Scores

Final

E Kentucky 28

(4-2, 3-0 OVC)

E Illinois 21

(3-3, 2-1 OVC)

2:30 PM ET, October 6, 2007

O'Brien Stadium, Charleston, IL

1 2 3 4 T
EKY 6 9 6 728
EIU 0 14 0 721

Top Performers

Passing: A. Holland (EKY) - 321 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: A. Adeniji (EIU) - 25 CAR, 186 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Barber (EKY) - 7 REC, 128 YDS, 1 TD

E. Kentucky 28, E. Illinois 21

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Quarterback Allan Holland threw two touchdown passes to launch Eastern Kentucky past Eastern Illinois 28-21 on Saturday.

Holland was 30-of-44 for 321 yards for the Colonels (4-2, 3-0 Ohio Valley), who knocked the Panthers (3-3, 2-1) out of the league's unbeaten ranks.

Holland was successful throughout the day at dodging the Panther's defense.

Eastern Kentucky was up 15-14 at the half and scored on three of their first four possessions in the second half.

Eastern Illinois' Ademola Adeniji rushed for 186 yards and had 58 yards on three catches in the loss. He ran 73 yards during a play in the second quarter that helped Eastern Illinois grab a 14-9 lead.

The Panthers, down 28-14 in the fourth quarter, made one final charge, scoring a touchdown with 1:30 remaining to make it 28-21. They then tried for an on-side kick, but the ball bounced Eastern Kentucky?s way allowing the Colonels to run out the clock.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EKY
EIU
1st Downs2016
Total Yards395420
Passing321247
Rushing74173
Penalties4-257-58
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers01
Possession33:3826:22

Passing Leaders

Eastern KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Holland30/443217.320
Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reeder20/332477.510

Rushing Leaders

Eastern KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Washington11383.500
Dunn13161.200
Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Adeniji251867.410
Bess221.010

Receiving Leaders

Eastern KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Barber712818.310
Williams88510.610
Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fisher37123.710
Adeniji35819.300

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREKYEIU
FG13:23Taylor Long 21 Yd 30
FG09:12Taylor Long 32 Yd 60
SECOND QUARTEREKYEIU
TD14:25Jason Fisher 29 Yd Pass From Bodie Reeder (Tyler Wilke Kick) 67
FG06:09Taylor Long 34 Yd 97
TD02:54Ademola Adeniji 73 Yd Run (Tyler Wilke Kick) 914
TD00:40Quinton Williams 20 Yd Pass From Allan Holland (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1514
THIRD QUARTEREKYEIU
FG11:52Logan O'Connor 44 Yd 1814
FG02:46Taylor Long 33 Yd 2114
FOURTH QUARTEREKYEIU
TD10:59Kyle Barber 47 Yd Pass From Allan Holland (Taylor Long Kick) 2814
TD01:30Travorus Bess 1 Yd Run (Zach Yates Kick) 2821