Scores

Final

S Illinois 28

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Marshall 31

(1-0, 1-0 home)

4:30 PM ET, September 5, 2009

Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

1 2 3 4 T
SIU 7 7 7 728
MRSH 0 7 21 331

Top Performers

Passing: B. Anderson (MRSH) - 316 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Dieker (SIU) - 8 CAR, 24 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Slate (MRSH) - 9 REC, 114 YDS, 2 TD

Marshall 31, S. Illinois 28

Associated Press

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Brian Anderson threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns to lead Marshall to a 31-28 win over Southern Illinois on Saturday.

Chuck Walker had 119 yards on 10 catches, while Cody Slate caught nine passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns for the Thundering Herd. Marshall gained 388 yards of total offense in the season opener for both teams.

The Salukis, who had three turnovers, brought the game within 31-28 with 1:40 left on a 5-yard run by Chris Dieker. Marshall recovered the Salukis' onside kick to win for the first time in three meetings between the two teams.

Dieker finished with four touchdowns -- two rushing and two passing. He also threw for 206 yards and gained 24 yards on the ground.

Southern Illinois' running game was led by Deji Karim, who carried the ball 16 times for 67 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SIU
MRSH
1st Downs2023
Total Yards311388
Passing206316
Rushing10572
Penalties8-606-45
3rd Down Conversions8-146-14
4th Down Conversions1-11-2
Turnovers32
Possession24:5235:08

Passing Leaders

Southern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dieker22/372065.621
MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Anderson27/363168.831

Rushing Leaders

Southern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Karim16674.2012
Dieker8243.0219
MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ward14543.908
Edwards-Maye15281.9111

Receiving Leaders

Southern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Morris66911.5017
Allaria4389.5024
MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker1011911.9031
Slate911412.7224

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSIUMRSH
TD00:21Chris Dieker 1 Yd Run (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERSIUMRSH
TD03:15Cody Slate 10 Yd Pass From Brian Anderson (Craig Ratanamorn Kick) 77
TD00:26Marc Cheatham 2 Yd Pass From Chris Dieker (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 147
THIRD QUARTERSIUMRSH
TD13:23Antavious Wilson 28 Yd Pass From Brian Anderson (Craig Ratanamorn Kick) 1414
TD10:07T Edwards-Maye 11 Yd Run (Craig Ratanamorn Kick) 1421
TD05:21Cody Slate 15 Yd Pass From Brian Anderson (Craig Ratanamorn Kick) 1428
TD01:54John Goode 4 Yd Pass From Chris Dieker (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 2128
FOURTH QUARTERSIUMRSH
FG11:33Craig Ratanamorn 32 Yd 2131
TD01:40Chris Dieker 5 Yd Run (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 2831