Sunday, November 28, 2021

Strong helped South Dakota St. upset North Dakota St. 27-19

BROKINGS, SD (NWN) — Pierre Strong Jr. had two touchdown runs and the running back threw for another score as South Dakota State beat unbeaten and second-placed North Dakota State 27-19 on Saturday .

It was the second consecutive victory for the 12th-ranked Jackrabbits (7-2, 4-2 Missouri Valley Football Conference) against rival North Dakota State (8–1, 5–1). South Dakota State broke the Bison’s 32-game home winning streak in April with a 27-17 win.

Strong break loose with 75-yard touchdown run In the second play after the opening kickoff. He finished with 22 carries for 152 yards, and crossed the 1,000-yard mark in a season for the third time in his career.

Smith added a 1-yard TD run late in the first quarter and then threw an 11-yard pass to Tucker Craft, a wide-open The Jackrabbits took a 24-7 halftime lead in the end zone.

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Cam Miller’s 14-yard touchdown pass to King Nelson late in the third quarter pulled North Dakota State 27-14. Miller led an 88-yard drive in the next series but threw an incomplete pass on the fourth and goal.

Bison later added a safety, and Jake Reinholz’s 33-yard field goal limited the scoring with 1:09 remaining.

Chris Olladokun was passing for 157 yards of 13-in-22 for the Jackrabbits. Jackson Janke had six receptions for 118 yards.

Miller completed 15 of 22 passes for 218 yards with two touchdown passes and one interception. He also led the bison on the ground with 59 yards.

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