Eastern Illinois (1-0) snapped a 19-19 tie when Taylor Duncan capped a 12-play 75-yard drive with a two-yard TD run with 7:36 left in the third quarter.
Duncan, who rushed for 94 yards on 20 carries, would cap the night with a 45-yard TD run with 4:40 left.
Eastern Illinois built a 19-13 lead at halftime as Garoppolo completed 15 of 24 passes for 246 yards and threw touchdown passes of 37 and four yards to Lora and a 62-yard strike to Keiondre Gober that snapped a 13-13 tie with 3:22 left in the first half.
Lora caught 10 passes for 87 yards.
San Diego State (0-1) got a 48-yard touchdown run from Colin Lockett in the first quarter.
After surviving the Les Miles telenovela, which landed LSU's big cigars at No. 5, we're left to ponder who can claim the Bottom 10 title.
With a win over USC in the Pac-12 title game the Cardinal still have a shot at the CFP, but Stanford's most likely destination will be the Rose Bowl.
1H (14:31) PUR Johnny Hill made Layup. Assisted by Caleb Swanigan.
1H (15:11) PUR Vince Edwards made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by P.J. Thompson.
Pittsburgh's Michael Young throws down a one-handed jam in transition that causes Panthers fans to throw confetti in the air.
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