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Robert W. Plaster Stadium, Springfield, Missouri Attendance: 7,064
Baker, Williams lead way as So. Illinois tops Missouri St.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Nic Baker threw two touchdown passes, Javon Williams Jr. ran for two scores and Southern Illinois defeated Missouri State 38-21 on Saturday.
The Salukis fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter before reeling off the next 38 points to remain tied for first place in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The FCS No. 24 Salukis (4-2, 3-0) have won four straight and are tied with top-ranked North Dakota State and third-ranked South Dakota State. No. 19 Missouri State (2-4, 0-3) lost its fourth straight.
Baker was 21-of-30-passing for 253 yards. Williams, a running back, had 45 yards on 15 carries. He threw three passes, completing two for 37 yards.
Williams scored on a 1-yard run that tied the game at 14 in the second quarter and his second 1-yard touchdown early in the second half gave the Salukis a 24-14 lead. Baker threw two touchdown passes - 7 yards to Bryce Miller and 41 yards to Avante Cox - in the final 1:06 of the third quarter and Southern Illinois led 38-14.
Cox had seven catches for 107 yards and his twin, D'Ante', caught six for 108 yards.
Jason Shelley completed 15 of 25 passes for 195 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for the Bears. Jacardia Wright had 83 yards rushing with two touchdowns on 15 carries.
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Updated October 8, 2022