Scores

Final

Illinois State 35

(9-4, 5-3 MVFC)

E Washington 51

(11-2, 7-1 Big Sky)

6:00 PM ET, December 8, 2012

Roos Field, Cheney, WA

1 2 3 4 T
ILST 10 7 10 835
EWU 10 14 14 1351

Top Performers

Passing: K. Padron (EWU) - 358 YDS, 6 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Dunn (ILST) - 24 CAR, 98 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Kaufman (EWU) - 9 REC, 191 YDS, 3 TD

E. Washington 51, Illinois St. 35

Associated Press

CHENEY, Wash. -- Kyle Padron threw a school-record-tying six touchdown passes, including two to Brandon Kaufman on back-to-back plays early in the third quarter, to lift second-seeded Eastern Washington to a 51-35 win over Illinois State in the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs Saturday evening.

With a 24-17 lead at the half, Padron dropped a perfect pass into Kaufman's hands at the goal line. Ronnie Hamlin intercepted ISU quarterback Matt Brown on the next play, setting up Padron's 17-yard strike to Kaufman in the back right corner of the end zone for a 38-17 lead at the 11:01 mark.

Padron completed 19 of 33 passes for 358 yards. Kaufman added a clutch 76-yard catch-and-run early in the fourth quarter after the Redbirds (9-4) had scored 18 straight points to close within 38-35.

The Eagles (11-2), the national champions two seasons ago, host Sam Houston State in a semifinal next weekend.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ILST
EWU
1st Downs2620
Total Yards520478
Passing372369
Rushing148109
Penalties4-204-40
3rd Down Conversions9-196-14
4th Down Conversions0-20-1
Turnovers32
Possession34:1525:45

Passing Leaders

Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown27/483727.822
Eastern WashingtonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Padron19/3335810.861

Rushing Leaders

Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dunn24984.1116
Hunt5377.4021
Eastern WashingtonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Forte711616.6057
Bronson15130.919

Receiving Leaders

Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker914816.4140
Neblett610116.8123
Eastern WashingtonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kaufman919121.2376
Herd47418.5041

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERILSTEWU
FG10:59Nick Aussieker 23 Yd 30
TD08:45Daniel Johnson 44 Yd Pass From Kyle Padron (Jimmy Pavel Kick) 37
TD04:33Tyrone Walker 40 Yd Pass From Matt Brown (Nick Aussieker Kick) 107
FG02:57Jimmy Pavel 20 Yd 1010
SECOND QUARTERILSTEWU
TD14:29Darrelynn Dunn 3 Yd Run (Nick Aussieker Kick) 1710
TD13:03Demitrius Bronson 1 Yd Run (Jimmy Pavel Kick) 1717
TD00:10Zack Gehring 1 Yd Pass From Kyle Padron (Jimmy Pavel Kick) 1724
THIRD QUARTERILSTEWU
TD11:16Brandon Kaufman 47 Yd Pass From Kyle Padron (Jimmy Pavel Kick) 1731
TD11:01Brandon Kaufman 17 Yd Pass From Kyle Padron (Jimmy Pavel Kick) 1738
FG05:14Nick Aussieker 26 Yd 2038
TD03:03Lechein Neblett 22 Yd Pass From Matt Brown (Nick Aussieker Kick) 2738
FOURTH QUARTERILSTEWU
TD13:55Matt Brown 13 Yd Run (Matt Brown Pass To James O'Shaughnessy For Two-Point Conversion) 3538
TD12:14Brandon Kaufman 76 Yd Pass From Kyle Padron (Pat Failed) 3544
TD07:42Ashton Clark 10 Yd Pass From Kyle Padron (Jimmy Pavel Kick) 3551