Indiana St. 37, Youngstown St. 35

Shakir Bell ran for four touchdowns and a school record 256

yards to help Indiana State hold on to a 37-35 victory over

Youngstown State on Saturday.

All of Bell’s touchdowns, including runs of 62 and 61 yards,

came in the first half, giving the Sycamores (3-1, 1-0 Missouri

Valley) a 34-21 edge. His final rushing total broke the previous

school record of 253 yards, set by Derrick Franklin in 1990.

Kurt Hess led the game in passing with 224 yards and two

touchdowns for the Penguins (2-2, 1-1) while Jamaine Cook ran for

two touchdowns and 177 yards and Jordan Thompson added 43 yards and

a TD.

Cory Little’s field goal midway through the fourth quarter gave

Indiana State the final advantage.

Hess threw a touchdown Jelani Berassa with 1:21 to go, but the

Penguins got no closer.

Indiana State’s Ronnie Fouch threw for 189 yards and a

touchdown.