Scores

Final

E Illinois 31

(3-2, 2-0 OVC)

SE Missouri St 16

(2-3, 0-2 OVC)

7:00 PM ET, September 29, 2007

Houck Stadium, Cape Girardeau, MO

1 2 3 4 T
EIU 0 14 14 331
SEMO 0 13 3 016

Top Performers

Passing: B. Reeder (EIU) - 159 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: T. Holloman (SEMO) - 28 CAR, 133 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Rucker (EIU) - 3 REC, 60 YDS, 1 TD

E. Illinois 31, SE Missouri 16

Associated Press

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Eastern Illinois scored 17 unanswered points in the second half to defeat Southeast Missouri State 31-16 Saturday.

After a scoreless first quarter that included eight possession changes and a missed field goal by EIU (3-2, 2-0 Ohio Valley), SE Missouri (2-3, 0-2) took the lead 10 seconds into the second quarter on a 52-yard TD run by Timmy Holloman.

EIU tied the score at 7-7 about three minutes later on a 10-yard TD pass from Bodie Reeder to Jason Fisher.

After two Doug Spada field goals gave SE Missouri a 13-7 lead, Reeder connected with Jordan Campanella on a 5-yard TD pass with less than a minute remaining in the half to give EIU a 14-13 halftime lead.

SE Missouri took a 16-14 lead on another Spada field goal in the third quarter, but EIU scored on a 45-yard pass from Reeder to Micah Rucker to regain the lead for good. Ademola Adeniji rushed 1 yard for EIUs final TD with 18 seconds left in the third.

Rashad Haynes had two interceptions for Eastern Illinois, including one that he returned for over 80 yards to set up a field goal in the fourth quarter.

Reeder completed 13-of-28 passes for 159 yards.

Ron Jordan gained 115 yards rushing on 16 carries for EIU. Holloman led the Redhawks offense with 133 yards on 28 carries, and quarterback Steve Callanan was 7-of-18 for 60 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EIU
SEMO
1st Downs1912
Total Yards354256
Passing15960
Rushing195196
Penalties2-307-65
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers23
Possession31:1828:42

Passing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reeder13/281595.730
Southeast Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Callanan7/18603.301

Rushing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jordan161157.200
Adeniji24923.810
Southeast Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Holloman281334.810
Anderson8445.500

Receiving Leaders

Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rucker36020.010
Fisher24221.010
Southeast Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gugler2199.500
Anderson11414.000

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTEREIUSEMO
TD14:50Tim Holloman 52 Yd Run (Doug Spada Kick) 07
TD11:40Jason Fisher 10 Yd Pass From Bodie Reeder (Tyler Wilke Kick) 77
FG08:10Doug Spada 27 Yd 710
FG03:23Doug Spada 26 Yd 713
TD00:49Jordan Campanella 5 Yd Pass From Bodie Reeder (Tyler Wilke Kick) 1413
THIRD QUARTEREIUSEMO
FG05:19Doug Spada 38 Yd 1416
TD04:09Micah Rucker 45 Yd Pass From Bodie Reeder (Tyler Wilke Kick) 2116
TD00:18Ademola Adeniji 1 Yd Run (Tyler Wilke Kick) 2816
FOURTH QUARTEREIUSEMO
FG09:20Tyler Wilke 32 Yd 3116