Scores

Final

W Illinois 29

(4-2, 2-1 MVFC)

South Dakota St 33

(1-4, 1-2 MVFC)

7:00 PM ET, October 9, 2010

Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, Brookings, SD

1 2 3 4 T
WIU 0 7 7 1529
SDSU 0 7 7 1933

Top Performers

Passing: M. Barr (WIU) - 351 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: K. Minett (SDSU) - 26 CAR, 143 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: T. Crump (WIU) - 10 REC, 183 YDS, 1 TD

S. Dakota State 33, W. Illinois 29

Associated Press

BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Kyle Minett rushed for three touchdowns and 143 yards to lead South Dakota State past Western Illinois 33-29 Saturday.

Thomas O'Brien connected with Colin Cochart on a scoring pass that secured the win for the Jackrabbits (1-4, 1-2, Missouri Valley). O'Brien finished with 206 passing yards.

Tyler Duffy also rushed for a touchdown.

Matt Barr threw for 351 yards and four touchdowns for the Leathernecks (4-2, 2-1), including a 46-yarder to Terriun Crump early in the fourth quarter that put Western Illinois ahead 21-14.

Barr threw a TD pass to Josh Gabelmann with 4:30 left and completed a 2-point conversion pass to Aaron Muhammad, allowing the Leathernecks to take the lead again, 29-26.

SDSU answered with O'Brien's TD pass with 1:36 left in the game.

The victory saved the Jackrabbits from an 0-5 start, the worst in program history.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WIU
SDSU
1st Downs2825
Total Yards542378
Passing377206
Rushing165172
Penalties8-645-50
3rd Down Conversions10-197-12
4th Down Conversions2-40-0
Turnovers01
Possession30:1229:48

Passing Leaders

Western IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Barr26/443518.040
South Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
O'Brien18/282067.410

Rushing Leaders

Western IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Flowers13917.0021
Ray15392.608
South Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Minett261435.5335
Duffy15765.1113

Receiving Leaders

Western IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Crump1018318.3146
Senatus1012512.5227
South Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kool78512.1018
Hubert33712.3022

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERWIUSDSU
TD14:00Kyle Minett 2 Yd Run (Kyle Harris Kick) 07
TD00:44Lito Senatus 27 Yd Pass From Matt Barr (Charlie Jouett Kick) 77
THIRD QUARTERWIUSDSU
TD07:24Kyle Minett 5 Yd Run (Kyle Harris Kick) 714
TD03:37Lito Senatus 9 Yd Pass From Matt Barr (Charlie Jouett Kick) 1414
FOURTH QUARTERWIUSDSU
TD14:44Terriun Crump 46 Yd Pass From Matt Barr (Charlie Jouett Kick) 2114
TD10:00Tyler Duffy 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2120
TD06:54Kyle Minett 2 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2126
TD04:30Josh Gabelmann 4 Yd Pass From Matt Barr (Matt Barr Pass To Aaron Muhammad For Two-Point Conversion) 2926
TD01:36Colin Cochart 13 Yd Pass From Thomas O'Brien (Kyle Harris Kick) 2933