VERMILLION, S.D. -- Quarterback Josh Vander Maten rushed for a 3-yard touchdown in the second quarter and South Dakota held on to defeat UC Davis 10-7 Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
Vander Maten's touchdown capped a 10-play, 77-yard drive by the Coyotes. His score was set up by a 21-yard run by Terrance Terry.
Vander Maten finished 9 of 17 for 91 yards and had 35 yards rushing.
Down 10-0 after Miles Bergner's 39-yard fourth-quarter field goal, UC Davis drove 75 yards for the Aggies' only score. Gabe Manzanares carried the ball six times during the nine-play drive, scoring from 1-yard out with 3:41 to play.
The Coyotes won their twelfth consecutive home opener, spoiling Ron Gould's debut as UC Davis' head coach.
Taylor Lamb pass complete to Montez McGuire for 22 yds to the LaLaf 36 for a 1ST down
Matt Davis run for a loss of 6 yards Matt Davis fumbled, recovered by Memph Jackson Dillon for a TD
Jake Rudock pass complete to Amara Darboh for 39 yds to the OhSt 11 for a 1ST down
Tyler Rouse run for 9 yds for a TD
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