SIU Wins Homecoming Thriller


By WSIL Sports

CARBONDALE-- SIU scored first, but Northern Iowa jumped out to a 21-6 lead in the second. For the second straight week, the Salukis got a blocked punt returned for a touchdown and Bryan Presume's 102 yard fumble return tied it at 21 at the half.

SIU grabbed a ten point lead in the third, but Northern Iowa tied it up late in the fourth. With 59 seconds to go, Austin Johnson booted the game-winning 24 yard field goal to seal a 34-31 homecoming win.

Dawgs improve to (4-3) and (3-1) in the MVFC, now tied for second in the conference.
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