Scores

Final

Jacksonville St 28

(3-3, 2-2 OVC)

E Illinois 31

(4-3, 3-1 OVC)

2:30 PM ET, October 13, 2012

O'Brien Stadium, Charleston, IL

1 2 3 4 T
JVST 7 7 7 728
EIU 0 17 0 1431

Top Performers

Passing: J. Garoppolo (SOU) - 220 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: W. Ealey (JVST) - 23 CAR, 149 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: E. Lora (EIU) - 11 REC, 128 YDS

E. Illinois 31, Jacksonville St. 28

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Chris Wright caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo with 3:37 left in the game, giving Eastern Illinois a 31-28 victory over Jacksonville State on Saturday.

The decisive drive went 80 yards in 11 plays and took 2:46 off the clock.

Erik Lora caught 11 passes for 128 yards for Eastern Illinois (4-3, 3-1 Ohio Valley). Garoppolo completed 26 of 51 passes for 220 yards with a pair of interceptions. Jake Walker rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown.

Washaun Ealey had a big day for Jacksonville State (3-3, 2-2), rushing for 149 yards and three TDs.

The Eastern Illinois defense came up with three interceptions of Jacksonville State's Marques Ivory.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JVST
EIU
1st Downs2525
Total Yards463381
Passing173220
Rushing290161
Penalties7-463-30
3rd Down Conversions9-176-17
4th Down Conversions0-01-5
Turnovers52
Possession36:3323:27

Passing Leaders

Jacksonville StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ivory14/261606.203
Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Garoppolo26/512204.312

Rushing Leaders

Jacksonville StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ealey231496.5327
James11524.7020
Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker221034.7124
Duncan12524.318

Receiving Leaders

Jacksonville StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bonner56713.4023
Smith34916.3020
Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lora1112811.6018
Wright7497.0116

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJVSTEIU
TD12:03Washaun Ealey 1 Yd Run (Griffin Thomas Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERJVSTEIU
TD13:49Denzel Cheeks 1 Yd Pass From Coty Blanchard (Griffin Thomas Kick) 140
TD08:45Jake Walker 1 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 147
TD05:44Tavares Crawford 39 Yd Interception Return (Cameron Berra Kick) 1414
FG00:00Cameron Berra 43 Yd 1417
THIRD QUARTERJVSTEIU
TD12:45Washaun Ealey 3 Yd Run (Griffin Thomas Kick) 2117
FOURTH QUARTERJVSTEIU
TD14:55Taylor Duncan 5 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 2124
TD09:03Washaun Ealey 6 Yd Run (Griffin Thomas Kick) 2824
TD03:37Chris Wright 15 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 2831