Scores

Final/OT

Northern Iowa 38

(2-3, 2-1 MVFC)

S Illinois 45

(3-3, 2-1 MVFC)

3:00 PM ET, October 9, 2010

Saluki Stadium, Carbondale, IL

1 2 3 4 OT T
UNI 7 7 14 10 038
SIU 10 21 0 7 745

Top Performers

Passing: C. Dieker (SIU) - 263 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Rennie (UNI) - 19 CAR, 126 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Evans (SIU) - 7 REC, 159 YDS, 2 TD

S. Illinois 45, N. Iowa 38, OT

Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Jeff Evans caught seven passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns, including the game winner in overtime, as Southern Illinois defeated Northern Iowa 45-38 Saturday.

Chris Dieker found Evans with a 7-yard scoring strike on the first possession of OT and the Salukis (3-3, 2-1 Missouri Valley) then stopped the Panthers (2-3, 2-1) on four downs.

Southern Illinois built a 17-point halftime lead but had to rally late to force the extra time. With his team down 38-31 and just over 4 minutes left in the fourth quarter, Dieker led the Salukis on a 72-yard scoring drive and capped it with a 3-yard run with 1:11 remaining in regulation.

Dieker threw two TD passes, and Paul McIntosh ran for a score and threw for another.

Tirrell Rennie ran for 126 yards and two scores and had a TD pass for Northern Iowa , and Carlos Anderson added 112 rushing yards and a touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNI
SIU
1st Downs2118
Total Yards463414
Passing138329
Rushing32585
Penalties9-755-51
3rd Down Conversions7-127-13
4th Down Conversions1-21-2
Turnovers41
Possession30:0030:00

Passing Leaders

Northern IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rennie8/161046.511
Southern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dieker20/272639.721

Rushing Leaders

Northern IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rennie191266.6246
Anderson131128.6135
Southern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
McIntosh10494.9120
Harris17231.408

Receiving Leaders

Northern IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leonard25326.5134
Herring24522.5030
Southern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Evans715922.7257
Allaria55110.2021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNISIU
FG06:15Kyle Dougherty 23 Yd 03
TD03:49Montari Leonard 34 Yd Pass From Zach Davis. (Billy Hallgren Kick) 73
TD02:32Jeff Evans 1 Yd Pass From Paul McIntosh. (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 710
SECOND QUARTERUNISIU
TD10:47Paul McIntosh 20 Yd Run. (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 717
TD09:48Luke Thuston 36 Yd Interception Return. (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 724
TD07:03Carlos Anderson 19 Yd Run. (Billy Hallgren Kick) 1424
TD00:19Kyle Harruff 15 Yd Pass From Chris Dieker. (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 1431
THIRD QUARTERUNISIU
TD11:34Tirrell Rennie 46 Yd Run. (Billy Hallgren Kick) 2131
TD07:13Schuylar Oordt 8 Yd Pass From Tirrell Rennie. (Billy Hallgren Kick) 2831
FOURTH QUARTERUNISIU
TD09:55Tirrell Rennie 1 Yd Run. (Billy Hallgren Kick) 3531
FG04:36Billy Hallgren 44 Yd 3831
TD01:11Chris Dieker 3 Yd Run. (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 3838
OVERTIMEUNISIU
TDJeff Evans 7 Yd Pass From Chris Dieker. (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 3845