The game will be the third in the series between the two schools.
The game will be broadcast live on Comcast Sportsnet Chicago at 2 p.m.
ISU was picked fourth in the preseason poll for the second-straight year.
Illinois State won nine games in 2012.
Keoshian rushed for 1,265 yards and 11 touchdowns last season for the Vaqueros and averaged over 140 yards per game on the ground.
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2012: All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Honorable Mention selection ... started all 12 games played at running back ... became 12th running back in school history to rush for over 1,000 with 1,015 yards on 266 carries ... scored 13 touchdowns on the ground, tied for fifth on the school's single-season list ... scored multiple touchdowns in four games, and at least one touchdown in eight games ... posted four 100-plus yard rushing performances ... rushed for 127 yards and career-high three touchdowns in the season opener vs. Dayton ... ran for a career-best 129 yards with two touchdowns the following week in the win over Eastern Michigan ... also finished the season with 23 receptions for 125 yards ... had six catches for 51 yards in the overtime win against Eastern Illinois ... played second half the season with a wrist injury.
2011: Appeared in 10 games as a backup running back ... carried the ball 46 times for 254 yards and two touchdowns ... averaged 5.4 yards per carry ... caught eight passes for 45 yards ... amassed a season-high 70 yards on six attempts, including a season-long 25-yard run, with one touchdown against Morehead State ... carried a season-high seven times with 22 yards at Southern Illinois ... scored one touchdown on six carries versus Western Illinois ... also recorded three tackles.
Iowa Central CC: Played two seasons for the Tritons ... named a Second Team All-America selection by the NJCAA in 2010 ... was the main force behind the sixteenth-ranked Tritons potent ground attack and led Iowa Central with his 1,321 yards and 19 rushing touchdowns ... led the Midwest Football Conference in each of those categories and ranked second nationally in rushing touchdowns and third nationally in yards per game ... as freshman in 2009, recorded 69 carries for 316 yards and five touchdowns in nine games played ... teammate of Redbird defensive lineman Tim Dawson at Iowa Central ... head coach was Kevin Twait.
Bloomington HS: Rushed for 1,113 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior at BHS in 2008 ... selected to play in the Illinois Coaches Association Shrine All-Star Football game following senior season ... named a Pantagraph honorable mention selection and a Big 12 Conference First Team selection as well ... tallied 1,198 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior in 2007 ... named an all-area honorable mention selection as a junior by the Pantagraph ... mentored by head coach Rigo Schmelzer.
Personal: Born March 27, 1990, in Bloomington, Ill. ... son of Ben and Tammy Alsene ... has two siblings, Lauren and Jason ... his cousin and mentor, Adrian Arrington, is a wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints.