Scores

Final

S Illinois 72

(5-0, 1-0 MVFC)

Indiana State 10

(0-5, 0-1 MVFC)

12:00 PM ET, September 29, 2007

Memorial Stadium (Terre Haute, IN), Terre Haute, IN

1 2 3 4 T
SIU 20 35 10 772
INST 0 10 0 010

Top Performers

Passing: N. Hill (SIU) - 147 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Karim (SIU) - 11 CAR, 101 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Turner (SIU) - 5 REC, 77 YDS, 2 TD

S. Illinois 72, Indiana St. 10

Associated Press

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Four turnovers in the first half helped send Southern Illinois to a 72-10 blowout of Indiana State on Saturday, the Sycamores' first game since coach Lou West was fired.

The Salukis (5-0, 1-0) scored seven rushing touchdowns and returned an interception for another score as they set a Gateway Conference record for most points scored in a league game.

Southern Illinois opened the game with three rushing touchdowns in the first quarter. The Salukis then used an interception return, two more touchdown runs and two touchdown passes from quarterback Nick Hill to build a 55-10 halftime lead.

The Salukis ran for 321 yards on 58 carries, intercepted four passes and recovered an Indiana State fumble.

Indiana State (0-5, 0-1) scored its lone touchdown on a 44-yard run by Alex Thomas in the second quarter.

The Sycamores fired West Sept. 24 after the team went 1-25 since he became coach in 2005. The school then hired former Sycamores coach Dennis Raetz as an interim replacement. He won 94 games in 18 years with the Sycamores before leaving in 1997.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SIU
INST
1st Downs3115
Total Yards00
Passing18880
Rushing321182
Penalties1-158-88
3rd Down Conversions6-103-15
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Turnovers25
Possession31:5726:01

Passing Leaders

Southern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nick Hill10/1214712.320
Joe Allaria4/7415.901
Indiana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reilly Murphy6/14523.702
Charles Dowdell4/12383.202

Rushing Leaders

Southern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Deji Karim111019.2244
John Randle18965.3215
Indiana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bryan McCulley11524.7022
Alexander Thomas24522.5144

Receiving Leaders

Southern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Alan Turner57715.4229
Justin Allen35317.7034
Indiana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brian Jackson44411.0020
Jeramie Gray22412.0012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSIUINST
11:15Southn Illinois rush for a touchdown.60
8:25Southn Illinois rush for a touchdown.120
4:22Southn Illinois rush for a touchdown.190
SECOND QUARTERSIUINST
FG14:11Indiana St 34 yard field goal GOOD.203
13:10Southn Illinois rush for a touchdown.263
13:00Southn Illinois interception return for a touchdow333
11:13Southn Illinois pass complete for a touchdown.403
10:11Indiana St rush for a touchdown.419
6:16Southn Illinois rush for a touchdown.4810
1:38Southn Illinois pass complete for a touchdown.5410
THIRD QUARTERSIUINST
FG12:32Southn Illinois 40 yard field goal GOOD.5810
9:00Southn Illinois rush for a touchdown.6410
FOURTH QUARTERSIUINST
2:02Southn Illinois rush for a touchdown.7110