Scores

Final

E Illinois 38

(5-7, 3-5 OVC)

Tenn Tech 20

(3-9, 1-7 OVC)

2:30 PM ET, November 22, 2008

Tucker Stadium, Cookeville, TN

1 2 3 4 T
EIU 7 14 3 1438
TNTC 7 3 3 720

Top Performers

Passing: L. Sweeney (TNTC) - 219 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: T. Bess (EIU) - 28 CAR, 163 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Wallace (TNTC) - 3 REC, 59 YDS, 1 TD

E. Illinois 38, Tennessee Tech 20

Associated Press

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Desmin Ward scored three rushing touchdowns and Eastern Illinois beat Tennessee Tech 38-20 in its season finale on Saturday.

Ward rushed for just 19 yards but had scoring on runs of 4, 3, and 1.

The Panthers (5-7, 3-5 Ohio Valley Conference) rushed for a combined 296 yards, led by Travorus Bess with 163 yards and one touchdown on 28 carries.

Bodie Reeder threw for one touchdown and 196 yards on 15-of-19 passing.

Lee Sweeney threw for 219 yards and a score on 19-of-27 passing for the Golden Eagles (3-9, 1-7). Dontey Gay rushed for 66 yards on 10 carries, including a 42-yard touchdown.

Justin Kraemer made field goals from 42 and 22 yards away.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EIU
TNTC
1st Downs2420
Total Yards492312
Passing196219
Rushing29693
Penalties7-846-45
3rd Down Conversions8-124-11
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers01
Possession36:0323:57

Passing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reeder15/1919610.310
Tennessee TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sweeney19/272198.110

Rushing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bess281635.8124
Walker111099.9055
Tennessee TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gay10666.6142
Waters7497.0027

Receiving Leaders

Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
McGrath24723.5036
Nozinor33712.3119
Tennessee TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wallace35919.7134
Benford7578.1018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREIUTNTC
TD13:07Dontey Gay 42 Yd Run (Justin Kraemer Kick) 07
TD07:17Desmin Ward 4 Yd Run (Tyler Wilke Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTEREIUTNTC
TD14:32Desmin Ward 3 Yd Run (Tyler Wilke Kick) 147
FG07:09Justin Kraemer 42 Yd 1410
TD03:45Desmin Ward 1 Yd Run (Tyler Wilke Kick) 2110
THIRD QUARTEREIUTNTC
FG11:06Tyler Wilke 36 Yd 2410
FG06:30Justin Kraemer 22 Yd 2413
FOURTH QUARTEREIUTNTC
TD11:54Alicus Nozinor 13 Yd Pass From Bodie Reeder (Tyler Wilke Kick) 3113
TD03:44Travorus Bess 1 Yd Run (Tyler Wilke Kick) 3813
TD02:11Mauricio Wallace 4 Yd Pass From Lee Sweeney (Justin Kraemer Kick) 3820