By Chris Palmquist
NORMAL, Ill.--Riding a three-game winning streak, South Dakota fell to Illinois State Saturday, 28-14.
The Coyotes out gained the Redbirds, but couldn't get a big play when they needed it.
Jordan Roberts led the way on the ground for USD with 21 carries for 85 yards and a touchdown. Trevor Bouma left the game with an apparent injury and did not return.
Kevin Earl completed just 22 of 47 attempts for 256 yards and a touchdown. Earl threw two interceptions.
With the loss, USD falls to 4-4, 3-2 in MVC play. The Yotes host Youngstown State Saturday, Nov. 2 at the DakotaDome. Kickoff is set for 1 PM.