BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Thomas O'Brien threw two touchdown passes to guide South Dakota State to a 24-14 victory over Northern Iowa on Saturday.
O'Brien, who went 26-for-37 for 285 yards, hit Glen Fox with a 63-yard touchdown pass and Colin Cochart with a 1-yarder. Fox caught five passes for 99 yards for the Jackrabbits (6-1, 5-0 Missouri Valley).
Peter Reifenrath kicked two short field goals, and Kyle Harris added a 49-yarder.
The victory created a two-way tie atop the conference with Southern Illinois, which visits South Dakota State on Nov. 7.
The USC Trojans claimed victory in 2005 over the Fighting Irish after Reggie Bush controversially helped push Matt Leinart into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown.
The Miami Hurricanes reportedly are looking into whether a player committed an NCAA violation after suspending linebacker Juwon Young on Friday.
In 1998, Brenda Tracy said she was gang-raped by four men, including two Oregon State football players. Since the day of the attack, Tracy has sought a meeting with then-coach Mike Riley. Years later, the two finally meet.
The Sooners will lean on their leader, quarterback Baker Mayfield, to try to make it back to the College Football Playoff in 2016.
Arizona State's talented defense has upper-echelon potential, especially along the line, but its high-risk style at times leaves it exposed.
Vanderbilt's bowl hopes likely require a fast start to the season, making the matchup against Georgia Tech cruical for Derek Mason's squad.
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|South Dakota State||5-3||8-4|