Indiana St. 46, W. Illinois 24

Shakir Bell ran for 213 yards and three touchdowns to lead

Indiana State to a 46-24 victory over Western Illinois on

Saturday.

Ronnie Fouch completed only six passes in 21 attempts – but four

went for touchdowns for the Sycamores (5-2, 3-1 Missouri Valley).

All were at least 32 yards, with the longest an 80-yarder to Alex

Jones.

Bell’s touchdown runs of 51 and 47 yards in the fourth quarter

put the game out of reach for the Sycamores after Western Illinois

had pulled within 33-24. Bell, who carried 21 times, also scored

from 6 yards in the first quarter.

Josh Hudson was 23 of 35 for 269 yards and two touchdowns, both

to Aaron Muhammad for the Leathernecks (2-4, 1-2). Terriun Crump

caught eight passes for 111 yards, his fifth 100-yard game this

season.