South Dakota knocks off league-leading Omaha

Vermillion, S.D. -- Led by an offense that generated 490 yards in total offense, South Dakota defeated Nebraska-Omaha, 45-28, at the DakotaDome before 9,879 in attendance.

Vermillion, S.D. -- Led by an offense that generated 490 yards in total offense, South Dakota defeated Nebraska-Omaha, 45-28, at the DakotaDome before 9,879 in attendance.

USD recorded its 19th straight win at the Dome and created a threeway tie atop the North Central Conference. USD, UNO and North Dakota are tied at the topwith 6-1 records.

USD was led by Stefan Logan, who had 163 yards rushing on 24 carries. Logan had 210 all purpose yards and moved into the top 10 all-time in NCAA Division II with 7,265 yards.

USD finished with 490 yards in total offense, including 303 on the ground. USD quarterback Noah Shepard completed 6-of-12 passes for 195 yards and a TD. Jordan Murphy led the USD receivers with two receptions for 78 yards and one TD.

Nebraska-Omaha quarterback Zach Miller returned to the lineup sporting a cast on his broken throwing hand, completing only 8 of 15 passes for 70 yards and one touchdown while rushing six times for 35 yards and one touchdown. UNO was led in rushing by the 69 yards of Nate Wurth on 12 carries and Kyle Kasperbauer with 14 carries for 65 yards.


Adam Perry threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Travis McKee with 7:35 to play, lifting Western Washington to the win in Bellingham, Wash.

Western's game-winning drive was set up when Ryan Conwell forced a fumble that was recovered by Brandon Elliott at the Augustana 35. Perry then threw a 21-yard completion to Kellen Alley, and two plays later, found McKee in the back of end zone for the go-ahead score.

The first three quarters of the game were played in a driving rain and a steady 25 m.p.h. wind from the southeast that sometimes gusted to nearly 40. The conditions made passing difficult, as the teams combined for just 141 yards through the air, 65 of those yards coming in the fourth quarter.

Perry, who entered the game early in the second quarter, was 7-for-10 for 70 yards, going 6-of-8 for 55 yards in the fourth quarter.

Augustana had a 246-191 advantage in total offense as Jeremy

Huber rushed for 130 yards on 24 carries. Tommy Flyger was 8-of-26 passing for 71 yards with two interceptions despite completing 4 of 6 passes for 33 yards on his opening drive of the game.

Central Washington surrendered 33 unanswered points as visiting Minnesota State spoiled the Wildcats' Homecoming in Ellensburg, Wash.

Central Washington looked as if it might roll to a fourth consecutive victory after building a 17-0 lead with just under two minutes remaining in the first half. The Wildcats scored on each of their first two possessions, including an 11-play, 67-yard drive that spanned 5:28 on their opening drive. They then followed up with a 25-yard field goal from Garrett Rolsma on the second play of the second quarter to extend the lead to 10-0. Then the momentum shifted to Minnesota State.


MSU's Ben King, the reigning NCC offensive player of the week after a school-record 505 yards against South Dakota last week, completed 34 of 46 passes against the Wildcat defense for 433 yards and three touchdowns. He outdueled Central's Mike Reilly, who himself set a new career-high with 362 yards passing.

Reilly was sacked seven times and threw just one touchdown with to interceptions.

North Dakota's Ryan Chappell scored on a 14-yard run in overtime to lift the Sioux over the host Huskies.

North Dakota scored first in overtime frame and the Huskies' upset bid of tenth-ranked North Dakota ended when SCSU failed to convert on their overtime possession.

The team's combined for 722 yards in total offense as UND accounted for 437 yards. Chappell finished the day with 150 yards on 23 carries and three touchdowns to lead UND. Quarterback Reed Manke completed 26 of 37 pass attempts for 217 yards and one touchdown.

Brady Trenbeath had ten catches for 92 yards and Weston Dressler tallied seven receptions for 53 yards.

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