CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP)Southeast Missouri held off a fourth-quarter comeback and defeated Indiana State 13-10 on Saturday.
Houston Lillard threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Miles Edwards with 7 seconds left in the first half to put Southeast Missouri ahead 13-3. Trailing 13-3 in the fourth quarter, Indiana State threatened a comeback, beginning when Ryan Patrick returned a punt 34 yards into Southeast territory with just over four minutes remaining.
Southeast Missouri punted on the next possession, and Indiana State took control at its own 46 with a little more than three minutes to play before a turnover on downs. Lillard threw completed 13 of 18 passes for 159 yards for Southeast, and Timmy Holloman rushed 33 times for 141 yards.
Murphy completed 13 of 27 passes for 203 yards. Doug Spada connected on field goals of 38 and 25 yards for Southeast in the first half before Corey Varnadore made a 37-yard field goal to pull Indiana State within 6-3.