brown has been a member of the Jackrabbit coaching staff for all four 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 FCS 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). 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. He has coached three other players who have gone on to earn all-MVFC honors. 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). In 2013, Brown directed an opportunistic Jackrabbit defense that improved steadily throughout the season as it played a key role in the team returning to the postseason. SDSU forced 33 turnovers — and at least one in each game — during the campaign, finishing fifth among FCS programs for turnover margin with an average of plus-1.1 per game. In a four-game span late in the season, which included a 26-7 playoff win at Northern Arizona, Brown’s defense surrendered a total of 32 points. The 2014 edition of the Jackrabbit defense ranked second in the MVFC for pass defense (192.1 ypg), while ranking fourth in total defense by allowing 375.9 yards per game as SDSU made its third consecutive appearance in the FCS playoffs. Brown has coached at the collegiate level for 21 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 an 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 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 in 2004, coaching the Aggies’ safeties and special teams. He also served as academic coordinator.

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ERIC EIDSNESS • Offensive Coordinator • Quarterbacks

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

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ric Eidsness rejoined the Jackrabbit coaching staff in 2010 as quarterbacks coach and pass game coordinator, and was elevated to offensive coordinator following the 2011 campaign. With Eidsness directing the offense, the Jackrabbits have posted prolific numbers in both the running and passing games en route to three consecutive playoff berths (2012-14). In 2012, South Dakota State featured the nation’s top rusher in Zach Zenner, who averaged a Football Championship Subdivision-best 157.2 yards per game. The 2013 Jackrabbits ranked in the upper half of the Missouri Valley Football Conference in numerous offensive categories, while putting up averages of 28.9 points and 384.6 yards per game. Both totals were the most by SDSU since 2008. Despite an injury to starting quarterback Austin Sumner in the 2014 season opener, the Jackrabbits went on to set single-season school records with 3,612 passing yards and 6,092 yards of total offense over a 14-game schedule. Upon Sumner’s return to the starting lineup in November, the Jackrabbits averaged 36 points and 446.8 yards per contest over their final six games, including two playoff contests. In 2011, Eidsness oversaw the emergence of Sumner as one of the top young quarterbacks in the Football Championship Subdivision. Sumner established an MVFC freshman record with 2,382 yards passing, was named conference Freshman of the Year and finished third in the inaugural Jerry Rice Award given to the top freshman in the FCS ranks. Sumner, who was an honorable mention all-MVFC honoree in both 2013 and 2014, went on to set Jackrabbit career records for passing yards, attempts, completions and touchdowns, as well as total offense. 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 marks both rushing the ball with All-America running back Josh Ranek and throwing the ball with quarterback Dan Fjeldheim. A Sioux Falls native, Eidsness attended St. Cloud State University (Minn.) 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 The Eidsness Family (clockwise from top left): school at SDSU. Eric, Olive, Brandy, Eli, Isla and Otto 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 (2004-07) as special teams and running backs coach. Eidsness and his wife, Brandy, are the parents of five children: sons Eli (10) and Otto (8), and daughters Isla (6), Olive (3) and the late Audrey Rose. 2015 JACKRABBIT FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE


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JAY CHRISTENSEN • Co-Special Teams Coordinator • Safeties

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ay Christensen returns for his fifth season as a member of the Jackrabbit football coaching staff. He added the duties of co-special teams coordinator in 2014, while remaining the mentor of the team’s safeties.

• Fifth Season Recruiting Areas: • Florida • California Junior Colleges Alma Mater: • Nebraska-Kearney, 1999

In 2011, Christensen helped coach a secondary 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 allMVFC 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). During the 2013 season, Christensen helped direct a Jackrabbit defense that ranked second in the FCS ranks with 22 interceptions and fifth in turnovers forced with 33. SDSU forced at least one turnover in every game, finishing the year fifth in the nation in turnover margin (+1.1 per game) as the Jackrabbits made a return trip to the postseason. Last season, the Jackrabbits ranked second in the MVFC in pass defense (192.1 ypg) and fourth in pass efficiency defrense (117.5). Sophomore safety Nick Mears emerged as one of the league’s top tackles with an average of 7.4 stops per game, and senior Melvin Taveras paced the team with three interceptions. 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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JOSH DAVIS • Co-Special Teams Coordinator • Wide Receivers

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osh Davis continues his long association with the Jackrabbit football program as he begins his seventh season as wide receivers coach. In 2014, he added to his coaching responsibilities for the by serving as co-special teams coordinator. Davis has been a member of the SDSU coaching staff for each of the Jackrabbits’ four playoff campaigns. 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. • Seventh Season Recruiting Areas: • California • Chicago Alma Mater: • South Dakota State, 2006

Davis coached 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 allMissouri 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, was an honorable mention all-MVFC selection. In 2014, Davis again coached a dynamic receiving duo as Jake Wieneke (73 receptions for 1,404 yards) and Jason Schneider (60 receptions for 876 yards) were each named to the all-MVFC team. The MVFC Freshman of the Year, Wieneke set a Jackrabbit single-season record with 16 touchdown receptions and went on to earn AllAmerica honors and finish as runner-up for the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in the Football Championship Subdivision. Six players Davis has coached rank in the Jackrabbit career top 10 for receptions. Schneider moved into second place during his senior season in 2014 with 175 receptions. JaRon Harris and Fox rank fourth with 152 receptions, followed by Rollin (140) and Kool (138) in sixth and seventh. Brandon Hubert joined the top 10 during the 2013 playoff season, and currently stands ninth with 136 catches. Also during the 2013 season, Scheider set an SDSU single-season record with 78 receptions. Schneider also became the first Jackrabbit to top the 1,000-yard mark in a season at the Division I level and was the first to reach the milestone since Davis 10 years earlier. 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 tutoring 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 program’s all-time 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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JESSE CURRIER • Defensive Tackles • Recruiting Coordinator

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esse Currier has filled many roles within the Jackrabbit football program, and will continue to work with the team’s defensive tackles during the 2015 season. He also is in his third season as the program’s recruiting coordinator. 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.

• Sixth Season Recruiting Areas: • Wisconsin • California Junior Colleges Alma Mater: • South Dakota State, 2008

In 2009, Currier moved to a graduate assistant role on defense, where he worked with co-defensive coordinator Clint Brown with the defensive line. As a unit, SDSU defensive linemen combined to record 42 tackles for loss and 24 sacks in 12 games to spearhead a run to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for the first time in program history. Currier had the opportunity to help mentor All-America defensive end Danny Batten, who was honored as Co-Missouri Valley Football 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.

The Currier Family: Chelsea, Ty, Gracie and Jesse. 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 interior of the Jackrabbit defensive line played a key role in SDSU returning to the FCS playoffs in 2013. Defensive tackle Chase Douglas led the squad with nine sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss in earning second-team allMVFC honors, while true freshman nose tackle Cole Langer earned a spot on the MVFC All-Newcomer Team. Langer was a second-team all-MVFC selection in 2014. A native of Iroquois, South Dakota, 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 continued his education by pursuing a master’s degree in education administration. He and his wife, Chelsea, are the parents of a 3-year-old daughter, Gracie, and a 1-year-old son, Ty.

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JOHN FLYNN • Offensive Line

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ohn Flynn is in his fourth season as the Jackrabbits’ offensive line coach after joining the South Dakota State University football staff in February 2012.

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 their first of three consecutive berths in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

• Fourth Season Recruiting Areas: • California Junior Colleges • Colorado • Minnesota Alma Mater: • Oklahoma, 2004

Two of Flynn’s players, tackle Bryan Witzmann (first team) and Will Castle (second team) were all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honorees in 2012. Witzmann went on to receive first-team All-America honors from the Sports Network and second-team recognition from The Associated Press. Witzmann repeated both as an all-conference and All-America performer in 2013, and later earned an invitation to play in the College All Star Bowl. The Jackrabbit line again paved the way for a 2,000-yard season by AllAmerica running back Zach Zenner in 2013. SDSU also ranked eighth nationally in fewest penalties with an average of 4.36 per game.

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In 2014, the Jackrabbits racked up their highest yardage total in the Division I era with an average of 435.1 yards of total offense per game, and their 31.8 points per game marked the most since 2008. Two of Flynn’s pupils were honored by the MVFC as right tackle Trevor Greger was a first-team all-league selection and center Jacob Ohnesorge was an honorable mention pick. Flynn arrived at SDSU after five seasons at his alma mater, Oklahoma, where he served first as 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. Three of the offensive linemen he coached — Trent Williams, Phil Loadholt and Duke Robinson — earned AllAmerica 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 a 2-year-old son, Jackson.

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DANIEL JACKSON • Cornerbacks

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aniel Jackson was elevated to cornerbacks coach in 2014 after serving as a defensive and recruiting assistant for the Jackrabbit football program the previous two seasons. He has played a key role in SDSU’s success on the recruiting trail, especially working in his home state of Nebraska.

• Second Season Recruiting Areas: • Nebraska • South Dakota Alma Mater: • Nebraska-Omaha, 2008

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). SDSU made a return trip to the FCS playoffs in 2013 behind a potent offense and opportunistic defense. The Jackrabbits ranked second nationally with 22 interceptions, including a team-high four pickoffs from cornerbacks Winston Wright and Je Ryan Butler. Wright went on to earn third-team All-America honors from the Sports Network. SDSU also ranked fifth nationally with 33 turnovers forced and a plus-1.1 turnover margin per game. In addition, the Jackrabbits were the eighth-least penalized team in the country, averaging only 4.36 miscues per game. During the 2014 campaign, Jackson mentored a group of cornerbacks that included honorable mention all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection Jimmie Forsythe and Trey Carr, the latter of whom earned a spot on the MVFC All-Newcomer Team. 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. Jackson’s previous coaching experience included serving as offensive coordinator at Omaha Burke High School. He recently completed a master’s degree in education administration at South Dakota State.

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NIC MCKISSIC-LUKE • Running Backs

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ic McKissic-Luke joined the South Dakota State University football coaching staff in March 2013 and will again coach the team’s running backs during the 2015 campaign.

During the 2013 season, McKissic-Luke mentored All-American and Walter Payton Award finalist Zach Zenner to his second consecutive 2,000-yard season. Zenner totaled 2,015 yards and ranked third among Football Championship Subdivision running backs with an average of 143.9 yards per game. Zenner also scored 25 touchdowns — 23 rushing and two receiving — to rank sixth in the country in scoring with an average of 10.7 points per game. McKissic-Luke again coached Zenner during a highly decorated season in 2014, when the Jackrabbit running back shattered Missouri Valley Football Conference records and finished his career third in FCS history with 6,548 rushing yards and 8,211 all-purpose yards. A consensus All-American, Zenner again finished sixth in the voting for the Walter Payton Award and was later signed by the Detroit Lions. • Third Season Recruiting Areas: • Kansas City • Mississippi Junior Colleges Alma Mater: • Alabama A&M, 2006

McKissic-Luke previously spent the 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 second in career rushing yards with more than 2,000, and helped lead the Bulldogs to the Southwestern Athletic Conference title his senior year. His family includes his daughter, Nyla (8); son, Nicholas (6), and nephew, Nate (16).

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JIMMY ROGERS • Linebackers

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

“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.”

• Third Season Recruiting Areas: • Arizona Alma Mater: • South Dakota State, 2009

In 2013, Rogers directed a linebacking corps whose three regular starters — R.C. Kilgore, T.J. Lally and Charles Elmore — combined for 290 tackles. Kilgore led the team with 134 tackles and also led the nation with five fumble recoveries en route to first-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference recognition. Rogers again coached a 100-tackle performer in 2014 as T.J. Lally led the squad with 117 tackles en route to second-team all-MVFC recognition. Lally, along with 2014 starters Jesse Bobbit (90 tackles) and Dallas Brown (49 tackles), as well as key reserve J.T. Hassell (41 tackles), all return to the Jackrabbit lineup in 2015. A native of Hamilton, Arizona, Rogers previously 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. Rogers and his fianceé, Haley Williams, plan to be married next spring.

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LUKE SCHLEUSNER • Tight Ends

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uke Schleusner (last name is pronounced SHLICE-ner) joined the Jackrabbit coaching staff in February 2014, and is entering his second season as tight ends coach.

During his first season at SDSU, Schleusner directed a group that complemented the passing game and provided strong run blocking for a Jackrabbit offense that averaged 31.8 points and 435.1 yards of total offense per game.

• Second Season Recruiting Areas: • Chicago • Wisconsin Alma Mater: • North Dakota, 2002

Schleusner has coached at the collegiate level for 12 seasons, most recently serving as offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at the University of North Dakota during the 2013 season. A UND alumnus, Schleusner returned to Grand Forks in 2011, serving as tight ends and fullbacks coach for a squad that claimed a share of the Great West Football Conference title. He was elevated to passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2012, directing a unit that set school records for passing yards and passing touchdowns. Prior to UND, Schleusner coached six seasons at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He filled the roles of special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator from 2005-08, serving a key role in the Mavericks’ The Schleusners: Dylan and Jenilee and Luke turnaround. He added wide receivers coach and passing game duties his final two seasons at MSU, helping guide the Mavericks to the 2009 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference South Division title and a berth in the NCAA Division II playoffs. Schleusner began his collegiate coaching career in the fall of 2002 at Western Illinois, where he earned a master’s degree in sport management. He coached the Fighting Leathernecks’ tight ends for two seasons, before adding the title of special teams coordinator in 2004. Western claimed the Gateway Conference (now Missouri Valley Football Conference) title in 2002 and made playoff appearances in both 2002 and 2003. As a player, Schleusner was an all-North Central Conference selection in 2001 as a wide receiver in helping lead UND to the NCAA Division II national title. A native of Menomonie, Wisconsin, he also was a two-time academic all-NCC selection while majoring in sociology. His family includes his wife, Jenilee, and son, Dylan.

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VINCE BENEDETTO • Offensive Quality Control

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ince Benedetto moved from the playing field to the sidelines after wrapping up a successful playing career with the Jackrabbits.

Benedetto spent the spring of 2014 as a student coach with the offensive line before moving into the role of offensive quality control the following fall. His duties include film breakdown and organization of the scout team defense. A native of Crystal Lake, Illinois, Benedetto lettered four times (2010-13) as a tight end/H-back. His career receiving totals included 24 receptions for 182 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Primarily used as a blocker, Benedetto earned second-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors as a fullback during his senior season in 2013, helping clear the way for 2,000-yard rusher and Walter Payton Award finalist Zach Zenner. • Second Season Alma Mater: • South Dakota State, 2014

Benedetto earned a bachelor’s degree in history from South Dakota State in the spring of 2014, and is furthering his education by pursuing a master’s degree in sport, recreation and park management.

ALEX FOSTER • Defensive Quality Control

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lex Foster is in his second season working with Jackrabbit football, filling the role of video coordinator last season before moving on to defensive quality control for the 2015 campaign. His duties include film breakdown and organization of the scout team offense. A native of nearby Estelline, South Dakota, Foster played collegiately for one season at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, before turning to coaching. He coached the 2010 and 2011 seasons at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, working with the team’s inside linebackers, cornerbacks and wide receivers, as well as serving as video coordinator, during his two-year stint. He moved back to his home state in the spring of 2012, serving two seasons as the defensive line coach and video coordinator at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell. He also assisted with the special teams units. • Second Season Alma Mater: • Augsburg (Minn.), 2011

Foster earned a bachelor of arts degrees in exercise science and business administration/economics from Augsburg in 2011. He added a master’s degree in educational policy and administration from DWU in 2013.

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ADAM SATTERWHITE • Football Operations Coordinator

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dam Satterwhite is a new addition to the Jackrabbit football staff, joining the program as the coordinator of football operations in June 2015.

Among his many duties, Satterwhite will help organize team travel and serve as the team liaison to campus admissions, orientation and housing. He also will assist in directing team community service activities and scheduling for the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center, along with working with the Difference Makers booster club and coordinating other special events, including the team’s annual banquet. Satterwhite previously worked in football operations at the University of Tulsa (Okla.) and University of New Haven (Conn.). As football operations assistant at Tulsa from 2013-14, Satterwhite worked extensively with summer camps, assisted with day-to-day operations and academically mentored a group of freshman student-athletes.

• First Season Alma Mater: • Northern Illinois, 2011

He moved on to New Haven as director of football operations in August 2014, where his duties included organizing team travel, coordinating gameday itinerarires and managing all volunteer, work study, film crew and interns’ schedules and responsibilities. Satterwhite graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He completed a master’s degreee in sport management at NIU in May 2013 after serving as a graduate assitant in the school’s admissions office and working in event management as a member of the Huskies’ football gameday staff. He also completed a term as co-director of operations for the Rise & Run 5K Race in DeKalb.

ALL-TIME ASSISTANT COACHES The following men served as assistant football coaches at South Dakota State since 1951: Amen, Howard 1957-60, 1964 Baalke, Trent 1991-95 Bailey, Don 2008 Ballard, Karl 2001-04 Barrios, Phil 1997-2000 Bellamy, Gailord 1971 Bohn, Curtis 1996-1999 Braun, Ray 1969 Brown, Clint 2009-present Brynteson, Paul 1968-70 Bubak, Jay 2005-12 Charlson, Don 1982-90 Christensen, Jay 2011-present Conklin, Josh 2005-06 Currier, Jesse 2010-present *Daly, Mike 1975-78 Danielsen, Bob 1951-56 Davis, Josh 2009-present Eidsness, Eric 1999-2003, 2010-present Eischens, Roger 1965-67 Ekeland, Mark 1983-90 Engle, Phil 1976-79

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Erickson, Brad 1976-90 Etter, Greg 1991-2002 Flynn, John 2012-present Garry, Kris 2004-05 Gdowski, Gerry 1994-96 Getchel, Brent 1975 Gonnerman, Darwin 1970-71 *Gregory, John 1970-71 *Haensel, Wayne 1973-81 Hattlestad, Neil 1974 Hellerich, Connie 1972-75 Hendricks, Don 1972-74 Hoffman, Gary 1980-86 Holmes, Harold 1951-55 Huether, Erv 1951-70 Ireland, Larry 1981-87 Jacobsen, Don 1965-66 Janson, Jerry 1979-80 Kerns, Roger 1962 Kool, Mark 1987-90 *Kragthorpe, Dave 1967-68 Larson, Carl 1991-95 Lea, Clark 2007-08 Marks, Lee 2012 Marshall, Stan 1957-61, 1963

McFadden, Doug 2003-04 McKissic-Luke, Nic 2013-present Meadows, Luke 2002-11 Menage, Jeff 1997-98 Mennenga, Shawn 2009-10 Moller, Dennis 1968-72 Moore, Shannon 2006-13 Newman, Richard 1967 Roberts, Kris 2004 Rogers, Jimmy 2013-present Russow, Craig 1996-2001 Sarvis, Rob 2005-08 Schoenebeck, Jay 1991-93 Schoolmeester, Vern 1970 Steinbach, Tim 2000-03 *Stiegelmeier, John 1988-96 Triplett, Tim 2009 Walseth, R.M. “Sox” 1955 Wilkinson, Daren 2004-07 Williamson, Warren 1956-67 Woods, Jim 1972 * later served as head coach Note: Only full-time assistants listed with years of employment

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MITCH VIGER • Special Teams Quality Control • Video Coordinator

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itch Viger joined the Jackrabbit football staff in the summer of 2015 and will serve in the dual role of special teams quality control and video coordinator. His duties include organizing the filming of all practices and games, producing team highlight videos, breaking down opponents’ game film and coordinating film exchange. He will also oversee the squad’s scout special teams unit. A native of Crystal Lake, Illinois, Viger began his coaching career at his high school alma mater, Crystal Lake South High School in 2013. He moved on to Harding University (Ark.) as a graduate assistant in the fall of 2014, working primarily with the team’s running backs. Viger graduated from the University of Illinois in 2013 and is pursuing a master’s degree in education at South Dakota State, with an emphasis in student services.

KRISTEN BEER • Football Equipment

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risten Beer joined the South Dakota State athletic staff in July 2015 as the head equipment manager after a decade of working with Football Bowl Subdivision programs. She will serve the primary contact for the Jackrabbit football team and oversee the other 20 athletic programs’ equipment needs. A native of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Beer is the point person for the introductions of new products and apparel to the SDSU coaches and administration, working extensively with official outfitter Under Armour. She also will manage inventory and equipment budgets and have football gameday responsibilities. Beer spent four years at UCLA, where she worked with the football, baseball, softball, gymnastics and men’s and women’s tennis teams. She managed the day-to-day activities in the equipment room for the football team and also supervised 20 student managers. Beer previously spent two years as an equipment room intern at UCLA after graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2009 with a sports management degree. At Minnesota, she was head student manager. Beer received her American Equipment Managers Association certification in 2010. She is currently the program chair with the Certification Steering Committee and was one of the authors of the new certification manual for AEMA.

T.J. CARLSON • Team Chaplain

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.J. Carlson continues his association with Jackrabbit Athletics by again serving as team chaplain. Carlson also serves as the sports chaplain for the Brookings Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a position he has held since January 2011. An ordained minister, Carlson previously served on the pastoral staff at Morningside Community Church in Brookings. He attended South Dakota State for two years and worked as a student coach for the Jackrabbit football team before transferring to Warner Southern College (Fla.) and beginning his career in the ministry. He and his wife, Kristy, are the parents of two children: Noah and Sidney.

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NATHAN MOE • Assistant Athletic Director — Strength and Conditioning

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• Ninth Year Alma Mater: • Minnesota State, Moorhead; 1997

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 one of about 125 coaches nationally 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 after 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): Nathan, Zach, Colleen and program at the University of Texas. He has also Kylie. 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 (12), and a daughter, Kylie, who will turn 10 this fall.

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Eric Adolph

Adam Parsons

Alex Jardine

Philip Reuer

Jordan Sidwell

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant

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STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RECORDS POSITION Defensive Tackle Defensive End Linebacker Defensive Back Offensive Line Tight End Fullback Running Back Quarterback Wide Receiver Kicker/Punter

POWER CLEAN

BACK SQUAT

BENCH PRESS

VERTICAL JUMP

20-YARD AGILITY

STANDING LONG JUMP

Steven Bazata

Cole Langer

David Hettiger

Auston LaBlance

Brian Fischer

David Hettiger

374 lbs. - Mar. 2008

564.5 lbs. - Mar. 2015

475 lbs. - Mar. 2012

34 in. - July 2013

4.35 sec. - Mar. 2009

9-9 - Aug. 2012

Jack Sherlock

Doug Peete

Antonio Thompson

Kevin Klocek

Danny Batten

Kevin Klocek

354 lbs. - Mar. 2014

542 lbs. - Mar. 2013

450 lbs. - Mar. 2009

36.5 in. - Aug. 2013

4.21 sec. - Mar. 2009

10-9.75 - Aug. 2013

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 - March 2009

Cole Brodie

Brock Gentile

Winston Wright

Makiah Slade

Conrad Kjerstad

Skyler Luxa

341 lbs. - Mar. 2009

500 lbs. - Mar. 2006

359 lbs. - Mar. 2013

38 in. - July 2014

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

Colin Cochart

C. Jones/D. Goedert

Colin Cochart

Cam Jones

347 lbs. - Mar. 2013

486 lbs. - Mar. 2013

355 lbs. - Mar. 2008

36 in.

4.20 sec. - Mar. 2009

10-2.75 - Mar. 2013

Alex Beyer

Taylor Gibson

Jackson Love

Alex Beyer

Taylor Gibson

Taylor Gibson

319 lbs. - Mar. 2008

485 lbs. - Mar. 2012

377.2 lbs. - Mar. 2015

33.5 in. - Mar. 2010

4.34 sec. - Mar. 2012

9-6 - Mar. 2013

Zach Zenner

Isaac Rodriguez

Anthony Watson

Z. Zenner/I. Wallace

Zach Zenner

Isaac Wallace

357.5 lbs. - Mar. 2014

501.5 lbs. - Mar. 2015

385 lbs. - Mar. 2006

36.5 in.

4.05 sec. - Mar. 2012

10-4

Tyler Finnes

Tyler Finnes

Andy Kardoes

Ryan Crawford

Austin Sumner

Tyler Finnes

286 lbs. - Mar. 2014

440 lbs. - Mar. 2014

325 lbs. - Mar. 2004

33.5 in. - Aug. 2008

4.31 sec. - July 2013

9-6.5 - Mar. 2013

Brandon Gant

Brandon Gant

Brandon Gant

Jeff Fish

Matt Raymond

Tyrel Kool

313 lbs. - Mar. 2011

460 lbs. - Mar. 2009

335 lbs. - Mar. 2009

41 in. - Aug. 2012

3.97 sec. - July 2013

10-9.5 - Aug. 2009

Jay Carlson

Jay Carlson

Justin Syrovatka

Parker Douglass

Dean Priddy

Parker Douglass

297 lbs. - Mar. 2015

424.5 lbs. - Mar. 2015

308 lbs. - Mar. 2014

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 500 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 new Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex 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 2014-15 academic year, four Jackrabbit football players earned the distinction of Iron Jacks for their commitment and efforts in strength and conditioning. Players honored included: • Reggie Gandy • Kevin Klocek • Zach Zenner • Jacob Ohnesorge

The Jackrabbit football team moved into a new weight room during the summer of 2014. The new facility is part of the SanfordJackrabbit Athletic Complex. Additional strength and conditioning facilities are located in the Stanley J. Marshall HPER Center.

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SPORTS MEDICINE

DAVID RULE • Athletic Trainer

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avid Rule is in his fifth 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. Rule has worked with football teams both at the collegiate and professional level for the past nine 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, as well as aiding in in-season and off-season 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.

• Fourth 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.

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Ben Heinze

David Kragness

Lisa Spors

Bobby Daigle

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Dr. Brian Aamlid

Dr. Chad Hungerford

Dr. Chad Kurtenbach

Dr. Brad Reeves

Dr. Verle Valentine

Dr. Merritt Warren

Team Physician

Team Chiropractor

Team Physician

Team Physician

Team Physician

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DR. DAVID L. CHICOINE • President

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Alma Mater: • South Dakota State, 1969

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 degree in agribusiness, also holds an appointment as professor in the Department of Economics. President Chicoine has a long association with intercollegiate athletics, including serving 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. Previously, he 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. 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. In January 2014, Chicoine was presented with the 2013-14 Chief Executive Leadership Award by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VI. The award recognizes the leadership of a higher education chief executive officer who demonstrates the ability to create a vision and inspire others. 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. A nationally recognized economist, specializing in public finance, taxation, and rural economics, Chicoine served as an advisor to the Illinois General Assembly. 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. The co-author of four books and author of more than 100 invited and/or peer reviewed academic journal articles, Chicoine also 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 • Athletics Director

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Seventh Year Alma Mater: • Bowling Green (Ohio), 1991

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ustin Sell, who was honored as a recipient of the 2014-15 Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year Award, 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. Under his leadership, Jackrabbit Athletics has continually made strides in athletic competition, in the classroom, in fundraising and in reconnecting with alumni. Athletically, the Jackrabbits have claimed 22 regular and postseason league championships in six different sports since 2009-10. That broad-based success has led SDSU to claim The Summit League Commissioner’s Cup all-sports trophy four times (2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15), along with winning both the Summit League’s Dr. William Steinbrecher Men’s All-Sports Award and Dr. Helen Smiley Women’s All-Sports Award during both the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. SDSU also claimed the Steinbrecher award during the 2012-13 season and was the recipient of the league’s Sportsmanship Award, an award voted upon by its peers, during the 2010-11 campaign. 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 six years in the league (2008-13). In January of 2011, Sell announced a partnership with Learfield Sports, signing a 10-year deal worth $13 million for SDSU Athletics. Learfield Sports directs all aspects of the partnership, including managing and selling multimedia and sponsorship rights. Additionally, 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 studentathletes 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 again during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. In addition, the Jackrabbit Athletic Scholarship Auction raised a record $510,000 in April 2014. On the facilities front, Sell has overseen dramatic upgrades and expansion of competition and practice venues through development and implementation of the 2025 SDSU Athletic Facilities Master Plan. The Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center was completed in 2010, and Sell spearheaded efforts to add permanent seating and a press box at Erv Huether Field, as well as other recent improvements to the home of Jackrabbit baseball. More recently, construction of the $32 million Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex was completed in the fall of 2014. The facility, which serves as a competition venue for indoor track and field and as a practice facility for football and a number of other outdoor sports, contains one of only a handful of 300-meter indoor tracks in the country, as well as expanded facilities for sports medicine and strength and conditioning. In addition, work is under way for the construction of the $65 million Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium, which will serve as the new home of Jackrabbit football. The 19,000-seat stadium is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. In the fall of 2014, Sell was appointed by the NCAA Board of Directors to represent The Summit League and Missouri Valley Football Conference on the newly formed Division I Council. 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. 2015 JACKRABBIT FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE


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SCOTT BROWN • Senior Associate Athletic Director — Athletic Development • Football Supervisor

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cott Brown joined the Jackrabbit staff as the senior associate athletic director for development March 3, 2014. He manages all fundraising operations for the South Dakota State athletics department and serves as the sport administrator for the Jackrabbit football and baseball programs. Brown holds more than a decade of experience working in intercollegiate athletics, most recently as the director of development for UCLA Athletics. During his time with the Bruins, he oversaw major gift fundraising efforts for a variety of programs, and directed the implementation of a sport-specific program endowment initiative and the creation of an athletics-specific planned giving program. Before his time at UCLA, Brown held a variety of positions at the University of Iowa. He started as an intern in the ticket office before being named the director of premium seating and stadium club operations. He eventually became the associate director of development. During his time in Iowa City, Brown managed the Hawkeyes’ annual fund and served as the liaison between the University of Iowa Foundation and athletic ticket office. He also held leadership roles on a variety of capital projects, including the $35 million Iowa Football Legacy Campaign and $20 million Carver Hawkeye Arena Campaign. Originally from Storm Lake, Iowa, Brown earned bachelor’s degrees in sports administration and political science from Simpson College (Iowa) in 2003, and added a master’s degree in sport management from Western Illinois in 2005. Brown lives in Brookings with his wife, Kristy, and their children, Kinley and Easton. The couple are expecting their third child this fall.

KATHY HEYLENS • Senior Associate Athletic Director — Compliance/Senior Woman Administrator

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athy Heylens became South Dakota State’s first full-time compliance coordinator in 1990 and continues those duties as the senior associate athletic director for compliance and senior woman administrator. She also serves as sport supervisor for women’s soccer and women’s basketball. Heylens’ responsibilities include the daily oversight and function of the athletics department NCAA compliance efforts, including review of all eligibility and financial aid matters for 21 varsity teams and approximately 525 student-athletes. Heylens is also responsible for many of the athletics department’s student service initiatives. In addition to her day-to-day duties, Heylens serves on the Behavior Intervention Team, Performance Task Force, Choices and Prevention Committee, Diversity Committee, Intercollegiate Athletics Board and Compliance Team. She also serves as a Title IX/EEO Deputy Coordinator and responds to and investigates complaints related to Title IX or Equal Opportunity. Heylens recently completed 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 and served on the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Governance Committee. She and her husband, Bill, live in Volga and have two grown children.

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ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPPORT STAFF

Sonja Anderson

Rachael Anello

Danielle Baker

Brian Brunner

Brody Busho

Carly Case

Women’s Equipment

Tickets

Sports Information

Assistant AD-Annual Giving

Assistant AD-Facilities

Academics

Leon Costello

Jen Dobias

Sam Doerr

Jeff Drietz

Justin Hansen

Dan Haverkamp

Deputy Athletic Director

Sports Information

Assistant AD-Marketing

Equipment

Broadcast Services

Tickets

Adam Heemeyer

Jeff Holm

Jason Hove

Bruce Lichty

Tammy Loban

Tyler Merriam

Assistant AD-Tickets

Senior Associate AD

Assistant AD-Sports Info.

Facilities

Asst. AD-Administration

Broadcast Services

Brittany Oligschlaeger

Ed Posaski

Rich Reid

Jill Sargent

Michele Schmidt

Sara Schneider

Jackrabbit Sports Properties

Associate AD-Budget

Faculty Athletics Rep.

Assistant to the AD

Sports Information

Athletic Development

Natasha Schreiber

Jennifer Sell

Ryan Sweeter

Jonathan Treiber

Christi Williams

Beth Yoshida

Compliance Assistant

Assistant AD-Academics

Sports Information

Marketing and Promotions

Associate AD-Facilities

Accounting Assistant

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2015 OPPONENTS

KANSAS

SOUTHERN UTAH

Sept. 5 at Lawrence, Kansas Kickoff: 11 a.m.; TV: Fox Sports Net

Sept. 12 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium [Dairy Drive] Kickoff: 6 p.m.

QUICK FACTS

QUICK FACTS

LOCATION: Lawrence, Kansas ENROLLMENT: 28,784 NICKNAME: Jayhawks COLORS: Crimson and Blue HOME STADIUM: Kvisto Field at Memorial Stadium (Field Turf-50,071) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision/Big 12 Conference ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Sheahon Zenger TEAM INFORMATION 2014 OVERALL RECORD: 3-9 2014 CONFERENCE RECORD: 1-8 (ninth place in Big 12 Conference) HEAD COACH: David Beaty ALMA MATER, YEAR: Lindenwood (Mo.), 1994 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 0-0 (first season) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 0-0 (first season) David Beaty ASSISTANT COACHES: Clint Bowen (Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Safeties); Rob Likens (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Kenny Perry (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Cornerbacks); Gary Hyman (Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends); Kevin Kane (Linebackers); Klint Kubiak (Wide Receivers); Reggie Mitchell (Running Backs); Calvin Thibodeaux (Defensive Line); Zach Yenser (Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 44/22 Montell Cozart STARTERS RETURNING: 6 (3 Offense, 2 Defense, 1 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Greg Allen (5-11, 210, Jr., DB, 17 tackles); • Courtney Arnick (6-2, 205, Jr., LB, 45 tackles); • Michael Cummings (6-2, 193, Jr., QB, 701 passing yds., 5 TD); • Ben Goodman (6-3, 250, Sr., DE, 21 tackles); • Jake Love (6-0, 214, Sr., LB, 53 tackles, 9.5 TFL); • Larry Mazyck (6-8, 343, Sr., OL); Ben Goodman • Tevin Shaw (5-11, 194, Jr., S, 36 tackles); • Fish Smithson (5-11, 193, Jr., S, 45 tackles) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Katy Lonergan OFFICE PHONE: (785) 864-7314 E-MAIL: katyl@ku.edu WEBSITE: www.kuathletics.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2014 RESULTS 2015 SCHEDULE

LOCATION: Cedar City, Utah ENROLLMENT: 8,066 NICKNAME: Thunderbirds COLORS: Scarlet and White HOME STADIUM: Eccles Coliseum (artificial turf-8,500) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Big Sky Conference ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: To be determined TEAM INFORMATION 2014 OVERALL RECORD: 3-9 2014 CONFERENCE RECORD: 3-5 (tied for eighth place in Big Sky Conference) HEAD COACH: Ed Lamb ALMA MATER, YEAR: Brigham Young, 1996 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 37-43 (9 CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 37-43 (9) ASSISTANT COACHES: Gary Crowton (Associate Head Ed Lamb Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Demario Warren (Defensive Coordinator/Secondary); Ryan Hunt (Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line); Aaron Fernandez (Special Team Coordinator/Tight Ends); Justin Walterscheid (Assistant Offensive Coordinator/ Receivers); Sam Elliott (Running Backs); Aaron Fernandez (Offensive Line); Jenaro Gilford (Cornerbacks); Sam Lutui (Defensive Tackles); Robert Takeno (Linebackers); Teag Whiting (Tight Ends); LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 35/22 James Cowser STARTERS RETURNING: 16 (7 Offense, 6 Defense, 3 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Justin Brown (6-2, 207, Sr., WR, 43 rec., 678 yds., 3 TD); • Malik Brown (6-1, 207, Sr., RB, 375 rush yds., 1 TD); • James Cowser (6-4, 258, Sr., DE, 87 tackles, 29 TFL, 11.5 sacks); • Josh Kariya (6-3, 235, Jr., LB, 87 tackles); • Miles Killebrew (6-3, 223, Sr., DB, 101 tackles, 3 Ammon Olsen INT); • Ammon Olsen (6-4, 225, Sr., QB, 3,049 passing yds., 21 TD, 277 yds. rushing, 4 TD ) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Nick Bartlett OFFICE PHONE: (435) 865-8338 E-MAIL: nicholasbartlett@suu.edu WEBSITE: www.suutbirds.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2014 RESULTS 2015 SCHEDULE

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Southeast Missouri W, 34-28 at Duke (N.C.) L, 3-41 Central Michigan W, 24-10 Texas L, 0-23 at West Virginia L, 14-33 Oklahoma State L, 20-27 at Texas Tech L, 21-34 at Baylor L, 14-60 Iowa State W, 34-14 Texas Christian L, 30-34 at Oklahoma L, 7-44 at Kansas State L, 13-51

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South Dakota State Memphis (Tenn.) at Rutgers (N.J.) at Iowa State Baylor (Texas) Texas Tech at Oklahoma State Oklahoma at Texas at Texas Christian West Virginia Kansas State

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at Nevada at SE Louisiana South Dakota State at Fresno St. (Calif.) Weber State (Utah) at Cal Poly Eastern Washington at Idaho State North Dakota at Sacramento State Montana at Northern Arizona

L, 19-28 L, 14-41 L, 6-26 L, 16-56 W, 31-28 L, 39-42 L, 30-42 L, 28-56 W, 35-17 L, 21-42 L, 17-35 W, 22-14

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at Utah State at South Dakota State Northern Colorado Brevard (N.C.) at Weber State (Utah) Sacramento St. (Calif.) at UC Davis Cal Poly at Montana State at Portland State (Ore.) Northern Arizona

Note: All times local to site

TBA 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 4 p.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m.


2015 OPPONENTS

ROBERT MORRIS

NORTH DAKOTA STATE

Sept. 26 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium [Beef Bowl] Kickoff: 5 p.m.; TV: Midco Sports Network

Oct. 3 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium [Dakota Marker Game] Kickoff: 6 p.m.; TV: Midco Sports Network

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LOCATION: Moon Township, Pennsylvania ENROLLMENT: 5,913 NICKNAME: Colonials COLORS: Blue and White with Red HOME STADIUM: Joe Walton Stadium (FieldTurf-3,000) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Northeast Conference ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Craig Coleman, M.D. TEAM INFORMATION 2014 OVERALL RECORD: 1-10 2014 CONFERENCE RECORD: 1-5 (tied for sixth place in Northeast Conference) HEAD COACH: John Banaszak ALMA MATER, YEAR: Eastern Michigan, 1975 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 1-10 (1) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 39-19 (5) ASSISTANT COACHES: Scott Farison (Assistant Head John Banaszak Coach/Defensive Coordinator); Darrin Hicks (Offensive Coordinator); Cornelius Coleman (Defensive Line); Bill Hurley (Secondary); Nick McVay (Receivers); Paul Mulbah (Assistant Secondary); Andrew Richardson (Offensive Line); Myles Russ (Running Backs); Patrick Shepard (Receivers/Tight Ends) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 38/16 STARTERS RETURNING: 15 (8 Offense, 7 Defense) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: Nick Faraci • Derik Abbott (5-11, 190, Sr., QB, 804 passing yds., 7 TD); • Nick Faraci (6-1, 285, Sr., OL); • Nic Lamica (6-4, 225, Jr., WR, 30 rec., 362 yds., 2 TD); • Duane Mitchell (6-1, 205, Sr., WR, 54 rec., 544 yds., 4 TD); • Rameses Owens (6-2, 210, So., RB, 562 rushing yds., 2 TD); • Mike Stojkovic(6-2, 220, Sr., LB, 82 tackles, 10 Mike Stojkovic TFL); • David Taylor (5-11, 175, Jr., DB, 37 tackles, 4 INT) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Spencer Kowitz OFFICE PHONE: (412) 397-4950 E-MAIL: kowitz@rmu.edu.edu WEBSITE: www.rmucolonials.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2014 RESULTS 2015 SCHEDULE

LOCATION: Fargo, N.D. ENROLLMENT: 14,747 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: Matt Larsen TEAM INFORMATION 2014 OVERALL RECORD: 15-1 2014 CONFERENCE RECORD: 7-1 (tied for first place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) 2014 POSTSEASON: Won FCS national title HEAD COACH: Chris Klieman ALMA MATER, YEAR: Northern Iowa, 1992 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 15-1 (1) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 18-8 (2) ASSISTANT COACHES: Matt Entz (Def. Coordinator/ Linebackers); Tim Polasek (Off. Coordinator/Running Backs); Atif Austin (Special Teams Coordinator/Wide Receivers); Jamar Cain (Defensive Ends); Nick Goeser (Defensive Tackles); Randy Hedberg (Quarterbacks); Joe Klanderman (Defensive Backs); Conor Riley (Offensive Line); Tyler Roehl (Tight Ends/Fullbacks); LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 40/14 STARTERS RETURNING: 13 (8 Offense, 4 Defense, 1 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Nick DeLuca (6-3, 239, Jr., LB, 67 tackles, 3 INT); • Joe Haeg (6-6, 299, Sr., OL); • Zack Johnson (6-4, 329, Jr., OL); • Brian Schaetz (6-1, 285, Sr., DT, 51 tackles, 7 TFL); • C.J. Smith (5-11, 185, Sr., CB, 47 tackles, 1 INT); • Carson Wentz (6-6, 231, Sr., QB, 3,111 passing yds., 25 TD, 642 rushing yeds, 6 TD); • Zach Vraa (6-2, 203, Sr., WR, 42 rec., 637 yds, 4 TD) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Perreault OFFICE PHONE: (701) 231-8331 E-MAIL: Ryan.Perreault@ndsu.edu WEBSITE: www.GoBison.com

Aug. 28 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

Eastern Kentucky at North Dakota at Lafayette (Pa.) at Dayton Monmouth (N.J.) at Sacred Heart) Central Conn. State at Bryant (R.I.) Wagner (N.Y.) Saint Francis (Pa.) Duquesne (Pa.)

L, 10-29 L, 13-16 L, 3-50 L, 7-31 L, 20-51 L, 13-52 W, 27-24 L, 9-42 L, 0-20 L, 7-40 L, 0-22

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

Dayton (Ohio) at Youngstown State Notre Dame (Ohio) at South Dakota State at Wagner (N.Y.) Sacred Heart (Conn.) Duquesne (Pa.) at Central Conn. State East Tennessee State Saint Francis (Pa.) Bryant (R.I.)

Note: All times local to site

noon 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. noon noon 6 p.m. noon noon noon noon

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Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Dec. 6 Dec. 13 Dec. 19 Jan. 10

Aug. 29 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

at Iowa State W, 34-14 at Weber State (Utah) W, 24-7 Incarnate Word W, 58-0 Montana W, 22-10 at Western Illinois W, 17-10 Southern Illinois W, 38-10 Indiana State W, 34-17 at South Dakota W, 47-7 South Dakota State W, 37-17 at Northern Iowa L, 3-23 at Missouri State W, 45-10 Youngstown State W, 38-14 ^South Dakota State W, 27-24 ^Coastal Carolina W, 39-32 ^Sam Houston State W, 35-3 ^Illinois State W, 29-27

at Montana 1:30 p.m. Weber State 2:30 p.m. North Dakota 2:30 p.m. at South Dakota State 6 p.m. Northern Iowa 1 p.m. South Dakota 2:30 p.m. at Indiana State 1 p.m. at Southern Illinois 2 p.m. Western Illinois 2:30 p.m. at Youngstown State 2 p.m. Missouri State 2:30 p.m.

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2015 OPPONENTS

INDIANA STATE

YOUNGSTOWN STATE

Oct. 10 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium [Hall of Fame Game] Kickoff: 6 p.m.; TV: Midco Sports Network

Oct. 17 at Youngstown, Ohio Kickoff: 4 p.m. ET; TV: Valley Football Network, ESPN3.com

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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 2014 OVERALL RECORD: 8-6 2014 CONFERENCE RECORD: 4-4 (tied for fifth place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) 2014 POSTSEASON: Lost in second round of FCS playoffs HEAD COACH: Mike Sanford ALMA MATER, YEAR: Southern California, 1978 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 9-17 (2) Mike Sanford CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 25-60 (7) ASSISTANT COACHES: Brian Cabral (Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers); Brian Sheppard (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Aaron Archie (Outside Linebackers); Jami DeBerry (Special Teams/Safeties); Jayden Everett (Running Backs); Shannon Jackson (Defensive Line); Matt Murphy (Tight Ends); Vince Natali (Offensive Line); Anthony Perkins (Secondary); Kriss Proctor (Wide Receivers) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 48/13 Gary Owens STARTERS RETURNING: 22 (9 Offense, 10 Defense, 3 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • LeMonte Booker (5-11, 190, Jr., RB, 367 rushing yds., 3 TD); • Gary Owens (5-9, 180, Sr., WR, 69 rec., 815 yds., 5 TD); • Mark Sewall (6-0, 210, Sr., DB, 114 tackles, 4 INT); • Travis Starks (5-10, 190, Sr., DB, 77 tackles, 4 INT); • Connor Underwood (6-3, 240, Sr., LB, 94 tackles, 25 TFL, 13.5 sacks) Connor Underwood SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Ace Hunt OFFICE PHONE: (812) 237-4161 E-MAIL: ace.hunt@indstate.edu WEBSITE: www.GoSycamores.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2014 RESULTS 2015 SCHEDULE

LOCATION: Youngstown, Ohio ENROLLMENT: 12,337 NICKNAME: Penguins COLORS: Red and White HOME STADIUM: Stambaugh Stadium (PowerBlade PowerBlade HP+ Turf–20,630) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Ron Strollo TEAM INFORMATION 2014 OVERALL RECORD: 7-5 2014 CONFERENCE RECORD: 4-4 (tied for fifth place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) HEAD COACH: Bo Pelini ALMA MATER, YEAR: Ohio State, 1990 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 0-0 (first year) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 67-27 (7) ASSISTANT COACHES: Shane Montgomery (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Ron Stoops, Jr. (Defensive Coordinator); Kyle Brey (Tight Ends); Carmen Bricillo (Offensive Line); Brian Crist (Wide Receivers); T.J. Hollowell (Linebackers); Richard McNutt (Defensive Backs); Carl Pelini (Defensive Line); LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 44/16 STARTERS RETURNING: 14 (7 Offense, 7 Defense TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Tré Moore (5-10, 200, Sr., SS, 78 tackles, 4 INT); • Dubem Nwadiogbu (6-2, 235, Sr., LB, 104 tackles, 8.5 TFL); • Derek Rivers (6-5, 240, Jr., DE, 50 tackles, 17 TFL, 10 sacks); • Martin Ruiz (5-11, 195, Jr., RB), 1,320 rushing yds., 10 TD); • Justin Spencer (6-5, 295, So., OT); • Hunter Wells (6-5, 195, So., QB, 1,772 passing yds., 14 TD); • Andrew Williams (6-4, 190, Sr., WR, 54 rec., 976 yds., 6 TD) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Trevor Parks OFFICE PHONE: (330) 941-3192 E-MAIL: tparks@ysu.edu WEBSITE: www.YSUsports.com

Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Nov. 29 Dec. 6

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Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

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

at Indiana L, 10-28 Tennessee Tech W, 49-14 at Ball State (Ind.) W, 27-20 Liberty (Va.) W, 38-19 Northern Iowa W, 20-19 Illinois State L, 18-20 at North Dakota State L, 17-34 at Southern Illinois W, 41-26 Missouri State W, 20-18 South Dakota State L, 17-32 at Youngstown St. [OT] W, 27-24 at Western Illinos L, 20-34 ^at Eastern KentuckyW, 36-16 ^at Chattanooga L, 14-35

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

Butler (Ind.) 3 p.m. at Purdue (Ind.) TBA Southeast Missouri State 3 p.m. at Missouri State TBA at South Dakota State 6 p.m. Southern Illinois 3 p.m. North Dakota State TBA at Illinois State 1 p.m. at Northern Iowa 6 p.m. Western Illinois 1 p.m. Youngstown State 1 p.m.

Note: All times local to site

Derek Rivers

Martin Ruiz

SCHEDULE/RESULTS at Illinois L, 17-28 Duquesne (Pa.) W, 34-23 Butler (Ind.) W, 44-13 Saint Francis (Pa.) W, 52-23 at Missouri State W, 14-7 Western Illinois L, 24-30 Southern Illinois W, 26-14 at South Dakota State W, 30-27 South Dakota W, 28-17 at Illinois State L, 21-35 [OT] L, 24-27 Indiana State at North Dakota State L, 14-38

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at Pittsburgh (Pa.) Robert Morris (Pa.) Saint Francis (Pa.) at South Dakota Illinois State South Dakota State at Southern Illinois at Western Illinois Missouri State North Dakota State at Indiana State

Note: All times local to site

1 p.m. 7 p.m. 4 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m.


2015 OPPONENTS

NORTHERN IOWA

MISSOURI STATE

Oct. 24 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium [Hobo Day] Kickoff: 2 p.m.; TV: Midco Sports Network

Oct. 31 at Springfield, Missouri Kickoff: 2 p.m.; TV: Valley Football Network, ESPN3.com

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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 2014 OVERALL RECORD: 9-5 2014 CONFERENCE RECORD: 6-2 (third place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) 2014 POSTSEASON Lost in second round of FCS playoffs HEAD COACH: Mark Farley ALMA MATER, YEAR: Northern Iowa, 1986 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 120-56 (14) Mark Farley CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 120-56 (14) ASSISTANT COACHES: Bill Salmon (Associate Head Coach/Running Backs); Joe Davis (Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks); Jeremiah Johnson (Defensive Coordinator/ Linebackers); Ben Barkema (Tight Ends); Brandon Lynch (Defensive Backs); Olaitan Oguntodu (Safeties); Bryce Paup (Defensive Line); Jason Ray (Wide Receivers) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 38/19 STARTERS RETURNING: 13 (5 Offense, 6 Defense, Deiondre Hall 2 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Isaac Ales (6-3, 260, Sr., DL, 55 tackles, 18.5 TFL, 9 sacks); • Deiondre Hall (6-2, 190, Sr., DB, 74 tackles, 5 INT); • Tim Kilfoy (6-1, 212, Sr., DB, 73 tackles, 4 INT); • Sawyer Kollmorgen (6-2, 215, Sr., QB, 1,635 yds. passing, 12 TD); • Brett McMakin (6-4, 228, Jr., LB, 103 tackles, 9.5 sacks); Robert Rathje • Robert Rathje (6-3, 292, Jr., OL) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Jordie Lindley OFFICE PHONE: (319) 273-3642 E-MAIL: Jordan.Lindley@uni.edu WEBSITE: www.UNIPanthers.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2014 RESULTS 2015 SCHEDULE

LOCATION: Springfield, Mo. ENROLLMENT: 24,489 NICKNAME: Bears COLORS: Maroon and White HOME STADIUM: Plaster Sports Complex (FieldTurf– 17,800) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Kyle Moats TEAM INFORMATION 2014 OVERALL RECORD: 4-8 2014 CONFERENCE RECORD: 1-7 (ninth place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) HEAD COACH: Dave Steckel ALMA MATER, YEAR: Kutztown (Pa.), 1982 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 0-0 (first year) Dave Steckel CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 0-0 (first year) ASSISTANT COACHES: Mario Verduzco (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Marcus Yokely (Defensive Coordinator); Peter Badovinac (Linebackers); Mack Brown (Tight Ends/Special Teams); Sean Coughlin (Offensive Line); John Egorugwu (Wide Receivers); Kenji Jackson (Safeties); Chris Morton (Defensive Line); Munir Prince (Running Backs) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 41/17 STARTERS RETURNING: 14 (5 Offense, 7 Defense, 2 Special Teams) Robert Booker TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • James Barnes (5-10, 238, Sr., DE, 47 tackles, 5 sacks); • Robert Booker (6-3, 312, Sr., OL); • Cecil Bratton (6-3, 2890, So., DT, 42 tackles); • Calan Crowder (6-1, 200, So., RB, 762 rushing yds., 4 TD) • Eric Christophel (5-10, 173, Sr., WR21 rec., 208 yds., 1 TD) • Dylan Cole (6-1, 233, Jr., LB, 92 tackles, 14.5 TFL); Dylan Cole • Christian Hoffman (6-1, 229, Sr., LB, 65 tackles, 3 sacks); • Eric Phillips (5-10, 170, So., CB, 50 tackles, 3 INT, 4 PBU) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Kindhart OFFICE PHONE: (417) 836-5402 E-MAIL: rkindhart@missouristate.edu WEBSITE: www.MissouriStateBears.com

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

SCHEDULE/RESULTS

at Iowa at Hawaii Northern Colorado Tennessee Tech at Indiana State at South Dakota South Dakota State at Western Illinois Illinois State North Dakota State at Southern Illinois Missouri State ^Stephen F. Austin ^at Illinois State ^ denotes FCS playoff game

L, 23-31 L, 24-27 W, 46-7 W, 50-7 L, 19-20 W, 27-16 L, 28-31 W, 27-13 W, 42-28 W, 23-3 W, 40-21 W, 38-24 W, 44-10 L, 21-41

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

at Iowa State 7 p.m. Eastern Washington 4 p.m. at Cal Poly 7:30 p.m. at Illinois State noon at North Dakota State 1 p.m. Western Illinois 4 p.m. at South Dakota State 2 p.m. South Dakota 1 p.m. Indiana State 6 p.m. at Missouri State 2 p.m. Southern Illinois TBA

Note: All times local to site

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2015 SCHEDULE

Aug. 28 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

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

at N’Western State W, 34-27 at Oklahoma State L, 23-40 North Dakota W, 38-0 at Central Arkansas W, 33-31 Youngstown State L, 7-14 at South Dakota StateL, 28-32 South Dakota W, 31-12 at Illinois State L, 7-21 at Indiana State L, 18-20 Southern Illinois L, 22-32 North Dakota State L, 10-45 at Northern Iowa L, 24-38

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ILLINOIS STATE

SOUTH DAKOTA

Nov. 7 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium [Coughlin Farewell] Kickoff: 2 p.m.; TV: Midco Sports Network

Nov. 14 at Vermillion, South Dakota [Showdown Series] Kickoff: 1 p.m.; TV: Midco Sports Network

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LOCATION: Normal, Illinois ENROLLMENT: 20,271 NICKNAME: Redbirds COLORS: Red and White HOME STADIUM: Hancock Stadium (FieldTurf-13,391) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Larry Lyons TEAM INFORMATION 2014 OVERALL RECORD: 13-2 2014 CONFERENCE RECORD: 7-1 (tied for first place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) 2013 POSTSEASON: Lost in FCS championship game HEAD COACH: Brock Spack ALMA MATER, YEAR: Purdue (Ind.), 1983 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 46-26 (6) Brock Spack CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 46-26 (6) ASSISTANT COACHES: Spence Nowinski (Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line); Kurt Beathard (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Dan Clark (Offensive Line); Lamar Conard (Running Backs); Cody Deti (Secondary); Billy Dicken (Wide Receivers); Kehnon Hall (Asst. Secondary); Kane Kieman (Asst. Offensive Line); Greg McLain (Tight Ends); Jake Schoonover (Linebackers/Special Teams) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 40/20 STARTERS RETURNING: 11 (6 Offense, 5 Defense,) Pat Meehan TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Marshaun Coprich (5-9, 205, Sr., RB, 2,274 rushing yds., 27 TD); • Teddy Corwin (6-5, 260, Sr., DL, 98 tackles, 12.5 TFL, 7.5 sacks); • Alex Donnelly (6-0, 225, Sr., LB, 85 tackles, 3 INT); • Pat Meehan (6-1, 225, Sr., LB, 115 tackles, 6.5 TFL); • Tre Roberson (3,221 passing yds., 30 TD, 1,029 rushing yds., 11 TD) Tre Roberson SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Williams OFFICE PHONE: (309) 438-7748 E-MAIL: mcwilli@ilstu.edu WEBSITE: www.GoRedbirds.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2014 RESULTS 2015 SCHEDULE

LOCATION: Vermillion, S.D. ENROLLMENT: 10,061 NICKNAME: Coyotes COLORS: Red and White HOME STADIUM: DakotaDome (AstroTurf Pure Grass10,000) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: David Herbster TEAM INFORMATION 2014 OVERALL RECORD: 2-10 2014 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: 7-28 (3) Joe Glenn CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 195-128-1 (27) ASSISTANT COACHES: Wesley Beschorner (Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator); Jason Petrino (Defensive Coordinator/Secondary); Marty Biagi (Cornerbacks); Adam Breske (Inside Linebackers); Brett Harvey (Offensive Line); Matthew Middleton (Wide Receivers); Collin Prosser (Tight Ends/Offensive Tackles); Marquice Williams (Defensive Line) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 53/10 STARTERS RETURNING: 20 (9 Offense, 10 Defense, 1 Special Teams) Keyen Lage TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Miles Bergner (6-0, 230, Jr., K/P, 16-17 FG, 19-21 PAT, 67 pts., 41.9 punting avg.); • Trevor Bouma (5-11, 205, Jr., RB, 508 rushing yds., 3 TD); • Riley Donovan (6-1, 185, Jr., WR, 38 rec., 490 yds., 1 TD); • Kevin Earl (6-6, 220, Sr., QB, 1,588 passing yds., 8 TD); • Tyson Graham (6-2, 215, Jr., DB, 98 tackles, 1 INT); Eric Shufford • Keyen Lage (6-3, 235, Sr., LB, 65 tackles, 6 TFL); • Eric Shufford (5-11, 200, Sr., WR, 53 rec., 703 yds., 5 TD); • John Wessel (6-2, 230, Jr., LB, 86 tackles) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Boettcher OFFICE PHONE: (605) 677-5927 E-MAIL: Bryan.Boettcher@usd.edu WEBSITE: www.GoYotes.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2015 SCHEDULE 2014 RESULTS

Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Dec. 6 Dec. 13 Dec. 20 Jan. 10

Mississippi Valley St. W, 62-0 Eastern Illinois W, 34-15 Austin Peay (Tenn.) W, 55-6 South Dakota State W, 45-10 at Indiana State W, 20-18 at Western Illinois W, 37-34 Missouri State W, 21-7 at Northern Iowa L, 28-42 Youngstown State W, 35-21 at South Dakota W, 45-26 Southern Illinois W, 44-29 ^Northern Iowa W, 41-21 ^at Eastern Wash. W, 59-46 ^at New Hampshire W, 21-18 ^vs. North Dakota St.L, 27-29 ^ FCS playoff game

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at Iowa 11 a.m. Morgan State (Md.) 6:30 p.m. at Eastern Illinois 6 p.m. Northern Iowa noon at Youngstown State 6 p.m. at Missouri State 2 p.m. Western Illinois 2 p.m. Indiana State noon at South Dakota State 2 p.m. at Southern Illinois 2 p.m. South Dakota noon

Note: All times local to site

Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

at Oregon L, 13-62 William Penn (Iowa) W, 41-16 at Montana L, 20-28 Northern Arizona W, 28-21 at Southern Illinois L, 10-41 Northern Iowa L, 16-27 at Missouri State L, 12-31 North Dakota State L, 7-47 at Youngstown State L, 17-28 Western Illinois L, 29-44 Illinois State L, 26-45 at South Dakota State L, 14-37

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at Kansas State 6 p.m. at UC Davis 6 p.m. Drake (Iowa) 2 p.m. Youngstown State 2 p.m. at Western Illinois 3 p.m. at North Dakota State 2:30 p.m. Missouri State 2 p.m. at Northern Iowa 1 p.m. Southern Illinois 1 p.m. South Dakota State 1 p.m. at Illinois State noon

Note: All times local to site


2015 OPPONENTS

WESTERN ILLINOIS Nov. 21 at Macomb, Illinois Kickoff: 1 p.m.; TV: ESPN3.com

QUICK FACTS LOCATION: Macomb, Ill. ENROLLMENT: 11,458 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: Matt Tanney (interim) TEAM INFORMATION 2014 OVERALL RECORD: 5-7 2014 CONFERENCE RECORD: 3-5 (tied for seventh place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) HEAD COACH: Bob Nielson ALMA MATER, YEAR: Wartburg (Iowa), 1982 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 9-15 (2) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 179-74-1 (22) Bob Nielson ASSISTANT COACHES: A.J. Blazek (Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line); Ted Schlafke (Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Atiba Bradley (Linebackers); Jason Enos (Asst. Defensive Line); Brian Mohnsen (Defensive Line); Phil Ockinga (Wide Receivers); Andrew Prevost (Tight Ends); Mark Watson (Cornerbacks); Tyler Yelk (Safeties/Special Teams) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 41/15 STARTERS RETURNING: 16 (9 Offense, 6 Defense, 1 Special Teams) Trenton Norvell TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Brandon De La Cruz (6-3, 290, Sr., OL); • Kris Harley (6-1, 290, Sr., DL, 35 tackles, 6 TFL); • Eddy Holtschlag (6-4, 255, Sr., DL, 33 tackles, 7.5 TFL); • Lance Lenoir, Jr. (6-0, 190, Jr., WR, 75 rec., 1,030 yds., 7 TD); • Trenton Norvell (6-5, 220, Jr., QB, 2,891 passing yds., 24 TD); • Gavin Ricketts (6-1, 290, Sr., DL, 34 tackles, 9.5 Gavin Ricketts TFL); • Ryan Ricketts (6-3, 290, Sr., OL) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Osterman OFFICE PHONE: (309) 298-1133 E-MAIL: pr-osterman@wiu.edu WEBSITE: www.GoLeathernecks.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2014 RESULTS 2015 SCHEDULE Aug. 28 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

Valparaiso (Ind.) W, 45-6 at Wisconsin L, 3-37 Drake (Iowa) W, 38-13 at Northwestern (Ill.) L, 7-24 at Southern Illinois L, 17-34 North Dakota State L, 10-17 at Youngstown State W, 30-24 Illinois State L, 34-37 Northern Iowa L, 13-27 at South Dakota W, 44-29 at South Dakota State L, 24-59 Indiana State W, 34-20

Sept. 3 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

FUTURE SCHEDULES 2016 Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26

at Texas Christian DRAKE (Iowa) — first game at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium CAL POLY Bye Week WESTERN ILLINOIS at Southern Illinois at North Dakota State YOUNGSTOWN STATE at Illinois State MISSOURI STATE SOUTH DAKOTA at Northern Iowa FCS Playoffs begin

2017 Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25

Open Open Open Open at Youngstown State SOUTHERN ILLINOIS NORTHERN IOWA at Illinois State at Western Illinois NORTH DAKOTA STATE ILLINOIS STATE at South Dakota FCS Playoffs begin

Eastern Illinois 6 p.m. at Illinois 11 a.m. at Coastal Carolina 6 p.m. Southern Illinois 3 p.m. South Dakota 3 p.m. at Northern Iowa 4 p.m. at Illinois State 2 p.m. Youngstown State 1 p.m. at North Dakota State 2:30 p.m. at Indiana State 1 p.m. South Dakota State 1 p.m.

Note: All times local to site

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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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Founded in 1985, the Missouri Valley Football Conference has shaped itself into the nation’s premier NCAA FCS conference. During the 2014 season, the league displayed its superiority as eight different MVFC teams achieved a top25 ranking. The league posted two wins against FBS programs and had a 30-2 non-conference record against FCS peers. And for the first time, the NCAA awarded the league with five playoff teams, including two that faced one another in the title game. There’s not much that has eluded the Missouri Valley Football Conference in its first 30 seasons of competition. The league’s first three 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 an unprecedented four-time defending national champion, and the league also has NCAA titles in 1997 (Youngstown State) and 2002 (Western Kentucky). In 2014, the MVFC, for the fourth straight year, was the top-rated conference in the Gridiron Power Index, and NDSU held the top overall position in the GPI for a fourth straight year. 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 MVFC 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 31st season in 2015. 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, which initially 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 administrative umbrella, as the Missouri Valley Conference and the Missouri Valley Football Conference remain separate entities. Last year, five league teams (Illinois State, Indiana State, North Dakota State, UNI and South Dakota State) represented the conference in the FCS playoffs, marking the 20th straight season in which at least two or more teams have participated in post-season play. All five teams won at least one game, and the league recorded an FCS-record 10 playoff wins. The MVFC went 7-1 in the 2014 playoffs against other leagues with Illinois State (vs. North Dakota

State), UNI (at Illinois State) and South Dakota State (at North Dakota State) falling in intraconference playoff matchups. In 2014, the league wasn’t short of individual national accomplishments as Coach Chris Klieman of North Dakota State earned Rawlings Football National Coach of the Year honors and was among three league coaches in the top nine of the Eddie Robinson Award voting. North Dakota State defensive end Kyle Emanuel won a host of national honors as the nation’s best defensive player, including the FCS ADA Defensive Player of the Year Award and the Buck Buchanan Award. South Dakota State running back Zach Zenner earned the inaugural Mickey Charles Award from The Sports Network and was joined by Illinois State running back Marshaun Coprich and Northern Iowa running back David Johnson in the top 10 of the Walter Payton Award voting. South Dakota State wide receiver Jake Wieneke was runner-up for the Jerry Rice Award, given to the top FCS freshman. And NDSU quarterback Carson Wentz earned the NCAA’s Elite 89 Award for the second straight year. The league also had more All-Americans than any other conference and led the FCS with four NFL Draft picks. The Missouri Valley Football Conference has six recent national championships (North Dakota State – 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014; Western Kentucky – 2002; Youngstown State – 1997), and league members Youngstown State (3) and Southern Illinois (1) each own titles prior to their league membership, meaning 10 FCS championship trophies are housed on league campuses. 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 16 times in the past 19 seasons (and 19 times overall). The league has six national championships in that span. The MVFC’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. Since 2004, league teams have combined for a 43-24 record in playoff games, with four titles – both tops in the FCS. And this decade (since 2010), the Missouri Valley Football Conference has compiled an FCS best 29-11 record in the playoffs. Last year, MVFC teams combined for a 30-2 non-conference record against FCS teams, and the league also had two wins against FBS teams (Iowa State and Ball State). The league also set a conference record by going 11-2 against nonconference top-25 teams. Despite tough scheduling, seven teams in the conference had winning records, setting an all-time high for a season.

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MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE The Missouri Valley Football Conference has had four teams (or more) with better than .500 records in the same season 21 times now, including the past 17 seasons. 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 Illinois State, it marked the first top-25 ranking in a seasonending poll since 2006. Six different league schools cracked into the Top 25 at some point during the season (as did newest member South Dakota). In 2012 and 2013, NDSU repeated as national champions, becoming just the second team in FCS history to three-peat as national champions (only Appalachian State has previously accomplished this feat at the FCS level). The Bison went an unprecedented 15-0 and carried an FCS-record 24-game winning streak into the 2014 campaign, finally losing in its 10th game of 2014 after establishing an all-time FCS record with 33 straight victories. The 2014 playoffs ended again with a North Dakota State national championship, but Illinois State reached the title game, too, marking the first NCAA FCS championship game for the Redbirds. It was the first intra-conference matchup in the FCS title game since the NCAA began conducting one in 1978. The Bison edged the Redbirds, 29-27, in what was the only meeting between the co-champs in 2014 (they did not play one another in the regular season). The final national poll had five MVFC teams in it, and for the first time the league held the No. 1 (North Dakota State) and No. 2 (Illinois State) positions in the season-ending Sports Network rankings. 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 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, Northern Iowa, 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. In the 30 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 one of two automatic FCS qualifying conferences (Pioneer Football League the other) that sponsors football as its only sport, as the league completed its service to women’s athletics in 1992. 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 League. 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.

MVFC RECORDS SINCE 2008 (league games only)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

North Dakota State Northern Iowa South Dakota State Southern Illinois Illinois State Youngstown State Missouri State Indiana State Western Illinois *South Dakota

39-17 38-18 37-19 34-22 32-24 25-31 22-34 18-38 16-40 3-21

* League member since 2012

2014 SAGARIN RATINGS (all Division I leagues)

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. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

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88.75 80.09 79.55 76.22 76.14 74.80 82.28 74.35 73.09 68.49 66.80 64.12 62.30 61.61 60.88 60.15 57.52 55.95 53.09 52.56 50.54 48.11 47.11 46.47 45.52 44.63 44.45 42.68 39.84 36.13 97


MVFC COMPOSITE SCHEDULE SATURDAY, AUG. 29 North Dakota State at Montana, 2:30 p.m. THURSDAY, SEPT. 3 Eastern Illinois at Western Illinois, 6 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPT. 5 South Dakota State at Kansas, 11 a.m. Illinois State at Iowa, 11 a.m. Youngstown State at Pittsburgh (Pa.), noon Butler at Indiana State, 2 p.m. Southern Illinois at Indiana, 3 p.m. Missouri State at Memphis, 6 p.m. South Dakota at Kansas State, 6 p.m. Northern Iowa at Iowa State, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 Western Illinois at Illinois, 11 a.m. Indiana State at Purdue, 11 a.m. Chadron State at Missouri State, 2 p.m. Weber State at North Dakota State, 2:30 p.m. Eastern Washington at Northern Iowa, 4 p.m. Southern Utah at South Dakota State, 6 p.m. Southern Illinois at SE Missouri State, 6 p.m. Robert Morris (Pa.) at Youngstown State, 6 p.m. Morgan State at Illinois State, 6:30 p.m. South Dakota at UC Davis, 8 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPT. 19 SE Missouri State at Indiana State, 2 p.m. Drake at South Dakota, 2 p.m. North Dakota at North Dakota State, 2:30 p.m. Saint Francis (Pa.) at Youngstown State, 3 p.m. Western Illinois at Coastal Carolina, 5 p.m. Missouri State at Arkansas State, 6 p.m. Illinois State at Eastern Illinois, 6 p.m. Northern Iowa at Cal Poly, 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 26 Robert Morris (Pa.) at South Dakota State, 5 p.m. Liberty (Va.) at Southern Illinois, 6 p.m. SATURDAY, OCT. 3 *Northern Iowa at Illinois State, noon *Youngstown State at South Dakota, 2 p.m. *Southern Illinois at Western Illinois, 3 p.m. *Indiana State at Missouri State, 6 p.m. *North Dakota St. at South Dakota State, 6 p.m. SATURDAY, OCT. 10 *Northern Iowa at North Dakota State, 1 p.m. *South Dakota at Western Illinois, 3 p.m. *Illinois State at Youngstown State, 6 p.m. *Indiana State at South Dakota State, 6 p.m. *Missouri State at Southern Illinois, 6 p.m. SATURDAY, OCT. 17 *Illinois State at Missouri State, 2 p.m. *Southern Illinois at Indiana State, 2 p.m. *South Dakota at North Dakota State, 2:30 p.m. *South Dakota State at Youngstown State, 3 p.m. *Western Illinois at Northern Iowa, 4 p.m. SATURDAY, OCT. 24 *Western Illinois at Illinois State, 2 p.m. *North Dakota State at Indiana State *Missouri State at South Dakota, 2 p.m. *Northern Iowa at South Dakota State, 2 p.m. *Youngstown State at Southern Illinois, 6 p.m. SATURDAY, OCT. 31 *Indiana State at Illinois State, noon *South Dakota at Northern Iowa, 1 p.m. *Youngstown State at Western Illinois, 1 p.m. *South Dakota State at Missouri State, 2 p.m. *North Dakota State at Southern Illinois, 2 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOV. 7 *Missouri State at Youngstown State, 1 p.m. *Southern Illinois at South Dakota, 1 p.m. *Illinois State at South Dakota State, 2 p.m. *Western Illinois at North Dakota St, 2:30 p.m. *Indiana State at Northern Iowa, 6 p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 14 *Western Illinois at Indiana State, noon *South Dakota State at South Dakota, 1 p.m. *Northern Iowa at Missouri State, 2 p.m. *Illinois State at Southern Illinois, 2 p.m. *North Dakota State at Youngstown State, 2 p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 21 *South Dakota at Illinois State, noon *Youngstown State at Indiana State, noon *South Dakota State at Western Illinois, 1 p.m. *Missouri State at North Dakota State, 2:30 pm *Southern Illinois at Northern Iowa SATURDAY, NOV. 28 FCS Playoffs begin — opening-round games SATURDAY, DEC. 5 FCS Playoffs — second-round games FRIDAY/SATURDAY, DEC. 11/12 FCS Playoffs — quarterfinals FRIDAY/SATURDAY, DEC. 18/19 FCS Playoffs — semifinals SATURDAY, JAN. 9 FCS Championship Game; Frisco, Texas *denotes conference game All times Central, unless noted

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* 1996 - Northern Iowa

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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 2013 - North Dakota State 2014 - North Dakota State, Illinois 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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2014 SEASON RECAP 2014 MVFC STANDINGS TEAM ^North Dakota State ^Illinois State ^Northern Iowa ^South Dakota State Youngstown State ^Indiana State Southern Illinois Western Illinois Missouri State South Dakota

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

OVERALL 15-1 13-2 9-5 9-5 7-5 8-6 6-6 5-7 4-8 2-10

^ Qualified for Football Championship Subdivision playoffs

JACKRABBITS IN THE 2014 MVFC TEAM STATISTICS DEFENSE • 2nd in pass defense efficiency, 108.6 • T-2nd in interceptions, 10 • 3rd in passing defense, 188.0 yards/game • 4th in red zone defense, 80.0 percent • 5th in opponent first downs, 19.2/game • 5th in opponent third-down conversions, 39.3 percent • 6th in total defense, 379.2 yards/game • T-6th in opponent fourth-down conversions, 50 percent • 7th in scoring defense, 27.9 points/game • 8th in rushing defense, 191.2 yards/game • 9th in sacks, 8 OFFENSE • 1st in total offense, 441.9 yards/game • 1st in passing offense, 304.2 yards/game • 2nd in first downs, 21.0/game • 2nd in pass efficiency, 145.4 • 2nd in time of possession, 31:36/game • 3rd in red zone offense, 88.9 percent • 3rd in scoring offense, 30.6 points/game • 5th in third-down conversions, 39.8 pct. • 7th in rushing offense, 137.6 yards/game • 8th in sacks against, 25 • 10th in fourth-down conversions, 25 percent SPECIAL TEAMS • T-1st in field goal percentage, 1.000 • T-1st in PAT kicking percentage, 1.000 • 5th in punt return avg., 10.6 yards/attempt • 6th in kickoff returns, 19.0 yards/attempt • 6th in net kickoff coverage, 37.8 yards/att. • 9th in net punting avg., 32.5 yards/attempt MISCELLANEOUS • 4th in fewest penalties, 44.6 yards/game • 6th in turnover margin, even

The 2014 edition of the South Dakota State University football team overcame adversity to reach the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for a third consecutive season. The Jackrabbits entered the season with high expectations, including a top-10 preseason ranking for the second year in a row. The tenor of the season changed in the first quarter of a seasonopening 38-18 loss at Missouri, when starting quarterback Austin Sumner suffered a broken foot in a non-contact injury. However, the Jackrabbits were able to regroup behind the play of senior running back Zach Zenner and backup quarterback Zach Lujan. SDSU strung together three consecutive wins to close out the non-conference portion of the schedule, starting with a 44-18 victory over Cal Poly in the home opener, during which Zenner became the Missouri Valley Football Conference career rushing leader. The Jackrabbit defense allowed only one offensive touchdown over the next two weeks, posting a dominating 26-6 win at Southern Utah, followed by a 41-3 victory over WisconsinOshkosh. Head coach John Stiegelmeier became SDSU’s career leader in football coaching wins in the victory against UW-Oshkosh with his 114th in his 18th season. Following their lone bye week of the season, the MVFC portion of the schedule got off to a rocky start for the Jackrabbits, who dropped a 45-10 decision at eventual national runner-up Illinois State. SDSU turned the ball over three times in the first quarter, leading directly to 21 points for the Redbirds, who also returned a kickoff for a touchdown in the game.

SDSU regrouped, however, recording narrow victories over Missouri State and Northern Iowa the next two weeks. The Missouri State game proved to be a breakout performance for redshirt freshman wide receiver Jake Wieneke, who caught eight passes for 183 yards and three touchdowns in the come-from-behind, 32-28 victory. The next week at nationally ranked Northern Iowa, SDSU led 28-14 in the fourth quarter before the Panthers knotted the game with threeplus minutes to play. A highlight-reel catch by Jason Schneider that covered 40 yards set up Justin Syrovatka’s game-winning field goal from 44 yards. SDSU’s playoff hopes were put in jeopardy with consecutive losses to Youngstown State and North Dakota State. The 30-27 setback to Youngstown State on Hobo Day was the lone home loss of the season for the Jackrabbits, while the 37-17 loss at NDSU featured a silver lining with the return of Sumner to the lineup. With their backs against the wall entering the stretch run of conference play, the Jackrabbits began to find their stride once again in key 32-17 road win at Indiana State. After falling behind 9-0, SDSU reeled off 32 consecutive points, including a 91-yard touchdown on a pass from Sumner to Wieneke and a 94-yard TD run by Zenner. SDSU returned home for two games to close out the regular season. The Jackrabbit offense turned into a juggernaut against Western Illinois and in-state rival South Dakota, racking up a combined 96 points in the two contests. Sumner set a career high with six touchdown

Note: Rankings based on conference games only

Senior kicker Justin Syrovatka rewrote the Jackrabbit record book, setting 11 different single-season and career records. Syrovatka missed only one kick duirng the 2014 season, connecting on 19-of-20 field goal attempts and all 50 extra-point tries.

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2014 SEASON RECAP passes in the 59-24 victory over Western Illinois, setting the Jackrabbit mark for career touchdown passes in the process. Three of his scoring strikes went to Wieneke, who went on to set an SDSU single-season record with 16 touchdown receptions. In the home and regular season finale against South Dakota, the Jackrabbits scored on their first five possessions en route to a 37-14 victory. Sumner passed for a career-high 395 yards, needing only 16 completions to reach that total. The Jackrabbits’ three-game winning streak propelled them into the FCS playoffs for the fourth time in six seasons, with SDSU matching up against Big Sky Conference opponent Montana State in the opening round. Snowy conditions in Bozeman didn’t slow down the Jackrabbit offense, which racked up 500-plus yards for the fourth consecutive game in a 47-40 triumph. A Walter Payton Award finalist for the third time, Zenner carried the Jackrabbits to victory by scoring a career-high five touchdowns and accounting for 324 all-purpose yards. He scored on runs of 45, 7, 60 and 69 yards, and also caught a pass that covered 69 yards for another touchdown. Zenner posted his eighth career 200yard game — three of which came in the FCS playoffs — and finished the game with 252 rushing yards on 23 carries. The next week, the Jackrabbits returned to Fargo for a second-round meeting with North Dakota State. SDSU stood toe-to-toe with the three-time defending champion Bison and took a 24-20 lead with a little more than three minutes to play after Zenner willed his way to a first

down on a fourth-down attempt and Sumner hooked up with Wieneke for a 3-yard touchdown pass. SDSU’s upset bid came up just short, however, as North Dakota State drove the length of the field, capping the comeback with a 12-yard touchdown pass with 54 seconds remaining. The 17 members of the Jackrabbit senior class finished their careers as the winningest class in program history with 32 as SDSU notched nine wins for the third consecutive season. For the second consecutive season, three SDSU players were honored on All-America teams. Zenner was a consensus honoree, earning recognition on six different squads. He finished his career ranked third on the FCS career rushing chart with 6,548 yards — 11 shy of matching the all-time mark. Zenner also was recognized for his academic and community service pursuits. A biology/premedicine major, Zenner was named Capital One Academic All-America Team Member of the Year and was selected as a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete. He also became the second Jackrabbit in as many seasons to earn a spot on the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Wieneke received All-America recognition from a number of organizations. He was selected as Missouri Valley Football Conference Freshman of the Year and finished as runner-up in the voting for the Jerry Rice Award as the top firstyear player in the FCS ranks. Kicker Justin Syrovatka, who missed only one kick all season, rounded out the postseason award winners as he was honored on FCS AllAmerica team selected by The Associated Press.

JACKRABBITS IN THE 2014 NCAA STATISTICS TEAM (top 40) • 11th in fewest fumbles lost, 5 • 11th in passing yards per completion, 14.16 • 14th in red zone offense, .882 • 15th in punt return average, 13.21 yards/att. • 17th in time of possession, 31:45/game • 19th in total first downs (offense), 298 • 23rd in team passing efficiency, 144.58 • 23rd in fewest penalty yards per game, 46.21 • 25th in passing offense, 258.0 yards/game • 27th in total offense, 435.1 yards/game • 28th in passes intercepted, 14 • 29th in tackles for loss allowed, 5.14/game • 33rd in third-down conversion pct., .420 • 33rd in passing yards allowed, 192.1 yards/ game • 34th in blocked kicks, 4 • 35th in passing efficiency defense, 117.51 • 37th in scoring offense, 31.8 points/game • 40th in kickoff return defense, 18.70 yards/attempt • 40th in fewest penalties per game, 5.71

INDIVIDUAL (top 50) Je Ryan Butler • 8th in punt return average, 13.2 yards/att. Cole Langer • 18th in blocked kicks, 2 Jason Schneider • 47th in total receiving yards, 876 Justin Syrovatka • 3rd in field goal percentage, .950 (19-of-20) • 12th in field goals per game, 1.36 • 41st in scoring, 7.6 points/game Jake Wieneke • 2nd in receiving touchdowns, 16 • 3rd in total receiving yards, 1,404 • 9th in receiving yards per game, 100.3 • 9th in yards per reception, 19.23 • 48th in receptions per game, 5.2 Zach Zenner • 2nd in total rushing yards, 2,019 • 2nd in scoring, 11.3 points per game • 3rd in rushing average, 144.2 yards/game • 4th in rushing touchdowns, 22 • 7th in all-purpose yards, 167.86 yards/game • 20th in rushing yards per attempt, 5.99 • 30th in points responsible for, 158 • 50th in points responsible for per game, 11.3 Note: Rankings based on all games among 122 FCS teams

Quarterback Austin Sumner returned from an early-season injury to set the SDSU record for career touchdown passes with 56.

Melvin Taveras led the team with three interceptions, including two in the closing minutes of wins over Missouri State and Northern Iowa.

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#24 [FBS] MISSOURI 38, #10/10 [FCS] SDSU 18 Aug. 30, 2014 • Faurot Field (Att.: 60,589) COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri used big plays in all three phases of the game to defeat South Dakota State, 38-18, in the football season opener for both teams. Each team scored a touchdown in the game’s first 63 seconds. Mizzou, ranked 24th in the Football Bowl Subdivision, took the opening kickoff and drew first blood on a 44-yard touchdown pass from Maty Mauk to Darius White to cap a three-play, 65-yard drive. The Jackrabbits, ranked 10th in the Football Championship Subdivision, needed only one play to answer. Walter Payton Award candidate Zach Zenner ended up with a bobbled snap and rambled 75 yards through the Tiger defense on his first carry of the season. The rest of the first quarter belonged to the Tigers, who scored a pair of touchdowns 1 minute and 7 seconds apart midway through the stanza. Mauk again hooked with White on a touchdown, this time from 39 yards, which was followed by a 10-yard run by Russell Hansbrough, who reversed field after being stacked up at the line of scrimmage. Hansbrough’s touchdown came immediately after a 19-yard interception return by Duron Singleton that put the Tigers at the Jackrabbit 10. SDSU starting quarterback Austin Sumner left the game late in the first quarter due to injury, but backup Zach Lujan led the Jackrabbits on the lone scoring drive of the second quarter. The Jackrabbits moved 41 yards on 11 plays, culminating with a 39-yard field goal by Justin Syrovatka which made the score 21-10 heading into halftime. The Jackrabbits drew to within 21-18 on the opening drive of the second half, putting together a 10-play, 75-yard scoring drive. Lujan was 4-of-5 passing for 60 yards on the drive, which ended on Zenner’s second touchdown of the game – a 3-yard run. Mizzou quickly wrested the momentum away from the Jackrabbits on the ensuing kickoff. Marcus Murphy fielded the ball in his own end zone and weaved his way through SDSU defenders for a 100-yard touchdown, giving the Tigers a 28-18 lead. SDSU threatened to score two more times in the final 25 minutes, but a pair of red-zone turnovers – an interception in the third quarter and fourthquarter fumble – kept the Jackrabbits from closing the gap. The Tigers further put the game out of reach on a 29-yard touchdown pass from Mauk to Bud Sasser, followed by an Andrew Baggett 44-yard field goal to provide the final margin. Mauk finished the game 13-of-21 for 178 yards and three touchdowns, while Hansbrough tallied a game-high 126 yards on the ground on 20 carries. Mizzou held a 393-365 advantage in total offense. Zenner crossed the 100-yard mark for the 22nd time in his career, gaining 103 yards on 17 carries. He also recorded a game-high seven receptions for 41 yards. Redshirt freshman Jake Wieneke tallied six catches for 107 yards in his collegiate debut. Lujan ended the game 21-of-28 passing for 239 yards. Sumner was 2-for-4 for seven yards prior to his injury. T.J. Lally led the Jackrabbit defense with 11 tackles. Markus Golden recorded 10 tackles, including a pair of sacks, to pace Missouri. SCORE BY QUARTERS South Dakota State (0-1) Missouri (1-0)

1 7 21

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3 8 7

4 0 10

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SCORING SUMMARY 1st 14:10 MIZZ – Darius White 44 yd pass from Maty Mauk (Andrew Baggett kick) 1st 13:57 SDSU – Zach Zenner 75 yd run (Justin Syrovatka kick) 1st 7:38 MIZZ – White 39 yd pass from Mauk (Baggett kick) 1st 6:31 MIZZ – Russell Hansbrough 10 yd run (Baggett kick) 2nd 3:58 SDSU – Syrovatka 39 yd field goal

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Zenner 3 yd run (Jason Schneider pass from Zach Lujan) Marcus Murphy 100 yd kick return (Baggett kick) Bud Sasser 29 yd pass from Mauk (Baggett kick) Baggett 44 yd field goal

TEAM STATISTICS SDSU FIRST DOWNS 15 RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 32-119 PASSING YDS (NET) 246 Passes Att-Comp-Int 32-23-2 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 64-365 Punt Returns-Yards 0-0 Kickoff Returns-Yards 1-20 Interception Returns-Yards 0-0 Punts (Number-Avg) 6-35.7 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 Penalties-Yards 5-25 Possession Time 35:24 Third-Down Conversions 5 of 15 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 1-1 Sacks By: Number-Yards 0-0

MIZZ 19 39-215 178 21-13-0 60-393 3-1 2-129 2-19 4-43.0 1-0 0-0 5-27 24:36 3 of 11 2 of 2 2-3 3-12

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU - Zach Zenner 17-103; Austin Sumner 2-18; Reggie Gandy 3-3. MIZZ - Russell Hansbrough 20-126; Marcus Murphjy 9-54; Maty Mauk 5-17. PASSING LEADERS: SDSU - Zach Lujan 21-28-1 239; Austin Sumner 2-4-1 7. MIZZ Maty Mauk 13-21-0 178. RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU - Zach Zenner 7-41; Jake Wieneke 6-107; Jason Schneider 5-67. MIZZ - Jimmie Hunt 3-31; Marcus Murphy 3-20; Darius White 2-83; Bud Sasser 2-37; Wesley Leftwich 2-10. INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU none. MIZZ- Duron Singleton 1-19; Aarion Penton 1-0. SACKS: SDSU - none. MIZZ Markus Golden 1.5-9; Shane Ray 1.0-0; Kenya Dennis 0.5-3. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-ATOT): SDSU - T.J. Lally 9-2-11; Tom Peitz 4-1-5; Jesse Bobbit 4-0-4; Nick Mears 4-0-4. MIZZ - Markus Golden 5-5-10; Michael Scherer 3-6-9; Aarion Penton 2-5-7; Shane Ray 4-2-6; Kentrell Brothers 2-4-6.

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#11/12 SDSU 44, CAL POLY 18 Sept. 6, 2014 • Coughlin-Alumni Stadium (Att.: 12,219) Zach Lujan threw for three touchdowns in his first start and Walter Payton Award candidate Zach Zenner became the Missouri Valley Conference’s career rushing leader as South Dakota State opened the home season with a 44-18 victory in the inaugural Dairy Drive game. In winning before a Coughlin-Alumni Stadium crowd of 12,219, 11thranked SDSU improved to 1-1 on the season. Cal Poly dropped to 0-2. The first half was closely contested as each team put together long scoring drives in the opening stanza. The Jackrabbits marched 86 yards on nine plays, with the drive ending on a 36-yard touchdown pass from Lujan to Trevor Wesley. Cal Poly answered with a 14-play, 82-yard drive behind the play of quarterback Chris Brown, who threw for 24 yards and ran for another 35 yards, including the final seven yards for a touchdown. However, the Mustangs missed the extra point and their kicker in the process, to keep the score at 7-6. Justin Syrovatka extended the SDSU lead to 10-6 midway through the second half with a 46-yard field goal, but the Mustangs responded with a nine-play, 85-yard drive capped by a 9-yard touchdown run by Kori Garcia with 4:29 to play in the half that gave Cal Poly its only lead of the night at 12-10 as the ensuing two-point conversion failed. The Jackrabbits gained the lead for good in the final minute of the first half as Lujan hooked up with Jason Schneider from 16 yards out. SDSU also missed a conversion attempt, but took a 16-12 lead into intermission. After forcing Cal Poly to punt on the opening drive of the second half, SDSU extended the lead 23-12 on Lujan’s third touchdown pass of the day — an 11-yarder to Jake Wieneke. Earlier in the drive, Zenner broke the league rushing record on a 17-yard run.

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2014 GAME RECAPS The SDSU defense continued to find its groove in the second half against the Mustangs’ triple-option attack, forcing two more punts and taking over on downs on another drive. As a team, the Jackrabbits recorded nine tackles for loss, including three by senior safety Jake Gentile. Zenner broke into the scoring column early in the fourth quarter on a 15-yard touchdown run. The senior from Eagan, Minn., ended the game with 193 yards on 30 carries to push his career total to 4,825. The previous league record of 4,746 yards was set by Western Illinois’ Herb Donaldson from 2005-08. Brown scored his second touchdown of the game on a 1-yard run midway through the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 30-18. An 89-yard pass play from Brown to Roland Jackson on the first play of the drive set up the final Mustang score. The Jackrabbits, who gained 329 yards on the ground, sealed the victory with two late touchdowns. Reggie Gandy scored the first TD on a 1-yard run, then redshirt freshman Brady Mengarelli picked up a bobbled snap and rambled 55 yards for a score with a few ticks under a minute to play. Lujan completed 12-of-20 passes for 184 yards and connected with six different receivers. Wesley caught three passes for 67 yards, with Schneider adding three catches for 35 yards. Wieneke was credited with two catches for 37 yards, and added 52 yards on the ground after taking a lateral and weaved his way through the Cal Poly defense to set up Zenner’s touchdown run. Defensively, SDSU was led by Nick Mears’ 10 tackles. Drew Kreutzfeldt and Gentile each finished with a career-high eight tackles. For Cal Poly, Brown finished the night 16-of-21 passing for 202 yards and added 87 yards on 20 carries. Kori Garcia tallied 86 yards rushing on 17 carries and Brandon Howe had four catches for 29 yards. Nick Dzubnar registered a game-high 19 tackles for the Mustangs. SCORE BY QUARTERS Cal Poly (0-2) South Dakota State (1-1)

1 6 7

2 6 9

3 0 7

4 FINAL 6 18 21 44

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 7:22 SDSU – Trevor Wesley 36 yd pass from Zach Lujan (Justin Syrovatka kick) 1st 1:50 CP – Chris Brown 7 yd run (kick failed) 2nd 7:14 SDSU – Syrovatka 46 yd field goal 2nd 4:29 CP – Kori Garcia 9 yd run (run failed) 2nd 00:39 SDSU – Jason Schneider 16 yd pass from Lujan (run failed) 3rd 8:14 SDSU – Jake Wieneke 11 yd pass from Lujan (Syrovatka kick) 4th 12:13 SDSU – Zach Zenner 15 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 4th 7:42 CP – Brown 1 yd run (pass failed) 4th 3:08 SDSU – Reggie Gandy 1 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 4th 00:56 SDSU – Brady Mengarelli 55 yd run (Syrovatka kick) TEAM STATISTICS CP FIRST DOWNS 20 RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 51-226 PASSING YDS (NET) 202 Passes Att-Comp-Int 21-16-0 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 72-428 Punt Returns-Yards 0-0 Kickoff Returns-Yards 5-100 Interception Returns-Yards 1-0 Punts (Number-Avg) 5-37.2 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 Penalties-Yards 7-56 Possession Time 29:05 Third-Down Conversions 5 of 13 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 3 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 3-4 Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-4

SDSU 25 39-318 184 20-12-1 59-502 3-13 4-75 0-0 3-41.3 1-0 2-0 5-35 30:55 6 of 10 0 of 0 4-4 3-14

RUSHING LEADERS: CP - Chris Brown 20-87; Kori Garcia 17-86; Chris Nicholls 5-28; Brandon Howe 6-19. SDSU - Zach Zenner 30-193; Brady Mengarelli 5-73; Jake Wieneke 1-52. PASSING LEADERS: CP - Chris Brown 16-21-0 202. SDSU - Zach Lujan 12-20-1 184. RECEIVING LEADERS: CP - Brandon Howe 4-29; Chris Nicholls 3-29; Roland Jackson 2-106. SDSU - Trevor Wesley 3-67; Jason Schneider 3-35; Jake Wieneke 2-37; Matt Raymond 2-30. INTERCEPTIONS: CP - Dave Douglas 1-0. SDSU - none. SACKS: CP -

Josh Letuligasenoa 1.0-4. SDSU - Jake Gentile 1.0-9; Kellen Soulek 1.0-3; Auston LaBlance 0.5-1; Cole Langer 0.5-1. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): CP - Nick Dzubnar 5-14-19; Jordan Williams 3-5-8; Cameron Ontko 1-7-8; Marcus Paige-Allen 0-7-7. SDSU - Nick Mears 7-3-10; Jake Gentile 6-2-8; Drew Kreutzfeldt 5-3-8; J.T. Hassell 5-2-7; T.J. Lally 4-3-7.

– GAME 3 –

#10/11 SDSU 26, SOUTHERN UTAH 6 Sept. 13, 2014 • Eccles Coliseum (Att.: 5,017) CEDAR CITY, Utah — The South Dakota State defense intercepted three passes and carried a shutout late into the fourth quarter before the Jackrabbits prevailed, 26-6, over Southern Utah. With the win, the 10th-ranked Jackrabbits improved to 2-1 overall, while SUU dropped to 0-3. The victory was win No. 113 for South Dakota State head coach John Stiegelmeier, tying him with Ralph Ginn (113-89-9 record from 1947-68) for the most in program history. The Jackrabbit offense moved the ball almost at will in the first half, starting with a methodical 13-play, 75-yard scoring march on the opening drive. Reggie Gandy capped the scoring drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. SDSU moved the ball into Thunderbird territory in each of its first four possessions, but two ended with interceptions. The Jackrabbits did not punt in the first half and held a 250-60 advantage in total yards. On the first play of the second quarter, the Jackrabbit defense turned the tables, converting its first takeaway of the season into six points as defensive lineman Shayne Gottlob intercepted a screen pass at the T-Bird 4-yard line and rambled into the end zone for a touchdown. The SDSU lead grew to 21-0 late in the first half as the Jackrabbits put together an eight-play, 80-yard drive. Zach Zenner crossed the 100-yard mark with a 23-yard run into SUU territory, which was followed by a 13yard pass to Jason Schneider. Lujan then connected with redshirt freshman Jake Wieneke on a fade in the right corner of the end zone for an 18-yard touchdown to push the Jackrabbit lead to 21-0 heading into halftime. Jimmie Forsythe came up with the Jackrabbits’ second interception of the game on the second play of the second half, giving SDSU the ball at the SUU 29. The Jackrabbits moved the ball to the Thunderbird 3-yard line before settling for a 21-yard field goal by Justin Syrovatka that pushed the margin to 24-0. SUU put together its most sustained drive to that juncture on the ensuing possession, but again came away with no points as a 39-yard field goal attempt sailed wide right. The Thunderbirds finally broke into the scoring column with 5 minutes, 18 seconds remaining in the game. Backup quarterback Ammon Olsen ran 35 yards to set up first and goal. Toa Afatasi scored from a yard out two plays later. After a personal foul penalty pushed the PAT try back 15 yards, Trey Carr, who intercepted a pass earlier in the half, picked off an errant pass and returned the ball for defensive extra point to push the final margin to 26-6. A true freshman from Omaha, Carr also broke up two passes and recorded a pair of tackles. SDSU finished with a 392-263 advantage in total offense. Zenner carried the ball 25 times for 140 yards, recording the 24th 100-yard game of his career. Backup Brady Mengarelli added 13 carries for 65 yards. Trevor Wesley led Jackrabbit receivers with four catches for 40 yards, with Wieneke tallying three catches for 68 yards. Lujan ended the night 13-of24 passing for 162 yards. For Southern Utah, Raysean Pringle gained 65 yards on 13 carries. Olsen, who took the bulk of the snaps the final three quarters, finished 8-of-18 passing for 94 yards and gained 62 yards on 10 carries. Chris Robinson paced the Thunderbird receivers with five catches for 75 yards.

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2014 GAME RECAPS James Cowser and Chinedu Ahanonu each notched a game-high 12 tackles for SUU, with Cowser registering 5.5 tackles for loss. Jesse Bobbit led SDSU with six tackles. SCORE BY QUARTERS South Dakota State (2-1) Southern Utah (0-3)

1 7 0

2 14 0

3 3 0

4 FINAL 2 26 6 6

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 9:47 SDSU – Reggie Gandy 1 yd run (Justin Syrovatka kick) 2nd 14:55 SDSU – Shayne Gottlob 4 yd interception return (Syrovatka kick) 2nd 1:40 SDSU – Jake Wieneke 18 yd pass from Zach Lujan (Syrovatka kick) 3rd 11:53 SDSU – Syrovatka 21 yd field goal 4th 5:18 SUU – Toa Afatasi 1 yd run (pass failed) 4th 5:18 SDSU – Trey Carr PAT return TEAM STATISTICS SDSU FIRST DOWNS 25 RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 50-230 PASSING YDS (NET) 162 Passes Att-Comp-Int 24-13-2 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 74-392 Punt Returns-Yards 2-20 Kickoff Returns-Yards 0-0 Interception Returns-Yards 3-12 Punts (Number-Avg) 4-35.8 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 Penalties-Yards 8-67 Possession Time 36:42 Third-Down Conversions 5 of 12 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 3-5 Sacks By: Number-Yards 2-14

SUU 13 38-150 113 21-9-3 59-263 0-00 1-19 2-6 5-46.2 0-0 0-0 6-69 23:18 4 of 13 0 of 1 1-2 1-7

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU - Zach Zenner 25-140; Brady Mengarelli 13-65; Zach Lujan 9-23; Reggie Gandy 2-4. SUU - Raysean Pringle 13-65; Ammon Olsen 10-62; Levi Te’o 4-10; Toa Afatasi 5-7. PASSING LEADERS: SDSU - Zach Lujan 13-24-2 162. SUU Ammon Olsen 8-19-2 94; Aaron Cantu 1-2-1 19. RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU - Trevor Wesley 4-40; Jake Wieneke 3-68; Jason Schneider 3-29; Brady Mengarelli 2-17. SUU Chris Robinson 5-75; Justin Brown 1-22; Raysean Pringle 1-11; Naia Ursua 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU - Trey Carr 1-7; Shayne Gottlob 1-4; Jimmie Forsythe 1-1. SUU Michael Byrd 1-6; Josh Smith 1-0. SACKS: SDSU - Kellen Soulek 1.0-9; Cole Langer 0.53; Kevin Klocek 0.5-2. SUU - James Cowser 1.0-7. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): SDSU - Jesse Bobbit 2-4-6; J.R. Plote 4-1-5; Nick Mears 4-0-4; Dallas Brown 3-1-4; Shayne Gottlob 3-1-4. SUU - James Cowser 9-3-12; Chinedu Ahanonu 8-4-12; Miles Killebrew 4-5-9; Josh Kariya 4-4-8.

– GAME 4 –

#10/10 SDSU 41, WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH 3 Sept. 20, 2014 • Coughlin-Alumni Stadium (13,731) South Dakota State scored touchdowns on three consecutive offensive plays in the first quarter, including two by Walter Payton Award candidate Zach Zenner, and head coach John Stiegelmeier became the school’s career wins leader as the Jackrabbits defeated Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 41-3. Playing before a Beef Bowl crowd of 13,731, the 10th-ranked Jacks improved to 3-1 in their non-conference finale. UW-Oshkosh fell to 0-3. The win was career No. 114 for Stiegelmeier, who passed Ralph Ginn (113-89-9 record from 1947-68) atop the SDSU coaching victories list. Zenner opened the scoring for the Jackrabbits with a 2-yard touchdown run with 6 minutes, 26 seconds remaining in the opening quarter, capping SDSU’s first drive of the game that covered 82 yards on nine plays. Moments later, SDSU turned to the air for its next touchdown as Zach Lujan connected on a 38-yard touchdown pass to Jason Schneider on the first play of the next Jackrabbit drive. Freshman J.T. Hassell blocked a punt on the next Oshkosh possession, giving the Jackrabbits the ball at the Titan 36-yard line. Zenner wasted little time as he went the distance on the opening play of the drive to give SDSU a 21-0 with two minutes to play in the opening stanza.

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Zenner, who hit the century mark for rushing yards in the first quarter and ended the game with 209 yards on 23 carries, scored his third touchdown of the game on a 10-yard burst with 9:46 to play in the second quarter. SDSU maintained its 28-0 lead at halftime. The Jackrabbits’ final touchdown of the night came on the opening drive of the second half as Lujan again hooked up with Schneider — this time from 5 yards out — to push the SDSU lead to 35-0. For the second consecutive week, the Jackrabbit defense carried a shutout into the fourth quarter. The Titans, behind backup quarterback Brett Kasper, cracked the scoring column on a 24-yard field goal by Nate Ray with 6:39 to play in the game. UW-Oshkosh also had a long field goal attempt blocked early in the second quarter and a third-quarter drive ended with an interception in the end zone by Jackrabbit cornerback Je Ryan Butler. Justin Syrovatka, who made a 31-yard field goal in the third quarter, closed out the scoring for the Jackrabbits with a 26-yarder in the final minute. SDSU finished with a 497-236 advantage in total offense, including a 292-72 edge in rushing yards. Brady Mengarelli added 63 yards on 15 carries in a backup role for the Jackrabbits. Lujan finished the night 13-of-19 passing for 170 yards, connecting with eight different receivers. Schneider led the receiving corps with three catches for 59 yards, while Trevor Wesley added three receptions for 42 yards. UW-Oshkosh’s starting quarterback Dylann Rauch was the Titans’ leading rusher with 23 yards on four carries and also completed 15-of-22 passes for 85 yards. Kasper completed all six of his pass attempts for 79 yards, including a 51-yard pass play to Joe Sommers, who led all receivers with five receptions for 89 yards. Dallas Brown posted a career-high nine tackles to lead the Jackrabbits. T.J. Lally contributed six tackles. Reese Dziedzic and Levi Kossow shared team-high honors for UW-Oshkosh with seven stops. SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 UW-Oshkosh (0-3) 0 South Dakota State (3-1) 21

2 0 7

3 0 7

4 FINAL 3 3 6 41

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 6:26 SDSU – Zach Zenner 2 yd run (Justin Syrovatka kick) 1st 4:39 SDSU – Jason Schneider 38 yd pass from Zach Lujan (Syrovatka kick) 1st 2:00 SDSU – Zenner 36 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 2nd 9:46 SDSU – Zenner 10 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 3rd 11:18 SDSU – Schneider 5 yd pass from Lujan (Syrovatka kick) 4th 9:31 SDSU – Syrovatka 31 yd field goal 4th 6:39 UWO – Nate Ray 24 yd field goal 4th 00:13 SDSU – Syrovatka 26 yd field goal TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Fumble Returns-Yards Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

UWO 12 25-72 164 30-21-1 55-236 0-0 4-82 0-0 6-38.5 0-0 2-1 3-25 26:00 4 of 13 0 of 0 1-2 2-10

SDSU 24 49-292 205 22-15-0 71-497 3-67 2-48 1-0 1-34.0 0-0 0-0 4-35 34:00 6 of 12 0 of 1 5-6 1-4

RUSHING LEADERS: UWO - Dylann Ruach 4-23; C.J. Blackburn 1-18; Dylan Hecker 9-16; Ethan Steinhoff 5-12. SDSU - Zach Zenner 23-209; Brady Mengarelli 15-63; Reggie Gandy 6-27. PASSING LEADERS: UWO - Dylann Rauch 15-22-1 85; Brett Kasper 6-6-0 79; Dylan Hecker 0-2-0 0. SDSU - Zach Lujan 13-19-0 170; Tyler Finnes 2-3-0 35.

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2014 GAME RECAPS RECEIVING LEADERS: UWO - Joe Sommers 5-89; Craig Schommer 5-12; Sam Mentkowski 3-21. SDSU - Jason Schneider 3-59; Trevor Wesley 3-42; Matt Raymond 2-29; Mitch Vejvoda 2-9. INTERCEPTIONS: UWO - none. SDSU - Je Ryan Butler 1-0. SACKS: UWO - Cody Huemmer 1.0-3; Marcus Senn 0.5-4; Reese Dziedzic 0.5-3. SDSU Kevin Klocek 1.0-4. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): UWO - Levi Kossow 3-4-7; Reese Dziedzic 3-4-7; Beau Steffens 2-4-6. SDSU - Dallas Brown 2-7-9; T.J. Lally 0-6-6; Melvin Taveras 4-1-5; Jesse Bobbit 2-3-5; Jimmie Forsythe 1-4-5.

– GAME 5 –

#22/22 ILLINOIS STATE 41, #9/9 SDSU 10 Oct. 4, 2014 • Hancock Stadium (Att. 10,919) NORMAL, Ill. — Marshaun Coprich rushed for 174 yards and four touchdowns, and quarterback Tre Roberson topped the century mark in both rushing and passing, leading 22nd-ranked Illinois State to a 45-10 victory over ninth-ranked South Dakota State Oct. 4 at Hancock Stadium. In the Missouri Valley Football Conference for both teams, the Redbirds improved to 4-0 overall. SDSU dropped to 3-2 overall. The Redbirds converted three first-quarter turnovers into 21 points, setting the tone in the first 15 minutes. One play after the Jackrabbits lost a fumble, Coprich scored from 32 yards out to open the scoring with 9 minutes, 18 seconds to play in the opening quarter. A fumble on a handoff exchange on SDSU’s next offensive play deep in its own territory led to Illinois State’s second touchdown a minute and 25 seconds later as Coprich scored from a yard out. The Jackrabbits’ third turnover of the quarter was an interception by Oshay Dunmore at the Illinois State 10-yard line. The Redbirds then marched 90 yards on 11 plays, building the lead to 21-0 in the closing seconds of the first quarter as Coprich scored from a yard out. Illinois State pushed the margin to 24-0 on a 25-yard field goal by Nick Aussieker early in the second quarter before the Jackrabbits finally cracked the scoring column. Justin Syrovatka’s 22-yard field goal with 2:09 to play in the half finished off a 15-play, 76-yard drive for the Jackrabbits. Any hopes of a Jackrabbit comeback were dashed on the ensuing kickoff as Tevin Allen went down the left sideline for a 95-yard touchdown return. After forcing a Jackrabbit three-and-out, the Redbirds delivered the knockout punch with a 28-yard touchdown pass from Roberson to Cameron Meredith with 20 seconds remaining in the first half to push the margin to 38-3. The two squads traded third-quarter touchdowns to close out the scoring. Coprich scored his fourth and final TD of the game on a 5-yard run, while the last Jackrabbit score came on a 26-yard pass from Zach Lujan to Jake Wieneke. Walter Payton Award candidate Zach Zenner posted his fifth consecutive 100-yard game and 26th of his career, carrying the ball 27 times for 144 yards. Wieneke led the Jackrabbit receiving corps with seven catches for 116 yards, with Jason Schneider adding six receptions for 79 yards. Lujan ended the day 20-of-40 passing for 294 yards. Illinois State, which rolled up 331 rushing yards, was led by Coprich with 24 carries for 174 yards. Roberson carried the ball 14 times for 151 yards and completed 7-of-19 passes for 168 yards. Lechein Neblett caught four passes for 91 yards to lead the Redbird receivers. Defensively, SDSU was led by Illinois natives T.J. Lally and Jesse Bobbit with seven tackles each. Teddy Corwin and Pat Meehan each tallied a game-high 12 tackles for Illinois State. SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 South Dakota State (3-2, 0-1) 0 Illinois State (4-0, 1-0) 21

2 3 17

3 7 7

4 FINAL 0 10 0 45

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 9:18 ILS – Marshaun Coprich 32 yd run (Nick Aussieker kick) 1st 7:51 ILS – Coprich 2 yd run (Aussieker kick) 1st 00:17 ILS – Coprich 1 yd run (Aussieker kick)

2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd

9:15 ILS – Aussieker 25 yd field goal 2:09 SDSU – Justin Syrovatka 22 yd field goal 1:55 ILS – Tevin Allen 95 yd kickoff return (Aussieker kick) 00:20 ILS – Cameron Meredith 28 yd pass from Tre Roberson (Aussieker kick) 12:46 ILS – Coprich 5 yd run (Aussieker kick) 1:15 SDSU – Jake Wieneke 26 yd pass from Zach Lujan (Syrovatka kick)

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

SDSU 21 37-139 294 40-20-1 77-433 2-9 7-126 1-0 4-36.5 3-3 0-0 4-30 31:34 5 of 14 0 of 4 1-4 0-0

ILS 21 45-331 168 19-7-1 64-499 0-0 3-126 1-0 4-44.8 1-1 1-4 5-45 28:26 3 of 10 2 of 2 4-5 4-13

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU - Zach Zenner 27-144; Brady Mengarelli 1-5. ILS Marshaun Coprich 24-174; Tre Roberson 14-151; Jeffrey Lewis 3-5. James Graham 2-3 PASSING LEADERS: SDSU - Zach Lujan 20-40-1 294. ILS - Tre Roberson 7-19-1 168. RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU - Jake Wieneke 7-116; Jason Schneider 6-79; Dallas Goedert 3-42; Trevor Wesley 2-45; Zach Zenner 2-12. ILS - Lechein Neblett 4-91; Cameron Meredith 3-77. INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU - Trey Carr 1-0. ILS - Oshay Dunmore 1-0. SACKS: SDSU - none. ILS - David Perkins 1.0-8; Dontae McCoy 1.0-3; Collin Keoshian 1.0-1; Teddy Corwin 1.0-1. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): SDSU – T.J. Lally 4-3-7; Jesse Bobbit 1-6-7; J.T. Hassell 3-1-4; Dallas Brown 3-1-4; Melvin Taveras 3-1-4; Cole Langer 3-1-4. ILS - Teddy Corwin 6-6-12; Pat Meehan 3-9-12; Dontae McCoy 6-2-8; Oshay Dunmore 1-7-8.

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#19/19 SDSU 32, MISSOURI STATE 28 Oct. 11, 2014 • Coughlin-Alumni Stadium (Att.: 11,348) Jerry Rice Award candidate Jake Wieneke scored three touchdowns and the South Dakota State defense pitched a second-half shutout as the 19thranked Jackrabbits rallied for a 32-28 victory Oct. 11 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. Playing before a Hall of Fame Game crowd of 11,348, the Jackrabbits improved to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Missouri State dropped to 3-3 overall, 0-2 in league play. A redshirt freshman from Maple Grove, Minn., Wieneke gave SDSU a 10-7 lead early in the second quarter as he caught a pass from Zach Lujan across midfield along the right sideline and weaved his way to the middle of the field and past the Bear defense for a 78-yard touchdown. The rest of the half belonged the Missouri State, which scored the next 21 points to take a 28-10 lead. Quarterback Kierra Harris scored the first two touchdowns on two 12-yard runs two minutes and three seconds apart. His first scoring run capped an 11-play, 79-yard drive, while his second touchdown came two plays after a Dylan Cole interception deep in SDSU territory. The Bears again took advantage of a short field after a Jackrabbit turnover to push the margin to 28-10. Jeremy Springer intercepted a pass by SDSU backup quarterback Tyler Finnes and returned the ball to the SDSU 19. Four plays later, Calan Crowder scored his second touchdown of the game, from two yards out. SDSU gained some momentum heading into halftime with its longest drive of the night, a 10-play, 85-yard march that ended with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Lujan to Wieneke with 35 seconds remaining in the half.

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2014 GAME RECAPS Although neither team scored in the third quarter, the Jackrabbit defense began to assert itself, limiting Missouri State to 23 yards of total offense in 13 plays. The Jackrabbits drew to within a field goal early in the fourth quarter as Lujan and Wieneke hooked up for the third time on a 26-yard pass play. SDSU added the two-point conversion on a pass from Lujan to Jason Schneider. After forcing a three-and-out, SDSU put together what proved to be the game-winning drive. A Lujan pass to Schneider for 14 yards put the Jacks across midfield before Walter Payton Award candidate Zach Zenner rambled 34 yards to the MSU 1. Zenner scored on the next play and Justin Syrovatka’s extra point provided the final margin. Missouri State’s next drive ended on an interception, but the Bears put together their best drive of the second half in the closing minutes. MSU picked up three first downs, moving the ball to the Jackrabbit 31, but Harris’ pass on fourth-and-8 with under a minute to play was broken up by Trey Carr to seal the SDSU victory. Wieneke posted the sixth-most receiving yards in a single game by a Jackrabbit receiver, finishing the night with eight receptions for 183 yards. Schneider also topped the century mark with seven receptions for 105 yards. Lujan ended the game 17-of-28 passing for 310 yards, while Zenner carried 27 times for 149 yards as he moved into the Football Championship Subdivision career top 10 for rushing yards. SDSU finished with a 439-249 advantage in total offense. For Missouri State, Harris led the way on the ground with 65 yards on 15 carries and completed 12-of-25 passes for 113 yards. Julian Burton led Bear receivers with six catches for 66 yards. Jackrabbit linebacker T.J. Lally led all players with 10 tackles, with Nick Mears adding nine stops. Dylan Cole and Christian Hoffmann each tallied nine tackles to lead Missouri State. SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 Missouri State (3-3, 0-2) 7 South Dakota State (4-2, 1-1) 3

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SCORING SUMMARY 1st 6:24 SDSU – Justin Syrovatka 36 yd field goal 1st 00:30 MSU – Calan Crowder 3 yd run (Marcelo Bonani kick) 2nd 14:39 SDSU – Jake Wieneke 78 yd pass from Zach Lujan (Syrovatka kick) 2nd 9:06 MSU – Kierra Harris 12 yd run (Bonani kick) 2nd 7:03 MSU – Kierra Harris 12 yd run (Bonani kick) 2nd 3:56 MSU – Crowder 2 yd run (Bonani kick) 2nd 00:35 SDSU – Wieneke 10 yd pass from Lujan (Syrovatka kick) 4th 11:39 SDSU – Wieneke 26 yd pass from Lujan (Jason Schneider pass from Lujan) 4th 7:55 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 Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Fumble Returns-Yards Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

SDSU 15 39-136 113 25-12-1 64-249 0-0 6-65 3-39 7-40.0 0-0 0-0 6-35 28:01 7 of 16 1 of 2 4-4 5-25

UNI 18 37-129 310 30-17-3 67-439 3-59 4-69 1-0 5-32.0 0-0 0-0 11-92 31:59 6 of 14 0 of 0 3-3 1-7

RUSHING LEADERS: MSU – Kierra Harris 15-65; Calan Crowder 12-41; Ryan Heaston 10-25; Phoenix Johnson 2-5. SDSU – Zach Zenner 27-149; Brady Mengarelli 2-8. PASSING LEADERS: MSU – Kierra Harris 12-25-1 113. SDSU – Zach Lujan 17-28-2 310; Tyler Finnes 0-2-1 0. RECEIVING LEADERS: MSU – Julian Burton 6-66; Ryan Heaston 3-11. SDSU – Jake Wieneke 8-183; Jason Schneider 7-105; Zach Zenner 1-15; Matt Raymond 1-7. INTERCEPTIONS: MSU – Vashon Landers 1-23; Dylan Cole 1-12; Jeremy Springer

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1-4. SDSU – Melvin Taveras 1-0. SACKS: MSU – James Barnes 2.0-8; Colby Isbell 1.0-7; Brad Pryor 1.0-5; Cecil Bratton 1.0-5. SDSU – Chase Kern 1.0-7. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): MSU – Dylan Cole 6-3-9; Christian Hoffmann 4-5-9; Andrew Beisel 4-2-6; Brad Pryor 1-5-6. SDSU – T.J. Lally 5-5-10; Nick Mears 8-1-9; Dallas Brown 4-2-6; Jesse Bobbit 2-3-5; Cole Langer 2-3-5; Shayne Gottlob 1-4-5.

– GAME 7 –

#16/18 SDSU 31, #20/21 NORTHERN IOWA 28 Oct. 18, 2014 • UNI-Dome (Att.: 15,049) CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Justin Syrovatka connected on a 44-yard field goal with 1 minutes, 42 seconds remaining as South Dakota State recovered from a number of anxious moments down to stretch to defeat Northern Iowa, 31-28, at the UNI-Dome. SDSU, ranked 16th by the FCS Coaches and 18th in the Sports Network media poll, improved to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. UNI, rated 20th and 21st, respectively, fell to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in league play. Syrovatka’s game-winning field goal came after Northern Iowa rallied from 14 points down late in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 28. David Johnson scored on a 2-yard run with 4:59 to play and Ray Mitchell returned an interception on a deflected pass 58 yards for a touchdown a minute and a half later. The Jackrabbits then put the game-winning drive together, highlighted by a juggling catch and run of 40 yards by Jason Schneider from Zach Lujan to the Panther 31. UNI drove into Jackrabbit territory on the ensuing drive, but Melvin Taveras made a leaping interception on a deep pass from backup quarterback Brion Carnes at the SDSU 4 with 50 seconds remaining. SDSU strung together its longest scoring drive of the season, chewing up more than seven minutes off the clock on the opening drive of the game. Jake Wieneke capped the 17-play, 84-yard drive with an 8-yard touchdown reception from Lujan. SDSU converted five times on third down on the drive. UNI tied the game at 7-all early in the second quarter as Johnson cut to the left sideline and scored from 50 yards out. The Panthers turned an interception late in the first half into points as starting quarterback Sawyer Kollmorgen found fullback Barkley Hill from 2 yards out to make the score 14-7 UNI heading into halftime. SDSU scored the next three touchdowns to take a 28-14 lad midway through the fourth quarter. After a Nick Mears interception on UNI’s first possession of the second half, the Jackrabbits knotted the game at 14-all as Walter Payton Award candidate Zach Zenner scored from a yard out. The tide further shifted in the Jackrabbits’ favor later in the quarter as linebacker Dallas Brown picked off a Kollmorgen pass and rambled in from 30 yards out to give SDSU the lead back at 21-14. The Jackrabbits appeared on the verge of putting the game away midway through the fourth quarter as they put together another methodical scoring drive. The 13-play, 84-yard drive ended on Zenner’s second 1-yard touchdown run of the game, making the score 28-14. Zenner finished the game with 80 yards on 29 carries as he became the second SDSU running back in history to top 1,000 rushing yards in three consecutive seasons. Lujan finished the game 21-of-38 passing for 223 yards, but was intercepted three times. Schneider led the Jackrabbit receiving corps with nine catches for 117 yards as he hit the century mark for the second consecutive game. Mears led the Jackrabbit defense with seven tackles, while Jack Sherlock marked his return to the lineup with six tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. For UNI, Johnson paced the offense with 78 yards on nine carries and was one of three Panthers with five catches for 43 yards, along with Charles Brown and Chad Owens. Carnes was 11-of-21 passing for 93

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2 0 14

3 14 0

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SCORING SUMMARY 1st 7:42 SDSU – Jake Wieneke 8 yd pass from Zach Lujan (Justin Syrovatka kick) 2nd 10:54 UNI – David Johnson 50 yd run (Michael Schmadeke kick) 2nd 00:40 UNI – Barkley Hill 2 yd pass from Sawyer Kollmorgen (Schmadeke kick) 3rd 8:18 SDSU – Zach Zenner 1 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 3rd 2:02 SDSU – Dallas Brown 30 yd interception return (Syrovatka kick) 4th 8:58 SDSU – Zach Zenner 1 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 4th 4:59 UNI – Johnson 2 yd run (Schmadeke kick) 4th 3:29 UNI – Ray Mitchell 58 yd interception return (Schmadeke kick) 4th 1:47 SDSU – Syrovatka 44 yd field goal TEAM STATISTICS SDSU 21 FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 41-94 PASSING YDS (NET) 223 Passes Att-Comp-Int 38-21-3 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 79-317 Punt Returns-Yards 4-14 Kickoff Returns-Yards 3-47 Interception Returns-Yards 3-30-1 Punts (Number-Avg) 6-43.7 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 Penalties-Yards 9-59 Possession Time 36:14 Third-Down Conversions 7 of 17 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 3-3 Sacks By: Number-Yards 3-13

UNI 15 25-122 178 35-20-3 60-300 1-27 5-69 3-58-1 6-47.2 0-0 0-0 4-40 23:46 3 of 12 1 of 2 2-2 4-19

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU – Zach Zenner 29-80; Zach Lujan 10-14. UNI – David Johnson 9-78; Brion Carnes 9-35. PASSING LEADERS: SDSU – Zach Lujan 21-38-3 223. UNI – Brion Carnes 11-21-1 93; Sawyer Kollmorgen 9-14-2 85. RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU – Jason Schneider 9-117; Trevor Wesley 4-35; Zach Zenner 3-26; Jake Wieneke 2-24; Cam Jones 2-14. UNI – Chad Owens 5-43; Charles Brown 5-43; David Johnson 5-43. INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU – Dallas Brown 1-30; Nick Mears 1-0; Melvin Taveras 1-0. UNI – Ray Mitchell 1-58; Jake Farley 1-0; Jared Farley 1-0. SACKS: SDSU – Jack Sherlock 2.0-12; Chase Kern 0.5-1; Cole Langer 0.5-0. SDSU – Chase Kern 1.0-7. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): SDSU – Nick Mears 5-2-7; Jack Sherlock 5-1-6; Jesse Bobbit 5-1-6. UNI – Brett McMakin 8-6-14; Xavier Williams 3-7-10; Jake Farley 5-3-8; Deiondré Hall 5-3-7.

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#16/17 YOUNGSTOWN ST. 30, #13/15 SDSU 27 Oct. 25, 2014 • Coughlin-Alumni Stadium (Att.; 14,480) After putting together game-winning drives in the fourth quarter in each of their last two games, the third time was not the charm for the South Dakota State football team as the Jackrabbits came up short, 30-27, to Youngstown State on Hobo Day at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. The Jackrabbits, ranked 13th in the Sports Network media poll and 15th by the Football Championship Subdivision Coaches, dropped to 5-3 overall and 2-2 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Youngstown State, ranked 16th by the FCS Coaches and 17th by Sports Network, improved to 6-2 overall and 3-1 in league play. The game started out as a track meet as both teams scored on each of their first three offensive possessions, but finished as a defensive struggle. SDSU opened the scoring with an 11-play, 69-yard drive that culminated with a 25-yard field goal by Justin Syrovatka with 9 minutes, 32 seconds to play in the first quarter. YSU answered with a 32-yard field goal by Joey Cejudo on its opening

drive of the game before Syrovatka booted a 35-yarder to put the Jackrabbits ahead 6-3 in the final seconds of the first stanza. The Penguins and Jackrabbits then traded touchdowns, with YSU needing only two plays on its next possession to find the end zone. A 54-yard pass from Hunter Wells to Andrew Williams set up a 6-yard touchdown run by Martin Ruiz. Zach Lujan and Jerry Rice Award candidate Jake Wieneke hooked up on a 56-yard pass play on the next Jackrabbit possession before Walter Payton Award candidate Zach Zenner finished the drive with a 3-yard touchdown run. YSU again scored quickly, needing only five plays to cover 75 yards as Jody Webb found paydirt out of the backfield from 22 yards out on a pass from Wells to give the Penguins a 17-13 lead. The combination of Lujan and Wieneke hooked up again with two minutes to go in the first half as their 24-yard touchdown connection gave the Jackrabbits what would be their final lead of the afternoon at 20-17. However, the Penguins’ quick-strike offense fired once again. Ruiz arried for 13 yards on a third-and-10 play from YSU’s own 15, then ripped off a 32-yard run before Wells hit Williams for 30 yards into the red zone. Wells then capped the nine-play, 85-yard march of the Penguins by scoring on a 4-yard bootleg around the left end. The extra point was no good, keeping the score at 23-20 YSU heading into halftime. After a scoreless third quarter, YSU put the game out of reach with a touchdown midway through the fourth and final stanza to build the edge to 30-20. Wells and Williams hooked up twice on pass plays of 21 and 17 yards to open the drive. Facing fourth-and-5 at the Jackrabbit 28, the Penguins opted to go for the first down rather than attempt a long field goal. Wells found Andre Stubbs for eight yards and a first down before hitting Jelani Berassa on a slant for 20 yards and a touchdown with 8:21 to play. The Jackrabbits made it a one-possession game on the ensuing 15-play, 75-yard drive, converting once on fourth down and three times on third down before Zenner scored his second touchdown of the day on a diving catch on a pass by Lujan from 6 yards out with 4:16 to play. Youngstown State picked up a first down, forcing the Jackrabbits to burn two of their timeouts before the Penguins pinned SDSU at its own 2-yard line with two minutes to go after a 59-yard punt by Cejudo. The Jackrabbits picked up a first down, but SDSU’s only two penalties of the day on the next two snaps stalled the drive. For YSU, Ruiz recorded a game-high 132 yards on 20 carries. Wells finished the afternoon 16-of-27 passing for 256 yards and two touchdowns, with Williams catching six passes for 139 yards. Zenner carried 25 times for 119 yards, with Lujan completing 28-of-42 passes for 329 yards. Wieneke recorded a career-high 10 catches for 178 yards, while Brandon Andrews set career highs with seven catches and 63 yards. SDSU played most of the afternoon without leading pass-catcher Jason Schneider, who was injured in warmups. Donald D’Alesio and Julius Childs each tallied a game-high 12 tackles for YSU. Nick Mears paced the Jackrabbit defensive effort with seven tackles and added three pass breakups. SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 Youngstown State (6-2, 3-1) 3 South Dakota State (5-3, 2-2) 6

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SCORING SUMMARY 1st 9:32 SDSU – Justin Syrovatka 25 yd field goal 1st 6:27 YSU – Joey Cejudo 32 yd field goal 1st 00:02 SDSU – Justin Syrovatka 35 yd field goal 2nd 14:26 YSU – Martin Ruiz 6 yd run (Cejudo kick) 2nd 11:57 SDSU – Zach Zenner 3 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 2nd 10:05 YSU – Jody Webb 22 yd pass from Hunter Wells (Cejudo kick) 2nd 2:11 SDSU – Jake Wieneke 24 yd pass from Zach Lujan (Syrovatka kick) 2nd 00:11 YSU – Wells 4 yd run (kick failed) 4th 8:21 YSU – Jelani Berassa 20 yd pass from Wells (Cejudo kick) 4th 4:16 SDSU – Zenner 6 yd pass from Lujan (Syrovatka kick)

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2014 GAME RECAPS TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Fumble Returns-Yards Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

YSU 18 29-163 256 27-16-0 56-419 1-7 5-80 0-0 5-49.4 0-0 0-0 1-5 23:50 4 of 11 1 of 1 4-5 6-2

SDSU 26 42-137 329 42-28-0 84-466 2-17 4-83 0-0 3-42.0 0-0 0-0 2-13 36:10 9 of 17 2 of 4 4-4 0-0

RUSHING LEADERS: YSU – Martin Ruiz 20-132; Jody Webb 5-34. SDSU – Zach Zenner 25-119; Zach Lujan 14-15. PASSING LEADERS: YSU – Hunter Wells 16-27-0 256. SDSU – Zach Lujan 28-42-0 329. RECEIVING LEADERS: YSU – Andrew Williams 6-139; Andre Stubbs 5-50; Jelani Berassa 3-43. SDSU – Jake Wieneke 10-178; Brandon Andrews 7-63; Trevor Wesley 4-38; Zach Zenner 4-37. INTERCEPTIONS: none. SACKS: YSU – Derek Rivers 3.0-9; Terrell Williams 2.0-9; Emmanuel Kromah 1.0-3. SDSU – none. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): YSU – Donald D’Alesio 6-6-12; Julius Childs 4-8-12; Tré Moore 6-5-11; Jaylin Kelly 5-5-10. SDSU – Nick Mears 5-2-7; Jimmie Forsythe 6-0-6; Jesse Bobbit 3-2-5; Trey Carr 3-2-5; T.J. Lally 2-3-5.

– GAME 9 –

#1/1 NORTH DAKOTA ST. 37, #18/19 SDSU 17 Nov. 1, 2014 • Fargodome (Att.: 18,832) FARGO, N.D. — Top-ranked North Dakota State scored on five consecutive second-half possessions to pull away from South Dakota State, 37-17, Nov. 1 at the Fargodome. The Bison improved to 9-0 overall and 5-0 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, retaining the Dakota Marker and extending their winning streak to 33 games. SDSU, ranked 18th in the Sports Network media poll and 19th in the FCS Coaches rankings, dropped to 5-4 overall and 2-3 in league play. The Jackrabbits, who saw career passing leader Austin Sumner return to the lineup since being injured in the season opener at Missouri, took advantage of an NDSU turnover to crack the scoring column. Freshman linebacker J.T. Hassell’s first career interception set up SDSU at the Bison 14 before Justin Syrovatka connected on a 37-yard field goal with 8 minutes, 12 seconds to play in the first quarter. Adam Keller, who missed a 42-yard field goal attempt in the first quarter, made field goals of 33 and 45 yards in the second stanza to give NDSU a 6-3 lead. SDSU regained the lead with a quick scoring drive just before halftime. Walter Payton Award candidate Zach Zenner broke loose for a 34-yard run before Sumner and Jake Wieneke teamed up on a 42-yard touchdown pass with 37 seconds remaining, giving the Jackrabbits a 10-6 lead heading into halftime. The Bison began to assert themselves on the opening drive of the second half, marching 88 yards on 12 play. All but 11 yards of the drive came on the ground, with the final two on a pass from Carson Wentz to Kevin Vaadeland. NDSU pushed the lead to 20-10 on its next possession as Wentz scored on a 5-yard run one play after a quarterback keeper of 22 yards. The Jackrabbits bridged a scoring drive together between the end of the third quarter and start of the fourth to pull to within 20-17. Sumner hooked up with Larves Jones on three pass plays for a total of 39 yards before Zenner scored from a yard out with 12:04 to play. However, NDSU’s ball-control offense took control down the stretch and put the game out of reach on a 5-yard touchdown run by John Crockett.

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SDSU turned the ball over on its next two possessions, which the Bison converted into 10 points on a 45-yard field goal by Keller and 1-yard Crockett touchdown run to provide the winning margin. Crockett led all players with 152 yards on 28 carries, while Wentz hit the century mark in both rushing and passing by carrying 16 times for 100 yards and completing 12-of-20 passes for 115 yards. The Bison held a 405-276 advantage in total offense and 38:20 to 21:40 edge in time of possession. Sumner finished the game 14-of-28 passing for 187 yards. Zenner gained 96 yards on 17 carries, with Wieneke leading the Jackrabbit receivers with five catches for 87 yards. Defensively, NDSU was paced by defensive end Kyle Emanuel, who recorded a team-high 10 tackles and all four of the Bison sacks. T.J. Lally registered a career-high 20 tackles for the Jackrabbits — the most by an SDSU player in the Division I era (since 2004). Melvin Taveras added 11 stops. SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 South Dakota State (5-4, 2-3) 3 North Dakota State (9-0, 5-0) 0

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SCORING SUMMARY 1st 8:12 SDSU – Justin Syrovatka 37 yd field goal 2nd 7:10 NDSU – Adam Keller 33 yd field goal 2nd 1:25 NDSU – Adam Keller 45 yd field goal 2nd 00:37 SDSU – Jake Wieneke 42 yd pass from Austin Sumner (Syrovatka kick) 3rd 8:35 NDSU – Kevin Vaadeland 2 yd pass from Carson Wentz (Keller kick) 3rd 00:40 NDSU – Wentz 5 yd run (Keller kick) 4th 12:04 SDSU – Zach Zenner 1 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 4th 6:24 NDSU – John Crockett 5 yd run (Keller kick) 4th 4:30 NDSU – Keller 45 yd field goal 4th 1:16 NDSU – Crockett 1 yd run (Keller kick) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Fumble Returns-Yards Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

SDSU 12 23-89 187 28-14-1 51-276 1-8 2-32 1-0 5-45.4 1-1 0-0 1-10 21:40 2 of 11 0 of 2 2-2 1-3

NDSU 21 53-290 115 20-12-1 73-405 1-1 4-85 1-6 2-64.5 0-0 0-0 1-5 38:20 5 of 12 1 of 1 5-5 4-30

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU – Zach Zenner 17-96; Brady Mengarelli 2-23. NDSU – John Crockett 28-152; Carson Wentz 16-100; King Frazier 6-29. PASSING LEADERS: SDSU – Austin Sumner 14-28-1 187. NDSU – Carson Wentz 12-20-1 115. RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU – Jake Wieneke 5-87; Larves Jones 4-45; Jason Schneider 3-44. NDSU – Zach Vraa 3-31; Kevin Vaadeland 2-35; Trevor Gebhart 2-10; R.J. Urzendowski 2-3. INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU – J.T. Hassell 1-0. NDSU – Colten Heagle 1-6. SACKS: SDSU – T.J. Lally 1.0-3. NDSU – Kyle Emanuel 4.0-30. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-ATOT): SDSU – T.J. Lally 6-14-20; Melvin Taveras 5-6-11; Nick Mears 5-4-9. NDSU – Kyle Emanuel 7-3-10; Christian Dudzik 4-1-5; Colten Heagle 3-2-5.

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#22/22 SDSU 32, #17/19 INDIANA STATE 17 Nov. 8, 2014 • Memorial Stadium (Att.: 4,905) TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Football Championship Subdivision award candidates Zach Zenner and Jake Wieneke each scored touchdowns of 90plus yards in the second half to lead South Dakota State to a 32-17 victory over Indiana State in a battle of nationally ranked Missouri Valley Football Conference teams.

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2 7 9

3 8 0

4 FINAL 17 32 8 15

SCORING SUMMARY 2nd 12:41 INS – Team safety (punt blocked out of end zone) 2nd 9:44 INS – Buck Logan 3 yd run (Eric Heidorn kick) 2nd 3:56 SDSU – Zach Zenner 1 yd run (Justin Syrovatka kick) 3rd 7:14 SDSU – Jake Wieneke 91 yd pass from Austin Sumner (Zenner run) 4th 14:20 SDSU – Syrovatka 46 yd field goal 4th 9:58 SDSU – Zenner 94 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 4th 5:02 SDSU – Wieneke 31 yd pass from Sumner (Syrovatka kick) 4th 00:11 INS – Logan 2 yd pass from Mike Perish (Robert Tonyan pass from Perish) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards

SDSU 20 34-212 298 35-21-2 69-510 2-27 1-24

ISU 18 29-116 206 48-28-1 77-322 2-51 5-75

Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Fumble Returns-Yards Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

1-15 5-27.4 0-0 1-1 5-39 30:03 6 of 14 0 of 1 1-1 2-5

2-0 9-40.9 2-2 0-0 4-31 29:57 8 of 17 0 of 0 2-3 0-0

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU – Zach Zenner 27-193; Brady Mengarelli 6-20. INS – Buck Logan 19-92; Dimitri Taylor 4-21; LeMonte Booker 3-8. PASSING LEADERS: SDSU – Austin Sumner 21-35-2 298. INS – Mike Perish 27-47-1 183; Chris O’Leary 1-1-0 23. RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU – Jake Wieneke 6-172; Brady Mengarelli 5-34; Zach Zenner 4-26; Jason Schneider 3-30. INS– Robert Tonyan 6-74; Chris O’Leary 5-36; Gary Owens 4-32; A.J. Johnson 4-16. INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU – Melvin Taveras 1-15. INS – Mark Sewall 2-0. SACKS: SDSU – J.R. Plote 1.0-4; J.T. Hassell 1.0-1. INS – none. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): SDSU – T.J. Lally 2-8-10; Nick Mears 6-3-9; Melvin Taveras 5-3-8; J.R. Plote 3-5-8. INS – Conlan Cassidy 5-6-11; Kendall Walker 3-5-8; Mark Sewall 4-3-7.

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#19/19 SDSU 59, WESTERN ILLINOIS 24 Nov. 15, 2014 • Coughlin-Alumni Stadium (Att.: 3,204) South Dakota State University quarterback Austin Sumner threw for a career-high six touchdowns, setting the school record for career touchdown passes in the process, in leading the Jackrabbits to a 59-24 victory over Western Illinois at snowy Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. With their second victory in a row, the 19th-ranked Jackrabbits improved to 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Western Illinois dropped to 4-7 overall, 2-5 in league play. Walter Payton Award candidate Zach Zenner opened the scoring on a 67-yard touchdown run with 10 minutes and 10 seconds to play in the first quarter — his first of three touchdowns on the day. On the play, Zenner crossed the 6,000-yard mark for career rushing. After recovering a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, the Jackrabbits turned to the air to build a 14-0 lead on Sumner’s first touchdown pass of the day — a 14-yard strike to Jason Schneider. WIU got on the board via a 41-yard touchdown pass from Trenton Norvell to Lance Lenoir late in the first quarter, but the Jackrabbit lead grew to 28-10 midway through the second stanza on back-to-back touchdowns by Zenner. The senior running back scored from 18 yards out on a direct snap for his first touchdown of the quarter, then took a swing pass from Sumner 40 yards to paydirt for his final touchdown of the day. The Fighting Leathernecks drew to within 28-17 moments later on a 23yard touchdown run by J.C. Baker, but SDSU again countered with a quick four-play, 80-yard drive capped by a 21-yard touchdown pass to Schneider that tied Ryan Berry’s career record of 56 touchdown passes set from 2005-08. Sumner took over sole possession of the Jackrabbit record with three third-quarter touchdown passes to Jerry Rice Award candidate Jake Wieneke. The first score covered 11 yards to finish off a nine-play, 73-yard drive on the opening drive of the second half. A redshirt freshman from Maple Grove, Minnesota, Wieneke added nother 11-yard touchdown reception, followed by a 22-yarder in the final minute of the third quarter. Wieneke, who set an SDSU single season record with his 14th touchdown reception, ended the game with 10 receptions for 159 yards, while Schneider added seven catches for 114 yards. Zenner ended the afternoon with 132 yards on 17 carries, while Sumner completed 21-of-37 passes for 366 yards. For the second week in a row, the Jackrabbits piled up a season high for total yards with 547, compared to 402 by WIU. Baker paced the Fighting Leathernecks with 97 yards on 21 carries.

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2014 GAME RECAPS Norvell completed 14-of-27 passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns, the last of which was a 33-yarder to Hi-C Scott in the third quarter. Lenoir collected seven catches for 82 yards, with Joey Borsellino adding six receptions for 99 yards. Sophomore safety Nick Mears racked up a game-high 12 tackles to lead the Jackrabbit defense. Linebackers T.J. Lally and Jesse Bobbit each notched nine stops, as did David Griffith for Western Illinois. SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 Western Illinois (4-7, 2-5) 7 South Dakota State (7-4, 4-3)14

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3 7 21

4 FINAL 0 24 3 59

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 10:10 SDSU – Zach Zenner 67 yd run (Justin Syrovatka kick) 1st 7:21 SDSU – Jason Schneider 14 yd pass from Austin Sumner (Syrovatka kick) 1st 4:11 WIU – Lance Lenoir 41 yd pass from Trenton Norvell (Nathan Knuffman kick) 2nd 14:53 SDSU – Zach Zenner 18 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 2nd 11:44 WIU – Knuffman 21 yd field goal 2nd 7:38 SDSU – Zenner 40 yd pass from Sumner (Syrovatka kick) 2nd 5:46 WIU – J.C. Baker 23 yd run (Knuffman kick) 2nd 3:34 SDSU – Schneider 21 yd pass from Sumner (Syrovatka kick) 3rd 11:12 SDSU – Jake Wieneke 11 yd pass from Sumner (Syrovatka kick) 3rd 8:52 WIU – Hi-C Scott 33 yd pass from Norvell (Knuffman kick) 3rd 5:34 SDSU – Wieneke 11 yd pass from Sumner (Syrovatka kick) 3rd 5:34 SDSU – Wieneke 22 yd pass from Sumner (Syrovatka kick) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Fumble Returns-Yards Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

WIU 22 40-188 214 27-14-2 67-402 1-13 8-83 0-0 3-43.7 3-1 0-0 6-56 25:51 4 of 13 0 of 2 1-2 2-12

SDSU 30 35-181 366 37-21-0 72-547 0-0 4-86 2-9 4-38.5 1-0 0-0 5-65 34:09 4 of 9 0 of 0 5-5 0-0

RUSHING LEADERS: WIU– J.C. Baker 21-97; Devon Moore 12-48; Trenton Norvell 7-43. SDSU – Zach Zenner 17-132; Reggie Gandy 14-55; Kyle Paris 2-6. PASSING LEADERS: WIU – Trenton Norvell 14-27-2 214. SDSU – Austin Sumner 21-37-0 366. RECEIVING LEADERS: WIU – Lance Lenoir 7-82; Joey Borsellino 6-99. SDSU – Jake Wieneke 10-159; Jason Schneider 7-114. INTERCEPTIONS: WIU – none. SDSU – Jake Gentile 1-9; Nick Farina 1-0. SACKS: WIU – Jeremy Curry 1.0-8; Kevin Kintzel 1.0-4. SDSU – none. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): WIU – David Griffith 3-6-9; Jonathon Rollins 6-1-7; Kevin Kintzel 5-2-7; Richard Chungong 5-2-7. SDSU – Nick Mears 9-3-12; T.J. Lally 5-4-9; Jesse Bobbit 4-5-9.

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#15/16 SDSU 37, SOUTH DAKOTA 14 Nov. 22, 2014 • Coughlin-Alumni Stadium (Att.: 10,631) South Dakota State scored on its first five offensive possessions and cruised to a 37-14 victory over the University of South Dakota in the regular season finale for both teams. In winning the South Dakota Showdown Series contest for the third consecutive year, the Jackrabbits improved to 8-4 overall and 5-3 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. USD dropped to 2-10 overall and 0-8 in league play. The Jackrabbits, ranked 15th in the FCS Coaches’ poll and 16th in the Sports Network media rankings, wasted little time in getting on the board. After Brady Mengarelli returned the opening kickoff 46 yards to the USD 49, the Jackrabbits needed only five plays to crack the scoring column. A

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27-yard pass play from Austin Sumner to Jake Wieneke was followed by a 10-yard touchdown run by Walter Payton Award candidate Zach Zenner. SDSU made it 14-0 with 8 minutes and 12 seconds to play in the first quarter on a 28-yard touchdown pass from Sumner to Jason Schneider, capping a five-play, 80-yard drive that included a 41-yard connection between Sumner and Schneider on the second play of the drive. The Jackrabbits again turned to the air for their third touchdown of the opening quarter as Sumner hooked up with Wieneke from 18 yards out to finish off a six-play, 83-yard drive. Wieneke extended his streak of catching a touchdown pass to all eight MVFC games this season in upping his season total to 15 touchdown receptions. Justin Syrovatka kicked the first of his three field goals on the day — a 32-yarder — in the opening minute of the second quarter, and SDSU made it five scores in five possessions as Zenner caught a pass from Sumner in the left flat and motored in from 50 yards out to make the score 31-0. USD threatened to score three times in the second quarter, but came up empty. The first Coyote drive ended with a missed field goal, followed by turning the ball over on downs at the Jackrabbit 2-yard line. Late in the quarter, Jackrabbit cornerback Je Ryan Butler came up with an interception in the end zone. Syrovatka accounted for the only Jackrabbit scoring in the second half with field goals of 21 and 34 yards as he improved to 16-of-17 for the season. SDSU carried its shutout into the fourth quarter, but the Coyotes scored twice on a pair of 10-yard touchdown passes. Kevin Earl and Eric Shufford hooked up the first USD scores, while backup quarterback Ryan Saeger threw a 10-yard touchdown to Josh Hale in the closing minutes. For the third week in a row, the Jackrabbit offense racked up more than 500 yards, matching a season high with 547 yards. Sumner led the way with a career-high 395 yards on 16-of-28 passing. Zenner added 76 yards on 18 carries and another 53 yards on a pair of receptions. Wieneke led Jackrabbit receivers with six catches for 177 yards, with Schneider adding four receptions for 85 yards. For USD, Earl completed 20-of-44 passes for 226 yards. Riley Donovan led Coyote receivers with 94 yards on six catches, with Shufford also tallying six catches for 67 yards. The Coyote ground game was led by Drew Potter, who gained 103 yards on eight carries. Khorey Kilgore added 82 yards on 17 carries. Tyson Graham paced the USD defense with a game-high eight tackles. Freshman defensive back Trey Carr led SDSU with six tackles and added a pair of pass breakups. SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 South Dakota (2-10, 0-8) 0 South Dakota State (8-4, 5-3)21

2 0 10

3 0 3

4 FINAL 14 14 3 37

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 12:46 SDSU – Zach Zenner 10 yd run (Justin Syrovatka kick) 1st 8:12 SDSU – Jason Schneider 28 yd pass from Austin Sumner (Syrovatka kick) 1st 3:39 SDSU – Jake Wieneke 18 yd pass from Austin Sumner (Syrovatka kick) 2nd 14:05 SDSU – Syrovatka 32 yd field goal 2nd 7:34 SDSU – Zenner 50 yd pass from Sumner (Syrovatka kick) 3rd 8:38 SDSU – Syrovatka 21 yd field goal 4th 13:30 SDSU – Syrovatka 34 yd field goal 4th 10:34 USD – Eric Shufford 10 yd pass from Kevin Earl (Miles Bergner kick) 4th 2:10 USD – Josh Hale 10 yd pass Ryan Saeger (Bergner kick) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg)

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0-0 0-0 3-35 28:55 8 of 16 0 of 2 2-4 0-0

0-0 0-0 5-49 31:05 4 of 12 0 of 0 5-5 1-11

RUSHING LEADERS: USD – Drew Potter 8-108; Khorey Kilgore 17-82. SDSU – Zach Zenner 18-76; Brady Mengarelli 9-28; Reggie Gandy 4-18. PASSING LEADERS: USD – Kevin Earl 20-44-1 226; Ryan Saeger 2-4-0 28. SDSU – Austin Sumner 16-28-0 395. RECEIVING LEADERS: USD – Riley Donovan 6-94; Eric Shufford 6-67; Brandt Van Roekel 4-41. SDSU – Jake Wieneke 6-177; Jason Schneider 4-85; Zach Zenner 2-53; Dallas Goedert 2-37. INTERCEPTIONS: USD – none. SDSU – Je Ryan Butler 1-0. SACKS: USD – none. SDSU – Tom Peitz 1.0-11. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): USD – Tyson Graham 4-4-8; Jacob Warner 6-1-7; Colin Buscarini 4-2-6. SDSU – Trey Carr 5-1-6; Jake Gentile 3-2-5; Nick Mears 2-3-5.

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#13/14 SDSU 47, #17/17 MONTANA STATE 40 Nov. 29, 2014 • Bobcat Stadium (Att.: 10,631) BOZEMAN, Mont. — Zach Zenner accounted for 324 all-purpose yards and scored a career-high five touchdowns to lead South Dakota State to a 47-40 victory over Montana State in the opening round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs Nov. 29 at a snowy Bobcat Stadium. The Jackrabbits ranked 13th in the FCS Coaches’ poll and 14th in the Sports Network media rankings, improved to 9-4 overall. Montana State, ranked 17th in both polls, ended its season 8-5 overall. A Walter Payton Award candidate, Zenner tallied the first of four long scores on the second play from scrimmage and a mere 30 seconds into the game with a 45-yard touchdown run through the Bobcat defense. Montana State countered with a 12-play, 72-yard drive that ended on a Chad Newell 3-yard touchdown run. A bobbled snap on the extra-point attempt kept the Jackrabbits in the lead at 7-6. Zenner put the Jackrabbits ahead 14-6 with another quick-strike touchdown. This time, he took a swing pass from Austin Sumner and motored down the left sideline for a 69-yard score. A Justin Syrovatka field goal from 21 yards out early in the second quarter extended the lead, and Zenner put the Jackrabbits out front 24-14 late in the second quarter with a 7-yard touchdown run. Montana State pulled to within 24-20 with nine-second remaining in the first half on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Dakota Prukop to Mitchell Herbert, then took its first – and only lead – of the day on the opening drive of the second half as Newell scored from 12 yards out. The Bobcat lead lasted all of 38 seconds as Zenner went down the right sideline for a 60-yard touchdown run, giving SDSU a 31-26 lead following the Syrovatka PAT. A 10-yard touchdown pass from Sumner to Connor Landberg with 10 minutes remaining in the game gave the Jackrabbits a 37-26 lead, and SDSU extended the margin to 14 points at 40-26 moments later by converting the only turnover of the game — a strip-sack by Jack Sherlock — into three points on a 30-yard field goal by Syrovatka. Newell kept the Bobcats in the game with a 6-yard touchdown run with 4:14 to play, pulling Montana State to within 40-32 after a failed two-point conversion. Zenner, who moved into third place on the FCS career rushing charts with 6,415 yards, finally put the game out of reach with a 69-yard touchdown run with 3 minutes and 10 seconds remaining in the game. Zenner, who posted his eighth career 200-yard game and third in a first-round FCS playoff game, finished the day with 252 rushing yards on 23 carries and added two catches for 72 yards. Montana State put together a last-ditch effort in the waning moments as Newell scored his fifth touchdown of the game from 5 yards out and the

Bobcats scored the two-point conversion to make it a one-possession game at 47-40. Landberg came up with the loose football on an onside-kick attempt to seal the Jackrabbits’ third consecutive first-round playoff victory. The two squads combined for 1,018 yards of total offense – 526 for the Jackrabbits and 492 for Montana State. Sumner completed 19-of-28 passes for 249 yards, with Trevor Wesley catching six balls for 32 yards. For Montana State, Newell tied a school record with his five rushing touchdowns and ended the day with 111 yards on 24 carries. Prukop completed 19-of-36 passes for 280 yards, with Shawn Johnson catching four passes for 59 yards and Mitch Griebel adding four catches for 51 yards. Jesse Bobbit recorded a career-high 13 tackles to lead the Jackrabbit defense, with T.J. Lally and Nick Mears adding eight each. Alex Singleton paced Montana State with nine tackles, including a sack. SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 South Dakota State (9-4) 14 Montana State (8-5) 6

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SCORING SUMMARY 1st 14:30 SDSU – Zach Zenner 45 yd run (Justin Syrovatka kick) 1st 8:31 MSU – Chad Newell 3 yd run (pass failed) 1st 7:16 SDSU – Zenner 69 yd pass from Austin Sumner (Syrovatka kick) 2nd 12:48 SDSU – Syrovatka 21 yd field goal 2nd 2:58 MSU – Newell 1 yd run (Mitch Griebel run) 2nd 2:10 SDSU – Zenner 7 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 2nd 00:09 MSU – Mitch Herbert 1 yd pass from Dakota Prukop (kick blocked) 3rd 10:47 MSU – Chad Newell 12 yd run (pass failed) 3rd 10:09 SDSU – Zenner 60 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 4th 10:04 SDSU – Connor Landberg 10 yd pass from Austin Sumner (pass failed) 4th 7:36 SDSU – Syrovatka 30 yd field goal 4th 4:14 MSU – Newell 6 yd run (pass failed) 4th 3:10 SDSU – Zenner 69 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 4th 1:10 MTSU – Newell 5 yd run (Herbert pass from Prukop) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Fumble Returns-Yards Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

SDSU 21 31-277 249 28-19-0 59-526 2-10 6-149 0-0 3-42.3 1-0 1-11 8-60 26:12 6 of 12 0 of 0 4-4 1-5

MSU 24 48-198 294 37-20-0 85-492 2-29 7-132 0-0 4-42.8 1-1 0-0 5-41 33:48 7 of 18 6 of 7 6-7 1-5

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU – Zach Zenner 23-252; Brady Mengarelli 2-22. MSU – Chad Newell 24-111; Shawn Johnson 8-37; Dakota Prukop 11-34. PASSING LEADERS: SDSU – Austin Sumner 19-28-0 249. MSU – Dakota Prukop 19-36-0 280; Trevor Bolton 1-1-0 14. RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU – Trevor Wesley 6-32; Jake Wieneke 4-57; Jason Schneider 4-53; Zach Zenner 2-72; Connor Landberg 2-28. MSU – Shawn Johnson 4-59; Mitch Griebel 4-51; Mitch Herbert 3-38; Tiai Salanoa 3-29. INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU – none. MSU – none. SACKS: SDSU – Jack Sherlock 1.0-5. MSU – Alex Singleton 1.0-5. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): SDSU – Jesse Bobbit 8-5-13; T.J. Lally 6-2-8; Nick Mears 4-4-8.

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#1/1 NORTH DAKOTA ST. 27, #13/14 SDSU 24 Dec. 6, 2014 • Fargodome (Att.: 18,113) FARGO, N.D. — R.J. Urzendowski’s 12-yard touchdown reception with 54 seconds remaining propelled second-seeded North Dakota State to a 27-24 victory over South Dakota State in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs at the Fargodome.

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2014 GAME RECAPS The Bison improved to 12-1 overall. SDSU ended its season with a 9-5 overall record in making its third consecutive postseason appearance. NDSU’s game-winning drive after the Jackrabbits grabbed a 24-20 lead with three minutes, 18 seconds remaining on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Austin Sumner to Jake Wieneke. That capped a nine-play, 65-yard drive in which the Jackrabbits converted on fourth-and-3 from the Bison 32 on a 4-yard run by Zach Zenner. Zenner, who became the first player in FCS history to top the 2,000yard mark in three consecutive seasons during the game, scored a pair of second-quarter touchdowns to pull the Jackrabbits even after falling behind 14-0. Zenner’s first touchdown run covered 17 yards at the 8:48 mark of the second quarter, while his second score was a 4-yard run three minutes later that followed an 80-yard punt return by Je Ryan Butler to the NDSU 11. SDSU made it 17 straight points on its opening drive of the second half, taking its first lead at 17-14 on a 33-yard field goal by Justin Syrovatka with 6:43 remaining in the third quarter. Adam Keller knotted the game at 17-all with a 42-yard field goal in the final minute of the third quarter, then gave NDSU a momentary 20-17 lead with a 29-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter. Urzendowski put NDSU on the board on its first drive of the game, hauling in a 27-yard pass touchdown from Wentz. Wentz upped the Bison lead to 14-0 early in the second quarter as he broke loose on a scramble for a 27-yard touchdown run. The winning Bison drive appeared on the verge of being stalled by a holding penalty, but Wentz completed passes of 19 and 29 yards to Carey Woods and Urzendowski before a pass interference penalty against the Jackrabbits gave NDSU first and goal at the SDSU 7. After a false start penalty moved the ball back to the 12, Wentz found Urzendowski in the back left corner of the end zone for the game-winner. SDSU’s last-ditch effort to either tie or win the game fell short as a Sumner pass on first down was intercepted by Tre Dempsey at the Jackrabbit 25. The Bison picked up a first down behind the running of John Crockett to run out the clock. Urzendowski finished the game with four catches for 109 yards, while Wentz completed 14-of-25 passes for 235 yards. Crockett gained 102 yards on 23 carries. NDSU held a 416-275 advantage in total offense. Zenner fell 12 yards short in his bid to become the FCS career rushing leader, finishing the game with 133 yards on 32 carries. He finished third in FCS career rushing with 6,548, trailing all-time leader Adrian Peterson of Georgia Southern with 6,559 yards and Sacramento State’s Charles Roberts at 6,553 yards.

Sumner completed 13-of-22 passes for 132 yards in his final start. Trevor Wesley led Jackrabbit receivers with four catches for 28 yards. T.J. Lally paced the Jackrabbit defense with a game-high 14 tackles. Jesse Bobbit and J.R. Plote added 11 and 10 tackles, respectively. Carlton Littlejohn led NDSU with 11 tackles. SCORE BY QUARTERS South Dakota State (9-5) North Dakota State (12-1)

1 0 7

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SCORING SUMMARY 1st 8:42 NDSU – R.J. Urzendowski 27 yd pass from Carson Wentz (Adam Keller kick) 2nd 13:24 NDSU – Carson Wentz 27 yd run (Keller kick) 2nd 8:48 SDSU – Zach Zenner 17 yd run (Justin Syrovatka kick) 2nd 5:36 SDSU – Zenner 4 yd run (Syrovatka kick) 3rd 6:43 SDSU – Syrovatka 33 yd field goal 3rd 00:40 NDSU – Keller 42 yd field goal 4th 7:43 NDSU – Keller 29 yd field goal 4th 3:18 SDSU – Jake Wieneke 3 yd pass from Austin Sumner (Syrovatka kick) 4th 00:54 NDSU – Urzendowski 12 yd pass from Wentz (Keller kick) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Fumble Returns-Yards Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

SDSU 20 36-143 132 22-13-1 58-275 1-80 2-30 0-0 4-37.5 0-0 0-0 8-68 28:35 5 of 11 1 of 1 4-4 0-0

NDSU 21 39-181 235 25-14-0 64-416 1-(-1) 2-39 1-2 4-48.0 0-0 0-0 11-110 31:25 7 of 13 0 of 0 2-3 1-12

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU – Zach Zenner 32-133; Brady Mengarelli 2-22. NDSU – John Crockett 23-102; Carson Wentz 13-70. PASSING LEADERS: SDSU – Austin Sumner 13-22-1 132. NDSU – Carson Wentz 14-25-0 235. RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU – Trevor Wesley 4-28; Jason Schneider 3-59; Jake Wieneke 3-29; Brady Mengarelli 2-13. NDSU – R.J. Urzendowski 4-109; Kevin Vaadeland 3-27; Trevor Gebhart 2-43; John Crockett 2-16. INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU – none. NDSU – Tre Dempsey 1-2. SACKS: SDSU – none. NDSU – Esley Thorton 1.0-12. TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): SDSU – T.J. Lally 3-11-14; Jesse Bobbit 2-9-11; J.R. Plote 2-8-10. NDSU – Carlton Littlejohn 7-4-11; Christian Dudzik 1-8-9; C.J. Smith 1-6-7

2014 FCS PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND — NOV. 29 Fordham (N.Y.) 44, Sacred Heart (Conn.) 22 Indiana State 36, Eastern Kentucky 16 Northern Iowa 44, Stephen F. Austin (Texas) 10 Montana 52, San Diego (Calif.) 14 Sam Houston State (Texas) 21, Southeastern Lousiana 17 Liberty (Va.) 26, James Madison (Va.) 21 Richmond (Va.) 46, Morgan State (Md.) 24 South Dakota State 47, Montana State 40

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SECOND ROUND — DEC. 6 No. 1 New Hampshire 44, Fordham (N.Y.) 19 No. 8 Chattanooga 35, Indiana State 14 No. 5 Illinois State 41, Northern Iowa 21 No. 4 Eastern Washington 37, Montana 20 Sam Houston State (Texas) 37, No. 3 Jacksonville State (Ala.) 26 No. 6 Villanova 29, Liberty (Va.) 22 No. 7 Coastal Carolina 36, Richmond (Va.) 15 No. 2 North Dakota St. 27, South Dakota St. 24

QUARTERFINALS — DEC. 12-13 No. 1 New Hampshire 35, No. 8 Chattanooga 30 No. 5 Illinois St. 59, No. 4 Eastern Washington 46 Sam Houston State 34, No. 6 Villanova (Pa.) 31 No. 2 North Dakota St. 39, No. 7 Coastal Carolina 32 SEMIFINALS — DEC. 19-20 No. 5 Illinois State 21, No. 1 New Hampshire 18 No. 2 North Dakota State 35, Sam Houston State 3 CHAMPIONSHIP — JAN. 10 No. 2 North Dakota State 29, No. 5 Illinois State 27

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2014 TEAM STATISTICS TEAM STATISTICS SDSU OPP SCORING 445 355 Points Per Game 31.8 25.4 Points off Turnovers 133 138 FIRST DOWNS 298 263 Rushing 105 138 Passing 166 111 Penalty 27 14 RUSHING YARDAGE 2,480 2,572 Yards gained rushing 2,752 2,775 Yards lost rushing 272 203 Rushing Attempts 520 528 Average Per Rush 4.8 4.9 Average Per Game 177.1 183.7 TDs Rushing 25 28 PASSING YARDAGE 3,612 2,690 Comp-Att-Int 255-428-16 224-404-14 Average Per Pass 8.4 6.7 Average Per Catch 14.2 12.0 Average Per Game 258.0 192.1 TDs Passing 28 16 TOTAL OFFENSE 6,092 5,262 Total Plays 948 932 Average Per Play 6.4 5.6 Average Per Game 435.1 375.9 KICK RETURNS 42-835 60-1,122 PUNT RETURNS 28-370 13-137 INTERCEPTION RETURNS14-66 16-130 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 19.9 18.7 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 13.2 10.5 INT RETURN AVERAGE 4.7 8.1 FUMBLES-LOST 10-5 10-6 PENALTIES-YARDS 80-647 67-580 Average Per Game 46.2 41.4 PUNTS-YARDS 57-2,170 69-3,039 Average Per Punt 38.1 44.0 Net punt average 33.6 36.1 KICKOFFS-YARDS 88-4,787 68-3,912 Average Per Kick 54.4 57.5 Net punt average 36.8 37.5 POSSESSION TIME/GAME 31:46 28:14 3RD-DOWN ATTEMPTS 76/180 72/188 3rd-Down Pct 42% 38% 4TH-DOWN ATTEMPTS 4/14 15/25 4th-Down Pct 29% 60% SACKS BY-YARDS 15-76 34-170 MISC. YARDS 0 -6 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 55 47 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 19-20 10-17 PAT-ATTEMPTS 50-50 35-38 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 1-3 RED-ZONE SCORES 45-51 39-51 Red-Zone Pct 88% 76% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS 30-51 32-51 Red-Zone TD Pct 59% 63% ATTENDANCE 65,613 141,171 Games/Avg Per Game 6/10,936 8/17,646

DATE Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Nov. 29 Dec. 6

OPPONENT at Missouri CAL POLY at Southern Utah WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH *at #22 Illinois State *MISSOURI STATE *at #20 Northern Iowa *#16 YOUNGSTOWN STATE *at #1 North Dakota State *at #17 Indiana State *WESTERN ILLINOIS *SOUTH DAKOTA ^at #17 Montana State ^at #2 North Dakota State

SCORE L, 18-38 W, 44-18 W, 26-6 W, 41-3 L, 10-45 W, 32-28 W, 31-28 L, 27-30 L, 17-37 W, 32-17 W, 59-24 W, 37-14 W, 47-40 L, 24-27

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

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

TIME 3:18 2:36 2:43 2:27 2:49 2:58 3:12 2:59 2:44 2:59 3:04 3:02 3:18 3:10

ATTEND 60,598 12,219 5,017 13,731 10,919 11,348 15,049 14,480 18,832 4,905 3,204 10,631 7,747 18,113

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

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Zach Zenner Brady Mengarelli Reggie Gandy Jake Wieneke Zach Lujan Kyle Paris Tyler Finnes TEAM Austin Sumner Total Opponents

GP 14 13 7 14 9 11 11 9 7 14 14

PASSING Zach Lujan Austin Sumner Tyler Finnes Total Opponents

GP 9 7 11 14 14

ATT 337 61 30 1 62 2 1 14 12 520 528

GAIN 2,061 342 119 52 138 6 3 0 31 2,752 2,775

LOST 42 10 11 0 124 0 0 26 59 272 203

NET 2,019 332 108 52 14 6 3 -26 -28 2,480 2,572

EFFIC. COMP-ATT-INT 138.22 147-241-10 155.36 106-182-5 58.80 2-5-1 144.58 255-428-16 117.51 224-404-14

PCT. 61.0 58.2 40.0 59.6 55.4

YPC 6.0 5.4 3.6 52.0 0.2 3.0 3.0 -1.9 -2.3 4.8 4.9 YDS 1,943 1,634 35 3,612 2,690

TD 22 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 28

LG *94 25 14 52 20 5 0 0 17 *94 62

YPG 144.2 23.7 15.4 3.7 1.6 0.5 0.3 -2.9 -4.0 177.1 183.7

TD 13 15 0 28 16

LG 78 *91 26 *91 89

YPG 215.9 233.4 3.2 258.0 192.1

*denotes touchdown

SCORING Zach Zenner JustinSyrovatka Jake Wieneke Jason Schneider Reggie Gandy Brady Mengarelli Connor Landberg Trevor Wesley Dallas Brown Shayne Gottlob Trey Carr Austin Sumner Zach Lujan Total Opponents

TD 26 – 16 6 2 1 1 1 1 1 – – – 55 47

SCORE BY QUARTERS South Dakota State Opponents

FG – 19-20 – – – – – – – – – – – 19-20 10-17 1ST 110 78

|-------- PATs --------| KICK RUSH RCV PASS – 1-2 – – 50-50 – – – – – – – – – 2 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 0-1 – – – 2-2 50-50 1-2 2 2-3 35-38 1-2 2 2-7 2ND 3RD 133 88 124 44

4TH 114 109

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SAF – – – – – – – – – – – – – 0 1

PTS 158 107 96 40 12 6 6 6 6 6 2 0 0 445 355

TOT 445 355

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2014 STATISTICS TOTAL OFFENSE GP PLAYS Zach Zenner 14 337 Zach Lujan 9 303 Austin Sumner 7 194 Brady Mengarelli 14 61 Reggie Gandy 7 30 Jake Wieneke 14 1 Tyler Finnes 11 6 Kyle Paris 11 2 TEAM 9 14 Total 14 948 Opponents 14 932

RUSH 2,019 14 -28 332 108 52 3 6 -26 2,480 2,572

RECEIVING GP Jake Wieneke 14 Jason Schneider 14 Trevor Wesley 14 Zach Zenner 14 Brady Mengarelli 13 Brandon Andrews 12 Dallas Goedert 14 Matt Raymond 11 Larves Jones 10 Cam Jones 12 Connor Landberg 14 Mitch Vejvoda 13 Dom Wright 3 Reggie Gandy 7 Total 14 Opponents 14

NO. 73 60 35 28 14 10 8 8 5 5 4 3 1 1 255 224

PUNTING Ethan Sawyer TEAM Ron Pavlik Total Opponents

YDS AVG. LONG 2,126 39.4 61 26 13.0 26 18 18.0 18 2,170 38.1 61 3,039 44.0 66

NO. 54 2 1 57 69

PUNT RETURNS Je Ryan Butler Total Opponents

NO. 28 28 13

YDS 1,404 876 427 331 118 101 100 93 54 30 41 17 18 2 3,612 2,690

PASS 0 1,943 1,634 0 0 0 35 0 0 3,612 2,690

YDS AVG TD 370 13.2 0 370 13.2 0 137 10.5 0

KICKOFF RETURNS NO. YDS Trevor Wesley 13 293 Brady Mengarelli 9 185 Trey Carr 8 208 Je Ryan Butler 7 127 Mitch Vejvoda 1 10 Kevin Klocek 1 9 Landon Schultz 1 3 Chase Kern, Dallas Goedert 1 0 Total 42 835 Opponents 60 1,122 INTERCEPTIONS Melvin Taveras Trey Carr Je Ryan Butler Dallas Brown Jake Gentile Shayne Gottlob Jimmie Forsythe Nick Farina J.T. Hassell Nick Mears Total Opponents

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NO. 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14 16

YPC 19.2 14.6 12.2 11.8 8.4 10.1 12.5 11.6 10.8 6.0 10.2 5.7 18.0 2.0 14.2 12.0

TOTAL 2,019 1,957 1,606 332 108 52 38 6 -26 6,092 5,262 TD 16 6 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 28 16

TB 6 0 0 6 9 LG 80 80 27

AVG TD LG 22.5 0 45 20.6 0 46 26.0 0 39 18.1 0 27 10.0 0 10 9.0 0 9 3.0 0 3 0.0 0 0 19.9 0 46 18.7 2 *100

YDS AVG TD 15 5.0 0 7 3.5 0 0 0.0 0 30 30.0 1 9 9.0 0 4 4.0 1 1 1.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 66 4.7 2 130 8.1 1

LG 15 7 0 *30 9 *4 1 0 0 0 *30 58

FC 19 0 0 19 14

YPG 144.2 217.4 229.4 23.7 15.4 3.7 3.5 0.5 -2.9 435.1 375.9 LG *91 41 43 69 26 20 21 26 16 8 18 8 18 2 *91 89

YPG 100.3 62.6 30.5 23.6 8.4 8.4 7.1 8.5 5.4 2.5 2.9 1.3 6.0 0.3 258.0 192.1

I20 50+ BLK 8 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 19 8 2 22 20 1

FUMBLE RETURNS NO. Andrew Brown 1 T.J. Lally 1 Total 2 Opponents 2 FIELD GOALS

YDS AVG TD 20 20.0 0 3 3.0 0 23 11.5 0 28 14.0 0

FGM-FGA Pct. 1-19 20-29

Justin Syrovatka Totals Opponents FG SEQUENCE Missouri Cal Poly Southern Utah Wisconsin-Oshkosh Illinois State Missouri State Northern Iowa Youngstown State North Dakota State Indiana State Western Illinois South Dakota Montana State North Dakota State

19-20 95.0 0-0 19-20 95.0 0-0 10-17 58.8 0-0

7-7 7-7 4-5

SDSU (39) (46) (21) 31, (31), (26) (22) (36) (44) (25), (35) (37) (46) (20) (32), (21), (34) (21), (30) (33)

LG 20 3 20 19 30-39 40-49 50+ LG Blk

9-10 9-10 2-4

3-3 3-3 4-6

0-0 46 0-0 46 0-2 45

OPPONENTS 34, 55, (44) – 39 52, (24) (25) – 49 (32) 42, (33), (45), (45) – (21) 25 – (42), (29)

Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made

THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS OPPONENT OVERALL 1ST QTR 2ND QTR 3RD QTR Missouri 5-15 0-4 0-3 3-4 Cal Poly 6-10 2-3 2-3 1-2 Southern Utah 5-12 2-3 3-3 0-3 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 6-12 0-0 2-4 1-2 Illinois State 5-14 1-2 2-5 0-2 Missouri State 6-14 1-4 2-3 1-4 Northern Iowa 7-17 5-7 0-5 1-3 Youngstown State 9-17 3-5 2-4 1-3 North Dakota State 2-11 0-3 1-4 0-1 Indiana State 6-14 3-4 2-5 0-3 Western Illinois 4-9 2-3 1-3 1-1 South Dakota 4-12 3-3 1-4 0-2 Montana State 6-12 2-2 1-4 1-3 North Dakota State 5-11 1-4 2-2 1-2 Totals 76-180 25-47 21-52 11-35 Opponents 72-188 13-42 20-52 16-46

4TH QTR 2-4 1-2 0-3 3-6 2-5 2-3 1-2 3-5 1-3 1-2 0-2 0-3 2-3 1-3 19-46 23-48

TIME OF POSSESSION OVERALL OPPONENT Missouri 35:24 Cal Poly 30:55 Southern Utah 36:42 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 34:00 Illinois State 31:34 Missouri State 31:59 Northern Iowa 36:14 Youngstown State 36:10 North Dakota State 21:40 Indiana State 30:03 Western Illinois 34:09 South Dakota 31:05 Montana State 26:12 North Dakota State 28:35 Totals 444:42 Avg. 31:45 Opponents 395:18 Avg. 28:14

4TH QTR 7:43 10:13 8:21 11:29 6:13 8:21 8:50 8:22 4:22 4:49 9:27 8:43 7:57 7:18 112:08 8:0 97:52 6:59

1ST QTR 7:10 6:49 11:10 4:37 6:37 9:04 11:28 11:53 8:36 7:37 8:10 9:33 6:43 7:14 116:41 8:20 93:19 6:39

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2ND QTR 3RD QTR 8:05 12:26 8:22 5:31 8:31 8:40 9:43 8:11 10:36 8:08 6:35 7:59 8:10 7:46 8:14 7:41 4:37 4:05 9:23 8:14 6:20 10:12 5:11 7:38 6:06 5:26 8:12 5:51 108:05 107:48 7:43 7:42 101:55 102:12 7:16 7:18

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2014 STATISTICS DEFENSIVE LEADERS |-----TACKLES-----| |-SACKS-| NO. PLAYER GP SOLO ASST TOT TFL-YDS NO.-YDS 33 T.J. Lally 14 52 65 117 9.5-26 1.0-3 42 Nick Mears 13 64 32 96 3.5-8 . 7 Jesse Bobbit 14 36 54 90 4.0-8 . 1 Melvin Taveras 13 31 24 55 0.5-3 . 15 Dallas Brown 13 29 20 49 3.5-7 . 54 Cole Langer 14 18 31 49 3.5-10 1.5-4 91 J.R. Plote 14 15 27 42 4.5-11 1.0-4 51 J.T. Hassell 14 22 19 41 4.0-12 1.0-1 98 Shayne Gottlob 14 15 23 38 3.0-6 . 22 Je Ryan Butler 14 24 9 33 3.0-4 . 36 Jack Sherlock 13 15 17 32 7.0-29 3.0-17 12 Trey Carr 14 20 11 31 . . 43 Auston LaBlance 14 10 17 27 2.0-6 0.5-1 38 Jake Gentile 13 17 10 27 5.0-17 1.0-9 94 Kellen Soulek 12 12 14 26 3.0-15 2.0-12 4 Tom Peitz 14 14 9 23 1.0-11 1.0-11 93 Landon Schultz 14 9 12 21 1.0-2 . 20 Freeman Simmons 14 9 3 12 . . 58 Chase Kern 10 4 4 8 2.5-9 1.5-8 24 Nick Farina 14 6 1 7 . . 45 Kevin Klocek 4 5 1 6 2.5-7 1.5-6 81 Matt Raymond 11 5 1 6 . . 8 Cody Hazelett 14 4 2 6 . . 32 Kyle Paris 11 3 2 5 . . 40 Trevor Sikkink 6 2 3 5 . . 92 Jay Carlson 14 2 3 5 . . 39 Chad Strehlow 5 2 2 4 . . 21 Ezekiel Herndon 8 1 3 4 . . 80 Trevor Wesley 14 3 . 3 . . 13 Mark Pickerel 5 2 1 3 . . 44 Brady Mengarelli 14 2 . 2 . . TM TEAM 9 2 . 2 . . 31 Zach Zenner 14 2 . 2 . . 19 Jake Wieneke 14 1 . 1 . . 83 Jason Schneider 14 1 . 1 . . 30 Reggie Gandy 7 1 . 1 . . 34 Austin Benson 6 1 . 1 . . 28 Chris Balster 9 . 1 1 . . 56 Thayer Trenhaile 13 1 . 1 . . 61 Dylan Seiter 14 1 . 1 . . 6 Austin Sumner 7 1 . 1 . . 9 Ethan Sawyer 14 1 . 1 . . Total.......... 14 520 442 962 65-199 15-76 Opponents...... 14 493 504 997 72-252 34-170

|---PASS DEF---| |-FUMBLES-| BLKD INT-YDS PBU QBH RCV-YDS FF KICK . 1 2 1-11 . . 1-0 6 1 . . . . 3 . 1-1 2 . 3-15 2 . . 1 . 1-30 2 . . . . . 2 4 . . 2 . . 2 . . . 1-0 1 1 1-0 1 1 1-4 . 3 . . . 2-0 8 . . . . . 5 5 1-0 1 . 2-7 10 . 1-0 . . . . 2 . . 1 1-9 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-66 54 22 6-12 8 4 16-130 42 24 5-4 6 2

INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 32, by Zach Zenner, at North Dakota State, 12-6-14 RUSHING YARDS: 252, by Zach Zenner, at Montana State, 11-29-14 RUSHING TDS: 4, by Zach Zenner, at Montana State, 11-29-14 LONG RUSH: 94 yards (for TD), by Zach Zenner, at Indiana State, 11-8-14 PASS ATTEMPTS: 42, by Zach Lujan, vs. Youngstown, 10-25-14 COMPLETIONS: 28, by Zach Lujan, vs. Youngstown State, 10-25-14 YARDS PASSING: 395, by Austin Sumner, vs. South Dakota, 11-22-14 PASSING TDS: 6, by Austin Sumner, vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-14 RECEPTIONS: 10, by Jake Wieneke, vs. Youngstown State, 10-25-14, and vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-14 YARDS RECEIVING: 183, by Jake Wieneke, vs. Missouri State, 10-11-14 RECEIVING TDS: 3, by Jake Wieneke, vs. Missouri State, 10-11-14, and Western Illinois, 11-15-14

LONG RECEPTION: ^91 yards (for TD), by Jake Wieneke, at Indiana State, 11-8-14 FIELD GOALS: 3, by Justin Syrovatka, vs. South Dakota, 11-22-14 LONG FIELD GOAL: 46 yards, by Justin Syrovatka, vs. Cal Poly, 9-6-14, and at Indiana State, 11-8-14 PUNTS: 6, by Ethan Sawyer, at Missouri, 8-30-14, and at Northern Iowa, 10-18-14 PUNTING AVERAGE: 49.3 yards, by Ethan Sawyer, vs. South Dakota, 11-22-14 LONG PUNT: 61 yards, by Ethan Sawyer, vs. South Dakota, 11-22-14 LONG PUNT RETURN: 80 yards, by Je Ryan Butler, at North Dakota State, 12-6-14 LONG KICKOFF RETURN: 46 yards, by Brady Mengarelli, vs. South Dakota, 11-22-14 TACKLES: 20, by T.J. Lally, at NDSU, 11-1-14 TACKLES FOR LOSS: 3.5, by Jack Sherlock, at Northern Iowa, 10-18-14 SACKS: 2.0, by Jack Sherlock, at UNI, 10-18-14 INTERCEPTIONS: 1, by 10 different players

TOP PERFORMANCES 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES Zach Zenner • at Missouri, 8-30-14 • 17 carries, 103 yards, 2 TD Zach Zenner • vs. Cal Poly, 9-6-14 • 30 carries, 193 yards, 1 TD Zach Zenner • at Southern Utah, 9-13-14 • 25 carries, 140 yards Zach Zenner • vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 9-20-14 • 23 carries, 209 yards, 3 TD Zach Zenner • vs. Southern Illinois, 10-4-14 • 27 carries, 144 yards Zach Zenner • vs. Missouri State, 10-11-14 • 27 carries, 149 yards, 1 TD Zach Zenner • vs. Youngstown State, 10-25-14 • 25 carries, 119 yards, 1 TD Zach Zenner • at Indiana State, 11-8-14 • 27 carries, 193 yards, 2 TD Zach Zenner • vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-14 • 17 carries, 132 yards, 2 TD Zach Zenner • at Montana State, 11-29-14 • 23 carries, 252 yards, 4 TD Zach Zenner • at North Dakota State, 12-6-14 • 32 carries, 133 yards, 2 TD

100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES Jake Wieneke • at Missouri, 8-30-14 • 6 receptions, 107 yards Jake Wieneke • at Illinois State, 10-4-14 • 7 receptions, 116 yards, 1 TD Jake Wieneke • vs. Missouri State, 10-11-14 • 8 receptions, 183 yards, 3 TD Jason Schneider • vs. Missouri State, 10-11-14 • 7 receptions, 105 yards Jason Schneider • at Northern Iowa, 10-18-14 • 9 receptions, 117 yards Jake Wieneke • vs. Youngstown State, 10-25-14 • 10 receptions, 178 yards, 1 TD Jake Wieneke • at Indiana State, 11-8-14 • 6 receptions, 172 yards, 2 TD Jake Wieneke • vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-14 • 10 receptions, 159 yards, 3 TD Jason Schneider • vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-14 • 7 receptions, 114 yards, 2 TD Jake Wieneke • vs. South Dakota, 11-22-14 • 6 receptions, 177 yards, 1 TD

300-YARD PASSING GAMES Zach Lujan • vs. Missouri State, 10-11-14 • 17-of-28, 310 yards, 3 TD Zach Lujan • vs. Youngstown State, 10-25-14 • 28-of-42, 329 yards, 2 TD Austin Sumner • vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-14 • 21-of-37, 366 yards, 6 TD Austin Sumner • vs. South Dakota, 11-22-14 • 16-of-28, 395 yards, 3 TD

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2014 STATISTICS GAME-BY-GAME COMPARISON -----FIRST DOWNS------RUSHING---PASSING--TOTAL OFFENSEOPPONENT SCORE TOTAL RUSH PASS PEN NUMBER-YARDS COMP-ATT-INT YARDS PLAYS-YARDS RETURN YDS TURNOVERS Missouri 18-38 15/19 4/13 10/6 1/0 32-119/39-215 23-32-2/13-21-0 246/178 64-365/60-393 20/149 3/0 Cal Poly 44-18 25/20 14/14 8/6 3/0 39-318/51-226 12-20-1/16-21-0 184/202 59-502/72-428 88/100 1/0 Southern Utah 26-6 25/13 11/6 11/7 3/0 50-230/38-150 13-24-2/9-21-3 162/113 74-392/59-263 32/25 2/3 UW-Oshkosh 41-3 24/12 14/6 9/6 1/0 49-292/25-72 15-22-0/21-30-1 205/164 71-497/55-236 115/82 0/2 Illinois State 10-45 21/21 5/14 15/6 1/1 37-139/45-331 20-40-1/7-19-1 294/168 77-433/64-499 135/130 4/2 Missouri State 32-28 18/15 6/11 11/4 1/0 37-129/39-136 17-30-3/12-25-1 310/113 67-439/64-249 128/104 3/1 Northern Iowa 31-28 21/15 5/5 14/7 2/3 41-94/25-122 21-38-3/20-35-3 223/178 79-317/60-300 91/154 3/3 Youngstown State 27-30 26/18 7/7 19/11 0/0 42-137/29-163 28-42-0/16-27-0 329/256 84-466/56-419 100/87 0/0 North Dakota State 17-37 12/21 5/16 7/5 0/0 23-89/53-290 14-28-1/12-20-1 187/115 51-276/73-405 40/92 2/1 Indiana State 32-17 20/18 4/7 15/9 1/2 34-212/29-116 21-35-2/28-48-1 298/206 69-510/77-322 67/126 2/3 Western Illinois 59-24 30/22 9/11 16/9 5/2 35-181/40-188 21-37-0/14-27-2 366/214 72-547/67-402 95/96 0/3 South Dakota 37-14 20/24 3/7 15/15 2/2 34-120/28-184 18-30-0/22-48-1 427/254 64-547/76-438 92/47 0/1 Montana State 47-40 21/24 9/12 10/11 2/1 31-277/48-198 19-28-0/20-37-0 249/294 59-526/85-492 170/161 0/1 North Dakota State 24-27 20/21 9/9 6/9 5/3 36-143/39-181 13-22-1/14-25-0 132/235 58-275/64-416 110/40 1/0 TOTALS 445-355 298/263 105/138 166/111 27/14 520-2,480/528-2,572 255-428-16/224-404-14 3,612/2,690 948-6,092/932-5,262 1,283/1,393 21/20

TEAM GAME HIGHS POINTS: 59, vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-14 RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 50, at Southern Utah, 9-13-14 RUSHING YARDS: 318, vs. Cal Poly, 9-6-14 YARDS PER RUSH: 8.9, at Montana State, 11-29-14 RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS: 4, at Montana State, 11-29-14 PASS ATTEMPTS: 42, vs. Youngstown State, 10-25-14 PASS COMPLETIONS: 28, vs. Youngstown State, 10-25-14 YARDS PASSING: 427, vs. South Dakota, 11-22-14

YARDS PER PASS: 14.2, vs. South Dakota, 11-22-14 PASSING TOUCHDOWNS: 6, vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-14 TOTAL PLAYS: 84, vs. Youngstown State, 10-25-14 TOTAL OFFENSE: 547 yards, vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-14, and vs. South Dakota, 11-22-14 YARDS PER PLAY: 8.9, at Montana State, 11-29-14 FIRST DOWNS: 30, vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-14 PENALTIES: 11, vs. Missouri State, 10-11-14 PENALTY YARDS: 92, vs. Missouri State, 10-11-14

TURNOVERS BY: 4, at Illinois State, 10-4-14 TURNOVERS FORCED: 3, four times (last: vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-14) INTERCEPTIONS: 3, at Southern Utah, 9-13-14, and at Northern Iowa, 10-18-14 FUMBLES RECOVERED: 2, at Indiana State, 11-8-14 SACKS BY: 3, vs. Cal Poly, 9-6-14, and at Northern Iowa, 10-18-14

2014 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 [152] Illinois State New Hampshire Eastern Washington Coastal Carolina (S.C.) Sam Houston State (Texas) Villanova (Pa.) Chattanooga (Tenn.) Jacksonville State (Ala.) Northern Iowa Fordham (N.Y.) South Dakota State Montana Southeastern Louisiana Harvard (Mass.) Richmond (Va.) Liberty (Va.) James Madison (Va.) Indiana State Montana State Eastern Kentucky Youngstown State (Ohio) Bethune-Cookman (Fla.) Sacred Heart (Conn.) Idaho State

15-1 13-2 12-2 11-3 12-2 11-5 11-3 10-4 10-2 9-5 11-3 9-5 9-5 9-4 10-0 9-5 9-5 9-4 8-6 8-5 9-4 7-5 9-3 9-3 8-4

3,800 3,630 3,475 3,161 3,046 2,936 2,894 2,701 2,585 2,332 2,234 2,033 1,969 1,729 1,502 1,422 1,365 1,170 1,162 1,144 992 422 347 325 318

Others receiving votes: William & Mary (Va.) 247, Stephen F. Austin (Texas) 167, McNeese State (La.) 52, Charleston Southern (S.C.) 37, North Carolina A&T 31, Yale (Conn.) 31, Alcorn State (Miss.) 30, Southern Illinois 22, Morgan State (Md.) 16, Lamar (Texas) 13, San Diego (Calif.) 12, Northern Arizona 10, Dartmouth (N.H.) 9, Cal Poly 6, Samford (Ala.) 6, Bucknell (Pa.) 4, Albany (N.Y.) 3, Bryant (R.I.) 3. Notes: First-place votes in brackets; opponents listed in bold.

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North Dakota State [25] Illinois State New Hampshire Eastern Washington Coastal Carolina (S.C.) Sam Houston State (Texas) Villanova (Pa.) Chattanooga (Tenn.) Jacksonville State (Ala.) Northern Iowa Montana Southeastern Louisiana South Dakota State Fordham (N.Y.) Harvard (Mass.) Richmond (Va.) Liberty (Va.) Indiana State James Madison (Va.) Montana State Eastern Kentucky Bethune-Cookman (Fla.) Sacred Heart (Conn.) William & Mary (Va.) Youngstown State (Ohio)

15-1 13-2 12-2 11-3 12-2 11-5 11-3 10-4 10-2 9-5 9-5 9-4 9-5 11-3 10-0 9-5 9-5 8-6 9-4 8-5 9-4 9-3 9-3 7-5 7-5

625 600 568 527 516 463 458 434 414 389 356 348 335 312 251 237 214 213 202 167 139 96 64 58 44

Others receiving votes: Stephen F. Austin (Texas) 20, Idaho State 15, Alcorn State (Miss.) 14, Cal Poly 13, Charleston Southern (S.C.) 12, Morgan State (Md.) 8, San Diego (Calif.) 6, Northern Arizona 3, McNeese State (La.) 3, Yale (Conn.) 1. Notes: First-place votes in brackets; opponents listed in bold.

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ALL-CONFERENCE ST. LOUIS – Highlighted by three-time first-team running back Zach Zenner, the South Dakota State University football team placed 10 players on the 2014 all-Missouri Valley Football Conference Team. A senior from Eagan, Minnesota, Zenner racked up 1,634 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground during the regular season in becoming the MVFC’s career rushing leader with more than 6,000 yards. He also caught 25 passes for 256 yards and three scores. Zenner rushed for 100 or more yards in nine of 12 regular season games and scored at least one touchdown in 11 contests. A three-time selection, Zenner finished second in the league rushing race in 2014 after leading the MVFC during both the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Joining Zenner on the first team were offensive tackle Trevor Greger and wide receiver Jake Wieneke. Greger helped pave the way for Zenner, starting 11 of 12 regular season games at right tackle for a team that averaged 31.2 points and 440.9 yards of total offense per game. A Wagner native, Greger entered the FCS playoffs having started 40 of the last 41 Jackrabbit games. Wieneke, who was named earlier as the MVFC Freshman of the Year, became the first freshman in league history to top 1,000 receiving yards in a season, finishing the regular season with 1,318 yards on 66 receptions with 15 touchdowns. He recorded seven 100-yard games during the regular season and caught a touchdown pass in all eight league games. The other half of SDSU’s potent wide receiver tandem, Jason Schneider, earned second-team all-MVFC honors after hauling in 53 receptions for 764 yards and six touchdowns. A first-team all-conference selection last year, Schneider turned in three 100-yard receiving games in 2014. Two members of the Jackrabbit defense, defensive tackle Cole Langer and linebacker T.J. Lally, also were named to the all-MVFC Second Team. A sophomore from Dell Rapids, Langer was credited with 41 tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack, in 12 starts. He was a member of the MVFC All-Newcomer Team in 2013.

Lally posted a team-best 95 tackles during the regular season, registering double figures in stops three times, including a career-best 20 in a Nov. 1 matchup at North Dakota State. A Chicago native, Lally received second-team honors for the second time after an all-league season in 2012. Rounding out the Jackrabbits’ second-team selections was senior kicker Justin Syrovatka, who moved up to the second team after earning honorable mention recognition in 2012. A Sioux Falls native, Syrovatka missed only one kick during the regular season, going 16-of-17 on field goals and a perfect 42-of-42 on extra points for 90 points. Syrovatka made a field goal in all 12 regular season games and connected on his final 13 field goal attempts with a long of 46 yards. Three other Jackrabbits received honorable mention recognition, including senior quarterback Austin Sumner, who helped lead the Jackrabbits on their playoff push down the stretch after rejoining the starting lineup after missing the first half of the conference season due to a foot injury. In four league starts, Sumner completed 72-of-128 passes for 1,246 yards and 12 touchdowns against three interceptions. He topped the 300-yard in the last two regular season contests, including a career-high 395 yards in the Nov. 22 regular season finale against South Dakota. Also earning honorable mention were center Jacob Ohnesorge and cornerback Jimmie Forsythe. Ohnesorge, a redshirt freshman from Waunakee, Wisconsin, started all 12 regular season games at center and was named the team’s Offensive Lineman of the Week on five occasions. Forsythe, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska, finished second on the team with seven pass breakups and added an interception during the regular season. He also was fifth on the team in tackles with 47. Running back Marshaun Coprich and quarterback Tre Roberson of MVFC co-champion Illinois State were named Offensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, respectively, and head coach Brock Spack received Bruce Craddock Valley Football Coach of the Year honors. North Dakota State defensive end Kyle Emanuel was named Defensive Player of the Year.

2014 ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE QB: Tre Roberson, Illinois State RB: Marshaun Coprich, Illinois State RB: David Johnson, Northern Iowa RB: Zach Zenner, SDSU FB: Andrew Bonnet, North Dakota St. WR: Lance Lenoir, Western Illinois WR: Jake Wieneke, SDSU TE: MyCole Pruitt, Southern Illinois OL: Jermaine Barton, Illinois State OL: Trevor Greger, SDSU OL: Joe Haeg, North Dakota State OL: Jesse Hinz, North Dakota State OL: Jack Rummells, Northern Iowa PK: Michael Schmadeke, No. Iowa LS: Chris Highland, Illinois State

FIRST -TEAM DEFENSE DL: Teddy Corwin, Illinois State. DL: Kyle Emanuel, North Dakota St. DL: Derek Rivers, Youngstown State DL: Xavier Williams, Northern Iowa LB: Jake Farley, Northern Iowa LB: Carlton Littlejohn, N. Dakota St. LB: Pat Meehan, Illinois State LB: Connor Underwood, Indiana St. DB: Christian Dudzik, N. Dakota St. DB: Colten Heagle, North Dakota St. DB: Tim Kilfoy, Northern Iowa DB: Caleb Schaffitzel, Missouri St. P: Ben LeCompte, North Dakota St. RS: Tay Willis, Southern Illinois

SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE QB: Mike Perish, Indiana State RB: John Crockett, North Dakota St. RB: Martin Ruiz, Youngstown State FB: Bryce Holm, Illinois State WR: Lechein Neblett, Illinois State WR: Jason Schneider, SDSU TE: Jame O’Shaughnessy, Illinois St. OL: Rocco Ammons, Illinois State OL: Corey Boemer, Southern Illinois OL: Robert Booker, Missouri State OL: Richard Galbierz, Missouri State OL: Aaron Jelovic, Indiana State PK: Justin Syrovatka, SDSU LS: Thor Hadfield, Southern Illinois

SECOND -TEAM DEFENSE DL: Isaac Ales, Northern Iowa DL: Cole Langer, SDSU DL: Bradon Prate, Illinois State DL: Terrell Williams, Youngstown St. LB: Travis Beck, North Dakota State LB: Kevin Kintzel, Western Illinois DL: T.J. Lally, SDSU LB: Brett McMakin, Northern Iowa DB: Mike Banks, Illinois State DB: Deiondré Hall, Northern Iowa DB: Mark Sewall, Indiana State DB: Travis Starks, Indiana State P: C.J. Laros, Illinois State RS: Chad Owens, Northern Iowa

Honorable Mention — Illinois State: RS Tevin Allen, OL Mike Liedtke, DB Donate McCoy, DL David Perkins • Indiana State: LS Josh Appel, WR Gary Owens, LB Kendall Walker • Missouri State: LB Dylan Cole, TE Gannon Sinclair, P Chris Sullens • North Dakota State: PK Adam KellerWR Zach Vraa, QB Carson Wentz • Northern Iowa: OL Ryan Bingaman, DB Makinton Dorleant, LB Mac O’Brien • South Dakota: P/K Miles Bergner, WR Eric Shufford, LB John Wessel • SDSU: DB Jimmie Forsythe, OL Jacob Ohnesorge, QB Austin Sumner • Southern Illinois: FB Hans Carmien, RS LaSteven McKinney, LB Tyler Williamson • Western Illinois: RB J.C. Baker, QB Trenton Norvell, OL Matt Zobrist • Youngstown State: DB Donald A’Alesio, LS Nathan Gibbs, LB Dubem Nwadiogbu, WR Andrew Williams

2014 MVFC ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM OFFENSE RB: Calan Crowder, Missouri State OT: Sam Ellifrits, Missouri State QB: Mark Iannotti, Southern Illinois OL: Jeremy Kelly, North Dakota State QB: Zach Lujan, SDSU WR: Gary Owens, Indiana State

QB: Tre Roberson, Illinois State WR: Eric Shufford, South Dakota OL: Justin Spencer, Youngstown State QB Hunter Wells, Youngstown State WR: Jake Wieneke, SDSU

DEFENSE DL: Cecil Bratton, Missouri State DB: Trey Carr, SDSU DB: Tre Dempsey, North Dakota State DB: Nate Dortch, Youngstown State LB: Oshay Dunmore, Illinois State DB: Rondell Green, Indiana State

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2014 AWARDS

ZACH ZENNER

JAKE WIENEKE

T.J. LALLY

JUSTIN SYROVATKA

ANDREW MUELLER

Team Most Valuable Player

Offensive MVP

Defensive MVP

Special Teams MVP

Effort Award

JASON SCHNEIDER

THOR RIEMER

DALTON COX

ALEX ROMENESKO

Scholar-Athlete Award

Scout Offense Player of the Year

Scout Defense Player of the Year

Scout Special Teams Player of the Year

MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE AWARDS

MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Zach Zenner (Sept. 6) Austin Sumner (Nov. 15) MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK Justin Syrovatka (Nov. 22) MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK Jake Wieneke (Oct. 11, Nov. 15) MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK Dylan Seiter (Sept. 6) Andrew Mueller (Nov. 8) ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM Trevor Greger Jake Wieneke Zach Zenner ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM T.J. Lally Cole Langer Jason Schneider Justin Syrovatka

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ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION Jimmie Forsythe Jacob Ohnesorge Austin Sumner MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM Trey Carr Zach Lujan Jake Wieneke MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Jake Wieneke ALL-AMERICA AWARDS

SPORTS NETWORK FCS ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM Zach Zenner SPORTS NETWORK FCS ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM Jake Wieneke COLLEGE SPORTING NEWS FCS FABULOUS FIFTY Jake Wieneke Zach Zenner COLLEGE SPORTING NEWS FCS FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Jake Wieneke COLLEGE FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE AWARDS

AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION ALL-AMERICA TEAM Zach Zenner

NATIONAL RUNNING BACK OF THE WEEK Zach Zenner (Nov. 8)

WALTER CAMP FCS ALL-AMERICA TEAM Zach Zenner

NATIONAL WIDE RECEIVER OF THE WEEK Jake Wieneke (Oct. 11)

ASSOCIATED PRESS FCS ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM Zach Zenner

FCS NATIONAL PERFORMER OF THE YEAR TROPHY WATCH LIST Zach Zenner

ASSOCIATED PRESS FCS ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM Justin Syrovatka Jake Wieneke

FCS ELITE PLACEKICKER AWARD Justin Syrovatka

FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SUBDIVISION ATHLETIC DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION ALL-AMERICA TEAM Zach Zenner

NATIONAL ALL-STAR Zach Zenner (Sept. 6) Austin Sumner (Nov. 15)

COLLEGE SPORTING NEWS AWARDS

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2014 AWARDS SPORTS NETWORK AWARDS

NATIONAL FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK Jake Wieneke (Oct. 11) OTHER AWARDS

ALLSTATE AFCA GOOD WORKS TEAM Zach Zenner

MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC HONORABLE MENTION Jesse Bobbit Shayne Gottlob Ethan Sawyer

WILLIAM V. CAMPBELL TROPHY FINALIST Zach Zenner WALTER PAYTON AWARD FINALIST Zach Zenner JERRY RICE AWARD FINALIST Jake Wieneke HAMMER STRENGTH ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Zach Zenner ACADEMIC AWARDS

MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC FIRST TEAM Jason Schneider Zach Zenner

MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC SECOND TEAM Cole Langer Nick Mears Nick Purcell

CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA TEAM MEMBER OF THE YEAR Zach Zenner MICKEY CHARLES ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Zach Zenner FCS ATHLETIC DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION ACADEMIC ALL-STAR TEAM Jason Schneider Zach Zenner

CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 6 Cole Langer Nick Mears Nick Purcell Ethan Sawyer Jason Schneider Zach Zenner

FCS ATHLETIC DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT Zach Zenner

CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM Nick Purcell Jason Schneider Zach Zenner

HAMPSHIRE HONOR SOCIETY Andrew Mueller Justin Syrovatka Nick Purcell Eric Tuschen Dom Wright Ethan Sawyer Jason Schneider Zach Zenner

NCAA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT Zach Zenner

TEAM PLAYERS OF THE WEEK AUG. 30 AT MISSOURI Offense: Zach Lujan, Jacob Ohnesorge Defense: Jimmie Forsythe Special Teams: Justin Syrovatka Scout Offense: Jordan Brown, Thor Riemer Scout Defense: Christian Banasiak Scout Special Teams: Malik Bondon Effort: Austin Sumner

OCT. 11 VS. MISSOURI STATE Offense: Jake Wieneke, Jacob Ohnesorge Defense: T.J. Lally, J.R. Plote Special Teams: Connor Landberg Scout Offense: Dalton Douglas, Isaac Wallace Scout Defense: Rufus Martin Scout Special Teams: Emmanuel Ehrich Effort: Kyle Paris

SEPT. 6 VS. CAL POLY Offense: Zach Zenner, Bryce Siverling Defense: T.J. Lally, Jake Gentile Special Teams: Ethan Sawyer, Chad Strehlow Scout Offense: Thor Riemer Scout Defense: Dalton Cox Scout Special Teams: Alex Romenesko Effort: Jake Gentile

OCT. 18 AT NORTHERN IOWA Offense: Jason Schneider, Jacob Ohnesorge Defense: Entire Defense Special Teams: Ethan Sawyer, Justin Syrovatka Scout Offense: Trevor Sikkink Scout Defense: Tywan Ramsey Scout Special Teams: Makiah Slade Effort: Nick Mears

SEPT. 13 AT SOUTHERN UTAH Offense: Jason Schneider, Jacob Ohnesorge Defense: Shayne Gottlob, Trey Carr Special Teams: Je Ryan Butler, Ethan Sawyer Scout Offense: Thor Riemer Scout Defense: Alex Romenesko Scout Special Teams: Emmanuel Ehrich Effort: Brady Mengarelli, Jesse Bobbit

OCT. 25 VS. YOUNGSTOWN STATE Offense: Zach Lujan, Dylan Seiter Defense: Jimmie Forsythe Special Teams: Je Ryan Butler Scout Offense: Isaac Wallace Scout Defense: Rufus Martin Scout Special Teams: Emmanuel Ehrich Effort: Zach Zenner

SEPT. 20 VS. WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH Offense: Zach Zenner, Jacob Ohnesorge Defense: T.J. Lally Special Teams: Je Ryan Butler Scout Offense: Jacob Menage Scout Defense: Tiano Pupungatoa Scout Special Teams: Trevor Sikkink Effort: Kevin Klocek

NOV. 1 AT NORTH DAKOTA STATE Offense: Zach Zenner, Cam Jones Defense: Cole Langer Special Teams: Ethan Sawyer Scout Offense: Isaac Wallace, Jacob VanderHeiden Scout Defense: Dalton Cox Scout Special Teams: Makiah Slade Effort: Cole Langer

OCT. 4 AT ILLINOIS STATE Offense: Jake Wieneke, Jacob Ohnesorge Defense: Trey Carr Special Teams: Jake Gentile Scout Offense: Mitchell Nissen Scout Defense: Dalton Cox Scout Special Teams: Ezekiel Herndon Effort: Trey Carr

NOV. 8 AT INDIANA STATE Offense: Zach Zenner, Andrew Mueller Defense: Melvin Taveras, J.R. Plote Special Teams: Justin Syrovatka Scout Offense: Eric Kleinschmit Scout Defense: Eric Kelly Scout Special Teams: Alex Romenesko, Jacob Menage Effort: Andrew Mueller

NOV. 15 VS. WESTERN ILLINOIS Offense: Austin Sumner, Jake Wieneke, Bryce Siverling Defense: Jesse Bobbit, Jake Gentile Special Teams: Trevor Wesley Scout Offense: Jordan Brown Scout Defense: Dalton Cox Scout Special Teams: Quinten Hunt Effort: Austin Sumner NOV. 22 VS. SOUTH DAKOTA Offense: Austin Sumner, Dylan Seiter Defense: Jesse Bobbit, Je Ryan Butler Special Teams: Justin Syrovatka Scout Offense: Jacob Vander Heiden, Jacob Menage Scout Defense: Emmanuel Ehrich Scout Special Teams: Jackson Love NOV. 29 AT MONTANA STATE Offense: Zach Zenner, Cam Jones Defense: Jesse Bobbit, Cole Langer Special Teams: Trevor Wesley Scout Offense: Dalton Douglas Scout Defense: Dalton Cox Scout Special Teams: Isaac Wallace DEC. 6 AT NORTH DAKOTA STATE Offense: Zach Zenner, Dylan Seiter Defense: Jesse Bobbit Special Teams: Je Ryan Butler Scout Offense: Jacob VanderHeiden Scout Defense: Alex Romenesko Scout Special Teams: Case Wiarda Effort: 16 Seniors

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ACADEMIC HONORS The 2014 season was another banner season both on the field and in the classroom for the South Dakota State University football team. For the sixth consecutive year, the Jackrabbits were presented with the Missouri Valley Football Conference Team Academic Award. SDSU, which has received the award each season it has been a member of the conference, compiled a 3.0x team grade-point average during the 2013-14 season. Several Jackrabbit football players were honored individually for their work in the classroom, highlighted by Capital One Academic All-America First Team honorees Nick Purcell, Jason Schneider and Zach Zenner. Schneider and Zenner were each repeat selections to the First Team, which is determined through voting conducted by College Sports Information Directors of America. A three-time Academic All-American, Zenner was named Capital One Academic All-America Team Member of the Year with a 3.86 GPA while majoring in biology and pre-medicine. He continued a line of Jackrabbit running backs to earn to earn the recognition, joining two-time honoree Cory Koenig (2006-07), three-time selection Kyle Minett (2008-10) and Tyler Duffy (2010). A wide receiver, Schneider compiled a 3.97 GPA while majoring in pharmacy, while Purcell was honored with a perfect 4.0 GPA as a biology/ pre-medicine major. Three other Jackrabbits were honored for the first time on the Capital One Academic All-District 6 Team as senior punter Ethan Sawyer (3.88 GPA in biology, pre-medicine and Spanish, and sophomores Cole Langer (3.78 GPA in mechanical engineering) and Nick Mears (4.0 GPA in economics) were selected. 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 six members of the Academic All-District squad also represented the Jackrabbits on the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic Team. Schneider and Zenner were first-team honorees, with Langer, Mears and Purcell on the second team. Sawyer was an honorable mention selections, in addition to linebacker Jesse Bobbit and defensive lineman Shayne Gottlob. The Jackrabbits have led the Missouri Valley Football Conference in number of all-academic team selections in six of their seven seasons as a member of the league. Previously, SDSU led the Great West Football Conference in all-academic honorees from 2005-07. Concluding the academic honors, 62 members of the South Dakota State University football team were recognized on the 2014-15 Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll, as announced by conference officials in June. Outgoing seniors Brandon Hubert and Taylor Suess were bestowedthe league’s highest academic honor as they were named recipients of the President’s Council Academic Excellence Award. To receive the award, a student-athlete is required to have a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade-point average, be within 18 hours of graduation and participated in athletics for at least two years. In addition, 28 Jackrabbit student-athletes were named recipients of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award for compiling a GPA of at least 3.2 for the previous two semesters. Freshmen are not eligible for the award. The 62 Jackrabbits named to the MVFC Honor Roll recorded at least a 3.0 GPA during the fall 2014 semester, and were enrolled in at least 12 credits. Nearly 500 student-athletes league-wide were honored.

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2014 MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC FIRST TEAM • Corey Boemer, Southern Illinois, Sr., OL, 3.89, Biological Sciences • Kyle Emanuel, North Dakota State, Sr., DE, 3.66, Construction Management • Jake Farley, Northern Iowa, Sr. LB, 3.69, Finance • Jess Hinz, Youngstown State, Sr., OL, 3.71, Criminal Justice/Spanish • David Johnson, Northern Iowa, Sr., RB, 3.39, Physical Education • Caleb Schaffitzel, Missouri State, Sr., S, 3.93, Wildlife Conservation & Mgmt. • Jason Schneider, SDSU, Sr., WR, 3.97, Pharmacy • Esley Thorton, North Dakota State, Sr., LB, 3.92, Exercise Science • Zach Vraa, North Dakota State, Sr., WR, 3.51, Sport Management • Carson Wentz, North Dakota State, Jr., QB, 4.00, Health/Physical Education • Zach Zenner, SDSU, Sr., RB, 3.86, Biology/Pre-Medicine

2014 MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC SECOND TEAM • Isaac Ales, Northern Iowa, Jr., DL, 3.41, Physical Education • Andrew Beisel, Missouri State, Sr., LB, 3.59, Logistics/Supply Chain Mgmt. • Max Busher, Northern Iowa, Sr., LB, 3.59, Organizational Leadership • Dylan Cole, Missouri State, So., LB, 3.62, Sales Management • Christian Dudzik, North Dakota State, Sr., DB, 3.48, Sport Mgmt./Philosophy • Chip Holtschlag, Western Illinois, Sr., DE, 3.60, Biology • Collin Keoshian, Illinois State, Sr., DT, 3.50, University Studies • Cole Langer, SDSU, So., DL, 3.78, Mechanical Engineering • Nick Mears, SDSU, So., DB, 4.00, Economics • Nick Purcell, SDSU, Sr., OL, 4.00, Biology/Pre-Medicine • Jack Rummells, Northern Iowa, Sr., OL, 3.51, Movement & Exercise Science • Mark Sewall, Indiana State, Jr., DB, 3.51, Marketing

HONORABLE MENTION IIllinois State: DB Mike Banks, LS Chris Highland, OL Mark Spelman • Indiana State: LB Jameer Thurman, LB Kendall Walker • North Dakota State: PK Adam Keller, RB Chase Morlock • Northern Iowa: OL/TE Jacob Rathmacher • South Dakota: P/K Miles Bergner, WR Josh VanderMaten • South Dakota State: LB Jesse Bobbit, DL Shayne Gottlob, P Ethan Sawyer • Southern Illinois: LB Chase Allen, LS Thor Hadfield • Youngstown State: TE Nate Adams

2014-15 MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL Presidents Council Academic Award: Nick Purcell, Ethan Sawyer, Jason Schneider, Zach Zenner Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award: Brandon Andrews, Austin Benson, Jesse Bobbit, Nick Farina, Tyler Finnes, Shayne Gottlob, Caleb Lang, Cole Langer, Kane Louscher, Nick Mears, Brady Mengarelli, Andrew Mueller, J.R. Plote, Nick Purcell, Ethan Sawyer, Jason Schneider, Patrick Schuster, Trevor Sikkink, Bryce Siverling, Chad Strehlow, Austin Sumner, Justin Syrovatka, Thayer Trenhaile, Eric Tuschen, Mitch Vejvoda, Jake Wieneke, Zach Zenner, Travis Zimmerman Honor Roll: Brandon Andrews, Chris Balster, Austin Benson, Jesse Bobbit, Je Ryan Butler, Jay Carlson, Dalton Cox, Tory Dibb, Nick Farina, Tyler Finnes, Reggie Gandy, Shayne Gottlob, Cody Hazelett, Ezekiel Herndon, Quinten Hunt, Cam Jones, Eric Kelly, Auston LaBlance, T.J. Lally, Connor Landberg, Caleb Lang, Cole Langer, Seth Lansman, Mason Leiseth, Tyler Lindsey, Kane Louscher, Jackson Love, Zach Lujan, Nick Mears, Jacob Menage, Brady Mengarelli, Zach Morehead, Andrew Mueller, Erik Ode, Ryan Ode, Jacob Ohnesorge, Kyle Paris, Ron Pavlik, Tom Peitz, J.R. Plote, Nick Purcell, Matt Raymond, Isaac Rodriguez, Ethan Sawyer, Jason Schneider, Patrick Schuster, Trevor Sikkink, Bryce Siverling, Chad Strehlow, Austin Sumner, Matt Swallow, Justin Syrovatka, Thayer Trenhaile, Eric Tuschen, Mitch Vejvoda, Tyler Weir, Jake Wieneke, Keith Wolverton, Dom Wright, Zach Zanello, Zach Zenner, Travis Zimmerman

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS THE LAST TIME ... SDSU SHUT OUT AN OPPONENT HOME: 11-9-2013, vs. Indiana State, 29-0 AWAY: 10-10-1998, at St. Cloud State, 27-0 SDSU WAS SHUT OUT BY AN OPPONENT HOME: 9-28-2013, by North Dakota State, 20-0 AWAY: 9-17-2005, at Montana, 7-0 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 OPPONENT RETURNED KICKOFF FOR TOUCHDOWN HOME: 9-14-2013 — 82 yards by Xavier Roberson, Southeastern Louisiana AWAY: 10-4-2014 — 95 yards by Tevin Allen, Illinois State SDSU RETURNED A PUNT FOR TOUCHDOWN HOME: 10-26-2013 — 80 yards, by Je Ryan Butler, vs. Northern Iowa AWAY: 11-28-2009 — Blocked punt recovered in end zone by Corey Jeske, at Montana OPPONENT 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: 10-5-2013 — 89 yards by Charles Elmore, vs. Southern Illinois AWAY: 10-18-2014 — 30 yards by Dallas Brown, at Northern Iowa OPPONENT RETURNED INTERCEPTION FOR TD HOME: 10-27-2012 – 19 yards by Aronde Stanton, Youngstown State AWAY: 10-18-2014 – 58 yards by Ray Mitchell, Northern Iowa

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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 4-6-0 .400 3-7-0 .300

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POINTS PA 6 22 11 62 23 44 21 95 27 122 34 42 61 28 64 89 136 82 60 7 76 84

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13 51 131 123 107 183 381 311 287 247 338 197 137 185 123 80 170 376 238 278 170 111 129 186 247 175

27 144 76 211 203 175 116 105 230 186 151 114 212 119 158 153 135 97 70 166 243 247 280 185 259 227

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 2-4-0 .333 3-3-0 .500

3rd 3rd 4th 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 4th 1st 3rd 6th 4th 1st 1st 1st 4th 5th 4th 4th 4th 3rd

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52 60 53 129 208 168 215 208 247 157 116 152 98 68 107 221 149 191 121 84 75 120 151 130

37 51 16 25 14 36 19 7 64 44 31 15 19 48 59 58 76 53 50 131 64

18 38 127 90 75 84 153 75 111 62 119 75 111 76 81 59 33 74 123 149 163 110 176 96


YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS

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 2013 2014 117 Seasons

ALL GAMES W-L-T 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 9-5-0 9-5-0 564-451-38

POINTS CONFERENCE ONLY POINTS PCT PF PA W-L-T PCT PF PA FINISH .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 .643 405 330 5-3-0 .625 218 155 2nd .643 445 355 5-3-0 .625 245 223 4th .554 21,498 18,495 309-253-25 .548 12,391 11,014

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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE CAREER COACHING RECORDS COACH SEASONS John Stiegelmeier (1997-present) .............18 Ralph Ginn (1947-68) ...............................22 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 .............................116

OVERALL WON LOST TIED 120 86 0 113 89 9 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 2 555 446 38

PCT .583 .557 .523 .464 .669 .641 .573 .675 .474 .580 .639 .403 .500 .250 .643 .500 .600 .600 .300 .400 .588 .552

CONFERENCE ONLY WON LOST TIED PCT TITLES 79 54 0 .594 1 77 43 9 .632 9 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 0 304 250 25 .547 15

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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 OPPONENT 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 OPPONENT 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) OPPONENT 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: 9-13-2014 — by Trey Carr, at Southern Utah (second time in SDSU history) OPPONENT SCORED A DEFENSIVE EXTRA POINT AWAY: 10-25-2008 — by Larry Carter, Indiana State (only time in SDSU history)

COACHING HONORS SMALL COLLEGE REGIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR • Ralph Ginn (1961, 1963) AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION REGION 5 COACH OF THE YEAR • John Stiegelmeier (2007) NORTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE COACH OF THE YEAR • Wayne Haensel (1985) • Mike Daly (1991) • John Stiegelmeier (1999) GREAT WEST FOOTBALL CONFERENCE COACH OF THE YEAR • John Stiegelmeier (2007)

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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 18 years, 120-86 1 GWFC title (2007) 4 FCS playoff appearances (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014)

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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SDS 17 31 12 24 17 31 6 41 16 17 31 58 3 304

SDS 55 35 34 20 0 24 38 21 37 29 27 42 26 17 405

SDS 18 44 26 41 10 32 31 27 17 32 59 37 47 24 445

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 – 2013 (W-9, L-5) NCAA FCS Playoffs Opp Butler (Ind.) 14 at North Dakota 28 Southeastern Louisiana 26 at Nebraska 59 North Dakota State 20 Southern Illinois 27 at Western Illinois 14 at Missouri State 35 Northern Iowa (2 OT) 34 Indiana State 0 at South Dakota 12 at Youngstown State 13 NCAA Playoffs at Northern Arizona 7 at Eastern Washington 41 330 – 2014 (W-9, L-5) NCAA FCS Playoffs Opp at Missouri 38 Cal Poly 18 at Southern Utah 6 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 3 at Illinois State 45 Missouri State 28 at Northern Iowa 28 Youngstown State 30 at North Dakota State 37 at Indiana State 17 Western Illinois 24 South Dakota 14 NCAA Playoffs at Montana State 40 at North Dakota State 27 355


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 Butler (Ind.) 1-0-0 California-Davis 5-2-0 Cal Poly 3-5-0 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 Eastern Washington 0-1-0 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

LAST MTG 1956 1963 2004 1961 1949 1926 2013 2012 2014 1950 1933 2007 1988 2002 1935 1966 1928 1945 1934 1908 1934 1977 2010 1937 1927 1927 1983 1932 2012 1971 1972 2013 1951 2001 1904 1907 1964 2009 2000 1936 1975 1926 2003 1929 1979 1968 2011

OPPONENT Illinois State Indiana State Iowa State Kansas Kansas State Loras (Iowa) Louisville (Ky.) Loyola, Chicago Luther Macalester (Minn.) Madison High Manitoba University Marquette (Wis.) McNeese State (La.) Michigan State Minnesota Minnesota B Minnesota-Duluth Minn. State, Mankato Minn. State, Moorhead Minot State (N.D.) Missouri Missouri-Rolla Missouri State Montana Montana State Morningside (Iowa) Nebraska Nebraska-Kearney Nebraska-Omaha Nebraska Wesleyan Nevada-Las Vegas Nicholls State (La.) North Dakota North Dakota State Northern Arizona Northern Colorado Northern Iowa Northern State Northwest Missouri State Northwestern (Iowa) Oklahoma City Parsons (Kan) Pipestone (City) Portland State (Ore.) Quantico Marines Regis (Colo.)

RECORD 2-3-0 5-2-0 0-3-0 0-2-0 0-2-0 0-3-0 0-1-0 0-1-1 1-0-0 1-0-1 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-5-0 1-1-0 0-1-0 0-7-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 15-19-0 3-1-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 2-0-0 6-1-0 0-7-0 3-10-0 57-14-4 0-3-0 1-1-0 21-13-1 0-0-1 0-2-0 1-0-0 34-46-5 40-58-5 1-1-0 15-17 19-28-2 12-0-0 3-1-0 1-1-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 2-0-0 0-3-0 1-0-0 1-0-0

LAST MTG 2014 2014 2008 2012 1960 1948 1978 1930 1936 1920 1905 1946 1958 2008 1924 2009 1928 1966 2003 1978 1945 2014 2005 2014 2009 2014 2000 2013 1991 2003 1925 1975 2006 2013 2014 2013 2005 2014 1941 2003 1974 1946 1965 1904 1984 1972 1927

OPPONENT RECORD LAST MTG St. Cloud State (Minn.) 25-8-0 2003 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 50-50-7 2014 USD-Springfield 2-0-0 1931 South Dakota Tech 8-2-1 1996 Southeastern Louisiana 2-0-0 2013 Southern Illinois 3-3-0 2013 Southern University (La.) 1-0-0 2004 Southern Utah 5-1-0 2014 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 8-4-0 2014 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-Oshkosh 1-0-0 2014 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) 10-6-0 2014 Total 555-446-38

VERSUS 2015 OPPONENTS OPPONENT Kansas Southern Utah Robert Morris (Pa.) North Dakota State Indiana State Youngstown State Northern Iowa Missouri State Illinois State South Dakota Western Illinois

SERIES RECORD 0-2-0 5-1-0 First Meeting 40-58-5 5-2-0 10-6-0 19-28-1 6-1-0 2-3-0 50-50-7 8-4-0

CURRENT STREAK L-2 W-5 — L-7 W-3 L-1 W-2 W-1 L-3 W-6 W-7

LAST MEETING L, 17-31 (9-1-2012) W, 26-6 (9-13-2014) — L, 24-27 (12-6-2014) W, 32-17 (11-8-2014) L, 27-30 (10-25-2014) W, 31-28 (10-18-2014) W, 32-28 (10-11-2014) L, 10-45 (10-4-2014) W, 37-14 (11-22-2014) W, 59-24 (11-15-2014)

LAST SDSU WIN — 26-6 (9-13-2014) — 28-13 (10-17-2009) 32-17 (11-8-2014) 42-13 (11-23-2013) 31-28 (10-18-2014) 32-28 (10-11-2014) 38-17 (9-26-2009) 37-14 (11-22-2014) 59-24 (11-15-2014)

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LAST OPPONENT WIN 31-17 (9-1-2012) 23-17 [2 OT] (11-13-2004) — 27-24 (12-6-2014) 38-28 (10-1-2011) 30-27 (10-25-2014) 27-6 (10-20-2012) 35-21 (10-19-2013) 45-10 (10-4-2014) 41-28 (11-4-2000) 29-26 [4 OT] (8-30-2007)

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INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

RUSHING

RECEIVING

ATTEMPTS Game: 42, by Kevin Klapprodt at NebraskaOmaha, 10-1-1988 Season: 351, by Zach Zenner, 2013 Career: 1,131, by Josh Ranek, 1997-2001

NET YARDS Game: 295, by Zach Zenner vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 (FCS playoff game); and at North Dakota, 9-7-2013 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: 408, by Austin Sumner, 2013 Career: 1,267, by Austin Sumner, 2011-14

RECEPTIONS Game: 16, by Josh Davis (164 yards) vs. Western Washington, 10-5-2002 Season: 78, by Jason Schneider, 2013 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: 16, by Jake Wieneke, 2014 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

TOUCHDOWNS

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: 737, by Austin Sumner, 2011-14

Game: 8, by Ross Owen vs. Columbus College, 1922 Season: 28, by Josh Ranek, 1999 Career: 69, by Josh Ranek, 1997-2001, and by Zach Zenner, 2011-14

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

NET YARDS PASSING Game: 460, by Dan Fjeldheim vs. St. Cloud State, 9-28-2002 Season: 3,141, by Brad Nelson, 2003 Career: 9,458, by Austin Sumner, 2011-14

TOUCHDOWN PASSES Game: 7, by Ryan Berry vs. Illinois State, 11-8-2008 Season: 30, by Ryan Berry, 2008 Career: 65, by Austin Sumner, 2011-14

POINTS KICKING Game: 20, by Parker Douglass vs. Western Oregon, 9-18-2004 (6 FGs, 2 PATs) Season: 107, by Justin Syrovatka, 2014 (19 FGs, 50 PATs) Career: 321, by Parker Douglass, 2004-07 (62 FGs, 135 PATs)

EXTRA POINTS – KICK

TOTAL OFFENSE ATTEMPTS Game: 68. by Marty Higgins vs. Augustana (24 rush, 44 pass), 10-31-1981 Season: 500, by Austin Sumner, 2013 (14 games) Career: 1,508, by Austin Sumner, 2011-14

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: 9,284, by Austin Sumner, 2011-14 (44 games) Per Game Average, Season: 269.5, by Ted Wahl, 1986 Per Game Average, Career: 211.0, by Austin Sumner, 2011-14

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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

Game: 9, by Parker Douglass, vs. Valparaiso (Ind.), 9-10-2005 Season: 50, by Justin Syrovatka, 2014 (50-of-50) Career: 154, by Justin Syrovatka, 2011-14 Attempts, Career: 156, by Justin Syrovatka, 2011-14 Best Percentage, Season: 1.000, by Justin Syrovatka, 2014 (50-of-50); 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-of22) Best Percentage, Career: .987 (154-of-156), by Justin Syrovatka, 2011-14 Consecutive PAT, Season: 50, by Justin Syrovatka, 2014 Consecutive PAT, Career: 66, by Parker Douglass, 2005-07

FIELD GOALS

Season: 19, by Parker Douglass, 2005 (19-of-26), and by Justin Syrovatka, 2014 (19-of-20) 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: .950, by Justin Syrovatka (19-of-20) (min. 10 attempts) Percentage, Career: .764 (55-of-72), by Justin Syrovatka, 2011-14 (min. 20 attempts) Consecutive Made: 16, by Justin Syrovatka, 2014 Longest: 57 yards, by Parker Douglass, vs. Stephen F. Austin (Texas), 9-29-2007

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

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: 372, by Zach Zenner, 2013 Career: 1,221, by Zach Zenner, 2014

YARDS Game: 371, by Josh Ranek at North Dakota State, 10-20-2001 Season: 2,608, by Josh Ranek, 2001 Career: 8,211 by Zach Zenner, 2011-14

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, and 91 yards, Austin Sumner to Jake Wieneke, at Indiana State, 11-8-2014 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)

Game: 57, at Northern Arizona, 9-7-1985 Season: 428, in 2014 (14 games) Game: 37, at St. Cloud State, 9-28-2002 Season: 270, in 2008 (12 games) Per Game: 22.5, in 2008 (12 games)

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

YARDS Game: 460, vs. St. Cloud State, 9-28-2002 Season: 3,612, in 2014 (14 games)

TOUCHDOWN PASSES Game: 7, vs. Illinois State, 11-8-2008 Season: 31, in 2008

Total: 3, at Morningside, 11-6-1971 Rushing: 0, vs. North Dakota State, 9-28-2013 Passing: 0, nine times (last: vs. South Dakota, 9-27-1980)

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

FEWEST - GAME

ATTEMPTS Game: 100, vs. Morningside, 10-17-1987 (64 rush, 36 pass) Season: 870, in 1973 (11 games)

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 ATTEMPTS

YARDS

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)

YARDS

TOTAL OFFENSE

FUMBLES — OPPONENT TOTAL FUMBLES

ATTEMPTS

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)

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

PUNTING

INTERCEPTIONS THROWN

Game: 689, vs. Missouri-Rolla, 10-22-2005 Season: 6,092, in 2014 (14 games) Per Game: 437.7, in 1951

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: 109 by Montana (61) vs. SDSU (48), 11-28-2009 [FCS playoff Game]

Note: In the 1955 SDSU-South Dakota game, neither team had a first down by passing

COMPLETIONS

FUMBLES TOTAL FUMBLES

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)

PASSING ATTEMPTS

YARDS

SCORING POINTS

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

ATTEMPTS

Game: 19, by McNeese State (La.), 9-30-2006 Season: 84, in 2000

Game: 10, vs. Arizona, 9-29-1956 (164 yards) Season: 52, in 1966

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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PENALTIES — BOTH TEAMS

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

PASSING

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)

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.

Austin Sumner, 2011-14 ......................9,458 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 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 Zach Zenner, 2011-14 ..........................6,548 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 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.

Austin Sumner, 2011-14 ......................9,284 Ted Wahl, 1985-88................................7,245 Josh Ranek, 1997-2001 ........................6,745 Zach Zenner, 2011-14 ..........................6,548 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

CAREER RECEPTIONS 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Josh Davis, 2002-05 ................................225 Jason Schneider, 2011-14 ........................175 Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1983-86 ........................173 JaRon Harris, 2005-08 ............................152 Glen Fox, 2006-09 ..................................152 Aaron Rollin, 2009-12 ............................140 Tyrel Kool, 2009-12 ................................138 Rusty Lenners, 1993-96 ..........................137 Brandon Hubert, 2010-13........................136 Darren Baartman, 1988-91......................128

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Josh Ranek, 1999 ..................................2,055 Zach Zenner, 2012 ................................2,044 Zach Zenner, 2014 ................................2,019 Zach Zenner, 2013 ................................2,015 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

SINGLE-SEASON RECEPTIONS

CAREER FIELD GOALS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Parker Douglass, 2004-07..........................62 Justin Syrovatka, 2011-14..........................55 Brett Gorden, 1995-98 ..............................36 Peter Reifenrath, 2008-10 ..........................34 Adam Vinatieri, 1991-94 ..........................27 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 Jason Schneider, 2011-14 ....................2,404 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

SINGLE-SEASON RUSHING

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Brad Nelson, 2003 ................................3,056 Ryan Berry, 2008..................................3,009 Austin Sumner, 2013 ............................2,987 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

SINGLE-SEASON PASSING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Brad Nelson, 2003 ................................3,141 Ryan Berry, 2008..................................3,106 Austin Sumner, 2013 ............................2,999 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

1. Jason Schneider, 2013................................78 2. Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1986 ..............................73 Jake Wieneke, 2014..................................73 4. Josh Davis, 2002 ........................................70 JaRon Harris, 2008 ....................................70 6. Glen Fox, 2008 ..........................................66 7. Tyrel Kool, 2010 ........................................64 8. Josh Davis, 2003 ........................................63 9. Glen Fox, 2009 ..........................................62 10. Dale Moss/Aaron Rollin, 2011..................61

SINGLE-SEASON RECEIVING YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1986 ..........................1,534 Jake Wieneke, 2014 ............................1,404 Jason Schneider, 2013 ..........................1,088 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 10. Lionel Macklin, 1978 ..............................882

SINGLE-SEASON SCORING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Josh Ranek, 1999 ....................................170 Zach Zenner, 2014 ..................................158 Zach Zenner, 2013 ..................................150 Josh Ranek, 2001 ....................................138 Kyle Minett, 2008 ....................................112 Justin Syrovatka, 2014 ............................107 Darwin Gonnerman, 1967 ......................102 Kyle Minett, 2009 ....................................102 9. Cory Koenig, 2007 ..................................100 10. Parker Douglass, 2005 ..............................99

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SINGLE-GAME RUSHING YARDS

SINGLE-GAME RECEIVING YARDS

1. Parker Douglass, 2005 ..............................19 • 19-26, LG 54 Justin Syrovatka, 2014 ..............................19 • 19-20, LG 46 3. Justin Syrovatka, 2012 ..............................18 • 18-22, LG 48 4. 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 7. Parker Douglass, 2006 ..............................15 • 15-21, LG 53 8. Brett Gorden, 1998 ....................................14 • 14-22, LG 45 9. Keith Witt, 2002 ........................................13 • 13-25, LG 47 10. Parker Douglass, 2004 ..............................12 • 12-22, LG 47 Brett Gorden, 1995 ....................................12 • 12-13, LG 42 Tony Harris, 1979 ......................................12 • 12-18, LG 49 Justin Syrovatka, 2013 ..............................12 • 12-20, LG 48

1. Zach Zenner ..................33 carries, 295 yds. • vs. Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 [FCS playoffs] Zach Zenner ..................37 carries, 295 yds. • at North Dakota, 9-7-2013 3. Josh Ranek......................41 carries, 291 yds. • vs. St. Cloud State, 11-13-1999 4. Josh Ranek......................39 carries, 282 yds. • at North Dakota State, 10-24-1998 5. Zach Zenner ..................34 carries, 278 yds. • at Southeastern Louisiana, 9-8-2012 6. Dan Sonnek ....................41 carries, 268 yds. • vs. Northern Colorado, 11-16-1985 7. Dan Sonnek ....................40 carries, 266 yds. • vs. Augustana, 10-26-1985 8. Cory Koenig ..................21 carries, 259 yds. • vs. Cal Poly, 10-20-2007 9. Josh Ranek......................26 carries, 254 yds. • at North Dakota State, 10-20-2001 10. Zach Zenner ..................23 carries, 252 yds. • at Montana State, 11-29-2014 [FCS playoffs]

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. Jake Wieneke ......................8 rec., 183 yds. • vs. Missouri State, 10-11-2014 7. Jeff Tiefenthaler ....................8 rec., 179 yds. • vs. Northern Colorado 11-15-1986 8. Dale Moss ..............................7 rec, 178 yds. • at Missouri State, 10-29-2011 Jake Wieneke ....................10 rec., 178 yds. • vs. Youngstown State, 10-25-2014 10. Dean Herrboldt......................6 rec., 177 yds. • at Mankato State, 11-6-1993 Josh Davis..............................9 rec., 177 yds. • vs. Georgia Southern, 10-29-2005 Jake Wieneke ......................6 rec., 177 yds. • vs. South Dakota, 11-22-2014

SINGLE-GAME PASSING YARDS 1. Dan Fjeldheim (37-55-1, 460, 2) ............460 • at St. Cloud State, 9-28-2002 2. Austin Sumner (16-28-0, 395, 3) ............395 • vs. South Dakota, 11-22-2014 3. Todd McDonald (17-28-1, 388, 4) ..........388 • at Mankato State, 11-6-2003 4. Mike Busch (26-45-3, 379, 2) ................379 • vs. Morningside, 9-15-1984 5. Austin Sumner (20-31-0, 377, 4) ............377 • at Missouri State, 10-29-2011 6. Thomas O’Brien (28-45-3, 376, 2)..........376 • at Cal Poly, 9-17-2011 7. Ryan Berry (32-53-1, 375, 1) ..................375 • at Northern Iowa, 9-20-2008 8. Ted Wahl (26-49-3, 370, 3)......................370 • vs. South Dakota, 10-18-1986 9. Austin Sumner (21-37-0, 366, 6) ............366 • vs. Western Illinois, 11-15-2014 10. Mike Busch (22-39-0, 361-2) ..................361 • vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 9-21-1985

SINGLE-GAME TOTAL OFFENSE 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 Austin Sumner (395 pass, 0 rush)....395 yds. • vs. South Dakota, 11-22-2014 8. Todd McDonald (388 pass, 6 rush) 394 yds. • at Mankato State, 11-6-1993 9. Mike Busch (379 pass, -17 rush) ....362 yds. • vs. Morningside, 9-15-1984 10. Austin Sumner (377 pass, -17 rush) ..360 yds. • vs. Northern Iowa, 10-15-2011

SINGLE-GAME RECEPTIONS 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., 150 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 Trevor Tiefenthaler..............11 rec., 139 yds. • at Eastern Washington, 12-7-2013 [FCS playoffs]

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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 2013 2014

RUSHING

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 Weikert........................................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 Zach Zenner......................................2,015 Zach Zenner......................................2,019 * 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 2013 2014

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 Austin Sumner..................................2,999 Zach Lujan........................................1,943

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..............................................49 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 ..............................................47 2013 Jason Schneider ..................................*78 2014 Jake Wieneke ........................................73

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TACKLES (Since

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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 2013 2014

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 Je Ryan Butler, Winston Wright..............4 Melvin Taveras ........................................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 2013 2014

SACKS (Since

1978)

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 R.C. Kilgore ...........................53-81 – 134 T.J. Lally .................................52-65 – 117

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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 1987

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 Dan Sonnek

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 90

YEAR 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 2013 2014

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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 Chase Douglas ......................................9.0 Jack Sherlock........................................3.0 1960)

NAME 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 Zach Zenner Zach Zenner

PTS. 84 54 48 42 40 96 90 59 54 33 78 170 66 138 78 63 65 99 67 100 112 102 74 42 86 150 158

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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 Andrews, Brandon 2013-14 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 Balster, Chris 2014 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 2010-11-12-13 Benson, Austin 2014

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Benson, Chuck 1975-76-77-78 Benson, Gifford 1930-31-32 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, Taylor 2014 Bloom, Tom 1987-88-89-90 Bly, Jon 1975-76-77-78 Boardman 1927 Bobbit, Jesse 2013-14 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 2012-13 Brown, Dallas 2013-14 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 2012-13 Burns, Tim 1989-90-91-92 Busch, Mike 1984-85 Bushey, Alfred 1913 Buss, Mike 1964-65-66 Butler, Je Ryan 2012-13-14 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 2012-13-14 Carlson, Steve 1951 Carmody, Mike 1980-81 Carr, Donald 1930-31 Carr, Robert 1937-38 Carr, Robert 1963 Carr, Nick 2014 Carr, Trey 2014 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 2010-11-12-13 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 2012-13 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 Farina, Nick 2014 Fast, Ben 1999-2000-01-02 Fawcett, Rodney 1961 Fejfar, Adolph 1957 Feller, Erich 2008-09-10-11 Fenn, Bemjamin 1921-22

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LETTERMEN Fenner, Vick 1936 Fennig, Dave 1963 Ferdig, Mark 1991 Fergen, James 1937-38 Fick, Jon 2009-10-11-12 Finnes, Tyler 2014 Fischer, Brian 2007-08-09-10 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 2012-13-14 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, Reggie 2012-13-14 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 2011-12-13-14 Gibbons, Harry 1948-49-50 Gibson, Taylor 2012-13 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 Goedert, Dallas 2014 Goff, Hank 2005 Goldstein, Sidney 1935 Gonnerman, Darwin 1966-67-68 Gorden, Brett 1995-96-97-98 Gosmire, Edgar 1949-50-51 Gottlob, Shayne 2014 Gouch, Britton 2006 Granger, Paul 1908-09-10 Grath, Bob 1940-46 Gray, Jim 1981-83 Greene, William 1957 Greger, Trevor 2011-12-13-14 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

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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 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 Hassell, J.T. 2014 Hasslen, Melvin 1939 Havlik, Ed 1963 Hawkins, Tim 1987-88-89-90 Hawley, Errol 1916 Hazelett, Cody 2014 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 Herndon, Ezekiel 2013-14 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 2010-11-12-13 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

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Leach, Bennie 1933-34-35 LeBrun, Dusty 2005-06-07 Lee, Erwin 1920-21-22 Lee, Randolph 1933 Lefiti, Mao 2010 Leinhart, Ed 1934-35-36 Leiseth, Dave 1989-90-91 Leisure, Otie 1958 Lemke, Chris 1982 Lenners, Rusty 1992-94-95-96 Lensegrav, Joel 1993-94-95-96 Lentz, Jim 1979-80 Lewis, John 1980-81-82-83 Lewis, Scott 1989-90-91 Lien, Michael 2008-09-10-11 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 Louscher, Kane 2014 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 Lujan, Zach 2014 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 Mears, Nick 2013-14 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 Mengarelli, Brady 2014 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 2011-12-13-14 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 Ode, Ryan 2014 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 Ohnesorge, Jacob 2014 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 Paris, Kyle 2014

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Parker, Alex 2010-11-12-13 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” 2010-1112-13 Peitz, Greg 2002-03-04 Peitz, Matt 2011-12 Peitz, Tom 2013-14 Pence, Clayton 1908-09-10-11 Peot, Dick 1950 Pepka, Vic 1963-64-65 Perkins, Mike 1981-82-85 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 2012-13 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. 2012-13-14 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 2011-12-13-14 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


LETTERMEN Rasmussen, Casey 1991-92-93-94 Rasmussen, Jim 1981-82 Rasmussen, Wade 1981-82-83 Rasmussen, Wayne 1961-62-63 Raymond, Matt 2012-13-14 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 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 Rodriguez, Isaac 2013-14 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 2011-12-13-14 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 2011-12-13-14 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, Landon 2014 Schultz, Ray 1928-29-30 Schultz, Steve 1985-86-87-88 Schumacher, Francis 1946-47-48-49 Schuster, Patrick 2012-13-14 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 Seiter, Dylan 2014 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 2011-12-13-14 Shero, Brian 1993 Shoff, Mik3 2013 Sieh, Tom 1985-86-87 Sievers, Scott 1993-94-95 Sigl, Pat 1989-91 Sikkink, Trevor 2014 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 Siverling, Bryce 2013-14 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 Soulek, Kellen 2014 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 2012-13-14 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 2011-12-13 Suhn, Marcus 2004-05 Suhn, Michael 2001-02-03 Sumner, Austin 2011-12-13-14 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 2011-12-13-14 –T– Tabor, Tom 1947-48-49 Tarry, Cleo 1931-32 Taveras, Melvin 2013-14 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 2010-11-12-13 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 Trenhaile, Thayer 2013-14 Tschetter, Doug 1963 Tuhle, Volney 1905-06 Tuma, Les 1970-71-72 Turner, Greg 1971 Tuschen, Eric 2014 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 Vejvoda, Mitch 2013-14 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

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Kevin Brown, CB, Commerce City, Colo. Scott Connot, S, Spencer, Neb. Justin Landis, S, Colman Ben Studer, OT, Wesley, Iowa Joey Abell, DE, Brooklyn Park, Minn. Chris Coauette, LB, Crookston, Minn. Solomon Johnson, WR, St. Petersburg, Fla. Michael Suhn, OL, Highmore Josh Davis, WR, Omaha, Neb. Paul Keizer, OG, Hull, Iowa Gabe Koenigsfeld, DE, Marble Rock, Iowa Hank McCall, CB, Algona, Iowa Jeff Hegge, S, Watertown Andy Kardoes, QB, Algona, Iowa Marty Kranz, LB, Watertown Mark Oelkers, C, Austin, Minn. Mitch Erickson, OG, Hutchinson, Minn. Andrew Hoogeveen, DB, Sioux Center, Iowa Cory Koenig, RB, Underwood, Iowa Justin Kubesh, LB, Olivia, Minn. Ryan Berry, QB, Watertown Brock Campbell, DB, Cherokee, Iowa Kevin Robling, OL, Jordan, Minn. Eric Schroeder, DL, Stewartville, Minn. Danny Batten, DE, Gilbert, Ariz. Glen Fox, WR, Fairfax, Iowa Chris Johnson, LB, Council Bluffs, Iowa Nate Koskovich, OL, Kingsley, Iowa Jimmy Rogers, LB, Chandler, Ariz. Cole Brodie, DB, Dacula, Ga. Conrad Kjerstad, DB, Wall Ryan McKnight, OL, Sioux Falls Kyle Minett, RB, Ruthton, Minn. Kyle Harris, PK, Florissant, Mo. Dirk Kool, LB, Fairfield, Iowa Mike Lien, LB, Castaic, Calif. Jake Steffen, DE, Mount Vernon Seth Daughters, TE, Winner Bo Helm, S, Childress, Texas Ross Shafrath, LB, Hampton, Iowa Austin Sumner, QB, Brandon Winston Wright, CB, Lee’s Summit, Mo. Brandon Hubert, WR, Gretna, Neb. Austin Sumner, QB, Brandon Winston Wright, CB, Lee’s Summit, Mo. Zach Zenner, RB, Eagan, Minn. T.J. Lally, LB, Chicago, Ill. Jason Schneider, WR, Andover, Minn. Jack Sherlock, DE, Chicago, Ill. Austin Sumner, QB, Brandon Zach Zenner, RB, Eagan, Minn. Jimmie Forsythe, DB, Omaha, Neb. Cam Jones, TE, Eagan, Minn. T.J. Lally, LB, Chicago, Ill. Zach Lujan, QB, Anchorage, Alaska Jacob Ohnesorge, OL, Waunakee, Wis. J.R. Plote, DE, Phoenix, Ariz.


COMEBACKS Throughout John Stiegelmeier’s 18-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 to win. • 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 for a 91-yard touchdown to jump-start SDSU, and the Jackrabbits 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 on the road. Parker Douglass kicked two field goals, including the game-winning 46yarder 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.

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. Five plays 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. • Oct. 11, 2014 — SDSU 32, Missouri State 28: The Jackrabbits trailed 28-17 entering the fourth quarter, but freshman Jake Wieneke’s third touchdown catch of the game — from 26 yards out — pulled SDSU to within 28-24 with under 12 minutes to play. All-America running back Zach Zenner gave the Jackrabbits the lead with a 1-yard touchdown run on the team’s next possession, and SDSU sealed the win with two defensive stands that included an interception by Melvin Taveras. 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. Dan Johnson’s 2-yard 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 to give SDSU the lead for good.

Andy Kardoes quarterbacked the Jackrabbits to three come-from-behind victories in 2006. pass, setting up Brian Bunkers’ 1-yard plunge to bring the Jacks to within 20-15 at the 4:52 mark. 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 missing the two-point attempt, SDSU still trailed 28-20, but put together two 90-plusyard 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 1yard run with 2:11 left to finish off an eight-play, 94-yard drive.

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 hope with his 11-yard scoring run to pull the Jacks within 20-9 despite a failed two-point play. Minutes later, Brad Christianson intercepted a 2015 JACKRABBIT FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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ALL-TIME AWARD WINNERS CONFERENCE MVPS 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: Weert Englemann, B.; Lemme Herting, E; Ray Jenison, T; Harry “Henry” Hadler, G; 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; 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;

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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) 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.

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 )

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. 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. 2013: 1st Team: R.C. Kilgore, LB; Jason Schneider, WR; Bryan Witzmann, OL; Winston Wright, DB; Zach Zenner, RB. 2nd Team: Vince Benedetto, FB/TE; Chase Douglas, DL. 2014: 1st Team: Trevor Greger, OL; Jake Wieneke, WR; Zach Zenner, RB. 2nd Team: T.J. Lally, LB; Cole Langer, DL; Jason Schneider, WR; Justin Syrovatka, PK.


ALL-TIME AWARD WINNERS 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) 2013: Jason Schneider (1) Zach Zenner (1) 2014: Nick Purcell (1) Jason Schneider (1) *Zach Zenner (1) Note: Number in parentheses indicates first or second team * Selected as Academic All-America Team Member of the Year for Division I football

NCAA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS 1980: 1981: 1988: 1995: 2001: 2003: 2008: 2014:

Chuck Loewen Paul Kippley Dan Sonnek Jake Hines Josh Ranek Scott Connot Ryan Berry, Kevin Robling Zach Zenner

FCS ATHLETIC DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS 2007: Cory Koenig 2008: Ryan Berry 2014: Zach Zenner

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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2006: Andrew Hoogeveen, LB (cont.) 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) 2013: Brandon Hubert (2) Jason Schneider (1) Taylor Suess (1) Zach Zenner (1) 2014: Cole Langer (2) Nick Mears (2) Nick Purcell (2) Jason Schneider (1) Zach Zenner (1) Note: Number in parentheses indicates first or second team

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ALL-AMERICANS Forty-two 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, Minnesota, powerhouse became SDSU’s first two-time AllAmerican 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, Nebraska, 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, Minnesota, 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 and 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 and 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, Minnesota, 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 (GTECoSIDA 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 grade-point 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, Minnesota, Gorden was SDSU’s first four-time academic all-conference selection in football and was a second-team GTE academic all-district selection as a senior. He also was a Burger King scholar-athlete and SDSU’s NCC Honor Athlete, as the top senior male student-athlete. 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, Minnesota, 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, Nebraska, 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, Minnesota, 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, Nebraska, 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 schoolrecord 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, Arizona, 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, Minnesota, 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 12 games. 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. • 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 accolades by being named to the College Sporting News Sweet 63 FCS All-America Team, which is comprised of players regardless of position.

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• BRYAN WITZMANN, offensive tackle, 2012 and 2013 Witzmann earned All-America honors in both 2012 and 2013 in helping lead the Jackrabbits to back-to-back berths in the FCS playoffs. He received a pair of All-America honors following the 2012 campaign, earning firstteam accolades from the Sports Network and second-team recognition from the Associated Press. In 2013, Witzmann repeated on both the Sports Network and AP All-America teams, while also being honored on the College Sporting News FCS Fabulous Fifty. A native of Houlton, Wisconsin, Witzmann anchored a Jackrabbit offensive line that paved the way for running back Zach Zenner to gain 2,000 yards in consecutive seasons, including leading the FCS ranks in rushing in 2012. Witzmann started all 49 of the Jackrabbits’ games at left tackle during his four-year career. He was selected to play in the College All Star Bowl after his senior season. • ZACH ZENNER, running back, 2012, 2013 and 2014 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). A year later, he became only the second running back in FCS history to post two 2,000-yard seasons, gaining 2,015 yards to rank third with an average of 143.9 yards per game. He capped his career in 2014 with his third consecutive 2,000-yard season, in becoming the first Division I football player ever to accomplish the feat. In 2012, Zenner was a consensus All-American, including earning first-team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association, Sports Network and Walter Camp Football Foundation. He moved up to the Associated Press All-America First Team in 2013, while repeating on AFCA, Sports Network, Walter Camp Football Foundation and College Sporting News FCS Fabulous Fifty. Zenner was again a consensus All-America selection during his senior season in 2014 after gaining 2,019 yards and scoring 22 touchdowns on the ground in helping lead the Jackrabbits to their third consecutive FCS playoff berth. He was included on six different All-America teams. He also finished in the top seven in the balloting for the Walter Payton Award three times. During the 2012 season, Zenner 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 matched his school-record single-game rushing total with 295 yards in a 2013 game at North Dakota. For his career, Zenner racked up 6,548 rushing yards and 8,211 all-purpose yards to set Missouri Valley Football Conference records. His 69 total touchdowns also set an MVFC career record and tied the Jackrabbit career mark. Zenner was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game following the 2014 season and later signed a free-agent contract with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

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ALL-AMERICANS • WINSTON WRIGHT, cornerback, 2013 Wright capped a stellar Jackrabbit career by being named to the Sports Network All-America Third Team. A native of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Wright shared the team lead with four interceptions during the Jackrabbits' playoff season in 2013, including one that he returned 82 yards for a touchdown to seal a road win at the University of South Dakota. He also totaled 52 tackles, a sack, a team-high four forced fumbles and a blocked kick. A two-year team captain, Wright was named to the Allstate Good Works Team by the American Football Coaches Association earlier in the 2013 season. • JUSTIN SYROVATKA, kicker, 2014 Syrovatka put together the most accurate season ever by a Jackrabbit kicker, missing only one attempt — either field goal or extra point — during the entire 2014 season en route to earning second-team AllAmerica honors from The Associated Press. The Sioux Falls native connected on 19-of20 field goals and all 50 extra-point tries for 107 points — the most in a season by a Jackrabbit kicker. He made a field goal in all 14 games and connected on his last16 attempts of the 2014 campaign. Syrovatka, who set different school records during his Jackrabbit career, also received the College Football Performance Awards Elite Placekicker Award. • JAKE WIENEKE, wide receiver, 2014 Wieneke emerged as one of the top young wide receivers in the Football Championship Subdivision, earning recognition on three different All-America squads. A native of Maple Grove, Minnesota, Wieneke caught 73 passes for 1,404 yards and a school-record 16 touchdowns during his redshirt freshman season in 2014. He posted seven 100-yard receiving games, starting with a six-catch, 107-yard outing in his collegiate debut against Missouri. The Missouri Valley Football Conference Freshman of the Year, Wieneke caught a touchdown pass in all eight league games, including three-touchdown performances versus Missouri State and Western Illinois. He also tied the school record with a 91-yard touchdown reception in a road win at Indiana State.

2014 ASSOCIATED PRESS FCS ALL-AMERICA TEAM FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback: Vernon Adams, Jr., Washington State Running Backs: Zach Zenner, Sr., South Dakota State; Marshaun Coprich, Jr., Illinois State Linemen: Collin Seibert, Sr., Eastern Illinois; Jake Rummells, Sr., Northern Iowa; Cole Carruthers, Sr., Central Arkansas; Joe Haeg, Jr., North Dakota State; Jake Rodgers, Sr., Eastern Washington Tight End: MyCole Pruitt, Sr., Southern Illinois Wide Receivers: Cooper Kupp, So., Eastern Washington; R.J. Harris, Sr., New Hampshire All-Purpose: Johnta Hebert, Jr., Prairie View A&M (Texas) Kicker: Michael Schmadeke, Jr., Northern Iowa FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE Linemen: Kyle Emanuel, Sr., North Dakota State; Zack Wagenmann, Sr., Montana; Davis Tull, Sr., Chattanooga (Tenn.); Javon Hargrave, Jr., South Carolina State Linebackers: Don Cherry, Jr., Villanova (Pa.); Nick Dzubnar, Sr., Cal Poly; Quinn Backus, Sr. Coastal Carolina (S.C.) Secondary: Donald Payne, So., Stetson (Fla.); Jacob Hagen, Sr., Liberty (Va.); Caleb Schaffitzel, Sr., Missouri State; Colten Heagle, Sr., North Dakota State Punter: Kyle Loomis, Sr., Portland State (Ore.) SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback: John Robertson, Jr., Villanova (Pa.) Running Backs: Tyler Varga, Sr., Yale (Conn.); Gus Johnson, Sr., Stephen F. Austin (Texas) Linemen: Chad Hamilton, Sr., Coastal Carolina (S.C.); Ronald Canty, Sr., North Carolina A&T; Mike Coccia, R-Fr., New Hampshire; Antoine Everett, Sr., McNeese State (La.); Max Holcombe, Jr., Jacksonville State (Ala.) Tight End: Seth Cranfill, Sr., Gardner-Webb (N.C.) Wide Receivers: DéAndre Carter, Sr., Sacramento State (Calif.); Jake Wieneke, R-Fr., South Dakota State All-Purpose: Ed Eagan, Jr., Northwestern State (La.) Kicker: Justin Syrovatka, Sr., South Dakota State SECOND-TEAM DEFENSE Linemen: Devaunte Sigler, Jr., Jacksonville State (Ala.); Zack Hodges, Sr., Harvard (Mass.); Mike Reilly, Sr. William & Mary (Va.); James Cowser, Jr. Southern Utah Linebackers: Evan Byers, Sr., Bucknell (Pa.); Connor Underwood, Jr., Indiana State; Lynden Trail, Sr., Norfolk State (Va.) Secondary: Jaquiski Tartt, Sr., Samford (Ala.); Christian Ricard, Sr., Stony Brook (N.Y.); Jarrett Dieudonne, Sr., Wagner (N.Y.); De'Ante Saunders, Jr., Tennessee State. Punter - Cory Carter, Jr., Texas Southern.

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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.

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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.

WINSTON WRIGHT • Allstate Good Works Team, 2013 Wright became the first Jackrabbit player honored on a national level for his community service efforts, earning a spot on the 22-member Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Throughout his Jackrabbit career, Wright organized or participated in numerous service activities, including leading groups of SDSU students to Harmons, Jamaica, and assisting in the building of homes. Wright also has participated in shoe donations and sports camps on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Samaritan’s Feet, along with mentoring children and speaking at local schools and churches about making positive decisions.

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.

JAKE WIENEKE • Jerry Rice Award, 2014 Wieneke became the third Jackrabbit player in four years to be a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award, and finished as the runner-up in the 2014 balloting. A wide receiver from Maple Grove, Minnesota, averaged 19.7 yards every time he touched the ball in 2014. He tallied an SDSU freshman-record 73 receptions for 1,404 yards and 16 touchdowns through the air while adding 52 rushing yards. His reception and receiving yard totals were the second most in a season in school history, while his 16 touchdowns set a new SDSU single-season mark and tied the Missouri Valley Football Conference record. Wieneke caught a touchdown pass in all eight MVFC contests and topped the 100-yard mark in seven games.

Austin Sumner passed for 2,382 yards during his freshman season in 2011, en route to finishing third in the balloting for the inaugural Jerry Rice Award.

T.J. Lally registered 96 tackles, six sacks and a pair of interceptions during his first season with the Jackrabbits in 2012. Lally placed seventh in balloting for the Jerry Rice Award.

Jake Wieneke finished as runner-up in the voting for the 2014 Jerry Rice Award after catching 73 passes for 1,404 yards and a school-record 16 touchdowns.

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NATIONAL AWARD FINALISTS ZACH ZENNER • Walter Payton Award, 2012 2013 and 2014 • William V. Campbell Trophy Finalist, 2014 • Mickey Charles Academic Achievement Award, 2014 • Capital One Academic All-America Team Member of the Year, 2014 • Allstate Good Works Team, 2014 Zenner defined excellence — both on the field and in the classroom — during a standout career at South Dakota State. On the gridiron, Zenner established himself as one of the top running backs in the history of the Football Championship Subdivision, finishing his career third on the FCS rushing charts with 6,548 yards. He set four Missouri Valley Football Conference career records — rushing yards (6,548), all-purpose yards (8,211), rushing touchdowns (61) and total touchdowns (69). He entered the national scene by leading the FCS in total rushing yards with 2,044 yards during the 2012 season. A three-time consensus All-America selection, Zenner finished in the top seven in the balloting for the Walter Payton Award three times. He finished seventh for the FCS Player of the Year in 2012, followed by backto-back sixth-place finishes in 2013 and 2014. 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. In 2013, Zenner topped the century mark in 12 of 14 games, including three more 200-yard performances. He tied his single-game school record with 295 rushing yards in a Sept. 7 road win at North Dakota, and added a 30-carry, 249-yard performance that included an 87-yard touchdown in a playoff victory at Northern Arizona. Zenner scored at least one touchdown in 13 of 14 games, finishing with 25 total touchdowns — 23 rushing and two receiving. He duplicated those numbers again during his senior season in 2014, racking up 2,019 rushing yards and scorning 26 total touchdowns — 22 on the ground and four receiving. He finished his Jackrabbit career with 32 100-yard games, including eight 200-yard contests. His final 200-yard game came in a 47-40 victory over Montana State in the opening round of the FCS playoffs, a game in which he scored a career-high five touchdowns. Zenner carried the ball 23 times for 252 yards and four scores, and added two receptions for 72 yards and another touchdown on a snow-covered field. Besides his dominance on the field, Zenner received a number of other accolades for his academic pursuits. A biology/pre-medicine major, Zenner was named a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy and was awarded

Zach Zenner was presented with the inaugural Mickey Charles Academic Achievement Award at the Foootball Championship Subdivision Awards Banquet hosted by The Sports Network in Philadelphia in December 2014 postgraduate scholarships by the National Football Foundation, NCAA and FCS Athletic Directors Association. He also was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Mickey Charles Academic Achievement Award as the top scholar-athlete in the Football Championship Subdivision and became the first Jackrabbit student-athlete in any sport to be honored as the Capital One Academic All-America Team Member of the Year. He was a threetime selection to the Capital One Academic All-America Team. In addition, Zenner became the second Jackrabbit football player in as many seasons to be honored as a member of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for his community service efforts.His lengthy service résumé included serving as president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and working with the State-a-Thon event to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.

ZACH ZENNER’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 Career

Rush 107 300 351 337 1,095

Yds 470 2,044 2,015 2,019 6,548

Avg 4.4 6.8 5.7 6.0 6.0

TD 3 13 23 22 61

LG 45 *99 *87 *94 *99

Rec 18 28 21 28 95

Yds 130 197 251 331 909

Avg 7.2 7.0 12.0 11.8 9.6

TD 2 0 2 4 8

LG *36 31 59 *69 *69

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Yds 754 0 0 0 754

Avg 24.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 24.3

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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. JACKRABBITS CURRENTLY IN THE NFL

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.

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; • Derek Domino, linebacker, Denver Broncos; • Mitch Erickson, off. linebacker, Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks; • JaRon Harris, wide receiver, Green Bay Packers; • Chris Johnson, linebacker, Arizona Cardinals and Chicago Bears; • Ryan McKnight, offensive lineman, Cincinnati Bengals; • Dale Moss, wide receiver, Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers; • Doug Peete, defensive end, Houston Texas; • Eric Schroeder, defensive lineman, Minnesota Vikings; • Chris Wagner, tight end, Oakland Raiders; • Andrew Wagstrom, offensive lineman, Miami Dolphins; • Bryan Witzmann, offensive lineman, Houston Texans; • Winston Wright, cornerback, Tennessee Titans

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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)

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.

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)

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

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 2015 football season, at least two 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 478-of-571 on field goal attempts, 83.7 percent, and 2,144 career points. He ranks fifth in career scoring, seventh in career field goals and 14th 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 now holds the all-time NFL record with 17 career 100point seasons after his third Pro Bowl selection in 2014, when he made 30-of-31 field-goal attempts. 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. In an NFL-record 30 postseason games, Vinatieri’s postseason totals include 56-of-68 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 234 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 this summer with the Detroit Lions is former Jackrabbit standout running back Zach Zenner. During a highly decoarated career from 2011-14, Zenner became the first player in the history of Division I football to rush for 2,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. He signed a free agent contract with the Lions following the 2015 NFL Draft. Three other recent Jackrabbit standouts who completed their collegiate careers, were in NFL camps during the summer of 2014. Doug Peete and Bryan Witzmann each were in camp with the Houston Texans, while Winston Wright suited up for the Tennessee Titans.

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), pro scout with the 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 former San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, has coached in the NFL for more than 20 years and helped lead teams to five Super Bowl appearances.After four seasons with San Francisco, Seely is currently a member of the Oakland Raiders staff.

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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 South Dakota

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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 17-11-3

First 1946 1923 1920 2008 2000 2005 1927 1984 1914 1917 1981 2009 1997 1953 1944 1915

Last 2004 1925 1945 2008 — — 1996 1998 2002 1995 — — 2003 — — 1991

South Dakota Tech Southern Illinois Stephen F. Austin (Texas) UC Davis Wichita State (Kan.) Yankton College Youngstown State Overall Record

1-0-0 1-1-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-1-0 59-37-5

1913 2011 2007 2006 1937 1912 2010

— 2013 — — — — 2014

*While the records show 100 Hobo Day games, there have been 102 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, 61-0 1964: North Dakota L, 28-35 1965: South Dakota W, 30-14

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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 Southern Illinois L, 24-27 Youngstown State L, 27-30

SDSU has played 53 Hobo Day games at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, with a 31-22-0 record. The games have attracted 582,517 fans, an average of 10,991 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 against each other 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 7-4 count. Six of the games have been decided by seven points or less. Following are recaps of the games 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. The winning touchdown capped a 14-play, 80-yard 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. 12, 2005 — North Dakota State 41, SDSU 17: North Dakota State’s ball-control running game coupled with a stingy defense propelled the Bison to a 41-17 victory at the Fargodome. The Bison rushed for 307 yards and was led

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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 2013: North Dakota State 20, SDSU 0 2014: North Dakota State xx, SDSU xx

by Kyle Steffes, who rushed 31 times for 141 yards and scored three short touchdowns in the first half. The Jacks actually got off to a good start, converting a Bison turnover into the game’s first score, a 16-yard run by Cory Koenig. After NDSU tied the game, the Jacks scored again, on a 41-yard pass from Kardoes to Chris Molitor. That left SDSU on top 14-7 after the first quarter. The Jacks were their own worst enemy, throwing three pass interceptions while also having a punt blocked and missing a field goal. • 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. 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. The Bison took a 10-0 first-quarter lead, but SDSU countered with a 14-point second quarter to take a 14-10 halftime lead. Anthony Watson capped a six-play, 80-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run and quarterback Andy Kardoes hit Micah Johnson behind two Bison defenders for a 43-yard touchdown. The tide turned for good midway through the final quarter as the Jackrabbits were forced to punt. White fielded Neal Bainbridge’s punt at the Bison 16, found a hole and broke a pair of arm tackles before rolling down the left sideline for the decisive score.

• 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 a then-SDSU-record crowd of 16,345. SDSU grabbed the early momentum, taking the opening kickoff and marching 53 yards on nine plays before settling for a 31-yard Parker Douglass field goal. The Jackrabbits then 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.

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DAKOTA MARKER The Jackrabbit heroics came after Berry left the game in the first quarter due to injury before returning in the fourth. Just as they did the year before against NDSU, the Jacks came up with a late turnover to seal the victory. On the second play of the drive, Conrad Kjerstad intercepted a Nick Mertens pass at the NDSU 44 with 1:58 remaining. 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. The Bison scored on the opening possession of the game as D.J. McNorton weaved his way through the SDSU defense on a 22-yard pass from Nick Mertens. SDSU tied the game on its first possession as Minett crossed the goal line from a yard out, then took the lead for good on a Derek Domino 16-yard interception return. 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. SDSU made it a one-possession game with a couple of late scores, including a 68-yard TD pass from Thomas O’Brien to Tyrel Kool. • 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 before a crowd of 14,823 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. Trailing 17-0 midway through the third quarter, the Jackrabbits pulled to within 10 points after a 1-yard touchdown run by Zach Zenner. Ryan Smith’s 41-yard punt return for a TD started the Bison onslaught in the fourth quarter. With SDSU forced to go for it on fourth down for the remainder of the game, the Bison took

Cory Koenig’s 42-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter gave South Dakota State the lead for good in the 2007 Dakota Marker Game. With the 29-24 victory at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, the Jackrabbits claimed the Great West Football Conference title and spoiled North Dakota State’s bid for a perfect season. advantage of a short field to score a pair of late touchdowns. Brock Jensen tallied his second 1yard TD run of the game and reserve running back Derrick Lang added a 1-yard plunge to put the Bison up 38-7. • Nov. 10, 2012 — North Dakota State 20, SDSU 17: In a game that ultimately decided the Missouri Valley Football Conference title, topranked North Dakota State came out on top of a defensive battle, 20-17, at the Fargodome. NDSU never trailed in the contest, taking a 3-0 first-quarter lead 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 came back to tie the game at 10 before halftime. The Jackrabbits 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. Moments later, the Jackrabbits recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff near midfield and Justin Syrovatka booted a 46-yard field goal to knot the game. Keller kicked a 30-yard field goal early in the third quarter and Bison put the game out of reach late in the fourth quarter with the aid of two costly SDSU penalties, scoring on a 3-yard touchdown run by Sam Ojuri with 2:39 to play. • Sept. 28, 2013 — North Dakota State 20, SDSU 0: Top-ranked North Dakota State controlled the line of scrimmage and the clock,

pulling away for a 20-0 win over sixth-ranked South Dakota State to retain the Dakota Marker before a Coughlin-Alumni Stadium record crowd of 16,498. After a scoreless first quarter, NDSU broke into the scoring column on its first drive of the second stanza. A 29-yard pass from Brock Jensen to Zach Vraa on the second play of the drive moved the ball to the Jackrabbit 25 and set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Jensen with 8 minutes, 47 seconds to play in the first half. The Jackrabbits were stifled offensively throughout the game, managing only nine first downs and 124 yards of total offense. The game remained 7-0 until the fourth quarter, when NDSU put the game away with touchdown runs by John Crockett and Jensen. • Nov. 1, 2014 — North Dakota State 37, SDSU 17: North Dakota State scored on five consecutive second-half possessions as the No. 1 Bison pulled away for a 37-17 victory at the Fargodome. The Jackrabbits scored first, turning an interception in NDSU territory into a 37-yard field goal by Justin Syrovatka. After two NDSU field goals, SDSU took a 10-6 lead into halftime after Austin Sumner hooked up with Jake Wieneke on a 42-yard touchdown pass. The Bison began to assert themselves on the opening drive of the second half, marching 88 yards on 12 play. All but 11 yards of the drive came on the ground, with the final two on a pass from Carson Wentz to Kevin Vaadeland. NDSU led 20-17 after three quarters, then tacked on 17 more points in the fourth quarter, converting two late turnovers into 10 points.

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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 single-game attendance. More than 10,000 people have attended each of the last 10 Beef Bowls and 12 times overall. The Beef Bowl will celebrate its 49th anniversary Sept. 26, when SDSU hosts Robert Morris (Pa.).

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: 1993: 1994:

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 North Dakota State W, 42-30 Northern Colorado L, 13-28

1995: 1996: 1997: 1998: 1999: 2000: 2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009: 2010: 2011: 2012: 2013: 2014:

St. Cloud State L, 10-34 North Dakota W, 28-23 Mankato State L, 7-21 North Dakota L, 6-20 Augustana W, 38-31 Northern Colorado W, 17-7 St. Cloud State W, 30-24 Nebraska-Omaha W, 38-31 North Dakota L, 24-25 North Dakota State W, 24-21 Cal Poly L, 16-24 Central Arkansas W, 20-7 Texas State W, 38-3 Western Illinois W, 24-22 Indiana State W, 41-0 Western Illinois W, 33-29 Indiana State L, 28-38 Missouri State W, 17-7 Southeastern LouisianaW, 34-26 Wisconsin-Oshkosh W, 41-3

SDSU has played 48 Beef Bowl games, compiling a 28-20 record.

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 2013: Andrew Brown, defensive back, South Dakota State 2014: Zach Zenner, running back, South Dakota State

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 has captured the South Dakota Showdown Series

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each of the first two years of competition. The Jackrabbits bested USD, 1413, in the inaugural series during the 2012-13 academic year, and retained the title during the 2013-14 season by posting an 18-9 victory. South Dakota State has won all three football games associated with the South Dakota Showdown Series. The Jackrabbits ran their winning streak to three with a 37-14 victory on Nov. 22, 2014, at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium.

SHOWDOWN SERIES SCORES 2012: SDSU 31, South Dakota 8 2013: SDSU 27, South Dakota 12 2014: SDSU 37, South Dakota 14

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THE JACKRABBIT WAY Program Philosophy

Facility Improvements

“Everything in our program is governed by our philosophy termed ‘The Jackrabbit Way.’ We have solid and consistent principles that we live by. The top principles are: • Team First • Excel • Character • Leave Nothing to • Belief • Effort • Family/Love Chance Our student-athletes and coaches know exactly what we stand for — ‘The Jackrabbit Way.’”

“It is great to be part of a university where the leadership is always pushing to improve. With the leadership of President Chicoine and Athletic Director Justin Sell, South Dakota State football will have some of the best facilities — if not the best — facilities in the nation. With the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center (which is home of SDSU football), the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex and the completion of the Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in 2016, we will have championshiplevel facilities. These facilities are critical in our pursuit of an FCS National Championship.”

Win

Recruiting Approach

• Belief

“Our student-athletes work extremely hard twelve months out of the year. Because of their hard work, there are a ton of wins along the way — in the classroom, in the community and on the field. Our goal is to Excel in everything we do. To Excel means to be the best. When you are the best, you win. We are one of six programs that have been in the NCAA playoffs the last three years (2012, 2013, 2014). The goal is to finish the season standing at the top of all FCS football, having earned the National Championship”

Football Academic Tradition and Expectations “SDSU Football has very high expectations for each of our studentathletes. Our football team has won the Missouri Valley Football Conference Team Academic Award every year we have been a member of the conference. We also have led our confernce in all-academic selections eight of the last nine years. In our FCS history we have had three 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.”

“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. We will be transparent. One area we will be different is we will not do something in recruiting just to do it or because other schools are doing it. For the recruit, we will do the things that matter. 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.”

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