Ashton Leggett ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as Illinois State beat South Dakota 28-3.
Matt Brown threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score for the Redbirds (4-3). Brown threw for 133 yards, while Illinois State finished with 228 yards rushing.
South Dakota's Dante Warren was sacked six times and completed five passes in 16 attempts for only 25 yards. No South Dakota receiver had more than one catch and none had double figures in receiving yards.
The Coyotes (4-3) managed 108 yards in total offense, most of which came in a 16-play, 91-yard drive that ended in Kevin Robb's 20-yard field goal just before halftime to make the score 7-3.
Brown threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Tyrone Walker in the third quarter, then Leggett scored from 13 yards for a 21-3 Illinois State lead. Leggett scored a 12-yard TD with 1:29 to play.