Boxscore
South Dakota 41, Minnesota 38
Saturday, September 11, 2010 12:00 PM
Location - TCF Bank Stadium
Attendance - 49554

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
South Dakota 7 14 13 7 41
Minnesota 3 7 14 14 38

Recap

Dante Warren threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns as the University of South Dakota held off Minnesota for a 41-38 win in one of the early college football season’s biggest upsets.

Warren added 81 yards and two touchdowns rushing for the Coyotes (1-1), whose only deficit against the Golden Gophers was 3-0 in the first quarter. They led by as many as 18 in the third quarter.  

Adam Weber threw for 258 yards and three touchdowns for the Golden Gophers, who also got 104 rushing yards and two scores from Duane Bennett.

South Dakota took a 21-10 lead into halftime on the strength of Warren’s 26-yard touchdown pass to Chris Ganious with 1:51 left in the second quarter. Gainous had a one-yard run for the Coyotes’ first score, and Warren added a 14-yard touchdown pass to Will Powell for a 14-3 second-quarter lead.

In its season opener, South Dakota, an FCS program, played a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent for the first time in 25 years when it lost 38-7 to Central Florida.

Coyotes coach Ed Meierkort and several players said the experience would make them much better prepared to face Minnesota, which beat Middle Tennessee State 24-17 in its first game of the season.

Minnesota (1-1) has been susceptible to early season upsets. North Dakota State beat the Gophers in 2007 after narrowly missing an upset of them the previous year. Minnesota coach Tim Brewster told the media earlier in the week he knew South Dakota would be prepared for the game.

“It’s very special for them to be able to play a Big Ten opponent in our house, and we understand that,” Brewster said.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:54
Minnesota   FG  Minnesota 3 - South Dakota 0
1st Quarter - 7:35
South Dakota   TD  Minnesota 3 - South Dakota 7
2nd Quarter - 12:06
South Dakota   TD  Minnesota 3 - South Dakota 14
2nd Quarter - 7:59
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 10 - South Dakota 14
2nd Quarter - 1:51
South Dakota   TD  Minnesota 10 - South Dakota 21
3rd Quarter - 13:33
South Dakota   TD  Minnesota 10 - South Dakota 28
3rd Quarter - 10:37
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 17 - South Dakota 28
3rd Quarter - 4:52
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 24 - South Dakota 28
3rd Quarter - 0:56
South Dakota   TD  Minnesota 24 - South Dakota 34
4th Quarter - 10:16
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 31 - South Dakota 34
4th Quarter - 7:30
South Dakota   TD  Minnesota 31 - South Dakota 41
4th Quarter - 3:21
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 38 - South Dakota 41
TEAMS

Team Records

  South Dakota Minnesota
W/L 1 - 1 - 0 1 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  South Dakota Minnesota
Score 41 38
First Downs 17 24
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-12
50%
6-for-12
50%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-2
0%
Total Yards 444 462
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 29-92 38-204
Average/Rush 3.2 5.4
Passing
Comp-Att 21-30 21-31
Passing Yards 352 258
Average/Pass Play 11.4 8.3
Penalties-Yards 7-65 5-37
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Time of Possession 28:43 31:17

PLAYER STATS

South Dakota (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
No Passing
Minnesota (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Weber 21/31 258 3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
No Rushing
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Bennett 18 104 5.8 2
D. Eskridge 12 49 4.1 0
A. Weber 6 47 7.8 0
J. Hoese 2 4 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
No receiving
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Gray 9 91 10.1 1
T. Stoudermire Jr. 3 69 23.0 1
D. McKnight 4 55 13.8 1
E. Lair 2 18 9.0 0
J. Hoese 2 13 6.5 0
D. Bennett 1 12 12.0 0
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