Williams runs for 4 TDs, SIU beats South Dakota 48-28
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Javon Williams Jr. ran for 107 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, Avante Cox had 193 yards from scrimmage and three total TDs, and Southern Illinois beat South Dakota 48-28 on Saturday.
Williams had all four of his touchdowns in the first half and the Salukis (4-4, 2-2 Missouri Valley) outscored South Dakota 27-0 in the second quarter. Cox’s 11-yard TD reception with 9 seconds left before the break made it 34-7.
Cox scored on a 33-yard pass from Kare Lyles in the third quarter and ran it in from 5 yards to make it 48-21 in the fourth.