SDSU finishes off the victory, claiming a 33-16 win. The Jackrabbits have now won five straight against their rival.
NDSU is trying to hang around with 6:33 to play. The Bison get a touchdown pass from Cam Miller to Zach Mathis.
It’s now a 30-16 lead for SDSU.
Three quarters down and one to go. SDSU has a 19 point lead and the ball as they seek to score again and potentially put the game out of reach.
Dalys Beanum gets a pass deflection and it’s intercepted by Graham Spalding. SDSU takes over nearing the end of the quarter.
SDSU blocks a field goal and then drives to midfield, but they’re unable to capitalize as they punt for the first time today.
NDSU gets the ball back, needing some offense. More specifically, some points.
Another strong drive for SDSU. It seems to be the same thing we’re saying over and over again.
Isaiah Davis was a beast on that drive, rushing for our 40 yards. Jadon Janke finished the drive with a seven yard touchdown catch from Mark Gronowski.
SDSU leads 27-9.
Attendance was also announced at 19,431, which is a new attendance record at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.
Second half about to begin. SDSU will get the ball as they opted to defer at the beginning of the game.
Total yards aren’t too different. State outgaining NDSU 205-183. The Bison have a punt, a fumble, a missed field goal and a missed extra point.
NDSU attempts a 50 yard field goal with Griffin Crosa but it is wide right.
The Jacks take a 20-9 lead into halftime.
The NDSU defense does their job, forcing SDSU to settle for a field goal.
The Jackrabbits now lead 20-9. The Bison have the ball and nearly two minutes. Wouldn’t be surprised if they look for points with all three timeouts.
SDSU gets a perfect pitch and catch from Gronowski to Jadon Janke for the touchdown.
On the ensuing drive, NDSU fumbles on the first play.
Jackrabbits lead 17-9 and they’re back in the redzone… looking for more.
SDSU drives 57 yards and settles for a 31 yard field goal.
Jaxon Janke has now caught passes in 42 straight games. That dates back to the 2021 spring season.
Jackrabbits now lead 10-9.
NDSU takes nearly five minutes in this battle of long possessions. They went 52 yards and converted a 27 yard field goal by Griffin Croso.
Jackrabbits get the ball back, looking to regain the lead.
NDSU starting another drive as they have marched across midfield to the SDSU 43. Cam Miller with a nice run to end the first quarter.
SDSU leads 7-6 after the first, thanks to a blocked extra point.
SDSU answers with a strong drive of their own. The Jacks took 6:58 to drive it 75 yards and take the lead.
Hunter Dustman’s PAT was good, following the one yard touchdown run by Isaiah Davis. He had 46 yards rushing on the drive.
One yard touchdown pass from Cam Miller to Zach Mathis. It was a screen throw and Mathis was able to fall in for the touchdown.
It’s a strong opening drive that goes 75 yards on 12 plays and takes seven minutes and 16 seconds. The point after kick was blocked by Ryan Van Marel. NDSU leads 6-0.
Strong drive for NDSU has them converting a fourth down and into the redzone. Cam Miller completes the pass to his tight end.
First and goal NDSU.
SDSU wins the toss and elects to defer. It’ll be NDSU with the ball first to start the contest. Kick-off is now from Brookings!
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — It’s Dakota Marker game day as #1 SDSU is hosting #11 NDSU in Brookings. This story will update with information and stats from the game, which begins at 2 p.m.
Stories about this year’s Dakota Marker:
- SDSU preps for Dakota Marker vs. NDSU
- The Dakota Marker and a 115-game rivalry
- Flashback Friday: The first Dakota Marker
- Rankings aside: SDSU is gearing up for battle with Bison
- Jackrabbit fans ready for border battle