LIVE BLOG: SDSU hosts NDSU with Dakota marker in-game

5:12 p.m. – SDSU 27 – NDSU 19 – FINAL

SDSU is recovering from a major blow in play.

Chris Oladokun kneels twice and SDSU finishes him off. The Jacks win 27-19.

5:06 p.m. – SDSU 27 – NDSU 19 – 1:09 p.m. 4Q

The NDSU field goal is good. They lost 27-19 with one minute left.

5:02 p.m. – SDSU 27 – NDSU 16 – 1:44 p.m. 4Q

The big game sets up the Bison inside the red zone.

4:55 p.m. – SDSU 27 – NDSU 16 – 4:21 p.m. 4Q

The SDSU bettor runs out of clock and then comes out of the back of the end zone. Security is 27-16. NDSU only needs a touchdown, a two-point conversion and a basket to tie.

4:48 p.m. – SDSU 27 – NDSU 14 – 5:40 p.m. 4Q

The huge goal line supports the SDSU defense. NDSU could have made it a one-scoring game with six minutes left, instead SDSU is keeping it down to a two-point game. Probably the biggest set of downs in this game so far.

4:33 p.m. – SDSU 27 – NDSU 14 – 9:00 a.m. 4Q

Facing third and 17, it looked like a ten yard gain would take fourth and seven, but a flag over Adam Bock gave them a first try.

4:33 p.m. – SDSU 27 – NDSU 14 – 12:00 p.m. 4Q

SDSU must kick. NDSU has its chance. Two touchdowns with twelve minutes to go. The outcome of this campaign could determine many.

On another note, there are a lot of fans at the Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium and you can feel the energy of Brookings.

4:24 p.m. – SDSU 27 – NDSU 14 – End of 3

SDSU holds a 27-14 lead, but NDSU gained some momentum as they finally put the unanswered 20-point Jackrabbits to rest.

4:20 p.m. – SDSU 27 – NDSU 14 – 0:42 3Q

A 12-game practice that took over six minutes found its way into the end zone for the Bison and they needed it. Their first trip to the red zone ends in six. The Jacks still lead 27-14.

4:05 p.m. – SDSU 27 – NDSU 7 – 7:35 a.m. 3Q

SDSU is able to find a field goal on his drive. Oladokun narrowly missed an open Jadon Janke in the end zone on the third down.

3:58 p.m. – SDSU 24 – NDSU 7 – 11:08 a.m. 3Q

NDSU gets a first down, but then the SDSU defense tightens the straps and makes a save.

SDSU will take over after the punt.

3:50 p.m. – SDSU 24 – NDSU 7 – 1:03 p.m. 3Q

NDSU with a Cam Miller fumble. However, SDSU goes four and comes out and has turnover on the lows.

Bison gets the ball back.

3:48 p.m. – SDSU 24 – NDSU 7 – HALF TIME


SDSU has surpassed NDSU 270-125. The Bison, who are the FCS’s third ranked defense, are allowing just 275 yards per game and SDSU nearly matched that number in just one half.

SDSU ran for 158 yards at 66 from NDSU.

The Jacks also dominated possession time, 19: 19-10: 41.

3:26 p.m. – SDSU 24 – NDSU 7 – HALF TIME

Cole Frahm logs on for a 32-yard field goal to end the halftime and SDSU is all over NDSU 24-7. So far, the Jacks’ sixth-ranked offense dominates possession time, 19: 19-10: 41.

3:17 p.m. – SDSU 21 – NDSU 7 – 1:30 p.m. 2Q

NDSU goes three and out. SDSU gets the ball to its own 30 with ninety seconds and all three timeouts.

Then Pierre Strong Jr. with the 31-yard rush. Jacks in business as they are at NDSU 37.

3:10 p.m. – SDSU 21 – NDSU 7 – 2:17 p.m. 2Q

SDSU goes for the 4th and one and that ends with a back pass from Pierre Strong Jr. to Tucker Kraft.

SDSU now up 21-7.

3:00 p.m. – SDSU 14 – NDSU 7 – 10:00 a.m. 2Q

SDSU stopped on the third down, but a brutal kicking penalty gives the Jacks a first down. Great opportunity to take advantage of it and have a chance to climb two scores.

2:54 p.m. – SDSU 14 – NDSU 7 – 12:00 p.m. 2Q

Big mistake from NDSU quarterback Cam Miller. He had some pressure coming up so he threw it deep into a double blanket and he was intercepted by Chase Norblade. The jacks take the ball on their own 20.

2:46 p.m. – SDSU 14 – NDSU 7 – End of 1T

What an end of quarter for SDSU. A six-minute drive gave the Jacks the lead. Then, a late game penalty, followed by a sack, allowed the Bison to save and the momentum heading for the Jacks.

2:42 p.m. – SDSU 14 – NDSU 7 – 0:18 1Q

Unique formation leads to a one-yard touchdown run for Pierre Strong Jr. He now has two scores in the game.

SDSU up to 14-7.

2:36 p.m. – SDSU 7 – NDSU 7 – 3:00 p.m. 1Q

A big gain for Jaxon Janke. Chris Oladokun threw the screen at Janke and he won for 38 yards for the first down.

The jacks pick up another first down and SDSU is now in the top ten.

2:29 p.m. – SDSU 7 – NDSU 7 – 6:20 p.m. 1Q

A 13-yard run by Cam Miller brought the Bison back to 22. On the next play, it was Miller to Josh Babicz for the touchdown. We are tied in the first!

2:27 p.m. – SDSU 7 – NDSU 0 – 7:20 p.m. 1Q

It’s already starting to get a bit hoarse on both sides. The two teams scrambled a bit after the game. You can see and feel the rivalry.

2:22 p.m. – SDSU 7 – NDSU 0 – 8:43 p.m. 1Q

SDSU gets a first down, but is then forced to kick. The Jacks aren’t getting a good punt either, as NDSU will start near midfield. Jacks up 7-0.

2:18 p.m. – SDSU 7 – NDSU 0 – 10:00 a.m. 1Q

NDSU is the third best defense in the country and they are strong in the running game, but SDSU exceeded the mark they allow per game in the first practice.

2:15 p.m. – SDSU 7 – NDSU 0 – 10:45 a.m. 1Q

A big note for SDSU. Defensive back Don Gardner is on hand for the Jackrabbits. Word was he wasn’t going to be able to play, but he’s for SDSU and he’s a big help for high school Jacks.

The SDSU defense forces the stop and the Jacks recover the ball, inside their own ten.

Here is the touchdown race that gave the SDSU the lead.

2:08 p.m. – SDSU 7 – NDSU 0 – 2:35 p.m. 1Q

Cam Miller will be the quarterback. Quincy Patterson started the first seven NDSU games, but got injured two weeks ago. Miller has been impressive since that injury, throwing six touchdowns this season with just one interception.

He has also been very impressive when it comes to passing as he performs over 70% of his passes.

2:08 p.m. – SDSU 7 – NDSU 0 – 2:44 p.m. 1Q

Game two of the game is a touchdown for Pierre Strong Jr. He now has over 1,000 rushing yards this season as he found a hole on the left side.

2:05 p.m.

The Jackrabbits will get the opening kickoff and we’ll see the game we’ve all been waiting for.

SDSU owns the sixth best offense in FCS football and they will meet NDSU’s third best defense in FCS.

2:03 p.m.

Isaiah Davis remains absent for SDSU as running back. That means they’ll be counting on Pierre Strong Jr., who is third in the country in rushing yards.


Ten minutes before kick-off at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium between the Jacks and Bison. Here’s a fun story about a moose that visited the stadium on Friday.


This is the 112th clash between the two schools, dating back to 1903. However, both teams established the Dakota Marker trophy and game in 2004.

Since that point, NDSU has gone 10-7 in Dakota Marker games. It is certainly one of the main rivalries of the country.


You can follow the action of the game here as updates will be posted throughout the contest.

You can read the preview of today’s competition below:

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – The State of South Dakota and the State of North Dakota are ready to fight for the 112th time. For the 18th time, the Dakota Marker Trophy will be in play.

SDSU won the Dakota Marker Trophy in the spring of 2021, when the Jacks claimed a 27-17 victory at Fargo. The Jackrabbits have won three of the last five regular season games, but the NDSU leads the Dakota Marker series 10-7.

The second-ranked NDSU entered the contest at 8-0, while the # 9 SDSU has a 6-2 record. This game is huge for the Jackrabbits as they will be looking to avoid their third loss. If SDSU falls on Saturday, then the Jacks will have to win. A win will make the road to the playoffs much easier.

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