The Salukis (2-0), a Division I-AA playoff team the last three
seasons, ended a 20-game losing streak against I-A foes. Their last
win came Oct. 29, 1983 against New Mexico State. It also marked the
first time a team from the Gateway Conference defeated a Big Ten
Indiana (2-1) gave up 254 yards rushing and blew a 14-0
first-half lead. The Hoosiers played without coach Terry Hoeppner,
who had brain surgery Wednesday, and also were missing top receiver
James Hardy. Hoeppner announced Hardy's two-game suspension
Interim coach Bill Lynch started Kellen Lewis at quarterback. He
finished 20-of-40 for 238 yards with one touchdown, one
interception and was sacked twice on the Hoosiers' final scoring
The Salukis allowed only 76 yards on the ground.
But after a slow start, Southern Illinois' strong running game
and Hill's heroics rallied Southern Illinois.
Indiana scored on its first two possessions, and Hill's 5-yard
TD pass to Braden Jones just before halftime made it 14-7.
The Hoosiers took a 21-7 lead in the third quarter, and then
Hill took over.
After the teams traded touchdowns early in the fourth, Justin
Allen made an over-the-shoulder catch for 33 yards on third-and-11.
Three plays later, Whitlock was untouched on his touchdown run to
give the Salukis a 35-28 lead.
The Hoosiers got to the Salukis' 32 with 3:08 left, but Lorenzo
Wims sacked Lewis twice to end the threat.
Hill finished 10-of-18 for 142 yards, while Whitlock carried 23
times for 103 yards.
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Will Grier threw four touchdown passes to four receivers -- all in the first half -- and No. 25 Florida downed third-ranked Mississippi 38-10 on Saturday night.
Leonard Fournette highlighted his SEC-record third straight 200-yard game with a 75-yard touchdown run, and No. 9 LSU overcame Eastern Michigan 44-22 on Saturday night.
An officiating error led to an Oklahoma State touchdown Saturday in the Cowboys' 36-34 win over Kansas State.
Florida State running back Dalvin Cook exited in the first quarter of the Seminoles' 24-16 win over Wake Forest with a left hamstring injury. He is day-to-day.
As if things weren't going bad enough at Texas, the Longhorns appear to have players on Twitter during lopsided losses and jabs at their coach accidentally being sent from other nearby teams.
Tulane long-snapper Aaron Golub became the first legally blind person to play in a Division I football game Saturday, according to the school.