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Southern Illinois Salukis (8-4)


Cox, Southern Illinois knock off S. Dakota in FCS playoffs

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) Avante Cox had a career-high 10 receptions for 148 yards and a touchdown, Romeir Elliott scored on a 5-yard run midway through the fourth quarter and Southern Illinois beat South Dakota 22-10 on Saturday night in the first round of the FCS playoffs.

Southern Illinois improved to 4-3 all-time against the Coyotes. Despite both teams being in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the programs hadn't faced off since the Salukis won 48-28 at South Dakota in 2019.

The Salukis (8-4), ranked No. 23 in the FCS coaches poll, plays at third-ranked and No. 2 seed North Dakota State - another MVC member - next Saturday. Southern Illinois won its last meeting with the Bison 38-14 on Feb. 27, ending NDSU's 39-game win streak.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: N. Baker3011
Passing TDs: N. Baker26
Rushing Yards: J. Williams Jr.522
Rushing TDs: J. Williams Jr.9
Receiving Yards: L. Lenoir855
Receiving TDs: L. Lenoir9
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 W 31 - 28
10/30 at UNI L 16 - 23
11/6 vs. Missouri State L 28 - 38
11/13 at Indiana State W 47 - 21
11/20 vs. Youngstown State L 18 - 35
11/27 at South Dakota W 22 - 10
12/4 at North Dakota State 12:30 PT1:30 MT2:30 CT3:30 ET8:30 GMT4:30 北京时间1:30 MST2:30 CST3:30 EST
Missouri Valley
  Conference Overall
3 North Dakota State 7-1 10-1
12 Missouri State 6-2 8-4
21 Southern Illinois 6-3 8-4
11 South Dakota State 5-3 9-3
17 South Dakota 5-4 7-5
Northern Iowa 4-4 6-6
Indiana State 3-5 5-6
North Dakota 3-5 5-6
Western Illinois 2-6 2-9
Illinois State 2-6 4-7
Youngstown State 2-6 3-7
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5118 (9)
Passing Yards: 3095 (15)
Rushing Yards: 2023 (25)
Points per game: 32.9 (19)
Yards per game: 426.5 (21)
Touchdowns: 47 (16)
Field Goals: 18 (8)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4280 (74)
Passing Yards: 2337 (52)
Rushing Yards: 1943 (89)
Points per game: 24.8 (40)
Yards per game: 356.7 (47)
Touchdowns: 34 (47)
Field Goals: 11 (73)
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