South Dakota State took an early 7-0 lead on North Dakota State on Saturday with one of the more fun trick plays of the college football season. Lined up at the five-yard line, South Dakota bunched up several offensive linemen, seemingly preparing to bulldoze their way into the end zone. Quarterback Taryn Christion took the snap and quickly handed the ball off to running back Brady Mengarelli, who was crouched behind the offensive line.
In a scenario destined to be awkward, All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen appeared at PirateFest on Saturday amid rumors that he was nearly traded to the Washington Nationals during the Winter Meetings. Always a professional, McCutchen fulfilled the duties asked and expected of him. McCutchen, for his part, didn’t shy away from addressing the situation.