S Illinois 37

(5-1, 2-0 MVFC)

Youngstown St 2

(2-4, 0-2 MVFC)

6:00 PM ET, October 9, 2004

Stambaugh Stadium, Youngstown, OH

1 2 3 4 T
SIU 14 16 0 737
YSU 0 0 2 02

Top Performers

Passing: J. Sambursky (SIU) - 215 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Whitlock (SIU) - 14 CAR, 97 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Little (SIU) - 3 REC, 111 YDS, 1 TD

Southern Illinois 37, Youngstown State 2

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Joel Sambursky threw for two touchdowns and Alexis Moreland's 95-yard interception return set the tone for Southern Illinois on defense in a 37-2 win against Youngstown State on Saturday night.

Moreland picked off Tom Zetts early in the first quarter, killing the Penguins' 58-yard drive.

Southern Illinois (5-1, 2-0 Gateway Conference) scored with their defense again when Mark Philipp sacked Zetts for a safety in the second quarter.

Sambursky, who was 11-for-19 for 215 yards and an interception, threw a 56-yard TD to Craig Turner and a 47-yard TD to Brent Little. Arkee Whitlock scored on a 49-yard run for a 30-0 halftime lead.

Youngstown State's Justin Martin sacked Sambursky for a 14-yard loss in the end zone for a safety late in the third quarter.

The Penguins (2-4, 0-2) managed only 204 yards of total offense. Zetts was 10-for-23 for 112 yards. Regis Edgerson rushed for 44 yards on 11 carries.