Scores

Final

Samford 17

(4-7, 1-4 away)

E Illinois 33

(8-3, 3-2 home)

2:30 PM ET, November 17, 2007

O'Brien Stadium, Charleston, IL

1 2 3 4 T
SAM 3 7 0 717
EIU 10 14 9 033

Top Performers

Passing: B. Reeder (EIU) - 180 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Adeniji (EIU) - 27 CAR, 170 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. Campanella (EIU) - 5 REC, 73 YDS

E. Illinois 33, Samford 17

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Ademola Adeniji scored three touchdowns, including one on a 65-yard run, to lead Eastern Illinois past Samford 33-17 on Saturday afternoon.

Samford (4-7, 2-6 OVC) scored early when Mark Prevost kicked a 36-yard field goal to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead with 9:55 left in the first quarter. But Adeniji answered with his 65-yard touchdown, and Tyler Wilke added the extra point to put Eastern Illinois (8-3, 7-1) ahead 7-3 with 9:45 left in the quarter.

The Panthers scored twice in the second quarter, including a 3-yard run by Adeniji, and lead 24-10 going into the half.

Chris Evans rushed 19 times for 106 yards and a touchdown for Samford. He finished the season with 1,033 yards rushing. Adeniji rushed 27 times for 170 yards.

Bodie Reeder completed 19-of-29 passes for 180 yards for the Panthers, while Jefferson Adcock completed 15-of-31 for 149 yards for Samford.

Saturday's game was the last of the season for Samford.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAM
EIU
1st Downs1921
Total Yards311376
Passing198180
Rushing113196
Penalties7-469-103
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers01
Possession27:2332:37

Passing Leaders

SamfordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Adcock15/311494.800
Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reeder19/291806.201

Rushing Leaders

SamfordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Evans191065.610
Johnson351.700
Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Adeniji271706.330
Jordan9262.900

Receiving Leaders

SamfordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson15555.000
Lowery8435.400
Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Campanella57314.600
Steckel4328.000

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSAMEIU
FG09:55Mark Prevost 36 Yd 30
TD09:45Ademola Adeniji 65 Yd Run (Tyler Wilke Kick) 37
FG04:00Tyler Wilke 42 Yd 310
SECOND QUARTERSAMEIU
TD10:04Ademola Adeniji 3 Yd Run (Tyler Wilke Kick) 317
TD04:08Jefferson Adcock 1 Yd Run (Mark Prevost Kick) 1017
TD00:14Rashad Haynes 60 Yd Return Of Blocked Field Goal (Tyler Wilke Kick) 1024
THIRD QUARTERSAMEIU
TD11:10Ademola Adeniji 21 Yd Run (Tyler Wilke Kick) 1031
SF07:39Jeff Moore Tackled By Trevor Frericks In End Zone 1033
FOURTH QUARTERSAMEIU
TD14:33Chris Evans 22 Yd Run (Mark Prevost Kick) 1733