Northern Iowa hands number six South Dakota State 2nd straight home loss

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BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Theo Day threw for 232 yards and a touchdown, Matthew Cook made four field goals, including a career-long 55-yarder, and Northern Iowa beat South Dakota State 26-17.

Day was intercepted by Graham Spalding with 4:09 remaining in the fourth quarter but SDSU couldn’t capitalize as Cole Frahm missed a 47-yard field goal. UNI went three-and-out, but Bryce Flater sealed it with a quarterback sack. Day was 11 of 21 with an interception for Northern Iowa. Isaiah Weston caught four passes for 125 yards and a score, and Bradrick Shaw rushed for a touchdown.

Chris Oladokun threw for 300 yards on 24-of-53 passing for South Dakota State, with Tucker Kraft recording nine catches for 123 yards and Jaxon Janke adding 101 yards on four receptions.

The Jackrabbits (5-2) continue action Oct. 30 at Youngstown State. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. Eastern (1 p.m. Central) at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, Ohio.