Scores

Final

E Illinois 24

(5-3, 4-1 OVC)

E Kentucky 7

(6-3, 4-2 OVC)

12:00 PM ET, October 27, 2012

Roy Kidd Stadium, RICHMOND, KY

1 2 3 4 T
EIU 7 0 10 724
EKY 0 7 0 07

Top Performers

Passing: J. Garoppolo (EIU) - 266 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Walker (EIU) - 21 CAR, 119 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: E. Lora (EIU) - 10 REC, 97 YDS, 1 TD

E. Illinois 24, E. Kentucky 7

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Ky. -- Jake Walker rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown to help Eastern Illinois beat Eastern Kentucky 24-7 Saturday.

Eastern Illinois (5-3, 4-1 Ohio Valley Conference) took the early lead on Walker's 1-yard run up the middle, but Eastern Kentucky answered with 25 seconds left in the second quarter when Matt Denham scored from 4 yards out for a 7-7 tie at halftime. Denham finished with 95 yards on 25 carries.

Eastern Illinois went on to score 17 unanswered points in the second half, while Eastern Kentucky (6-3, 4-2) failed to move the ball. Jimmy Garoppolo found Erik Lora for a 15-yard touchdown to push the final lead to 24-7 with 12:08 left in the fourth quarter.

The Panthers gained their first win on the road as the defense stifled the Colonels, sacked quarterback T.J. Pryor five times, forced an interception and held the Colonels to 3-for-18 on third down efficiency.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EIU
EKY
1st Downs2618
Total Yards437284
Passing286203
Rushing15181
Penalties2-106-47
3rd Down Conversions8-183-18
4th Down Conversions1-32-3
Turnovers41
Possession25:4934:11

Passing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Garoppolo32/512665.212
Eastern KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pryor19/342036.001

Rushing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker211195.7143
Duncan9353.9114
Eastern KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Denham25953.8118
Pryor1290.8019

Receiving Leaders

Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lora10979.7115
Watkins56012.0020
Eastern KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Goard711816.9029
Ariguzo6366.008

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREIUEKY
TD00:36Jake Walker 1 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTEREIUEKY
TD00:25Matt Denham 4 Yd Run (Luke Pray Kick) 77
THIRD QUARTEREIUEKY
TD10:38Taylor Duncan 1 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 147
FG06:57Cameron Berra 41 Yd 177
FOURTH QUARTEREIUEKY
TD12:08Erik Lora 15 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 247