Scores

Final

Missouri State 24

(2-6, 2-3 MVC)

Illinois State 17

(6-2, 3-2 MVC)

2:00 PM ET, October 20, 2012

Hancock Stadium, NORMAL, IL

1 2 3 4 T
MOSU 9 0 0 1524
ILST 0 7 7 317

Top Performers

Passing: M. Brown (ILST) - 204 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Dunn (ILST) - 23 CAR, 77 YDS

Receiving: T. Walker (ILST) - 5 REC, 53 YDS, 2 TD

Missouri St. 24, Illinois St. 17

Associated Press

NORMAL, Ill. -- Kierra Harris and Ashton Glaser each ran for a touchdown, and the Missouri State defense recorded two safeties Saturday to shock Illinois State 24-17.

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MOSU
ILST
1st Downs1715
Total Yards305282
Passing190204
Rushing11578
Penalties6-655-58
3rd Down Conversions8-156-15
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers31
Possession28:3631:24

Passing Leaders

Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harris7/151419.402
Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown19/332046.221

Rushing Leaders

Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cooper-Falls19613.2014
Scott12373.107
Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dunn23773.3011
Hunt6132.2010

Receiving Leaders

Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Buford410025.0046
Thayer33010.0018
Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker55310.6216
Dudley33311.0019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMOSUILST
TD11:20Kierra Harris 1 Yd Run (Austin Witmer Kick) 70
SF07:23Matt Brown Tackled By Nate Davis In End Zone 90
SECOND QUARTERMOSUILST
TD09:56Tyrone Walker 4 Yd Pass From Matt Brown (Nick Aussieker Kick) 97
THIRD QUARTERMOSUILST
TD03:04Tyrone Walker 15 Yd Pass From Matt Brown (Nick Aussieker Kick) 914
FOURTH QUARTERMOSUILST
FG12:25Austin Witmer 20 Yd 1214
TD02:54Ashton Glaser 2 Yd Run (Austin Witmer Kick) 1914
SF02:47Darrelynn Dunn Tackled By Howard Scarborough In End Zone 2114
FG01:03Austin Witmer 42 Yd 2414
FG00:10Nick Aussieker 47 Yd 2417