Boxscore
Mississippi 42, Southern Illinois 24
Saturday, September 10, 2011 6:00 PM
Location - Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
Attendance - 58504

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Southern Illinois 3 7 7 7 24
Mississippi 21 7 7 7 42

Recap


Sophomore Jeff Scott rushed for three touchdowns and also scored on a 67-yard punt return to lead Mississippi to a 42-24 victory over visiting Southern Illinois on Saturday.

The Rebels (1-1) were held without an offensive touchdown in a season-opening loss to BYU, but they wasted no time getting on the board against the Salukis.

Scott scored his first two rushing touchdowns in the first four minutes and added his punt return with 9:09 left in the first quarter for a 21-0 lead. He scored only three touchdowns last season.

Scott finished with 118 yards on 16 carries for the second 100-yard game of his career. He rushed for 134 yards last season against Auburn.

The Salukis (1-1) outgained the Rebels by more than 100 yards (420-315) but were hurt by Paul McIntosh's four interceptions, two of which led to Mississippi touchdowns.

Steve Strother led the Salukis with 116 rushing yards on 10 carries.

Zack Stoudt made his first start at quarterback for the Rebels, and threw for 118 yards and a touchdown on 11-of-18 passing.

Mississippi improved to 12-1 against FCS teams since 1992, and avoided the same sort of shocking defeat it suffered in a 49-48 home loss to Jacksonville State last season.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:20
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 7 - Southern Illinois 0
1st Quarter - 10:51
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 14 - Southern Illinois 0
1st Quarter - 9:09
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 21 - Southern Illinois 0
1st Quarter - 3:01
Southern Illinois   FG  Mississippi 21 - Southern Illinois 3
2nd Quarter - 11:58
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 28 - Southern Illinois 3
2nd Quarter - 3:09
Southern Illinois   TD  Mississippi 28 - Southern Illinois 10
3rd Quarter - 10:23
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 35 - Southern Illinois 10
3rd Quarter - 0:03
Southern Illinois   TD  Mississippi 35 - Southern Illinois 17
4th Quarter - 6:39
Southern Illinois   TD  Mississippi 35 - Southern Illinois 24
4th Quarter - 1:28
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 42 - Southern Illinois 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  Southern Illinois Mississippi
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Southern Illinois Mississippi
Score 24 42
First Downs 19 18
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-15
47%
3-for-9
33%
4th Down Efficiency 3-for-3
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 420 315
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 38-223 40-179
Average/Rush 5.9 4.5
Passing
Comp-Att 14-30 12-19
Passing Yards 197 136
Average/Pass Play 6.4 6.5
Penalties-Yards 5-44 8-85
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 4 0
Time of Possession 30:57 29:03

PLAYER STATS

Southern Illinois (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
No Passing
Mississippi (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Stoudt 11/18 118 1 0
R. Mackey 1/1 18 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
No Rushing
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Scott 16 118 7.4 3
D. Thomas 9 42 4.7 1
R. Mackey 6 36 6.0 0
N. Brassell 1 12 12.0 0
K. Neat 4 7 1.8 0
H. Greer 1 1 1.0 0
Z. Stoudt 3 -37 -12.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
No receiving
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Logan 4 54 13.5 0
V. Sanders 1 26 26.0 0
F. Allen 1 21 21.0 0
D. Moncrief 2 19 9.5 0
N. Brassell 1 6 6.0 0
D. Herman 1 5 5.0 0
J. Mosley 2 5 2.5 1
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