Halftime Report: SEMO takes 7-3 lead over SIU

By Brooke Buerck, Desk Editor

In the first matchup of the season for both No. 24 Southern Illinois and No. 25 Southeast Missouri State, the Redhawks lead the Salukis 7-3 at the half. 

The Salukis and the Redhawks met at Saluki Stadium on Oct. 30 for the annual War of the Wheel game, which SEMO won last year 44-26 on their home field in Cape Girardeau, Mo. 

The Redhawks were the first on the scoreboard, with sophomore running back Geno Hess rushing a total of 75 yards for the touchdown completion. 


Southern’s next drive consisted of 16 plays with a total of 68 yards, and the Salukis scored with a field goal make from the 23 yard line by senior kicker Nico Gualdoni.

In the first quarter the Redhawks rushed a total of 94 yards and passed for a total of five yards; the Salukis rushed 32 yards and passed for 38 yards total. 

The second quarter saw the Redhawks rush a total of 90 yards and pass for 19, while Southern rushed 49 yards and passed for 38. 

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