Scores

Final

E Illinois 37

(3-3, 2-1 OVC)

UT Martin 51

(4-2, 2-1 OVC)

3:00 PM ET, October 6, 2012

Graham Stadium, MARTIN, TN

1 2 3 4 T
EIU 6 13 3 1537
UTM 21 9 14 751

Top Performers

Passing: D. Carr (UTM) - 312 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: J. Walker (EIU) - 33 CAR, 182 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: E. Lora (EIU) - 17 REC, 215 YDS, 1 TD

UT-Martin 51, E. Illinois 37

Associated Press

MARTIN, Tenn. -- Derek Carr threw four touchdowns and Tennessee-Martin racked up 616 yards of total offense in the Skyhawks' 51-37 win over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.

UT Martin (4-2, 2-1 Ohio Valley Conference) struck first, returning the opening kick 93 yards for a touchdown. The Skyhawks extended their lead to 21-6 behind two touchdown passes from Carr.

Carr's third and fourth touchdown passes both came in the third quarter and gave the Skyhawks a 44-19 lead. Carr, who is UT Martin's all-time leading passer, connected on touchdowns of 18, 29, 8 and 43 yards, including two to Jeremy Butler.

Butler finished with six receptions for 98 yards.

Jimmy Garoppolo led Eastern Illinois (3-3, 2-1) with 428 yards on 36-of-55 passing with Erik Lora hauling in 17 of those passes.

Lora set an Eastern Illinois record with 21 catches for 269 yards during the Panthers' Sept. 22 matchup with Murray State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EIU
UTM
1st Downs3818
Total Yards616381
Passing428312
Rushing18869
Penalties9-5411-100
3rd Down Conversions12-207-15
4th Down Conversions1-21-1
Turnovers50
Possession30:3729:23

Passing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Garoppolo36/554287.822
Tennessee-MartinC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carr29/383128.240

Rushing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker331825.5231
Duncan3124.0011
Tennessee-MartinCARYDSAVGTDLG
McNair15674.5036
McNeil11141.326

Receiving Leaders

Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lora1721512.6127
Gober46416.0047
Tennessee-MartinRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sims910111.2131
Butler69816.3243

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREIUUTM
TD14:47Kevin Barfield 93 Yd Kickoff Return (Cody Sandlin Kick) 07
TD11:03Jimmy Garoppolo 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 67
TD00:44Jeremy Butler 18 Yd Pass From Derek Carr (Cody Sandlin Kick) 614
TD00:34Kevin Barfield 29 Yd Pass From Derek Carr (Cody Sandlin Kick) 621
SECOND QUARTEREIUUTM
TD10:19Jake Walker 2 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 1321
TD04:11Jake Walker 2 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 1921
DC04:11Thad Williams PAT Return 1923
TD02:17DJ McNeil 4 Yd Run (Cody Sandlin Kick) 1930
THIRD QUARTEREIUUTM
TD11:05Quentin Sims 8 Yd Pass From Derek Carr (Cody Sandlin Kick) 1937
TD07:51Jeremy Butler 43 Yd Pass From Derek Carr (Cody Sandlin Kick) 1944
FG03:48Cameron Berra 37 Yd 2244
FOURTH QUARTEREIUUTM
TD14:21Chris Wright 10 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Jimmy Garoppolo Pass To Erik Lora For Two-Point Conversion) 3044
TD04:53DJ McNeil 4 Yd Run (Cody Sandlin Kick) 3051
TD01:24Erik Lora 16 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 3751