SDPB tackles USD football Saturday

SDPB tackles USD football Saturday Its the red and white versus the crimson and black as The University of South Dakota Coyotes take on the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks at Al F. Caniglia Field in Omaha.

South Dakota Public Broadcasting will air the gridiron match-up live on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m on SDPB Television.

The Coyotes, led by first-year head coach Ed Meierkort, have

opened the 2004 season with a 3-0 mark. It is the first time USD has gone 3-0 since the 1996 team opened with a 5-0 record. USD is tied for the top of the NCC with North Dakota and St. Cloud State. Nebraska-Omaha, led by head coach Pat Behrns, has won two of its first three games. The Mavericks' only loss was to nationally ranked Indiana (PA).

The two teams have a long history, with the Coyotes owning a 23-20-1 overall series advantage, although the Mavericks have won eight straight games between the two rivals. The Mavericks, who are ranked in the AFCA top 20, were a preseason selection to finish second in the NCC. The Coyotes were selected by the coaches to finish fourth.

SDPB's Steve Thum will be announcing the play-by-play action during the game.

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