CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Erik Lora caught 15 passes for 178 yards, including a 43-yard score that gave Eastern Illinois the lead for good, and the Panthers went on to defeat Southeast Missouri 39-20 on Saturday for their fourth consecutive win.
Eastern Illinois (7-3, 6-1) clinched the Ohio Valley Conference championship with its win and Tennessee-Martin's 45-44 loss to Tennessee Tech.
The touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo to Lora with 40 seconds remaining in the third quarter made it 23-20 Panthers, and Taylor Duncan and Jake Walker scored on short TD runs in the fourth quarter for Eastern Illinois.
Walker finished with 132 yards on 23 carries for Eastern Illinois. Each team ran 75 plays, but the Panthers outgained the Redhawks 441-233.
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is "doing fine" after he was released from the hospital Wednesday night after being treated for symptoms related to a migraine headache.
Five Rutgers players were suspended Thursday after home-invasion and assault charges, another jolt to a program whose coach is embroiled in an ongoing academics-related probe.
The Florida Gators will start Treon Harris at quarterback in Saturday's opener vs. New Mexico State over redshirt freshman Will Grier, coach Jim McElwain said Tuesday.
Baylor University has hired a Philadelphia law firm to independently investigate the university's handling of sexual assault complaints, including one against defensive end Sam Ukwuachu.
Oregon State and former coach Mike Riley face a federal Title IX lawsuit filed by a woman who said she was raped as a result of the coach's failure to correct a sexually violent culture.