Scores

Final

Ga. Southern 6

(1-1, 0-1 away)

South Dakota St 44

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 12, 2009

Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, Brookings, SD

1 2 3 4 T
GASO 3 0 3 06
SDSU 3 10 21 1044

Top Performers

Passing: R. Crawford (SDSU) - 180 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: K. Minett (SDSU) - 22 CAR, 128 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Steffen (SDSU) - 4 REC, 98 YDS, 2 TD

S. Dakota State 44, Georgia Southern 6

Associated Press

BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Ryan Crawford threw two touchdowns, including one for 62 yards, Saturday as South Dakota State won its season opener against Georgia Southern 44-6.

South Dakota State (1-0) held Georgia Southern (1-1) to two field goals as its defense recorded nine sacks and forced four turnovers.

Crawford's touchdown throws came close together, a little less than three minutes apart, in the third quarter. Both found Mike Steffen.

South Dakota State's Kyle Minett also scored two touchdowns and rushed for 128 yards.

Both field goals by Georgia Southern came from kicker Adrian Mora, the longest hitting from 46 yards away in the first quarter. Kyle Harris of South Dakota State had three field goals, including one from 44 yards.

It was South Dakota State's first win in a season opener since 2005.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GASO
SDSU
1st Downs1718
Total Yards243378
Passing232185
Rushing11193
Penalties9-765-30
3rd Down Conversions7-167-14
4th Down Conversions0-20-0
Turnovers41
Possession29:4330:17

Passing Leaders

Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Chapple25/391744.502
South Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Crawford15/211808.620

Rushing Leaders

Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson6477.8021
Urbano4225.5010
South Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Minett221285.8246
Duffy8344.3014

Receiving Leaders

Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williford6599.8020
Valentine5459.0023
South Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Steffen49824.5262
Fox8577.1016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGASOSDSU
FG06:58Kyle Harris 44 Yd 03
FG02:56Adrian Mora 46 Yd 33
SECOND QUARTERGASOSDSU
TD10:14Kyle Minett 2 Yd Run (Kyle Harris Kick) 310
FG00:49Kyle Harris 37 Yd 313
THIRD QUARTERGASOSDSU
TD11:33Mike Steffen 4 Yd Pass From Ryan Crawford (Kyle Harris Kick) 320
TD08:58Mike Steffen 62 Yd Pass From Ryan Crawford (Kyle Harris Kick) 327
FG04:05Adrian Mora 36 Yd 627
TD01:29Kyle Minett 5 Yd Run (Kyle Harris Kick) 634
FOURTH QUARTERGASOSDSU
FG11:46Kyle Harris 40 Yd 637
TD02:36Sam Kavanagh 5 Yd Pass From Thomas O'Brien (Kyle Harris Kick) 644