- Associated Press - Saturday, October 1, 2016

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.

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