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Sumner Is Weekly Winner

Sumner Is Weekly Winner

South Dakota State University quarterback Austin Sumner was named Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week in leading the Jackrabbits to a 42-13 victory Nov. 23 over Youngstown State.

 

A junior from Brandon, Sumner accounted for three touchdowns — two passing and one rushing — in the season finale which helped vault the Jackrabbits into the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for the second consecutive year. Sumner was efficient in snowy and blustery conditions, completing 15-of-19 passes for 170 yards, while running eight times for 38 yards. His touchdown passes covered 3 yards to Zach Zenner and 8 yards to Jason Schneider, while his 7-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter gave SDSU a three-score advantage. Sumner also had rushes of 16 and 12 yards to set up Jackrabbit touchdowns as SDSU went 10-fo-13 on third-down attempts on the afternoon.

 

The Jackrabbits open the FCS playoffs Saturday at Northern Arizona. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. Mountain (7 p.m. Central) in Flagstaff, Ariz. Radio coverage will be available on the Jackrabbit Sports Network, with video coverage on ESPN3.com.

 

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