BROOKINGS, S.D. — Southern Illinois scored the first 17 points of the second half and held off a late South Dakota State comeback bid for a 27-24 victory in the 100th Hobo Day game Saturday afternoon at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. Total offense was nearly even as SIU held a slim 374-367 advantage in total yards. Malcolm Agnew ran for 105 yards on 17 carries, while Kory Faulkner finished the day 13-of-22 passing for 185 yards. MyCole Pruitt caught five passes for 75 yards. Austin Sumner took over the SDSU career passing yardage lead during the game, finishing the afternoon 23-for-37 for 276 yards. Trevor Wesley caught five passes for 41 yards. Running back Zach Zenner crossed the 100-yard mark for the fifth time this season, gaining 112 yards on 31 carries. Andrew Brown and R.C. Kilgore each posted nine tackles to lead the Jackrabbits. D.J. Cameron registered a game-high 11 tackles for SIU, while Bryan Presume recorded 10 tackles, including a pair of sacks. The Salukis evened their record at 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. SDSU, which came into the game ranked seventh in the Football Championship Subdivision, dropped its third straight game to fall to 3-3 overall and 0-2 in league play. SDSU returns to action next Saturday at Western Illinois. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m. at Hanson Field in Macomb, Ill.
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