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SW Missouri St. 36, S. Illinois 35

October 4, 1997

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) _ Travis Brawner kicked a 32-yard field goal as the clock ran out Saturday as Southwest Missouri State rallied three times to beat Southern Illinois 36-35.

SW Missouri (3-2 overall, 1-0 Gateway Conference) began its final drive with 1:36 left after the Salukis (1-4, 0-3) had taken the lead a 37-yard field goal by Matt Simonton.

Bryan Nolbertowicz ran nine times for 122 yards, and had two touchdowns as Southern Illinois built a 19-7 lead.

Matt Hoog passed for two TDs and ran for another and the Bears took 27-26 edge on a 27-yard Brawner field goal in the third quarter. Then Mike Green caught an 11-yard scoring pass from Kent Skornia to put the Salukis up 32-27.

Corey McGriff’s 2-yard run with 3:53 remaining lifted SW Missouri into a 33-32 lead. He had 124 yards rushing on 22 carries while Maurice Daniels had 178 yards on 24 attempts.

Hoog completed 18 of 36 passes for 218 yards.

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