The Saluki football team improved to 4-1 with another dominant second-half performance against Western Illinois on Saturday night. Southern Illinois has now out-scored opponents 83-13 in the second half of games this year.
Last week, I wrote that Southern Illinois would need to play a near-perfect game to win at Purdue.
The Salukis are 3-0 for the first time since 2007 after a four-touchdown win over SEMO on Saturday. Next up is Purdue, as Southern Illinois takes its high-powered offense to a Big Ten venue.
The importance of yesterday's win at No. 14-ranked Eastern Illinois cannot be understated. Beating the Panthers was a critical first step toward making a run at a playoff berth this season.
Southern Illinois University senior tight end MyCole Pruitt is among the most successful pass catchers in school history, second only to Cornell Craig in career receptions with 140.