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South Dakota St advances to 1st FCS championship game

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) Mark Gronowski passed for two touchdowns and caught a 24-yard TD pass from Pierre Strong Jr. to help top-seeded South Dakota State beat Delaware 33-3 in the semifinals of the FCS playoffs on Saturday.

South Dakota State, in its ninth consecutive FCS playoffs appearance, advanced to the championship game for the first time in program history. The Jackrabbits (8-1) will face Sam Houston State in the championship game on May 16 in Frisco, Texas.

Gronowski had 115 of his 162 yards passing, 23 of his 27 yards rushing and all of his 24 yards receiving in the first half to help South Dakota State build a 27-3 lead.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: N. Henderson1482
Passing TDs: N. Henderson10
Rushing Yards: D. Lee564
Rushing TDs: D. Lee6
Receiving Yards: T. Pitts451
Receiving TDs: T. Pitts3
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/5 at James Madison Postponed
9/12 at Maine Postponed
9/19 vs. LIU Postponed
10/3 vs. Elon Postponed
10/17 at Stony Brook Postponed
10/24 vs. William & Mary Postponed
10/31 at Albany Postponed
11/7 vs. Towson Postponed
11/14 vs. Villanova Postponed
11/21 vs. Delaware State Postponed
3/6 vs. Maine W 37 - 0
3/13 vs. Stony Brook W 31 - 3
3/20 at New Hampshire Postponed
3/27 at Rhode Island W 35 - 21
4/3 vs. Albany Cancelled
4/10 at Delaware State W 34 - 14
4/17 at Villanova W 27 - 20
4/24 vs. Sacred Heart W 19 - 10
5/2 at Jacksonville State W 20 - 14
5/8 at South Dakota State L 3 - 33
Colonial Athletic Association
North
  Conference Overall
5 Delaware 4-0 7-1
18 Rhode Island 2-1 2-1
16 Villanova 2-2 2-2
Maine 2-2 2-2
Stony Brook 1-3 1-3
Albany 1-3 1-3
New Hampshire 0-1 0-1
South
  Conference Overall
1 James Madison 3-0 7-1
15 Richmond 3-1 3-1
William & Mary 1-2 1-2
Elon 0-4 1-5
  Conference Overall
Towson 0-0 0-0
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 2739 (23)
Passing Yards: 1545 (29)
Rushing Yards: 1194 (19)
Points per game: 25.8 (41)
Yards per game: 342.4 (50)
Touchdowns: 23 (24)
Field Goals: 12 (10)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1915 (51)
Passing Yards: 947 (41)
Rushing Yards: 968 (65)
Points per game: 14.4 (4)
Yards per game: 239.4 (4)
Touchdowns: 13 (42)
Field Goals: 6 (62)
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