2018 Southern Illinois Salukis Football Team
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2018 Southern Illinois Salukis Football Team
2018 Southern Illinois Salukis football
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ConferenceMissouri Valley Football Conference
2018 record2-9 (1-7 MVFC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJohn Van Dam (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorKraig Paulson (3rd season)
Home stadiumSaluki Stadium
(Capacity: 15,000)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Missouri Valley Football Conference standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 1 North Dakota State $^   8 0         15 0  
No. 3 South Dakota State ^   6 2         10 3  
No. 23 Northern Iowa ^   5 3         7 6  
Indiana State   5 3         7 4  
Western Illinois   4 4         5 6  
Illinois State   3 5         6 5  
Youngstown State   3 5         4 7  
South Dakota   3 5         4 7  
Missouri State   2 6         4 7  
Southern Illinois   1 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll

The 2018 Southern Illinois Salukis football team represented Southern Illinois University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by third-year head coach Nick Hill and played their home games at Saluki Stadium. They were a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. They finished the season 2-9, 1-7 in MVFC play to finish in last place.

Previous season

The Salukis finished the 2017 season 4-7, 2-6 in MVFC play to finish in a tie for eighth place.

Preseason

Preseason MVFC poll

The MVFC released their preseason poll on July 29, 2018, with the Redbirds predicted to finish in eighth place.[1]

Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 North Dakota State 390 (39)
2 South Dakota State 270
3 Northern Iowa 258
4 Youngstown State 248
5 Illinois State 248
6 South Dakota 206
7 Western Illinois 163
8 Southern Illinois 139
9 Missouri State 90
10 Indiana State 41

Preseason All-MVFC Teams

The Salukis placed four players on the preseason all-MVFC teams.[2]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 306:00 p.m.at Murray State*ESPN+W 49-106,350
September 83:00 p.m.at Ole Miss*SECNL 41-7653,339
September 156:00 p.m.Southeast Missouri State*ESPN+L 44-488,592
September 296:00 p.m.South Dakota
  • Saluki Stadium
  • Carbondale, IL
ESPN+L 24-318,546
October 65:00 p.m.at Youngstown StateESPN+L 14-1714,581
October 132:00 p.m.at No. 12 Illinois StateESPN3L 3-5111,247
October 202:00 p.m.Indiana Statedagger
  • Saluki Stadium
  • Carbondale, IL
ESPN+L 21-246,435
October 272:00 p.m.at Missouri StateESPN+W 49-356,374
November 31:00 p.m.Western Illinois
  • Saluki Stadium
  • Carbondale, IL
ESPN3L 31-344,780
November 101:00 p.m.No. 6 South Dakota State
  • Saluki Stadium
  • Carbondale, IL
ESPN+L 38-574,433
November 172:30 p.m.at No. 1 North Dakota StateESPN+L 17-6518,008
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Game summaries

at Murray State

1 2 3 4 Total
Salukis 7 21 14 7 49
Racers 3 7 0 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
9-9-2 2016 SIU, 50-17

at Ole Miss

1 2 3 4 Total
Salukis 21 17 3 0 41
Rebels 14 21 14 27 76
Overall record Last meeting Result
0-2 2011 MISS, 42-24

Southeast Missouri State

1 2 3 4 Total
Redhawks 14 3 17 14 48
Salukis 10 10 7 17 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
38-38-8 2017 SIU, 35-17

South Dakota

1 2 3 4 Total
Coyotes 7 3 21 0 31
Salukis 14 3 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
2-2 2017 USD, 42-0

at Youngstown State

1 2 3 4 Total
Salukis 0 7 0 7 14
Penguins 3 3 0 11 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
12-15-1 2017 YSU, 28-20

at Illinois State

1 2 3 4 Total
Salukis 0 0 3 0 3
No. 12 Redbirds 7 24 7 13 51
Overall record Last meeting Result
41-36-3 2017 SIU, 42-7

Indiana State

1 2 3 4 Total
Sycamores 7 7 10 0 24
Salukis 7 0 0 14 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
28-26 2017 SIU, 45-24

at Missouri State

1 2 3 4 Total
Salukis 0 21 21 7 49
Bears 7 14 0 14 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
20-19 2017 MOST, 36-28

Western Illinois

1 2 3 4 Total
Leathernecks 7 7 0 20 34
Salukis 7 10 14 0 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
23-35-4 2017 WIU, 28-14

South Dakota State

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 6 Jackrabbits 10 20 20 7 57
Salukis 3 14 21 0 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
3-5 2017 SDSU, 49-14

at North Dakota State

1 2 3 4 Total
Salukis 14 0 3 0 17
No. 1 Bison 28 7 16 14 65
Overall record Last meeting Result
3-7 2015 NDSU, 35-29

References


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