The Jacks
Success in the MVFC

Since joining the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2008, the Jackrabbits have posted a record of 32-17. Year-in and year-out the MVFC has been proven to be one of the most toughest conferences to play in. The MVFC ranks number one overall in the 2013 GPI Rankings.

GPI Rankings:

1. Missouri Valley Football Conference (27.00)
2. Colonial Athletic Association (31.06)
3. Ohio Valley Conference (36.17)
4. Southland Conference (37.27)
5. Southern Conference (45.95)

On a team level, South Dakota State ranks eighth in the GPI Team Rankings.

GPI Team Rankings:

1. N Dakota St (1.00)
2. E Illinois (2.57)
3. Towson (2.71)
4. E Washington (3.71)
5. SE Louisiana (5.57)
6. New Hampshire (6.86)
7. Coastal Carolina (8.14)
8. S Dakota St (9.43)
9. Jacksonville St (11.71)
10. Maine (12.57)

Fan Support

The Jackrabbit faithful show up week-in and week-out to cheer on their football team. Coughlin Alumni Stadium averaged 10,694 fans during the regular season, which ranked in the top-25 of the FCS level.

Coach Stiegelmeier

John Stiegelmeier has been the head coach of the Jackrabbit football team since the 1997 season. Stiegelmeier was a key part in over seeing the major success in the transformation from the Division II era to the Division I era. On November 3, 2012, he won his 100th game as head coach of the Jackrabbits.


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