Bob Nielson and the South Dakota Coyotes are set to kick off the 2017 season Saturday night (Sept. 2), in Des Moines, against Drake. The Bulldogs finished 7-4 last season, which included a 6-2 mark in the Pioneer Football League. Kickoff at Drake Stadium is set for 6 PM CT.
- Drake leads the all-time series 11-7.
- Coyotes have won the last three, all in Vermillion, including a 52-0 romp in 2015.
- This will be USD's first trip to Drake since 1971.
- The Coyotes last win in Des Moines came all the way back in 1967.
Everything else you need to know about the 2017 South Dakota Coyotes can be found here. I teamed up with USD Radio Sideline Reporter John Thayer – also of ESPN 1570 in Yankton – to give you the most in-depth preseason analysis imaginable. Enjoy!