Scores

Final/2OT

E Illinois 51

(1-2, 0-2 away)

Illinois State 54

(3-0, 2-0 home)

2:00 PM ET, September 15, 2012

Hancock Stadium, Normal, IL

1 2 3 4 2OT T
EIU 7 10 7 17 1051
ILST 7 7 14 13 1354

Top Performers

Passing: M. Brown (ILST) - 473 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Duncan (EIU) - 24 CAR, 96 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: T. Walker (ILST) - 11 REC, 142 YDS, 1 TD

Illinois St. 54, E. Illinois 51, OT

Associated Press

NORMAL, Ill. -- Matt Brown accounted for seven touchdowns, and his fifth scoring pass of the game, a 25-yarder to Tyrone Walker in the second overtime period, capped a career-high 473-yard performance and gave Illinois State a wild 54-51 victory Saturday over Eastern Illinois.

Eastern Illinois had taken the lead on a 40-yard field goal by Cameron Berra, whose 20-yarder at the end of regulation sent the game to overtime.

Brown, who added two rushing touchdowns, also hit Donovan Harden for two scores and Lechein Neblett and Cameron Hunt for one apiece. The five touchdowns, on 42-of-57 passing, tied Brown's career high. Walker led all receivers with 11 catches for 142 yards.

The teams combined for 1,042 yards of total offense. The Redbirds (3-0) won despite being penalized 22 times for 178 yards.

Taylor Duncan rushed for three touchdowns and Jimmy Garoppolo had 387 yards passing and two scores for the Panthers (1-2).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EIU
ILST
1st Downs3726
Total Yards509533
Passing387473
Rushing12260
Penalties10-9822-178
3rd Down Conversions9-218-18
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers31
Possession25:2934:31

Passing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Garoppolo37/613876.323
Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown42/574738.351

Rushing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Duncan24964.0322
Walker9394.3113
Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dunn15523.5016
Brown441.0211

Receiving Leaders

Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lora911212.4219
Watkins12978.1016
Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker1114212.9137
Neblett913214.7140

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREIUILST
TD02:45Alex Donnelly 30 Yd Interception Return. (Nick Aussieker Kick) 07
TD00:44Taylor Duncan 4 Yd Run. (Cameron Berra Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTEREIUILST
TD05:50Taylor Duncan 11 Yd Run. (Cameron Berra Kick) 147
TD02:54Lechein Neblett 19 Yd Pass From Matt Brown. (Nick Aussieker Kick) 1414
FG00:00Cameron Berra 44 Yd 1714
THIRD QUARTEREIUILST
TD10:37Erik Lora 10 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo. (Cameron Berra Kick) 2414
TD08:18Matt Brown 11 Yd Run. (Nick Aussieker Kick) 2421
TD05:24Matt Brown 1 Yd Run. (Nick Aussieker Kick) 2428
FOURTH QUARTEREIUILST
TD14:54Erik Lora 12 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo. (Cameron Berra Kick) 3128
TD09:07Jake Walker 13 Yd Run. (Cameron Berra Kick) 3828
TD05:54Cameron Hunt 20 Yd Pass From Matt Brown. (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3834
TD00:51Donovan Harden 13 Yd Pass From Matt Brown. (Nick Aussieker Kick) 3841
FG00:00Cameron Berra 20 Yd 4141
OVERTIMEEIUILST
TDDonovan Harden 7 Yd Pass From Matt Brown. (Nick Aussieker Kick) 4148
TDTaylor Duncan 2 Yd Run. (Cameron Berra Kick) 4848
2ND OVERTIMEEIUILST
FGCameron Berra 40 Yd 5148
TDTyrone Walker 25 Yd Pass From Matt Brown. 5154