SIU outscored EIU 24-0 in the second half to overcome a 21-14 halftime deficit
Offense goes 3-for-3 in red zone opportunities; defense records two takeaways
Looking for first win over FBS opponent since 2007
SIU snapped a six-game losing streak, outscoring EIU 24-0 in the second half.
Faulkner posts ninth best single-game passing total in school history
Football vs. Northern Iowa Photo Gallery
2013 (Redshirt Junior)
Appeared in eight games and made seven starts at free safety...Recorded a season-high six tackles in a road win over No. 7 South Dakota State...Posted a half-TFL against Charleston (W.V.)...Received the MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the previous two semesters.
Played in 10 games, starting nine...Recorded 42 tackles...Led the team and recorded a career high with 10 tackles against Illinois State...Recorded seven tackles and an interception against Eastern Illinois...Recorded five pass breakups and six passes defended on the season.
Played in nine games...Recorded 17 tackles and one pass breakup...Tied for the team lead with two interceptions, which also tied for the most by a Saluki freshman in 29 years...One of his two interceptions came in the first quarter of the Sept. 18 game at Illinois...Had two or more tackles in seven of his nine games.
Garnered all-state, all-area and all-conference accolades...Team went 38-2 during his high school career and won a state championship...Had 78 tackles as a junior...Was the high point earner for high school track team as a freshman.
Born June 13, 1992...Son of Marvin Rodgers and Pam Lewis...Is the younger brother of Marty Rodgers, who was a two-time All-Conference safety at SIU and played for the Salukis from 2006-09...Attended same high school as Grant Wistrom, former NFL defensive lineman...University studies major.