MVFC Summer Preview: South Dakota

2015 South Dakota Coyotes
Head Coach: Joe Glenn, 4th season (7-28)
2014 Record: 2-10 (0-8), 10th MVFC

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Team Statistics (League Rank)
Scoring Offense: 19.4 (10th)
Scoring Defense: 35.6 (10th)
Total Offense: 353.8 (9th)
Rushing Offense: 164.9 (7th)
Passing Offense: 188.8 (9th)
Total Defense: 467.0 (10th)
Rushing Defense: 234.8 (10th)
Passing Defense: 232.2 (9th)

Sept. 5 – at Kansas State, 6:10 pm
Sept. 12 – at UC Davis, 8 pm
Sept. 19 – Drake, 2 pm
Oct. 3 – Youngstown State, 2 pm
Oct. 10 – at Western Illinois, 3 pm
Oct. 17 – at North Dakota State, 2:30 pm
Oct. 24 – Missouri State, 2 pm
Oct. 31 – at Northern Iowa, 1 pm
Nov. 7 – Southern Illinois, 1 pm
Nov. 14 – South Dakota State, 1 pm
Nov. 21 – at Illinois State, 12 pm

Post-Season History
FCS Championships: None
FCS Playoff Appearances: None
Playoff Record: 0-0
Last Trip: Never

Preview: South Dakota began 2014 with a 2-2 mark; however, the Coyotes lost their final eight contests (all of which were league matchups) by a combined score of 300-131. South Dakota is 3-21 in their first three years as a member of the MVFC…Last year, the offense gained just 6.2 yards per pass attempt and the defense allowed 467 yards of total offense…Junior Ryan Saeger (Hartland, WI) started four games in 2014. He completed 50 passes (54.0%) for 660 yards and 3 TDs. Trevor Bouma (LeMars, IA), a junior running back, is recovering from a broken arm he suffered last year. He gained 508 yards on 106 carries (4.8) as a sophomore. In 2013, Bouma gained 781 yards rushing. Sophomore Khorey Kilgore (Blue Springs, MO) rushed for 207 yards last year also. Receivers Eric Shufford (Rialto, CA) and Riley Donovan (Kasson, MN) both return to give Saeger options outside. Senior Shufford led the team with 53 receptions for 699 yards and 5 six point grabs. Donovan, a junior, has caught 69 passes over the last two years for 1048 yards and 3 touchdowns…Free safety Tyson Graham (Pompano Beach, FL) led the defense with 97 tackles as a sophomore in 2014. Junior linebacker John Wessel (Sioux Falls, SD) finished second with 86 tackles. Senior defensive lineman Drew Iddings (Rapid City, SD) returns after leading the Coyotes in quarterback takedowns a year ago with 3…Junior kicker Miles Bergner (Longmont, CO) has booted 139 punts in his two years at South Dakota for an average of 41.1 and has been able to pin the opposition inside the twenty, 35 times.

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