Williams’ 4 TDs carry S. Illinois past W. Illinois 30-7

Oct 15, 2022, 3:34 AM | Updated: 3:35 pm

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Javon Williams Jr. had four rushing touchdowns, Nic Baker threw for 227 yards and Southern Illinois controlled Western Illinois from the outset in a 30-7 win on Saturday for its fifth consecutive victory.

A junior, Williams entered the game with 37 career touchdowns and needed one more to pass Cornell Craig for third place all-time in program history. Tom Koutsos owns the record at 52.

His runs of 6 and 3 yards in the first quarter gave the Salukis (5-0, 4-2 Missouri Valley Football Conference) a 14-0 lead. His 1-yard plunge with 7:57 left before intermission made it 20-0, and his 5-yard score with 9:24 left in third were the final points of the game.

Baker finished 25-of-27 passing.

Naseim Brantley caught four passes for 71 yards and scored the Leathernecks’ (0-6, 0-3) lone touchdown.

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