The 24th-ranked Salukis managed just a field goal in the opening half against their regional rivals, but scored on three of their final five possessions at a mostly-empty Saluki Stadium to rally for a 20-17 victory. Only players' families, the Marching Salukis and the SIU cheerleaders were able to join in Nico Gualdoni's game-winning field goal as time expired, but the team's only game this fall will be talked about for a long time.
He’s a very quiet personality, especially around these buildings,” SIU defensive coordinator Jason Petrino said this week on a media conference call. He’s not going to be the rah-rah guy or the Ray Lewis type. He’s going to be the guy who goes out there to work and get himself prepared.