Scores

Final

Austin Peay 15

(2-8, 2-5 OVC)

E Illinois 13

(4-7, 2-5 OVC)

2:30 PM ET, November 15, 2008

O'Brien Stadium, Charleston, IL

1 2 3 4 T
PEAY 3 0 6 615
EIU 7 3 3 013

Top Performers

Passing: T. Caffee (PEAY) - 164 YDS

Rushing: R. White (PEAY) - 23 CAR, 124 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Lambert (PEAY) - 3 REC, 63 YDS

Austin Peay 15, E. Illinois 13

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Ryan White ran 45 yards to score a fourth period touchdown and lead Austin Peay to a 15-13 win over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.

White had 124 yards for Austin Peay (2-8, 2-5 Ohio Valley Conference), giving the Governors their second win of the season. Trent Caffee threw for 164 yards for Austin Peay but was sacked three times.

Austin Peay opened scoring with a field goal in the first period, which was followed by the night's only Panther touchdown from Eastern Illinois (4-7, 2-5 Ohio Valley Conference) running back Chevon Walker. The Panthers picked up a field goal in the second period to earn a 10-3 lead going into the break.

Eastern Illinois quarterback Bodie reeder threw for 107 yards.

The Governors picked up the pace in the third period with Ricky thomas running 17 yards off a blocked punt return for a touchdown to make it a 10-9 game. Panther kicker Tyler Wilke ended the period with a field goal for Eastern Illinois. Wilke had two field goals for the game.

John Bell had one good field goal, one blocked and one missed for the Governors.

Austin Peay led Eastern Illinois in statistics, with the Governors earning more first downs, passing yards, rushing yards and total offensive yards than the Panthers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PEAY
EIU
1st Downs1812
Total Yards340253
Passing164107
Rushing176146
Penalties6-454-38
3rd Down Conversions6-162-12
4th Down Conversions0-31-2
Turnovers23
Possession30:4529:15

Passing Leaders

Austin PeayC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Caffee12/231647.100
Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reeder14/211075.101

Rushing Leaders

Austin PeayCARYDSAVGTDLG
White231245.4145
Holt11857.7048
Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bess17744.4021
Walker6447.3120

Receiving Leaders

Austin PeayRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lambert36321.0030
Miller23015.0017
Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
McGrath23517.5030
Graves3279.0012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPEAYEIU
FG05:34John Bell 33 Yd 30
TD03:37Chevon Walker 20 Yd Run (Tyler Wilke Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERPEAYEIU
FG08:03Tyler Wilke 21 Yd 310
THIRD QUARTERPEAYEIU
TD07:24Ricky Thomas 17 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 910
FG04:22Tyler Wilke 36 Yd 913
FOURTH QUARTERPEAYEIU
TD08:17Ryan White 45 Yd Run (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 1513