Missouri State 31

(5-2, 2-1 MVFC)

Indiana State 28

(4-3, 1-2 MVFC)

7:00 PM ET, October 16, 2004

Memorial Stadium (Terre Haute, IN), Terre Haute, IN

1 2 3 4 T
MOSU 0 14 7 1031
INST 14 0 7 728

Top Performers

Passing: P. Johnson (INST) - 229 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: A. Porter (MOSU) - 3 CAR, 21 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: S. Logan (INST) - 9 REC, 130 YDS

SMS 31, Indiana State 28

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Jon Scifres kicked a 38-yard field goal with three seconds remaining, lifting Southwest Missouri State to a 31-28 victory over Indiana State on Saturday night.

The Sycamores (4-3, 1-2 Gateway) tied the game with 23 seconds to go on a 15-yard touchdown run by Phillip Johnson, but the Bears (5-2, 2-1) set up Scifres' winning kick with a 61-yard return by Scottie Reddix on the ensuing kickoff.

Cody Pratt then rushed 6 yards to the Indiana State 21, and after two timeouts, Scifres hit the game-winner.

Southwest Missouri overcame a 14-0 deficit after Indiana State's Jake Shields' 35-yard touchdown reception and Courtney Reese's 44-yard punt return in the first quarter.

Pratt finished with 137 yards rushing, and Preston Portee and A.J. Porter ran for two touchdowns each for the Bears.

Porter's second touchdown, a 1-yard run with just over four minutes to go, put Southwest Missouri up 28-21, but the Sycamores tied the game on Johnson's run after a 16-play, 72-yard drive in the closing minutes.

Shields rushed for 114 yards and Johnson was 18-of-35 for 229 yards and the one TD pass to Shields.