Scores

Final

E Illinois 7

(8-4, 5-2 away)

S Illinois 48

(11-1, 6-0 home)

2:00 PM ET, November 28, 2009

1 2 3 4 T
EIU 7 0 0 07
SIU 7 17 17 748

Top Performers

Passing: P. McIntosh (SIU) - 66 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Karim (SIU) - 23 CAR, 155 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Goode (SIU) - 2 REC, 13 YDS, 1 TD

S. Illinois 48, E. Illinois 7

Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois rushed for 323 yards to upend Eastern Illinois 48-7 Saturday in the first round of the FCS playoffs.

Quarterback Paul McIntosh, who took over for the injured Chris Dieker at midseason, rushed for 155 yards and threw for 66 more for the Salukis (11-1). McIntosh threw for two touchdowns.

Eastern Illinois (8-4) scored first, capitalizing on a Deji Karim fumble. Lorence Ricks ran 11 yards on a reverse to put the Panthers on top 7-0 at 11:42 of the first quarter.

Karim tied it four minutes later on the first of his three touchdowns. Karim ran for 115 yards, the first time the Panthers had allowed anyone to rush for 100 yards. It was the ninth time this season Karim had cleared 100 yards.

Eastern Illinois turned the ball over six times.

Next Saturday, SIU will host William and Mary, which defeated Weber State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EIU
SIU
1st Downs1020
Total Yards189389
Passing8066
Rushing109323
Penalties3-407-55
3rd Down Conversions2-117-16
4th Down Conversions1-31-1
Turnovers62
Possession24:3235:28

Passing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reeder6/10676.700
Southern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McIntosh13/17663.921

Rushing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams201075.4022
Potempa7172.408
Southern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Karim231556.7258
McIntosh151157.7119

Receiving Leaders

Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lora3289.3013
Whittaker22814.0015
Southern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Morris3155.005
Kernes2147.0010

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREIUSIU
TD11:42Lorence Ricks 11 Yd Run (Austin Signor Kick) 70
TD07:33Deji Karim 10 Yd Run (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTEREIUSIU
TD13:28Paul McIntosh 16 Yd Run (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 714
FG07:24Kyle Dougherty 33 Yd 717
TD06:04Kyle Russo 28 Yd Fumble Return (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 724
THIRD QUARTEREIUSIU
TD11:29John Goode 6 Yd Pass From Paul McIntosh (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 731
TD06:37Deji Karim 11 Yd Pass From Paul McIntosh (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 738
FG01:14Kyle Dougherty 45 Yd 741
FOURTH QUARTEREIUSIU
TD11:31Deji Karim 58 Yd Run (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 748