Streveler has 4 TDs, S. Dakota holds on to beat W. Illinois
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) Chris Streveler accounted for four touchdowns and 417 total yards as South Dakota spoiled Western Illinois’ home opener, 38-33 on Saturday.
Streveler threw for 328 yards and three scores, and rushed for 89 yards and another touchdown as South Dakota (4-0, 1-0 Missouri Valley Conference) jumped out to a 24-6 halftime lead.
Streveler has now thrown for 1,168 yards with 10 touchdowns and no interceptions. He is also the leading rusher with 318 yards and another seven TDs.
The Leathernecks (3-1, 0-1) got the ball back trailing 38-33 with 34 seconds left, but Danny Rambo intercepted on the first play to seal the win.
Western Illinois trailed by 17 at the break last year before coming back to win 35-34. The Leathernecks scored 27 in the second half this time but could not overcome the margin.
WIU’s Jaelon Acklin caught a school record 19 passes and had a career-best 343 yards receiving with three scores.
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