College Football

South Dakota State Jackrabbits (8-3)


South Dakota State, Villanova to fight for quarterfinal berth

While all eyes will be on how South Dakota State's prolific offense fares against Villanova's hard-hitting defense, that's not the matchup that most concerns Jackrabbits coach John Stiegelmeier ahead of this weekend's second-round playoff showdown.

Fresh off its first Missouri Valley Football Conference title and a first-round bye, No. 7 South Dakota State will try to advance to the FCS quarterfinals for the first time Saturday when it hosts the ninth-ranked Wildcats in the first playoff game at Dykhouse Stadium.

Villanova (9-3), which tied for second in the Colonial Athletic Association Conference before topping Saint Francis 31-21 in the opening round last week, is hoping to once again extend coach Andy Talley's 32nd and final season.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: T. Christion3369
Passing TDs: T. Christion29
Rushing Yards: B. Mengarelli700
Rushing TDs: T. Christion6
Receiving Yards: J. Wieneke1204
Receiving TDs: J. Wieneke16
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 at 13 TCU L 41 - 59
9/10 vs. Drake W 56 - 28
9/17 vs. Cal Poly L 31 - 38
10/1 vs. Western Illinois W 52 - 14
10/8 at Southern Illinois W 45 - 39
10/15 at North Dakota State W 19 - 17
10/22 vs. Youngstown State W 24 - 10
10/29 at Illinois State L 21 - 38
11/5 vs. Missouri State W 49 - 24
11/12 vs. South Dakota W 28 - 21
11/19 at UNI W 45 - 24
12/3 vs. Villanova 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET8:00 GMT4:00 北京时间1:00 MST3:00 EST
Missouri Valley
  Conference Overall
7 South Dakota State 7-1 8-3
4 North Dakota State 7-1 10-1
13 Youngstown State 6-2 9-3
Illinois State 4-4 6-6
Northern Iowa 4-4 5-6
Western Illinois 3-5 6-5
South Dakota 3-5 4-7
Southern Illinois 2-6 4-7
Indiana State 2-6 4-7
Missouri State 2-6 4-7
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5299 (9)
Passing Yards: 3458 (8)
Rushing Yards: 1841 (50)
Points per game: 37.4 (11)
Yards per game: 481.7 (8)
Touchdowns: 50 (16)
Field Goals: 9 (66)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4437 (75)
Passing Yards: 2566 (81)
Rushing Yards: 1871 (71)
Points per game: 28.4 (69)
Yards per game: 403.4 (73)
Touchdowns: 37 (68)
Field Goals: 8 (44)
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