NORMAL, Ill. -- Chris Dieker threw one touchdown and rushed for another to lead Southern Illinois past Illinois State 38-17 Saturday.
Shariff Harris rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns for the Salukis (2-3, 1-1, Missouri Valley).
Kyle Dougherty also kicked a field goal, and Luke Thuston scored on a punt return.
Dieker finished with 78 yards passing and 91 yards rushing.
Matt Brown passed for 149 yards and one touchdown for the Redbirds (3-2, 2-1). Steven Fetzer also kicked a field goal, and Mike Hiestand scored on a punt return.
The Salukis finished with 342 yards rushing and 78 yards passing, while the Redbirds had 69 yards rushing and 149 yards passing.
Former Hawaii quarterback Nick Rolovich will take over his alma mater and said Monday he plans to focus on the bonds his players develop with one another, not on any specific offense or defense.
The first bowl matchup is set, with Western Michigan joining Middle Tennessee in the Bahamas Bowl, a source said.
The Big Ten issued its first batch of postseason honors on Monday night, unveiling its All-Big Ten teams and individual awards on defense and special teams.
USA Today's Dan Wolken joins The Paul Finebaum Show to weigh in on Mark Richt's exit and his possible replacement.
SEC Network analyst and former LSU player Marcus Spears weighs in on the LSU coaching situation.
SEC Inside, the new show on SEC Network Wednesdays this fall, highlights the sights and sounds of SEC football.
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