SAN ANTONIO -- Lindsey Scott Jr. threw six touchdown passes and ran for another score as Incarnate Word rolled past Southern Illinois 64-29 on Saturday night in a season opener.
Scott, a Nicholls State transfer, was 17 of 25 passing for 391 yards. He connected with nine receivers that included six completions of 36 yards or more. Taylor Grimes caught two touchdown passes and finished with 126 yards receiving. Darion Chafin added four receptions for 106 yards and a score.
The Cardinals scored three touchdowns plus added a safety in the first quarter. Scott threw a 66-yard touchdown pass and a 55-yarder each to Grimes. Scott's scoring run came from 6 yards out.
Scott's 79-yard touchdown pass to Chafin made it 29-7 early in second quarter. Tiji Paul had a pick-six for the Cardinals in the third.
Romeir Elliott had 103 yards rushing and a touchdown for Southern Illinois.
The start was delayed 40 minutes due to weather.
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