Scores

Final

E Kentucky 48

(2-3, 1-1 OVC)

E Illinois 16

(1-5, 0-4 OVC)

2:30 PM ET, October 8, 2011

O'Brien Stadium, Charleston, IL

1 2 3 4 T
EKY 10 17 14 748
EIU 3 7 6 016

Top Performers

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

Rushing: M. Denham (EKY) - 22 CAR, 216 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Wright (EIU) - 4 REC, 84 YDS

E. Kentucky 48, E. Illinois 16

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Matt Denham rushed for 216 yards and two touchdowns as E. Kentucky routed E. Illinois 48-16 Saturday.

Quarterback T.J. Pryor completed 79 percent of his passes and threw for a touchdown in a game that E. Kentucky (2-3, 1-1 OVC) dominated with 374 rushing yards at a clip of 7.3 yards per attempt.

Denham notched both his touchdowns in the first half as E. Kentucky built a 27-10 halftime lead. Jeremiah Williams capped a 5-play, 53-yard drive at the 11:11 mark in the third quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run to put E. Kentucky up 34-10. On the ensuing drive, E. Illinois (1-5, 0-4) countered with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo to Jeremy Rykard, but failed a two-point conversion to cut the lead to 34-16.

E. Illinois was held scoreless the rest of the game as E. Kentucky scored one more touchdown in the third quarter and another late in the fourth quarter to go up permanently 48-16.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EKY
EIU
1st Downs2317
Total Yards507281
Passing133257
Rushing37424
Penalties2-144-40
3rd Down Conversions10-132-10
4th Down Conversions0-02-3
Turnovers01
Possession34:5425:06

Passing Leaders

Eastern KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pryor11/141339.510
Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Garoppolo22/342577.611

Rushing Leaders

Eastern KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Denham222169.8264
Williams15734.9122
Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker7162.316
Woodson6162.709

Receiving Leaders

Eastern KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Goard24221.0035
Henry13030.0030
Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wright48421.0031
Whittaker8577.1012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREKYEIU
FG12:33Luke Pray 20 Yd 30
TD08:35Matt Denham 1 Yd Run (Luke Pray Kick) 100
FG03:19Cameron Berra 23 Yd 103
SECOND QUARTEREKYEIU
TD09:13H.B. Banjoman 5 Yd Pass From T.J. Pryor (Luke Pray Kick) 173
TD00:59Matt Denham 4 Yd Run (Luke Pray Kick) 243
TD00:07Jake Walker 3 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 2410
FG00:00Luke Pray 49 Yd 2710
THIRD QUARTEREKYEIU
TD11:11Jeremiah Williams 4 Yd Run (Luke Pray Kick) 3410
TD08:50Jeremy Rykard 16 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3416
TD02:42H.B. Banjoman 31 Yd Run (Luke Pray Kick) 4116
FOURTH QUARTEREKYEIU
TD05:42H.B. Banjoman 1 Yd Run (Luke Pray Kick) 4816