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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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South Dakota football’s Hail Mary vs. SDSU leaves fans speechless

Anything’s possible in a rivalry game. Even a 57-yard Hail Mary to win the game as time expires.

That’s exactly what happened on Saturday as South Dakota football upset South Dakota State in the DakotaDome.

With one second left on the clock, Coyote quarterback Carson Camp took a snap with three receivers to his right. He rolled to his right, evaded a would-be tackler and heaved a pass toward the end zone.

Camp’s pass was a few yards short of the goal line but made its way to a cluster of USD and SDSU players. A Jackrabbit defender tipped the ball into the air before the ball landed in the outstretched arms of Coyote Jeremiah Webb.

Camp’s game-winning throw gave South Dakota it’s second win in a row and seventh on the season. The Coyotes face North Dakota State next on Nov. 20 in their regular-season finale.

Here’s what

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Paul Finebaum Names College Football’s Most ‘Disappointing’ Team

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Paul Finebaum makes comments about roy Williams.

With three full weeks of the 2021 college football season in the books, the national landscape is starting to take shape. The cream of the crop has started to rise to the top, while some of the preseason favorites have already taken a step in the wrong direction.

Among the teams that have underwhelmed through the first quarter of the regular season is Clemson. Dabo Swinney’s Tigers narrowly scraped out a messy win over Georgia Tech on Saturday to improve to 2-1, but have shown glaring problems on offense through their first three games.

Apart from an expected domination of South Carolina Upstate, Clemson scored just 17 points in its other two games. That lack of offense has many concerned, including college football analyst Paul Finebaum.

In his weekly Sunday appearance on SportsCenter, the ESPN host called Clemson the most disappointing

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