Illinois StateRedbirdsILST
1-3, 0-1 Conf
Missouri StateBearsMOST
1-4, 1-0 Conf

Missouri St grabs a win vs. Illinois St, 37-10

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Kierra Harris threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another to finalize Missouri State's first victory of the season, 37-10, over Illinois State Saturday.

Harris rushed for a touchdown in the third quarter to stretch a four-point lead into a 21-10 game for the Bears in their Missouri Valley Conference opener (1-4, 1-0). He has scored six of the Bears eleven rushing touchdowns for the season.

Dorian Buford exceeded the 1,000-yard mark for receptions with a 73-yard touchdown catch- he needed 62 yards at the start of the game- for the last score before the end of the half.

Blake Winkler had a game-high 168 yards passing for the Redbirds (1-3, 0-1). He was 15 of 29 and one interception. Illinois State had a combined 46 yards rushing for one touchdown, compared to 272 yards and three touchdowns for the Bears.


2015 Missouri Valley Football Conference Standings

North Dakota State7-113-2
Illinois State7-110-2
Northern Iowa5-39-4
South Dakota State5-38-4
Western Illinois5-37-6
Indiana State3-55-6
South Dakota3-55-6
Youngstown State3-55-6
Southern Illinois2-63-8
Missouri State0-81-10