Oct. 29, 2011
No. 22 Illinois State 38, Southern Illinois 30
Carbondale, Ill. // Saluki Stadium // Attendance: 8,129
Kory Faulkner amassed 334 yards passing against Illinois State, marking the first time since Nick Hill's school single-game record of 436 yards against Northern Iowa in 2007 that a Saluki had more than 300 yards passing.
Other than Hill's game in 2007, Faulkner's passing total was the most by any Saluki since Sherard Poteete in 1999.
Faulkner's 334 yards tied for the ninth most passing yards by a player in a single game in school history, tying Brian Downey's 1990 performance against Arkansas State.
Faulkner picked up his first career rushing touchdown.
Adding his 40 rushing yards, Faulkner finished with 378 yards of total offense on the game, which is the fifth most in school history. Hill's UNI game in 2007 and three 1999 performances by Sherard Poteete are the only times in school history an individual player has put up more yards than Faulkner.
Faulkner's 29 completions were the fifth most in school history and most since Hill's game against Northern Iowa in 2007.
With 96 yards on six kick returns, Steve Strother now has the fifth most kick return yards in a single season in school history.
Jayson DiManche has 23.0 career tackles for loss, jumping into the top 20 individuals in school history in that category.
With 92 yards, Cam Fuller now has more than 500 yards in his career. Fuller, a senior, has 585 career receiving yards, 535 of which have come in 2011.
Fuller has five games of 50 or more yards this season, including two 100-yard performances.
David Lewis' touchdown reception was the first of his career.
Boo Rodgers' 10 total tackles are the most by any Saluki this season.
Kenneth Boatright was held without a tackle for loss for the first time since the Ole Miss game on Sept. 10.
Illinois State entered the game having only given up three sacks all year. Southern Illinois collected six quarterback hurries, but only Kayon Swanson was able to get a sack on Redbird quarterback Matt Brown.
The Saluki defense has had at least one sack in 11 consecutive games and 24 of the last 25.
Jewel Hampton picked up two touchdowns. Hampton now has four multiple-touchdown games this year and six in his career. He has 19 touchdowns in 22 career games.