CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) _ Scott Gabbert passed for 286 yards and four touchdowns to lead Southern Illinois over Indiana State 42-35 Saturday in Gateway Conference play.

Gabbert ends his college career with 37 touchdown passes, breaking the old Saluki mark of 34 set by Jim Hart from 1963-65.

The Salukis (4-7 and 2-4) and the Sycamores (4-7 and 2-4) were knotted at 7-7 after one quarter, but sa a pair of Gabbert touchdown strikes, 9 yards to Burt Pacello and 16 to LaVance Banks, gave the winners a 21-14 margin at the half.

ISU's David Wright countered in the third quarter with a 11-yard run to tie the score at 21-21, but SIU came right back when Gabbert hit Banks with a 35- yard scoring pass.

The affair was knotted again moments later the Sycamore's Kip Hennelly connected with Demterious Dowler for a 43-yard touchdown, but Gabbert countered with a 35-yard touchdown to Banks to put the Salukis ahead 35-28 entering the final quarter.

Indiana State tied the game for the fifth time on a four-yard run by Wright to knot things at 35-35. SIU scored the game winner with 3:54 left as Yonel Jourdain exploded 29 yards for the score.

The Sycamores had one last chance at the Saluki 15 with the clock running out, but Hennelly's potential tying pass to Dowler was ruled 1/4 out of bounds as time expired.