YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Marcus Mason scored on a 22-yard run with 1:33 left to cap a late comeback and lead Youngstown State to a 31-24 victory over Southern Illinois on Saturday.
Mason's run came just five plays after Codera Jackson's interception gave the Penguins (8-2, 5-1 Gateway Conference) the ball at the Salukis' 30-yard line with 4:40 remaining.
Southern Illinois (6-3, 3-3) led 24-17 after Craig Coffin's 27-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter. The Penguins pulled even on an 18-yard touchdown pass from Tom Zetts to Louis Irizarry with 5:01 remaining, followed by Brian Palmer's point-after kick.
Mason finished with 249 yards rushing on 29 carries, also scoring on a 5-yard run in the first quarter.
The Salukis' Arkee Whitlock almost matched him with 218 yards on 35 carries, including touchdowns of 5, 2 and 23 yards.