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USDSU
10-04-2005, 01:08 PM
VERMILLION, S.D. (Oct. 4, 2005) -- The South Dakota Football Team (6-0, 2-0 NCC), which leads the nation in scoring, rushing, total offense and pass efficiency, has moved up three spots to fifth in the American Football Coaches Association poll that was released on Tuesday. USD also was ranked third in the D2football.com media poll, also announced today.

Two other national polls have ranked South Dakota third or higher this week. USD is ranked second in the CollegeSportsReport.com Division II Route 66 rankings and third by the Don Hansen Weekly Football Gazette. In total, USD is ranked in the top-five in four different Division II football ranking services.

USD's ranking of fifth in the AFCA poll is the highest the Coyotes have been ranked since earning a No. 1 ranking in the 1987 season (mid-October).


The Coyotes, which defeated Augustana, 48-17, on Oct. 1 at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls, will host Minnesota State, Mankato at 2 p.m. on Dakota Day, Saturday, Oct. 8 at the DakotaDome.

The Coyotes lead the nation in total offense (634.0 yards per game), rushing offense (315 yards per game), scoring offense (58.7 points per game) and individual passing efficiency (Wes Beschorner, 267.91).

American Football Coaches Association Top-25 Poll (Oct. 4, 2005)

1. Grand Valley State (Mich.), 5-0
2. North Dakota 6-0
3. Valdosta State (Ga.) 5-1
4. Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) 5-0
5. South Dakota 6-0
5. Northwest Missouri State 5-1
7. Arkansas Tech 5-0
8. Texas A&M Kingsville 4-1
9. Michigan Tech 5-0
10. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 6-0
11. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 4-1
12. Albany State (Ga.) 4-1
13. Nebraska-Omaha 4-1
14. East Stroudsburg (Pa.) 4-1
15. Northwood (Mich.) 5-1
16. West Texas A&M 6-0
17. Edinboro (Pa.) 4-1
18. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 5-1
19. Tuskegee (Ala.) 4-1
20. Pittsburg State (Kan.) 4-2
21. Shepherd (W. Va.) 6-0
22. North Alabama 4-1
23. Presbyterian (S.C.) 5-1
24. Tarleton State (Texas) 4-1
25. Washburn (Kan.) 5-1


D2Football.com Top-25 Poll (Oct. 4, 2005)
1. North Dakota 6-0
2. Grand Valley State (Mich.) 5-0
3. South Dakota 6-0
4. Valdosta State (Ga.) 5-1
5. Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) 5-0
6. Northwest Missouri State 5-1
7. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 6-0
8. Michigan Tech 5-0
9. Arkansas Tech 5-0
10. Northwood (Mich.) 5-1
11. Edinboro (Pa.) 4-1
12. East Stroudsburg (Pa.) 4-1
13. Texas A&M-Kingsville 4-1
14. Nebraska-Omaha 4-1
15. West Texas A&M 6-
16. North Alabama 4-1
17. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 4-1
18. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 5-1
19. Washburn (Kan.) 5-1
20. Albany State (Ga.) 4-1
21. Pittsburg State (Kan.) 4-2
22. Presbyterian (S.C.) 5-1
23. Shepherd (W. Va.) 6-0
24. St. Augustine’s (Fla.) 6-0
25. Delta State 3-3

89rabbit
10-04-2005, 01:19 PM
Not to be mean, but who cares? Here is a link to the USD section of the Argus forum, it is the closest thing the Yotes have to a fan board, enjoy:

http://www.argusleaderonline.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=53

Go State! ;D

BHSSDSUFAN
10-04-2005, 05:05 PM
Not to be mean, but who cares? Here is a link to the USD section of the Argus forum, it is the closest thing the Yotes have to a fan board, enjoy:

http://www.argusleaderonline.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=53

Go State! ;D

Ditto, 89rabbit..... ;)

JBNJBQ
10-06-2005, 04:54 AM
Too bad UND didn't go DI too,

usdII could have been rated 4th.


;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


JBNJBQ

bisonmike
10-06-2005, 01:32 PM
I'll be impressed when USD beats UNDII but until then I still think they (UNDII) are the top kernal of corn in the pile of crap that is Division II football.

Coyote_Fan
10-06-2005, 11:27 PM
I'll be impressed when USD beats UNDII but until then I still think they (UNDII) are the top kernal of corn in the pile of crap that is Division II football.


So that means that your entire history of success and national championships at the D2 level mean absolutely nothing now. Since that is the case SDSU now has the better program since they are 1-0 all time against the Bison. What a hypocrital post. It's amazing how quick people forget their roots.

SDSUFAN
10-07-2005, 05:29 AM
I have not forgotten my memories of D2. I am glad that we have moved on. As far as USD vs SDSU matchups in men's bb, the years of 1956-58 are very vivid and were the best of my lifetime as a fan. Both schools were at their best. Also 1963 was tops for SDSU, but not for USD in BB, just as 1957-58 was not for SDSU.

I am happy that USD is still undefeated in football. The NCC schedule has to be less stressful with 6 opponents as opposed to 9 a few years back.

It seems about week 6 or so, injuries start taking their toll, so if USD has none at this point they should knock on wood and enjoy the reast of the season.
;D Go State and lets take UCD to the wood shed.

BTW, the last time I visited Bison Sports Arena at NDSU, they were displaying all their D2 hardware, so as far as most in Fargo, the NDSU VS SDSU series is not 0-1 in SDSU's favor.

bigjake
10-08-2005, 01:25 PM
USD jumped to 5th in this poll but jumped to 1st in the most recent fundraising competition. They got an 8.7 million dollar gift this week from a benefactor who apparently didn't think not being d1 was all that bad. Largest donation in the history of SD higher education. Thank you to the late Mr and Mrs Matthew Faithe. Try to top that JAcks!!

CatchEmAll
10-08-2005, 01:49 PM
USD jumped to 5th in this poll but jumped to 1st in the most recent fundraising competition. They got an 8.7 million dollar gift this week from a benefactor who apparently didn't think not being d1 was all that bad. Largest donation in the history of SD higher education. Thank you to the late Mr and Mrs Matthew Faithe. Try to top that JAcks!!

And not a penny of that for athletics.

I think that's just a good thing for SD higher education. Med students can now have another avenue to help pay for school. Now, let the med school debates ensue.

Boredom set in after our game. A not so quick search shows that USD's opponents are a combined 13-32 this season, with a few of the victories coming against common opponents (ex. Okla Panhandle State).

167
10-09-2005, 10:11 PM
That would be South Dakotas JV team

jackmd
10-10-2005, 07:51 AM
USD jumped to 5th in this poll but jumped to 1st in the most recent fundraising competition. They got an 8.7 million dollar gift this week from a benefactor who apparently didn't think not being d1 was all that bad. Largest donation in the history of SD higher education. Thank you to the late Mr and Mrs Matthew Faithe. Try to top that JAcks!!

Grasping at straws, spitballs from the nosebleed seats, peanut gallery, add whatever cliche for inferiority you want and bj defines it.

The gift is a good one for all S. Dakotans. Each institution defines itself differently and has different goals. The majority of the money will go towards the medical school, none for athletics, minimal for general funds.

jackmd
10-10-2005, 09:34 AM
USD jumped to 5th in this poll but jumped to 1st in the most recent fundraising competition. They got an 8.7 million dollar gift this week from a benefactor who apparently didn't think not being d1 was all that bad. Largest donation in the history of SD higher education. Thank you to the late Mr and Mrs Matthew Faithe. Try to top that JAcks!!

Too bad little or none of that money will go towards general fees. Looks like USD could use it.

http://www.aberdeennews.com/mld/aberdeennews/news/12853780.htm

USD student center delayed because of higher costs
DORIS HAUGEN
Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The University of South Dakota has delayed work on a new $15 million student center because of rising construction costs and other expenses, but the project itself remains on track, administrators say.

The university planned to close the 40-year-old Coyote Student Center in January and start demolition work in February, said Greg Redlin, USD's vice president for finance and administration at the Vermillion school.......

To pay for it, USD has proposed a $4.95 per credit hour increase in the general activity fee, which is charged to all students. Also, USD's food service provider and the company that runs the bookstore have said they will donate money toward the center.

Charles Rose, of Charles Rose Architects Inc. in Somerville, Mass., said he did not have specific numbers for the USD project. But overall, building material costs have risen in the last six months, he said......

Earlier this year, USD asked the Legislature to contribute about $2 million toward construction of a new medical school after bids for that project came in higher than expected. Increased costs for steel, insulation and other construction materials were listed as the main reasons.

By delaying the student center project, USD hopes to avoid a similar legislative request, said Redlin.

"We just don't want to get caught ... we're being cautious of the timing of this as well," he said.

Mike Reger, vice president of administration at South Dakota State University, said the Brookings school has not had to delay or trim any building projects because of higher construction costs.

Two big building projects at SDSU - a residence hall and the student center - were bid before costs starting going up, he said...........

bisonmike
10-10-2005, 10:33 AM
So that means that your entire history of success and national championships at the D2 level mean absolutely nothing now. Since that is the case SDSU now has the better program since they are 1-0 all time against the Bison. What a hypocrital post. It's amazing how quick people forget their roots.

My comment should not be viewed as hypocrytical. D2 football is what it is, a lower division. I have thought that NDSU should move to a divsion one since the early 90's when the real decline of D2 started. Limits on scholies, the diluting of the division by D3 and NAIA schools moving into it, and the recent expansion of playoff teams all point towards it's mediocracy. D2 was a great division, emphasis on the was. And I'm not saying that the instant NDSU moved to the DI-AA was the moment D2 turned to crap, it has been decaying for at least a decade.

bisonmike
10-17-2005, 08:32 AM
I'll be impressed when USD beats UNDII but until then I still think they (UNDII) are the top kernal of corn in the pile of crap that is Division II football.

I rest my case.

SDSUFAN
10-17-2005, 10:30 AM
Not to knock USD but in reading all the reports on the USD-SCSU game, it seems USD on more than one occasion killed their offensive drives with penalties and dumb ones at that. It certainly questions the new discipline and order that the new coaching regime as installed at Vermillion. The O line is a veteran group of seniors etc. Clipping blocks should not be occurring but they did happen Saturday. Bring on the Yotes, I think the Jacks could handle them with out any extra effort. ;D

jackmd
10-22-2005, 06:01 PM
I see Augie beat UMD today and UNO beat SCSU. Now SCSU beat USD and UMD beat UNO not so long ago. What does all this mean? UND is a playoff team and none of the rest should be.

SDSUFAN
10-22-2005, 07:30 PM
There is no question UND is in the driver's seat. Their senior cast of defensive linebackers give them the ratings they deserve. Its hard to imagine UND would lose to both UNO and USD whom they have yet to play.

These games this week about eliminate UMD and SCSU from the playoff's for sure, but USD has to run the tables to get in. I would look for USD to pass frequently and deeply against UND as that is about the only way, you can break the UND hold on the run. It will be interesting to see how many yards Logan gets against UND.

Coyote_Fan
10-28-2005, 03:05 AM
Logan had over 200 yards rushing last year at the Alerus

Rabbitlivinginverm
10-28-2005, 11:34 AM
Logan had over 200 yards rushing last year at the Alerus

Didn't he have a few big runs in the 1st half and get shut down in the 2nd half?

Coyote_Fan
10-28-2005, 11:12 PM
Does it really matter how he got the yards, 200 yards is 200 yards any way you stack it up. USD ran the ball better than anyone by far has run it against UND this year.

The Coyotes will beat UND on the 5th as much as most SDSU fans will disagree. 38-17

SDSUFAN
10-29-2005, 07:56 AM
Does it really matter how he got the yards, 200 yards is 200 yards any way you stack it up. USD ran the ball better than anyone by far has run it against UND this year.

The Coyotes will beat UND on the 5th as much as most SDSU fans will disagree. 38-17

Good luck to the Coyotes, I hope they do win 38-17 and when I made the prior post, I had no idea what Logan had done in terms of yards. Thanks for the information.
;) Logan is a very good back. His size is his only weakness.

Rabbitlivinginverm
10-29-2005, 08:06 AM
Does it really matter how he got the yards, 200 yards is 200 yards any way you stack it up. USD ran the ball better than anyone by far has run it against UND this year.

The Coyotes will beat UND on the 5th as much as most SDSU fans will disagree. 38-17

I'm not saying you won't beat UND, in fact, I hope you will. I was just wondering when he got all his yards. And yes, 180 yards in the first half and 20 in the 2nd is a little different. Logan is a great back and I'm not trying to take anything away from him.

bisonmike
10-29-2005, 08:50 AM
Good luck to the Coyotes, I hope they do win 38-17 and when I made the prior post, I had no idea what Logan had done in terms of yards. Thanks for the information.
;) Logan is a very good back. His size is his only weakness.

I second that and I really hope USD beats the crap out of the Sue, but from they do look tough this year. But then again their schedule so far consists of junior high b teams.

jackmd
11-04-2005, 06:58 PM
I don't believe the Yotes are ranked quite so highly anymore. In fact, their regional ranking seems a little light. All bias aside, the only teams who deserves playoff spots are UND and UNO. I know USD beat UNO early in the season but UNO is clearly playing better right now. The 2 playoff spots are UND and UNO's to lose.

Rabbitlivinginverm
11-05-2005, 03:28 PM
USD defeats UND 42-30...someone want to tell me how the NCC playoff picture shakes out???

UND 4-2; 9-2 (defeated UMD, lost to USD and UNO)
UNO 4-2; 8-2 (defeated UND; lost to UsD and UMD
USD 4-2; 9-2 (defeated UND and UNO; lost to UMD & St. Cloud
UMD 4-2; 8-3 (defeated USD; lost to UND and Augie and Northern Iowa)

Who wins the conference and who makes the playoffs?

I think UNO is in, UND probably is, UMD was ranked ahead of USD in the regional rankings and defeated a good St. Cloud team this week, still they're out. And if there out does that mean USD is out? Could the NCC get 3 teams in? UMD deserves to be in before USD I would think--there 3rd loss was to I-AA Northern Iowa.

USD should be ashamed of their non-conference schedule.

Jack
11-05-2005, 04:02 PM
USD will not make playoffs. Kind of like their conf. title a couple of years ago and didn't make playoffs. It's great to be DII.

Texas_Jacks_Fan
11-05-2005, 04:06 PM
But they tried so hard to schedule tough non confrence opponents.

Minnesota-Croookston
Minnesota-Moorhead
Truman St

I'm sure I missed some other powerhouse...

Oh yea, Upper Iowa

USDII ::) ::)

Jacks99
11-05-2005, 04:11 PM
And I'm sure the Jacks would have had a tough time joining that group of 4 teams. Not to mention cake games against Montana, GSU, Cal Poly, Cal Davis, Texas St etc. I'm not sure they could even handle USD's juggernaut at home (note: heavy sarcasm for DII fans)

Rabbitlivinginverm
11-05-2005, 04:30 PM
But they tried so hard to schedule tough non confrence opponents.

Minnesota-Croookston
Minnesota-Moorhead
Truman St

I'm sure I missed some other powerhouse...

Oh yea, Upper Iowa

USDII ::) ::)

Minnesota-Crookston 1-10
Minnesota-Moorhead 1-9
Truman St. 2-9
Upper Iowa 3-9 (assuming they lost today to Augie)
Colorado School of Mines 6-5

Non-conference opponents combined record = 13-42


Jacks Non-conference
UWL 3-4
Valpo 2-8
Montana 7-2
Texas St. 7-2
Georgia Southern 7-3

26-19

bisonmike
11-07-2005, 12:21 PM
I owe the yotes fans on this board an apology. I called UND the top kernal of corn in the pile of crap that is D2 football until they were beat and it looks like USD took care of them. Congrats. I also think you guys totally got jobbed by the selection committee. There is no way you should have been left out, and their is definately no way UND should get to host one.

OK_Jackrabbit
11-07-2005, 05:33 PM
Minnesota-Crookston 1-10
Minnesota-Moorhead 1-9
Truman St. 2-9
Upper Iowa 3-9 (assuming they lost today to Augie)
Colorado School of Mines 6-5

Non-conference opponents combined record = 13-42


Jacks Non-conference
UWL 3-4
Valpo 2-8
Montana 7-2
Texas St. 7-2
Georgia Southern 7-3

26-19

To be fair, I'm not sure Valpo could beat Upper Iowa. And I want to take another cheap shot at SUU, since they couldn't seem to stop taking cheap shots at our players on the field: They are ALMOST as bad as Valpo. And that's saying something.