Scores

Final

Illinois State 24

(0-2, 0-2 away)

E Illinois 57

(3-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 14, 2013

O'Brien Stadium, Charleston, IL

1 2 3 4 T
ILST 7 3 7 724
EIU 27 17 6 757

Top Performers

Passing: J. Garoppolo (EIU) - 480 YDS, 7 TD

Rushing: S. Little (EIU) - 7 CAR, 129 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: E. Lora (EIU) - 10 REC, 186 YDS, 3 TD

E. Illinois finalizes a 57-24 win vs. Illinois St.

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Jimmy Garoppolo's career-high 480 yards and seven touchdowns cemented Eastern Illinois' 57-24 victory over Illinois State Saturday night.

Garoppolo completed 26 of 41 passes for the Panthers (3-0), becoming EIU's career leader in pass completions. His career 763 completions surpassed Sean Payton's record of 756.

Erik Lora caught three TD passes and had 10 receptions, breaking an Ohio Valley Conference record for total receptions with 240 catches.

Amidst the record-breaking passing game, Shephard Little carved out 129 yards rushing, including a 73-yard TD run.

After trailing 44-10 at the half, Illinois State (0-2) replaced Jared Barnett with Blake Winkler, who finished with 144 yards passing and two TDs. Barnett was 7 of 18 for one TD and three interceptions.

Garoppolo was named the OVC and College Sporting News National Offensive Player of the Week after last week's 40-37 victory against Southern Illinois in double overtime.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ILST
EIU
1st Downs1732
Total Yards392739
Passing277491
Rushing115248
Penalties7-6511-97
3rd Down Conversions3-1511-16
4th Down Conversions3-30-1
Turnovers41
Possession30:5229:08

Passing Leaders

Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Winkler8/1114413.120
Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Garoppolo26/4148011.770

Rushing Leaders

Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Keoshian14594.2015
Coprich13503.8013
Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Little712918.4173
Duncan25732.908

Receiving Leaders

Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Chatham38528.3041
Meredith57615.2238
Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lora1018618.6363
Drake1117616.0241

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERILSTEIU
TD12:45Anthony Warrum 22 Yd Pass From Jared Barnett (Nick Aussieker Kick) 70
TD11:24Adam Drake 23 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Pat Blocked) 76
TD07:51Andre Hodge 6 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 713
TD05:36Erik Lora 63 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 720
TD00:04Keiondre Gober 86 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 727
SECOND QUARTERILSTEIU
FG08:52Nick Aussieker 30 Yd 1027
TD06:33Adam Drake 30 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 1034
TD04:49Erik Lora 13 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 1041
FG00:00Cameron Berra 38 Yd 1044
THIRD QUARTERILSTEIU
TD11:01Cameron Meredith 5 Yd Pass From Blake Winkler (Nick Aussieker Kick) 1744
TD10:44Shephard Little 73 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1750
FOURTH QUARTERILSTEIU
TD13:55Erik Lora 7 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 1757
TD02:06Cameron Meredith 5 Yd Pass From Blake Winkler (Nick Aussieker Kick) 2457