The Redbirds jumped ahead of James Madison and Youngstown State to
move up two spots. The 'Birds recorded 346 yards of total offense
against Kansas State on Saturday, while holding the Wildcats to 207
yards of total offense, including only 44 yards rushing. But a late
two-point conversion try failed, and ISU was handed a 24-23 loss.
ISU is one of four Gateway Football Conference teams ranked in the
top 25, with three, including the 'Birds, being ranked in the top
10. Northern Iowa earned 13 first-place votes and moved up to No. 3,
while Youngstown State slipped to No. 8, despite having a
first-place vote. Southern Illinois maintained its No. 17 ranking.
The Redbirds return to action on Saturday for their home opener.
ISU is hosting Central Arkansas and a 6:30 p.m. kickoff is
scheduled. [Pre-game notes]
[Provided by Todd Kober,
assistant athletics director, media relations,