BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Thomas O'Brien threw for 204 yards and a touchdown to help South Dakota State beat Missouri State 31-10 on Saturday.
The Bears (4-5, 3-3) tried to keep up with a touchdown run by Chris Douglas and a 42-yard field goal by Austin Witmer to make it 16-10 at halftime, but they would not score again.
Then in the fourth quarter Cole Brodie picked off a pass by the Bears' Cody Kirby and ran it 55 yards for the score.
Kirby finished with 167 passing yards.