CFB PREVIEW: South Dakota State at South Dakota on 1480 KSDR

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VERMILLION, S.D. ( — Number nineteen South Dakota and number four South Dakota State will meet for the 115th time this Saturday in a series that dates back to 1889.

USD won the last contest 24-21 in Vermillion in 2019.  The spring 2021 game was canceled due to a positive COVID-19 test.  Four of the last five games between the two have been decided by seven points or less.

The Coyote defense ranks 10th nationally against the run and 21st overall.  South Dakota State Coach John Stiegelmeier says he is impressed with their defense:

South Dakota Coach Bob Nielson says they will have to play at a high level in all three phases of the game this week:

Coach Stiegelmeier says the game means a lot to both teams:

Kickoff 2 p.m. Saturday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion and can be heard on the Talk of Watertown 1480 KSDR.