Missouri StateBearsMOST
1-2, 0-1 Conf
Illinois StateRedbirdsILST
3-1, 2-0 Conf

Illinois St. 44, Missouri St. 41, OT

NORMAL, Ill. -- Stephen Fetzer's 39-yard field goal in the second overtime was the difference as Illinois State defeated Missouri State 44-41 Saturday night.

The Redbirds (3-1, 2-0 Missouri Valley) trailed 31-23 entering the fourth quarter, but Fetzer kicked a 20-yard field goal and Ashton Leggett's 15-yard touchdown run with 2:08 remaining put Illinois State ahead. Matt Brown passed to Marvon Sanders for the 2-point conversion to make it 34-31, but Jordan Chiles' 26-yard field goal as time expired tied it for the Bears (1-2, 0-1).

Leggett ran for his fourth TD of the game in the first overtime, and the Bears tied it again on Cody Kirby's 1-yard run. Chiles missed from 42 yards before Fetzer's kick won the game.

Brown threw for 391 yards and a touchdown for Illinois State. Kirby ran for 84 yards and three TDs and passed for 187 yards and another score for Missouri State.



2015 Missouri Valley Football Conference Standings

North Dakota State7-113-2
Illinois State7-110-2
Northern Iowa5-39-4
South Dakota State5-38-4
Western Illinois5-37-6
Indiana State3-55-6
South Dakota3-55-6
Youngstown State3-55-6
Southern Illinois2-63-8
Missouri State0-81-10