Scores

Final

E Illinois 27

(1-6, 0-5 OVC)

Murray State 36

(4-3, 2-2 OVC)

4:00 PM ET, October 15, 2011

Roy Stewart Stadium, Murray, KY

1 2 3 4 T
EIU 7 13 7 027
MURR 7 10 0 1936

Top Performers

Passing: J. Garoppolo (SOU) - 247 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Harris (MURR) - 30 CAR, 133 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: C. Wright (EIU) - 5 REC, 130 YDS, 2 TD

Murray St. 36, E. Illinois 27

Associated Press

MURRAY, Ky. -- Casey Brockman threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Hannibal Beauford and Kevin Robinson forced a fumble to preserve Murray State's 36-27 come-from-behind win over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.

With the Racers (4-3, 2-2 Ohio Valley Conference) trailing 27-24, Brockman orchestrated a six-play, 75-yard drive capped by his toss to Beauford with 1:28 left.

On the Panthers' ensuing drive Robinson forced a fumble from Jimmy Garoppolo at the Eastern Illinois 20.

Mike Harris added a 24-yard TD run with 1 second left as the Racers were running out the clock. Harris finished with 133 yards and four touchdowns on 30 carries.

Murray State kicker Kienan Cullen became the school's all-time leader in field goals on a 39-yarder with 3 seconds left in the first half. He now has 50 field goals as a Racer.

Chris Wright had two touchdowns and 130 yards on five catches for the Panthers (1-5, 0-4).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EIU
MURR
1st Downs2221
Total Yards392386
Passing247238
Rushing145148
Penalties8-664-40
3rd Down Conversions7-165-14
4th Down Conversions2-21-1
Turnovers10
Possession35:1324:47

Passing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Garoppolo18/312478.020
Murray StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brockman23/362075.810

Rushing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker19884.6213
Lera14402.909
Murray StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris301334.4424
Lavea177.007

Receiving Leaders

Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wright513026.0259
Wise5448.8021
Murray StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Trotter79113.0019
Powell55611.2031

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREIUMURR
TD11:37Mike Harris 1 Yd Run (Brandon Potts Kick) 07
TD07:07Chris Wright 36 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTEREIUMURR
TD13:38Chris Wright 59 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Pat Blocked) 137
TD02:39Mike Harris 22 Yd Run (Brandon Potts Kick) 1314
TD00:37Jake Walker 1 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 2014
FG00:03Kienan Cullen 39 Yd 2017
THIRD QUARTEREIUMURR
TD06:29Jake Walker 4 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 2717
FOURTH QUARTEREIUMURR
TD10:00Mike Harris 2 Yd Run (Kienan Cullen Kick) 2724
TD01:28Hannibal Beauford 16 Yd Pass From Casey Brockman (Pat Failed) 2730
TD00:01Mike Harris 24 Yd Run (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 2736