Scores

Final

E Illinois 28

(2-9, 1-5 away)

S Illinois 45

(3-7, 2-3 home)

3:00 PM ET, November 12, 2011

Saluki Stadium, Carbondale, IL

1 2 3 4 T
EIU 7 21 0 028
SIU 21 0 24 045

Top Performers

Passing: K. Faulkner (SIU) - 234 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Hampton (SIU) - 20 CAR, 110 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Wright (EIU) - 6 REC, 120 YDS, 1 TD

S. Illinois 45, E. Illinois 28

Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Jewel Hampton and Kory Faulkner rushed for two touchdowns apiece, and Southern Illinois spoiled the final game of Eastern Illinois coach Bob Spoo's career with a 45-28 win Saturday.

Hampton rushed for 110 yards. Faulkner added 234 yards passing and a touchdown to MyCole Pruitt for the Salukis (3-7), who snapped a six-game losing streak. Shariff Harris also scored on the ground, and Jackson MacLachlan kicked a 40-yard field goal.

Eastern Illinois (2-9) got three second-quarter rushing touchdowns from Jake Walker but couldn't pull out a win for Spoo, who's retiring after 25 seasons at EIU. The Panthers led 28-21 at halftime, but were shut out in the second half.

The Panthers' Jimmy Garoppolo was 22 for 34 for 276 yards, three interceptions and a 28-yard TD to Chris Wright, who led all receivers with 120 yards.

Southern Illinois finishes its season Nov. 19 at Indiana State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EIU
SIU
1st Downs1723
Total Yards355489
Passing276234
Rushing79255
Penalties7-609-70
3rd Down Conversions5-151-9
4th Down Conversions2-21-2
Turnovers30
Possession31:3928:21

Passing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Garoppolo22/342768.113
Southern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Faulkner16/2223410.610

Rushing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker22673.0311
Woodson372.307
Southern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hampton201105.5219
Harris8648.0135

Receiving Leaders

Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wright612020.0140
Drake48621.5029
Southern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
McKinney37224.0043
Hampton45914.8023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREIUSIU
TD10:19Chris Wright 28 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 70
TD09:44Jewel Hampton 19 Yd Run (Jackson Maclachlan Kick) 77
TD05:38Kory Faulkner 11 Yd Run (Jackson Maclachlan Kick) 714
TD01:50Shariff Harris 10 Yd Run (Jackson Maclachlan Kick) 721
SECOND QUARTEREIUSIU
TD11:28Jake Walker 2 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 1421
TD07:04Jake Walker 7 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 2121
TD00:19Jake Walker 1 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 2821
THIRD QUARTEREIUSIU
FG13:23Jackson MacLachlan 40 Yd 2824
TD10:22MyCole Pruitt 2 Yd Pass From Kory Faulkner (Jackson Maclachlan Kick) 2831
TD08:12Jewel Hampton 3 Yd Run (Jackson Maclachlan Kick) 2838
TD00:16Kory Faulkner 1 Yd Run (Jackson Maclachlan Kick) 2845