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Perish leads Indiana State past Liberty, 38-19


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Mike Perish threw for three touchdowns and ran for another and Indiana State forced four turnovers as the Sycamores beat Liberty 38-19 on Saturday.

Perish completed a career-high 39 of 51 passes for 340 yards, his third consecutive game with at least 300 yards passing.

Indiana State (3-1) scored 21 second-quarter points and took a 24-13 lead into halftime.

A 1-yard touchdown run by Perish with 6:10 to play capped a 9-play, 60-yard drive and gave the Sycamores a 31-13 advantage.

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Liberty (3-2) was just 1 of 12 on third and fourth-down conversions combined and was limited to 33 yards rushing.

Josh Woodrum passed for 308 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions in the loss. Darrin Peterson had a career-high 12 receptions for 116 yards and one score.

Gary Owens caught 10 passes for 71 yards and one touchdown for Indiana State.