CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Nick Hill connected with Alan Turner for a 45-yard touchdown pass with :57 seconds left to give Southern Illinois a come-from-behind 36-30 win over Tennessee-Martin the first round of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs.
Southern Illinois trailed by 20 points early in the third quarter and 27-21 entering the fourth, but Arkee Whitlock scored from 1-yard out to give the Salukis their first lead of the day.
Taylor Brown responded with a 34-yard field goal to put the Skyhawks ahead 30-28 with 2:44 remaining, setting the stage for Hill's game-winning touchdown pass. Hill followed up the touchdown with a pass to Braden Jones for the two-point conversion.
Whitlock finished with 28 carries for 207 yards and four touchdowns, accounting for nearly all of Southern Illinois' rushing yardage. He set a new Saluki record for points scored in a season with 150, surpassing Muhammad Abdulqaadir's 128 points in 2002.
Southern Illinois (9-3) rolled up 350 yards of total offense, with 221 yards coming on the ground.
Tennessee-Martin (9-3) jumped out to an early 14-0 lead in the first quarter after Donald Chapman scored on a one-yard run and Jack Greenwood intercepted a Nick Hill pass and returned it 51 yards for another touchdown. Chapman's second touchdown run put the Skyhawks ahead 27-7 with 12 minutes left in the third quarter.
Chapman finished with 108 yards on 31 carries, and quarterback Greg Preston completed 10-of-16 passes for 137 yards and one touchdown for Tennessee-Martin.
Hill completed 8-of-14 passes for 129 yards with one touchdown and one interception for Southern Illinois.
Southern Illinois and Montana will meet in the quarterfinals on Dec. 2.