After five weeks on the sideline, the mask came back for the Salukis in their biggest upset of the season.
Senior outside linebacker Chauncey Mixon, and his trademark tinted facemask visor, returned to the field Saturday for the first time since he broke his jaw Sept. 5 against Marshall. He had his jaw wired shut Sept. 6 and did not have the wires removed until Oct. 8.
"When I first got (the wires) on, the first couple of days, the first couple of weeks - it took some getting used to," Mixon said. "I got better at it, though."
The fifth-year senior returned to practice in full pads just four days before Saturday's historic 27-20 SIU win over Northern Iowa. It was the first time the Salukis had won in Cedar Falls, Iowa since 1983. Mixon contributed four tackles, including a half-tackle with Tony Colletti for a loss.
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