Scores

Final

SE Missouri St 20

(3-7, 2-5 OVC)

E Illinois 39

(7-3, 6-1 OVC)

12:00 PM ET, November 10, 2012

O'Brien Stadium, Charleston, IL

1 2 3 4 T
SEMO 0 14 6 020
EIU 10 6 7 1639

Top Performers

Passing: J. Garoppolo (EIU) - 257 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Walker (EIU) - 23 CAR, 132 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: E. Lora (EIU) - 15 REC, 178 YDS, 1 TD

E. Illinois 39, SE Missouri 20

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Erik Lora caught 15 passes for 178 yards, including a 43-yard score that gave Eastern Illinois the lead for good, and the Panthers went on to defeat Southeast Missouri 39-20 on Saturday for their fourth consecutive win.

Eastern Illinois (7-3, 6-1) clinched the Ohio Valley Conference championship with its win and Tennessee-Martin's 45-44 loss to Tennessee Tech.

The touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo to Lora with 40 seconds remaining in the third quarter made it 23-20 Panthers, and Taylor Duncan and Jake Walker scored on short TD runs in the fourth quarter for Eastern Illinois.

Walker finished with 132 yards on 23 carries for Eastern Illinois. Each team ran 75 plays, but the Panthers outgained the Redhawks 441-233.

Scott Lathrop ran 27 times for 103 yards, and Levi Terrell had 22 carries for 96 yards for Southeast Missouri (3-7, 2-5).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SEMO
EIU
1st Downs1824
Total Yards233441
Passing39257
Rushing194184
Penalties4-406-76
3rd Down Conversions5-166-13
4th Down Conversions1-30-0
Turnovers12
Possession37:4222:18

Passing Leaders

Southeast Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lathrop6/12393.300
Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Garoppolo25/352577.321

Rushing Leaders

Southeast Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lathrop271023.8139
Terrell22964.4015
Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker231325.7214
Duncan11534.8128

Receiving Leaders

Southeast Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
McRoberts22110.5013
Foster2126.006
Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lora1517811.9143
Hendricks6437.2118

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSEMOEIU
TD10:44Jake Walker 8 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 07
FG01:27Cameron Berra 24 Yd 010
SECOND QUARTERSEMOEIU
TD11:18Renard Celestin 4 Yd Run (Drew Geldbach Kick) 710
TD07:17Sam Hendricks 18 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Pat Failed) 716
TD02:31Scott Lathrop 1 Yd Run (Drew Geldbach Kick) 1416
THIRD QUARTERSEMOEIU
FG10:14Drew Geldbach 30 Yd 1716
FG07:35Drew Geldbach 22 Yd 2016
TD00:40Erik Lora 43 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 2023
FOURTH QUARTERSEMOEIU
FG12:47Cameron Berra 40 Yd 2026
TD09:03Taylor Duncan 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2032
TD05:02Jake Walker 4 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 2039