TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- A late touchdown by Shakir Bell gave Indiana State all the breathing room it would need Saturday in a 31-17 victory over visiting Missouri State.
Bell crossed the goal line with 9:23 to go in the fourth quarter on a 24-yard touchdown run. After Tanner Fritschle made the extra point, it was 28-17 Indiana State. Fritschle added a 26-yard field goal attempt with 2:22 remaining to seal the deal.
Indiana State (4-2, 2-1 Missouri Valley) had only 280 yards of offense against the Bears, 113 of which came from Bell on 25 carries.
Mike Perish completed 11 of 24 pass attempts for 127 yards and two touchdowns but was picked off twice by a Missouri State (0-6, 0-3) defense which also held the Sycamores to 4 of 15 on third down.
The Sycamores still trail in the all-time series with Missouri State by a 16-11 margin.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says the top-ranked Clemson Tigers deserve a celebration for their accomplishments, whether they win or lose the ACC championship game.
USC didn't give itself time to interview other coaches, but by beating Jim Mora and UCLA, Clay Helton has given the Trojans a chance to win the Pac-12.
Former Clemson QB Tajh Boyd speaks to Marty Smith about the success of the program, the play of QB Deshaun Watson and working hard to reach his goals.
Clemson QB Deshaun Watson talks with Marty Smith about the opportunity to be in the Heisman conversation and how he's grown as a leader this season.
Linebackers Reggie Ragland (Alabama) and Antonio Morrison (Florida) lead defenses that have dominated SEC foes in the trenches this season.
Clemson QB Deshaun Watson has passed for 27 touchdowns and rushed for nine more this season.
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