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After coming away with a pair of tough road wins, No. 8 ranked Illinois State (3-0) returns home to face MVFC foe Indiana State (0-3) Saturday at Hancock Stadium. 
 
The Redbirds will be looking to bounce back after last year's tough loss on the road to the Sycamores in their league home opener.
 
Seventeen fourth-quarter points were not enough to push No. 9 ranked Illinois State past Indiana State, as the Redbirds fell to the Sycamores, 34-31, at Memorial Stadium.
 
Junior quarterback Jake Kolbe led the Redbirds with a career-best effort in the 34-9 MVFC opening win over Missouri State last Saturday. The Naperville, Illinois, native went 24-for-32 with a career-high of 312 yards passing for his first 300-yard game. Kolbe threw a touchdown pass, while also rushing for a seven-yard touchdown in the victory over the Bears. 
 
Senior placekicker Sean Slattery was a key factor in the Redbirds' win over Missouri State, and for his efforts, he was named the MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 24.

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