Friday, Mar 7, 2014
Salukis Pull Away Late to Win College Classic
ST. LOUIS -- Rivalry games aren't supposed to be easy. That's why they're rivalry games.
SIU and Southeast Missouri State took their rivalry to a new venue Saturday, playing in the College Classic, the first football game played at the third Busch Stadium.
The Salukis jumped out to a 16-7 lead and appeared to be on the verge of blowing out the Redhawks, but Kyle Snyder's three-yard touchdown to Paul McRoberts with six seconds left in the half cut it to 16-13.
An SIU field goal made it 19-13 in the third, but once again Snyder and McRoberts connected, this time a 75-yard scoring strike to tie the game at 19. The Redhawks missed two extra points on the day.
The Salukis regained the lead on Thomas Kinney's second field goal of the day late in the third, then absolutely dominated the fourth.
Korey Faulkner's second touchdown pass of the day went MyCole Pruitt's way to make it 29-19.
Malcolm Agnew's nine yard TD run put it away. Agnew had a big day finishing with 127 yards. Many in the fourth quarter came while running behind the blocking of his brother, fullback Ray Agnew. Both are St. Louis natives.
The Salukis improve to 2-2. They will open Missouri Valley play next week at home against Youngstown State.
The Redhawks fall to 0-3. They will open Ohio Valley play at home againt UT-Martin.
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