South Dakota State scored on big play after big play in the first half to roll past Western Illinois, 45-10, in the Jackrabbits’ home football opener Saturday afternoon at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.
With their win in the annual Dairy Drive game, the Jackrabbits improved to 2-1 both overall and in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. WIU dropped to 0-2.
Freshman quarterback Mark Gronowski led the Jackrabbits on touchdown drives on each of their first two offensive series, scoring on a 22-yard run to open the scoring and then taking advantage of a short field after an interception as Pierre Strong, Jr. scored from a yard out.
- Stadium: Dana J. Dykhouse
- Location: Brookings, S.D.
- Attendance: 2347
- Duration: 3:10
WIU: Sampson, Connor (278 PASS); Pua’auli, I. (44 RUSH); Daniels, Dallas (111 REC);