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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits football team is getting the recognition it deserves for its first ever FCS National Championship. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is releasing a special edition bobblehead to commemorate SDSU’s 45-21 drubbing of North Dakota State University. The release on Aug. 30 came on the eve of SDSU’s campaign to defend its title with the Jackrabbits opening their season against Western Oregon, a game they easily won 45-7.
The bobblehead features Jack the Jackrabbit with a stack of newspapers celebrating SDSU’s first national championship. Jack is giving the number-one signal with his hand while holding a paper that says “CHAMPIONS!”
Each bobblehead is numbered from one to 2,023. They are $40 each from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame’s online store, along with an $8 shipping charge.
Going into the Jan. 8 championship game, NDSU had been the dominant FCS program, winning nine of the previous 11 titles. But NDSU could not stop SDSU’s balanced running attack, which gained 283 yards, and quarterback Mark Gronowski’s 223 yards and three touchdowns.
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