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  Isaiah Davis ran for three touchdowns, Chris Oladokun and Jaxon Janke combined for two scores and South Dakota State used a big second half to defeat fifth-seeded Villanova 35-21 on Saturday in the FCS quarterfinals. The Jackrabbits (11-3), the only unseeded team to reach the quarterfinals, will play the winner of top-seeded Sam Houston and eighth-seed Montana State in next week's semifinals. Trailing 21-14 at halftime, the Jackrabbits tied the game on a 2-yard run by Davis to complete a 71-yard drive, then went ahead on Oladokun's 38-yard strike to Janke late in the third quarter. Davis covered 54 yards of a 67-yard drive that ended with his 1-yard plunge and a 34-21 lead with 8:13 remaining. Michael Griffith made an interception with 4:43 left, the 21st for the Jackrabbits and the most for an FCS team this season. Davis finished with 25 carries for 174 yards. Janke made six catches for 119 yards. - South Dakota State/AP College Football

(DS#999 RB) Jr/2024 RB Isaiah DavisSouth Dakota State
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  Isaiah Davis had 19 carries for 108 yards and two touchdowns, Pierre Strong added 73 yards rushing and a score, and South Dakota State beat No. 4 seed Sacramento State 24-19 on Saturday night in the second round of the FCS playoffs. Un-seeded South Dakota State (10-3), ranked No. 11 in the most recent FCS coaches poll, plays No. 5 seed Villanova in next weekend's quarterfinals. The Hornets (9-3) had their program-record eight-game win streak snapped. After Sacramento State (9-3) went three-and-out on the game's opening drive, Chris Oladokun hit Jadon Janke for a 29-yard game on third-and-3 before Strong capped an eight-play, 73-yard drive with a 5-yard touchdown run and the Jackrabbits led the rest of the way.

Cole Frahm kicked a 45-yard field goal to make it 10-0 late in the first quarter and Davis capped a seven-play 88 yard drive with a 7-yard touchdown run about 5 minutes into the second quarter. The Hornets moved to the SDSU 35 before Cade Terveer picked off a pass at the 23 and returned it 4 yards and Davis added a 6-yard scoring run to make it 24-0 with 1:43 to play in the first half. Kyle Sentkowski sandwiched field goals of 44 - as time in the second quarter expired - and 48 yards early in the fourth around a 3-yard touchdown pass from Jake Dunniway to Pierre Williams. Back-up quarterback Asher O'Hara threw a 1-yard TD pass to Isaiah Gable to cap the scoring with 2:33 to play. - South Dakota State/AP College Football


(DS#18 RB) rSr/2022 RB Pierre Strong Jr.South Dakota State
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  2021 ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): RB - Pierre Strong Jr., South Dakota State,...Strong, a senior running back from Little Rock, Arkansas, finished the regular season with a league-best 1,317 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns. A finalist for the Stats Perform FCS Walter Payton Award, he topped the 100-yard mark in eight of 11 games and averaged 6.9 yards per carry. In addition, Strong caught 20 passes for 133 yards and threw three touchdown passes. - South Dakota State Football

(DS#18 RB) rSr/2022 RB Pierre Strong Jr.South Dakota State
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  2021 ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): OL - Wes Genant, South Dakota State,...Mason McCormick, South Dakota State,...The Jackrabbit offensive and defensive lines were well-represented on the second team. SDSU garnered three of the five offensive line spots on the second unit as Wes Genant, Aron Johnson and Mason McCormick were honored for a squad that averaged 37.3 points and 441.1 yards of total offense per game during the regular season. McCormick was honored on the second team for the second season in a row, while Genant moved up from being an honorable mention selection this past spring. Johnson was honored for the first time. - South Dakota State Football

(DS#47 C) rSr/2022 C Wes GenantSouth Dakota State
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  2021 ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): WR - Jaxon Janke, South Dakota State,... The Madison native hauled in team bests of 53 receptions and 876 receiving yards, averaging 16.5 yards per catch with three touchdowns. He went over the 100-yard mark five times, including each of the last four games of the regular seaon. - South Dakota State Football

(DS#103 WR) rSr/2023 WR Jaxon JankeSouth Dakota State
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  2021 ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): QB Chris Oladokun,...In his lone season as a Jackrabbit, Oladokun made an immediate impact at quarterback, completing 63.9 percent (184-of-288) of his passes for 2,450 yards and 20 touchdowns against only five interceptions. A graduate transfer from Tampa, Florida, Oladokun threw at least one touchdown pass in 10 of 11 regular season games. - South Dakota State Football

(DS#30 QB) rSr/2022 QB Chris OladokunSouth Dakota State
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  2021 ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): PK Cole Frahm,...Frahm was an honorable mention selection for the second year in a row after ending the regular season as the team's leading scorer with 98 points. The senior from Omaha, Nebraska, made all 47 of his extra-point tries and was 17-of-23 on field goals, including two of 50-plus yards. Frahm made at least one field goal in each of the team's last 10 games. - South Dakota State Football

(DS#999 K) Sr/2022 K Cole FrahmSouth Dakota State
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  2021 ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): RS - Bradey Sorenson, South Dakota State,...Rounding out the SDSU second-team selections was long snapper Bradey Sorenson. The senior from Yankton returned to the line this fall and was part of a special teams unit that went 17-of-23 on field goal attempts and converted all 49 PATs. Sorenson previously was a second-team all-MVFC honoree in 2018. - South Dakota State Football

(DS#999 LS) rSr/2022 LS Bradey SorensonSouth Dakota State
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  2021 ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): OL - Mason McCormick, South Dakota State,...The Jackrabbit offensive and defensive lines were well-represented on the second team. SDSU garnered three of the five offensive line spots on the second unit as Wes Genant, Aron Johnson and Mason McCormick were honored for a squad that averaged 37.3 points and 441.1 yards of total offense per game during the regular season. McCormick was honored on the second team for the second season in a row, while Genant moved up from being an honorable mention selection this past spring. Johnson was honored for the first time. - South Dakota State Football

(DS#69 OG) rSr/2023 OG Mason McCormickSouth Dakota State
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  2021 ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): LB - Adam Bock, South Dakota State,...Bock, a sophomore from Solon, Iowa, posted a team-leading 100 tackles during regular season action, registering double figures in tackles six times. The Stats Perform FCS Buck Buchanan Award finalist ranked third on the squad with nine tackles for loss, while adding 2.5 sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles. - South Dakota State Football

(DS#999 ILB) rJr/2024 ILB Adam BockSouth Dakota State
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  2021 ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): LB - Logan Backhaus, South Dakota State,...A senior from Spirit Lake, Iowa, Backhaus was a repeat first-team honoree despite being limited to nine games due to injury. His regular season totals included 35 total tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack. - South Dakota State Football

(DS#999 OLB) rSr/2022 OLB Logan BackhausSouth Dakota State
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  2021 ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DB - Don Gardner, South Dakota State,...Also earning second-team recognition from the Jackrabbit defense was senior cornerback Don Gardner. After missing four league games due to injury, Gardner returned to the lineup for the stretch run in November and contributed 13 tackles, including one for loss. He also was a second-team honoree in 2019 and a first-team all-MVFC selection during the 2020-21 spring season. - South Dakota State Football

(DS#101 CB) rSr/2022 CB Don GardnerSouth Dakota State
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  2021 ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL - Reece Winkelman, South Dakota State,...On the defensive side of the ball, tackle Caleb Sanders and end Reece Winkelman led the Jackrabbit contingent. Winkelman, a senior from Marshall, Minnesota, ranked second on the team with 10.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. - South Dakota State Football

(DS#110 DE) rSr/2022 DE Reece WinkelmanSouth Dakota State
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  2021 ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL - Caleb Sanders, South Dakota State,...Sanders, a senior from Glenwood, Iowa, bettered his numbers from the spring season, when he was a first-team all-MVFC selection, tallying team bests of 6.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss out of 26 total stops. He recorded at least a half-tackle for loss in 10 of 11 games. - South Dakota State Football

(DS#999 DT) Sr/2022 DT Caleb SandersSouth Dakota State
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  2021 ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): OL - Aron Johnson, South Dakota State,...The Jackrabbit offensive and defensive lines were well-represented on the second team. SDSU garnered three of the five offensive line spots on the second unit as Wes Genant, Aron Johnson and Mason McCormick were honored for a squad that averaged 37.3 points and 441.1 yards of total offense per game during the regular season. McCormick was honored on the second team for the second season in a row, while Genant moved up from being an honorable mention selection this past spring. Johnson was honored for the first time. - South Dakota State Football

(DS#43 OT) rSr/2022 OT Aron JohnsonSouth Dakota State
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