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S. Illinois tops SE Louisiana 55-48, bolsters playoff odds

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) Justin Strong had 16 carries for 159 yards and two touchdowns, Javon Williams Jr. ran 24 times for 150 yards and two scores, and Southern Illinois beat Southeastern Louisiana 55-48 on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Williams also hit Jacob Grant for a 56-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown to give Southern Illinois (5-3) the lead for good at 48-41 late in the third quarter.

Southern Illinois, ranked No. 18 in the STATS FCS poll, and 17th-ranked SLU combined for the highest-scoring game in the history of Salukis Stadium. The previous mark was 99, set when SIU beat Missouri State 73-26 on October 10, 2015.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: C. Kelley2662
Passing TDs: C. Kelley18
Rushing Yards: M. Ellison263
Rushing TDs: C. Kelley7
Receiving Yards: C. Turner534
Receiving TDs: C. Turner5
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 at Tulane Cancelled
9/19 at Jacksonville State Postponed
9/26 vs. McNeese Postponed
10/3 at Lamar Postponed
10/10 vs. Northwestern State Postponed
10/17 at UIW Postponed
10/31 vs. Houston Baptist Postponed
11/19 at Nicholls Postponed
2/27 at Sam Houston L 38 - 43
3/6 vs. McNeese W 25 - 20
3/13 vs. Northwestern State W 27 - 24
3/20 at UIW L 45 - 56
4/3 vs. Lamar W 42 - 12
4/10 at Nicholls W 52 - 45
4/17 at Southern Illinois L 48 - 55
Southland
  Conference Overall
4 Sam Houston State 6-0 9-0
20 Southeastern Louisiana 4-2 4-3
23 Nicholls State 3-3 4-3
UIW 3-3 3-3
Stephen F. Austin 0-0 6-4
Central Arkansas 0-0 5-4
Houston Baptist 0-0 1-3
Abilene Christian 0-0 1-5
Lamar 2-4 2-4
McNeese State 2-4 3-4
Northwestern State 1-5 1-5
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3560 (11)
Passing Yards: 2743 (1)
Rushing Yards: 817 (44)
Points per game: 39.6 (6)
Yards per game: 508.6 (7)
Touchdowns: 34 (5)
Field Goals: 9 (20)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3650 (94)
Passing Yards: 1935 (90)
Rushing Yards: 1715 (96)
Points per game: 36.4 (93)
Yards per game: 521.4 (98)
Touchdowns: 33 (94)
Field Goals: 8 (86)
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