If you were one of those that feared a South Dakota letdown following its emotional Dakota Days victory over Youngstown State, you probably felt a little silly as you watched the Coyotes dismantle Indiana State.
Bob Nielson's team piled up a season-best 705 yards of total offense en route to a 56-6 victory over the Sycamores, which moved them to...
South Dakota's historic start has included a number of big moments, but none of them has been bigger than the 29-yard game-winning field goal Ryan Weese delivered last week against then-No.3 Youngstown State.
Not only did that kick push the Coyotes to 5-0 for the first time in the Divison I era, it also lifted them to their highest ranking since...
With its perfect non-conference season now in the past, the real test is about to begin for South Dakota.
The 10th-ranked Coyotes (3-0) will open their eight-game Missouri Valley Football Conference schedule Saturday against No. 13 Western Illinois (3-0).
Matchup By The Numbers
It's been a while - 11 years to be exact - since South Dakota has started a football season 3-0.
That streak, as you all know, came to an end with last week's 45-7 drubbing of then-No.10 North Dakota. But as impressive as that performance and the rest of rest of the non-conference run has been, it is just the beginning.
Bob Nielson's team now...
What a week for South Dakota football.
After securing the program's second win over an FBS program - 35-27 over Bowling Green - the Coyotes immediately shifted their focus to one of the top teams in the FCS.
South Dakota, currently ranked No. 23, will host No. 10 North Dakota Saturday (Sept. 16) in the 2017 home opener.
For more on both of those...
MidcoSN's Jay Elsen catches up with South Dakota quarterback Chris Streveler ahead of the Coyotes' Sept. 9 matchup at Bowling Green.