Baker leads S. Illinois comeback over S. Dakota St. in clash; USD holds of UND

The Associated PressOctober 9, 2021Sports
SDSU/USD recap

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Nic Baker threw for four touchdowns and Southern Illinois rallied from an early 20-point hole to beat host South Dakota State 42-41 in overtime in a matchup of FCS top-10 contenders.

No. 8-ranked Southern Illinois maintained its place atop the conference standings with the stunning win over the Jackrabbits.

Donovan Spencer’s 10-yard touchdown run to start overtime put Illinois State up 42-35 for its first lead of the day. South Dakota State, ranked third, responded when Chris Oladokun threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Tucker Kraft. Opting to try for the win, Oladokun’s 2-point conversion attempt failed to end it.

Meanwhile, VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Carson Camp threw two touchdown passes and Mason Lorber added two field goals, including a 54-yarder in the fourth quarter as South Dakota held off North Dakota, 20-13 in a Missouri Valley Conference showdown.

Camp fired seven yards to Caleb Vander Esch and Lorber converted from 37-yards out in the first quarter top put the Coyotes up, 10-0 to start the game.