Quincy 14

S Illinois 59

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, August 30, 2007

1 2 3 4 T
QUI 7 0 7 014
SIU 14 17 7 2159

Top Performers

Passing: N. Hill (SIU) - 174 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Randle (SIU) - 18 CAR, 132 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Turner (SIU) - 4 REC, 59 YDS, 1 TD

Salukis 59, Hawks 14

Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- John Randle ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns Thursday to lead Southern Illinois to a 59-14 win over Quincy.

Southern Illinois (1-0, Gateway) rolled up 480 yards of total offense, with 278 coming on the ground and 202 in the air.

Saluki quarterback Nick Hill completed 13-of-18 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns. Hill's top target was Alan Turner, who had four receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown. Jabril Lewis also caught a 12-yard pass in the in the first quarter.

Randle averaged 7.3 yards a carry on 18 touches. Naji Shinskia, Deji Karim and Larry Warner also scored rushing touchdowns for Southern Illinois.

Running back Ben Marron had four carries for 39 yards and a touchdown for Quincy (0-1). Craig Moore also scored for the Hawks on a one-yard run in the third quarter.

Southern Illinois scored on all eight trips to the Hawks' red zone. The Salukis led 31-7 at halftime.