James Madison returns after back-to-back postponements, while Incarnate Word looks to continue its hot start.
North Dakota and North Dakota State meet in a crowded and raucous Missouri Valley Football Conference, while Deion Sanders' Jackson State squad looks to move to 4-0.
- MVC, eyeing FCS playoffs, opts for spring season
- South Dakota's Nielson signs contact extension
- James Madison leads AP FCS All-America team
- AP FCS All-America Team
It's Week 4 of the FCS spring season and the Missouri Valley Conference takes center stage, while Deion goes for 3-0 and Nicholls and Sam Houston meet in a top-12 tussle.
With the FCS playoffs shelved for the fall, the Missouri Valley Conference announced Friday that it will move its football season to the spring.
Austin Simmons passed for two touchdowns, ran for another and South Dakota upset rival South Dakota State 24-21 on Saturday.
Trey Lance threw for two touchdowns, Ty Brooks ran for two and FCS top-ranked North Dakota State rolled up 700 yards offense in beating South Dakota 49-14 to clinch the Missouri Valley Football Conference championship on Saturday.
Austin Simmons threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth score, South Dakota had two 100-yard rushers, and the Coyotes defeated Youngstown State 56-21 on Saturday.
Clint Ratkovich scored on a 9-yard run with 34 seconds left and Western Illinois won for the first time in 364 days with a 38-34 victory over South Dakota on Saturday.
Javon Williams Jr. ran for 107 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, Avante Cox had 193 yards from scrimmage and three total TDs, and Southern Illinois beat South Dakota 48-28 on Saturday.
Will McElvain threw three touchdown passes to Isaiah Weston, Tyler Hoosman scored two touchdowns, and Northern Iowa defeated South Dakota 42-27 on Saturday.
Austin Simmons threw four touchdown passes, two of them to Caleb Vander Esch, and South Dakota breezed to a 45-10 victory over Missouri State on Saturday.
Austin Simmons ran for three touchdowns and threw for a fourth as South Dakota shutout Indiana State, 38-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both schools Saturday.
Austin Simmons passed for 185 yards and a touchdown on Saturday and South Dakota won its first game of the year 14-6 over Northern Colorado.
Dreshawn Minnieweather bulled his way into the end zone from the 1 and Ben Ratzlaff passed to Coleman Robinson for a two-point conversion in the final minutes to give Houston Baptist a 53-52 win over South Dakota as the Huskies snapped a 19-game...
Jalen Hurts passed for 259 yards and three touchdowns in just over two quarters and No. 4 Oklahoma rolled past South Dakota 70-14 on Saturday night.
Dalton Sneed threw for a career-high 430 yards and had three passing touchdowns and another rushing to lead Montana to a 31-17 win over South Dakota in the season opener for both teams on Saturday.
Following a breakthrough season, South Dakota football coach Bob Nielson has signed a contract extension through the 2020-21 academic year, athletic director David Herbster said Thursday.
Aaron Stinnie, Andrew Ankrah and Jordan Brown of James Madison were named to The Associated Press All-America first team as the Dukes try to defend their national title.
Defending national champion and top-ranked James Madison placed three players on The Associated Press FCS All-America first team, more than any other school.