Scores

Final

S Illinois 14

(2-2, 1-0 MVC)

Missouri State 6

(0-4, 0-1 MVC)

2:00 PM ET, September 22, 2012

Plaster Field, SPRINGFIELD, MO

1 2 3 4 T
SIU 14 0 0 014
MOSU 3 3 0 06

Top Performers

Passing: K. Faulkner (SIU) - 55 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: R. Heaston (MOSU) - 22 CAR, 126 YDS

Receiving: M. Thayer (MOSU) - 8 REC, 72 YDS

S. Illinois 14, Missouri St. 6

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Southern Illinois got big first-quarter plays from Emmanuel Souarin and Mulku Kalokoh to beat Missouri State 14-6 Saturday in a defensive game that featured 20 punts for 738 yards.

In the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams, the Salukis (2-2) prevailed despite going 0 for 13 on third-down conversions and managing just 198 yards of offense.

Souarin returned an interception 44 yards for a score in the opening quarter. On Southern Illinois' next possession, Kalokoh broke off a 36-yard run that set up his 12-yard touchdown reception from Kory Faulkner.

The Bears (0-4) managed 362 yards of offense but got only two Austin Witmer field goals in the first half to show for it.

Ryan Heaston rushed for 126 yards for Missouri State, which was hampered by nine penalties for 100 yards. Ashton Glaser completed 20 of 35 passes for 180 yards and two interceptions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SIU
MOSU
1st Downs1120
Total Yards198362
Passing55218
Rushing143144
Penalties6-489-100
3rd Down Conversions0-136-19
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers03
Possession26:5733:03

Passing Leaders

Southern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Faulkner11/23552.410
Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Glaser20/351805.102

Rushing Leaders

Southern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCall15805.3018
Kalokoh23919.5036
Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Heaston221265.7025
Scott2147.007

Receiving Leaders

Southern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis2168.0010
Kalokoh11212.0112
Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thayer8729.0014
Buford9657.2017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSIUMOSU
TD10:01Emmanuel Souarin 44 Yd Interception Return (Jackson Maclachlan Kick) 70
TD05:54Mulku Kalokoh 12 Yd Pass From Kory Faulkner (Jackson Maclachlan Kick) 140
FG01:49Austin Witmer 25 Yd 143
SECOND QUARTERSIUMOSU
FG06:48Austin Witmer 43 Yd 146