Scores

Final

UT Martin 13

(4-6, 3-4 OVC)

E Illinois 49

(8-2, 6-1 OVC)

2:30 PM ET, November 14, 2009

O'Brien Stadium, Charleston, IL

1 2 3 4 T
UTM 7 0 0 613
EIU 14 14 21 049

Top Performers

Passing: J. Christensen (EIU) - 322 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: M. Williams (EIU) - 12 CAR, 54 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Graves (EIU) - 4 REC, 108 YDS, 2 TD

E. Illinois 49, Tenn.-Martin 13

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Jake Christensen became the first Eastern Illinois quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in a game since Tony Romo in 2002 as he guided the Panthers to a 49-13 victory over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday.

The victory gave Eastern Illinois (8-2, 6-1 Ohio Valley) a share of the conference championship. If the Panthers beat Tennessee State on Thursday, they will win the league's automatic postseason bid.

Christensen was 18 of 21 for 322 yards, with two scoring passes to Charles Graves and one each to Lorence Ricks and Jimmy Potempa.

Mon Williams rushed 2 yards for a touchdown and Chevon Walker ran 10 yards for another TD for Eastern Illinois. In addition, C.J. James returned an interception 79 yards for a touchdown.

Miguel Barnes and Jason McNair scored on the ground for the Skyhawks (4-6, 3-4).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTM
EIU
1st Downs1721
Total Yards297457
Passing170322
Rushing127135
Penalties5-337-75
3rd Down Conversions4-137-10
4th Down Conversions0-20-0
Turnovers21
Possession26:5333:07

Passing Leaders

Tennessee-MartinC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thompson13/241405.801
Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Christensen18/2132215.340

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee-MartinCARYDSAVGTDLG
Barnes11494.5119
McNair6366.0116
Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams12544.5119
Ward11322.9013

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee-MartinRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hicks66410.7020
Barnes4338.3012
Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Graves410827.0245
Ricks25025.0127

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUTMEIU
TD11:26Mon Williams 2 Yd Run (Austin Signor Kick) 07
TD07:39Cj James 79 Yd Interception Return (Austin Signor Kick) 014
TD03:03Miguel Barnes 2 Yd Run (Tom Hansen Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERUTMEIU
TD14:54Lorence Ricks 27 Yd Pass From Jake Christensen (Austin Signor Kick) 721
TD02:17Charles Graves 9 Yd Pass From Jake Christensen (Austin Signor Kick) 728
THIRD QUARTERUTMEIU
TD09:08Jimmy Potempa 3 Yd Pass From Jake Christensen (Austin Signor Kick) 735
TD07:27Charles Graves 45 Yd Pass From Jake Christensen (Austin Signor Kick) 742
TD02:20Chevon Walker 10 Yd Run (Austin Signor Kick) 749
FOURTH QUARTERUTMEIU
TD10:13Jason McNair 16 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1349