Scores

Final

Illinois State 24

(4-7, 2-4 MVFC)

S Illinois 34

(9-1, 5-1 MVFC)

2:30 PM ET, November 10, 2007

1 2 3 4 T
ILST 6 3 0 1524
SIU 0 14 3 1734

Top Performers

Passing: N. Hill (SIU) - 185 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: N. Hill (SIU) - 14 CAR, 84 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: P. Goforth (SIU) - 6 REC, 64 YDS, 1 TD

S. Illinois 34, Illinois St. 24

Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Quarterback Nick Hill threw for 185 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 85 yards to lead Southern Illinois to a 34-24 victory over Illinois State Saturday.

Hill completed 19-of-25 passes for the Salukis (9-1, 5-1 Gateway Conference), who led 14-9 at the half.

The Salukis led 17-9 going into the fourth quarter. The Redbirds scored 15 points in the final quarter, but only managed to get as close as 10 points in the last minutes of the game.

His top target was Phil Goforth, who had six receptions for 64 yards.

Luke Drone completed 22-of-36 passes for 222 yards for the Redbirds (4-7, 2-4). Rafael Rice, Cortes Rice and Drone each added one touchdown for Illinois State.

The Saluki had 444 yards of total offense, including 259 on the ground.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ILST
SIU
1st Downs2126
Total Yards341444
Passing222185
Rushing119259
Penalties5-494-40
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers21
Possession27:2832:32

Passing Leaders

Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Drone22/362226.202
Southern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hill19/251857.430

Rushing Leaders

Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rice22823.710
Rice9283.110
Southern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Warner79213.100
Randle19854.500

Receiving Leaders

Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Horton66410.700
Salem44210.500
Southern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Goforth66410.710
Allen34515.010

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERILSTSIU
TD10:55Rafael Rice 3 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 60
SECOND QUARTERILSTSIU
FG10:33Steven Fetzer 37 Yd 90
TD03:25Nick Hill 5 Yd Run (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 97
TD00:07Phil Goforth 2 Yd Pass From Nick Hill (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 914
THIRD QUARTERILSTSIU
FG07:59Kyle Dougherty 36 Yd 917
FOURTH QUARTERILSTSIU
TD13:34Rick Burgess 3 Yd Pass From Nick Hill (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 924
TD09:50Justin Allen 18 Yd Pass From Nick Hill (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 931
TD07:38Luke Drone 1 Yd Run (Cortes Rice Run For Two-Point Conversion) 1731
FG03:30Kyle Dougherty 44 Yd 1734
TD01:30Cortes Rice 5 Yd Run (Steven Fetzer Kick) 2434