Bears Win Big on Homecoming


Peyton Huslig broke a school record for quarterback rushing yards as Missouri State ran all over winless Indiana State for a 59-20 Homecoming victory.

Huslig needed only seven attempts to rack up 174 yards on the ground, highlighted by a 63-yard touchdown in the third quarter. He added a 53-yard run to set up a Deion Holliman score in the fourth, as well.

“In high school, I think I had 70 rushing yards my entire senior year,” Huslig noted after the game. “My success depends on how good the O-line is doing. The O-line had a great day today.”

Junior tailback Jason Randall stepped up for the injured Calan Crowder, catching three passes, all touchdowns, for 97 yards and adding 46 yards and another touchdown on the ground.

“Peyton was back there, doing his reads and doing his check-downs, and he found me open a couple times,” Randall said. “When we’re all on the same page, this offense is capable of being very explosive.”

Saturday’s win is Missouri State’s first in conference this season. The Bears (2-6, 1-4 MVFC) racked up 624 yards of total offense.

“We really have been having good practices, good focus, and the outcome has not been well,” Head Coach Dave Steckel said. “It feels really good, and there’s nothing like a winning locker room, so I’m happy for the kids.”

The Bears will go on the road Sat., Nov. 4 to play Southern Illinois (4-4) at 1 pm.

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