SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Austin Witmer capped a furious fourth-quarter rally by Missouri State with a 33-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Bears a 27-24 victory on Saturday.
Missouri State (1-6, 1/3 Missouri Valley) scored 17 points in the final 5:27 of the game. Kierra Harris hit Julian Burton with a 60-yard touchdown pass with 5:27 left and Harris found Eri Christophel for a 25-yard scoring strike with 1:45 remaining.
Vander Maten completed 13 of 22 passes for 164 yards, but was sacked five times.
Western Kentucky commit Jared Nash launches this snap from the bleachers and successfully sinks it in the garbage can.
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