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Southern Illinois 30, Youngstown State 22

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Southern Illinois rallied from an early 12-point deficit to beat Youngstown State, 30-22, on a cold, blustery Saturday in northeast Ohio. The No. 11-ranked Salukis (3-1, 2-1) are off to their best start since opening the 2015 season at 5-1.

“It’s tough to go on the road in this league and win,” said SIU head coach Nick Hill, whose team was coming off a 38-14 home victory over No. 1 North Dakota State. “In the first half, our backs were against the wall and it didn’t go like you’d want to draw it up, but they just stuck together.”

After allowing 19 points and 146 first-half rushing yards, Southern’s defense allowed only a second-half field goal and limited the Penguins to 76 second-half yards on the ground.

“(Defensive coordinator Jason) Petrino did a great job,” Hill said. “We brought some pressures in the second half to get them into some more predictable down-and-distances. It’s about winning on first down — you get them in second-and-long, now you have a pretty good idea what they’re going to do.”

Full Recap (Southern Illinois) | Full Recap (Youngstown State) | Box Score
Stadium: Arnold D. Stambaugh
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Attendance: 1901
Duration: 02:59

Salukis: Baker,Nic (139 PASS); Elliott,Romeir (97 RUSH); Lenoir,Landon (64 REC);

YSU: Waid, Mark (94 PASS); McLaughlin, Jaleel (124 RUSH); Ogletree, Andrew (33 REC);

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Northern Iowa 21, Youngstown State 0

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Dom Williams scored two touchdowns, and the UNI defense held Youngstown State to just 135 yards of offense while keeping them off the scoreboard to earn head Coach Mark Farley‘s 100th Missouri Valley Football Conference win Saturday on the road at Stambaugh Stadium.

The Panther offense racked up 374 yards of offense, including 191 on the ground for the day. Will McElvain was 15-20 for 183 yards, but the Panthers did not find the endzone through the air.

Full Recap (Northern Iowa) | Full Recap (Youngstown State) | Box Score

Stadium: Arnold D. Stambaugh
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Attendance: 2128
Duration: 02:47

UNI: McElvain,Will (178 PASS); Hoosman,Tyler (68 RUSH); Hampton,Quan (74 REC);

YSU: Waid, Mark (33 PASS); McLaughlin, J. (38 RUSH); Benio, Jake (41 REC);

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