MADISON, S.D. - The eighth edition of the Dacotah Bank/North Star Athletic Association Football Game-of-the-Week will be held at the Trojan Field Saturday afternoon, where the battle of DSU's take place. Dickinson State (N.D.), ranked No. 24 in the latest NAIA Coaches' Top 25 national poll, looks to carry their five-game winning streak as they face Dakota State (S.D.). Kick-off is set for 1 p.m. in Madison, S.D.
Dickinson State had won four straight conference games to remain atop in the Dacotah Bank/NSAA Football conference standings with a half-lead over Mayville State (N.D.). The Blue Hawks routed Jamestown (N.D.) 51-7 on Oct. 10 to raise their overall record to 6-1 and 4-0 in conference action.
Dakota State looks to bounce back in the winning column after holding a 21-10 halftime lead and 24-17 lead before entering the fourth quarter on Oct. 10 at Valley City State (N.D.). The Trojans were outscored by the Vikings 15-0 in the final quarter and suffered a 32-24 defeat to fall 3-4 overall record and 1-2 record in conference play.
Dickinson State won the last meeting over Dakota State in an overtime thriller in both teams' last meeting in Dickinson, N.D. on Nov. 8, 2014. The Trojans tied the game at 14-14 with 12 minuts, 22 seconds remaining in the game and went into overtime. Dakota State opened up with a 17-14 lead in overtime, but the Blue Hawks answered with a 14-yard touchdown run for a 20-17 victory. Dickinson State had won the last five meetings with the Trojans.
|Points Per Game||29.6||32.7|
|Average Per Game||441.2||447.4|
|Points Per Game||13.3||25.4|
|Average Per Game||280.4||360.6|
2015 Dacotah Bank/North Star Athletic Association Football Game of the Week
Week No. 1 - Aug. 29 - Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 40, Dakota State (S.D.) 27 - FINAL
Week No. 2 - Sept. 5 - (17) Valley City State (N.D.) 55, Mayville State (N.D.) 6 - FINAL
Week No. 3 - Sept. 12 - (20) Robert Morris (Ill.) 28, (17) Valley City State (N.D.) 14 - FINAL
Week No. 4 - Sept. 19 - Dickinson State (N.D.) 43, Presentation (S.D.) 21 - FINAL
Week No. 5 - Sept. 26 - Dickinson State (N.D.) 28, (15) Valley City State (N.D.) 7 - FINAL
Week No. 6 - Oct. 3 - Jamestown (N.D.) 28, Presentation (S.D.) 21 - FINAL
Week No. 7 - Oct. 10 - Mayville State (N.D.) 33, Waldorf (Iowa) 25 - FINAL
Week No. 8 - Oct. 17 - (24) Dickinson State (N.D.) @ Dakota State (S.D.) - 1 p.m. (CT)/12 p.m. (MT)
Week No. 9 - Oct. 24 - TBA
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director