(1-2, 0-2 away)
(1-2, 1-0 home)
7:00 PM ET, September 15, 2012
Saluki Stadium, CARBONDALE, IL
Passing: K. Faulkner (SIU) - 384 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: M. McCall (SIU) - 16 CAR, 81 YDS, 2 TD
Receiving: M. Pruitt (SIU) - 9 REC, 121 YDS, 1 TD
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Kory Faulkner threw for 384 yards and three touchdown passes, both career highs, Saturday night to lead Southern Illinois to a 35-14 win over Southeast Missouri.
Faulkner, a junior, connected with David Lewis, MyCole Pruitt and LaSteven McKinney for touchdowns. Mika'il McCall ran for 81 yards and two scores for the Salukis, who led 21-0 at halftime, scoring the final TD of the half after a 13-play, 99-yard drive.
SIU (1-2), in its home opener, amassed 565 yards of total offense, a Saluki Stadium record.
Southeast Missouri (1-2) was held to 186 yards, just 73 through the air. Lewis Washington and Paul McRoberts scored for the Redhawks.