Bobby Petrino is glad to have a job again, even if it's at one of the bottom programs in the second tier of college football.
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Former Arkansas and Louisville coach Bobby Petrino is taking over at Missouri State.
Missouri State will pay a "privately funded buyout" of up to $340,000 to football coach Dave Steckel, who had a 13-42 record in five seasons.
Dominique Dafney rushed for 244 yards and scored five touchdowns as Indiana State finished the season with a resounding 51-24 victory over Missouri State on Saturday afternoon.
James Robinson rushed for 155 yards to move into second on the Illinois State career list, Luther Kirk sealed it with a sack on fourth-and-goal in the closing seconds and the Redbirds held off Missouri State 17-12 on Saturday.
Kare Lyles threw for four touchdowns -- two each to Landon Lenoir and Avante Cox -- and Southern Illinois put away Missouri State early in a 37-14 win on Saturday.
Pierre Strong Jr. ran 18 times for 99 yards and a touchdown and completed an 89-yard TD pass to Cade Johnson as South Dakota State beat Missouri State 35-14 on Saturday.
Will McElvain threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Northern Iowa scored 29-unanswered points on its way to a 29-6 win over Missouri State on Saturday.
Trey Lance passed for 225 yards and rushed for a touchdown, Adam Cofield picked up two rushing scores and North Dakota State blanked Missouri State 22-0 on Saturday, pushing its win streak to 28 games.
Austin Simmons threw four touchdown passes, two of them to Caleb Vander Esch, and South Dakota breezed to a 45-10 victory over Missouri State on Saturday.
Peyton Huslig threw for 315 yards and four touchdowns and Missouri State earned its first win in almost a year beating Western Illinois 37-31 in triple overtime on Saturday.
Bronson Rechsteiner rushed for a school-record 221 yards and a touchdown on just 10 carries, Isaac Foster added 183 yards on eight carries with two TDs and Kennesaw State rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat Missouri State 35-24 on Saturday.
Tyjae Spears, Amare Jones and Justin McMillan each accounted for a pair of touchdowns in Tulane's 58-6 rout of Missouri State on Saturday night.
Case Cookus found Brandon Porter for a touchdown pass to end the first half and another to start the second as Northern Arizona broke away from a field goal battle, defeating Missouri State 37-23 in Thursday night's season opener.
Eli Dunne passed for 227 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Korby Sander had two takeaways as Northern Iowa ended its season with a 37-0 shutout of Missouri State on Saturday.
Easton Stick tossed five touchdown passes -- all in the first half -- and Adam Cofield ran for two scores to power FCS unbeaten and top-ranked North Dakota State to a 48-7 shellacking of Missouri State on Saturday.
Taryn Christion threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead South Dakota State to a 59-7 rout of Missouri State on Saturday.
Michael Elbert's 55-yard interception return for a touchdown gave Southern Illinois a three-score lead in the third quarter and the Salukis held on for a 49-35 win over Missouri State on Saturday.
Sean McGuire threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns and Western Illinois controlled the line of scrimmage in a 31-14 win against Missouri State on Saturday.
Peyton Huslig lofted a 4-yard touchdown pass to Lorenzo Thomas with 16 seconds remaining to lift Missouri State past Indiana State 29-26 on Saturday.
Austin Simmons threw a go-ahead TD pass to Levi Falck early in the fourth quarter and South Dakota had a late goal-line stand to hold off Missouri State 35-28 on Saturday.
Jason Randall rushed for a career-high 181 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Missouri survived a turnover-plagued game with a 40-8 defeat of Northern Arizona on Saturday, scoring half its points off turnovers.
Peyton Huslig completed 12 of 14 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown, all in the first half, and Missouri State beat Division II Lincoln, Missouri 52-24 on Thursday.
Taylor Cornelius passed for 295 yards and five touchdowns in his first career start to help Oklahoma State defeat Missouri State 58-17 on Thursday night.