The second-largest crowd in McAndrew Stadium history (17,000) saw the Salukis miss a chance to clinch a tie for their first-ever Missouri Valley Conference title. It was a game of two halves. Drake out-scored SIU, 19-0, in the first half. SIU out-scored Drake, 17-3, in the second half. Southern finished 5-2 in the MVC, tied for third place.