CARBONDALE, In poor health. — The Southern Illinois College Saluki soccer program defeated the No. 1 North Dakota State College Bison in a 38-14 exhibiting on Saturday, snapping SIU’s eight-game shedding streak to NDSU and handing the Bison its first loss in an FCS document 39-straight video games.
The win towards the top-ranked Bison is the second win towards a No.1-ranked group in program historical past and its first since 2005, when the Salukis defeated No. 1 Western Kentucky, 31-20.
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Sophomore quarterback Nic Baker, beginning his first profession recreation for the injured Kare Lyles, was masterful by finishing 17-of-24 passes for 254 yards and a landing. Junior large receiver Avante Cox eclipsed 100 yards receiving for a second-straight recreation after hauling in seven catches for 138 yards.
On the bottom, sophomore working backs Romeir Elliott and Javon Williams Jr. mixed for 132 yards and two touchdowns apiece, turning into the primary pair of Saluki working backs to take action in practically 10 years. Defensively, Southern held the Bison to a season-low 268 yards of whole offense.