SIU defeats SEMO 47-21 in War for the Wheel

SEMO takes on SIU in the "War for the Wheel."
SEMO takes on SIU in the "War for the Wheel."
Published: Sep. 2, 2021 at 10:11 PM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The 7th ranked SIU Football team defeated SEMO 47-21 Thursday night in the War for the Wheel game at Houck Stadium.

The Salukis scored on a 99 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nic Baker to Avante Cox on their first offensive play of the game.

SEMO tied the game 7-7 on a touchdown pass from quarterback CJ Ogbonna to Zack Smith.

SIU outscored the Redhawks 21-0 the rest of the first half and would go on for the convincing win to keep the Wheel in Carbondale.

The Salukis got the Wheel back when they beat SEMO on October 30, 2020.

The game is now known as the “War for the Wheel” in reference to the ship’s wheel trophy which goes to the winner.

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