October 04, 2014

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.

Tre Roberson, who was 7 of 19 for 168 yards passing, threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Cameron Meredith. Roberson also ran for 151 yards on 14 carries for Illinois State (4-0, 1-0).

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.

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