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.
Navigate Research explained that the Big 12's old model -- 12 teams, eight league games, a conference championship -- is best for maximizing the chance of reaching the CFP.
Satellite-camp season opens June 1 after the close of the spring evaluation period, during which time head coaches are not allowed on the road.
Arizona State and UCLA have talent and experience, while some other teams are in a moment of transition.
A former Syracuse football player has been indicted on first-degree assault charges in connection with the stabbings of two former teammates.
Cal and Washington stand out for their strength and depth on the offensive line.
In spite of heightened speculation about potential Big 12 expansion, conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby says he is not receiving phone calls or emails from schools wanting to join the conference.
|North Dakota State||7-1||13-2|
|South Dakota State||5-3||8-4|