CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Joe Allaria caught an 86-yard touchdown pass from Paul McIntosh to highlight Southern Illinois' 27-8 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday.
McIntosh, a redshirt freshman, finished 10 of 14 for 133 yards and rushed 12 times for 81 yards for Southern Illinois (6-1, 5-0 Misssouri Valley). The victory was the Salukis' 11th straight in the conference.
Starting quarterback Chris Dieker was knocked out of the game late in the first quarter, but McIntosh stepped in. His pass to Allaria was the second longest in school history. Dieker had his left arm in a sling for the rest of the game.
John Goode scored on a 1-yard run and Deji Karim on a 2-yarder for SIU. Kyle Dougherty added two field goals.
Brandon Summers went 30 of 45 for 296 yards and a 56-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Fitts for Youngstown State (4-3, 2-2). Pitts rushed for 102 yards.
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