CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Southeast Missouri State University kicked of its 87th football game against Southern Illinois University in the War for the Wheel.
SEMO won the game SIU 44-26.
Attendance was announced at 8,312 at Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Look for Highlights tonight on Heartland Sports at 10.
It was the Redhawks football team’s 2019 home opener.
According to Southeast, the wheel is currently in Cape Girardeau after the Redhawks beat the Salukis 48-44 on a game-winning touchdown with 25 seconds left in Carbondale in 2018.
SEMO leads the all-time series, 41-37-8, that goes back to 1909. It’s the oldest in each school’s history.