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Photo gallery: Salukis sail past Redhawks to claim wheel

Abdou Toure (70) sprays water from the team gatorade bottles at the Dawg Pound in celebration as the Salukis pull ahead of the SEMO Redhawks by one point with a touchdown in the last few seconds of the fourth Sept. 16, 2023 at Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
The Salukis run the newly claimed wheel back to the stands full of fans after the Dawgs beat out the Redhawks by one point Sept. 16, 2023 at Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Abdou Toure (70) sprays water from the team gatorade bottles at the Dawg Pound in celebration as the Salukis pull ahead of the SEMO Redhawks by one point with a touchdown in the last few seconds of the fourth Sept. 16, 2023 at Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. (Lylee Gibbs |@lyleegibbsphoto)
Saluki wide receiver Vinson Davis III (11) attempts to move past Ty Leonard (5) of SEMO to drive the ball towards the end zone at the annual War For the Wheel Sept. 16, 2023 at Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. (Lylee Gibbs |@lyleegibbsphoto)
Izaiah Hartrup (5) catches the pass from Nic Baker in the endzone to put the Salukis ahead of the Redhawks by one point with only 11 seconds left on the clock in the fourth quarter at the annual War For the Wheel Sept. 16, 2023 at Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. (Lylee Gibbs |@lyleegibbsphoto)
Thomas Burks (97) yells in excitement as he hands the wheel off to head coach Nick Hill when the Salukis took the one point win over SEMO Sept. 16, 2023 at Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. (Lylee Gibbs |@lyleegibbsphoto)
The wheel sits in the endzone as the Salukis and Redhawks battle to claim the trophy Sept. 16, 2023 at Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. (Lylee Gibbs |@lyleegibbsphoto)
Dune Smith (8) steers the wheel to hype up the locker room after the Salukis defeat the SEMO Redhawks to bring the wheel back home to Carbondale at the annual War For the Wheel Sept. 16, 2023 at Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. (Lylee Gibbs |@lyleegibbsphoto)
Nathan Tourney (99) punts the ball back to the Redhawks of Southeast Missouri State early in the first quarter at the annual War For the Wheel Sept. 16, 2023 at Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. (Lylee Gibbs |@lyleegibbsphoto)
The Salukis and Redhawks battle to claim the coveted wheel in the annual War for the Wheel Sept. 16, 2023 at Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. (Lylee Gibbs |@lyleegibbsphoto)
Saluki Izaiah Hartrup (right) points at Redhawk Ty Leonard (left) after he leads Southern Illinois closer to the endzone at the annual War For the Wheel Sept. 16, 2023 at Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. (Lylee Gibbs |@lyleegibbsphoto)
Ross Pedro (44) practices the snap just before the Salukis take on the Redhawks Sept. 16, 2023 at Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. (Lylee Gibbs |@lyleegibbsphoto)

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