By Chris Palmquist
Vermillion, SD—A stout defensive showing and a key run by Terrance Terry helped the South Dakota Coyotes beat the UC Davis Aggies, 10-7 on Saturday.
Terry took a jet sweep 21 yards before getting knocked out of bounds at the three-yard line to set up the first score of the day at the DakotaDome. Quarterback Josh Vander Maten scored on the next play on a quarterback sneak, and, after the extra point, the Coyotes were up 7-0.
The Aggies threatened to score as time wound down in the first half, but the Coyote defense held its ground, forcing a field goal attempt as time expired. USD cornerback Dyllon Knox was able to get a hand on the attempt, causing it to miss, and giving the Coyotes a 7-0 halftime lead.
UC Davis was able to get on the board with just under four minutes to go, on a one-yard run by Gabe Manzanares, but that was the only offense the Aggies could muster.
USD improves to 1-0 on the season and will travel to Lawrence, Kansas, next week to take on the Kansas Jayhawks.