Brown’s 2 late TDs secures Illinois State’s 35-28 victory
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Kevin Brown had two rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter as Illinois State rallied to beat Young State 35-28 on Saturday to secure a winning record on the season.
James Robinson, who ran for 109 yards in the first quarter, finished with 256 rushing yards and two touchdowns for Illinois State (6-5, 3-5 Missouri Valley Conference), which had lost four straight games after opening the season 5-1.
The Redbirds led 21-13 in the third before Nathan Mays threw to Ryan Emans from the 10 for a TD and followed with a pass to Natavious Payne for the 2-point conversion to tie the game with 1:21 left in the third. Mays then hit Miles Joiner in stride for a 58-yard scoring strike as Youngstown State (4-7, 3-5) took a 28-21 lead early in the fourth. Brown answered with two scores for the win.