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NORMAL, Ill. — Illinois State junior JT Bohlken had a career-long 75-yard punt Saturday in the Redbirds' 37-3 loss to top-ranked North Dakota State.

Bohlken (Jefferson City High School) punted seven times in the game, averaging 43.1 yards per attempt.

Bohlken's 75-yard punt came in the second quarter, which resulted in a touchback for a net of 50 yards. The punt is tied for Illinois State's longest in a Missouri Valley Conference game and is tied for fifth-longest in program history. The longest punt in Redbirds history is 86 yards by Bill Manley, set during the 1979 season.

In five games this season, Bohlken has 32 punts for an average of 40.8 yards per attempt. He has had three punts for at least 50 yards.

Illinois State (3-2), ranked No. 14 in this week's FCS Top 25 poll, plays Saturday at Southern Illinois.

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