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James Robinson rushed for 89 yards with a pair of touchdowns and Illinois State took care of longtime in-state rival Eastern Illinois 44-13 on Saturday in the 106th Mid-America Classic.
Jake Kolbe threw two touchdown passes and Illinois State rushed for 320 yards as the Redbirds shut out Butler 45-0 on Saturday night.
Antwon Wells scored on a 4-yard run with 1:28 to play and Central Arkansas defeated Illinois State 31-24 on Saturday in the first round of the FCS playoffs.
North Dakota State, the No. 1 seed in the FCS Playoffs, will begin its quest for a sixth straight national championship next week. The first round kicks off this weekend.
Jake Kolbe threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns while Jamal Towns and DeMarco Corbin each topped 100 yards rushing to lead Illinois State past Missouri state 37-0 on Saturday.
Jake Kolbe threw a career-best four touchdown passes and Anthony Warrum had two TD catches for the second consecutive game, helping Illinois State outlast Western Illinois 31-26 on Saturday.
Jake Kolbe threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Illinois State delivered South Dakota State its first conference loss with a 38-21 win on Saturday.
Backup quarterback Austin Simmons threw for two touchdowns as South Dakota edged Illinois State 27-24 on Saturday.
Jake Kolbe threw three touchdown passes, James Robinson ran for 122 yards and a score and Illinois State held on to beat Southern Illinois 31-28 on Saturday night.
Ricky Davis threw a touchdown pass and Tevin McCaster ran for another score in the fourth quarter as Youngstown State beat Illinois State 20-6 on Saturday.
Easton Stick was 13-of-18 passing for 256 yards and three touchdowns and North Dakota State cruised 31-10 over Illinois State on Saturday.
Isaac Harker passed for 237 yards and two touchdowns, Roland Genesy rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns, and Jonas Griffith's sack and forced fumble in the game's waning moments clinched a 34
Mitch Kimble passed for 108 yards and two touchdowns and Eastern Illinois capitalized on three turnovers to hold off Illinois State 24-21 on Saturday in the 105th Mid-America Classic.
Sean Slattery connected on a 33-yard field goal as time expired to give Illinois State a 9-7 upset of Northwestern on Saturday.
Alejandro Rivera picked off a Ryan Clarke pass on the second play of the game, returning it 27 yards for a touchdown and Illinois State went on to roll over Valparaiso 50-13.
Eastern Washington receiver Cooper Kupp was honored Friday night as the Football Championship Subdivision offensive player of the year as the Big Sky Conference swept the top four awards.
So much of the early, and negative, talk surrounding the FCS playoffs was centered on all five Missouri Valley Conference qualifiers being placed in one half of the bracket.
Tre Roberson scored his second rushing touchdown to kick off the fourth quarter as No. 2 seed Illinois State used three late scores to sweep past Western Illinois 36-19 in the second round of the
Marshaun Coprich rushed for 251 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns in a snowstorm as Illinois State blanked South Dakota 46-0 to claim a share of its second straight Missouri Valley Footbal
Marshaun Coprich had 29 carries for 254 yards and three touchdowns, and Illinois State beat Southern Illinois 42-21 on Saturday.
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