Earl's career day helps Missouri State top Indiana St 45-24
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Brodie Lambert threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns, Calan Crowder rushed for three scores, and Malik Earl had a career day receiving to help Missouri State beat Indiana State 45-24 on Saturday.
Earl set career highs in receptions (11), yards (161) and touchdowns (two). Crowder's three rushing TDs were also a personal best.
Missouri State (3-1, 1-0 Missouri Valley) trailed after the first quarter, but Crowder's 64-yard run gave Missouri State a 17-14 lead. After forcing a punt, Lambert found Earl for a 69-yard score.
Roland Genesy rushed for two touchdowns for Indiana State (3-2, 1-1), the latter pulling the Sycamores within 24-21. A field goal tied the game at 24 heading into halftime.
Lambert marched the Bears on a 14-play drive, capped with an 8-yard pass to Earl for a 31-24 lead.
Two TD runs for Crowder in the fourth sealed it.