Category: Bulldog

Western Illinois University dropped its Missouri Valley Football Conference opener to No. 15th-ranked Illinois State (4-0) 23-3 at Hanson Field. The Fighting Leathernecks evened there record on the season at 2-2. Led by senior running back Darrelynn Dunn who scored two touchdowns for the Redbirds on 29 carries for 123 yards, and senior quarterback Matt Brown was 16-26 passing with one touchdown to junior Jordan Neukirch. Freshman linebacker J.J. Raffelson was the defensive star for WIU with 13 tackles. Western launched its best drive of the afternoon on its opening possession of the second half. The Leathernecks marched inside the Redbird 5 yard line, but had to settle for Pat Smith’s 21-yard field goal for there only points in the game. Click here for the complete game stats.


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