INFORUM: Bison Defeat SDSU, Win Dakota Marker for Sixth Straight Year

C.J. Smith of North Dakota State carries the Dakota Marker after the defeat of South Dakota State in their football game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Brookings, S.D.Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo EditorBy Eric Peterson

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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.”


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