Il South Dakota State segna sul recupero da fumble selvaggio per TD, lascia che il piombo scivoli via

Nel terzo trimestre, mentre il sud dell'Illinois era sulla linea delle 2 yard, Il quarterback di Salukis Nic Baker ha passato la palla al running back Javon Williams Jr. in quello che sembrava essere un gioco finale. Williams looked to throw the ball and cut back, finding a space between the tacklers.

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South Dakota State had the lead going into the 4th quarter.

South Dakota State had the lead going into the 4th quarter. (Photo by C. Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

It looked like he had some space to dive into the end zone but was immediately met by two Jackrabbit defenders. Williams got spun around in the air and fumbled the ball. South Dakota State cornerback Malik Lofton recovered the ball and returned it about 98 yards to the end zone for a touchdown.

South Dakota State was up 28-14 going into the fourth quarter after Lofton’s score.

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South Dakota State Jackrabbits quarterback Keaton Heide.

South Dakota State Jackrabbits quarterback Keaton Heide. (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)

Sorprendentemente, two touchdowns were not insurmountable for Southern Illinois.

Baker threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, and Donovan Spencer ran for a 63-yard touchdown to force overtime. In the extra period, Southern Illinois scored on a 10-yard run by Donovan Spencer.

South Dakota State scored and tried to end the game with a two-point conversion. The Jackrabbits did not convert and the Salukis survived, 42-41.

Nic Baker kept the Salukis in the game.

Nic Baker kept the Salukis in the game. (Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports)

Southern Illinois moved to 5-1 nella stagione, and South Dakota State fell to 4-1.

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