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South Dakota State 42, Colorado State 23

Associated Press

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Chris Oladokun passed for 224 yards with tw0 touchdowns and ran for another, Pierre Strong, Jr. rushed for two more scores as South Dakota State thundered past Colorado State 42-23.

Oladokun, who came to SDSU as a graduate transfer (Samford, USF) over the summer was 18-for-28 passing without an interception. Strong piled up 106 yards by halftime, finishing with 138. Sophomore Isaiah Davis rushed for 84 yards and a TD, most in the second half. Jadon Janke caught six passes for 92 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

The FCS versus FBS matchup was the season opener for each team, and out of four meetings Friday between the two college football subdivisions, South Dakota State was the lone FCS team to pull out the upset.

Lightning and a brief downpour delayed kickoff by 40 minutes, but South Dakota State - ranked No. 3 in the FCS poll and runner-up in the May FCS championship game - brought the lightning after halftime.

The Rams failed to convert a risky fourth-and-1 in their own territory on their first possession of the third quarter when David Bailey was stopped for no gain at the 38. The Jackrabbits scored in two plays when Oladokun passed for 21 and 17 yards, the latter to Janke, pushing the lead to 28-10.

After pinning South Dakota State at the 3 with a deep punt, Colorado State regained possession at midfield, but Todd Centeio was sacked and fumbled. Davis capped SDSU's eight play drive with three straight carries including a fourth-down conversion from the 3 and a touchdown from the 2.

The score blew the game open at 35-10, and the teams traded touchdowns over the final quarter.

Centeio was 30-of-43 passing for 316 yards with a TD, David Bailey rushed 19 times for 46 yards and a touchdown.

The win was SDSU's second over an FBS opponent in 11 tries, first since 2015 (Kansas). Colorado has not won a season opener since 2017.

South Dakota State athletics press release


Scoring Summary
First Quarter SDakStColoSt
SDakSt TD 2:22 Pierre Strong Jr. 48 yard TD run (Cole Frahm Extra Point) 7 0
Second Quarter SDakStColoSt
ColoSt TD 11:51 David Bailey 1 yard TD run (Cayden Camper Extra Point) 7 7
SDakSt TD 5:29 Jadon Janke 10 yard TD pass from Chris Oladokun (Cole Frahm Extra Point) 14 7
ColoSt FG 1:27 Cayden Camper 35 yard field goal 14 10
SDakSt TD 0:49 Pierre Strong Jr. 12 yard TD run (Cole Frahm Extra Point) 21 10
Third Quarter SDakStColoSt
SDakSt TD 10:56 Jadon Janke 17 yard TD pass from Chris Oladokun (Cole Frahm Extra Point) 28 10
SDakSt TD 1:29 Isaiah Davis 2 yard TD run (Cole Frahm Extra Point) 35 10
Fourth Quarter SDakStColoSt
ColoSt TD 12:53 David Bailey 11 yard TD pass from Todd Centeio (Cam Butler 2pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD) 35 16
SDakSt TD 8:35 Chris Oladokun 11 yard TD run (Cole Frahm Extra Point) 42 16
ColoSt TD 6:33 Jaylen Thomas 4 yard TD run (Cayden Camper Extra Point) 42 23
Team Stats
  South Dakota State Colorado State
First downs 23 28
  Rushing 10 7
  Passing 11 21
  Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Efficiency 5-11, 45% 10-19, 53%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 2-4, 50%
Rushes-Yards 34-242 40-123
Passing Yards 224 338
Return Yards 6 8
Completions-Attempts-Int 18-28-0 33-49-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 2-8
Punts 4 4
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 6-42 5-50
South Dakota State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Oladokun 18 28 224 2 0
Colorado State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Centeio 29 42 304 1 0
E. Olaes 3 6 22 0 1
J. McCoy 1 1 12 0 0
South Dakota State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
P. Strong Jr. 13 138 10.6 2
I. Davis 15 84 5.6 1
C. Oladokun 2 19 9.5 1
A. Johnson 3 4 1.3 0
Colorado State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Bailey 19 46 2.4 1
M. McElroy Jr. 2 35 17.5 0
E. Olaes 6 15 2.5 0
A. Vivens 3 11 3.7 0
T. Centeio 8 10 1.3 0
J. Thomas 2 6 3.0 1
South Dakota State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Janke 6 92 15.3 2
J. Janke 3 58 19.3 0
T. Kraft 5 53 10.6 0
C. Bauer 1 13 13.0 0
P. Strong Jr. 3 8 2.7 0
Colorado State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. McBride 13 116 8.9 0
D. Wright 6 103 17.2 0
T. McCullouch 3 36 12.0 0
D. Bailey 3 23 7.7 1
G. Williams 2 14 7.0 0
E. Scott 2 12 6.0 0
T. Centeio 1 12 12.0 0
J. Kress 1 12 12.0 0
J. McCoy 1 8 8.0 0
A. Vivens 1 2 2.0 0
South Dakota State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Feldkamp 1 0
Colorado State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
South Dakota State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
H. Dustman 3 130 43.3
B. Dinkel 1 38 38.0
Colorado State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Stonehouse 4 220 55.0
South Dakota State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
L. Wolf 1 5 5.0
I. Davis 1 1 1.0
Colorado State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Wright 2 8 4.0
South Dakota State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Colorado State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
South Dakota State Missed FG
Player Length
C. Frahm 39
Colorado State Missed FG
Player Length
C. Camper 40




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