First Quarter

South Dakota State 7, SIU 0

How they scored: Taryn Christion hit Marquise Lewis on a 10-yard slant in route from the right for the touchdown and the first points of the game. Kicker Chase Vinatieri hit the extra-point attempt. The drive was set up off a partially-blocked Lane Reazin punt, the first time Reazin had a punt blocked this season.

Time of score: 11:10

Drive details: 5 plays, 55 yards, 2:05

SDSU 14, SIU 0

How they scored: Christion found backup tight end Skyler Cavanaugh on the left side for a 16-yard touchdown on the Jackrabbits' second drive. Vinatieri hit the extra point. It was the longest scoring play SIU's defense allowed this season.

Time of score: 7:29

Drive details: 5 plays, 67 yards, 3:00

Second Quarter

SDSU 21, SIU 0

How they scored: Running back Mikey Daniel plowed into the end zone from four yards out for a three-score lead. Daniel appeared to get stood up near the goal line, but was able to plow his way in. Vinatieri hit the extra point.

Time of score: 13:15

Drive details: 13 plays, 89 yards, 6:06

SDSU 28, SIU 0

How they scored: Christion found Lewis for his third touchdown pass of the game, this time from 23 yards out. Vinatieri hit the extra point.

Time of score: 9:02

Drive details: 6 plays, 80 yards, 2:53

SDSU 35, SIU 0

How they scored: Christion lobbed it up for wide receiver Jake Wieneke in the right corner of the end zone, and he came up with it falling out of bounds. It was Wieneke's 50th career touchdown pass. Vinatieri hit the extra point, as South Dakota State closed the half with five touchdowns on five possessions.

Time of score: 0:07

Drive details: 14 plays, 89 yards, 5:25

Halftime: SDSU 35, SIU 0

Third Quarter

SDSU 35, SIU 7

How they scored: Sam Straub capped a four-play, 43-yard drive with a 6-yard touchdown run. Matt Sotiropoulos hit the extra point. The drive was set up after Jeremy Chinn recovered Brady Mengarelli's fumble at the South Dakota State 43. Linebacker Cody Crider forced the fumble from behind. The score prevented SIU from being shut out for the first time since 2000.

Time of score: 4:01

Drive details: 4 plays, 43 yards, 1:28

Fourth Quarter

SDSU 42, SIU 7

How they scored: Mengarelli, the workhorse for the Jackrabbits on the ground, scored off a 28-yard touchdown run. Vinatieri hit the extra point.

Time of score: 14:45

Drive details: 11 plays, 75 yards, 4:13

SDSU 42, SIU 14

How they scored: Straub lofted it up for Raphael Leonard near the 2-yard line, and the 6-2 wide receiver went up and got it for a 39-yard touchdown. Leonard's knee landed near the 1 with the football over the goal line. It was the longest scoring play of the season for the Salukis. Sotiropoulos hit the extra point.

Time of score: 12:15

Drive details: 6 plays, 91 yards, 2:23

SDSU 49, SIU 14

How they scored: Mengarelli bounced a run outside to the left, and wheeled down the field for a 32-yard touchdown. Vinatieri hit the extra point.

Time of score: 8:19

Drive details: 6 plays, 72 yards, 3:51

Final: SDSU 49, SIU 14

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Todd Hefferman has covered SIU athletics since 2008. A University of Iowa grad, he is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and a Heisman Trophy voter.

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