(From the SDSU sports desk)
South Dakota State University quarterback Taryn Christion  was named Monday as STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Jackrabbits’ road victory Oct. 28 over Western Illinois.
A junior from Sioux Falls, Christion accounted for six touchdowns and 423 yards of total offense in SDSU’s 52-24 win. He completed 26-of-41 passes for 386 yards and rushed eight times for 37 yards and another score. His five touchdown passes, which covered 30, 13, 1, 46 and 6 yards, tied a career high, while his passing total is seventh-most in program history and his total offense mark ranks eighth in the Jackrabbit annals.
In addition, Christion topped the 7,000-yard mark for career passing yards and 8,000 yards for total offense in the game, and also moved into second place on the SDSU career charts for career passing touchdowns with 58.
Christion and the Jackrabbits, ranked eighth by the FCS coaches and 10th in the STATS media poll, host second-ranked North Dakota State this Saturday (Nov. 4). Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.