Offense made big plays in passing game, but defense forced four turnovers.
MyCole Pruitt caught five passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns.
Groome to serve as president for the upcoming semester
SIU student-athletes earn four spots for second-consecutive season
2011 (Sophomore): Played in 10 games, primarily on special teams...Recorded one tackle...Earned the MVFC's Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum 3.2 GPA in the previous two semesters.
2010 (Freshman): Played in nine games...Had three tackles and one tackle for a loss against Quincy...Received the MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the previous two semesters.
2009: Redshirted...Named to the conference's academic honor roll.
High School: Two-way starter as a junior and senior (offensive lineman and linebacker)...All-Big 12 Conference linebacker as a senior...Big 12 Conference Scholar-Athlete from 2007-09...Recorded 80 tackles as a senior, had eight sacks and five fumble recoveries...All-State athlete in track and field where he threw the discus.
Personal: Born July 28, 1990 in Mattoon, Ill...Son of Lorri James-Dutton...Has two older brothers, Ryan and Connor, who was a linebacker for the Salukis...Majoring in management.