Scores

Final

Missouri State 34

(3-3, 2-1 MVFC)

Illinois State 28

(2-4, 1-2 MVFC)

3:00 PM ET, October 18, 2008

Hancock Stadium, Normal, IL

1 2 3 4 T
MOSU 0 14 0 2034
ILST 3 14 9 228

Top Performers

Passing: C. Kirby (MOSU) - 254 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: G. Blow (ILST) - 9 CAR, 140 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Fuselier (MOSU) - 2 REC, 99 YDS, 1 TD

Missouri St. 34, Illinois St. 28

Associated Press

NORMAL, Ill. -- Cody Kirby ran for three touchdowns and passed for another to lead Missouri State to a 34-28 victory over Illinois State on Saturday.

Missouri State (3-3, 2-1 Missouri Valley Football Conference) was down 0-3 after the first period, before Kirby, playing quarterback, ran in a pair of touchdowns in the second period.

The score was an even 14-14 going into the break.

Kirby went on to score another pair of touchdowns in the last period, rushing for 1 yard and completing a 77-yard pass to Justin Fuselier.

Illinois State (2-4, 1-2 Missouri Valley Football Conference) out-rushed Missouri State 351 to 190 yards. Geno Blow led the Redbirds with a touchdown in the second period off a 53-yard run. Blow rushed for 140 yards overall.

Parrish Fisher and W. Mendenhall also had touchdowns for Illinois State. Zach Kutch scored a 43-yard field goal in the third period.

Missouri State rallied in the fourth period, scoring 20 points to Illinois State's 2 points. The Bears had 444 total offensive yards, less than Illinois state's 476. Missouri State also out-passed the Redbirds, going 254 yards to 125.

Redbird quarterback Kevin Brockway was sacked twice on the night. He had 125 yards to Kirby's 254.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MOSU
ILST
1st Downs2324
Total Yards444476
Passing254125
Rushing190351
Penalties11-807-80
3rd Down Conversions12-165-13
4th Down Conversions0-12-3
Turnovers12
Possession28:2931:31

Passing Leaders

Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kirby17/272549.410
Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brockway10/251255.002

Rushing Leaders

Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Washington17855.0037
Johnston9606.7126
Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Blow914015.6153
Fisher201185.9114

Receiving Leaders

Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fuselier29949.5177
Harbor66611.0025
Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Chandler35819.3046
Salem33612.0020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMOSUILST
FG08:40Steven Fetzer 27 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERMOSUILST
TD14:34Cody Kirby 4 Yd Run (Matthew Hottelman Kick) 73
TD13:20Geno Blow 53 Yd Run (Steven Fetzer Kick) 710
TD05:29Parrish Fisher 7 Yd Run (Steven Fetzer Kick) 717
TD01:22Cody Kirby 2 Yd Run (Matthew Hottelman Kick) 1417
THIRD QUARTERMOSUILST
FG08:22Zach Kutch 43 Yd 1420
TD03:24Walter Mendenhall 3 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1426
FOURTH QUARTERMOSUILST
TD14:55Cody Kirby 1 Yd Run (Matthew Hottelman Kick) 2126
TD08:32Stephen Johnston 26 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2726
TD04:50Justin Fuselier 77 Yd Pass From Cody Kirby (Matthew Hottelman Kick) 3426
SF00:06Ball Through End Zone 3428