Bears ready for Normal business trip | KOLR

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Missouri State Bears are moving up in the polls and will soon be heading out of Springfield.

The Bears are up to 16 in both the FCS Coaches poll and the STATS Perform FCS Top 25.

In our Bear Nation report, for the first time in a month the Bears are hitting the road.

Two home games and a bye split the opener at Oklahoma State and this weekend’s contest in Normal, Il., against Illinois State.

The two didn’t play in the spring after poor weather conditions made Plaster Stadium unplayable, which the Redbirds weren’t fond of.

Bears Head Coach Bobby Petrino said his guys are trying to keep the main thing the main thing, and that is picking up a win.

“It doesn’t have anything to do with me or their coach, it’s about our players going out and preparing,” Petrino said. “My father always told me to speak softly and carry a big stick. I don’t think we need to be popping off about what happened…

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