BROOKINGS, S.D. — South Dakota State quarterback Mark Gronowski accounted for 317 total yards and four touchdowns and the Jackrabbits trounced Western Illinois 45-10 on Saturday.
He threw for 197 yards and a pair of touchdowns and ran for 120 yards on four carries with two scores. Gronowski’s 22-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter was the game’s first score.
His 80-yard touchdown run with 4:55 left before halftime gave South Dakota State (2-1, 2-1 Missouri Valley Football Conference) a 35-3 lead.
Gronowski threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Jadon Janke and a 12-yarder to Mason Leighton for a 42-10 advantage 41 seconds before halftime.
Isaiah Davis ran for 118 yards on nine carries and touchdown for the Jackrabbits as they amassed 531 total yards; 328 of which came on the ground.
Western Illinois’ (0-2, 0-2) Connor Sampson threw for 278 yards and a touchdown and was intercepted three times.
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