VERMILLION, S.D. -- South Dakota scored four touchdowns on the ground, including a pair by quarterback Josh Vander Maten, and defeated Colgate 31-21 on Saturday for its first win of the season.
Vander Maten gained 73 yards on 14 carries, and completed 12 of 15 passes for 102 yards.
After Colgate (0-2) pulled within 24-21 on a 13-yard run by Gavin McCarney with 45 seconds left in the third, South Dakota (1-1) pulled away again in the fourth on a 5-yard run by Marcus Sims with 9:31 left.
Sims rushed for 127 yards. Colgate's Jordan McCord rushed for 125 yards and McCarney had 108.
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|South Dakota State||5-3||8-4|