Scores

Final

South Dakota St 24

(4-1, 3-0 MVFC)

Missouri State 17

(3-3, 1-2 MVFC)

3:00 PM ET, October 10, 2009

Plaster Sports Complex, Springfield, MO

1 2 3 4 T
SDSU 14 3 7 024
MOSU 3 7 0 717

Top Performers

Passing: T. O'Brien (SDSU) - 211 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: K. Minett (SDSU) - 26 CAR, 105 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: G. Fox (SDSU) - 7 REC, 87 YDS, 1 TD

S. Dakota State 24, Missouri St. 17

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, MO. -- Redshirt freshman quarterback Thomas O'Brien, starting in his first game, threw for 211 yards and two touchdowns to lead South Dakota State to a 24-17 win over Missouri State on Saturday.

South Dakota State (4-1, 3-0 Missouri Valley Conference) led Missouri State (3-3, 1-2) 17-10 at halftime and took a third-quarter Missouri State turnover 80 yards, ending with a touchdown pass to Glen Fox.

The Bears' attempt to tie with 38 seconds left ended in an interception.

Missouri State opened the game with a 49-yard field goal by Matt Hottelman but South Dakota State scored twice over a span of 2:18 to go ahead 14-3. Kyle Minett scored on a 3-yard run and O?Brien connected on a 23-yard pass to Saunders Montague.

Missouri State scored on a 6-yard run by Miguel Warren before South Dakota State closed the half with an 18-yard field goal by Peter Reifenrath.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SDSU
MOSU
1st Downs1521
Total Yards344404
Passing211288
Rushing133116
Penalties2-156-66
3rd Down Conversions6-136-17
4th Down Conversions0-15-5
Turnovers03
Possession28:1631:44

Passing Leaders

South Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
O'Brien14/2121110.020
Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kirby29/462886.313

Rushing Leaders

South Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Minett261054.0113
Duffy5346.8020
Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kirby14594.2015
Warren8253.119

Receiving Leaders

South Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fox78712.4143
Steffen36822.7045
Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Saffold410125.3048
Emery7679.6116

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSDSUMOSU
FG09:30Matt Hottelman 49 Yd 03
TD04:34Kyle Minett 3 Yd Run (Peter Reifenrath Kick) 73
TD02:16Saunders Montague 23 Yd Pass From Thomas O'Brien (Peter Reifenrath Kick) 143
SECOND QUARTERSDSUMOSU
TD09:33Miguel Warren 6 Yd Run (Matt Hottelman Kick) 1410
FG01:39Peter Reifenrath 18 Yd 1710
THIRD QUARTERSDSUMOSU
TD02:31Glen Fox 19 Yd Pass From Thomas O'Brien (Peter Reifenrath Kick) 2410
FOURTH QUARTERSDSUMOSU
TD05:29Jared Emery 5 Yd Pass From Cody Kirby (Matt Hottelman Kick) 2417