By Eric Peterson
Courtesy of INFORUM
College Sports Journal
BROOKINGS, South Dakota. —North Dakota State capped Saturday night with a familiar scene in the recent history of its rivalry with South Dakota State. The Bison rumbling to the corner of the stadium to grab the 75-pound Dakota Marker trophy.
The No. 2-ranked Bison used a dominant first half to fuel a 28-7 victory against the No. 7-ranked Jackrabbits in the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener before a record crowd of 17,348 fans at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium.
“I definitely think it means extra,” said Bison senior C.J. Smith of retaining the Dakota Marker. “It means a lot to us seniors.”