Scores

Final

W Illinois 21

(3-3, 1-1 MVFC)

Illinois State 35

(2-3, 1-1 MVFC)

3:00 PM ET, October 5, 2013

Hancock Stadium, Normal, IL

1 2 3 4 T
WIU 0 0 21 021
ILST 0 14 7 1435

Top Performers

Passing: B. Winkler (ILST) - 234 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Coprich (ILST) - 24 CAR, 124 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: L. Lenoir (WIU) - 7 REC, 105 YDS, 2 TD

Coprich, Illinois St. top Western Illinois 35-21

Associated Press

NORMAL, Ill. -- Marshaun Coprich ran for a career-high three touchdowns as Illinois State pulled away from Western Illinois for a 35-21 win Saturday.

Illinois State (2-3, 1-1 Missouri Valley) broke a 21-21 tie in the middle of the fourth quarter with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Blake Winkler to Milton Colbert. Coprich then ran for a 24-yard score late in the fourth to extend the Redbirds' lead to 35-21. Coprich finished with 124 yards rushing, also a career high.

The Redbirds led 14-0 at halftime behind a 4-yard touchdown pass from Winkler to Chick Chatham and a 1-yard scoring run by Coprich. A 6-yard touchdown run by Coprich in the third quarter then gave Illinois State a 21-7 lead.

Western Illinois (3-3, 1-1) tied the game with touchdown passes from Trenton Norvell on its next two possessions. Norvell finished with three touchdown passes but was just 11 for 28 for 139 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WIU
ILST
1st Downs822
Total Yards211419
Passing139234
Rushing72185
Penalties5-437-67
3rd Down Conversions2-146-17
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers11
Possession19:4740:13

Passing Leaders

Western IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Norvell11/281395.031
Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Winkler20/292348.120

Rushing Leaders

Western IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Baker10494.9022
Watson9232.605
Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Coprich241245.2324
Dudley7466.6025

Receiving Leaders

Western IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lenoir710515.0242
Borsellino12121.0121
Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dudley67312.2029
Chatham44411.0118

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERWIUILST
TD12:19Chick Chatham 4 Yd Pass From Blake Winkler (Nick Aussieker Kick) 07
TD07:42Marshaun Coprich 1 Yd Run (Nick Aussieker Kick) 014
THIRD QUARTERWIUILST
TD14:38Lance Lenoir 42 Yd Pass From Trenton Norvell (Nathan Knuffman Kick) 714
TD11:26Marshaun Coprich 6 Yd Run (Nick Aussieker Kick) 721
TD07:53Joey Borsellino 21 Yd Pass From Trenton Norvell (Nathan Knuffman Kick) 1421
TD05:42Lance Lenoir 13 Yd Pass From Trenton Norvell (Nathan Knuffman Kick) 2121
FOURTH QUARTERWIUILST
TD08:20Milton Colbert 14 Yd Pass From Blake Winkler (Nick Aussieker Kick) 2128
TD02:25Marshaun Coprich 24 Yd Run (Nick Aussieker Kick) 2135