SDSU Dominates To Win

(From the SDSU sports desk)

South Dakota State quarterback Taryn Christion [3] accounted for six touchdowns, including three scoring passes to Jake Wieneke [4], to lead the Jackrabbits to a 52-24 victory over Western Illinois in a battle of nationally ranked teams Saturday afternoon at Hanson Field.

The Jackrabbits, ranked eighth by the Football Championship Subdivision coaches and 11th in the STATS media poll, improved to 6-2 overall and 3-2 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. WIU dropped to 5-3 overall and 2-3 in league play.

The reigning MVFC Offensive Player of the Year, Christion matched a career high with five touchdown passes as he finished the day 26-of-41 for a season-high 386 yards. SDSU held a 579-285 advantage in total offense. All-America tight end Dallas Goedert [8] went over the 100-yard mark for the third game in a row with eight catches for 113 yards. Wieneke finished with season highs of eight catches for 97 yards as he took over third place on the FCS career charts with 54 touchdown receptions.

Christian Rozeboom [10], who recovered the third-quarter fumble and added an interception in the fourth quarter, registered 10 tackles. Jordan Brown [11] forced a fumble and contributed eight tackles.

The Jackrabbits return home to face North Dakota State in the annual Battle for the Dakota Marker. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m. at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.