Scores

Final

Missouri State 17

(0-6, 0-3 MVC)

Indiana State 31

(4-2, 2-1 MVC)

3:05 PM ET, October 6, 2012

Memorial Stadium, TERRE HAUTE, IN

1 2 3 4 T
MOSU 7 0 10 017
INST 14 0 7 1031

Top Performers

Passing: M. Perish (INST) - 127 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: S. Bell (INST) - 25 CAR, 113 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Mardis (INST) - 3 REC, 53 YDS, 1 TD

Indiana St. 31, Missouri St. 17

Associated Press

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- A late touchdown by Shakir Bell gave Indiana State all the breathing room it would need Saturday in a 31-17 victory over visiting Missouri State.

Bell crossed the goal line with 9:23 to go in the fourth quarter on a 24-yard touchdown run. After Tanner Fritschle made the extra point, it was 28-17 Indiana State. Fritschle added a 26-yard field goal attempt with 2:22 remaining to seal the deal.

Indiana State (4-2, 2-1 Missouri Valley) had only 280 yards of offense against the Bears, 113 of which came from Bell on 25 carries.

Mike Perish completed 11 of 24 pass attempts for 127 yards and two touchdowns but was picked off twice by a Missouri State (0-6, 0-3) defense which also held the Sycamores to 4 of 15 on third down.

The Sycamores still trail in the all-time series with Missouri State by a 16-11 margin.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MOSU
INST
1st Downs1217
Total Yards341280
Passing233127
Rushing108153
Penalties8-701-5
3rd Down Conversions7-144-15
4th Down Conversions0-02-2
Turnovers42
Possession27:0432:56

Passing Leaders

Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harris12/151318.711
Indiana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Perish11/241275.322

Rushing Leaders

Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Heaston17382.2010
Scott6376.2025
Indiana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bell251134.5124
Cheeseborough10434.3025

Receiving Leaders

Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dotson35919.7048
Buford8567.0018
Indiana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mardis35317.7131
Lawshe23819.0126

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMOSUINST
TD05:38Ashton Glaser 1 Yd Run (Austin Witmer Kick) 70
TD05:27Tanner Riley 93 Yd Kickoff Return (Tanner Fritschle Kick) 77
TD02:16Demory Lawshe 26 Yd Pass From Mike Perish (Tanner Fritschle Kick) 714
THIRD QUARTERMOSUINST
FG08:18Austin Witmer 38 Yd 1014
TD04:53Matt Thayer 2 Yd Pass From Kierra Harris (Austin Witmer Kick) 1714
TD01:23Michael Mardis 16 Yd Pass From Mike Perish (Tanner Fritschle Kick) 1721
FOURTH QUARTERMOSUINST
TD09:23Shakir Bell 24 Yd Run (Tanner Fritschle Kick) 1728
FG02:22Tanner Fritschle 26 Yd 1731