Scores

Final

E Illinois 10

(7-5, 6-1 OVC)

South Dakota St 58

(9-3, 6-2 MVFC)

3:00 PM ET, November 24, 2012

Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, Brookings, SD

1 2 3 4 T
EIU 0 3 0 710
SDSU 10 24 3 2158

Top Performers

Passing: A. Sumner (SDSU) - 146 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: Z. Zenner (SDSU) - 33 CAR, 295 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: E. Lora (EIU) - 12 REC, 133 YDS

S. Dakota State 58, E. Illinois 10

Associated Press

BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Zach Zenner ran for 295 yards and three touchdowns Saturday to lead South Dakota State to a 58-10 win over Eastern Illinois in the first round of the FCS playoffs.

The Jackrabbits (9-3), who had six rushing TDs, next face Missouri Valley Football Conference rival North Dakota State (10-1) on Dec. 1 in Fargo, N.D.

Zenner, who carried 33 times, scored on runs of 68, 4 and 7 yards as South Dakota State hosted its first postseason game and won for the first time in three playoff games. Reggie Gandy ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns for SDSU and Cam Jones also scored twice, one on a pass from Austin Sumner.

Jake Walker ran for 125 yards and the only touchdown for Ohio Valley Conference champion Eastern Illinois (7-5). Erik Lora caught 12 passes for 133 yards for the Panthers.

North Dakota State won the national championship last season and is the top seed in this tournament. The Bison beat the Jackrabbits in the regular-season meeting 20-17 in Fargo on Nov. 10.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EIU
SDSU
1st Downs1729
Total Yards366580
Passing221146
Rushing145434
Penalties9-1004-20
3rd Down Conversions5-168-15
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers20
Possession22:5737:03

Passing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Garoppolo25/412215.401
South Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sumner13/281465.210

Rushing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker231255.4140
Lora11414.0014
South Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Zenner332958.9368
Gandy161519.4249

Receiving Leaders

Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lora1213311.1027
Wright45413.5030
South Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rollin5448.8017
Tiefenthaler13939.0039

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREIUSDSU
TD04:27Zach Zenner 68 Yd Run (Justin Syrovatka Kick) 07
FG02:25Justin Syrovatka 22 Yd 010
SECOND QUARTEREIUSDSU
FG14:04Cameron Berra 19 Yd 310
TD09:39Zach Zenner 4 Yd Run (Justin Syrovatka Kick) 317
TD05:35Zach Zenner 7 Yd Run (Justin Syrovatka Kick) 324
FG01:00Justin Syrovatka 29 Yd 327
TD00:00Cam Jones 8 Yd Pass From Austin Sumner (Justin Syrovatka Kick) 334
THIRD QUARTEREIUSDSU
FG04:40Justin Syrovatka 28 Yd 337
FOURTH QUARTEREIUSDSU
TD13:12Reginald Gandy 1 Yd Run (Justin Syrovatka Kick) 344
TD10:39Jake Walker 4 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 1044
TD07:11Cam Jones 5 Yd Run (Justin Syrovatka Kick) 1051
TD03:54Reginald Gandy 12 Yd Run (Justin Syrovatka Kick) 1058