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Southern Illinois beats Liberty 34-13


CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) Mark Iannotti threw for 208 yards and led a balanced attack as Southern Illinois beat Liberty 34-13 on Saturday night.

Iannotti ran for a score along with Daquan Isom, Matt McIntosh and Aaron Stanton, and the Salukis (1-2) collected 255 yards rushing. Isom had 10 carries for 123 yards. His 49-yard touchdown jaunt put the Salukis up 20-3 right before halftime.

The Flames' (2-2) only lead occurred when John Lunsford hit a 39-yard field goal in the first quarter for a 3-0 lead.

SIU's Austin Johnson kicked successive field goals from 37 and 30 yards to put SIU on top for good.

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Liberty's Josh Woodrum was 26 for 47 for 277 yards passing. Todd Macon scored Liberty's only touchdown on a 1-yard run to make the score 27-13. He was the Flames' leading rusher with 28 yards. SIU's defense held Liberty to 2.2 yards per carry.


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