Scores

Final

Illinois State 23

(2-4, 1-2 MVFC)

S Illinois 43

(4-1, 3-0 MVFC)

3:00 PM ET, October 10, 2009

1 2 3 4 T
ILST 3 17 3 023
SIU 13 10 3 1743

Top Performers

Passing: M. Brown (ILST) - 321 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: D. Karim (SIU) - 28 CAR, 273 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: E. Salem (ILST) - 14 REC, 114 YDS, 1 TD

S. Illinois 43, Illinois St. 23

Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Deji Karim ran for 273 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Southern Illinois to a 43-23 victory over Illinois State Saturday.

Karim's 93-yard run opened the scoring midway through the first quarter for the Salukis (4-1, 3-0 Missouri Valley). He also scored on a 31-yard run with 27 seconds remaining in the quarter.

Illinois State (2-4, 1-2) stayed in it behind Matt Brown's pair of touchdown passes, including an 81-yarder to Tyrone Walker. The Redbirds tied the game at 23-23 on Zach Kutch's third field goal of the game, but Kyle Dougherty booted a 45-yarder to put Southern Illinois ahead to stay. Karim scored on a 21-yard run early in the fourth quarter and Chris Dieker tossed the second of his TD passes, a 42-yarder to Ryan Kernes.

Brown finished with 321 yards passing for Illinois State, with Eyad Salem catching 14 for 114 yards and a TD.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ILST
SIU
1st Downs2027
Total Yards428613
Passing321274
Rushing107339
Penalties8-858-94
3rd Down Conversions5-134-11
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers31
Possession28:2531:35

Passing Leaders

Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown28/443217.322
Southern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dieker15/2627410.521

Rushing Leaders

Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Blow15845.6042
Gordon5234.609
Southern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Karim282739.8393
Strother4307.5016

Receiving Leaders

Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Salem141148.1117
Walker411228.0181
Southern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Evans49122.8045
Cheatham15454.0154

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERILSTSIU
TD07:27Deji Karim 93 Yd Run (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 07
FG03:55Zach Kutch 25 Yd 37
TD00:27Deji Karim 31 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 313
SECOND QUARTERILSTSIU
FG08:12Kyle Dougherty 33 Yd 316
TD07:07Tyrone Walker 81 Yd Pass From Matt Brown (Zach Kutch Kick) 1016
FG02:13Zach Kutch 33 Yd 1316
TD00:59Marc Cheatham 54 Yd Pass From Chris Dieker (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 1323
TD00:28Eyad Salem 14 Yd Pass From Matt Brown (Zach Kutch Kick) 2023
THIRD QUARTERILSTSIU
FG09:52Zach Kutch 33 Yd 2323
FG07:12Kyle Dougherty 45 Yd 2326
FOURTH QUARTERILSTSIU
TD11:10Deji Karim 21 Yd Run (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 2333
FG04:27Kyle Dougherty 27 Yd 2336
TD02:17Ryan Kernes 42 Yd Pass From Chris Dieker (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 2343