YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Kyle Minett rushed for 87 yards and scored two second-half touchdowns to lead South Dakota State to a 17-3 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday.
The Jackrabbits (7-1, 6-0 Missouri Valley Conference) are off to their best start since 1963 and held an opponent without a touchdown for the third time this season. South Dakota State entered the game giving up an average of 12.6 points a game, fifth in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Leading 10-3, the Jackrabbits took control of the game with a nine-play, 66-yard drive that was capped by Minett's 1-yard run for a 17-3 lead with 4:51 left in the game.
Minett's 5-yard run gave South Dakota State a 10-3 lead with 11:11 left in the third quarter.
Ryan Crawford was 19-for-28 for 178 yards for the Jackrabbits.
Brandon Summers was 19-for-29 for 181 yards for Youngstown State (4-4, 2-3).
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
|North Dakota State||7-1||13-2|
|South Dakota State||5-3||8-4|