Peyton Huslig noticed single coverage on 6-foot-5 wideout Lorenzo Thomas on Missouri State’s final play, and the sophomore pulled down the game-winning touchdown on fourth and goal with 16 seconds to play. The Bears escaped Indiana State with a 29-26 victory.
The Sycamores rallied to score 16 unanswered points after trailing the Bears 21-10 at halftime. Tailback Ja’Quan Keys rushed for 141 yards and scored all three touchdowns for Indiana State.
Angelo Garbutt and Tyler Lovelace made a critical stop on third and goal at the four-minute mark, forcing a Sycamores field goal and keeping the game within one score.
Huslig and the MSU offense converted two fourth downs on the winning drive, which totaled 15 plays and covered 68 yards.
Missouri State (4-2, 2-1 MVC) returns to Springfield for Homecoming next Saturday against Western Illinois (2-4, 1-2 MVC).