(From the SDSU Sports Desk)
South Dakota State’s dynamic offense was on full display Saturday as the Jackrabbits scored their most-ever points against a Missouri Valley Football Conference opponent and racked up nearly 600 yards of a total offense in a 62-30 win at Missouri State.
The 13th-ranked Jackrabbits improved to 5-2 overall and 2-2 in the MVFC with their 100th win as a member of the Football Championship Subdivision. Missouri State dropped to 1-6 overall and 0-4 in league play.
SDSU running back Mikey Daniel, who scored four touchdowns on short runs on the afternoon, opened the scoring with a 1-yard run. Cade Johnson recorded a 61-yard return on the opening kickoff to set up the first of nine Jackrabbit touchdowns on the afternoon.
SDSU held a 591-448 advantage in total offense, gaining 329 through the air and 262 on the ground. Christion completed 14-of-19 passes for 323 yards and a pair of touchdowns, with Goedert tallying a game-high eight catches for 170 yards.
Mengarelli carried 11 times for 115 yards, followed by 59 yards from Christion and 56 by Isaac Wallace. Daniel carried 10 times for 32 yards. The Jackrabbits complete a two-game road swing Oct. 28 at Western Illinois. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Hanson Field in Macomb, Illinois.