BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) -- Cory Koenig scored twice and Brock Gentile's interception with 1:19 left preserved South Dakota State's 29-24 win over North Dakota State on Saturday for the Great West Conference football title.
Koenig's final touchdown, with 9:10 left, put South Dakota State (7-4, 4-0 GWC) ahead by the final score.
North Dakota State (10-1, 3-1 GWC) had two more possessions, but the first ended in a lost fumble with 7:20 to play and the second in the Gentile interception. The winning Jackrabbits also missed a 41-yard field goal with 1:51 remaining.
Koenig rushed 22 times for 131 yards and had scoring runs of 1 and 42 yards.
Tyler Roehl rushed for 79 yards and scored twice for North Dakota State, previously rated No. 1 in the FCS coaches poll.
Both teams join the Gateway Football Conference next season.