NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Marshaun Coprich ran for a career-best four touchdowns to lead Illinois State to a 45-10 rout of South Dakota State in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams on Saturday.
Coprich had a 32-yard touchdown run and three more scores from inside the 5. He finished with 24 carries and a career-high 174 yards. It was his fourth consecutive 100-plus yards rushing game. He now has 604 yards and 10 touchdowns this season.
Zach Lujan was 18 of 30 for 238 yards and threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Jake Wieneke for South Dakota State (3-2, 0-1). Zach Zenner, the conference's career rushing leader, had 139 yards on 25 carries for the Jackrabbits.