Scores

Final

Tenn Tech 21

(3-7, 0-6 OVC)

E Illinois 56

(8-1, 5-0 OVC)

1:00 PM ET, November 2, 2013

O'Brien Stadium, CHARLESTON, IL

1 2 3 4 T
TNTC 0 7 0 1421
EIU 21 7 21 756

Top Performers

Passing: J. Garoppolo (EIU) - 399 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Duncan (EIU) - 16 CAR, 76 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: E. Lora (EIU) - 12 REC, 119 YDS, 3 TD

Eastern Illinois cruises by Tennessee Tech 56-21

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TNTC
EIU
1st Downs1326
Total Yards281552
Passing198399
Rushing83153
Penalties7-359-68
3rd Down Conversions4-195-18
4th Down Conversions1-24-5
Turnovers13
Possession32:3127:29

Passing Leaders

Tennessee TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis11/271836.830
Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Garoppolo33/503998.041

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Davis3227.3013
Annoor7213.005
Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Duncan16764.8116
Little16674.2121

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Belew27236.0226
Belew13434.0031
Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gober512925.8179
Lora121199.9333

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTNTCEIU
TD09:03Erik Lora 5 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 07
TD02:15Erik Lora 29 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 014
TD00:35Shepard Little 75 Yd Punt Return (Cameron Berra Kick) 021
SECOND QUARTERTNTCEIU
TD11:17Keiondre Gober 79 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 028
TD09:27Krys Cates 15 Yd Pass From Jared Davis (Zachary Sharp Kick) 728
THIRD QUARTERTNTCEIU
TD11:00Erik Lora 5 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 735
TD07:56Taylor Duncan 16 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 742
TD06:25Erik Lora 80 Yd Punt Return (Cameron Berra Kick) 749
FOURTH QUARTERTNTCEIU
TD12:03Eric Belew 7 Yd Pass From Jared Davis (Chris Harris Kick) 1449
TD09:57Shepard Little 21 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 1456
TD02:04Eric Belew 26 Yd Pass From Jared Davis (Chris Harris Kick) 2156