SDSU Moves On In FCS Playoffs

(From the SDSU sports desk)

BROOKINGS, S.D. – 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 defeat Northern Iowa, 37-22, in second-round action of the Football Championship Playoffs Saturday afternoon at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

With their sixth consecutive victory, the fifth-seeded Jackrabbits improved to 10-2 overall, reaching the 10-win mark for the first time in program history. SDSU is in line to host New Hampshire in quarterfinal action either Dec. 8 or 9 (game date and time to be announced late Saturday).

New Hampshire knocked off No. 4 seed Central Arkansas, 21-15, Saturday. SDSU finished with a 380-369 advantage in total offense.

Christion completed 19-of-28 passes for 237 yards and added 38 yards on seven carries. Brady Mengarelli led the rushing attack with 45 yards on 18 carries, with Isaac Wallace adding 40 yards on 10 attempts. Goedert led the receiving corps with six catches for 83 yards.