Scores

Final

Indiana State 23

(6-2, 4-1 MVFC)

W Illinois 7

(3-4, 1-3 MVFC)

7:00 PM ET, October 20, 2012

Hanson Field, Macomb, IL

1 2 3 4 T
INST 6 7 0 1023
WIU 0 0 7 07

Top Performers

Passing: M. Perish (INST) - 99 YDS

Rushing: S. Bell (INST) - 28 CAR, 123 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Lawshe (INST) - 2 REC, 33 YDS

Indiana St. 23, W. Illinois 7

Associated Press

MACOMB, Ill. -- Each side scored from recovering fumbles in the end zone, but it was Indiana State that would win the game, beating Western Illinois 23-7 on Saturday night.

In the first half, the Sycamores got touchdowns from a 14-yard run by Richie Dyer and a 46-yard run by Shakir Bell. Defensive back Mark Sewall recovered the fumble in the end zone, and Tanner Fritschle added the extra point in the fourth quarter.

Mike Perish was 12 of 18 for 99 yards for Indiana State (6-2, 4-1 Missouri Valley).

Western Illinois (3-4, 1/3 Missouri Valley) was scoreless in the first half.

The only points for the Leathernecks came after David McDaniel recovered a fumble in the end zone in the third quarter, followed with a kick by Pat Smith. Wil Lunt was 4 of 19 for 25 yards.

Indiana State had 16 first downs; Western Illinois had 5.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
INST
WIU
1st Downs165
Total Yards250144
Passing9925
Rushing151119
Penalties4-305-58
3rd Down Conversions2-121-15
4th Down Conversions1-11-2
Turnovers33
Possession35:0025:00

Passing Leaders

Indiana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Perish12/18995.500
Western IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lunt4/19251.302

Rushing Leaders

Indiana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bell281234.4146
Cheeseborough9182.007
Western IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ray16724.5011
Smith23618.0027

Receiving Leaders

Indiana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lawshe23316.5021
Mardis22010.0017
Western IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Chestnut2115.507
Morgan11111.0011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERINSTWIU
TD03:59Richie Dyer 14 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 60
SECOND QUARTERINSTWIU
TD03:22Shakir Bell 46 Yd Run (Tanner Fritschle Kick) 130
THIRD QUARTERINSTWIU
TD08:07David McDaniel Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Pat Smith Kick) 137
FOURTH QUARTERINSTWIU
TD11:03Mark Sewall Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Tanner Fritschle Kick) 207
FG03:58Tanner Fritschle 42 Yd 237