Bears Find Their Stride With Back-To-Back Wins

Chris Collins, The Black Bear – Peyton Huslig hikes the ball. He scans the field going through his reads. He launches a bomb to Malik Earl for a 52 yard touchdown.

Peyton Huslig carved up Southern Illinois State for 265 yards and two touchdowns with a completion rate of over 50 percent and no interceptions this past Saturday.

Add 32 yards rushing to his total, giving him 297 all-purpose yards.

Running back Jason Randall rushed 139 yards and a touchdown to combine for a lethal one-two-punch performance that led the Bears to a 36-28 point victory.

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Photo courtesy of Springfield News-Leader

This win comes after Peyton Huslig’s 385 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns last week. A performance that led the bears to a 59-20 Homecoming victory over Indiana State.

This is the first time all season the Bears have scored more than 30 points in back-to-back games. For two weeks straight, the defense has forced the opposing team into committing turnovers.

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Photo courtesy of Springfield News-Leader.

The Bears seem to be finding their stride and identity and it is translating into wins for the team. They now have the second longest winning streak within the Missouri Valley Conference.

They sit at 3-6 on the season and 2-4 in the conference.

It may be too little too late for post season play, but the way Missouri State is playing right now is a great sign for the team moving forward.

Missouri State has looked like a team to be feared recently and they will try to build on that momentum when they host Northern Iowa this Saturday.

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Photo courtesy of Springfield News-Leader.

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