CARBONDALE — Southern Illinois offensive lineman ZeVeyon Furcron is one of nine finalists for a prestigious postgraduate scholarship that is awarded annually by the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association. A graduate student and All-Conference guard, Furcron was also among 54 individuals named to the FCS ADA Academic All-Star team on Thursday.
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Rolling up a school-record 807 yards of total offense, SIU closed the regular season with a non-conference win over 15th-ranked Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday at Saluki Stadium.
Saluki Stadium hasn't ever hosted a playoff game, but Saturday's game between 17th-ranked Southeastern Louisiana and 18th-ranked SIU will have that feel.
Tenth-ranked SIU comes off its worst loss of the season, a 44-3 failure against fourth-ranked South Dakota State. We'll find out Saturday if they can bounce back against Missouri State when they square off in Springfield, Missouri, at 2 p.m.
Matthew Cook saw his 30-yard field goal attempt from straight on with seven seconds remaining sail wide left as UNI dropped a Missouri Valley Football Conference game to No. 10 Southern Illinois, 17-16.
Mark Farley has not seen Southern Illinois play a football game in person since September of 2017.