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South Dakota St. tops S. Illinois 31-26 in FCS quarterfinals

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) Mark Gronowski threw two touchdown passes to Jadon Janke and ran 67 yards for the go-ahead score to help South Dakota State rally from a 13-point deficit and beat Southern Illinois 31-26 on Sunday night in the FCS playoffs.

Top-seeded South Dakota State (7-1), which No. 3 in the STATS FCS poll, will host fifth-ranked Delaware in the semifinals Saturday.

Nico Gualdoni made a 33-yard field goal to give Southern Illinois (6-4) a 20-7 lead with 22 seconds left in the second quarter, but the Jackrabbits scored the next 24 points to take the lead for good.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: S. Labanowitz1241
Passing TDs: S. Labanowitz8
Rushing Yards: J. Williams Jr.532
Rushing TDs: J. Williams Jr.7
Receiving Yards: A. Cox838
Receiving TDs: A. Cox5
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/29 at Kansas Cancelled
9/3 at UT Martin Cancelled
9/19 vs. Southeast Missouri State Postponed
10/3 vs. UNI Postponed
10/10 at Illinois State Postponed
10/30 vs. Southeast Missouri State W 20 - 17
11/7 vs. Indiana State Postponed
11/14 vs. Western Illinois Postponed
11/21 at North Dakota Postponed
2/20 at North Dakota L 21 - 44
2/27 vs. North Dakota State W 38 - 14
3/6 at Youngstown State W 30 - 22
3/13 vs. UNI W 17 - 16
3/20 vs. South Dakota State L 3 - 44
3/27 at Missouri State L 27 - 30
4/3 at Illinois State Cancelled
4/10 vs. Western Illinois Cancelled
4/17 vs. Southeastern Louisiana W 55 - 48
4/24 at Weber State W 34 - 31
5/2 at South Dakota State L 26 - 31
Missouri Valley
  Conference Overall
2 South Dakota State 5-1 8-2
12 Missouri State 5-1 5-5
7 North Dakota 4-1 5-2
6 North Dakota State 5-2 7-3
14 Southern Illinois 3-3 6-4
Indiana State 0-0 0-0
25 Northern Iowa 3-4 3-4
South Dakota 1-3 1-3
Illinois State 1-3 1-3
Western Illinois 1-5 1-5
Youngstown State 1-6 1-6
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4251 (2)
Passing Yards: 2391 (7)
Rushing Yards: 1860 (7)
Points per game: 27.1 (29)
Yards per game: 425.1 (18)
Touchdowns: 34 (4)
Field Goals: 11 (12)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3888 (97)
Passing Yards: 1849 (87)
Rushing Yards: 2039 (99)
Points per game: 29.7 (74)
Yards per game: 388.8 (73)
Touchdowns: 37 (96)
Field Goals: 12 (96)
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