South Dakota StateJackrabbitsSDSU
8-3, 7-1 Conf
Western IllinoisLeathernecksWIU
1-10, 0-8 Conf

S. Dakota State 27, W. Illinois 7

MACOMB, Ill. -- Kyle Minett ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as South Dakota State defeated Western Illinois 27-7.

Minett's 39-yard run, on the second play from scrimmage following Aaron Rollin's 45-yard kickoff return, gave the Jackrabbits (8-3, 7-1 Missouri Valley) a fast 7-0 lead.

Western Illinois (1-10, 0-8) came back on Dre Gibbs' 25-yard scoring run on the first play after Ed Roberts intercepted a South Dakota State pass. But that was the end of the scoring for the Leathernecks, although Gibbs ran for 103 yards in the game.

Minett scored again on a 1-yard run in the second quarter, and Thomas O'Brien threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Glen Fox for South Dakota State.



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2015 Missouri Valley Football Conference Standings

Illinois State7-19-2
North Dakota State7-19-2
South Dakota State5-38-3
Northern Iowa5-37-4
Western Illinois5-36-5
Indiana State3-55-6
South Dakota3-55-6
Youngstown State3-55-6
Southern Illinois2-63-8
Missouri State0-81-10