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2019 SOUTH DAKOTA

STATE

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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A JA KRABBIT

“To me, being a Jackrabbit means being part of a family, a community and a brotherhood. I am proud to be a part of it and will always be proud to be a part of it. This program and SDSU have made a positive impact on me, and I hope that I have made a positive impact on it.” “I am honored to call myself a Jackrabbit and to be a part of this amazing family in Brookings. The memories and friendships I’ve created here will last a lifetime. SDSU is a special place and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to represent the Yellow and Blue!”

“When asked what it means to be a Jackrabbit, the first thing that comes to mind is family. Starting as strangers, we all have bonded into one heartbeat with one common goal. We have each other’s backs through thick and thin, and let nobody stand between us. Once you become a Jackrabbit, you are a Jackrabbit for life.”

“Being a Jackrabbit football player is about being accountable to your brothers who rely on you day in and day out. You truly become family when you are a part of this team. Playing football here has given me an incredible opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself.”

“Becoming a Jackrabbit was one of the best decisions of my life. Being a Jackrabbit means being a hard-working, selfless, mentally tough player within the SDSU family and community.

“Being a Jackrabbit represents brotherhood — 00 guys, from different parts of the country, different backgrounds and skin colors, different abilities and personalities — none of whom I would have met if it weren’t for the love of a simple game. Men brought together with one goal — scholarship or walk-on; offense, defense or special teams — climbing their way up the ladder from dead last on the depth chart or refining their skills to keep them at the top, working as one so that they never experience that feeling of coming up short again. Still, they can tell you that it’s better to come up short than to have everything handed to you. It makes achieving your ultimate goal that much sweeter.”

“Being a Jackrabbit footballl player means you are a part of something bigger than yourself. It means giving your best effort every day and being a leader in the community. You are a part of a family-oriented atmosphere that strives for greatness off and on the field.”

“To me, being a Jackrabbit means opportunity; not only to better yourself as an athlete, but to improve my life in terms of being an all-around man. It also means brotherhood; the bonds I have created since I have been here my five years will be unbreakable because SDSU preaches on family. I have truly taken that to heart and tried to make everyone a part of my family.” OMMENTS PROVIDED BY 2019 FOOTBALL SENIORS


TABLE OF CO TE TS

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

• Quick Facts............................................................................................................................................................................2 • Facilities.............................................................................................................................................................................. -8 • Community, South Dakota State University ..................................................................................................................9-1 • Media Information ..........................................................................................................................................................14-15

2019 PREVIEW ..................................................................................................................17-24

• Team Preview ....................................................................................................................................................................18-19 • Roster, Roster Breakdown................................................................................................................................................20-22 • Depth Chart..............................................................................................................................................................................2 • Preseason Polls ......................................................................................................................................................................24

JACKRABBIT PLAYERS....................................................................................................25-66

• Seniors ................................................................................................................................................................................26- 7 • Juniors ................................................................................................................................................................................ 8-48 • Sophomores ......................................................................................................................................................................49-56 • Redshirt Freshmen ............................................................................................................................................................57-61 • Incoming Freshmen ..........................................................................................................................................................62-66

COACHES AND STAFF......................................................................................................67-90

• Head Coach John Stiegelmeier ........................................................................................................................................68-70 • Assistant Coaches ............................................................................................................................................................71-81 • Football Support Staff ......................................................................................................................................................82-8 • Strength and Conditioning, Sports Medicine ................................................................................................................84-86 • Administration, Athletics Staff..........................................................................................................................................87-90

2019 OPPONENTS ..........................................................................................................91-100

• Opponent Information ......................................................................................................................................................92-97 • Missouri Valley Football Conference ............................................................................................................................98-100

2018 SEASON REVIEW ................................................................................................101-128

• Season Recap ................................................................................................................................................................102-10 • 2018 Statistics ................................................................................................................................................................104-108 • Game Recaps ................................................................................................................................................................109-121 • Awards ............................................................................................................................................................................122-127 • FCS Playoff Results, Final Polls..........................................................................................................................................128

HISTORY ........................................................................................................................129-178

• Year-By-Year Records ..................................................................................................................................................1 0-1 1 • Year-By-Year Scores......................................................................................................................................................1 2-1 7 • Series Records ......................................................................................................................................................................1 8 • Yearly Leaders................................................................................................................................................................1 9-141 • Record Book ..................................................................................................................................................................142-145 • Lettermen........................................................................................................................................................................146-150 • Team Captains ......................................................................................................................................................................151 • All-Conference Awards..................................................................................................................................................152-15 • All-Americans, National Award Finalists ....................................................................................................................154-165 • Jacks in the Pros ..........................................................................................................................................................166-168 • Playoff History, Comebacks, Memorable Division I Wins..........................................................................................169-17 • Hobo Day ........................................................................................................................................................................174-175 • Dakota Marker, South Dakota Showdown Series, Beef Bowl ..................................................................................176-178 2019 Jackrabbit Football

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QUICK FACT

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

LOCATION: Brookings S.D. ENROLLMENT: 12 107 (fall 2018) COLORS: Yellow and Blue NICKNAME: Jackrabbits AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision CONFERENCE: Missouri Valley Football Conference STADIUM: Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium (19 340 capacity - AstroTurf surface)

ADMINISTRATION

PRESIDENT: Dr. Barry H. Dunn ALMA MATER: South Dakota State 1975

ATHLETICS DIRECTOR: Justin Sell ALMA MATER: Bowling Green (Ohio) 1991 OFFICE PHONE: (605) 688-6388

SR. ASSOCIATE AD FOOTBALL SUPERVISOR: Scott Brown OFFICE PHONE: (605) 697-7475 SR. ASSOCIATE AD-FACILITIES & OPERATIONS: Jeff Holm OFFICE PHONE: (605) 688-6287

ASSOCIATE AD-COMPLIANCE SENIOR WOMAN ADMINISTRATOR: Kathy Heylens OFFICE PHONE: (605) 688-5308

FACULTY ATHLETICS REPRESENTATIVE: Richard Reid

SPORTS INFORMATION

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

SUPPORT STAFF

FOOTBALL OPERATIONS: Jon Shaeffer ATHLETIC TRAINER: Charlie Miller EQUIPMENT: Tim Lowe RECRUITING ASSISTANT: Jalen Williams ASSISTANT AD-STRENGTH & CONDITIONING: Nate Moe ASSISTANT AD-FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS: Christi Williams ASSISTANT AD-TICKETS: Jordon Boe

GENERAL INFORMATION

MAILING ADDRESS: 2820 Marshall Center Brookings SD 57007-1497 OVERNIGHT ADDRESS: 1047 16th Ave. Brookings SD 57007-1497 FOOTBALL MAIN OFFICE: (605) 688-6955 TICKET OFFICE: (605) 688-5422 WEBSITE: www.GoJacks.com TWITTER: @GoJacksFB FACEBOOK: facebook.com/SDSUJacks.Football

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2018 RECAP

OVERALL RECORD: 10-3 CONFERENCE RECORD: 6-2 (second place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) POSTSEASON: Reached Football Championship Subdivision Semifinals (2-1 record) HOME RECORD: 7-0 AWAY RECORD: 3-3 FINAL RANKINGS: 3rd (STATS media)/3rd (FCS Coaches) Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Dec. 1 Dec. 8 Dec. 14

2018 GAME RESULTS

MONTANA STATE W 45-14 ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF W 90-6 *at #1 North Dakota State L 17-21 *INDIANA STATE [OT] W 54-51 *YOUNGSTOWN STATE W 36-7 *at #25 Northern Iowa L 9-24 *at #9 Illinois State W 38-28 *MISSOURI STATE W 59-7 *at Southern Illinois W 57-38 *SOUTH DAKOTA W 49-27 ^DUQUESNE W 51-6 ^at #2 Kennesaw State W 27-17 ^at #1 North Dakota State L 21-44

*Missouri Valley Football Conference game ^Football Championship Subdivision Playoff game Note: SDSU’s scheduled season opener Sept. 1 at Iowa State was canceled due to weather

Aug. 29 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23

2019 SCHEDULE

at Minnesota LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY DRAKE SOUTHERN UTAH [Beef Bowl] *SOUTHERN ILLINOIS [Hobo Day] *at Youngstown State *at Indiana State *NORTH DAKOTA STATE *at Missouri State *ILLINOIS STATE *NORTHERN IOWA *at South Dakota

8 p.m. 6 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 5 p.m. noon 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m.

*Missouri Valley Football Conference game; alll times Central

COACHING STAFF

HEAD COACH: John Stiegelmeier ALMA MATER: South Dakota State 1979 RECORD AT SOUTH DAKOTA STATE: 158-100-0 (22) CAREER RECORD: Same E-MAIL: John.Stiegelmeier@sdstate.edu ASSISTANT HEAD COACH SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR CORNERBACKS: Dan Jackson (sixth year) ALMA MATER: Nebraska-Omaha 2008 E-MAIL: Daniel. Jackson@sdstate.edu OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR OFFENSIVE LINE: Jason Eck (fourth year) ALMA MATER: Wisconsin 1999 E-MAIL: Jason.Eck@sdstate.edu CO-DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR SAFETIES: Brian Bergstrom (third year) ALMA MATER: Gustavus Adolphus 2002 E-MAIL: Brian.Bergstrom@sdstate.edu CO-DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR LINEBACKERS: Jimmy Rogers (seventh year) ALMA MATER: South Dakota State 2009 E-MAIL: James Rogers@sdstate.edu

PASSING GAME COORDINATOR TIGHT ENDS: Luke Schleusner (sixth year) ALMA MATER: North Dakota 2002 E-MAIL: Luke.Schleusner@sdstate.edu WIDE RECEIVERS: Robert Arnheim (fourth year) ALMA MATER: Western Michigan 2012 E-MAIL: Robert.Arnheim@sdstate.edu RUNNING BACKS: Jimmy Beal (first year) ALMA MATER: Montana State 2006 E-MAIL: Jimmy.Beal@sdstate.edu QUARTERBACKS: Zach Lujan (second year) ALMA MATER: South Dakota State 2017 E-MAIL: Zach.Lujan@sdstate.edu DEFENSIVE LINE: Christian Smith (third year) ALMA MATER: Toledo 2013 E-MAIL: Christian.Smith@sdstate.edu ASSISTANT DEFENSIVE LINE COACH: Spencer Erickson first year) ALMA MATER: Wisconsin-Oshkosh 2016 E-MAIL: Spencer.Erickson@sdstate.edu OFFENSIVE GRADUATE ASSISTANT: Tyler Weir ALMA MATER: South Dakota State 2018 E-MAIL: Tyler.Weir@jacks.sdstate.edu DEFENSIVE GRADUATE ASSISTANT: Jesse Bobbit ALMA MATER: South Dakota State 2017 E-MAIL: Jesse.Bobbit@sdstate.edu

TEAM INFORMATION

LETTERMEN RETURNING: 46 LETTERMEN LOST: 15 • Offense: 21 • Offense: 5 • Defense: 23 • Defense: 9 • Special Teams: 2 • Special Teams: 1 STARTERS RETURNING: 17 • Offense: 8 • Defense: 7 • Special Teams: 2

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING (8): Adam Anderson WR; Jacob Brown WR; Mikey Daniel RB; Wes Genant C; Evan Greeneway OT; Kallan Hart TE; Cade Johnson WR; Eagan Lickiss OG. DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING (7): Logan Backhaus LB; Ryan Earith DE; Marshon Harris CB; Krockett Krolikowski NT; Christian Rozeboom LB; Austin Smenda DE; Xavier Ward DT. SPECIAL TEAMS STARTERS RETURNING (2): Bradey Sorenson LS; Chase Vinatieri K. OTHER RETURNING LETTERMEN (29): Jarek Berg S; Levi Brown LB; Deyon Campbell WR; Tyler DeMartra S; Jack Domandle OL; Lance Eide CB; Don Gardner CB; Jon Gruetzmacher OL; Spencer Hildahl DT; Aron Johnson OL; Blake Kunz TE; Malik Lofton CB; Josh Manchigiah S; Edward Miller OL; Blair Mulholland RB; Kanin Nelson QB; Tolu Ogunrinde DE; Caleb Sanders DT; Caleb Schauf TE; Luke Sellers FB; Thomas Stacker DT; Pierre Strong Jr. RB; Preston Tetzlaff LB; Michael Wandmaker WR; Larenzo Williams S; C.J. Wilson RB; Elijah Wilson DE; Seven Wilson LB; Reece Winkelman DE.

CREDITS

275 copies of the 2019 South Dakota State Football Media Guide were produced at a cost of $14.08 per copy by Jason Hove and the Jackrabbit Sports Information Service. Photos credited to Dave Eggen and Dick Carlson Inertia Sports Media; Jason Salzman; and South Dakota State University.

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Jackrabbit football moved into a new home in September of 2016 with the completion of Dana J Dykhouse Stadium

DANA . DYKHOUSE STADIUM

The stadium, which constructed in phases on the site of SDSU’s previous home field, Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, seats 19,340 spectators and cost $65 million to build The stadium has been funded through private gifts and long-term revenue streams, including concessions and suite, loge box and ticket sales Bonds are financing nearly 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 in the fall of 2014, with the east and south stands completed prior to the start of the 2015 season Construction of the west tower and installation of a new AstroTurf playing surface were completed in August 2016 The stadium officially opened Sept 8, 2016, featuring a concert by country music superstars Luke Bryan, Little Big Town and Lee Brice as part of the Jacks Bash opening weekend The first football game was two days later, on Sept 10, when the Jackrabbits defeated Drake, 56-28

Among the features of Dana J Dykhouse Stadium is the largest video board within the Football Championship Subdivision Manufactured by Brookings-based Daktronics Inc , the video board measures 148 feet wide and 84 feet high, and provides 3,150 square feet of display

Also housed within the stadium is the Great South Dakotans Wall, which honors the achievements of South Dakota State University’s most accomplished alumni and supporters 1 2 3 4 5 6

Nov 4, 2017 Oct 22, 2016 Sept 17, 2016 Sept 16, 2017 Nov 12, 2016 Sept 10, 2016

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vs vs vs vs vs vs

North Dakota State (W, 33-21) Youngstown State (W, 24-10) Cal Poly (L, 31-38) Drake (W, 51-10) South Dakota (W, 28-21) Drake (W, 56-28)

18,130 17,730 16,887 15,806 15,345 15,171

Top A view of the west tower and grandstand of Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. Bottom A view from the south end zone seats looking north toward the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center and Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.

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DANA . DYKHOUSE STADIUM

Following are some key facts and figures regarding Dana J Dykhouse Stadium:

• The seating capacity of 19,340 includes 27 suites, 144 loge seats, 1,200 club seats, 3,300 seats dedicated to students, 500 seats for the Pride of the Dakotas marching band and 404 handicap-accessible seats The structure is constructed to accommodate expansion of up to 40,000 total seats at a later date

• Of the 27 suites, 19 are community suites and eight are executive suites — all of which seat 16 people In addition, an athletic director’s suite and University suite also are located in the facility • Dana J Dykhouse Stadium has a building footprint of 14 acres

• At 100 feet high, Dana J Dykhouse Stadium is the tallest building in the city of Brookings

• With an area of 11,000 square feet and ceiling height of 25 feet, the stadium’s club room is the largest room both on campus and in the city of Brookings • The stadium will provide up to 56 point-of-sale concession locations — an increase from about 20 in the previous stadium

• About 2 6 acres of AstroTurf was used in the stadium project and is identical to the artificial turf previously installed in the adjacent Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex • More than 350 workers from South Dakota and six other states collaborated to build Dana J Dykhouse Stadium Nearly 50 contractors and subcontractors have worked on the project

• More than 1,000 tons of steel supports the stadium superstructure and the seating bowl features more than 82,000 square feet of closed aluminum seating tread and risers • An estimated 23,000 square feet of precast structural concrete exists in the west tower alone

• The Jackrabbits have compiled a 20-2 record at Dana J Dykhouse Stadium since the stadium’s opening SDSU has a 4-0 record in Football Championship Subdivision playoff games at DJDS 4

• Of the 22 games, 15 have been played in front of more than 10,000 fans

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The design of Dana J Dykhouse Stadium assures both the highest level of fan amenities, while making a positive contribution to the SDSU campus both on an architectural and programatic level

DANA . DYKHOUSE STADIUM

With fans on top of the action, Dana J Dykhouse Stadium is the place to be on Saturdays in the fall During the rest of the year, the stadium is available to host special events, meetings, conferences and classes

Inside the building are several areas that commemmorate the tradition of Jackrabbit football, including the Coughlin-Alumni Lounge which features an area providing distinctive views of the campus Dana J Dykhouse Stadium was designed by Kansas City-based Crawford Architects, with the construction firm JE Dunn serving as the project manager at risk and Henry Carlson Company of Sioux Falls serving as general contractor

Opposite page top The Coughlin-Alumni lounge houses historical items from the previous home of Jackrabbit Football. Opposite page bottom The largest video board in the Football Championship Subdivision is located in the stadium. Above and top right Club 71 and a variety of suites provide gathering places for Jackrabbit fans. Lower right Gov. Dennis Daugaard signs the stadium bill as project benefactor Dana J. Dykhouse, left, and then-SDSU President David Chicoine look on.

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DY HOUSE STUDENT-ATHLETE 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 20 0 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 973.

Dana Dykhouse is a 979 graduate of South Dakota State University. A threeyear letter winner on the Jackrabbit football team, Dykhouse was an honorable mention all-conference defensive tackle in 978. His wife, LaDawn, also is a 979 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, which is used as an additional fan hospitality area on gamedays. The Champions Room also serves as an all-team meeting room and reception area for recruiting functions.

Also located on the second floor are coaches’ offices, a series of position and staff meeting rooms, and a team lounge area featuring televisions and recreational games.

Top: The locker room for the Jackrabbit football team is housed inside the Dykhouse StudentAthlete Center. Bottom: Work was completed on an expanded team lounge in the spring of 2016 and is one of several areas that has been repurposed since the facility opened a decade ago.

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A number of the coaches’ offices in the building offer 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 artwork highlighting great moments in SDSU football history. 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 are two academic center spaces 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 sports medicine facilities began in the summer of 20 6.

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 201 season. Lower Right: The Chicoine Champions Room serves as a full-team meeting room during the week and a recruiting reception area on gamedays.

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SAN ORD-JACKRABBIT ATHLETIC COMPLEX

A building boom at South Dakota State University expanded to the realm of collegiate athletics with the addition of the $32 million Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex, which opened in the fall of 2 14.

The multi-use facility features an indoor practice and competition space of more than 149, square feet and a human performance area of nearly 15, square feet. The building measures 61 feet high at midfield.

One of the only eight-lane, 3 -meter tracks in the region is housed in the facility, along with 1 yards of synthetic turf. The Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex hosted the Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships in both 2 17 and 2 19. The facility also has been the site of high school football games and the annual Jackrabbit Spring Game. Ground was broken on the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in August 2 13. The final beam was raised in March 2 14 and the turf was installed in July 2 14. The facility was dedicated on Oct. 11, 2 14. Fund-raising efforts kicked off in the summer of 2 12. Leadership gifts from the Dale and Pat Larson family, First Bank & Trust, Larson Manufacturing, Sanford Health, Brookings Health System and other anonymous donors helped make this tranformational facility a reality.

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South Dakota State University currently offers 19 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 16 other sports competing in The Summit League. Wrestling competes in the Big 12 Conference, while equestrian currently is affiliated with the National Collegiate Equestrian Association. SDSU is the only Division I program that has had its football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams play in a postseason event each of the past seven seasons. Following is a listing of sports currently offered at SDSU: Women’s Sports Men’s Sports Basketball Baseball Cross Country Basketball Equestrian Cross Country Golf Football Indoor Track and Field Golf Outdoor Track and Field Indoor Track and Field Soccer Outdoor Track and Field Softball Swimming and Diving Swimming and Diving Wrestling Volleyball

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VOLUTION OF A NICKNAM

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 190 football game between the University of Minnesota and South Dakota State College, as the university was then known. A reporter for the newspaper, knowing of the preponderance of jackrabbits in the Brookings area, was believed to have written that the SDSC team was as quick as jackrabbits. Many people believe that the school adopted the Jackrabbits as its official nickname from that beginning. The other theory about the origin of the nickname is given in The Jackrabbit, SDSU’s yearbook. There is a poem in the 1907 yearbook that puts forth the idea that the yearbook is called The Jackrabbit because a group of juniors wished to immortalize themselves by changing the name of the yearbook. Athletic teams followed suit, adopting the nickname. Prior to the adoption of the Jackrabbit nickname, school athletic teams were known as the Barn Yard Cadets as SDSU was known as South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1907. 2019 Jackrabbit Football

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C MMUNITY-MINDED

For members of the Jackrabbit football team, the term “Make a Difference” carries well beyond the playing field.

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 Brookings and Rapid City, as well as assisting with FCA Youth Camp and FCA Power Camp • Visiting area hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living centers • Donating Christmas gifts through community-based Project Joy • Youth mentoring, tutoring and reading at area schools • Reading in local schools as part of Dr. Seuss Week

• 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 • Conducting a Be The Match marrow registry drive

• Helping with Boys and Girls Club basketball tournaments • Assisting with Special Olympics competitions • Helping with campus move-in days

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Top: The Jackrabbit football team has conducted an on-campus e The Match marrow registry each of the past three years. ottom: The entire football team has raised awareness for the Samaritan’s Feet service organization by walking off the field shoeless and later assisting in local shoe distributions.

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For Jackrabbit football, the goal for being engaged in the community is to appreciate, care for, serve and give back — now and in the future.

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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 student-athletes, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image.

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 student-athletes 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. Upper Right: Head coach John Stiegelmeier and his wife, Laurie, have conducted an annual matching-gift drive the past few years for the ackback Project through Feeding South Dakota to end childhood hunger in the state. elow: Student-athletes participate annually in the on-campus State-A-Thon to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. Lower Right: Many Jackrabbits devote time as youth football coaches and clinicians during the year.

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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE U IVERSITY

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 12,107 students (fall 2018) from 49 states and 70 countries who can choose from more than 210 majors, minors and specializations SDSU also offers 36 master’s degree programs, 15 Ph D and two professional doctoral programs SDSU has grown from 80 acres at its founding in 1881 to a 363-acre campus with facilities valued at more than $900 million The university owns or leases nearly 20,000 acres of land for research throughout the state Research has been an essential part of the university’s mission since passage of the 1887 Hatch Act, which established state agricultural experiment stations

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 that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation and the world In 2006, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching designated SDSU as the state’s first High Research Activity institution After a recent restructuring, SDSU now confers degrees through the following nine colleges and programs: • Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences • Education and Human Sciences • The Jerome J Lohr College of Engineering • Natural Sciences • Nursing • Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions • Graduate School • Van D and Barbara B Fishback Honors College

SDSU maintains a student-faculty ratio of 18:2 with an average class size of 35 students More than 7,000 courses are offered every year About 2,000 people work at SDSU, making it the largest employer in Brookings

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The Coughlin Campanile pictured in the foreground is South Dakota State niversity’s most recognizable landmark. The university is undergoing rapid growth both in terms of enrollment and building projects.

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The South Dakota State University campus has seen numerous building projects the past decade And it is not slowing

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Projects recently completed include: • Dana J Dykhouse Stadium; • Architecture, Mathematics and Engineering Building; • Campus Green, featuring a new Alumni Center and new president’s home; • Daktronics Engineering Building • Harding Hall renovation; • Expansion of Dairy-Microbiology Building and Davis Dairy Plant; • Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex; • An updated Medary Commons, which has been renamed the Enrollment Services Center; • Performing Arts Center expansion, and • Wellness Center expansion

In addition, the Southeast University Neighborhood project featuring additional on-campus housing and dining options is nearing completion and ground has been broken for construction of the Raven Precision Agriculture Center

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 January 2018, South Dakota State University officials rolled out Imagine 2023 — Aspire Discover Achieve — a strategic plan that was put together over the course of a year after receiving input from approximately 2,000 students, faculty members, staff and stakeholders The five-year plan identified four main goals: • Achieve excellence through transformative education; • Cultivate and strengthen community engagement; • Foster innovation and increase research, scholarship and creative activity (RSCA), and • Be a growing, high performing and healthy university

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MEDIA I FORMATIO

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 Access to press box video platforms will be 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 and take the west staircase to the second level

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 Stig are Wednesdays from 1-2 p m and Thursdays in person during practice from 2-5 p m Studentathletes also will be available for interviews before and after the Thursday practice sessions Other interview times can be arranged through the Sports Information Office, but must be arranged 24 hours in advance Monday through Thursday

CREDENTIALS

All requests for media credentials for SDSU home football games should be directed to sports information director Jason Hove at least 48 hours before kickoff Credentials will be mailed if requests are received a week or more in advance Otherwise, credentials may be picked up at the Jackrabbit Sports Information Office inside the Stanley J Marshall Center weekdays from 9 a m to 5 p m , or at the Will Call window of the west ticket booth of Dana J Dykhouse Stadium two hours prior to the start of the event Only working media will be allowed access to the Dana J Dykhouse Stadium press box Elevators are located on the lower level of the west tower Pre-game hospitality for working media will be available 90 minutes prior to scheduled kickoff Media requiring access to phone and/or ethernet 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 Dana J Dykhouse Stadium press box All media credentials are non-transferable, and will provide access to the following areas: • Dana J Dykhouse Stadium press box; • Playing field (all media members must abide by NCAA regulations regarding team areas, etc

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Coach Stiegelmeier also will participate in Missouri Valley Football Conference coaches teleconferences 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

• Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center (site of postgame press conferences), beginning at the start of the second half The following guidelines apply specifically to Internet sites: • No more than two people working for the official website of the opponent and/or its official conference site will be issued credentials • Websites whose content centers around message boards and chat rooms where users can post anonymous information and/or rumors are not eligible for any consideration for credentials • Credentials will not be granted to any agency operating sites that are in any way affiliated with gambling, or to freelance or fan-based 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

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 I-29: At Exit 133, turn west onto the U S Highway 14 Bypass Proceed west until Jackrabbit Avenue At Jackrabbit Avenue, turn left (south) Media parking will be available in lot directly east of the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center and SanfordJackrabbit Athletic Complex by presenting media credentials issued by SDSU Athletics or the Missouri Valley Football Conference General parking will be available in lots across North Campus Drive to the south of Dana J Dykhouse Stadium From Downtown Brookings: Access U S Highway 14 (Sixth Street) and travel east to Jackrabbit Avenue Turn left (north) and proceed onto SDSU campus General parking will be available in lots on either side of Frost Arena, with media parking (with proper credentials) farther north in lot directly east of the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center and SanfordJackrabbit Athletic Complex

CONTACT INFORMATION

Media inquiries for Jackrabbit 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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TELEVISION BROADCAST SCHEDULE

All of South Dakota State’s 11 regular season games during the 2019 season are scheduled to be televised by regional or national broadcast partners A minimum of six games will be carried by Sioux Falls-based Midco Sports Network, starting with the Sept 7 home opener against Long Island University Four other home games, with the exception of the Oct 5 Hobo Day game and Nov 16 matchup with Northern Iowa, will be broadcast by Midco, as will the Nov 23 regular season finale at South Dakota Two games — Oct 19 at Indiana State and Nov 16 versus Northern Iowa — are part of the MVFC-TV package, with exclusive coverage through the ESPN family of digital networks (ESPN+ or ESPN3) SDSU’s Aug 29 season opener at Minnesota is slated to be broadcast nationally on FOX Sports 1 The full television broadcast schedule is as follows: • Aug 29 at Minnesota (FOX Sports 1) • Sept 7 vs Long Island University (Midco) • Sept 14 vs Drake (Midco) • Sept 21 vs Southern Utah (Midco) • Oct 5 vs Southern Illinois (To be determined) • Oct 12 at Youngstown State (To be determined) • Oct 19 at Indiana State (MVFC-TV) • Oct 26 vs North Dakota State (Midco) • Nov 2 at Missouri State (To be determined) • Nov 9 vs Illinois State (Midco) • Nov 16 vs Northern Iowa (MVFC-TV) • Nov 23 at South Dakota (Midco) Video broadcasts of all Jackrabbit home games also will be available via the Jackrabbits All-Access subscription service through GoJacks com

OTHER VIEWING, LISTENING OPTIONS

Coach Stiegelemeier will fulfill a number of other media obligations during the 2019 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 Coach Stiegelmeier also is scheduled to be a regular guest on a variety of other local sports talk shows throughout South Dakota during the 2019 season Regular updates, including game highlights, also will be posted online at GoJacks com and through SDSU-related social media accounts (see list at right)

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RADIO BROADCASTS

All South Dakota State University football games during the 2019 season are scheduled to be broadcast live on the Jackrabbit Sports Network with the signal originating from flagship radio station WNAX Radio 570 AM and 96 9/99 9 FM Tyler Merriam will call the play-by-play, with Scotty Kwas and former Jackrabbit player Brady Hale providing additional commentary Jackrabbit Sports Network affiliates for the 2019 football season include: • Belle Fourche – KBFS 1450 AM • Brookings – KJJQ 910 AM • Deadwood – KDSJ 980 AM • Mitchell – KORN 1490 AM

• Pierre – KCCR 1240 AM • Pipestone, Minn – KLOH 1050 AM/94 1 FM • Sioux Falls – KELO 1320 AM/KELO 105 1 FM/ KELQ 107 9 FM • Watertown – KXLG 99 1 FM/100 1 FM • Winner – KWYR 93 7 FM Radio broadcasts also will be streamed through TuneIn and the Jackrabbits All-Access portal at www GoJacks com Broadcasts begin approximately 60 minutes prior to the scheduled opening kickoff Coach Stiegelmeier will conduct a brief postgame radio interview before meeting with other members of the media

SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTORY JACKRABBIT ATHLETICS

Twitter: @GoJacksSDSU Facebook: https://www facebook com/SDSU Jackrabbit Nation Instagram: http://instagram com/jackrabbit_nation YouTube: https://www youtube com/user/sdsuathletics

JACKRABBIT FOOTBALL

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SEASON P EVIEW

The more things change, the more they stay the same. That old adage could very well be the mantra for the South Dakota State University football team as it prepares for the 2 19 season. As one of only two programs to reach the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs each of the last seven seasons, South Dakota State faces the challenge of replacing both of its coordinators and some key contributors if an eighth playoff berth in a row is to become a reality. Jason Eck takes over as offensive coordinator and will retain his offensive line duties after serving in that role for his first three seasons at SDSU. In addition, tight ends coach Luke Schleusner has added passing game coordinator to his coaching duties. On defense, linebackers coach Jimmy Rogers and safeties coach Brian Bergstrom will share the defensive coordinator responsibilities. Although all the new coordinators helped create a winning formula that led to the Jackrabbits advancing to the FCS semifinals each of the past two seasons, including winning 11 games in 2 17 and 1 more in 2 18, Stiegelmeier expects some different looks on both sides of the ball. “With Coach Eck, we’ll see a lot more motions and shifts with fewer plays,” said head coach John Stiegelmeier, who enters his 23rd season at the helm of the Jackrabbit program with a 158-1 career record. “The goal is to master the plays and make the defense handle the movement and shifts, and then defend the simplicity of the offense. That fits with me.” Defensively, Stiegelmeier said the Jackrabbits will be more aggressive. “We’re going to move more, both with the front and blitz more. That’s not my nature, but new blood allows for a new approach.” Following is a more in-depth look at the 2 19 Jackrabbits heading into fall camp.

OFFENSE

The biggest question mark facing the Jackrabbits’ offense as they enter the 2 19 campaign is who will replace career passing leader Taryn Christion at quarterback. “This is the most wide-open quarterback battle we’ve ever had at South Dakota State,” Stiegelmeier said. Junior Kanin Nelson is the lone signal-caller in camp who has attempted a collegiate pass, completing 6-of-8 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns in limited action last season. Other returning quarterbacks are redshirt freshmen J’Bore Gibbs and Matt Connors. Whoever earns the starting nod at quarterback will have a number of offensive weapons at his disposal. The Jackrabbits return their top six pass catchers from a year ago, including the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s top receiving tandem in junior Cade Johnson and senior Adam Anderson. The duo combined for 114 receptions, 2, 5 receiving yards and 24 touchdown catches. A first-team all-MVFC

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pick, Johnson was named to a pair of All-America teams (STATS, HERO Sports) after tallying 67 catches for 1,332 yards and a school-record 17 touchdowns. His 17 touchdown receptions also tied for the most among FCS receivers. Anderson received honorable mention all-MVFC accolades on the strength of 47 receptions for 718 yards and seven scores. “Our quarterback situation will be aided by their maturity and their ability to run routes, and then make the play when the ball is thrown to them,” Stiegelmeier said of his two top receivers. Also returning at wide receiver are senior Jacob Brown (11-147-3), sophomores Deyon Campbell (5-4 ) and Michael Wandmaker, (1-76-1) and redshirt freshmen Jaxon and Jadon Janke, the latter two of whom took advantage of a new rule last season that allowed players to compete in up to four games without losing a season of eligibility. Further factoring into the passing game are tight ends Kallan Hart (11-147) and Blake Kunz (2 -343-3). Stiegelmeier also expects Skyler Cavanaugh, who made an impact as a true freshman in 2 17, to play a larger role either as a receiver or blocker this year. Depth both in terms of quality and quantity continues at running back, where the Jackrabbits have the luxury of welcoming back three rushers who gained 1 or more yards in a game last season. Sophomore Pierre Strong, Jr. leads the running back contingent after becoming the first SDSU back to gain 1, yards in a season since current Detroit Lion Zach Zenner in 2 14. The MVFC Freshman of the Year in 2 18, Strong emerged as the featured back in the second half of the season, gaining 1,116 yards on only 117 carries — an average of 9.5 yards per attempt. He scored a team-high 11 rushing touchdowns, including three in each of the Jackrabbits’ final two regular season games, victories at Southern Illinois and over South Dakota. Fellow sophomore C.J. Wilson also displayed bigplay ability last season, averaging 6.5 yards per carry as he finished with 281 rushing yards on 43 attempts. Senior Mikey Daniel has been the squad’s top option in short-yardage situations the past two seasons, but managed to rank second on the team with 63 rushing yards and 1 touchdowns in 2 18. Junior Blair Mulholland also returns to the mix at running back. “We’re really blessed with our running back situation,” Stiegelmeier said. “We’ll play a lot of running backs, we’ll play a lot of different formations and ideally those playmakers will continue to perform for us.” The Jackrabbits are expected to open fall camp down to two starters on the offensive line as senior center Wes Genant has opted to redshirt while healing from injury. Matt Clark, who saw extensive action at guard in 2 15 and 2 16 but sat out the last two seasons, has returned to the team for his senior campaign and is expected to contend for the starting role at center along with junior Jack Domandle and sophomore Austin Boen. Senior Evan Greeneway held the starting spot at

Senior wide receiver Adam Anderson ranked second on the team with 47 receptions for 718 yards and 7 TDs in 2018.

left tackle throughout the 2 18 season in helping pave the way for the Jackrabbits to rush for a Division I-era best 23 .1 rushing yards per game. The other returning starter is junior guard Eagan Lickiss, who shared starting duties last season with fellow junior Eddie Miller. Lickiss is listed as the preseason favorite to start at left guard this season, with Miller taking over at right guard. Sophomore Aron Johnson, who started threegames at right tackle in 2 18, has the early hold on that spot after spring practice. Junior Grant Schmidt, sophomores Jon Gruetzmacher and Jason Titus, along with redshirt freshmen Mason McCormick and Garret Greenfield will provide additional depth up front.

DEFENSE

The Jackrabbits figure to be stout in the front seven as six starters return in the first two tiers of the SDSU defense. The defensive line remains intact and is led by senior defensive end Ryan Earith. A second-team allMVFC selection in 2 18, Earith led the team with 5.5 sacks and ranked second with nine tackles for loss. He also forced and recovered a fumble. The other defensive end position is likely to be a battle between sophomore Reece Winkelman and incumbent starter Austin Smenda. Pass-rushing specialist Tolu Ogunrinde, who notched three sacks in limited play last season, also returns, as do fellow junior Elijah Wilson, who registered 1.5 sacks in 2 18, and redshirt freshman Cade Terveer. Stiegelmeier said generating more of a pass rush was an emphasis in the spring after SDSU tallied 2 sacks in 2 18. “They surely got better,” Stiegelmeier said. “With some new techniques, some new excitement, I think our energy is great at the defensive line and the relationships are great. Those things pay off and translate into making plays.”

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The interior of the defensive line is anchored by returning starters Krockett Krolikowski and Xavier Ward. A sophomore from Winner, Krolikowski earned a starting spot in 2 18 and was named to a pair of freshman All-America teams after ranking second on the team with four sacks. Of his 28 total tackles, 7.5 resulted in lost yards. Ward, a junior from Freeman, contributed 24 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss in his first season as a starter. Other returners at defensive tackle include senior Spencer Hildahl (8 tackles), junior Thomas Stacker (6 tackles) and sophomore Caleb Sanders, who registered seven tackles for loss and a sack among his 15 total stops. A pair of redshirt freshmen — Trajan Walhof and Ryan Van Marel — also are in line to contribute this season after strong showings on the practice field in 2 18. “We really have good numbers, good ability there and they’re young,” Stiegelmeier said. “They want to be on the field so they’re battling every day.” The heart and soul of the Jackrabbit defense is senior middle linebacker Christian Rozeboom. The Sioux Center, Iowa, native hit the century mark for tackles for the third year in a row in 2 18, posting team bests of 1 5 tackles and 1 .5 tackles for loss. Rozeboom also forced three fumbles and intercepted a pair of passes en route to receiving All-America honors for the second year in a row. Rozeboom enters the 2 19 season ranked fourth in career tackles at SDSU with 364, putting him 72 away from passing Greg Osmundson (435 tackles from 1986-89) for the Jackrabbits’ all-time lead. “I think the biggest thing is people would talk about his play-making ability, but I think that doesn’t necessarily affect everybody,” Stiegelmeier said of Rozeboom. “I think the way he carries himself, the way he leads — a very silent and humble leader — with all the accolades he has, that will impact our team.”

Chase Vinatieri enters his senior season with 38 career field goals and 30 points.

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The other two starting linebacker positions are likely to be held by juniors Logan Backhaus and Seven Wilson. A two-year starter, Backhaus ranked third on the team with 61 tackles a year ago and added a pair of interceptions. Wilson notched 36 tackles and also was a force on special teams by blocking three kicks. Junior Preston Tetzlaff and sophomore Levi Brown are the leading candidates to back up at the linebacker spots. The secondary will undergo extensive retooling after losing three starters to graduation and two other key contributors to injury. Juniors Michael Griffin II and Josh Manchigiah are slated to fill the starting roles at strong and free safety, respectively. Griffin sat out last season while fulfilling transfer requirements, but impressed the Jackrabbit coaching staff week in and week out with his efforts on the practice field both on defense and special teams. Manchigiah saw his playing time increase as the 2 18 season went along, finishing sixth on the team with 53 tackles. He also intercepted a pass and broke up five other pass attempts. With key reserve Larenzo Williams likely sidelined for the 2 19 season by injury, the Jackrabbits will likely count on senior Lance Eide, junior Jarek Berg and sophomore Tyler DeMartra for additional leadership at the safety spots. The lone 2 18 starter in the secondary expected to be back was senior cornerback Marshon Harris. However, Harris suffered an injury in offseason workouts that will likely force him to redshirt this season. Contending for starting roles at cornerback will be junior Don Gardner and Malik Lofton, along with redshirt fresmen Ti’Jaih Davis and DyShawn Gales.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Two players who have earned All-America honors during their Jackrabbit careers — long snapper Bradey Sorenson and kicker Chase Vinatieri — anchor a special teams unit that has consistently put up big numbers. “We have a great attitude as a team for special teams and that’s one of the reasons we’ve had success,” Stiegelmeier said. “We have the wide receivers, the running backs, the fullbacks who are willing to serve and get reps to help our team win football games.” A junior, Sorenson was perfect on snaps that helped lead to the Jackrabbits ranking seventh in net punting (39.14 yards per attempt) last season. Vinatieri enters his senior season only 27 points away from setting the school record for points by a kicker. The Sioux Falls native has turned in back-toback 1 -point seasons, tallying 1 3 in 2 17 and 114 last year. He broke his own school record with 66 extra points in 2 18, while going 14-of-21 on field goals, including tying a school record with a 57yarder at Northern Iowa. The punting position is expected to be turned over to Ben Dinkel, who has been a part of the program

SEASON P EVIEW RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS

PASSING - YARDS 2. Kanin Nelson ....................................................145

RUSHING - YARDS 1. Pierre Strong, Jr. ............................................1,116 2. Mikey Daniel......................................................63 5. C.J. Wilson ........................................................281

RECEPTIONS 1. Cade Johnson ....................................................67 2. Adam Anderson ..................................................47 3. Blake Kunz ..........................................................2 T4. Kallan Hart ........................................................11 T4. Jacob Brown......................................................11 6. Mikey Daniel........................................................1

RECEIVING YARDS 1. Cade Johnson ................................................1,332 2. Adam Anderson ................................................718 3. Blake Kunz ........................................................343 T4. Jacob Brown ..................................................147 T4. Kallan Hart ......................................................147

TACKLES 1. Christian Rozeboom..........................................1 5 3. Logan Backhaus..................................................61 TACKLES FOR LOSS 1. Christian Rozeboom ........................................1 .5 2. Ryan Earith ........................................................9. T3. Krockett Krolikowski ........................................7.5 5. Caleb Sanders....................................................7.

SACKS 1. Ryan Earith ........................................................5.5 2. Krockett Krolikowski ..........................................4. 3. Tolu Ogunrinde ..................................................3. 4. Elijah Wilson ......................................................1.5 INTERCEPTIONS T3. Logan Backhaus ................................................2 T3. Christian Rozeboom ..........................................2

for a few seasons, but has yet to see any game action. Sophomore Cole Frahm, a transfer from Nebraska, is expected to back up at both punter and kicker.

SCHEDULE

The Jackrabbits are scheduled to open their 12-game regular season schedule with an Aug. 29 matchup at regional Football Bowl Subdivision opponent Minnesota. The rest of the nonconference schedule consists of three consecutive September home games, giving SDSU seven home games in 2 19. “I think if you look at our schedule as a whole, it is a great schedule,” Stiegelmeier said. “I really appreciate our administration for the number of home games and with the Missouri Valley tough again nationally and internally, I’m looking forward to every one of those games.” The eight-game league slate kicks off Oct. 5, when the Jackrabbits host Southern Illinois on Hobo Day. Other home games against MVFC foes include Oct. 26 versus North Dakota State, Nov. 9 against Illinois State and Nov. 16 versus Northern Iowa.

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Aanderud, Jake – 25 Anderson, Adam – 80 Backhaus, Logan – 12 Barnett, Matt – 11 Bass, Ian – 68 Bauer, Canyon – 4 Beck, Brady – 67 Beerntsen, Evan – 61 Berg, Jarek – 14 Blasius, Turner – 40 Blakley, Devin – 3 Bloomenrader, Jharett – 89 Bock, Adam – 31 Boen, Austin – 59 Borowicz, Matthew – 65 Brenner, Kevin – 92 Brown, Jacob – 1 Brown, Levi – 16 Campbell, Deyon – 24 Cavanaugh, Skyler – 81 Clark, Matt – 70 Connors, Matt – 14 Dailey Jr., Shane – 18 Daniel, Mikey – 26 Darnell, Baily – 26 Davis, Ti’Jaih – 19 DeMartra, Tyler – 38 DePriest, Jarod – 52 Dinkel, Ben – 49 Domandle, Jack – 63 Donald, Bo – 76 Drotzmann, Michael – 45 Earith, Ryan – 90 Eide, Lance – 29 Eubank, Jassan – 23 Evans, Diamond – 17 Frahm, Cole – 97 Gales, DyShawn – 13 Gandy, Jordan – 28 Gardner, Don – 21 Genant, Wes – 77 Gibbs, J’Bore – 2 Greeneway, Evan – 78 Greenfield, Garret – 74 Griffin II, Michael – 6 Gruetzmacher, Jon – 75 Harris, Marshon – 18 Hart, Kallan – 83 Heide, Keaton – 16 Heins, Zach – 87 Hicks, Quinton – 48 Hildahl, Spencer – 96 Hunter, Karst – 7 Janke, Jadon – 9 Janke, Jaxon – 10 Johnson, Aron – 71 Johnson, Cade – 15 Johnson, Caden – 53 Johnson, Malachi – 93 Kraft, Tucker – 85 Krolikowski, Krockett – 69 Kunz, Blake – 88 Lee, Jefferson – 41 Leighton, Mason – 42 Lickiss, Eagan – 56 Lofton, Malik – 1 Madison, Kinser – 57 Madison, Payton – 47 Manchigiah, Josh – 3

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N ME Jacob Brown Malik Lofton Christian Rozeboom J’Bore Gibbs Josh Manchigiah Devin Blakley Chase Vinatieri Canyon Bauer Blair Mulholland Michael Griffin II Seven Wilson Karst Hunter C.J. Wilson Jadon Janke Jaxon Janke Matt Barnett Logan Backhaus Kanin Nelson DyShawn Gales Jarek Berg Matt Connors Cade Johnson Levi Brown Keaton Heide Diamond Evans Marshon Harris Shane Dailey, Jr. Ti’Jaih Davis Pierre Strong, Jr. Don Gardner Tolu Ogunrinde Jassan Eubank Deyon Campbell Jake Aanderud Mikey Daniel Baily Darnell Tylen Small Jordan Gandy Lance Eide Payton Shafer Adam Bock Kyle Tuttle Thomas Motzko Austin Smenda Torren Union Chase Norblade Luke Sellers Larenzo Williams Tyler DeMartra Turner Blasius Jefferson Lee, V Mason Leighton Mike Morgan Saiveon Williamson Michael Drotzmann Preston Tetzlaff Payton Madison Quinton Hicks Ben Dinkel Graham Spalding Andy Mueller Bradey Sorenson

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POS WR CB LB QB S RB K WR RB S LB QB RB WR WR LB LB QB CB S QB WR LB QB CB CB WR CB RB CB DE DE WR CB RB S S CB S LB LB LB LB DE CB S FB S S FB RB WR FB LB P LB FB DE P LB DT LS

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

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Jupiter Christian Salisbury (Conn.)

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N ME Jarod DePriest Caden Johnson Edward Miller Thomas Stacker Eagan Lickiss Kinser Madison Alex Westendorf Austin Boen Mason McCormick Evan Beerntsen Tyson Strohbeen Jack Domandle Ethan Vibert Matt Borowicz Elijah Wilson Brady Beck Ian Bass Krockett Krolikowski Matt Clark Aron Johnson Jason Titus Trajan Walhof Garret Greenfield Jon Gruetzmacher Bo Donald Wes Genant Evan Greeneway Grant Schmidt Adam Anderson Skyler Cavanaugh Caleb Schauf Kallan Hart Jayd Vanderwerff Tucker Kraft Michael Wandmaker Zach Heins Blake Kunz Jharett Bloomenrader Ryan Earith Xavier Ward Kevin Brenner Malachi Johnson Cade Terveer Jake Wolfe Zachariah Wilson Spencer Hildahl Reece Winkelman Cole Frahm Ryan Van Marel Caleb Sanders

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POS DT DE OL DT OL LB OL OL OL OL OL OL OL DT DE OL OL DT OL OL OL DT OL OL OL OL OL OL WR TE TE TE WR TE WR TE TE TE DE DT DE DE DE K DE DT DE K DT DT

HT 6-5 6-3 6-5 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-5 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-8 6-4 6-2 6-5 6-6 6-5 6-5 6-6 6-8 6-6 6-4 6-7 6-6 6-1 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-1 6-5 6-3 6-7 6-5 6-6 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-7 6-3 5-8 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-5 6-4 6-1

WT 285 245 320 280 310 210 285 305 290 270 285 305 290 265 260 260 280 285 330 290 300 270 290 305 300 310 290 310 200 230 245 260 190 245 205 250 250 240 260 280 225 245 245 150 225 290 240 225 270 280

YR Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. R-Fr. Fr. So. R-Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. R-Fr. Jr.. Fr. R-Fr. So. Sr. So. So. R-Fr. R-Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. R-Fr. Fr. So. R-Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. R-Fr. So. Fr. Sr. So. So. R-Fr. So.

EXP — — 2L 2L 2L — — — — — — 1L — — 2L — — 1L 2L 1L — — — 1L — 3L 2L — 3L 1L 1L 2L — — 1L — 1L — 3L 2L — — — — — 2L 1L TR — 1L

HOMETOWN Trivoli, Ill. Wahoo, Neb. Brookings, S.D. Chicago, Ill. Indianola, Iowa Higginsville, Mo. South Elgin, Ill. Sioux Falls, S.D. Sioux Falls, S.D. De Pere, Wis. Sioux City, Iowa Omaha, Neb. Regina, Saskatchewan Lakeville, Minn. Omaha, Neb. Sioux Falls, S.D. Rosemount, Minn. Winner, S.D. Syracuse, Neb. Chisago City, Minn. Andover, Minn. Sioux Center, Iowa Rock Valley, Iowa Merrill, Wis. Kimball, S.D. Parkston, S.D. Yankton, S.D. Sioux Falls, S.D. Orlando, Fla. Vail, Ariz. Sparta, Wis. Lonsdale, Minn. Gregory, S.D. Timber Lake, S.D. Andover, Minn. Sioux Falls, S.D. Germantown, Wis. Highmore, S.D. Papillion, Neb. Freeman, S.D. Silver Lake, Wis. Minneapolis, Minn. Brandon, S.D. Omaha, Neb. Chipley, Fla. Montevideo, Minn. Marshall, Minn. Omaha, Neb. Sheldon, Iowa Glenwood, Iowa

PRE EA ON RO TER HIGH SCHOOL/PREV. SCHOOL Farmington Central Bishop Neumann Brookings Saint Rita of Cascia Indianola Lafayette County C1 St. Charles North Roosevelt Roosevelt Appleton North Bishop Heelan Millard West Miller Lakeville Omaha Central O’Gorman Rosemount Winner Syracuse Chisago Lakes Andover Sioux Center Rock Valley Merrill Kimball Parkston Yankton Roosevelt Cincinnati Boone Cienega Sparta Faribault Gregory Timber Lake Andover Washington Germantown Highmore-Harrold Papillion-La Vista South Canistota Wilmot Union Benilde-St. Margaret’s Brandon Valley Millard West Chipley Montevideo Marshall Burke Nebraska Sheldon Glenwood

LPH BETIC L ROSTER

McCormick, Mason – 60 Miller, Edward – 54 Morgan, Mikel – 43 Motzko, Thomas – 33 Mueller, Andy – 51 Mulholland, Blair – 5 Nelson, Kanin – 12 Norblade, Chase – 35 Ogunrinde, Tolu – 22 Rozeboom, Christian – 2 Sanders, Caleb – 99 Schauf, Caleb – 82 Schmidt, Grant – 79 Sellers, Luke – 36 Shafer, Payton – 30 Small, Tylen – 27 Smenda, Austin – 34 Sorenson, Bradey – 52 Spalding, Graham – 50 Stacker, Thomas – 55 Strohbeen, Tyson – 62 Strong Jr., Pierre – 20 Terveer, Cade – 94 Tetzlaff, Preston – 46 Titus, Jason – 72 Tuttle, Kyle – 32 Union, Torren – 34 Vanderwerff, Jayd – 84 Van Marel, Ryan – 98 Vibert, Ethan – 64 Vinatieri, Chase – 4 Walhof, Trajan – 73 Wandmaker, Michael – 86 Ward, Xavier – 91 Westendorf, Alex – 58 Williams, Larenzo – 37 Williamson, Saiveon – 44 Wilson, C.J. – 8 Wilson, Elijah – 66 Wilson, Seven – 7 Wilson, Zachariah – 95 Winkelman, Reece – 97 Wolfe, Jake – 94

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R STER BREAKD WN PLAYERS BY STATE/PROVINCE

SOUTH DAKOTA ( 0): Jake Aanderud (Rapid City); Canyon Bauer (Sioux Falls); Brady Beck (Sioux Falls); Turner Blasius (Kimball); Jharret Bloomenrader (Highmore); Austin Boen (Sioux Falls); Mikey Daniel (Brookings); Bo Donald (Kimball); Michael Drotzmann (Yankton); Lance Eide (Clear Lake); Wes Genant (Parkston); Evan Greeneway (Yankton); Zach Heins (Sioux Falls); Karst Hunter (Miller); Jadon Janke (Madison); Jaxon Janke (Madison); Tucker Kraft (Timber Lake); Krockett Krolikowski (Winner); Mason Leighton (Madison); Mason McCormick (Sioux Falls); Edward Miller (Brookings); Kanin Nelson (Mitchell); Grant Schmidt (Sioux Falls); Bradey Sorenson (Yankton); Cade Terveer (Brandon); Preston Tetzlaff (Brookings); Jayd Vanderwerff (Gregory); Chase Vinatieri (Sioux Falls); Xavier Ward (Freeman); Larenzo Williams (Huron)

MINNESOTA (20): Ian Bass (Rosemount); Matt Borowicz (Lakeville); Levi Brown (Roseville); Deyon Campbell (Minneapolis); Michael Griffin II (Cottage Grove); Kallan Hart (Lonsdale); Keaton Heide (Wayzata); Spencer Hildahl (Montevideo); Aron Johnson (Chisago City); Malachi Johnson (Minneapolis); Jefferson Lee, V (Marshall); Malik Lofton (Crystal); Payton Madison (Spicer); Andy Mueller (Lake Elmo); Tolu Ogunrinde (Cottage Grove); Payton Shafer (Cottage Grove); Jason Titus (Andover); Michael Wandmaker (Andover); Saiveon Williamson (Waseca); Reece Winkelman (Marshall) NEBRASKA (14): Matt Clark (Syracuse); Shane Dailey, Jr. (Omaha); Baily Darnell (Auburn); Ben Dinkel (Kearney); Jack Domandle (Omaha); Ryan Earith (Papillion); Cole Frahm (Omaha); Cade Johnson (Papillion); Caden Johnson (Wahoo); Josh Manchigiah (Papillion); Chase Norblade (Papillion); Luke Sellers (Papillion); Elijah Wilson (Omaha); Jake Wolfe (Omaha)

ILLINOIS (1 ): Devin Blakley (Broadview); Tyler DeMartra (Homewood); Jarod DePriest (Trivoli); Diamond Evans (Chicago); DyShawn Gales (North Chicago); Jordan Gandy (DeKalb); Don Gardner (Chicago); J’Bore Gibbs (Chicago); Marshon Harris (Lansing); Mike Morgan (New Lenox); Thomas Motzko (Highland Park); Thomas Stacker (Chicago); Alex Westendorf (South Elgin)

IOWA (10): Logan Backhaus (Spirit Lake); Matt Barnett (Cedar Rapids); Adam Bock (Solon); Garret Greenfield (Rock Valley); Eagan Lickiss (Indianola); Christian Rozeboom (Sioux Center); Caleb Sanders (Glenwood); Tyson Strohbeen (Sioux City); Ryan Van Marel (Sheldon); Trajan Walhof (Sioux Center)

FLORIDA (7): Adam Anderson (Orlando); Tylen Small (Fort Lauderdale); Austin Smenda (Fleming Island); Graham Spalding (Oviedo); Kyle Tuttle (Jupiter); C.J. Wilson (Daytona Beach); Zachariah Wilson (Chipley) WISCONSIN (7): Evan Beerntsen (De Pere); Jarek Berg (Oconomowoc); Kevin Brenner (Silver Lake); Jon Gruetzmacher (Merrill); Blake Kunz (Germantown); Blair Mulholland (Appleton); Caleb Schauf (Sparta)

ARIZONA ( ): Jacob Brown (Scottsdale); Skyler Cavanaugh (Vail); Torren Union (Mesa)

MISSOURI (2): Kinser Madison (Higginsville); Seven Wilson (Kansas City) ARKANSAS (1): Pierre Strong, Jr. (Little Rock) KANSAS (1): Quinton Hicks (Wichita)

MARYLAND (1): Ti’Jaih Davis (Baltimore)

PENNSYLVANIA (1): Jassan Eubank (Pittsburgh) TENNESSEE (1): Matt Connors (Collierville)

SASKATCHEWAN (1): Ethan Vibert (Regina)

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PLAYERS BY CLASS

SENIORS (19): Adam Anderson, Turner Blasius, Jacob Brown, Matt Clark, Mikey Daniel, Ryan Earith, Lance Eide, Wes Genant, Evan Greeneway, Marshon Harris, Kallan Hart, Spencer Hildahl, Andy Mueller, Christian Rozeboom, Grant Schmidt, Luke Sellers, Austin Smenda, Chase Vinatieri, Larenzo Williams

JUNIORS (21): Logan Backhaus, Jarek Berg, Skyler Cavanaugh, Jack Domandle, Jassan Eubank, Don Gardner, Michael Griffin II, Cade Johnson, Eagan Lickiss, Josh Manchigiah, Edward Miller, Blair Mulholland, Kanin Nelson, Tolu Ogunrinde, Bradey Sorenson, Thomas Stacker, Preston Tetzlaff, Kyle Tuttle, Xavier Ward, Elijah Wilson, Seven Wilson SOPHOMORES (2 ): Jake Aanderud, Austin Boen, Levi Brown, Deyon Campbell, Tyler DeMartra, Ben Dinkel, Cole Frahm, Jon Gruetzmacher, Aron Johnson, Malachi Johnson, Krockett Krolikowski, Blake Kunz, Mason Leighton, Malik Lofton, Caleb Sanders, Caleb Schauf, Tylen Small, Pierre Strong, Jr., Jason Titus, Michael Wandmaker, C.J. Wilson, Reece Winkelman, Jake Wolfe

REDSHIRT FRESHMEN (19): Ian Bass, Matt Borowicz, Matt Connors, Ti’Jaih Davis, DyShawn Gales, J’Bore Gibbs, Garret Greenfield, Zach Heins, Jadon Janke, Jaxon Janke, Jefferson Lee V, Kinser Madison, Mason McCormick, Mike Morgan, Cade Terveer, Jayd Vanderwerff, Ryan Van Marel, Trajan Walhof, Saiveon Williamson INCOMING FRESHMEN ( 0): Matt Barnett, Canyon Bauer, Brady Beck, Devin Blakley, Adam Bock, Evan Beerntsen, Jharret Bloomenrader, Kevin Brenner,Shane Dailey, Jr., Baily Darnell, Jarod DePriest, Bo Donald, Michael Drotzmann, Diamond Evans, Jordan Gandy, Keaton Heide, Quinton Hicks, Karst Hunter, Caden Johnson, Tucker Kraft, Payton Madison, Thomas Motzko, Chase Norblade, Payton Shafer, Graham Spalding, Tyson Strohbeen, Torren Union, Ethan Vibert, Alex Westendorf, Zachariah Wilson

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

• Jake Aanderud • Logan Backhaus • Evan Beerntsen • Devin Blakley • Turner Blasius • Matt Borowicz • Ti’Jaih Davis • Jack Domandle • Michael Drotzmann • Ryan Earith • Lance Eide • Wes Genant • J’Bore Gibbs • Jon Greutzmacher • Keaton Heide • Zach Heins • Jadon Jaxon Janke • Blake Kunz • Mason Leighton • Josh Manchigiah • Thomas Motzko • Blair Mulholland • Kanin Nelson • Tolu Ogunrinde • Caleb Schauf • Ryan Van Marel • Ethan Vibert • Chase Vinatieri • Trajan Walhof • Saiveon Williamson

ON-dah-rude BACK-huss BURNT-sen BLAKE-lee BLAZE-ee-us BORE-oh-witz TY-zhay doe-MAND-el DRAHTS-man AIR-ith EYE-dee juh-NANT jah-BORE-ee GRITS-mock-er HY-dee HINES YON-kee COONS LAY-ton manch-ah-GUY-ah MAHTZ-co MULL-holl-and CAN-non TOE-loo oh-GRIN-dee SHOFF van MARR-ell VY-bert vin-ah-TARE-ee TRAY-jun WALL-hoff SAY-vee-on

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Q

or R

F or

OFFENSE

2 12 14 20

36 26

PRESEAS N DEPTH CHART DE

J’Bore Gibbs, 6-3, 225, R-Fr , Chicago, Ill Kanin Nelson, 6-4, 200, Jr , Mitchell, S D Matt Connors, 6-4, 200, R-Fr , Collierville, Tenn 8

DT

Pierre Strong, Jr , 5-11, 200, So , Little Rock, Ark C J Wilson, 5-10, 195, So , Daytona Beach, Fla

NT

Luke Sellers, 6-1, 245, Sr , Papillion, Neb MIKEY DANIEL, 6-0, 225, Sr , Brookings, S D

WR 15 CADE JOHNSON, 5-10, 175, Jr , Papillion, Neb (Z-Back) 1 JACOB BROWN, 5-11, 200, Sr , Scottsdale, Ariz or 24 Deyon Campbell, 5-9, 195, So , Minneapolis, Minn

WR 80 (X-Back) 10

ADAM ANDERSON, 6-1, 200, Sr , Orlando, Fla Jaxon Janke, 6-2, 210, R-Fr , Madison, S D

LT

EVAN GREENEWAY, 6-7, 290, Sr , Yankton, S D Jason Titus, 6-5, 300, So , Andover, Minn

TE

LG or C

or

RG or RT

Long Snaps or

Holder PK or

P

83 88

78 72

56 75 60

70 63 59

54 75 79 71 74

52 75

49 12 97 94

49 97

DE L or (Will)

L (Mike)

KALLAN HART, 6-5, 260, Sr , Lonsdale, Minn Blake Kunz, 6-5, 250, So , Germantown, Wis

EAGAN LICKISS, 6-4, 310, Jr , Indianola, Iowa Jon Gruetzmacher, 6-8, 305, So , Merrill, Wis Mason McCormick, 6-4, 290, R-Fr , Sioux Falls, S D Matt Clark, 6-5, 330, Sr , Syracuse, Neb Jack Domandle, 6-4, 305, Jr , Omaha, Neb Austin Boen, 6-3, 305, So , Sioux Falls, S D

L or (Sam) LC

SS

Aron Johnson, 6-6, 290, So , Chisago City, Minn Garret Greenfield, 6-6, 290, R-Fr , Rock Valley, Iowa

97 34

Reece Winkelman, 6-4, 240, So , Marshall, Minn AUSTIN SMENDA, 6-2, 250, Sr , Fleming Island, Fla

69 96

KROCKETT KROLIKOWSKI, 6-2, 285, So , Winner, S D Spencer Hildahl, 6-3, 290, Sr , Montevideo, Minn

91 99

90 94 12 46 46

12 16

21

19

or

14 29

or

14 38

FS

Edward Miller, 6-5, 320, Jr , Brookings, S D Jon Gruetzmacher, 6-8, 305, So , Merrill, Wis Grant Schmidt, 6-6, 310, Sr , Sioux Falls, S D

RC

13

Ben Dinkel, 5-10, 215, So , Kearney, Neb Kanin Nelson, 6-4, 200, Jr , Mitchell, S D

CHASE 4 VINATIERI, 6-1, 215, Sr , Sioux Falls, S D Cole Frahm, 6-5, 225, So , Omaha, Neb Jake Wolfe, 5-8, 150, So, Omaha, Neb Ben Dinkel, 5-10, 215, So , Kearney, Neb Cole Frahm, 6-5, 225, So , Omaha, Neb

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XAVIER WARD, 6-2, 280, Jr , Freeman, S D Caleb Sanders, 6-1, 280, So , Glenwood, Iowa

RYAN EARITH, 6-4, 260, Sr , Papillion, Neb Cade Terveer, 6-3, 245, R-Fr , Brandon, S D

Seven 7 Wilson, 5-9, 205, Jr , Kansas City, Mo LOGAN BACKHAUS, 6-4, 210, Jr , Spirit Lake, Iowa Preston Tetzlaff, 6-2, 215, Jr , Brookings, S D

CHRISTIAN 2 ROZEBOOM, 6-2, 225, Sr , Sioux Center, Iowa Preston Tetzlaff, 6-2, 215, Jr , Brookings, S D

LOGAN BACKHAUS, 6-4, 210, Jr , Spirit Lake, Iowa Levi Brown, 6-4, 205, So , Roseville, Minn 7Seven Wilson, 5-9, 205, Jr , Kansas City, Mo

Don Gardner, 6-1, 180, Jr , Chicago, Ill

Ti’Jaih Davis, 6-1, 180, R-Fr , Baltimore, Md

Michael 6 Griffin II, 6-0, 6-0, 215, Jr , Cottage Grove, Minn Jarek Berg, 6-0, 200, Jr , Oconomowoc, Wis Lance Eide, 5-8, 185, Sr , Clear Lake, S D Josh 3 Manchigiah, 6-0, 205, Jr , Paplillion, Neb Jarek Berg, 6-0, 200, Jr , Oconomowoc, Wis Tyler DeMartra, 6-2, 210, So , Homewood, Ill

Malik 1 Lofton, 5-10, 190, So , Crystal, Minn DyShawn Gales, 5-11, 180, R-Fr , North Chicago, Ill

* Returning starters indicated in CAPS

SPECIAL TEAMS

BRADEY SORENSON, 6-2, 225, Jr , Yankton, S D 2Christian Rozeboom, 6-2, 225, Sr , Sioux Center, Iowa Jon Gruetzmacher, 6-8, 305, So , Merrill, Wis

DEFENSE

KO or

KOR or

KOR PR

97 94

CHASE 4 VINATIERI, 6-1, 215, Sr , Sioux Falls, S D Cole Frahm, 6-5, 225, So , Omaha, Neb Jake Wolfe, 5-8, 150, R-Fr , Omaha, Neb

15 24 8

CADE JOHNSON, 5-10, 175, Jr , Papillion, Neb Deyon Campbell, 5-9, 195, So , Minneapolis, Minn C J Wilson, 5-10, 195, So , Daytona Beach, Fla

15

C 8J Wilson, 5-10, 195, So , Daytona Beach, Fla Cade Johnson, 5-10, 175, Jr , Papillion, Neb

26 10

Mikey Daniel, 6-0, 225, Sr , Brookings, S D Jaxon Janke, 6-2, 210, R-Fr , Madison, S D

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PR S ASON POLLS For the third year in a row, South Dakota State has been picked to finish second in the Missouri Valley Football Conference race The Jackrabbits finished second behind league and Football Championship Subdivision champion North Dakota State, which garnered 32 of 40 firstplace votes from a panel that included head coaches, sports information and media members who regularly cover the 10-team league The Bison tallied 392 points, followed by SDSU with 348 points and four first-place votes Illinois State (3) and Indiana State also received first-place votes to finish third and fourth in the preseason poll with respective point totals of 289 and 279 points Rounding out the top five was Northern Iowa with 266 points NDSU has now been tabbed as the preseason favorite eight consecutive seasons and has won eight straight league titles — sharing the title four times, including with the Jackrabbits in 2016 A pre-season favorite has claimed the league crown 21 times (in 33 previous polls) Valley Football is celebrating its 35th season in 2019 SDSU has met or exceeded expectations from the preseason poll nine of its first 11 seasons as a member of the MVFC, including recording runner-up finishes each of the last two years In 2018, three MVFC teams earned selection to the NCAA Division I Championship, SDSU and North Dakota State advanced to the playoff semifinals, and NDSU won its seventh national championship in eight years The Jackrabbits have qualified for the FCS playoffs each of the last seven seasons

NATIONAL POLLS 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

ATHLON

North Dakota State James Madison South Dakota State Eastern Washington UC Davis Maine Jacksonville State Montana State Weber State Wofford Towson Illinois State Nicholls Kennesaw State Indiana State Furman Northern Iowa Colgate Southeast Missouri State Sam Houston State Elon McNeese Montana Delaware North Carolina A&T

Note: SDSU’s 2019 opponents listed in bold

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Counting last year, an MVFC member has reached the FCS semifinals 23 times in the past 23 seasons (and 26 times overall), and the MVFC has had two semifinal teams in four of the past five seasons In addition, eight Jackrabbit players, including five first-team selections, were named to the 2019 MVFC Preseason Team Senior linebacker Christian Rozeboom led the SDSU honorees A three-time first-team all-MVFC pick from Sioux Center, Iowa, Rozeboom registered team highs of 105 tackles and 10 5 tackles for loss in 2018 He also forced three fumbles and intercepted a pair of passes Joining Rozeboom on the defensive unit was defensive end Ryan Earith A senior from Papillion, Nebraska, Earith posted a team-best 5 5 sacks and added nine tackles for loss en route to receiving second-team all-MVFC accolades in 2018 On the offensive end, sophomore running back Pierre Strong, Jr and junior wide receiver Cade Johnson received first-team preseason recognition Strong gained a team-best 1,116 rushing yards on only 117 carries — an average of 9 5 yards per attempt — and scored 11 touchdowns in being named MVFC Freshman of the Year last season Johnson led the league with 1,332 receiving yards — on 67 receptions — and share the lead among Football Championship Subdivision players with a school-record 17 touchdown catches in 2018 He also has excelled on special teams, leading the team each of the past two seasons in kickoff return yards, including an average of 27 2 yards per attempt in 2018

HERO SPORTS

James Madison North Dakota State UC Davis Maine South Dakota State Jacksonville State Eastern Washington Wofford Illinois State Towson Weber State Elon Nicholls Montana State Furman Central Arkansas Yale Indiana State Chattanooga Sam Houston State Alcorn State Kennesaw State Princeton Eastern Kentucky The Citadel

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

LINDY’S

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1 North Dakota State [32] 2. South Dakota State [4] 3 Illinois State [3] 4 Indiana State [1] 5 Northern Iowa 6 South Dakota 7 Youngstown State 8 Western Illinois 9 Southern Illinois 10 Missouri State

392 48 289 279 266 176 153 128 89 80

Note: Number of first-place votes indicated in brackets

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The special teams unit was represented by junior long snapper Bradey Sorenson Also honored on the MVFC Preseason Team were honorable mention selections Evan Greeneway at offensive tackle, Luke Sellers at fullback and Chase Vinatieri at kicker All three are entering their senior seasons

North Dakota State South Dakota State Kennesaw State Jacksonville State UC Davis Towson Eastern Washington Northern Iowa Nicholls Colgate James Madison Weber State Wofford Maine Delaware Southeast Missouri State East Tennessee State Incarnate Word Sam Houston State Furman Montana State North Carolina A&T San Diego Indiana State Eastern Kentucky

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

STREET & SMITH James Madison North Dakota State South Dakota State Eastern Washington Jacksonville State Weber State UC Davis Wofford Towson Maine Colgate Nicholls Indiana State Furman Illinois State Montana State Delaware Elon North Carolina A&T Northern Iowa Montana Southeast Missouri State Duquesne San Diego Monmouth

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JAC RABBIT SENIORS

HONORS AND AWARDS • Team Captain (2019) • All Missouri Valley Football Conference Honorable Mention (2018) • MVFC Honor Roll (2015, 2018)

80 ADAM ANDERSON

6 1, 200, Sr. • Wide Receiver Orlando, Florida Boone H.S. Major: Construction Management

2018: Ranked second on team after turning in breakthrough season with 47 receptions for 718 yards and seven touchdowns en route to honorable mention all Missouri Valley Football Conference recognition ... started 12 games and recorded at least one reception in all 13 contests ... opened season with four catch, 86 yard outing against Montana State ... scored first collegiate touchdown on a 31 yard pass from Taryn Christion in the first quarter and added a career long 66 yard reception later in the game as part of a four reception, 128 yard performance in Beef Bowl win over Arkansas Pine Bluff ... again reached the 100 yard plateau the next week with career high eight catches for 102 yards at North Dakota State to share team's Offensive Player of the Week award ... posted first two touchdown game, scoring on pass plays of 12 and 3 yards in overtime victory over Indiana State ... named recipient of team's Effort Award in Hobo Day win over Youngstown State ... opened scoring in road win at Illinois State with 64 yard touchdown reception ... was on the receiving end of touchdowns covering 12 and 19 yards in home victory against Missouri State ... lone reception in Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal victory at Kennesaw State was a 5 yard touchdown that gave the Jackrabbits the lead for good

2017: Appeared in 12 games with one start ... opened the season with three catch, 81 yard performance against Duquesne that was highlighted by career long 57 yard reception ... lone start of the season came in Beef Bowl victory over Drake ... caught three passes for 33 yards in road win at Western Illinois ... missed final two games of the regular season before returning to the lineup in the postseason ... final catch of the season was a 19 yarder in Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal YEAR 2016 2017 2018 CAREER

26

EC

20

DS

222 7 133 47 718 74 1,073

YR

VG.

11.1 19.0 15.3 14.5

SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS

Receptions: 8, at North Dakota State, 9 29 2018 Receiving Yards: 128, vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff, 9 15 2018 Receiving Touchdowns: 2, vs. Indiana State, 10 6 2018, and vs. Missouri State, 11 3 2018 Long Reception: 66 yards, vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff, 9 15 2018 Long Kickoff Return: 24 yards, vs. Drake, 9 10 2016 Long Punt Return: 9 yards, at Missouri State, 10 21 2017

against New Hampshire ... also handled punt return duties on a limited basis

2016: Played in first 10 games of the season and finished fourth on the team with 20 receptions ... caught one pass for seven yards in collegiate debut, at TCU ... established season highs with five receptions for 66 yards, including long of 29 yards, in home opener against Drake ... also returned kickoff 24 yards versus Drake ... matched season high with five receptions for 52 yards in road win at Southern Illinois ... lone catch in regular season game at North Dakota State went for 16 yards on game winning drive ... tallied three catches for 36 yards at Illinois State ... recorded pair of receptions for 32 yards, including 26 yarder, in final action of season versus South Dakota 2015: Redshirted ... earned Scout Offense Player of the Year honors ... was honored as Scout Offense Player of the Week prior to season opener against Kansas and Hobo Day game versus Northern Iowa ... also was recognized as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week in preparation for game against Indiana State BEFORE SDSU: Earned second team all Central Florida honors and was an 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

CAREER STATISTICS

A TD

LG 290 570 667 667

KOR

DS Y

24 1 0 0 24 1

VG

24.0 0.0 0.0 24.0

A LG 24 0 0 24

PR 0 0

DS Y

1 124 0 145

VGA

22.0 3.0 00.0 2.8

LG

2 9 0 9

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JAC RABBIT SENIORS

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2017, 2018) • MVFC Honor Roll (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) 2018: Played in five games as a backup fullback ... did not compile any statistics

40 TURNER BLASIUS

2017: Did not see any game action, but was honored twice for efforts on the practice field ... named Scout Special Teams Player of the Week prior to regular season matchup with Northern Iowa and also honored a week later as Scout Offense Player of the Week leading up to matchup at Missouri State 2016: Saw limited action at fullback, but did not factor into any statistics

2015: Was honored for his efforts both on the practice field and in the classroom during his first season at SDSU ... earned Scout Offense Player of the Week honors three times — before games against Southern Utah, Western Illinois and playoff contest versus Montana ... also honored as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week leading up to game at South Dakota

BEFORE SDSU: Received all state honors twice and was a member of the Sioux Falls Argus eader 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

6 1, 240, Sr. • Fullback Kimball, South Dakota Kimball H.S. Major: Economics

2018: Ranked in a tie for third on the team with three touchdown receptions and tied for fourth with 11 receptions ... caught 9 yard touchdown passes in home wins against Arkansas Pine Bluff and Indiana State ... hauled in two catches for 21 yards at Northern Iowa ... set season highs with three receptions and 47 receiving yards, with a touchdown, in key road win at Illinois State ... recorded season long 27 yard reception at Southern Illinois

1 JACOB BROWN 5 11, 200, Sr. • Wide Receiver Scottsdale, Arizona Paradise Valley H.S. Major: Hospitality Management

2017: Tied for fifth on the team with 18 receptions ... also ranked fifth on squad with 222 receiving yards and tied for fourth with three touchdown receptions ... started nine of the 13 games in which he played ... tallied two receptions for 28 yards in home win over Southern Illinois ... had breakthrough performance in Dakota Marker victory over North Dakota State, recording career highs of five catches for 59 yards and scoring first career touch down on opening drive of the game from 14 yards out ... lone reception in win over Illinois State was a 6 yard touchdown ... caught three passes for 51 yards and a touchdown in Football Championship Subdivision playoff win over Northern Iowa ... touchdown versus UNI came on a career long 30 yard pass play 2016: Had his redshirt pulled early in his freshman season and played in 10 games ... collegiate debut came in Beef Bowl game versus Cal Poly ... recorded first career catch in conference opener against Western Illinois ... posted season best kickoff return of 28 yards in regular season finale at Northern Iowa ... YEAR 2016 2017 2018 CAREER

* denotes touchdown

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18 11 31

2

SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS

Receptions: 5, vs. North Dakota State, 11 4 2017 Receiving Yards: 59, vs. North Dakota State, 11 4 2017 Long Reception: 30 yards (for TD), vs. Northern Iowa, 12 2 2017 Kickoff Returns: 4, at North Dakota State, 12 10 2016 Kickoff Return Yards: 67 yards, at North Dakota State, 12 10 2016 Long Kickoff Return: 28 yards, at Northern Iowa, 11 19 2016

caught one pass and returned kickoff for 17 yards in Football Championship Subdivision playoff victory over Villanova ... returned four kickoffs for total of 67 yards in playoff game at North Dakota State

BEFORE SDSU: Was a prolific pass catcher at Paradise Valley High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, where received first team all Arizona honors ... a two time Wide Receiver of the Year award winner, his career receiving totals included 177 receptions for 3,338 yards and 46 touchdowns, while finishing with more than 4,000 all purpose yards and 50 touchdowns in his career ... played first three seasons at SDSU with his older brother, Jordan, who was an All American in 2018 and was selected in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals

CAREER STATISTICS

YR VG. A TD 4 2.0 222 12.3 147 13.4 373 12.0 DS

LG 0 *303 273 *306

KOR 63

DS Y

112 0 0 112 6

VG

18.7 0.0 0.0 18.7

A LG 28 0 0 28

0 0

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2018: Did not participate in football during the fall, but rejoined the team in the spring of 2019

honored as 2015 incoln Journal Star Boys Athlete of the Year ... named to Class C1 All State 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

2017: Sat out the entire season

2016: Earned a starting role at right guard in all 13 games ... honored as team’s top offensive lineman in home victory against Missouri State, a game in which the Jackrabbits racked up 548 yards of total offense and scored six rushing touchdowns

70 MATT CLARK

6 5, 330, Sr. • Offensive Lineman Syracuse, Nebraska Syracuse H.S. Major: Economics

2015: Played in a reserve role in all 12 games as a true fresh man ... saw extensive action in collegiate debut at Kansas as the Jackrabbits rolled up 463 yards of total offense in upset victory BEFORE SDSU: Excelled both on the football field and on the wrestling mat during his career at Syracuse High School ...

SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2017) • MVFC Honor Roll (2017)

26 MIKEY DANIEL

6 0, 225, Sr. • Running Back Brookings, South Dakota Brookings H.S. Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Management

28

* denotes touchdown

Rushing Attempts: 20, three times (last: at Southern Illinois, 11 10 2018) Rushing Yards: 100, vs. Duquesne, 12 1 2018 Rushing Touchdowns: 4, at Missouri State, 10 21 2017 Long Rush: 41 yards, vs. Drake, 9 10 2016 Receptions: 4, vs. Montana State, 9 8 2018 Receiving Yards: 44, vs. Montana State, 9 8 2018 Long Reception: 23 yards, vs. Montana State, 9 8 2018

2018: Ranked second on the team in both rushing yards (630) and rushing touchdowns (10), while seeing action in first 12 games of the year ... opened season by carrying nine times for 34 yards with a touchdown and recording career highs with four receptions and 44 receiving yards versus Montana State ... scored on runs of 1 and 6 yards in Beef Bowl win over Arkansas Pine Bluff ... returned pair of kickoffs for a total of 37 yards in regular season matchup at North Dakota State ... carried 20 times for 84 yards and scored touchdowns of 5 and 7 yards in road win at Illinois State ... scored twice on 1 yard runs en route to 97 yards on 20 carries at Southern Illinois ... set new career high with 100 yards on only 10 carries, including touchdown runs of 27 and 4 yards on snowy field, in Football Championship Subdivision playoff opener against Duquesne

times for 42 yards, highlighted by a 13 yard touchdown run, in Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal victory over New Hampshire 2016: Played in first nine games of the season ... saw most extensive action in home opener against Drake, rushing five times for 52 yards with long run of 41 yards ... carried four times for 19 yards, including 13 yard run, versus Western Illinois ... returned pair of kickoffs for total of 36 yards in road win at North Dakota State ... scored first career touchdown in home victory over Missouri State

2017: Was a key contributor in the Jackrabbit running game ... led team with 11 rushing touchdowns and ranked fourth on squad with 482 rushing yards ... earned team's Effort Award in season opener against Duquesne, a game in which he ran for a career high 83 yards on 17 carries ... gained 50 yards on eight carries and scored first touchdown of season in Beef Bowl win over Drake ... began streak of five consecutive games with a rushing touchdown by scoring once and gaining 77 yards on 13 carries versus Southern Illinois ... scored a career high four touchdowns in road win at Missouri State ... rolled up 66 yards, including season long 29 yard rush, and scored a touchdown at Western Illinois ... gained 24 yards on three carries, including a 5 yard touchdown run, and returned a kickoff 22 yards in home win over second ranked North Dakota State ... rushed eight YEAR 2016 2017 2018 CAREER

USH

11 101 139 251

RDS 81 482 630 1,193

Y

VG

7.4 4.8 4.5 4.8

ATD

11 10 22

2015: Redshirted ... named squad’s Scout Special Teams Player of the Week in preparation for road win at Missouri State ... shared Scout Offense Player of the Week honors prior to regular season finale at Western Illinois BEFORE SDSU: Rushed for 1,500 yards and scored 22 touch downs in helping lead Brookings to Class 11AA state title 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, prior to returning to Brookings for senior season

CAREER STATISTICS

LG 411 29 *27 41

EC

10 12

R

DS

54 59

0 2

Y

VG

0.0 0 2.5 5 5.4 4.9

A TD

LG 0 0 231 231

KOR 0 4

DS

2 36 2 40 37 2 113 6

Y

VG

18.0 20.0 18.5 18.8

A LG 21 22 23 23

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HONORS AND AWARDS • All Missouri Valley Football Conference Second Team (2018) • MVFC All Academic Honorable Mention (2018) • MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2017, 2018) • MVFC Honor Roll (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

90 RYAN EARITH

6 4, 260, Sr. • Defensive End Papillion, Nebraska Papillion La Vista South H.S. Major: Consumer Affairs

2018: Team leader with 5.5 sacks and also ranked second in tackles for loss with nine ... started all 13 games ... recorded three tackles and broke up a pass in Beef Bowl win over Arkansas Pine Bluff ... tallied two tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks among his five total tackles in regular season matchup at North Dakota State ... shared team's Defensive Player of the Week award after matching career high with seven tackles, including a pair of tackles for loss and a sack, in Hobo Day win against Youngstown State ... registered season high 2.5 tackles for loss, including 1.5 sacks, in home victory over Missouri State ... closed regular season with a sack among his four tackles against in state rival South Dakota ... also forced and recovered a fumble versus USD ... notched a half sack as part of three tackle outing versus Duquesne in Football Championship Subdivision playoff opener

2017: Enjoyed a strong second half of the season ... led team with five sacks and eight tackles for loss ... ranked eighth on the team with 40 total tackles in starting 13 of 14 games ... registered three tackles and broke up a pass in road win at Montana State ... began streak of four consecutive games with a tackle for loss in win at Missouri State ... tallied four tackles, including tackle for loss, at Western Illinois ... notched first sack of the year as part of three tackle outing against North Dakota State ... shared team's Defensive Player of the Week honors after recording career highs of three tackles for loss, two sacks and two forced fumbles as part of five tackle performance versus Illinois State ... finished regular season with four solo tackles at South Dakota ... credited with sacks in each of the YEAR 2016 2017 2018 CAREER

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G 13 14 13 40

OLOS

17 24 20 61

ST

15 16 23 54

SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 7, vs. Cal Poly, 9 17 2016, and vs. Youngstown State, 10 13 2018 Tackles for Loss: 3.0, vs. Illinois State, 11 11 2017 Sacks: 2.0, vs. Illinois State, 11 11 2017 Forced Fumbles: 2, vs. Illinois State, 11 11 2017 Fumble Recoveries: 1, vs. South Dakota, 11 17 2018

Jackrabbits’ first two Football Championship Subdivision playoff games against Northern Iowa and New Hampshire ... shared squad's Defensive Player of the Week award for second time during season versus UNI ... turned in a season high six tackles in quarterfinal win over New Hampshire 2016: Moved into a regular starting role at defensive end ... played in all 13 games and started the final seven games (nine total) ... made first career start against Cal Poly and registered season best seven tackles ... credited with tackle for loss in home win over Western Illinois ... made four stops, including half sack in Hobo Day victory against Youngstown State ... tallied five tackles, including sack of 11 yards, at Illinois State ... notched five tackles with a half sack in Football Championship Subdivision playoff opener against Villanova 2015: Redshirted

BEFORE SDSU: 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

CAREER STATISTICS A

OTALT

32 40 43 115

TFL YDS 3.0 17 8.0 48 9.0 48 20.0 113

YSDS 2.0 14 5.0 34 5.5 43 12.5 91

ACKS

PBU

FF

FR 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 3 3

1

29


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HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference All Academic Honorable Mention (2018) • MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2017, 2018) • MVFC Honor Roll (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

29 LANCE EIDE

5 8, 185, Sr. • Cornerback Clear Lake, South Dakota Deuel H.S. Major: Agricultural Business

2018: Saw action in all 13 games, again seeing the bulk of his playing time on special teams ... registered tackles in three games, starting with Beef Bowl win over Arkansas Pine Bluff ... tallied solo stops in consecutive games against Missouri State and Southern Illinois ... received team's Effort Award in Southern Illinois game ... also honored as squad's Scout Defense Player of the Week prior to Hobo Day game versus Youngstown State 2017: Played in 12 games, contributing mostly on special teams ... named squad's Special Teams Player of the Week in season opener versus Duquesne ... credited with blocked kick in regular season finale at South Dakota ... played in all three Football Championship Subdivision playoff games, recording a tackle in quarterfinal game versus New Hampshire 2016: Saw lone action of the season in home opener against YEAR 2016 2017 2018 CAREER

6 4, 310, Sr. • Offensive Lineman Parkston, South Dakota Parkston H.S. Major: Biochemistry

30

2015: Honored as squad’s Scout Special Teams Player of the Year ... named Scout Special Teams Player of the Week in preparation for regular season finale at Western Illinois ... earned Scout Defense Player of the Week honors in week leading up to win at South Dakota

BEFORE SDSU: Was named East Central Conference Offensive Player of the Year in both 2013 and 2014 ... all state selection and member of Sioux Falls Argus eader 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 the National Honor Society and an academic all state honoree

CAREER STATISTICS

G 1 12 13 26

OLOS

0

HONORS AND AWARDS • CoSIDA Academic All America First Team (2018) • CoSIDA Academic All America Second Team (2017) • CoSIDA Academic All District First Team (2017, 2018) • Missouri Valley Football Conference All Academic First Team (2017, 2018) • MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2017, 2018) • MVFC Honor Roll (2016, 2017, 2018)

77 WES GENANT

Drake, but did not factor into any statistics ... named Scout Defense Player of the Week leading up to game against Cal Poly ... also honored as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week prior to game at Southern Illinois

2018: Made the move to center and started 11 games ... missed games against Youngstown State and Northern Iowa due to injury, but finished the season strong by sharing team's Offensive Player of the Week award in regular season finale against South Dakota ... the Jackrabbit offensive line paved the way for the team to rank among Football Championship Subdivision leaders with averages of 42.5 points and 480.5 yards of total offense per game

ST

A

2 1 1 2 3

OTALT

0 0 3

TFL YDS 00 0 03 0 03 0 06

BLK

0 1 0 1

2017: Shifted to right guard and started all 14 games ... part of offensive unit that averaged 37.2 points and 438.6 yards of total offense per game 2016: Had his redshirt pulled three games into the season and played in final 11 games of the season, primarily at right tackle

BEFORE SDSU: Earned all state honors in both 2014 and 2015, helping lead Parkston to the 2014 Class 11B state title ... a three time all conference selection, he was named to the Sioux Falls Argus eader Elite 45 after serving as a two way starter ... as a defensive lineman, he totaled 63 tackles with seven tackles for loss and five sacks during his senior season ... won state title in shot put at 2016 Class A state track and field meet and also qualified for state meet in discus ... academic all state selection in both football and basketball, as well as a member of the National Honor Society

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78 EVAN GREENEWAY

6 7, 290, Sr. • Offensive Lineman Yankton, South Dakota Yankton H.S. Major: Civil Engineering

JAC RABBIT SENIORS

HONORS AND AWARDS • Team Captain (2019) • All Missouri Valley Football Conference Honorable Mention (2018) • MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week (Nov. 3, 2018) • CoSIDA Academic All District First Team (2018) • MVFC All Academic First Team (2018) • MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2017, 2018) • MVFC Honor Roll (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

2017: Served as a key reserve and spot starter at the tackle positions ... played in all 14 games and made four starts ... first career start came in road win at Youngstown State ... also started team’s final two Football Championship Subdivision playoff games, versus New Hampshire and James Madison 2016: Backed up at the tackle positions, but did not see any game action ... named a Scout Offense Player of the Week leading up to Beef Bowl contest against Cal Poly

2018: Took over the starting spot at left tackle and earned honorable mention recognition on the all Missouri Valley Football Conference team ... honored as MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week after the Jackrabbits racked up 59 points and 547 yards of total offense in home win over Missouri State ... shared team’s Offensive Player of the Week award in back to back weeks for his performances against Indiana State and Youngstown State

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2016, 2017)

18 MARSHON HARRIS

5 11, 185, Sr. • Cornerback Lansing, Illinois Thornton Fractional South H.S. Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Management

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2018: Started at cornerback opposite All American Jordan Brown in all 12 games in which he played ... ranked second on team with six pass breakups ... tallied two or more tackles in 11 of 12 games ... opened season with three tackles and a pass breakup against Montana State ... recorded four solo tackles and broke up a pass in overtime win over Indiana State ... registered career high seven tackles, including one tackle for loss, in road win at Southern Illinois ... closed regular season by notching five tackles, forcing a fumble, intercepting a pass and breaking up another pass in victory over in state rival South Dakota ... tallied six tackles in Football Championship Subdivision playoff semifinal at North Dakota State ... also handled the bulk of the team's punt return duties ... returned career high five punts for 26 yards, including career long 19 yarder, at Northern Iowa 2017: Moved into a starting role for the final four games of the season ... played in all 14 contests and registered at least one tackle in 11 games ... opened season with back to back three tackle performances against Duquesne and Montana State ... forced a fumble in Dakota Marker game versus North Dakota State ... in first career start, registered four tackles and broke up a pass in road win at South Dakota ... opened Football Champi onship Subdivision playoffs with career high five tackles versus YEAR 2016 2017 2018 CAREER

G 9 14 12 35

OLO S

18 34 55

2015: Redshirted

BEFORE SDSU: Played a key role on Yankton’s undefeated Class 11AA state championship team during his senior season ... all Eastern South Dakota selection as well as an all state honoree ... team captain ... was an honorable mention selection to the Sioux Falls Argus eader Elite 45 ... also was an academic all state honoree

SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 7, at Southern Illinois, 11 10 2018 Tackles For Loss: 1, at Montana State, 9 9 2017, and at Southern Illinois, 11 10 2018 Forced Fumbles: 1, vs. North Dakota State, 11 4 2017, and vs. South Dakota, 11 187 2018 Interceptions: 1, vs. New Hampshire, 12 9 2017, and vs. South Dakota, 11 17 2018 Pass Breakups: 2, vs. New Hampshire, 12 9 2017

Northern Iowa ... returned an interception 22 yards, broke up two passes and notched three tackles in quarterfinal victory over New Hampshire 2016: Contributed as a true freshman both on special teams and as a backup at cornerback ... played in nine games, making his collegiate debut in season opener at TCU ... recorded tackles in three consecutive home games, finishing with season high two tackles against Western Illinois ... also credited with stop in Hobo Day game versus Youngstown State BEFORE SDSU: Played all over the field at Thornton Fractional South High School, seeing action as a defensive back, running back and kick returner ... an all conference selection, he finished second in the state with six interceptions during his senior season, while adding 43 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... also competed in track and field at the prep level

CAREER STATISTICS

3

ST

16

A

OTALT

2 26 8 40 6 71

TFL YDS 0 05 1.0 10 1.0 2 2.0 12

INT YDS 00 1 22 1 13 2 35

PBU 11

FF

0 5 6

0 1 1 2

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HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2017, 2018) • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

83 KALLAN HART

6 5, 260, Sr. • Tight End Lonsdale, Minnesota Faribault H.S. Major: Civil Engineering

SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS

Receptions: 4, vs. Indiana State, 10 6 2018 Receiving Yards: 57, vs. Indiana State, 10 6 2018 Long Reception: 40 yards, at Kennesaw State, 12 8 2018

2018: Shared starting duties at tight end, making eight starts in 13 games played ... tied for fourth on the team with 11 receptions ... averaged 13.4 yards per catch ... shared team's Offensive Player of the Week award in season opener against Montana State ... caught two passes for 13 yards in regular season matchup at North Dakota State en route to receiving team’s weekly Effort Award ... recorded career highs of four receptions and 57 receiving yards in home overtime win over Indiana State ... turned in career long 40 yard reception in Football Champi onship Subdivision playoff victory at Kennesaw State

Drake, but did not factor into any statistics ... was honored as Scout Offense Player of the Week for efforts on the practice field leading up to games at Southern Illinois and against Youngstown State 2015: Redshirted ... was named Scout Offense Player of the Week in week leading up to win at Missouri State

2017: Played in all 14 games, seeing action primarily as a block ing tight end ... recorded receptions of 16 and 14 yards versus Drake and Western Illinois, respectively ... made first career start in victory over North Dakota State recipient of team's Effort Award in Football Championship Subdivision playoff win over New Hampshire

BEFORE SDSU: Served as team captain for the Faribault High School football squad that won section championship ... also was a team captain in basketball and track and field ... all Big Nine Conference honoree in both football and track and field ... section champion in 110 meter high hurdles ... Big Nine Conference Scholar Athlete and member of the National Honor Society

2016: Made collegiate playing debut in home opener against

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR 2017 2018 CAREER

EC

11 13

DS

2

30 147 177

YR

VG. A TD 15.0 13.4 13.6

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2017, 2018) • MVFC Honor Roll (2016, 2017, 2018)

96 SPENCER HILDAHL

6 3, 290, Sr. • Defensive Tackle Montevideo, Minnesota Montevideo H.S. Major: Economics

32

SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 3, vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff, 9 15 2018 Tackles for Loss: 1.0, three times (last: vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff, 9 15 2018) Sacks: 1.0, at Youngstown State, 9 30 2017, and vs. Northern Iowa, 12 2 2017

2018: Was again part of the regular rotation along the interior of the Jackrabbit defensive line ... played in all 13 games with three starts ... tallied career best three tackles, including one for loss, in home win over Arkansas Pine Bluff ... made first start of the season in Hobo Day victory over Youngstown State ... opened Football Championship Subdivision playoff run with tackle against Duquesne, then started quarterfinal and semifinal games at Kennesaw State and North Dakota State

2016: Worked his way back from injury to play in final two regular season games ... credited with tackle in home win over South Dakota

2017: Took on a starting role at defensive tackle ... started final 13 games of the season ... recorded two tackles, including a sack, at Youngstown State ... tallied two tackles, which included a half sack, in Dakota Marker game versus North Dakota State ... notched pair of stops in regular season finale at South Dakota ... lone tackle in Football Championship Subdivision playoff opener against Northern Iowa was a sack for loss of 10 yards YEAR 2016 2017 2018 CAREER

G

13 13 28

2015: Redshirted ... was honored as Scout Defense Player of the Week in preparation for home opener against Southern Utah BEFORE SDSU: Was named West Central Conference Most Valuable Lineman after recording 35.5 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and two sacks as a senior ... two time team most valuable lineman award winner ... member of the National Honor Society

CAREER STATISTICS

2

OLOS

12

0

LG 160 400 400

ST

A

2 8 4 4

OTALT

TFL YDS 1 1 00 10 2.5 20 1.0 18 19 7 3.5 21

ACKS S

YDS 00 2.5 20 00 2.5 20

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JAC RABBIT SENIORS

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2018) • MVFC Honor Roll (2017, 2018)

51 ANDY MUELLER

6 0, 255, Sr. • Defensive Tackle Lake Elmo, Minnesota Hill Murray H.S. Major: Geography

2018: Played in four games, starting with season opener against Montana State, but did not factor into any statistics ... also contributed where needed on the practice field, earning Scout Offense Player of the Week recognition leading up to Football Championship Subdivision playoff game against Duquesne 2017: Contributed mostly on the practice field ... honored as team's Scout Defense Player of the Week on three occasions — in preparation for games against Montana State, Missouri State and South Dakota ... made collegiate playing debut in Beef Bowl game against Drake and was credited with three tackles, includ ing a half sack YEAR 2017 2018 CAREER

5

G 1 4

SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 3, vs. Drake, 9 16 2017 Tackles for Loss: 0.5, vs. Drake, 9 16 2017 Sacks: 0.5, vs. Drake, 9 16 2017

2016: Was a late addition to the Jackrabbit football team and redshirted

BEFORE SDSU: Competed in both basketball and football at Hill Murray High School in Maplewood, Minnesota

CAREER STATISTICS OLO

S

ST

1

1 0

A

T TFL YDS 2 30.5 2 0 0 00 23 0.5 2

OTAL

ACKS S YDS

0.5 2 00 0.5 2

79 GRANT SCHMIDT

6 6, 310, Sr. • Offensive Lineman Sioux Falls, South Dakota Roosevelt H.S./Cincinnati Major: Interdisiplinary Studies HONORS AND AWARDS • MVFC Honor Roll (2017)

2018: Did not see any game action

2017: Sat out the season while fulfilling NCAA transfer requirements

2016: Spent the 2016 season at Cincinnati, but did not play ... transferred to SDSU during the summer of 2017

BEFORE SDSU: Originally enrolled at Ohio State, where he was a member of the Buckeye football program in 2015 ... was a four year starter at Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, where he was a first team all state selection and a highly rated prospect by several national recruiting services ... Semper Fi All American ... helped lead Roosevelt to 9 2 records and consecutive state title game appear ances in 2013 and 2014

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2 CHRISTIAN ROZEBOOM

6 2, 225, Sr. • Linebacker Sioux Center, Iowa Sioux Center H.S. Major: Animal Science

HONORS AND AWARDS • American Football Coaches Association All America Second Team (2017) • STATS FCS All America Second Team (2017) • HERO Sports All America Second Team (2017) • HERO Sports All America Third Team (2018) • Phil Steele All America Second Team (2017) • Phil Steele All America Third Team (2018) • Associated Press All America Third Team (2017) • STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award Finalist (2016) • HERO Sports FCS Freshman All America Team (2016) • Missouri Valley Football Conference Freshman of the Year (2016) • All MVFC First Team (2016, 2017, 2018) • MVFC Newcomer of the Week (Oct. 1, 2016; Oct. 15, 2016) • MVFC Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 28, 2017) • Missouri Valley Football Conference All Academic Honorable Mention (2017) • MVFC Honor Roll (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) • Team Captain (2017, 2018, 2019)

2018: Moved into fourth place in career tackles at South Dakota State with 364 after posting his third consecutive 100 tackle season ... forced a fumble and registered four tackles in season opening win over Montana State ... recorded double figures in tackles for the first of five times with a 12 stop performance in regular season matchup at North Dakota State ... notched six tackles and intercepted a pass in Hobo Day win over Youngstown State ... registered nine tackles and a pass breakup to earn team's Defensive Player of the Week award at Northern Iowa ... closed out the regular season by tallying 12 tackles at Southern Illinois and making 13 stops versus South Dakota, the latter of which included 1.5 tackles for loss ... credited with season high 14 tackles (10 solo) and three tackles for loss, along with a forced fumble, in Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal win at Kennesaw State to share team’s top defender award for the week ... wrapped up season by collecting 11 tackles and forcing a fumble in playoff loss at North Dakota State 2017: Earned All America recognition after leading the team in tackles for the second year in a row, finishing with 127 total stops ... tallied 10 or more tackles in seven of 14 games, starting with 10 tackle performance at Montana State, a game in which he also blocked an extra point attempt in the fourth quarter ... made 14 tackles and broke up a pass at Youngstown State ... registered 14 tackles in Hobo Day game versus Northern Iowa ... recorded season high 18 tackles, including tackle for loss, in road win at Missouri State ... named Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week after 10 tackle per formance at Western Illinois in which he also recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass ... came up with 10 tackles, including two tackles for loss and a sack, in overtime victory versus Illinois State ... closed regular season by notching 14 total tackles (2 tackles for loss) and recovering a fumble in rivalry win at South YEAR 2016 2017 2018 CAREER

34

13 14 13 40

G

OLO

58 67 53 178

S

ST

74 60 52 186

A

OTAL

132 127 105 364

SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 20, at Southern Illinois, 10 8 2016 Tackles for Loss: 3.0, at Kennesaw State, 12 8 2018 Sacks: 1.0, three times (last: vs. Illinois State, 11 11 2017) Interceptions: 1, six times (last: vs. Missouri State, 11 3 2018) Blocked Kicks: 1, at Montana State, 9 9 2017

Dakota ... posted nine tackles, recovered a fumble and returned an interception 65 yards to set up a touchdown in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at James Madison ... repeated as recipient of the Doug Miller Award as team’s defensive MVP

2016: Enjoyed a strong first season in the Jackrabbit lineup, earning conference and national recognition ... finished as runner up for STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in the Football Championship Subdivision and was named Missouri Valley Football Conference Freshman of the Year ... started all 13 games and led team with 132 tackles ... tallied 10 or more tackles in seven games, starting with 12 tackle perform ance in home opener against Drake (9/10) ... earned first of two MVFC Newcomer of the Week awards after recording 10 tackles and returning an interception 37 yards for a touchdown in league opener against Western Illinois (10/1) ... registered career high 20 tackles and forced a fumble in road win at Southern Illinois (10/8) ... notched 12 tackles, including a key sack, in regular season win over top ranked North Dakota State (10/15) ... posted double figures in tackles in both FCS playoff games, totaling 13 stops against Villanova (12/3) and 12 versus North Dakota State (12/10) ... also honored as recipient of the Doug Miller Award as team’s defensive MVP 2015: Redshirted ... was honored as Scout Defense Player of the Week leading up to Hobo Day game against Northern Iowa and FCS playoff game at Montana ... also was named Scout Special Teams Player of the Week prior to home opener versus Southern Utah

BEFORE SDSU: Was a three time all district honoree who helped lead Sioux Center High School to the state title 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 basket ball ... member of the National Honor Society

CAREER STATISTICS

T TFL YDS 5.0 22 7.5 18 10.5 25 23.0 65

YSDS 3.0 15 1.0 1 00 4.0 16

ACK

PBU

NT YDS

2 63 2 2 65 2 2 132 6 141 6

I

BK

FR YDS 0 00 3 01 1 00 4 01

FF

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JAC RABBIT SENIORS

HONORS AND AWARDS • Team Captain (2019) • All Missouri Valley Football Conference Honorable Mention (2018) • MVFC Honor Roll (2015, 2016, 2018)

36 LUKE SELLERS 6 1, 245, Sr. • Fullback Papillion, Nebraska Papillion La Vista South H.S. Major: Business Economics

34 AUSTIN SMENDA

6 2, 250, Sr. • Defensive End Fleming Island, Florida Fleming Island H.S. Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Management 2019 Jackrabbit Football

season finale at South Dakota ... returned two kickoffs for total of 20 yards in Beef Bowl win over Drake ... recorded career best 22 yard kickoff return in Football Championship Subdivision playoff victory against New Hampshire 2016: Redshirted

2018: Provided strong blocking from the fullback position for a team that averaged 230.1 rushing yards per game ... earned honorable mention all conference honors ... played in all 13 games with three starts ... received team's Effort Award in Beef Bowl victory against Arkansas Pine Bluff ... returned kickoff for 12 yards in regular season finale against South Dakota, a game in which he earned both of the squad's Special Teams Player of the Week and Effort Award honors ... two of his starts came in Football Championship Subdivision playoff games against Kennesaw State and North Dakota State ... team topped the 200 yard mark for rushing in seven games

2015: Saw action at either fullback or on special teams in 11 of the team’s 12 games, playing as a true freshman ... did not play in the season opener at Kansas, but appeared in all remaining games, starting with home opener against Southern Utah ... did not factor into any statistics

BEFORE SDSU: 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

2017: Returned to the lineup as a backup fullback and special teams player ... saw action in all 14 games and started regular

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR 2017 2018 CAREER

KOR

4

2018: Rotated at the defensive end positions ... ... credited with at least one tackle in 10 of the 12 games in which he played ... recorded career high five tackles in regular season matchup at North Dakota State ... registered four tackles with season high 1.5 tackles for loss at Northern Iowa ... notched four tackles, including one for loss, at Southern Illinois ... made four stops in Football Championship Subdivision playoff opener against Duquesne, followed by three tackle performances at Kennesaw State and North Dakota State ... also returned kickoff 11 yards in quarterfinal win versus Kennesaw State 2017: Made pair of starts and played in final 13 games after sitting out season opener ... matched career high of four tackles, adding 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in Beef Bowl victory over Drake ... registered three tackles in start at Western Illinois ... again tied career with four tackles, including a sack, in win over North Dakota State ... broke up a pass and tallied two solo tack les in regular season finale at South Dakota ... earned starting assignment and recorded two tackles in Football Championship Subdivision playoff opener against Northern Iowa

2016: Was a part of the regular rotation at defensive end ... opened collegiate career with three tackle performance at TCU ... intercepted a pass and was credited with one tackle in home YEAR 2016 2017 2018 CAREER

G 13 13 12 38

OLO S

16 31

3 1

DS

42 12 54

Y

VG

14.0 12.0 13.5

SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 5, at North Dakota State, 9 29 2018 Tackles for Loss: 1.5, vs. Drake, 9 16 2017, and at Northern Iowa, 10 20 2018 Sacks: 1.5, vs. Drake, 9 16 2017 Forced Fumbles: 1, vs. Drake, 9 16 2017 Interceptions: 1, vs. Drake, 9 10 2016 Pass Breakups: 1, at South Dakota, 11 18 2017

opener versus Drake ... made first career start in Beef Bowl against Cal Poly ... registered season best four tackles, including a half sack, in Hobo Day victory over Youngstown State ... recorded three tackles in regular season finale at Northern Iowa ... notched pair of tackles and half sack in both Football Champi onship Subdivision playoff games against Villanova and North Dakota State 2015: Sat out the season as he made the transition to college

BEFORE SDSU: Earned all conference and all county honors during his senior season at Fleming Island High School ... led his team in tackles and was named squad’s most valuable defensive player

CAREER STATISTICS

A 13 7 8 12 33 ST

OTALT

20 16 8 28 64

A LG 22 12 22

TFL YDS 1.5 8 2.5 21 3.0 6 7.0 35

ACK S YDS

1.5 8 2.5 21 00 4.0 29

YIDS 12 00 00 12

NT

FF PBU 0 1 0 1

0 1 0 1

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HONORS AND AWARDS • HERO Sports All America First Team (2017) • All Missouri Valley Football Conference Second Team (2017) • MVFC All Newcomer Team (2016) • STATS FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week (Sept. 9, 2017) • MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Sept. 9, 2017; Nov. 11, 2017; Oct. 6, 2018) • MVFC Honor Roll (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

4 CHASE VINATIERI

6 1, 215, Sr. • Kicker Sioux Falls, South Dakota Roosevelt H.S. Majors: Health Education

2018: Continued to put up prolific numbers in the kicking depart ment, posting a career high 114 points ... broke his own school record for extra points in a season with 66 ... his 108 points kicking set a new single season school record and upped his career total to 294, 27 away from tying the career school record of 321 held by Parker Douglass (2004 07) ... established new Jackrabbit single game record by making 11 extra points in 90 6 victory over Arkansas Pine Bluff ... earned Missouri Valley Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week honors after making both of his field goal attempts and scoring a 15 yard touchdown on a fake field goal in win over Indiana State ... tied school record with 57 yard field goal at Northern Iowa and also connected on tries of 37 and 47 yards ... shared the team's Special Teams Player of the Week at Illinois State, making a 48 yard field goal and all five PATs ... was successful on all eight extra point attempts in win over Missouri State ... went a com bined 3 of 3 on field goals in Football Championship Subdivision playoff action, including making both attempts in quarterfinal win at Kennesaw State ... recorded touchbacks on 28 of his 91 kickoffs ... credited with tackles in games versus South Dakota and Kennesaw State, sharing squad's Special Teams Player of the Week award against Kennesaw State

2017: Put together one of the finest seasons by a kicker in school history ... ranked second on the team with 103 points ... made 58 of 62 extra point tries ... named Missouri Valley Football Conference and STATS FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week after connecting on 47 yard field goal and scoring decisive touchdown on 31 yard fake field goal in road win at Montana State ... also recorded touchbacks on five of six kickoffs in award winning performance ... kicked 51 yard field goal in Beef Bowl win over Drake ... led the FCS in field goal percentage at 92.9 percent by making 13 of 14 attempts, includ ing his final 10 attempts ... went 2 for 2 on field goals in consec utive games against North Dakota State and Illinois State ... was honored as MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week for second YEAR 2016 2017 2018 Career

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FGM 11 13 14 38

FGA 17 14 21 52

CT.

.647 .929 .667 .731

P LG 42 55 ^57 ^57

SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS

Points: 18, vs. Indiana State, 10 6 2018 Field Goals: 3, vs. Northern Iowa, 12 2 2017, and at Northern Iowa, 10 20 2018 Long Field Goal: 57 yards, at Northern Iowa, 10 20 2018 (tied SDSU record)

Extra Points: 11, vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff, 9 15 2018 (SDSU record) Long Rush: 31 yards (for TD), at Montana State, 9 9 2017

time in win over Illinois State, in which he hit field goal from 34 yards in first half and added game winning 43 yarder in overtime ... made all three field goal attempts in FCS playoff opener against Northern Iowa, which included a 55 yarder ... posted touchbacks on 40 of 96 kickoffs ... also credited with four tackles, including two in playoff win over Northern Iowa

2016: Enjoyed a solid first season on the field for the Jackrabbits ... ranked second on the team with 89 points, going 11 for 17 on field goals and making all 56 extra point attempts ... was 9 of 9 on field goals inside 40 yards ... opened collegiate career by connecting on field goals of 25 and 37 yards, and making all five PATs in game at TCU ... starting with Beef Bowl game with Cal Poly, put together a streak of five consecutive games with a made field goal ... made both field goal tries in regular season road win at top ranked North Dakota State, converting from 38 yards in second quarter and 42 yards in fourth quarter ... drilled a game winning 40 yard field goal with 1 minute, 21 seconds to play for final margin in 10 7 victory over Villanova in Football Championship Subdivision playoffs ... made it 2 for 2 in postsea son field goal attempts by converting 34 yard attempt at North Dakota State 2015: Redshirted ... also practiced with the team as a wide receiver

BEFORE SDSU: 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 eader 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

CAREER STATISTICS 1 19 00 00 00 00

20 29 22 34 46 9 12

30 39 77 33 55 15 15

40 49 25 55 48 11 18

50+ 03 22 12 37

LK

B PAT 56 056 58 062 66 071 180 0189

TS

89 103 114 306

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HONORS AND AWARDS • MVFC Honor Roll (2016, 2017, 2018)

37 LARENZO WILLIAMS

6 1, 200, Sr. • Safety Huron, South Dkaota Wolsey Wessington H.S. Major: Physical Education/Teacher Education

2018: Again backed up at the safety positions ... saw action in all 13 games ... credited with three tackles, including half tackle for loss, in season opening win over Montana State ... recorded pair of tackles in road win at Illinois State ... registered three solo tackles and returned an interception 22 yards in Football Championship Subdivision playoff opener against Duquesne ... also tallied three solo stops in playoff quarterfinal victory at Kennesaw State 2017: Made only one start, but led the team with four interceptions ... tallied two tackles in season opener against Duquesne ... recorded three tackles and blocked a punt that set up a first quarter touchdown in Beef Bowl win over Drake ... opened conference play by intercepting passes in back to back games against Youngstown State and Southern Illinois ... registered season high four tackles in Hobo Day game versus Northern Iowa and Football Championship Subdivision playoff game versus New Hampshire ... lone start came at Missouri State, a game in which he notched three tackles ... intercepted passes in team's first two playoff contests — against Northern Iowa and New Hampshire 2016: Earned first varsity letter after playing in all 13 games ... saw bulk of his action on special teams, while also playing some at safety ... made at least one tackle in first six games, including two tackle performances against TCU and Southern Illinois YEAR 2016 2017 2018 CAREER

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SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 4, vs. Northern Iowa, 10 14 2017, and vs. New Hampshire, 12 9 2017 Interceptions: 1, five times (last: vs. Duquesne, 12 1 2018) Long Interception Return: 24 yards, vs. Southern Illinois, 10 7 17 Blocked Kicks: 1, vs. Drake, 9 16 2017

2015: Redshirted ... earned Scout Special Teams Player of the Week on three occasions, starting with preparations for season opener at Kansas ... also honored for efforts leading up to Hobo Day game against Northern Iowa and FCS playoff game at Montana

BEFORE SDSU: 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 title game also passed for 668 yards and five touchdowns ... defensively, 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 eader 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

CAREER STATISTICS

OLOS

13 11 31

A 3 7 10 ST

17

OTALT

10 23 15 4 48

TFL YDS 00 00 0.5 1 0.5 1

INT YDS 00 4 34 1 22 5 56

BLK

0 1 0 1

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HONORS AND AWARDS • Team Captain (2019) • Missouri Valley Football Conference All Newcomer Team (2017) • Missouri Valley Football Conference Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2017, 2018) • MVFC Honor Roll (2016, 2017, 2018)

-12LOGAN BACKHAUS

6-4, 210, Jr • Linebacker Spirit Lake, Iowa Spirit Lake H S Major: Biotechnology

2018: Spent his second season in the Jackrabbit starting lineup and ranked third on the team with 61 tackles ... registered at least two stops in all 13 games ... credited with three tackles, a fumble recovery and pass breakup in Beef Bowl win over Arkansas Pine Bluff ... blocked a field goal attempt to set up first touchdown of the game in Hobo Day victory ... also recorded six tackles, includ ing one for loss, in win over Youngstown State ... intercepted pass and notched five tackles in convincing home win against Missouri State ... tallied season high seven tackles at Southern Illinois ... matched seven tackle performance, including one for loss, in Football Championship Subdivision playoff opener against Duquesne ... came up with the game sealing interception and added six solo tackles in playoff road win at Kennesaw State

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 8, vs Northern Iowa, 12-2-2017, and at James Madison, 12-16-2017 Tackles for Loss: 1 0, eight times (last: at Kennesaw St , 12-8-2018) Sacks: 1 0, vs Northern Iowa, 10-14-2017, and vs Duquesne, 12-2-2018 Interceptions: 1, four times (last: at Kennesaw State, 12-8-2018) Pass Breakups: 2, vs Northern Iowa, 12-2-2017

shared team’s Defensive Player of the Week award in Football Championship Subdivision playoff opener against Northern Iowa, a game in which he posted a career high eight tackles, broke up two passes and recovered a fumble ... matched career high of eight tackles in FCS playoffs loss at James Madison 2016: Redshirted ... honored as team’s Scout Defense Player of the Week in preparation for home game against Missouri State

2017: Earned a starting role at linebacker out of fall camp and ranked sixth on squad with 55 total tackles ... played in 12 games with 11 starts ... in collegiate debut, recorded three tackles and an interception to be named team's Defensive Player of the Week as Jackrabbits defeated Duquesne ... notched seven tackles in road win at Montana State ... tallied second interception of the season in Beef Bowl win over Drake ... registered seven tackles, includ ing a sack, and recovered a fumble in regular season contest against Northern Iowa ... after missing two games due to injury, returned to action in Dakota Marker game against North Dakota State and was credited with four tackles, including one for loss ...

BEFORE SDSU: Played a key role on both sides of the ball for 2015 Class 2A state champion Spirit Lake High School ... the captain of all state teams selected by the Des Moines Register and the Iowa Newspaper Association, he ranked second among all players in the state for total offense with 3,866 yards by throw ing for 2,251 yards and rushing for 1,615 yards ... also was named Sioux City Journal Player of the Year as he recorded 40 tackles (six for loss), intercepted three passes and averaged 46.3 yards per punt ... was named the outstanding player of the state championship game after totaling more than 500 yards of total offense and six touchdowns, along with catching a pass for 24 yards and intercepting a pass on defense ... academic all state honoree in both football and baseball

YEAR 2017 2018 CAREER

SACK-YDS 1.0 3 1.0 5 2 0-8

G 12 13 25

SOLO 42 40 82

AST 13 21 34

TOTAL 55 61 116

CAREER STATISTICS TFL-YDS 5.0 8 4.0 14 9 0-22

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2017) • MVFC Honor Roll (2016, 2017, 2018)

-14JAREK BERG

6-0, 200, Jr • Safety Oconomowoc, Wisconsin Oconomowoc H S Major: Exercise Science 38

2018: Saw action in all 13 games ... recorded at least one tackle in each of the team's first four games, including notching two stops in overtime win over Indiana State ... returned first career interception 37 yards and added two tackles in home victory against Missouri State ... matched season high with two tackles in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game versus Duquesne

2017: Played in all 14 games, seeing action at safety and on special teams ... registered season high four tackles (three solo) in Beef Bowl victory over Drake ... also credited with tackles in back to back games at Western Illinois and versus North Dakota State 2016: Served as an understudy at the safety positions while YEAR 2017 2018 CAREER

PBU 5

SOLO 8

2 52 2 03 4-5

BK 1

FR-YDS 00 0 10 1 1-0

FF 2

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 4, vs Drake, 9-16-2017 Interceptions: 1, vs Missouri State, 11-3-2018

redshirting during first season in the Jackrabbit program

BEFORE SDSU: Earned all Wisconsin Little Ten honors while playing on two league championship teams at Oconomowoc High School ... recorded four interceptions in each of his sopho more and junior seasons before missing his senior campaign due to injury ... also competed in basketball, baseball and track and field at the varsity level ... honor student

CAREER STATISTICS

G 14 13 27

NI T-YDS

AST 4 2 4 6 8

TOTAL 10 16

NI T-YDS

0 60 1 37 1-37

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HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Newcomer of the Week (Oct. 7, 2017)

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2018: Played off the bench in seven games, starting with Beef Bowl game versus Arkansas Pine Bluff ... did not factor into any statistics

-81SKYLER CAVANAUGH

6-5, 230, Jr • Tight End Vail, Arizona Cienega H S Major: Human Development and Family Studies

2017: Served as an understudy to All America tight end Dallas Goedert ... played in all 14 games as a true freshman ... ranked second among team's tight ends with 12 receptions ... recorded first career reception, covering 16 yards, in season opener versus Duquesne ... named Missouri Valley Football Conference Newcomer of the Week after catching four passes for 53 yards and first career touchdown ... caught two passes in wins at Missouri State and versus New Hampshire in Football Champi onship Subdivision playoffs

BEFORE SDSU: Excelled in three sports at Cienega High School in Vail, Arizona ... in football, was a three year starter YEAR 2017 2018 CAREER

-63JACK DOMANDLE

6-4, 305, Jr • Offensive Lineman Omaha, Nebraska Millard West H S Major: Advertising

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2017, 2018)

2018: Again provided depth along the interior of the Jackrabbit offensive line ... played in first 12 games of the season for an offensive unit that averaged 42.5 points and 480.5 yards of total offense per game 2017: Backed up at center, playing behind All American and Rimington Award recipient Jacob Ohnesorge ... saw action in five games, starting with season opener against Duquesne ... final appearance of the season came in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game versus New Hampshire

2016: Sat out the fall season due to illness, but returned to the team during spring practices

Receptions: 4, vs Southern Illinois, 10-7-2017 Receiving Yards: 53, vs Southern Illinois, 10-7-2017 Long Reception: 20 yards, vs Southern Illinois, 10-7-2017 Receiving Touchdowns: 1, vs Southern Illinois, 10-7-2017

who played on two Final Four teams ... earned first team all region honors as a senior ... won state wrestling title at 220 pounds during his senior year, finishing with a 30 5 record ... qualified for state meet as a sophomore and junior in the 182 pound weight class ... also earned all conference and all area honors in volleyball, including a first team all star selection by the Arizona Daily Star

CAREER STATISTICS EC R 12

YDS 131

AVG 10.9 0 0 0.0 12 131 10 9

TD 0

LG 200 0 20

0

-23JASSAN EUBANK

6-3, 235, Jr • Defensive End Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Greensburg Central Catholic H S • Nassau Community College (N Y ) Major: Business Economics

BEFORE SDSU: Was a late addition to the Jackrabbit roster after playing the 2018 season at Nassau Community College in New York ... ranked second on the team with five sacks, while finishing with 13.5 tackles for loss and 45 total stops ... originally signed to play at NCAA Division II Edinboro... in high school, was a three year starter at Greensburg Central Catholic ... earned first team all state honors from PA Football News and was a named to the Pittsburgh Tribune Terrific 25 after finishing his senior season with 101 total tackles, including 22 for loss ... recorded 17 sacks and forced three fumbles as a prep junior, when he was named 2015 Eastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... also caught seven passes for 237 yards and a pair of touchdowns as a junior

BEFORE SDSU: Was widely considered as the top ranked offensive lineman prospect in the state of Nebraska after starting 35 consecutive games at Millard West High School ... member of the All Nebraska First Team selected by the Omaha World Herald and a Super State selection by the incoln Journal Star ... anchored an offensive unit that averaged nearly 360 yards of total offense per game

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-21DON GARDNER 6-1, 180, Jr • Cornerback Chicago, Illinois Wendell Phillips H S Major: Sport, Recreation and Park Management

2018: Emerged as a special teams ace for the Jackrabbits as 10 of his 13 tackles on the season came on either kickoff or punt coverage units ... posted career high four tackles (three solo) in season opener against Montana State to earn squad's Scout Special Teams Player of the Week award... credited with pair of tackles in overtime win over Indiana State ... shared squad's weekly special teams award in losing effort at Northern Iowa ... blocked punt that was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown in road victory at Southern Illinois en route to receiving weekly special teams award for the third time ... closed regular season with two solo tackles versus South Dakota ... played in all 13 games

2017: Battled injuries throughout the season, but appeared in two games ... registered two tackles in season opening win over Duquesne 2016: Redshirted ... recognized as squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week for efforts leading up to games against Cal Poly and Illinois State YEAR 2017 2018 CAREER

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 4, vs Montana State, 9-8-2018 Blocked Kicks: 1, at Southern Illinois, 11-10-2018

BEFORE SDSU: Played on both sides of the ball for the Wendell Phillips High School team that claimed the 2015 Class 4A state championship ... was a starting cornerback for a defensive unit that held opponents to a total of 87 points over an undefeated 14 game schedule ... as a receiver, he tallied 14 catches for 260 yards and two touchdowns

CAREER STATISTICS G

13 15

2

SOLO

2018: Redshirted after transferring from Southwest Minnesota State at the start of the spring semester ... excelled on the practice field, earning Scout Special Teams Player of the Year honors ... named squad's Scout Special Teams Player of the Week five times (North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois, Duquesne, Kennesaw State) and Scout Defense Player of the Week twice (Arkansas Pine Bluff, Duquesne) BEFORE SDSU: Played two seasons at Southwest Minnesota

10

AST TOTAL 1 2 9 4 13 6 16

BK 3

1

0

1

State, including starting all 11 games for the Mustangs during the 2017 season ... ranked second on the squad with 85 tackles, adding seven pass breakups, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble ... appeared in nine games with one start as a true freshman in 2016 ... put together a strong all around prep career at Park High School in Cottage Grove, Minnesota ... was an all conference and all district honoree in both football and track and field ... team captain for basketball and track and field

-6MICHAEL GRIFFIN II

6-0, 215, Jr • Safety Cottage Grove, Minnesota Park H S /Southwest Minnesota State Major: Business Economics

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-15CADE JOHNSON 5-10, 175, Jr • Wide Receiver Papillion, Nebraska Bellevue West H S Major: Consumer Affairs

HONORS AND AWARDS • HERO Sports All America Second Team (2018) • STATS FCS All America Third Team (2018) • HERO Sports Freshman All America First Team (2017) • Phil Steele Freshman All America Second Team (2017) • All Missouri Valley Football Conference First Team (2018) • MVFC All Newcomer Team (2017) • MVFC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 8, 2018) • MVFC Newcomer of the Week (Oct. 21, 2017; Nov. 18, 2017) • MVFC Honor Roll (2018)

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

Receptions: 9, vs Montana State, 9-8-2018 Receiving Yards: 198, at Southern Illinois, 11-10-2018 Receiving Touchdowns: *4, vs Montana State, 9-8-2018 Long Reception: 81 yards (for TD), at Illinois State, 10-27-2018 Kickoff Return Yards: 115, vs New Hampshire, 12-9-2017 Long Kick Return: 99 yards (for TD), vs New Hampshire, 12-9-2017 All-Purpose Yards: 267, at Southern Illinois, 11-10-2018 * Tied school record

SCHOOL RECORDS • Single Season Touchdown Receptions – 17 (2018) • Single Season Kickoff Return Yards – 839 (2017) • Single Game Touchdown Receptions – 4 (2018, shares record with three other players)

2018: Earned all conference and All America accolades after emerging as the team's top receiver ... led the team with 67 receptions for 1,332 yards and a single season school record 17 touchdown catches ... his 17 touchdown receptions also tied for the most in the Football Championship Subdivision ... topped the 100 yard mark for receiving six times ... tied single game school record with four touchdown receptions in season opener versus Montana State as part of nine catch, 138 yard performance that also garnered him Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors ... added touchdown receptions of 71 and 40 yards in home win over Arkansas Pine Bluff ... lone catch went for a 23 yard touchdown to open the scoring in Hobo Day win versus Youngstown State ... began streak of four consecutive 100 yard games with seven catch, 121 yard outing at Northern Iowa ... scored on a career long 81 yard touchdown reception at Illinois State, finishing the game with eight catches for 131 yards ... tallied five catches for 130 yards and two scores in home victory against Missouri State ... recorded the seventh highest receiving yardage total in program history with 198 yards on seven catches (with two touchdowns) in road win at Southern Illinois ... closed regular season with two more touchdown receptions against South Dakota ... broke the single season touchdown record in Football Championship Subdivision playoff loss at North Dakota State, hauling in a 52 yarder late in the third quarter ... shared team's Offensive Player of the Award three times — at Northern Iowa, at Illinois State and at Southern Illinois ... also was honored among squad’s Special Teams YEAR 2017 2018 CAREER

R EC 23 67 90

YDS 318 1,332 1,650

* denotes touchdown ^ school record

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AVG 13.8 19.9 18 3

TD

^17 20

Players of the Week in playoff game at Kennesaw State 2017: Provided dynamic play making ability both on offense and special teams ... set an SDSU single season record with 839 kickoff return yards in a season became the first Jackrabbit player in 54 years to record more than one kickoff return for touchdown in a season ... led team with 1,166 all purpose yards and topped the 100 yard mark in a game six times ... first kickoff return for a touchdown covered 95 yards as he was named Outstanding Player of the Beef Bowl, adding two receptions for 18 yards ... registered season high 175 all purpose yards in losing effort against Northern Iowa, tallying 103 yards on four kickoff returns and 72 yards on three receptions ... named Missouri Valley Football Conference Newcomer of the Week for first time as he totaled 136 all purpose yards on only three touches — two receptions for 75 yards and first career touch down and one kickoff return for 61 yards ... caught three passes for 39 yards, including decisive 17 yard touchdown, and added four kickoff returns for 85 yards in regular season finale at South Dakota ... notched a 70 yard kickoff return in Football Champi onship Subdivision playoff opener against Northern Iowa, then broke off 99 yard return for touchdown in quarterfinal win over New Hampshire ... his 23 receptions ranked third on the team 2016: Redshirted ... recognized as Jackrabbits’ Scout Offense Player of the Week as team prepared for Missouri Valley Football Conference opener versus Western Illinois

BEFORE SDSU: Earned all state honors in both football and basketball at Bellevue West High School ... set school receiving records with 43 catches for 1,061 yards and 16 touchdowns during his senior season, adding 240 return yards and four interceptions ... also played on a state championship basketball team as a sophomore

CAREER STATISTICS

LG 68 3 *81 *81

RUSH

4

YDS

3 24 1 33

AVG 3.0 9 24.0 83

TD 0

LG 0 240 24

KOR 530 17 47

YDS ^839 462 839

AVG 28.0 27.2 27 7

LG *99 48 *99

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-54EDWARD MILLER

6-4, 310, Jr • Offensive Lineman Indianola, Iowa • Indianola H S Major: Exercise Science

6-5, 320, Jr • Offensive Lineman Brookings, South Dakota Brookings H S Major: Sport and Recreation Management

2018: Started eight games at right guard for the Jackrabbits, with first career start coming in regular season matchup at North Dakota State ... saw action in all 13 contests ... was part of offensive line that paved the way for school record averages of 42.5 points and 480.5 yards of total offense per game ... honored with team’s Effort Award in Football Championship Subdivision playoff opener against Duquesne

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week (Sept. 15, 2018) • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2017, 2018) 2018: Began the season in the starting lineup at right guard ... named Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week after Jackrabbits set single game school record with 90 points and 926 yards of total offense in win over Arkansas Pine Bluff ... returned from injury to start first of four consecutive games in Hobo Day victory against Youngstown State ... played in eight games total with six starts

2017: Played in all 14 games as a true freshman ... contributed primarily on special teams, but also gained valuable experience at tackle

BEFORE SDSU: Was a three year starter and earned first team all district honors his senior season at Indianola High School ... nominated to play in both the River Battle Bowl and Shrine Bowl ... also played on the defensive side of the ball and tallied 16 tackles, including five tackles for loss and a sack ... in addition to foot ball, he lettered four times in track and field and twice in wrestling ... finished as runner up in the heavyweight division at the Class 3A state wrestling tournament as a senior, following a fifth place effort as a junior ... four time academic all conference honoree across all sports

2017: Backed up at the guard position and also saw action on special teams in 13 of the team's 14 games as a true freshman

BEFORE SDSU: Earned first team all state honors in football at Brookings High School and was a two time finalist in the heavyweight division at the Class A state wrestling meet ... member of the Sioux Falls Argus eader Elite 45 ... did not allow any sacks from his offensive tackle position during his junior and senior seasons and blocked for a pair of 1,500 yard rushers ... also played on the defensive side of the ball, tallying 62 tackles, including five tackles for loss and three sacks ... won state wrestling title as a junior before finishing as runner up as a senior ... in track and field, was a two time state qualifier in both the discus and shot put ... three time academic all region honoree ... runner up in the heavyweight division at the Class 3A state wrestling tournament as a senior, following a fifth place effort as a junior ... four time academic all conference honoree across all sports

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2016, 2018)

-3JOSH MANCHIGIAH

6-0, 205, Jr • Safety Papillion, Nebraska Papillion-La Vista South H S Major: Sport and Recreation Management 42

2018: Earned a spot in the regular rotation at safety ... played in all 13 games ... recorded first career interception and broke up two more passes in season opener versus Montana State ... credited with five tackles in Beef Bowl win over Arkansas Pine Bluff ... tallied two pass breakups and a tackle in overtime win over Indiana State ... made first career start and registered two tackles in Hobo Day victory against Youngstown State ... finished with four tackles, including a half tackle for loss, and broke up a pass in road win at Illinois State ... made nine stops (eight solo) in regular season finale against South Dakota ... established new career high with 10 tackles in Football Champi onship Subdivision playoff semifinal at North Dakota State 2017: Saw action in Jackrabbit victories over Duquesne and Drake while backing up at the safety positions ... credited with tackle and pass breakup versus Drake

2016: Redshirted ... recognized as team’s Scout Defense Player of the Week in preparation for Hobo Day game versus Youngstown State YEAR 2017 2018 CAREER

G

13 15

2

SOLO 36 37

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 10, at North Dakota State, 12-14-2018 Tackles for Loss: 0 5, at Illinois State, 10-27-2018 Interceptions: 1, vs Montana State, 9-8-2018 Pass Breakups: 2, vs Montana State, 9-8-2018, and vs Indiana State, 10-6-2018

BEFORE SDSU: Was selected to play in the 2016 Semper Fi All American Game after recording 68 tackles, three interceptions and 10 pass breakups during his senior season at Papillion La Vista South High School ... a first team Super State selection by the Lincoln Journal Star in 2014, he also saw action as a wide receiver and kick returner ... in addition to his football success, he qualified for the state track and field meet, individually in the 100 and 200 meter dashes and on the 4x100 meter relay ... Honor Roll student ... (last name is pronounced MANCH ah guy ah)

CAREER STATISTICS AST 1 17 17

TOTAL 0 53 54

TFL-YDS 1 00 0.5 1 0 5-1

PBU 1 5 6

NI T-YDS

00 1 19 1-19

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-5BLAIR MULHOLLAND

5-10, 195, Jr • Running Back Appleton, Wisconsin Kimberly H S Major: Construction Management

2018: Was part of a deep group of running backs ... also saw action on special teams, appearing in 10 games ... scored on a 14 yard touchdown run in Beef Bowl win over Arkansas Pine Bluff ... carried two times for six yards in key road win at Illinois State ... capped the scoring with a 1 yard touchdown run and added a reception for seven yards in home win over over Missouri State ... gained seven yards on lone carry in regular season finale versus South Dakota

2017: Backed up at running back and also contributed on special teams ... played in four games ... rushed two times for 15 yards in collegiate debut versus Duquesne ... carried five times for 20 yards and also was credited with a tackle in home win over Drake ... shared Scout Offense Player of the Week honors in preparation for regular season home finale versus Illinois State 2016: Redshirted ... spent the fall as a member of the Jackrabbit linebacking corps before moving to running back in the spring ... named Scout Defense Player of the Week prior to season opener at TCU YEAR 2017 2018 CAREER

RUSH 7 12 19

* denotes touchdown

YDS 35 35 70

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Rushing Attempts: 6, vs Missouri State, 11-3-2018 Rushing Yards: 20, vs Drake, 9-16-2017 Rushing Touchdowns: 1, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018, and vs Missouri State, 11-3-2018 Long Rush: 14 yards, vs Duquesne, 8-31-2017, and vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff (for TD), 9-15-2018 Long Reception: 7 yards, vs Missouri State, 11-3-2018

BEFORE SDSU: Put up prolific offensive numbers at Kimberly High School ... an all state running back and the Wisconsin Associated Press Player of the Year, he racked up 5,821 career rushing yards and 97 total touchdowns while playing on three state championship teams ... during his senior season, he totaled 2,971 rushing yards, averaged 9.6 yards per carry and scored 47 touchdowns in being named the recipient of the Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch Running Back of the Year award ... three time state qualifier in wrestling, who finished third at 182 pounds as a junior and fourth in the 170 pound weight class as a senior ... also ran on third place 4x100 meter relay team for state champion track and field squad as a sophomore ... honored on academic all state team

CAREER STATISTICS

AVG 5.0 2.9 37

TD

2

LG 140 *142 *14

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2016, 2018)

-12KANIN NELSON 6-4, 200, Jr • Quarterback Mitchell, South Dakota Mitchell H S Major: Consumer Affairs

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2018: Played in a reserve role in eight games ... ran two times for 28 yards, including a career long 22 yarder, in season opener against Montana State ... racked up 159 yards of total offense in big win over Arkansas Pine Bluff, completing 4 of 5 passes for 136 yards with touchdowns of 66 and 37 yards, and rushing two times for 23 yards ... also completed passes at Illinois State and versus Missouri State ... broke off 17 yard run in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game against Duquesne 2017: Served as a backup at quarterback, but did not see any game action

2016: Enrolled at SDSU in January 2016 and went through spring practices with the Jackrabbits ... threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in his first Spring Game, fInishing the day 8 of 12 passing for 98 yards and gaining 57 yards on nine carries ... redshirted during the fall campaign

YEAR 2018 CAREER

G-GS 80 8-0

*denotes touchdown

COMP 6

ATT 68 8

N IT

0 0

YDS

REC

2

YDS 145 145

AVG 0.0 0 2.5 5 25

TD 0

LG 0 0 7

0 7

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 3, vs Drake, 9-16-2017 Tackles for Loss: 0 5, vs Drake, 9-16-2017 Sacks: 0 5, vs Drake, 9-16-2017

BEFORE SDSU: Was a dual threat quarterback at Mitchell High School who competed on the varsity since his freshman season ... accumulated more than 4,400 yards of total offense, which included separate seasons in which he ran and threw for 1,000 yards ... during his senior season, he threw for 734 yards and five touchdowns, while rushing for 1,189 yards and 20 TDs ... also served as his team’s punter and kicker in football and was an Eastern South Dakota Conference tennis champion in both singles and doubles ... Honor Roll student

CAREER STATISTICS

PCT .750 750

0 2 5

TD

2

LG NCAA EFF *66 2 309.75 *66 309 75

RUSH 6

YDS AVG 66 6 11.0 66 11 0

TD

0

LG 220 22

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2018: Served primarily as a pass rushing specialist ... three of his six tackles on the season were sacks and four resulted in loss of yards ... both of his tackles were for loss, including a sack, and he also forced a fumble in win over Arkansas Pine Bluff ... notched two tackles, including a sack for loss of nine yards, in Hobo Day win against Youngstown State ... final sack of the season came in home win over Missouri State ... played in nine games, including Football Championship Subdivision playoff contests against Duquesne and North Dakota State

-22TOLU OGUNRINDE

6-1, 265, Jr • Defensive End Cottage Grove, Minnesota Park H S Major: Consumer Affairs

2017: Was slowed by injury ... made lone appearance of season in Beef Bowl win over Drake, recording three tackles and being credited with a quarterback hurry ... honored as Scout Defense Player of the Week in preparation for game against North Dakota State

2016: Redshirted ... spent his first season as a Jackrabbit on the offensive side of the ball as a running back, before converting to defensive end in 2017 YEAR 2017 2018 CAREER

G 10

1 9

Tackles: 3, vs Drake, 9-16-2017 Tackles for Loss: 2 0, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018 Sacks: 1 0, three times (last: vs Missouri State, 11-3-2018) Forced Fumbles: 1, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018

BEFORE SDSU: Led his Park High School team in both rushing and receiving en route to all Suburban East Conference honors during his senior season ... gained 649 yards rushing, averaging 7.9 yards per carry with seven touchdowns, while collecting 19 receptions for 325 yards and two scores ... also was an all conference honoree in basketball ... last name is pronounced oh GURN dee

CAREER STATISTICS

SOLO 5

AST 0 5 4

HONORS AND AWARDS • HERO Sports All America Third Team (2018) • All Missouri Valley Football Conference Second Team (2018) • MVFC Honor Roll (2017)

-52BRADEY SORENSON

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

2018: Received All America honors from HERO Sports and all Missouri Valley Football Conference recognition for his efforts on special teams ... achieved perfect grade for entire season in 149 snap attempts (56 punts, 21 field goal attempts and 72 extra point tries) ... recorded tackle in Hobo Day victory against Youngstown State ... honored with team’s Effort Award in game at Northern Iowa 2017: Took over the long snapping duties and played in all 14 games ... part of a special teams unit that did not allow a blocked

TOTAL 3 1 9

TFL-YDS 30 0 4.0 6 16 4 0-16

SACKS-YDS 00 3.0 13 3 0-13

FF 1

1

0

kick all season, while going 13 for 14 on field goals and 58 of 62 on extra points ... credited with lone tackle of the season in Football Championship Subdivision semifinal game at James Madison 2016: Redshirted

BEFORE SDSU: Was a highly rated long snapper who played on back to back state championship teams at Yankton High School in 2014 and 2015 ... a three year starter at left guard, he was named to the 2015 Class 11AA All State Team and also was selected as the outstanding lineman of the state championship game ... in addition to football, he served as a team captain for the Bucks’ basketball team

6-2, 225, Jr • Long Snapper Yankton, South Dakota Yankton H S Major: Exercise Science 44

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2018: Once again was a part of the rotation at the defensive tackle positions ... played in a reserve role in all 13 games ... registered season high two tackles in Football Championship Subdivision semifinal playoff game at North Dakota State ... also recorded tackles in games against Arkansas Pine Bluff, Southern Illinois, Duquesne and Kennesaw State

-55THOMAS STACKER

6-4, 280, Jr • Defensive Tackle Chicago, Illinois Saint Rita of Cascia HS Major: Psychology

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

2017: Appeared in 13 games and registered at least one tackle in eight contests ... credited with one solo stop in each of his first two collegiate games — versus Duquesne and at Montana State ... tallied season high four tackles, including half sack, in home win over Drake ... made two stops versus Southern Illinois ... notched sack in road victory at Missouri State ... played in all three Football Championship Subdivision playoff games, high lighted by two tackle performance in quarterfinal victory over New Hampshire 2016: Redshirted while serving as an understudy to all league performers Cole Langer and Kellen Soulek YEAR 2017 2018 CAREER

6-2, 215, Jr • Linebacker Brookings, South Dakota Brookings H S Major: Business Economics

TOTAL AST 8 5 13 3 3 8 19

SOLO 11

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2018: Made a big impact on special teams and backed up at linebacker in earning first varsity letter ... led team with 14 special teams tackles and earned squad's Special Teams Player of the Week award three times (Arkansas Pine Bluff, North Dakota State, Missouri State) ... recorded season high three tackles in home wins over Arkansas Pine Bluff and Youngstown State ... also broke up a pass versus UAPB ... blocked a punt in victory over Missouri State ... credited with two tackles in regular season road games at North Dakota State, Illinois State and Southern Illinois, as well as Football Championship Subdivision playoff opener versus Duquesne ... recipient of team's Effort Award in games against Montana State and Kennesaw State 2017: Missed entire season due to injury

2016: Redshirted ... honored as squad’s Scout Special Teams Player of the Year ... earned weekly Scout Special Teams recog YEAR 2018 CAREER

BEFORE SDSU: Was named team defensive MVP and earned first team all conference honors after recording 45 tackles, eight sacks and two fumble recoveries from his interior defensive lineman position during his senior season at St. Rita of Cascia High School in Chicago ... served as a Big Brothers volunteer ... Honor Roll student

CAREER STATISTICS

G 13 13 26

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference All Academic Honorable Mention (2018) • MVFC Academic Excellence Award (2017, 2018) • MVFC Honor Roll (2016, 2017, 2018)

-46PRESTON TETZLAFF

Tackles: 4, vs Drake, 9-16-2017 Tackles for Loss: 1 0, at Missouri State, 10-21-2017 Sacks: 1 0, at Missouri State, 10-21-2017

G 13 13

8

SACK-YDS 1.5 6 00 1 5-6

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 3, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018 Pass Breakups 1, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018 Blocked Kicks: 1, vs Missouri State, 11-3-2018

nition leading up to season opener against TCU ... also honored as Scout Defense Player of the Week for efforts on the practice field prior to home opener against Drake

BEFORE SDSU: Was a two time team captain at Brookings High School who capped his career by earning spots on the Class 11AA All State Team and the Sioux Falls Argus eader Elite 45 ... finished his career with 273 total tackles, including 18 for loss, and two interceptions ... follows in the footsteps of his father, Kevin, who was an All America performer in football at SDSU and is a member of the Jackrabbit Sports Hall of Fame

CAREER STATISTICS SOLO

TFL-YDS 1.5 6 0 06 1 5-6

AST TOTAL 8 9 17 9 17

PBU 1

BLK 1

1

1

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2018: Continued to battle through injuries during the fall, but contributed during spring practices in 2019 2017: Sat out the entire season due to injury

2016: Turned in a solid redshirt season on the practice field ... was honored as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week on four occasions: prior to wins over Drake, Western Illinois and Northern Iowa, and for efforts leading up to Football Champi onship Subdivision playoff game at North Dakota State

BEFORE SDSU: Selected to play in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association and Palm Beach County all star games following a stellar senior season at Jupiter Christian High School ... a first team all state linebacker, he registered 150 tackles, including 31 tackles for loss ... he then moved on to play at the Salisbury School, a prep school in Connecticut, where he was credited with 72 tackles and six sacks en route to all New England honors

-32KYLE TUTTLE

6-2, 210, Jr • Linebacker Jupiter, Florida Jupiter Christian H S Salisbury School Major: Consumer Affairs

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2017)

-91XAVIER WARD 6-2, 280, Jr • Defensive Tackle Freeman, South Dakota Canistota H S Major: Exercise Science

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2018: Started all 13 games on the interior of the Jackrabbit defensive line ... blocked an extra point attempt in season opening win over Montana State ... established new career high with four tackles, including half tackle for loss, in regular season matchup at North Dakota State ... came up with key play in road win at Illinois State by forcing and recovering a fumble deep in Redbird territory to spark 21 point second quarter outburst ... named team's Defensive Player of the Week in Illinois State game ... matched career high with four tackles in home victory against Missouri State ... recorded three tackles and forced a fumble in Football Championship Subdivision playoff quarterfinal at Kennesaw State

2017: Played in all 14 games in a reserve role as a true freshman ... credited with first collegiate tackle in win at Montana State ... tallied season high two tackles, including tackle for loss, in back to back games against Illinois State and South Dakota ... notched one tackle in each of the Jackrabbits' three Football Championship Subdivision playoff games ... tackle in quarterfinal win over New Hampshire was for loss of two yards ... registered first career sack in semifinal loss at James Madison YEAR 2017 2018 CAREER

G 14 13 27

SOLO 12 21

AST 12 13

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 4, at North Dakota State, 9-29-2018, and vs Missouri State, 11-3-2018 Tackles for Loss: 1 0, six times (last: at Illinois State, 10-27-2018) Sacks: 1 0, at James Madison, 12-16-2017 Forced Fumbles: 1, at Illinois State, 10-27-2018, and at Kennesaw State, 12-8-2018 Fumble Recoveries: 1, at Illinois State, 10-27-2018 Blocked Kicks: 1, vs Montana State, 9-8-2018

BEFORE SDSU: Selected as Corn Belt Conference Most Valuable Player and earned first team all state recognition two times at Canistota High School ... member of the Sioux Falls Argus eader Elite 45 ... totaled 32 tackles, including 11.5 tackles for loss and three sacks, while adding three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a senior ... also anchored Canistota’s offensive unit with strong blocking for a team that racked up 560 points en route to the Class 9A state title his junior season .. is the school record holder in the shot put and placed second in the event at the 2016 Class B state track and field meet. ... an honor student, he plans to major in exercise science

CAREER STATISTICS 9

TOTAL 10 1 24 34

TFL-YDS 4.0 12 2.5 15 6 5-27

SACK-YDS 1.0 5 00 1 0-5

FF 2

FR-YDS 0 00 10 2 1-0

BK 1

0 1

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HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2016, 2017)

-66ELIJAH WILSON 6-4, 260, Jr • Defensive End Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Central H S Major: Sport and Recreation Management

2018: Saw action in a reserve role in 11 games ... missed the first two games of the season before joining the rotation in league opener at North Dakota State ... tied career high with four tackles in back to back games against Indiana State and Youngstown State ... performance in Hobo Day victory over Youngstown State including a tackle for loss ... registered four tackles, including career highs of 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks, versus Missouri State ... closed regular season with pair of tackles, including one tackle for loss, against South Dakota ... credited with one tackle in Football Championship Subdivision playoff games against Duquesne and Kennesaw State 2017: Played in 13 of the team’s 14 games ... registered two solo tackles, including a tackle for loss, in collegiate debut, versus Duquesne ... tallied two tackles in Hobo Day game versus Northern Iowa ... recorded season high four tackles, which included first career sack, in Football Championship Subdivision playoff victory over New Hampshire

YEAR 2017 2018 CAREER

G 13 11 24

5-9, 205, Jr • Linebacker Kansas City, Missouri Park Hill H S Major: Construction Management

SOLO 15 21

12

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2017: Backed up at linebacker and also contributed on special teams as a true freshman ... played in 13 games ... posted six G 13 11 24

SOLO 18 27

BEFORE SDSU: Was named an honorary captain of the Omaha World Herald’s All Nebraska Team … was a force on both lines for Omaha Central High School ... the Metro Coaches Defensive Player of the Year, he finished his senior season with 86 tackles, including 65 solo stops and 15 tackles for loss ... his career totals included 30 tackles for loss, 14 sacks and four forced fumbles ... a two time all state selection, he also started at guard on the offensive unit ... honor student

AST 6 3

2018: Played in 11 games with two starts ... ranked 10th on the team with 36 tackles ... recorded first career sack as part of three tackle performance in season opener against Montana State ... registered five tackles, including half tackle for loss, in overtime victory over Indiana State ... matched career best with seven tackles in first career start, in Hobo Day victory over Youngstown State ... tallied six tackles in starting role at North ern Iowa ... recovered a fumble in road win at Illinois State ... deflected a punt and added two tackles versus Missouri State ... missed final two regular season games due to injury, but made a strong return to the lineup by earning squad's Special Teams Player of the Week honors after blocking two punts and adding four tackles in Football Championship Subdivision playoff opener against Duquesne ... notched three tackles in remaining playoff games at Kennesaw State and North Dakota State

YEAR 2017 2018 CAREER

2016: Redshirted ... earned Scout Defense Player of the Week recognition in back to back weeks leading up to games against South Dakota and Northern Iowa

CAREER STATISTICS

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2018)

-7SEVEN WILSON

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 4, four times (last: vs Missouri State, 11-3-2018) Tackles for Loss: 2 5, vs Missouri State, 11-3-2018 Sacks: 1 5, vs Missouri State, 11-3-2018

TOTAL 249 33

TOTAL 20 36 56

SACK-YDS 1.0 5 1.5 14 2 5-19

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 7, at Missouri State, 10-21-2017, and vs Youngstown State, 10-13-2018 Tackles for Loss: 1 0, vs Montana State, 9-8-2018 Sacks: 1 0, vs Montana State, 9-8-2018 Fumble Recoveries: 1, at Illinois State, 10-27-2018 Blocked Kicks: 2, vs Duquesne, 12-1-2018

tackles in Beef Bowl victory over Drake ... made first career start and recorded season high seven tackles in victory at Missouri State ... saw action in all three Football Championship Subdivision playoff games and was credited with tackle in home quarterfinal win against New Hampshire BEFORE SDSU: Was a tackling machine at Park Hill School while being honored on all state, all district and all metro first teams ... as a junior, he led all Missouri high school players with 165 tackles, then tallied 136 stops with eight sacks as a senior

CAREER STATISTICS AST 119 18 29

TFL-YDS 2.0 97 4.5 21 6 5-28

TFL-YDS 00 1.5 7 1 5-7

SACK-YDS 00 1.0 6 1 0-6

FR-YDS 00 10 1-0

BLK 3

0 3

47


C B 150

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-25JAKE AANDERUD

-59AUSTIN BOEN

5-10, 170, So • Cornerback Rapid City, South Dakota St Thomas More H S Major: Pre-Nursing

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2017, 2018)

2018: Played in six games, seeing most of his action on special teams ... credited with assisted tackle in regular season matchup at North Dakota State ... made the move to the defensive side of the ball during the offseason 2017: Made a strong impression on the practice field during his redshirt season ... was honored as a Scout Offense Player of the Week on three occasions, starting with preparations for game at Montana State ... also recognized for his efforts leading up to both home Football Championship Subdivision playoff games versus Northern Iowa and New Hampshire

BEFORE SDSU: Excelled both on the gridiron and the track for St. Thomas More High School in Rapid City ... an all state honoree and honorable mention selection to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45, he scored 29 touchdowns as a senior while seeing action all over the field. ... finished his prep career with 5,008 all purpose yards, 56 touchdowns and 13 interceptions ... earned all state honors three times in track and field, including winning both the 100 meter individual title and 4x400 meter relay as a senior ... was a member of the Cavaliers’ back to back state championship teams in 2015 and 2016. ... academic all state selection

6-3, 305, So • Offensive Lineman Sioux Falls, South Dakota Roosevelt H S Major: Physical Education/Teacher Education

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2018) • MVFC Honor Roll (2017, 2018)

2018: Provided depth along the interior of the offensive line after returing from injury ... played in three games, starting with matchup against Missouri State ... made postseason debut in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game against Duquesne

2017: Redshirted ... named Co Scout Offense Player of the Week in preparation for home league opener against Southern Illinois

BEFORE SDSU: Started three years at Roosevelt High School and turned in a strong senior season in which he earned all city and all conference honors ... also was named to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45

2018: Played mostly on special teams, but saw some action at linebacker ... appeared in the team’s first 12 games ... set career high with three tackles, including one for loss of five yards, in Beef Bowl win over Arkansas Pine Bluff ... credited with two solo tackles in road win at Illinois State

-16LEVI BROWN

6-4, 205, So • Linebacker Roseville, Minnesota Roseville H S Major: Advertising

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2017: Honored as team’s Scout Defense Player of the Year dur ing his redshirt season ... named Scout Defense Player of the Week in preparation for regular season game against Drake and playoff contest versus Northern Iowa BEFORE SDSU: Received all state honors and was selected to play in the Minnesota Football Coaches Association All Star Game following a 2016 season in which he played both as a wide receiver and defensive back ... also was a second team all YEAR 2018 CAREER

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 3, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018 Tackles for Loss: 1 0, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018

Metro honoree by the Minneapolis Star Tribune ... in addition to football, has been an all conference performer in basketball ... honor roll student

CAREER STATISTICS

G 12 12

SOLO 7 7

AST 2 2

TOTAL 9 9

TFL-YDS 1.0 5 1 0-5

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HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2017, 2018)

-24DEYON CAMPBELL

2018: Sat out the first month of the season due to injury, but contributed both offensively and on special teams down the stretch ... made collegiate debut in Hobo Day game versus Youngstown State ... made first career start the next week at Northern Iowa, catching two passes for 27 yards with a career long 20 yarder, and rushed once for seven yards ... added two receptions for eight yards at Illinois State ... broke off a 32 yard run in home win over Missouri State ... final catch of the season was for five yards in regular season finale versus South Dakota

2017: Spent his first season with the Jackrabbits as a redshirt ... honored twice as a Scout Offense Player of the Week — in preparation for games against Drake and Southern Illinois

5-9, 195, So • Wide Receiver Minneapolis, Minnesota Hopkins H S Major: Human Development and Family Studies

YEAR 2018 CAREER

REC 5 5

YDS 40 40

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

Receptions: 2, at Northern Iowa, 10-20-2018, and at Illinois State, 10-27-2018 Receiving Yards: 27, at Northern Iowa, 10-20-2018 Long Reception: 20 yards, at Northern Iowa, 10-20-2018 Long Rush: 32 yards, vs Missouri State, 11-3-2018

BEFORE SDSU: Was a two time Class 6A all West District honoree at Hopkins High School who saw action all over the field, playing as a wide receiver, running back and kick returner ... as a junior, he scored 12 touchdowns – seven receiving and five rushing ... honor roll student

CAREER STATISTICS

AVG 8.0 80

TD 0 0

LG 20 20

-38TYLER DEMARTRA

6-2, 210, So • Safety Homewood, Illinois Homewood-Flossmoor H S Major: Sport and Recreation Management

2018: Contributed mostly on special teams, seeing action in all 13 games to earn first varsity letter ... credited with tackles at Southern Illinois and in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game versus Duquesne 2017: Redshirted ... recognized as squad's Scout Special Teams Player of the Week leading up to Dakota Marker game versus North Dakota State

BEFORE SDSU: Played both cornerback and wide receiver for the highly ranked Homewood Flossmoor High School program in the Chicago area, but missed most of his senior season due to injury ... averaged 12 points and seven rebounds per game in basketball as a junior and also competed in track and field YEAR 2018 CAREER

CAREER STATISTICS G 13 13

SOLO 0 0

AST 2 2

RUSH 2 2

YDS 39 39

AVG 19.5 19 5

TD 0 0

LG 20 20

-49BEN DINKEL

5-10, 215, So • Punter Kearney, Nebraska Kearney H S Major: Advertising

2017: Redshirted

2018: Did not compete during the regular season, but rejoined the team during spring ball

BEFORE SDSU: Earned all area and honorable mention Class A all state honors from both the Lincoln Journal Star and maha World Herald at Kearney High School after averaging 39.9 yards per punt during the 2016 season ... as a defensive back, he recorded 76 tackles ... academic all conference honoree

TOTAL 2 2

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGH

Tackles: 1, at Southern Illinois, 11-10-2018, and vs Duquesne, 12-1-2018

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-97COLE FRAHM

6-5, 225, So • Kicker Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Burke H S • Nebraska Major: Aviation

BEFORE SDSU: Spent two seasons at Nebraska, redshirting in 2017 and serving as the Cornhuskers' backup placekicker in 2018, although he did not see any game action ... has three years of eligibility remaining with the Jackrabbits ... a 2017 graduate of Omaha Burke High School, he was a two time all state first team all state selection ... converted 9 of 13 field goal tries as a senior and recorded touchbacks on 60 of his 63 kickoffs

-71ARON JOHNSON

6-6, 290, So • Offensive Lineman Chisago City, Minnesota Chisago Lakes H S Major: Pre-Pharmacy

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Commis sioner's Academic Excellence Award (2018) • MVFC Honor Roll (2017, 2018)

2018: Earned a spot in the regular rotation at offensive tackle for the Jackrabbits ... saw action in 11 games with three starts ... team rushed for 253 yards and four touchdowns in his first career start — the Hobo Day game versus Youngstown State ... also started games at right tackle at Northern Iowa and Illinois State while filling in for the injured Tyler Weir 2017: Redshirted during his first year in the Jackrabbit football program ... honored as Co Scout Offense Player of the Week leading up to season opener versus Duquesne

BEFORE SDSU: Was named district Most Valuable Offensive Lineman during his senior season at Chisago Lakes High School ... a three time all district honoree, he started 28 games during his prep career ... also was an honorable mention all conference tennis player and has served as a team captain in basketball ... a member of the National Honor Society and the top ranked student in his class

-75JON GRUETZMACHER

6-8, 305, So • Offensive Lineman Merrill, Wisconsin Merrill H S Major: Mechanical Engineering

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2017, 2018)

2018: Played in a reserve role in all 13 games for offensive unit that averaged school record 42.5 points and 480.5 yards of total offense per game

2017: Redshirted ... shared Scout Offense Player of the Week honors in preparing for Dakota Marker game against North Dakota State BEFORE SDSU: Surrendered only two sacks in his three years as a starting offensive lineman at Merrill High School ... was an all state selection as a senior, when he did not allow a sack, while also earning first team all conference honors for the second year in a row ... honor roll student

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-93MALACHI JOHNSON

6-7, 245, So • Defensive End Minneapolis, Minnesota Benilde-St Margaret’s School Major: Advertising

2018: Provided depth at the defensive end positions ... saw action in two games ... made collegiate debut in home win over Arkansas Pine Bluff and also played in home victory over Missouri State, but did not register any statistics BEFORE SDSU: Was an all conference performer as a senior at Benilde St. Margaret’s School in Minneapolis ... received honorable mention all conference honors as a junior ... majoring in advertising

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HONORS AND AWARDS • HERO Sports FCS Freshman All America First Team (2018) • Phil Steele FCS Freshman All America Second Team (2018) • Missouri Valley Football Conference All Newcomer Team (2018) • MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2018) • MVFC Honor Roll (2017, 2018)

-69KROCKETT KROLIKOWSKI

6-2, 285, So • Defensive Tackle Winner, South Dakota Winner H S Major: Construction Management

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 7, at North Dakota State, 9-29-2018 Tackles for Loss: 1 5, at North Dakota State, 9-29-2018, and vs Duquesne, 12-1-2018 Sacks: 1 5, at North Dakota State, 9-29-2018 Forced Fumbles: 1, at North Dakota State, 9-29-2018 Blocked Kicks: 1, vs South Dakota, 11-17-2018, and vs Duquesne, 12-1-2018

2018: Earned a starting role at defensive tackle ... started each of the Jackrabbits' first 11 games before suffering an injury prior to Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal at Kennesaw State ... ranked second on the team with four sacks and tied for third with 7.5 tackles for loss ... recorded season highs with seven tackles and 1.5 sacks in regular season at North Dakota State, adding a forced fumble, to earn team's Defensive Player of the Week recognition ... notched four tackles, including a sack, in overtime win against Indiana State .. registered a sack and three tackles in key road win at Illinois State ... credited with blocked kicks in back to back games against South Dakota and Football Championship Subdivision playoff game versus Duquesne ... added three tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, against Duquesne YEAR 2018 CAREER

G 11 11

SOLO 12 12

2017: Was a candidate to play as a true freshman, but ended up redshirting during his first season in the Jackrabbit football program

BEFORE SDSU: Anchored Winner’s back to back state champi onship football teams with strong play on both lines ... earned Class 11B Player of the Year honors ... two time all state pick and a member of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 ... led his team in tackles and sacks during both his junior and senior seasons, wrapping up his prep career with 114 total tackles, 34.5 tackles for loss and 17 sacks ... academic all state selection

CAREER STATISTICS AST 16 16

TOTAL 28 28

TFL-YDS 7.5 26 7 5-26

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2018)

-88BLAKE KUNZ

6-5, 250, So • Tight End Germantown, Wisconsin Germantown H S Major: Exploratory Studies

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2018: Put together a solid freshman season, ranking third on the team with 20 receptions, 343 receiving yards and 3 receiving touchdowns ... caught at least one pass in 11 of the 13 games in which he played ... started seven contests ... made first career start in Beef Bowl game against Arkansas Pine Bluff and opened the scoring with an 8 yard touchdown reception — the first of his career ... shared team's Offensive Player of the Week honors after hauling in three passes for career high 72 yards at Northern Iowa ... also recorded three catches in games at Illinois State and Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at Kennesaw State ... lone reception at Southern Illinois went for career long 64 yards ... scored 59 yard touchdown as part of two reception, 68 yard performance against South Dakota in regular season finale ... final touchdown of the season covered 8 yards in third quarter of FCS semifinal playoff game at North Dakota State YEAR 2018 CAREER

FF 1 1

BK 2 2

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

Receptions: 3, three times (last: at Kennesaw State, 12-8-2018) Receiving Yards: 72, at Northern Iowa, 10-20-2018 Receiving Touchdowns: 1, three times (last: at North Dakota State, 12-14-2018) Long Reception: 64 yards, at Southern Illinois, 11-10-2018

BEFORE SDSU: Blake (last name is pronounced coons) received honorable mention all state recognition, along with all conference and all region honors from the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, during his senior campaign at Germantown High School ... in 10 games in 2017, he hauled in 30 receptions for 652 yards (21.7 yards per reception) and nine touchdowns ... also excelled as a prep baseball player

CAREER STATISTICS REC 20 20

SACK-YDS 4.0 18 4 0-18

YDS 343 343

AVG 17.1 17 1

TD 3 3

LG 64 64

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-42MASON LEIGHTON

-1MALIK LOFTON

5-9, 175, So • Wide Receiver Madison, South Dakota Madison H S • Dakota State Major: Agricultural Business

5-10, 190, So • Cornerback Crystal, Minnesota Hopkins H S Major: Human Development and Family Studies

BEFORE SDSU: Transferred to SDSU at the start of the calendar year in 2019 and went through spring practices with the Jackrabbits ... previously attended Dakota State

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2017)

2018: Contributed primarily in a reserve role at cornerback and on special teams for the Jackrabbits ... broke up a pass in season opener versus Montana State ... earned first career start in Beef Bowl game against Arkansas Pine Bluff, recording one tackle ... registered career high four tackles in back to back home games against Indiana State and Youngstown State ... credited with two stops versus Missouri State 2017: Redshirted during first season with the Jackrabbits, but made an impact on the practice field ... honored as team's Scout Defense Player of the Week leading up to game at Western Illinois ... named squad's Scout Special Teams Player of the Week in preparation for regular season finale at South Dakota

MALIK LOFTON’S CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR 2018 CAREER

G 11 11

SOLO 10 10

AST 3 3

TOTAL 13 13

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

PBU 1 1

BEFORE SDSU: Earned all Metro recognition from the Minneapolis Star Tribune during a standout career at Hopkins High School ... contributed both offensively and defensively throughout his prep career, scoring seven touchdowns and intercepting five passes as a junior ... also competed in the sprints and jumps during the track and field season

Tackles: 4, vs Indiana State, 10-6-2018, and vs Youngstown State, 10-13-2018 Pass Breakups: 1, vs Montana State, 9-8-2018

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2018)

-99CALEB SANDERS

6-1, 280, So • Defensive Tackle Glenwood, Iowa Glenwood H S Major: Exploratory Studies

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2018: Stepped into the rotation at defensive tackle as a true freshman ... ranked fifth on the team in tackles for loss with seven ... played in all 13 games ... credited with half tackle for loss in collegiate debut, versus Montana State ... tallied four tackles, including season high two tackles for loss, in Beef Bowl victory over Arkansas Pine Bluff ... recorded a tackle for loss in three consecutive games, starting with season finale versus South Dakota ... notched first career sack in Football Champi onship Subdivision playoff game versus Duquesne ... shared team's Defensive Player of the Week award after establishing career high with five tackles, including a tackle for loss, in playoff quarterfinal victory at Kennesaw State BEFORE SDSU: Was a dominant performer both on the football field and wrestling mat during his prep career at Glenwood High YEAR 2018 CAREER

G 13 13

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 5, at Kennesaw State, 12-8-2018 Tackles for Loss: 2 0, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018 Sacks: 1 0, vs Duquesne, 12-1-2018

School ... a three time all state performer in football, his career totals included 141 total tackles, 46 tackles or loss and 8.5 sacks ... as a senior, he was credited with 53 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks ... won a Class 3A state wrestling title at heavyweight in 2018, finishing the year with a 45 3 record ... had previously recorded third and fourth place finishes at state wrestling meet

CAREER STATISTICS

SOLO 12 12

AST 3 3

TOTAL 15 15

TFL-YDS 7.0 19 7 0-19

SACK-YDS 1.0 4 1 0-4

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-27TYLEN SMALL

-82CALEB SCHAUF

6-0, 190, So • Safety Fort Lauderdale, Florida Plantation H S Major: Electrical Engineering

6-5, 245, So • Tight End Sparta, Wisconsin • Sparta H S Major: Sociology

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2017, 2018)

2018: Provided depth at the tight end position and also contributed on special teams ... played in 11 games, but did not factor into any statistics

2017: Redshirted

BEFORE SDSU: Excelled both on the football field and basketball court during his prep career at Sparta High School ... earned all conference honors in football during both his junior and senior seasons ... served as a team captain for football in 2016 ... scored more than 1,000 career points in basketball en route to all conference recognition two times

2018: Backed up at the safety positions ... saw lone action of the season in home win over Arkansas Pine Bluff and was credited with one

solo tackle

2017: Redshirted in making the transition to collegiate competition

BEFORE SDSU: Tallied 35 tackles and one interception during his senior season at Plantation High School ... honor roll student and recipient of a Broward County Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Award YEAR 2018 CAREER

CAREER STATISTICS G 1 1

SOLO 1 1

AST 0 0

TOTAL 1 1

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGH Tackles: 1, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018

HONORS AND AWARDS • HERO Sports FCS Freshman All America First Team (2018) • Phil Steele FCS Freshman All America Second Team (2018) Missouri Valley Football Conference Freshman of the Year (2018) • MVFC All Newcomer Team (2018) • MVFC Newcomer of the Week (Nov. 10, 2018; Nov. 17, 2018)

-20PIERRE STRONG, JR

5-11, 200, So • Running Back Little Rock, Arkansas McClellan H S Major: Physical Education/Teacher Education

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2018: Burst onto the scene with a strong second half of the season to finish with team bests of 1,116 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns ... topped the 100 yard mark five times in the last six games of the season and scored at least one touch down in each of the final six contests ... his 11 touchdown runs averaged 44.4 yards ... first collegiate carry went for 36 yards in season opener against Montana State ... scored first collegiate touchdown on a 66 yard catch and run versus Arkansas Pine Bluff ... recorded a 69 yard run as part of a six carry, 95 yard performance in overtime victory over Indiana State ... ran for touchdowns of 55 and 54 yards in the first half en route to 136 yards on nine carries against Missouri State to earn team's Offensive Player of the Week award for the first time ... gained 188 yards on only 14 carries with three touchdowns, including a 72 yarder, at Southern Illinois to be honored as Missouri Valley Football Conference Newcomer of the Week ... repeated as winner of MVFC weekly newcomer honor and team’s top offen sive player by matching career high with three touchdown runs, highlighted by a 73 yard scoring dash, in regular season finale against South Dakota ... his 253 yards on only 17 carries versus USD marked the 10th best single game rushing total in program history ... broke through the defense for a 52 yard touchdown run late in first half of Football Championship Subdivision playoff YEAR 2018 CAREER

RUSH 117 117

YDS 1,116 1,116

AVG 9.5 95

TD 11 11

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

Rushing Attempts: 20, at North Dakota State, 12-14-2018 Rushing Yards: 253, vs South Dakota, 11-17-2018 Rushing Touchdowns: 3, at Southern Illinois, 11-10-2018, and vs South Dakota, 11-17-2018 Long Rush: 73 yards (for TD), vs South Dakota, 11-17-2018 Receptions: 1, six times (last: at North Dakota State, 12-14-2018) Long Reception: 66 yards (for TD), vs Ark -Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018

opener against Duquesne ... hit the 100 yard mark for the first time in postseason play with 112 yards on 18 carries with a 9 yard touchdown in quarterfinal victory at Kennesaw State ... reached the 1,000 yard mark on his 100th rushing attempt of the season in semifinal playoff game at North Dakota State, a game in which he tallied 135 yards on a career high 20 carries with a 30 yard touchdown run in the first quarter ... ended the season with an average of 9.5 yards per carry 2017: Redshirted ... was a strong contributor on the practice field, earning Scout Special Teams Player of the Week leading up to home victory against Illinois State

BEFORE SDSU: Earned all state honors three times and was selected as the Class 5A Offensive Player of the Year at McClellan High School ... totaled 4,268 rushing yards and scored 57 touchdowns over his final two seasons en route to being honored on the All USA Arkansas Football Team ... other honors included being named a finalist for the Landers Award, which is given to the top high school football player in Arkansas ... also competed in track and field

CAREER STATISTICS

LG *73 *73

REC 6 6

YDS 84 84

AVG 14.0 14 0

TD 1 1

LG *66 *66

KOR 2 2

YDS 38 38

AVG 19.0 19 0

LG 24 24

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-72JASON TITUS

-86MICHAEL WANDMAKER

6-5, 300, So • Offensive Lineman Andover, Minnesota Andover H S Major: Exercise Science

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2017, 2018)

2018: Provided additional depth on the Jackrabbit offensive line ... saw action in home wins over Montana State and Arkansas Pine Bluff 2017: Redshirted while making the transition to collegiate competition

BEFORE SDSU: Solidified an offensive line for an Andover High School program that won consecutive section championships in 2015 and 2016 ... also has earned all conference honors in the throwing in track and field, and qualified for the 2016 state meet in the shot put ... academic all state honoree

6-3, 205, So • Wide Receiver Andover, Minnesota Andover H S Major: Early Childhood Education

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2018)

2018: Earned first varsity letter ... played in eight games, seeing action at both wide receiver and on special teams ... lone reception of the season resulted in 76 yard touchdown to cap scoring in Beef Bowl win over Arkansas Pine Bluff ... made first career start in road game at Northern Iowa ... shared Scout Offense Player of the Week honors prior to season opener versus Montana State

2017: Redshirted ... honored as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week leading up to Beef Bowl game against Drake BEFORE SDSU: Excelled on the field in both football and lacrosse at Andover High School ... two time all conference selection in football and a team captain ... career totals included 1,074 receiving yards with 11 touchdowns, along with nine rushing touchdowns, 108 tackles and seven interceptions ... also served as a team captain for his lacrosse team and earned all conference recognition three times YEAR 2018 CAREER

CAREER STATISTICS REC 1 1

YDS 76 76

TD 1 1

LG *76 *76

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGH

Receptions: 1, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018 Long Reception: 76 yards (for TD), vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018

-8C J WILSON

5-10, 195, So • Running Back Daytona Beach, Florida Mainland H S Major: Exploratory Studies

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2018: Part of a deep and talented group of running backs ... ranked fifth on the team with 281 rushing yards ... caught at least one pass in six of seven games in which he played ... finished as team's leading rusher in season opener against Montana State, rushing 12 times for 62 yards ... scored from 37 yards out on a screen pass and gained 66 yards on eight carries in Beef Bowl win over Arkansas Pine Bluff, topping the 100 yard mark for all purpose yards for the first of three times ... returned four kickoffs for 83 yards in win over Indiana State, adding one rush for 18 yards and a reception for 7 yards ... took over the featured back role and was team’s Offensive Player of the Week in Hobo Day game against Youngstown State, rushing for a career high 119 yards on 16 carries with a 48 yard touchdown run in the third quarter ... missed six games due to injury before seeing limited action in Football Championship Subdivision playoff games at Kennesaw State and North Dakota State

BEFORE SDSU: Earned all area honors three times at Mainland High School ... was a second team selection as a sophomore and received first team recognition during both his junior and senior seasons ... also was a second team all state honoree as a senior, finishing his prep career with 1,500 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns

YEAR 2018 CAREER

YDS 49 49

RUSH 43 43

* denotes touchdown

YDS 281 281

AVG 6.5 65

TD 1 1

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

Rushing Attempts: 16, vs Youngstown State, 10-13-2018 Rushing Yards: 119, vs Youngstown State, 10-13-2018 Rushing Touchdowns: 1, vs Youngstown State, 10-13-2018 Long Rush: 48 yards (for TD), vs Youngstown State, 10-13-2018 Receptions: 2, at North Dakota State, 9-29-2018 Long Reception: 37 yards, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018 Long Kickoff Return: 28 yards, vs Indiana State, 10-6-2018

CAREER STATISTICS

LG *48 *48

REC 7 7

AVG 7.0 70

TD 1 1

LG *37 *37

KOR 7 7

YDS 130 130

AVG 18.6 18 6

LG 28 28

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-97REECE WINKELMAN

6-4, 240, So • Defensive End Marshall, Minnesota Marshall H S Major: Sociology

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

2018: Added depth at the defensive end positions ... played in 12 of the team's 13 games ... registered a tackle for loss in collegiate debut against Montana State ... earned starting assignment in Beef Bowl victory over Arkansas Pine Bluff and responded with season highs of four total tackles and two tackles for loss ... notched three solo stops, including a tackle for loss, in Football Championship Subdivision playoff opener against Duquesne

Tackles: 4, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018 Tackles for Loss: 2 0, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018

BEFORE SDSU: Was named the USA Today Minnesota Defen sive Player of the Year after registering 86 tackles, including 25 tackles for loss, his senior season at Marshall High School ... along with earning all district honors twice, he was selected to play in the Minnesota All Star Game ... career totals included 13 sacks and seven interceptions for a Marshall program that made back to back state playoff appearances in 2015 and 2016

2017: Redshirted ... contributed on the practice field and was named Scout Defense Player of the Week in preparation for game against Illinois State YEAR 2018 CAREER

CAREER STATISTICS

G 12 12

SOLO 7 7

AST 3 3

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2018) • MVFC Honor Roll (2017, 2018)

-94JAKE WOLFE

5-8, 150, So • Kicker Omaha, Nebraska Millard West H S Major: Landscape Architecture

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TOTAL 10 10

TFL-YDS 4.0 17 4 0-17

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

2018: Made lone appearance of the season in Beef Bowl victory over Arkansas Pine Bluff ... was successful on extra point attempt and also recorded two kickoffs

Points: 1, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018 Extra Points: 1, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018

BEFORE SDSU: Lettered four times in football at Millard West High School ... scored 74 points his senior season, converting 59 point after tries and five field goals to earn honorable mention all Metro honors from the Omaha World Herald ... also recorded 51 touchbacks on kickoffs ... member of state qualifying baseball

team during the high school season and American Legion regional qualifying squad during the summer of 2017 .... also lettered in swimming ... four year academic letter recipient and a three time Gold Key Award winner in scholastic art and writing competitions

2017: Enrolled early at SDSU and went through spring practices with the Jackrabbits before redshirting in the fall

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR 2018 CAREER

G 1 1

PAT 11 1-1

PTS 1 1

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-68IAN BASS

JACKRABBIT REDS IRT FRES MEN

6-4, 280, R-Fr. • Offensive Lineman Rosemount, Minnesota Rosemount H.S. Major: Business Economics HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2018)

2018: Redshirted ... named Scout Offense Player of the Week in preparation for opener against Montana State ... saw lone action of the season in Beef Bowl win over Arkansas Pine Bluff

BEFORE SDSU: Was selected as team most valuable player as a senior at Rosemount High School ... during his junior campaign, he was a first team all conference honoree who also was selected as a member of the Minneapolis tar Tribune all Metro Offense First Team ... three time scholar athlete award recipient

-14MATT CONNORS

6-4, 200, R-Fr. • Quarterback Collierville, Tennessee Collierville H.S. Major: Exercise Science

2018: Redshirted ... did not see any game action, but served as an understudy to all conference quarterback Taryn Christion ... shared team’s Scout Offense Player of the Week honors in back to back weeks in preparation for Beef Bowl game versus Arkansas Pine Bluff and regular season matchup against North Dakota State BEFORE SDSU: Started three seasons at quarterback, first at Lemoore Union High School in California before moving on to Collierville High School in Tennessee ... his career prep totals included 5,269 passing yards, 51 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns ... in earning second team all region honors as a senior, he threw for 2,353 yards and 26 touchdowns, while adding four scores on the ground

-65MATT BOROWICZ

6-4, 265, R-Fr. • Defensive Tackle Lakeville, Minnesota Lakeville South H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018: Redshirted ... played on both sides of the ball during his first season in the program ... honored as Scout Offense Player of the Week in preparation for games against Arkansas Pine Bluff, North Dakota State and Illinois State BEFORE SDSU: Earned first team South Metro all district honors and was selected to play in the Minnesota prep all star game following a strong senior season at Lakeville South High School ... racked up 39 total tackles during the 2017 season

-19TI’JAIH DAVIS

6-1, 180, R-Fr. • Cornerback Baltimore, Maryland Boys Town H.S. Major: Civil Engineering

2018: Redshirted, but played in three games as allowed under new NCAA rules ... registered one tackle in all three games, starting with debut versus Indiana State ... also contributed a tackle versus Youngstown State and Missouri State, with tackle in Hobo Day game versus YSU resulting in loss of two yards

BEFORE SDSU: Ti’Jaih (pronounced TY zhay) earned multiple all conference honors and was a first team all state selection as a defensive back at Boys Town High School near Omaha ... tallied a pair of interceptions as a senior and finished his prep career with 12 pickoffs and an average of 3.5 tackles per game ... member of the National Honor Society YEAR 2018 CAREER

CAREER STATISTICS G 3 3

SOLO 2 2

AST 1 1

TOTAL 3 3

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS

TFL-YDS 1.0 2 1.0-2

Tackles: 1, three times (last: vs. Missouri State, 11-3-2018) Tackles for Loss: 1.0, vs. Youngstown State, 10-13-2018

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5-11, 180, R-Fr. • Cornerback North Chicago, Illinois North Chicago Community H.S. Major: Physical Education Teacher Education HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2018)

2018: Redshirted, but played in three games as permitted under new NCAA rules ... excelled on the practice field early in the season, earning Scout Defense Player of the Week award prior to Indiana State game and being named Scout Special Teams Player of the Week leading up to game at Illinois State ... made collegiate debut in road win at Southern Illinois ... also played in regular season finale versus South Dakota and recorded lone tackle of the season in Football Champi onship Subdivision victory against Duquesne BEFORE SDSU: Earned first team all conference and all area honors during both his junior and senior seasons at North Chicago Community High School ... posted back to back 1,000 yard seasons rushing, while throwing for 750 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior and adding 12 rushing touchdowns en route to honorable mention all state recognition ... honored as team MVP in both football and basketball ... averaged 12.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 2 steals for basketball team that placed fourth in the state ... selected as academic all star in both football and basketball YEAR 2018 CAREER

CAREER STATISTICS G 3 3

SOLO 1 1

AST 0 0

-74GARRET GREENFIELD

6-6, 290, R-Fr. • Offensive Lineman Rock Valley, Iowa Rock Valley H.S. Major: Sport and Recreation Management

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2018)

2018: Redshirted, but played in three games as allowed under new NCAA rules ... made collegiate debut in Beef Bowl game versus Arkansas Pine Bluff ... also saw action in home conference games against Missouri State and South Dakota BEFORE SDSU: Honored twice as his team’s most valuable offensive lineman at Rock Valley High School, while also seeing action on the defensive line ... in addition, he played basketball and baseball at the prep level ... three time Academic Achievement honoree

TOTAL 1 1

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGH Tackles: 1, vs. Duquesne, 12-1-2018

-2J’BORE GIBBS

6-3, 225, R-Fr. • Quarterback Chicago, Illinois Phillips H.S. Major: Construction Management

2018: Redshirted ... did not see any game action, but served as an understudy to career total offense leader Taryn Christion ... honored as team’s Scout Offense Player of the Week leading up to game against Indiana State ... battled for the starting quarterback position in spring practices BEFORE SDSU: J’Bore (first name is pronounced juh BORE ee) twice earned first team all state honors as a dual threat quarterback at Phillips High School in Chicago, which he helped lead to state titles in 2015 (Class 4A) and 2017 (Class 5A) ... during his senior season, he passed for more than 2,000 yards with 24 touchdowns, while adding 600 plus yards and seven touchdowns on the ground ... all academic selection

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-87ZACH HEINS

6-7, 250, R-Fr. • Tight End Sioux Falls, South Dakota Washington H.S. Major: Business Economics

2018: Redshirted ... lone playing time of the sea son came in Football Championship Subdivision playoff quarterfinal at Kennesaw State ... did not factor into any statistics ... earned team’s Scout Offense Player of the Week recognition three times in a four week period — in preparation for games against Youngstown State, Northern Iowa and Missouri State

BEFORE SDSU: Provided Washington High School with a big receiving target for three state championship teams ... during his senior season, he caught 28 passes for 624 yards (22.3 yards per reception) and six touchdowns ... his career totals included 46 receptions for 884 yards and eight scores ... academic all state selection

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-9JADON JANKE

-41JEFFERSON LEE, V

6-3, 205, R-Fr. • Wide Receiver Madison, South Dakota Madison H.S. Major: Exercise Science

2018: Redshirted, but played in three games as allowed under new NCAA rules ... made collegiate debut in road win at Southern Illinois and scored when he scooped up a blocked punt in the end zone ... also saw action in regular season finale against South Dakota and Football Championship Subdivision playoff semifinal at North Dakota State ... shared team’s Scout Offense Player of the Week honors leading up to game against Missouri State

BEFORE SDSU: Jadon (last name is pronounced YON kee) helped lead Madison High School to three consecutive (2015 17) state Class 11A football titles ... was co captain of the 2017 ioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 squad with his twin brother, Jaxon ... rushed for 1,343 yards and scored 29 touchdowns during his senior season ... a two time all state selection, he also registered 86 tackles as a linebacker on defense

-10JAXON JANKE

6-2, 210, R-Fr. • Wide Receiver Madison, South Dakota Madison H.S. Major: Sport and Recreation Management

2018: Played in the maximum four games that allowed him to still redshirt during his first season in the Jackrabbit football program ... made collegiate debut in overtime win over Indiana State ... shared squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week award in road win at Illinois State, a game in which he recorded punt returns of 18 and 16 yards ... registered one tackle in Football Championship Subdivision playoff semifinal at North Dakota State ... honored in back to back weeks as Scout Offense Player of the Week leading up to conference games against Southern Illinois and South Dakota

BEFORE SDSU: Played a key role for the Madison High School program that won three consecutive Class 11A football state titles (2015 17) ... selected as co captain of the 2017 ioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 team with his twin brother, Jadon ... also was named Class 11A Player of the Year after putting up big num bers on both sides of the ball, catching 58 passes for 1,310 yards and 24 touch downs as a wide receiver, while adding four interceptions and 69 tackles at safety ... career totals included 112 catches for 2,527 yards with 43 touchdowns ... three time all conference pick YEAR 2018 CAREER

CAREER STATISTICS PR 2 2

YDS 34 34

AVG 17.0 17.0

LG 18 18

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGH

Long Punt Return: 18 yards, at Illinois State, 10-27-2018

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5-9, 185, R-Fr. • Running Back Marshall, Minnesota Marshall H.S. Major: Human Biology

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2018)

2018: Redshirted ... lone action of the season came in Football Championship Subdivision playoff contest against Duquesne, a game in which he ran 10 times for 31 yards with a long of 21 ... honored as squad's Scout Special Teams Player of the Week leading up to home win over Indiana State

BEFORE SDSU: Racked up 5,111 rushing yards and became only the second player in Minnesota high school history to score 100 career touchdowns during a prolific prep career at Marshall High School ... a three time all conference and all district selection, he was named to the Minnesota Vikings All State Team and was nominated for the Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year Award after rushing for 1,706 yards with 34 touchdowns as a senior ... recorded career highs of 1,868 rushing yards and 41 touchdowns his junior season, following a sophomore campaign in which he ran for 1,471 yards with 32 scores, averaging more than 10 yards per carry both those campaigns YEAR 2018 CAREER

CAREER STATISTICS RUSH 10 10

YDS 31 31

AVG 3.1 3.1

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGH

LG 21 21

Rushing Attempts: 10, vs. Duquesne, 12-1-2018 Rushing Yards: 31, vs. Duquesne, 12-1-2018 Long Rush: 21 yards, vs. Duquesne, 12-1-2018

-57KINSER MADISON

6-2, 210, R-Fr. • Linebacker Higginsville, Missouri Lafayette County C1 H.S. Major: Business Economics

2018: Redshirted ... put together a strong second half of the season on the practice field, earning Scout Defense Player of the Week recognition prior to the Illinois State game ... also honored as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week leading up to games against Missouri State and South Dakota

BEFORE SDSU: Kinser put up prolific numbers on both sides of the ball at Lafayette County C1 High School ... defensively, he was credited with 104 tackles and five interceptions during his senior season ... as a dual threat quarterback, he racked up 2,562 yards and 26 touchdowns through the air, while tallying 1,560 rushing yards and 22 scores on the ground for a squad that finished as state runner up ... earned all conference honors three times as a quarterback, was a first team all district selection as both a quarterback and defensive back, and garnered unanimous all state recognition as a signal caller his senior season ... three time academic all state honoree

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-94CADE TERVEER

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2018)

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2018)

6-4, 290, R-Fr. • Offensive Lineman Sioux Falls, South Dakota Roosevelt H.S. Major: Construction Management 2018: Redshirted, but played in three games as allowed under new NCAA rules ... made collegiate debut in season opener against Montana State and later saw action in home games versus Arkansas State and Indiana State ... shared team’s Scout Offense Player of the Week award leading up road game at Southern Illinois

BEFORE SDSU: Earned first team all state honors and was a member of the ioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 after helping lead Roosevelt High School to the state championship game in 2017 ... also competed in track and field, placing second in the discus and fifth in the shot put at Class AA state meet as a senior ... scholar athlete award recipient

-43MIKE MORGAN

6-3, 225, R-Fr. • Fullback New Lenox, Illinois Lincoln-Way Central H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2018)

2018: Redshirted ... honored as team's Scout Offense Player of the Year for his efforts on the practice field ... received team's Scout Offense Player of the Week award three times, leading up to games against Northern Iowa, South Dakota and Football Championship Subdivision playoff opener versus Duquesne BEFORE SDSU: Garnered first team all state honors, along with all conference and all area recognition after rushing for 1,200 yards and scoring 20 touchdowns his senior season at Lincoln Way Central High School ... Honor Roll student

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6-3, 245, R-Fr. • Defensive End Brandon, South Dakota Brandon Valley H.S. Major: Hospitality Management

2018: Redshirted ... made lone appearance of the season in Beef Bowl victory over Arkansas Pine Bluff ... named team's Scout Defensive Player of the Week in preparation for regular season finale against South Dakota

BEFORE SDSU: Was a three year starter and a two time all conference selection at Brandon Valley High School ... set a school record with 13.5 sacks during his junior season ... as a senior, was member of the ioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 after registering nine sacks and 26 tackles for loss among his 57 total stops ... career totals included 159 tackles, 65.5 tackles for loss and 31 sacks in three seasons

-84JAYD VANDERWERFF

6-1, 180, R-Fr. • Wide Receiver Gregory, South Dakota Gregory H.S. Major: Agricultural Systems Technology

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2018)

2018: Redshirted ... shared squad's Scout Offense Player of the Week award in preparation for road game at Illinois State

BEFORE SDSU: Excelled on both sides of the ball for a Gregory High School program that won three state championships with him in the lineup ... a four time all conference honoree and a member of the ioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 in 2017, his career totals included 5,500 all purpose yards, 60 touchdowns, 200 tackles and 12 interceptions. ... a multi sport athlete, he set a school record with 1,307 career points in basketball and was a Class B all state honoree ... also qualified for the state track and field meet five times ... placed fourth individually in the long jump at Class B state meet as a senior, and also ran on the 4x100 meter and 1,600 meter sprint medley relays ... in addition, he was selected as the South Dakota recipient of the 2017 Wendy’s High School Heisman ... member of National Honor Society

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-98RYAN VAN MAREL

-44SAIVEON WILLIAMSON

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2018)

2018: Redshirted in making the transition to the college game

6-4, 270, R-Fr. • Defensive Tackle Sheldon, Iowa Sheldon H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering

2018: Redshirted ... honored as team's Scout Defense Player of the Year ... received squad's weekly Scout Defense Player of the Week Award four times, leading up to games against Montana State, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois

6-1, 205, R-Fr. • Linebacker Waseca, Minnesota Waseca H.S. Major: Exercise Science

BEFORE SDSU: Saiveon (pronounced SAY vee on) received all conference recognition as a defensive back during both his junior and senior seasons at Waseca High School ... his combined totals over his last two seasons included 66 tackles, 10 interceptions and 10 pass breakups

BEFORE SDSU: Ryan (last name is pronounced Van MARR ill) received first team all state recognition from the Iowa Newspaper Association and was a two time all district selection during a standout all around prep career at Sheldon High School ... registered back to back 100 tackle seasons, including tallying 101 total tackles with 19 tackles for loss in 2017 ... averaged a double double for points and rebounds in basketball as a junior and was a three time state track and field qualifier in the throwing events, placing fourth in the discus and eighth in the shot put at the Class 2A meet as a senior... academic all state selection and a member of the National Honor Society

-73TRAJAN WALHOF

6-5, 270, R-Fr. • Defensive Tackle Sioux Center, Iowa Sioux Center H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering

HONORS AND AWARDS • Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll (2018)

2018: Redshirted ... strong contributor on the practice field, earning Scout Defense Player of the Week honors prior to home win over Missouri State ... also shared Scout Offense Player of the Week recognition leading up to regular season matchup at North Dakota State

BEFORE SDSU: Trajan (first name is pronounced TRAY jun) earned all district honors on both sides of the ball during his career at Sioux Center High School ... was an all district honoree as an offensive lineman as a junior, then was honored as a defensive lineman as a senior, when he also was an all Iowa selection by the Des Moines Register after tallying 10.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries ... in track and field, was Class 2A state runner up in both the discus and shot put at the 2018 state meet ... lettered four times in basketball ... was recognized for his work in the classroom, was an academic all district selec tion and member of the National Honor Society

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FUTURE SCHEDULES

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

BUTLER at Nebraska *INDIANA STATE *at North Dakota *SOUTH DAKOTA *at North Dakota State *at Southern Illinois *WESTERN ILLINOIS *at Northern Iowa DIXIE STATE *YOUNGSTOWN STATE

Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 20

at Colorado State DELAWARE STATE *at Indiana State DIXIE STATE *SOUTHERN ILLINOIS *at Western Illinois *NORTHERN IOWA *at Youngstown State *NORTH DAKOTA STATE *at South Dakota *NORTH DAKOTA

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JACKRABBIT INCOMING FRES MEN -11MATT BARNETT

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6-3, 05, Fr. • Linebacker Cedar Rapids, Iowa • Alburnett H.S. Major: Exercise Science

5-10, 185, Fr. • Running Back Broadview, Illinois • Foreman H.S. Major: Advertising

att played on both sides of the ball at Alburnett High School, twice earning first-team all-district honors as a wide receiver ... as a junior, caught 37 passes with 11 touchdowns, adding eight total touchdowns (3 receiving) and an average of 164 all-purpose yards ... was limited to four games his senior season due to injury ... on defense, recorded 43 tackles, 3 sacks, 3 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles during his junior campaign ... Honor Roll student

evin ran for 1,100 yards and 18 touchdowns en route to first-team allconference honors for Foreman High School in the Chicago metropolitan area ... previously a member of the Lane Tech football squad, he added two interceptions and 46 tackles on defense

6-0, 190, Fr. • Wide Receiver Sioux Falls, South Dakota • O’Gorman H.S. Major: Exercise Science

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anyon was a prolific pass catcher at O’Gorman High School, tallying 168 receptions and a state 11-man-record 2,731 receiving yards while earning all-state recognition three times ... posted consecutive 50-catch seasons in 2017 and 2018, tallying 62 receptions for 922 yards and 16 touchdowns his senior year ... added three more touchdowns on the ground and also returned kicks for scores in being named South Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year ... a two-time member of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45, he holds nine school records in football ... received an invitation to play in the Blue-Grey AllAmerican Bowl ... also holds the O’Gorman record in the 100-meter dash and ran on the Knights’ state-champion 4x400-meter relay in 2017 ... academic allstate selection and member of the National Honor Society

-67BRADY BECK

6-8, 60, Fr. • Offensive Lineman Sioux Falls, South Dakota • O’Gorman H.S. Major: Human Biology

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-61EVAN BEERNTSEN

6-4, 70, Fr. • Offensive Lineman De Pere, Wisconsin • Appleton North H.S. Major: Exploratory Studies

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6-6, 40, Fr. • Tight End Highmore, South Dakota • Highmore-Harrold H.S. Major: Agricultural Business

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harett was an all-state honoree in both football and basketball during his prep career at Highmore-Harrold High School ... posted nearly identical numbers over his last two seasons in football en route to a total of 39 receptions for 630 yards ... also registered 45 tackles as a senior and 35 as a junior on defense ... in basketball, was a four-time all-conference selection ... averaged a double-double each of his last two seasons ... as a junior, tallied 18 points and 15 rebounds per game ... earned third-team all-state honors as a senior, when he averaged 18.1 points and 10 boards per contest ... was the top-ranked student in his class

-31ADAM BOCK

6-1, 15, Fr. • Linebacker Solon, Iowa • Solon H.S. Major: Mechanical Engineering

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dam was a man for all seasons at Solon High School, competing in five different sports during a standout prep career ... in football, he was a firstteam all-state selection and member of the Des oines Register All-Iowa Team in 2018 after earning third-team all-state recognition as a junior ... during his senior campaign,he recorded 74.5 tackles on defense, while adding 645 rushing yards (6.2 ypc), 12 catches for 146 yards and a combined 13 touchdowns on offense ... also averaged 42.6 yards per punt attempt on special teams ... in addition to football, competed in baseball, track and field, basketball and wrestling during his prep career ... was an academic all-state selection in several sports and also was a member of the National Honor Society

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6-3, 5, Fr. • Defensive End Silver Lake, Wisconsin • Wilmot Union H.S. Major: Biotechnology

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6-5, 85, Fr. • Defensive Tackle Trivoli, Illinois • Farmington Central H.S. Major: Exploratory Studies

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evin was honored as the 2018-19 Kenosha County Male Athlete of the Year after serving as a team captain in both football and basketball ... a two-time all-region selection and an honorable mention all-state pick in football, he played both ways for Wilmot Union High School, recording 85 total tackles, including 11.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss in 2018 ... also forced three fumbles and averaged 11.5 yards per reception ... member of the National Honor Society

arod was a three-time all-conference selection and two-time all-state honoree at defensive end ... racked up a combined 198 tackles his junior and senior seasons at Farmington Central High School ... of his 111 total tackles in 2018, 30 were tackles for loss with 11 sacks ... honored three times as an academic all-state selection for his work in the classroom

-18SHANE DAILEY, JR.

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hane displayed big-play ability in the passing game first at Omaha North High School and later at Bellevue West High School ... in earning firstteam all-state and all-Metro recognition, he totaled 1,046 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging 20.9 yards per reception as a senior ... also was named the state winner of the Burlsworth Character Award

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5-9, 160, Fr. • Wide Receiver Omaha, Nebraska • Bellevue West H.S. Major: Business Economics

6-0, 195, Fr. • Safety Auburn, Nebraska • Auburn H.S. Major: Construction Management

aily excelled on both sides of the ball at Auburn High School, earning all-state and first-team Super State honors in 2018 ... career prep totals included more than 5,000 all-purpose yards and 60 touchdowns ... as a senior, he logged 63 tackles and an interception on defense, while rushing for 1,253 yards and 18 touchdowns ... added 21 receptions, 460 yards and four more scores in the passing game

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6-6, 300, Fr. • Offensive Lineman Kimball, South Dakota • Kimball H.S. Major: Construction Management

6-3, 190, Fr. • Punter Yankton, South Dakota • Yankton H.S. Major: Animal Science

ichael earned all-state honors twice for Yankton High School, excelling both as a punter and receiver ... during his senior season, he averaged 37 yards per punt, with a long of 65 yards, and caught 55 passes for 898 yards and a school-record 12 touchdowns ... also earned all-state recognition as a catcher in baseball

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JACKRABBIT INCOMING FRES MEN -17DIAMOND EVANS

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5-10, 180, Fr. • Cornerback Chicago, Illinois • Nazareth Academy Major: Exploratory Studies

iamond helped lead Nazareth Academy to back-to-back state-title game appearances, ... saw action all over the field as a cornerback and wide receiver ... his team finished as Illinois Class 6A runner-up in 2017 before winning the Class 7A state title his senior year ... caught four passes for 81 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown, in the 2018 state championship game and also was credited with three tackles

6-3, 5, Fr. • Defensive End Wichita, Kansas • Campus H.S. Major: Business Economics

uinton received all-conference honors as both a tight end and linebacker, while also earning all-metro and first-team all-state recognition on the defensive side of the ball ... registered 105 tackles at Campus High School his senior season, including 20 tackles for loss and nine sacks ... Kansas Honor Scholar

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5-10, 175, Fr. • Defensive Back DeKalb, Illinois • DeKalb H.S. Major: Entrepreneurial Studies

6-4, 05, Fr. • Quarterback Miller, South Dakota • Miller H.S. Major: Sport and Recreation Management

ordan was an all-area selection each of his three years in the starting lineup at DeKalb High School and was a two-time all-state honoree ... as a junior, he recorded 94 tackles, 6 pass breakups and 1 interception, then posted 108 tackles, 9 pass breakups, 2 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles during his senior campaign

arst was a three-sport athlete at Miller High School who earned all-state honors three times in football ... career totals included 3,900 passing yards and 3,300 rushing yards with a combined 81 touchdowns ... a two-time member of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45, he led his team to the state semifinals in 2017 ... in addition was an all-state honoree in basketball while averaging 28.7 points and 12.5 rebounds per game and shooting 58 percent from the field as a senior ... also ran on school-record and state-placing 4x100 and 4x200-meter relays ... member of the National Honor Society

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6-3, 195, Fr. • Quarterback Wayzata, Minnesota • Wayzata H.S. Major: Exercise Science

eaton was a first-team all-district and honorable mention all-state pick at quarterback for Wayzata High School in 2018 ... completed 80-of-144 passes for 1,400 yards and 15 touchdowns against only three interceptions ... also ran for 250 yards and scored four touchdowns

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6-3, 45, Fr. • Defensive End Wahoo, Nebraska • Bishop Neumann H.S. Major: Human Biology

aden was honored on all-state teams as a junior and senior at Bishop Neumann High School, including earning Nebraska Super-State honors in 2018 from the Lincoln Journal Star ... recorded 93 total tackles, including 16 tackles for loss and 8 sacks en route to being named Class C1 all-state defensive captain

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6-5, 45, Fr. • Tight End Timber Lake, South Dakota • Timber Lake H.S. Major: Biology

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-35CHASE NORBLADE

6-1, 185, Fr. • Safety Papillion, Nebraska • Papillion-La Vista South H.S. Major: Business Economics

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ucker was a force in all three phases of the game at Timber Lake High School, seeing action primarily at running back, middle linebacker and punter ... rushed for 1,405 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior, while adding 132 receiving yards and 56 tackles en route to a spot on the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 ... a four-year starter, his career totals included 3,130 rushing yards and 50 touchdowns on offense, to go along with 142 tackles and eight sacks on defense. ... also saw limited action at quarterback, throwing five touchdown passes ... in addition, earned second-team all-state recognition in basketball after averaging 14.2 points, eight rebounds and two steals per game

hase was a second-team all-Metro selection and honorable mention allstate pick after tallying 52 tackles, 4 interceptions, 11 pass breakups and 3 forced fumbles during his senior season at Papillion-La Vista South High School ... also scored four touchdowns ... four-year honor student

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6-3, 35, Fr. • Fullback Spicer, Minnesota • New London-Spicer H.S. Major: Agronomy

ayton was selected as sub-district MVP and earned all-area honors from the West Central Tribune after averaging 8.8 yards per carry en route to 1,150 yards and 13 rushing touchdowns during his senior season at New London-Spicer High School ... in being selected to play in the Minnesota Vikings All-Star Showcase, he added two receiving touchdowns to go along with 60 tackles and 2.5 sacks on defense ... also earned all-conference recognition in hockey and baseball ... Honor Roll student

-33THOMAS MOTZKO

6-0, 0, Fr. • Linebacker Highland Park, Illinois • Highland Park H.S. Major: Business Economics

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6-0, 05, Fr. • Linebacker Cottage Grove, Minnesota • Park H.S. Major: Agricultural Science

ayton started three years at linebacker at Park High School, earning firstteam all-conference honors his junior and senior seasons ... after posting back-to-back 60-tackle seasons his first two years, he was credited in 2018 with 115 total tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 6 pass breakups and 2 forced fumbles en route to earning first-team all-state recognition and being named district defensive player of the year ... also was selected to play in the 2018 Minnesota All-Star Game

JOSEPH SLAMA

6-3, 190, Fr. • Safety Tabor, South Dakota • Bon Homme H.S. Major: Exercise Science

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oseph excelled all over the field for the Class 9AA state champion Bon Homme High School team in 2018 ... a member of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45, he intercepted six passes during his senior season, while racking up career totals of better than 1,200 rushing yards, 1,800 passing yards, 600 receiving yards and 120 tackles ... received third-team all-state recognition in basketball after averaging 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists per game as a prep senior ... member of the National Honor Society and an academic all-state selection

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JACKRABBIT INCOMING FRES MEN -50GRAHAM SPALDING

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6-1, 195, Fr. • Linebacker Oviedo, Florida • Lake Howell H.S. Major: Sport and Recreation Management

raham earned team MVP honors and was a first-team all-conference pick for Lake Howell High School ... tallied 104 total tackles, including eight tackles for loss, while adding an interception and a touchdown during his senior season ... honor student

6-4, 90, Fr. • Offensive Lineman Regina, Saskatchewan • Miller Catholic H.S. Major: Exercise Science

than played a key role on Miller Catholic High School’s provincial championship team his senior season ... captained the 2018 Team Saskatchewan squad that won the Canada Cup championship in 2018 ... also was selected to play on the U18 Team Canada in 2019

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6- , 85, Fr. • Offensive Lineman Sioux City, Iowa • Bishop Heelan H.S. Major: Human Biology

yson lettered four times and was a two-time first-team all-district selection at Bishop Heelan High School in Sioux City, Iowa ... was honored as the team’s top offensive lineman and was an all-Northwest Iowa selection as a senior ... academic all-district honoree

6-5, 85, Fr. • Offensive Lineman South Elgin, Illinois • St. Charles North H.S. Major: Operations Management

lex anchored an offensive line for a Saint Charles North High School program that won 28 games during his three seasons in the lineup ... team finished as state runner-up in 2018 ... earned all-conference and allarea honors during both his junior and senior years.

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6- , 180, Fr. • Cornerback Mesa, Arizona • Marcos de Niza H.S. Major: General Studies

orren was a two-time first-team all-conference selection on defense at Marcos de Niza High School ... tallied 35 solo tackles, 4 pass breakups and 2 interceptions during his senior season ... racked up 1,200 all-purpose yards offensively and on special teams returns

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6-3, 5, Fr. • Defensive End Chipley, Florida • Chipley H.S. Major: Business Economics

achariah topped the century mark in tackles each of his last two seasons at Chipley High School ... registered 157 stops as a junior to rank in the top 10 in the state of Florida, and contributed 103 tackles in 2018 ... selected as his team’s MVP during his senior season, added 504 receiving yards on offense

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• 3rd Season Recruiting Area: • South Dakota Alma Mater: • South Dakota State, 1979 YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD YEAR 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 TOTALS

OVERALL 46 65 83 65 56 64 74 65 65 74 74 75 84 56 56 94 95 95 84 94 11 3 10 3 158-100

CONF 36 54 63 45 44 44 43 23 23 31 40 62 71 44 44 62 53 53 53 71 62 62 103-6

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, Stiegelmeier has led the Jackrabbits to a 158 100 record (.612 winning percentage) in 22 seasons. With Coach Stig at the helm, SDSU has reached the FCS playoffs eight times (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) and is one of only two FCS programs to reach the postseason each of the past seven seasons. The Jackrabbits won playoff contests in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and have finished in the top 25 of both major FCS polls in 10 of the last 13 years. Stiegelmeier’s 61 victories in MVFC play rank third in league history, while his 90 overall wins since joining the league in 2008 are fourth among all time league coaches. SDSU has never had a losing record in MVFC play in the 11 seasons it has played in what has proven to be the toughest FCS conference. During the 2017 season, South Dakota State reached new heights, setting a single season school record with 11 victories and reaching the FCS semifinals for the first time. The Jackrabbits tied for second place in the Missouri Valley Football Confer ence with a 6 2 record and defeated eventual national champion North Dakota State for the second year in a row to retain the Dakota Marker. SDSU hosted — and won — two playoff games after being seeded fifth in the 24 team field. SDSU ended the 2017 campaign third in the STATS FCS media poll and fourth in the FCS coaches’ rankings. Five Jackrabbits received All America recognition, highlighted by unanimous selection Dallas Goedert at tight end. The Jackrabbits repeated much of the same success in 2018, posting 10 victories en route to a second consecutive FCS semifinal appearance. SDSU was ranked in the top 10 all season, climbing as high as No. 2 in the STATS FCS media poll for two weeks. The Jackrabbits ended the season with third place rankings in both the media and coaches’ polls for their highest ever final rankings. A program best six Jackrabbits received All America recognition in 2018. The 2016 Bruce Craddock Missouri Valley Football Conference Coach of the Year, Stiegelmeier led the Jackrabbits to their first league title, finishing with a 7 1 record in league play and earning a first round bye in the FCS playoffs. 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 also 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 13 winning seasons in the school’s 15 campaigns at the FCS (formerly Division I AA) level, compiling a 116 67 record (.634 winning percentage) since moving to the FCS ranks in 2004. Overall, the Jackrabbits have had a winning record in 18 of Stiegelmeier’s 22 years as head coach, and have a 61 27 record (.693 winning percentage) in Missouri Valley Football Conference games. After consecutive 5 6 seasons in 2010 and 2011, the Jackrabbits rebounded in 2012 with their second postseason appear ance 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.

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The tiegelmeiers: John and Laurie with grandsons Oliver and Theodore.

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In 2013, the Jackrabbits reached the postseason in back to back 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 ending 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 FCS opening round. 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. SDSU’s march to its fourth consecutive postseason berth began with the program’s first ever win over a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent at the Division I level in the 2015 season opener at Kansas. The 41 38 victory helped propel the Jackrabbits to an undefeated non conference slate and the program’s highest ranking in an FCS poll at fifth in the STATS media poll. A three game winning streak to start the second half of the league season, which included a 25 20 victory over second ranked Illinois State, secured another postseason berth. However, injuries took their toll late in the season as SDSU dropped the regular season finale in double overtime at Western Illinois and a late comeback in the FCS playoff matchup at Montana came up COACH STIEGELMEIER’S short, ending the Jackrabbits’ 2015 campaign with an 8 4 overall record and respective national CAREER HIGHLIGHTS rankings of 15th and 16th in the STATS media and FCS coaches’ polls. • Enters 2019 season as the all time leader in career coaching The 2016 season brought a move to Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium and with it the Jackrabbits' first victories at South Dakota State University with 158 (158 100 MVFC title. SDSU opened the league slate with four consecutive wins, including a last second, record in 22 seasons) 19 17 road win at top ranked North Dakota State. After falling at Illinois State in late October, the • The Jackrabbits have compiled a 101 29 home record (.777 Jackrabbits won their final three conference games to earn the MVFC’s automatic bid to the FCS winning percentage) in Coach Stig’s 22 seasons as head coach playoffs, which included a first round bye. • SDSU has a 214 141 overall record since Coach Stig joined the Eighth seeded SDSU opened the postseason with a 10 7 victory over Villanova to reach the coaching staff as an assistant in 1988 and has posted a winning quarterfinals for the first time in program history. The Jackrabbits’ season came to a close in the record in 25 of 31 seasons quarterfinals with a loss in a rematch at North Dakota State. SDSU ended the 2016 campaig • 1999 North Central Conference Coach of the Year ranked sixth in the STATS media poll and seventh in the FCS Coaches’ Poll. • 2007 Great West Football Conference Coach of the Year The Jackrabbits made their first FCS playoff appearance and the program’s first postseason • 2016 Bruce Craddock Missouri Valley Football Coach of the appearance in 30 years during the 2009 season. The Jackrabbits finished as runner up in the Mis Year souri Valley Football Conference with a 7 1 record and finished the season 8 4 overall. SDSU led • American Football Coaches Association FCS Region Coach of 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 Year (2007, 2016) • Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Finalist in 2007 and 2009 the Jackrabbits finished the 2009 campaign with an 11th place showing in both major polls. • Has led SDSU to Football Championship Subdivision playoffs In 2008, the Jackrabbits entered another new era in their Division I pursuits as they joined the eight times (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) 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 • Has led the Jackrabbits to a 116 67 overall record (.634 6 2 mark in the MVFC. Of SDSU’s five losses, four came against ranked FCS opponents, includ winning percentage) in the FCS era, which began in 2004 ing conference co champions Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois. The team’s other loss was at • Has guided SDSU to 35 wins over ranked FCS opponents in the hands of Football Bowl Subdivision opponent Iowa State in the season opener. That game the Division I era marked the first time the Jackrabbits had played an FBS opponent since moving to Division I at the start of the 2004 season. The Jackrabbits continued to move up the rankings at the FCS level during the 2008 season, reaching the 12th spot in the Sports Network poll after opening league play with home victories over No. 14 Youngstown State and No. 15 Western Illinois in back to back weeks. In all, SDSU was ranked seven weeks that season. Under Stiegelmeier’s guidance, SDSU has appeared in the FCS rankings 12 of the last 13 seasons. The Jacks cracked a national poll for the first time in 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 seven wins in its final eight games, including a 29 24 victory over previously undefeated North Dakota State the final week of the season, to claim the GWFC title with a 7 4 overall record and 4 0 mark in league play. In leading SDSU to the GWFC title, Stiegelmeier was named conference coach of the year and was honored by the American Football Coaches Association as the FCS Region 5 Coach of the Year. In addition, he was named as one of five finalists in the FCS for the 2007 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award. After posting back to back 6 5 seasons in 2004 and 2005 to begin their Division I pursuits, the Jackrabbits rose another notch in 2006 as they compiled a 7 4 overall record, finishing the season ranked 21st in the final FCS poll conducted by The Sports Network. Following an 0 3 start, the Jacks rebounded by winning seven games in a row for the first time since 1963. Three of the victories came in the closing minutes against nationally ranked teams.

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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 nine times 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 CoSIDA Academic All America honors 27 times during Stiegelmeier’s tenure, including first team honorees Dalton Cox and Wes Genant in 2018. Stiegelmeier, 62, is the 20th head coach for the Jackrabbits. His tenure of 22 years as head coach is tied for the longest head coaching stint in school history. The Selby, S.D., native first became acquainted with the Jackrabbit football program as a student assistant under John Gregory during SDSU’s only NCAA Division II playoff season in 1979. After graduating from SDSU with degrees in mathematics and physical education, Stiegelmeier enrolled in graduate school at the University of Northern Iowa, where he served on the coaching staff of a Panther squad which posted a 7 4 mark in 1981. Stiegelmeier coached at Eau Claire (Wis.) North High School from 1981 84, then returned to his home state as defensive coordinator, secondary coach and recruiting coordinator at Northern State from 1984 87. 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 following the 1990 season, Stiegelmeier was elevated to defensive coordinator by new head coach Mike Daly. 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 seasons. That track record of success helped Stiegelmeier secure his first collegiate head coaching position in December 1996, when he was named Daly’s successor. The Stiegelmeier era opened in style Sept. 13, 1997, as the Jackrabbits recorded a 17 7 victory at UC Davis. Although SDSU finished Stiegelmeier’s first season with a 4 6 record, the foundation was laid for future success. The Jackrabbits posted a 6 5 record during the 1998 season and broke through with an 8 3 overall mark and a 6 3, fourth place showing in the North Central Conference. Led by Harlon Hill Award candidate Josh Ranek, SDSU posted its most victories in 20 years in 1999 and was ranked 15th in the final NCAA Division II regular season poll, despite being picked sixth in the NCC race by both the coaches and media. He was named North Central Conference Coach of the Year in 1999. SDSU went on to post upper division finishes in the NCC three of its last four years before moving into the ranks of Division I AA (now Football Championship Subdivision) in 2004. 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 was presented with the organization’s Grant Teaff Award in 2016. Stiegelmeier was further honored for his community service in 2019 as a Barefoot Coach of the Year honoree by Samaritan’s Feet International. He and his wife, Laurie, are the parents of four grown children: Anna, Isaac, Liesbeth and Samuel. The couple also have two grandchildren.

COACH STIEGELMEIER VERSUS THE OPPOSITION

OPPONENT RECORD Arkansas Pine Bluff 10/10 Augustana (S.D.) 62/10 Butler 10/10 Cal Poly 36/36 UC Davis 52/41 Central Arkansas 20/20 Chadron State 11 Delaware 01/01 Drake 20/20 Duquesne 20/20 Eastern Illinois 10/10 Eastern Washington 01/01 Ferris State (Mich.) 10 Georgia Southern 13/13 Grand Valley State (Mich.) 20 Humboldt State (Calif.) 10 Illinois 01/01 Illinois State 54/54 Indiana State 72/72 Iowa State 01/01 James Madison 01/01 Kansas 11/11 Kennesaw State 10/10 McNeese State (La.) 11/11 Minnesota 01/01 Minnesota State, Mankato 43 Missouri 01/01 Missouri Rolla 10/10 Missouri State 10 1 / 10 1 Montana 03/03 Montana State 31/31 Morningside (Iowa) 40 Nebraska 02/02 Nebraska Omaha 25

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LAST MEETING 2018 (W, 90 6) 2004 (W, 38 9) 2013 (W, 55 14) 2016 (L, 31 38) 2012 (W, 12 8) 2007 (W, 38 10) 2002 (W, 28 15) 2010 (L, 3 26) 2017 (W, 51 10) 2018 (W, 51 6) 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) 2018 (W, 38 28) 2018 (*W, 54 51) 2008 (L, 17 44) 2017 (L, 16 51) 2015 (W, 41 38) 2018 (W, 27 17) 2008 (*L, 44 46) 2009 (L, 13 16) 2003 (W, 38 6) 2014 (L, 18 38) 2005 (W, 64 28) 2018 (W, 59 7) 2009 (L, 48 61) 2018 (W, 45 14) 2000 (W, 51 14) 2013 (L, 20 59) 2003 (L, 17 34)

OPPONENT New Hampshire Nicholls State (La.) North Dakota North Dakota State Northern Arizona Northern Colorado Northern Iowa Northwest Missouri State Robert Morris (Pa.) St. Cloud State (Minn.) South Dakota Southeastern Louisiana Southern (La.) Southern Illinois Southern Utah Stephen F. Austin (Texas) Texas Christian Texas State Valparaiso (Ind.) Villanova Wayne State (Neb.) Western Illinois Western Oregon Western Washington William Penn (Iowa) Winona State (Minn.) Wisconsin La Crosse Wisconsin Oshkosh Wisconsin Stout Youngstown State

TOTAL

* Overtime game

RECORD 10/10 10/10 36/20 8 18 / 6 13 10/10 35/20 59/59 10 10/10 61 12 2 / 7 0 20/20 10/10 63/63 61/61 20/20 01/01 11/11 10/10 10/10 20 92/92 20/10 11 10/10 11/10 11/11 10/10 10 93/93

LAST MEETING 2017 (W, 56 14) 2006 (W, 24 17) 2013 (W, 35 28) 2018 (L, 21 44) 2013 (W, 26 7) 2005 (W, 30 14) 2018 (L, 9 24) 2003 (W, 20 0) 2015 (W, 34 10) 2003 (W, 27 24) 2018 (W, 49 27) 2013(W, 34 26) 2004 (W, 31 24) 2018 (W, 57 38) 2015 (W, 55 10) 2008 (W, 50 48) 2016 (L, 41 59) 2007 (W, 38 3) 2005 (W, 69 6) 2016 (W, 10 7) 2000 (W, 65 3) 2017 (W, 52 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) 2018 (W, 36 7)

158-100 / 116-67 [Overall Record/FCS-era record]

MILESTONE WINS

• No. 1: SDSU 17, UC Davis 7 (Sept. 13, 1997, at Davis, Calif.) • No. 2 [first home win and first NCC victory]: SDSU 20, St. Cloud State 16 (Oct. 11, 1997, at Brookings)

• No. 25: SDSU 34, Ferris State (Mich.) 24 (Sept. 1, 2001, at Brookings) • No. 45 [first win over FCS opponent]: SDSU 31, Southern (La.) 24 (Sept. 25, 2004, at Baton Rouge, La.) • No. 50: SDSU 69, Valparaiso (Ind.) 6 (Sept. 10, 2005, at Brookings) • No. 69 [first MVFC victory]: SDSU 40, Youngstown State 7 (Sept. 6, 2008, at Brookings)

• No. 75: SDSU 25, North Dakota State 24 (Nov. 22, 2008, at Fargo, N.D.)

• No. 100: SDSU 16, Southern Illinois 12 (Nov. 3, 2012, at Carbondale, Ill.)

• No. 102 [first playoff victory]: SDSU 58, Eastern Illinois 10 (Nov. 24, 2012, at Brookings) • No. 113 [SDSU record tying victory]: SDSU 26, Southern Utah 6 (Sept. 13, 2014, at Cedar City, Utah) • No. 114 [SDSU record setting victory]: SDSU 41, Wisconsin Oshkosh 3 (Sept. 20, 2014, at Brookings)

• No. 125: SDSU 38, Youngstown State 8 (Oct. 17, 2015, at Youngstown, Ohio) • No. 136 [clinching first MVFC title]: SDSU 45, Northern Iowa 24 (Nov. 19, 2016 at Cedar Falls, Iowa)

• No. 142 [program’s 100th FCS win]: SDSU 62, Missouri State 30 (Oct. 21, 2017 at Springfield, Mo.) • No. 150: SDSU 90, Arkansas Pine Bluff 6 (Sept. 15, 2019 at Brookings.)

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DANIEL JACKSON • Assistant Head Coach • Cornerbacks Coach

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• Special Teams Coordinator • Recruiting Coordinator

aniel Jackson was promoted to assistant head coach and special teams coordinator following the 2018 season and continues to coach the team’s cornerbacks and serve as recruiting coordinator

• Sixth Season Recruiting Area: • Nebraska • Western Iowa • Kansas City Metro Area Alma Mater: • Nebraska-Omaha, 2008

Jackson played an integral role in the development of Jordan Brown, a two-time first-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection at cornerback who was named to several All-America teams in 2018 Brown accepted an invitation to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl and later was a seventh-round selection in the National Football League draft by the Cincinnati Bengals Jackson joined the Jackrabbits’ coaching staff in 2012 and was elevated to cornerbacks coach in 2014 after serving as a defensive and recruiting assistant for the Jackrabbit football program the previous two seasons Jackson, who has played a key role in SDSU’s success on the recruiting trail, especially working in his home state of Nebraska, added the duties of recruiting coordinator following the 2016 season He also has directed the team’s punt return unit since the start of the 2016 campaign

During the Jackrabbits’ playoff season in 2012, The J cksons: Missy nd D niel. 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 Forsythe went on to earn second-team all-MVFC accolades in 2015, while Butler was an honorable mention selection after both shared the team lead with two interceptions With a revamped position group in 2016, the Jackrabbit defense showed improvement against the pass as the season progressed Junior college transfer Anthony Washington was honored with a spot on the MVFC All-Newcomer Team, while fellow first-year starter Jordan Brown tied for second on the squad with a pair of interceptions Under Jackson's guidance in 2017, Brown earned a spot on the all-MVFC First Team after leading the team with three forced fumbles and nine pass breakups, while ranking second in both tackles (72) and interceptions (3)

SDSU held six opponents to under 200 yards passing during the 2017 season and forced at least one turnover in all 14 games The Jackrabbits extended their streak of forcing at least one takeaway to 20 consecutive games during another playoff campaign in 2018 and ranked 18th among FCS programs with 25 total takeaways

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 bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and later completed a master’s degree in education administration at SDSU Jackson’s previous coaching experience included serving as offensive coordinator at Omaha Burke High School He and his wife, Missy, were married in the summer of 2018

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JASON ECK

• Offensive Coordinator • Offensive Line Coach

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ason Eck has been handed the reins of the Jackrabbit offense after serving the past three seasons as offensive line coach and run game coordinator. He will continue to coach the team’s offensive linemen.

A 2 -year veteran of collegiate coaching, Eck joined the Jackrabbit coaching staff as offensive line coach in 2 16. Following his first season, Eck was promoted to run game coordinator.

• Fourth Season Recruiting Area: • Wisconsin Alma Mater: • Wisconsin, 1

During his first season with the Jackrabbits, SDSU featured one of the most prolific offenses in the Missouri Valley Football Conference and the Football Championship Subdivision, posting averages of 33.2 points and 437.5 yards of total offense per game. In league contests, SDSU ranked second out of 1 teams in allowing only 11 total sacks and ranked first in five different offensive categories. Under Eck’s guidance, junior center Jacob Ohnesorge earned first-team all-MVFC honors and also was a third-team All-America selection by HERO Sports in 2 16. Left tackle Charlie Harmon received honorable mention all-MVFC recognition for the first of two consecutive seasons.

The Eck Family: front – Palmer and Maverick; back – axton, ason, Kimberly and Quentin.

SDSU again posted big offensive numbers in 2 17, including setting single-season records for scoring (521 points), total offense (6,141 yards) and total offense per game (438.6 yards), the last of which had stood for 66 years (437.7 yards in 1951). The Jackrabbits finished the 2 17 campaign with a school-record 11 wins against three losses en route to a berth in the FCS semifinals for the first time in program history. Ohnesorge was a fixture on All-America teams in 2 17 and also was honored as the FCS recipient of the Rimington Award as the top center in college football. The upward offensive trend continued in 2 18 as the Jackrabbits made their seventh consecutive appearance in the FCS playoffs and reached the national semifinals for the second year in a row. Once again, SDSU set single-season records for scoring average (42.5 points per game) and total offense per game (48 .5), and also established a Division I-era best by rushing for an average of 23 .1 yards per contest. Guard Tiano Pupungatoa was named to the FCS All-America Third Team by The Associated Press after earning first-team all-league honors, while tackle Evan Greeneway was an honorable mention all-MVFC performer.

Eck has coached at the collegiate level since 1999, including serving as run game coordinator and offensive line coach at Montana State in 2 15. In his lone season with the Bobcats, Eck helped coach an offense that led the Football Championship Subdivision in yards per play (6.82) and ranked fourth in total offense with an average of 519.8 yards per game.

Joining the Jackrabbit coaching staff marked a return to the Midwest for Eck, who coached a record-setting offense at Minnesota State, Mankato during back-to-back Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference championships in 2 13 and 2 14. He served as the offensive line coach in 2 13 and added offensive coordinator duties in 2 14 as the Mavericks advanced to the NCAA Division II championship game. A 1999 graduate of Wisconsin, Eck played on the Badgers’ 1998 Big Ten championship team which went on to win the Rose Bowl. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Wisconsin under head coach Barry Alvarez and later moved on to Colorado. He also has served coaching stints at Idaho (2 4-2 6), Winona State (2 7- 8), Ball State (2 91 ), Hampton (2 11) and Western Illinois (2 12).

Eck comes from a coaching family; his father, Jay, was a college basketball coach for more than 2 years, including head coaching stops at Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Toledo (Ohio). He and his wife, Kimberly, are the parents of four sons: Quentin (16), Jaxton (14), Palmer (8) and Maverick (4).

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BRIAN BERGSTROM • Co-Defensive Coordinator • Safeties Coach

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rian Bergstrom has taken on additional duties for the South Dakota State University football team in 2 19 as he was recently promoted to co-defensive coordinator. He will continue to coach the Jackrabbits’ safeties — a position he has held since he was hired in March 2 17. Bergstrom brought with him more than a decade of collegiate coaching experience to Brookings, including stops at several schools in his home state of Minnesota.

• Third Season Recruiting Areas: • Twin Cities • Southern Minnesota Alma Mater: • Gustavus Adolphus, 2002

During the 2 17 season, Bergstrom coached a safeties unit that was credited with more than 2 tackles and seven interceptions. Seniors Chris Balster (69 tackles) and Nick Farina (64 tackles) ranked third and fourth, respectively, on the team in stops, while reserve Larenzo Williams tallied a team-best four interceptions. Balster was an honorable mention all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection.

The 2 18 season was another successful one for the Jackrabbits despite having to replace both of its starting safeties from the previous year. Transfer Brandon Snyder (58 tackles, 2 interceptions) was named to the MVFC All-Newcomer Team in his lone season with the Jackrabbits, while senior Makiah Slade (42 tackles, 2 pass breakups) held the free safety position. As a group, SDSU’s safeties registered five of the team’s 17 interceptions. Bergstrom, who has coached in the Upper Midwest throughout his career, previously served four seasons (2 13-16) as defensive coordinator at Augustana University in Sioux Falls. During his time at Augustana, the Vikings won a share of the 2 15 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference South Division title and earned a berth in the NCAA Division II playoffs. Bergstrom’s players combined to earn all-NSIC honors 13 times with one All-America selection. He also served as special teams coordinator for one season.

A 2 2 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, Bergstrom filled the role of defensive coordinator at his alma mater from 2 6-1 . He also mentored the Gusties’ linebackers for three seasons and coached the secondary for two seasons. In between his coaching stints at Gustavus and Augustana, Bergstrom coached the defensive backs at Minnetonka High School in the Twin Cities metro area.

Bergstrom began his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at St. Cloud State, coaching the linebackers during the 2 3 and 2 4 seasons. He then served as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Crown College in 2 5.

A native of Burnsville, Minnesota, Bergstrom was an all-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and honorable mention All-America selection as a linebacker. He was named team Most Valuable Player and was a team captain. In addition, Bergstrom was a CoSIDA Academic All-America honoree and was named the recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. He and his wife, Kate, are the parents of three children: Krayton (12), Beckett (9) and Berkley (5).

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JIMMY ROGERS

• Co-Defensive Coordinator • Linebackers Coach

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• Seventh Season Recruiting Areas: • Arizona • Twin Cities Alma Mater: • South Dakota State, 2009

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immy Rogers, a former standout defensive player for South Dakota State, returned to his alma mater in June 2 13 to coach the Jackrabbit linebackers. He added co-defensive coordinator duties to his coaching responsibilities following the 2 18 season. In his first season, Rogers directed a linebacking corps whose three regular starters — R.C. Kilgore, T.J. Lally and Charles Elmore — combined for 29 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 1 -tackle performer in 2 14 as Lally led the squad with 117 tackles en route to earning second-team all-MVFC recognition. The 2 15 Jackrabbit linebacking crew again featured the squad’s top two tacklers as Lally turned in the third 1 -tackle season of his career with a team-best 1 2 stops and Jesse Bobbit added 97 tackles. Lally received second-team all-MVFC recognition for the third time, while Bobbit was an honorable mention selection. Under Rogers’ guidance, Christian Rozeboom burst onto the Football Championship landscape in 2 16, finishing second in the balloting for the STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in the Football Championship Subdivision. A first-team all-conference performer and the MVFC Freshman of the Year, Rozeboom tallied a team-best 132 tackles. In addition, fellow linebackers Jesse Bobbit and Dallas Brown capped strong careers in 2 16. A second-team allleague selection, Bobbit ranked second on the squad The ogers Family: Jimmy and Haley with daughter, eese, with 11 tackles, while Brown led the team with three interceptions. and son, Trace. Rozeboom anchored the Jackrabbit linebacking corps in both 2 17 and 2 18 as he posted two more 1 -tackle seasons leading the team each time with 127 stops as a sophomore and 1 5 as a junior en route to earning All-America recognition both years. Rozeboom, Dalton Cox (68 tackles) and Logan Backhaus (61 tackles) held the top three spots on the season tackle charts in 2 18 from their staring linebacker positions. Rogers has now coached a 1 -tackle linebacker in each of his first six seasons leading the position group. Rogers also has mentored a special teams unit that has consistently ranked among the best in the FCS ranks. SDSU has ranked in the top five nationally among FCS programs for blocked kicks each of the past two seasons. The Jackrabbits also ranked seventh in kickoff returns during the 2 17 season with an average of 25.13 yards per return as Cade Johnson set a single-season SDSU record with 839 kickoff return yards and returned a pair of kicks for touchdowns en route to being named to a pair of freshman All-America squads. A native of Hamilton, Arizona, Rogers previously served as a graduate assistant at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. He spent the fall of 2 12 as an offensive graduate assistant, working with the offensive line. In the spring of 2 13 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 team’s defensive backs in 2 1 and linebackers in 2 11. He also assisted with the special teams units both seasons. As a player, Rogers lettered for the Jackrabbits from 2 6- 9 and was a two-time all-conference selection. He led both the team and the Great West Football Conference with 11 tackles in 2 7 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 2 8 with 93 en route to earning secondteam all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors. He was a captain on the Jackrabbits’ first FCS playoff team in 2 9, 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 wife, Haley, welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Reese, in the fall of 2 17, and their son, Trace, over the summer.

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ROBERT ARNHEIM • Wide Receivers Coach

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obert Arnheim was hired as wide receivers coach at South Dakota State University in February 2016, bringing with him Division I experience as both a player and coach

In his first season with the Jackrabbits, Arnheim coached a receiving unit led by Jake Wieneke, who earned All-America honors for the third consecutive season after tallying 78 catches for 1,316 yards and tying a then-single-season school record with 16 touchdown receptions Three other SDSU wide receivers recorded at least 12 catches

• Fourth Season Recruiting Areas: • Florida • Kansas Alma Mater: • Western Michigan, 2012

During the 2017 season, the Jackrabbits reached the semifinals of the Football Championship Subdivision behind a balanced passing attack that ranked second in the Missouri Valley Football Conference and 18th nationally with an average of 262 yards per game Five different wide receivers tallied double figures in receptions, including three with 20 or more catches SDSU set a single-season school record with 35 touchdowns through the air en route to an 11-3 record Wieneke again was honored on multiple All-America teams after again tallying 16 touchdown receptions and becoming the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s career leader in receptions (288), receiving yards (5,157) and receiving touchdowns (59) His receiving touchdown total also ranked second in FCS history, while his yardage total ranked third In addition, Arnheim has coached the Jackrabbit return units on special teams SDSU ranked seventh in the FCS in kickoff returns in 2017, led by Cade Johnson, who was honored on the MVFC All-Newcomer Team and freshman All-America teams selected by HERO Sports and Phil Steele Johnson set an SDSU single-season record for kickoff return yards with 839 and became the first Jackrabbit player in more than 50 years to return two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same season

The 2018 Jackrabbits featured the top receiving tandem in the MVFC as Johnson and Adam Anderson combined for 114 receptions, 2,050 receiving yards and 24 touchdown catches A first-team all-conference pick, Johnson was named to a pair of All-America teams (STATS, HERO Sports) after tallying 67 catches for 1,332 yards and a school-record 17 touchdowns His 17 touchdown receptions also tied for the most among FCS receivers Anderson received honorable mention all-MVFC accolades on the strength of 47 receptions for 718 yards and seven scores Arnheim coached during the 2015 season at Upper Iowa University, where he served as the co-offensive coordinator in charge of the wide receivers and tight ends, and also assisted with special teams for a squad that tied a school record for wins in a season at the NCAA Division II level with six He helped mentor two all-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference wide receivers, including Jalen Amis, who caught 108 passes in 11 games A 2012 graduate of Western Michigan University, Arnheim began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, working under head coaches Bill Cubit in 2012 and P J Fleck in 2013 Arnheim moved on to the University of Illinois for the 2014 season, where he was a passing game assistant for a Fighting Illini squad that played in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl He assisted with the running backs and special teams the following spring As a player, Arnheim earned all-Mid-American Conference recognition as a sophomore and senior A three-year starter at wide receiver, he played in a school-record 50 consecutive games and finished eighth in program history with 151 career receptions

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JIMMY BEAL

• Running Backs Coach

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immy Beal joined the South Dakota State University football coaching staff in March 2019 and will coach the team’s running backs He also will serve as the program’s pro liaison

“Coach Beal comes to South Dakota State with great experience and will be coaching a very talented group of backs,” Jackrabbit head coach John Stiegelmeier said in announcing the hire “He is a proven coach with great energy and sincere care for the student-athlete ”

Beal spent the past nine seasons at Northern Arizona University, where he primarily served as running backs coach While on staff, the Lumberjacks made two Football Championship Subdivision playoff appearances (2013, 2017), including falling to South Dakota State in the first round of the 2013 postseason He also assisted on special teams and served as pro liaison and camp director at NAU

• First Season Recruiting Areas: • Chicago • Milwaukee • Arizona Alma Mater: • Montana State, 2 6

Beal began his coaching career as wide receivers and running backs coach at Rocky Mountain College before moving on to Texas State as a graduate assistant

He earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Montana State, where he was a three-year letterman as a running back and special teams performer Beal and his wife, Kassie, are the parents of a daughter, Jenasee, and a son, Trey

MVFC COACHING LEADERS 1. 2 3 4. 5. 6 7 8 9 10 13 14 15

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MVFC CAREER COACHING VICTORY LEADERS (all games)

Mark Farley, Northern Iowa Terry Allen, UNI/Missouri St Randy Ball, Western Illinois/MSU John Stiegelmeier, SDSU Brock Spack, Illinois State Chris Klieman, North Dakota State Don Patterson, Western Illinois Craig Bohl, North Dakota State Jon Heacock, Youngstown State Jerry Kill, Southern Illinois Jesse Branch, Missouri State Dennis Raetz, Indiana State Bob Spoo, Eastern Illinois Dale Lennon, Southern Illinois Denver Johnson, Illinois State

Note: Active coaches in bold

18 (2 1-present) 17 (1989-96, 2006-14) 16 (1990-98, 1999-2005) (2008-present) 1 (2 9-present) 5 (2014-18) 10+ (1999-2009) 6 (2008-13) 9 (2001-09) 7 (2001-07) 9 (1986-94) 12+ (1986-1997, 2007) 9 (1987-95) 8 (2008-15) 9 (2000-08)

147-75 112-90 98-83-1 90-49 75-45 69-6 63-47 61-20 60-44 55-32 55-44-1 55-84 52-49-1 51-42 48-54

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MVFC CAREER COACHING VICTORY LEADERS (league games only)

Mark Farley, Northern Iowa Terry Allen, UNI/Missouri St John Stiegelmeier, SDSU Randy Ball, Western Illinois/MSU Brock Spack, Illinois State Chris Klieman, North Dakota State Dale Lennon, Southern Illinois Jon Heacock, Youngstown State Don Patterson, Western Illinois Craig Bohl, North Dakota State Jesse Branch, Missouri State Jerry Kill, Southern Illinois Denver Johnson, Illinois State Bob Spoo, Eastern Illinois Dennis Raetz, Indiana State

Note: Active coaches in bold

18 (2 1-present) 17 (1989-96, 2006-14) (2008-present) 16 (1990-98, 1999-2005) 1 (2 9-present) 5 (2014-18) 8 (2008-15) 9 (2001-09) 10+ (1999-2009) 6 (2008-13) 9 (1986-94) 7 (2001-07) 9 (2000-08) 9 (1987-95) 12+ (1986-97, 2007)

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SPENCER ERICKSON • Assistant Defensive Line Coach

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pencer Erickson is in his second season with the South Dakota State University football team, but his first as a full-time assistant coach. He was elevated to assistant defensive line coach this past spring after serving as defensive quality control during the 2 18 season.

• First Season Recruiting Areas: • Minnesota • South Dakota Alma Mater: • Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 201

As defensive quality control, Erickson oversaw organization of the scout team offense and assisted with video breakdown for a Jackrabbit program that finished second in the Missouri Valley Football Conference and reached the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for the seventh consecutive season.

Erickson was a part of a successful football program at Wisconsin-Oshkosh before moving on to Bemidji State for the 2 17 season. With the Beavers, Erickson coached the outside linebackers and mentored two players who earned all-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honors. Bemidji State ranked third in NCAA Division II for fewest touchdowns allowed, ranked fifth in interceptions and posted the ninth-best rushing yards per carry average on the defensive side of the ball.

At UW-Oshkosh, Erickson served as a student assistant for five seasons, coaching the outside linebackers and defensive quality control. The Titans made three NCAA Division III playoff appearances and won a pair of Wisconsin IntercolSpen er Eri kson with fian eé Peyton Mulzer. legiate Athletics Association titles. UW-Oshkosh advanced to the D-III national title championship game in 2 16, falling to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, 1 -7.

During the 2 16 campaign, UW-Oshkosh ranked fifth in the nation by allowing only 12.7 points per game. The Titans also ranked in the top 15 nationally for interceptions (third), turnover margin (fifth), fumble recoveries (tied for fifth), passing efficiency defense (seventh) and total defense (15th).

Erickson graduated from UW-Oshkosh in 2 17 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. He is pursuing a master’s degree in education.

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ZACH LUJAN • Quarterbacks Coach

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ach Lujan (pronounced LOO-hahn), who helped lead the Jackrabbits to three consecutive Football Championship Subdivision playoff berths as a player, is in his second season as an assistant coach on the offensive side of the ball at South Dakota State University Lujan will coach the team’s quarterbacks in 2019 after serving as running backs coach his first season In 2018, Lujan worked with a deep and talented group of running backs that contributed to a rushing attack that averaged 230 1 yards per game — the highest total in the Division I era of Jackrabbit football (since 2004) Four different running backs rushed for at least 100 yards in a game, led by Missouri Valley Football Conference Freshman of the Year Pierre Strong, Jr

• Second Season Alma Mater: • South Dakota State, 2017

Strong gained 1,116 yards on only 117 carries — an average of 9 5 yards per attempt — and scored 11 touchdowns, becoming the first SDSU back to top 1,000 yards in a season since Zach Zenner in 2014 As a team, SDSU averaged 6 4 yards per carry

Lujan began his transition from the playing field to the sidelines as SDSU’s offensive quality control during the 2017 season He oversaw organization of the scout team defense, assisted with video breakdown and provided input from the coaching booth on gamedays A native of Anchorage, Alaska, Lujan played quarterback for the Jackrabbits from 2014-16, compiling a 10-5 record as the team’s starting quarterback He was named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team in 2014 and was elected a team captain for both the 2015 and 2016 seasons Lujan finished his career just outside the SDSU top 10 for career passing yards with 3,877, while adding 29 touchdowns through the air Lujan began his collegiate career at Chabot College in California, where he was named 2013 Golden Gate Conference Offensive Player of the Year

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A 2017 graduate with a degree in economics, Lujan was a two-time member of the MVFC Honor Roll and also was a recipient of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

-TIME ASSISTANT COACHES

The following men have served as assistant football coaches at South Dakota State since 1951: Amen, Howard 1957-60, 1964 Arnheim, Robert 2016-present Baalke, Trent 1991-95 Bailey, Don 2008 Ballard, Karl 2001-04 Barrios, Phil 1997-2000 Beal, Jimmy 2019-present Bellamy, Gailord 1971 Bohn, Curtis 1996-1999 Braun, Ray 1969 Brown, Clint 2009-18 Brynteson, Paul 1968-70 Bubak, Jay 2005-12 Charlson, Don 1982-90 Christensen, Jay 2011-15 Conklin, Josh 2005-06 Currier, Jesse 2010-16 *Daly, Mike 1975-78 Danielsen, Bob 1951-56 Davis, Josh 2009-15 Dickert, Jake 2016 Eck, Jason 2016-present Eidsness, Eric 1999-2003, 2010-18 Eischens, Roger 1965-67 Ekeland, Mark 1983-90

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Engle, Phil 1976-79 Erickson, Brad 1976-90 Erickson, Spencer 2019-present Etter, Greg 1991-2002 Flynn, John 2012-15 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 Jackson, Dan 2014-present Jacobsen, Don 1965-66 Janson, Jerry 1979-80 Johnson, John 2016-17 Kerns, Roger 1962 Kool, Mark 1987-90 *Kragthorpe, Dave 1967-68 Larson, Carl 1991-95 Lea, Clark 2007-08 Lujan, Zach 2018-present

Marks, Lee 2012 Marshall, Stan 1957-61, 1963 McFadden, Doug 2003-04 McKissic-Luke, Nic 2013-15 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 Schleusner, Luke 2014-present 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

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LUKE SCHLEUSNER • Passing Game Coordinator • Tight Ends Coach

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uke Schleusner (last name is pronounced SHLICE-ner) joined the Jackrabbit coaching staff in February 2 14, and is entering his sixth season as tight ends coach. He has added the title of passing game coordinator in 2 19.

• Sixth Season Recruiting Area: • Chicago Alma Mater: • North Dakota, 2002

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.

In 2 15, the Jackrabbits featured the top tight end tandem in the Missouri Valley Football Conference as both Dallas Goedert and Cam Jones earned postseason accolades. A first-team all-MVFC selection, Goedert finished second on the team with 26 receptions for 484 yards and three touchdowns. Jones, an honorable mention all-league honoree, added 24 catches for 298 yards.

Goedert emerged as the top tight end in the Football Championship Subdivision during the The chleusners: Luke, Dylan and Jenilee, along with former 2 16 campaign, recording a school-record 92 Jackrabbit standout Dallas Goedert receptions for 1,293 yards and 11 touchdowns en route to becoming a unanimous All-America selection. He repeated as a unanimous All-American in 2 17 after posting his second consecutive 1, -yard season, recording team highs of 72 receptions and 1,111 receiving yards. Goedert went on to be selected in the second round of the NFL Draft by the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Schleusner continued to develop quality tight ends during the 2 18 season as true freshman Blake Kunz (2 receptions for 343 yards and 3 touchdowns) and junior Kallan Hart (11 receptions for 147 yards) ranked third and fourth on the team in catches, respectively, while also aiding in blocking for a potent Jackrabbit rushing attack. Schleusner also has played an instrumental role in coaching the Jackrabbits’ special teams units. Redshirt freshman Cade Johnson excelled on special teams during the 2 17 campaign, establishing a single-season school record with 839 kickoff return yards. Johnson became the first Jackrabbit player since 1964 to return two kickoffs for touchdowns and later was honored on a pair of freshman All-America squads. SDSU also ranked fifth in the FCS ranks with six blocked kicks in 2 17 and was third with eight blocked kicks in 2 18.

Schleusner has coached at the collegiate level for 17 seasons, previously serving as offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at the University of North Dakota during the 2 13 season. A UND alumnus, Schleusner returned to Grand Forks in 2 11, 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 2 12, 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 2 5- 8, serving a key role in the Mavericks’ turnaround. He added wide receivers coach and passing game duties his final two seasons at MSU, helping guide the Mavericks to the 2 9 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 2 2 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 2 4. Western claimed the Gateway Conference (now Missouri Valley Football Conference) title in 2 2 and made playoff appearances in both 2 2 and 2 3. As a player, Schleusner was an all-North Central Conference selection in 2 1 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.

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His family includes his wife, Jenilee, and son, Dylan.

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CHRISTIAN SMITH • Defensive Line Coach

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hristian Smith is in his third season as a member of the South Dakota State football coaching staff and will oversee the development of the entire defensive line in 2 19. He mentored the defensive tackles each of his first two seasons.

• Third Season Recruiting Area: • Iowa Alma Mater: • Toledo, 2014

In 2 18, Smith worked with a position group primarily made up of first- and second-year players. Redshirt freshman nose tackle Krockett Krolikowski was named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team, as well as freshman All-America squads selected by HERO Sports (first team) and Phill Steele (second team). As a unit, the Jackrabbits’ interior defensive linemen combined for 83 total tackles, including 2 tackles for loss and six sacks.

During his first year at SDSU, Smith coached a group of interior linemen that was anchored by second-team all-MVFC honoree Kellen Soulek, who ranked second on the team with five sacks during his senior season in 2 17. Smith aided in the development of a number of returning players at the defensive tackle spots as the remainder his charges were sophomores or younger. Prior to his arrival in Brookings, Smith most recently served as a defensive graduate assistant coach at Iowa State during the 2 16 season. He worked with both the defensive line and outside linebackers under first-year head coach Matt Campbell.

Smith began his coaching career at his alma mater, the University of Toledo, where he also worked with the defensive line and outside linebackers as a graduate assistant. He was later promoted to interim linebackers coach for the 2 15 Marmot Boca Raton Bowl, which Toledo won over nationally ranked Temple. As a player, Smith was a four-year starter at defensive end and linebacker for Toledo squads that played in three bowl games. He was selected as a team captain for the 2 13 season and finished his senior campaign with 4 total tackles, including four tackles for loss and two sacks, along with three forced fumbles.

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JESSE BOBBIT

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• Defensive Graduate Assistant

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esse Bobbit, a former standout linebacker for the Jackrabbits, has returned to South Dakota State as defensive graduate assistant for the 019 season. His duties include film breakdown, organizing the offensive scout team and assisting with the team’s linebackers. A native of Palatine, Illinois, Bobbit lettered from 013-16 and served as a team captain during his senior season. He was a second-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection in 016, when he racked up a career-high 110 tackles as SDSU earned a share of the league title and advanced to the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals for the first time. His registered 306 tackles for his career, recording 90 or more each of his last three seasons.

• First Season Alma Mater: • South Dakota State, 2017

Bobbit, who twice was honored on the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic Team, graduated from SDSU in 017 with a degree in physical education and a minor in health education. For the past two years, he taught elementary physical education in the Omaha Metro area and served as an assistant football coach at Bellevue West High School. He plans to pursue a master’s degree in curriculum instruction.

TYLER WEIR

• Offensive Graduate Assistant

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yler Weir, who was a lineman for some of the most prolific offenses in program history, returns to South Dakota State as offensive graduate assistant for the 019 season. His primary responsibilities include film breakdown, organizing the defensive scout team and assisting with the team’s offensive unit. Weir was the starting right tackle for a Jackrabbit program that reached the Football Championship Subdivision playoff semifinals in both 017 and 018. SDSU averaged 37. points and 438.6 yards of total offense per game en route to an 11-3 record in 017, then posted school records of 4 .5 points and 480.5 yards of total offense per game in 018 while turning in a 10-3 record. The Jackrabbits also averaged a Division I-era best 30.1 rushing yards per game his senior season.

• First Season Alma Mater: • South Dakota State, 201

A native of Lewis, Colorado, Weir graduated in the fall of 018 with a bachelor’s degree in sport management. He was a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll each of his five seasons as a Jackrabbit and also was named a recipient of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award. Weir plans to pursue a master’s degree in sports administration.

STUDE T I TER S

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JONATHAN SHAEFFER • Director of Football Operations • Director of On-Campus Recruiting

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onathan Shaeffer continues his long association with the Jackrabbit football program, but in new roles in 2 19 as he has taken on the positions of director of football operations and director of on-campus recruiting.

In his dual role, Shaeffer oversees team travel and meals, organizes scheduling for the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center, assists in arranging community service projects, helps manage the Difference Makers Club and serves as the program’s liaison with the Admissions Office on campus.

• Third Season Alma Mater: • South Dakota State, 201

Last season, Shaeffer served as a recruiting assistant, which included helping coordinate many of the team’s social media efforts. During the Jackrabbits’ playoff season in 2 17, Shaeffer served in the dual role of special teams quality control and video coordinator for a team that reached the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals.

A native of Sioux Falls, Shaeffer previously served as a student manager and student coach for SDSU football from 2 1316 while working toward a bachelor’s degree in sport, recreation and park management. As a student coach, he primarily worked with the defensive scout team and assisted with film evaluation of opponents and potential recruits. He also served as a student manager for the Jackrabbit baseball team for two seasons (2 15-16). Following graduation from SDSU in the spring of 2 16, he spent the 2 16 season at Augustana University in Sioux Falls and assisted with the Vikings’ social media efforts. He also completed player personnel internships at SDSU and with the Sioux Falls Storm indoor football team. Shaeffer recently completed a master’s degree in sports and recreation administration.

JALEN WILLIAMS • Recruiting Assistant

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alen Williams has joined the South Dakota State football program as recruiting assistant for the 2 19 season. He will coordinate official and unofficial visits, evaluate prospects and manage all Jackrabbit football social media accounts for recruiting purposes.

Born in Philadelphia, Williams graduated from high school in Easton, Pennsylvania. He ran track at Penn State Harrisburg for two years before transferring to SDSU, where he lettered as a sprinter for the Jackrabbits during the 2 16-17 and 2 17-18 season.

• First Season Alma Mater: • South Dakota State, 2018

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Williams previously interned for SDSU Athletics in facilities and operations during the 2 17-18 sports season and furtther assisted with facilities during the past academic year. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sports, park and recreation management with a minor in management in 2 18, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sports administration

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SUPPOR S AFF

• Equipment Manager

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im Lowe is entering his first year as the head equipment manager at South Dakota State University after spending the last five years at Drake University.

In his five years at Drake (20 4-20 9), Lowe was an assistant equipment manager, where he was in charge of the day-today operations of football, softball, and women’s rowing. His duties included purchasing, fitting, storing, issuance, collection, and maintenance of all athletic apparel and equipment. In 20 8, Lowe also helped organize the logistics for the Drake football team’s equipment transportation and game management for the first-ever American football game played in Beijing, China.

• First Season Alma Mater: • Wayne State (Neb.), 20 4

Prior to joining the Bulldogs in a full-time role, Lowe was an equipment manager intern for the spring semester in 20 4 at Drake, assisting with day-to-day operations for all 8 Division I varsity sports. He also assisted with the initial input and installation of all equipment, apparel, vendor and serial number information in the FR TRAC inventory program.

Lowe graduated from Wayne State College (Neb.) with a bachelor’s degree in sport management in 20 4, and has been Athletic Equipment Manager Certified since 20 6. He and his wife, Ellen, reside in Brookings and are the parents a daughter, Claire, and son, Isaac.

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

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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STRENGT AND CONDITIONING

NATHAN MOE

• Assistant Athletic Director – Strength and Conditioning

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athan Moe has directed the successful 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, Florida. He was one of 15 strength and conditioning coaches to be honored at a ceremony and at the time was one of about 150 coaches nationally to receive the certification, which a requires a minimum of 12 years experience as a full-time strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate or professional level

• 13th Year Alma Mater: • Minnesota State, Moorhead; 1997

Moe joined the Jackrabbit coaching staff after heading the strength and conditioning program at Eastern Illinois University for three years. Previously, he was 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 student-athletes from all 19 varsity sports who achieve a set of high performance standards for specific exercises in their respective sports.

From 1997 through spring of 1999, Moe was a graduate assistant in the strength and conditioning program at the University of Texas. He has also worked in private business in the physical fitness profession in both Austin, Texas, and Fargo, North Dakota.

The Moe amily (from left): Zach, Nathan, Colleen and Kylie.

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 (16), and a daughter, Kylie, who will turn 14 this fall.

STRENGT AND CONDITIONING STAFF

ERIC ADOLPH

• Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Eric Adolph joined the Jackrabbit staff as the assistant strength and conditioning coach in March 2012, after spending two years on the staff as a graduate assistant. A Flandreau native, Adolph completed his Master of Science degree in health and nutritional science with an emphasis in sports science at South Dakota State in May 2012. Adolph’s main responsibilities include working directly with the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the baseball team, while assisting with the remaining 16 varsity sports. He also worked directly with the Jackrabbits softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, equestrian and cheer teams. A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, Adolph graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sport exercise and wellness.

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ANDRE MCINTYRE

• Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Andre McIntyre was named assistant strength and conditioning coach in June 2019 after two years as a graduate assistant. McIntyre previously worked with men’s and women’s tennis, equestrian, baseball and track and field training programs as a graduate assistant, as well as spending time with the volleyball and football teams. Prior to coming to SDSU, McIntyre was the assistant performance coach at Speedway Sporting Village Athletic Performance for three years. He also spent two and a half years at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, as a strength and conditioning intern, volunteer and part-time assistant. McIntyre earned his master’s degree in nutrition and exercise science from SDSU in May 2019. A 2012 graduate of Wayne State College (Neb.), McIntyre played football for the Wildcats and earned degrees in exercise science wellness and applied human sport physiology.

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STRENGTH AND COND T ON NG RECORDS POSITION

POWER CLEAN

Defensive End

Jack Sherlock

Defensive Tackle Linebacker

Defensive Back Offensive Line Tight End Fullback

Running Back Quarterback

Wide Receiver Kicker/Punter

Steven Bazata

374 lbs. - Mar. 2008 354 lbs. - Mar. 20 4

Dallas Goedert

379.5 lbs. - June 20 7

Tolu Ogunrinde

Antonio Thompson

Kevin Klocek

60 lbs. - July 20 8

Mike Lien

5 4 lbs. - Mar. 20

Cole Brodie

374 lbs. - Mar. 20

VERTICAL JUMP

Andy Mueller

Chris Johnson Jon Fick

BENCH PRESS

630.5 lbs. - July 20 8

374 lbs. - Mar. 2008 34 lbs. - Mar. 2009

BACK SQUAT

Michael Griffin II

550 lbs. - Feb. 20 9

Alex Beyer

Zach Zenner

Ben Dinkel

Jon Fick

Bryce Siverling

Skyler Luxa

33.5 in. - Mar. 20 0

Tyler Finnes

Andy Kardoes

Taryn Christion

Mikey Daniel

440 lbs. - Mar. 20 4

550 lbs. - Feb. 20 9

Ben Dinkel

530 lbs. - Feb. 20 9

380 lbs. - June 20 7

Tommy Hopp

Anthony Watson

385 lbs. - Mar. 2006

325 lbs. - Mar. 2004

Deyon Campbell

342 lbs. - Feb. 20 9

Chase Vinatieri

33 lbs. - Mar. 20 7

32.5 in. - Jan. 20 4 36 in.

Alex Beyer

Isaac Wallace

0-2.75 - Mar. 20 3

Zach Zenner

Isaac Wallace

Taylor Gibson

4.34 sec. - Mar. 20 2

Matt Raymond

Chase Vinatieri

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4.20 sec. - Mar. 2009

4.27 sec. - Aug. 2006

Adam Anderson

34.5 in. - Nov. 20 5

0-7 - Mar. 2009

Charlie Harmon

4.05 sec. - Mar. 20 2

38.5 in. - Mar. 20 7

Chris Johnson

Mitch Erickson

39 in. - Aug. 20 6 34 in. - Apr. 20 8

Kevin Klocek

Michael Griffin

380.5 lbs. - Mar. 20 7

Luke Sellers

453 lbs. - Mar. 20 2

9-9 - Aug. 20 2

Conrad Kjerstad

Chris Johnson

4.07 sec. - Mar. 2009

55 lbs. - Mar. 20 8

55 lbs. - June 20 7

396 lbs. - Mar. 20 2

Michael Griffin II

David Hettiger

0-9.75 - Aug. 20 3

Colin Cochart

Deyon Campbell

3 6.7 lbs. - Feb. 20 9

37.5 in. - Aug. 2007

STANDING LONG JUMP

4.2 sec. - Mar. 2009

C. Jones/D. Goedert

Brandon Gant

3 3 lbs. - Mar. 20

Chris Johnson

4 0 lbs. - Aug. 2009

Danny Batten

Dallas Goedert

Dallas Goedert

540 lbs. - June 20 7

3 3.5 lbs. - Mar. 20 8

Chris Johnson

36.5 in. - Aug. 20 3

Brian Fischer

4.35 sec. - Mar. 2009

4.02 sec. - Aug. 2009

357.5 lbs. - Mar. 20 4

Taryn Christion

450 lbs. - Mar. 2009

Cole Langer

36 in. - Aug. 20 5

43 in. - Mar. 20 9

Jacob Ohnesorge

600.5 lbs. - Mar. 20 7

3 9 lbs. - Mar. 2008

David Hettiger

475 lbs. - Mar. 20 2

20-YARD PRO AGILITY

9-5.5 - Apr. 20 7

Cam Jones

Taylor Gibson 9-6 - Mar. 20 3

0-5 - Mar. 20 6

Austin Sumner

Taryn Christion

3.93 sec. - Aug. 20 5

0-9.5 - Aug. 2009

4.3 sec. - July 20 3

Chase Vinatieri

4.26 sec. - April 20 6

0-0.5 - Mar. 20 8

Tyrel Kool

Chase Vinatieri

9-9.5 - Mar. 20 8

STRENGTH AND COND T ON NG OVERV EW

South Dakota State University Strength and Conditioning strives to enhance the athletic development of nearly 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 2 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 20 8- 9 academic year, four Jackrabbit football players earned the distinction of Iron Jacks for their commitment and efforts in strength and conditioning. Players honored included: • Adam Anderson

• Deyon Campbell • Chase Vinatieri

• Ben Dinkel

The Jackrabbit football team moved into a new weight room during the summer of 201 . The facility is part of the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex. Additional strength and conditioning facilities are located in the Stanley J. Marshall Center.

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SPORTS EDICINE

CHARLIE MILLER • Associate Athletic Trainer

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harlie Miller joined the South Dakota State Sports Medicine staff as associate athletic trainer in 2 18 and oversees sports medicine duties for the Jackrabbits’ football and equestrian teams.

Miller previously spent four years at William Jewell College in Missouri as the Cardinals’ Director of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation/Instructor, working primarily with the football, men’s and women’s basketball and baseball teams. Prior to that, he spent the 2 13-14 season at William Jewell as the assistant athletic trainer/instructor, working with the men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball teams.

The Osceola, Nebraska, native was the head athletic trainer at Crete High School and assistant athletic trainer at Doane College in 2 12-13. Prior to that, Miller spent eight years at Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska — five years as the head athletic trainer and three as an assistant. Miller worked with the majority of the sports teams at Midland and served as an instructor in the human performance program.

• Second Year Alma Mater: • Doane, 2002

Miller received his master's degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he worked with football, wrestling, and baseball teams. In 2 2, he earned his bachelor's degree from Doane College. Miller lives in Brookings with his wife, Kristen, and their two daughters.

SPORTS EDICINE STAFF

Ben Heinze

Assistant AD-Sports Medicine

Woodrow Dahl

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Leah Kroger

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Megan Blomberg Graduate Assistant

Dr. Brian Aamlid Team hysician

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Dr. Chad Hungerford Team Chiropractor

Kelsey Sanders

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Loran Strunk

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Zach Harbaugh Graduate Assistant

Dr. Chad Kurtenbach Team hysician

Dr. Verle Valentine Team hysician

Dr. Merritt Warren Team hysician

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ADMINI TRATION

DR. BARRY H. DUNN

• South Dakota State University President

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arry H. Dunn Barry H. Dunn was named the 20th president of South Dakota State University in April 2016, the fourth alumnus chosen to lead the institution. He assumed office May 23, 2016.

Dunn launched a number of key initiatives in his first year. At the top of the list was strategic planning. The process for putting together the university next strategic plan launched in January 2017 and began implementation in January 2018. It includes a collaborative and extensive process, reaching out to all corners of South Dakota and renewing the values of the 1862 land grant mission that founded South Dakota State University.

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The four core goals and strategies in the Imagine 2023 Strategic Plan include: • Achieve Excellence Through Transformative Education; • Cultivate and Strengthen Community Engagement; • Foster Innovation and Increase Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA); and • Be a Growing, High Performing and Healthy University.

Dunn also developed the Wokini Initiative, an effort that will offer programming and support to enrolled members of the state’s nine tribal nations interested in gaining access to educational and advancement opportunities at South Dakota State University. Wokini will also enhance research and outreach collaborations and programs with tribes, tribal colleges and other tribal organizations in the state.

Dunn’s time at SDSU dates to the mid 1970s when he received a bachelor’s degree in biology at SDSU and subse quently completed two graduate degrees in animal science—a master’s in 1977 and a Ph.D. in in 2000. He became the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences in 2010. He also served as director of SDSU Extension and as a professor of animal science.

As dean, Dunn led a college with some 550 faculty and staff, 2,800 graduate and undergraduate students, and a $78 million annual budget, including more than $20 million in grant and contract awards, fundraising and development. He shaped the academic and strategic direction of eight departments, spanning 18 degree programs, one regional research and outreach center, six research field stations and 14,500 acres of Agricultural Experiment Station research land.

As Extension director, Dunn administered and set the vision for five program areas across two colleges and nine depart ments, as well as eight regional extension centers with a $12 million annual budget. He led a team of approximately 150 faculty and staff members and 3,500 adult volunteers. Prior to that, Dunn spent six years at Texas A&M University Kingsville from 2004 to 2010, as executive director of the King Ranch Institute for Range Management. He first worked in Brookings as an Extension livestock specialist and as an assistant professor in SDSU’s Department of Animal and Range Science from 1997 to 2004.

From 1979 to 1996, Dunn was a successful rancher, managing his family’s cattle ranch in Mission, South Dakota. In 2015, he was appointed to the South Dakota Habitat Conservation Fund by Gov. Dennis Daugaard, and to the Governor’s Pheasant Work Group, 2014. He served as an ex officio member of the Ag Advisory Board for the First Dakota National Bank, Yankton South Dakota, from 2011 to 2016, and was a member of the Board of Directors for Padlock Ranch, Dayton, Wyoming from 2009 to 2017. Dunn has a rich academic background, was a successful rancher and farm operator and is a published author and researcher. He is a nationally recognized expert in beef production and ranching systems, and is a member of several professional organizations, including the Society for Range Management, the American Society of Animal Science, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. He has a deep historical and cultural knowledge of South Dakota and South Dakota State University, and strong, statewide relationships with industry influencers and stakeholders, including govern ment officials, business leaders, university administration, faculty and staff.

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Dunn and his wife, Jane, maintain her family’s original homestead north of Brookings where they raised their two sons, Michael and Tom.

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ADMINI TRATION

JUSTIN SELL • Athletics Director

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11th 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’ 19-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 He recently was rewarded with a five-year contract extension that runs through the end of the 2023-24 academic year Athletically, the Jackrabbits have claimed 43 regular and postseason league championships in eight different sports since 2009-10 That broad-based success has led SDSU to claim The Summit League Commissioner’s Cup all-sports trophy five times (2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16), 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, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2018-19 seasons, and was the recipient of the league’s Sportsmanship Award — an award voted upon by its peers — in 2010-11 In the classroom, SDSU student-athletes have regularly posted 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 nine consecutive years (200816) Numerous other teams and student-athletes have received academic honors 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 student-athletes at SDSU Sell also has implemented other aggressive marketing and fundraising initiatives which have resulted in record average attendance for football during both the 2009 and 2016 seasons, 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 season, and has steadily grown to more than $4 million In addition, the Jackrabbit Athletic Scholarship Auction raised a record $1 1 million in April 2019 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 $65 million Dana J Dykhouse Stadium, which serves as the home of Jackrabbit football, was completed in the fall of 2016 In addition, construction of the $32 million Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex was finishedin 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 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 He currently chairs the Student-Athlete Experience Committee and previously chaired the Division I Transfer Working Group Born in Salem, Oregon, 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, Sell has served as vice president of the Brookings Chamber of Commerce and Brookings Friends of Baseball, and is a member of the Brookings Health System Board of Trustees Sell earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in 1991 and completed a master’s degree in physical education/sport administration at The Ohio State University in 1992 He and his wife, Jennie, are the parents of four children

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SCOTT ROWN

ADMINI TRATION

• Senior Associate Athletics Director • Football Administrator

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cott Brown joined the Jackrabbits’ staff as the senior associate athletic director for development in March 2014 He manages all external operations for the South Dakota State athletics department including development, ticket sales, marketing, broadcast services, and sports information Additionally, he serves as the liaison for Jackrabbit Sports Properties (Learfield IMG) and University Marketing and Communications, and is the sport administrator for the Jackrabbits football and golf programs Prior to joining SDSU, Brown served as 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 UCLA, Brown held a variety of positions at the University of Iowa In 2005, he started as an intern in the athletics 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 assisted 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 played basketball and baseball at Simpson College (Iowa) before he graduated with bachelor’s degrees in sports administration and political science in 2003 He added a master’s degree in sport management from Western Illinois in 2005 Brown lives in Brookings with his wife, Kristy, and their three children: Kinley, Easton, and Blakely

KATHY HEYLENS

• Senior Associate Athletics Director – Compliance • Senior Woman Administrator

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athy Heylens has dedicated her career to enhancing the lives of student-athletes at South Dakota State University since 1984 and currently serves as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Compliance and Senior Woman Administator She also serves as sport administrator for women’s soccer, women’s basketball and softball

Since becoming the institution’s first full-time compliance coordinator in 1990, Heylens has overseen several areas within Jackrabbit Athletics, including compliance, academic support and Title IX-related issues She is an active member of NCAA, Summit League and various campus committees, including the Undergraduate Experience Committee, Diversity Committee, Behavioral and Intervention Team (BIT), the Residential Advisory Counsel, University Accreditation Committee and the Choices and Prevention (CAP) Committee Within the athletics department, Heylens is part of the Intercollegiate Athletics Board, Hall of Fame Committee and the Compliance Team

Heylens has been a strong advocate for the progress and advancement of athletics at South Dakota State and women’s athletics She has helped the athletics program provide 70 new participation opportunities for women and additional coaching opportunities for women She was heavily involved in SDSU’s transition to Division I and is an active member of the Athletics Title IX committee

Heylens also maintains memberships in the National Association for Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators and the National Association of Athletics Compliance Coordinators A Watertown native, Heylens and her husband, Bill, live in Volga and have two grown children

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ADMI ISTRATIVE A D SUPPORT STAFF

Sonja Anderson

Women’s quipment

Rachael Anello

quipment and Facilities

lake Day

Cody Englund

Jason Hove

ruce Lichty

Athletics Development

Assistant AD-Sports Info.

Elliot Powell

Athletics Development

Tickets

Tom igelow

Kyle Fluker

Maggan Froseth

Marketing and Tickets

Tammy Loban

Facilities

Marketing

Matt Maher

Facilities

Asst. AD-Administration

Sr. Associate Athletics Director

Rich Reid

Kayla Schneider

Natasha Schreiber

Faculty Athletics Rep.

Rachel Steward Academics

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Riley aker

Sports Information

Accounting Assistant

Zach Vos

Jackrabbit Sports Properties

Compliance Assistant

Christi Williams

Associate AD-Facilities

Ryan Christy

Jordon oe

Athletics Development

Tickets

Sharon Foley

Jeff Holm

Business Manager

Sr. Associate Athletics Director

Tyler Merriam

Hannah Nieman

Associate AD-Media

Athletics Development

Jennifer Sell

Andrew Sogn

Assistant AD-Academics

Sports Information

Matt Wright

Jackrabbit Sports Properties

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OPPONENTS


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MINNESOTA

QUICK FACTS

Aug. 29 at Minneapolis Kickoff: 8 p.m.; TV: FOX Sports 1

LOCATION: Minneapolis, Minn. ENROLLMENT: 47,568 NICKNAME: Golden Gophers COLORS: Maroon and Gold HOME STADIUM: TCF Bank Stadium (FieldTurf – 50,850) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision/Big Ten Conference DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: Mark Coyle TEAM INFORMATION 2 18 OVERALL RECORD: 7-6 2 18 CONFERENCE RECORD: 3-6 (tied for fifth place in Big Ten Conference West Division) HEAD COACH: P.J. Fleck ALMA MATER, YEAR: Northern Illinois, 2004 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 12-13 (2) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 42-35 (6) ASSISTANT COACHES: Kenni Burns (Assistant Head Coach/ Running Backs); Kirk Ciarrocca (Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks); Brian Callahan (Run Game Coordinator/ Offensive Line); Matt Simon (Passing Game Coordinator/ Wide Receivers); Joe Rossi (Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers); Rob Wenger (Special Teams Coordinator); Rod Chance (Cornerbacks); Joe Harasymiak (Defensive Backs/ Safeties); Clay Patterson (Tight Ends) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 53/20 STARTERS RETURNING: 17 (9 Offense, 7 Defense, 1 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Chris Autman-Bell (6-1, 215, So., WR, 28 rec., 449 yards); • Thomas Barber (6-0, 240, Sr., LB, 81 tackles, 4.0 TFLs); • Rashod Bateman (6-2, 210, So., WR, 51 rec., 704 yards, 6 TDs); • Coney Durr (5-10, 200, Jr., DB, 36 tackles, 2 INTs); • Carter Coughlin (6-4, 245, Sr., LB, 48 tackles, 15.0 TFLs, 9.5 sacks); • Tyler Johnson (6-2, 205, Sr., WR, 78 rec., 1,169 yards, 12 TDs) • Tanner Morgan (QB, 1,401 yards, 9 TDs) • Mohamed Ibrahim (5-10, 210, So., RB, 1,160 rushing yards, 9 TDs) • Chris Williamson (6-0, 205, Sr., DB, 34 tackles, 4 PBUs) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Rovnick OFFICE PHONE: (612) 625-9379 E-MAIL: psrovnak@umn.edu WEBSITE: www.GopherSports.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS

2 18 RESULTS Aug. 30 NEW MEXICO STATE Sept. 8 FRESNO STATE Sept. 15 MIAMI (Ohio) Sept. 22 *at Maryland Oct. 6 *IOWA Oct. 13 *at Ohio State Oct. 20 *at Nebraska Oct. 26 *INDIANA Nov. 3 *at Illinois Nov. 10 *PURDUE Nov. 17 *NORTHWESTERN Nov. 24 *at Wisconsin Dec. 26 ^vs. Georgia Tech * Big Ten Conference game ^Quick Lane Bowl; Detroit, Mich.

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W, 48-10 W, 21-14 W, 26-3 L, 13-42 L, 31-48 L, 14-30 L, 28-53 W, 38-31 L, 31-55 W, 41-10 L, 14-24 W, 37-15 W, 34-10

Sept. 7 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium (Dairy Drive) Kickoff: 6 p.m.; TV: Midco Sports Network

P.J. leck

Carter Coughlin

Tyler Johnson

2 19 SCHEDULE Aug. 29 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at Fresno State 9:30 p.m. Sept. 14 GEORGIA SOUTHERN 2:30 p.m. Sept. 28 *at Purdue TBA Oct. 5 *ILLINOIS 2:30/3 p.m. Oct. 12 *NEBRASKA TBA Oct. 19 *at Rutgers 2:30/3 p.m. Oct. 26 *MARYLAND TBA Nov. 9 *PENN STATE TBA Nov. 16 *at Iowa TBA Nov. 23 *at Northwestern TBA Nov. 30 *WISCONSIN TBA Note: All times Central

QUICK FACTS LOCATION: Long Island, N.Y. (Brookville) ENROLLMENT: 18,621 NICKNAME: Sharks COLORS: Blue and Gold HOME STADIUM: Bethpage Federal Credit Union Stadium (FieldTurf – 3,500) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Northeast Conference Conference DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: William E. Martinov, Jr. TEAM INFORMATION 2 18 OVERALL RECORD: 10-1 2 18 CONFERENCE RECORD: 5-3 (first place in Northeast-10 Conference; note: LIU moving to FCS and Northeast Conference in 2018) 2 18 POSTSEASON: Lost in NCAA Division II First Round to Slippery Rock (14-20) HEAD COACH: Bryan Collins ALMA MATER, YEAR: St. John’s (N.Y.), 1987 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 160-72 (21 years at LIU-Post) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 160-72 (21) ASSISTANT COACHES: Brian Hughes (Offensive Coordinator/ Offensive Line Coach); Jonathan Gill (Passing Game Coordinator); Jim Gibbons (Special Teams Coordinator/ Linebackers); Ernie Blount (Defensive Backs/Kickers); Mark Verdi (Outside Linebackers); Lou Scala (Defensive Line); Jason Calman (Running Backs); Maurice Baker (Defensive Ends); Ross Ragonesi (Defensive Assistant); Terence Sino (Assistant Offensive Line); Darnell Williams (Receivers); Tyler Collins (Offensive Assistant) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 41/22 STARTERS RETURNING: 16 (7 Offense, 8 Defense, 1 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Joe Amalfitano (6-3, 235, Jr., DL, 18 tackles, 4.5 TFLs); • Jake Bofshever (6-0, 195, Sr., WR, 22 rec., 252 yards, 2 TDs); • Derick Eugene (6-3, 200, Jr., WR, 8 rec., 110 yards); • Abel Joseph (6-1, 255, Sr., DL, 29 tackles, 7.0 TFLs, 3 sacks); • Tim Marinan (6-0, 210, Jr., RB, 233 rushing yards, 1 TD); • Kiyon Santos (5-10, 168, Sr., DB); • Nazir Streater (5-10, 185, Jr., DB, 63 tackles, 7 INTs) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Casey Schermick OFFICE PHONE: (516) 299-3957 E-MAIL: Casey.Schermick@liu.edu WEBSITE:athletics.liu.edu SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2 18 RESULTS Sept. 8 AMERICAN INT’L. W, 33-8 Sept. 15 at Stonehill W, 27-7 Sept. 22 BENTLEY W, 38-3 Sept. 29 at Merrimack W, 37-20 Oct. 6 at Shippensburg W, 41-39 Oct. 13 SAINT ANSELM W, 37-6 Oct. 20 PACE W, 41-6 Oct. 27 at Assumption (Mass.) W, 21-7 Nov. 3 at Southern Conn. State W, 24-13 Nov. 10 NEW HAVEN W, 17-3 Nov. 17 ^SLIPPERY ROCK L, 14-20 ^ NCAA Division II playoff game

Bryan Collins

Derick Eugene

Abel Joseph

2 19 SCHEDULE Sept. 7 at South Dakota State 6 p.m. Sept. 21 *SACRED HEART noon Sept. 28 *at Wagner 11 a.m. Oct. 5 *at Duquesne 11 a.m. Oct. 12 *at Bryant noon Oct. 19 *SAINT FRANCIS (Pa.) noon Oct. 26 *at Central Conn. State 11 a.m .Nov. 2 *at Robert Morris (Pa.) noon Nov. 16 at Villanova 1 p.m. Nov. 23 MERRIMACK 11 a.m. Note: All times Central *Northeast Conference game

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DRAKE

SOUTHERN UTAH

Sept. 14 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium Kickoff: 1 p.m.; TV: Midco Sports Network

QUICK FACTS LOCATION: Des Moines, Iowa ENROLLMENT: 5,383 NICKNAME: Bulldogs COLORS: Royal Blue and White HOME STADIUM: Drake Stadium (FieldTurf – 14,557) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Pioneer Football League DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: Brian Hardin TEAM INFORMATION 2 18 OVERALL RECORD: 7-4 2 18 CONFERENCE RECORD: 6-2 (tied for second place in Pioneer Football League) HEAD COACH: Todd Stepsis ALMA MATER, YEAR: Ashland, 1999 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 0-0 (first year) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 0-0 (first year) ASSISTANT COACHES: Brad Pole (Offensive Coordinator); Allen Smith (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers); Willie Cashmore (Special Teams Coordinator/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line); Michael McClanathan (Run Game Coordinator/offensive Line); John Bloss (Secondary); Kirk Wherritt (Co-Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs); Jeff Martin (Offensive Assistant); P.J. Hedrington (Defensive Assistant) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Devin Cates (6-4, 243, Sr., WR, 45 rec., 570 yards, 4 TDs); • Gavin Dineen (6-3, 284, Sr., DL, 38 tackles, 6.0 TFLs, 3 sacks) • Steven Doran (6-3, 216, Sr., WR, 55 rec., 949 yards, 12 TDs); • Drew Lauer (5-10, 196, Sr., RB, 511 rushing yards, 3 TDs); • Mitch McFarlane (6-3, 195, Sr., WR, 31 rec., 346 yards, 5 TDs); • Erin Morgan (6-2, 234, Sr., DL, 21 tackles, 8.0 TFLs, 3.5 sacks); • Zac Rujawitz (6-1, 240, Sr., LB, 54 tackles, 3.0 TFLs); • Will Warner (6-3, 201, Sr., DB, 50 tackles, 8 INTs) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Ty Patton OFFICE PHONE: (515) 271-3014 E-MAIL: Ty.Patton@drake.edu WEBSITE: www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS

2 18 RESULTS Sept. 8 at Montana Sept. 15 MISSOURI S&T Sept. 29 *at Jacksonville Oct. 6 *BUTLER Oct. 13 *STETSON Oct. 20 *at Dayton Oct. 27 *at Valparaiso Nov. 3 *SAN DIEGO Nov. 10 *MARIST Nov. 17 *at Morehead State Dec. 1 at Iowa State * Pioneer Football League game

L, 16-48 W, 52-12 W, 41-9 W, 36-6 L, 21-23 W, 28-17 W, 42-25 L, 10-27 W, 13-10 W, 43-6 L, 24-27

Todd Stepsis

Steven Doran

Will Warner

2 19 SCHEDULE Aug. 31 at North Dakota Sept. 7 TRUMAN STATE Sept. 14 at South Dakota State Sept. 28 *at Marist Oct. 5 *VALPARAISO Oct. 12 *at Butler Oct. 26 *MOREHEAD STATE Nov. 2 *at San Diego Nov. 9 *JACKSONVILLE Nov. 16 *DAYTON Nov. 23 *at Davidson Note: All times Central

Sept. 21 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium (Beef Bowl) Kickoff: 6 p.m.; TV: Midco Sports Network

4 p.m. 6 p.m. 1 p.m. TBA 1 p.m. noon 1 p.m. TBA 1 p.m. 1 p.m. noon

QUICK FACTS LOCATION: Cedar City, Utah ENROLLMENT: 10,296 NICKNAME: Thunderbirds COLORS: Red, Black and White HOME STADIUM: Eccles Coliseum (Hellas MatrixTurf – 8,500) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Big Sky Conference DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: Debbie Corum TEAM INFORMATION 2 18 OVERALL RECORD: 1-10 2 17 CONFERENCE RECORD: 1-8 (12th place in Big Sky Conference) HEAD COACH: Demario Warren ALMA MATER, YEAR: UC Davis, 2008 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 16-18 (3) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 16-18 (3) ASSISTANT COACHES: Ryan Hunt (Associate Head Coach/ Defensive Line); Justin Walterscheid (Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Brandon Fisher (Defensive Coordinator); Anthony Arceneaux (Special Teams Coordinator/Wide Receivers); Solomon Tapasa (Linebackers); Teag Whiting (Tight Ends); Aaron Fernandez (Offensive Line); Tommy Collet Jr., (Safeties); Sam Elliott (Running Backs); Robert Bala (Cornerbacks) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 45/19 STARTERS RETURNING: 11 (5 Offense, 6 Defense) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Lehi Afatasi (6-0, 310, Sr., DL, 26 tackles, 3.5 TFLs, 2.5 sacks); • Jay Green Jr. (5-10, 193, Sr., RB, 829 yards, 7 TDs); • Chris Helbig (6-4, 214, So., QB, 1,011 passing yards, 5 passing TDs, 5 rushing TDs); • Zach Larsen (6-1, 305, Sr., OL); • Landen Measom (5-10, 180, Jr., WR, 43 rec., 589 yards, 2 TDs); • Jalen Russell (5-11, 180, Jr., CB, 32 tackles, 7 PBUs); • Mike Sims (6-2, 195, So., S, 34 tackles); • A.J. Stanley (6-1, 195, So., S, 66 tackles); SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryson Lester OFFICE PHONE: (801) 860-8653 E-MAIL: brysonlester@suu.edu WEBSITE: www.SUUTBirds.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2 18 RESULTS Sept. 1 NORTH ALABAMA L, 30-34 Sept. 8 at Oregon State L, 25-48 Sept. 15 at Arizona L, 31-62 Sept. 22 *at Northern Arizona L, 23-31 Oct. 6 *at Eastern Washington L, 17-55 Oct. 13 *SACRAMENTO STATE W, 48-27 Oct. 20 *at Idaho L, 12-31 Oct. 27 *NO. COLORADO L, 39-42 Nov. 3 *MONTANA L, 14-57 Nov. 10 *WEBER STATE L, 18-31 Nov. 17 *at Cal Poly L, 24-38 *Big Sky Conference game

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Demario Warren

Jay Green Jr.

Zach Larsen

2 19 SCHEDULE Aug. 31 at UNLV Sept. 7 at Northern Iowa Sept. 14 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN Sept. 21 at South Dakota State Sept. 28 *CAL POLY Oct. 5 *at Portland State Oct. 12 *at Weber State Oct. 19 *UC DAVIS Oct. 26 *IDAHO STATE Nov. 2 *at Montana State Nov. 16 *NORTHERN ARIZONA Nov. 23 *at North Dakota Note: All times Central

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

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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

QUICK FACTS

Oct. 5 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium (Hobo Day) Kickoff: 2 p.m.; TV: TBD

LOCATION: Carbondale, Ill. ENROLLMENT: 12,817 NICKNAME: Salukis COLORS: Maroon and White HOME STADIUM: Saluki Stadium (FieldTurf – 15,000) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: Jerry Kill TEAM INFORMATION 2 18 OVERALL RECORD: 2-9 2 18 CONFERENCE RECORD: 1-7 (10th place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) HEAD COACH: Nick Hill ALMA MATER, YEAR: Southern Illinois, 2008 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 10-23 (3) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 10-23 (3) ASSISTANT COACHES: Jason Petrino (Defensive Coordinator/ Safeties); Blake Rolan (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Spencer Brown (Linebackers); Nate Griffin (Running Backs); Chuka Ndulue (Defensive Line); Trevor Olson (Offensive Line); Pat Poore (Tight Ends/Special Teams); Marty Rodgers (Cornerbacks); Nick Williams (Wide Receivers) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING: 50 STARTERS RETURNING: 16 (5 Offense, 10 Defense, 1 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Jeremy Chinn (6-3, 212, Sr., S, 55 tackles, 3 INT, 7 PBUs); • D.J. Davis (5-8, 170, Sr., RB, 1,118 rushing yards, 6 TDs, 29 rec., 201 yads); • Michael Elbert (6-0, 195, So., S, 39 tackles, 1 INT); • Luke Giegling (6-4, 227, So., OLB, 52 tackles, 3.5 TFLs, 2.5 sacks) • Malik Haynes (5-11, 334, Sr., DT, 36 tackles, 7.5 TFLs); • Anthony Knighton (6-4, 260, Jr., DE, 45 tackles, 13.5 TFLs, 8.5 sacks); • Landon Lenoir (6-0, 190, Jr., WR, 48 rec., 486 yards, 2 TDs); • Jacob Marnin (6-2, 316, Sr., C); • Bryce Notree (6-4, 248, Jr., ILB, 78 tackles, 5.0 TFLs, 2 sacks, 2 INTs); SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Weber OFFICE PHONE: (618) 453-7235 E-MAIL: tomweber@siu.edu WEBSITE: www.SIUSalkis.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2 18 RESULTS Aug. 30 at Murray State W, 49-10 Sept. 8 at Ole Miss L, 41-76 Sept. 15 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI L, 44-48 Sept. 29 *SOUTH DAKOTA L, 24-31 Oct. 6 *at Youngstown State L, 14-17 Oct. 13 *at Illinois State L, 3-51 Oct. 20 *INDIANA STATE L, 21-24 Oct. 27 *at Missouri State W, 49-35 Nov. 3 *WESTERN ILLINOIS L, 31-34 Nov. 10 *SOUTH DAKOTA ST. L, 38-57 Nov. 17 *at North Dakota State L, 17-65 * Missouri Valley Football Conference game

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Nick Hill

Jeremy Chinn

D.J. Davis

2 19 SCHEDULE Aug. 29 at Southeast Missouri 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Massachusetts TBA Sept. 14 UT MARTIN 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at Arkansas State 6 p.m. Oct. 5 *at South Dakota State 2 p.m. Oct. 12 *ILLINOIS STATE 6 p.m. Oct. 19 *YOUNGSTOWN STATE 2 p.m. Oct. 26 *at South Dakota 4 p.m. Nov. 2 *at Indiana State noon Nov. 9 *MISSOURI STATE 2 p.m. Nov. 16 *at Western Illinois 1 p.m. Nov. 23 *NORTH DAKOTA STATE 2 p.m. Note: All times Central

Oct. 12 at Youngstown, Ohio Kickoff: 6 p.m. ET; TV: TBD

LOCATION: Youngstown, Ohio ENROLLMENT: 12,801 NICKNAME: Penguins COLORS: Red and White HOME STADIUM: Stambaugh Stadium (PowerBlade HP Turf – 20,630) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: Ron Strollo TEAM INFORMATION 2 18 OVERALL RECORD: 4-7 2 18 CONFERENCE RECORD: 3-5 (tied for sixth place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) HEAD COACH: Bo Pelini ALMA MATER, YEAR: Ohio State, 1994 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 27-21 (4) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 94-49 (11) ASSISTANT COACHES: Carl Pelini (Associate Head Coach); Brian Crist (Offensive Coordinator); Donald D’Alesio (Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line); Nic McKissic-Luke (Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs); Joe Ganz (Quarterbacks); John Peterson (Offensive Line); Sean Baker (Linebackers); Tim Marlowe (Wide Receivers); D.J. Gomes (Secondary); Travis Tislaretz (Tight Ends) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 39/24 STARTERS RETURNING: 9 (4 Offense, 5 Defense) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Dan Becker (6-5, 285, So., OL); • Jermiah Braswell (6-0, 210, Sr., WR, 20 rec., 325 yards, 2 TDs); • Shereif Bynum (6-4, 255, Sr., DE, 37 tackles, 11.5 TFLs, 4 sacks); • Bryce Gibson (5-10, 180, Jr., DB, 42 tackles, 12 PBUs); • Miles Joiner (6-4, 250, So., TE, 12 rec., 202 yards, 4 TDs); • Cash Mitchell (6-0, 225, Sr., LB, 35 tackles, 2.5 TFLs); • Samuel St. Surin (5-11, 185, Jr., WR, 21 rec., 299 yards, 1 TD); • D.J. Smalls (6-0, 180, Sr., DB, 22 tackles, 1 INT, 6 PBUs); • Wes Thompson (6-0, 290, Jr., DT, 28 tackles, 2 sacks); • Christian Turner (5-10, 195, Jr., RB, 179 rushing yards) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Trevor Parks OFFICE PHONE: (330) 941-3192 E-MAIL: tparks@ysu.edu WEBSITE: www.YSUSports.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2 18 RESULTS Sept. 1 BUTLER Sept. 8 at West Virginia Sept. 15 VALPARAISO Sept. 29 *at Western Illinois Oct. 6 *SOUTHERN ILLINOIS Oct. 13 *at South Dakota State Oct. 20 *SOUTH DAKOTA Oct. 27 *INDIANA STATE Nov. 3 *at North Dakota State Nov. 10 *NORTHERN IOWA Nov. 17 *at Illinois State

*Missouri Valley Football Conference game

L, 21-23 L, 17-52 W, 42-7 L, 38-45 W, 17-14 L, 7-36 W, 29-17 L, 17-43 L, 7-17 W, 31-10 L, 28-35

Bo Pelini

Bryce Gibson

Christian Turner

2 19 SCHEDULE Aug. 24 ^vs. Samford 2 p.m. Sept. 7 Howard 1 p.m. Sept. 14 Duquesne 1 p.m. Sept. 28 Robert Morris (Pa.) 5 p.m. Oct. 5 *at Northern Iowa 4 p.m. Oct. 12 *SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 5 p.m. Oct. 19 *at Southern Illinois 2 p.m. Oct. 26 *WESTERN ILLINOIS 1 p.m. Nov. 2 *NORTH DAKOTA STATE 5 p.m. Nov. 9 *at South Dakota 2 p.m. Nov. 16 *at Indiana State noon Nov. 23 *ILLINOIS STATE 11 a.m. ^ at Montgomery, Ala. Note: All times Central

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INDIANA STATE

NORTH DAKOTA STATE

Oct. 19 at Terre Haute, Ind. Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET; TV: MVFC-TV

QUICK FACTS LOCATION: Terre Haute, Ind. ENROLLMENT: 13,584 NICKNAME: Sycamores COLORS: Royal Blue and White HOME STADIUM: Memorial Stadium (FieldTurf – 12,764) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: Sherard Clinkscales TEAM INFORMATION 2 18 OVERALL RECORD: 7-4 2 17 CONFERENCE RECORD: 5-3 (tied for third place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) HEAD COACH: Curt Mallory ALMA MATER, YEAR: Michigan, 1992 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 7-15 (2) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 7-15 (2) ASSISTANT COACHES: Mark Smith (Assistant Head Coach/ Defensive Line); Michael Switzer (Offensive Coordinator/ Offensive Line); Brad Wilson (Defensive Coordinator/ Linebackers); Kevin Abrams (Special Teams); Deon Broomfield (Cornerbacks); Tyler Funk (Tight Ends); Joe Hastings (Wide Receivers); Kyle Hoke (Safeties); Marcus Knight (Running Backs); Aaron Young (Quarterbacks) STARTERS RETURNING: 18 (9 Offense, 6 Defense, 3 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Denzel Bonner (6-2, 195, Sr., DB, 63 tackles, 1 INT, 4 PBUs); • Ryan Boyle (6-2, 215, Sr., QB, 1,627 yards, 12 TDs); • Isaiah Edwards (6-7, 360, Sr., OL); • Jonas Griffith (6-4, 250, Sr., LB, 132 tackles, 9.5 TFLs); • Dante Hendrix (6-3, 195, So., WR, 47 rec., 681 yards, 4 TDs); • Kevin Kcehowski (6-10, 325, Sr., OL) • James Lang (6-3, 310, Sr., OL) • Titus McCoy (5-10, 190, Jr., RB, 565 rushing yards, 6 TDs); • Jerry Nunez (5-11, 180, Sr., K, 15-19 FG, 40-41 PAT, 85 pts.); • Wyatt Wozniak (6-3, 300, Sr., C) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim McCaughan OFFICE PHONE: (812) 237-4159 E-MAIL: Timothy.McCaughan@indstate.edu WEBSITE: www.GoSycamores.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2 18 RESULTS Aug. 30 QUINCY W, 49-0 Sept. 8 at Louisville L, 7-31 Sept. 15 at Eastern Illinois W, 55-41 Sept. 27 *NORTHERN IOWA L, 0-33 Oct. 6 *at South Dakota St. [OT] L, 51-54 Oct. 13 *MISSOURI STATE L, 26-29 Oct. 20 *at Southern Illinois W, 24-21 Oct. 27 *at Youngstown State W, 43-17 Nov. 3 *SOUTH DAKOTA[3 OT] W, 51-48 Nov. 10 *ILLINOIS STATE W, 28-23 Nov. 17 *WESTERN ILLINOIS W, 15-13 * Missouri Valley Football Conference game

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Oct. 26 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium (Dakota Marker Game) Kickoff: 2 p.m.; TV: Midco Sports Network

QUICK FACTS

Curt Mallory

Ryan Boyle

Jonas Griffith

2 19 SCHEDULE Aug. 31 at Kansas 11 a.m. Sept. 7 DAYTON noon Sept. 14 EASTERN KENTUCKY noon Sept. 21 EASTERN ILLINOIS noon Oct. 5 *at South Dakota 2 p.m. Oct. 12 *WESTERN ILLINOIS noon Oct. 19 *SOUTH DAKOTA STATE noon Oct. 26 *at Illinois State 2 p.m. Nov. 2 *SOUTHERN ILLINOIS noon Nov. 9 *at Northern Iowa 4 p.m. Nov. 16 *YOUNGSTOWN STATE noon Nov. 23 *at Missouri State 2 p.m. Note: All times Central

LOCATION: Fargo, N.D. ENROLLMENT: 13,796 NICKNAME: Bison COLORS: Yellow and Green HOME STADIUM: Fargodome (AstroTurf – 18,700) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: Matt Larsen TEAM INFORMATION 2 18 OVERALL RECORD: 15-0 2 18 CONFERENCE RECORD: 8-0 (first place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) 2 18 POSTSEASON: Won FCS National Championship HEAD COACH: Matt Entz ALMA MATER, YEAR: Wartburg, 1995 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 0-0 (first year) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 0-0 (first year) ASSISTANT COACHES: Randy Hedberg (Associate Head Coach/Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Tyler Roehl (Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends/Fullbacks); David Braun (Defensive Coordinator/Safeties); Nick Goeser (Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Tackles); A.J. Blazek (Offensive Line); Dan Larson (Running Backs); Kody Morgan (Cornerbacks); Grant Olson (Linebackers); Noah Pauley (Wide Receivers); Buddha Williams (Defensive Ends) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 39/22 STARTERS RETURNING: 8 (3 Offense, 4 Defense, 1 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Ty Brooks (5-9, 182, Sr., RB, 737 rushing yards, 5 TDs); • Jabril Cox (6-3, 233, Jr., LB, 91 tackles, 9.5 TFLs, 4.0 sacks, 4 INTs); • Ben Ellefson (6-3, 250, Sr., TE, 14 rec., 194 yards, 8 TDs); • James Hendricks (6-1, 207, Sr., S, 49 tackles, 5 INTs, 9 PBUs); • Zack Johnson (6-6, 317, Sr., OT); • Dillon Radunz (6-6, 303, Jr., OT); • Derrek Tuszka (6-5, 243, Sr., DE, 48 tackles, 7.5 sacks) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Perreault OFFICE PHONE: (701) 231-8331 E-MAIL: Ryan.Perreault@ndsu.edu WEBSITE: www.GoBison.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2 18 RESULTS Sept. 1 CAL POLY W, 49-3 Sept. 15 NORTH ALABAMA W, 38-7 Sept. 22 DELAWARE W, 38-10 Sept. 29 *SOUTH DAKOTA ST. W, 21-17 Oct. 6 *at Northern Iowa W, 56-31 Oct. 13 *at Western Illinois W, 34-7 Oct. 20 *ILLINOIS STATE W, 28-14 Oct. 27 *at South Dakota W, 59-14 Nov. 3 *YOUNGSTOWN STATE W, 17-7 Nov. 10 *at Missouri State W, 48-7 Nov. 17 *SOUTHERN ILLINOIS W, 65-17 Dec. 1 ^MONTANA STATE W, 52-10 Dec. 8 ^COLGATE W, 35-0 Dec. 14 ^SOUTH DAKOTA ST. W, 44-21 Jan. 5 ^E. WASHINGTON W, 38-24 *MFVC game

^FCS playoff game

Matt Entz

Ty Brooks

James Hendricks

2 19 SCHEDULE Aug. 31 #vs. Butler Sept. 7 NORTH DAKOTA Sept. 14 at Delaware Sept. 21 UC DAVIS Oct. 5 *at Illinois State Oct. 12 *NORTHERN IOWA Oct. 19 *MISSOURI STATE Oct. 26 *at South Dakota State Nov. 2 *at Youngstown State Nov. 9 *WESTERN ILLINOIS Nov. 16 *SOUTH DAKOTA Nov. 23 *at Southern Illinois Note: All times Central # at Minneapolis, Minn.

3 p.m. 2:30 p.m. TBA 2:30 p.m. noon 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 5 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2 p.m.

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MISSOURI STATE

ILLINOIS STATE

Nov. 2 at Springfield, Mo. Kickoff: 2 p.m.; TV: TBD

QUICK FACTS LOCATION: Springfield, Mo. ENROLLMENT: 26,182 NICKNAME: Bears COLORS: Maroon and White HOME STADIUM: Robert W. Plaster Stadium (Sporturf – 17,500) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: Kyle Moats TEAM INFORMATION 2 18 OVERALL RECORD: 4-7 2 18 CONFERENCE RECORD: 2-6 (ninth place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) HEAD COACH: Dave Steckel ALMA MATER, YEAR: Kutztown, 1982 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 12-32 (4) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 12-32 (4) ASSISTANT COACHES: Marcus Yokeley (Def. Coordinator/ Linebackers); Justin Kramer (Offensive Coordinator/ Offensive Line); Kenji Jackson (Safeties); Chris Morton (Defensive Line); Munir Prince (Cornerbacks); Trent Figg (Running Backs); Stephen Bravo-Brown (Wide Receivers); Marty Spieler (Tight Ends); Jake Morse (Quarterbacks) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 44/16 STARTERS RETURNING: 15 (6 Offense, 7 Defense, 2 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Tyler Currie (6-3, 202, Sr., WR, 35 rec., 548 yards, 5 TDs); • Donovan Daniels (5-10, 196, Jr., RB, 261 rushing yards, 4 TDs); • McNeece Egbim (6-0, 220, Sr., LB, 96 tackles, 9.0 TFLs, 2 sacks); • Angelo Garbutt (6-2, 230, Sr., LB, 99 tackles, 8.0 TFLs, 2.5 sacks); • Peyton Huslig (6-3, 205, Sr., QB, 2,113 passing yards, 13 TDs, 366 rushing yards, 6 TDs); • Parker Lacina (5-11, 190, So., K, 5-5 FG, 32-33 PAT, 47 points); • Jordan Murray (6-4, 225, So., TD, 33 rec., 378 yards, 4 TDs) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Kindhart OFFICE PHONE: (417) 836-5402 E-MAIL: RKindhart@missouristate.edu WEBSITE: www.MissouriStateBears.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2 18 RESULTS Aug. 30 at Oklahoma State L, 17-58 Sept. 6 LINCOLN (Mo.) W, 52-24 Sept. 15 NORTHERN ARIZONA W, 40-8 Sept. 29 *ILLINOIS STATE W, 24-21 Oct. 6 *at South Dakota L, 28-35 Oct. 13 *at Indiana State W, 29-26 Oct. 20 *WESTERN ILLINOIS L, 14-31 Oct. 27 *SOUTHERN ILLINOIS L, 35-49 Nov. 3 *at South Dakota State L, 7-59 Nov. 10 *NORTH DAKOTA STATE L, 7-48 Nov. 17 *at Northern Iowa L, 0-37 * Missouri Valley Football Conference game

Nov. 9 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium (Hall of Fame Game/Military Appreciation) Kickoff: 2 p.m.; TV: Midco Sports Network

QUICK FACTS

Dave Steckel

Angelo Garbutt

Peyton Huslig

2 19 SCHEDULE Aug. 29 at Northern Arizona 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Tulane 7 p.m. Sept. 21 KENNESAW STATE 2 p.m. Oct. 5 *at Western Illinois 3 p.m. Oct. 12 *SOUTH DAKOTA 2 p.m. Oct. 19 *at North Dakota State 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26 *NORTHERN IOWA 2 p.m. Nov. 2 *SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 2 p.m. Nov. 9 *at Southern Illinois 2 p.m. Nov. 16 *at Illinois State noon Nov. 23 *INDIANA STATE 2 p.m. Note: All times Central

LOCATION: Normal, Ill. ENROLLMENT: 20,784 NICKNAME: Redbirds COLORS: Red and White HOME STADIUM: Hancock Stadium (FieldTurf – 13,391) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: Larry Lyons TEAM INFORMATION 2 18 OVERALL RECORD: 6-5 2 18 CONFERENCE RECORD: 3-5 (tied for sixth place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) HEAD COACH: Brock Spack ALMA MATER, YEAR: Purdue, 1983 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 68-40 (9) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 68-40 (9) ASSISTANT COACHES: Moose McLain (Associate Head Coach/ Tight Ends); Kurt Beathard (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Travis Niekamp (Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers); Mike Banks (Secondary); Cody Deti (Defensive Backs); Harold Etheridge (Offensive Line); Khenon Hall (Running Backs); Brian Hendricks (Defensive Line); Ghaali Muhammad-Lankford (Wide Receivers); Kye Stewart (Outside Linebackers) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 39/18 STARTERS RETURNING: 19 (8 Offense, 8 Defense, 3 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Brady Davis (6-4, 210, Sr., QB, 1,935 passing yards, 1 9 TDs); • Ty DeForest (6-0, 250, Sr., LB, 51 tackles, 2 INTs) • Andrew Edgar (6-0, 190, So., WR, 44 rec., 746 yards, 4 TDs); • Drew Himmelman (6-10, 315, Jr., OT); • Luther Kirk (6-2, 195, Sr., DB, 61 tackles, 5 INTs); • Romeo McKnight (6-5, 250, Jr., DE, 47 tackles, 9.0 TFLs, 3 sacks); • James Robinson (5-10, 220, Sr., RB, 1,290 rushing yards, 12 TDs, 21 rec., 164 yards, 1 TD) • Christian Uphoff (6-3, 195, Jr., DB, 470 kickoff return yards, 26.1 avg.) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Williams OFFICE PHONE: (309) 438-7748 E-MAIL: mcwilli@ilstue.edu WEBSITE: www.GoRedbirds.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2 18 RESULTS Sept. 1 SAINT XAVIER Sept. 8 EASTERN ILLINOIS Sept. 22 at Colorado State Sept. 29 *at Missouri State Oct. 6 *WESTERN ILLINOIS Oct. 13 *SOUTHERN ILLINOIS Oct. 20 *at North Dakota State Oct. 27 *SOUTH DAKOTA ST. Nov. 3 *at Northern Iowa Nov. 10 *at Indiana State Nov. 17 *YOUNGSTOWN ST.

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W, 46-0 W, 48-10 W, 35-19 L, 21-24 W, 33-16 W, 51-3 L, 14-28 L, 28-38 L, 16-26 L, 23-28 W, 35-28

Brock Spack

Ty De orest

James Robinson

2 19 SCHEDULE Aug. 31 at Northern Illinois 6 p.m. Sept. 7 MOREHEAD STATE 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Eastern Illinois 2 p.m. Sept. 21 NORTHERN ARIZONA 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 *NORTH DAKOTA STATE noon Oct. 12 *at Southern Illinois 6 p.m. Oct. 19 *at Western Illinois 1 p.m. Oct. 26 *INDIANA STATE 2 p.m. Nov. 2 *NORTHERN IOWA noon Nov. 9 *at South Dakota State 2 p.m. Nov. 16 *MISSOURI STATE noon Nov. 23 *at Youngstown State 11 a.m. Note: All times Central

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NORTHERN IOWA

SOUTH DAKOTA

Nov. 16 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium (Senior Day) Kickoff: 2 p.m.; TV: MVFC-TV

QUICK FACTS LOCATION: Cedar Falls, Iowa ENROLLMENT: 11,212 NICKNAME: Panthers COLORS: Purple and Old Gold HOME STADIUM: UNI-Dome (AstroTurf – 16,324) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: David Harris TEAM INFORMATION 2 18 OVERALL RECORD: 7-6 2 18 CONFERENCE RECORD: 5-3 (tied for third place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) 2 18 POSTSEASON: NCAA Second Round HEAD COACH: Mark Farley ALMA MATER, YEAR: Northern Iowa, 1987 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 149-78 (18) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 149-78 (18) ASSISTANT COACHES: D.J. Vokolek (Assistant Head Coach/ Linebackers); Ryan Mahaffey (Offensive Coordinator); Jeremiah Johnson (Defensive Coordinator/Safeties); Ryan Clanton (Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line); Nick Danielson (Running Backs); Bryce Paup (Defensive Line); Justin Roper (Quarterbacks); Isaac Fruechte (Wide Receivers); Keelon Brookins (Defensive Assistant) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 51/19 STARTERS RETURNING: 15 (7 Offense, 7 Defense, 1 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Trevor Allen (5-10, 203, Sr., RB, 611 rushing yards, 5 TDs, 25 rec., 256 yards); • Hezekiah Applegate (6-2, 285, Sr., DL, 11 tackles); • Chris Kolarevic (6-0, 223, So., LB, 65 tackles, 3.0 TFLs); • Jaylin James (6-3, 202, Sr., WR, 38 rec., 400 yards, 3 TDs); • Deion McShane (5-9, 155, So., WR, 36 rec., 482 yards, 2 TDs, 28.9 yard kickoff return avg.) • Briley Moore (6-3, 242, Sr., TE, 39 rec., 536 yards, 4 TDs); • Jalen Rima (6-0, 192, Sr., WR, 21 rec., 337 yards, 3 TDs); • Korby Sander (6-0, 212, Jr., DB, 93 tackles, 3 INTs); • Jackson Scott-Brown (6-4, 312, Sr., OL) • Xavior Williams (5-11, 175, Jr., DB, 42 tackles, 4 INTs); SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerek Wolcott OFFICE PHONE: (319) 273-5456 E-MAIL: Jerek.Wolcott@uni.edu WEBSITE: www.UNIPanthers.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2 18 RESULTS Sept. 1 at Montana L, 23-26 Sept. 15 at Iowa L, 14-38 Sept. 22 HAMPTON W, 44-0 Sept. 27 *at Indiana State W, 33-0 Oct. 6 *NORTH DAKOTA ST. L, 31-56 Oct. 13 *at South Dakota W, 42-28 Oct. 20 *SOUTH DAKOTA ST. W, 24-9 Oct. 27 *at Western Illinois L, 17-37 Nov. 3 *ILLINOIS STATE W, 26-16 Nov. 10 *at Youngstown State L, 10-31 Nov. 17 *MISSOURI STATE W, 37-0 Nov. 24 ^LAMAR W, 16-13 Dec. 1 ^at UC Davis L, 16-23 * MVFC game

^FCS playoff game

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Mark arley

Briley Moore

Xavior Williams

2 19 SCHEDULE Aug. 31 at Iowa State Sept. 7 SOUTHERN UTAH Sept. 21 IDAHO STATE Sept. 28 at Weber State Oct. 5 *YOUNGSTOWN STATE Oct. 12 *at North Dakota State Oct. 19 *SOUTH DAKOTA Oct. 26 *at Missouri State Nov. 2 *at Illinois State Nov. 9 *INDIANA STATE Nov. 16 *at South Dakota State Nov. 23 *WESTERN ILLINOIS Note: All times Central

Nov. 23 at Vermillion (South Dakota Showdown Series) Kickoff: 2 p.m.; TV: Midco Sports Network

11 a.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 7 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 2 p.m. noon 4 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m.

QUICK FACTS LOCATION: Vermillion, S.D. ENROLLMENT: 10,066 NICKNAME: Coyotes COLORS: Red and White HOME STADIUM: DakotaDome (AstroTurf – 10,000) AFFILIATION: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision/Missouri Valley Football Conference DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: David Herbster TEAM INFORMATION 2 18 OVERALL RECORD: 4-7 2 18 CONFERENCE RECORD: 3-5 (tied for sixth place in Missouri Valley Football Conference) HEAD COACH: Bob Nielson ALMA MATER, YEAR: Wartburg, 1982 RECORD/YEARS AT SCHOOL: 16-19 (3) CAREER RECORD/YEARS: 202-99-1 (26) ASSISTANT COACHES: Phil Ockinga (Assistant Head Coach/ Wide Receivers); Ted Schlafke (Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks); Travis Johansen (Defensive Coordinator); Rob Aurich (Special Teams Coordinator/Inside Linebackers); Mark Watson (Defensive Backs); Andrew Prevost (Offensive Line); Al Sega (Defensive Line); Tyler Paopao (Tight Ends); Dante Warren (Running Backs); Abdul Hodge (Outside Linebackers) LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 52/19 STARTERS RETURNING: 15 (7 Offense, 6 Defense, 2 Special Teams) TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: • Dakarai Allen (6-1, 185, Sr., WR, 48 rec., 703 yards, 5 TDs); • Jack Cochrane (6-3, 225, Jr., LB, 79 tackles, 3.5 TFLs); • Trystn Ducker (5-10, 175, Sr., WR, 11 rec., 179 yards, 1 TD); • Levi Falck (6-2, 195, Jr., WR, 45 rec., 492 yards, 2 TDs); • Darin Greenfield (6-3, 240, Sr., DL, 58 tackles, 14.5 TFLs, 6 sacks); • Kai Henry (5-8, 190, Jr., RB, 509 rushing yards, 7 TDs); • Mason Scheidegger (6-5, 325, Jr., OL); • Brady Schutt (6-1, 205, Jr., P, 64 punts, 42.9 avg.) • Austin Simmons (6-1, 215, Sr., QB, 3,124 passing yards, 18 TDs, 332 rushing yards, 5 TDs) SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Boettcher OFFICE PHONE: (605) 677-5927 E-MAIL: Bryan.Boettcher@usd.edu WEBSITE: www.GoYotes.com SCHEDULE/RESULTS 2 18 RESULTS Sept. 1 at Kansas State L, 24-27 Sept. 8 NO. COLORADO W, 43-28 Sept. 15 at Weber State L, 10-27 Sept. 29 *at Southern Illinois W, 31-24 Oct. 6 *MISSOURI STATE W, 35-28 Oct. 13 *NORTHERN IOWA L, 28-42 Oct. 20 *at Youngstown State L, 17-29 Oct. 27 *NORTH DAKOTA ST. L, 14-59 Nov. 3 *at Indiana State [3 OT] L, 48-51 Nov. 10 *WESTERN ILLINOIS W, 17-12 Nov. 17 *at South Dakota State L, 27-49 *Missouri Valley Football Conference game

Bob Nielson

Darin Greenfield

Austin Simmons

2 19 SCHEDULE Aug. 31 MONTANA 2 p.m. Sept. 7 at Oklahoma 6 p.m. Sept. 14 HOUSTON BAPTIST 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at Northern Colorado 3 p.m. Oct. 5 *INDIANA STATE 2 p.m. Oct. 12 *at Missouri State 2 p.m. Oct. 19 *at Northern Iowa 4 p.m. Oct. 26 *SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 4 p.m. Nov. 2 *at Western Illinois 1 p.m. Nov. 9 *YOUNGSTOWN STATE 2 p.m. Nov. 16 *at North Dakota State 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23 *SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 2 p.m. Note: All times Central

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ABOUT THE VFC

1818 Chouteau Ave. St. Louis, MO 631 3 Phone: (314) 421-2268 Fax: (314) 421-35 5 Website: www.valley-football.org

VALLEY FOOTBALL STAFF

Patty Viverito Commissioner

Bill Carollo

Coordinator of Offi ials

Mike Kern

Asso iate 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, and the league celebrates its 35th anniversary during 2019. In 2018, the league demonstrated its superiority again as three MVFC teams earned selection to the NCAA Division I Championship, two advanced to the playoff semifinals, and North Dakota State won its seventh national championship in eight years. Last year, the league cmpiled a 23 13 non league record and won the Big Sky MVFC Challenge Series for the second straight year. The season featured another MVFC win against an FBS school as Illinois State handled Colorado State in September. The league has had success against that subdivision, claiming at least one win at an FBS site since 2010 and 45 total wins in MVFC history. Eight league teams will face an FBS opponent in 2019. This fall, the Big Sky MVFC Challenge Series re news for a third consecutive year, with 10 matchups on the regular season slate. In addition, Youngstown State opens the 2019 campaign in Week Zero, facing Samford in a nationally televised game on ESPN. North Dakota State also takes part in a unique season opener, facing Butler at Target Field in Minneapolis in late August. In terms of post season success, a league school has reached the title game nine times since 2011 (North Dakota State 7, Illinois State 1, Youngstown State 1). While NDSU’s title run (five straight FCS Championships) ended in 2016, Youngstown State represented the league in the title game in 2016, falling to James Madison. Both NDSU and South Dakota State earned semifinal berths in 2018, mark ing the fifth time the league has had two semifinal teams in the same season, which includes four of the past five seasons (1999, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018). The 2018 season produced three NFL draft picks (DL Khalen Saunders of Western Illinois, DB Jordan Brown of South Dakota State and QB Easton Stick of North Dakota State). Stick finished third in the Walter Payton Player of the Year voting while his teammate, LB Jabril Cox, was fourth in the Buck Buchanan Award tabulations. Stick earned the league’s Offen sive Player of the Year award, while Cox was the league’s Defensive MVP. Notably, the MVFC had an FCS best 17 selections to the STATS FCS All Amer ica teams. The 2019 season will mark the fifth in an agree ment with ESPN to distribute all 40 league games on ESPN3 (or ESPN+), while the league has added other initiatives in the past few years to promote its institutions, student athletes and coaches, including a weekly podcast series (“First and Goal”), and video segments that review (“Two Minute Drill”) and pre view (“The Extra Point”) each week’s contests throughout the season. There’s not much that has eluded the Missouri Valley Football Conference in its first 34 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 earned five straight national championships from 2011 15, and the league also has NCAA titles in 1997, 2002, 2017 and 2018. 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 35th season in 2019. In June 2008, presidents of the nine member Gateway Football Conference and the 10 member Missouri Valley Conference approved a rebranding initiative that changed the football conference name from the Gateway Football Conference to the Missouri Valley Football Conference. It represented the second name change for the football league. Initially, the conference competed as the Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference (1985 91) and the Gateway Football Conference (1992 2007). Although the league shares the Missouri Valley name, the football playing members compete under a separate administrative umbrella, as the Missouri Valley Conference and the Missouri Valley Football Conference remain separate entities. The MVFC has an FCS best nine national cham pionships (North Dakota State – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018; Western Kentucky 2002; Youngstown State 1997), and league mem bers Youngstown State (3) and Southern Illinois (1) own additional titles prior to their league member ship, meaning 13 FCS championship trophies (of 41 total previous championships) are housed on league campuses, in addition to five (Youngstown State on three separate occasions, UNI in 2005 and Illinois State in 2014) runner up finishes. Only five FCS leagues possess more than a single FCS champi onship trophy, and the MVFC is among that elite. The league has established itself as a leader among FCS conferences. Counting last year, an MVFC member has reached the FCS semifinals 23 times in the past 23 seasons (and 26 times overall). The MVFC has had two semifinal teams in four of the past five seasons. The league has nine national championships in the last 23 years. The Missouri Valley Football Conference success is not limited to the immediate past. During the 1990s, the league compiled a 34 19 mark in the FCS play offs, bettered only by the Southern Conference, whose members were 37 19 in that decade. In the current decade, MVFC teams are 59 25, and only one other conference (the CAA at 40 36) has a winning record. Thanks to great players and strong coaching, the MVFC has reached and will maintain its place among the FCS best. Since 2004, league teams have com bined for a 73 38 record in playoff games, with seven titles – both tops in the FCS. Notably, only the MVFC (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018), CAA Football (2016) and Big Sky Conference (2010) have an FCS title this decade.

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In 1997, Youngstown State grabbed the crowned jewel for the conference, as the league had one of its most successful seasons. In addition to claiming the league’s first national championship, the Penguins finished the year ranked No. 1, marking the first time a league member has held that spot in a season ending poll. That same year, Western Illinois was at No. 6, marking the first time the league ended the year with two teams ranked among the top six. In 1999, the Missouri Valley Football Conference trumped that, as YSU finished the year No. 2, and Illinois State was No. 3. UNI also finished in the top 20 in both nationally recognized polls. In 2002, Western Kentucky added to the league’s national championship trophy case with an FCS crown, while both WKU (No. 1) and Western Illinois (No. 5) finished among the nation’s top five in the season ending polls. WKU became the first school to earn victories against the tourney’s top three seeds en route to its national championship. In 2003, four Valley Football teams represented the league in the 16 team NCAA playoffs, marking the first time any league has sent that many to the playoffs in the same year. In 2004, Southern Illinois spent a league record 11 weeks as the nation’s top ranked team, while all eight league teams received votes for the Top 25 at some point in the season. In 2005, UNI became the fourth league school to reach the FCS championship game since 1997, while Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky com bined to hold the nation’s No. 1 ranking in the top 25 polls for five weeks. 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. In 2011, North Dakota State won the national crown and finished the season atop the top 25 rankings. UNI was No. 5 in the final FCS Coaches poll, and Illinois State was ranked No. 20 in The Sports Network poll. For ISU, it marked the first top 25 ranking in a season ending poll since 2006. Six different league schools cracked into the Top 25 during the season. In 2012 and 2013, North Dakota State repeated as national champions, becoming just the second team in FCS history to three peat as national cham pions (only Appalachian State has previously accom plished this feat at the FCS level). The Bison went an unprecedented 15 0 and established an all time FCS record with 33 straight victories before losing. 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 narrowly 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

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(North Dakota State) and No. 2 (Illinois State) posi tions in the season ending Sports Network rankings. During the 2014 season, the league demonstrated its superiority as eight different MVFC teams achieved a top 25 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. In 2015, five league teams (Illinois State, North Dakota State, UNI, South Dakota State and Western Illinois) again represented the conference in the FCS playoffs, and North Dakota State took home a fifth straight title. The league wasn’t short of individual national accomplishments as a total of 17 different players earned All America honors. Later, NDSU QB Carson Wentz became the highest ever draft pick for the league, taken second overall by Philadelphia. The 2016 season featured four MVFC wins against FBS schools, including Illinois State’s win at Northwestern, North Dakota State’s win at No. 11 Iowa, Western Illinois’ victory at Northern Illinois and UNI’s triumph at Iowa State. NDSU’s win over na tionally ranked Iowa marked the fourth time an FCS school had beaten an AP Top 25 FBS program, and coupled with Illinois State’s win against Northwest ern, it gave the MVFC two wins against B1G oppo nents in the same season for the first time. The four FBS wins established a league mark. Youngstown State and North Dakota State both reached the semi finals of the FCS Championship, while the Penguins represented the league in the title game. Four MVFC teams earned playoff bids. The 2017 and 2018 seasons featured two semifi nal teams (South Dakota State and North Dakota State) and the same result in the title game – NDSU defeated James Madison in 2017 for the crown, and then bested No. 3 Eastern Washington in 2018. The Bison completed a perfect 15 0 season after being ranked No. 1 in every poll throughout the season. The original Gateway Conference was founded as a women’s athletic organization in August 1982, following the dissolution of the Association of Inter collegiate Athletics for Women. In September of that year, Patty Viverito was named the first commissioner of the newly founded conference, a position she maintains today. The Gateway Conference football division was born on August 21, 1985, when the Gateway Confer ence 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 league’s seventh member. Current members North Dakota State and South Dakota State joined the MVFC in 2008, and South Dakota was added in 2012. The University of North Dakota is set to bring the league roster to 11 teams in 2020.

ABOUT THE VFC 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

MVFC RECORDS SINCE 2 8

(league games only)

North Dakota State South Dakota State Northern Iowa Illinois State Southern Illinois Youngstown State 7. Western Illinois 8. Indiana State Missouri State 10. *South Dakota * League member since 2012

68 20 61-27 58 30 50 38 41 47 41 47 33 55 28 60 28 60 16 40

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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. 31.

(all Division I leagues)

SEC West SEC East Big Ten East Pac 12 North Big 12 ACC Atlantic Big Ten West ACC Coastal Pac 12 South Mountain West Mountain American Athletic East American Athletic West FBS Independents Sun Belt East Mountain West West Mid American West Conference USA East Mid American East Missouri Valley Conference USA West Sun Belt West Colonial Big Sky Southern Ivy League Ohio Valley Southland Big South Northeast Patriot FCS Independents

83.24 79.90 78.52 77.77 77.35 76.36 76.26 74.02 73.08 66.86 65.28 63.84 63.47 62.77 61.00 60.83 59.30 59.18 57.79 55.55 54.45 50.18 48.69 46.19 44.50 42.11 41.76 34.40 32.07 30.85 30.83

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MVFC COMPOSITE SCHEDU E SATURDAY, AUG. 24 Youngstown State vs. Samford (at Montgomery, Ala.; 2 p.m.)

THURSDAY, AUG. 29 Southern Illinois at Southeast Missouri, 6:30 p.m. Western Illinois at North Alabama, 7 p.m. Missouri State at Northern Arizona, 7 p.m. South Dakota State at Minnesota, 8 p.m. SATURDAY, AUG. 1 Indiana State at Kansas, 11 a.m. Northern Iowa at Iowa State, 11 a.m. Montana at South Dakota, 2 p.m. Butler vs. North Dakota State (at Minneapolis, Minn.; 3 p.m.) Illinois State at Northern Illinois, 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 Dayton at Indiana State, noon Howard at Youngstown State, 1 p.m. North Dakota at North Dakota State, 2:30 p.m. Southern Utah at Northern Iowa, 4 p.m. Long Island at South Dakota State, 6 p.m. South Dakota at Oklahoma, 6 p.m. Morehead State at Illinois State, 6:30 p.m. Southern Illinois at Massachusetts, TBA Western Illinois at Colorado State, TBA SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 Eastern Kentucky at Indiana State, noon Drake at South Dakota State, 1 p.m. Duquesne at Youngstown State, 1 p.m. Houston Baptist at South Dakota, 2 p.m. Illinois State at Eastern Illinois, 2 p.m. Montana State at Western Illinois, 3 p.m. UT Martin at Southern Illinois, 6 p.m. North Dakota State at Delaware, TBA Missouri State at Tulane, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 Eastern Illinois at Indiana State, noon Kennesaw State at Missouri State, 2 p.m. UC Davis at North Dakota State, 2:30 p.m. South Dakota at Northern Colorado, 3 p.m. Tennessee Tech at Western Illinois, 3 p.m. Idaho State at Northern Iowa, 4 p.m. Southern Utah at South Dakota State, 6 p.m. Southern Illinois at Arkansas State, 6 p.m. Northern Arizona at Illinois State, 6:30 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 Robert Morris at Youngstown State, 5 p.m. Northern Iowa at Weber State, 7 p.m.

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

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 *Western Illinois at Indiana State, noon *Northern Iowa at North Dakota State, 1 p.m. *South Dakota at Missouri State, 2 p.m. *South Dakota State at Youngstown State, 5 p.m. *Illinois State at Southern Illinois, 6 p.m. SATURDAY, OCT. 19 *South Dakota State at Indiana State, noon *Illinois State at Western Illinois, 1 p.m. *Youngstown State at Southern Illinois, 2 p.m. *Missouri State at North Dakota State, 2:30 p.m. *South Dakota at Northern Iowa, 4 p.m.

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Northern Iowa* Eastern Illinois Northern Iowa Western Illinois Missouri State Northern Iowa/Missouri State* Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Northern Iowa/Eastern Illinois* Northern Iowa Western Illinois

SATURDAY, NOV. 9 *Youngstown State at South Dakota, 2 p.m. *Illinois State at South Dakota State, 2 p.m. *Missouri State at Southern Illinois, 2 p.m. *Western Illinois at North Dakota State, 2:30 p.m. *Indiana State at Northern Iowa, 4 p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 16 *Missouri State at Illinois State, noon *Youngstown State at Indiana State, noon *Southern Illinois at Western Illinois, 1 p.m. *Northern Iowa at South Dakota State, 2 p.m. *South Dakota at North Dakota State, 2:30 p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 2 *Illinois State at Youngstown State, 11 a.m. *Western Illinois at Northern Iowa, 1 p.m. *South Dakota State at South Dakota, 2 p.m. *North Dakota State at Southern Illinois, 2 p.m. *Indiana State at Missouri State, 3 p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 0 FCS Playoffs begin — opening round games SATURDAY, DEC. 7 FCS Playoffs — second round games FRIDAY/SATURDAY, DEC. 1 /14 FCS Playoffs — quarterfinals FRIDAY/SATURDAY, DEC. 20/21 FCS Playoffs — semifinals

SATURDAY, OCT. 26 *Western Illinois at Youngstown State, 1 p.m. *Northern Iowa at Missouri State, 2 p.m. *Indiana State at Illinois State, 2 p.m. *North Dakota State at South Dakota State, 2 p.m. *Southern Illinois at South Dakota, 4 p.m.

MVFC COMPOSITE SCHEDU E 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997

SATURDAY, NOV. 2 *Southern Illinois at Indiana State, noon *Northern Iowa at Illinois State, noon *South Dakota at Western Illinois, 1 p.m. *South Dakota State at Missouri State, 2 p.m. *North Dakota State at Youngstown State, 5 p.m.

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

SATURDAY, JAN. 11, 2020 FCS Championship Game; Frisco, Texas *denotes conference game All times Central, unless noted

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Northern Iowa North Dakota State/*Northern Iowa North Dakota State North Dakota State North Dakota State, Illinois State North Dakota State, *Illinois State South Dakota State, *North Dakota State North Dakota State North Dakota State

* Denotes at large NCAA qualifier, other league champions received automatic bid to the NCAA Playoffs # In 2005, Youngstown State became first conference co champion not to receive an at large NCAA berth.

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SEASON RECA

20 8 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

• Reached the 10-win mark for the second year in a row, finishing with a 10-3 record • Qualfied for Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for seventh consecutive year and eighth time in 10 seasons • Secured a national seed for the third year in a row, attaining a program-best No 5 seed • Hosted and won an FCS playoff game for the third consecutive year in making back-to-back national semifinal appearances

• Attained highest national ranking as an FCS member, ascending to the No 2 spot in the STATS FCS media poll for two weeks in October • Established single-game school records for points (90), passing yards (557), touchdown passes (8), total offense (926 yards) and extra points (12) in a Sept 15 victory over ArkansasPine Bluff

• Set new single-season school records for scoring (553 points), scoring average (42 5), total offense (6,247 yards), total offense average (480 5 yards per game) and team punting average (42 5 yards per attempt

• Ranked 19th among FCS programs for home attendance with average of 10,178 fans per game • A program-best six players were named to FCS All-America teams, including first-team selection Jordan Brown and two-time honorees Taryn Christion and Christian Rozeboom

• Christion also honored nationally as a Campbell Trophy finalist and one of two recipients of the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award • Jordan Brown selected in seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals

20 8 MVFC STANDINGS

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

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

The 2018 season was one in which the South Dakota State University football team maintained its position as one of the elite programs in the Football Championship Subdivision The Jackrabbits finished with their second 10-win season in a row, posting a 10-3 record, and returned to the FCS semifinals in making their seventh straight postseason appearance After having their Sept 1 scheduled season opener at Iowa State wiped out because of inclement weather, the Jackrabbits put their high-powered offense on display in consecutive home games versus Montana State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff In the Sept 8 home opener against Montana State, Cade Johnson tied an SDSU single-game record by hauling in four touchdown receptions from Taryn Christion in a 45-14 victory over the visiting Bobcats It marked the fourth time in program history — and third time in the last three seasons — that a Jackrabbit receiver accomplished the feat, joining Don Bartlett (1949), Dallas Goedert (2016) and Jake Wieneke (2017) The entire offensive unit contributed in a recordsetting performance Sept 15 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff The Jackrabbits established numerous singlegame team records in a 90-6 rout, including most points, total offense (926 yards), passing yards (557) and touchdown passes (8) Ten different SDSU players scored touchdowns, with Johnson, Isaac Wallace and Mikey Daniel scoring twice Missouri Valley Football Conference action kicked off Sept 29 as the Jackrabbits traveled to defending MVFC and national champion North Dakota State SDSU took a 17-14 lead into the fourth quarter of a tough, physical contest, but the Bison put the lone points on the board in the fourth quarter to pull out a 21-17 victory SDSU picked up its first league win a week later, opening the month of October with a wild 54-51 overtime victory over Indiana State The Jackrabbits led 42-24 through three quarters before the Sycamores

kicked a last-second field goal at the end of regulation to force overtime In the extra session, the Sycamores kicked another field goal before Wallace ended the game with a 2-yard toucdown run The Jackrabbits entered their Oct 13 Hobo Day matchup against Youngstown State with their highest regular season ranking in a Football Championship poll at No 2 in the STATS FCS media poll SDSU’s 36-7 victory in which the Jackrabbits rushed for 253 yards and held YSU’s ground game in check was a costly one as Wallace suffered a career-ending injury Freshman C J Wilson picked up the slack with 119 yards on 16 carries, including a 48-yard touchdown run, and Christion added scoring runs of 49 and 11 yards in the fourth quarter as SDSU pulled away Special teams, which were a strength all season, set the tone as Logan Backhaus blocked a field goal attempt on the Penguins’ opening drive of the game SDSU closed October with a key two-game road swing at Northern Iowa and Illinois State A bend-butdon’t-break UNI defense held the Jackrabbits out of the end zone en route to a 24-9 victory for the Panthers Kicker Chase Vinatieri accounted for all the Jackrabbit points on three field goals, including tying a school record with a 57-yarder midway through the fourth quarter At 2-2 in league play and 3-2 overall, SDSU took a giant step toward the postseason with a 38-28 win at ninth-ranked Illinois State on Oct 27 to start the second half of the league slate After the two teams traded long touchdown passes in the opening stanza, defensive tackle Xavier Ward kick-started a 21-point second quarter for the Jackrabbits by forcing a fumble at the Redbird 5-yard line that led to the goahead touchdown by Mikey Daniel on SDSU’s first offensive play of the ensuing drive Seven Wilson added a fumble recovery on the next ISU drive and the Jackrabbits again cashed in on a 5-yard pass from Christion to Jacob Brown

OVERALL 15-0 10-3 7-4 7-6 5-6 6-5 4-7 4-7 4-7 2-9

^ Qualified for Football Championship Subdivision playoffs

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Pierre Strong, Jr. became the first Jackrabbit to rush for 1,000 yards in a season since 201 , compiling 1,116 yards. Strong averaged 9.5 yards per carry and scored 11 touchdowns in being named the MVFC’s Freshman of the Year in 2018.

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A season-long 81-yard touchdown pass from Christion to Johnson with 1:27 to play in the second quarter pushed the SDSU lead to an insurmountable 28-7 Johnson, who was named to a number of AllAmerica teams, shared the FCS lead in receiving touchdowns with a school-record 17 SDSU put together another complete performance in a 59-7 dismantling of Missouri State Nov 3 at Dana J Dykhouse Stadium The game marked the coming-out party for redshirt freshman running back Pierre Strong, Jr , who scored on runs of 55 and 54 yards en route to his first career 100-yard game as he finished with 136 yards on only nine carries Strong, who was honored as Missouri Valley Football Conference Freshman of the Year, loomed large in the final two regular season games, upping his yardage total each time In a Nov 10 win at Southern Illinois, Strong rushed 14 times for 188 yards with touchdowns of 72, 43 and 24 yards The momentum in SDSU’s 57-38 road win began to swing in the Jackrabbits’ favor after Don Gardner blocked a punt in the end zone that was recovered by Jadon Janke for a touchdown in the second quarter All that stood between the Jackrabbits and another top-eight seed and first-round playoff bye was a Nov 17 matchup with in-state rival South Dakota Strong and his teammates raced out to a 28-7 first-quarter lead, with Strong scoring on runs of 30 and 73 yards despite playing on an icy field at Dana J Dykhouse Stadium Strong later capped the scoring with a 46-yard touchdown run to finish with a career-high 253 yards on 17 carries Strong would finish the year with 1,116 yards, hitting the 1,000-yard mark on his 100th carry of the season SDSU was tabbed as the No 5 overall seed in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs and drew Duquesne — an upset winner over Towson — in its postseason opener The Jackrabbits took to the air early, but once snow descended on Brookings the running game took over

Mikey Daniel became the fourth different SDSU running back to hit the century mark in a game in 2018, gaining 100 rushing yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns Reserve wide receiver Isaiah Hill added two rushing touchdowns on reverses as the Jackrabbits prevailed 51-6 on Dec 1 to run their record in home playoff games to 5-0 The Jacks traveled to fourth-seeded Kennesaw State in quarterfinal action the following week SDSU never trailed in the hard-fought contest, sealing the 27-17 victory and second consecutive trip to the FCS semifinals with an eight-play, 65-yard drive late in the fourth quarter that ended on a 15-yard run up the middle by Christion The senior quarterback was a STATS FCS Walter Payton Award finalist for the third time in 2018 SDSU’s playoff run ended Dec 14 in a rematch at North Dakota State The Jackrabbits were within one score until midway through the third quarter, when the Bison scored a pair of touchdowns in a twominute span and went on to cruise to a 44-21 victory The Jackrabbits displayed remarkable consistency on the offensive end, scoring in 46 of the 52 quarters they played, plus an overtime session, in 2018 en route to a single-season record scoring average of 42 5 points per game SDSU was blanked in two quarters in each of its three losses Eleven times the Jackrabbits scored 20 or more points in a quarter, including a season-high 31-point outburst in the second quarter of a Nov 3 home win over Missouri State A Jackrabbit defense led by All-Americans Jordan Brown at cornerback and Christian Rozeboom at linebacker ranked 18th in the FCS ranks by forcing 25 turnovers SDSU recorded at least one takeaway in 11 of 13 games The SDSU special teams unit ranked in the top 10 nationally in a number of categories, including blocked kicks (third, 8) and net punting (seventh, 39 14 yards per attempt) Bradey Sorenson was honored as an All-America at long snapper, while punter Brady Hale was an all-MVFC honoree

SEASON REVIEW JACKRABBITS IN THE 20 8 NCAA STATISTICS

TEAM (top 25)

• 3rd in blocked kicks, 8 • 4th in blocked punts, 4 • 4th in team passing efficiency, 164 96 • 5th in fewest fumbles lost, 2 • 5th in scoring offense, 42 5 points/game • 6th in fewest turnovers lost, 10 • 6th in turnover margin, +1 15/game • 7th in net punting, 39 14 yards/attempt • 7th in punt return defense, 3 07 yards/return • 9th in passing yards per completion, 15 81 • 10th in kickoff return defense, 16 75 yards/return • 10th in total offense, 480 5 yards/game • 12th in first downs, 268 • 15th in fewest sacks allowed, 1 00 sacks/game • 15th in red-zone offense, 880 • 18th in rushing offense, 230 1 yards/game • 18th in turnovers gained, 25 • 21st in fewest tackles for loss allowed, 5 15 TFL/ game • 23rd in third-down conversion percentage, 411 • 25th in scoring defense, 22 3 points/game

INDIVIDUAL (top 30) JORDAN BROWN

• 27th in passes defended, 1 2 per game

TARYN CHRISTION

• 3rd in passing touchdowns, 32 • 5th in passing yards per completion, 15 33 • 6th in passing efficiency, 158 9 • 6th in yards per pass attempt, 8 88 • 7th in points responsible for, 228 • 11th in passing yards, 3,020 • 11th in points responsible for per game, 17 5 • 25th in passing yards per game, 232 3 • 28th in total offense, 257 9 yards/game

CADE JOHNSON

• T-1st in touchdown receptions, 17 • 4th in total touchdowns, 17 • 5th in receiving yards, 1,332 • 11th in yards per reception, 19 88 • 13th in receiving yards per game, 102 5 • 14th in kickoff returns, 27 2 yards/attempt • 15th in all-purpose yardage, 139 85 yards/game • 22nd in scoring, 7 8 points/game

KROCKETT KROLIKOWSKI

• T-12th in blocked kicks, 2

PIERRE STRONG, JR.

• 21st in rushing yards, 1,116 • 29th in rushing touchdowns, 11

CHASE VINATIERI

• 9th in scoring, 8 8 points/game

SEVEN WILSON

• T-12th in blocked kicks, 2 Linebacker Dalton Cox ranked second on the team with 68 tackles. Cox also earned Academic All-America honors for the second year in a row in 2018.

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Brady Hale was a second-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection at punter after averaging 2.5 yards per attempt to close out his Jackrabbit career.

Notes: Strong would have led the nation in rushing yards per carry (9 54), but did not have enough attempts (min 10 att per game) to qualify Rankings based on all games among 124 FCS teams

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2018 STAT ST CS 2018 TEAM STATISTICS

SDSU SCORING 553 Points Per Game 42.5 Points off Turnovers 104 FIRST DOWNS 268 Rushing 129 Passing 119 Penalty 20 RUSHING YARDAGE 2 991 Yards gained rushing 3 220 Yards lost rushing 229 Rushing Attempts 466 Average Per Rush 6.4 Average Per Game 230.1 TDs Rushing 37 PASSING YARDAGE 3 256 Comp-Att-Int 206-351-8 Average Per Pass 9.3 Average Per Catch 15.8 Average Per Game 250.5 TDs Passing 35 TOTAL OFFENSE 6 247 Total Plays 817 Average Per Play 7.6 Average Per Game 480.5 KICK RETURNS 36-809 PUNT RETURNS 35-185 INTERCEPTION RETURNS 17-147 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 22.5 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 5.3 INT RETURN AVERAGE 8.6 FUMBLES-LOST 11-2 PENALTIES-YARDS 90-732 Average Per Game 56.3 PUNTS-YARDS 56-2 378 Average Per Punt 42.5 Net punt average 39.1 KICKOFFS-YARDS 100-5 636 Average Per Kick 56.4 Net kick average 39.1 POSSESSION TIME/GAME 30:13 3RD-DOWN ATTEMPTS 67/163 3rd-Down Pct 41% 4TH-DOWN ATTEMPTS 4/10 4th-Down Pct 40% SACKS BY-YARDS 20-119 MISC. YARDS 51 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 74 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 14-21 PAT-ATTEMPTS 58-62 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 RED-ZONE SCORES 44-50 Red-Zone Pct 88% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS 37-50 Red-Zone TD Pct 74% ATTENDANCE 71243 Games/Avg Per Game 7/10 178

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OPP 290 22.3 24 238 112 104 22 2 447 2 733 286 514 4.8 188.2 20 2 568 204-370-17 6.9 12.6 197.5 17 5 015 884 5.7 385.8 44-737 15-46 8-100 16.8 3.1 12.5 23-8 79-731 56.2 78-3 101 39.8 36.1 56-3 216 57.4 36.1 29:47 67/187 36% 10/19 53% 13-73 0 38 9-14 40-43 0-2 31-38 82% 24-38 63% 68 694 6/11 494

DATE Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Dec. 1 Dec. 8 Dec. 14

OPPONENT MONTANA STATE ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF *at #1 North Dakota State *INDIANA STATE *YOUNGSTOWN STATE *at #25 Northern Iowa *at #9 Illinois State MISSOURI STATE *at Southern Illinois *SOUTH DAKOTA ^DUQUESNE ^at #2 Kennesaw State ^at #1 North Dakota State

2018 SCORES SCORE W 45-15 W 90-6 L 17-21 [OT] W 54-51 W 36-7 L 9-24 W 38-28 W 59-7 W 57-38 W 49-27 W 51-6 W 27-17 L 21-44

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

SCORE BY QUARTERS South Dakota State Opponents

1ST 130 50

TEAM GAME HIGHS

2ND 169 56

3RD 151 77

OT 6 3

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

TIME 2:59 3:10 2:54 3:36 3:20 3:09 3:25 3:11 3:24 3:20 3:10 2:47 3:04

ATTEND 14 614 14 526 18 846 10 318 14 357 12 013 12 144 5 869 4 433 8 517 3 042 3 242 18 286

TOT 553 290

GAME SUPERLATIVES

RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 49 vs. Indiana State 10-6-18 RUSHING YARDS: 369 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9-15-18 YARDS PER RUSH: 10.4 vs. South Dakota 11-17-18 RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS: 5 three times (last: vs. Duquesne 12-1-18) PASS ATTEMPTS: 50 at Northern Iowa 10-20-18 PASS COMPLETIONS: 25 at Northern Iowa 10-20-18 YARDS PASSING: *557 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9-15-18 YARDS PER PASS: 26.5 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9-15-18 PASSING TOUCHDOWNS: *8 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9-15-18 TOTAL PLAYS: 80 vs. Indiana State 10-6-18 TOTAL OFFENSE: *926 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9-15-18

INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

4TH 97 104

OVERALL 1-0 2-0 2-1 3-1 4-1 4-2 5-2 6-2 7-2 8-2 9-2 10-2 10-3

RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 21 by Isaac Wallace vs. Indiana State 10-6-18 RUSHING YARDS: 253 by Pierre Strong Jr. vs. South Dakota 11-17-18 RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS: 3 by Pierre Strong Jr. at Southern Illinois 11-10-18 and vs. South Dakota 11-17-18 LONG RUSH: 79 yards (for TD) by Isaac Wallace vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9-15-18 PASS ATTEMPTS: 50 by Taryn Christion at Northern Iowa 10-20-18 PASS COMPLETIONS: 25 by Taryn Christion at Northern Iowa 10-20-18 YARDS PASSING: 341 by Taryn Christion at Southern Illinois 11-10-18 TOUCHDOWN PASSES: 5 by Taryn Christion vs. Ark.Pine Bluff 9-15-18 and vs. Indiana State 10-6-18 RECEPTIONS: 9 by Cade Johnson vs. Montana State 9-8-18 YARDS RECEIVING: 198 by Cade Johnson at Southern Illinois 11-10-18 RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS: 4 by Cade Johnson vs. Montana State 9-8-18 [tied school record] LONG RECEPTION: 81 yards (for TD) by Cade Johnson (from Taryn Christion) at Illinois State 10-27-18 FIELD GOALS: 3 by Chase Vinatieri at Northern Iowa 10-20-18

YARDS PER PLAY: 16.2 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9-15-18 POINTS: *90 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9-15-18 FIRST DOWNS: 31 vs. Indiana State 10-6-18 SACKS BY: 4 vs. Missouri State 11-3-18 PENALTIES: 14 vs. South Dakota 11-17-18 PENALTY YARDS: 145 vs. South Dakota 11-17-18 TURNOVERS BY: 2 at Northern Iowa 10-20-18 and vs. Missouri State 11-3-18 TURNOVERS FORCED: 4 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9-15-18 and vs. Missouri State 11-3-18 INTERCEPTIONS: 4 vs. Missouri State 11-3-18 FUMBLES RECOVERED: 2 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9-15-18 * Single-game school record

LONG FIELD GOAL: 57 yards by Chase Vinatieri at Northern Iowa 10-20-18 [tied school record] PUNTS: 7 by Brady Hale vs. Youngstown State 10-13-18 and at Illinois State 10-27-2018 PUNTING AVERAGE: 48.0 yards (4 punts) by Brady Hale vs. Montana State 9-8-18 LONG PUNT: 57 yards by Brady Hale three times (last: vs. Duquesne 12-1-18) LONG PUNT RETURN: 29 yards by Marquise Lewis vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9-15-18 LONG KICKOFF RETURN: 48 yards by Cade Johnson at Kennesaw State 12-8-18 TACKLES: 14 by Christian Rozeboom at Kennesaw State 12-8-18 TACKLES FOR LOSS: 3.0 by Christian Rozeboom at Kennesaw State 12-8-18 SACKS: 1.5 four times by three different players (last: by Ryan Earith and Elijah Wilson vs. Missouri State 11-3-18) INTERCEPTIONS: 2 by Zy Mosley vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9-15-18 PASS BREAKUPS: 3 by Jordan Borwn at Southern Illinois 11-10-18 FUMBLES FORCED: 1 13 times by 10 different players (last: by Christian Rozeboom at North Dakota State 12-14-18) BLOCKED KICKS: 2 (both punts) by Seven Wilson vs. Duquesne 12-1-18

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RUSHING Pierre Strong Jr. Mikey Daniel Isaac Wallace Taryn Christion C.J. Wilson Kanin Nelson Deyon Campbell Isaiah Hill Blair Mulholland Jefferson Lee V Cade Johnson Chase Vinatieri Adam Anderson Justin Roberts Team Total Opponents

GP 13 12 5 13 7 8 9 11 10 1 13 13 13 1 6 13 13

PASSING Taryn Christion Kanin Nelson Justin Roberts Cade Johnson Total Opponents

GP 13 8 1 1 13 13

SCORING Chase Vinatieri Cade Johnson Pierre Strong Jr. Mikey Daniel Adam Anderson Taryn Christion Isaac Wallace Jacob Brown Blake Kunz Isaiah Hill Blair Mulholland C.J. Wilson Jadon Janke Zy Mosley Michael Wandmaker Jake Wolfe Total Opponents

TD 1 17 12 11 7 6 5 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 74 38

*denotes touchdown

FIELD GOALS Chase Vinatieri Total Opponents

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS ATT 117 139 44 74 43 6 2 2 12 10 1 1 0 2 13 466 514

EFFIC. 158.9 309.8 638.8 116.8 165.0 119.4 FG 14-21 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 14 21 9 14

FGM FGA Pct. 14-21 66.7 14 21 66.7 10 13 76.9

GAIN 1 149 647 430 428 301 68 39 38 37 40 24 15 2 2 0 3,220 2,733

LOST 33 17 17 95 20 2 0 0 2 9 0 0 0 1 33 229 286

COMP ATT INT 197-340-8 6-8-0 2-2-0 1-1-0 206 351 8 204 370 17 KICK 66-71 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 67 72 33 37

PCT. 57.9 75.0 100.0 100.0 58.7 55.1

| PATs RUSH RCV 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 00 0 11 0

1 19 20 29 30 39 40 49 0-0 4-6 5-5 4-8 00 46 55 48 00 55 23 34

^ denotes tied school record Numbers in (parentheses) indicate attempt was made in field goal sequence

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NET 1 116 630 413 333 281 66 39 38 35 31 24 15 2 1 -33 2,991 2,447

YPC 9.5 4.5 9.4 4.5 6.5 11.0 19.5 19.0 2.9 .31 24.0 15.0 0.0 0.5 -2.5 6.4 4.8

TD 11 10 4 6 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 37 20

YDS 3 020 145 89 2 3,256 2,568

| PASS 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 01 00 50+ 1-2 12 01

2018 STAT ST CS

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

LG Blk ^57 0 ^57 0 49 1

TD 32 2 1 0 35 17

TOP PERFORMANCES

LG *73 *27 *79 *49 *48 22 32 *23 *14 21 24 *15 0 2 0 *79 78

YPG 85.8 52.5 82.6 25.6 40.1 8.2 4.3 3.5 3.5 31.0 1.8 1.2 0.2 1.0 -5.5 230.1 188.2

100 YARD RUSHING GAMES (9)

LG *81 *66 *76 2 *81 *81

YPG 232.3 18.1 89.0 0.2 250.5 197.5

Cade Johnson • vs. Montana State 9-8-18 • 9 receptions 138 yards 4 TD Cade Johnson • vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9-15-18 • 5 receptions 162 yards 2 TD Adam Anderson • vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9-15-18 • 4 receptions 128 yards 1 TD Adam Anderson • at North Dakota State 9-29-18 • 8 receptions 102 yards Cade Johnson • at Northern Iowa 10-20-18 • 7 receptions 121 yards Cade Johnson • at Illinois State 10-27-18 • 8 receptions 131 yards 1 TD Cade Johnson • vs. Missouri State 11-3-18 • 5 receptions 130 yards 2 TD Cade Johnson • at Southern Illinois 11-10-18 • 7 receptions 198 yards 2 TD

SAF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 114 102 72 66 42 36 30 18 18 12 12 12 6 6 6 1 553 290

FG SEQUENCE Montana State Arkansas-Pine Bluff North Dakota State Indiana State Youngstown State Northern Iowa Illinois State Missouri State Southern Illinois South Dakota Duquesne Kennesaw State North Dakota State

Isaac Wallace • vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9-15-18 • 5 carries 192 yards 2 TD Isaac Wallace • at North Dakota State 9-29-18 • 9 carries 110 yards 1 TD C.J. Wilson • vs. Youngstown State 10-13-18 • 16 carries 119 yards 1 TD Pierre Strong Jr. • vs. Missouri State 11-3-18 • 9 carries 136 yards 2 TD Pierre Strong Jr. • at Southern Illinois 11-10-18 • 14 carries 188 yards 3 TD Pierre Strong Jr. • vs. South Dakota 11-17-18 • 17 carries 253 yards 3 TD Mikey Daniel • vs. Duquesne 12-1-18 • 10 carries 100 yards 2 TD Pierre Strong Jr. • at Kennesaw State 12-8-18 • 18 carries 112 yards 1 TD Pierre Strong Jr. • at North Dakota State 12-14-18 • 20 carries 135 yards 1 TD

100 YARD RECEIVING GAMES (8)

300 YARD PASSING GAMES (4)

Taryn Christion • vs. Montana State 9-8-18 • 21-of-29 319 yards 4 TD Taryn Christion • vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9-15-18 • 13-of-14 332 yards 5 TD Taryn Christion • at Northern Iowa 10-20-18 • 25-of-50 325 yards Taryn Christion • at Southern Illinois 11-10-18 • 13-of-23 341 yards 2 TD

SDSU 49 (42) – (39) 48 (30) (27) (31) (37) 48 (47) (57) (48) (45) 53 27 (21) 48 28 – (39) (24) (23) –

OPP – (47) (20) 48 (33) (25) (20) 41 38 (32) 35 – (50) – – (20) 48 (32)

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2018 STAT ST CS RECEIVING Cade Johnson Adam Anderson Blake Kunz Kallan Hart Jacob Brown Mikey Daniel Isaac Wallace C.J. Wilson Pierre Strong Deyon Campbell Alex Wilde Isaiah Hill Marquise Lewis Blair Mulholland Michael Wandmaker Taryn Christion Total Opponents TOTAL OFFENSE Taryn Christion Pierre Strong Mikey Daniel Isaac Wallace C.J. Wilson Kanin Nelson Justin Roberts Deyon Campbell Isaiah Hill BlairMulholland Jefferson Lee Cade Johnson Chase Vinatieri Adam Anderson Team Total Opponents

ALL PURPOSE Cade Johnson Pierre Strong Jr. Mikey Daniel Adam Anderson Isaac Wallace C.J. Wilson Blake Kunz Taryn Christion Isaiah Hill Kallan Hart Jacob Brown Marshon Harris Deyon Campbell M. Wandmaker Marquise Lewis Alex Wilde Kanin Nelson Zy Mosley

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GP 13 13 13 13 13 12 5 7 13 9 3 11 2 10 8 13 13 13

NO. 67 47 20 11 11 10 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 2 1 1 206 204

GP PLAYS 13 414 13 117 12 139 5 44 7 43 8 14 4 1 2 9 2 11 12 10 10 1 2 13 1 13 0 13 13 6 817 13 884 13 GP RUSH 13 24 13 1 116 12 630 13 2 5 413 7 281 13 0 13 333 11 38 13 0 13 0 12 0 9 39 8 0 2 0 3 0 8 66 12 0

YDS 1 332 718 343 147 147 54 91 49 84 40 66 56 46 5 76 2 3,256 2,568

RUSH 333 1 116 630 413 281 66 1 39 38 35 31 24 15 2 -33 2,991 2,447

REC 1 332 84 54 718 91 49 343 2 56 147 147 0 40 76 46 66 0 0

YPC 19.9 15.3 17.1 13.4 13.4 5.4 10.1 7.0 14.0 8.0 16.5 18.7 23.0 2.5 76.0 2.0 15.8 12.6

PASS 3 020 0 0 0 0 145 89 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3,256 2,568 PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 93 0 0 27 0 0 0

TD 17 7 3 0 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 35 17

TOTAL 3 353 1 116 630 413 281 211 90 39 38 35 31 26 15 2 -33 6,247 5,015

KR 462 38 41 0 0 130 0 0 109 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

LG 81 66 64 40 27 23 27 37 66 20 29 47 29 7 76 2 81 81

IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 43

YPG 102.5 55.2 26.4 11.3 11.3 4.5 18.2 7.0 6.5 4.4 22.0 5.1 23.0 0.5 9.5 0.2 250.5 197.5

YPG 257.9 85.8 52.5 82.6 40.1 26.4 90.0 4.3 3.5 3.5 31.0 2.0 1.2 0.2 -5.5 480.5 385.8

TOTAL YPG 1 818 139.8 1 238 95.2 725 60.4 720 55.4 504 100.8 460 65.7 343 26.4 335 25.8 203 18.5 147 11.3 147 11.3 106 8.8 79 8.8 76 9.5 73 36.5 66 22.0 66 8.2 43 3.6

ALL PURPOSE (CONT.)GP RUSH Blair Mulholland 10 35 Jarek Berg 13 0 Jaxon Janke 4 0 Jefferson Lee V 1 31 Donald Gardner 13 0 Larenzo Williams 13 0 Josh Manchigiah 13 0 Austin Smenda 12 0 Chase Vinatieri 13 15 Christian Rozeboom 13 0 Luke Sellers 13 0 PrestonTetzlaff 13 0 Justin Roberts 1 1 TEAM 6 -33 Total 13 2,991 Opponents 13 2,447 NO. 27 4 2 1 1 0 35 15

PUNT RETURNS Marshon Harris Marquise Lewis Jaxon Janke Donald Gardner PrestonTetzlaff Jadon Janke Total Opponents

KICKOFF RETURNS Cade Johnson C.J. Wilson Isaiah Hill Pierre Strong Austin Smenda Mikey Daniel Luke Sellers Total Opponents

PUNTING Brady Hale Total Opponents

INTERCEPTIONS Zy Mosley Jordan Brown Christian Rozeboom Logan Backhaus Brandon Snyder Jarek Berg Larenzo Williams Josh Manchigiah Marshon Harris Total Opponents

FUMBLE RETURNS None

NO. 56 56 78

NO. 17 7 5 2 2 2 1 36 44

YDS 93 27 34 22 9 0 185 46

NO.

AVG 3.4 6.8 17.0 22.0 9.0 0.0 5.3 3.1

YDS 462 130 109 38 17 41 12 809 737

AVG 27.2 18.6 21.8 19.0 8.5 20.5 12.0 22.5 16.8

YDS 43 0 13 0 0 37 22 19 13 147 100

AVG 10.8 0.0 6.5 0.0 0.0 37.0 22.0 19.0 13.0 8.6 12.5

YDS 2 378 2,378 3,101

NO. 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 17 8

REC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,256 2,568

PR 0 0 34 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 185 46 TD 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

AVG. LONG 42.5 57 42.5 57 39.8 71

YDS

AVG

TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 TD

KR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 12 0 0 0 809 737

LG 19 29 18 0 0 0 29 16 LG 48 28 31 24 11 23 12 48 39

TB FC 7 20 7 20 5 8 LG 43 0 10 0 0 37 22 19 13 43 33

IR 0 37 0 0 0 22 19 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 147 100

TOTAL YPG 40 4.0 37 2.8 34 8.5 31 31.0 22 1.7 22 1.7 19 1.5 17 1.4 15 1.2 13 1.0 12 0.9 9 0.7 1 1.0 -33 -5.5 7,388 568.3 5,898 453.7

I20 50+ BLK 24 8 0 24 8 0 19 12 5

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NO. 2 53 12 27 31 3 90 6 18 7 9 69 34 66 91 23 46 99 37 13 21 14 97 16 96 55 22 29 48 19 25 1 59 38 4 24 28 39 27 5 24 52 20 15

PLAYER C. Rozeboom Dalton Cox Logan Backhaus Brandon Snyder Eric Kleinschmit Josh Manchigiah Ryan Earith Makiah Slade Marshon Harris Seven Wilson Jordan Brown Krockett Krolikowski Austin Smenda Elijah Wilson Xavier Ward Zy Mosley PrestonTetzlaff Caleb Sanders LarenzoWilliams Malik Lofton Donald Gardner Jarek Berg Reece Winkelman Levi Brown Spencer Hildahl Thomas Stacker Tolu Ogunrinde Lance Eide JeremyChristner Ti’Jaih Davis Bryce Banks Jacob Brown Zach Dorgan Tyler DeMartra Chase Vinatieri DyShawn Gales Tylen Small Jake Aanderud Jaxon Janke Blair Mulholland Deyon Campbell Bradey Sorenson Pierre Strong Cade Johnson Total Opponents

OPPONENT Montana State Arkansas-Pine Bluff North Dakota State Indiana State Youngstown State Northern Iowa Illinois State Missouri State Southern Illinois South Dakota Duquesne Kennesaw State North Dakota State Totals

GP 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 11 13 11 12 11 13 12 13 13 13 11 13 13 12 12 13 13 9 13 5 3 1 13 12 13 13 3 1 6 4 10 9 13 13 13 13 13

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

| TACKLES SOLO ASST 53 52 36 32 40 21 36 22 28 28 36 17 20 23 25 17 34 6 18 18 22 7 12 16 16 12 15 9 12 12 16 7 8 9 12 3 11 4 10 3 9 4 4 6 7 3 7 2 4 4 3 3 5 1 2 1 3 . 2 1 1 1 2 . 2 . . 2 1 1 1 . 1 . . 1 1 . . 1 1 . . 1 1 . 1 . 518 350 489 276

SCORE 45-14 90-6 17-21 54-51 36-7 9-24 38-28 59-7 57-38 49-27 51-6 27-17 21-44 553 290

| TOT 105 68 61 58 56 53 43 42 40 36 29 28 28 24 24 23 17 15 15 13 13 10 10 9 8 6 6 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 868 765

TFL YDS 10.5-25 7.5-22 4.0-14 3.5-8 3.0-9 0.5-1 9.0-48 1.0-3 1.0-2 1.5-7 1.0-3 7.5-26 3.0-6 4.5-21 2.5-15 0.5-0 . 7.0-19 0.5-1 . . . 4.0-17 1.0-5 1.0-1 . 4.0-16 . . 1.0-2 . . 2.0-3 . . . . . . . . . . . 81 274 67 206

| SACKS | | PASS DEF | | FUMBLES | NO. YDS INT YDS PBU QBH RCV YDS . 2-13 2 2 1-0 1.0-8 . . . 1-0 1.0-5 2-0 3 2 1-0 1.0-6 2-0 2 . 1-0 . . 1 . 1-0 . 1-19 5 . . 5.5-43 . 1 9 1-0 . . 2 . . . 1-13 6 . . 1.0-6 . . . 1-0 . 3-0 12 . . 4.0-18 . . 3 . . . . 3 . 1.5-14 . . 3 . . . . 4 1-0 . 4-43 1 . . . . 1 . . 1.0-4 . . 1 . . 1-22 . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . 1-37 . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.0-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 119 17 147 37 28 80 13 73 8 100 33 24 20

2018 STAT ST CS BLKD FF KICK 3 . 1 . . 1 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . . 1 . . 3 1 . 1 2 . . . . 2 1 . . . 1 . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 9 7 1

GAME BY GAME COMPARISON

TOP DEFENSIVE PERFORMANCES

DOUBLE DIGIT TACKLES (7)

Christian Rozeboom • at North Dakota State 9-29-18 • 12 tackles (4 solos 8 assists 0.5 TFL) Dalton Cox • vs. Indiana State 10-6-18 • 10 tackles (7 solos 3 assists 1.5 TFL) Christian Rozeboom • at Southern Illinois 11-10-18 • 12 tackles (4 solos 8 assists) Christian Rozeboom • vs. South Dakota 11-17-18 • 13 tackles (8 solos 5 assists 1.5 TFL) Christian Rozeboom • vs. Kennesaw State 12-8-18 • 14 tackles (10 solos 4 assists 3.0 TFL) Christian Rozeboom • at North Dakota State 12-14-18 • 11 tackles (8 solos 3assists 1.0 TFL) Josh Manchigiah • at North Dakota State 12-14-18 • 10 tackles (6 solos 4 assists)

MULTIPLE INTERCEPTIONS (1)

Zy Mosley • vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9-15-18 • 2 interceptions

FIRST DOWNS RUSHING PASSING TOTAL RUSH PASS PEN NUMBER YARDS COMP ATT INT YARDS 23/6 9/2 12/4 2/0 42-193 / 23-29 21-29-0 / 13-25-2 319/164 29/11 14/5 14/4 1/2 36-369 / 44-179 19-21-0 / 9-22-2 557/131 16/21 9/13 7/8 0/0 27-155 / 47-207 19-29-1 / 9-20-1 202/182 31/24 16/11 12/11 3/2 49-293 / 42-293 20-31-0 / 19-29-0 229/276 15/17 10/7 4/10 1/0 40-253 / 41-136 7-16-0 / 14-27-2 78/208 16/15 1/8 14/5 1/2 20-51 / 35-154 25-50-2 / 13-22-0 325/172 16/20 7/4 9/14 0/2 38-96 / 29-81 19-29-1 / 26-41-1 294/364 27/12 8/5 14/5 5/2 37-281 / 31-30 16-30-2 / 18-39-4 266/153 22/23 11/14 10/7 1/2 39-315 / 46-353 13-23-0 / 17-36-1 341/188 18/31 10/10 6/16 2/5 31-323 / 40-150 12-22-0 / 34-58-1 172/295 24/10 15/2 7/5 2/3 40-326 / 35-84 12-26-0 / 14-24-2 144/160 14/23 9/16 4/5 1/2 36-161 / 52-312 12-18-1 / 6-12-1 147/106 17/25 10/15 6/10 1/0 31-175 / 49-439 11-27-1 / 12-15-0 182/169 268/238 129/112 119/104 20/22 466 2,991 / 514 2,447 206 351 8 / 204 370 17 3,256/2,568

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TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS YARDS 71-512 / 48-193 57-926 / 66-310 56-357 / 67-389 80-522 / 71-569 56-331 / 68-344 70-376 / 57-326 67-390 / 70-445 67-547 / 70-183 62-656 / 82-541 53-495 / 98-445 66-470 / 59-244 54-308 / 64-418 58-357 / 64-608 817 6,247 / 884 5,015

RETURN YDS TURNOVERS 55/47 0/2 64/113 0/4 72/102 1/1 131/77 1/1 17/69 0/2 78/32 2/0 74/68 1/3 76/21 2/4 157/83 0/1 117/46 0/2 111/48 1/3 114/88 1/2 75/89 1/0 1,141/883 10/25

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2018 STAT ST CS THIRD DOWN CONVERSIONS

OPPONENT Montana State Arkansas-Pine Bluff North Dakota State Indiana State Youngstown State Northern Iowa Illinois State Missouri State Southern Illinois South Dakota Duquesne Kennesaw State North Dakota State Totals Opponents

OVERALL 7-14 6-7 3-12 5-10 5-13 5-17 7-17 7-14 5-11 2-10 5-13 6-13 4-12 67 163 67 187

1ST QTR 1-3 0-1 2-4 2-2 0-2 3-5 1-5 2-4 1-3 0-2 2-5 0-2 1-3 15 41 14 45

OPPONENT Montana State Arkansas-Pine Bluff North Dakota State Indiana State Youngstown State Northern Iowa Illinois State Missouri State Southern Illinois South Dakota Duquesne Kennesaw State North Dakota State Totals Opponents

OVERALL 1-1 0-1 0-1 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-2 0-0 0-2 4 10 10 19

1ST QTR 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 24 12

FOURTH DOWN CONVERSIONS

OFFENSE

Opponent Montana State Ark.-Pine Bluff N. Dakota St. Indiana State Youngstown St. Northern Iowa Illinois State Missouri State Southern Illinois South Dakota Duquesne Kennesaw St. N. Dakota St.

DEFENSE

Opponent Montana State Ark.-Pine Bluff N. Dakota St. Indiana State Youngstown St. Northern Iowa Illinois State Missouri State Southern Illinois South Dakota Duquesne Kennesaw St. N. Dakota St.

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LT Greeneway Greeneway Greeneway Greeneway Greeneway Greeneway Greeneway Greeneway Greeneway Greeneway Greeneway Greeneway Greeneway DE Smenda Winkelman Smenda Smenda Smenda Smenda Smenda Smenda Smenda Smenda Smenda Smenda Smenda

LG Pupungatoa Pupungatoa Pupungatoa Pupungatoa Pupungatoa Pupungatoa Pupungatoa Pupungatoa Pupungatoa Pupungatoa Pupungatoa Pupungatoa Pupungatoa DT Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward

MISCELLANEOUS GAME BY GAME STATISTICS 2ND QTR 2-5 1-1 1-5 0-1 1-3 0-4 4-5 1-3 0-2 1-3 0-2 4-5 1-4 16 43 21 56

3RD QTR 3-3 2-2 0-1 1-2 2-5 0-3 1-3 1-3 2-2 1-3 1-2 0-2 2-3 16 34 14 40

4TH QTR/OT 1-3 3-3 0-2 0-3/2-2 2-3 2-5 1-4 3-4 2-4 0-2 2-4 2-4 0-2 18 43/2 2 18 45/0 1

2ND QTR 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 12 37

3RD QTR 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 11 12

4TH QTR/OT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0/0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 03 5 8/0 0

C Genant Genant Genant Genant Miller Domandle Genant Genant Genant Genant Genant Domandle Genant

NT Krolikowski Krolikowski Krolikowski Krolikowski Hildahl Krolikowski Krolikowski Krolikowski Krolikowski Krolikowski Krolikowski Hildahl Hildahl

TIME F P SSESSI N

OPPONENT Montana State Arkansas-Pine Bluff North Dakota State Indiana State Youngstown State Northern Iowa Illinois State Missouri State Southern Illinois South Dakota Duquesne Kennesaw State North Dakota State Totals Avg. Opponents Avg.

PENALTIES

OVERALL 37:42 29:03 26:33 32:25 28:29 30:53 33:01 30:01 30:10 26:58 31:39 30:39 25:16 392:49 30:13 387:11 29:47

OPPONENT Montana State Arkansas-Pine Bluff North Dakota State Indiana State Youngstown State Northern Iowa Illinois State Missouri State Southern Illinois South Dakota Duquesne Kennesaw State North Dakota State Totals

GAME BY GAME STARTERS

RG Miller Miller Lickiss Lickiss Lickiss Miller Miller Miller Lickiss Lickiss Lickiss Lickiss Lickiss DE Earith Earith Earith Earith Earith Earith Earith Earith Earith Earith Earith Earith Earith

RT Weir Weir Weir Weir A. Johnson A. Johnson A. Johnson Weir Weir Weir Weir Weir Weir

WLB Cox Cox Cox Cox S. Wilson Cox Cox Cox Cox Cox Cox Cox Kleinschmit

TE Hart Kunz Kunz Hart Hart Hart Hart Hart Kunz Kunz Hart Hart Kunz

MLB Rozeboom Rozeboom Rozeboom Rozeboom Rozeboom Rozeboom Rozeboom Rozeboom Rozeboom Rozeboom Rozeboom Rozeboom Rozeboom

TE/FB/WR/RB Sellers (FB) Ja. Brown (WR) C.J. Wilson (RB) Kunz (TE) Kunz (TE) Wandmaker (WR)

Ja. Brown (WR) Ja. Brown (WR) Ja. Brown (WR) Ja. Brown (WR) Ja. Brown (WR) Sellers (FB) Sellers (FB) SLB Backhaus Backhaus Backhaus Backhaus Backhaus S. Wilson Backhaus Backhaus Backhaus Backhaus Backhaus Backhaus Backhaus

1ST QTR 8:10 6:36 10:15 5:46 5:46 10:39 9:09 6:43 6:38 7:00 11:04 7:04 7:53 102:43 7:54 92:17 7:05

SDSU 8-55 9-87 2-10 6-43 2--10 8-59 7-60 9-66 4-36 14-145 8-65 8-64 5-32 90 732

WR Anderson Anderson Anderson Anderson Anderson Anderson Anderson Anderson Anderson Anderson Anderson Ja. Brown Anderson

CB Jo. Brown Jo. Brown Jo. Brown Jo. Brown Jo. Brown Jo. Brown Jo. Brown Jo. Brown Jo. Brown Jo. Brown Jo. Brown Jo. Brown Jo. Brown

2ND QTR 9:25 3:58 5:24 8:06 6:11 7:06 8:07 7:34 4:18 5:15 4:10 7:17 7:04 83:55 6:27 111:05 8:32

3RD QTR 9:36 8:45 5:00 8:22 7:43 4:20 8:02 7:38 8:08 8:07 7:22 6:55 7:40 97:38 7:30 97:22 7:29

4TH QTR 10:31 9:44 5:54 10:11 8:49 8:48 7:43 8:06 11:06 6:36 9:03 9:23 2:39 108:33 8:21 86:27 6:39

OPP 7-70 4-41 4-40 5-32 8-65 4-35 6-60 7-66 4-50 6-71 6-60 9-71 9-70 79 731

WR Ja. Brown C. Johnson Ja. Brown C. Johnson C. Johnson C. Johnson C. Johnson C. Johnson C. Johnson C. Johnson C. Johnson C. Johnson C. Johnson

SS B. Snyder B. Snyder B. Snyder B. Snyder Manchigiah B. Snyder B. Snyder B. Snyder B. Snyder B. Snyder B. Snyder B. Snyder B. Snyder

QB Christion Christion Christion Christion Christion Christion Christion Christion Christion Christion Christion Christion Christion FS Slade Slade Slade Slade Slade Slade Slade Slade Slade Slade Slade Slade Slade

RB Wallace Daniel Daniel Wallace Daniel Campbell Daniel Daniel Strong Daniel Daniel Strong Strong CB Harris Lofton Harris Harris Harris Harris Harris Harris Harris Harris Harris Harris Harris

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#3/3 SDSU 45, MONTANA STATE 4

Sept. 8, 2 18 • Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium (Att.: 14,614) Cade Johnson tied a South Dakota State single-game record with four touchdown receptions as the Jackrabbits officially kicked off the 2018 season by defeating Montana State, 45-14, in the Fifth Annual Dairy Drive at Dana J Dykhouse Stadium The third-ranked Jackrabbits, who had their scheduled season opener the previous week at Iowa State canceled due to inclement weather, dominated both sides of the ball in the first half in racing out to a 24-0 lead through the first 30 minutes A sophomore from Papillion, Nebraska, Johnson scored each of the first three Jackrabbit touchdowns, starting with a 2-yard pass from Taryn Christion on third and goal late in the first quarter In the second quarter, Johnson found paydirt after catching a shovel pass and rolling around left end for a 24-yard score, then tallied his third touchdown three minutes later with a one-handed catch in the back corner of the end zone from 19 yards out Chase Vinatieri added a 42-yard field goal later in the quarter to give SDSU its 24-0 halftime advantage Meanwhile, the Jackrabbit defense pitched a first-half shutout by limiting Montana State to one first down The Bobcats were forced to punt seven times in the first two quarters and turned the ball over on their other possession – an interception by preseason All-America cornerback Jordan Brown The Jackrabbits made it 31-0 on the opening drive of the second half as Christion capped an 11-play, 75-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run The two squads traded touchdowns the rest of the way Maleek Barkley put Montana State on the board with a 2-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Lance McCutcheon scored on a 3-yard pass from Tucker Rovig on the first play of the fourth and final stanza Mikey Daniel added a third-quarter touchdown for SDSU with a 2-yard plunge that was set up by a 51-yard pass play from Christion to Adam Anderson On the longest pass play of the night, Christion topped the 10,000-yard mark for total offense in his career, becoming the first Jackrabbit and only second player in Missouri Valley Football Conference to reach the milestone Johnson made history at the 10:38 mark of the fourth quarter as he caught his fourth touchdown of the game, this one from 7 yards following a Joshua Manchigiah interception The mark of four touchdown receptions was first set by Don Bartlett in a 1949 game against North Dakota State That record went unchallenged for 67 years and now has been matched each of the last three seasons by Dallas Goedert (2016 versus Western Illinois), Jake Wieneke (2017 versus Duquense) and Johnson Johnson ended the game with career highs of nine catches for 138 yards, with Anderson adding a career-best 86 yards on four receptions Christion finished 21-of-29 passing for 319 yards as SDSU held a 512193 advantage in total offense, including a 193-29 edge in the rushing department The Jackrabbits were paced by freshman C J Wilson’s 62 yards on 12 carries Dalton Cox led the SDSU defense with seven tackles Montana State, 1-1 overall, went with backup Tucker Rovig at quarterback, and he finished the game 13-of-25 passing for 164 yards Kevin Kassis caught three passes for 74 yards None of the six Bobcats with a rushing attempt managed to reach double figures for yards on the ground 2 19 Jackrabbit Football

Cade Johnson became the third Jackrabbit in as many seasons to catch four touchdown passes in a game, tying a school record. Johnson also finished with career highs of nine receptions and 138 receiving yards in a 45-14 SDSU victory. SCORE BY QUARTERS Montana State (1-1) South Dakota State (1-0) SCORING SUMMARY 1st 2:30 SDSU – 2nd 11:50 SDSU – 8:37 SDSU – 1:41 SDSU – 3rd 8:36 SDSU – 6:42 MSU – 3:30 SDSU – 4th 14:55 MSU – 10:38 SDSU –

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2 0 17

3 8 14

4 6 7

FINAL 14 45

Cade Johnson 2 yd pass from Taryn Christion (Chase Vinatieri kick) Johnson 24 yd pass from Christion (Vinatieri kick) Johnson 19 yd pass from Christion (Vinatieri kick) Vinatieri 42 yd field goal Christion 1 yd run (Vinatieri kick) Maleek Barkley 2 yd run (Travis Johnson rush) Mikey Daniel 2 yd run (Vinatieri kick) Lance McCutcheon 3 yd pass from Tucker Rovig (kick blocked) Johnson 7 yd pass from Christion (Vinatieri kick)

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

MSU 6 23-29 164 25-13-2 48-193 0-0 0-0 4-47 0-0 9-41 8 2-0 7-70 22:18 4 of 13 0 of 0 2-2 2-15

SDSU 23 42-193 319 29-21-0 71-512 0-0 2-0 2-36 2-19 4-48 0 3-0 8-55 37:42 7 of 14 1 of 1 5-6 1-6

RUSHING LEADERS: MSU - Willie Patterson 1-8; Tucker Rovig 6-8; Travis Jonsen 5-5 SDSU - C J Wilson 12-62; Pierre Strong 2-40; Mikey Daniel 9-34; Isaac Wallace 9-30 PASSING LEADERS: MSU - Tucker Rovig 13-25-2 164 SDSU - Taryn Christion 21-29-0 319 RECEIVING LEADERS: MSU - Kevin Kassis 3-74; Willie Patterson 3-49; Connor Sullivan 2-23 SDSU - Cade Johnson 9-138; Adam Anderson 4-86; Mikey Daniel 4-44; Marquise Lewis 2-46 INTERCEPTIONS: MSU - none SDSU Josh Manchigiah 1-19; Jordan Brown 1-0 SACKS: MSU - Troy Andersen 1 0-8; Zach Wright 1 0-7 SDSU - Seven Wilson 1 0-6 TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): MSU - Brayden Konkol 3-4-7; Tucker Yates 6-1-7; JoJo Henderson 3-3-6 SDSU - Dalton Cox 5-2-7; Christian Rozeboom 2-2-4; Don Gardner 3-1-4; Brandon Snyder 3-1-4; Eric Kleinschmit 2-2-4

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#3/3 SDSU 90, ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 6

Sept. 15, 2 18 • Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium (Att.: 14,526) South Dakota State rewrote its record book numerous times, including setting new standards for points and total yards, in a 90-6 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the 52nd Annual Beef Bowl at Dana J Dykhouse Stadium The third-ranked Jackrabbits improved to 2-0 overall, while UAPB dropped to 1-2 on the season SDSU needed only five offensive plays to score its first three touchdowns — all on passes from senior quarterback Taryn Christion After a 29-yard punt return by Marquise Lewis put SDSU deep in Golden Lion territory, the Jackrabbits needed only two plays to cash in as Christion found freshman tight end Blake Kunz over the middle for an 8-yard score A turnover on the next UAPB possession led to a 31-yard scoring pass from Christion to Adam Anderson, who leaped up and over two defenders to corral his first career touchdown Moments later, Christion hooked up with reigning Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week Cade Johnson deep down field for a 71-yard touchdown that gave SDSU a 21-3 lead On the play, Christion became the MVFC's career leader in touchdown passes, surpassing the 78 thrown by Illinois State’s Matt Brown from 2009-12 Jamie Gillan, who connected on a 47-yard field goal midway through the first quarter, added a 20-yarder later in the stanza to pull UAPB to within 21-6 However, the Jackrabbits would tally the final 69 points of the game and continued to churn out big plays as eight of the 13 touchdowns they scored on the night covered at least 30 yards Christion, who played only in the first half, threw two more touchdowns before exiting, finding Jacob Brown in the end zone from nine yards out late in the final minute of the first quarter and adding a 40-yard scoring strike to Johnson early in the second quarter It marked the fifth fivetouchdown game of Christion's career Combined, three Jackrabbit quarterbacks went 19-for-21 passing with single-game school records of 557 yards and eight touchdowns Christion was 13-of-14 for 332 yards, while backup Kanin Nelson finished 4-of-5 passing for 136 yards with touchdowns on screen passes of 66 yards to Pierre Strong Jr and 37 yards to C J Wilson Third-string signal-caller Justin Roberts completed both of his passes for a total of 89 yards, including a 76-yarder to Michael Wandmaker, who caught a pass on a quick out pattern, broke a tackle along the right sideline and rambled the rest of the way to paydirt The Jackrabbit running game also got in the act, headlined by Isaac Wallace's 192 yards on only five carries Wallace scored on runs of 58 and 79 yards, while Mikey Daniel plunged in twice on short runs and Blair Mulholland contributed a 14-yard touchdown run for his first collegiate touchdown SDSU tallied 369 rushing yards and a program-best 926 yards of total offense The Jackrabbits’ 90 points also established a new school record, eclipsing the 85 points scored against Columbus College way back in 1922 Johnson posted his second consecutive 100-yard receiving game with five catches for 162 yards Anderson also eclipsed the century mark with four catches for 128 yards UAPB, which played without regular starting quarterback Shannon Patrick, went with Roger Totten II under center He completed 9-of-21 passes for 131 yards and was intercepted twice — both in the end zone by Zy Mosley Eric Kleinschmit paced the Jackrabbit defense with seven tackles 11

Isaac Wallace needed only five carries to gain a career-high 19 yards and scored touchdowns of 58 and 79 yards as part of a record-setting performance by the Jackrabbits in a 90-6 Beef Bowl win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. SCORE BY QUARTERS Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-2) South Dakota State (2-0) SCORING SUMMARY 1st 12:46 SDSU – 12:06 SDSU – 9:50 UAPB – 8:44 SDSU – 1:12 UAPB – 00:17 SDSU – 2nd 13:19 SDSU – 8:25 SDSU – 4:10 SDSU – 3rd 12:55 SDSU – 7:45 SDSU – 3:58 SDSU – 4th 14:50 SDSU – 6:28 SDSU – 1:53 SDSU –

1 6 28

2 0 21

3 0 21

4 0 20

FINAL 6 90

Blake Kunz 8 yd pass from Taryn Christion (Chase Vinatieri kick) Adam Anderson 31 yd pass from Christion (Vinatieri kick) Jamie Gillan 47 yd field goal Cade Johnson 71 yd pass from Christion (Vinatieri kick) Gillan 20 yd field goal Jacob Brown 9 yd pass from Christion (Vinatieri kick) Johnson 40 yd pass from Christion (Vinatieri kick) Isaac Wallace 58 yd run (Vinatieri kick) Mikey Daniel 6 yd run (Vinatieri kick) Wallace 79 yd run (Jake Wolfe kick) Daniel 1 yd run (Vinatieri kick) Pierre Strong Jr 66 yd pass from Kanin Nelson (Vinatieri kick) C J Wilson 37 yd pass from Nelson (kick failed) Blair Mulholland 14 yd run (Vinatieri kick) Michael Wandmaker 76 yd pass from Justin Roberts (Vinatieri kick)

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

UAPB 11 44-179 131 22-9-2 66-310 0-0 0-0 6-113 0-0 8-47 4 2-2 4-41 30:57 6 of 18 1 of 1 1-2 0-0

SDSU 29 36-369 557 21-19-0 57-926 0-0 2-27 2-37 2-0 0-0 0-0 9-87 29:03 6 of 7 0 of 1 5-5 1-2

RUSHING LEADERS: UAPB - Taeyler Porter 21-106; David Chapple 5-41 SDSU - Isaac Wallace 5-192; C J Wilson 8-66; Mikey Daniel 9-40; Pierre Strong 5-40 PASSING LEADERS: UAPB - Roger Totten II 9-21-2 131; David Chapple 0-1-0 0 SDSU - Taryn Christion 13-14-0 332; Kanin Nelson 4-5-0 136; Justin Roberts 2-2-0 89 RECEIVING LEADERS: UAPB - Josh Wilkes 4-80; Tyrin Ralph 2-10; Dejuan Miller 1-40 SDSU - Cade Johnson 5-162; Adam Anderson 4-128; Alex Wilde 4-66; Blake Kunz 2-13 INTERCEPTIONS: UAPB - none SDSU - Zy Mosley 2-0 SACKS: UAPB - none SDSU - Tolu Ogunrinde 1 0-2 TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): UAPB: Nijul Canada 8-1-9; Kolby Watts 4-2-6; Shawn Steeele 4-1-5 SDSU: Eric Kleinschmit 2-5-7; Jordan Brown 4-1-5; Josh Manchigiah 3-2-5

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# / NORTH DAKOTA STATE 2 , #3/3 SDSU 7

Sept. 29, 2 18 • Fargodome (Att.: 18,846) FARGO, N D – Third-ranked South Dakota State took a lead into the fourth quarter against No 1 North Dakota State inside the Fargodome, but the Bison came away with the lone score of the final stanza on a 5yard touchdown run by quarterback Easton Stick to regain the Dakota Marker with a 21-17 victory In the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener for both teams, NDSU improved to 4-0 overall, while the Jackrabbits fell to 2-1 Stick engineered an eight-play, 80-yard drive for the winning score and added key runs late in the game to seal the victory He began the gamewinning drive with a 28-yard pass to Darrius Shepherd and a 24-yard strike to Dallas Freeman before the Bison tallied the final 18 yards on the ground On the ensuing possession, SDSU missed a 48-yard field goal attempt that would have brought the Jackrabbits within a point The Jackrabbits got the ball back one final time deep in their own territory with under six minutes to play, but did not pick a first down and gave the ball back to NDSU via a punt with 3 minutes and 32 seconds remaining The Bison ran out the clock as Stick, who gained a team-high 63 yards on 15 carries, picked up a pair of first downs on third-down runs The Jackrabbits’ offense clicked early as eight of their first 16 plays from scrimmage resulted in first downs On its second possession of the game, SDSU strung together a 10-play, 89-yard drive that ended with a 3-yard touchdown pass from Taryn Christion to Cade Johnson It was Johnson’s seventh touchdown reception of the season SDSU was poised to go up by two scores on its next drive Ten-yard runs by Isaac Wallace and Christion were followed by a 24-yard pass from Christion to Adam Anderson that moved the ball to the Bison 13 However, Christion’s third-down pass to the end zone was intercepted by Jalen Allison The Bison seized the momentum with the interception, putting together a pair of touchdown drives in the second quarter to take a 14-7 halftime lead Stick scrambled for 22 yards and a first down on third-and-21, then connected with tight end Ben Ellefson on the next play from 17 yards for the game-tying score Later in the quarter, and after missing a 48-yard field goal moments earlier, the Bison took their first lead with a quick two-play, 56-yard drive Ty Brooks ran for 15 yards before Stick found Shepherd over the middle for a 41-yard touchdown Shepherd tallied a game-high 116 yards on five receptions The Jackrabbits went back in front, 17-14, by scoring all 10 points of the third quarter Chase Vinatieri drilled a 39-yard field goal and Isaac Wallace followed on the next SDSU possession with a 61-yard touchdown run around right end Wallace topped the 100-yard for the second game in a row with 110 yards on only nine carries Christion ended the day 19-of-29 passing for 202 yards, while Anderson paced the SDSU receiving corps with 102 yards, topping the century mark for the second consecutive game, on a career-high eight catches NDSU held a 389-357 advantage in total offense Stick completed 9-of-20 passes for 182 yards Christian Rozeboom led the Jackrabbit defensive effort with a gamehigh 12 tackles, followed by redshirt freshman defensive tackle Krockett Krolikowski with seven stops, including 1 5 sacks Ryan Earith also tallied a sack and a half for SDSU Jabril Cox and Robbie Grimsley each registered eight tackles to lead the Bison 2 19 Jackrabbit Football

Krockett Krolikowski recorded seven tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks, in the Jackrabbits’ Sept. 9 game at top-ranked North Dakota State. As a team, SDSU notched three sacks and five tackles for loss in the contest. SCORE BY QUARTERS South Dakota State (2-1, 0-1) North Dakota State (4-0, 1-0) SCORING SUMMARY 1st 5:24 SDSU – 2nd 13:14 NDSU – 3:51 NDSU – 3rd 4:57 SDSU – 2:04 SDSU – 4th 13:00 NDSU –

1 7 0

2 0 14

3 10 0

4 0 7

FINAL 17 21

Cade Johnson 3 yd pass from Taryn Christion (Chase Vinatieri kick) Ben Ellefson 17 yd pass from Easton Stick (Cam Pedersen kick) Darrius Shepherd 41 yd pass from Stick (Pedersen kick) Vinatieri 39 yd field goal Isaac Wallace 61 yd run (Vinatieri kick) Stick 5 yd run (Pedersen kick)

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

SDSU 16 27-155 202 29-19-1 56-357 0-0 3-11 3-61 1-0 5-40 2 0-0 2-10 26:33 3 of 12 0 of 1 1-2 3-15

NDSU 21 47-207 182 20-9-1 67-389 0-0 1-(-1) 4-72 1-31 5-47 4 2-0 4-40 33:27 8 of 16 0 of 0 2-2 3-15

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU - Isaac Wallace 9-110; Taryn Christion 10-29; Mikey Daniel 5-10 NDSU - Easton Stick 15-63; Bruce Anderson 12-58; Lance Dunn 12-56; Ty Brooks 6-35 PASSING LEADERS: SDSU - Taryn Christion 19-29-1 202 NDSU - Easton Stick 9-20-1 182 RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU - Adam nnderson 8-102; Cade Johnson 3-63; Isaac Wallace 3-21 NDSU - Darrius Shepher 5-118; Ben Ellefson 2-28 INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU - Jordan Brown 1-0 NDSU - Jalen Allison 1-31 SACKS: SDSU - Krockett Krolikowski 1 5-8; Ryan Earith 1 5-7 NDSU - Blake Williams 1 0-6; Cole Karcz 1 0-5; Greg Menard 1 0-4 TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): SDSU - Christian Rozeboom 4-8-12; Krockett Krolikowski 2-5-7; Eric Kleinschmit 4-1-5; Austin Smenda 3-2-5; Brandon Snyder 2-3-5; Ryan Earith 1-4-5 NDSU - Jabril Cox 7-1-8; Robbie Grimsley 5-3-8; Dan Marlette 3-2-5; Levi Jordheim 3-2-5

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#3/4 SDSU 54, INDIANA STATE 5 [OT]

Oct. 6, 2 18 • Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium (Att.: 1 ,318) Taryn Christion became South Dakota State's all-time passing yardage leader and tied a career high with five touchdown passes, but it was Isaac Wallace’s 2-yard touchdown run in overtime that finally pushed the Jackrabbits over the finish line in a 54-51 victory over Indiana State Oct 6 at Dana J Dykhouse Stadium With the win, the Jackrabbits improved to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference Indiana State dropped to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in league play The Jackrabbits took a 42-24 lead into the fourth quarter after scoring three third-quarter touchdowns Wallace scored on a 4-yard swing pass from Christion on SDSU’s first drive of the half, then turned to some trickery to go ahead 35-17 as kicker Chase Vinatieri took a pitch from holder Brady Hale on a would-be field goal attempt and turned the corner around left end for a 15yard touchdown run The Sycamores answered with a 62-yard touchdown run by Ja’Quan Keys, but SDSU countered as Christion hit Adam Anderson on the slant for a 3-yard touchdown that capped a five-play, 91-yard drive Pierre Strong Jr set up Anderson’s second touchdown of the game with a 69-yard run to the Indiana State 3 Indiana State would force overtime by scoring on its final five drives of regulation, starting with the Keys touchdown run midway in the third quarter Ryan Boyle ran for a 4-yard touchdown on the second play of the fourth quarter, then hooked up with Rontrez Morgan for a 34-yard touchdown to pull the Sycamores to within 45-38 Morgan's second touchdown of the night came after Indiana State reached into its own bag of tricks by converting a fake punt After Vinatieri booted the second of his two field goals to give SDSU a 48-38 lead with 3 minutes and 16 seconds remaining, Keys rambled 57 yards to cut the margin to a field goal SDSU recovered the ensuing onside kick, but couldn’t pick up a first down and was forced to punt Hale's kick was downed at the 1-yard line, but the Sycamores quickly climbed out of the deep hole as Boyle completed passes of 30 yards to Dante Jones II and 47 yards to Morgan Indiana State had first-and-goal from the 7 later in the drive, but settled for a game-tying 25-yard field goal by Jerry Nunez as time expired in regulation The Jackrabbits won the coin flip and elected to go on defense first ISU had two shots from the 1-yard line, but linebacker Dalton Cox, with help from defensive end Ryan Earith on the second play, again forced the Sycamores to settle for a Nunez field goal Cox led the Jackrabbits with 10 tackles SDSU kept the ball in the hands of its playmakers during its overtime drive Christion completed another screen pass to Wallace on third-and-8 to move the chains and again came up big on third down as the senior quarterback hit Cade Johnson for another nine yards After a pass interference penalty moved the ball to the 2-yard-line, Wallace found paydirt over the right side of the line to end the game Wallace gained 81 yards on a career-high 21 carries, while Strong posted a team-high 95 yards on only six carries Mikey Daniel added 70 yards on 10 carries The two squads each finished with 293 rushing yards as Keys tallied a game-high 159 yards on 19 carries Christion, who threw touchdown passes of 12 yards to Anderson on the opening drive of the game as well as 9- and 5-yarders to Jacob Brown and Mikey Daniel, respectively, ended the night 20-of-31 passing for 229 yards

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Chase Vinatieri scored on a fake field goal from 15 yards out and added two field goals to help lead the Jackrabbits to a 54-51 overtime win over Indiana State.

His completions were spread among eight different receivers, with Anderson and Kallan Hart each catching four balls for 57 yards For Indiana State, Boyle ran for two scores and threw for two more in a 19for-29 effort with 276 yards Morgan finished with game highs of nine catches and 155 receiving yards Jonas Griffith led all players with 18 tackles for Indiana State

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 OT FINAL Indiana State (2-3, 0-2) 10 7 7 24 3 51 South Dakota State (3-1, 1-1) 7 14 21 6 6 54 SCORING SUMMARY 1st 11:53 SDSU – Adam Anderson 12 yd pass from Taryn Christion (Chase Vinatieri kick) 5:41 INS – Ryan Boyle 1 yd run (Jerry Nunez kick) 00:05 INS – Nunez 33 yd field goal 2nd 12:49 SDSU – Jacob Brown 9 yd pass from Christion (Vinatieri kick) 4:50 INS – Rontrez Morgan 22 yd pass from Boyle (Nunez kick) 00:29 SDSU – Mikey Daniel 5 yd pass from Christion (Vinatieri kick) 3rd 9:38 SDSU – Isaac Wallace 4 yd pass from Christion (Vinatieri kick) 6:34 SDSU – Vinatieri 15 yd run (Vinatieri kick) 5:57 INS – Ja’Quan Keys 62 yd run (Nunez kick) 3:55 SDSU – Anderson 3 yd pass from Christion (Vinatieri kick) 4th 14:53 INS – Boyle 4 yd run (Nunez kick) 11:04 SDSU – Vinatieri 30 yd field goal 9:09 INS – Morgan 34 yd pass from Boyle (Nunez kick) 3:16 SDSU – Vinatieri 27 yd field goal 2:08 INS – Keys 57 yd run (Nunez kick) 00:00 INS – Nunez 25 yd field goal OT 15:00 INS – Nunez 20 yd field goal 15:00 SDSU – Wallace 2 yd run TEAM STATISTICS INS SDSU FIRST DOWNS 24 31 RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 42-293 49-293 PASSING YDS (NET) 276 229 Passes Att-Comp-Int 29-19-0 31-20-0 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 71-569 80-522 Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards 0-0 2-(-2) Kickoff Returns-Yards 5-77 6-133 Interception Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0 Punts (Number-Avg) 2-40 5 2-39 5 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 4-1 Penalties-Yards 5-32 6-43 Possession Time 27:35 32:25 Third-Down Conversions 5 of 12 5 of 10 Fourth-Down Conversions 2 of 2 1 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 5-5 9-9 Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-6 1-6

RUSHING LEADERS: INS - Ja’Quan Keys 19-159; Ryan Boyle 13-60 SDSU - Pierre Strong Jr 6-95; Isaac Wallace 21-81; Mikey Daniel 10-70 PASSING LEADERS: INS - Ryan Boyle 19-29-0 276 SDSU - Taryn Christion 20-31-0 229 RECEIVING LEADERS: INS - Montrez Morgan 9-155; Dante Hendrix 6-46 SDSU - Kal Hart 4-57; Adam Anderson 4-57; Cade Johnson 4-48; Isaac Wallace 4-39 INTERCEPTIONS: none SACKS: INS - Rex Mosley 1 0-6 SDSU - Krockett Krolikowski 1 0-6 TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): INS - Jonas Griffith 11-7-18; Jamal Jones 12-5-17; Denzel Bonner 7-3-10 SDSU - Dalton Cox 7-3-10; Brandon Snyder 5-1-6

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#2/5 SDSU 36, YOUNGSTOWN STATE 7

Oct. 13, 2 18 • Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium (Att.: 14,357) South Dakota State entered its Hobo Day matchup against Youngstown State as one of the top passing teams in the Football Championship Subdivision, but it was the rushing attack that paced the Jackrabbits to a 36-7 Hobo Day victory over Youngstown State Oct 13 at Dana J Dykhouse Stadium SDSU, ranked second in the STATS FCS media poll and fifth by the FCS coaches, improved to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference The Penguins dropped to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in league play Youngstown State grabbed the momentum early, forcing the Jackrabbits to go three-and-out on their first possession and later putting together a solid first offensive drive of its own However, Logan Backhaus blocked the Penguins’ 41-yard field goal attempt, which was picked up near midfield by Dalton Cox and returned to the YSU 25 SDSU cashed in two plays and 40 seconds later as Taryn Christion hooked up with Cade Johnson over the middle for a 23-yard touchdown It was Johnson’s eighth touchdown reception of the season The extra point was missed The Penguins put together what would be their lone scoring drive of the afternoon, marching 78 yards on eight plays to take a momentary 7-6 lead Christian Turner tallied the final 27 yards as he caught a screen pass from Montgomery VanGorder and rolled down the left sideline for a touchdown SDSU took the lead for good on the ensuing possession, putting together a nine-play, 61-yard drive that ended with a 31-yard field goal by Chase Vinatieri The Jackrabbits came into the contest minus two starters on their offensive line and lost leading rusher Isaac Wallace to injury late in the first quarter However, freshman C J Wilson picked up the slack, setting up a 1-yard Mikey Daniel touchdown run late in the second quarter with a 41-yard run, then scoring on a 48-yard run on SDSU’s first possession of the second half to give the Jackrabbits a 23-7 lead Meanwhile, the SDSU defense settled in, forcing Youngstown State to punt five times in the second half The other two Penguin drives ended with interceptions by Zy Mosley and Christian Rozeboom Mosley’s interception, his team-leading third of the season, came in the end zone midway through the third quarter Christion, whose seven completions and 78 passing yards were career lows in a starting role, provided the final two Jackrabbit scores with his legs The senior from Sioux Falls sliced through the Penguin defense for a 49-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter On the play, Christion became the MVFC career leader in total offense Christion, who carried five times for 89 yards, capped the scoring four-anda-half minutes later by scampering to the end zone from 11 yards out SDSU finished with a 253-136 advantage in rushing yardage as Wilson finished with a game-high 119 yards on 16 carries The Jackrabbit defense limited YSU’s leading rusher, Tevin McCaster, to 60 yards on 22 carries Ryan Earith and Seven Wilson each registered seven tackles to lead the Jackrabbit defense Wallace caught two passes for 31 yards, with Adam Anderson notching a pair of catches for 14 yards for the Jackrabbits

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Logan Backhaus blocked a first-quarter field goal attempt, leading to South Dakota State’s first touchdown in a 36-7 Hobo Day victory over Youngstown State. SCORE BY QUARTERS Youngstown State (2-4, 1-2) South Dakota State (4-1, 2-1)

1 7 9

2 0 7

3 0 7

4 0 13

FINAL 7 36

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 11:47 SDSU – Cade Johnson 23 yd pass from Taryn Christion (kick failed) 7:41 YSU – Christian Turner 27 yd pass from Montgomery VanGorder (Zak Kennedy kick) 3:06 SDSU – Chase Vinatieri 31 yd field goal 2nd 00:50 SDSU – Mikey Daniel 1 yd run (Vinatieri kick) 3rd 12:13 SDSU – C J Wilson 48 yd run (Vinatieri kick) 4th 12:07 SDSU – Christion 49 yd run (kick failed) 7:36 SDSU – Christion 11 yd run (Vinatieri kick) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

YSU 17 41-136 208 27-14-2 68-344 0-0 4-13 3-56 0-0 8-38 8 2-0 8-65 31:31 6 of 15 0 of 0 0-1 0-0

SDSU 15 40-253 78 16-7-0 56-331 0-0 2-7 0-0 2-10 7-42 6 0-0 2-10 28:29 5 of 13 0 of 0 3-3 2-17

RUSHING LEADERS: YSU - Tevin McCaster 22-60; Natavious Payne 5-38; Montgomery VanGorder 11-28 SDSU - C J Wilson 16-119; Taryn Christion 5-89; Mikey Daniel 14-35 PASSING LEADERS: YSU - Montgomery VanGorder 14-27-2 208 SDSU - Taryn Christion 7-16-0 78 RECEIVING LEADERS: YSU - Christian Turner 3-60; Kendric Mallory 3-32; Zack Torbert 2-14 SDSU - Isaac Wallace 2-31; Adam Anderson 2-14 INTERCEPTIONS: YSU - none SDSU - Christian Rozeboom 1-10; Zy Mosley 1-0 SACKS: YSU - none SDSU - Tolu Ogunrinde 1 0-9; Ryan Earith 1 0-8 TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): YSU - Armand Dellovade 5-2-7; Bryce Gibson 5-1-6; Chrispin Lee 3-2-5; Ray Anderson 2-3-5 SDSU - Ryan Eairth 4-3-7; Seven Wilson 4-3-7; Christian Rozeboom 5-1-6;

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#25 NORTHERN IOWA 24 #2/3 SDSU 9 Oct. 2 , 2 18 • UNI-Dome (Att.: 12, 13)

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Northern Iowa held South Dakota State out of the end zone to send the Jackrabbits to their second loss of the season, 24-9, Oct 20 at the UNI-Dome The 25th-ranked Panthers improved to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference The Jackrabbits, ranked second in the STATS FCS media poll and third by the Football Championship Subdivision coaches, dropped to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in league play SDSU took the opening kickoff and put the first points on the board, capping a nine-play, 55-yard drive with a 37-yard field goal by Chase Vinatieri The Jackrabbits crossed midfield each of their next two possessions, but came up empty Vinatieri missed a 48-yard field goal attempt on SDSU’s second drive of the game and had to punt on its final possession of the first quarter UNI, meanwhile, grabbed the lead midway through the second quarter on back-to-back big plays The first was a swing pass to Deion McShane from Eli Dunne that covered 38 yards, while the second was a 27-yard touchdown pass deep over the middle from Dunne to Jalen Rima The Jackrabbits moved into scoring territory on their opening drive of the second half, but again came up empty On the first play, Christion hooked up with Cade Johnson for 28 yards to the UNI 28 Three plays later, however, Christion was picked off by Korby Sander at the 15-yard line The Panthers converted the lone turnover of the game by either team into points on the ensuing drive Turning to a single-back attack, Marcus Weymiller ran three times for a total of 41 yards before Dunne hit Briley Moore over the middle for 26 yards to the SDSU 1 One play later, Trevor Allen went over the top for a 1-yard touchdown run that pushed the UNI lead to 14-3 SDSU put together back-to-back scoring drives in the fourth quarter, both of which ended on Vinatieri field goals His first field goal was a 47-yarder that finished off a nine-play, 61-yard drive Vinatieri then tied an SDSU record with a 57-yard field goal with 6 minutes, 34 seconds remaining to pull the Jackrabbits to within 14-9 The Jackrabbits opted for an onside kick on the ensuing kickoff, but the ball rolled out of bounds and was placed at the SDSU 46 UNI answered with a 32-yard field goal by Austin Errthum to push the lead back to eight at 17-9 SDSU turned the ball over on downs on its next possession, but got the ball back one final time at its own 9 with 32 seconds to play The Panthers’ Xavior Williams provided the final tally when he came up with a one-handed interception and rolled down the left sideline for a 30-yard touchdown The Jackrabbits finished with a 376-326 advantage in total offense Christion ended the day 25-of-50 passing for 325 yards, while Cade Johnson led the receiving corps with seven catches for 121 yards Mikey Daniel gained 36 yards on the ground on 10 carries Weymiller led the Panther offense with 108 yards on 20 carries, with Dunne completing 13-of-22 passes for 172 yards Duncan Ferch tallied a game-high 13 tackles and also broke up three passes for UNI Christian Rozeboom led SDSU with nine tackles, followed by seven by Dalton Cox

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Christian Rozeboom recorded a team-high nine tackles in the Jackrabbits’ Oct. 0 game at Northern Iowa. SCORE BY QUARTERS South Dakota State (4-2, 2-2) Northern Iowa (4-3, 3-1) SCORING SUMMARY 1st 11:04 SDSU – 2nd 7:00 UNI – 3rd 8:43 UNI – 4th 11:19 SDSU – 6:34 SDSU – 3:53 UNI – 00:23 UNI –

1 3 0

2 0 7

3 0 7

4 6 10

FINAL 9 24

Chase Vinatieri 37 yd field goal Jalen Rima 27 yd pass from Eli Dunne (Austin Errthum kick) Trevor Allen 1 yd run (Errthum kick) Vinatieri 47 yd field goal Vinatieri 57 yd field goal Errthum 32 yd field goal Xavior Williams 30 yd interception return (Errthum kick)

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

SDSU 16 20-51 325 50-25-2 70-376 0-0 5-26 2-52 0-0 6-44 2 0-0 8-59 30:53 5 of 17 0 of 1 1-1 0-0

UNI 15 35-154 172 22-13-0 57-326 0-0 2-0 0-0 2-32 9-43 2 2-0 4-35 29:07 3 of 13 0 of 0 2-2 0-0

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU – Mikey Daniel 10-36; Deyon Campbell 1-7 UNI – Marcus Weymiller 20-108; Trevor Allen 10-39 PASSING LEADERS: SDSU – Taryn Christion 25-50-2 325 UNI – Eli Dunne 13-22-0 172 RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU – Cade Johnson 7-121; Adam Anderson 6-67; Blake Kunz 3-72; Mikey Daniel 3-14 UNI – Deion McShane 4-67; Briley Moore 4-60; Jalen Rima 2-28; Jaylin James 2-10 INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU – none UNI – Xavior Williams 1-30; Korby Sander 1-2 SACKS: UNI – none SDSU – none TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): SDSU – Christian Rozeboom 3-6-9; Dalton Cox 1-6-7; Seven Wilson 4-2-6; Josh Manchigiah 3-3-6 UNI – Duncan Ferch 5-8-13; A J Allen 4-5-9; Korby Sander 5-1-6

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#7/8 SDSU 38, ILLINOIS STATE 28

Oct. 27, 2 18 • Hancock Stadium (Att.: 12,144) NORMAL, Ill – South Dakota State quickly turned two second-quarter turnovers into 14 points to pull away from Illinois State for a 38-28 victory Saturday in a matchup at Hancock Stadium between top-10 ranked teams from the Missouri Valley Football Conference The Jackrabbits, ranked seventh in the STATS FCS media poll and eighth by the Football Championship Subdivision coaches, improved to 5-2 overall and 3-2 in the MVFC Illinois State, ranked ninth by the coaches and 11th by the media, dropped its second game in a row to fall to 5-3 overall and 2-3 in league play Each team scored on a big play on its opening drive of the game On SDSU’s third play from scrimmage, senior quarterback Taryn Christion stepped up in the pocket to avoid the rush and found Adam Anderson along the right sideline for a 64-yard touchdown catch and run Illinois State answered 16 seconds later on its first offensive play as Brady Davis connected deep with Andrew Edgar for an 81-yard touchdown Later in the first quarter, the Jackrabbits moved deep into Illinois State territory, but an interception in the end zone by the Redbirds’ Willie Edwards ended the threat The game looked as though it would settle into a defensive struggle as the two squads punted on the next six possessions combined Defensive tackle Xavier Ward turned the game back in the Jackrabbits’ favor in the waning minutes of the first half, stripping the ball loose and recovering the fumble at the Illinois State 5-yard line One play later, Mikey Daniel scored to give SDSU a lead it would not relinquish Things went from bad to worse for Illinois State on the very next play as a bad exchange on the snap led to a fumble that was recovered by SDSU linebacker Seven Wilson at the Redbird 19 Six plays and a little over two minutes later, Christion hit Jacob Brown over the middle for a 5-yard touchdown pass After forcing Illinois State to punt for the fifth time in the first half, the Jackrabbits put their third touchdown of the second quarter on the board as Cade Johnson ran past the Redbird defense on the back end of an 81-yard touchdown pass from Christion for a 28-7 SDSU lead Johnson ended the afternoon with eight catches for 131 yards The Redbirds missed a 35-yard field goal at the end of the first half, while SDSU turned to the running game in the second half to extend its lead to 35-7 on a 7-yard run by Daniel Meanwhile, the Jackrabbit defense continued to stuff the Illinois State rushing attack, which came into the game averaging 221 7 yards per game Running backs James Robinson (13 carries, 10 yards) and Markel Smith (5-5) managed only a combined 15 yards on 18 attempts In the fourth quarter, SDSU put together a time-consuming, 10-play, 44-yard drive that ended with a 48-yard field goal by Chase Vinatieri that proved to be the final tally on the afternoon for the Jackrabbits Illinois State rallied behind backup quarterback Jake Kolbe in the fourth quarter, scoring three touchdowns Kolbe, who ended the game 15-of-23 passing for 183 yards, threw touchdown passes of 3 and 9 yards to Tanner Taula and Tyler Petkovich, respectively, before hooking up with Edgar on a 26yard score with a little over a minute to play Kolbe also was the Redbirds’ leading rusher with 45 yards on five carries Christion, who set the SDSU career record for completions during the game, went 18-for-28 for 292 yards Daniel led the ground game with 84 yards on 20 carries and the two scores

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Xavier Ward sparked a 1-point outburst late in the second quarter by forcing and recovering a fumble at the Illinois State 5-yard line.

Dalton Cox paced the Jackrabbit defense with nine tackles, including 1 5 tackles for loss Christian Rozeboom added eight stops

SCORE BY QUARTERS South Dakota State (5-2, 3-2) Illinois State (5-3, 2-3) SCORING SUMMARY 1st 13:27 SDSU – 13:11 ILS – 2nd 4:39 SDSU – 2:24 SDSU – 1:27 SDSU – 3rd 3:19 SDSU – 4th 11:50 ILS – 5:41 SDSU – 3:29 ILS – 1:09 ILS –

1 7 7

2 21 0

3 7 0

4 3 21

FINAL 38 28

Adam Anderson 64 yd pass from Taryn Christion (Chase Vinatieri kick) Andrew Edgar 81 yd pass from Brady Davis (J T Bohlken kick) Mikey Daniel 5 yd run (Vinatieri kick) Jacob Brown 5 yd pass from Christion (Vinatieri kick) Cade Johnson 81 yd pass from Christion (Vinatieri kick) Daniel 7 yd run (Vinatieri kick) Tanner Taula 3 yd pass from Jake Kolbe (Bohlken kick) Vinatieri 48 yd field goal Tylor Petkovich 9 yd pass from Kolbe (Bohlken kick) Edgar 26 yd pass from Kolbe (Bohlken kick)

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

SDSU 16 38-96 294 29-19-1 67-390 0-0 4-44 1-30 1-0 7-39 9 0-0 7-60 33:01 7 of 17 0 of 0 3-4 2-3

ILS 20 29-81 364 41-26-1 70-445 0-0 2-17 3-51 1-0 7-38 0 2-2 6-60 26:59 6 of 15 2 of 2 2-3 2-9

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU - Mikey Daniel 20-84; Pierre Strong Jr 5-17; Blair Mulholland 2-6 ILS - Jake Kolbe 5-45; Brady Davis 5-12; James Robinson 13-10 PASSING LEADERS: SDSU - Taryn Christion 18-28-1 292 ILS - Jake Kolbe 15-23-1 183; Brady Davis 11-18-0 181 RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU - Cade Johnson 8-131; Jacob Brown 3-47; Blake Kunz 3-45; Adam Anderson 2-72 ILS - Andrew Edgar 9-202; Spencer Schnell 7-63; James Robinson 5-42; Tylor Petkovich 3-38 INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU - Brandon Snyder 1-0 ILS - Willie Edwards 1-0 SACKS: SDSU - Zach Dorgan 1 0-2; Krockett Krolikowski 1 0-1 ILS - Ryan Guhl 1 0-6; Jason Lewan 1 0-3 TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): SDSU - Dalton Cox 5-4-9; Christian Rozeboom 3-5-8; Logan Backhaus 2-3-5 ILS - Zackary Mathews 4-3-7; Luther Kirk 4-2-6

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2018 GAM R CAPS #7/7 SDSU 59, MISSOURI STATE 7

Nov. 3, 2 18 • Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium (Att.: 5,869)

For the second week in a row, South Dakota State owned the second quarter, cruising to a 59-7 victory over Missouri State in Missouri Valley Football Conference action Nov 3 at a rainy Dana J Dykhouse Stadium The seventh-ranked Jackrabbits improved to 6-2 overall and 4-2 in league play Missouri State dropped to 4-5 overall and 2-4 in the MVFC After Pierre Strong, Jr scored on a 55-yard run to open the scoring in the first quarter, the redshirt freshman running back kick-started a 31-point outburst in the second stanza with a 54-yard touchdown run up the middle Strong ended the day with 136 yards on nine carries The Jackrabbits’ quick-strike offense turned to the air for the next two scores, needing only one play on each drive as Taryn Christion connected with Cade Johnson on touchdowns that covered 34 and 42 yards, respectively A Chase Vinatieri field goal on the next SDSU possession pushed the lead to 31-0 Missouri State put together its lone scoring drive of the game late in the second quarter, capping a seven-play, 75-yard drive with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Peyton Huslig to Tyler Currie SDSU answered with its fourth touchdown drive of the quarter in the closing seconds A 22-yard pass from Christion to Johnson, along with an ensuing personal foul penalty against the Bears, moved the ball across midfield before Christion weaved his way through the secondary for a 32-yard touchdown run The previous week, in a 38-28 road win at Illinois State, the Jackrabbits put 21 points on the board in the final five-plus minutes of the second quarter The SDSU defense harassed the Bears’ trio of quarterbacks throughout the day, matching a season high with 11 tackles for loss, including a seasonbest four sacks, and intercepting a season-high four passes The Jackrabbits limited Missouri State to 183 yards of total offense, including 30 net yards rushing on 31 attempts Defensive ends Ryan Earith and Elijah Wilson were each credited with 2 5 tackles for loss and 1 5 sacks Earith shared team-high honors of five total tackles with linebackers Logan Backhaus and Eric Kleinschmit Backhaus also tallied one of the interceptions SDSU tacked on three touchdowns in the second half, the first two of which were scoring passes of 12 and 19 yards from Christion to Adam Anderson The Jackrabbits also were dominant on special teams, getting their hands on two punts The second block, by Preston Tetzlaff in the fourth quarter, led to a 1-yard touchdown run by Blair Mulholland to close the scoring SDSU racked up 547 yards of total offense, topping the 500-yard mark for the fourth time this season Christion completed 15-of-28 passes for 259 yards, with Johnson tallying 130 receiving yards on five catches Anderson added six catches for 85 yards, while Mikey Daniel gained 71 yards on the ground on 20 carries Huslig completed 15-of-31 passes for 134 yards for Missouri State, with Currie leading the receiving corps with four catches for 78 yards Donovan Daniels was the Bears’ leading rusher with 31 yards on seven carries

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Evan Greeneway was named MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week after helping lead a Jackrabbit offensive unit that racked up 59 points and 547 total yards. SCORE BY QUARTERS Missouri State (4-5, 2-4) South Dakota State (6-2, 4-2) SCORING SUMMARY 1st 11:41 SDSU – 2nd 12:42 SDSU – 6:52 SDSU – 6:25 SDSU – 4:09 SDSU – 1:35 MSU – 00:21 SDSU – 3rd 4:33 SDSU – 4th 11:37 SDSU – 6:47 SDSU –

1 0 7

2 7 31

3 0 7

4 0 14

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Pierre Strong, Jr 55 yd run (Chase Vinatieri kick) Strong 54 yd run (Vinatieri kick) Cade Johnson 34 yd pass from Taryn Christion (Vinatieri kick) Johnson 42 yd pass from Christion (Vinatieri kick) Vinatieri 45 yd field goal Tyler Currie 10 yd pass from Peyton Huslig (Parker Lacina kick) Christion 32 yd run Adam Anderson 12 yd pass from Christion (Vinatieri kick) Anderson 19 yd pass from Christion (Vinatieri kick) Blair Mulholland 1 yd run (Vinatieri kick)

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

MSU 12 31-30 153 39-18-4 70-183 0-0 0-0 1-16 2-5 9-34 1 1-0 7-66 29:59 5 of 18 0 of 1 1-1 0-0

SDSU 27 37-281 266 30-16-2 67-547 0-0 4-22 1-14 4-40 3-43 0 0-0 9-66 30:01 7 of 14 0 of 0 3-5 4-33

RUSHING LEADERS: MSU – Donovan Daniels 7-31; Jason Randall 8-20 SDSU – Pierre Strong, Jr 9-136; Mikey Daniel 20-71; Taryn Christion 1-32 PASSING LEADERS: MSU – Peyton Huslig 15-31-2 134; Dalton Hill 2-6-1 15; J T Granato 1-2-1 4 SDSU – Taryn Christion 15-28-2 259; Kanin Nelson 1-2-0 7 RECEIVING LEADERS: MSU – Tyler Currie 4-78; Lorenzo Thomas 4-30; Damoriea Vick 4-17 SDSU – Adam Anderson 6-85; Cade Johnson 5-130; Blake Kunz 2-25 INTERCEPTIONS: MSU – Jared Beshore 2-5 SDSU – Jarek Berg 1-37; Christian Rozeboom 1-3; Logan Backhaus 1-0; Jordan Brown 1-0 SACKS: MSU – none SDSU – Ryan Earith 1 5-17; Elijah Wilson 1 5-14; Tolu Ogunrinde 1 0-2 TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): MSU – Angelo Garbutt 7-4-11; Kam Carter 6-4-10; Tyler Lovelace 6-1-7 SDSU – Logan Backhaus 5-0-5; Ryan Earith 4-1-5; Eric Kleinschmit 3-2-5

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#6/6 SDSU 57, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 38

Nov. 1 , 2 18 • Saluki Stadium (Att.: 4,433)

CARBONDALE, Ill — The top two offenses in the Missouri Valley Football Conference were on full display Nov 10 as South Dakota State and Southern Illinois combined for nearly 1,200 yards of total offense When the dust settled, the sixth-ranked Jackrabbits came away with a 57-38 victory at Saluki Stadium to bolster their chances for a seventh-consecutive berth in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs With its third win in a row, SDSU improved to 7-2 overall and 5-2 in league play SIU dropped to 2-8 overall and 1-6 in the MVFC The Jackrabbits never trailed, although the game was tied on two occasions SDSU marched 64 yards on eight plays on the opening drive of the game, drawing first blood on a 1-yard touchdown run by Mikey Daniel The two teams traded field goals before the Salukis tied the game at 10-all early in the second quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by quarterback Matt DeSomer SDSU grabbed a momentary 17-10 lead via special teams as Don Gardner broke through the line and blocked a Saluki punt that was scooped up at the goal line by Jadon Janke for a touchdown It was the first action of the season for Janke, a wide receiver from Madison DeSomer’s second 1-yard touchdown run on the ensuing 13-play, 75-drive for Southern Illinois knotted the game at 17-all with 5 minutes and 24 seconds to play in the opening half The Jackrabbits took control thanks to numerous big plays Pierre Strong, Jr scored on a 72-yard touchdown run on the second play of the next SDSU drive and Cade Johnson caught a 56-yard touchdown pass on the opening play of the final Jackrabbit possession of the first half to give SDSU a 30-17 halftime lead SDSU quarterback Taryn Christion became the MVFC’s career passing yardage leader on a 64-yard throw to tight end Blake Kunz late in the first quarter and topped the 12,000-yard mark for career total offense on his first touchdown pass of the game Christion and Johnson hooked up again for a 42-yard touchdown early in the third quarter That score was sandwiched around a pair of 10-yard touchdown runs in the third quarter by DeSomer, who kept the Salukis in the game at 36-31 DeSomer ended the day 16-for-32 passing for 184 yards and gained 66 yards on 14 carries with the four scores Strong iced the game for the Jackrabbits with two more long touchdown runs in the second half He cut through the Saluki defense for a 43-yard score in the third quarter and capped the scoring with a 24-yard run three minutes into the fourth A redshirt freshman from Little Rock, Arkansas, Strong ended the afternoon with 188 yards on 14 carries as he topped the century mark for the second week in a row Daniel tallied a career-best 97 yards on 20 carries, adding his second 1-yard touchdown run of the game late in the third quarter SDSU finished with a 656-541 advantage in total offense as Christion completed 13-of-23 passes for 341 yards Johnson grabbed seven receptions for a career-high 198 yards SIU’s D J Davis led all players with 201 rushing yards on 13 carries Landon Lenoir led the Salukis with seven catches for 48 yards, with Raphael Leonard adding three receptions for 76 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown for his team’s final score Defensively, linebacker Christian Rozeboom led all players with 12 tackles for the Jackrabbits Brandon Snyder made five stops, including a sack, and picked off a pass Jordan Brown broke up three passes

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Pierre Strong, Jr. scored three touchdowns and gained 188 yards on only 14 carries in a 57-38 win at Southern Illinois. SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 South Dakota State (7-2, 5-2) 10 Southern Illinois (2-8, 1-6) 3 SCORING SUMMARY 1st 11:18 SDSU – 6:22 SIU – 4:27 SDSU – 2nd 14:11 SIU – 10:56 SDSU – 5:24 SIU – 5:04 SDSU – 00:28 SDSU – 3rd 12:44 SIU – 4:33 SDSU – 9:40 SIU – 7:30 SDSU – 1:55 SDSU – 00:07 SIU – 4th 12:01 SDSU –

2 20 14

3 20 21

4 7 0

FINAL 57 38

Mikey Daniel 1 yd run (Chase Vinatieri kick) Griffin Cerra 50 yd field goal Chase Vinatieri 21 yd field goal Matt DeSomer 1 yd run (Cerra kick) Jadon Janke 0 yd blocked punt return (Vinatieri kick) DeSomer 1 yd run (Cerra kick) Pierre Strong, Jr 72 yd run (Vinatieri kick) Cade Johnson 56 yd pass from Taryn Christion (kick failed) DeSomer 10 yd run (Cerra kick) Johnson 42 yd pass from Christion (pass failed) DeSomer 10 yd run (Cerra kick) Strong 43 yd run (Vinatieri kick) Daniel 1 yd run (Vinatieri kick) Raphael Leonard 53 yd pass from DeSomer (Cerra kick) Strong 24 yd run (Vinatieri kick)

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

SDSU 22 39-315 341 23-13-0 62-656 0-0 4-37 6-120 1-0 3-43 3 1-0 4-36 30:10 5 of 11 0 of 0 3-4 2-14

SIU 23 46-353 188 36-17-1 82-541 0-0 1-5 5-78 0-0 5-35 0 0-0 4-50 29:50 3 of 13 2 of 3 4-5 2-10

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU – Pierre Strong, Jr 14-188; Mikey Daniel 20-97; Taryn Christion 5-30 SIU – D J Davis 13-201; Matt DeSomer 14-66; Jonathan Mixon 13-36 PASSING LEADERS: SDSU – Taryn Christion 13-23-0 341 SIU – Matt DeSomer 16-32-0 184; Sam Straub 1-3-1 4; Nic Baker 0-1-0 0 RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU – Cade Johnson 7-198; Adam Anderson 3-36; Blake Kunz 1-64 SIU – Landon Lenoir 7-48; Raphael Leonard 3-76; Sam Bonansinga 2-33; D J Davis 2-12 INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU – Brandon Snyder 1-0 SIU – none SACKS: SDSU – Dalton Cox 1 0-8; Brandon Snyder 1 0-6 SIU – Anthony Knighton 2 0-10 TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): SDSU – Christian Rozeboom 9-3-12; Marshon Harris 7-0-7; Logan Backhaus 5-2-7 SIU - Qua Brown 11-0-11; Makel Calhoun 5-2-7; Anthony Knighton 6-0-6; Madre Harper 5-1-6

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#5/5 SDSU 49, SOUTH DAKOTA 27

Nov. 17, 2 18 • Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium (Att.: 8,517)

Fifth-ranked South Dakota State stormed out to a 28-7 first-quarter lead and ran its way to a 49-27 victory over the University of South Dakota behind three long touchdowns from Pierre Strong, Jr Nov 17 at a wintry Dana J Dykhouse Stadium In winning the South Dakota Showdown Series matchup for the seventh consecutive time and extending their winning streak in the in-state rivalry series to 10 games, the Jackrabbits improved to 8-2 overall and 6-2 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference USD ended its season 4-7 overall and 3-5 in league play SDSU needed only three plays to score on the opening drive of the game, with Strong covering the final 30 yards after respective runs of nine and 10 yards by Taryn Christion and Mikey Daniel The Coyotes answered on their first possession with a five-play, 65-yard drive that ended with a 3-yard touchdown pass from Austin Simmons to Brett Samson The remainder of the first quarter belonged to the Jackrabbits After the two teams traded punts, Strong broke through the USD defense on the first play of the next Jackrabbit drive for a 73-yard touchdown The redshirt freshman from Little Rock, Arkansas, ended the first quarter with 108 yards on only five carries Marshon Harris intercepted a Simmons pass on the ensuing USD drive, which the Jackrabbits quickly turned into points as Christion connected with Cade Johnson on a fly-sweep pass for a 20-yard touchdown The Jackrabbits upped their lead to 28-7 in the final minute of the first-half with another quick strike On the second play of the drive, Christion hit freshman tight end Blake Kunz over the middle for a 59-yard touchdown SDSU lost the battle for field position for most of the second quarter, but came up with another takeaway in the final minute of the half as Ryan Earith sacked Simmons, jarred the ball loose and recovered the fumble at the USD 26 Two plays later, the Jackrabbits again cashed in as Christion rolled around left end, picked up a couple key blocks and found paydirt from 16 yards out to put SDSU ahead 35-7 at the half USD again scored on its first possession of a half, putting together a 10play, 75-yard drive that ended with an 8-yard touchdown run by Simmons Johnson and the Jackrabbits kept USD at arm's length as the sophomore wide receiver took another short pass on a fly sweep from Christion around the left corner for a 10-yard touchdown It was Johnson’s 15th touchdown reception of the season and the 100th career touchdown pass for Christion Simmons accounted for a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull the Coyotes to within 42-27 with 6 minutes, 9 seconds to play First, Simmons ran for a 16-yard score, then threw a 17-yard touchdown to Connor Herrmann to finish off a 13-play, 78-yard drive USD had a chance to recover the ensuing onside kick, but the Jackrabbits recovered and Strong went to work one more time, breaking through the middle for a 46-yard touchdown Strong’s 253 yards on only 17 carries marked the 10th-highest single-game rushing total in program history The Jackrabbits outgained USD by 50 yards, 495-445, despite running 45 fewer offensive plays, 98-53 SDSU racked up 323 yards on the ground and another 172 through the air as Christion completed 12-of 22 passes Johnson led the receiving corps with three catches for 58 yards, with Adam Anderson adding three receptions for 22 yards Simmons completed 34-of-58 passes for 295 yards and was USD’s leading rusher with 79 yards on 17 carries Shamar Jackson led Coyote receivers with 11 catches for 111 yards

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Taryn Christion passed for three touchdowns in his final regular season game at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. Christion became the 18th player in FCS history to toss 100 touchdown passes in a career.

The Jackrabbit defense was led by Christian Rozeboom’s game-high 13 tackles Joshua Manchigiah added a career-high nine tackles

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 South Dakota (4-7, 3-5) 7 South Dakota State (8-2, 6-2) 28 SCORING SUMMARY 1st 13:29 SDSU – 11:27 USD – 7:24 SDSU – 3:16 SDSU – 00:21 SDSU – 2nd 00:20 SDSU – 3rd 11:23 USD – 4:41 SDSU – 4th 12:01 USD – 6:09 USD – 3:33 SDSU –

2 0 7

3 7 7

4 13 7

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Pierre Strong, Jr 30 yd run (Chase Vinatieri kick) Brett Samson 3 yd pass from Austin Simmons (Mason Lorber kick) Strong 73 yd run (Vinatieri kick) Cade Johnson 20 yd pass from Taryn Christion (Vinatieri kick) Blake Kunz 59 yd pass from Christion (Vinatieri kick) Christion 16 yd run (Vinatieri kick) Simmons 8 yd run (Lorber kick) Johnson 10 yd pass from Christion (Vinatieri kick) Simmons 16 yd run (kick blocked) Connor Herrmann 17 yd pass from Simmons (Lorber kick) Strong 46 yd run (Vinatieri kick)

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

USD 31 40-150 295 58-34-1 98-445 0-0 1-(-1) 4-47 1-0 3-43 3 1-1 6-71 33:02 7 of 19 3 of 5 4-5 0-0

SDSU 18 31-323 172 22-12-0 53-495 0-0 2-(-4) 4-108 0-0 5-35 0 0-0 14-145 26:58 2 of 10 1 of 1 3-3 1-8

RUSHING LEADERS: USD – Austin Simmons 17-79; Kai Henry 11-37; Ben Klett 4-26 SDSU – Pierre Strong, Jr 17-253; Mikey Daniel 8-40; Taryn Christion 3-26 PASSING LEADERS: USD – Austin Simmons 34-58-1 295 SDSU – Taryn Christion 12-22-0 172 RECEIVING LEADERS: USD – Shamar Jackson 11-111; Caleb Vander Esch 6-58; Connor Herrmann 4-43; Kody Case 4-35 SDSU – Cade Johnson 3-58; Adam Anderson 3-22; Blake Kunz 2-68; Kal Hart 2-15 INTERCEPTIONS: USD – none SDSU – Marshon Harris 1-13 SACKS: USD – none SDSU – Ryan Earith 1 0-8 TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): USD – Elijah Reed 4-3-7; Michael Fredrick 4-2-6; Luis Peguero 2-2-4; Brian Woodward 1-3-4 SDSU – Christian Rozeboom 8-5-13; Josh Manchigiah 8-1-9; Dalton Cox 6-2-8; Brandon Snyder 6-1-7; Eric Kleinschmit 5-2-7

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#5/5 SDSU 5 , DUQUESNE 6

Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs – Second Round Dec. 1, 2 18 • Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium (Att.: 3, 42)

As snow descended on Dana J Dykhouse Stadium, fifth-seeded South Dakota State turned to a potent rushing attack to advance to the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals with a convincing 51-6 victory Dec 1 over Duquesne In winning their fifth consecutive game, the Jackrabbits improved to 9-2 overall and advanced to the FCS quarterfinals for the third year in a row Duquesne, which had its six-game winning streak snapped, ended its season with a 9-4 overall record On the opening drive of the game, SDSU went to the air, converting on fourth-and-1 from midfield on a pass from Taryn Christion to Cade Johnson The pair hooked up three plays later on a 43-yard touchdown to cap a nineplay, 75-yard drive It was Johnson’s 16th touchdown reception of the year, tying the Jackrabbit single-season record set by Jake Wieneke in 2014 and matched in both 2016 and 2017 After Brandon Snyder forced and recovered a fumble in the closing minute of the first quarter to give SDSU a short field, the Jackrabbits extended their lead to 14-0 on the first play of the second quarter as wide receiver Isaiah Hill took a handoff from Johnson on a reverse and weaved his way around right end for a 23-yard touchdown run SDSU pushed the lead to 24-0 going into intermission with 10 points in the final 92 seconds of the second quarter Missouri Valley Football Conference Freshman of the Year Pierre Strong, Jr continued his late-season surge with a 52-yard touchdown run down the right sideline one play after the Jackrabbit defense stuffed Duquesne on fourth-and-1 A stifling Jackrabbit defense quickly posted a three-and-out to get the ball back near midfield Christion ran for 17 yards to set up a 39-yard field goal by Chase Vinatieri Duquesne put together its lone scoring drive of the afternoon to open the second half Daniel Parr connected with Kellon Taylor for 68 yards to the Jackrabbit 7 before finding the end zone from 3 yards out The extra point was blocked The Jackrabbits quickly regained the momentum, reeling off 20 points in the span of a little over three minutes Hill scored for the second time on a reverse, this time going around left end for a 15-yard score Two plays after a Larenzo Williams interception and 22-yard return, Mikey Daniel got into the scoring act by hurdling a defender en route to a 27-yard highlight-reel touchdown run The final SDSU tally of the scoring blitz came on a 43-yard interception return for touchdown by Zy Mosley -- his team-leading fourth interception of the season Daniel, who gained a career-high 100 yards on 10 carries, provided the final margin with a 4-yard touchdown run two minutes into the fourth quarter As a team, the Jackrabbits racked up 326 yards on the ground, averaging 8 1 yards per carry Strong ended the afternoon with 92 yards on 12 carries Meanwhile, the SDSU defense never let the Duquesne running game get on track, holding the Dukes' All-America running back candidate A J Hines to only 21 yards on 10 carries Duquesne managed only 84 total yards on the ground in 35 attempts Parr ended the game 14-of-24 passing for 160 yards for the Dukes Taylor caught five passes for 97 yards SDSU completed only four passes in the final three quarters as Christion finished the afternoon 12-of-26 passing in a swirling wind for 144 yards Johnson recorded eight receptions for 99 yards, with Adam Anderson adding three catches for 28 yards

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Mikey Daniel became the fourth Jackrabbit running back to hit the century mark in a game during the 018 season, rushing 10 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns in South Dakota State’s snowy playoff-opening win over Duquesne.

Logan Backhaus and Christian Rozeboom each registered seven tackles to lead the Jackrabbits, who notched three sacks and eight tackles for loss in the contest

SCORE BY QUARTERS Duquesne (9-4) South Dakota State (9-2) SCORING SUMMARY 1st 10:30 SDSU – 2nd 11:27 SDSU – 7:24 SDSU – 00:26 SDSU – 3rd 13:59 DUQ – 6:37 SDSU – 6:06 SDSU – 3:30 SDSU – 4th 13:02 SDSU –

1 0 7

2 0 17

3 6 20

4 0 7

FINAL 6 51

Cade Johnson 43 yd pass from Taryn Christion (Chase Vinatieri kick) Isaiah Hill 23 yd run (Vinatieri kick) Pierre Strong, Jr 52 yd run (Vinatieri kick) Vinatieri 39 yd field goal Daniel Parr 3 yd run (kick blocked) Hill 15 yd run (kick blocked) Mikey Daniel 27 yd run (Vinatieri kick) Zy Mosley 43 yd interception return (Vinatieri kick) Daniel 4 yd run (Vinatieri kick)

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

DUQ 10 35-84 160 24-14-2 59-244 0-0 0-0 3-48 0-0 6-31 3 1-1 6-60 28:21 3 of 13 0 of 3 1-1 0-0

SDSU 24 40-326 144 26-12-0 66-470 0-0 3-6 2-40 2-65 3-45 3 2-1 8-65 31:39 5 of 13 1 of 2 2-2 3-15

RUSHING LEADERS: DUQ – Daquan Worley 12-60; A J Hines 20-12; Daniel Parr 7-12 SDSU – Mikey Daniel 10-100; Pierre Strong, Jr 12-92; Mikey Daniel 8-40; Taryn Christion 4-49 PASSING LEADERS: DUQ – Daniel Parr 14-24-2 160 SDSU – Taryn Christion 12-26-0 144 RECEIVING LEADERS: DUQ– Kellon Taylor 5-97; Nehari Crawford 4-31; Kareem Coles Jr 3-26 SDSU – Cade Johnson 8-99; Adam Anderson 3-28; Blake Kunz 1-17 INTERCEPTIONS: DUQ – none SDSU – Zy Mosley 1-43; Larenzo Williams 1-22 SACKS: DUQ – none SDSU – Logan Backhaus 1 0-5; Caleb Sanders 1 0-4; Ryan Earith 0 5-3; Krockett Krolikowski 0 5-3 TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): DUQ – Nohea Keahi 3-3-6; Reid Harrison-Ducros 5-0-5; Abner Roberts 5-0-5; Brendan Thompson 4-1-5 SDSU – Logan Backhaus 3-4-7; Christian Rozeboom 2-5-7; Brandon Snyder 2-3-5

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#5/5 SDSU 27, #2/2 KENNESAW STATE 7

Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs – Quarterfinal Dec. 8, 2 18 • Fifth Third Bank Stadium (Att.: 3,242)

KENNESAW, Ga – The South Dakota State University football team earned a repeat trip to the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals after grinding out a 27-17 victory over fourth-seeded Kennesaw State at a rain-soaked Fifth Third Bank Stadium on Dec 8 The fifth-seeded Jackrabbits ran their winning streak to six games in improving to 10-2 overall KSU had its 11-game winning streak snapped in ending its season at 11-2 SDSU never trailed in the contest, building a 17-3 cushion with two second-quarter touchdowns after the teams traded field goals in the opening stanza Adam Anderson gave the Jackrabbits a 10-3 lead with a catch over a defender in the left corner of the end zone on a fade route The pass play from Taryn Christion was from five yards out After forcing their second turnover on downs in the game, the Jackrabbits put together a nine-play, 68-yard scoring drive that consumed nearly four minutes A 29-yard pass from Christion to Cade Johnson put the ball in scoring position before Pierre Strong, Jr carried the final nine yards on third and goal for his 10th rushing touchdown of the season with 2 minutes and 26 seconds to play in the first half A 23-yard field goal by Chase Vinatieri boosted the SDSU lead to 20-3 late in the third quarter Kennesaw State rallied behind backup quarterback Daniel David in the second half David, who came on in relief of an injured Chandler Burks early in the second quarter, led the Owls on two fourth-quarter scoring drives First, Kennesaw State marched 73 yards on seven plays, capping the drive with a 19-yard touchdown pass from David to Jake McKenzie The Owls put together a nine-play, 91-yard drive to pull to within 20-17 with 6:42 to play in regulation as David dove across the goal line from a yard out That touchdown was set up by a 38-yard pass over the middle from David to Isaac Foster The Jackrabbits put the game away with perhaps their most important drive of the season Facing third-and-12 from their own 33, Christion scrambled, rolled to the right and connected with Cade Johnson down field in the right flat for a 33-yard gain and a fresh set of downs Strong picked up another first down before Christion again converted on third down by keeping and running up the middle for a 15-yard touchdown with 2:22 to play The eight-play, 65-yard drive chewed up more than four minutes An interception by Logan Backhaus on the ensuing KSU possession sealed the Jackrabbit victory Strong topped the 100-yard mark for the fourth time in five games, carrying 18 times for 112 yards Christion completed 12-of-18 passes for 147 yards and added 37 yards on the ground on nine carries Johnson caught four passes for 72 yards to lead the receiving corps Defensively, the Jackrabbits held Kennesaw State’s triple option attack to 28 points under its season scoring average The Owls won the total-offense battle, 418-308, rushing for 312 yards and throwing for 106 more, but turned the ball over two times Darnell Holland led the KSU rushing attack with 92 yards on eight carries, with Burks tallying 34 yards on seven carries before leaving with an injury David tallied 94 yards through the air on 5-of-11 passing to go along with 65 yards on the ground Christian Rozeboom posted a game-high 14 tackles, including three tackles for loss, for SDSU Backhaus and Brandon Snyder each registered six stops

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Freshman defensive tackle Caleb Sanders recorded a career-high five tackles, including a tackle for loss, to help lead a Jackrabbit defense that forced a pair of turnovers and came up with two key fourth-down stops en route to a 7-17 FCS quarterfinal victory at fourthseeded Kennesaw State. SCORE BY QUARTERS South Dakota State (10-2) Kennesaw State (11-2) SCORING SUMMARY 1st 4;47 SDSU – 1:57 KSU – 2nd 12:21 SDSU – 2:26 SDSU – 3rd 2:18 SDSU – 4th 14:29 KSU – 6:42 KSU – 2:22 SDSU –

1 3 3

2 14 0

3 3 0

4 7 14

FINAL 27 17

Chase Vinatieri 24 yd field goal Justin Thompson 20 yd field goal Adam Anderson 5 yd pass from Taryn Christion (Vinatieri kick) Pierre Strong, Jr 9 yd run (Vinatieri kick) Vinatieri 23 yd field goal Jake McKenzie 19 yd pass from Daniel David (Thompson kick) David 1 yd run (Thompson kick) Christion 15 yd run (Vinatieri kick)

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

SDSU 14 36-161 147 18-12-1 54-308 0-0 1-0 4-114 1-0 4-43 2 0-0 8-64 30:39 6 of 13 0 of 0 5-5 0-0

KSU 23 52-312 106 12-6-1 64-418 0-0 2-(-2) 4-91 1-(-1) 3-30 3 5-1 9-17 29:21 5 of 12 0 of 2 3-4 1-4

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU – Pierre Strong, Jr 18-112; Taryn Christion 9-37; Mikey Daniel 4-13 KSU – Darnell Holland 8-92; Jake McKenzie 13-73; Daniel David 13-65; Chandler Burks 7-34; Shaquil Terry 7-26 PASSING LEADERS: SDSU – Taryn Christion 12-18-1 147 KSU – Daniel David 5-11-1 94; Chandler Burks 1-1-0 12 RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU– Cade Johnson 4-72; Blake Kunz 3-22; Kal Hart 1-40; Isaiah Hill 1-12 KSU – Isaac Foster 2-45; Jake McKenzie 2-31 INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU – Logan Backhaus 1-0 KSU – Cincere Mason 1-(-1) SACKS: SDSU – none KSU – Bryson Armstrong 1 0-4 TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): SDSU – Christian Rozeboom 10-4-14; Logan Backhaus 6-0-6; Brandon Snyder 5-1-6; Caleb Sanders 5-0-5 KSU – Anthony Gore 7-0-7; Chance Bates 6-0-6; Jace White 4-1-5; Bryson Armstrong 3-2-5.

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# / NORTH DAKOTA STATE 44, #5/5 SDSU 2

Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs – Semifinal Dec. 14, 2 18 • Fargodome (Att.: 18,286) FARGO, N D — Top-seeded North Dakota State grabbed the lead late in the first half and scored on its first five possessions of the second half to down fifth-seeded South Dakota State, 44-21, in the semifinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs Dec 14 at the Fargodome The defending national champion Bison remained undefeated at 14-0 SDSU, which was making its second consecutive national semifinal appearance, ended its season with a 10-3 record Bison quarterback Easton Stick scored each of his team’s first two touchdowns, opening the scoring with a 5-yard run in the first quarter, followed by a 34-yard run with 1 minute, 35 seconds to play in the second quarter Stick’s second touchdown run came after the Jackrabbits tied the game at 7-all in the final minute of the first quarter on a 30-yard touchdown run by redshirt freshman running back Pierre Strong, Jr Strong hit the 1,000-yard mark for the season on only his 100th carry of the season earlier in the opening stanza NDSU carried the momentum into the second half, pushing its lead to 21-7 35 seconds into the third quarter Seth Wilson broke off a 78-yard run on the first play from scrimmage, then Bruce Anderson plunged in from a yard out SDSU responded on its opening drive of the second half, putting together a seven-play, 75-yard drive Jackrabbit quarterback Taryn Christion connected with Isaiah Hill on a 48-yard catch and run to move the ball deep into NDSU territory The senior signal-caller then hit freshman tight end Blake Kunz on a slant over the middle of the end zone for an 8-yard touchdown It was more Anderson in the third quarter for the Bison, who extended their lead to 35-14 with two more third-quarter touchdowns First, Anderson scored on a 14-yard pass from Stick, then bolted 41 yards around the left side for his third score of the quarter The Jackrabbits scored what would be their final touchdown of the night in the closing seconds of the third quarter on a 52-yard pass down the middle from Christion to Cade Johnson It was Johnson’s schoolrecord 17th receiving touchdown of the season NDSU thwarted any chance of a Jackrabbit comeback, wearing down the SDSU defense with a 15-play, 61-yard drive that bridged into the fourth quarter and ended on a 32-yard field goal by Cam Pedersen after more than nine minutes ticked off the clock Stick provided the final blow with a 28-yard touchdown run with just over four minutes to play, ending a night in which he rushed for 147 yards on 16 carries and completed 12-of-15 passes for 169 yards The Bison racked up 608 yards of total offense, including 439 on the ground Anderson gained 79 yards on nine carries For the Jackrabbits, Strong posted his fifth 100-yard game in the last six games, tallying 135 yards on 20 carries In his final collegiate game, Christion completed 10-of-26 passes for 180 yards and added 32 yards on 10 rushing attempts Johnson led SDSU receivers with three catches for 89 yards Defensively, Christian Rozeboom paced SDSU with a game-high 11 tackles, followed by 10 stops from Joshua Manchigiah Dan Marlette led the Bison with eight tackles

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Freshman tight end Blake Kunz caught an 8-yard touchdown pass in the Jackrabbits’ playoff semifinal at North Dakota State.

SCORE BY QUARTERS South Dakota State (10-3) North Dakota State (14-0) SCORING SUMMARY 1st 5:11 NDSU – 00:51 SDSU – 2nd 1:35 NDSU – 3rd 14:25 NDSU – 10:57 SDSU – 5:52 NDSU – 3:32 NDSU – 00:27 SDSU – 4th 6:21 NDSU – 4:05 NDSU –

1 7 7

2 0 7

3 14 21

4 0 9

FINAL 21 44

Easton Stick 5 yd run (Cam Pedersen kick) Pierre Strong, Jr 30 yd run (Chase Vinatieri kick) Stick 34 yd run (Pedersen kick) Bruce Anderson 1 yd run (Pedersen kick) Blake Kunz 8 yd pass from Taryn Christion (Vinatieri kick) Anderson 14 yd pass from Stick (Pedersen kick) Anderson 41 yd run (Pedersen kick) Cade Johnson 52 yd pass from Christion (Vinatieri kick) Pedersen 32 yd field goal Stick 28 yd run (team kick failed)

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

SDSU 17 31-175 182 27-11-1 58-357 0-0 1-11 3-64 0-0 6-40 0 1-0 5-32 25:16 4 of 12 0 of 2 1-1 0-0

NDSU 25 49-439 169 15-12-0 64-608 0-0 2-15 2-41 1-33 2-47 5 0-0 9-70 34:44 6 of 10 0 of 0 4-5 2-14

RUSHING LEADERS: SDSU - Pierre Strong, Jr 20-135; Taryn Christion 10-32; C J Wilson 1-8 NDSU - Easton Stick 16-147; Seth Wilson 2-86; Bruce Anderson 9-79; Adam Cofield 6-7; Ty Brooks 12-48 PASSING LEADERS: SDSU - Taryn Christion 10-26-1 180; Cade Johnson 1-1-0 2 NDSU Easton Stick 12-15-0 169 RECEIVING LEADERS: SDSU - Cade Johnson 3-89; Isaiah Hill 2-44; Blake Kunz 2-10 NDSU - Darrius Shepherd 4-71; Christian Watson 2-11 INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU none NDSU - Robbie Grimsley 1-33 SACKS: SDSU - none NDSU - Stanley Jones 1 0-10; Derrek Tuszka 1 0-4 TACKLE LEADERS (UA-A-TOT): SDSU - Christian Rozeboom 7-4-11; Josh Manchigiah 6-4-10; Eric Kleinschmit 2-5-7 NDSU - Dan Marlette 5-3-8; Levi Jordheim 3-3-6

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Taryn Christion

im Langer Award — Team Most Valuable Player

Dalton Cox

osh Ranek Effort Award Scholar-Athlete Award Servant-Humility Award

MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE AWARDS

ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM Jordan Brown Taryn Christion Cade Johnson Tiano Pupungatoa Christian Rozeboom

ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM Ryan Earith Brady Hale Bradey Sorenson ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION Adam Anderson Evan Greeneway Luke Sellers MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM Krockett Krolikowski Brandon Snyder Pierre Strong, Jr. MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Pierre Strong, Jr.

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Cade Johnson

Christian Rozeboom Doug Miller Award — Defensive MVP

Adam Vinatieri Award — Special Teams MVP

Michael Griffin II

Mike Morgan

Ryan Van Marel

Adam Timmerman Award — Offensive MVP

Scout Special Teams Player of the Year

Scout Offense Player of the Year

MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Cade Johnson (Sept. 8) MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK Brady Hale (Sept. 8, Oct. 13) Chase Vinatieri (Oct. 6)

MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK Edward Miller (Sept. 15) Evan Greeneway (Nov. 3)

MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK Pierre Strong, Jr. (Nov. 1 , Nov. 17)

ALL-AMERICA AWARDS

AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM Jordan Brown

ASSOCIATED PRESS FCS ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM Jordan Brown Tiano Pupungatoa STATS FCS ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM Jordan Brown STATS FCS ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM Cade Johnson

HERO SPORTS FCS ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM Jordan Brown

Brady Hale

Scout Defense Player of the Year

HERO SPORTS FCS ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM Taryn Christion Cade Johnson HERO SPORTS FCS ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM Christian Rozeboom Bradey Sorenson

HERO SPORTS FCS FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM Krockett Krolikowski Pierre Strong, Jr. PHIL STEELE ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM Jordan Brown

PHIL STEELE ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM Taryn Christion Christian Rozeboom

PHIL STEELE FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM Krockett Krolikowski Pierre Strong, Jr.

STATS NATIONAL AWARDS

STATS FCS WALTER PAYTON AWARD FINALIST Taryn Christion

OTHER NATIONAL AWARDS

WILLIAM V. CAMPBELL TROPHY FINALIST/NFF SCHOLARATHLETE AWARD Taryn Christion

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ACADEMIC AWARDS

COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM Dalton Cox Wes Genant

COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 6 Dalton Cox Wes Genant Evan Greeneway

NCAA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP Dalton Cox

SEP.T 8 VS. MONTANA STATE Offense: Taryn Christion, Kal Hart Defense: Dalton Cox Special Teams: Don Gardner Scout Offense: Ian Bass, Michael Wandmaker Scout Defense: Ryan Van Marel Scout Special Teams: Jaden Snyder Effort: Preston Tetzlaff

SEPT. 15 VS. ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF Offense: Isaac Wallace, Edward Miller Defense: Zy Mosley Special Teams: Seven Wilson, Preston Tetzlaff Scout Offense: Matt Borowicz, Matt Connors Scout Defense: Michael Griffin II Scout Special Teams: Josh Fenske Effort: Luke Sellers

SEPT. 29 AT NORTH DAKOTA STATE Offense: Adam Anderson, Tyler Weir Defense: Krockett Krolikowski Special Teams: Preston Tetzlaff Scout Offense: Matt Borowicz, Matt Connors, Trajan Walhof Scout Defense: Ryan Van Marel Scout Special Teams: Michael Griffin II Effort: Kal Hart

OCT. 6 VS. INDIANA STATE Offense: Taryn Christion, Evan Greeneway Defense: N/A Special Teams: Brady Hale Scout Offense: J’Boré Gibbs Scout Defense: DyShawn Gales Scout Special Teams: Jefferson Lee V Effort: Isaiah Hill

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FCS ATHLETIC DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARATHLETE OF THE YEAR/POSTGRDUATE SCHOLARSHIP Taryn Christion FCS ATHLETIC DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION ACADEMIC ALL-STAR TEAM Taryn Christion Dalton Cox MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC FIRST TEAM Taryn Christion Dalton Cox Wes Genant Evan Greeneway

TEAM PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

2018 AWA DS

MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC HONORABLE MENTION Ryan Earith Lance Eide Preston Tetzlaff HAMPSHIRE HONOR SOCIETY Taryn Christion Dalton Cox Brady Hale Tyler Weir

OCT. 13 VS. YOUNGSTOWN STATE Offense: C.J. Wilson, Evan Greeneway Defense: Ryan Earith, Zy Mosley Special Teams: Brady Hale Scout Offense: Zach Heins Scout Defense: Lance Eide Scout Special Teams: Jaden Snyder Effort: Adam Anderson

NOV. 1 AT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS Offense: Cade Johnson, Tiano Pupungatoa Defense: Makiah Slade Special Teams: Don Gardner Scout Offense: Jaxon Janke, Mason McCormick Scout Defense: Ryan Van Marel Scout Special Teams: Michael Griffin II Effort: Lance Eide

OCT. 27 AT ILLINOIS STATE Offense: Cade Johnson, Tiano Pupungatoa Defense: Brandon Snyder, Xavier Ward Special Teams: Chase Vinatieri, Jaxon Janke Scout Offense: Matt Borowicz, Jayd Vanderwerff Scout Defense: Kinser Madison Scout Special Teams: DyShawn Gales Effort: Dalton Cox

DEC. 1 VS. DUQUESNE (FCS PLAYOFFS) Offense: Mikey Daniel, Tyler Weir Defense: Entire defense Special Teams: Seven Wilson Scout Offense: Andrew Mueller, Mike Morgan Scout Defense: Michael Griffin II Scout Special Teams: Michael Griffin II Effort: Eagan Lickiss

OCT. 2 AT NORTHERN IOWA Offense: Cade Johnson, Blake Kunz Defense: Christian Rozeboom Special Teams: Don Gardner, Brady Hale Scout Offense: Zach Heins, Mike Morgan Scout Defense: Ryan Van Marel Scout Special Teams: Michael Griffin II Effort: Bradey Sorenson

NOV. 3 VS. MISSOURI STATE Offense: Pierre Strong, Jr., Tyler Weir Defense: Entire Defense Special Teams: Preston Tetzlaff Scout Offense: Zach Heins, Jadon Janke Scout Defense: Trajan Walhof Scout Special Teams: Kinser Madison Effort: Brandon Snyder

NOV. 17 VS. SOUTH DAKOTA Offense: Pierre Strong Jr., Wes Genant Defense: Jordan Brown, Brandon Snyder Special Teams: Luke Sellers Scout Offense: Jaxon Janke, Mike Morgan Scout Defense: Cade Terveer Scout Special Teams: Kinser Madison Effort: Luke Sellers

DEC. 8 AT KENNESAW STATE (FCS PLAYOFFS) Offense: Taryn Christion, Tiano Pupungatoa Defense: Caleb Sanders, Christian Rozeboom Special Teams: Cade Johnson, Brady Hale, Chase Vinatieri Scout Offense: J’Bore Gibbs, Turner Blasius Scout Defense: Jeremy Christner Scout Special Teams: Michael Griffin II Effort: Preston Tetzlaff

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The South Dakota State University football team continued its tradition of excellence both on the field and in the classroom during the 2018 season. Several Jackrabbit football players were honored individually for their work in the classroom highlighted by a pair of selections to the College Sports Information Directors Association of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America First Team which is made up of student-athletes from both NCAA Division I football classifications. Senior linebacker Dalton Cox earned a spot on the honor squad with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average while majoring in economics and entrepreneurial studies and junior offensive lineman Wes Genant also was selected to the team with a 4.0 GPA as a biochemistry major. Both were second-team selections in 2017. Since moving to the Division I ranks at the start of the 2004 season SDSU football student-athletes have combined to receive CoSIDA Academic AllAmerica honors 26 times. Cox and Genant also were joined on the CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 Team by junior offensive lineman Evan Greeneway. The Yankton native posted a 3.75 GPA as a civil engineering major. In addition Cox and senior quarterback Taryn Christion were honored as members of the Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team marking the 13th consecutive season SDSU has had at least one member of the honor squad. In addition Christion was named one of two recipients of the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association's Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. Christion and Kennesaw State quarterback Chandler Burks were selected out of a field of seven finalists and 47 FCS ADA Academic AllStar Team honorees to receive a $5 000 postgraduate scholarship. It was the second postgraduate scholarship Christion has been awarded; he was one of 13 recipients of an $18 000 postgraduate scholarship from the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame for being named a finalist for the 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy. Christion also received first-team recognition for the third year in a row on the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic Team with a 3.61 grade-point average as an economics major. Also repeating on the MVFC All-Academic First Team were Cox and Genant while Greeneway made the first team for the first time. Three other Jackrabbits received honorable mention all-academic accolades as juniors Ryan Earith and Lance Eide along with sophomore Preston Tetzlaff were recognized. Nominees must have participated in at least 50 percent of his team’s games and carry a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20 (on a 4.0 scale). Additionally nominees must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing and must have completed at least one calendar year at the institution with the exception of graduate transfers. Closing out the academic awards 64 SDSU football student-athletes were recognized for their academic efforts as members of the 2018 Missouri Valley Football Honor Roll. Four Jackrabbits earned the league’s highest academic award by being named recipients of the MVFC President's Council Academic Excellence Award for maintaining at least a 3.5 grade-point average being within 18 hours of graduation and participating in athletics for two or more seasons. Receiving the award from SDSU were Christion Cox Jake Harms and Chase Kern. Another 17 Jackrabbit student-athletes were honored with the Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award for turning in a minimum 3.2 GPA over the past two semesters (freshmen are not eligible). SDSU's 64 Honor Roll selections ranked second in the 10-team league trailing North Dakota State's 68. To be named to the MVFC Honor Roll student-athletes must have recorded a minimum 3.0 GPA during the fall semester while being enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

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• Jared Beshore Missouri State Sr. DB 3.82 Physical Education • Taryn Christion, SDSU, Sr., QB, 3.6 , Business Economics • Jack Cochrane South Dakota So. LB 4.00 Political Science • Dalton Cox, SDSU, Sr., LB, 4.00, Economics/Entrepreneurial Studies • Ben Ellefson North Dakota State Jr. TE 3.94 Physical Education/Sport Mgmt. • Wes Genant, SDSU, Jr., OL, 4.00, Biochemistry • Evan Greeneway, SDSU, Jr., OL, 3.75, Civil Engineering • Jacob Marnin Southern Illinois Jr. OL 4.00 Criminology and Criminal Science • Greg Menard North Dakota State Sr. DE 3.84 Civil Engineering • Easton Stick North Dakota State Sr. QB 3.91 Sport Management • Cal Twait Northern Iowa Sr. OL 3.74 Physical Education • Marcus Weymiller Northern Iowa Sr. RB 3.97 Public Admin.–Human Resources • Kyle Williams Western Illinois So. DE 3.70 Medical Science

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• Jeremy Chinn Southern Illinois Jr. S 3.58 Exercise Science • Armand Dellovade Youngstown State Sr. LB 3.62 Business Management • Austin Errthum Northern Iowa Sr. K 3.64 Biology • Duncan Ferch Northern Iowa Sr. LB 3.43 History • Justin Fitzpatrick Western Illinois Sr. DB 3.60 Sports Broadcasting • Robbie Grimsley North Dakota State Sr. DB 3.51 Criminal Justice • Drew Himmelman Illinois State So. OL 3.81 Exercise Science • Peyton Huslig Missouri State Jr. QB 3.82 Cell and Molecular Biology • Zach Muniz Western Illinois Sr. DB 4.00 Sports Management • Clint Ratkovich Western Illinois So. FB 3.70 Engineering Technology • Darrius Shepherd North Dakota State Sr. WR/RS 3.59 University Studies

HONORABLE MENTION

Illinois State: QB Jake Kolbe • Indiana State: TE Zach Larkin • North Dakota State: LB Dan Marlette OL Tanner Volson P Garret Wegner • South Dakota: DL Spencer Hopkins P Brady Schutt • SDSU: DE Ryan Earith, DB/ST Lance Eide, LB/ST Preston Tetzlaff • Western Illinois: LB Quentin Moon • oungstown State: Vitas Hrynkiewicz

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PRESIDENTS COUNCIL ACADEMIC AWARD: Taryn Christion Dalton Cox Jake Harms Chase Kern. COMMISSIONER’S ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD: Logan Backhaus Turner Blasius Austin Boen Taryn Christion Dalton Cox Ryan Earith Lance Eide Wes Genant Evan Greeneway Jake Harms Kallan Hart Spencer Hildahl Aron Johnson Chase Kern Krockett Krolikowski Marquise Lewis Andrew Mueller Preston Tetzlaff Tyler Weir Reece Winkelman Jake Wolfe HONOR ROLL: Jake Aanderud Adam Anderson Logan Backhaus Austin Barrett Ian Bass Jarek Berg Turner Blasius Austin Boen Deyon Campbell Taryn Christion Dalton Cox Jack Domandle Zach Dorgan Ryan Earith Arthur Egan Lance Eide DyShawn Gales Nick Garlisch Wes Genant Evan Greeneway Garret Greenfield Jon Gruetzmacher Brady Hale Jake Harms Kallan Hart Spencer Hildahl Max Howard Aron Johnson Cade Johnson Chase Kern Eric Kleinschmit Ryan Kluver Krockett Krolikowski Blake Kunz Jefferson Lee V Marquise Lewis Josh Manchigiah Mason McCormick Edward Miller Mike Morgan Andrew Mueller Blair Mulholland Kanin Nelson Justin Roberts Alex Romenesko Christian Rozeboom Caleb Sanders Caleb Schauf Luke Sellers Jaden Snyder Cade Terveer Preston Tetzlaff Jason Titus Ryan Van Marel Jayd Vanderwerff Chase Vinatieri Trajan Walhof Isaac Wallace Michael Wandmaker Tyler Weir Larenzo Williams Seven Wilson Reece Winkelman Jake Wolfe

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Led by three-time honorees Taryn Christion and Christian Rozeboom, 11 South Dakota State University players were honored on the 2018 All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Team A senior quarterback from Sioux Falls, Christion shared first-team honors with North Dakota State’s Easton Stick after passing for a league-best 32 touchdowns He completed 197-of-340 passes (57 9 percent) for 3,020 yards and compiled an efficiency rating of 158 9 Christion was the MVFC Offensive Player of the Year in 2016 and was a second-team all-conference selection in 2017 He also holds MVFC career records for touchdown passes (104), passing yards (11,535) and total offense (13,050 yards) Rozeboom, a junior linebacker from Sioux Center, Iowa, earned first-team allMVFC recognition for the third time He tallied a team-best 105 tackles during the regular season, including 10 5 tackles for loss, while adding two interceptions and a fumble recovery Rozeboom reached double figures in tackles five times, including a season-high 14 in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal at Kennesaw State Garnering first-team all-conference recognition for the second year in a row was senior cornerback Jordan Brown A native of Scottsdale, Arizona, Brown led the squad with 12 pass breakups and ranked second with three interceptions Of his 29 tackles, 22 were solo stops Rounding out the Jackrabbits’ five first-team selections were wide receiver Cade Johnson and offensive lineman Tiano Pupungatoa Johnson, a sophomore from Papillion, Nebraska, was the team’s top receiving target, hauling in 67 receptions with league-bests of 1,332 receiving yards and a school-record 17 touchdowns He was a member of the MVFC All-Newcomer Team in 2017, when he set a Jackrabbit single-season record for kickoff return yards with 839 Pupungatoa, a senior from River Falls, Wisconsin, was a three-year starter at guard for the Jackrabbits He helped power the SDSU offense to averages of 42 5 points and 480 5 yards per game — both of which led the 10-team league FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE QB: Easton Stick, North Dakota State QB: Taryn Christion, SDSU RB: Ja’Quan Keys, Indiana State RB: Tevin McCaster, Youngstown State RB: James Robinson, Illinois State FB: Clint Ratkovich, Western Illinois WR: Cade Johnson, SDSU WR: Spencer Schnell, Illinois State WR: Darrius Shepherd, North Dakota St TE: Briley Moore, Northern Iowa OL: Zack Johnson, North Dakota State OL: Tiano Pupungatoa, SDSU OL: Cal Twait, Northern Iowa OL: Tanner Volson, North Dakota State OL: Gavin Wiggins, Youngstown State PK: Austin Errthum, Northern Iowa LS: Steven Wethli, Youngstown State

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Three other Jackrabbits received second-team recognition, including defensive end Ryan Earith A junior from Papillion, Nebraska, Earith posted a team-high 5 5 sacks in 2018 and ranked second on the team with nine tackles for loss He also forced and recovered a fumble The other two second-team honorees came from the special teams unit and hail from Yankton as senior punter Brady Hale and Bradey Sorenson were honored A four-year starter, Hale averaged 42 5 yards per attempt during the 2018 season, landing 24 of his 56 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line Sorenson has handled the long-snapping duties each of the past two seasons for the Jackrabbits and was perfect on his snaps for placekicks and punts in 2018 Completing the SDSU honorees were honorable mention selections Adam Anderson, Evan Greeneway and Luke Sellers Anderson ranked second on the squad in all three main receiving categories with 47 catches for 718 yards and seven touchdowns Greeneway, a junior tackle from Yankton, and Sellers, a junior fullback from Papillion, Nebraska, were both been key members of a Jackrabbit offensive unit that paved the way for the team to average 230 1 yards per game on the ground — the program’s highest rushing output in the Division I era All-MVFC selections were based on a vote conducted among the league's head coaches, sports information directors and select media MVFC Freshman of the Year Pierre Strong, Jr led three Jackrabbits who were honored on the MVFC All-Newcomer Team A redshirt freshman running back from Little Rock, Arkansas, Strong came on strong in the second half of the season to finish with team bests of 1,116 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns He averaged 9 5 yards per, hitting the 1,000-yard mark on his 100th attempt of the season Redshirt freshman nose tackle Krockett Krolikowski and senior safety Brandon Snyder also were named to the newcomer team Krolikowski ranked second on the team with four sacks among his 28 tackles, while Snyder tallied 58 tackles and a pair of interceptions in his lone season at SDSU after transferring from Iowa

2018 ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE FIRST -TEAM DEFENSE DL: Darin Greenfield, South Dakota DL: Greg Menard, North Dakota State DL: Rickey Neal Jr , Northern Iowa DL: Khalen Saunders, Western Illinois LB: Jabril Cox, North Dakota State LB: Jonas Griffith, Indiana State LB: Christian Rozeboom, SDSU LB: Pete Swenson, Western Illinois DB: Jordan Brown, SDSU DB: Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinoiis DB: Robbie Grimsley, North Dakota St DB: Luther Kirk, Illinois State DB: Xavior Williams, Northern Iowa P: Garret Wegner, North Dakota State RS: Darrius Shepherd, North Dakota St

SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE QB: Ryan Boyle, Indiana State RB: Bruce Anderson, North Dakota State RB: D J Davis, Southern Illinois RB: Lance Dunn, North Dakota State FB: Brock Robbins, North Dakota State WR: Dakarai Allen, South Dakota WR: Raphael Leonard, Southern Illinois WR: Isaiah LeSure, Western Illinois TE: Ben Ellefson, North Dakota State OL: Drew Himmelman, Illinois State OL: Vitas Hrynkiewicz, Youngstown St OL: Marquis Prophete, Missouri State OL: Dillon Radunz, North Dakota State OL: Wyatt Wozniak, Indiana State PK: Jerry Nunez, Indiana State LS: Bradey Sorenson, SDSU

SECOND -TEAM DEFENSE DL: Bryce Douglas, Northern Iowa DL: Ryan Earith, SDSU DL: Anthony Knighton, Southern Illinois DL: Savon Smith, Youngstown State LB: Armand Dellovade, Youngstown St LB: Duncan Ferch, Northern Iowa LB: Quintin Moon, Western Illinois LB: Katrell Moss, Indiana State DB: Justin Fitzpatrick, Western Illinois DB: Andrew Gray, South Dakota DB: Rondell Green, Indiana State DB: James Hendricks, North Dakota St DB: Devin Taylor, Illinois State P: Brady Hale, SDSU RS: Steve McShane, Western Illinois

Honorable Mention — Illinois State: LS Paul Monaco, P J T Bohlken, RS Christian Uphoff • Indiana State: OL Isaiah Edwards, OL Tate Leavitt, WR Dante Hendrix • Missouri State: LB Angelo Garbutt, LB McNeece Egbim, TE Jordan Murray, WR Tyler Currie • North Dakota State: DB Jalen Allison, DL Derrek Tuszka, DL Cole Karcz, PK Cam Pedersen • Northern Iowa: TE Elias Nissen, OL Jackson Scott-Brown, RB Marcus Weymiller • South Dakota: OL Cody Jennings, OL Mason Scheidegger, QB Austin Simmons • SDSU: WR Adam Anderson, OL Evan Greeneway, FB Luke Sellers • Southern Illinois: TE Nigel Kilby, WR Landon Lenoir, LB Bryce Notree • estern Illinois: QB Sean McGuire, RB Steve McShane, DB Xavier Rowe • Youngstown State: DL Shereif Bynum, TE Miles Joiner, DB Crispin Lee

OFFENSE QB: Ryan Boyle, Indiana State WR: John Brunner, Western Illinois WR/RS: Je’Quan Burton, Southern Illinois QB: Brady Davis, Illinois State WR: Andrew Edgar, Illinois State OL: Isaiah Edwards, Indiana State WR: Dante Hendrix, Indiana State

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TE: Miles Joiner, Youngstown State OL: Tate Leavitt, Indiana State WR: Deion McShane, Northern Iowa OL: Gabe Megginson, Illinois State TE: Jordan Murray, Missouri State RB: Pierre Strong, Jr., SDSU QB: Montgomery VanGorder, Youngstown

DEFENSE LB: Ray Anderson, Youngstown State DB: Denzel Bonner, Indiana State LB: Luke Giegling, Southern Illinois LB: Chris Kolarevic, Northern Iowa NT: Krockett Krolikowski, SDSU DE: LaCale London, Western Illinois DL: Matt McClellan, Missouri State

DE: Romeo McKnight, Illinois State NT: John Ridgeway, Illinois State DB: Brandon Snyder, SDSU CB Cameron Tisdale, South Dakota DE: Spencer Waege, North Dakota State

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For the second year in a row South Dakota State set a school record for the most honorees on Football Championship Subdivision All-America honorees with six players recognized. That total surpassed the five honored in 2017. Headlining the list of South Dakota State award winners was senior cornerback Jordan Brown who was honored on five different All-America squads: • American Football Coaches Association All-America First Team; • HERO Sports All-America First Team; • Phil Steele All-America First Team; • STATS FCS All-America Second Team; and • Associated Press FCS All-America Third Team. A senior from Scottsdale Arizona Brown led the Jackrabbits with 12 pass breakups while ranking second on the team with three interceptions. Of his 29 tackles 22 were solo stops. He also forced a fumble. A two-time first-team allMissouri Valley Football Conference selection Brown received invitations to play in the East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl college all-star games following the 2018 season. Also representing the Jackrabbit defense on multiple All-America teams was linebacker Christian Rozeboom. A junior from Sioux Center Iowa Rozeboom paced the Jackrabbits in tackles for the third consecutive year again topping the century mark with 105 stops. His 10.5 tackles for loss also were a team best as he added two interceptions and two forced fumbles. Rozeboom registered double figures in tackles five times during the 2018 season including each of SDSU’s final two playoff games.. Rozeboom was a third-team selection by both Phil Steele and HERO Sports. Three members of South Dakota State’s high-powered offense received AllAmerica accolades and were led by two-time All-American Taryn Christion at quarterback. A Sioux Falls native Christion was a second-team honoree by HERO Sports and third-team selection by Phil Steele after rewriting the Jackrabbit and Missouri Valley Football Conference record book during a standout four-year career. He ended his senior season with 3 020 yards passing and 32 touchdown passes completing 57.9 percent (197-of-340) of his attempts. The dual-threat quarterback also ran for 333 yards and six scores. Christion previously was an All-America selection in 2016 when he was named MVFC Offensive Player of the Year. Wide receiver Cade Johnson also was honored on a pair of All-America squads earning second-team recognition from HERO Sports and third-team accolades from Phil Steele after a record-breaking campaign. A sophomore from Papillion Nebraska Johnson established a Jackrabbit single-season record with

Tiano Pupungatoa started all 13 games at left guard and helped clear the way for a Jackrabbit offense that averaged 4 .5 points and 480.5 yards of total offense per game.

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Jordan Brown led the Jackrabbits with 1 pass breakups and added three interceptions from his cornerback position. Brown was named to five different All-America squads, earning first-team honors from the AFCA, HERO Sports and Phil Steele.

17 touchdown catches as part of a 67-reception 1 332-yard season. His four touchdown receptions in the Sept. 8 season opener against Montana State tied a single-game school record. Johnson again led the Jackrabbits in kickoff returns with 462 yards on 17 attempts for an average of 27.2 yards. Up front guard Tiano Pupungatoa was a third-team All-America selection by the Associated Press. Pupungatoa helped clear the way for a Jackrabbit offense that set single-season records with averages of 42.5 points and 480.5 yards of total offense per game en route to a 10-3 overall record and seventh consecutive appearance in the FCS playoffs. Completing the Jackrabbits’ list of All-Americans was sophomore long snapper Bradey Sorenson who was one of five Jackrabbits named to the HERO Sports honor squad. A Yankton native Sorenson was perfect on all of his snaps during the 2018 season allowing SDSU to rank in the top 10 nationally for punt return defense and net punting.

Christian Rozeboom topped the century mark in tackles for the third consecutive season, recording a team-best 105 stops in 018. Rozeboom also led the team with 10.5 tackles for loss and added a pair of interceptions.

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In addition South Dakota State University football players Pierre Strong Jr. and Krockett Krolikowski were honored as members of the HERO Sports FCS Freshman All-America First Team. A running back from Little Rock Arkansas Strong led the Jackrabbits with 1 116 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns. The Missouri Valley Football Conference Freshman of the Year Strong was the team's featured back the second half of the season and topped the 100-yard mark in five of the last six games highlighted by a 253-yard three-touchdown performance in the regular season finale against South Dakota. Strong averaged 9.5 yards per carry with 10 of his 11 rushing touchdowns covering at least 24 yards. He also caught six passes for 84 yards with a score. A Winner native Krolikowski earned a starting spot at nose tackle for the Jackrabbits and ranked second on the team with four sacks. He started 10 of the team's first 11 games tallying 28 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss before being sidelined for the team’s final two playoff games due to injury. Krolikowski who was named to the MVFC All-Newcomer Team in November also forced a fumble and blocked two kicks during the 2018 season. Both Strong and Krolikowski were further honored on the Phil Steele FCS Freshman All-America Second Team.

Taryn Christion was honored on All-America teams for the second time in his career. The quarterback from Sioux Falls passed for more than 3,000 yards and at least 30 touchdowns for the third season in a row.

FIRST TEAM — OFFENSE WR WR TE OL OL OL OL OL QB RB RB DL DL DL DL LB LB LB

Derick Roberson Sr. Sam Houston State Nick Wheeler Jr. Colgate Isaiah Mack Sr. Chattanooga Greg Menard Sr. North Dakota State B.J. Blunt Sr. McNeese T.J. Holl Sr. Colgate Dante Olson Jr. Montana

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Cade Johnson set an SDSU single-season record with 17 touchdown receptions in 018 and racked up 1,33 receiving yards on 67 catches. Johnson caught two or more touchdown passes in five different games.

Bradey Sorenson was a key part of a strong special teams unit for the Jackrabbits in 018 and was credited with a perfect rating on long snaps.

2018 AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION FCS ALL-AMERICA TEAM

*Kelvin McKnight Sr. Samford *Keelan Doss Sr. UC Davis Donald Parham Sr. Stetson ^Daniel Cooney Sr. San Diego B.J. Autry Sr. Jacksonville State Matt Pyke Sr. East Tennessee State Tanner Volson Sr. North Dakota State C.J. Collins Sr. Kennesaw State *Devlin Hodges Sr. Samford James Holland Jr. Sr. Colgate A.J. Hines Jr. Duquesne

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Marlon Bridges Jr. Jacksonville State Jimmy Moreland Sr. James Madison Isiah Swann Jr. Dartmouth Jordan Brown, Sr., South Dakota State

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Chris Faddoul So. Florida A&M Roldan Alcobendas Sr. Eastern Washington Shane Simpson Jr. Towson

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Michael Bandy Jr. San Diego Reggie White Jr. Sr. Monmouth Charles Scarff Sr. Delaware Garrett Bowery Sr. Lamar C.J. Toogood Sr. Elon Iosua Opeta Sr. Weber State Matt Kaskey Sr. Dartmouth Ryan Wetzel Sr. Monmouth Easton Stick Sr. North Dakota State James Robinson Jr. Illinois State Darnell Holland Sr. Kennesaw State

SECOND TEAM — DEFENSE

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Nasir Player Jr. East Tennessee State *Darryl Johnson Jr. Jr. North Carolina A&T Sterling Shippy Sr. Alcorn State Rocco Di Leo Sr. Dartmouth Zach Hall Jr. Southeast Missouri State Troy Reeder Sr. Delaware Jabril Cox North Dakota State Davon Jernigan Sr. Lamar Mac McCain III So. North Carolina A&T Nasir Adderly Sr. Delaware Ju’Anthony Parker Jr. Prairie View A&M

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Alex Pechin Sr. Bucknell Aidan O’Neill Jr. Towson Juwan Petit-Frere Jr. Southeastern Louisiana

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North Dakota State [ 56] Eastern Washington South Dakota State Maine Kennesaw State Weber State UC Davis Colgate James Madison Jacksonville State Princeton North Carolina A&T Wofford Nicholls Southeast Missouri State Stony Brook Montana State Dartmouth Elon Towson Duquesne East Tennessee State Northern Iowa Delaware San Diego

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Others rece v ng votes: Indiana State 239; Incarnate Word; Alcorn State 47; Lamar 33; Furman 43; Monmouth 25; Idaho State 5; Illinois State 4; McNeese 4; Eastern Kentucky 5; Samford 4; Montana 2; Rhode Island 2; Stetson 2; Southern . Notes: First-place votes in brackets; 20 8 opponents listed in bold.

2018 FCS PLAYOFFS RESULTS FIRST ROUND — NOV. 24 Montana State 35, Incarnate Word 4 James Madison 20, Delaware 6 Southeast Missouri State 28, Stony Brook 4 Jacksonville State 34, East Tennessee State 27 Duquesne 3 , Towson 0 Wofford 9, Elon 7 Northern Iowa 6, Lamar 3 Nicholls 49, San Diego 30

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North Dakota State [26] Eastern Washington South Dakota State Kennesaw State Maine Weber State Colgate UC Davis Princeton James Madison North Carolina A&T Wofford Jacksonville State Nicholls Dartmouth Southeast Missouri State Montana State Stony Brook Elon San Diego East Tennessee State Towson Delaware Duquesne Indiana State

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650 623 590 558 52 502 492 468 432 405 388 364 347 328 275 235 93 6 53 33 28 92 89 83 77

Others rece v ng votes: Northern Iowa 73; Alcorn State 30; Incarnate Word 2 ; Monmouth 7; Illinois State 9; Lamar 9; Rhode Island 3; Idaho State . Notes: First-place votes in brackets; 20 8 opponents listed in bold.

SECOND ROUND — DEC. No. North Dakota State 52, Montana State 0 No. 8 Colgate 23, James Madison 20 No. 5 South Dakota State 5 , Duquesne 6 No. 4 Kennesaw State 3, Wofford 0 No. 6 UC Davis 23, Northern Iowa 6 No. 3 Eastern Washington 42, Nicholls 2 No. 2 Weber State 48, Southeast Missouri State 23 No. 7 Maine 55, Jacksonville State 27

QUARTERFINALS — DEC. 7-8 No. North Dakota State 35, Colgate 0 No. 5 South Dakota State 27, Kennesaw State 7 No. 7 Maine 23, No. 2 Weber State 8 No. 3 Eastern Washington 34, No. 6 UC Davis 29

SEMIFINALS — DEC. 4- 5 No. North Dakota St. 44, No. 5 South Dakota St. 2

CHAMPIONSHIP — JAN. 5 (FRISCO, TEXAS) No. North Dakota St. 38, No. 3 Eastern Washington 24

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SDSU SHUT OUT AN OPPONENT HOME: 11-9-2 13, vs. Indiana State, 29AWAY: 1 -31-2 15, at Missouri State, 39-

SDSU WAS SHUT OUT BY AN OPPONENT HOME: 9-28-2 13, by North Dakota State, 2 AWAY: 9-17-2 5, at Montana, 7SDSU RETURNED KICKOFF FOR TOUCHDOWN HOME: 12-9-2 17 — 99 yards by Cade Johnson, vs. New Hampshire AWAY: 11-16-2 2 — 1 yards by Kevin Brown, at Minnesota State, Mankato OPPONENT RETURNED KICKOFF FOR TOUCHDOWN HOME: 11-11-2 17 — 1 yards by Christian Uphoff, Illinois State AWAY: 11-19-2 16 — 99 yards by Jalen Rima, Northern Iowa

SDSU RETURNED A PUNT FOR TOUCHDOWN HOME: 9-1 -2 16 — 2 yards (after blocked punt), by Jake Harms, vs. Drake AWAY: 11-1 -2 18 — Blocked punt recovered in end zone by Jadon Janke, at Southern Illinois

OPPONENT RETURNED A PUNT FOR TOUCHDOWN HOME: 11-17-2 12 — 27 yards (on blocked punt), by Mike Garvey, South Dakota AWAY: 1 -21-2 17 — 63 yards, by Deion Holliman, Missouri State

SDSU PLAYER RETURNED BOTH A PUNT AND KICKOFF FOR TOUCHDOWNS IN SAME GAME HOME: 9-3 -2 2 — 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: 12-1-2 18 — 43 yards by Zy Mosley, vs. Duquesne AWAY: 11-19-2 16 — 65 yards by Kellen Soulek, at Northern Iowa

OPPONENT RETURNED INTERCEPTION FOR TD HOME: 1 -27-2 12 – 19 yards by Aronde Stanton, Youngstown State AWAY: 1 -2 -2 18 – 3 yards by Xavior Williams, Northern Iowa OPPONENT BLOCKED A FIELD GOAL FOR TOUCHDOWN AWAY: 1 -29-1984 — 6 yards by Tom Smith of St. Cloud State

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Mr. Morrison J. Harris Werner

37 78 51 75 16 13 25 56 14 9 36 19 53 7 5 64 13 44 33 31 32 15 66 19 65 39 48 19 59 44 58 48 76 68 53 16 5 18 131 45 64

No Conference Play No Conference Play 18 52 2-1-2 .6 38 6 3-1.75 2-4.333 53 127 9 5-1.833 129 75 5- -1 .917 2 8 84 4-1-1 .75 168 3-2-1 .583 215 153 75 5- -1 .917 2 8 5-1.833 247 111 62 5- -1 .917 157 119 3-3.5116 75 5- -1 .917 152 98111 3-3.5 76 2-4.333 68 81 2-3-1 .417 1 7 59 5-1.833 221 33 5- -1 .917 149 74 191 6- 1. 2-4.333 121 123 84 149 1-4-1 .25 2-4.333 75 163 2-4.333 12 11 2-4.333 151 176 96 3-3.5 13 61 167 1-5.167 72 144 2-4.333 2-5.286 141 197

Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable L.L. Gilkey Unavailable

William M. Blaine William Juneau William Juneau William Juneau J. M. Saunderson J. M. Saunderson Frederick Johnson Harry “Buck” Ewing Harry “Buck” Ewing Harry “Buck” Ewing Harry “Buck” Ewing Harry “Buck” Ewing Harry “Buck” Ewing

C.A. “Jack” West C.A. “Jack” West C.A. “Jack” West 1stC.A. “Jack” West 4thC.A. “Jack” West 1stC.A. “Jack” West 5thC.A. “Jack” West 1stC.A. “Jack” West 3rdC.A. “Jack” West 2nd T.C. “Cy” Kasper 2nd T.C. “Cy” Kasper 4thT.C. “Cy” Kasper 2nd T.C. “Cy” Kasper 5thT.C. “Cy” Kaspe 1stT.C. “Cy” Kasper 4th R.H. “Red” Threlfall 3rd R.H. “Red” Threlfall 7th R.H. “Red” Threlfall 6th R.H. “Red” Threlfall 4th Jack Barnes 1st Jack Barnes 5th Jack Barnes 7th Thurlo McCrady 4th Thurlo McCrady 3rd 3rd 4th 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 4th 1st 3rd 6th 4th 1st 1st 1st 4th 5th 4th 4th 4th 3rd 6th 6th 6th

Thurlo McCrady Thurlo McCrady Thurlo McCrady Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Ralph Ginn Dave Kragthorpe Dean Pryor Dean Pryor John Gregory

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1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 198 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 199 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 4 2 5 2 6 2 7 2 8 2 9 2 1 2 11 2 12 2 13 2 14 2 15 2 16 2 17 2 18 1 1 Seasons

ALL GAMES W-L-T

YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORES

OINTSP ONFERENCE C ONLY OINTS P P PF PA W-L-T CT P PFPA INISH F 5-5-1 .5 283 24 2-4-1 .357 133 142 6-5.545 291 173 4-3.571 189 1 4 7-4.636 264 189 4-3.571 9811 5-4-1 .55 176 215 4-1-1 .75116 74 5-4-1 .55 181 137 3-3-1 .5 134 1 3 5-6.455 224 231 3-3.5 146 12 9-3.75 259 224 4-2.667 157 14 3-8.273 166 3 1-5-1 .214 1 5 219 4-6.4 226 233 2-5.357 18 213 4-6.4 181 166 2-5.357 123 129 5-6.455 213 258 3-6.333 172 241 3-8.273 288 333 2-7.222 247 273 7-4.636 281 267 7-2.778 243 21 6-5.545 285 229 5-4.556 257 196 5-5.5 2 8 241 4-5.444 187 224 7-4.636 321 225 6-3.667 274 16 5-6.454 159 216 3-6.333 131 197 3-8.272 226 339 2-7.222 174 3 1 7-3.7 162 195 5-3.625 127 175 7-3.7 166 164 5-4.556 153 164 7-4.636 394 288 6-3.667 29 224 7-4.636 335 231 5-4.556 247 197 6-5.545 276 228 4-5.444 218 2 8 7-4.636 254 2 1 6-3.667 192 178 4-6.4 173 216 3-6.333 156 2 9 6-5.545 294 244 5-4.556 225 2 1 8-3.727 351 3 9 6-3.667 257 258 6-5.554 291 255 4-5.444 191 225 5-6.455 284 3 1 4-4.5 2 1 2 1 6-4.6 267 224 4-4.5 216 19 7-4.636 297 192 4-3.571 17 146 6-5.545 245 263 2-3.4 117 62 6-5.545 363 251 3-2.6 144 1 7-4.636 235 235 3-1.7511 111 7-4.636 375 244 4- 1. 152112 7-5.583 427 348 6-2.75 288 168 8-4.667 333 2 9 7-1.875 214 1 5 5-6.455 234 232 4-4.5 2 7 189 5-6.455 265 364 4-4.5 219 232 9-4.692 3 4 213 6-2.75 182 122 9-5.643 4 5 33 5-3.625 218 155 9-5.643 445 355 5-3.625 245 223 8-4.667 341 2 8 5-3.625 194 126 9-4.692 431 355 7-1.875 283 187 11-3.786 521 335 6-2.75 279 198 1 -3.769 553 29 6-2.75 319 2 3 60 -465-38.56 ,344 19,6833 333- 61- 5 .55813,46611,7 8 CT

CAREER COACHIN RECORDS COACH EASONS John Stiegelmeier (1997-present) ....................22 Ralph Ginn (1947-68) .......................................22 John Gregory (1972-81) ...................................1 Wayne Haensel (1982-9 )..................................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 (1938-4 ) .......................................3 William Juneau (19 6- 8)...................................3 Thurlo McCrady (1941-46) .................................5 J.M. Saunderson (19 9-1 )................................2 Dean Pryor (197 -71).........................................2 J. Harrison Werner (19 4) ..................................1 Frederick Johnson (1911)...................................1 Mr. Morrison (19 1) ............................................1 L.L. Gilkey (19 2) ...............................................1 Dave Kragthorpe (1969) .....................................1 William M. Blaine (19 5).....................................1 Unavailable.........................................................6 TOTALS......................................1 1

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OVERALL ON W S OST L IED T CT P 158 1 .612 113 89 9 .557 55 5 3 .523 45 52 .464 43 19 9 .669 41 23 .641 3 22 3 .573 26 12 2 .675 17 19 2 .474 14 1 1 .58 11 6 1 .639 11 17 3 .4 3 55 .5 2 5 15 .25 42 1 .643 44 .5 3 2 .6 3 2 .6 3 7 .3 2 3 .4 9 62 .588 60 465 38 .56

OACH C 4th John Gregory 3rd John Gregory 4th John Gregory 2nd John Gregory 4th John Gregory 3rd John Gregory 2nd John Gregory 7th John Gregory 6th John Gregory 5thWayne Haensel 8thWayne Haensel 8thWayne Haensel 2nd Wayne Haensel 4thWayne Haensel 7thWayne Haensel 2nd Wayne Haensel 8thWayne Haensel 9thWayne Haensel 4th Mike Daly 5th Mike Daly 3rd Mike Daly 5th Mike Daly 6th Mike Daly 2nd Mike Daly 6th John Stiegelmeier 5th John Stiegelmeier 4th John Stiegelmeier 6th John Stiegelmeier 4th John Stiegelmeier 4th John Stiegelmeier 4th John Stiegelmeier 3rd John Stiegelmeier 3rd John Stiegelmeier 2nd John Stiegelmeier 1st John Stiegelmeier 3rd John Stiegelmeier 2nd John Stiegelmeier 3rd John Stiegelmeier 4th John Stiegelmeier 2nd John Stiegelmeier 2nd John Stiegelmeier 4th John Stiegelmeier 3rd John Stiegelmeier 1st John Stiegelmeier 2nd John Stiegelmeier 2nd John Stiegelmeier

CONFERENCE ONLY ON W OST L IED T CTP 1 3 62 .624 77 43 9 .632 29 34 4 .463 36 43 .456 17 7 5 .672 32 22 .593 13 9 2 .583 . 6 12 2 .35 8 7 1 .531 . 6 9 2 .412 . 3 9 .25 . . . . 3 3 .5 . . 333 61 5 .558

THE LAST TIME ...

SDSU RETURNED A FUMBLE FOR A TOUCHDOWN HOME: 11-17-2 12 — 43 yards, by Chris Tracy, vs. South Dakota AWAY: 11-12-2 11 – 68 yards, by Winston Wright, at Western Illinois

OPPONENT RETURNED A FUMBLE FOR A TOUCHDOWN HOME: 1 -5-1996 — 38 yards, by Tim Tibesar, North Dakota AWAY: 9-8-2 12 – 25 yards, by T’Darryl Grays, Southeastern Louisiana

SDSU RETURNED BLOCKED PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN HOME: 9-1 -2 16 — 2 yards, by Jake Harms vs. Drake; blocked by Cody Hazelett AWAY: 11-1 -2 18 — Recovered in end zone by Jadon Janke at Southern Illinois; blocked by Don Gardner OPPONENT RETURNED BLOCKED PUNT FOR TD HOME: 11-17-2 12 — 27 yards, by Mike Garvey, South Dakota AWAY: 9-8-2 7 — 2 yards, by Vince Gliatta, Youngstown State (Ohio)

SDSU SCORED A DEFENSIVE EXTRA POINT AWAY: 9-13-2 14 — by Trey Carr, at Southern Utah (second time in SDSU history)

OPPONENT SCORED A DEFENSIVE EXTRA POINT AWAY: 1 -25-2 8 — by Larry Carter, Indiana State (only time in SDSU history)

COACHING HONORS

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2 9 3

1 1

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SMALL COLLEGE REGIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR • Ralph Ginn (1961, 1963) AFCA REGION 5 COACH OF THE YEAR • John Stiegelmeier (2 7)

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 (2 7)

BRUCE CRADDOCK MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE COACH OF THE YEAR • John Stiegelmeier (2 16)

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YEAR-BY-YEAR SC RES 1889 (W-0, L-0, T-1)

SDS 6 South Dakota

Opp 6

SDS 0 Sioux Falls 0

Opp 22 22

1897 (W-0, L-1)

1898 (W-1, L-1, T-1)

SDS 62 Watertown 0 Yankton College 6 Sioux Falls (city) 8

SDS 12 55 23 0 90 SDS 33 16 56 23 0 128

SDS 42 17 38 5 0 102 SDS 17 17 0 5 28 7

1899 (W-3, L-1)

Madison Normal Huron College Madison Normal Mitchell University

1900 (W-4, L-1)

Flandreau Pipestone Sioux Falls High Flandreau Mitchell University

1901 (W-3, L-2) Coach: Mr Morrison Flandreau Yankton College Huron College Mitchell University South Dakota

1902 (W-3, L-2) Coach: L L Gilkey

Huron College South Dakota Mines South Dakota Flandreau Indians Flandreau Indians

1903 (W-1, L-2)

SDS 0 North Dakota State 28 Flandreau 0 Huron College 28

Opp 0 0 11 11

Opp 5 0 0 57 2 Opp 0 6 0 0 17 2

Opp 0 0 0 22 22 44 Opp 0 5 10 6 0 21

Opp 85 0 10 95

1904 (W-4, L-2, T-1) Coach: J Harrison Werner

SDS 15 11 5 15 6 38 0 90

132

Flandreau Madison Normal Mitchell University Huron College South Dakota Pipestone High Mitchell University

Opp 0 5 6 0 6 0 10 27

SDS 46 0 28 0 0 74 SDS 36 5 11 0 52 SDS 0 48 29 6 5 12 8 108 SDS 16 11 0 29 0 0 0 5

1905 (W-2, L-3) Coach: William Blaine Flandreau Indians Mitchell University Madison High Minnesota South Dakota

Opp 0 24 0 81 17 122

Huron College North Dakota Dakota Wesleyan South Dakota

Opp 4 4 4 22 34

Huron College Flandreau Indians Toland's North Dakota Dakota Wesleyan Yankton College Huron College

Opp 4 0 0 24 0 10 4 42

Northern North Dakota State Madison Normal St Thomas Yankton College Dakota Wesleyan Huron College

Opp 0 5 0 12 21 6 17 1

1907 (W-5, L-2) Coach: William Juneau

1908 (W-3, L-3, T-1) Coach: William Juneau

North Dakota State Dakota Wesleyan Yankton College Huron College

Opp 11 3 14 0 28

1910 (W-4, L-2, T-2) Coach: J M Saunderson

SDS 17 41 12 6 0 0 0 0 7

Northern Huron College Yankton College North Dakota State St Thomas South Dakota Dakota Wesleyan South Dakota Mines

Opp 0 0 0 3 28 33 0 0 4

Northern South Dakota Huron College North Dakota State South Dakota Mines Marquette Dakota Wesleyan Yankton College

Opp 0 15 0 3 3 16 22 30 89

1911 (W-4, L-4) Coach: Frederick Johnson

SDS 12 6 11 14 17 0 0 0 0

SDS 0 33 13 64 21 18 149

1906 (W-3, L-1) Coach: William Juneau

1909 (W-1, L-3) Coach: J M Saunderson

SDS 5 0 12 44 1

1917 (W-5, L-1) Coach: Harry "Buck" Ewing Minnesota Trinity North Dakota Gustavus Adolphus North Dakota State Macalester

Opp 64 0 6 0 14 0 84

1918 (No games — WWI)

HARRY “BUCK” EWING 6 years, 26-12-2

1912 (W-2, L-3, T-1) Coach: Harry “Buck” Ewing

SDS 0 7 6 20 0 13 4

Carleton South Dakota Yankton College Huron College Yankton College South Dakota Mines

SDS 47 7 7 0 12 36 0 38 147

Huron College Carleton North Dakota State Hamline Huron College South Dakota Mines Yankton College Dakota Wesleyan

Opp 34 73 3 3 0 23 13

1913 (W-5, L-3) Coach: Harry “Buck” Ewing

Opp 0 25 6 21 7 0 20 3 82

1914 (W-5, L-2) Coach: Harry “Buck” Ewing

SDS 0 13 19 28 19 14 0 4

South Dakota Huron College Yankton College Hamline Huron College North Dakota Dakota Wesleyan

Opp 12 0 7 10 7 3 21 13

SDS 39 72 25 0 0 21 6 1 3

Huron College Yankton College Huron College North Dakota South Dakota North Dakota State Dakota Wesleyan

Opp 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7

SDS 7 3 31 7 14 38 100

Minnesota Wisconsin Yankton College Hamline North Dakota Huron College

1915 (W-5, L-1, T-1) Coach: Harry “Buck” Ewing

1916 (W-4, L-2) Coach: Harry “Buck” Ewing

Opp 41 28 0 0 7 0 7

C A “JACK” WEST 9 years, 44-17-9 3 NCC titles (1922, ’24, ’26)

SDS 49 7 0 9 13 0 78

SDS 6 6 3 27 7 14 3

1919 (W-4, L-1, T-1)

Northern Dakota Wesleyan North Dakota State North Dakota South Dakota Creighton

1920 (W-4, L-2, T-1)

Northern Dakota Wesleyan North Dakota North Dakota State Macalester Hamline South Dakota

1921 (W-7, L-1)

Opp 0 0 0 7 6 7 20 Opp 0 0 6 7 7 0 7 27

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

SDS 6 6 13 7 48 12 25 85 6 202

North Dakota South Dakota North Dakota State South Dakota Morningside St Thomas Creighton Columbus College Wisconsin

Opp 16 15 0 7 0 0 14 0 20 57

1922 (W-5, L-2, T-1) Inaugural NCC Champion

1923 (W-3, L-4)

SDS 44 0 6 13 7 24 0 121

Dakota Wesleyan Marquette North Dakota North Dakota State South Dakota Morningside Creighton

SDS 16 14 7 10 34 0 10 91

Buena Vista North Dakota State North Dakota South Dakota Morningside Michigan State Creighton

1924 (W-6, L-1) NCC Champion

1925 (W-2, L-3, T-2)

Opp 0 13 12 14 0 26 13 85 Opp 3 0 6 3 0 9 7 28

SDS 7 0 3 3 0 7 0 20

Dakota Wesleyan Buena Vista Nebraska-Wesleyan North Dakota State Creighton South Dakota Marquette

Opp 0 14 3 3 19 0 6 45

SDS 6 21 0 21 8 7 35 33 3 14 9 157

North Dakota North Dakota State South Dakota Morningside Creighton Columbus College Huron College Buena Vista Detroit University St Louis University Hawaii University

Opp 0 0 0 6 8 7 0 0 0 0 3 24

SDS 34 12 15 44 0 67 7 10 0 189

1926 (W-8, L-0, T-3) NCC Champion

1927 (W-5, L-3, T-1)

North Dakota State South Dakota Des Moines U Morningside Creighton Huron College Columbus College St Regis Detroit University

Opp 0 16 0 7 14 0 7 7 38 89

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T C “CY” KASPER SDS 0 27 13 13 18 14 63 18 31 33 120 SDS 59 6 0 6 28 0 0 7 49 72 237

SDS 21 0 0 0 13 0 7 0 7 48

SDS 6 7 0 20 34 39 19 49 20 194

6 years, 30-22-3 1 NCC title (1933)

1928 (W-9, L-1)

North Dakota North Dakota State South Dakota Morningside Creighton Huron College Dakota Wesleyan Columbus College Minnesota “B” Western Union

1929 (W-5, L-4, T-1)

Huron College North Dakota North Dakota State South Dakota Morningside Wisconsin St Louis University Loyola Dakota Wesleyan Western Union

1930 (W-2, L-6, T-1)

Southern Minnesota St Olaf North Dakota South Dakota Morningside Wisconsin North Dakota State Loyola

1931 (W-6, L-3)

North Dakota North Dakota State South Dakota Morningside Southern Dakota Wesleyan Northern Augustana DePaul

Opp 6 6 0 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 25 Opp 0 7 0 0 0 21 6 21 0 0 55 Opp 0 48 20 21 6 13 58 24 7 197

Opp 34 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 34 78

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1932 (W-2, L-5, T-1)

SDS 0 6 0 26 26 0 0 12 70

North Dakota North Dakota State South Dakota Morningside Northern Michigan Normal Minnesota Duquense

Opp 13 12 0 6 7 12 12 34 9

SDS 18 13 14 0 21 27 6 6 13 118

North Dakota North Dakota State South Dakota South Dakota Morningside Northern Minnesota Catholic University Michigan Normal

Opp 2 7 0 6 6 0 19 26 0 72

1933 (W-6, L-3) NCC Champion

SDS 13 6 0 0 0 0 12 7 13 0 51

SDS 0 13 2 0 20 40 0 20 7 102

1936 (W-3, L-6, T-1)

Iowa Teachers North Dakota North Dakota State South Dakota Morningside Omaha University Gustavus Adolphus Wisconsin Luther Wichita

1937 (W-4, L-5)

Iowa Teachers North Dakota State South Dakota Morningside Omaha University Mankato Teachers Wisconsin Wichita DePaul

YEAR-BY-YEAR SC RES Opp 0 33 7 6 13 0 7 24 6 20 11

SDS 45 6 12 6 0 7 0 2 78

Opp 33 6 12 7 0 7 32 6 44 147

1940 (W-4, L-3, T-1)

South Dakota Mines St Norbert's Omaha University Morningside South Dakota North Dakota State North Dakota Iowa Teachers

Opp 0 0 7 6 26 0 6 12 57

THURLO MCCRADY 5 years, 11-17-3

R H “RED” THRELFALL

JACK BARNES

4 years, 17-19-2

SDS 0 38 19 7 52 14 7 38 14 0 189

SDS 13 6 6 2 12 33 13 0 38 123

1934 (W-6, L-4)

North Dakota North Dakota State South Dakota Morningside Northern Creighton Wisconsin Dakota Wesleyan St Olaf Wichita

1935 (W-4, L-4, T-1)

Iowa Teachers North Dakota North Dakota State South Dakota Morningside Northern Wisconsin Cincinnati St Olaf

Opp 0 0 0 13 0 0 28 0 6 19 72 Opp 22 6 7 7 6 0 6 38 0 92

SDS 14 0 0 0 15 0 3 32

3 years, 14-10-1 1 NCC title (1939)

SDS 0 6 0 14 28 7 0 14 9 SDS 14 6 7 34 7 40 20 6 7 141

1938 (W-3, L-5)

North Dakota North Dakota State South Dakota Morningside Omaha University South Dakota Mines St Norbert's Moorhead Teachers

1939 (W-7, L-2) NCC Co-Champions North Dakota North Dakota State South Dakota Morningside Omaha University South Dakota Mines Moorhead Teachers Yankton College West Texas State

Opp 37 13 7 13 6 18 9 6 109 Opp 13 0 21 13 6 0 7 0 35 95

SDS 0 0 20 3 8 0 14 20 5

1941 (W-2, L-5)

Northern Iowa Teachers Omaha University North Dakota State North Dakota South Dakota Morningside

1942 (W-4, L-4)

Opp 0 21 12 25 33 40 0 131

Youngstown Iowa Teachers Omaha University Morningside North Dakota South Dakota North Dakota State Wichita

Opp 14 38 0 0 19 7 0 14 92

SDS 6 SDSC ERC (Army) 7 Concordia College 13

Opp 0 27 27

1943 (No games — WWII) 1944 (W-1, L-1)

SDS 6 0 0 25 7 13 51

1945 (W-1, L-4, T-1)

Minot Teachers Drake Bemidji Teachers Hamline Iowa Teachers Concordia College

Opp 33 34 6 0 58 13 144

SDS 18 6 61 0 26 20 0 0 131

1946 (W-3, L-3, T-2)

Loras Iowa Teachers Manitoba University North Dakota State Augustana South Dakota Oklahoma City U Morningside

Opp 23 6 0 6 6 0 35 0 7

RALPH GINN

22 years, 113-89-9 9 NCC titles (1949, ’50, ’53, ’54, ’55, ’57, ’61, ’62, ’63)

SDS 0 6 39 6 33 7 7 13 12 123

1947 (W-4, L-5)

Loras St Cloud Teachers Central (Iowa) Kansas Augustana South Dakota North Dakota State Morningside Toledo

1948 (W-4, L-6)

Opp 28 20 6 86 12 26 0 0 33 211

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

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

1949 (W-7, L-3) NCC Co-Champion

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YEAR-BY-YEAR SC RES 1950 (W-9, L-0, T-1) NCC Champion Coach: Ralph Ginn

Date _SDS Opp S9 39 St Cloud Teachers 7 S16 34 at Iowa Teachers 13 S23 31 Morningside 7 S29 20 Augustana 12 O7 41 St Olaf 14 O14 60 at North Dakota State 0 O21 21 North Dakota 21 O28 54 at South Dakota 28 N4 40 at Wayne University (Mich) 0 N11 41 at Carleton 14 381 11 Date _SDS S8 26 S15 48 S22 28 S29 58 O6 34 O13 21 O20 7 O27 6 N2 48 N10 35 311

Date _SDS S13 6 S20 19 S27 47 O3 47 O11 14 O18 60 O25 21 N1 39 N8 34 287 Date _SDS S19 13 S26 52 O3 13 O10 55 O17 13 O24 32 O31 25 N7 31 N14 13 247 Date _SDS S18 6 S25 19 O1 66 O9 68 O16 50 O23 34 O30 20 N5 34 N13 41 338 Date _SDS S17 13 S24 34 O1 14 O8 28 O15 7

134

1951 (W-8, L-1, T-1)

at St Cloud Teachers Iowa Teachers at Morningside at Augustana Emporia State (Kan ) at North Dakota North Dakota State South Dakota Bemidji Teachers at La Crosse State

1952 (W-4, L-4, T-1)

Opp 0 6 26 7 14 12 7 26 0 7 105

La Crosse State at Iowa State St Cloud Teachers Augustana at North Dakota State North Dakota at South Dakota Morningside at Iowa Teachers

Opp 13 57 7 6 48 6 21 25 47 230

at Marquette Iowa Teachers at North Dakota at Augustana St John’s (Minn ) North Dakota State South Dakota at Morningside at Wichita State

Opp 46 19 13 0 26 14 0 29 39 18

1953 (W-5, L-3, T-1) NCC Champion

1954 (W-7, L-2) NCC Co-Champion

at Iowa State at St Thomas Mankato Teachers Augustana at North Dakota State North Dakota at South Dakota Morningside at Iowa Teachers

1955 (W-6, L-2, T-1) NCC Champion St Thomas Iowa Teachers at North Dakota at Augustana Wichita State

Opp 34 6 0 0 13 20 19 39 20 151 Opp 19 21 6 0 33

O22 O29 N5 N12

33 27 21 20 197

Date _SDS S15 14 S22 7 S29 0 O6 20 O13 14 O20 14 O27 9 N3 28 N10 31 137 Date _SDS S14 6 S21 23 S28 7 O5 16 O12 53 O19 21 O26 32 N2 7 N9 20 185

Date _SDS S13 12 S20 7 S27 6 O4 20 O11 12 O18 7 O25 20 N1 26 N8 13 123

Date _SDS S12 0 S19 0 S26 12 O3 0 O10 6 O17 12 O24 6 O31 32 N7 12 80

Date _SDS S10 22 S17 6 S24 20 O1 20 O8 23 O15 28 O22 14 O29 22 N5 0 N12 15 170

North Dakota State South Dakota at Morningside at La Crosse State

1956 (W-4, L-5)

at Montana State Northwest Missouri at Arizona Augustana North Dakota at South Dakota at North Dakota State Morningside at Iowa Teachers

1957 (W-6, L-2, T-1) NCC Champion

Montana State Iowa Teachers at Drake at Augustana at North Dakota South Dakota North Dakota State at Morningside at Mankato Teachers

1958 (W-4, L-5)

Drake at Marquette at Montana State Augustana North Dakota at South Dakota at North Dakota State Morningside at Iowa Teachers

1959 (W-2, L-7)

7 7 21 0 114

Opp at Bemidji State 8 Colorado State College 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

Opp 33 0 60 21 13 19 26 13 1962 (W-7, L-2, T-1) 27 NCC Co-Champion 212 Date _SDS Opp S15 25 at Toledo 14 S22 7 Arkansas State 9 S29 10 Montana State 14 Opp O6 28 Augustana 7 13 O13 26 North Dakota 0 20 24 at South Dakota 0 25 O20 17 at North Dakota State 6 0 O27 13 at State College of Iowa 13 21 N3 N10 41 Morningside 7 13 47 at Colorado State College 0 14 N17 238 70 7 6 1963 (W-9, L-1) 119 NCC Champion Date _SDS Opp S14 9 at Montana State 6 Opp 7 at Nebraska 58 6 S21 54 Colorado State College 14 18 S28 28 at Augustana 8 23 O5 7 at North Dakota 6 6 O12 O19 61 South Dakota 0 30 40 North Dakota State 25 28 O26 27 State College of Iowa 13 33 N2 28 at Morningside 22 6 N9 N16 17 at Arkansas State 14 8 278 1 158

Opp Montana State 27 Colorado State College 22 Kansas State 28 at Augustana 13 at North Dakota 0 South Dakota 7 North Dakota State 8 at Morningside 34 Iowa Teachers 14 153

1960 (W-5, L-4, T-1)

Date _SDS S9 34 S16 36 S23 73 S30 12 O7 41 O14 13 O21 34 O28 41 N4 56 N11 36 37

1961 (W-8, L-2) NCC Co-Champion

Opp Bemidji State 6 at Kansas State 20 Montana State 14 Augustana 21 North Dakota 27 at South Dakota 7 at North Dakota State 14 Morningside 0 at Iowa Teachers 12 at Colorado St College 14 135

Date _SDS S12 14 S19 14 S26 27 O3 13 O10 28 O17 7 O24 32 O31 14 N7 15 N14 6 170

Date _SDS S11 0 S18 0 S25 14 O2 13 O9 7 O16 30 O23 20 O30 0 N6 20 N13 7 111

1964 (W-2, L-8)

Montana State at Fresno State Augustana at North Dakota State North Dakota at South Dakota Morningside at State College of Iowa at Drake Mankato State

1965 (W-1, L-8, T-1)

at Montana State Parsons (Kan ) at Augustana North Dakota State at North Dakota South Dakota at Morningside State College of Iowa at Colorado State U at Mankato State

Opp 46 30 14 20 35 10 21 23 37 7 243 Opp 22 10 14 41 14 14 25 41 52 14 247

Date _SDS S10 6 S17 27 S24 14 O1 6 O8 21 O15 0 O22 22 O29 7 N5 7 N12 19 129

Date _SDS S16 7 S23 24 S30 14 O7 24 O14 7 O21 42 O28 16 N4 21 N11 17 N18 14 18 Date _SDS S14 12 S21 3 S28 43 O5 10 O12 16 O19 32 O26 23 N2 47 N9 41 N16 20 247

1966 (W-3, L-7)

Opp at Montana State 41 at Minnesota-Duluth 0 Colorado State University 45 at North Dakota St 35 Morningside 41 North Dakota 43 at South Dakota 18 at State College of Iowa 13 at Colorado St College 31 Augustana 13 280

1967 (W-4, L-6)

Minnesota-Duluth at Idaho State North Dakota State at Morningside at North Dakota South Dakota Northern Iowa Drake at Augustana at Tampa

1968 (W-4, L-6)

Weber State (Utah) at North Dakota St Morningside at Northern Iowa North Dakota at South Dakota at Youngstown State Augustana Idaho State at Drake

Opp 12 22 34 15 9 14 17 34 21 7 185 Opp 27 21 14 38 21 55 20 27 22 28 273

DAVE KRAGTHORPE 1 year, 3-7

Date _SDS S13 13 S20 16 S27 22 O4 14 O11 19 O18 20 O25 16 N1 42 N8 13 N15 0 175

1969 (W-3, L-7)

at Weber State Drake at Morningside Northern Iowa at North Dakota South Dakota Youngstown State at Augustana North Dakota State at Montana

Opp 28 21 32 24 13 14 17 0 20 58 227

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Date _SDS S1 28 S8 39 S15 0 S22 26 S29 56 O6 21 O13 20 O20 10 O27 14 N3 16 N10 52 283

DEAN PRYOR 2 years, 5-15

Date _SDS S12 37 S19 19 S26 8 O3 12 O10 3 O17 0 O24 6 O31 0 N7 44 N14 0 129

Date _SDS S11 26 S18 0 S25 0 O2 8 O9 7 O16 18 O23 16 O30 20 N6 12 N13 2 109

1970 (W-2, L-8)

St Thomas at Mankato State at Northern Iowa at Wayne State (Mich ) North Dakota at South Dakota Augustana at North Dakota State Morningside Montana

1971 (W-3, L-7)

at St Thomas Mankato State Northern Iowa Wayne State (Mich ) at North Dakota South Dakota at Augustana North Dakota State at Morningside at Eastern Michigan

Opp 14 43 24 21 36 26 22 35 24 24 2 9

Opp 7 10 23 27 35 37 15 13 21 35 223

Date _SDS S2 15 S7 45 S14 45 S21 21 S28 35 O5 0 O12 55 O19 6 O26 27 N2 21 N9 21 291

Date _SDS S6 49 S13 10 S20 56 S27 17 O4 13 O11 14 O18 24 O25 17 N1 3 N8 23 N15 38 2 4

Date _SDS S4 1 S11 21 S25 7 O2 0 O9 14 O16 28 O23 17 O30 16 N6 19 N13 19 17

1973 (W-5, L-5, T-1)

Northwestern (Iowa) Southwest State Mankato State at Youngstown State Western State at Augustana at North Dakota South Dakota North Dakota State Northern Iowa at Morningside

1974 (W-6, L-5)

Northwestern (Iowa) Southwest State at Mankato State Youngstown State Augustana at North Dakota State North Dakota at South Dakota Morningside at Northern Iowa at Nevada-Las Vegas

1975 (W-7, L-4)

Hamline Mankato State at Nebraska-Omaha at Augustana North Dakota State at North Dakota South Dakota at Morningside Northern Iowa at Nevada-Las Vegas at Youngstown State

1976 (W-5, L-4, T-1)

*at St Cloud State Western Illinois Northern Colorado at North Dakota State Morningside North Dakota at South Dakota at Northern Iowa at Weber State Augustana

YEAR-BY-YEAR SC RES Opp 38 6 21 6 28 21 28 36 24 0 12 240 Opp 0 10 14 35 6 28 6 20 8 22 24 173 Opp 6 0 14 31 8 35 22 0 14 38 21 190 Opp

0 28 22 13 0 6 17 13 52 25 215

*St Cloud won the game 39-13, then later had to forfeit

JOHN GREGORY 10 years, 55-50

Date _SDS S9 73 S16 17 S23 49 S30 34 O7 25 O14 21 O21 27 O28 16 N4 0 N11 35 N18 24 321

1972 (W-6, L-5)

Eastern Montana at Mankato State Missouri-Rolla Youngstown State Augustana North Dakota at South Dakota at North Dakota State at Northern Iowa Morningside at Quantico Marines

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Opp 0 24 0 22 14 51 42 34 32 0 21 240

Date _SDS S3 10 S10 23 S17 14 S24 34 O1 14 O8 44 O15 6 O22 10 O29 12 N12 14 181

1977 (W-5, L-4, T-1)

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

Date _SDS S2 43 S9 7 S16 7 S23 41 S30 30 O7 19 O14 7 O21 14 O28 10 N4 26 N18 21 224

1978 (W-5, L-6)

St Cloud State at Louisville Moorhead State Morningside at North Dakota at Augustana South Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha at Northern Iowa North Dakota State at Portland State

1979 (W-9, L-3) NCAA Division II Playoffs

Date _SDS S1 28 S8 27 S22 0 S29 28 O6 26 O13 31 O20 14 O27 14 N3 24 N10 33 N17 27 N24

7 259

Date _SDS S6 17 S13 27 S20 7 S27 21 O4 17 O11 7 O18 16 O25 17 N1 13 N8 7 N15 17 1

Date _SDS S5 40 S12 13 S19 21 S26 17 O3 20 O10 24 O17 23 O24 28 O31 31 N7 16 233

at St Cloud State Wisconsin-Whitewater North Dakota Augustana South Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha Northern Iowa at North Dakota State at Morningside at South Dakota at Idaho NCAA Playoffs at Youngstown State

1980 (W-3, L-8)

St Cloud State Western Illinois at Augustana South Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha at Northern Colorado North Dakota State Morningside at North Dakota at South Dakota at Portland State

1981 (W-4, L-6)

St Cloud State at Western Illinois South Dakota Nebraska-Omaha Northern Colorado at North Dakota State at Morningside North Dakota Augustana at South Dakota

Opp 3 54 12 17 19 7 24 16 9 28 42 231 Opp

WAYNE HAENSEL 9 years, 45-52

7 7 13 26 21 14 7 38 0 28 13

Date _SDS S4 37 S11 20 S18 22 S25 14 O2 3 O9 35 O16 13 O23 10 O30 6 21 50 N6 181 224

Opp 0 33 34 13 40 40 23 6 47 16 48 300 Opp 3 17 20 10 22 48 28 16 34 28 22

Date _SDS S3 21 S10 20 S17 17 S24 28 O1 22 O8 16 O15 12 O22 13 O29 23 N5 27 N12 14 213

Date _SDS S1 14 S8 27 S15 25 S22 7 S29 24 O6 24 O13 30 O20 42 O27 42 N3 24 N10 29 288 Date _SDS S7 20 S14 18 S21 45 S28 29 O5 25 O12 7 O19 24 O26 31 N2 31 N9 28 N16 23 281

1982 (W-4, L-6)

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

1983 (W-5, L-6)

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

1984 (W-3, L-8)

at Portland State Wisconsin-Stout Morningside North Dakota at St Cloud State Nebraska-Omaha at North Dakota State at Augustana at South Dakota Mankato State at Wyoming

1985 (W-7, L-4)

at Northern Arizona at South Dakota Nebraska-Omaha North Dakota at Morningside at North Dakota State South Dakota Augustana at Mankato State St Cloud State at Northern Colorado

Opp 14 7 11 22 10 0 34 13 31 23 1

Opp 14 3 10 27 24 44 24 9 48 30 21 258 Opp 17 13 27 46 12 27 55 14 45 30 45 331 Opp 24 33 28 23 14 41 12 19 38 21 14 2 7

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YEAR-BY-YEAR SC RES Date _SDS S6 14 S13 14 S20 13 S27 52 O4 24 O11 7 O18 39 O25 40 N1 7 N8 44 N15 31 285

Date _SDS S5 21 S19 7 S26 21 O3 28 O10 17 O17 38 O24 10 O31 24 N7 21 N14 21 208

Date _SDS S3 31 S10 16 S17 26 S24 21 O1 16 O8 37 O15 49 O22 21 O29 34 N5 28 N12 42 321

Date _SDS S2 14 S9 14 S16 23 S23 12 S30 12 O7 13 O14 10 O21 20 O28 13 N4 16 N11 12 159

Date _SDS S1 28 S8 24 S15 21 S22 28 S29 15 O6 6 O13 19 O20 0 O27 20 N3 21 N10 34 22

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1986 (W-6, L-5)

Opp Wisconsin-Stevens Point 7 South Dakota 26 at Nebraska-Omaha 19 at North Dakota 21 Morningside 14 North Dakota State 49 at South Dakota 51 at Augustana 7 Mankato State 21 at St Cloud State 7 at Northern Colorado 7 229

1987 (W-5, L-5)

at Central Missouri at North Dakota State South Dakota Nebraska-Omaha at Augustana Morningside at St Cloud State North Dakota Northern Colorado Mankato State

1988 (W-7, L-4)

Central Missouri at Montana North Dakota State at South Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha Augustana at Morningside St Cloud State at North Dakota Northern Colorado at Mankato State

1989 (W-5, L-6)

Southwest State at South Dakota at North Dakota North Dakota State at Mankato State South Dakota St Cloud State at Augustana Morningside at Northern Colorado Nebraska-Omaha

1990 (W-3, L-8)

at Kearney State South Dakota North Dakota at North Dakota State Mankato State at South Dakota at St Cloud State Augustana at Morningside Northern Colorado at Nebraska-Omaha

Opp 17 43 30 24 28 14 33 9 17 26 241

Opp 24 41 55 22 3 22 10 0 35 3 10 225

Opp 12 7 13 33 31 35 13 29 12 21 10 21

Opp 35 3 24 40 33 14 37 31 67 24 31 339

Date _SDS S2 10 S9 48 S16 37 S23 10 S30 3 O7 31 O14 17 O21 39 O28 14 N4 28 N11 39 278

MIKE DALY 6 years, 41-23

Date _SDS S7 16 S14 19 S21 10 S28 0 O5 21 O12 21 O19 27 O26 31 N9 0 N16 17 1 2

1991 (W-7, L-3)

Kearney State at South Dakota at North Dakota North Dakota State at Nebraska-Omaha South Dakota Morningside at Augustana ^Mankato State Northern Colorado

^ Game played at Vermillion

Date _SDS S12 13 S19 3 S26 10 O3 21 O10 31 O17 1 O24 14 O31 14 N7 34 N14 24 1

1992 (W-7, L-3)

South Dakota North Dakota at North Dakota State Nebraska-Omaha at South Dakota *at Morningside Augustana at St Cloud State Mankato State at Northern Colorado

*Morningside won the game 6-2, but later forfeited

Date _SDS S4 48 S11 56 S18 21 S25 17 O2 30 O9 42 O16 50 O23 7 O30 35 N6 60 N13 28 394

Date _SDS S3 32 S10 56 S17 37 S24 13 O1 56 O8 39 O15 20 O22 26 O29 33 N5 17 N12 6 335

1993 (W-7, L-4)

at Montana Southwest State St Cloud State at Northern Colorado at Morningside North Dakota State Nebraska-Omaha at South Dakota Augustana at Mankato State North Dakota

1994 (W-7, L-4)

Slippery Rock South Dakota Tech at St Cloud State Northern Colorado Morningside at North Dakota State at Nebraska-Omaha South Dakota at Augustana Mankato State at North Dakota

Opp 13 7 36 35 13 18 17 20 23 13 195 Opp 0 14 47 0 21 0 20 6 30 20 1 4 Opp 52 12 30 38 20 30 10 29 25 42 0 288 Opp 28 6 17 28 17 52 8 10 15 18 32 231

Date _SDS S7 6 S14 56 S21 27 S28 17 O5 28 O12 28 O19 7 O26 31 N2 6 N9 17 N16 31 254

1995 (W-6, L-5)

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

1996 (W-7, L-4)

at Northwest Missouri South Dakota Tech at Augustana at St Cloud State North Dakota South Dakota at North Dakota State Morningside at Northern Colorado at Nebraska-Omaha Mankato State

Opp

6 14 15 34 14 3 26 17 23 44 32 228

Opp 23 0 14 13 23 17 31 13 21 19 27 201

Date _SDS S13 17 S20 7 S27 7 O4 3 O11 20 O18 21 O25 34 N1 22 N8 7 N15 35 173

Date _SDS S5 56 S12 13 S19 6 S26 10 O3 24 O10 27 O17 30 O24 32 O31 31 N7 24

1997 (W-4, L-6)

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

1998 (W-6, L-5)

41 294

Opp 7 28 21 21 16 31 27 28 17 20 21

Opp Wisconsin-Stout 13 UC Davis 30 North Dakota 20 at Minn State, Mankato 24 South Dakota 10 at St Cloud State 0 Nebraska-Omaha [2 OT] 27 at North Dakota State 35 Augustana 28 at Northern Colorado 44

^Morningside

^ Game played at Vermillion

Date _SDS S2 35 S11 59 S18 38 S25 18 O2 34 O9 34 O16 7 O23 21 O30 34 N6 43 N13 28 351

Date _SDS S2 36 S9 65 S16 25 S23 17 S30 51 O7 17 O14 3 O21 0 O28 7 N4 28 N11 42 291

Date _SDS S1 34 S8 21 S15 17 S22 30 S29 9 O6 28 O13 31 O20 38 O27 20 N3 21 N10 35 284

JOHN STIEGELMEIER

22 years, 158-100 1 GWFC title (2007) 1 MVFC title (2016) 8 FCS playoff appearances (2009, ’12, ’13, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17, ’18)

N14

Date _SDS S14 28 S21 38 S28 24 O5 13 O12 23 O19 33 O26 25 N2 27 N9 17 N16 39 2 7

Date _SDS S6 20 S13 23 S20 37 S27 0 O4 17 O11 24 O18 38 O25 22 N1 27 N8 42 N15 47 297

1999 (W-8, L-3)

at Grand Valley State at Wayne State (Neb ) Augustana at Northern Colorado Morningside at Minn State, Mankato North Dakota State North Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha at South Dakota St Cloud State

2000 (W-6, L-5)

13 244 Opp 20 31 31 45 30 28 28 7 40 30 19 309

Opp Grand Valley State 27 Wayne State (Neb ) 3 at Augustana 24 Northern Colorado 7 Morningside 14 Minnesota State, Mankato 21 at North Dakota State 21 at North Dakota 42 Nebraska-Omaha 24 South Dakota 41 at St Cloud State 31 255

2001 (W-5, L-6)

Opp Ferris State 24 at Chadron State 31 at Nebraska-Omaha 28 St Cloud State 24 at North Dakota 44 at Western Washington 45 Augustana 21 at North Dakota State 45 at South Dakota 3 Northern Colorado 36 Minnesota State, Mankato 0 301

2002 (W-6, L-4)

Opp Chadron State 15 Nebraska-Omaha 21 at St Cloud State 28 North Dakota 21 Western Washington 19 [3 OT] 39 at Augustana North Dakota State 20 South Dakota 20 at Northern Colorado 28 at Minnesota State, Mankato13 224

2003 (W-7, L-4)

Opp Northwest Missouri 0 at Winona State 30 at Western Oregon 10 at North Dakota State 24 at Nebraska-Omaha 34 North Dakota 25 Minnesota State Mankato 6 at South Dakota 11 St Cloud State 24 Augustana 22 Humboldt State 6 192

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Date _SDS S4 0 S11 45 S18 38 S25 31 O2 7 O9 24 O23 24 O30 7 N6 38 N13 17 N20 14 245 Date _SDS S3 42 S10 69 S17 0 S24 16 O1 12 O8 16 O22 64 O29 42 N5 55 N12 17 N19 30 3 3

2004 (W-6, L-5)

Opp at UC Davis 52 Winona State 20 Western Oregon 3 at Southern 24 at Cal Poly 14 North Dakota State 21 at Montana State 27 at Georgia Southern 63 Augustana 9 at Southern Utah [2 OT] 23 at Northern Colorado 7 2 3

2005 (W-6, L-5)

Wisconsin-La Crosse Valparaiso at Montana Cal Poly at Texas State ^UC Davis Missouri-Rolla Georgia Southern Southern Utah at North Dakota State Northern Colorado

^ Game played at Sioux Falls

Date _SDS S2 3 S9 7 S16 17 S23 24 S30 20 O7 20 O21 29 O28 22 N4 34 N11 31 N18 28 235 Date _SDS A30 26 S8 17 S15 17 S22 38 S29 45 O6 38 O20 48 O27 28 N3 38 N10 52 N17 29 37

Date _SDS A28 17 S6 40 S13 24 S20 20 S27 50 O4 44 O18 28 O25 49 N1 43 N8 52 N15 35 N22 25 427

2006 (W-7, L-4)

Wisconsin-La Crosse at Montana at Northern Iowa at Nicholls State at McNeese State Central Arkansas at Cal Poly UC Davis William Penn (Iowa) at Southern Utah at North Dakota State

2007 (W-7, L-4) GWFC Champion

Opp 13 6 7 24 42 14 28 55 7 41 14 251 Opp 17 36 27 17 17 7 28 21 3 21 41 235

Opp at Western Illinois [4 OT] 29 atYoungstown State 23 Northern Iowa 31 Texas State 3 Stephen F Austin 0 at Georgia Southern 41 Cal Poly 35 at UC Davis 21 Central Arkansas 10 Southern Utah 27 North Dakota State 24 244

2008 (W-7, L-5)

2009 (W-8, L-4) NCAA FCS Playoffs

Date _SDS S12 44 S19 41 S26 38 O3 14 O10 24 O17 28 O24 24 O31 17 N7 15 N14 13 N21 27 N28

Date _SDS S11 3 S18 14 S25 3 O2 14 O9 33 O16 31 O23 30 O30 30 N6 31 N13 24 N20 21 234

Date _SDS S3 29 S10 3 S17 14 S24 13 O1 28 O8 35 O15 14 O22 14 O29 43 N5 45 N12 27 2 5

2010 (W-5, L-6)

at Delaware Illinois State at Nebraska at Northern Iowa Western Illinois at Southern Illinois Youngstown State at Indiana State Missouri State at North Dakota State North Dakota

2011 (W-5, L-6)

58 3 304

Opp 6 0 17 21 17 13 14 3 34 16 7

2013 (W-9, L-5) NCAA FCS Playoffs

Date _SDS A31 55 S7 35 S14 34 S21 20 S28 0 O5 24 O12 38 O19 21 O26 37 N9 29 N16 27 N23 42

61 209 N30 D7

Opp 26 24 17 24 29 10 20 41 10 31 0 232

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 3 4

2012 (W-9, L-4) NCAA FCS Playoffs

Date _SDS S1 17 S8 31 S15 12 S22 24 S29 17 O13 31 O20 6 O27 41 N3 16 N10 17 N17 31

Opp at Iowa State 44 N24 Youngstown State 7 D1 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

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Georgia Southern Indiana State at Illinois State at Cal Poly at Missouri State North Dakota State Northern Iowa at Youngstown State Southern Illinois at Minnesota at Western Illinois NCAA Playoffs at Montana

YEAR-BY-YEAR SC RES

Opp at Kansas 31 at Southeastern Louisiana 14 UC Davis 8 at Indiana State 10 Missouri State 7 Western Illinois 10 at Northern Iowa 27 Youngstown State 28 at Southern Illinois 12 at North Dakota State 20 South Dakota 8 NCAA Playoffs Eastern Illinois 10 North Dakota State 28 213

26 17 405

2014 (W-9, L-5) NCAA FCS Playoffs

Date _SDS A30 18 S6 44 S13 26 S20 41 O4 10 O11 32 O18 31 O25 27 N1 17 N8 32 N15 59 N22 37 N29 D6

47 24 445

17 341

10 10 341

Opp 38 18 6 3 45 28 28 30 37 17 24 14

40 27 355

Date _SDS A31 51 S9 31 S16 51 S30 7 O7 49 O14 18 O21 62 O28 52 N4 33 N11 27 N18 31 D2 D9 D16

37 56 16 521

2018 (W-10, L-3) NCAA FCS Playoffs

Date _SDS S8 45 S15 90 S29 17 O6 54 O13 36 O20 9 O27 38 N3 59 N10 57 N17 49 D1 D8 D14

Duquesne at Montana State Drake at Youngstown State Southern Illinois Northern Iowa at Missouri State at Illinois State North Dakota State Illinois State at South Dakota NCAA Playoffs Northern Iowa New Hampshire at James Madison

51 27 21 553

Opp 13 27 10 19 14 38 30 24 21 [OT] 24 28

22 14 51 335

Opp Montana State 14 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 6 at North Dakota State 21 Indiana State [OT] 51 Youngstown State 7 at Northern Iowa 24 at Illinois State 28 Missouri State 7 at Southern Illinois 38 South Dakota 27 NCAA Playoffs Duquesne 6 at Kennesaw State 17 at North Dakota State 44 290

Opp at Kansas 38 Southern Utah 10 Robert Morris (Pa ) 10 North Dakota State 28 Indiana State 7 at Youngstown State 8 Northern Iowa 10 at Missouri State 0 Illinois State 20 at South Dakota 23 [2 OT] 30 at Western Illinois NCAA Playoffs at Montana 24 208

2016 (W-9, L-4) MVFC Champion NCAA FCS Playoffs

Date _SDS S3 41 S10 56 S17 31 O1 52 O8 45 O15 19 O22 24 O29 21 N5 49 N12 28 N19 45 D3 D10

at Missouri Cal Poly at Southern Utah Wisconsin-Oshkosh at Illinois State Missouri State at Northern Iowa Youngstown State at North Dakota State at Indiana State Western Illinois South Dakota NCAA Playoffs at Montana State at North Dakota State

2015 (W-8, L-4) NCAA FCS Playoffs

Date _SDS S5 41 S12 55 S26 34 O3 7 O10 24 O17 38 O24 7 O31 39 N7 25 N14 30 N21 24 N28

Opp Butler 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 13 at Youngstown State NCAA Playoffs 7 at Northern Arizona 41 at Eastern Washington 330

2017 (W-11, L-3) NCAA FCS Playoffs

at TCU Drake Cal Poly Western Illinois at Southern Illinois at North Dakota State Youngstown State at Illinois State Missouri State South Dakota at Northern Iowa NCAA Playoffs Villanova at North Dakota State

Opp 59 28 38 14 39 17 10 38 24 21 24

7 36 208

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S RI S R CORDS

OPPONENT Arizona Arkansas-Pine Bluff Arkansas State Augustana Bemidji State Bradley Buena Vista Butler (Ind.) California-Davis Cal Poly Carleton College Catholic University Central Arkansas Central Missouri Chadron State Cincinnati Colorado State Columbus College Concordia-Moorhead Creighton (Neb.) Dakota State Dakota Wesleyan Dayton (Ohio) Delaware DePaul Des Moines University Detroit University Drake Duquense (Pa.) Eastern Illinois Eastern Michigan Eastern Montana Eastern Washington Emporia State (Kan.) Ferris State (Mich.) Flandreau City Flandreau Indians Fresno State (Calif.) Georgia Southern Grand Valley State (Mich.) Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) Hamline (Minn.) Hawaii Humboldt State (Calif.) Huron College Idaho Idaho State Illinois Illinois State

RECORD -11- 1-143-15-2 3-1-12-11- 5-23-52-2-12- 2- 1-11- -22- -2 -1-1 6-3-1 3- -1 12-9-2 -1-1-21- 1-14-82-11- 1-21- -11- 1- 5- 3-1-11-32- 2- 5-11- 1- 22-31- 2- -15-4-

LAST MTG 1956 2 18 1963 2 4 1961 1949 1926 2 13 2 12 2 14 195 1933 2 7 1988 2 2 1935 1966 1928 1945 1934 19 8 1934 1977 2 1 1937 1927 1927 2 17 2 18 2 12 1971 1972 2 13 1951 2 1 19 4 19 7 1964 2 9 2 1936 1975 1926 2 3 1929 1979 1968 2 11 2 18

OPPONENT Indiana State Iowa State James Madison Kansas Kansas State Kennesaw 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 New Hampshire 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.)

V RSUS 2019 OPPON NTS OPPONENT Minnesota Long Island University Drake Southern Utah Southern Illinois Youngstown State Indiana State North Dakota State Missouri State Illinois State Northern Iowa South Dakota

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SERIES RECORD -7First Meeting 4-86-16-313-77-242-62-5 1 -15-421-31-1 54-5 -7

CURRENT STREAK L-7 — W-3 W-6 W-3 W-1 W-5 L-2 W-5 W-2 L-1 W-1

RECORD 7-2-3-11-2-21- -3-1-1-1 1- 1- -1 1- 1- -51-1-1-71- 1- 15-193-1-1-12- 1 -1-85-1 57-14-4 -31-121-13-1 - -1 -21- 1- 34-46-5 42-62-5 1-115-17 21-31-2 12- 3-11-1-1-12- -31- 1- -

LAST MTG 2 18 2 8 2 17 2 15 196 2 18 1948 1978 193 1936 192 19 5 1946 1958 2 8 1924 2 9 1928 1966 2 3 1978 1945 2 14 2 5 2 18 2 15 2 18 2 2 13 1991 2 3 1925 1975 2 17 2 6 2 13 2 18 2 13 2 5 2 18 1941 2 3 1974 1946 1965 19 4 1984 1972 1927

LAST MEETING L, 13-16 (11-14-2 9) — W, 51-1 (9-16-2 17) W, 55-1 (9-12-2 15) W, 57-38 (11-1 -2 18) W, 36-7 (1 -13-2 18) W, 54-51 [OT] (1 -6-2 18) L, 21-44 (12-14-2 18) W, 59-7 (11-3-2 18) W, 38-28 (1 -27-2 18) L, 9-24 (1 -2 -2 18) W, 49-27 (11-17-2 18)

OPPONENT Robert Morris (Pa.) St. Cloud State (Minn.) St. John’s (Minn.) St. Louis University (Mo.) St. Norbert (Wis.) St. Olaf (Minn.) St. Thomas (Minn.) SDSU Army Sioux Falls (City) Slippery Rock (Pa.) Stephen F. Austin (Texas) South Dakota USD-Springfield South Dakota Tech Southeastern Louisiana Southern Illinois Southern University (La.) Southern Utah Southwest Minn. State Tampa University (Fla.) TCU Texas State Toledo University (Ohio) Toland’s Trinity College (N.D.) Valparaiso (Ind.) Watertown (City) Wayne State (Mich.) Wayne State (Neb.) Weber State (Utah) Western State (Colo.) Western Illinois Western Oregon Western Washington Westmar (Iowa) West Texas State Wichita State (Kan.) William Penn (Iowa) Winona State (Minn.) Wisconsin Wisconsin-La Crosse Wisconsin-Oshkosh Wisconsin-Stevens Point Wisconsin-Stout Wisconsin-Whitewater Wyoming Yankton College Youngstown State (Ohio) Total LAST SDSU WIN — — 51-1 (9-16-2 17) 55-1 (9-12-2 15) 57-38 (11-1 -2 18) 36-7 (1 -13-2 18) 54-41 [OT] (1 -6-2 18) 33-21 (11-4-2 17) 59-7 (11-3-2 18) 38-28 (1 -27-2 18) 37-22 (12-2-2 17) 49-27 (11-17-2 18)

RECORD 1- 25-8-11-11-13-15-21- 1-21- 2- 54-5 -7 2- 8-2-1 2- 6-31- 6-14- 1- -11-11-11- 1- 1- 1- 1-22- -31- -1 1 -52- 1-1-2-11-41- 1-11-83-21- 1- 2- 1- -19-4-1 13-7602-46 -38

LAST MTG 2 15 2 3 1953 1929 194 195 1971 1944 19 1994 2 8 2 18 1931 1996 2 13 2 18 2 4 2 15 1993 1967 2 16 2 7 1962 19 7 1917 2 5 1898 1971 2 1976 1973 2 17 2 4 2 2 1929 1939 1955 2 6 2 4 1937 2 6 2 14 1986 1998 1979 1984 1939 2 18

LAST OPPONENT WIN 16-13 (11-14-2 9) — 21-16 (9-2 -1969) 23-17 [2 OT] (11-13-2 4) 27-24 (1 -5-2 13) 19-7 (9-3 -2 17) 38-28 (1 -1-2 11) 44-21 (12-14-2 18) 35-21 (1 -19-2 13) 21-38 (1 -29-2 16) 24-9 (1 -2 -2 18) 41-28 (11-4-2 )

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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 2015 2016 2017 2018

RUSHING YARDS Since 1950

NAME Warren Wllliamson Pete Retzlaff Pete Retzlaff Jerry Welch Jerry Welch Bob Betz Bob Betz Jim Vacura Al Breske Joe Thorne Joe Thorne Joe Thorne Gary Boner Gale Douglas Gale Douglas Gary Hyde Darwin Gonnerman Darwin Gonnerman Darwin Gonnerman Tim Elliott Tim Keller Les Tuma Les Tuma Les Tuma Kevin Kennedy Dick Weikert Paul Konrad Chuck Benson Gary Maffett Dan Johnson Brian Bunkers Brian Bunkers Rod Riehl Rick Wegher Rick Wegher Dan Sonnek Dan Sonnek Dan Sonnek Kevin Klapprodt Jamie Grosdidier Paul Klinger Paul Klinger Dan Nelson Dan Nelson Paul Klinger Scott Sievers Matt Brechler Brian Jost Josh Ranek Josh Ranek Josh Ranek Josh Ranek Scott Nedved Anthony Watson Anthony Watson Cory Koenig Anthony Watson Cory Koenig Kyle Minett Kyle Minett Kyle Minett Tyrel Kool Zach Zenner Zach Zenner Zach Zenner Brady Mengarelli Brady Mengarelli Brady Mengarelli Pierre Strong, Jr

* indicates school record at the time

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NET YARDS *1,014 *1,016 1,008 803 625 725 631 455 361 395 803 958 497 621 570 192 552 *1,023 1,023 469 458 632 *1,061 1,052 851 602 466 879 883 814 561 555 392 685 *1,317 *1,518 732 1,036 778 932 542 500 568 1,150 867 764 565 357 *1,881 *2,055 893 1,804 692 974 1,088 987 742 1,266 1,289 1,304 1,208 534 2,044 2,015 2,019 742 754 849 1,116

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 2015 2016 2017 2018

PASSING YARDS Since 1950

NAME Herb Bartling Bob Bressee Forrest Zimmerman Phil Edwards Jerry Welch Dick Steiner Nig Johnson Ron LaVallee John Meek Jim Vacura Dean Koster Dean Koster Dean Koster Ron Meyer Ron Meyer Ron Meyer Toc Anderson Bob Bozied Bob Bozied John Moller John Moller Fred Richardson John Tovar John Tovar Bill Mast Greg Hart Dick Weikert Gary Maffett Gary Maffett Gary Maffett Marty Higgins Marty Higgins Mike Law Mike Law Mike Busch Mike Busch Ted Wahl Ted Wahl Ted Wahl Shane Bouman Shane Bouman Shane Bouman Todd McDonald Todd McDonald Bill Perron Bill Perron Noel Bouche’ Noel Bouche’ Noel Bouche’ Andy Rennerfeldt Andy Rennerfeldt Dan Fjeldheim Dan Fjeldheim Brad Nelson Brad Nelson Andy Kardoes Andy Kardoes Ryan Berry Ryan Berry Thomas O’Brien Thomas O’Brien Austin Sumner Austin Sumner Austin Sumner Zach Lujan Zach Lujan Taryn Christion Taryn Christion Taryn Christion

*lndicates school record performance

EARL LEADERS NET YARDS *411 *443 248 335 *478 *483 *763 603 190 264 686 *1,147 944 1,091 *1,385 1,132 576 583 849 998 833 431 952 616 644 817 1,227 635 1,049 *1,429 805 935 1235 *1,627 *2,426 *2,554 2,542 1,467 1,928 999 1,281 1,827 1,743 *2,715 1,116 2,077 1,640 1,242 1,065 2,107 2,005 2,268 2,663 *3,141 2,225 851 1,997 2,132 3,106 1,448 2,236 2,382 2,443 2,999 1,943 1,861 *3,714 3,515 3,020

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 2015 2016 2017 2018

RECEIVING YARDS Since 1950

NAME Marv Kool Marv Kool Jack Richardson Homer Englund Jerry Acheson Incomplete records Dal Eisenbraun Howie Rice Dick Raddatz Jerry Klocker Roger Eischens Roger Eischens Wayne Rasmussen Wayne Rasmussen Ed Maras Mike Koltun Terry Sorensen Clyde Hagen Clyde Hagen Rick Dietz Tom Jones Tom Osterberg Phil Houser Dennis Dickey Dick Weikert Dick Weikert Monte Mosiman Monte Mosiman Lionel Macklin Lionel Macklin Kerry Pearson Mike Ethier John Herman Mike Ethier Jeff Tiefenthaler Jeff Tiefenthaler Jeff Tiefenthaler J D Berreth J D Berreth J D Berreth Mike Myers Darren Baartman Mike Myers Matt Beier Jake Hines Rusty Lenners Nate Millerbernd Brett Beran Steve Heiden Brock Beran Brock Beran Josh Ranek Josh Davis Josh Davis Brian Janecek Josh Davis Micah Johnson JaRon Harris JaRon Harris Glen Fox Tyrel Kool Dale Moss Tyrel Kool Jason Schneider Jake Wieneke Jake Wieneke Jake Wieneke Jake Wieneke Cade Johnson

* indicates school record at the time

YARDS 257 *456 269 231 180

432 267 169 142 275 *470 381 463 430 408 278 218 304 413 236 217 *536 417 404 285 *839 534 *882 649 632 664 497 785 *906 *1,056 1,534 413 659 543 418 552 446 830 529 708 829 483 742 655 529 509 732 1,028 710 813 666 664 966 787 808 949 592 1,088 1,404 1,472 1,316 1,111 1,332

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EARL LEADERS YEAR 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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RECEPTIONS Since 1950

NAME Marv Kool Marv Kool Homer Englund Stanton Uhlir Jerry Acheson Incomplete records Dal Eisenbraun Howie Rice Dick Raddatz Jerry Klocker Roger Eischens Roger Eischens Rogers Eischens Wayne Rasmussen Ed Maras Jack Rohrs Darwin Gonnerman, Terry Sorensen Clyde Hagen Clyde Hagen Rick Dietz Tom Jones Phil Houser Phil Houser Dennis Dickey Dick Weikert Dick Weikert Monte Mosiman Monte Mosiman Lionel Macklin Lionel Macklin Kerry Pearson Mike Ethier Mike Ethier Mike Ethier Dennis Thomas Jeff Tiefenthaler Jeff Tiefenthaler Dan Sonnek Darren Baartman J D Berreth Darren Baartman/Darin Brickman Mike Myers Mike Myers Matt Beier Jake Hines Rusty Lenners Rusty Lenners Nate Millerbernd Steve Heiden Brock Beran Brock Beran Kris Garry Josh Davis Josh Davis Brian Janecek Josh Davis Micah Johnson JaRon Harris JaRon Harris Glen Fox Tyrel Kool Dale Moss/Aaron Rollin Tyrel Kool Jason Schneider Jake Wieneke Jake Wieneke Dallas Goedert Dallas Goedert Cade Johnson * indicates school record at the time

NO. 18 18 18 9 10

*24 15 8 6 13 *27 25 *29 *29 *37 22 16 30 26 25 14 33 33 21 22 *51 40 *51 46 37 47 31 41 47 *54 *73 34 33 26 28 54 34 49 44 55 50 44 46 40 36 42 70 63 52 49 44 40 70 62 64 61 47 *78 73 72 *92 72 67

YEAR 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954-55 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 2015 2016 2017 2018

KICK RETURN YARDS Since 1950

NAME Gene Cheever Pete Retzlaff Jerry Welch Jerry Welch Incomplete Records Bob Betz Jim Vacura Al Breske Jim Vacura Jerry Klocker Casper Klucas Gary Boner Reed Sanderson Reed Sanderson Vern Schoolmeester Darwin Gonnerman Darwin Gonnerman Darwin Gonnerman Tom Settje Tom Osterberg Phil Houser Phil Houser Les Tuma Sam Harris Bill Bunkers Jon Bly Ron Schneider Dan Johnson Dave Nissen Ron Schneider Rick Wegher Rick Wegher Rick Wegher Rick Wegher Vince Mendez J D Derreth Garry Claytor Jamie Grosdidier Darin Brickman Darin Brickman Dean Herrboldt Dean Herrboldt Dean Herrboldt Dean Herrboldt Brett Beran Brett Beran Nate Millerbernd Brock Beran Brock Beran Kevin Brown Kevin Brown Kevin Brown Kevin Brown Micah Johnson JaRon Harris JaRon Harris Adam Monke Cole Brodie Cole Brodie Cole Brodie Zach Zenner Trevor Tiefenthaler Dom Wright Trevor Wesley Trevor Wesley Brady Mengarelli Cade Johnson Cade Johnson

* indicates school record at the time

YARDS 136 289 427 10

148 270 115 146 225 296 *601 222 *647 309 *725 396 720 358 299 338 490 460 368 262 146 164 233 95 417 208 428 490 *824 515 311 310 476 324 469 342 307 599 398 476 324 251 560 609 707 468 511 379 147 333 273 524 675 288 423 754 370 332 293 369 556 *839 462

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 2015 2016 2017 2018

SCORING LEADERS Since 1950

NAME Warren Williamson Pete Retzlaff Jerry Welch Jerry Welch Jerry Welch Incomplete Records Dal Eisenbraun Ron LaVallee Dal Eisenbraun Joe Thorne, Brent Wika 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 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 Jay Carlson Jake Wieneke Jake Wieneke Chase Vinatieri

* indicates school record at the time

PTS. *84 66 72 72 71

48 42 48 18 48 74 51 58 41 24 54 *102 97 36 30 32 66 69 78 66 36 60 48 64 50 69 36 45 92 82 66 90 84 54 48 42 40 96 90 59 54 33 78 *170 66 138 78 63 65 99 67 100 112 102 74 42 86 150 158 83 96 104 114

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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 2015 2016 2017 2018

INTERCEPTIONS Since 1956

NAME Nig Johnson Howie Rice Brent Wika Jim Vacura, Pat Kern John Stone Wayne Rasmussen Doug Peterson Wayne Rasmussen Terry Sorensen, Gary Hyde Gene Vostad Jeff Chicoine Tom Ball Alan Allen Jim Kepainen, Chuck Kavanagh Rick Heard, Chuck Kavanagh Jim Heinitz, Don Johnson, Mike Kolling Charlie Clarksean Charlie Clarksean, Mark Huelskamp Doug Jackson, Steve Pier Mark Huelskamp Doug Jackson, Mark Samlaska Doug Jackson Bob Schmidt Randy Jones, Paul Kippley, Todd Richards Mike Breske Dan Dummermuth Dan Dummermuth Jim Smith Jim Smith Rick Wirtjes Gregg Schmidt, Howard Lansman Tom Sieh Dan Ziegler Jim Koeppel, Greg Osmundson Steve Severson Tom Haensel, Scott Lewis Ken Tiefenthaler Jeff Ching, Doug Miller, Dave Peterson Dave Peterson Mark Struck Mike Jaunich Vic Sosa Sterne Akin, Mike Hunter, Joel Lensegrav Mike Struck Mike Hunter, Jason Melcher Casey Hillman Chris Reiner Kevin Brown, Scott Connot, Joe Ford, Justin Landis Kevin Brown, Chris Coauette Scott Connot Chris Coauette Hank McCall Brock Gentile Tyler Koch Conrad Kjerstad Derek Domino, Conrad Kjerstad Cole Brodie Winston Wright Skyler Luxa Je Ryan Butler, Winston Wright Melvin Taveras N Farina, J Forsythe, J Butler Dallas Brown Larenzo Williams Zy Mosley * indicates school record at the time

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NO. *6 4 2 2 3 3 4 *7 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 2 *9 3 4 3 3 4 2 6 4 5 3 3 7 3 4 5 4 4

3 3 5 8 4 3 2 3 2 6 4

3 3 4 5 3 3 7 4 5 5 3 3 4 3 2 3 4 4

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 2015 2016 2017 2018

TACKLES Since 1978

NAME Rick Reese Mike Breske, Mark Dunbar Tom Olson Tom Olson Dave Fremark Dave Fremark Todd Yackley Darrin Thurston Darrin Thurston Greg Osmundson Mike Rupert Greg Osmundson Tom Haensel Doug Miller Doug Miller Casey Rasmussen Tim Fogarty Tim Fogarty Chad Peters Sterne Akin Sterne Akin Chris Reiner Kyle Haroldson Justin Landis Scott Connot Scott Connot Chris Coauette Billy Ray Kirch Justin Kubesh Jimmy Rogers Jimmy Rogers Derek Domino Derek Domino Mike Lien Ross Sharfrath R C Kilgore T J Lally T J Lally Christian Rozeboom Christian Rozeboom Christian Rozeboom

EARL LEADERS SOLO-AST-TOT 55-71 – 126 90 57-55 – 112 53-37 – 90 38-35 – 73 50-38 – 88 42-80 – 122 50-65 – 115 47-96 – 143 46-84 –132 31-68 – 99 55-72 – 126 34-52 – 86 41-73 – 114 42-49 – 91 37-44 – 81 34-55 – 89 33-63 – 96 36-63 – 99 55-38 – 93 73-35 – 108 50-33 – 83 60-24 – 72 60-20 – 80 46-32 – 76 54-40 – 94 60-55 – 115 28-50 – 78 39-41 – 79 47-63 – 110 39-54 – 93 47-53 – 100 36-67 – 103 29-71 – 100 88-62 – 150 53-81 – 134 52-65 – 117 38-64 – 102 58-74 – 132 67-60 – 127 53-52 – 105

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 2015 2016 2017 2018

SACKS

Since 1978

NAME Mark Dunbar Eric Cohen Eric Cohen D Knowlton, D Larsen, E Wilkins Dave Knowlton Jim Gray Todd Yackley Brian Sisley J J Weems, Darwin Bishop Darwin Bishop Darwin Bishop, Kevin Tetzlaff Kevin Tetzlaff Dan Hoke Dan Hoke Jim Remme Jim Remme Jason Aune Zach Carter Jeff Wolgamott Jeff Wolgamott Zach Carter Matt Peterson Phil Oksness Brandon Thiesse Dallas Clarksean Joey Abell Joey Abell Hank Goff Eric Schroeder Eric Schroeder Danny Batten Danny Batten Corey Jeske, Dirk Kool, Andy Mink Andy Mink David Hettiger, T J Lally, Doug Peete Chase Douglas Jack Sherlock Cole Langer Kellen Soulek Ryan Earith Ryan Earith

MVFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK 2008: Kyle Minett (Sept 27); Ryan Berry (Nov 8) 2009: Kyle Minett (Sept 26) 2011: Aaron Rollin (Oct 8); Dale Moss (Oct 29); Austin Sumner (Nov 5) 2012: Austin Sumner (Oct 27); Zach Zenner (Nov 8) 2013: Zach Zenner (Sept 7, Sept 21); Brandon Hubert (Oct 26); Austin Sumner (Nov 23) 2014: Zach Zenner (Sept 6); Austin Sumner (Nov 15) 2015: Jake Wieneke (Sept 5); Zach Lujan (Sept 26) 201 : Jake Wieneke (Sept 3); Dallas Goedert (Oct 1); Taryn Christion (Oct 8, Oct 15); Brady Mengarelli (Nov 12) 2017: Taryn Christion (Oct 28, Nov 18) 2018: Cade Johnson (Sept 8) DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK 2009: Derek Domino (Sept 12); Jake Steffen (Sept 26); General Parnell (Oct 10) 2010: Corey Jeske (Oct 9)

2011: Dirk Kool (Sept 3); Winston Wright (Nov 12) 2012: T J Lally (Sept 22); Ross Shafrath (Sept 29) 2013: Dallas Brown (Sept 14); Winston Wright (Oct 12) 2015: Nick Farina (Nov 14); T J Lally (Nov 21) 201 : Kellen Soulek (Oct 22); Dallas Brown (Nov 19) 2017: Christian Rozeboom (Oct 28) SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK 2008: Peter Reifenrath (Nov 22) 2009: Kyle Harris (Sept 12, Oct 24); Dean Priddy (Oct 10); Tyrel Kool (Nov 14) 2010: Cole Brodie (Oct 9); Peter Reifenrath (Oct 23) 2012: Ethan Sawyer (Sept 15); Justin Syrovatka (Nov 3) 2014: Justin Syrovatka (Nov 22) 2015: Jay Carlson (Oct 31) 2017: Chase Vinatieri (Sept 9, Nov 11) 2018: Brady Hale (Sept 8, Oct 13); Chase Vinatieri (Oct 6)

NO. 21 0 10 0 80 40 50 45 70 50 40 30 65 60 50 55 10 5 30 75 55 65 11 5 65 20 35 35 50 70 50 50 65 65 80 90 30 60 60 90 30 45 75 50 55

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK 2008: Kevin Robling (Aug 30, Nov 1) 2009: Ryan McKnight (Oct 24) 2012: Will Castle (Sept 8); Bryan Witzmann (Sept 22, Oct 27) 2014: Dylan Seiter (Sept 6); Andrew Mueller (Nov 8) 2015: Dylan Seiter (Sept 26) 201 : Tiano Pupungatoa (Oct 8) 2017: Jacob Ohnesorge (Sept 16, Oct 7) 2018: Edward Miller (Sept 15); Evan Greeneway (Nov 3)

NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK 2011: Dale Moss (Sept 17); Austin Sumner (Oct 8, Oct 29) 2012: T J Lally (Sept 15, Sept 22, Oct 27, Nov 3) 2013: Dallas Brown (Sept 14) 2014: Jake Wieneke (Oct 11, Nov 15) 2015: Taryn Christion (Oct 10, Oct 17) 201 : Christian Rozeboom (Oct 1, Oct 15) 2017: Skyler Cavanaugh (Oct 7); Cade Johnson (Oct 21, Nov 18) 2018: Pierre Strong, Jr (Nov 10, Nov 17)

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INDIVIDUAL RECORDS RUSHING

ATTEMPTS

Game: 42, by Kevin Klapprodt at Nebraska-Omaha, 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 - Game: 533, by Kevin Lowe, Wyoming (302) and Rick Wegher, SDSU (231), 11-10-1984

TOUCHDOWNS

Game: 8, by Ross Owen, vs Columbus College, 1922 Season: 25, by Josh Ranek, 1999 Career: 62, by Josh Ranek, 1997-2001

PASSING

ATTEMPTS

Game: 63, by Taryn Christion, at Illinois State, 10-29-2016 Season: 434, by Taryn Christion, 2016 Career: 1,363, by Taryn Christion, 2015-18

COMPLETIONS

Game: 37, by Dan Fjeldheim (37-of-55) vs St Cloud State, 9-28-2002; and by Austin Sumner (37-of-54) vs Northern Iowa, 10-15-2011 Season: 279 (of 434), by Taryn Christion, 2016 Career: 814, by Taryn Christion, 2015-18

INTERCEPTIONS THROWN

Game: 6, by Taryn Christion, at James Madison, 12-16-17 Season: 24, by Mike Law, 1983 Career: 46, by Mike Law, 1981-83

NET YARDS PASSING

Game: 466, by Taryn Christion, at Southern Illinois, 10-8-16 Season: 3,714, by Taryn Christion, 2016 Career: 11,535, by Taryn Christion, 2015-18

TOUCHDOWN PASSES

Game: 7, by Ryan Berry vs Illinois State, 11-8-2008 Season: 35, by Taryn Christion, 2017 Career: 104, by Taryn Christion, 2015-18

TOTAL OFFENSE

ATTEMPTS

Game: 76 (63 pass, 13 rush, by Taryn Christion, at Illinois State, 10-29-2016 Season: 565, by Taryn Christion, 2016 (13 games) Career: 1,771, by Taryn Christion, 2015-18

NET YARDS

Game: 475, by Taryn Christion, at Southern Illinois, 10-8-2016 (466 passing, 9 rushing) Season: 4,049, by Taryn Christion, 2016 (13 games) Career: 13,050, by Taryn Christion, 2015-18 Per Game Average, Season: 311 5, by Taryn Christion, 2016 Per Game Average, Career: 271 9, by Taryn Christion, 2015-18

RECEPTIONS

RECEIVING

Game: 16, by Josh Davis (164 yards) vs Western Washington, 10-5-2002 Season: 92, by Dallas Goedert, 2016

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Career: 288, by Jake Wieneke, 2014-17

YARDS

Game: 256, by Jeff Tiefenthaler at North Dakota, 9-27-1986 (12 receptions) Season: 1,534, by Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1986 Career: 5,157, by Jake Wieneke, 2014-17t

TOUCHDOWNS

Game: 4, by Don Bartlett vs North Dakota State, 1949; by Dallas Goedert, vs Western Illinois, 10-1-2016; by Jake Wieneke, vs Duquesne, 8-31-2017; and by Cade Johnson, vs Montana State, 9-8-2018 Season: 17, by Cade Johnson, 2018 Career: 59, by Jake Wieneke, 2014-17 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: 35, by Jake Wieneke (53 games) * Records were also NCAA Division II records at the time

TOUCHDOWNS

SCORING

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

POINTS

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, and by Chase Vinatieri, at Northern Iowa, 10-20-2018

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: 79, by Je Ryan Butler, 2012-15 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: 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: 6, by Mark Dunbar vs St Cloud State, 9-2-1978 Season: 21, by Mark Dunbar, 1978

EXTRA POINTS – KICK

* Record was also NCAA Division II record at the time

POINTS KICKING

Game: 20, by Parker Douglass vs Western Oregon, 9-18-2004 (6 FGs, 2 PATs) Season: 108, by Chase Vinatieri, 2018 (14 FGs, 66 PATs) Career: 321, by Parker Douglass, 2004-07 (62 FGs, 135 PATs) Game: 11, by Chase Vinatieri, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-18 Season: 66, by Chase Vinatieri, 2018 (58-of-62) Career: 180, by Chase Vinatieri, 2016-present Attempts, Career: 189, by Chase Vinatieri, 2016-p Best Percentage, Season: 1 000, by Chase Vinatieri, 2016 (56-of-56); 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-of-22) Best Percentage, Career: 987 (154-of-156), by Justin Syrovatka, 2011-14 Consecutive PAT, Season: 56, by Chase Vinatieri, 2016 Consecutive PAT, Career: 66, by Parker Douglass, 2005-07

FIELD GOALS

Game: 6, by Parker Douglas vs Western Oregon, 9-18-2004 (34, 39, 27, 23, 43, 39) 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)

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: 839, by Cade Johnson, 2017 Yards, Career: 2,150, by Rick Wegher, 1981-84

ATTEMPTS

ALL-PURPOSE

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

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

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RUSHING

ATTEMPTS

Game: 84, vs Augustana, 1952 Season: 645, in 1973

YARDS

Game: 567, vs Missouri-Rolla, 10-22-2005 Season: 3,685, in 1951 (10 games) Fewest Net Yards, Game: minus-52, vs North Dakota State, 10-16-1965 Fewest Net Yards, Season: 509, in 1965 (10 games)

PASSING

ATTEMPTS

Game: 63, at Illinois State, 10-29-2016 Season: 455, in 2017 (14 games)

COMPLETIONS

Game: 37, at St Cloud State, 9-28-2002, and vs Northern Iowa, 10-15-2011 Season: 285, in 2016 (13 games) Per Game: 22 5, in 2008 (12 games)

INTERCEPTIONS THROWN

Game: 6, at Mankato State, 9-19-1970; vs North Dakota State, 10-27-1973, and vs South Dakota, 10-29-1983; at James Madison, 12-16-2017 [FCS playoff Game] Season: 31, in 1983 Fewest, Season: 4, in 1963 (10 games), and in 1955 (9 games)

YARDS

Game: 557, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018 Season: 3,803, in 2016 (13 games)

TOUCHDOWN PASSES

Game: 8, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018 Season: 35, in 2017 and 2018

TOTAL OFFENSE

ATTEMPTS

Game: 100, vs Morningside, 10-17-1987 (64 rush, 36 pass) Season: 952, in 2013 (14 games)

YARDS

Game: 926, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018 Season: 6,247, in 2018 (13 games) Per Game: 480 5, in 2018

SCORING

POINTS

Game: 90, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9-15-2018 Season: 553 in 2018 (13 games) Per Game: 42 5 in 2018 (553 points in 13 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]

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, and at Illinois State, 10-29-2016

FEWEST - GAME

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)

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FIRST DOWNS — OPPONENT

MOST — GAME

Total: 35, by TCU, 9-3-2016 Rushing: 27, by Georgia Southern, 10-29-2005 Passing: 22, by TCU, 9-3-2016

FEWEST — GAME

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)

Note: In the 1955 SDSU-South Dakota game, neither team had a first down by passing

PUNTING

ATTEMPTS

Game: 16, vs North Dakota, 10-9-1971 (40 0 avg) Season: 86, in 1971 (34 4 average)

AVERAGE

Game: 55 0, at Delaware, 9-11-2010 (4-220) (min 3 attempts)

Season: 42 5, in 2018 (56 attempts)

PUNT RETURNS

ATTEMPTS

Game: 8, vs St Cloud State, 9-23-1961 Season: 44, in 1961 (407 yards)

YARDS

Game: 128, vs St Cloud State, 9-23-1961 Season: 572, in 1962 (41 returns) Average, Season: 15 1, in 1955 (18 returns)

KICKOFF RETURNS

ATTEMPTS

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)

FUMBLES

TOTAL FUMBLES

Game: 11, vs North Dakota, 1952 (lost 5) and vs North Dakota State, 10-20-1951 (lost 7) Season: 62, in 1952 (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)

FUMBLES — OPPONENT

TOTAL FUMBLES

Game: 10, by Quantico Marines, 11-18-1972 (lost 5) Season: 46, in 1972

FUMBLES LOST

Game: 7, by South Dakota, 1950 (7 fumbles); by Augustana, 1953 (8 fumbles); by North Dakota State, 1953 (7 fumbles); by North Dakota State, 10-24-1959 (7 fumbles) Season: 25, in 1972 (46 fumbles), in 1952 (33 fumbles) and in 1950 (37 fumbles)

TEAM RECORDS

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)

PENALTIES

TOTAL PENALTIES

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: 90, in 2018 (for 732 yards in 13 games)

YARDS

Game: 159, vs Morningside, 9-30-2000 (15 penalties) Season: 887, in 2000 (86 penalties in 11 games)

PENALTIES — OPPONENT

NUMBER

Game: 19, by McNeese State (La ), 9-30-2006 Season: 84, in 2000

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

PENALTIES — BOTH TEAMS

NUMBER

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

YARDS

Game: 254, by SDSU (80) at McNeese State (La ) (174), 9-30-2006

OTHER OPPONENT RECORDS

RUSHING

Most Yards, Game: 484, by Georgia Southern, 10-29-2005 Fewest Yards, Game: minus-42, by Western Oregon, 9-18-2004 Most Yards, Season: 2,604, in 1964 (10 games) Fewest Yards, Season: 1,061, in 1955 (9 games)

PASSING

Most Yards, Game: 525, by Mankato State, 1993 Fewest Yards, Game: 0, by South Dakota, 1951; by Arizona, 1962, and by North Dakota, 1980 Most Yards, Season: 3,073, in 2013 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: 257 in 2016 and 2017 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)

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TOP 10S

CAREER PASSING YARDS

1 2 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10

Taryn Christion, 2015-18 Austin Sumner, 2011-14 Ryan Berry, 2005-08 Ted Wahl, 1985-88 Brad Nelson, 2001-04 Andy Rennerfeldt, 1997-2000 Dan Fjeldheim, 1999-2002 Todd McDonald, 1990-93 Mike Busch, 1984-85 Shane Bouman, 1988-91

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Taryn Christion, 2016 Taryn Christion, 2017 Brad Nelson, 2003 Ryan Berry, 2008 Taryn Christion, 2018 Austin Sumner, 2013 Todd McDonald, 1993 Dan Fjeldheim, 2002 Mike Busch, 1985 Ted Wahl, 1986

11,535 9,458 6,023 6,016 5,382 5,377 5,176 4,999 4,980 4,163

SINGLE-SEASON PASSING

3,714 3,515 3,141 3,106 3,020 2,999 2,715 2,663 2,554 2,542

CAREER PASSING TOUCHDOWNS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Taryn Christion, 2015-18 Austin Sumner, 2011-14 Ryan Berry, 2005-08 Brad Nelson, 2001-04 Ted Wahl, 1985-88 Ron Meyer, 1963-65 Todd McDonald, 1990-93 Noel Bouché, 1996-98 9 Dan Fjeldheim, 1999-2002 Andy Rennerfeldt, 1997-2000

104 65 56 47 43 41 36 36 32 32

SINGLE-SEASON PASSING TOUCHDOWNS

1 Taryn Christion, 2017 2 Taryn Christion, 2018 3 Ryan Berry, 2008 Taryn Christion, 2016 5 Brad Nelson, 2003 6 Todd McDonald, 1993 7 Brad Nelson, 2004 8 Ron Meyer, 1963 Ryan Berry, 2007 Austin Sumner, 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4

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CAREER RUSHING YARDS

35 32 30 30 27 25 20 19 19 19

Josh Ranek, 1997-2001 Zach Zenner, 2011-14 Kyle Minett, 2007-10 Anthony Watson, 2003-06 Dan Sonnek, 1984-87 Les Tuma, 1970-73 Cory Koenig, 2004-07 Brady Mengarelli, 2014-17 Darwin Gonnerman, 1966-68 Rick Wegher, 1981-84

6,744 6,548 4,277 3,712 3,304 3,018 2,990 2,677 2,598 2,293

Josh Ranek, 1999 Zach Zenner, 2012 Zach Zenner, 2014 Zach Zenner, 2013

2,055 2,044 2,019 2,015

SINGLE-SEASON RUSHING

5 6 7 8 9 10

Josh Ranek, 1998 Josh Ranek, 2001 Dan Sonnek, 1985 Rick Wegher, 1984 Kyle Minett, 2009 Kyle Minett, 2008

1,881 1,804 1,518 1,317 1,304 1,289

CAREER RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Josh Ranek, 1997-2001 Zach Zenner, 2011-14 Kyle Minett, 2007-10 Jerry Welch, 1951-54 Dan Sonnek, 1984-87 Scott Nedved, 1998-2002 Anthony Watson, 2003-06 Darwin Gonnerman, 1966-68 Taryn Christion, 2015-18 10 Cory Koenig, 2004-07 1 2 3 4 5 6

SINGLE-SEASON RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS

Josh Ranek, 1999 Zach Zenner, 2013 Zach Zenner, 2014 Josh Ranek, 2001 Kyle Minett, 2009 Dan Nelson, 1993 Paul Klinger, 1994 Cory Koenig, 2007 9 Kevin Klapprodt, 1988 Kyle Minett, 2008

CAREER TOTAL OFFENSE

1 2 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10

Taryn Christion, 2015-18 Austin Sumner, 2011-14 Ted Wahl, 1985-88 Josh Ranek, 1997-2001 Zach Zenner, 2011-14 Ryan Berry, 2005-08 Andy Rennerfeldt, 1997-2000 Gary Maffett, 1977-79 Todd McDonald, 1990-93 Brad Nelson, 2001-04

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Taryn Christion, 2016 Taryn Christion, 2017 Taryn Christion, 2018 Brad Nelson, 2003 Ryan Berry, 2008 Austin Sumner, 2013 Ted Wahl, 1986 Todd McDonald, 1993 Mike Busch, 1985 Mike Busch, 1984

62 61 47 34 32 30 29 26 26 25

25 23 22 18 16 15 15 15 14 14

13,050 9,284 7,245 6,745 6,548 5,971 5,765 5,282 5,248 5,218

SINGLE-SEASON TOTAL OFFENSE

1 2 3 4 5 6

CAREER RECEPTIONS

Jake Wieneke, 2014-17 Josh Davis, 2002-05 Dallas Goedert, 2014-17 Jason Schneider, 2011-14 Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1983-86 JaRon Harris, 2005-08 Glen Fox, 2006-09 8 Aaron Rollin, 2009-12 9 Tyrel Kool, 2009-12 10 Rusty Lenners, 1993-96

4,049 4,015 3,353 3,056 3,009 2,987 2,965 2,937 2,517 2,417 288 225 198 175 173 152 152 140 138 137

SINGLE-SEASON RECEPTIONS

1 Dallas Goedert, 2016 92 2 Jason Schneider, 2013 78 Jake Wieneke, 2016 78 4 Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1986 73 Jake Wieneke, 2014 73 6 Jake Wieneke, 2015 72 Dallas Goedert, 2017 72 8 Josh Davis, 2002 70 JaRon Harris, 2008 70 10. Cade Johnson, 018 ......................................67

CAREER RECEIVING YARDS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Jake Wieneke, 2014-17 Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1983-86 Josh Davis, 2002-05 Dallas Goedert, 2014-17 Jason Schneider, 2011-14 JaRon Harris, 2005-08 Rusty Lenners, 1993-96 Aaron Rollin, 2009-12 J D Berreth, 1986-88 Glen Fox, 2006-09

1 2 3 4. 5 6 7 8 9 10

Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1986 1,534 Jake Wieneke, 2015 1,472 Jake Wieneke, 2014 1,404 Cade Johnson, 018 ................................1,33 Jake Wieneke, 2016 1,316 Dallas Goedert, 2016 1,293 Dallas Goedert, 2017 1,111 Jason Schneider, 2013 1,088 Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1985 1,056 Josh Davis, 2003 1,028

SINGLE-SEASON RECEIVING YARDS

5,157 3,621 3,192 2,988 2,404 2,241 1,942 1,878 1,868 1,832

CAREER RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS 1 2 3 4 5 6

Jake Wieneke, 2014-17 59 Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1983-86 32 Josh Davis, 2002-05 26 JaRon Harris, 2005-08 24 Dallas Goedert, 2014-17 21 Jason Schneider, 2011-14 20 Cade Johnson, 017-present ........................ 0 8 Rusty Lenners, 1993-96 17 9 J D Berreth, 1986-89 16 10 Wayne Rasmussen, 1961-63 15 Glen Fox, 2006-09 15

SINGLE-SEASON RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS

1. Cade Johnson, 018 ......................................17 2 Jake Wieneke, 2014 16 Jake Wieneke, 2016 16 Jake Wieneke, 2017 16 5 Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1985 13 6 Jeff Tiefenthaler, 1986 11 JaRon Harris, 2008 11 Jake Wieneke, 2015 11 Dallas Goedert, 2016 11 10 Glen Fox, 2008 10 Jason Schneider, 2013 10

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7. 8 9 10

Josh Ranek, 1997-2001 426 Zach Zenner, 2011-14 416 Jake Wieneke, 2014-17 362 Kyle Minett, 2007-10 330 Parker Douglass, 2004-07 321 Justin Syrovatka, 2011-14 319 Chase Vinatieri, 016-present ....................306 Jerry Welch, 1951-54 221 Darwin Gonnerman, 1966-68 217 Brett Gorden, 1995-98 214

1 2 3 4 5. 6 7 8

Josh Ranek, 1999 170 Zach Zenner, 2014 158 Zach Zenner, 2013 150 Josh Ranek, 2001 138 Chase Vinatieri, 018 ..................................114 Kyle Minett, 2008 112 Justin Syrovatka, 2014 107 Jake Wieneke, 2017 104

SINGLE-SEASON SCORING

SINGLE-GAME PASSING YARDS

1 Taryn Christion (32-51-0, 466, 5) • at Southern Illinois, 10-8-2016 2 Dan Fjeldheim (37-55-1, 460, 2) • at St Cloud State, 9-28-2002 3 Taryn Christion (33-63-3, 430, 2) • at Illinois State, 10-29-2016 4 Austin Sumner (16-28-0, 395, 3) • vs South Dakota, 11-22-2014 Zach Lujan (25-43-2, 395, 3) • vs Robert Morris (Pa ), 9-26-2015 6 Todd McDonald (17-28-1, 388, 4) • at Mankato State, 11-6-2003 7 Taryn Christion (26-41-1, 386, 5) • at Western Illinois, 10-28-2017 8 Mike Busch (26-45-3, 379, 2) • vs Morningside, 9-15-1984 9 Austin Sumner (20-31-0, 377, 4) • at Missouri State, 10-29-2011 10 Thomas O’Brien (28-45-3, 376, 2) • at Cal Poly, 9-17-2011

466 460 430 395

395

388

386

379

377

376

SINGLE-GAME RUSHING YARDS

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

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9. Chase Vinatieri, 017 ..................................103 10 Darwin Gonnerman, 1967 102 Kyle Minett, 2009 102 Cade Johnson, 018 ....................................10 1 2 3. 4 5 6 7

CAREER FIELD GOALS

Parker Douglass, 2004-07 62 Justin Syrovatka, 2011-14 55 Chase Vinatieri, 016-present ......................38 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 10 Dan DeLaHunt, 1974-76 17

9 Josh Ranek 26 carries, 254 yds • at North Dakota State, 10-20-2001 10. Pierre Strong, Jr. ................17 carries, 53 yds. • vs. South Dakota, 11-17- 018

SINGLE-GAME TOTAL OFFENSE

1 Taryn Christion (466 pass, 9 rush) • at Southern Illinois, 10-8-2016 2 Taryn Christion (430 pass, 26 rush) • at Illinois State, 10-29-2016 3 Taryn Christion (303 pass, 141 rush) • at North Dakota State, 10-15-2016 4 Dan Fjeldheim (460 pass, -18 rush) • at St Cloud State, 9-28-2002 5 Ted Wahl (316 pass, 123 rush) • at North Dakota, 10-29-1988 6 Ted Wahl (370 pass, 64 rush) • at South Dakota, 10-18-1986 7 Marty Higgins (315 pass, 109 rush) • at Augustana, 10-23-1982 8 Taryn Christion (386 pass, 37 rush) • at Western Illinois, 10-28-2017 9 Noel Bouché (350 pass, 66 rush) • vs North Dakota State, 10-25-1997 10 Zach Lujan (395 pass, 9 rush) • vs Robert Morris (Pa ), 9-26-2015

475 yds

456 yds

444 yds

442 yds

439 yds

434 yds

424 yds

423 yds

416 yds

404 yds

SINGLE-GAME RECEIVING YARDS 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 Jake Wieneke 11 rec , 205 yds • vs Southern Utah, 9-12-2015 5 Dallas Goedert 8 rec , 204 yds • vs Western Illinois, 10-1-2016 6 Nate Millerbernd 9 rec , 202 yds • vs Mankato State, 11-16-1996

TOP 10S

SINGLE-SEASON FIELD GOALS

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 Jay Carlson, 2015 15 • 15-22, LG 47 9 Brett Gorden, 1998 14 • 14-22, LG 45 Chase Vinatieri, 018 ....................................14 • 14- 1, LG 57

TOP PER ORMANCES

7. Cade Johnson............................7 rec., 198 yds. • at Southern Illinois, 11-10- 018 8 Jake Wieneke 8 rec , 196 yds • at Texas Christian, 9-3-2016 9 Josh Davis 9 rec , 187 yds • vs North Dakota, 10-11-2003 10 Jake Wieneke 8 rec , 183 yds • vs Missouri State, 10-11-2014

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 Dallas Goedert 12 rec , 108 yds • at Southern Illinois, 10-8-2016 7 Wayne Rasmussen 11 rec , 150 yds • at Arkansas State, 11-16-1963 Darren Baartman 11 rec , 138 yds • vs Northern Colorado, 11-16-1991 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] Jake Wieneke 11 rec , 205 yds • vs Southern Utah, 9-12-2015 Dallas Goedert 11 rec (four times) • last: at South Dakota (11-18-2017; 11-117 yds )

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–A– Aamot, Merle 1954 Aanonson, Paul 2 5- 7 Abbott, Chris 2 2- 3 Abbott, Cleve 1912-13-14-15 Abell, Joey 2 1- 2- 3- 4 Acheson, Dave 1957-58-59 Acheson, Jerry 1954-55 Adams, Greg 1987-88-89-9 Ahrens, Travis 2 2- 3- 4 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 1949-5 Amundson, Thad 1996-97-98 Anderson, Adam 2 16-17-18 Anderson, Arley 1941 Anderson, Arlin 1951-52-53 Anderson, Charles 1948-49-5 Anderson, Craig 1982 Anderson, Dana 1979-8 Anderson, Erling 1948-49 Anderson, Gale 1939-4 -46 Anderson, Greg 1978 Anderson, Kenneth 194 Anderson, Leon 1916 Anderson, Leon 1939-4 -41 Anderson, Matt 1998-99- - 1 Anderson, Matt 2 5- 6- 7 Anderson, Quentin 1939-4 Anderson, Richard 1953 Anderson, Roger 195 -51-52 Anderson, Tom 1966-67 Andrews, Brandon 2 13-14-15 Andries, William 1933-34 Arcadi, Matt 2 Archer, Tom 1939-4 Armstrong, Larry 1969 Arndt, Alfred 1932-33-34 Arnold, Loren 1928 Ashmore, Kenneth 1953-54 Atkinson, Ray 19 5- 6- 7- 8- 9 Aune, Jason 1992-94-95-96 –B– Baartman, Darren 1988-89-9 -91 Backhaus, Logan 2 17-18 Backlund, Harold 1951-52-53-54 Backman, Adolph 192 -21-22 Bacon, Spec 1919 Bade, Aaron 1956 Bainbridge, Neal 2 3- 4- 5- 6 Baker, Harry 1927-28-29 Baldwin, Dan 1986-89 Balfany, Jack 1933 Ball, Thomas 1967 Balster, Chris 2 14-15-16-17 Banasiak, Christian 2 16 Bandy, Kenneth 1946 Barber, Mark 1934-35 Barber, Mike 1992-93-94-95 Barkley, Lester 194 -41 Barnes, Duane 1966-67 Barrett, Austin 2 17 Barrick, Steve 1983 Bartels, Dan 1976-77 Bartlett, Donald 1948-49-5 Bartling, Herb 1947-48-49-5 Bartling, Jay 1973 Basham, Ross 2 8- 9-1 Batten, Danny 2 6- 7- 8- 9 Bauman, Dan 1995-96 Baxa, Fred 1933 Bazata, Steven 2 6- 7- 8- 9 Beck, Brad 1998-99Beck, Chris 1996-97-98 Beier, Bruce 1954-55

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Beier, Matt 1992-93-94-96 Bell, Gerald 1941-42-46 Bell, Lowell 1948 Bender, Casey 2 7- 8- 9 Benedetto, Vince 2 1 -11-12-13 Benson, Austin 2 14 Benson, Chuck 1975-76-77-78 Benson, Gifford 193 -31-32 Benson, LeRoy 1963-64-65 Beran, Brett 1994-95-96-97 Beran, Brock 1997-98-99-2 Berg, Jarek 2 17-18 Bergan, LeRoy 1958 Berreth, J.D. 1986-87-88-89 Berry, Matt 1996-97-98-99 Berry, Ryan 2 5- 7- 8 Bertram, August 1947-48-49 Bertram, Jake 1946 Betz, Bob 1954-55-56 Beyer, Alex 2 8- 9-1 Bibby, Erwin 19 7- 8- 9-1 Bibby, F.J. 1911 Bidinger, Dave 1982-83-85 Biegert, Howard 1923-24-25-26 Bies, Orval 1944-45 Biggerstaff, Brian 1988-89-9 Billings, Roger 1942 Bishop, Darwin 1985-86-87-88 Blackbourn, Mike 2 3- 4 Blackman, Joseph 2 6- 8- 9 Blalark, Frank 1999-2 2 Blaze, Francis 1956-57-58 Blazey, Matt 1976 Bliekinger, Loren 1946 Bloom, Taylor 2 14-15 Bloom, Tom 1987-88-89-9 Blum, Jared 2 15-16 Bly, Jon 1975-76-77-78 Boardman 1927 Bobbit, Jesse 2 13-14-15-16 Boden, Lynn 1971-72-73-74 Boetel, Mike 1989-9 -91-92 Bohlinger, Jay 1992-93-94-96 Bondhus, Leland 1958-59-6 Boner, Gary 1962 Bonnell, Marty 1973 Bonus, Ray 1981-82 Bonwell, Jason 2 6- 7 Booth, Adam 1996-97-98 Bottum, Tim 1998 Bouche’, Noel 1996-97-98 Bouman, Shane 1988-89-9 -91 Bowar, Earl 1937 Bowers, Harold 1926 Bowers, Zacharia 2 1 -11 Bowles, Fred 19 5- 6 Bowyer, Dale 1948-49-5 Bozied, Bob 1966-67-68 Braa, Emery 1953-54 Brandt, Andrew 2 - 1 Braun, Don 194 Brechler, Matt 1996-97 Breland, Kevin 1979-8 Breske, Alois 1956-57-58 Breske, Mike 1979-8 Bressee, Robert 1949-5 -51 Brevik, Arnold 1926 Breyfogle, Collin 1991-92-93 Breyfogle, Scott 2 3- 4- 5- 6 Brickman, Darin 1986-88-89-9 Bridenstine, David 1969 Brill, Arden 1936-37-38 Brink, Ryan 1993-94-95 Broadhurst, Tom 1954-57 Brockshus, Ross 1983-84 Brodie, Cole 2 7- 8- 9-1 Bromberg, Nickolas 193 -31-32 Brooks, Ray 19 8 Brown, Andrew 2 12-13

Brown, Dallas 2 13-14-15-16 Brown, Don 1939 Brown, Don 1964 Brown, Edward 1947-48 Brown, Jacob 2 16-17-18 Brown, Jordan 2 15-16-17-18 Brown, Kevin 2 - 1- 2- 3 Brown, Levi 2 18 Brown, Walker 1996 Bruss, Barry 1988-89 Brown, Robert 1947 Buchholtz, Josh 1998-99- - 1 Buchner, Zach 2 1 -11 Buck, Jim 1986-88 Buller, Gary 1972-73-74 Bunch, Woody 1972-73 Bunkers, Bill 1975-76 Bunkers, Brian 1979-8 -81 Burckhardt, Dennis 1958 Burckhardt, Reed 2 5- 6- 7 Burdett, William 1917-19 Burke, Bryan 2 12-13 Burns, Tim 1989-9 -91-92 Busch, Mike 1984-85 Bushey, Alfred 1913 Buss, Mike 1964-65-66 Butler, Je Ryan 2 12-13-14-15 Bylander, Ervin 1941-42 –C– Cade, Kevin 1982-83-84 Cadwell, Lacey 1911-12-13 Cady, Emerson 1923 Callender, Daniel 2 17 Campbell, Brock 2 5- 6- 7- 8 Campbell, Deyon 2 18 Campbell, Zach 2 3- 4 Canfield, William 1974-75 Carey, Eugene 192 -21-22 Carlisle, Martin 1925 Carlson, Jay 2 12-13-14-15 Carlson, Steve 1951 Carmody, Mike 198 -81 Carr, Donald 193 -31 Carr, Robert 1937-38 Carr, Robert 1963 Carr, Nick 2 14-16 Carr, Trey 2 14 Carter, Jim 1953-54-55 Carter, Zach 1994-95-97-98 Castle, Will 2 1 -11-12 Catlett, Bland 1911 Cavanaugh, George 1984 Cavanaugh, Skyler 2 17 Cave, Brad 2 1 Cave, Dale 1984-85 Chadderdon, Abe 1974-75 Chandler, Dana 1988-89 Chappell, Vincent 1912-13 Charlson, Don 1975-76-77 Cheever, Eugene 1948-49-5 Chicoine, Jeff 1965-66-67 Chilcott, Ralph 19 5- 6- 7- 8 Ching, Jeff 1989-9 -91 Christensen, Brad 1979-8 -81 Christensen, Douglas 1948 Christenson, Ron 1973-74-75 Christie, Roland 1928-29 Christion, Taryn 2 15-16-17-18 Christner, Jeremy 2 17-18 Christopherson, Merrith 1945-46 Clabes, Ray 1923 Clancy, Don 194 -41 Clare, Dominique 2 8-1 -11 Clark, Matt 2 15-16 Clarksean, Charlie 1971-72-73 Clarksean, Dallas 2 - 1- 2 Claytor, Garry 1987 Clemens, Jim 1986 Coauette, Chris 2 1- 2- 3- 4

Cochart, Colin 2 7- 8- 9-1 Coffey, Frank 1921-22 Coffey, Robert 1921-22-23-24 Cohen, Eric 1978-79-8 Collinge, Vernie 1916 Connot, Scott 2 1- 2- 3 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, Dalton 2 15-16-17-18 Cox, Dave 1971-72 Craddock, Richard 1949-5 -51 Craig, Beverly 1946-47-48-49 Craig, Jim 1957-58 Crandall, Steve 1965 Cravens, Chad 199 -92 Crawford, Ryan 2 8- 9 Cron, Steve 1977-78-79 Cronin, Joe 1967 Cross, George 1923-24 Crumly, Preston 2 4- 5- 6- 7 Cunningham, Daniel 1959-6 -61 Cunningham, Michael 1999 Cuppy, Casey 2 1 –D– Daiss, Mike 1979-8 Dalthorp, Charles 1917-19 Daniel, Mikey 2 16-17-18 Daughters, Seth 2 9-1 -12 Davis, Jeff 2 2- 3- 4 Davis, Josh 2 2- 3- 4- 5 Day, Tim 1985 Deaver, Kasey 2 3- 4- 5 DeBerg, Jarvis 1979-8 -81 DeBoer, Harvey 1944-45 DeBoom, Kermit 1958-59 Decker, Doug 1978-79-8 Decker, Jim 1971-72-73 Dee, Dennis 1962-63-64 DeGeest, Derek 2 1- 2 Dei, Ruey 2 6 deKramer, Kristoff 1999 DeLaHunt, Dan 1974-75-76 Delbridge, Chet 2 3 Delbridge, Shane 1999-2 1- 2- 3 DeMartra, Tyler 2 18 Demers, John 1984-85 Denevan, Tom 1989-9 Denhart, Cecil 19 5- 6- 7 Denker, Roger 1953-54 DeVaney, Jim 196 -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 2 5- 6- 7 Dolan, Mark 198 -81-82 Domandle, Jack 2 18 Domino, Derek 2 7- 8- 9-1 Dorgan, Zach 2 18 Dorman, Jim 1972-73 Dosh, Walter 2 2 Doty, Mike 1971-72-73 Douglas, Chase 2 1 -11-12-13 Douglas, Dalton 2 17 Douglas, Gale 1962-63-64 Douglas, Gordon 1932-34 Douglass, Parker 2 4- 5- 6- 7 Dragash, Nickolas 1935-36-37 Dralle, Greg 1981-82-83-84 Duffy, Tyler 2 8- 9-1 Duitscher, Dan 1985-86-87-88 Dummermuth, Dan 1979-8 -81 Dunbar, Mark 1977-78-79-8 Duncanson, Kenneth 1938 Dunn, John 1916 During, Elman 1941-42 Durkin, Pat 1964-65-66 Durland, Bob 195 -51-52 Durland, Tom 1941-42-47 Dwyer, Jim 1961-62-63 Dykhouse, Dana 1976-77-78 Dykhouse, Dan 2 4- 5- 6 Dyson, James 1938 –E– Earith, Ryan 2 16-17-18 Edwards, Phillip 1953 Egge, Gustav 19 7 Eggers, Arthur 1926 Eggers, Bob 1924-26 Eggers, Douglas 1949-5 -51 Eggers, John 1928 Eichstadt, Scott 1973-74-75 Eide, Lance 2 17-18 Eidsmoe, Marble 1913 Eidsness, John 1967 Eischens, Roger 196 -61-62 Eisenbraun, Dal 1955-56 Eitreim, Jeff 1977-78-79 Eitriem, Richard 1952 Ekberg, Alvin 1938-39 Ekeren, Jesse 2 8 Ekern, Bob 1924-25-26 Elder, Erin 1992 Elfering, Steve 1988-89-9 Eliason, Jay 1977-78-79 Ellingson, Link 1977-78-79 Elliott, Tim 1968-69-7 Ellwanger, Bob 1969-7 -71 Elmore, Charles 2 12-13

Neal Bainbridge, left, and Micah Johnson were selected to play in the Hula Bowl following the 2 6 season.

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–E– (cont.) Elrod, Gene 1987-88-89 Emmerich, James 1937-38-39 Emmerich, Rollins 1934-35 Engen, Robert 1946 Engle, Phil 197 -71-72 Englemann, Weert 1927-28-29 Engler, Leonard 1938-39-4 Englund, Brad 1973-74-75 Englund, Homer 1948-49-5 -52 Epps, James 2 4- 5 Erickson, Jake 2 2 Erickson, Mitch 2 4- 5- 6- 7 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 1939-4 Evans, William 1917 –F– Farina, Nick 2 14-15-16-17 Farley, Greg 1985-86-87-88 Farrand, Lyle 1962-63-64 Fast, Ben 1999-2 - 1- 2 Fawcett, Rodney 1961 Fejfar, Adolph 1957 Feller, Erich 2 8- 9-1 -11 Fenn, Bemjamin 1921-22 Fenner, Vick 1936 Fennig, Dave 1963 Ferdig, Mark 1991 Fergen, James 1937-38 Fick, Jon 2 9-1 -11-12 Finnes, Tyler 2 14-15 Fischer, Brian 2 7- 8- 9-1 Fischer, Clayton 1974-75-76 Fischer, Donald “D.J.” 2 2- 3- 4- 5 Fischer, Paul 2 3- 5 Fisher, Gary 1983 Fisher, Max 1915 Fisher, Mike 1951 Fitzgibbons, Tom 1955-56 Fitzsimmons, Josiah 2 11-12 Fjeldheim, Dan 2 - 1- 2 Flanigan, Vance 1995 Flesner, Nick 2 5- 6- 7- 8 Floyd, Chris 1989-9 Flyger, Mike 1973 Fogarty, Tim 1992-93-94-95 Foley, Scott 199 Ford, Joe 2 - 1- 2 Forsythe, Jimmie 2 12-13-14-15 Fosher, Cory 1999-2 Foster, Mike 1995 Foster, Nathan 1998-99Fox, Glen 2 6- 7- 8- 9 Fox, Merle 19 5 Frain, Austin 2 7

Francois, Rodney 2 - 1- 2- 3 Frandsen, George 1926-28 Frandsen, Hugh 1933-34 Frank, Don 1957-58 Frank, Ronald 1959-6 -61 Franz, Pete 1954 Franzen, Cody 1998-99-2 - 1 Frazier, Monty 1967 Frederickson, Chip 1995-96-97 Freed, James 1947 Fremark, Dave 198 -81-82-83 Friberg, Elmore 194 -45 Frick, Cyril 1959-6 Fridley, Harry 1915 Fritz, Adam 2 6- 7- 8 Fritze, Matt 2 2 Fujan, Ron 1976-77-78 –G– Gabriel, Ben 1957 Gage, William 1915 Gall, Mike 198 Galvin, Jeff 1987-88-89 Gandy, Reggie 2 12-13-14-15 Gant, Brandon 2 8-1 -11 Gardner, Don 2 18 Garry, Jerome 1976-77-78 Garry, Kris 1999-2 - 1 Gary, Jim 1982 Gaughran, Dick 1959-6 -61 Gaul, Milo 1954-55 Gaul, Ray 1959-6 Gearhart, Blake 199 -91-92 Gee, George 1915 Gehant, George 194 -41-42 Geissler, Stefan 2 7- 8 Genant, Wes 2 16-17-18 Gentile, Brock 2 4- 5- 6- 7 Gentile, Jake 2 11-12-13-14 Gibbons, Harry 1948-49-5 Gibson, Taylor 2 12-13 Gieneart, Les 195 -51-52 Gilbert, Arthur 1917 Gilbert, Bob 1942 Gilbert, Paul 1946-47 Gilbertson, Mike 1965 Gillen, Scott 2 5- 6- 7- 8 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 199 -91-92 Godley, David 2 11-12 Goedert, Dallas 2 14-15-16-17 Goff, Hank 2 5 Goldstein, Sidney 1935 Gonnerman, Darwin 1966-67-68 Gorden, Brett 1995-96-97-98 Gosmire, Edgar 1949-5 -51 Gottlob, Shayne 2 14-15-16

Wayne Haensel lettered for the Jackrabbits from 1955-57 and later served as head coach from 1982-9 .

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Gouch, Britton 2 6 Granger, Paul 19 8- 9-1 Grath, Bob 194 -46 Gray, Jim 1981-83 Greene, William 1957 Greeneway, Evan 2 17-18 Greger, Trevor 2 11-12-13-14 Grein, John 1966-67-68 Greving, Luke 2 5- 6- 7- 8 Griffen, Ed 1945 Grimlie, Matt 2 6 Grohs, Eugene 1946-47 Grosdidier, Jamie 1988-89-9 -91 Gruetzmacher, Jon 2 18 Guida, Lou 195 -51-52 Gukeisen, Terry 1963-64 Guthmiller, Clay 197 -71-72 –H– Haan, Phil 1955-56 Haan, Vince 197 -71 Hadler, Bart 1927 Hadler, Harry 1928-29 Haensel, Tom 1989-9 Haensel, Wayne 1955-56-57 Hafar, Jim 1992 Hagen, Clyde 1967-68-69 Hagin, Terry 1967-68-69 Hahn, Darrell 1971-72 Hail, Rudolph 19 6 Haines, Oakly 2 3 Halberg, Rolland 1929 Hale, Brady 2 15-16-17-18 Hall, Joe 19 7 Halverson, Kenneth 1933-34-35 Ham, Lyle 1973 Hamlin, Tom 1965-66-67 Hamm, Gus 1951 Hammer, Gilmore 1945 Hammond, James 1947-48 Hammrich, Harvey 1956-57-58 Hanify, Kenneth 1957-58-59 Hansen, Dennis 1966-67 Hansen, Ernie 1948-49 Hansen, Les 196 -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 2 4 Haring, Rick 1975-76 Harmon, Charlie 2 15-16-17 Harmon, Larry 1992-93-94-95 Harms, Jake 2 16 Haroldson, Kyle 1998-99-2 - 2 Harris, Bob 1961-62 Harris, JaRon 2 5- 6- 7- 8 Harris, Jason 1995-96 Harris, Kyle 2 8- 9-1 -11 Harris, Marshon 2 16-17-18 Harris, Sam 1974-75-76-77 Harris, Tony 1978-79-8 Hart, Greg 1974-75 Hart, Kallan 2 17-18 Hart, Troy 1994-95-96-97 Harvey, Howard 1924-25 Harvey, James 1917 Hassell, J.T. 2 14-15 Hasslen, Melvin 1939 Havlik, Ed 1963 Hawkins, Tim 1987-88-89-9 Hawley, Errol 1916 Hazelett, Cody 2 14-15-16 Healy, Charles 1939-4 -41 Healy, Don 1941-42 Heard, Rick 1968-69-7

Hegge, Jeff 2 4- 5- 6 Heiden, Dale 1997-99-2 Heiden, Steve 1995-96-97-98 Hein, Jason 1991-92-93-94 Heinitz, Jim 1969-7 -71 Helm, Bo 2 9-1 -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 1978-8 Hermanson, Brian 1978-79-8 Herndon, Ezekiel 2 13-14 Herrboldt, Brent 2 1 Herrboldt, Dean 1991-92-93-94 Herting, Lemme 1927-28-29 Hesby, Howard 1965 Hesse, Jeff 2 1- 2- 3 Hettiger, David 2 11-12 Heyer, Wade 198 Hibbs, Joel 1969-7 -71 Higbee, Tom 2 1- 2- 3- 4 Higgins, Marty 1979-8 Hildahl, Spencer 2 17-18 Hill, Isaiah 2 18 Hillman, Casey 1998-99-2 - 1 Hillman, Rob 1997-98 Hiner, Babe 1927-28 Hines, Jake 1991-92-93-94 Hippe, Matt 198 -81-82-83 Hipple, Bob 1917 Hladky, Vlady 1929-3 -31 Hoberg, William 1969 Hobert, John 1966 Hobert, Roland 1928 Hodorff, John 1998-99-2 - 1 Hoeft, Harwood 1954-55-56 Hoeg, Bob 1966 Hoellwarth, Marlin 1942 Hofer, John 1995-96-97 Hofer, Kevin 1985-86-87 Hofer, Quinten 1979-8 -81 Hofer, Roger 1977-78 Hoff, Dallas 195 -51-54 Hoffman, Bep 1945 Hoffman, Greg 2 1 Hoffman, Wade 1984-85 Hogrefe, Howard 197 -71-72 Hohenthaner, Chuck 1977-78 Hohn, Trevor 2 4- 5- 6- 7 Hojer, Al 1978-79-8 Hoke, Dan 1989-9 -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 1987-88-89-9 Hoogeveen, Andrew 2 4- 5- 6- 7 Hoover, Harold 1914-15-16-17 Hopp, Thomas 2 16-17 Horak, Dick 1966-67-68 Horn, Justin 2 5- 6 Horning, Jon 1958-59-6 Horning, Lee 1986-87 Houghton, Jay 1912-14 Houser, Phil 197 -71-72 Hrdlicka, Fred 1984-85 Hubert, Brandon 2 1 -11-12-13 Huelskamp, Mark 1973-74-75 Hughes, John 19 5 Hull, Dan 1987-88-89

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Huls, Don 1961-62-63 Hulslander, Howard 1947 Hunt, Joel 198 -81-82 Hunter, Michael 1995-96-97-98 Hurlburt, Mick 1963-64-65 Hyde, Gary 1964-65-66 Hyde, Owen 19 8 Hylland, Matt 2 7- 8- 9-1 –I– Isaacs, Derek 1994 Iverson, Brad 2 9-1 -11 –J– Jackson, Brad 199 -91-92 Jackson, Dan 1985-86-87-88 Jackson, Darryl 2 1 -11 Jackson, Doug 1973-74-75-76 Jackson, Isaiah 2 6- 7- 8- 9 Jacobs, Justin 1999-2 Jacobsen, Stan 1961-62-63 Jaeger, Ed 1939-4 -45 James, Darryl 1979 James, Don 195 James, Jerry 1978-79 James, Mike 2 4- 5 James, Will 1978 Janecek, Brian 2 2- 3- 4 Jaske, Bryan 1995-96-97-98 Jaunich, Mike 1991-92-93-94 Jelsma, Robbie 2 11-12 Jenison, Ray 1929-3 Jennings, Hallace 1915-16 Jensen, Cliff 1952 Jensen, Dave 1973 Jensen, David 1969-7 Jensen, Ellis 1957 Jensen, Frank 1911-12-13 Jensen, Ken 1982-83 Jensen, Matt 1998 Jensen, Ray 1928 Jensen, Russel 191 -11 Jeske, Corey 2 8- 9-1 Johnson, Arnold 1954-55-56 Johnson, Aron 2 18 Johnson, Art 192 -21 Johnson, Cade 2 17-18 Johnson, Carl 1913-14 Johnson, Charles 19 9 Johnson, Charlie 1976-77 Johnson, Chris 2 6- 7- 8- 9 Johnson, Clifford 19 7- 8- 9-1 -11 Johnson, Dan 1977-78-79-8 Johnson, Dennis 1968-69-7 Johnson, Ditanyon 1985 Johnson, Don 197 -71-72-73 Johnson, Erik 2 3 Johnson, Fred 1932-33-34 Johnson, H. 19 5 Johnson, John 1924-25-26 Johnson, Jonathan 1948 Johnson, Jonathan 1988-89 Johnson, K.C. 1984-85-86 Johnson, Micah 2 5- 6 Johnson, Solomon 2 1- 2- 3- 4 Johnson, Steve 199 Johnston, Bo 2 - 1- 2 Jones, Cam 2 12-13-14-15 Jones, Dave 1981-82 Jones, Ken 1971-72 Jones, Kevin 1991-92-93-94 Jones, Larves 2 13-14-15 Jones, Randy 1978 Jones, Randy 1984-85 Jones, Tom 1968-69-7 Jones, Willie 2 3- 4- 6 Joseph, John 1927 Jost, Brian 1996-97-98 Juchems, Rich 1976-77-78 Juve, Gene 195 -51-52

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–K– Kage, Josh 2 1 -11-12-13 Kaleimamahu, Whiston 2 2- 3 Kardoes, Andy 2 4- 5- 6 Katzenberger, Karl 1956-57-58 Kauba, Jon 1945 Kaufman, Dave 1972 Kaufman, Jim 1983-84-85 Kavanagh, Chuck 1969-7 Keating, Maxon 2 5 Keatts, Paul 1991 Keeler, Charles 1947-48 Keizer, Paul 2 2- 3- 4- 5 Kellar, Eldon 1946-47-48-49 Keller, Colin 1976-77-78 Keller, Tim 1968-69-7 Kelley, Frank 1923-25-26 Kempainen, James 1969 Kern, Chase 2 14 Kendall, Robert 1968-69 Kennard, Elmer 1917 Kennedy, Kevin 1972-73-74 Kerlish, Leonard 193 -31 Kern, Chase 2 14-15-17 Kern, Patrick 1959 Kerns, Roger 1952-53-54 Kesler, Mike 1992-93-94-95 Kiewiet, Justin 1995 Kilgore, R.C. 2 1 -11-12-13 Kindt, Justin 1991 King, Brian 1999-2 - 1 King, Cody 1993-94-95-96 Kippley, Paul 1977-78-79-8 Kirch, Billy Ray 2 2- 4- 5 Kleinschmit, Eric 2 17 Knips, Casey 2 6 Kjerstad, Brennan 2 1 Kjerstad, Conrad 2 7- 8- 9-1 Klapprodt, Kevin 1986-87-88 Klawitter, Dominic 1952-53-54-55 Klebsch, Don 1938-39 Klein, Mitch 2 3- 4- 5 Kleinschmit, Eric 2 15-16-17-18 Kline, Dave 1986-87-88-89 Klinger, Paul 199 -91-94 Klinkenborg, Monte 1993 Klocek, Kevin 2 14 Klocker, Jerry 1959-6 Kloeckl, Jeff 198 -81-82 Kloster, Martin 1935-36 Klostermann, Bruce 1984-85 Klucas, Casper 196 -61 Knips, Casey 2 6- 7- 8- 9 Knofczynski, Richard 1962 Knowlton, Austin 2 12-13 Knowlton, Dave 1978-79-81-82 Knox, Frank 1911-13 Knudsen, Dick 1958-59-61 Knuppe, Keith 1997-98-99-2 Kobernusz, Kelly 1995-96-97-98 Koch, Tyler 2 4- 5- 6- 7 Koenig, Cory 2 4- 5- 6- 7 Koenigsfeld, Gabe 2 2- 3- 4- 5 Koening, Jack 1941 Koeppel, Jim 1987-88 Koller, Jeff 1993-94-95-96 Kolling, Mike 197 -71 Koltun, Mike 1965 Konrad, Paul 1975-76 Koob, Sam 2 16 Kool, Adrian 1953 Kool, Dirk 2 8- 9-1 -11 Kool, Mark 1977-78-79 Kool, Marv 1949-5 -51 Kool, Mike 1998-99-2 - 1 Kool, Tyrel 2 9-1 -11-12 Kornaman, James 1959-6 Kortan, LaVern 1939-4 -41 Kortan, Steve 193 -31-32

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Kortemeyer, Ron 1971-72-73-74 Kortmeyer, Leonard 1951-52 Korver, David 1962 Korver, Lawrence 1954-55 Koskovich, Nate 2 8- 9 Koster, Dean 196 -61-62 Kouba, Jon 1944 Koupal, Bob 1931 Kozlowski, Jim 1982 Kraft, Ken 1985 Kragenbring, LeRoy 1955-56 Kramer, James 1974-75 Kramer, Sol 1931-32 Kranz, Marty 2 3- 4- 5- 6 Kreger, Tom 1966-67-68 Krelish, Leonard 1935 Kremmer, Alvin 191 -11 Kreutzfeldt, Drew 2 12-13-14-15 Krings, Blake 2 13 Krings, Nick 2 11-12 Krogman, Dean 1969-7 -71 Krolikowski, Krockett 2 18 Krug, Harry 1926-27-28 Krull, Donald 1954 Krull, Jake 1957-58-59 Kubesh, Justin 2 4- 5- 6- 7 Kummer, Don 193 -32 Kunz, Blake 2 18 Kurtenbach, Frank 1958-59-6 Kurtenbach, Matt 1988-89-9 -91 Kurtenbach, Steve 1986-87 Kvistad, Steve 1989 Kvistad, Greg 1992-93-94-95 Kwapnioski, Tim 1986-87-88 –L– LaBlance, Auston 2 13-14 Lally, T.J. 2 12-13-14-15 Landberg, Connor 2 14-15-16 Landis, Justin 2 - 1- 2- 3 Lang, Caleb 2 16-17 Langer, Cole 2 13-14-15-16 Langer, Jim 1967-68-69 Langin, Michael 1968-7 Langland, Jason 1999-2 - 1- 2 Lanphere, Bob 1951-52 Lansman, Howard 1984-85 Lansman, Seth 2 16 Larsen, Dave 1979-8 -81-82 Larsen, Ron 1965-66-67 Larson, Alfred 1948-49-5 Larson, Don 1974 Larson, Harvey 1938-39 Larson, Marvin 1945-46-47-48 Larson, Ray 1928-29 Larson, Roger 1962-63 Lassen, Ralph 1934-35-36 Laubach, Roger 1956 LaVallee, Ron 1956-57 Law, Mike 1981-82-83 Lawrence, Jerry 1973-74 Leach, Bennie 1933-34-35 LeBrun, Dusty 2 5- 6- 7 Lee, Erwin 192 -21-22 Lee, Randolph 1933 Lefiti, Mao 2 1 Leinhart, Ed 1934-35-36 Leiseth, Dave 1989-9 -91 Leiseth, Mason 2 17 Leisure, Otie 1958 Lemke, Chris 1982 Lenners, Rusty 1992-94-95-96 Lensegrav, Joel 1993-94-95-96 Lentz, Jim 1979-8 Lewis, John 198 -81-82-83 Lewis, Marquise 2 16-17 Lewis, Scott 1989-9 -91 Lickiss, Eagan 2 17-18 Lien, Michael 2 8- 9-1 -11 Liggins, Jesse 1999

Lindekugel, Travis 1997-98-99-2 Lindstrom, Randy 198 Lingle, Norm 1984-85-86-87 Lippert, Leo 1923 Lippert, Lorenz 1919-2 Lockhart, John 191 -11 Loewen, Chuck 1976-77-78-79 Lofquist, Gordy 1971-72-73 Lofton, Malik 2 18 Logan, Marlin 1961-62 Long, James 1948-49-5 Loquai, Tom 1963-64-65 Lorenz, Bruno 1968-69 Lorenz, Tony 1966 Lothrop, Forrest 1946-47-48 Louscher, Kane 2 14-15-16-17 Lowe, William 1928-29 Lowry, Ryan 2 1- 2- 3- 4 Ludeman, Doug 1976-77 Ludemann, Jacob 2 9-1 Ludens, Gene 1973-74-75-76 Lueth, Andy 2 1- 2- 3 Lujan, Zach 2 14-15-16 Lund, Elmer 1923 Lund, Gerald 1955-56 Lunde, Mike 1975-76-77 Lundie, Jack 1979-8 -81 Lundie, Lee 198 -81-82 Luster, Eric 199 -92 Luxa, Skyler 2 9-1 -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 196 Maffett, Gary 1977-78-79 Magnuson, Richard 1967 Mairose, Steve 1978-79 Malmer, George 1923-24-25 Manchigiah, Josh 2 18 Mansfield, Craig 1967-68 Maras, Edwin 1963-64-65 Markham, Steve 198 Marshall, Stanley 1947-49 Martin, Daryl 1961-62-64 Martinmaas, Craig 2 - 1- 2 Martinson, Joe 2 11 Mason, Don 1945 Mason, Trent 2 12 Mast, Bill 1972-73-74-75 Masters, Chad 199 -92 Matheny, Chester 19 5 Matthews, Bill 1974-75-76-77 Matthews, Harry 19 5 Matthews, Rodkem 2 9-1 -11 Mattison, William 1937-38-39 Maule, Mike 1979 Maytern, Don 1942 McCain, Darwin 192 McCain, Don 1945 McCall, Hank 2 2- 3- 4- 5 McClinton, Rod 1987 McCordie, Clare 19 5- 6 McCoy, Dell 1915-16 McDermott, Kelly 1987-88-89-9 McDermott, Kim 1983-84-85 McDonald, Bill 1953-54-55-56 McDonald, Todd 199 -91-92-93 McDonald, Tom 1973 McGary, Monté 2 17 McGilliray, L.M. 19 5 McHugh, Frank 1912 McKay, John 1919-2 McKenzie, Kenneth 1953-54-55 McKnight, Mike 1979-8 McKnight, Ryan 2 8- 9-1 McLaughlin, Dennis 1953-54

Bill Matthews lettered for the Jackrabbits from 1974-77, earning All-America honors both athletically and academically before embarking on a professional playing career.

McMillian, Roger 1941-42 Mears, Kirk 1922 Mears, Nick 2 13-14-15-16 Medchill, George 1946-47-49-5 Medchill, Tom 1941 Meek, John 1958-59-6 Meharg, Max 19 7- 9-1 Meier, Chad 1986-87-88 Meier, Russ 1981 Melcher, Jason 1997-98 -99-2 Melichar, Dudley 1946-47-48 Mellon, Rich 1972 Melody, Bill 1941-42-46 Melum, E.E. 19 6 Menage, Jacob 2 17 Mendez, Vince 1985 Mengarelli, Brady 2 14-15-16-17 Mente, Mark 1967-68 Mercer, Travis 1992-93-94-95 Merchant, Guy 191 Mernaugh, Leo 1942 Mernaugh, Ralph 1936 Mernaugh, Sylvester 19 6 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 1989-9 -91-92 Miller, Edward 2 17-18 Miller, Greg 1975-76-77 Miller, Harold 1912-13-14 Miller, John 1968-69-7 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 2 7- 8- 9-1 Mink, Andy 2 1 -11-12 Miranda, Jordan 2 6- 7- 8- 9 Mills, 1927 Miser, Marty 198 -81-82 Mitchell, Justin 2 8- 9 Moe, Terrance 1967-68 Molitor, Al 1982-83 Molitor, Chris 2 2- 3- 4- 5 Moller, Dennis 196 -61-62 Moller, John 1969-7 -71

Moller, Mike 1976-77-78 Monke, Adam 2 6- 7- 9 Montague, Saunders 2 7- 9 Moran, William 1937-39 Moravec, Jack 1951 Morehouse, Rich 1984 Morey, Gary 1961 Moritko, Andy 2 16 Morse, John 1992-93 Mosiman, Corwyn 1973-74-75 Mosiman, Monte 1975-76-77 Mosley, Zy 2 16-17-18 Moss, Dale 2 11 Motis, Benedict 1959-6 Mounts, Jeff 1983-84-85-86 Mounts, Robert 198 Mueller, Andrew 2 11-12-13-14 Mueller, Arndt 1937-38-39 Mulholland, Blair 2 18 Munger, Lee 1995-96-97-98 Munger, Scott 1998-99 Murley, Tom 1942 Murphy, Mike 2 5 Murphy, Robert 1948-49 Murray, Ben 1923-24-25 Murray, Kevin 1982-83 Murray, Taylor 2 3- 4- 5 Myers, Mike 199 -91-92-93 –N– Naatjes, Bob 196 -61 Naatjes, Clarence 1957-58-59 Nagel, Barry 1984-87 Naujokas, Jon 1966-67-68 Nayes, Michael 1969 Nedved, Scott 1998-2 - 1- 2 Nehl, Matt 1997 Neilson, Mayo 1942 Nelson, Andy 2 Nelson, Bob 1964-65-66 Nelson, Brad 2 3- 4 Nelson, Curt 1975-76 Nelson, Dan 1991-92-93 Nelson, Frank 1969-7 Nelson, Joel 1992-94-95 Nelson, Kanin 2 18 Nelson, Lewis 1912-13 Nelson, Lloyd 1929-3 -31 Nelson, Mark 1998-99-2 Nelson, Milan 1959-6 Nelson, Scott 1974-75 Nelson, Terry 1991-92-93

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Josh Ranek continues to hold the Jackrabbits’ all-time rushing record during a collegiate career from 1997-2 1. Ranek, who later played several seasons in the Canadian Football League, was inducted into the Jackrabbit Sports Hall of Fame in 2 17.

–N– (cont.) Nelty, Philip 197 Nesvig, Tom 1974-75-76 Nesvold, Jim 1963-64-65 Nettey, Phil 197 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 1979-8 -81 Nitz, Jack 1952-53-54 Nitzsche, Rick 1987-88-89 Nobiling, Jason 2 5- 7- 8 Noble, James 1933 Norgaard, Fred 1946 Norgaard, Fritz 1941-42 –O– O’Brien, Thomas 2 9-1 O’Brien, Tom 1995-96-97-98 Ochs, Jerry 1961-62-63 Ode, Ryan 2 14 Odegaard, Les 1974-75 Odland, Lewis 19 6- 8- 9 Oehler, Ray 1941 Oelkers, Mark 2 4- 5- 6 Ogunrinde, Tolu 2 18 O’Hearn, Craig 2 2- 4 Ohman, Ralph 1956 Ohnesorge, Jacob 2 14-15-16-17 Oksness, Phil 1999-2 - 1- 2 Olinger, Alex 2 1 -12 Olson, Tom 198 -81 Olson, Wayne 1932 Onken, Luther 1969-7 -71 Onken, Wayne 1965-66-67 O’Neill, James 2 2 Orne, Woody 2 8 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 198 -81-82 Ostenson, Chad 199 Oster, Mike 1989 Osterberg, Tom 197 -71-72 Overskei, Lars 1941-42 Owen, Ross 1922-23-24

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–P– Pace, Dave 1984-85 Paepke, Carl 199 -91-92-93 Palmer, Dale 1932 Parent, Brook 1992-93-94-95 Paris, Kyle 2 14-15-16 Parker, Alex 2 1 -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 2 7- 8- 9-1 Paul, Chris 1997-98-99-2 Paula, Jordan 2 6- 7- 8- 9 Paynter, Wilford 1941 Pearson, Doug 1983-84-85-86 Pearson, Kerry 1978-79-8 Peeke, Bryan 1966-67 Peete, Anthony “Doug” 2 1 -11-12-13 Peitz, Greg 2 2- 3- 4 Peitz, Matt 2 11-12 Peitz, Tom 2 13-14 Pence, Clayton 19 8- 9-1 -11 Peot, Dick 195 Pepka, Vic 1963-64-65 Perkins, Mike 1981-82-85 Perron, Bill 1994-95-96 Perry, John 2 2- 3- 4- 5 Perry, William 19 7 Peters, Chad 1993-94-95-96 Peters, Dave 197 -71-73 Peters, Sean 199 Petersen, James 2 4 Peterson, Brad 1994-95-96-97 Peterson, Brandon 1997-98-99 Peterson, Brian 1992-93-94 Peterson, Dave 1989-9 -91-92 Peterson, Doug 1961-62-63 Peterson, Fred 1952 Peterson, Jim 1976-77-78 Peterson, Leigh 1913 Peterson, Llighton, 1942 Peterson, Matt 1998-99-2 - 1 Peterson, Orvis 1913-16 Peterson, Ross 1957 Peugh, Marshall 2 12-13 Pfingsten, Norman 196 Phillips, Lawrence 194 Pick, Andy 2 4- 5- 6 Pickerel, Mark 2 15 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. 2 12-13-14-15 Pofohl, Clarence 1931-32 Polak, Virg 1975 Poland, Gary 1983 Pollock, Matt 2 1- 2- 3 Pontrelli, Mitch 2 4- 5- 6- 7 Pool, Alvin 1958-59 Popowski, Bert 1925 Porter, Dave 1965-66 Postma, Dwayne 1981-82 Pravecek, Dan 1997 Price, Bob 1979-8 -81 Price, Hal 1933-34-35 Price, Joel 1976-77-78 Price, Michael 2 Priddy, Dean 2 7- 8- 9-1 Prout, Paul 1982-83-84-85 Prouty, Lance 1986-87-88-89 Ptak, Lloyd 1936-37-38 Pung, Willi 1997-98-99 Pupungatoa, Tiano 2 16-17-18 Purcell, Nick 2 11-12-13-14 Purrington, William 197 Pylman, Bob 1935-36-37 –Q– Quail, Kris 1999-2 –R– Raddatz, Richard 1956-57-58 Radtke, Marlin 1952-53-54 Rambow, Jere 1974-75 Ranek, Jesse 2 - 1 Ranek, Josh 1998-99-2 - 1 Raph, Duane 1942 Rasmussen, Casey 1991-92-93-94 Rasmussen, Jim 1981-82 Rasmussen, Wade 1981-82-83 Rasmussen, Wayne 1961-62-63 Raymond, Matt 2 12-13-14-15 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 19 5- 6 Reichmann, Ted 1964 Reifenrath, Peter 2 8- 9-1 Reinecke, Emmerald 1924-25 Reiner, Chris 1997-98-99-2 Reiner, Glen 1968-69 Reiner, Mike 1981-82-83 Reinhart, Carl 1992-93-94 Remme, Jim 199 -91-92-93 Renner, Robert 197 -71-72 Rennerfeldt, Andy 1997-98-99-2 Rentz, Steve 1985 Retzlaff, Palmer “Pete” 1951-52 Revell, James 1917 Reynen, Paul 1979-8 -81 Rice, Howard 1957-58-59 Richards, Todd 1977-78-79 Richardson, Fred 1969 Richardson, Jack 195 -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 1968-69-7 Riley, Virgil 1952-53 Ringsrud, Ronald 1935-36 Rippentrop, Mike 1995 Rishoi, Stanley 1929-3 -31

Risse, Greg 1981 Roach, Mike 1965 Roberts, Clayton 1975 Roberts, George 1919-2 -21-22 Roberts, Todd 1981-82-83 Robinson, Anthony 2 3 Robinson, James 1936 Robinson, Jessie 1937 Robling, Kevin 2 5- 6- 7- 8 Rock, Matt 1997-98-99 Rockers, Tom 1966-67-68 Rodel, Brian 1994-95 Rodina, Marc 1989-9 -91 Rodriguez, Isaac 2 13-14 Roe, Monty 199 -91-92 Rogers, Jimmy 2 6- 7- 8- 9 Rohlfs, Brent 1991-92-93-94 Rohrs, Jack 1965 Rollin, Aaron 2 9-1 -11-12 Romenesko, Alex 2 15-16-17-18 Rose, Anthony 2 12 Ross, Bob 1945 Rossow, Steve 1989-9 Roth, Mike 1993 Roth, Randy 1971-72-73 Roth, Tim 1967-68-69 Rott, Harold 193 -31-32 Rouseff, Walter 1935-36-37 Rowe, Charles 1915 Rowe, Ernest 1917 Rozeboom, Christian 2 16-17-18 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 193 -31-32 Salisbury, James 1917-19-2 -21 Samalaska, Mark 1974-75 Sanders, Caleb 2 18 Sanders, Mark 1977-78-79 Sanderson, Reed 1963-64-65 Sawyer, Ethan 2 11-12-13-14 Sawyer, Jim 1941 Saxton, Randy 198 Schaefer, Roman 1927-28 Schaefer, Scott 1983-84-85 Schauf, Caleb 2 18 Scheele, Dave 1976-77-78 Scheuer, Nate 1999-2 - 1 Schiebout, Bruce 197 -71 Schlautman, Jason 2 11 Schlieman, Ryan 2 4 Schlimgen, Ron 1993-94 Schlosser, Doug 1977 Schmidt, Dan 1966 Schmidt, Dan 199 -91 Schmidt, Fred 1973-74-75 Schmidt, Gregg 1985-86-87 Schmidt, Lee 198 -81-82 Schmidt, Robert 1975-76-77 Schmitz, Ray 1922 Schneider, Don 194 Schneider, Jason 2 11-12-13-14 Schneider, Ron 1977-8 Schock, Oswald 1942-46 Schoolmeester, Vern 1965 Schramm, Mark 1992-93-94 Schroeder, Eric 2 5- 6- 7- 8 Schugel, Louis 1925-26 Schulte, Bob 1956-57-58 Schultz, Doug 1999-2 - 1 Schultz, Jeff 1999-2 - 1- 2 Schultz, Landon 2 14-15 Schultz, Ray 1928-29-3

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Schultz, Steve 1985-86-87-88 Schumacher, Francis 1946-47-48-49 Schuster, Patrick 2 12-13-14-15 Schutte, Clarence 1921-22 Schwader, Jared 2 3 Schweinfurt, Leo 1925-26 Scott, Dean 1974-75 Sebern, Mike 1987-88-9 Seeds, Blake 2 2- 3 Seeley, George 1924-25-26 Seely, Brad 1975-76-77 Seely, Scott 1972-73-74 Seiter, Dylan 2 14-15 Sellers, Luke 2 15-17-18 Senjum, Tim 1996 Sessler, Vernon 1927 Settje, Tom 1967-68-69 Severson, Steve 1988-89 Shafrath, Ross 2 9-1 -11-12 Shaputis, Pete 1953-54-55 Sheehan, Bernard 1912-13-14-15 Sheehan, Kyle 2 8- 9-1 -11 Shepardson, Adolph 1999-2 - 1 Sherlock, Jack 2 11-12-13-14 Shero, Brian 1993 Shoff, Mike 2 13 Sieh, Tom 1985-86-87 Sievers, Scott 1993-94-95 Sigl, Pat 1989-91 Sikkink, Trevor 2 14 Simet, Nash 2 5- 6- 7- 8 Simmons, Forest 1915 Simon, Art 192 -21 Simonsen, Todd 1973-74-75 Simonson, Fred 1921 Simonson, Herb 1919-24-25 Simpkins, Burton 1929 Sinclair, Max 1969-7 Singleton, Bob 1954 Sisley, Brian 1984-85-86 Siverling, Bryce 2 13-14-15 Sixta, Mike 1979-8 Skaggs, Wayne 1946-47-48-49 Skalla, Kevin 198 -82-83-84 Skinner, Cecil 1912-13-14-15-16 Slade, Makiah 2 15-16-18 Slattery, Tom 1984-85-86-87 Slaughter, Tyran 2 3 Smenda, Austin 2 16-17-18 Smith, 1927 Smith, Clifford 1941 Smith, Don 1937-38-39 Smith, Jim 1982-83 Smith, Joe 192 -21-22 Smith, Luke 1995-96-97-99 Smith, Randy 1979 Smutka, Troy 1989-9 Snow, Mike 1985-86 Snyder, Brandon 2 18 Snyders, Dusty 2 3- 4- 5- 6 Sohler, Jay 1983-84-86 Somsen, Dan 1972-73-75 Sonnek, Dan 1984-85-86-87 Sonnenschein, Clayton 1965-66-67 Sorenson, Bradey 2 17-18 Sorensen, Greg 1982-83-84 Sorenson, Terry 1964-65-66 Sosa, Vic 1995-96-97-98 Soulek, Kellen 2 14-15-16-17 Spanjers, Leonard 1955-56-57 Spellman, Ray 1967-68-69 Speros, Jason 1979 Springman, Greg 199 -91-92 Stacey, Dan 1974-75 Stacker, Thomas 2 17-18 Stanec, Emil 1968 Stanley, Mark 1984 Stanley, Matt 1984-85 Stanton, Ed 1919

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–S– (cont.) Stanton, Tom 199 Starbeck, Clyde 1923-24-25-26 Stark, Chris 1988-89 Stearns, Art 191 -11 Steffen, Jake 2 8- 9-1 -11 Steffen, Mike 2 6- 7- 8- 9 Steiner, Richard 1954-55 Stenson, Charles 1935-36-37 Stephan, Josh 2 1- 3 Sterner, John 1959-6 -61 Sterner, Mike 1959-6 -61 Stevens, Leo 1913-15 Stevenson, Mark 1993-94 Stewart, Bob 1945-46 Stewart, Lee 1985-86-87-88 Stewart, Lyle 1988-89-9 Stone, John 196 -61-62 Stork, Warren 1972 Stout, Bob 1942 Stowater, Troy 1984 Strand, Chad 1994 Strehlow, Chad 2 12-13-14 Strong Jr., Pierre 2 18 Strong, Roger 1958 Struck, Mark 1992-93-94-95 Struck, Mike 1994-95-96-97 Stuckey, Milton 1979-8 -81-82 Studer, Ben 2 - 1- 2- 3 Stumley, Pete 1948-49-5 Suess, Taylor 2 11-12-13 Suhn, Marcus 2 4- 5 Suhn, Michael 2 1- 2- 3 Sumner, Austin 2 11-12-13-14 Sundet, Lyle 1934-35 Sundet, Steve 198 -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 2 11-12-13-14 Szafranski, Jeremiah 2 16 –T– Tabor, Tom 1947-48-49 Tarry, Cleo 1931-32 Taveras, Melvin 2 13-14 Taylor, Shakial 2 15 Temme, Mike 1986-87-88-89 Tepley, Louis 193 Tetzlaff, Kevin 1988-89-91 Tetzlaff, Preston 2 18 Theodosopoulos, Gus 1988 Thielman, John 1996 Thiesse, Brandon 1999-2 - 1- 2

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Thomas, Dennis 1983-84-85-86 Thomas, Mel 1968 Thompson, Albert 1915-16 Thompson, Antonio 2 7- 8- 9-1 Thompson, George 192 -21-22 Thompson, James 1936 Thompson, Jamie 1991 Thompson, Todd 1985 Thoreson, Art 1927-28-29 Thoreson, Bob 1936 Thoreson, Brian 197 -71-72 Thorne, Joe 1959-6 -61 Thorpe, Jeff 1983-84 Threadgold, Adam 2 1- 2 Thue, Doug 2 1 Thue, Jeff 199 -91-92-93 Thune, Elgar 192 -21-22 Thurston, Darrin 1985-86-87 Tiefenthaler, Jeff 1983-84-85-86 Tiefenthaler, Ken 1988-89-9 Tiefenthaler, Trevor 2 1 -11-12-13 Timmerman, Adam 199 -92-93-94 Timmerman, Kent 1993-94-95-96 Tindall, Dan 1986-87 Tollefson, Mynard 1929-3 -31 Tommeraasen, O.H. 1917-19-2 Tovar, John 1972-73 Towers, Ralph 1919-2 -21 Tracey, James 1911 Tracy, Chris 2 9-1 -11-12 Traetow, Andy 1999 Tramp, Darrell 1961-62-63 Trapp, Clifford 1936-37 Trees, Tyler 2 4- 5 Trenhaile, Thayer 2 13-14-15-16 Tschetter, Doug 1963 Tuhle, Volney 19 5- 6 Tuma, Les 197 -71-72 Turner, Greg 1971 Tuschen, Eric 2 14 Tuttle, Don 1955 Twedell, Jack 1942 –U– Uhlir, Stanton 1952-53-54 Ulrich, Roger 194 Urbanek, Noah 2 17 –V– Vacura, Jim 1957-58-59 Vahle, Ken 1966-68 Van Maanen, Terry 198 -81 Vandall, Art 1937 Vander Heiden, Ron 1969-7 VanderStouwe, Travis 1991-92 VanMeeteren, Mark 1992-93-94-95 VanVoorst, Kyle 2 1 -11-12 VanWyhe, Nick 2 8 Vaux, George 1938 Veal, Darrell 1956-57 Veal, Don 195 -51-52

Veatch, Dale 1986-88-89 Veatch, Daryl 1987 Vejvoda, Mitch 2 13-14-15-16 Venenga, Brent 1993-94-95-96 Viker, Dave 1956-57 Vinatieri, Adam 1991-92-93-94 Vinatieri, Chase 2 16-17-18 Voels, Harry 1938-4 Voletz, Randy 1971 Volk, Don 1946-47 Vorrath, Rollie 1969-7 -71 Voss, Doug 1973-74 Vostad, Gene 1965-66-67 –W– Wagner, Chris 2 5- 6- 7 Wagner, Ermil 197 -71-72-73 Wagstrom, Andrew 2 - 1- 2- 3 Wahl, Charles 1951-52 Wahl, Ted 1985-86-87-88 Walker, Dick 1951-52-53 Wallace, Isaac 2 15-16-17-18 Walseth, Russ 1917-19 Walter, Alvin 1926 Walters, Kirk 1972 Wandmaker, Michael 2 18 Ward, Tom 194 Ward, Xavier 2 17-18 Washington, Anthony 2 16-17 Watson, Anthony 2 3- 4- 5- 6 Waugh, John 1987 Wave, Earl 1935-36-37 Webbenhurst, Bob 1963-64 Webber, Gordon 1945-46-47 Weber, George 1912-13-14-15 Webster, Brian 1985-86-87-88 Weems, J.J. 1984-85-86-87 Weems, Nate 1977-78 Wegher, Rick 1981-82-83-84 Weidenkoph, John 194 Weikert, Dick 1973-74-75-76 Weir, Tyler 2 17-18 Weiske, Mike 1984 Welch, Earl 1923-24-25 Welch, Frank 1921-22-23-24 Welch, Jerry 1951-52-53-54 Wells, Michael 1964 Wendland, Brad 1992-93-94-96 Wertish, Doug 1972-73-74 Wesley, Trevor 2 12-13-14-15 Wessel, D.J. 1989-9 -91 Westbrock, Dave 1961-62-63 Whaley, Chauncey 1932-33 Wheeler, Marvin 1929-3 -31 Wheeler, Theo 1923 Whisney, Dennis 1974-75 Whited, Craig 1974 Whitley, Vern 195 -51 Whiton, Will 2 16 Whitsell, Blake 2 15-16

Wicks, Ruben 1935-36-37 Wieneke, Jake 2 14-15-16-17 Wiersma, Dan 1939-4 -41 Wieseman, Lyndon 198 Wika, Brent 1958-59-6 Wilber, Geoff 1995-97-98 Wild, Wayne 1938 Wilde, Alex 2 15-16-17 Wildeman, Paul 1987-89-9 -91 Wilkins, Ed 1981-82-83 Wilkinson, Dan 1996-97-98 Wilkinson, Mark 1999 Willadson, Claire 1919-2 Williams, Larenzo 2 16-17-18 Williams, Robert 1962-63-64 Williamson, Warren 1948-49-5 Willis, Harold 1945 Wilson, C.J. 2 18 Wilson, Elijah 2 17-18 Wilson, Nick 2 1- 2 Wilson, Seven 2 17-18 Winkelman, Reece 2 18 Winkle, John 1954-55 Winterboer, Mason 2 11 Wipf, Lance 1994-95-96 Wirtjes, Rick 1983-84 Wise, Anthony 2 8- 9-1 -11 Witt, Keith 2 2- 3 Witt, Randy 1979 Witte, Luke 2 5- 7 Wittler, Dale 1964-65 Witzmann, Bryan 2 1 -11-12-13

Wohlheter, Verne 19 8- 9 Wohlheter, Walter 19 7 Wolfe, Dennis 1958-59 Wolfe, Emerson 1932-33 Wolff, John 1959-6 Wolgamott, Jeff 1994-95-96-97 Wollen, Marty 1994 Wolthuis, Tim 1986-87-88 Wood, Eric 2 9-1 -11 Woods, Len 1971-72 Wookey, John 1977 Wordelman, Matt 1999 Workman, Jessup 2 17 Worrenson, Harry 19 7 Wright, Dom 2 11-12-13-14 Wright, Winston 2 1 -11-12-13 Wulf, Corey 1995-96-97-98 –Y– Yackley, Todd 1982-83-84 York, Dennis 1957-58 York, Milton 19 8 Youngberg, Guy 19 5 –Z– Zell, Lance 1996-97 Zenner, Zach 2 11-12-13-14 Zick, Richard 1949 Ziegler, Dan 1986-87-88 Zierden, Brock 1999-2 Zimmerman, Darrell 1946-47-48-49 Zimmerman, Forrest 195 -51-52 Zimmerman, Travis 2 15

Zach Zenner rushed for 2, -plus yards in three consecutive seasons (2 12-14). Zenner is entering his fifth season as a member of the Detroit Lions.

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19 5: John Reich 19 6- 7: Charles Coughlin 19 8: Cecil Denhart 19 9: Fay Atkinson 191 : Irwin J. Bibby 1911: not available 1912: Lacey Caldwell 1913: Vincent Chappell 1914: Jay Sheehan 1915: Nelson 1916: Holling Jennings 1917: Harold Hoover 1918: no football — World War I 1919: Russell Walseth 192 : James Salisbury 1921: Ralph Towers 1922: George Roberts 1923: Robert Coffey 1924: Willis Motley 1925: Frank Kelley 1926: Clyde (Buck) Starbeck 1927: Arnold Brevik 1928: Lovell Hiner 1929: Harry Hadler 193 : Ray Jennison, Ray Schultz 1931: Maynard Tollefson, Nusier Salem 1932: Dale Palmer 1933: Dale Palmer 1934: Fred Johnson 1935: Dick Emmerich 1936: Ed Lienhart 1937: Charles Stanson 1938: Lloyd Ptak, Bob Riddell 1939: Jim Emmerich, Arndt Mueller 194 : Roger Ulrich 1941: Leon Anderson 1942: George Gehant, Ervin “John” Bylander 1943-44: no football — World War II 1945: Robert Schryver 1946: Fritz Norgaard, Bill Melody 1947: Paul Gilbert, Arnie Cook 1948: Marv Larson, Forest Lothrop 1949 Tom Tabor, Madison Francis Schumacher, Ipswich 195 : George Medchill, C, Clarkfield, Minn. Don Bartlett, E, Centerville 1951: Doug Eggers, G, Wagner Marv Kool, E, Hawarden, Iowa 1952: Roger Anderson, T, Spearfish Pete Retzlaff, HB, Ellendale, N.D. 1953: Arlin Anderson, Milbank Alan Evans, Aberdeen 1954: Jerry Welch, HB, Minneapolis, Minn. Jack Nitz, T, Brookings 1955: Jerry Acheson, E, Flandreau Larry Korver, B, Orange City, Iowa 1956: Harwood Hoeft, T, Groton Bob Betz,FB, Madison 1957: Len Spanjers, G, Milbank Wayne Haensel, T, Walnut Grove, Minn. 1958: Al Breske, HB, Webster Merlin Newman, G, Redfield 1959: Ken Hanifly, E, Belle Fourche Jim Vacura, HB, Jackson, Minn. 196 : Leland Bonhus, T, Storden, Minn. Ray Gaul, QB, Hawarden, Iowa 1961: Joe Thorne, FB, Beresford Mike Sterner, G, Sioux Falls

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John Stone, FB, Hendricks, Minn. Roger Eischens, E, Canby, Minn. Dean Koster, QB, Lake Benton, Minn. 1963: Wayne Rasmussen, HB, Howard Jerry Ochs, C, Aberdeen 1964: Doug Peterson, QB, Watertown Gale Douglas, FB, Reedsburg, Wis. Daryl Martin, HB, Wagner 1965: Ed Maras, E, Windom, Minn. Jim Nesvold, FB, Madison, Minn. 1966: Gary Hyde, FB, Castlewood Dave Porter, C, Gallipolis, Ohio 1967: Ray Macri, T, Chicago, Ill. Clayton Sonnenschein, FB, Pierre 1968: Darwin Gonnerman, RB, Adrian, Minn. John Grein, C, Lakefield, Minn. 1969: Clyde Hagen, TE, Webster Jim Langer, LB, Royalton, Minn. Tim Roth, DE, Madison, Minn. 197 : Tom Jones, TE, Wyandotte, Mich. Cal Riesgaard, DT, Exira, Iowa 1971-72: Game captains — no season captains 1973: Les Tuma, FB, Mahaska, Kan. Jim Decker, HB, Cold Spring, Minn. Randy Roth, DE, Madison, Minn. Charlie Clarksean, DB, Jackson, Minn. 1974: J.D. Alexander, LB, Pilger, Neb. Lynn Boden, OT, Osceola, Neb. Kevin Kennedy, FB, Webster City, Iowa 1975: Bob Gissler, DE, Osceola, Neb. Bill Mast, QB, Tiffin, Ohio Jere Rambow, DB, Raymond, Minn. Fred Schmidt, C, Schleswig, Iowa 1976: Paul Konrad, FB, Mitchell Joe Meyer, C, Webster Doug Jackson, DB, Winterset, Iowa Clayton Fischer, DE, Pierce, Neb. 1977: Paul Erickson, S, Austin, Minn. Greg Miller, OT, Mitchell Brad Seely, OG, Baltic Bill Matthews, DE, Wessington 1978: Chuck Benson, FB, Fulton Chuck Loewen, OT, Mountain Lake, Minn. Mickey Reed, LB, Rochester, Minn. Rick Reese, LB, Des Moines, Iowa 1979: Gary Maffett, QB, Urbandale, Iowa Mark Kool, OG, Huron Mark Sanders, DE, Austin, Minn. Todd Richards, CB, Urbandale, Iowa 198 : Mike Daiss, OG, Montevideo, Minn. Mike Breske, CB, Rock Rapids, Iowa Mike McKnight, DT, Silver Bay, Minn. Dan Johnson, FB, Madison 1981: Quinten Hofer, OT, Hot Springs Paul Reynen, TE, Mitchell Brad Christenson, S, Audubon, Iowa Tom Olson, LB, Des Moines, Iowa 1982: Lee Lundie, DT, Rapid City Milton Stuckey, CB, Chicago, Ill. Dave Larsen, DE, Wentworth Dwayne Postma, OG, Doon, Iowa Jeff Osmundson, OG, Sioux Falls 1983: Dave Fremark, LB, Miller Randy Pirner, CB, Wagner Ken Jensen, DT, White Bear Lake, Minn. Mike Orr, OG, Urbandale, Iowa Mike Reiner, OT, Tripp 1984:

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Paul Prout, FB, Sioux City, Iowa John Lewis, LB, Sioux City, Iowa Greg Sorenson, CB, Brainerd, Minn. Todd Yackley, DE, Onida Mike Busch, QB, Huron Dennis Thomas, TE, Parkston Bruce Klostermann, LB, Dyersville, Iowa Mark Diesch, OT, Blooming Prairie, Minn.

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Jeff Tiefenthaler, WR, Armour Doug Pearson, OG, Whitewater, Wis. Brian Sisley, NG, Edgemont Jay Sohler, DT, Yankton K.C. Johnson, PK, Yankton Jeff Mounts, C, Sioux City, Iowa Dan Sonnek, RB, Easton, Minn. Norm Lingle, OT, Pierre J.J. Weems, DT, Mountain Lake, Minn. Tom Sieh, S, Hastings, Minn. Jay Parker, tight end, Pierre Lee Stewart, OT, Scotland, S.D. Tim Kwapnioski, CB, Columbus, Neb. Ted Wahl, QB, Jamestown, N.D. Darwin Bishop, DT, Jefferson, Iowa Ted Ortale, NG, Ankeny, Iowa J.D. Berreth, WR, Watertown, Minn. Greg Osmundson, LB, Sioux Falls Lance Prouty, OT, Redwood Falls, Minn. Mike Rupert, LB, Holstein, Iowa Mike Temme, C, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Tom Haensel, S, Brookings Lyle Stewart, OG, Scotland, S.D. Darrin Brickman, HB, Belle Fourche Tom Bloom, OT, Madison Shane Bouman, QB, Holland, Minn. Kevin Tetzlaff, NG, Hayti Doug Miller, LB, Sturgis Tim Burns, TE, Brookings Adam Timmerman, OT, Cherokee, Iowa Todd McDonald, QB, Minnetonka, Minn. Karl Paepke, LB, Mansfield Adam Timmerman, OT, Cherokee, Iowa Dean Herrboldt, WR, Freeman Brent Rohlfs, LB, Redfield Greg Kvistad, OG, Wood Lake, Minn. Mark Struck, S, Huron Matt Beier, WR, Wales, Wis. Jason Aune, DE, S. St. Paul, Minn. Chad Peters, LB, Huron Troy Hart, OL, Spencer, Iowa Nate Millerbernd, WR, Winsted, Minn. Jeff Wolgamott, DE, Lincoln, Neb. Zach Carter, DL, Spearfish Steve Heiden, TE, Rushford, Minn. Bryan Jaske, OL, St Ansgar, Iowa Vic Sosa, DB, Rapid City Geoff Wilber, LB, Miller Matt Berry, C, Spearfish Greg Niederauer, WR, Miller Willi Pung, LB, Braham, Minn. Brock Beran, WR, Omaha, Neb. Andy Rennerfeldt, QB, Oakland, Neb. Chris Reiner, S, Yankton Josh Buchholtz, WR, Aurora Kyle Haroldson, LB, Bruce Jesse Ranek, LB, Tyndall Josh Ranek, RB, Tyndall Shane Delbridge, DL, Union Center Dan Fjeldheim, QB, Watertown Joe Ford, CB, Brandon Phil Oksness, LB, Luverne, Minn. 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

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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. Jesse Bobbit, LB, Palatine, Ill. Shayne Gottlob, DT, Salem Zach Lujan, QB, Anchorage, Alaska Nick Mears, S, Milbank Brady Mengarelli, RB, Prescott, Ariz. Jacob Ohnesorge, OL, Waunakee, Wis. Taryn Christion, QB, Sioux Falls Dallas Goedert, TE, Britton Brady Mengarelli, RB, Prescott, Ariz. Jacob Ohnesorge, OL, Waunakee, Wis. Christian Rozeboom, LB, Sioux Center, Iowa Jake Wieneke, WR, Maple Grove, Minn. Jordan Brown, CB, Scottsdale, Ariz. Taryn Christion, QB, Sioux Falls Dalton Cox, LB, Aberdeen Christian Rozeboom, LB, Sioux Center, Iowa Adam Anderson, WR, Orlando, Fla. Logan Backhaus, LB, Spirit Lake, Iowa Ryan Earith, DE, Papillion, Neb. Evan Greeneway, OL, Yankton Christian Rozeboom, LB, Sioux Center, Iowa Luke Sellers, FB, Papillion, Neb.

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ALL-TI E AWARD WINNERS ALL-NORTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE

1922: Wilfred Sundet, E; Adolph Bachman, G; Frank Welch, B; Clarence Schutte, B 1923: George Thompson, E 1924: George Seeley, G; Clyde “Buck” Starbeck, C; Frank Welch, B; Frank Kelley, B 1925: George Seeley, G; Clyde 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; 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 T am: Roger Eischens, E; Jerry Ochs, C; Dean Koster, QB; Wayne Rasmussen, HB 2nd T am: Jim Ricke, G; Gary Boner, HB

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CONFERENCE MVPS

1950: Herb Bartling 1954: Jerry Welch 1957: Len Spanjers 1961: Joe Thorne (back) Mike Sterner (line) 1962: Roger Eischens (line) 1963: Wayne Rasmussen (back) 1968: Darwin Gonnerman (back) 1974: Lynn Boden (off line) 1977: Bill Matthews (def line) 1978: Rick Reese (def back)

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: Doug Jackson, CB; 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 T am: Lionel Macklin, WR; Gary Maffett, QB; Chuck Loewen, OT; Dan Dummermuth, FS 2nd T am: Mark Kool, OG; Dan Johnson, FB; Jay Eliason, DT; Mike Breske, CB 1980: 1st T am: Brian Bunkers, RB; Tony Harris, K; Mark Dunbar, DE; 2nd T am: Quinten Hofer, DT; Mike Breske, CB 1981: 1st T am: Marty Higgins, QB; Quinten Hofer, OT; Dan Dummermuth, FS; 2nd T am: Tom Olson, LB; Mike Ethier, WR; Brian Bunkers, RB 1982: 1st T am: No selections 2nd T am: Mike Ethier, WR; Jeff Osmundson, OG; Mike Law, QB; Dave Knowlton, DE 1983: 1st T am: Mike Ethier, WR; 2nd T am: Randy Pirner, CB; Mike Reiner, OT 1984: 1st T am: Rick Wegher, TB; Rick Sweet, OG; Dennis Thomas, TE; Todd Yackley, DE; 2nd T am: No selections 1985: 1st T am: Mike Busch, QB; Diesch, OT; Jeff Tiefenthaler, WR; Dan Sonnek, TB; Mark 2nd T am: Dennis Thomas, TE; Bruce Klostermann, LB; Brian Sisley, NG; K C Johnson, K 1986: 1st T am: Jeff Tiefenthaler, WR; 2nd T am: Ted Wahl, QB; Dan Sonnek, RB; Brian Sisley, NG; Darrin Thurston, LB; Tom Sieh, SS 1987: 1st T am: Dan Sonnek, RB; 2nd T am: Ted Wahl, QB; Norm Lingle, OT; Dan Ziegler, CB; J J Weems, DT 1988: 1st T am: Ted Wahl, QB; Dan Duitscher, OG; Darwin Bishop, DT; 2nd T am: J D Berreth, WR; Ted Ortale, NG; Greg Osmundson, LB; Tim Kwapnioski, CB 1989: 1st T am: Lance Prouty, OT; Kevin Tetzlaff, NG; 2nd T am: Tim Hawkins, P; Jamie Grosdidier, RB; Greg Osmundson, LB 1990: 1st T am:Tom Bloom, OT; 2nd T am: Darren Brickman, APB

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) 2016: Taryn Christion (offensive)

1991: 1st T am: Darren Baartman, WR; Shane Bouman, QB; Kevin Tetzlaff, DL; Doug Miller, LB 2nd T am: Mike Myers, WR; Paul Wildemann, DL; Dave Peterson, DB 1992: 1st T am: Adam Timmerman, OT; Adam Vinatieri, P; Doug Miller, LB; Dave Peterson, DB 2nd T am: Mike Myers, WR; Greg Springman, TE; Dan Hoke, DL; Adam Vinatieri, K 1993: 1st T am: Adam Timmerman, OT; Jake Hines, TE; Todd McDonald, QB; Jim Remme, DE; Adam Vinatieri, P 2nd T am: Collin Breyfogle, OC; Matt Beier, WR; Dean Herrboldt, WR; Dan Nelson, RB; Mark Struck, DB; Mike Jaunich, DB 1994: 1st T am: Adam Timmerman, OT; Jake Hines, TE; Jason Aune, DE; Mike Jaunich, DB; Adam Vinatieri, P 2nd T am: Jay Bohlinger, OG; Dean Herrboldt, WR; Paul Klinger, RB 1995: 1st T am: Brett Beran, APB 2nd T am: Lance Wipf, TE; Tim Fogarty, LB 1996: 1st T am: Jay Bohlinger, OG; Rusty Lenners, WR; Joel Lensegrav, DB; Tom O’Brien, P 2nd T am: Chad Peters, LB 1997: 1st T am: Troy Hart, OT; Nate Millerbernd, WR; Jeff Wolgamott, DE; Tom O’Brien, P 2nd T am: No selections 1998: 1st T am: Steve Heiden, TE; Josh Ranek, RB; Zach Carter, DT; Tom O’Brien, P; Brett Gorden, K 2nd T am: Craig Ploetz, OG; Sterne Akin, LB 1999: 1st T am: Matt Berry, OC; Josh Ranek, RB; 2nd T am: Casey Hillman, DB 2000: 1st T am: No selections; 2nd T am: Brock Beran, WR 2001: 1st T am: Josh Ranek, RB; 2nd T am: Nate Scheuer, OG 2002: 1st T am: Kevin Brown, KOR; 2nd T am: Ben Studer, OL; Dan Fjeldheim, QB; Scott Nedved, RB; Kevin Brown, DB 2003: 1st T am: Josh Davis, WR; Ben Studer, OT; 2nd T am: Andy Wagstrom, OT; Paul Keizer, TE; Brad Nelson, QB; Joey Abell, DE; Chris Coauette, LB; Rodney Francois, LB

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2004: 1st T am: Anthony Watson, RB; Joey Abell, DL; Chris Coauette, LB; Neal Bainbridge, P; 2nd T am: Taylor Murray, OL; Paul Keizer, TE; Hank McCall, DB 2005: 1st T am: Mitch Erickson, OL; Parker Douglass, K; 2nd T am: 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 T am: Parker Douglass, K; Mitch Erickson, OL; Chris Wagner, TE; Anthony Watson, RB; 2nd T am: 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 T am: 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 T am: Preston Crumly, OL; JaRon Harris, WR; Chris Johnson, LB; Mitch Pontrelli, DL; Kevin Robling, OL; Eric Schroeder, DL; Chris Wagner, TE

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2008: 1st T am: Danny Batten, DE; Ryan Berry, QB; JaRon Harris, WR 2nd T am: Glen Fox, WR; Kyle Minett, RB; Peter Reifenrath, K; Kevin Robling, OL; Jimmy Rogers, LB; Eric Schroeder, DL 2009: 1st T am: Danny Batten, DE; Derek Domino, LB; Ryan McKnight, OL 2nd T am: Glen Fox, WR; Conrad Kjerstad, DB; Casey Knips, OL; Kyle Minett, RB; Dean Priddy, P 2010: 1st T am: Cole Brodie, DB; Colin Cochart, TE; Derek Domino, LB; Ryan McKnight, OL; Kyle Minett, RB 2nd T am: Cole Brodie, RS; Corey Jeske, DB; Dean Priddy, P 2011: 1st T am: Jason Schlautman, P 2nd Team: Mike Lien, LB; Dale Moss, WR; Winston Wright, DB 2012: 1st T am: Ross Shafrath, LB; Bryan Witzmann, OL; Zach Zenner, RB 2nd T am: Will Castle, OL; T J Lally, LB; Skyler Luxa, DB; Doug Peete, DL 2013: 1st T am: R C Kilgore, LB; Jason Schneider, WR; Bryan Witzmann, OL; Winston Wright, DB; Zach Zenner, RB 2nd T am: Vince Benedetto, FB/TE; Chase Douglas, DL 2014: 1st T am: Trevor Greger, OL; Jake Wieneke, WR; Zach Zenner, RB 2nd T am: T J Lally, LB; Cole Langer, DL; Jason Schneider, WR; Justin Syrovatka, PK 2015: 1st T am: Dallas Goedert, TE; Jake Wieneke, WR 2nd T am: Jimmie Forsythe, DB; T J Lally, LB; Cole Langer, DL; Jacob Ohnesorge, OL 2016: 1st T am: Taryn Christion, QB; Dallas Goedert, TE; Jacob Ohnesorge, OL; Christian Rozeboom, LB; Jake Wieneke, WR 2nd T am: Jesse Bobbit, LB; Kane Louscher, FB; Brady Mengarelli, RB; Kellen Soulek, DL 2017: 1st T am: Jordan Brown, DB; Dallas Goedert, TE; Jacob Ohnesorge, OL; Christian Rozeboom, LB; Jake Wieneke, WR 2nd T am: Taryn Christion, QB; Kane Louscher, FB; Kellen Soulek, DL; Chase Vinatieri, K 2018: 1st T am: Jordan Brown, DB; Taryn Christion, QB; Cade Johnson, WR; Tiano Pupungatoa, OL; Christian Rozeboom, LB 2nd T am: Ryan Earith, DE; Brady Hale, P; Bradey Sorenson, LS

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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) 2015: Shayne Gottlob (2) Nick Mears (1) Jake Wieneke (2) 2016: Nick Mears (1) Jake Wieneke (1) 2017: Dalton Cox (2) Wes Genant (2) 2018: Dalton Cox (1) Wes Genant (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 Ethan Sawyer, Jason Schneider, Zach Zenner 2018: Dalton Cox

FCS ADA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

2007: 2008: 2014: 2018:

Cory Koenig Ryan Berry Zach Zenner Taryn Christion

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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 1993: Brent Rohlfs, LB Jim Remme, DL Adam Vinatieri, K 1994: Jake Hines, TE Adam Timmerman, OL Brent Rohlfs, LB

ALL-TI E AWARD WINNERS 1994: Adam Vinatieri, K (cont ) 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

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2006 2006: 2007:

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 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 Matt Anderson, TE Steven Bazata, DL Scott Breyfogle, DB Parker Douglass, K Mitch Erickson, OL Andrew Hoogeveen, LB Chris Johnson, LB Casey Knips, OL Cory Koenig, RB Marty Kranz, LB Mark Oelkers, OL Mitch Pontrelli, DL Kevin Robling, OL 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

2007: Conrad Kjerstad, DB (cont ) Casey Knips, OL Cory Koenig, RB Kyle Minett, RB Dean Priddy, P Kevin Robling, OL Jimmy Rogers, LB

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2018:

Ryan Berry, QB (1) Tyler Duffy, RB (1) Conrad Kjerstad, DB (2) Kyle Minett, RB (1) Kevin Robling, OL (1) Tyler Duffy, RB (1) Chris Johnson, LB (2) Conrad Kjerstad, DB (1) Kyle Minett, RB (1) 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) Bo Helm, DB (2) Brandon Hubert, WR (2) Brad Iverson, TE (1) Alex Olinger, OL (2) Taylor Suess, OL (2) Seth Daughters, TE (2) Brandon Hubert, WR (2) Tyrel Kool, WR (2) Alex Olinger, OL(1) Nick Purcell, OL (2) Jason Schneider, WR (2) Ross Shafrath, LB (2) Taylor Suess, OL (1) Zach Zenner, RB (1) Brandon Hubert, WR (2) Jason Schneider, WR (1) Taylor Suess, OL (1) Zach Zenner, RB (1) Cole Langer, DL (2) Nick Mears, DB (2) Nick Purcell, OL (2) Jason Schneider, WR (1) Zach Zenner, WR (1) Jesse Bobbit, LB (2) Shayne Gottlob, DL (1) Cole Langer, DL (2) Nick Mears, DB (1) Jake Wieneke, WR (1) Jesse Bobbit, LB (2) Taryn Christion, QB (1) Shayne Gottlob, DL (2) Kane Louscher, FB (2) Nick Mears, DB (1) Brady Mengarelli, RB (2) Jake Wieneke, WR (1) Taryn Christion (1) Dalton Cox (1) Wes Genant (1) Caleb Lang (2) Kane Louscher (2) Brady Mengarelli (1) Jake Wieneke (1) Taryn Christion (1) Dalton Cox (1) Wes Genant (1) Evan Greeneway (1)

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ALL-AMERICANS

Fifty-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 Bay Packers from 1930-33.

• LEN SPANJERS, guard, 1957

A three-time all-North Central Conference selection, Spanjers paced the 1957 Jackrabbit squad to the league crown. 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

• AL ARNDT, guard, 1934

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, Minnesota, 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.

• PAUL “WHITEY” MILLER, halfback, 1935

A native of Hendricks, Minnesota, 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.

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. 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.

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• JOHN STONE, linebacker/kicker, 1962

• WAYNE RASMUSSEN, halfback, 1963

The 1963 College Athlete of the Year in South Dakota, Rasmussen was allNorth 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 played 10 seasons with the Detroit Lions.

• DARWIN GONNERMAN, fullback, 1967 and 1968

The Adrian, Minnesota, powerhouse became SDSU’s first two-time All-American when he put together back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and became the school’s career rushing leader. A classic all-purpose player, Gonnerman set 13 school records, including the longest punt return in school history, 95 yards against North Dakota State, a record that still stands today. Also a standout kicker, Gonnerman played two seasons with the Ottawa Roughriders in the Canadian Football League. In 1969, he was voted South Dakota College Football Player of the Decade.

• LYNN BODEN, guard, 1974

Boden had the distinction of being the only North Central Conference player ever picked in the first round of the National Football League Draft, when he was selected by the Detroit Lions in 1975. The NCC’s Most Valuable Offensive Lineman as a senior, the Osceola, Nebraska, native was a Kodak first-team All-American in 1974.

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• 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 All-America 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 States 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 third-team 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 secondteam Little All-America recognition from the Associated Press and first-team 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 also was a recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.

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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 1984-85 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 BlueGray 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 All-America by The Associated Press. Miller also earned academic all-conference honors twice, and was a member of the GTECoSIDA 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 firstteam 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. He also 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. A native of Cherokee, Iowa, Timmerman played his way into the starting lineup in 1990, then missed the 1991 season because of a broken ankle. He earned first-team 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. Timmerman was also a two-time first-team academic all-NCC selection and was named to the GTE-CoSIDA Academic All-District VII Team.

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ALL-AMERICANS • JAKE HINES, tight end, 1994

Hines earned All-America honors both as a player (first-team CoSIDA and Football Gazette) and academically (GTE-CoSIDA second-team Academic All-America). He was also SDSU’s North Central Conference Honor Athlete for 1994-95 (top senior athletically and academically) and was one of three players from NCAA Division II football to earn an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, after compiling a 3.78 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 the second tight end in SDSU to reach 1,000 yards receiving.

• 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 placekicking. He was a first-team selection on two All-America 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 AllAmerica honors as a senior. A graduate of Rapid City Central High School, Vinatieri embarked on his 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 his sophomore season 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. The Chaska, Minnesota, native was selected to the AP and Football Gazette AllAmerica teams in 1997, and was a third-teamhonoree by Football Gazette in 1998.

• 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

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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.

• STEVE HEIDEN, tight end, 1998

Heiden was on the third team of the Football Gazette Division II All-America team in 1998, and was later a third-round 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 all-star game). After played in San Diego for four seasons before being traded to Cleveland, where he played from 2003-09. He is currently an assistant coach with the Arizona Cardinals.

• 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 AllAmerica seasons, and also set the NCC singleseason 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. 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 a then-SDSU single-game record with 291 yards versus St. Cloud State in 1999. Also in 1999, as a sophomore, Ranek 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. After a tryout with the Dallas Cowboys, he signed with the Ottawa Renegades of the Canadian Football League, where he started as a rookie.

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• 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, 1997-99, 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 second-team AllAmerica 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

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extended his school-record streak of 52 consecutive PATs come to an end during the 2005 season. However, he did establish other Jackrabbit records with a 54-yard field goal and nine PATs in one game, against Valparaiso (Ind.). In all, Douglass set 19 single-game, single-season and career records during his four-year career from 2004-07, including most career field goals (62) and points by a kicker (321).

• MITCH ERICKSON, offensive lineman, 2006 and 2007

The anchor of the Jackrabbit offensive line, Mitch Erickson earned a spot on The Associated Press Division I-AA All-America Third Team in 2006. During his senior season, Erickson was nearly a consensus All-American, earning first-team honors from the American Football Coaches Association, 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 SDSU 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.

• 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.

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• 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 1,000yard 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.

• 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 after the 2012 campaign, earning first-team accolades from the Sports Network and second-team honors from the Associated Press. In 2013, Witzmann repeated on both the Sports Network and AP AllAmerica 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 fouryear career. He was selected to play in the College All Star Bowl after his senior season.

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• 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 to become 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.

• 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.

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• 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 All-America honors from The Associated Press. The Sioux Falls native connected on 19-of-20 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 11 different school records during his Jackrabbit career, also received the College Football Performance Awards Elite Placekicker Award.

• JAKE WIENEKE, wide receiver, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

Wieneke established himself as one of the top wide receivers in the history of the Football Championship Subdivision during a career in which he became the first Jackrabbit player to be honored as an All-American all four seasons The Maple Grove, Minnesota, native emerged as one of the top playmakers in the FCS during his redshirt freshman season as he earned recognition on three different All-America squads (Associated Press, Sports Network, College Sporting News). Wieneke caught 73 passes for 1,404 yards and a school-record 16 touchdowns in 2014, posting 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. Wieneke nearly equaled or exceeded his receiving totals during the 2015 campaign. He recorded eight more 100-yard receiving games, highlighted by setting new career highs with 11 catches for 205 yards versus Southern Utah. In setting a Missouri Valley Football Conference single-season record with 1,472 yards, Wieneke tallied 72 receptions and 11 touchdowns during his sophomore season. He was a first-team All-America selection by the American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Walter Camp and STATS. He also repeated on the College Sporting News FCS Fabulous Fifty All-America Team. It was more of the same in 2016 as Wieneke finished his junior season with a career-best 78 receptions for 1,316 yards, while tying his own school record with 16 receiving touchdowns. He topped the century mark for receiving yards in eight contests and posted six multi-touchdown games. Wieneke was honored on All-America teams selected by STATS (second team), The Associated Press (third team) and HERO Sports (third team). In 2017, Wieneke capped his career by becoming the SDSU and MVFC career leader in receptions (288), receiving yards (5,157) and receiving touchdowns (59). He began the season by tying a Jackrabbit single-game record with four touchdown catches versus Duquesne, en route to again tying his own single-season record with 16 touchdown catches. For the season, he totaled 65 receptions for 965 yards in earning All-America recogntion from the American Football Coaches Association (second team), Associated Press (third team) and Phil Steele (third team). Wieneke also ended his career with an FCS-record 53 consecutive games with at least one catch. His lifetime receiving touchdown and yardage totals rank second and third in the all-time FCS annals. Wieneke received an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game following the 2017 campaign.

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• DALLAS GOEDERT, tight end, 2016 and 2017

Goedert built himself as the premier tight end in the Football Championship Subdivision over his last two seasons, earning distinction as a unanimous firstteam All-America selection during both his junior and senior seasons. The Britton native set a Jackrabbit single-season record with 92 receptions for 1,293 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2016. He caught five or more passes in 11 of 13 games and topped the 100-yard mark seven times. Goedert’s signature performance was an eight-catch, 204-yard outing against Western Illinois in which he tied a 67-year-old single-game school record with four touchdown receptions. In 2017, Goedert picked up where he left off as he again led the team in receiving with 72 receptions and 1,111 receiving yards, while adding seventouchdown catches. He turned in six 100-yard receiving performances and hauled in 11 catches in a game in road wins at Montana State and South Dakota. Goedert was honored on seven different FCS All-America Teams: Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, STATS, Walter Camp Football Foundation, HERO Sports, Phil Steele and FCS Athletics Directors Association. Following his senior season, Goedert was picked to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl. He later was selected in the second round of the 2018 National Football League Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.

• TARYN CHRISTION, quarterback, 2016 and 2018

After winning a hotly contested battle for the starting quarterback position in fall camp, Taryn Christion went on to compile one of the top seasons by a Jackrabbit signal-caller in program history in 2016. The 2016 Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Christion rewrote the SDSU record book to the tune of 11 single-game and single-season records. Twice he threw for more than 400 yards in a game, including a 466-yard, five-touchdown performance at Southern Illinois. Christion finished the season with a Jackrabbitrecord 3,714 yards and tied the single-season school record with 30 touchdown passes. He also set SDSU yearly records for completions (229), attempts (434) and total offense (4,049 yards) en route to third-team All-America recognition from both STATS and HERO Sports. He put up similar numbers in the 2018 season to earn second-team All-America recognition from HERO Sports and third-team honors from Phil Steele. Christion reached the 30-touchdown mark for the third consecutive season, ending his senior campaign with 32 touchdown passes. He completed 197-of-340 passes (57.9 percent) for 3,020 yards and added 333 rushing yards for 3,353 yards of total offense (257.9 yards per game). For his career, Christion set all-time SDSU marks for total offernse (13,050), passing yardage (11,535), passing touchdowns (104) and completions (814).

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• JACOB OHNESORGE, center, 2016 and 2017

Ohnesorge anchored a relatively young Jackrabbit offensive line that led the way for one of the most prolific offenses in the Football Championship Subdivision during his final two seasons in an SDSU uniform. A center from Waunakee, Wisconsin, Ohnesorge earned a spot on the 2016 HERO Sports All-America Third Team after capturing first-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors. The Jackrabbits averaged 33.2 points and 437.5 yards of offense. In 2017, Ohnesorge was a cornerstone for a Jackrabbit offensive unit that improved on its numbers from the previous season by averaging 37.2 points and 438.6 yards of total offense per game. He was honored on All-America first teams by the Associated Press and HERO Sports, while receiving second-team recognition from STATS and Phil Steele. Ohnesorge, who tied the SDSU career record with 53 consecutive games started, was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game following his senior season and later earned a professional tryout with the Seattle Seahawks.

• CHRISTIAN ROZEBOOM, linebacker, 2017 and 2018 After being tabbed as one of the top freshmen in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2016, Rozebbom was further recognized as an elite defensive player as a sophomore by being named to four different All-America teams in 2017. He earned second-team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association, HERO Sports, STATS and Phil Steele. A native of Sioux Center, Iowa, Rozeboom registered a team-high 127 tackles as a sophomore, posting double figures in stops in seven of the team’s 14 games. He added three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and a pair of interceptions from his middle linebacker position. In 2018, Rozeboom reached the 100-tackle mark for the third consecutive season with a team-high 105, including 10.5 tackles for loss. He added a pair of interceptions en route to receiving third-team honors from HERO Sports and Phil Steele.

• CHASE VINATIERI, kicker, 2017 Although only a second-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honoree, Vinatieri was named to the HERO Sports All-America First Team after a stellar 2017 season. The Sioux Falls native ranked second on the team with 103 points, connecting on 13-of-14 fieldgoal attempts and converting a school-record 58 extra-point tries. He also scored a 31-yard touchdown on a fake field goal in a game at Montana State. Vinatieri was successful on his 10 field-goal attempts of his sophomore season, including booting a game-winning 43-yarder in overtime against Illinois State and making a 55-yarder in an FCS playoff victory over Northern Iowa. The latter was his second 50-plus-yard field goal of the season.

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• JORDAN BROWN, cornerback, 2018 Brown capped a outstanding career by being honored on five different FCS AllAmerica squads following his senior season in 2018. He was a first-team honoree by the American Football Coaches Association, HERO Sports and Phil Steele, while earning second-team honors from STATS and third-team recognition from the Associated Press. A three-year starer at cornerback and a native of Scottsdale, Arizona, Brown finished his collegiate career with eight interceptions, 27 pass breakups and four forced fumbles. In earning first-team allMissouri Valley Football Conference honors as both a junior and senior, Brown's career totals also included 148 total tackles (117 solo) and six tackles for loss. His senior-season totals included three interceptions, 12 pass breakups and 29 tackles. Following the 2018 season, Brown accepted an invitiation to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl. He was selected in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals • CADE JOHNSON, wide receiver, 2018 Johnson became the top receiving threat for the Jackrabbits during the 2018 season, setting an SDSU single-season record with 17 touchdown receptions. The Papillion, Nebraska, native, opened the 2018 season by tying a Jackrabbit single-game record with four touchdown receptions versus Montana State. He caught a touchdown in 10 of the team’s 13 games, while adding team and Missouri Valley Football Conference-bests of 67 receptions and 1,333 receiving yards. Johnson was a second-team All-America pick by HERO Sports and also earned third-team recognition from STATS. • TIANO PUPUNGATOA, guard, 2018 Pupungatoa anchored a Jackrabbit offensive line that paved the way for some of the most prolific numbers in program history. A three-year starter at left guard and a native of River Falls, Wisconsin, Pupungatoa was a thirdteam All-America selection by the Associated Press in 2018. With Pupungatoa in the lineup, SDSU set singleseason school records for scoring (553 total points), scoring average (42.5 points per game) and total offense (6,247 total yards, 480.5 yards per game).

• BRADEY SORENSON, long snapper, 2018 A Yankton native, Sorenson was part of a strong Jackrabbit special teams unit. He was perfect on all of his snaps during the 2018 season, allowing SDSU to rank in the top 10 nationally for punt return defense and net punting. Sorenson was a third-team All-America selection by HERO Sports. He also was a second-team allMissouri Valley Football Conference honoree in 2018.

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RYAN BERRY, 2008

CAMPBELL TROPHY INALISTS

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 season, including single-season marks for completions (256), attempts (395) and passing touchdowns (30). He ended his career with Jackrabbit career records — all of which have since been broken — for completions (485), attempts (834), passing yards (6,023) and touchdown passes (56) in leading SDSU to back-to-back seven-win seasons, including the Great West Football Conference title in 2007. The Watertown, S.D., native also directed the Jackrabbit offense to a then-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 ScholarAthlete Award and an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship. Berry, who went on to pursue 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.

ZACH ZENNER, 2014

Zenner defined excellence — both on the field and in the classroom — during a standout career at South Dakota State University On the gridiron, the Eagan, Minnesota, native 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). 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 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 three-time selection to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America Team.

JAKE WIENEKE, 2017

Jake Wieneke became the latest South Dakota State University football player to be honored on a national level for his efforts on the field, in the classroom and in his community during the 2017 season. A native of Maple Grove, Minnesota, Wieneke completed his prolific collegiate playing career with a Football Championship Subdivision record by catching a pass in all 53 career games. He finished his four-year career ranked second in FCS with 59 touchdown receptions and third with 5,157 receiving yards, setting numerous school and conference records in the process. Wieneke was selected to his the all-Missouri Valley Football Conference First Team for the fourth time in his career and also became the first player in Jackrabbit history to be honored on All-America teams all four years. A physical education/teacher education major, Wieneke also was honored for his work in the classroom. He became the third SDSU student-athlete to be named a William V. Campbell Trophy finalist, receiving an $18,0000 postgraduate scholarship as one of 13 members of the National Football Foundation’s All-Scholar Team. A two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, Wieneke added to his list of national awards by being named the 2017 recipient of the STATS FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award.

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CAMPBELL TROPHY INALISTS TARYN CHRISTION

• William V Campbell Trophy Finalist, 2018 • FCS Athletics Director Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2018)

South Dakota State University quarterback Taryn Christion was named one of 13 finalists for the 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy, which is awarded annually to college football's top scholar-athlete. The award is presented by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame in partnership with Fidelity Investments. A Sioux Falls native, Christion became the fourth Jackrabbit to be named a Campbell Trophy® finalist and recipient of an NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award, joining Ryan Berry (2008), Zach Zenner (2014) and Jake Wieneke (2017). During his Jackrabbit career, Christion rewrote the record book, including setting SDSU and Missouri Valley Football Conference career records for passing yards (11,535), passing touchdowns (104) and total offense (13,050 yards). In all, he set 19 school records. A two-year team captain, Christion helped lead the Jackrabbits to FCS playoff appearances each of his four seasons, including back-to-back national semifinal appearances in 2017 and 2018. Christion also maintained a 3.61 grade-point average while majoring in business economics. Off the field, he helped organize a local youth flag football league through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and aided in coordinating SDSU's Be The Match on-campus bone marrow registry drive the last two years. As a Campbell Trophy finalist, Christion received an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship at the 61st NFF Annual Awards Dinner in New York City. Christion was awarded an additional $5,000 postgraduate scholarship by being named one of two recipients of the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association's Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. He shared the honor with Kennesaw State quarterback Chandler Burks. Christion is the fourth Jackrabbit student-athlete to be named a winner of the FCS ADA Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award in the 18 years of the program, joining Cory Koenig (2007), Ryan Berry (2008) and Zach Zenner (2014). RECORDS AND CAREER NOTES Career Records (7) • Passing Attempts – 1,363 • Completions – 814 • Passing Yards – 11,535 • Passing Touchdowns – 104 • Total Offense Attempts – 1,771 • Total Offense Yardage – 13,050 • Total Offense Average – 271.9 yards per game Single-Season Records (6) • Passing Attempts – 434, 2016 • Completions – 279, 2016 YEAR 2015 2016 2017 2018 CAREER

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Taryn Christion was honored as a Campbell Trophy finalist and National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award recipient in December 201 .

• Passing Yards – 3,714, 2016 • Passing Touchdowns – 35, 2017 • Total Offense Attempts – 565, 2016 • Total Offense Yards – 4,049, 2016 Single-Game Records (4) • Passing Attempts – 63, at Illinois State, 10-29-2016 • Passing Yards – 466, at Southern Illinois, 10-8-2016 • Total Offense Attempts – 76 (63 pass, 13 rush), at Illinois State, 10-29-2016 • Total Offense Yards – 475 (466 passing, 9 rushing), at Southern Illinois, 10-82016 Other Notes • 33-11 record as the Jackrabbits’ starting quarterback • Team captain (2017, 2018)

TARYN CHRISTION’S CAREER STATISTICS INT PCT YDS TD LG NCAA EFF 3 .553 1,286 7 74 133.00 9 .643 ^3,714 30 70 154.83 14 .582 3,515 ^35 69 147.61 8 .579 3,020 32 81 158.91 34 597 ^11,535 ^104 *81 151 00

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NATIONAL AWARD INALISTS

JEFF TIEFENTHALER • Harlon Hill Trophy Finalist, 1986 Tiefenthaler was one of three finalists for the inaugural presentation of the Harlon Hill Trophy in 1986 as the top player in NCAA Division II football. 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 (since broken) 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 all-star 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 All-America 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 Finalist, 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 94yarder 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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DANNY BATTEN • Buck Buchanan Award Finalist, 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, Arizona, 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 Finalist, 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 seasons, Minett gained 1,208 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry. Minett, from Ruthton, Minnesota, 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 CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American three times (2008, 2009, 2010). AUSTIN SUMNER • Jerry Rice Award Finalist, 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 singlegame record with 37 completions against nationally ranked Northern Iowa. T J LALLY • Jerry Rice Award Finalist, 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 AllNewcomer 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.

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NATIONAL AWARD INALISTS 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 22member Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Throughout his Jackrabbit career, Wright organized or participated in a number of service activities, including leading groups of SDSU students to Harmons, Jamaica, and assisting in the building of homes. Wright also 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.

ZACH ZENNER • Walter Payton Award Finalist, 2012, 2013 and 2014 • Mickey Charles Academic Achievement Award, 2014 • Capital One Academic AllAmerica Team Member of the Year, 2014 • Allstate Good Works Team, 2014 • NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award, 2015 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 back-to-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 singlegame 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, 249yard 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 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 three-time selection to the CoSIDA/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

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JAKE WIENEKE • Jerry Rice Award Finalist, 2014 • STATS FCS Walter Payton Award Finalist, 2015 and 2016 • STATS FCS Doris Robinson ScholarAthlete Award, 2017 • Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, 2017 Jake Wieneke made distinct impacts on the field, in the classroom and in the community during a standout career from 2017. A native of Maple Grove, Minnesota, Wieneke completed his prolific collegiate playing career with a Football Championship Subdivision record by catching a pass in all 53 career games. He finished his four-year career ranked second in FCS history with 59 touchdown receptions and third with 5,157 receiving yards, while his 288 career receptions also set a Missouri Valley Football Converence record. Wieneke was selected to his the all-MVFC First Team for the fourth time in his career as a senior and also became the first player in Jackrabbit history to be honored on All-America teams all four years. Also during his career, he was a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman player in the FCS ranks (2014) and was a two-time finalist for the Walter Payton Award as the subdivision’s top offensive player (2015, 2016). He was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game following his senior season Wieneke became the third Jackrabbit in five seasons to earn a spot on the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, joining Winston Wright (2013) and Zach Zenner (2014). He devoted countless hours to community service, including serving as an individual youth mentor, church youth group leader and flag football coach to name a few of his initiatives. A two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, Wieneke added to his list of national awards by being named the 2017 recipient of the STATS FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award.

TARYN CHRISTION • STATS FCS Walter Payton Award Finalist, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Christion was a dual-threat quarterback for South Dakota State during the 2016 season and re-wrote the Jackrabbit record book. The Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2016, Christion finished seventh in the balloting for the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award during his sophomore season. The Sioux Falls native completed 64.3 percent (279-of434) of his passes for a school-record 3,714 yards. He also tied a then-Jackrabbit single-season mark with 30 touchdown passes against only nine interceptions. Christion also set an SDSU single-season record with 4,049 yards of total offense, including a single-game mark of 475 in a 2016 win at Southern Illinois. Christion continued to make life miserable for opposing defenses in 2017 as he moved up one spot in the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award balloting to sixth. He again topped the 4,000-yard mark for total offense, totaling 3,515 yards through the air and 500 on the ground. Ranking second in the nation in points responsible for with 266, Christion accounted for 44 touchdowns in 2017. He threw for a school-record 35 touchdowns and added nine rushing touchdowns. Christion capped his career in 2018 with another strong season as he again finished seventh in the Payton Award voting. He ended his senior season with 3,020 passing yards and 32 touchdown passes.

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DALLAS GOEDERT • STATS Walter Payton Award Finalist, 2016 and 2017 The third of SDSU’s unprecedented trio of players to be considered for the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award in 2016, tight end Dallas Goedert burst onto the national scene during his junior season. A Britton native, Goedert established a new Jackrabbit single-season record by hauling in 92 receptions and ranking second on the squad with 1,293 receiving yards and 11 touchdown receptions. Goedert demonstrated big-play ability as 21 of his catches covered at least 20 yards, including four touchdown receptions of 39 or more yards. He caught a touchdown pass in each of SDSU’s first six games of the season. Goedert wound up 14th in the balloting for the 2016 STATS FCS Walter Payton Award, followed by a 12th-place showing his senior season. During the 2017 season, Goedert picked up where he left off as he again led the team in receiving with 72 receptions and 1,111 receiving yards, while adding seven touchdown catches. He turned in six 100-yard receiving performances and hauled in 11 catches in a game in road wins at Montana State and South Dakota. CHRISTIAN ROZEBOOM • STATS Jerry Rice Award Runner-Up, 2016 • STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award Finalist, 2017 Rozeboom continued the Jackrabbits’ run of impact freshman players with a runner-up finish in the balloting for the 2016 Jerry Rice Award. Originally from Sioux Center, Iowa, Rozeboom settled into the starting middle linebacker position and started all 13 games for the Jackrabbits, leading the team with 132 tackles. Rozeboom tallied 10 or more tackles in a game seven times, including a season-high 20 stops in a road win at Southern Illinois.

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Rozeboom also tied for second on the squad with two interceptions, forced two fumbles and ranked in a tie for third on the team with three sacks. As a sophomore in 2017, Rozeboom moved to the ballot for the STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award, finishing 20th in the voting. He again led the team in tackles, registering a team-high 127 stops and posting double figures in stops in seven of the team’s 14 games. He added three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and a pair of interceptions from his middle linebacker position. JACOB OHNESORGE • Rimington Award, 2017 The anchor of the Jackrabbit offensive line, Ohnesorge was selected as the 2017 FCS recipient of the Rimington Award, which is presented to the top center in college football. A native of Waunakee, Wisconsin, Ohnesorge was a three-time all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection, earning first-team honors during both his junior and senior seasons. He tied an SDSU record by starting all 53 games during his Jackrabbit career. As a senior, Ohnesorge was a cornerstone for a Jackrabbit offensive unit that averaged 37.2 points and 438.6 yards of total offense per game en route to setting a single-season program record with 11 victories.

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Adam Vinatieri became the NFL’s career scoring leader during the 018 campaign, finishing his 3rd season with ,600 career points. Vinatieri also set an NFL career record for field goals with 58 . Photo by Matt Kryger.

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 197 . He was a first-team AllPro 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 Hall of Fame 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

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• Casey Bender, offensive lineman, Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts; • Cole Brodie, defensive back, Jacksonville Jaguars; • Zach Carter, defensive lineman, Buffalo Bills; • Taryn Christion, quarterback, Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys; • Derek Domino, linebacker, Denver Broncos; • Mitch Erickson, offensive linebacker, Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks; • Brady Hale, punter, Chicago Bears; • 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; • Jacob Ohnesorge, Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys; • Doug Peete, defensive end, Houston Texas; • Tiano Pupungatoa, offensive lineman, Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals; • Eric Schroeder, defensive lineman, Minnesota Vikings; • Jack Sherlock, def. end linebacker, Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers; • Kellen Soulek, Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota Vikings; • Melvin Taveras, defensive back, Minnesota Vikings; • Chris Wagner, tight end, Oakland Raiders; • Jake Wieneke, wide receiver, Minnesota Vikings; • Andrew Wagstrom, offensive lineman, Miami Dolphins; • Bryan Witzmann, offensive lineman, Houston Texans; • Winston Wright, cornerback, Tennessee Titans

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SDSU PRO FOOTBALL ALUMNI

Weldon Erickson • 1922, Minneapolis John Beasey • 1924, Green Bay Weert Englemann • 1930-33, Green Bay Ray Jenison • 1931, Green Bay Israel Ginsberg • 1935, Boston Alfred Arndt • 1935, Pittsburgh, Boston Paul “Whitey” Miller • 1936-38, Green Bay Mark Barber • 1937, Cleveland Robert Pylman •1938-39, Philadelphia Doug Eggers •1954-57, Baltimore; 1958, Chicago Cardinals Jerry Welch • 1955-56, Calgary (CFL) Dominic “Dick” Klawitter • 1956, Chicago Bears Pete Retzlaff • 1956, Detroit; 1956-66, Philadelphia Wayne Rasmussen • 1964-74, Detroit Ron Meyer • 1966, Pittsburgh Darwin Gonnerman • 1969-70, Ottawa (CFL) Jim Langer • 1970-79, Miami; 1980-81, Minnesota Tim Roth • 1971-77, Saskatchewan (CFL) Phil Engle • 1973, Birmingham (WFL) Lynn Boden • 1975-78, Detroit; 1979, Chicago Bill Matthews • 1978-81, New England; 1982-83, New York Giants; 1984, Denver Gold (USFL) Chuck Loewen • 1980-84, San Diego Bruce Klostermann • 1986-89, Denver; 1990-91, Los Angeles Raiders Mike Busch • 1987, New York Giants Brian Sisley • 1987, New York Giants Doug Miller • 1993-94, San Diego Dean Herrboldt • 1995-96, British Columbia (CFL) Adam Timmerman • 1995-98, Green Bay; 1999-2006, St. Louis Adam Vinatieri • 1996, Amsterdam (WFL); 1996-2005 New England; 2006-present, Indianapolis Steve Heiden • 1999-2001, San Diego; 2002-09 Cleveland Josh Ranek • 2002, Dallas; 2002-05, Ottawa (CFL); 2006, Hamilton (CFL); 2007, Edmonton (CFL), Scott Connot • 2004-06, Kansas City Mitch Erickson • 2008-09, Denver (practice squad); 2010, Seattle; 2010-11, Omaha (UFL); 2012, Edmonton (CFL) Parker Douglass • 2008, California (UFL); 2009, Las Vegas (UFL) Chris Johnson • 2010, Arizona Chicago (practice squad) Danny Batten • 2010-12, Buffalo

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.

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Colin Cochart • 2011-12, Cincinnati; 2012, Dallas Derek Domino • 2011, Denver (injured reserve); 2012, Edmonton (CFL) Bryan Witzmann • 2014, Houston (practice squad) ; 2015, New Orleans; 2016-17, Kansas City; 2018, Chicago Zach Zenner • 2015-present, Detroit Dallas Goedert • 2018-present, Philadelphia Jacob Ohnesorge • 2019, Arizona (AAF) Jake Wieneke • 2019, Montreal (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) 2018: Dallas Goedert, tight end, Philadelphia (2) 2019: Jordan Brown, cornerback, Cincinnati (7) 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. He is currently a coach with the Arizona Cardinals.

Until this past spring, Danny Batten was the most recent Jackrabbit player to be drafted, when he was selected by Buffalo in the sixth round of the 010 draft.

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Heading into the start of the 2019 football season, at least seven 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 became the NFL career scoring leader during the 2018 season — his 23rd in the league. His career totals include 582-of-690 on field goal attempts, 84.3 percent, and 2,600 career points. He also holds the career field goals record and ranks second in career extra points with 852. Currently the oldest player in the NFL at age 46, Vinatieri now holds the alltime NFL record with 21 100-point seasons. In all, he holds 15 NFL records. 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 with 1,058 points. In 2015, he became the first player in NFL to score 1,000 points for two different teams. Where Vinatieri has truly excelled is 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 contests. He kicked last-second game-winning field goals in Super Bowl XXXVI against St. Louis and Super Bowl XXXVIII versus Carolina, as well as a game-tying 45-yard field goal in a snowstorm versus Oakland in the 2001 AFC Playoffs. In 32 postseason games, Vinatieri’s totals include 56-of-69 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 238 points. Preparing for his fifth season 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 and has played in 36 games over four seasons. Zenner finished the 2016 season with a team-best four rushing touchdowns and ranked second on the squad with 334 rushing yards. In 2018, Zenner rejoined the team in November after being released earlier in the season and tallied 265 yards with three touchdowns, posting a career-best 4.8 yards per carry. Also returning to an NFL team this summer is veteran offensive lineman Bryan Witzmann. A standout for the Jackrabbits from 2010-13, Witzmann is currently a member of the Cleveland Browns after playing the second half of the 2018 season for the Chicago Bears. Previously with Kansas City, Witzmann earned a starting role with the Chiefs in 2017 — his second year with the team. He also has spent time with Houston, New Orleans, Dallas and Minnesota. In his second year with the Philadelphia Eagles is tight end Dallas Goedert. A two-time All-American, Goedert became the first Jackrabbit selected in the NFL Draft in eight years as he was a second-round pick by the defending Super Bowl champions in 2018. Goedert played in all 16 games for the Eagles in his rookie season, collecting 33 receptions for 334 yards with four touchdowns. Making his professional debut in 2019 is cornerback Jordan Brown, who was a seventh-round draft choice by the Cincinnati Bengals. Brown’s selection marked

The late Doug Miller made a Super Bowl appearance with the San Diego Chargers during the 1994 season.

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Adam Timmerman played on Super Bowlwinning teams for both the Green Bay Packers and the St. Louis Rams during a pro career that spanned from 1995- 006.

the first time the Jackrabbits had players drafted in back-to-back seasons since 1975-76. Other recent Jackrabbits to sign rookie free agent contracts shortly before the start of training camp included quarterback Taryn Christion (Dallas Cowboys) and offensive lineman Tiano Pupungatoa (Minnesota Vikings). Several other former Jackrabbit players and coaches continue to have ties to the professional game, including:

• Steve Heiden (player from 1995-98), 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), special teams coordinator for the Green Bay Packers; previously assistant special teams coach with the Cleveland Browns; • Trent Baalke (assistant coach from 1991-95), former general manager of the San Francisco 49ers.

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 play 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, as well as the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. Entering his 30th season in the NFL, Seely currently is special teams coach for the Houston Texans. He also has coached for the New York Jets, Indianapolis, Carolina, Cleveland and Oakland. He was named NFL Special Teams Coach of the Year in both 2009 and 2011.

Brad Seely, right, pictured with former San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, has coached in the NFL for 30 and helped lead teams to five Super Bowl appearances. After four seasons with San Francisco, Seely has gone on to serve stints with the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texans.

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South Dakota State has made nine postseason appearances in its football history, with eight of those berths coming as a member of the Football Championship Subdivision The Jackrabbits have compiled an 8-9 record in the playoffs and have made seven consecutive appearances in the FCS playoffs Following is a recap of each postseason contest: • Nov. 24, 979 — Youngstown State 50, SDSU 7: South Dakota State’s lone appearance in the NCAA Division II playoffs resulted in a 50-7 defeat to second-ranked Youngstown State on a rain-soaked field in Ohio The Jackrabbits turned the ball over seven times in the game, with Youngstown State cashing in three times after first-half turnovers to build a 22-0 halftime lead SDSU pulled to within 22-7 midway through the third quarter on a 9-yard touchdown pass from Gary Maffett to Brian Bunkers, but the Penguins reeled off the final 28 points to complete the victory Lionel Macklin caught seven passes for 89 yards, while Maffett finished the game 17-for-35 passing for 204 yards Youngstown State rushed for 319 yards in the contest, and was led by Robbie Robson’s 166 yards on 31 carries

• Nov. 28, 2009 — Montana 6 , SDSU 48: Topseeded Montana scored the final 40 points of the game, including five touchdowns in the fourth quarter, to post a wild 61-48 victory and spoil South Dakota State’s first appearance in an NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoff game, at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Montana SDSU built a 17-0 lead early in the second quarter and led 34-14 at halftime after Colin Cochart’s third touchdown reception of the game and a 1-yard run by Kyle Minett late in the half The Jackrabbit lead grew to 41-14 as Corey Jeske fell on a blocked punt in the end zone for an SDSU touchdown early in the third quarter Montana’s comeback began late in the third quarter on Marc Mariani’s 98-yard kickoff return Mariani later added touchdown receptions of 15 and 4 yards, the last of which gave the Grizzlies their first lead of the game with 1:08 to play A 32-yard interception return for touchdown by Severin Campbell sealed the win for Montana, which would go on to reach the FCS title game • Nov. 24, 20 2 — SDSU 58, Eastern Illinois 0: Zach Zenner rushed for a school-record 295 yards and three touchdowns, pacing SDSU to its first-ever playoff victory with a 58-10 victory over Eastern Illinois at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium Zenner opened the scoring with a 68-yard TD run and added scoring runs of 4 and 7 yards as part of a 24-point second quarter as SDSU built a 34-3 halftime lead Backup running back Reggie Gandy added 151 yards and two touchdowns as SDSU finished with 434 rushing yards and 580 yards of total offense Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo

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Zach Zenner rushed for a school-record 95 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Jackrabbits downed Eastern Illinois, 58-10, in their first-ever home playoff game, in 01 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium.

completed 25-of-41 passes for 221 yards with an interception

• Dec. , 20 2 — North Dakota State 28, SDSU 3: Top-seeded North Dakota State scored three second-quarter touchdowns and the Bison defense held South Dakota State out of the end zone in a 28-3 victory in Football Championship Subdivision second-round playoff action at the Fargodome SDSU put the first points on the board with a sixplay, 66-yard drive capped by a 26-yard field goal by Justin Syrovatka two ticks under the three-minute mark of the opening quarter A 49-yard pass play down the middle of the field from Austin Sumner to Brandon Hubert set up what would be the only score for the Jackrabbits Bison quarterback Brock Jensen ran for one touchdown and threw a pair of touchdown passes to Garrett Bruhn

• Nov. 30, 20 3 — SDSU 26, Northern Arizona 7: South Dakota State scored 26 consecutive points and recorded seven sacks as the Jackrabbits advanced in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs with a 26-7 victory in Flagstaff, Arizona Tied at 7-all at halftime, the Jackrabbits took the lead midway through the third quarter on a safety as linebacker T J Lally drove running back Zach Bauman out of the end zone for a 9-7 SDSU lead On the free kick following the safety, Je Ryan Butler broke off a 38-yard return to the NAU 39 Two plays later, Zach Zenner broke around the right end for a 34-yard touchdown run Zenner added an 87yard TD run later in the game as he finished the night with 249 yards on 30 carries • Dec. 7, 20 3 — Eastern Washington 4 , SDSU 7: Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams threw for five touchdowns, including two in a pivotal

third quarter, to lead Eastern Washington to a 41-17 victory in frigid Cheney, Washington The Jackrabbits took the opening kickoff and drew first blood with an eight-play, 75-yard scoring drive, which was capped by a 14-yard touchdown pass from Austin Sumner to running back Reggie Gandy Adams hooked up twice with freshman sensation Cooper Kupp on scoring plays of 40 and 15 yards, the second of which gave the Eagles a 27-14 lead Sumner completed 26-of-40 passes for 315 yards, while Trevor Tiefenthaler set career highs with 11 receptions for 139 yards

• Nov. 29, 20 4 — SDSU 47, Montana State 40: 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 at a snowy Bobcat Stadium in Bozeman, Montana, in the opening round of the FCS playoffs 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 He added scoring runs of 7, 60 and 69 yards and caught another TD that also covered 69 yards The two squads combined for 1,018 yards of total offense — 526 by SDSU and 492 for Montana State Special teams loomed large as SDSU kicker Justin Syrovatka hit field goals of 21 and 30 yards in the adverse conditions Montana State, meanwhile, had a bobbled snap on its first point-after attempt and had another extrapoint try blocked • Dec. 6, 20 4 — North Dakota State 27, SDSU 24: South Dakota State took the lead late in the fourth quarter, but North Dakota State had the final answer in the closing seconds to pull out a 27-24 victory in second-round playoff action in Fargo, North Dakota

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PLAYOFF H STORY The final Bison tally came on a 12-yard touchdown pass from Carson Wentz to R J Urzendowski with 54 seconds to play SDSU had taken a 24-20 lead with 3:18 to play on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Austin Sumnner to Jake Wieneke That capped a nine-play, 65-yard drive in which the Jackrabbits converted on fourthand-3 from the Bison 32 on a 4-yard run by Zach Zenner The Jackrabbits fell behind 14-0 before first grabbing the lead with 17 consecutive points, including two short touchdown runs by Zenner

• Nov. 28, 20 5 — Montana 24, SDSU 7: Montana built a 24-0 halftime lead and held off a valiant SDSU comeback attempt in the second half The Jackrabbit defense held Montana without a first down on its first five possessions of the second half, allowing the offense to play catchup A 34-yard field goal by Jay Carlson put SDSU on the board and a 1-yard touchdown run by Taryn Christion later in the third quarter trimmed the deficit to 24-10 SDSU pulled to within one score with 4:44 remaining on a 30-yard touchdown pass from Christion to Dallas Goedert on a fourth-down play Montana was able to run out the clock, mixing a short-passing game with a strong rushing attack

• Dec. 3, 20 6 — SDSU 0, Villanova 7: Chase Vinatieri kicked the game-winning 40-yard field goal with 1:21 remaining in the game to lift eighth-seeded SDSU to a hard-fought 10-7 victory over Villanova in the second round of the FCS playoffs The game marked the first postseason contest at Dana J Dykhouse Stadium Vinatieri’s heroics were set up by a 33-yard catch and run by Dallas Goedert on a pass from Taryn Christion that moved the ball to the Villanova 26 Christion and Goedert had hooked up on a 4-yard touchdown earlier in the game for the lone Jackrabbit touchdown of the game Christian Rozeboom led a strong Jackrabbit defensive effort with 13 tackles

• Dec. 0, 20 6 — North Dakota State 36, SDSU 0: North Dakota State’s ball-control offense scored the final 36 points of the game, ending South Dakota State's season with a 36-10 victory in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals at the Fargodome The Jackrabbits reached into their bag of tricks to score the first touchdown of the game on a 5-yard run by Brady Mengarelli on the opening drive of the game Chase Vinatieri’s 34-yard field goal later in the first quarter pushed the SDSU advantage to 10-0 NDSU countered with a 49-yard touchdown run by Lance Dunn later in the first quarter and took its first lead at 14-10 late in the second quarter on a 3-yard run by quarterback Easton Stick The Bison continued the momentum in the third quarter with a safety and two Cam Pedersen field goals Stick put the game further out of reach with a 14-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter

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• Dec. 2, 20 7 — SDSU 37, Northern Iowa 22: On a record-setting day by South Dakota State quarterback Taryn Christion, the Jackrabbits scored on all five of their offensive possessions in the first half and went on to avenge a regular season loss to Northern Iowa with a 37-22 triumph in second-round action of the Football Championship Playoffs at Dana J Dykhouse Stadium After kicking a field goal on the opening possession of the game, the fifth-seeded Jackrabbits made the score 10-0 on a 2-yard touchdown pass from Christion to Cade Johnson later in the first quarter The touchdown pass was the 66th of his career, breaking the school record previously set by Austin Sumner Chase Vinatieri kicked a career-best 55-yard field goal early in the second quarter, and the Jackrabbits led 26-7 at halftime after Christion ran 2 yards for a score and threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dallas Goedert later in the stanza Vinatieri added a 44-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring for SDSU

• Dec. 9, 20 7 — SDSU 56, New Hampshire 4: Wide receiver Jake Wieneke caught two touchdown passes and ran for another for a South Dakota State team that cruised into to the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals for the first time in program history with a 56-14 victory over New Hampshire at Dana J Dykhouse Stadium For the second week in a row, the SDSU offense clicked early and often The Jackrabbits took the opening kickoff and drove 70 yards on only six plays Junior quarterback Taryn Christion hit Dallas Goedert for 19 yards on the first play before back-to-back 15yard completions to Wieneke Christion later scored on a 13-yard run Wieneke’s first touchdown of the day came on the next Jackrabbit possession as he took the ball on an end around, got a key block downfield from Tyler Weir as he turned the corner and scored from 48 yards out SDSU made it 3-for-3 on first-quarter drives with a 12-play, 85-yard scoring march All but 24 yards — a one-handed catch by Wieneke — came on the ground as Isaac Wallace scampered into the end zone from 13 yards out in the final minute of the opening stanza for a 21-0 Jackrabbit lead Wieneke added touchdown receptions of 32 and 10 yards in the second and third quarters, respectively Cade Johnson answered New Hampshire’s first touchdown of the game with a 99-yard return for touchdown on the ensuing kickoff in the third quarter SDSU held a 265-96 advantage in rushing yards

• Dec. 6, 20 7 — James Madison 5 , SDSU 6: A ball-hawking James Madison defense forced 10 South Dakota State turnovers — five in each half — and the Dukes slammed the door shut on a Jackrabbit comeback with two long touchdown runs early in the third quarter en route to a 51-16 victory in the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals in Harrisonburg, Virginia Each of the Jackrabbits’ five first-quarter drives

Cade Johnson returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter of South Dakota State’s 56-14 FCS semifinal victory over New Hampshire on Dec. 9, 017, at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. SDSU is 5-0 in home playoff games, including a 4-0 mark at DJDS.

ended on turnovers, yet SDSU trailed only 7-0 after the first stanza The Dukes later cashed in on a short field after forcing a second fumble in as many possessions deep in SDSU territory as Bryan Schor hit receiver Riley Stapleton on third-and-goal from two yards out SDSU tied the game on its first possession of the second quarter, capping an eight-play, 74-yard drive on a 9-yard touchdown pass from Taryn Christion to Jake Wieneke The Jackrabbits pulled to within 14-10 on a 37yard field goal by Chase Vinatieri with 56 seconds remaining in the first half, but JMU stole back the momentum with a 38-yard kickoff return by Marcus Marshall and a 30-yard pass from Schor to Stapleton that moved the ball deep into SDSU territory Schor later scored from a yard out with nine seconds left in the quarter to push the JMU lead to 21-10 heading into halftime Any hopes of an SDSU comeback were dashed when Marshall rushed for touchdowns of 65 and 87 yards in the first five minutes of the third quarter to put JMU up 35-10

• Dec. , 20 8 — SDSU 5 , Duquesne 6: Fifthseeded South Dakota State turned to a potent rushing attack to open its 2018 playoff run with a convincing 51-6 victory over Duquesne at snowy Dana J Dykhouse Stadium On the opening drive of the game, SDSU went to the air, converting on fourth-and-1 from midfield on a pass from Taryn Christion to Cade Johnson The pair hooked up three plays later on a 43-yard touchdown to cap a nine-play, 75-yard drive

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Early in the second quarter, wide receiver Isaiah Hill took a handoff from Johnson on a reverse and weaved his way around right end for a 23-yard touchdown run SDSU pushed the lead to 24-0 going into intermission with 10 points in the final 92 seconds of the second quarter Pierre Strong, Jr continued his lateseason surge with a 52-yard touchdown run ne play after the Jackrabbit defense stuffed Duquesne on fourth-and-1 After the SDSU defense forced a quick three-andout, Chase Vinatieri capped the first-half scoring with a 39-yard field goal The Jackrabbits put the game away in the third quarter, reeling off 20 points in the span of a little over three minutes Hill scored for the second time on a reverse, this time going around left end for a 15yard score Two plays after a Larenzo Williams interception and 22-yard return, Mikey Daniel got into the scoring act by hurdling a defender en route to a 27yard highlight-reel touchdown run The final SDSU tally of the scoring blitz came on a 43-yard interception return for touchdown by Zy Mosley As a team, the Jackrabbits racked up 326 yards on the ground, averaging 8 1 yards per carry Strong ended the afternoon with 92 yards on 12 carries

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• Dec. 8, 20 8 — SDSU 27, Kennesaw State 7: The Jackrabbits earned their second consecutive trip to the FCS semifinals by grinding out a 27-17 win at fourth-seeded Kennesaw State SDSU never trailed in the contest, building a 17-3 cushion with two second-quarter touchdowns after the teams traded field goals in the opening stanza Adam Anderson gave the Jackrabbits the lead for good on a 5-yard touchdown reception from Taryn Christion, with Pierre Strong, Jr adding a 9-yard touchdown run in the closing minutes of the quarter Kennesaw State rallied behind backup quarterback Daniel David, cutting the Jackrabbit advantage to 20-17 with a pair of fourth-quarter scores David’s 1-yard touchdown run with 6:42 to play in the game capped a nine-play, 91-yard drive The Jackrabbits responded with the game-clinching drive on their next possession First, Christion scrambled and hit Cade Johnson for 33 yards on a third-and-12 play before Christion scored from 15 yards out on another third-down play later in the drive Christian Rozeboom posted a game-high 14 tackles, including three tackles for loss, for SDSU

RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 35, by Kyle Minett, at Montana, 11-28-2009 RUSHING YARDS: ^295, by Zach Zenner, vs Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 RUSHING AVERAGE (MIN. 0 ATT.): 11 0 yards per carry, by Zach Zenner, at Montana State, 11-29-2014 RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS: 4, by Zach Zenner, at Montana State, 11-29-2014 LONG RUSH: 87 yards (for TD), by Zach Zenner, at Northern Arizona, 11-30-2013 PASS ATTEMPTS: 43, by Taryn Christion, at Montana, 11-28-2015, and at James Madison, 12-16-2017 PASS COMPLETIONS: 26, by Austin Sumner, at Eastern Washington, 12-7-2013 YARDS PASSING: 315, by Austin Sumner, at Eastern Washington, 12-7-2013 TOUCHDOWN PASSES: 3, by Thomas O’Brien, at Montana, 11-28-2009, and by Taryn Christion, vs Northern Iowa, 12-2-2017 RECEPTIONS: 11, by Trevor Tiefenthaler, at Eastern Washington, 12-7-2013 YARDS RECEIVING: 140, by Jake Wieneke, vs New Hampshire, 12-9-2017 RECEIVING AVERAGE (MIN. 4 REC.): 21 3 yards, by Jake Wieneke, at Montana, 11-28-2015 RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS: 3, by Colin Cochart, at Montana, 11-28-2009 LONG RECEPTION: 69 yards (for TD), by Zach Zenner, at Montana State, 11-29-2014 ALL-PURPOSE YARDS: 324 (252 rushing, 72 receiving), by Zach Zenner, at Montana State, 11-29-2014 TOTAL OFFENSE: 331 yards (315 passing, 16 receiving), by Austin Sumner, at Eastern Washington, 12-7-2013 FIELD GOALS MADE: 3, by Justin Syrovatka, vs Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012, and by Chase Vinatieri, vs Northern Iowa, 12-2-2017 FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED: 3, by Justin Syrovatka, vs Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012, and by Chase Vinatieri, vs Northern Iowa, 12-2-2017 LONG FIELD GOAL: 55 yards, by Chase Vinatieri, vs Northern Iowa, 12-2-2017 PUNTS: 9, by Brady Hale, at Montana, 11-28-2015 PUNTING AVERAGE (MIN. 2 ATT.): 46 3 yards, by Ethan Sawyer, at North Dakota State, 12-1-12 LONG PUNT: 61 yards, by Brady Hale, vs Villanova, 12-3-2016 PUNT RETURNS: 5, by Je Ryan Butler, at Northern Arizona, 11-30-2013 PUNT RETURN YARDS: 90, by Je Ryan Butler, at Northern Arizona, 11-30-2013 LONG PUNT RETURN: 80 yards, by Je Ryan Butler, at North Dakota State, 12-6-2014 KICKOFF RETURNS: 5, by Tyrel Kool, at Montana, 11-28-2009 KICKOFF RETURN YARDS: 115 (2 returns), by Cade Johnson, vs New Hampshire, 12-9-2017

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PLAYOFF H STORY • Dec. 4, 20 8 — North Dakota State 44, SDSU 2 : North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick ran for three touchdowns to lead the Bison back to the FCS national championship game with a 44-21 semifinal victory at the Fargodome NDSU grabbed 14-7 lead late in the first half on a 34-yard run by Stick, then scored on its first five possessions of the second half to pull away for the victory After Stick scored on a 5-yard run midway through the first quarter, the Jackrabbits’ Pierre Strong, Jr answered with a 30-yard touchdown in the closing seconds of the opening stanza The two squads combined for 35 points in the third quarter Bruce Anderson scored all three Bison touchdowns, running to paydirt from 1 and 41 yards and adding a 14-yard touchdown reception Blake Kunz (8 yards) and Cade Johnson (52 yards) caught touchdown passes from Taryn Christion for SDSU’s third-quarter scores Stick capped the scoring with a 28-yard touchdown run as he ended the day with 147 yards on 16 carries The Bison accumulated 439 yards on the ground en route to 608 yards of total offense Strong posted 135 yards on 20 carries to lead the Jackrabbits’ offensive attack

PLAYOFF RECORDS

LONG KICKOFF RETURN: 99 yards (for TD), by Cade Johnson, vs New Hampshire, 12-9-2017 TACKLES: 18, by Ross Shafrath, at North Dakota State, 12-1-2012 TACKLES FOR LOSS: 4 0, by Chase Douglas, at Northern Arizona, 11-30-2013 SACKS: 2 0, by Chase Douglas, at Northern Arizona, 11-30-2013 INTERCEPTIONS: 2, by Je Ryan Butler, at Northern Arizona, 11-30-2013 LONG INTERCEPTION RETURN: 65 yards, by Christian Rozeboom, at James Madison, 12-16-17 PASS BREAKUPS: 2, by six players (last: by Jordan Brown and Marshon Harris, vs New Hampshire, 12-9-2017) LONG FUMBLE RETURN: 45 yards, by Winston Wright, vs Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 ^ tied school record

TEAM

POINTS SCORED: 58, vs Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 MOST POINTS-QUARTER: 24 (2nd Quarter), vs Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 FIRST DOWNS: 29, vs Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 53, vs Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 RUSHING YARDS: 434, vs Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 AVERAGE PER RUSH: 8 9 yards per carry, at Montana State, 11-29-2014 RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS: 6, vs Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 PASS ATTEMPTS: 48, at James Madison, 12-16-2017 PASS COMPLETIONS: 26, at Eastern Washington, 12-7-2013 YARDS PASSING: 315, at Eastern Washington, 12-7-2013 YARDS PER ATTEMPT: 9 1, at North Dakota State, 12-10-2016 YARDS PER COMPLETION: 14 6, vs New Hampshire, 12-9-2017 TOUCHDOWN PASSES: 3, at Montana, 11-28-2009, and vs Northern Iowa, 12-2-2017 TOTAL OFFENSE: 580 yards (434 rushing, 146 passing), vs Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 TOTAL PLAYS: 84, at Montana, 11-28-2015 AVERAGE GAIN PER PLAY: 7 2 yards, vs Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 SACKS: 7, at Northern Arizona, 11-30-2013 INTERCEPTIONS FORCED: 3, at Northern Arizona, 11-30-2013 PENALTIES: 10, at Montana, 11-28-2009 PENALTY YARDS: 75, at Montana, 11-28-2009 FUMBLES: 4, at James Madison, 12-16-2017 FUMBLES LOST: 4, at James Madison, 12-16-2017 TIME OF POSSESSION-GAME: 37:03, vs Eastern Illinois, 11-24-2012 TIME OF POSSESSION-QUARTER: 11:04 (1st Quarter), vs Duquesne, 12-1-2018

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Throughout John Stiegelmeier’s -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. 6, 2000 — SDSU 25, Augustana (S.D.) 24: The Jackrabbits trailed 4-0 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. Ranek brought SDSU within 4- 3 on a 4yard touchdown run with 46 seconds to play, then plunged in for the decisive conversion. Brock Beran caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from Andy Rennerfeldt early in the fourth quarter, while Andy Nelson booted a 34-yard field goal as part of a 17-point final quarter for the Jackrabbits. • Sept. 22, 200 — SDSU 30, St. Cloud State (Minn.) 24: SDSU again overcame a 4-0 halftime deficit, this time at home. Frank Blalark returned the second-half kickoff for a 91-yard touchdown to jumpstart SDSU, and the Jackrabbits held off a Husky first-and-goal situation in the closing minutes. Josh Ranek tallied the final two Jackrabbit scores on touchdown runs of 55 and 3 yards.

• Oct. 2, 2002 — SDSU 23, Western Washington 9: 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.) 7: SDSU rallied for 14 points in the final minutes on the road. Parker Douglass kicked two field goals, including the game-winning 46-yarder with 14 seconds remaining. Also in the rally, Andy Kardoes hooked up with JaRon Harris on a 40-yard touchdown pass and a two-point conversion pass to Luke Greving tied the game at 17-all.

Kyle Minett scored from a yard out as time expired, rallying the 0th-ranked Jackrabbits from a 8-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: 4 remaining. The Jackrabbits’ first lead of the game lasted all of 1 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, 37-yard drive stalled before Peter Reifenrath nailed a 4 -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 . 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. , 20 4 — SDSU 32, Missouri State 28: The Jackrabbits trailed 8-17 entering the fourth quarter, but freshman Jake Wieneke’s third touchdown catch of the game — from 6 yards out — pulled SDSU to within 8- 4 with under 1 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.

• Oct. 2 , 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 3-0 in the fourth quarter. After the final touchdown brought the Jackrabbits to within 8- 7 with 1:05 remaining, Kardoes scored the two-point conversion on a quarterback draw.

Other notable comebacks include: • Oct. 26, 968 — SDSU 23, Youngstown State 20: Down 0-0 at the half, the Jackrabbits scored 1 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, 2008 — SDSU 50, Stephen F. Austin (Texas) 48: They say everything is bigger in Texas, and this was the largest comeback in school history.

Sept. 9, 98 — SDSU 2 , South Dakota 20: Less than a year after scoring 18 fourth-quarter points to beat USD in the Beef Bowl, the Jackrabbits did it again, this time in more dramatic fashion on their home field. Trailing 0-3 in the fourth, Mike Law

• Oct. 28, 2006 — SDSU 22, UC Davis 2 : Trailing 1-10 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. After defensive back Jeff Hegge made a touchdown saving tackle earlier on the drive, SDSU’s Eric Schroeder blocked a short UC Davis field goal late in the third quarter to keep the Jackrabbits within striking distance.

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Sept. 27, 980: SDSU 2 , South Dakota 3: SDSU scored 18 fourth-quarter points to erase a 133 deficit. Dan Johnson’s -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 ackrabbits to three come-from-behind victories in 2006.

gave SDSU hope with his 11-yard scoring run to pull the Jacks within 0-9 despite a failed two-point play. Minutes later, Brad Christianson intercepted a pass, setting up Brian Bunkers’ 1-yard plunge to bring the Jacks to within 0-15 at the 4:5 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 0. 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, 988 — SDSU 3 , Central Missouri State 24: In the 1988 season opener at CoughlinAlumni Stadium, SDSU scored on three straight possessions to rally from a 4-10 third-quarter deficit. Ted Wahl capped an 11-play, 56-yard drive with a 16-yard scramble to bring SDSU within 4-17. On the last play of the third, Wahl connected with J.D. Berreth on a 60-yard pass play, tying the game at 4all. 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, 994 — SDSU 32, Slippery Rock (Pa.) 28: Three fourth-quarter touchdowns gave SDSU a thrilling home victory to open the 1994 season. Trailing 8-14 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 8- 0, but put together two 90-plus-yard drives to earn the victory. Parent capped a 10-play, 95-yard drive with a 7-yard run at the 8:4 mark, and scored the game-winner on a 1-yard run with :11 left to finish off an eight-play, 94-yard drive.

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Ranging from upsets of ranked opponents to playoff victories and a win over a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent, the South Dakota State University football team has provided numerous memorable moments during its 14 seasons competing at the Division I level. Following is a list of some of the more memorable Jackrabbit victories in the Division I era. Other top games can be found on pages 164-165 (Playoff Games), page 166 (Comebacks), page 169 (Hobo Day) and pages 17 -171 (Dakota Marker).

• Sept. 5, 004 — SDSU 31, Southern (La.) 4: The Jackrabbits scored the final 1 points of the game to record their first-ever victory over a Football Championship Subdivision opponent, recording a 3124 road win in Baton Rouge, La. SDSU trailed 21-7 early in the second quarter before pulling to within 21-14 late in the first half on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Brad Nelson to Solomon Johnson. Parker Douglass tied the game at 24-all on the first play of the fourth quarter with a 35-yard field goal, the Jackrabbits put together a 13-play, 83-yard game winning drive that was capped by a 1 -yard touchdown pass from Nelson to Greg Peitz with 4:48 to play. • Sept. 10, 005 — SDSU 69, Valparaiso (Ind.) 6: SDSU recorded its most points as a Division I program, steamrolling Valparaiso (Ind.) in the 2 5 home opener. The Jackrabbits scored at least 1 points in each quarter and notched a number of big plays. Chris Molitor opened the scoring for SDSU on a 76-yard touchdown pass from fellow wide receiver Josh Davis and Anthony Watson started an onslaught of 31 second-quarter points with a 47-yard touchdown run. SDSU also tallied two touchdowns on returns — a 14-yard interception return by Andrew Hoogeveen and a 7 -yard punt return by Paul Aanonson.

• Oct. 0, 007 — SDSU 48, Cal Poly 35: The Jackrabbits began a streak of five consecutive wins en route to the Great West Football Conference title with a 48-35 home win over 19th-ranked Cal Poly. Adam Monke returned the game’s opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown and Cory Koenig racked up 259 yards on the ground and scored on touchdown runs of 32, 46, 42 and 11 yards.

• Sept. 6, 008 — SDSU 40, Youngstown State 7: In its first game against a Missouri Valley Football Conference opponent, SDSU turned in a dominating performance against Youngstown State. The Jackrabbits raced out to a 27- halftime lead behind a balanced offensive attack and a stifling defense that limited YSU to two first downs and notched a safety in the first 3 minutes. Quarterback Ryan Berry threw for 319 yards and a touchdown and added one rushing TD. Kyle Minett carried the ball 14 times for 123 yards and two scores, including a 53-yarder in the third quarter.

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• Nov. 8, 008 — SDSU 5 , Illinois State 1: On a cold and blustery day at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, Jackrabbit quarterback Ryan Berry set a Missouri Valley Football Conference single-game record with seven touchdown passes. Berry’s seven touchdown passes were spread among four different receivers, with three coming in the first quarter as SDSU burst out to a 24- lead. Glen Fox was the primary target with three TD receptions, followed by two by tight end Colin Cochart and one each by Kyle Minett and Mike Steffen. Minett also ran for 161 yards on 25 carries as the Jacks held a 436-255 advantage in total offense.

• Sept. 1 , 009 — SDSU 44, Georgia Southern 6: A new-look Jackrabbit defense racked up nine sacks and forced four turnovers in holding Georgia Southern out of the end zone in a dominating season-opening win. All-America defensive end Danny Batten paced the SDSU defensive unit with 2.5 tackles for loss, including 1.5 sacks, and forced a fumble. Ten different Jackrabbits were credited with at least a halfsack in the contest. Mike Steffen caught two touchdown passes from Ryan Crawford and Kyle Minett added two rushing touchdowns.

• Oct. 4, 009 — SDSU 4, Northern Iowa 14: SDSU moved into the driver’s seat for its first playoff appearance at the Football Championship Subdivision level with a hard-fought 24-14 victory on Hobo Day. The Jackrabbits took their first lead of the game early in the third quarter on a 63-yard touchdown pass from Thomas O’Brien to Glen Fox. SDSU regained the lead later in the stanza on a 49-yard field goal by Kyle Harris and sealed the win with an 11-play, 93-yard drive capped by a 1-yard TD pass from O’Brien to Colin Cochart with 3:43 to play.

• Nov. 3, 01 — SDSU 16, Southern Illinois 1 : South Dakota State drove 94 yards in the final three minutes, finishing the marathon drive with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Austin Sumner to Trevor Tiefenthaler with seven seconds remaining as the Jackrabbits kept their playoff hopes alive with a thrilling win in Carbondale, Illinois. SDSU converted on a pair of fourth-down tries in the game-winning drive, which covered 18 plays. The Jackrabbits overcame a loss of 18 yards on a bad snap from center as Sumner floated a 23-yard pass to Tiefenthaler for a first down on fourth-and-19. Later in the drive, Sumner connected with Aaron Rollin on a 15-yard pass play on fourth-and-8 that moved the ball to midfield. The victory also was career win No. 1 for Jackrabbit head coach John Stiegelmeier. • Sept. 5, 015 — SDSU 41, Kansas 38: South Dakota State scored on its first five possessions and the Jackrabbit defense held off a Kansas comeback to defeat the Jayhawks, 41-38, in the 2 15 season opener in Lawrence, Kansas. The win marked the first for the Jackrabbits over a

OVERTIME GAMES

1998: SDSU 3 , Nebraska-Omaha 27 [2 OT] 2 2: Augustana (S.D.) 39, SDSU 33 [3 OT] 2 4: Southern Utah 23, SDSU 17 [2 OT] 2 7: Western Illinois 29, SDSU 26 [4 OT] 2 8: McNeese State (La.) 46, SDSU 44 [3 OT] 2 11: SDSU 43, Missouri State 36 [2 OT] 2 13: SDSU 37, Northern Iowa 34 [2 OT] 2 15: Western Illinois 3 , SDSU 24 [2 OT] 2 17: SDSU 27, Illinois State 24 [OT] 2 18: SDSU 54, Indiana State 51 [OT]

Football Bowl Subdivision opponent since moving to Division I in 2 4. Brady Mengarelli and Jake Wieneke each scored a pair of touchdowns for the Jackrabbits. Wieneke finished the day with eight catches for 16 yards, while Mengarelli scored on a run of 25 yards and catch and run of 29 yards. The SDSU defense forced a pair of turnovers, which the Jackrabbit defense converted into 14 points.

• Nov. 7, 015 — SDSU 5, Illinois State 0: In the final game played at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, the Jackrabbits scored 19 consecutive points in the second and third quarters, then held on for a 25-2 victory over Illinois State. Freshman quarterback Taryn Christion began the SDSU streak with a game-tying 1 -yard touchdown with 3:38 to play in the second quarter, following an interception by Jesse Bobbit. The Jacks got the ball back later in the quarter and took their first lead with 13 seconds remaining as backup quarterback Zach Lujan entered for one play and threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Jake Wieneke. Christion closed the scoring for the Jackrabbits with a pair of second-half touchdown passes — 14 yards to Brandon Andrews in the third quarter and a 74-yard scoring strike to Wieneke early in the fourth. SDSU’s special teams unit also came up with big plays in the fourth quarter, blocking a 22-yard field goal attempt and recovering an onside kick.

• Sept. 10, 016 — SDSU 56, Drake 8: South Dakota State christened the new Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium with a 56-28 victory over Drake. The Jackrabbits wasted little time to put the first points on the board, marching 63 yards on five plays, capping the drive with a 3-yard touchdown pass from Taryn Christion to Jake Wieneke. Christion completed his first 11 pass attempts, hooking up with Wieneke on two other scoring strikes of 1 and 15 yards in the first half, while also running for a 36-yard touchdown. Christion ended the night 24-of-28 for 224 yards and four touchdowns. SDSU also scored on a 3-yard interception return by Jared Blum and a 2-yard blocked punt return by Jake Harms in the second half. Dallas Goedert provided a one-handed highlightreel catch for a 3-yard touchdown from Christion on the first play of the fourth quarter.

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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 Hobo Day 2018 is set for for Oct 5, when the Jackrabbits host Southern Illinois

HOBO DAY RECORDS BY 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 South Dakota Tech

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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 1-2-0 2-0-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 17-11-3 1-0-0

First 1946 1923 1920 2008 2000 2005 1927 1984 1914 1917 1981 2009 1997 1953 1944 1915 1913

Last 2004 1925 1945 2008 — — 1996 1998 2002 1995 — 2017 2003 — — 1991 —

Southern Illinois Stephen F Austin (Texas) UC Davis Wichita State (Kan ) Yankton College Youngstown State Overall Record

1-1-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 4-1-0 61-39-5

2011 2007 2006 1937 1912 2010

2013 — — — — 2018

*While the records show 105 Hobo Day games, there have been 107 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

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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 1966: North Dakota L, 0-43 1967: South Dakota W, 42-14 1968: North Dakota L, 16-21

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: 2015: 2016: 2017: 2018:

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 Nebraska-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 Northern Iowa L, 7-10 Youngstown State W, 24-10 Northern Iowa L, 18-38 Youngstown State W, 36-7

SDSU played 54 Hobo Day games at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, with a 31-23-0 record The games attracted 598,559 fans, an average of 11,084 per game The three Hobo Day games played at Dana J Dykhouse Stadium have drawn a total of 46,434 fans (15,478 average)

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Hobo Day has been a tradition at South Dakota State University for 105 years, with the Jackrabbits holding a 607 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 Day, 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 nail-biter 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

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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 30-27 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 36-yard 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 on the ensuing drive 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 Eight different Jackrabbits found the end zone with running back Reed Sanderson scoring twice The Jackrabbits added four second-quarter 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 . 1997: Hail Mary delivers victory In one of the wildest 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 thenrecord 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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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 1 -inch square stone monuments planted in the early 189 s, is the name of a traveling trophy that SDSU and North Dakota State began competing for in 2 4. 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 since 19 3. The Dakota Marker stands about three feet tall with the letters “SD” on one side and “ND”on the other side, just like its 72 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 2 12 season. The Jackrabbits and Bison also played for the Great West Football Conference championship in both 2 6 and 2 7. Overall, North Dakota State leads the Dakota Marker series by an 8-6 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, 200 — SDSU 2 , 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, which was played at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. The winning touchdown capped a 14-play, 8 -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 pair of tackles and ran into the end zone. • Nov. 12, 2005 — North Dakota State 1, 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 3 7 yards and was led 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 by converting a Bison turnover into the game’s first score, a 16yard 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.

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2 4: SDSU 24, North Dakota State 21 2 5: North Dakota State 41, SDSU 17 2 6: North Dakota State 41, SDSU 28 2 7: SDSU 29, North Dakota State 24 2 8: SDSU 25, North Dakota State 24 2 9: SDSU 28, North Dakota State 13 2 1 : North Dakota State 31, SDSU 24 2 11: North Dakota State 38, SDSU 14 2 12: North Dakota State 2 , SDSU 17 2 13: North Dakota State 2 , SDSU 2 14: North Dakota State 37, SDSU 17 2 15: North Dakota State 28, SDSU 7 2 16: SDSU 19, North Dakota State 17 2 17: SDSU 33, North Dakota State 21 2 18: North Dakota State 21, SDSU 17

• Nov. 18, 2006 — North Dakota State 1, SDSU 28: South Dakota State’s magical late-season 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 1 - first-quarter lead, but SDSU countered with a 14-point second quarter to take a 141 halftime lead. Anthony Watson capped a six-play, 8 -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 2 : 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 Coughlin-Alumni 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 the 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 2 -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 2 : Ryan Berry connected with JaRon Harris on a 1yard touchdown with 2 minutes, 2 seconds remaining in the game, and then threw the game-winning twopoint conversion to Mike Steffen, lifting SDSU to a 2524 win at the Fargodome The win was SDSU’s first in Fargo since 1962 and marked the first time the road team claimed the Dakota Marker. The Jackrabbit heroics came after Berry left the game in the first quarter due to injury before returning in the fourth. 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 4 -plus 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 the Bison, at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. The Bison scored on the opening possession of the game as D.J. McNorton scored 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 for touchdown. 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

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a 2 -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 2 : 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 with a 51-yard return for a score. SDSU made it a one-possession game with a pair of late scores, including a 68-yard TD pass from Thomas O’Brien to Tyrel Kool. • Oct. 22, 2011 — North Dakota State 38, SDSU 1 : 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- midway through the third quarter, the Jackrabbits pulled to within 1 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. The Bison took advantage of a short field to score a pair of late touchdowns. Brock Jensen tallied his second 1-yard TD run of the game and 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, top-ranked North Dakota State came out on top of a defensive battle, 2 -17, at the Fargodome. NDSU never trailed in the contest, taking a 3- firstquarter 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 1 before halftime, capping a nine-play, 61-yard drive with a 26-yard TD pass from Austin Sumner to Brandon Hubert with under three minutes to play in the half. Moments later, the Jackrabbits recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and Justin Syrovatka booted a 46-yard field goal to knot the game. Keller kicked a 3 -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 2 - win over sixth-ranked South Dakota State before a Coughlin-Alumni Stadium crowd of 16,498. After a scoreless first quarter, NDSU broke into the

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Cory Koenig’s 42-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter gave South Dakota State the lead for good in the 200 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.

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. The Jackrabbits were stifled offensively throughout the game, managing only nine first downs and 124 yards of total offense. The game remained 7- until the fourth quarter, when NDSU put the game away with touchdown runs by John Crockett and Jensen. • Nov. 1, 201 — 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 1 -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 plays. NDSU led 2 -17 after three quarters, then tacked on 17 more points in the fourth quarter, converting two late turnovers into 1 points. • Oct. 3, 2015 — North Dakota State 28, SDSU 7: North Dakota State used the same recipe for success in previous Dakota Marker games, presenting a stout defense to go along with a punishing running game to win in front of a Coughlin-Alumni Stadium-record crowd of 17,348. The Bison scored on their opening drive of the game, then pushed their lead to 21- going into halftime with two second-quarter scores. All three drives covered at least 65 yards. NDSU took advantage of a short field to put the game out of reach early in the third quarter on a 27yard touchdown run by quarterback Carson Wentz. The Jackrabbits avoided the shutout late in the third quarter as Dallas Goedert scored on a 26-yard pass play from Zach Lujan. • Oct. 15, 2016 — SDSU 19, North Dakota State

17: The Jackrabbits scored on a 2-yard touchdown pass from Taryn Christion to Jake Wieneke with a single-second remaining to knock off the top-ranked Bison, 19-17, at the Fargodome. SDSU’s victory came after the Jackrabbits came up empty in three previous red-zone possessions – two of which resulted in turning the ball over on downs and the third on an interception in the end zone. Chase Vinatieri’s second field goal of the game, a 42-yarder four minutes into the fourth quarter, pulled the Jackrabbits to within 17-13. SDSU’s defense continued held the Bison to one first down in the fourth quarter. Christion accounted for 444 yards of total offense, completing 24-of-42 passes for 3 3 yards and rushing 2 times for 141 yards.

• Nov. , 2017 — SDSU 33, North Dakota State 21: In the first-ever meeting between the two teams at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium, South Dakota State forced five turnovers and turned those miscues into 17 points as the Jackrabbits retained the Dakota Marker. The first turnover — an interception by Jordan Brown — led to a 1-yard touchdown run by Taryn Christion in the closing seconds of the first half that gave SDSU a 17-7 lead. SDSU sealed the victory with an 11-play, 86-yard fourth-quarter drive that took nearly seven minutes off the clock. Christion threw his second touchdown of the afternoon — a 19-yard juggling catch by tight end Dallas Goedert — to cap the drive. The Jacks held a 473-337 advantage in total offense.

• Sept. 29, 2018 — North Dakota State 21, SDSU 17: The Jackrabbits took a lead into the fourth quarter, but NDSU quarterback Easton Stick scored on a 5-yard run two minutes into the final stanza to lift the Bison to the victory on their home field. Stick’s touchdown capped an 8-play, 8 -yard drive that came after the Jackrabbits took a 17-14 lead on a 61-yard touchdown run by Isaac Wallace. SDSU scored the game’s opening touchdown on a 3-yard pass from Taryn Christion to Cade Johnson. The Bison countered with a pair of scores on Stick passes of 17 and 41 yards to take a 14-7 halftime lead.

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South Dakota State University is home to the original Beef Bowl, and the event celebrated its Golden Anniversary during the 2016 season. The 53rd Annual Beef Bowl is slated for Sept. 21, 2019, when SDSU hosts Southern Utah. 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 14 Beef Bowls and 16 times overall. 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:

BEEF BOWL SCORES

North Dakota State Morningside Northern Iowa Augustana Wayne State (Mich.) Youngstown St. (Ohio) Western State (Colo.) North Dakota North Dakota State Northern Colorado Nebraska-Omaha Morningside Augustana South Dakota Nebraska-Omaha South Dakota St. Cloud State North Dakota North Dakota Morningside South Dakota North Dakota State North Dakota State Mankato State North Dakota State North Dakota North Dakota State Northern Colorado St. Cloud State North Dakota Mankato State

L, 14-34 W, 43-14 L, 14-24 L, 6-22 L, 8-27 W, 34-22 W, 56-28 W, 55-6 W, 13-8 L, 7-22 W, 34-2 W, 41-17 W, 28-26 W, 21-13 W, 17-10 W, 20-7 L, 22-28 L, 7-46 W, 29-23 W, 24-14 L, 21-30 L, 26-55 L, 12-33 L, 15-33 L, 0-35 L, 3-14 W, 42-30 L, 13-28 L, 10-34 W, 28-23 L, 7-21

1998: 1999: 2000: 2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009: 2010: 2011: 2012: 2013: 2014: 2015: 2016: 2017: 2018:

North Dakota Augustana Northern Colorado St. Cloud State Nebraska-Omaha North Dakota North Dakota State Cal Poly Central Arkansas Texas State Western Illinois Indiana State Western Illinois Indiana State Missouri State Southeastern Louisiana Wisconsin-Oshkosh Robert Morris (Pa.) Cal Poly Drake Arkansas-Pine Bluff

L, 6-20 W, 38-31 W, 17-7 W, 30-24 W, 38-31 L, 24-25 W, 24-21 L, 16-24 W, 20-7 W, 38-3 W, 24-22 W, 41-0 W, 33-29 L, 28-38 W, 17-7 W, 34-26 W, 41-3 W, 34-10 L, 31-38 W, 51-10 W, 90-6

SDSU has played 2 Beef Bowl games, compiling a 31-21 record.

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 23 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 three out of the six years of competition. The Jackrabbits bested USD, 14-13, 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. After USD claimed the 2014-15 Showdown Series championship, the Jackrabbits regained the traveling trophy with a 16-11 victory during the 2015-16 campaign. The Coyotes have squeaked out 14-13 series victories in the next two academic years (2016-17, 2017-18) before SDSU reclaimed the “Corn Cup” with a 14.511.5 win during the recently completed 2018-19 season.

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OUTST NDING PL YERS 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 2015: Jake Wieneke, wide receiver, South Dakota State 2016: Joe Protheroe, fullback, Cal Poly 2017: Cade Johnson, wide receiver kick returner, South Dakota State 2018: Taryn Christion, quarterback, South Dakota State

South Dakota State has won all seven football games associated with the South Dakota Showdown Series, including a 49-27 victory at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in the 2018 regular season finale. Three of the last four meetings have been decided by one score or less. The 2019 Showdown Series game is slated for Nov. 23 in Vermillion.

SHOWDOWN SERIES FOOTB LL SCORES 2012: SDSU 31, South Dakota 8 2013: SDSU 27, South Dakota 12 2014: SDSU 37, South Dakota 14 2015: SDSU 30, South Dakota 23 2016: SDSU 28, South Dakota 21 2017: SDSU 31, South Dakota 28 2018: SDSU 49, South Dakota 27

2019 Jackrabbit Football


Program Philosophy

T E JACKRABBIT WAY

“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.’”

Win

“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 only two programs that have been in the NCAA playoffs the last seven years (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018). 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 all but one year we have been a member of the conference. We also have led our conference in allacademic selections 11 of the last 13 years. In our FCS history we have had four players selected as Campbell Trophy finalists. 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.”

Facility Improvements

“It is great to be part of a university where the leadership is always pushing to improve. With the leadership of President Dunn and Athletic Director Justin Sell, South Dakota State Football now has some of the best — 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 Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium, we have championship-level facilities. These facilities are critical in our pursuit of an FCS National Championship.”

Recruiting Approach

“We see recruiting as a process to help student-athletes make one of the most important decisions in their lives. Our job is to educate recruits on South Dakota State University, Jackrabbit Football and the community of Brookings.

We will be open and up front with the recruit and his family. 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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AT MINNESOTA LONG ISLAND

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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS*

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AT YOUNGSTOWN STATE* AT INDIANA STATE* NORTH DAKOTA STATE*

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NORTHERN IOWA*

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