Courtesy MSU sports information: www.missouristatebears.com
A veteran offensive line and potent running back from the No. 19 Western Illinois University Leathernecks battered a young Missouri State defense Saturday afternoon to lead WIU to a 31-10 Gateway Football Conference victory over the Bears at Hanson Field in Macomb, Ill.
WIU junior TB Herb Donaldson ran for 314 yards on 32 carries, just missing his own school and Gateway single game record of 328 set last year, and got Western’s first two touchdowns in the contest. He had plenty of help all afternoon as the Leathernecks finished with 566 total yards, 508 of them on the ground. Donaldson’s 314 ground yards and WIU’s 508 were the best single game individual and team performances on record against a Missouri State football team.