Scores

Final

W Illinois 14

(1-6, 0-4 MVFC)

Indiana State 17

(1-7, 1-4 MVFC)

3:05 PM ET, October 24, 2009

Memorial Stadium (Terre Haute, IN), Terre Haute, IN

1 2 3 4 T
WIU 7 0 7 014
INST 0 10 0 717

Top Performers

Passing: W. Lunt (WIU) - 139 YDS, 3 INT

Rushing: R. Roberts (INST) - 16 CAR, 160 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: L. Senatus (WIU) - 7 REC, 90 YDS

Indiana St. 17, W. Illinois 14

Associated Press

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The streak is over at Indiana State.

The Sycamores won for the first time in more than three years on Saturday, ending the nation's longest losing streak at 33 games on Saturday with a 17-14 victory over Western Illinois.

Ryan Roberts scored his second touchdown on a 4-yard run with 4 minutes 12 seconds to play as the Sycamores drove 80 yards for the winning score. Roberts, a sophomore quarterback, had a school-record 91-yard touchdown run earlier in the game. He finished with 160 yards rushing for Indiana State (1-7, 1-4 Missouri Valley).

"I think it's great for everyone involved," said second-year Indiana State coach Trent Miles. "Our coaching staff will be able to relax more tonight. I know I have a lot of pride in this program, and so do all of our supporters and former players."

Only Prairie View A&M (80 games), Columbia (44) and Northwestern (34) have ever lost more games consecutively. The Sycamores hadn't won since beating Missouri State 28-22 on Oct. 21, 2006.

The Leathernecks (1-6, 0-4) lost despite a big day from Dre Gibbs, who ran for 166 yards and a TD. Indiana State led 10-7 at the half, but Western Illinois went ahead on Marva Carley's 5-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter.

The Sycamores went 80 yards in 15 plays, capped by Roberts' go-ahead score. Western Illinois was stopped on downs and after Indiana State punted away, the Leathernecks' last hope was picked off by Andrew Blackmon, who intercepted Wil Lunt's pass as the clock ran out.

"The offensive line did a great job blocking for me today," Roberts said. "When you have those guys up front and (fullback) Brock Lough leading the way, it makes it a lot easier to run."

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WIU
INST
1st Downs1812
Total Yards324274
Passing13934
Rushing185240
Penalties3-306-29
3rd Down Conversions3-133-12
4th Down Conversions2-30-1
Turnovers30
Possession32:0927:51

Passing Leaders

Western IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lunt12/241395.803
Indiana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Roberts4/14342.400

Rushing Leaders

Western IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gibbs331665.0120
Carley9455.0121
Indiana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Roberts1616010.0291
Brown14584.1011

Receiving Leaders

Western IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Senatus79012.9023
Warner3289.3014
Indiana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lough22311.5017
Kent188.008

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWIUINST
TD04:12Dre Gibbs 1 Yd Run (Brian Egan Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERWIUINST
FG12:55Braulio Martinez 37 Yd 73
TD03:58Ryan Roberts 91 Yd Run (Braulio Martinez Kick) 710
THIRD QUARTERWIUINST
TD02:51Marva Carley 5 Yd Run (Brian Egan Kick) 1410
FOURTH QUARTERWIUINST
TD04:12Ryan Roberts 4 Yd Run (Braulio Martinez Kick) 1417