TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- A late touchdown by Shakir Bell gave Indiana State all the breathing room it would need Saturday in a 31-17 victory over visiting Missouri State.
Bell crossed the goal line with 9:23 to go in the fourth quarter on a 24-yard touchdown run. After Tanner Fritschle made the extra point, it was 28-17 Indiana State. Fritschle added a 26-yard field goal attempt with 2:22 remaining to seal the deal.
Indiana State (4-2, 2-1 Missouri Valley) had only 280 yards of offense against the Bears, 113 of which came from Bell on 25 carries.
Mike Perish completed 11 of 24 pass attempts for 127 yards and two touchdowns but was picked off twice by a Missouri State (0-6, 0-3) defense which also held the Sycamores to 4 of 15 on third down.
The Sycamores still trail in the all-time series with Missouri State by a 16-11 margin.
Minnesota is set up at running back going into the 2016 season but has questions at receiver and cornerback still after its recruiting class signed.
Texas had its share of lows in 2015, but also provided a few highs -- especially in wins over Baylor and Oklahoma.
Now that national signing day is in the books, it's time to take stock of NC State's roster for the 2016 season.
Arizona State has the bulk of its defensive line coming back, but will have some holes to fill at cornerback.
Jim Harbaugh has SEC coaches and administrators crying foul again. Is there a legitimate beef with the Michigan coach, or are they being self-serving?
Offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, back with the San Diego Chargers in the role he held in 2013, likes running back Melvin Gordon's potential.
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