The nation’s #1 team continues to rake in wins, and this past Saturday, SDSU celebrated its annual Skyscraper Day.
South Dakota State University dominated Indiana 49-7 and was not tested all day.
SDSU jumped to a 14-0 lead after the first quarter and led 35-7 in the first half, accumulating tons of yards on the way to the big lead.
The lifters pulled the foot off the pedal a bit in the second half, scoring just 14 points, but the defense stacked up another dominant performance that only allowed for 260 yards total in the afternoon.
SDSU will now travel to Cedar Falls next week to play UNI next week who is riding a three-game winning streak.
This is the full version of the SDSU Sports Division On Win.
South Dakota recorded touchdowns on each of their first seven offensive possessions to get past Indiana, 49-7, ahead of Hobo Day’s crowd of 19041 noon Saturday at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.
With their eighth straight win, the number one Jackrabbits improved to 8-1 overall and remained single at the top of the Missouri Valley Football Conference standings 6-0. Indiana State dropped to 1-7 overall and 0-5 in league play.
SDSU used a combination of running and passing throughout the day to accumulate 409 total offense yards. Jackrabbit’s first three touchdowns came on the ground as junior running back Isaiah Davis netted records from 4 and 10 yards around 2 yards by quarterback Mark Gronovsky for a 21-0 minute lead in the second quarter. Gronofsky’s run for touchdown came after a 49-yard spot kick by Jaxon Janke, while Davies’ second hit was scored through an interception by cornerback Jackrabbit Dalys Beanum.
Indiana State recorded its only touchdown in the game with a 25-yard pass from Kid Chambers to Harry Van Dyne with 9:43 remaining in the second quarter, but the Jackrabbits turned to the passing game for a pair of scores to wrap up first. Half to advantage 35-7. Gronowski reached out to Jadon Yankee on an 11-yard pass and later routed the offense in the last minute of the game by completing 6 of 7 pass attempts for 61 yards, the last two yards coming on a touch pass to Mike Morgan’s court finish.
It was more of the same in the third quarter as the Jackrabbits put two more touchdowns on the board. Tucker Craft continued his comeback from injury by scoring from 21 yards and escaping from Gronovsky in the opening round of the inning, posting his second touchdown in as many games.
Amar Johnson, who led SDSU in the dash division with 75 yards on 10-cart, capped the scoring with a 2-yard dash later in the third.
Gronovsky finished on the 22nd of 28 runs and connected to eight different receivers for 233 yards. Jaxon Janke counted five catches for 82 yards, with Kraft adding five catches for 59 yards. Teammate Zach Heins contributed four receptions for 38 yards.
For Indiana State, Chambers completed 11 of 24 passes for 114 yards, with Dante Hendix leading the Sycamores Association with four catches for 41 yards. Justin Dinka paced the match on the ground about 52 yards on 16 buggies.
Jason Freeman led the Jackrabbit defense, which limited Indiana State to 260 yards of total attack, with 10 tackles. Saiveon Williamson contributed five stops.
Jackrabbits close the way portion of their regular season schedule on November 5th in northern Iowa. Kick-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
- SDSU leads the all-time series, 10-2, winning in the last eight meetings
- Jackrabbits improve to 63-40-5 in 108 Hobo Day games
- SDSU’s eight-game winning streak is the longest in the Division I era (since 2004), surpassing the previous seven streak streaks in 2006, 2017, and the 2020-21 spring season.
- The Jackrabbits have scored from their first second-half possession in each of their last four games
- SDSU scored an all-time high of 49 points in each of the last two games
- Indiana State was 3 of 15 in third, while Jackrabbits converted 6 out of 10 in third.
- Jackrabbits have intercepted a pass in all nine games this season
- Jaxon Janke moved up to sixth in career receiving yards at SDSU with 2,467 passes, Jason Schneider (2,404 yards from 2011-14)
- Jadon Janke grabbed the ninth place in his career taking the touchdown for the Jackrabbits with 18, and broke the tie with Rusty Lenners (17 TDs from 1993-1996)
- Rhys Winkelman moved into the lonely fourth-place pick-up in loss-taking by Jackrabbit with a score of 39, surpassing Zach Carter’s 38 from 1994-1998.
- Saturday’s attendance of 19,041 is the third largest in the stadium’s history
For more information on the South Dakota State football team, their current roster and upcoming schedule, You can visit their team website.
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