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South Dakota defeats Colgate 31-21

Associated Press Modified: September 8, 2012 at 6:38 pm •  Published: September 8, 2012
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VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota scored four touchdowns on the ground, including a pair by quarterback Josh Vander Maten, and defeated Colgate 31-21 on Saturday for its first win of the season.

Vander Maten gained 73 yards on 14 carries, and completed 12 of 15 passes for 102 yards.

South Dakota's Jasper Sanders broke a 14-14 deadlock with a 7-yard scoring run with 10:45 left in the third quarter. Kevin Robb booted a 34-yard field goal late in the third.

After Colgate (0-2) pulled within 24-21 on a 13-yard run by Gavin McCarney with 45 seconds left in the third, South Dakota (1-1) pulled away again in the fourth on a 5-yard run by Marcus Sims with 9:31 left.

Sims rushed for 127 yards. Colgate's Jordan McCord rushed for 125 yards and McCarney had 108.