Southern nearly overcame a 22-point second half deficit
Kory Faulkner passed for 239 yards and four TDs.
SIU will be on the road against Youngstown State Saturday at 3 p.m. Central Time.
Austin Johnson nailed a 24-yard field with 0:59 left on the clock.
Played in 11 games and started two (@NDSU and @YSU)â€¦Missed the season opener with mononucleosisâ€¦Had 10 receptions for 82 yardsâ€¦Caught a touchdown pass against SEMOâ€¦Had a season-high 26 yards against Western Illinoisâ€¦Caught at least one pass in seven of his 11 gamesâ€¦Blocked a kick against Northern Iowa.
Appeared in all 12 games and started seven games at tight end...Also used on special teams...Moved up to No. 1 tight end on the depth chart for the final two games of the season following an injury to All-American MyCole Pruitt...Caught a nine-yard touchdown pass, the first of his career, in the season finale at Indiana State...Second on the team among tight ends with eight catches for 86 yards...Returned two kickoffs for a total of 23 yards...Received the MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the previous two semesters.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Played in all 11 games and made two starts...Caught one pass for a career-high 21 yards at Eastern Illinois...Caught a pass for a two-point conversion against Northern Iowa...Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.
Redshirted...Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.
Two-time All-Area selection...Honorable mention All-State as a senior...Led Mater Dei Catholic to a 42-7 record and four playoff appearances in prep career...2010 News-Democrat Small-School All-Area first team selection as a receiver...Had 45 receptions for 685 yards and five touchdowns as a senior when he set a school record for most receiving yards by a tight end...Led team to a 9-2 record and the second round of the Class 4A playoffs...Caught 28 passes for 479 yards and three TDs in 2009...Guided team into the third round of the Class 4A playoffs and a 10-2 record as a junior...Also played baseball and basketball.
Born on March 23, 1993, in Belleville, Ill...Son of Cindy and Dave Fuehne...Father is a farmer and logger and mother owns a tavern...Has two brothers...Management major.