The Vikings put the first points on the board after Le' Andre Matthews ran for 2 yards into the end zone, making it 6-0.
Before the end of the first quarter, the Cougars' Dusty Hovorka caught a 6 yard pass for the touchdown, putting Sioux Falls ahead, 7-6.
Early in the third quarter, the Cougars' Mike Warren caught a 55 yard pass, making it 14-12 Cougars.
In the fourth quarter, Missouri Valley pulled ahead after a 1 yard run, putting the Vikings ahead, 18-17.
The Cougars beat the Vikings, 25-18.