Scores

Final

S Illinois 41

(3-5, 2-3 MVFC)

Missouri State 51

(4-4, 3-2 MVFC)

3:00 PM ET, October 30, 2010

Plaster Sports Complex, Springfield, MO

1 2 3 4 T
SIU 12 7 14 841
MOSU 3 14 17 1751

Top Performers

Passing: C. Kirby (MOSU) - 348 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Douglas (MOSU) - 15 CAR, 86 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. Saffold (MOSU) - 9 REC, 176 YDS, 1 TD

Missouri St. 51, S. Illinois 41

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Cody Kirby threw for 348 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Missouri State to a 51-41 win over Southern Illinois on Saturday.

Chris Douglas also helped out the Bears (4-4, 3-2 Missouri Valley) by rushing for three touchdowns, including two in the second half.

The Salukis (3-5, 2-3) led the first half 19-17, thanks in part to touchdown runs by Chris Dieker and Shariff Harris as well as a team safety that marked the game's opening score. Dieker finished 15 for 21 passing for 210 yards and two touchdowns.

It became tied at 41-all with about 12 minutes left when SIU's Steve Strother made a short dash to the end zone.

But Austin Witmer kicked his third field goal for the Bears a few minutes later to give them the lead for good. Then Douglas ran in for his third TD with 2:20 to go.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SIU
MOSU
1st Downs1921
Total Yards475495
Passing210365
Rushing265130
Penalties4-277-47
3rd Down Conversions1-98-15
4th Down Conversions1-30-0
Turnovers30
Possession25:4834:12

Passing Leaders

Southern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dieker15/2121010.021
Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kirby24/363489.720

Rushing Leaders

Southern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris161529.5158
Walker7426.0015
Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Douglas15865.7330
Kirby16362.3025

Receiving Leaders

Southern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Strother26934.5160
Evans55611.2017
Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Saffold917619.6153
Dotson58617.2043

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSIUMOSU
SF09:55- Team Tackled By In End Zone 20
TD08:26Shariff Harris 2 Yd Run (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 90
FG04:31Austin Witmer 24 Yd 93
FG00:00Kyle Dougherty 22 Yd 123
SECOND QUARTERSIUMOSU
TD11:42Jermaine Saffold 7 Yd Pass From Cody Kirby (Austin Witmer Kick) 1210
TD09:17Chris Dieker 1 Yd Run (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 1910
TD04:27Chris Douglas 1 Yd Run (Austin Witmer Kick) 1917
THIRD QUARTERSIUMOSU
FG12:18Austin Witmer 27 Yd 1920
TD10:32Chris Douglas 2 Yd Run (Austin Witmer Kick) 1927
TD04:29Wes Miller 2 Yd Pass From Cody Kirby (Austin Witmer Kick) 1934
TD04:11Steve Strother 60 Yd Pass From Chris Dieker (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 2634
TD01:17C.J. Robertson 27 Yd Pass From Chris Dieker (Kyle Dougherty Kick) 3334
FOURTH QUARTERSIUMOSU
TD13:41Stephen Johnston 1 Yd Run (Austin Witmer Kick) 3341
TD11:23Steve Strother 5 Yd Run (Paul Mcintosh Run For Two-Point Conversion) 4141
FG08:29Austin Witmer 30 Yd 4144
TD02:20Chris Douglas 8 Yd Run (Austin Witmer Kick) 4151