By Chris Palmquist
VERMILLION, S.D.—After more than a month away from home the South Dakota Coyotes returned to the DakotaDome with a 17-14 Missouri Valley Conference win over Missouri State Saturday afternoon.
Kevin Earl made the start for the Coyotes in place of Josh Vander Maten and drove USD down inside the five on their first possession. His pass though was intercepted, giving Missouri State the ball on their own ten.
On the ensuing possession, Kyle Guziek made an incredible interception and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown, giving USD a 6-0 lead.
South Dakota (2-3, 1-1) are back in action Saturday, October 12, when they host Indiana State at 1 PM.
HASTINGS, Neb.—After a scoreless first half, Briar Cliff found the end zone twice in the second half and it was enough to beat Hastings College, 12-7 Saturday.
Mitch Heikes began the scoring for the Chargers, and then with just over two minutes remaining in the game, Kevin Van Egdom found Bret Van Muyden for the game-winning touchdown pass.
For Briar Cliff (2-3, 2-2), it is the first time in school history the Chargers earn back-to-back wins after defeated Dordt last week.
The Chargers will try for their third straight win next Saturday when they host Northwestern at the DakotaDome. Kickoff is set for 7 PM.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Wayne State College scored on a 70-yard touchdown pass from Zach Osborn to Adam Stark and held on to beat Augustana Saturday, 10-7.
The Wildcats defense held Augustana scoreless on three trips inside the red zone and had two turnovers during the game.
Wayne State (2-3, 2-3) returns home next Saturday against Southwest Minnesota State. Kickoff is set for 6 PM.
FARGO, N.D.—In a top-five matchup, Northern Iowa pushed North Dakota State to the brink, but came up just short in a 24-23 loss Saturday afternoon.
Fourth-ranked UNI jumped out to a 13-0 lead after an 85 yard touchdown run by David Johnson, but top-ranked NDSU cut into the lead before halftime.
The Panthers entered the fourth quarter with a 23-10 lead, but the Bison outscored their visitors 14-0 in the final fifteen minutes, scoring the game-winning touchdown with 2:52 remaining on a 19 yard run by Sam Ojuri.
Northern Iowa (4-1, 0-1) returns to action next Saturday against Southern Illinois. Kickoff is set for 5 PM at the UNI-Dome.