Scores

Final

South Dakota St 31

(1-1, 1-1 away)

SE Louisiana 14

(0-2, 0-1 home)

8:00 PM ET, September 8, 2012

Strawberry Stadium, HAMMOND, LA

1 2 3 4 T
SDSU 3 10 15 331
SELA 0 0 7 714

Top Performers

Passing: N. Stanley (SELA) - 190 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: Z. Zenner (SDSU) - 34 CAR, 278 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Schneider (SDSU) - 2 REC, 55 YDS, 1 TD

S. Dakota State 31, SE Louisiana 14

Associated Press

HAMMOND, La. -- Zach Zenner rushed for 278 yards and South Dakota State defeated Southeastern Louisiana 31-14 Saturday night, handing the Lions their first loss in a home opener since resuming football in 2003.

Zenner, with 34 carries and one touchdown, had the most yardage by a running back in South Dakota State's Division I era, which began in 2004-05.

South Dakota State (1-1) led 13-0 at halftime, then the Lions (0-2) made it 13-7 on a 19-yard touchdown pass from Nathan Stanley to Michael Chaney with 10:12 left in the third quarter.

The Jackrabbits quickly pulled away. Austin Sumner hit Jason Schneider with a 46-yard scoring pass, then Zenner's 35-yard TD with 3:05 to go in the third quarter made it 28-7.

South Dakota State had 439 yards total offense. Southeastern Louisiana had 179 yards, including minus-11 yards rushing.

Stanley completed 22 of 43 passes for 190 yards for the Lions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SDSU
SELA
1st Downs1912
Total Yards439179
Passing134190
Rushing305-11
Penalties7-458-84
3rd Down Conversions7-175-16
4th Down Conversions1-30-1
Turnovers20
Possession36:3723:23

Passing Leaders

South Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sumner8/181347.421
Southeastern LouisianaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stanley22/431904.410

Rushing Leaders

South Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Zenner342788.2142
Gandy14322.306
Southeastern LouisianaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Chaney7101.406
LeBlanc111.001

Receiving Leaders

South Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Schneider25527.5146
Jones13535.0035
Southeastern LouisianaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fruge'46516.3034
Moore5346.808

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSDSUSELA
FG01:00Justin Syrovatka 23 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERSDSUSELA
TD13:39Seth Daughters 12 Yd Pass From Austin Sumner (Justin Syrovatka Kick) 100
FG06:58Justin Syrovatka 22 Yd 130
THIRD QUARTERSDSUSELA
TD10:12Michael Chaney 19 Yd Pass From Nathan Stanley (Seth Sebastian Kick) 137
TD06:55Jason Schneider 46 Yd Pass From Austin Sumner (Austin Sumner Pass To Vince Benedetto For Two-Point Conversion) 217
TD03:08Zach Zenner 35 Yd Run (Justin Syrovatka Kick) 287
FOURTH QUARTERSDSUSELA
FG12:03Justin Syrovatka 26 Yd 317
TD01:40T'Darryl Grays 25 Yd Fumble Return (Seth Sebastian Kick) 3114