Scores

Final

Abilene Christian 17

(3-1, 0-1 away)

Illinois State 31

(1-2, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 21, 2013

Hancock Stadium, Normal, IL

1 2 3 4 T
ACU 0 10 7 017
ILST 7 17 0 731

Top Performers

Passing: J. Baker (ACU) - 232 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Keoshian (ILST) - 16 CAR, 54 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Hogg (ACU) - 5 REC, 68 YDS, 2 TD

Illinois St turns back Abilene Christian 31-17

Associated Press

NORMAL, Ill. -- Collin Keoshian scored on a 3-yard run to cap a 91-yard drive midway through the fourth quarter as Illinois State christened its remodeled stadium by holding off Abilene Christian 31-17 Saturday night.

Defense was the difference as the Redbirds (1-2) kept the high-powered offense of the Wildcats (3-1) in check.

Abilene Christian entered the game averaging 65 points and 562 yards per contest. The Wildcats were limited to 288 yards.

Illinois State took a 17-10 lead late in the second quarter on a 19-yard pass from Blake Winkler to Camero Meredith and then got a 62-yard punt return on the last play of the half to push its lead to 14.

ACU then took advantage of a botched fourth-down gamble to pull within a touchdown on a John David Baker's second touchdown pass but after the teams traded punts the Redbirds responded with a drive that lasted almost 7 minutes.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ACU
ILST
1st Downs1520
Total Yards288366
Passing232201
Rushing56165
Penalties7-1159-83
3rd Down Conversions3-135-14
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers10
Possession22:4737:13

Passing Leaders

Abilene ChristianC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Baker18/332327.020
Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Winkler18/252018.010

Rushing Leaders

Abilene ChristianCARYDSAVGTDLG
West12413.407
Gabriel12525.0025
Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Coprich15664.4015
Keoshian16543.4210

Receiving Leaders

Abilene ChristianRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hogg56813.6223
Cantu-Harkless66010.0017
Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dudley45012.5029
Shandrick22613.0015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERACUILST
TD11:26Collin Keoshian 10 Yd Run (Nick Aussieker Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERACUILST
FG14:01Nick Aussieker 35 Yd 010
TD10:38Darian Hogg 23 Yd Pass From John David Baker (Nik Grau Kick) 710
FG03:52Nik Grau 27 Yd 1010
TD01:48Cameron Meredith 19 Yd Pass From Blake Winkler (Nick Aussieker Kick) 1017
TD00:00Anthony Warrum 62 Yd Punt Return (Nick Aussieker Kick) 1024
THIRD QUARTERACUILST
TD03:26Darian Hogg 8 Yd Pass From John David Baker (Nik Grau Kick) 1724
FOURTH QUARTERACUILST
TD07:37Collin Keoshian 3 Yd Run (Nick Aussieker Kick) 1731