Scores

Final

Indiana State 41

(1-9, 1-5 MVFC)

W Illinois 46

(5-5, 2-4 MVFC)

2:05 PM ET, November 4, 2006

Hanson Field, Macomb, IL

1 2 3 4 T
INST 7 14 7 1341
WIU 10 7 12 1746

Top Performers

Passing: R. Murphy (INST) - 243 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: H. Donaldson (WIU) - 39 CAR, 328 YDS, 6 TD

Receiving: S. Logan (INST) - 5 REC, 84 YDS, 2 TD

W. Illinois 46, Indiana St. 41

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Herb Donaldson ran for 328 yards and six touchdowns as Western Illinois held off Indiana State for a 46-41 victory Saturday.

Both teams combined for more than 900 yards of total offense, with Donaldson's performance being the standout. Donaldson had 39 carries, and scored twice on one-yard runs, and from 35, 10, 9 and 33 yards out. He averaged 8.4 yards per carry, and his last four touchdowns came in the final 15 minutes of the game.

Steve LaFalce completed 13-of-18 passes for 123 yards and ran six times for 32 yards for Western Illinois.

Indiana State's efforts were undermined by four turnovers -- three fumbles and an interception. Robert Barcliff led the Sycamores (1-9, 1-5 Gateway) with 145 yards rushing and one touchdown.

Reilly Murphy completed 18-of-30 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns. Two of those scores went to Sam Logan, who caught five passes for 84 yards and threw his own touchdown pass, a 2-yarder to Josh Jones.

Indiana State led 28-17 early in the third quarter before Donaldson took over for the Leathernecks (5-5,2-4 Gateway), scoring the game's next three touchdowns.

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