Missouri StateBearsMOST
0-4, 0-1 Conf
Southern IllinoisSalukisSIU
2-1, 1-0 Conf

S. Illinois 20, Missouri St. 18

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Jackson MacLachlan hit a 27-yard field goal with 50 seconds remaining Saturday to give Southern Illinois a 20-18 victory over Missouri State in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.

The Salukis (2-1) got the ball on their own 28 with 4:51 left and drove 62 yards in 11 plays to set up MacLachlan's game-winner.

Missouri State (0-4) had taken an 18-17 lead on a 1-yard run by Chris Douglas with 6 seconds left in the third quarter, before failing on the two-point conversion.

Jewell Hampton had 119 yards rushing for the Salukis, while Paul McIntosh was 13 of 24 passing for 206 yards and added 60 yards rushing and a pair of TDs. Cam Fuller had six catches for 120 yards.

Trevor Wooden was 9 for 19 for 167 yards, two TDs and three interceptions for Missouri State, while Jermaine Saffold caught five passes for 122 yards and a score.


2015 Missouri Valley Football Conference Standings

North Dakota State7-113-2
Illinois State7-110-2
Northern Iowa5-39-4
South Dakota State5-38-4
Western Illinois5-37-6
Indiana State3-55-6
South Dakota3-55-6
Youngstown State3-55-6
Southern Illinois2-63-8
Missouri State0-81-10