Southeast Missouri State University senior quarterback Matt Scheible reached another major career milestone last Saturday.
Scheible (Washington) became the first player in school history to reach 7,000 career yards during the Red Hawks’ 22-21 loss to Jacksonville State.
It was a big game for Scheible, particularly on the ground.
Scheible became the first quarterback in program history to rush for at least 200 yards in a single game. He carried the ball 27 times for 209 yards.
Scheible’s 209 yards are the seventh-highest for a single game in school history.
It’s only the program’s ninth 200-yard rushing performance.
Through the air, Scheible completed 5 of 13 passes for 26 yards.
With Saturday’s performance, Scheible now has 7,188 career total yards. He has thrown for 4,698 career yards and rushed for 2,490 career yards.
Scheible is the first quarterback in Ohio Valley Conference history to throw for at least 4,000 yards and rush for at least 2,000 yards in his career.
Earlier this season, Scheible broke the SEMO school record of 5,935 career yards set by Jeff Brown from 1983-87.
“What else do you say about that guy?” Southeast Missouri Head Coach Tony Samuel told the Southeast Missourian. “That’s a very special individual. He’s the most special guy I’ve been around.”
Calvin Middleton rushed for 191 yards and three touchdowns, helping Jacksonville State rally past Southeast Missouri State.
Middleton scored on a 17-yard run before halftime, then added two TDs in the third quarter as the Gamecocks (6-4, 5-2 Ohio Valley) erased a 21-9 deficit. Neither team scored in the fourth quarter.
The Redhawks (3-7, 2-5) had the ball late in the fourth quarter but couldn’t get into field goal range.
Scheible hit Spencer Davis on a fourth down play, but Davis was stopped well short of a first down and Jacksonville State ran out the clock.