SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri State's defense turned two turnovers into big second-half touchdowns to give the Bears the momentum and an eventual 35-25 win over Youngstown State on Saturday.
The Bears (2-2, 1-1 Missouri Valley) were down at halftime following two scoring runs by Jamaine Cook, including one for 71 yards, that put the Penguins (3-2, 1-1) up 17-7.
But with about three and a half minutes left in the third quarter, Missouri State got its first defensive TD when cornerback Howard Scarborough picked up a fumble in the end zone.
The second came on the next drive when linebacker Adam Beauchamp snagged an interception and ran it 40 yards for the score.
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