After Harris' 1-yard score, Nate Davis sacked Matt Brown, whose fumble bounced out of the ISU end zone to give the Bears (2-6, 2/3 Missouri Valley) a 9-0 lead. But Brown recovered to hit Tyrone Walker for TDs of 4 and 15 yards, and the Redbirds (6-2, 3-2) took a 14-9 lead into the fourth.
Austin Witmer's 20-yard field goal and Glaser's 2-yard run put Missouri State up 19-14. The Bears added two more points when Howard Scarborough tackled Darrelynn Dunn in the end zone, and another Witmer field goal made it 24-14.
Nick Aussieker's 47-yard field goal pulled ISU within seven with 10 seconds left, but the Redbirds couldn't recover the ensuing onside kick. ISU had been trying for its first 7-1 start since 1967.
Looking at where SEC offensive players comes from gives a variety of results, though Florida and Georgia provide talent at all positons.
Quarterback issues in the SEC? What if LSU and Alabama could trade some of their stud defensive players for established signal-callers? Those are just two of the deals we'd love to see happen.
Iowa might see a drop-off from last season, but is winning nine games a reasonable expectation?
Ole Miss faces some stiff challenges right out of the chute, playing Florida State and Alabama in two of the season's first three weeks.
Haden inherited a program crippled by NCAA sanctions and his tenure was not without tumult. His legacy rests largely on the success of Clay Helton.
Travon Blanchard's ability to collapse a backfield or jump an out route makes him among the Big 12's most versatile defensive players.
|North Dakota State||7-1||13-2|
|South Dakota State||5-3||8-4|