MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Kristian Wilkerson set a school record with 263 receiving yards as Southeast Missouri State secured its first winning season since 2010 with its fourth straight victory, crushing Tennessee-Martin 56-33 on Saturday afternoon.
Wilkerson hauled in eight passes with three going for touchdowns.
Daniel Santacaterina threw for 386 yards and three touchdowns and Marquis Terry ran for two additional scores and 123 yards to help keep Southeast Missouri State (6-2, 4-1) in the hunt for the Ohio Valley Conference title. The Redhawks are one game back of Jacksonville State, which dominated Murray State 42-15 on Saturday.
Santacaterina and Wilkerson combined for two touchdowns in the first half as the Redhawks jumped out to a 30-17 halftime advantage. Santacaterina threw for 263 yards in the first half with Wilkerson catching six for 174 yards. Wilkerson’s game total is tops in the league this season.
Joe Hudson led UT-Martin (1-7, 1-4) throwing for 296 yards and two scores, but was picked off three times.