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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Quarterback Kurt Benkert announced that he will transfer to Virginia, where he will be eligible to play immediately and will have two years of eligibility.
While the running game and the linebacker unit are rock solid, the Badgers still aren't sure about their quarterback.
Recruiting classes for 2017 are far from complete, but some assistant coaches have already made their presence known.
The Pac-12 didn't see the draft results it had anticipated, which should add to what is expected to be a downcast mood at the league's meetings.
|North Dakota State||7-1||13-2|
|South Dakota State||5-3||8-4|