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Southern Illinois Salukis (5-1)


Baker leads S. Illinois comeback over S. Dakota St. in clash

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) Nic Baker threw for four touchdowns and Southern Illinois rallied from an early 20-point hole to beat host South Dakota State 42-41 in overtime in a matchup of FCS top-10 contenders on Saturday.

No. 8-ranked Southern Illinois (5-1, 3-0 Missouri Valley Football Conference) maintained its place atop the conference standings with the stunning win over the third-ranked Jackrabbits (4-1, 1-1).

Donovan Spencer's 10-yard touchdown run to start overtime put Illinois State up 42-35 for its first lead of the day. South Dakota State responded when Chris Oladokun threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Tucker Kraft. Opting to try for the win, Oladokun's 2-point conversion attempt failed to end it.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: N. Baker1697
Passing TDs: N. Baker15
Rushing Yards: D. Spencer263
Rushing TDs: J. Williams Jr.6
Receiving Yards: L. Lenoir576
Receiving TDs: L. Lenoir7
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 at Southeast Missouri State W 47 - 21
9/11 at Kansas State L 23 - 31
9/18 vs. Dayton W 55 - 3
9/25 vs. Illinois State W 35 - 17
10/2 at Western Illinois W 31 - 30
10/9 at South Dakota State W 42 - 41
10/16 vs. North Dakota 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
10/30 at UNI 2:00 PT3:00 MT4:00 CT5:00 ET9:00 GMT5:00 北京时间2:00 MST3:00 CST4:00 EST
11/6 vs. Missouri State 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET5:00 GMT1:00 北京时间10:00 MST11:00 CST12:00 EST
11/13 at Indiana State 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
11/20 vs. Youngstown State 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
Missouri Valley
  Conference Overall
4 Southern Illinois 3-0 5-1
3 North Dakota State 2-0 5-0
20 Missouri State 2-1 3-2
21 South Dakota 2-1 4-2
7 South Dakota State 1-1 4-1
16 Northern Iowa 1-1 3-2
Indiana State 1-2 3-3
Western Illinois 1-2 1-5
Youngstown State 1-2 2-3
Illinois State 0-2 2-3
22 North Dakota 0-2 2-3
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 2695 (6)
Passing Yards: 1718 (11)
Rushing Yards: 977 (25)
Points per game: 38.8 (8)
Yards per game: 449.2 (12)
Touchdowns: 30 (3)
Field Goals: 6 (32)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 2039 (63)
Passing Yards: 1181 (63)
Rushing Yards: 858 (70)
Points per game: 23.8 (37)
Yards per game: 339.8 (36)
Touchdowns: 15 (37)
Field Goals: 6 (75)
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