Scores

Final

Missouri State 10

(4-4, 1-3 MVFC)

S Illinois 45

(7-1, 3-1 MVFC)

2:30 PM ET, October 20, 2007

1 2 3 4 T
MOSU 0 3 7 010
SIU 10 21 7 745

Top Performers

Passing: N. Hill (SIU) - 241 YDS

Rushing: J. Randle (SIU) - 17 CAR, 59 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. Allen (SIU) - 8 REC, 97 YDS

S. Illinois 45, Missouri St. 10

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MOSU
SIU
1st Downs1927
Total Yards287496
Passing203241
Rushing84255
Penalties4-306-57
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers20
Possession27:4332:17

Passing Leaders

Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kirby17/331765.302
Southern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hill20/262419.300

Rushing Leaders

Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnston6325.300
Davis9313.410
Southern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Warner78712.410
Randle17593.530

Receiving Leaders

Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harbor78712.400
Nicholson44711.800
Southern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Allen89712.100
Goforth33812.700

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMOSUSIU
TD07:17Deji Karim 23 Yd Run (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 07
FG00:03Kyle Dougherty 37 Yd 010
SECOND QUARTERMOSUSIU
TD10:15John Randle 9 Yd Run (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 017
TD03:57Nick Hill 1 Yd Run (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 024
TD02:35John Randle 8 Yd Run (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 031
FG00:00Nathan Stokes 37 Yd 331
THIRD QUARTERMOSUSIU
TD08:25John Randle 4 Yd Run (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 338
TD00:40Gerald Davis 3 Yd Run (Nathan Stokes Kick) 1038
FOURTH QUARTERMOSUSIU
TD14:26Larry Warner 58 Yd Run (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 1045