CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Jimmy Garoppolo threw four touchdowns on 399 yards passing, guiding Eastern Illinois to a 56-21 win over Tennessee Tech on Saturday.
The Panthers (8-1, 5-0 Ohio Valley Conference) maintained sole possession of first place in the conference, handing Tennessee Tech (3-7, 0-6) its fifth loss in a row.
Garoppolo had four touchdown passes for the sixth time this season, including two first-quarter touchdown passes to Erik Lora. The Panthers built a 28-7 halftime advantage before adding four more touchdowns in the second half.
Lora caught 12 passes for 119 yards and three touchdowns in the game.
The special teams unit also produced offense for Eastern Illinois, as Shepard Little returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Lora added a punt return touchdown of 80 yards in the third quarter.
Jared Davis threw three touchdowns on 183 yards passing to lead the Golden Eagles.
Texas Tech has 665 yards of total offense in its 48-45 victory over Texas.
DeAndre Washington ran for 173 yards and two touchdowns and Texas Tech overcame a breakout performance from Texas freshman tailback Chris Warren III as the Red Raiders beat the Longhorns 48-45 Th
Texas Tech outlasts Texas in a wild Thanksgiving game that included a fake kneel down for a touchdown.
The Red Raiders lined up like they would kneel the ball and run out the clock against Texas. Instead, Jakeem Grant surprised everyone, scoring from 40 yards out.
Quinton Flowers passed for three touchdowns and ran for two more as South Florida routed Central Florida 44-3 Saturday night.
South Florida defeats UCF 44-3 to drop the Golden Knights to 0-12 on the season.
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