A win would secure ISU's fifth-consecutive winning season under head coach Brock Spack.
Illinois State will look to extend its winning streak to four in a row, after three straight wins at home.
ISU will attempt to finish the regular season undefeated at home for the first time since 1999..
The game will be the third in the series between the two schools.
The game will be the first of three-straight at the newly-renovated Hancock Stadium for the Redbirds.
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November 17, 2012
The Illinois State football team takes on the Youngstown State Penguins
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Career: Started the final 45 games of his career (total 46 played) ... the only quarterback in school history to throw for over 2,000 yards in four-consecutive seasons ... finished his career as the school leader in pass attempts (1,455), completions (927), passing yards (10,591), passing touchdowns (78), completion percentage (63.7), passing yards per game (230.2), total offense yards (10,952) and touchdowns responsible for (87) ... also finished his career as the Missouri Valley Football Conference all-time leader in five different passing categories.
2012: Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year ... First-Team All-MVFC selection ... started all 13 games at quarterback for the Redbirds ... set seven school single-season records with pass attempts (439), completions (272), passing yards (3,370), passing touchdowns (27), completion percentage (65.0), total offense yards (3,522) and touchdowns responsible for (34) ... led the team and the MVFC in passing yards (3,370), yards per game (259.2) and total offense (3,522) ... passed for 27 touchdowns and added seven rushing touchdowns ... completed 62.0 percent of passes attempted ... recorded four 300-plus yard passing performances ... added seven games with two or more touchdown passes ... passed for school-record 473 yards and accounted for seven touchdowns (five passing, two rushing) in the overtime victory vs. Eastern Illinois ... threw five touchdown passes in wins over EIU and against Appalachian State in the second round of the FCS playoffs ... was twice named the MVFC Offensive Player of the Week.
2011: All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Second-Team selection ... threw for 2,187 yards and 18 touchdowns, with a school single-season completion percentage record of 65 percent (208-for-320) ... joined Luke Drone as the only quarterbacks in ISU history to throw for over 2,000 yards in three seasons ... also rushed for a pair of touchdowns and 160 yards on the season ... passed for multiple touchdowns in four games and threw for over 200 yards in six contests ... tied a career-high with five touchdown passes and threw for a season-high 286 yards against Morehead State ... threw three touchdowns passes the following week at Youngstown State.
2010: All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Honorable Mention selection ... started all 11 games ... set new career highs with 2,665 yards passing and 22 touchdown passes ... ranked second in the MVFC in passing yards, touchdown passes and passing efficiency ... completed 64.2 percent of passes on the season, the second-highest mark in school history ... 22 touchdown passes tied for second-best single-season mark in ISU history and 2,665 yards were fourth on the single-season list ... named Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for 298 yards and three touchdowns in the season-opener against Central Missouri ... tallied career-high 391 yards passing against Missouri State ... recognized as the College Football Performance Awards Division I FCS National Performer of the Week and FCS Quarterback Performer of the Week after throwing a career-high five touchdown passes against Youngstown State ... posted three, 300-plus passing yard performances ... preseason All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection.