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WATCH: The Bison Media Zone Postgame Show

The InForum sports team breaks down the North Dakota State Bison vs. South Dakota Coyotes.

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VERMILLION, S.D. — North Dakota State scored 24 unanswered points in the second half to rally for a 34-17 victory against South Dakota on Saturday in Missouri Valley Football Conference play at the DakotaDome.

Bison fullback Hunter Luepke rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns on 20 attempts to help fuel the strong second half. NDSU rushed for 358 yards against the Coyotes before 6,530 fans.

NDSU (3-1, 1-0 MVFC) won its conference opener for a 12th consecutive season.

WDAY's Dom Izzo and Forum reporters Mike McFeely and Jeff Kolpack broke down NDSU's road victory against South Dakota.

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Where is the outrage when college coaches see their multi-million dollar salaries subsidized by student loans? Where is the anger when billionaire professional sports team owners reach into taxpayers' wallets to subsidize a new stadium they could afford to build on their own?
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The former NDSU and current Washington Commanders QB said he's excited to play against his old team on Sunday.
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The injury the former North Dakota State quarterback suffered Sunday was deemed season-ending by the team but a foot and ankle specialist said it could be fully healed in 10 to 12 weeks.
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San Francisco team physician said Monday that the former Bison quarterback, who injured his right ankle on Sunday, will begin rehab after surgery repaired a fibula fracture and ligament disruption.
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The former North Dakota State quarterback injured his right ankle against Seattle on Sunday and it will require surgery that ends his season and puts Garoppolo back under center as San Francisco's starting QB.

Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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