The Southern Utah Thunderbirds (0-3) visit the Western Illinois Leathernecks (0-3) at Eccles Coliseum on Saturday, September 23, 2023.

Southern Utah is putting up 19.3 points per game on offense this year (81st in the FCS), and is giving up 29.3 points per game (69th) on the defensive side of the ball. Western Illinois has been sputtering defensively, ranking eighth-worst with 45.0 points allowed per game. It has been better on offense, compiling 26.3 points per contest (53rd-ranked).

Below we dive into all of the info you need to know about this contest, including how to watch on ESPN+.

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Western Illinois vs. Southern Utah Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • City: Cedar City, Utah
  • Venue: Eccles Coliseum

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Western Illinois vs. Southern Utah Key Statistics

Western Illinois Southern Utah
310.3 (73rd) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 317.7 (69th)
521.7 (127th) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 371.3 (74th)
39.7 (128th) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 76.0 (114th)
270.7 (21st) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 241.7 (34th)
0 (1st) Turnovers (Rank) 2 (81st)
0 (63rd) Takeaways (Rank) 1 (32nd)

Western Illinois Stats Leaders

  • Matt Morrissey has put up 812 passing yards, or 270.7 per game, so far this season. He has completed 57.5% of his passes and has recorded six touchdowns with zero interceptions.
  • The team's top rusher, Ludovick Choquette, has carried the ball 30 times for 113 yards (37.7 per game) with two touchdowns.
  • Seth Glatz has been given 26 carries and totaled 52 yards while also gaining 83 yards through the air .
  • Jaylin Jackson leads his team with 180 receiving yards on 14 catches with two touchdowns.
  • Jay Parker has put together a 169-yard season so far with one touchdown. He's caught 15 passes on 12 targets.
  • Donald McKinney's 13 targets have resulted in 12 receptions for 154 yards and one touchdown.

Southern Utah Stats Leaders

  • Justin Miller has racked up 682 yards (227.3 ypg) on 44-of-89 passing with five touchdowns compared to two interceptions this season.
  • Braedon Wissler has racked up 81 yards on 33 carries.
  • Targhee Lambson has carried the ball 26 times for 77 yards (25.7 per game) and two touchdowns.
  • Zack Mitchell has hauled in 16 catches for 279 yards (93.0 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He's found the end zone two times as a receiver.
  • Isaiah Wooden has put together a 261-yard season so far with three touchdowns, hauling in 14 passes on 27 targets.
  • Tim Patrick Jr. has been the target of 14 passes and racked up six receptions for 88 yards, an average of 29.3 yards per contest.

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