Yotes upset #14 Southern Illinois to pick up Dakota Days win

Published: Oct. 22, 2022 at 11:00 PM CDT
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VERMILLION, S.D. (KTIV) - South Dakota made a change at quarterback in the middle of the second quarter and it sparked a 27-24, come-from-behind victory against No. 14 Southern Illinois Saturday in the annual Dakota Days game inside the DakotaDome.

The Yotes defense came up big in the first quarter. Southern Illinois quarterback Nic Baker passes to Bryce Miller but the ball comes loose on the hit and is scooped up by Brock Mogensen who takes it down to the 5-yard line. That sets up the Yotes handing off to Travis Theis who jukes out the defense running it in 6 yards for a touchdown to tie it up at 7.

To the second quarter, Southern Illinois quarterback Nic Baker passes to Bryce Miller for a 9-yard touchdown that makes it 21-7.

A change at quarterback for the Yotes helped them stay in this one. Aidan Bouman, a redshirt freshman quarterback and a transfer from Iowa State, entered the game with 2:43 left in the second quarter trailing 21-7. Making his college debut, Bouman marched the offense 43 yards on 10 plays and Eddie Ogamba made a 46-yard field goal to make the halftime score 21-10.

The Yotes started the third quarter with a 78-yard touchdown drive. Bouman dropped a dime to Wesley Eliodor in the corner of the end zone on 3rd down for the score making it 21-17.

A big second half would lead to the Yotes win 27-24.