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.
The Saluki had 444 yards of total offense, including 259 on the ground.
In 1998, Brenda Tracy said she was gang-raped by four men, including two Oregon State football players. Since the day of the attack, Tracy has sought a meeting with then-coach Mike Riley. Years later, the two finally meet.
The Sooners will lean on their leader, quarterback Baker Mayfield, to try to make it back to the College Football Playoff in 2016.
Arizona State's talented defense has upper-echelon potential, especially along the line, but its high-risk style at times leaves it exposed.
Vanderbilt's bowl hopes likely require a fast start to the season, making the matchup against Georgia Tech cruical for Derek Mason's squad.
Penn State's James Franklin hopes that his offseason additions arrive with a more permanent feel for his staff and his program.
Fueled by the feel-good story of cancer survivor RB James Conner, the Panthers would love to pull off a feel-good win over in-state rival Penn State.
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