Scores

Final

South Dakota 24

(1-5, 0-3 MVFC)

Missouri State 27

(1-6, 1-3 MVFC)

2:00 PM ET, October 13, 2012

Plaster Sports Complex, Springfield, MO

1 2 3 4 T
SDAK 14 7 3 024
MOSU 3 0 7 1727

Top Performers

Passing: K. Harris (MOSU) - 214 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Sims (SDAK) - 23 CAR, 108 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Burton (MOSU) - 4 REC, 98 YDS, 1 TD

Missouri St. 27, South Dakota 24

Associated Press

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.

Quarterback Josh Vander Maten rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns for South Dakota (1-5, 0-3) and Marcus Sims gained 116 yards on the ground with a TD.

Vander Maten completed 13 of 22 passes for 164 yards, but was sacked five times.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SDAK
MOSU
1st Downs2517
Total Yards375283
Passing164214
Rushing21169
Penalties5-459-86
3rd Down Conversions9-164-11
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers10
Possession39:5620:04

Passing Leaders

South DakotaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vander Maten13/221647.500
Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harris20/332146.520

Rushing Leaders

South DakotaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sims231084.7119
Vander Maten24733.0224
Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cooper-Falls8364.5115
Scott9212.305

Receiving Leaders

South DakotaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Terry66911.5017
Wilhelm13939.0039
Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Burton49824.5160
Buford4338.3016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSDAKMOSU
TD10:10Marcus Sims 2 Yd Run (Kevin Robb Kick) 70
TD04:44Josh Vander Maten 12 Yd Run (Kevin Robb Kick) 140
FG01:26Austin Witmer 47 Yd 143
SECOND QUARTERSDAKMOSU
TD00:21Josh Vander Maten 1 Yd Run (Kevin Robb Kick) 213
THIRD QUARTERSDAKMOSU
TD08:15Mikael Cooper-Falls 3 Yd Run (Austin Witmer Kick) 2110
FG03:20Kevin Robb 44 Yd 2410
FOURTH QUARTERSDAKMOSU
TD05:27Julian Burton 60 Yd Pass From Kierra Harris (Austin Witmer Kick) 2417
TD01:45Eric Christophel 25 Yd Pass From Kierra Harris (Austin Witmer Kick) 2424
FG00:00Austin Witmer 33 Yd 2427