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MidcoSN Podcast: This Week In USD Football

Playoffs?!? That is not just a key component to one of the greatest coach rants in sports history. It was also a very real question for the South Dakota football program just last week. After completing a 7-4 regular season - their best at the Division I level - with a 31-28 loss at the hands of arch-rival South Dakota State, the Coyotes were at...
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This Week In USD Football

For one day, we got a reminder of what South Dakota football used to be like. USD, which entered the game at Northern Iowa with four turnovers all season, gave it away on three straight fourth quarter possessions, leading to 14 UNI points and, ultimately, a gut-wrenching 34-29 defeat. The fact that this team had given us no prior indication that...
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MidcoSN Podcast: This Week In USD Football

In the face of some difficult circumstances South Dakota delivered one of it's most inspired performances of the season in last week's 42-0 win over Southern Illinois at the DakotaDome. Not only was it the Coyotes' first ever shutout of a Valley opponent, but it also gave them seven wins on the season. That's bar that had previously never been...
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MidcoSN Podcast: This Week In USD Football

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...
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MidcoSN Podcast: This Week In USD Football

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...
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MidcoSN Podcast: This Week In USD Football

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 South Dakota MVFC Rank Western Illinois MVFC...
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