Missouri StateBearsMOST
5-2, 2-1 Conf
Indiana StateSycamoresINST
4-3, 1-2 Conf

SMS 31, Indiana State 28

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Jon Scifres kicked a 38-yard field goal
with three seconds remaining, lifting Southwest Missouri State to a
31-28 victory over Indiana State on Saturday night.

The Sycamores (4-3, 1-2 Gateway) tied the game with 23 seconds
to go on a 15-yard touchdown run by Phillip Johnson, but the Bears
(5-2, 2-1) set up Scifres' winning kick with a 61-yard return by
Scottie Reddix on the ensuing kickoff.

Cody Pratt then rushed 6 yards to the Indiana State 21, and
after two timeouts, Scifres hit the game-winner.

Southwest Missouri overcame a 14-0 deficit after Indiana State's
Jake Shields' 35-yard touchdown reception and Courtney Reese's
44-yard punt return in the first quarter.

Pratt finished with 137 yards rushing, and Preston Portee and
A.J. Porter ran for two touchdowns each for the Bears.

Porter's second touchdown, a 1-yard run with just over four
minutes to go, put Southwest Missouri up 28-21, but the Sycamores
tied the game on Johnson's run after a 16-play, 72-yard drive in
the closing minutes.

Shields rushed for 114 yards and Johnson was 18-of-35 for 229
yards and the one TD pass to Shields.



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