Day: December 4, 2021

South Dakota football’s Hail Mary vs. SDSU earns The Sports Illustrated Awards nomination

South Dakota's Brett Samson greets injured teammate Josiah Ganues on the field while celebrating the team's win with a Hail Mary pass in their game against South Dakota State on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the DakotaDome in Vermillion.

South Dakota’s Brett Samson greets injured teammate Josiah Ganues on the field while celebrating the team’s win with a Hail Mary pass in their game against South Dakota State on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the DakotaDome in Vermillion.

South Dakota’s game-winning Hail Mary against South Dakota State has earned a nomination for Smooth Play of the Year at The Sports Illustrated Awards.

It’s the latest national nod for Coyotes quarterback Carson Camp’s 57-yard touchdown to Jeremiah Webb with just a second left on the clock. The play clinched the second-straight South Dakota victory over in-state rival South Dakota State and a spot in the FCS playoffs for just the second time in program history.

South Dakota lost 22-10 to Southern Illinois in the first round last Saturday.

Camp and Webb will attend the ceremony on behalf of South Dakota, USD athletics director David Herbster said in a release.

“We

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