South Dakota Coyotes football

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South Dakota Coyotes
2018 South Dakota Coyotes football team
South Dakota Coyotes wordmark.svg
First season 1889
Athletic director David Herbster
Head coach Bob Nielson
3rd season, 12–12 (.500)
Stadium DakotaDome
(Capacity: 10,000)
Location Vermillion, South Dakota
NCAA division Division I FCS
Conference Missouri Valley
All-time record 513–494–36 (.509)
Playoff appearances 1 (2017)
Playoff record 1-1
Rivalries North Dakota State Bison
South Dakota State Jackrabbits
North Dakota Fighting Hawks
Colors Red and White[1]
         
Fight song Hail, South Dakota!
Mascot Charlie Coyote
Website USDCoyotes.com
For information on all University of South Dakota sports, see South Dakota Coyotes

The South Dakota Coyotes football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the University of South Dakota located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. South Dakota's first football team was fielded in 1889, the team plays its home games at the 10,000 seat DakotaDome in Vermillion, South Dakota.

History[edit]

Classifications[edit]

  • 1952–1959: NAIA
  • 1956–1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1973–2007: NCAA Division II
  • 2008–present: NCAA Division I FCS

Conference memberships[edit]

FCS Playoffs results[edit]

The Coyotes have appeared in the FCS playoffs one time, their record is 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2017 First Round
Second Round
Nicholls State
Sam Houston State
W 38–31
L 42–54

Record versus Missouri Valley Football Conference[edit]

  • Records through the end of the 2016–2017 school year.

[2]

Win % Wins Losses Ties Rival Comment
.167 1 5 Illinois State Last Meeting: Won 27-24 on 10/22/16.
.667 2 1 Indiana State Last Meeting: Won 33–30 on 10/15/2016.
.500 2 2 Missouri State Last Meeting: Won 40–10 on 10/24/2015.
.335 26 53 3 North Dakota State Last Meeting: Lost 21-28 on 11/19/2016
.415 19 27 1 Northern Iowa Last Meeting: Won 28–25 on 10/8/2016.
.496 52 53 7 South Dakota State Last Meeting: Lost 28-21.
.333 1 2 Southern Illinois Last Meeting: Lost 28-35 11/5/2016.
.286 2 5 Western Illinois Last Meeting: Lost 34-35 10/29/2016.
.000 0 5 Youngstown State Last Meeting: Lost 20–30 on 10/1/2016.

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ University of South Dakota Graphic Standards and Editorial Guide. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ "South Dakota Historical Data (Football)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 

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