Offense made big plays in passing game, but defense forced four turnovers.
Kory Faulkner passed for 239 yards and four TDs.
Salukis record eight sacks and limit running backs to 55 yards on 30 carries
Coach Lennon names Bill O'Boyle to coaching staff.
It was SIU's first home shutout win against a conference opponent since 1985 and its second shutout victory of the year.
Named team's Most Improved Player by teammates...Started the last seven games of the season after Paul McIntosh injured his shoulder in the Western Illinois game...Passed for 1,477 yards on 224 attempts, 133 completions and five touchdowns...Season completion percentage (59.4) ranked eighth all-time...Passed for 334 yards against Illinois State, which is tied for ninth-most passing yards in a single game in school history, and recorded 378 total yards, the fifth-highest single-game total in school history...Posted 29 completions and a 78.4 completion percentage against Illinois State, both the fifth-highest single-game totals in program history...Caught a 16-yard pass from Jewel Hampton against Northern Iowa...Finished eighth in the conference in total offense with 1,712 yards (171.2 ypg).
2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in two games, the season opener against Quincy and at No. 20 North Dakota State...All stats came in Quincy game.
2009 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School:Three-time first team All-Region and All-Conference honoree...Threw for 8,637 yards and 102 touchdowns. 2008: Missouri Class 3A Offensive Player of the Year...First team All-State by both the coaches and media...Was his conference's most valuable player...Ranked among the Old Spice Red Zone Top 50 Players of the Year and was rated the 30th-best player in the state by Rivals.com...Completed 318-of-442 passes for 3,899 yards and 47 touchdowns...Also rushed for 1,055 yards and 15 TDs on 149 carries... Also played basketball and golf... Was Ste. Genevieve's football, basketball and golf team's MVP as a senior...Holds Ste. Genevieve school record for most points (1,422) and rebounds (651) in a career and was a four-year starter on the hardwood... All-Conference selection in basketball and golf in 2008.
Personal: Born Aug. 11, 1990, in Farmington, Mo...Son of Marilyn and Roger Faulkner...Management major.