Scores

Final

Indiana State 7

(1-9, 1-6 MVFC)

Missouri State 31

(6-4, 4-3 MVFC)

2:00 PM ET, November 7, 2009

Plaster Sports Complex, Springfield, MO

1 2 3 4 T
INST 0 0 0 77
MOSU 3 7 14 731

Top Performers

Passing: C. Kirby (MOSU) - 158 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: C. Douglas (MOSU) - 6 CAR, 72 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Saffold (MOSU) - 5 REC, 65 YDS

Missouri St. 31, Indiana St. 7

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Cody Kirby threw for a touchdown and ran for another to lead Missouri State to a 31-7 win over Indiana State Saturday.

Kirby's touchdown pass gave the junior 37 in his career and moved him into first place in Missouri State history for touchdown passes.

Missouri State (6-4, 4-3 Missouri Valley) scored twice early in the second half, including on its opening drive, to add to its 10-0 halftime lead over Indiana State (1-9, 1-6).

Kirby scored on a 2-yard plunge with 10:52 left in the third quarter.After a Missouri State interception of a Matt Seliger pass, Chris Douglas scored on a 15-yard run with 7:52 left to put Missouri State up 24-0. It was the second Indiana State turnover that led to a Missouri State score.

A field goal by Matt Hottleman in the first quarter and Kirby's 11-yard pass to Jared Emery, after Missouri State recovered an Indiana State fumble, gave the Bears their early 10-0 lead.

Indiana State, who had been shutout four times this season, scored a touchdown with 5:27 left in the game on a 1-yard run by Chris Stutzriem.

Missouri State final score came on a 43-yard run by Douglas with 5:15 left.

Kirby finished with 158 yards passing and also caught a pass from halfback Cadarriu Dotson that was good for 27 yards in the opening drive of the second half.

Douglas finished with 75 yards rushing and Michael Cooper-Falls had 59. Missouri State had 349 yards of offense.

Indiana State's starting quarterback Ryan Roberts, who left the game with an injury in the third quarter after a hard hit, finished with 82 yards. Antoine Brown had 47 yards rushing for the Sycamores.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
INST
MOSU
1st Downs2021
Total Yards308349
Passing192185
Rushing116164
Penalties2-104-45
3rd Down Conversions9-183-11
4th Down Conversions0-33-4
Turnovers32
Possession30:2329:37

Passing Leaders

Indiana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Roberts9/18824.601
Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kirby16/221587.212

Rushing Leaders

Indiana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown16472.9010
Craig5428.4014
Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Douglas67212.0243
Cooper-Falls14594.2010

Receiving Leaders

Indiana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mardis45112.8018
Jones34013.3032
Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Saffold56513.0021
Dotson5387.6014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERINSTMOSU
FG07:06Matt Hottelman 27 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERINSTMOSU
TD07:34Jared Emery 11 Yd Pass From Cody Kirby (Matt Hottelman Kick) 010
THIRD QUARTERINSTMOSU
TD10:52Cody Kirby 2 Yd Run (Matt Hottelman Kick) 017
TD07:52Chris Douglas 15 Yd Run (Matt Hottelman Kick) 024
FOURTH QUARTERINSTMOSU
TD05:27Chris Stutzriem 1 Yd Run (Braulio Martinez Kick) 724
TD05:15Chris Douglas 43 Yd Run (Matt Hottelman Kick) 731