Scores

Final

E Illinois 54

(2-2, 1-0 OVC)

Indiana State 20

(0-4, 0-2 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 22, 2007

Memorial Stadium (Terre Haute, IN), Terre Haute, IN

1 2 3 4 T
EIU 20 14 13 754
INST 0 20 0 020

Top Performers

Passing: B. Reeder (EIU) - 298 YDS

Rushing: T. Bess (EIU) - 13 CAR, 93 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Nozinor (EIU) - 8 REC, 93 YDS

E. Illinois 54, Indiana St. 20

Associated Press

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Chip Keys ran for three touchdowns to help Eastern Illinois beat Indiana State 54-20 on Saturday night.

Keys had just 10 carries for 45 yards, but he scored on runs of 2, 1 and 2 yards.

Eastern Illinois gained 609 total yards and held the Sycamores to 216, including just 59 passing yards.

The Panthers ran for seven touchdowns. Four different players had rushing scores.

Eastern Illinois (2-2) jumped out to a 20-0 lead before Indiana State (0-4) scored two touchdowns in the second quarter to get back in the game.

Eastern Illinois' Travouris Bess ran for two touchdowns in the second quarter to help the Panthers take a 34-20 halftime lead.

Eastern Illinois shut out the Sycamores in the second half.

Bodie Reeder completed 23 of 26 passes for 298 yards for Eastern Illinois. Alicus Nozinor caught eight passes for 93 yards and Micah Rucker added five catches for 86 yards.

Bess ran for 93 yards and Ron Jordan added 80 yards and a touchdown for the Panthers.

Bryan McCulley ran 13 times for 94 yards for Indiana State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EIU
INST
1st Downs3211
Total Yards609216
Passing29859
Rushing311157
Penalties4-194-20
3rd Down Conversions10-152-11
4th Down Conversions2-42-4
Turnovers21
Possession37:3222:28

Passing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reeder23/2629811.500
Indiana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dowdell4/7628.910

Rushing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bess13937.2229
Jordan9808.9135
Indiana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCulley13947.2023
Barcliff6254.218

Receiving Leaders

Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nozinor89311.6022
Rucker58617.2044
Indiana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson12525.0125
Jackson22311.5014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREIUINST
TD11:11Quinten Ponius 14 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 60
TD07:01Chip Keys 2 Yd Run (Tyler Wilke Kick) 130
TD01:49Chip Keys 1 Yd Run (Tyler Wilke Kick) 200
SECOND QUARTEREIUINST
TD14:55Jerimy Robinson 25 Yd Pass From Charles Dowdell (Pat Failed) 206
TD12:09Mike Woods 81 Yd Fumble Return (Corey Varnadore Kick) 2013
TD09:49Travorus Bess 9 Yd Run (Tyler Wilke Kick) 2713
TD05:22Robert Barcliff 2 Yd Run (Chris Johansen Kick) 2720
TD00:42Travorus Bess 4 Yd Run (Tyler Wilke Kick) 3420
THIRD QUARTEREIUINST
TD11:41Ademola Adeniji 7 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 4020
TD05:58Chip Keys 2 Yd Run (Tyler Wilke Kick) 4720
FOURTH QUARTEREIUINST
TD10:59Ron Jordan 35 Yd Run (Tyler Wilke Kick) 5420