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).
The Saluki defense has now recorded a sack in 40 of its previous 41 games.
Kory Faulkner passed for 239 yards and four TDs.
2013 (Redshirt Junior)
All-MVFC second team...Selected to MVFC All-Newcomer team...Starting place kicker in all 12 games...Ranked second in the conference in field goals made (18) and field goals attempted (24)...His 18 made field goals tied for the second-highest single-season total in school history...His 52-yard field goal against WIU tied for the second-longest in the FCS this season...His 94 points were second in the conference among kickers...Named MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week and CFPA National Performer of the Week for his performance against Western Illinois...CFPA Honorable Mention the following week for his performance against Missouri State.
2012 (Junior):Redshirted...Named to MVFC Academic Honor Roll
Prior to SIU:Kicked for two years at Winona State where he hit 19 of 30 field goal attempts...As a sophomore in 2011, converted 9-of-12 field goal attempts and was 7-for-9 on attempts of 30 yards or longer...Hit a career-long 45-yarder against Concordia-St. Paul, two yards shy of the school record.
High School: Four-time special teams player of the year...All-Conference, allarea as senior...Made IHSA playoff-record 52-yard FG
Personal: Thomas Kinney VI...Born on Nov. 16, 1991 in Flint, Mich....Son of Tracy and Tom Kinney...Has one brother, Lucas, and one sister, Holly...Growing up, lived in Michigan, Oklahoma, Maryland and Illinois...Majoring in exercise science.