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 Saturday afternoon 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.
The SDSU defense harassed the Bears’ trio of quarterbacks throughout the day, matching a season high with 11 tackles for loss, including a season-best 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.
SDSU racked up 547 yards of total offense, topping the 500-yard mark for the fourth time this season. Taryn Christion completed 15-of-28 passes for 259 yards, with Cade Johnson tallying 130 receiving yards on five catches. Adam Anderson added six catches for 85 yards, while Mikey Daniel gained 71 yards on the ground on 20 carries.
Jacks Head Coach John Stiegelmeier says they can play better…..
Stiegelmeier says the defense played very well…..
Stigelmeier says they want to get better week to week…..
The Jackrabbits close the road portion of their schedule by traveling to Southern Illinois next Saturday (Nov. 10). Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. at Saluki Stadium in Carbondale, Illinois.