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.