The Coyotes traveled to Macomb, IL, Saturday to play Western Illinois in a matchup of undefeated teams.
The No. 10 ranked Coyotes were put to the test after the Leathernecks posted 27 unanswered points, but held on to win 38-33. The win brought their record up to a 4-0 for the first time since 2006, according to Goyotes.com.
Quarterback Chris Streveler opened the scoring for the Coyotes after finding senior Alonge Brooks in the endzone with 11:42 remaining in the first quarter.
Western Illinois scored their first touchdown early in the second quarter, but the Coyotes took back momentum by scoring twice before the half to bring the score to 24-6 at the break.
Streveler added to the lead in the second half with a touchdown of his own on a two yard scramble to put the Coyotes up 31-6. Shortly after, the Coyotes extended their lead to the largest it would be all game after recovering a fumble in the endzone.
The Coyotes were held to no points for the rest of the game and were pushed by four straight touchdowns by the Leathernecks, but ultimately held on for the win.
Western Illinois senior Jaelon Acklin led the Leathernecks with a game of 19 receptions for 343 yards and three touchdowns.
Streveler led the Coyotes to the win after posting a total of four touchdowns, including three in the air and one on the ground.
The Coyotes will return home for their homecoming in the Dakota Days game against Youngstown State next Saturday.