Chris Collins, The Black Bear – The Missouri State Bears woes continued in this past Sunday’s contest in its Homecoming
The Missouri State Bears fell to the Illinois State Redbirds 38-2, just narrowly avoiding the shut out, making them 0-3 in Missouri Valley conference play. With the Bears overall record of 1-5 the Bears haven’t had much success outside of the MVF conference either.
The Bears struggled in their pass coverage from the get-go as the Redbirds scored on a passing touchdown on their very first drive.
This proved to be just a preview of how the rest of the game would go as the Bears deficit continued to grow as the offense stalled.
Illinois State quarterback, Tre Roberson, would pass for 304 yards and three touchdowns. All three of Roberson’s touchdowns were caught by Wide receiver Anthony Warrum. Warrum finished the day with a career high of 194 receiving yards.
The Bears scored its only points of the day when they stopped Illinois State running back, George Moreira, behind the goal line for a safety. That was one of the few highlights for a struggling Bears team.
The Bears Defense allowed a combined 572 yards.
Missouri State quarterback, Breck Reddick, had 57 yards on seven attempts.
The Coach Steckel hasn’t gotten to the start that was envisioned in the off season.
The Bears season isn’t fully lost but the next game against conference foe South Dakota will be indicative of the Bears chances of Salvaging their season.