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]

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