Southern sealed the win with a fourth-and-one stop.
No. 7 SDSU is the highest ranked opponent SIU has defeated since Oct. 17, 2009 (No. 2 Northern Iowa).
This is only the third time since the beginning of the 2012 season the Salukis have given up four or more passing touchdowns.
This is the third consecutive game the Salukis have put up over 400 yards of total offense.
The Saluki defense has now recorded a sack in 40 of its previous 41 games.
October 12, 2013
Team captain...started the first eight games of the season before suffering a fractured finger against No. 1 North Dakota State...Returned from injury in the second quarter of the season finale and led SIU win a win at Indiana State...Threw a career-best four touchdowns twice, against Eastern Illinois and against Youngstown State...Threw 18 touchdown passes, the sixth-highest single-season total at SIU...Led the MVFC with 221.9 passing yards per game and 248.2 yards of total offense per game...Fifth in the MVFC in passing yards (1,997) and tied for third most touchdown passes (18) despite only playing six complete games...Ran for 238 yards (4.0 yards per attempt) and a pair of touchdowns...Finished his career ranked fourth in school history in career passing yards with 5,347 and tied for fifth in school history with 34 career touchdown passes...MVFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in a road win over No. 7 South Dakota State...CFPA honorable mention for his performance against Youngstown State.
Started all 11 games at quarterback...Threw for 1,865 yards, the 12th highest single-season total in school history...Completed 191 passes, fourth most in a single SIU season...Became the 11th player in school history to throw for 3,000 career yards...Fifth in the MVFC with 169.5 passing yards per game...Seventh in the conference in QB rating (112.0) and total offense per game (176.3)...Threw for career-bests 384 yards and three touchdowns against Southeast Missouri State...His 384 passing yards against SEMO are the third-highest single-game passing total in school history...His 399 yards of total offense against SEMO marked the fourth-highest single-game total in school history...Ran for 74 yards and two touchdowns including a career-long 49-yard touchdown run against Northern Iowa.
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.
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.
Born Aug. 11, 1990, in Farmington, Mo...Son of Marilyn and Roger Faulkner...Management major.