INDIANA STATE SYCAMORES NEWS

Expect young Billikens to stay on recent roller coaster for rest of season

After a busy week, Saint Louis has already zipped through half of its non-conference schedule. Well, zipped might be overzealous. Roller-coastered might be more accurate, with more dips than climbs so far. SLU is 4-2 with an impressive victory at Indiana State as the highlight and a home loss to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and a neutral-court beatdown by Mississippi State as low...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana St. storms back, defeats E. Kentucky 36-16

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) Mike Perish threw for 379 yards and three touchdowns as Indiana State rallied back and pulled away from Eastern Kentucky 36-16 in the first round of the FCS playoffs Saturday. The Sycamores (8-5) trailed 16-0, but stormed ahead with 36-straight points. Perish threw a 3-yard touchdown to Robert Tonyan Jr. right before halftime. Eric Heidorn kicked a 47-yard field...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois beats Indiana State 88-62

LAS VEGAS (AP) Rayvonte Rice scored 21 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead Illinois past Indiana State 88-62 on Thursday in the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational. Malcolm Hill scored 17 points with eight rebounds, while going 11 of 12 at the free-throw line for the Illini (5-0). Nnanna Egwu, Aaron Cosby and Kendrick Nunn each had 10 points for Illinois, which is...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana State rallies past Austin Peay 61-57

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Jake Kitchell had 11 points and 13 rebounds and Indiana State made its last 11 free throws to hold off Austin Peay 61-57 on Monday night. Tre' Bennett scored 14 and gave the Sycamores the lead for good at 53-52 on a pair of free throws with 1:24 left. He made two more 33 seconds later, Devonte Brown extended the lead to five, and Justin Gant and Bennett each...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana State holds off Brown 78-66

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Khristian Smith scored 23 points and Devonte Brown added 21 and Indiana State held on against Brown 78-66 in the Las Vegas Invitational Tournament on Saturday. The Sycamores (2-1) shot 48 percent from the floor, went 6 of 16 beyond the arc and 18 of 23 from the line. Devonte Brown paced Indiana State in the first with 8 points as the Sycamores used a 15-0...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Illinois upends Indiana State 34-20

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) Trenton Norvell capped an 80-yard first-quarter drive with a short pass to Joey Borsellino and Western Illinois grabbed a lead it would never relinquish, defeating Indiana State 34-20 Saturday. Norvell finished with 215 yards passing, completing 17 of 25, and touchdown tosses of 6 yards to Borsellino and 35 yards to Lance Lenoir. The latter came in the final minutes...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Billikens pass first road test with 69-56 victory over Indiana State

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Milik Yarbrough contributed nine of his 11 points during a key run and Ash Yacoubou finished with 15 points, helping Saint Louis get past Indiana State 69-56 on Tuesday night. Marcus Bartley added 10 points, combining with Yarbrough to shoot 8 of 10 from the field. Yacoubou was 4 of 13 overall, but went 7 of 9 from the free throw line. The Billikens used a 13...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Billikens pass first road test with 69-56 victory over Indiana State

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Milik Yarbrough contributed nine of his 11 points during a key run and Ash Yacoubou finished with 15 points, helping Saint Louis get past Indiana State 69-56 on Tuesday night. Marcus Bartley added 10 points, combining with Yarbrough to shoot 8 of 10 from the field. Yacoubou was 4 of 13 overall, but went 7 of 9 from the free throw line. The Billikens used a 13...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Saint Louis puts away Indiana State 69-56

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Milik Yarbrough contributed nine of his 11 points during a key run and Ash Yacoubou finished with 15 points, helping Saint Louis get past Indiana State 69-56 on Tuesday night. Marcus Bartley added 10 points, combining with Yarbrough to shoot 8 of 10 from the field. Yacoubou was 4 of 13 overall, but went 7 of 9 from the free throw line. The Billikens used a...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana State tops Youngstown State 27-24 in OT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Eric Heidorn kicked a 28-yard field goal in overtime to lift Indiana State to a 27-24 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday in a battle of ranked FCS teams. Mark Sewall's interception on the first play of overtime set up the Sycamores (7-4, 4-3 Missouri Valley) for the win. Trailing 24-10, Youngstown State (7-4, 4-3) tied the game on Hunter Wells' 2-yard...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana State beats IUPUI 79-66 in OT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Khristian Smith scored 27 points and Indiana State took over in overtime after a close second half to beat IUPUI 79-66 on Friday night. The second half never saw more than a four-point difference, but the Sycamores scored 11-straight points in overtime while IUPUI missed seven-straight shots. Marcellus Barksdale made a lay-in with 51 seconds left, and it was the...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

S. Dakota St. rallies past Indiana State 32-17

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Zach Zenner's 94-yard touchdown run and Jake Wieneke's 91-yard catch were highlights as South Dakota State erupted for 25 points after halftime to defeat Indiana State 32-17 on Saturday. Trailing by two points, Austin Sumner and Wieneke connected on a slant pass that went for 91 yards and the lead after halftime, tying the longest pass play in school history...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Indiana State's Trick Play With Less than a Minute Left in the Game

Last Saturday, down by one with 42 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Indiana State pulled off a deceptive trick play on a kick return against Missouri State, which helped
Via Stack
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hidden Ball Trick on Kick Off Helps Indiana State Set Up Game Winning Field Goal

It's the kind of thing you expect to see run on cartoons between Tom and Jerry. Either that or in old Three Stooges episodes. Maybe you'll see it in a goofy Disney made-for-TV movie. You never expect to see it actually run in a real college football game and you especially don't expect it to actually work.What am I rambling about? The ole 'hidden ball' trick: Read more »
Via FatManWriting
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Indiana State uses hidden ball trick on kick return to help win game

Missouri State scored with under one minute left and Indiana State had their backs against the wall. They used this creative trick play (and a little help from a missed tackle) to get the ball down to the Missouri State 35 yard line. Indiana State would eventually hit a 38 yard field goal to win the game. h/t Dr Saturday
Via Bloguin Best
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Indiana State uses hidden ball trick on kick return to help win game

Missouri State scored with under one minute left and Indiana State had their backs against the wall. They used this creative trick play (and a little help from a missed tackle) to get the ball down to the Missouri State 35 yard line. Indiana State would eventually hit a 38 yard field goal to win the game. h/t Dr Saturday
Via The Student Section
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: The ol' hidden ball trick works (kind of) for Indiana State

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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: The ol' hidden ball trick works for Indiana State football

It's pretty awful when the hidden ball trick works in baseball. Imagine how Missouri State felt after Indiana State pulled it off on Saturday. Trailing 18-17 with 42 seconds left, the Sycamores put their devious plan into motion. Missouri State tried a squib kick, which was picked up by running back Dmitri Taylor at the 28-yard line. In these days of the no-huddle offense, the Sycamores...
Via Fox Sports
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana State edges Missouri State 20-18

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Eric Heidorn kicked the winning field goal with 26 seconds to play as Indiana State edged Missouri State 20-18 on Saturday. Heidorn's winning kick was from 38 yards. He also had a 30-yard field goal to give the Sycamores (6-3, 3-2 Missouri Valley Football Conference) a 17-15 lead with 2:06 remaining. Marcelo Bonani put the Bears (4-5, 1-4) ahead 18-17 with...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Perish leads Indiana State past S. Illinois, 41-26

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) Mike Perish threw for 353 yards and four touchdowns, two in the first quarter, to spark Indiana State to a 41-26 win over Southern Illinois Saturday. The Sycamores (5-3, 2-2 Missouri Valley) built a 24-7 halftime lead, but saw it cut to a 10-point advantage on a 26-yard Ryan West-to-Tay Willis touchdown pass. Perish responded by tossing a 6-yard strike to Isaac...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

North Dakota State beats Indiana State 34-17

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Carson Wentz passed for two touchdowns, John Crockett ran for two more Saturday and North Dakota State beat Indiana State 34-17, extending its winning streak to 31 games and conference win-streak to 16 games. Wentz was a career-high 20 for 30 for 222, with TD passes of 48 and 3 yards to Zach Vraa, who grabbed a career-high nine catches for 119 yards. Crockett gained...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Perish leads Indiana State past Liberty, 38-19

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Mike Perish threw for three touchdowns and ran for another and Indiana State forced four turnovers as the Sycamores beat Liberty 38-19 on Saturday. Perish completed a career-high 39 of 51 passes for 340 yards, his third consecutive game with at least 300 yards passing. Indiana State (3-1) scored 21 second-quarter points and took a 24-13 lead into halftime...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Perish, Indiana State push past Ball State 27-20

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Mike Perish threw for three touchdowns, including a late go-ahead score to Kyani Harris to give Indiana State a 27-20 victory over Ball State on Saturday as the teams faced off for the first time since 2003. Perish's 28-yard pass to Harris snapped a 20-20 tie. Indiana State (2-1) trailed 14-3, but two TD passes from Perish - 25 yards and 2 yards, respectively ...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

IU-Indiana State kickoff delayed by rain storm

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) The kickoff of Indiana's opener against Indiana State has been delayed by weather. Storms rolled in 20 minutes before the scheduled noon kickoff and teams and fans were instructed to seek shelter in the stadium beneath the stands. The game was officially delayed at 11:38 a.m., and 43 years later the teams retook the field in anticipation of a 12:50 p.m. kickoff.
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo of preps players with weapons on campus sparks concern

What was intended to be a seemingly harmless photo opportunity has sparked backlash in the community of Plainfield, Indiana – a township outside of Indianapolis. A collection of Plainfield High School football players assembled on Saturday for an outreach event held by Indiana state police on school campus. At the gathering’s conclusion, 15 seniors for the football team assembled...
Via Fox Sports
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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