CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Jewel Hampton and Kory Faulkner rushed for two touchdowns apiece, and Southern Illinois spoiled the final game of Eastern Illinois coach Bob Spoo’s career with a 45-28 win Saturday.
Hampton rushed for 110 yards. Faulkner added 234 yards passing and a touchdown to MyCole Pruitt for the Salukis (3-7), who snapped a six-game losing streak. Shariff Harris also scored on the ground, and Jackson MacLachlan kicked a 40-yard field goal.
Eastern Illinois (2-9) got three second-quarter rushing touchdowns from Jake Walker but couldn’t pull out a win for Spoo, who’s retiring after 25 seasons at EIU. The Panthers led 28-21 at halftime, but were shut out in the second half.
The Panthers’ Jimmy Garoppolo was 22 for 34 for 276 yards, three interceptions and a 28-yard TD to Chris Wright, who led all receivers with 120 yards.
Southern Illinois finishes its season Nov. 19 at Indiana State.