2019 Week 12 - Western Illinois vs Southern Illinois

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Western Illinois vs Southern Illinois
Saturday, November 16 at 1 PM (Central)

Radio: Leatherneck Sports Network
TV : ESPN+

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Western Illinois
Southern Illinois

History: WIU and SIU have played 64 times starting in 1933, with WIU holding a 37-23-4 series lead. WIU at one point had an 18-game win streak against the Salukis (1984 to 2001). Following that, SIU took over the series for 9 straight years. Since then, it's been a bit more back and forth, with WIU taking the last two matchups, including scoring 20 in the 4th quarter for a 34-31 come-from-behind victory last year in Carbondale.
WIU in 2018 - 5-6 overall, 4-4 in the MVFC
WIU in 2019 - 1-9 overall, 1-5 in the MVFC
SIU in 2018 - 2-9 overall, 1-7 in the MVFC
SIU in 2019 - 6-4 overall, 4-2 in the MVFC

Location: Hanson Field, Macomb, IL
Weather Prediction: Mostly cloudy, ~38 degrees at kickoff, 5% chance of precipitation, ~9 MPH winds.

Odds:
Massey Ratings - 13% chance of WIU win, with a predicted score of 34-17 for the Salukis
Sagarin Ratings - SIU 86% chance of victory

We successfully avoided our first winless season since 1944 (0-8), but we'll need one more victory in our final two games to not set the school record for most losses in a season (1-10 in 2009). Considering the last game is at the UNIDome, against the (currently #4 ranked) Panthers. If we're going to get another win, this is likely going to be it. Massey gave us a 19% chance of beating USD, and we did it. A 13% chance isn't really that far off that one. Besides, we've got nothing to lose at this point. SIU actually has a halfway decent chance at making the playoffs this year, but they need a win Saturday to get there. Lets smash some playoff hopes this weekend.
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From the Carbondale "The Southern Illinoisan":

SIU Football | Must win game at Western just next on the schedule.
https://thesouthern.com/sports/college/ ... 32e40.html

SIU football needs one more win.
https://thesouthern.com/sports/sports-c ... d0697.html
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I would love to see a victory against SIU but I do not see this happening. I see us losing the next (2) games with a 1-11 finish. A true embarrassment for this program...

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WIU looks to honor seniors, play spoiler vs. SIU.
From the McDonough County Voice:
https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/sports/2 ... ler-vs-siu
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Football looks to win final home game.
From the Western Courier:
https://westerncourier.com/46205/sports ... home-game/
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Thank You, Seniors!

These 13 seniors have dedicated so much to the program.

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Leathernecks close out home slate against red-hot Salukis.
From the McDonough County Voice:
https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/sports/2 ... ot-salukis
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Sunny and 42 at Noon. There is a ring of piled-up snow from earlier this week forming a ring around the field.

From The Southern Illinoisan:

MVFC Power Rankings.
https://thesouthern.com/sports/college/ ... 72369.html

SIU at Western Illinois: 3 things to watch.
https://thesouthern.com/sports/college/ ... 77a82.html
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Near the end of the 3rd and they've had the ball for over twice as long as we have. Think the defense is tired?


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Let’s run it down there throats until we get to the 2 and then throw it on back to back plays not sure if that’s on Howle or Elliott but completely incompetent of calling play’s
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TOP is essentially 1 quarter for us, 2 for SIU.


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