Davis, S. Dakota St. eliminates No. 4 seed Sac State, 24-19
Isaiah Davis had 19 carries for 108 yards and two touchdowns, Pierre Strong added 73 rushing yards and one scoring, and South Dakota State defeated the No.4 seed Sacramento State 24-19 on Saturday night in the second. FCS qualifying round.
South Dakota State (10-3), ranked No.11 in the latest FCS Coaching Poll, faces No.5 Villanova in next weekend’s quarter-finals.
The Hornets (9-3) saw their eight-game winning streak record shattered.
After Sacramento State (9-3) had three goals in the game’s opening practice, Chris Oladokun knocked out Jadon Janke for a 29-yard game on third-and-three before Strong reached a practice. eight plays and 73 yards with a 5-yard touchdown run and the Jackrabbits led the rest of the way.
Cole Frahm kicked a 45-yard field goal for 10-0 at the end of the first quarter and Davis topped an 88-yard run in seven games with a 7-yard touchdown about 5 minutes into the second quarter. . The Hornets moved on to SDSU 35 before Cade Terveer picked up a pass at 23 and returned it for 4 yards and Davis added a 6-yard streak to make it 24-0 with 1:43 left in the first half. -time.
Kyle Sentkowski sandwiched 44 field goals – when time ran out in the second quarter – and 48 yards early in the fourth around a 3-yard touchdown pass from Jake Dunniway to Pierre Williams. Quarterback Asher O’Hara threw a one-yard TD pass to Isaiah Gable to cap the scoring with 2:33 left.
Sacramento State – which did not play the spring season due to the COVID-19 pandemic – made its first FCS playoff appearance in 2019. The Hornets secured first-round passes and lost in the second round every year.
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