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Seth Montgomery | GoSycamores.com

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Indiana State is home for the last time of the 2022 season when the Sycamores welcome Missouri State to Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Kick-off between the Sycamores and the Bears is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPN+ and 105.5 The Legend.

Matchday information and activities
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Seniors Day
Indiana State Football will recognize the senior class of 2022 in a pregame ceremony scheduled to begin at 12:35 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Come out early to support the seniors in the final home game of their college careers.

Fan/Teacher Appreciation Day

Indiana State Athletics will provide free hot chocolate at Saturday’s game while supplies last. All Indiana State faculty and staff will also receive free entry to Saturday’s game to say THANK YOU! All ISU faculty or staff guests are eligible to purchase tickets for as little as $5. Contact Austin Bishop at (812) 237-8972 to secure your tickets today.

Game day sweepstakes
Indiana State will offer a cell phone wallet giveaway to the first 100 fans at Saturday’s game.

Pacesetters merchandise on sale
Pacesetters will also have Indiana State-branded gear for sale in front of Memorial Stadium. 20% discount on all goods in the Pacesetters tent.

Tailgating and Clear Bag Policies
Indiana State Athletics announced updated tailgate and clear pocket guidelines for the 2022-23 athletic year. The policies are consistent with those of other members of both the Missouri Valley Conference and the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

Tailgating Policies | Clear baggage policy

Weekly game notes
State of Missouri at a glance

Missouri State finished in the top 10 for the 2022 season in all four major FCS preseason polls. The Bears ranked fifth in both the Athlon Sports and STATS Perform Top 25 polls. MSU also finished sixth in the HERO Sports poll and eighth in the AFCA Preseason Top-25.

Overall, the Bears were ranked third in the MVFC preseason poll as voted on by the league’s coaches, media and SIDs. The bears received a total of 355 points in the poll.

Quarterback Jason Shelley was the MVFC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and leads the conference in many offensive stat categories.

The Bears nearly defeated Arkansas earlier in the season before losing to the Razorbacks 38-27 late in the season. Missouri State has had two MVFC wins in two of the last three weeks with home wins over Western Illinois (64-14) and Youngstown State (25-22).

On this date

Indiana State has played three all-time games on November 19 in program history. Each of the three competitions dates back to 1949.

  • 1949-Hillsdale-L,48-0
  • 1994 – Youngstown State – L, 14-3
  • 2011 – Southern Illinois – L, 35-28

End the season strong

A brand from a Kurt Mallory trained team was their ability to end the year strong. The Sycamores have ended each of the last three seasons with victories, including last year’s Illinois State Road Finals on November 20, 2021.


  • October 20 in Southern Illinois W, 24-21
  • October 27 in the state of Youngstown W, 43-17
  • Nov 3 South Dakota W, 51-48 (3OT)
  • Nov. 10 No. 22 Illinois State W, 28-23
  • Nov. 17 Western Illinois W, 15-13


  • Nov. 16 Youngstown State W, 24-17
  • November 23 in the State of Missouri W, 51-24


  • Nov. 20 at Illinois State W, 15-10


  • November 12 in western Illinois W, 21-0

Trost named MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week
Keagen consolation earned the recognition after proving to be the ISU’s top offensive lineman in the Sycamores’ 21-0 win over western Illinois last Saturday. The Kankakee, Illinois native finished the field with a 91% team-best and left no sack or quarterback in a hurry in the win over the Leathernecks.

Trost, who started most of the season as the ISU right tackler, switched to right defense against WIU after injury and helped the Sycamores set new season highs in both fast attempts (51) and possession (38-25 ). Consolation was also a signpost for both of them Justin Dinka (4.4) and Tee Hodge (4.8) to both post more than four yards per carry in the game.

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