YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Kurt Hess completes 20 of 28 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns, and Jermaine Cook runs for 124 yards and score as Youngstown State pulled away late to beat Indiana State 27-6 Saturday in Missouri Valley Conference play.
After Tanner Fritschle's 32-yard field goal tied the game for Indiana State (7-4, 5-3) at 6-all early in the third quarter, Youngstown responded by scoring the final 21 points of the game.
Youngstown (7-4, 4-4) broke a 6-6 tie when Hess found Andrew Williams for a 30-yard touchdown and a 13-6 lead.
Cook extended that lead to 20-6 with 14:18 left in the fourth quarter with a 24-yard touchdown run.
Youngstown's final touchdown came with 8:17 left when Hess and Williams connected again, this time for 43 yards to push the final margin of victory to 27-6.
Williams finished with four catches for 91 yards.
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