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2016 South Dakota State Jackrabbits football team

The 2016 South Dakota State Jackrabbits football team represented South Dakota State University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by 20th-year head coach John Stiegelmeier and played their home games at their new stadium Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. They finished the season 9–4, 7–1 in MVFC play to finish in a tie for the MVFC title. Due to their head-to-head victory over North Dakota State, they received the MVFC's automatic bid to the FCS playoffs where they defeated Villanova in the second round, before losing in the quarterfinals to North Dakota State.

2016 South Dakota State Jackrabbits football
South Dakota State University logo.svg
MVFC co-champion
ConferenceMissouri Valley Football Conference
Ranking
STATSNo. 6
FCS CoachesNo. 7
2016 record9–4 (7–1 MVFC)
Head coachJohn Stiegelmeier (20th season)
Offensive coordinatorEric Eidsness
Defensive coordinatorClint Brown
Home stadiumDana J. Dykhouse Stadium
(Capacity: 19,340)[1]
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 MVFC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 North Dakota State +^   7 1         12 2  
#6 South Dakota State +^   7 1         9 4  
#2 Youngstown State ^   6 2         12 4  
Illinois State ^   4 4         6 6  
Northern Iowa   4 4         5 6  
Western Illinois   3 5         6 5  
South Dakota   3 5         4 7  
Missouri State   2 6         4 7  
Indiana State   2 6         4 7  
Southern Illinois   2 6         4 7  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:00 PMat No. 13 (FBS) TCU*No. 8FSNL 41–5943,450
September 106:00 PMDrake*No. 9ESPN3W 56–2815,171 (R)
September 176:00 PMCal Poly*No. 9
  • Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium
  • Brookings, SD
ESPN3L 31–3816,887 (R)
October 16:00 PMNo. 8 Western IllinoisNo. 15
  • Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium
  • Brookings, SD
ESPN3W 52–1414,155
October 86:00 PMat Southern IllinoisNo. 12ESPN3W 45–395,704
October 152:30 PMat No. 1 North Dakota StateNo. 11NBC ND
ESPN3
W 19–1718,828
October 222:00 PMNo. 13 Youngstown State No. 7
  • Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium
  • Brookings, SD
Midco SNW 24–1017,730 (R)
October 292:00 PMat Illinois StateNo. 7CSN CH
ESPN3
L 21–387,595
November 52:00 PMMissouri StateNo. 13
  • Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium
  • Brookings, SD
Midco SNW 49–2410,826
November 122:00 PMSouth DakotaNo. 11
Midco SNW 28–2115,345
November 194:00 PMat Northern IowaNo. 8ESPN3W 45–2410,511
December 32:00 PMNo. 9 Villanova*No. 7
ESPN3W 10–76,154
December 1011:00 AMat No. 4 North Dakota State*No. 7
ESPNL 10–36**18,285

[2]

  • ** Most watched FCS Game of all time - 1.98m viewers on ESPN
  • R indicates Record Attendance

Game summariesEdit

@ TCUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Jackrabbits 3 21 14 3 41
#13 (FBS) Horned Frogs 7 17 21 14 59
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

DrakeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 14 0 14 28
#9 Jackrabbits 21 7 7 21 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–8 1983 SDSU, 20–3

Cal PolyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 7 10 0 21 38
#9 Jackrabbits 7 3 7 14 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–5 2014 SDSU, 44–18

Western IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Leathernecks 14 0 0 0 14
#15 Jackrabbits 7 21 24 0 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–5 2015 WIU, 30–24 2OT

@ Southern IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Jackrabbits 14 14 7 10 45
Salukis 7 11 14 7 39
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–3 2013 SIU, 27–24

@ North Dakota StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Jackrabbbits 0 3 7 9 19
#1 Bison 0 10 7 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–59–5 2015 NDSU, 28–7

Youngstown StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Penguins 3 0 0 7 10
#7 Jackrabbits 14 3 7 0 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–6 2015 SDSU, 38–8

@ Illinois StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Jackrabbits 0 14 7 0 21
Redbirds 14 14 0 10 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–3 2015 SDSU, 25–20

Missouri StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 14 3 0 7 24
#13 Jackrabbits 14 7 21 7 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–1 2015 SDSU, 39–0

South DakotaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Coyotes 0 7 7 7 21
#11 Jackrabbits 7 0 14 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
52–52–7 2015 SDSU, 30–23

@ Northern IowaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Jackrabbbits 14 7 7 17 45
Panthers 14 3 7 0 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–29–2 2015 UNI, 10–7

FCS PlayoffsEdit

Second Round–VillanovaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Wildcats 0 7 0 0 7
#7 Jackrabbits 7 0 0 3 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Quarterfinals–North Dakota StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Jackrabbits 10 0 0 0 10
#4 Bison 7 7 8 14 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
41–59–5 10/15/16 SDSU, 19–17

Ranking movementsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final 
STATS FCS 8 9 9 15 15 12 11 7 7 13 11 8 7 6 
Coaches 14 12 10 18 16 15 14 11 10 15 12 10 7 7 
FCS Playoffs Not released NR NR 10 Not released

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium Gameday". September 7, 2016.
  2. ^ "Schedule". South Dakota State University Department of Athletics. Retrieved March 5, 2016.