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
Jason Andera lists the South Dakota prep football media poll for the week of September 4, 2017.
Here's some of the most outstanding performances on the football field this week in South Dakota.
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.
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Let's move to South Dakota now where there are no shortages of high school signal callers.... Coming in at Number five. Josh Giles of Madison, Giles sometimes flies under the radar with so many stars in Madison's high powered offense….But take a look at his numbers and you can't deny his value. Last season he threw for 2,627 yards and 39...