BROOKINGS, S.D. -- J'Bore Gibbs threw a pair of touchdown passes to Jaxon Janke to break open the game in the fourth quarter and South Dakota State beat Southern Illinois 28-10 on Saturday in a Missouri Valley Football League opener.
The Salukis (2-3) led 10-9 at halftime after Kare Lyles passed 19 yards to Nigel Kilby with 12 seconds left in the second quarter. But Pierre Strong burst through the line for the go-ahead score on a 64-yard run midway through the third quarter. Strong, who had four runs of over 25 yards, finished with a season-high 229 yards on 20 carries for the Jackrabbits (4-1), ranked third in the FCS.
Gibbs threw a 58-yard TD pass to Cade Johnson in the first quarter and Chase Vinatieri, nephew of NFL kicker Adam Vinatieri, had a 39-yard field goal and finished the game with the Jackrabbits' record for career points via kicking at 322.
South Dakota State has now won the last four meetings with SIU.
College football's breakout players for each Top 25 team in 2020
These are the players, led by No. 1 Clemson's WR Joe Ngata, who are expected to make big leaps next season.
2020 NFL draft underclassmen declarations: Tracking the full list
More than 100 underclassmen have declared for the April's draft class. Keep track of all of them right here.
Burrow, Jeudy highlight All-Bowl team
Joe Burrow, Jerry Jeudy, J. K. Dobbins, Jeff Okudah and Journey Brown all made the 2019-20 All-Bowl team.
Joe Barry to remain with Rams after declining USC offer
USC coach Clay Helton had pursued Joe Barry to fill a role that was vacated by Clancy Pendergast. Barry instead signed a new deal with the Rams.
Cain: OBJ sought attention with locker room incident
Will Cain weighs in on Odell Beckham Jr.'s issued arrest warrant for slapping the buttocks of a Superdome security guard in LSU's locker room following the victory over Clemson.
Clemson backup QB Chase Brice intends to transfer
Backup quarterback Chase Brice plans to transfer from Clemson after throwing for 1,023 yards and 9 TDs over the past two seasons. He will have immediate eligibility as a graduate transfer.