South Dakota was beaten soundly by the University of Central Florida 38-7 last week. The Gophers were supposed to use their game against South Dakota to build confidence going into their game against USC.
South Dakota had only moved up to the FCS level three years ago and their starting quarterback, Dante Warren, was making only his second start. How could the Coyotes possibly upset the Gophers on the road?
The answer was by smashing Minnesota soundly in the mouth.
Go Big Red(s)!