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South Dakota State wins 10th straight, outright MVFC champs

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Mark Gronowski threw for 283 yards with a touchdown and he added a rushing score, and South Dakota Sate beat Illinois State 31-7 to run the table in the Missouri Valley Football Conference for the first time in program history.

South Dakota State set a school record for consecutive victories with 10. The previos mark of nine was first set in 1928 and was matched with a streak that carried over between the 1950 (last three games) and 1951 (first six games) seasons.

Jadon Janke caught five passes for 139 yards for SDSU, which is the outright conference champion. SDSU announced it set a regular-season average attendance record of 15,561.

South Dakota State held Illinois State to seven first downs and 100 total yards.

Meanwhile,

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Tommy Schuster threw three straight touchdown passes to propel North Dakota to a 28-19 win over South Dakota in a Missouri Valley Conference battle.

Shuster hit Bo Belquist from two-yards out with 10 seconds left in the first half to give the Fighting Hawks the lead, 14-13, at intermission, then went back to Belquist for a 3-yard touchdown and found Isaiah Smith on an 11-yard strike to take a 28-13 lead after three quarters.

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