(Stats Carry Out) – Rivals Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois are coming off the sideline to play each other next month.The 2 FCS
nonconference competitors signed up with the growing list of college football programs that are making a late go back to action, announcing on Monday they will fulfill on Oct. 23 at SIU’s Saluki Stadium in Carbondale.This will be the 88th meeting in a series that goes back to 1909. Southeast Missouri, which leads 42-37-8 all-time, won 44-26 in 2015 in the”War For The Wheel,”which references the ship’s wheel prize that goes to the winner.Southern Illinois was ranked 24th and Southeast Missouri 25th in
the Stats Perform FCS Preseason Top 25. Salukis coach Nick Hill, who played under Southeast Missouri coach Tom Matukewicz during his profession at Southern Illinois, said,”If we were going to play any video game this fall, we were going to play SEMO.” The Missouri Valley(SIU )and Ohio Valley(SEMO)conferences were amongst all 13 in the FCS to delay
their league schedules to the spring term due to issues over COVID-19. The two conference have allowed member schools to play a restricted nonconference schedule.Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois were scheduled to resume practices on Monday.