Scores

Final

Illinois State 34

(5-0, 2-0 MVFC)

South Dakota 31

(1-3, 0-1 MVFC)

3:00 PM ET, September 29, 2012

DakotaDome, Vermillion, SD

1 2 3 4 T
ILST 3 21 0 1034
SDAK 7 3 7 1431

Top Performers

Passing: J. Vander Maten (SDAK) - 253 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Dunn (ILST) - 26 CAR, 107 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Harden (GAST) - 3 REC, 139 YDS, 1 TD

Illinois St. 34, South Dakota 31

Associated Press

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Darrelynn Dunn ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns and Illinois State won its fifth straight game, defeating South Dakota 34-31 on Saturday.

Matt Brown threw for 336 yards and a TD, and ran for another score. The Redbirds (5-0, 2-0 Missouri Valley) are off to their best start since the 1967 team began 6-0. Donovan Harden and Tyrone Walker each surpassed 100 yards receiving for ISU, with Harden hauling in a 79-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter to break a 24-24 tie. Nick Aussieker kicked a 42-yard field goal with 56 seconds left to give Illinois State a 10-point lead.

Marcus Sims ran for 120 yards, including a 53-yard score, and caught a 41-yard touchdown pass from Josh Vander Maten for the Coyotes (1-3), playing their first game in the Missouri Valley. Vander Maten threw for three touchdowns, all in the second half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ILST
SDAK
1st Downs2119
Total Yards489470
Passing336277
Rushing153193
Penalties9-9011-98
3rd Down Conversions5-173-14
4th Down Conversions1-11-2
Turnovers21
Possession32:5827:02

Passing Leaders

Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown15/3133610.811
South DakotaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vander Maten14/282539.031

Rushing Leaders

Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dunn261074.1212
Miller13251.906
South DakotaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sims141208.6153
Sanders8506.3011

Receiving Leaders

Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harden313946.3179
Walker511022.0058
South DakotaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Powell39331.0050
Terry78912.7146

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERILSTSDAK
FG13:07Nick Aussieker 22 Yd 30
TD11:54Marcus Sims 53 Yd Run (Kevin Robb Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERILSTSDAK
TD14:57Darrelynn Dunn 5 Yd Run (Nick Aussieker Kick) 107
FG08:26Kevin Robb 32 Yd 1010
TD03:21Darrelynn Dunn 1 Yd Run (Nick Aussieker Kick) 1710
TD00:09Matt Brown 12 Yd Run (Nick Aussieker Kick) 2410
THIRD QUARTERILSTSDAK
TD06:06Terrance Terry 46 Yd Pass From Josh Vander Maten (Kevin Robb Kick) 2417
FOURTH QUARTERILSTSDAK
TD09:29Marcus Sims 41 Yd Pass From Josh Vander Maten (Kevin Robb Kick) 2424
TD09:13Donovan Harden 79 Yd Pass From Matt Brown (Nick Aussieker Kick) 3124
FG00:56Nick Aussieker 42 Yd 3424
TD00:20Anthony Williams 13 Yd Pass From Josh Vander Maten (Kevin Robb Kick) 3431