Scores

Final

S Illinois 34

(8-1, 7-0 MVFC)

South Dakota St 15

(7-2, 6-1 MVFC)

2:00 PM ET, November 7, 2009

Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, Brookings, SD

1 2 3 4 T
SIU 10 17 7 034
SDSU 0 3 0 1215

Top Performers

Passing: T. O'Brien (SDSU) - 181 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Karim (SIU) - 21 CAR, 127 YDS

Receiving: G. Fox (SDSU) - 12 REC, 101 YDS

S. Illinois 34, S. Dakota State 15

Associated Press

BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Deji Karim rushed for 127 yards and Lance Caldwell returned an interception 75 yards for a score as Southern Illinois defeated South Dakota State 34-15 on Saturday to clinch at least a share of the Missouri Valley Conference.

The Salukis (8-1,7-0) came into the day tied with the Jackrabbits (7-2,6-1) atop the standings. They can wrap up the conference title next week with a victory over Missouri State.

Southern Illinois quarterback Paul McIntosh threw for just 108 yards but had two touchdown passes, a 4-yarder to John Goode and a 40-yarder to Jeff Evans. The Salukis limited South Dakota State to 14 rushing yards and recorded six sacks.

Backup quarterback Thomas O'Brien passed for 181 yards and two TDs in less than a half of play for the Jackrabbits.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SIU
SDSU
1st Downs1924
Total Yards388342
Passing108328
Rushing28014
Penalties4-353-45
3rd Down Conversions7-148-18
4th Down Conversions0-00-2
Turnovers02
Possession28:5131:09

Passing Leaders

Southern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McIntosh11/181086.020
South Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
O'Brien16/251817.221

Rushing Leaders

Southern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Karim211276.0041
McIntosh77610.9018
South Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Minett11615.5015
Duffy10171.707

Receiving Leaders

Southern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Evans14040.0140
Morris3237.7010
South Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fox121018.4023
Steffen48822.0126

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSIUSDSU
FG11:02Kyle Dougherty 49 Yd 30
TD04:13Joe Allaria 21 Yd Run (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 100
SECOND QUARTERSIUSDSU
FG12:19Peter Reifenrath 22 Yd 103
TD06:39John Goode 4 Yd Pass From Paul McIntosh (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 173
FG03:47Kyle Dougherty 22 Yd 203
TD01:29Lance Caldwell 75 Yd Interception Return (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 273
THIRD QUARTERSIUSDSU
TD12:07Jeff Evans 40 Yd Pass From Paul McIntosh (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 343
FOURTH QUARTERSIUSDSU
TD05:43Colin Cochart 2 Yd Pass From Thomas O'Brien (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 349
TD02:26Mike Steffen 23 Yd Pass From Thomas O'Brien (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 3415