Scores

Final

Jacksonville St 14

(8-3, 4-3 OVC)

E Illinois 52

(10-1, 7-0 OVC)

1:00 PM ET, November 16, 2013

O'Brien Stadium, Charleston, IL

1 2 3 4 T
JVST 0 7 0 714
EIU 35 3 7 752

Top Performers

Passing: J. Garoppolo (EIU) - 169 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: S. Little (EIU) - 26 CAR, 245 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: E. Lora (EIU) - 5 REC, 93 YDS

Eastern Illinois beats Jacksonville State 52-14

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Running back Shepard Little ran for 245 yards on 26 carries, scored three touchdowns and threw for another -- all in the first quarter -- as Eastern Illinois defeated Jacksonville State 52-14 to wrap up the outright Ohio Valley Conference championship on Saturday.

The Panthers (10-1, 7-0) claimed their fifth outright title.

Jimmy Garoppolo passed New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton to become EIU's single-season passing leader, reaching 4,012 yards despite a season-low 169 against the Gamecocks (8-3, 4-3). Still, he threw for two touchdowns.

There wasn't much need for a passing game as Little led a rushing attack that rolled up 413 yards. Jimmy Lera added 111 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns.

The game was virtually over after a school-record 35-point first quarter in which Little ran for two scores, caught a TD pass and threw to Garoppolo for another score.

Jacksonville State lost three fumbles.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JVST
EIU
1st Downs1831
Total Yards253595
Passing98182
Rushing155413
Penalties6-7010-73
3rd Down Conversions5-175-14
4th Down Conversions1-22-3
Turnovers30
Possession28:4931:11

Passing Leaders

Jacksonville StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Shortell8/16986.110
Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Garoppolo15/241697.020

Rushing Leaders

Jacksonville StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jenkins14976.9030
James20804.0113
Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Little262459.4251
Lera121119.3257

Receiving Leaders

Jacksonville StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Chambers34414.7027
Goffigan22512.5018
Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lora59318.6038
Drake5357.0110

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJVSTEIU
TD13:48Shepard Little 3 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 07
TD08:32Shepard Little 18 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 014
TD05:58Shepard Little 37 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 021
TD03:22Jimmy Garoppolo 10 Yd Pass From Shepard Little (Cameron Berra Kick) 028
TD00:46Jimmy Lera 57 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 035
SECOND QUARTERJVSTEIU
TD06:35Anthony Johnson 22 Yd Pass From Max Shortell (Griffin Thomas Kick) 735
FG01:42Cameron Berra 26 Yd 738
THIRD QUARTERJVSTEIU
TD04:13Adam Drake 9 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 745
FOURTH QUARTERJVSTEIU
TD14:03DaMarcus James 1 Yd Run (Griffin Thomas Kick) 1445
TD09:11Jimmy Lera 2 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 1452