Missouri St. 45, SE Missouri 28

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Cody Kirby threw for 195 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Missouri State to a 45-28 win over Southeast Missouri Saturday.

Kirby completed 20-of-27 passes for 195 yards and Clay Harbor caught seven passes for 88 yards and a touchdown for the Bears (1-2 overall, 0-0 Missouri Valley).

Kirby threw touchdown passes to Chris Geidz and Harbor and ran for a 5-yard touchdown.

Houston Lillard completed 30-of-44 passes for 331 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions for the Redhawks (1-3, 0-1 Ohio Valley).

Missouri State extended its lead to 21-0 after Chris Farrar intercepted a pass and ran it back 47 yards for a touchdown with no time remaining in the first half. Missouri State also scored on a 95-yard kickoff return by Brandon Oliver and a 57-yard interception return by Cedric Alvis with under a minute remaining.

Southeast Missouri scored all of its 28 points in the second half. Henry Harris rushed for a 13-yard touchdown and Lillard threw touchdown passes to Brad Stewart, Walter Peoples and Mike Williamson.