It's Dakota Marker week for the North Dakota State and South Dakota State football rivalry. It's an anticipated game between the No. 1 and No. 3 ranked teams in the FCS. But the rival teams and fan bases had something to cheer about together to start the week.
In his first game back from injury, Philadelphia quarterback and former Bison Carson Wentz hit rookie tight end and SDSU product Dallas Goedert for a 13-yard touchdown on the opening drive.
Wentz was terrific in his 2018 debut, going 25-37 for 255 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He may have found a new top target in Goedert, a second-round draft pick who led the Eagles with seven catches for 73 yards and the lone receiving score. Before Sunday's game, Goedert had just one catch for four yards on three targets in the season opener. He didn't see much action in Game 2.
Could this be the start of a 1-2 punch in the red zone for the former Missouri Valley Football Conference standouts?
From the video: "(Wentz is) one of the hardest workers I know. He loves the game and wanted to get back here as soon as he could. But really none of it surprised me. I got to see him play in college quite a bit … He's a competitor."