Scores

Final

S Illinois 24

(6-3, 3-3 MVFC)

Youngstown St 31

(8-2, 5-1 MVFC)

1:00 PM ET, November 4, 2006

Stambaugh Stadium, Youngstown, OH

1 2 3 4 T
SIU 7 7 7 324
YSU 7 3 7 1431

Top Performers

Passing: T. Zetts (YSU) - 129 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: A. Whitlock (SIU) - 35 CAR, 218 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: P. Goforth (SIU) - 5 REC, 93 YDS

Youngstown State 31, Southern Illinois 24

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.

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