Scores

Final

UT Martin 23

(1-7, 1-3 OVC)

E Illinois 29

(5-3, 4-1 OVC)

2:30 PM ET, October 20, 2007

O'Brien Stadium, Charleston, IL

1 2 3 4 T
UTM 6 7 7 323
EIU 0 7 7 1529

Top Performers

Passing: B. Reeder (EIU) - 189 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Chapman (UTM) - 22 CAR, 140 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Rucker (EIU) - 7 REC, 98 YDS, 2 TD

E. Illinois 29, Tenn.-Martin 23

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Eastern Illinois quarterback Bodie Reeder completed three touchdown passes to lead the Panthers to a 29-23 win over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday.

Reeder's last touchdown pass to Ademola Adeniji came as the Panthers were down 23-21 to the Skyhawks with 1:36 left in the game. Adeniji ran three yards to score the TD before Reeder connected with Trent Steckel for a two-point conversion, making the game 29-23 for Eastern Illinois (5-3, 4-1 Ohio Valley Conference).

Reeder completed 17 passes from 26 attempts for 189 yards. He was sacked twice and had two interceptions. Eastern Illinois also had a pair of touchdowns from Micah Rucker and one from Jordan Campanella.

Tennessee-Martin (1-7, 1-4 Ohio Valley Conference) quarterback Dexter Anoka passed for 91 yards on 12 completions from 16 attempts. Anoka was sacked three times and had one interception. Cade Thompson also played at quarterback for the Skyhawks, passing for 113 yards on nine completions from 11 attempts.

Overall, Tennessee-Martin had more first downs (22-21), more passing yards (204-193), more rushing yards (169-149) and more total offensive yards (373-342) than Eastern Illinois.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTM
EIU
1st Downs2221
Total Yards373342
Passing204193
Rushing169149
Penalties6-493-39
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers23
Possession30:1429:46

Passing Leaders

Tennessee-MartinC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thompson9/1111310.300
Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reeder17/261897.331

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee-MartinCARYDSAVGTDLG
Chapman221406.410
Dawson7202.910
Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Adeniji19814.310
Bess16764.800

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee-MartinRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas45112.810
Daniel44010.000
Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rucker79814.020
Bess22914.500

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUTMEIU
TD06:49Roren Thomas 24 Yd Pass From Dexter Anoka (Pat Failed) 60
TD01:40Micah Rucker 5 Yd Pass From Bodie Reeder (Tyler Wilke Kick) 67
SECOND QUARTERUTMEIU
TD04:30Donald Chapman 25 Yd Run (Tom Hansen Kick) 137
THIRD QUARTERUTMEIU
TD09:35Marcus Dawson 1 Yd Run (Tom Hansen Kick) 207
TD02:49Micah Rucker 17 Yd Pass From Bodie Reeder (Tyler Wilke Kick) 2014
FOURTH QUARTERUTMEIU
TD11:19Jordan Campanella 11 Yd Pass From Bodie Reeder (Tyler Wilke Kick) 2021
FG03:09Tom Hansen 33 Yd 2321
TD01:36Ademola Adeniji 3 Yd Run (Bodie Reeder Pass To Trent Steckel For Two-Point Conversion) 2329