Dakota Marker

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Dakota Marker
Sport Football
First meeting 1903
NDSU 85, SDSU 0
Latest meeting December 10, 2016
NDSU 36, SDSU 10
Trophy Dakota Marker
Statistics
Meetings total 106
All-time series North Dakota State leads, 60–41–5
Largest victory North Dakota State, 85–0 (1903)
Longest win streak North Dakota State, 17 (1976–92)
Current win streak North Dakota State, 1 (2016–present)

The Dakota Marker is the trophy awarded to the winner of the annual football game played between the rival Division I Championship Subdivision North Dakota State University Bison and the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits. Both schools are members of the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

The Marker[edit]

The trophy is a model replica of the quartzite monuments that marked the border between North and South Dakota when Dakota Territory was split into 2 states along the Seventh Standard Parallel (45°56'07" N). The monuments were seven feet tall and ten inches square at the top, and were mined and inscribed near Sioux Falls. 720 markers were placed at half-mile intervals along the border by Charles Bates in the summers of 1891 and 1892. The monuments were inscribed with the initials "N.D." on the north side and "S.D." on the south side.[1]

Dakota Marker
Awarded for Winning the annual NDSU/SDSU regular season football game
Sponsored by NDSU Chapter Blue Key National Honor Society & SDSU Student Association
Location Fargo, ND or Brookings, SD
Country United States
First awarded 2004
Currently held by South Dakota State

The trophy itself was proposed by Adam Jones, then-President of the NDSU Chapter of Blue Key National Honor Society, and was unveiled to the public on April 21, 2004 at a ceremony just outside Hankinson, North Dakota, a community near the North Dakota/South Dakota border.[2]

The inscriptions include: N.D., S.D., and 190 M (the distance between Fargo, ND and Brookings, SD along Interstate 29). The trophy weighs nearly 75 pounds and is commonly carried around the field immediately after the game's conclusion by the winning team.

Rivalry History[edit]

NDSU and SDSU had regularly played each other for several decades as members of the Division II North Central Conference. In 2004, the move by both schools to Division I FCS prompted the creation of the trophy, as both schools lost their primary in-state rivals (NDSU/UND and SDSU/USD) who both remained in Division II at the time. Both teams became members of the newly formed Great West Football Conference, and the annual NDSU/SDSU game took on more importance from a regional bragging rights standpoint as the "closest neighbor" football rivalry. The series continued when both teams joined the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2008.

The Dakota Marker series currently stands in favor of NDSU 8–5. SDSU is currently in possession of the trophy after winning the latest game in the regular season series (a 19–17 victory in Fargo on 10/15/16), although the Bison own the latest win, a 36-10 playoff victory in December 2016. Prior to the recent win by the Jackrabbits, NDSU had won the last six trophy meetings (and the last eight games against SDSU overall). Since the inception of the series, the home team has won eight of the thirteen Marker games.

The two teams have now met 106 times in their history, and the Bison lead the overall series 60–41, with 5 ties. Their 100th meeting was the first time they met in the playoffs (2012), with the Bison claiming a 28–3 victory. Overall, the Bison are 36–14 vs SDSU in Fargo with 3 ties (including the playoff victories in 2012, 2014 and 2016), and the Jackrabbits are 27–24 against NDSU in Brookings, with 2 ties. The series includes 17 straight wins by the Bison from 1976–1992.

Game results[edit]

North Dakota State victories
South Dakota State victories
Tie games
# Date Location Winner Score Series
NDSU SDSU Overall Trophy
1 1903 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 85 0 NDSU 1–0
2 1908 Fargo, ND South Dakota State 0 11 Tied 1–1
3 1909 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 11 5 NDSU 2–1
4 1910 Fargo, ND South Dakota State 3 6 Tied 2–2
5 October 28, 1911 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 3 14 SDSU 3–2
6 1913 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 6 7 SDSU 4–2
7 November 13, 1915 Watertown, SD South Dakota State 0 21 SDSU 5–2
8 November 16, 1917 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 14 21 SDSU 6–2
9 October 25, 1919 Fargo, ND Tied 0 0 SDSU 6–2–1
10 October 23, 1920 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 7 28 SDSU 7–2–1
11 October 22, 1921 Fargo, ND South Dakota State 0 54 SDSU 8–2–1
12 November 11, 1922 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 0 13 SDSU 9–2–1
13 October 13, 1923 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 14 13 SDSU 9–3–1
14 October 4, 1924 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 0 14 SDSU 10–3–1
15 October 17, 1925 Brookings, SD Tied 3 3 SDSU 10–3–2
16 October 16, 1926 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 0 21 SDSU 11–3–2
17 October 15, 1927 Fargo, ND South Dakota State 0 33 SDSU 12–3–2
18 November 10, 1928 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 6 27 SDSU 13–3–2
19 October 19, 1929 Fargo, ND Tied 0 0 SDSU 13–3–3
20 November 15, 1930 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 24 0 SDSU 13–4–3
21 October 24, 1931 Fargo, ND South Dakota State 0 7 SDSU 14–4–3
22 October 8, 1932 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 12 6 SDSU 14–5–3
23 October 14, 1933 Fargo, ND South Dakota State 7 13 SDSU 15–5–3
24 November 10, 1934 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 0 38 SDSU 16–5–3
25 October 12, 1935 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 7 6 SDSU 16–6–3
26 November 14, 1936 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 7 0 SDSU 16–7–3
27 October 9, 1937 Fargo, ND South Dakota State 6 13 SDSU 17–7–3
28 November 12, 1938 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 13 6 SDSU 17–8–3
29 October 14, 1939 Fargo, ND South Dakota State 0 6 SDSU 18–8–3
30 November 1, 1940 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 0 7 SDSU 19–8–3
31 October 11, 1941 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 25 0 SDSU 19–9–3
32 October 31, 1942 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 0 14 SDSU 20–9–3
33 October 12, 1946 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 6 0 SDSU 20–10–3
34 November 1, 1947 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 0 7 SDSU 21–10–3
35 October 16, 1948 Fargo, ND South Dakota State 6 7 SDSU 22–10–3
36 November 4, 1949 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 13 33 SDSU 23–10–3
37 October 14, 1950 Fargo, ND South Dakota State 0 60 SDSU 24–10–3
38 October 20, 1951 Brookings, SD Tied 7 7 SDSU 24–10–4
39 October 11, 1952 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 48 14 SDSU 24–11–4
40 October 24, 1953 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 14 32 SDSU 25–11–4
41 October 16, 1954 Fargo, ND South Dakota State 13 50 SDSU 26–11–4
42 October 22, 1955 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 7 33 SDSU 27–11–4
43 October 27, 1956 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 26 9 SDSU 27–12–4
44 October 26, 1957 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 14 32 SDSU 28–12–4
45 October 25, 1958 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 33 20 SDSU 28–13–4
46 October 24, 1959 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 8 6 SDSU 28–14–4
47 October 22, 1960 Fargo, ND Tied 14 14 SDSU 28–14–5
48 October 28, 1961 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 12 41 SDSU 29–14–5
49 October 27, 1962 Fargo, ND South Dakota State 6 17 SDSU 30–14–5
50 October 26, 1963 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 25 40 SDSU 31–14–5
51 October 3, 1964 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 20 13 SDSU 31–15–5
52 October 2, 1965 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 41 13 SDSU 31–16–5
53 October 1, 1966 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 35 6 SDSU 31–17–5
54 September 30, 1967 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 34 14 SDSU 31–18–5
55 September 21, 1968 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 21 3 SDSU 31–19–5
56 November 8, 1969 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 20 13 SDSU 31–20–5
57 October 31, 1970 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 35 0 SDSU 31–21–5
58 October 30, 1971 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 13 20 SDSU 32–21–5
59 October 28, 1972 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 34 16 SDSU 32–22–5
60 October 27, 1973 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 24 14 SDSU 32–23–5
61 October 5, 1974 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 28 0 SDSU 32–24–5
62 October 4, 1975 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 8 13 SDSU 33–24–5
63 October 2, 1976 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 13 0 SDSU 33–25–5
64 October 1, 1977 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 27 14 SDSU 33–26–5
65 November 4, 1978 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 28 26 SDSU 33–27–5
66 October 27, 1979 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 38 14 SDSU 33–28–5
67 October 18, 1980 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 23 16 SDSU 33–29–5
68 October 10, 1981 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 48 24 SDSU 33–30–5
69 October 2, 1982 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 10 3 SDSU 33–31–5
70 October 15, 1983 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 24 12 SDSU 33–32–5
71 October 13, 1984 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 55 30 Tied 33–33–5
72 October 12, 1985 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 41 7 NDSU 34–33–5
73 October 11, 1986 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 49 7 NDSU 35–33–5
74 September 19, 1987 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 43 7 NDSU 36–33–5
75 September 17, 1988 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 55 26 NDSU 37–33–5
76 September 23, 1989 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 33 12 NDSU 38–33–5
77 September 22, 1990 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 40 28 NDSU 39–33–5
78 September 28, 1991 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 35 0 NDSU 40–33–5
79 September 26, 1992 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 47 10 NDSU 41–33–5
80 October 9, 1993 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 30 42 NDSU 41–34–5
81 October 8, 1994 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 52 39 NDSU 42–34–5
82 October 14, 1995 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 26 17 NDSU 43–34–5
83 October 19, 1996 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 31 7 NDSU 44–34–5
84 October 25, 1997 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 27 34 NDSU 44–35–5
85 October 24, 1998 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 35 32 NDSU 45–35–5
86 October 16, 1999 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 28 7 NDSU 46–35–5
87 October 14, 2000 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 21 3 NDSU 47–35–5
88 October 20, 2001 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 45 38 NDSU 48–35–5
89 October 26, 2002 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 20 25 NDSU 48–36–5
90 September 27, 2003 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 24 0 NDSU 49–36–5
91 October 9, 2004 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 21 24 NDSU 49–37–5 SDSU 1–0
92 November 12, 2005 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 41 17 NDSU 50–37–5 Tied 1–1
93 November 18, 2006 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 41 28 NDSU 51–37–5 NDSU 2–1
94 November 17, 2007 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 24 29 NDSU 51–38–5 Tied 2–2
95 November 22, 2008 Fargo, ND South Dakota State 24 25 NDSU 51–39–5 SDSU 3–2
96 October 17, 2009 Brookings, SD South Dakota State 13 28 NDSU 51–40–5 SDSU 4–2
97 November 13, 2010 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 31 24 NDSU 52–40–5 SDSU 4–3
98 October 22, 2011 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 38 14 NDSU 53–40–5 Tied 4–4
99 November 10, 2012 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 20 17 NDSU 54–40–5 NDSU 5–4
100 December 1, 2012 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 28 3 NDSU 55–40–5
101 September 28, 2013 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 20 0 NDSU 56–40–5 NDSU 6–4
102 November 1, 2014 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 37 17 NDSU 57–40–5 NDSU 7–4
103 December 6, 2014 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 27 24 NDSU 58–40–5
104 October 3, 2015 Brookings, SD North Dakota State 28 7 NDSU 59–40–5 NDSU 8–4
105 October 15, 2016 Fargo, ND South Dakota State 17 19 NDSU 59–41–5 NDSU 8–5
106 December 10, 2016 Fargo, ND North Dakota State 36 10 NDSU 60–41–5
Totals 2214 1720 NDSU 60–41–5 NDSU 8–5

NOTE: The Marker was not at stake in the December 1, 2012 playoff game, a 28–3 NDSU win in Fargo, or in the December 6, 2014 playoff game, a 27–24 NDSU win in Fargo, or in the December 10, 2016 playoff game, a 36–10 NDSU win in Fargo.[3]

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