- Associated Press - Saturday, October 29, 2016

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - Joey Borsellino’s 2-yard touchdown reception with 32 seconds left lifted Western Illinois to a 35-34 win over South Dakota on Saturday.

Miles Bergner’s 54-yard field goal attempt as time ran out was wide as South Dakota (4-4, 3-2 MVFC) saw its three-game conference winning streak snapped.

On third-and-goal with three receivers left and a back in motion to the left, Sean McGuire threw the game-winner to Borsellino wide open to the right side to cap an 80-yard scoring drive.

“We’ve got a championship team and that was a championship drive,” Western Illinois coach Charlie Fisher said. “We’ve done this all year long. Our guys are used to that situation.”

The Leathernecks’ game-winning drive was set up by Trevor Bouma’s fumble at the goal line as South Dakota was poised to put the game away with 4:33 left.

Instead, McGuire led a drive that included a conversion on fourth-and 10 at midfield. McGuire was 20 for 39 for 286 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 30 yards and a score.

Lance Lenoir had six catches for 111 yards and a TD for Western Illinois (6-2, 3-2). He came in one catch from the MVFC career receptions record and tied Illinois State’s Tyrone Walker for the MVFC record of 250 early in the game.

Steve McShane and Jamie Gilmore had rushing touchdowns for the Leathernecks. McShane ran 13 times for 112 yards.

South Dakota quarterback Chris Streveler returned after missing the last game and had an immediate impact. With 9:42 to play in the first quarter, Streveler tossed a 20-yard TD pass to Trystn Ducker for a 7-0 lead.

Streveler carried 21 times for 102 yards and a TD and completed 29 of 40 passes for 373 yards and two scores. Streveler’s 1-yard run with 1:12 left in the first half gave USD a 31-14 lead.

The Leathernecks needed most of the third quarter to get back into the game. McGuire scored on a 6-yard run with 11:58 left in the quarter and Gilmore scored on a 1-yard run with 1:13 left to make it 31-28.

Bergner’s 21-yard field goal with 9:52 left made it 34-28.

After a defensive stop, the Coyotes took over on its own 23. Streveler’s first pass was incomplete, but his second to Brandt Van Roekel went for 69 yards down to the Leathernecks 8.

The drive ended when Bouma fumbled the ball into the end zone and WIU recovered for a touchback with 4:37 to play. Bouma finished with 47 yards.

Eleven plays later, the Leathernecks completed the comeback.

“We’re going to come out and play to the end,” Fisher said. “Nobody’s going to outfight us.”

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