CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- John Randle scored three touchdowns to lead Southern Illinois to a 45-10 victory over Missouri State on Saturday.
Saluki quarterback Nick Hill completed 20 of 26 passes for 241 yards and one touchdown for Southern Illinois (7-1, 3-1 Gateway Conference) but suffered three sacks. The team's other two touchdowns came off a 28-yard run from Deji Karim and a 58-yard run from Larry Warner. Kyle Dougherty kicked a field goal in the first period.
Missouri State (4-4, 1-3 Gateway Conference) didn't score until the end of the second period with a 37-yard field goal from Nathan Stokes. Stokes missed a field goal attempt in the first period. A touchdown came from running back Gerald Davis with 40 seconds left in the third period.
Bears quarterback Cody Kirby threw two interceptions and was sacked five times. He completed 17 passes off 33 attempts for 176 yards.
Southern Illinois had 27 first downs for the game compared to Missouri State's 19 first downs. The Salukis also bested the Bears in rushing yards 255-84 and passing yards 241-203.
The win was the 50th victory for Jerry Kill as Southern Illinois head coach.