The Redbirds (8-2, 5-2 Missouri Valley) won their seventh straight road game.
The game was scoreless until Nick Aussieker's 36-yard field goal for Illinois State with 6:52 remaining in the third quarter. Walker had his touchdown catch, a 4-yarder, later in the quarter, and Dunn made it 17-0 on a 3-yard run with 2:52 left in the game.
Indiana State scored all of its points in the final 31 seconds. Perish hit Michael Mardis with a 6-yard TD, and after an onside kick recovery, Tann Fritschle made it a one-score game with a 33-yard field goal with six seconds remaining. The Sycamores recovered another onside kick, but it was negated by an offside penalty.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.