- Associated Press - Saturday, September 26, 2015

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - Zach Lujan threw for 395 yards and three touchdowns as South Dakota State beat Robert Morris 34-10 on Saturday.

Lujan completed 25 of 43 passes, tying Austin Sumner for the school’s second-most passing yards in a game. Brandon Anderson hauled in a 13-yard touchdown pass from Lujan, who also threw 10- and 29-yard scoring throws to Jake Wieneke for South Dakota State (3-0).

“Because of the bye week we put a lot of stuff on him,” South Dakota State coach John Stiegelmeier said of Lujan. “I thought Zach responded well with all the stuff he had on his plate.”

Wieneke finished with seven catches for 163 yards and has caught two touchdown passes in each of the Jacks’ three games.

“All in all a good game, a good win,” Lujan said. “Our offensive line did a great job. Statistically it was a great game, but the box score doesn’t always tell the story.”

SDSU limited the Colonials (1-3) to just 26 yards in the second half before Dante Satcher broke off a 54-yard run in the closing minutes. Robert Morris ran for a quiet 228 yards. It had just 85 yards of total offense in the second half.

“Great job by our defensive coaches at halftime,” Stiegelmeier said. “I’m happy with a lot of things.”

Nic Lamica scored the Colonials’ only touchdown on a 6-yard pass from Mathew Barr. Lamica had three catches for 37 yards.

Four Robert Morris quarterbacks combined to go 4-for-17 for 43 yards.

SDSU’s Brady Mengarelli rushed 17 times for 79 yards and Issac Wallace ran 12 times for 38 yards, including a 3-yard TD run in the second quarter as the Jacks took a 20-10 lead.

SDSU led 7-3 after one quarter. Wieneke’s 10-yard scoring pass with 8:39 left in the quarter capped an eight-play, 70-yard drive.

The Colonials countered with a 46-yard field goals by Connor Shennan with 10 seconds left in the quarter.

Wallace added to the lead on SDSU’s next possession, capping a 10-play drive that covered 75 yards.

Barr, the only Robert Moris quarterback top complete a pass, was injured and did not play in the second half.

Jay Carlson kicked field goals of 21 and 25 yards for SDSU.

SDSU plays host to third-ranked North Dakota State next weekend. “It’s a great rivalry and we’re playing for a lot of things,” Stiegelmeier said.


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