MACOMB, Ill. -- Each side scored from recovering fumbles in the end zone, but it was Indiana State that would win the game, beating Western Illinois 23-7 on Saturday night.
In the first half, the Sycamores got touchdowns from a 14-yard run by Richie Dyer and a 46-yard run by Shakir Bell. Defensive back Mark Sewall recovered the fumble in the end zone, and Tanner Fritschle added the extra point in the fourth quarter.
Mike Perish was 12 of 18 for 99 yards for Indiana State (6-2, 4-1 Missouri Valley).
Western Illinois (3-4, 1/3 Missouri Valley) was scoreless in the first half.
Indiana State had 16 first downs; Western Illinois had 5.
Brogan Roback pass complete to Sam Browning for 6 yds for a TD
Brandon Wilson run for a loss of 1 yard to the Navy 10
Chris Blewitt 25 yd FG GOOD
Robert Stein 37 yd FG MISSED
Tyler Boyd run for 30 yds to the MiaFl 38 for a 1ST down
|North Dakota State||7-1||9-2|
|South Dakota State||5-3||8-3|