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Western Illinois Leathernecks

South Dakota St has long, wintry journey to W Illinois

The first snow storm of the winter impacted football teams throughout the upper Midwest.

No one is having a worse time than South Dakota State.

The Jackrabbits, who at 8-2 are fighting for an FCS playoff spot, were delayed for 10 hours in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota airport on Friday on the way to play Western Illinois, according to spokesman Jason Hove.

And once South Dakota State finally got off the plane in Peoria, Illinois to make the 70-mile drive to Macomb, their bus was stuck on the highway for over an hour because of an accident.

The Leathernecks pushed the start time of the game from 1 p.m. CT until 2:30, though Hove said it'll likely be closer to...