Scores

Final

W Illinois 21

(4-7, 2-5 MVC)

Indiana State 14

(1-10, 0-7 MVC)

2:05 PM ET, November 16, 2013

Memorial Stadium, TERRE HAUTE, IN

1 2 3 4 T
WIU 7 14 0 021
INST 0 0 7 714

Top Performers

Passing: T. Lancaster (INST) - 93 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: N. Watson (WIU) - 21 CAR, 69 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Riley (INST) - 5 REC, 48 YDS, 1 TD

Western Illinois holds off Indiana State 21-14

Associated Press

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Nikko Watson scored two rushing touchdowns as Western Illinois jumped to an early lead and held off Indiana State 21-14 on Saturday.

Western Illinois (4-7, 2-5 Missouri Valley Conference) used a pair of 3-yard touchdown runs from Watson in the first half to build a 14-0 lead, and extended the lead on Martinez Davis' 32-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Buck Logan's 1-yard rushing touchdown got the Sycamores (1-10, 0-7) on the board in the third quarter and Trent Lancaster found Tanner Riley with a 10-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth to come within 21-14. But Lancaster was intercepted on Indiana State's next possession, and lost a fumble on a sack late in the fourth quarter as the Leathernecks held on.

J.C. Baker had 109 yards rushing for Western Illinois. Joey Borsellino and Hi-C Scott combined for 125 yards receiving, catching five passes each.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WIU
INST
1st Downs1914
Total Yards312221
Passing142102
Rushing170119
Penalties10-855-55
3rd Down Conversions3-164-15
4th Down Conversions4-63-4
Turnovers34
Possession31:1428:46

Passing Leaders

Western IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Norvell15/271425.301
Indiana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lancaster8/15936.211

Rushing Leaders

Western IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Baker231094.7022
Watson21693.3210
Indiana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Logan22783.5112
Lancaster13231.8010

Receiving Leaders

Western IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Borsellino57214.4018
Scott55310.6031
Indiana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Riley5489.6125
Wozniak12222.0022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWIUINST
TD04:38Nikko Watson 3 Yd Run (Nathan Knuffman Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERWIUINST
TD08:51Nikko Watson 3 Yd Run (Nathan Knuffman Kick) 140
TD06:09Martinez Davis 32 Yd Interception Return (Nathan Knuffman Kick) 210
THIRD QUARTERWIUINST
TD02:18Buck Logan 1 Yd Run (Eric Heidorn Kick) 217
FOURTH QUARTERWIUINST
TD10:22Tanner Riley 10 Yd Pass From Trent Lancaster (Eric Heidorn Kick) 2114