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Western IllinoisLeathernecksWIU
4-2, 2-1 Conf
29
Final
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WIU0771529
SDSU0771933
33
South Dakota StateJackrabbitsSDSU
1-4, 1-2 Conf

S. Dakota State 33, W. Illinois 29

BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Kyle Minett rushed for three touchdowns and 143 yards to lead South Dakota State past Western Illinois 33-29 Saturday.

Thomas O'Brien connected with Colin Cochart on a scoring pass that secured the win for the Jackrabbits (1-4, 1-2, Missouri Valley). O'Brien finished with 206 passing yards.

Tyler Duffy also rushed for a touchdown.

Matt Barr threw for 351 yards and four touchdowns for the Leathernecks (4-2, 2-1), including a 46-yarder to Terriun Crump early in the fourth quarter that put Western Illinois ahead 21-14.

Barr threw a TD pass to Josh Gabelmann with 4:30 left and completed a 2-point conversion pass to Aaron Muhammad, allowing the Leathernecks to take the lead again, 29-26.

SDSU answered with O'Brien's TD pass with 1:36 left in the game.

The victory saved the Jackrabbits from an 0-5 start, the worst in program history.

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2015 Missouri Valley Football Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
North Dakota State7-113-2
Illinois State7-110-2
Northern Iowa5-39-4
South Dakota State5-38-4
Western Illinois5-37-6
Indiana State3-55-6
South Dakota3-55-6
Youngstown State3-55-6
Southern Illinois2-63-8
Missouri State0-81-10