Scores

Final/OT

Murray State 49

(1-3, 0-1 OVC)

E Illinois 50

(2-2, 1-0 OVC)

7:30 PM ET, September 22, 2012

O'Brien Stadium, CHARLESTON, IL

1 2 3 4 OT T
MURR 13 20 6 3 749
EIU 20 0 14 8 850

Top Performers

Passing: J. Garoppolo (EIU) - 393 YDS, 5 TD

Rushing: J. Walker (EIU) - 22 CAR, 102 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: E. Lora (EIU) - 21 REC, 269 YDS, 3 TD

E. Illinois 50, Murray St. 49, OT

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Eastern Illinois coach Dino Babers had seen enough, calling for a two-point conversion play in the first overtime Saturday night which gave his Panthers a thrilling 50-49 overtime victory over Murray State.

Having been on the receiving end all night, Eastern Illinois (2-2) receiver Erik Lora had his number called in the huddle once again, but this time to throw, not catch. He found Von Wise in the end zone on the two-point play for the victory.

Down 49-42, Jimmy Garoppolo found Chavar Watkins on a 9-yard touchdown throw to make it 49-48 before Lora's heroics.

Lora had 21 catches for 269 yards and three touchdowns Saturday. The 21 receptions were an Eastern Illinois and Ohio Valley Conference record.

Both teams recorded 1,142 yards of total offense, with Murray State (1-3) claiming 574 of it.

Casey Brockman was 43 of 64 for 423 yards and two touchdowns for the Racers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MURR
EIU
1st Downs3535
Total Yards574568
Passing423430
Rushing151138
Penalties13-10917-109
3rd Down Conversions6-189-21
4th Down Conversions2-44-4
Turnovers12
Possession35:0724:53

Passing Leaders

Murray StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brockman43/644236.620
Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Garoppolo39/603936.650

Rushing Leaders

Murray StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brady16724.5018
Berry12403.329
Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker221024.6121
Duncan8273.4011

Receiving Leaders

Murray StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Powell1314210.9028
Morrow57014.0123
Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lora2126912.8339
Wright10989.8019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMURREIU
TD12:38Erik Lora 10 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo. (Cameron Berra Kick) 07
TD10:54Erik Lora 23 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo. (Cameron Berra Kick) 014
TD08:30Casey Brockman 1 Yd Run. (Jordan Benton Kick) 714
TD06:38Erik Lora 37 Yd Pass From Chris Wright. (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 720
TD03:54Nevar Griffin 3 Yd Pass From Casey Brockman. (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 1320
SECOND QUARTERMURREIU
TD11:58Jordan Morrow 15 Yd Pass From Casey Brockman. (Jordan Benton Kick) 2020
FG09:52Jordan Benton 39 Yd 2320
TD04:12Jaamal Berry 2 Yd Run. (Jordan Benton Kick) 3020
FG00:08Jordan Benton 30 Yd 3320
THIRD QUARTERMURREIU
FG12:53Jordan Benton 35 Yd 3620
TD10:47Von Wise 8 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo. (Cameron Berra Kick) 3627
TD06:16Chavar Watkins 12 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo. (Cameron Berra Kick) 3634
FG02:34Jordan Benton 36 Yd 3934
FOURTH QUARTERMURREIU
TD14:33Jake Walker 3 Yd Run. (Jimmy Garoppolo Pass To Chris Wright For Two-Point Conversion) 3942
FG05:11Jordan Benton 21 Yd 4242
OVERTIMEMURREIU
TDJaamal Berry 1 Yd Run. (Jordan Benton Kick) 4942
TDChavar Watkins 9 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo. (Erik Lora Pass To Von Wise For Two-Point Conversion) 4950