(4-2, 2-1 MVFC)
(1-4, 1-2 MVFC)
7:00 PM ET, October 9, 2010
Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, Brookings, SD
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
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.