Scores

Final

Northern Iowa 24

(2-2, 1-1 MVFC)

S Illinois 27

(2-1, 1-0 MVFC)

7:00 PM ET, September 27, 2008

1 2 3 4 T
UNI 0 7 17 024
SIU 7 17 0 327

Top Performers

Passing: C. Dieker (SIU) - 182 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Lewis (UNI) - 35 CAR, 190 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Morris (SIU) - 5 REC, 59 YDS, 1 TD

S. Illinois 27, N. Iowa 24

Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Kyle Dougherty kicked a 40-yard field goal as the clock ran down for the fourth period to break a 24-24 tie and lead Southern Illinois to a 27-24 win over Northern Iowa on Saturday.

Dougherty also had another field goal for Southern Illinois (2-1).

The Salukis started the game with a 97-yard kickoff return touchdown run from running back Larry Warner. Northern Iowa (2-2) came back in the second period with a touchdown off a 5-yard run from quarterback Pat Grace.

Southern Illinois answered with 17 points in the second, two touchdown runs from Warner and Bryce Morris and the field goal from Dougherty. The score was 24-7 at the half for the Salukis.

The Panthers came back from the break to score 17 unanswered points. Running back Corey Lewis had a touchdown off a 1-yard run, kicker Billy Hallgren had a field goal and wide receiver Victor Williams caught a pass from Grace for a touchdown.

Grace threw for 123 yards to lead the Panthers, who had 22 first downs to 13 for the Salukis. Chris Dieker passed for 182 yards for Southern Illinois.

Northern Iowa outrushed Southern Illinois 242 yards to 49, earning 365 total offensive yards to 231 for Southern Illinois.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNI
SIU
1st Downs2213
Total Yards365231
Passing123182
Rushing24249
Penalties5-508-88
3rd Down Conversions3-113-13
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers51
Possession32:5027:10

Passing Leaders

Northern IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Grace12/221235.611
Southern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dieker14/321825.711

Rushing Leaders

Northern IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis351905.4141
Grace14453.2112
Southern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Warner13453.5116
Walker10272.707

Receiving Leaders

Northern IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams6447.310
Collins23115.5024
Southern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sherman36220.7045
Morris55911.8120

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNISIU
TD14:46Larry Warner 97 Yd Kickoff Return (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERUNISIU
TD14:05Patrick Grace 5 Yd Run (Billy Hallgren Kick) 77
TD11:33Larry Warner 2 Yd Run (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 714
FG06:26Kyle Dougherty 28 Yd 717
TD01:30Bryce Morris 20 Yd Pass From Chris Dieker (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 724
THIRD QUARTERUNISIU
TD10:36Corey Lewis 1 Yd Run (Billy Hallgren Kick) 1424
FG05:32Billy Hallgren 21 Yd 1724
TD00:37Victor Williams 1 Yd Pass From Patrick Grace (Billy Hallgren Kick) 2424
FOURTH QUARTERUNISIU
FG00:00Kyle Dougherty 40 Yd 2427