Southern Illinois Salukis football

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Southern Illinois Salukis football
AmericanFootball current event.svg 2020 Southern Illinois Salukis football team
Salukis textlogo.png
First season1905 (1905)
Head coach Nick Hill
5th season, 22–30 (.423)
Stadium Saluki Stadium
(Capacity: 15,000)
Field surface FieldTurf
Location Carbondale, Illinois
Conference Missouri Valley
All-time record41247732 (.465)
Claimed national titles1 (1983)
Conference titles8
ColorsMaroon and White [1]
         
Website SIU Salukis Football

The Southern Illinois Salukis football program represents Southern Illinois University Carbondale in college football. The Salukis are a member of the NCAA and compete at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level (formerly known as NCAA Division I-AA). The Salukis are a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference and play in Saluki Stadium on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Carbondale, Illinois, which has a seating capacity of 15,000.

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The Salukis are coached by Nick Hill, [2] who was the starting quarterback for the Salukis in 2006 and 2007.

History

In 2006, the Salukis defeated Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, 35–28, [3] becoming the first Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) school to win against a Big Ten Conference member.[ citation needed ] In 2007, the Salukis were victorious against Northern Illinois University. This marked the second consecutive year that SIU had beaten an FBS program. [4]

In the 2000s, SIU set then-MVFC records with 99 consecutive weeks ranked in the top-25 and 14-straight MVFC wins. [5]

Conference affiliations

Postseason games

The Salukis have appeared in two bowl games, compiling a 2–0 record.

Bowl games

SeasonBowlOpponentResult
1947 Corn Bowl North Central W 21–0
1949 Shrine Bowl Indiana State W 21–0

Division I-AA/FCS playoffs

The Salukis have appeared in 15 playoff games in I-AA/FCS tournaments, compiling a record of 8–7. They won the I-AA national championship in 1983.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1983 QuarterfinalsIndiana StateW 23–7
SemifinalsNevadaW 23–7
National Championship Game Western CarolinaW 43–7
2003 First RoundDelawareL 7–48
2004 First RoundEastern WashingtonL 31–35
2005 First RoundEastern IllinoisW 21–6
QuarterfinalsAppalachian StateL 24–38
2006 First RoundUT MartinW 36–30
QuarterfinalsMontanaL 3–20
2007 First RoundEastern IllinoisW 30–11
QuarterfinalsUMassW 34–27
SemifinalsDelawareL 17–20
2008 First RoundNew HampshireL 20–29
2009 First RoundEastern IllinoisW 48–7
QuarterfinalsWilliam & MaryL 3–24
2020-2021 First RoundWeber StateW 34-31
QuarterfinalsSouth Dakota StateL 26-31

Championships

Conference championships

National championships

Players

Salukis in the NFL

SIU has had 28 players drafted in the NFL Draft, including four since 2010. In total, 36 Saluki football players have gone on to play in the NFL. Some notable Salukis in the NFL are listed below.

All-Americans

Cornell Craig is the school's all-time leading receiver and first receiver in school history to earn consensus All-American honors (1999). His senior season he led the nation in receiving with 77 receptions for 1,419 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also amassed over 2,000 all-purpose yards as a senior. His career numbers (all Saluki records) are 207 receptions, 3,508 yards, and 37 touchdowns. He was inducted into the SIU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008 and is also honored on Missouri Valley Conference's 25th anniversary team along with three other Salukis. [6]

Home venue

SIU Football plays at the 15,000-seat Saluki Stadium, which replaced McAndrew Stadium, the home of Saluki Football since 1938. [7] Saluki Stadium opened on September 2, 2010 when a sellout crowd of 15,200 watched the Salukis defeat Quincy 70–7. [8]

The Saluki Stadium is part of the university's larger athletic facilities plan, known as "Saluki Way," [9] a comprehensive plan to renovate and restructure the campus athletic facilities. [10]

See also

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Southern Illinois Salukis

The Southern Illinois Salukis are the varsity athletic teams representing Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The nickname comes from the Saluki, the Royal Dog of Egypt and the Persian greyhound, which ties into the fact that southern Illinois has had the nickname "Little Egypt" for just under 200 years.

The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Southeast Missouri State University located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Ohio Valley Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1902. The team plays its home games at the 11,015-seat Houck Stadium. They are coached by Tom Matukewicz.

The 1983 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game was a postseason college football game between the Southern Illinois Salukis and the Western Carolina Catamounts. The game was played on December 17, 1983, at Johnson Hagood Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina. The culminating game of the 1983 NCAA Division I-AA football season, it was won by Southern Illinois, 43–7.

The 2019 Southern Illinois Salukis football team represented Southern Illinois University in the 2019 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by fourth-year head coach Nick Hill and played their home games at Saluki Stadium. They were a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. They finished the season 7–5, 5–3 in MVFC play to finish in a three-way tie for third place.

The 1977 Southern Illinois Salukis football team was an American football team that represented Southern Illinois University in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) during the 1977 NCAA Division I football season. Under second-year head coach Rey Dempsey, the team compiled a 3–8 record. The team played its home games at McAndrew Stadium in Carbondale, Illinois.

The 1978 Southern Illinois Salukis football team was an American football team that represented Southern Illinois University in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. Under third-year head coach Rey Dempsey, the team compiled a 7–4 record. The team played its home games at McAndrew Stadium in Carbondale, Illinois.

The 1979 Southern Illinois Salukis football team was an American football team that represented Southern Illinois University in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. Under fourth-year head coach Rey Dempsey, the team compiled an 8–3 record. The team played its home games at McAndrew Stadium in Carbondale, Illinois.

The 1980 Southern Illinois Salukis football team was an American football team that represented Southern Illinois University in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. Under fifth-year head coach Rey Dempsey, the team compiled a 3–8 record. The team played its home games at McAndrew Stadium in Carbondale, Illinois.

The 1981 Southern Illinois Salukis football team was an American football team that represented Southern Illinois University in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. Under sixth-year head coach Rey Dempsey, the team compiled a 7–4 record. The team played its home games at McAndrew Stadium in Carbondale, Illinois.

The 1983 Southern Illinois Salukis football team was an American football team that represented Southern Illinois University in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) during the 1983 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Under eighth-year head coach Rey Dempsey, the team compiled a 13–1 record, finished second in the MVC, and won the NCAA Division I-AA Championship, defeating Western Carolina in the 1983 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game. The team played its home games at McAndrew Stadium in Carbondale, Illinois.

The 1985 Southern Illinois Salukis football team was an American football team that represented Southern Illinois University in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) during the 1985 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Under second-year head coach Ray Dorr, the team compiled a 4–7 record and finished in sixth place out of seven teams in the MVC. The team played its home games at McAndrew Stadium in Carbondale, Illinois.

The 1986 Southern Illinois Salukis football team was an American football team that represented Southern Illinois University in the Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference (GCAC) during the 1986 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Under third-year head coach Ray Dorr, the team compiled a 7–4 record. The team played its home games at McAndrew Stadium in Carbondale, Illinois.

The 1987 Southern Illinois Salukis football team was an American football team that represented Southern Illinois University in the Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference (GCAC) during the 1987 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Under third-year head coach Ray Dorr, the team compiled a 3–8 record and tied for fifth place in the conference. The team played its home games at McAndrew Stadium in Carbondale, Illinois.

The 1989 Southern Illinois Salukis football team was an American football team that represented Southern Illinois University in the Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference (GCAC) during the 1989 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Under first-year head coach Bob Smith, the team compiled a 2–9 record and tied for sixth place in the conference. The team played its home games at McAndrew Stadium in Carbondale, Illinois.

The 1990 Southern Illinois Salukis football team was an American football team that represented Southern Illinois University in the Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference (GCAC) during the 1990 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Under second-year head coach Bob Smith, the team compiled a 2–9 record and tied for sixth place in the conference. The team played its home games at McAndrew Stadium in Carbondale, Illinois.

The 1991 Southern Illinois Salukis football team was an American football team that represented Southern Illinois University in the Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference (GCAC) during the 1991 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Under third-year head coach Bob Smith, the team compiled a 7–4 record and tied for second place in the conference. The team played its home games at McAndrew Stadium in Carbondale, Illinois.

The 1992 Southern Illinois Salukis football team was an American football team that represented Southern Illinois University in the Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference (GCAC) during the 1992 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Under forth-year head coach Bob Smith, the team compiled a 4–7 record and finish last place in the conference. The team played its home games at McAndrew Stadium in Carbondale, Illinois.

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