South Dakota Coyotes football

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South Dakota Coyotes
2016 South Dakota Coyotes football team
South Dakota Coyotes wordmark.png
First season 1889
Athletic director David Herbster
Head coach Bob Nielson
1st year, 0–0 (–)
Stadium DakotaDome
Seating capacity 10,000
Location Vermillion, South Dakota
NCAA division Division I (FCS)
Conference Missouri Valley Football Conference
All-time record 513–494–36 (.509)
Bowl record 0–0 (–)
Claimed nat'l titles 0
Conference titles 0
Division titles 0
Heisman winners 0
Colors Red and White[1]
         
Fight song Hail, South Dakota!
Mascot Charlie Coyote
Rivals North Dakota State Bison
South Dakota State Jackrabbits
North Dakota Fighting Hawks
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]

Record versus Missouri Valley Football Conference[edit]

  • Records through the end of the 2015–2016 school year.

[2]

Win % Wins Losses Ties Rival Comment
.000 0 5 Illinois State Last Meeting: Lost 0–46 on 11/21/2015.
.500 1 1 Indiana State Last Meeting: Won 17–14 on 10/12/2013.
.500 2 2 Missouri State Last Meeting: Won 40–10 on 10/24/2015.
.340 26 52 3 North Dakota State Last Meeting: Won 24–21 on 10/17/2015.
.402 18 27 1 Northern Iowa Last Meeting: Lost 7–20 on 10/31/2015.
.500 52 52 7 South Dakota State Last Meeting: Lost 23–30 on 11/14/2015.
.500 1 1 Southern Illinois Last Meeting: Won 34–31 on 11/7/2015.
.333 2 4 Western Illinois Last Meeting: Lost 21–40 on 10/10/2015.
.000 0 4 Youngstown State Last Meeting: Lost 3–31 on 10/3/2015.

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ University of South Dakota Graphic Standards and Editorial Guide. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  2. ^ "South Dakota Historical Data (Football)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 

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