Kolbe's 3 TD passes help Illinois St. beat Missouri St.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Jake Kolbe threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns while Jamal Towns and DeMarco Corbin each topped 100 yards rushing to lead Illinois State past Missouri state 37-0 on Saturday.
Towns had 134 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries and Corbin had 102 yards on 11 carries. Anthony Warrum had 133 yards receiving off eight receptions and a touchdown.
Mitchell Brees and Dalton Keene each picked off the Bears' Brodie Lambert once. Illinois State (6-5, 4-4 Missouri Valley) held Missouri State (4-6, 2-5) to 77 yards passing and 116 yards rushing, 44 of which came from Lambert.
Illinois State broke the game open in the second quarter when Kolbe threw a 38-yard TD to Warrum. Just more than two minutes later Kolbe connected with Christian Gibbs on a 35-yard score and Sean Slattery made his second field goal of the first half to make it 20-0 at half.