Scores

Final

S Illinois 17

(3-3, 2-1 MVFC)

Illinois State 0

(5-1, 2-1 MVFC)

2:00 PM ET, October 6, 2012

Hancock Stadium, Normal, IL

1 2 3 4 T
SIU 7 3 0 717
ILST 0 0 0 00

Top Performers

Passing: M. Brown (ILST) - 216 YDS, 4 INT

Rushing: M. McCall (SIU) - 13 CAR, 52 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Walker (ILST) - 8 REC, 104 YDS

S. Illinois 17, Illinois St. 0

Associated Press

NORMAL, Ill. -- Anthony Thompson returned a blocked punt for a touchdown, and Southern Illinois intercepted four passes en route to a 17-0 victory against Illinois State on Saturday.

The Salukis (3-3, 2-1 Missouri Valley), who had just 182 yards of offense, recorded their first shutout since 2009.

Cameron James blocked Patrick Wright's punt, and Thompson ran it 16 yards to the end zone with 5:38 remaining in the first quarter.

Matt Brown was 21 of 40 for 216 yards for the Redbirds (5-1, 2-1), but all four of his interceptions thwarted drives inside the Southern Illinois 35-yard line.

The Salukis salted it away with their most sustained offense of the game, driving 91 yards in 10 plays to Mika'il McCall's 1-yard TD run midway through the fourth quarter.

Tyler Williamson had seven tackles, a sack and interception for Southern Illinois.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SIU
ILST
1st Downs1414
Total Yards182257
Passing73216
Rushing10941
Penalties6-498-87
3rd Down Conversions5-190-12
4th Down Conversions1-21-2
Turnovers14
Possession32:5027:10

Passing Leaders

Southern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Faulkner7/21733.500
Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown21/402165.404

Rushing Leaders

Southern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Strother15785.2032
McCall13524.0133
Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hunt9353.9013
Harden11414.0014

Receiving Leaders

Southern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pruitt45513.8032
McCall2126.008
Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker810413.0023
Harden45614.0023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSIUILST
TD05:38Anthony Thompson 16 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Austin Johnson Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERSIUILST
FG00:53Austin Johnson 33 Yd 100
FOURTH QUARTERSIUILST
TD07:47Mika'il McCall 1 Yd Run (Austin Johnson Kick) 170