William & Mary ousts Southern Illinois 24-3 - KMOV.com

William & Mary ousts Southern Illinois 24-3

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Jonathan Grimes ran for 133 yards and three touchdowns in pacing William & Mary to a 24-3 victory over Southern Illinois on Saturday in a Football Championship Subdivision playoff quarterfinal.

R.J. Archer passed for 192 yards for the Tribe (11-2) in snapping the Salukis' 11-game winning streak, dating to a loss to Marshall in the season opener.

The Tribe will face New Hampshire or Villanova in a semifinal next Saturday.

Southern Illinois (11-2) had entered the game with the FCS' fourth-best rushing attack, averaging 231 yards a game, and ranked third nationally in scoring at nearly 37 points a game.

But the Salukis mustered just 84 yards on the ground against the FCS' top rushing defense, giving up just 50 yards a game.

Southern Illinois' Deji Karim, who by averaging 138 rushing yards a game ranked second in the FCS, managed only 27.

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