1   Riley Donovan
    Riley Donovan


    Kasson, Minn.

    High School:
    Kasson-Mantorville HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 185



    Oregon runs past USD in opener

    EUGENE, Ore.--Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota passed for 267 yards and accounted for four touchdowns - all in the first half - to lead third-ranked Oregon to a 62-13 win against South Dakota Saturday at Autzen Stadium in the season opener for both teams.


    Coyote football nets 35 academic award winners

    VERMILLION, S.D.--South Dakota's football team had 35 student-athletes named 2013-14 Missouri Valley Football academic award winners announced Tuesday by the conference office.


    Spring Primer: The Offense

    A quarterback at tight end, a running back at wide receiver, an offensive lineman at fullback. All positions and personnel groupings are on the table as offensive coordinator Wesley Beschorner works to place the top 11 players on the field in each situation.


    Football hands out team awards

    VERMILLION, S.D.--Senior linebacker Tyler Starr and sophomore quarterback Kevin Earl were among the award recipients at the 2013 University of South Dakota Football Awards Show held Saturday in the ballroom of the Muenster University Center.


    Donovan, Potter named to all-freshman team

    VERMILLION, S.D.--South Dakota true freshmen Riley Donovan and Drew Potter were named to the 2013 College Sports Journal FCS All-Freshman Team announced recently. Both were first-team selections.


    USD vs. Youngstown State

    South Dakota vs. Youngstown State in Vermillion on Nov. 2, 2013

    Had his redshirt pulled four games into the season and went on to lead the team in receiving yards with 553 ... earned six starts at wide receiver and played in nine games overall ... was named to College Sports Journal FCS All-Freshmen Team ... also named to the MVFC All-Newcomer Team ... was named The Sports Network FCS National Freshman of the Week and also MVFC Newcomer of the Week following his nine-catch, 178-yard and two-touchdown performance in an overtime win at UNI (10/19) ... all were season highs ... caught touchdown passes of 43 and 48 yards to spur the Coyotes back from a 21-point deficit ... followed that performance with back-to-back 100-yard receiving efforts against Illinois State (7 catches, 109 yards) and Youngstown State (4 catches, 103 yards) ... ranked fifth in the MVFC and 82nd nationally in receiving yards per game (61.4) ... ranked 14th in the MVFC and 166th nationally in receptions per game (3.4) ... averaged 17.8 yards per completion ... named Harry Gamage Most Valuable Freshman (USD award) ... MVFC Honor Roll member.

    Starter in the Minnesota Shrine Bowl and a Mr. Football nominee for the state of Minnesota after spending his senior year at quarterback, where he completed 77 of 153 passes for 1,251 yards and 14 touchdowns and also ran for 1,411 yards and 23 touchdowns on 160 carries...also played defense, where he recorded 35 tackles, four interceptions and one fumble recovery...led his team to a section championship and birth in the state tournament...played wide receiver and running back as a junior, catching 29 passes for 534 yards and seven touchdowns and rushing for 213 yards and six touchdowns on 38 attempts...named honorable mention all-state as a senior and was named all-conference two times...also played baseball.

    Son of Terry and Tina Donovan...kinesiology and sport science major with a minor in business administration.

     23 Northern Arizona (2-2) 21
      South Dakota (2-2) 28
    Vermillion, S.D. Box Score
    • Hall of Fame/Ag Appreciation Day
    • Saeger: 108 rush yds, 3 TDs (2 run, 1 pass)
    • Bouma: 21 car, 89 yds
    • USD INTs by Tellefsen, Bredl, Warner
      South Dakota (1-2) 20
    4 Montana (2-1) 28
    Missoula, Mont. Box Score
    • Sanders: 12 car, 74 yds, TD
    • Shufford: 3 rec, 62 yds, TD
    • Saeger: 16-25, 183 yds, TD
    • Lilly: 7 tckls, PBU; Tellefsen: 2 PBUs

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