CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Erik Lora caught 15 passes for 178 yards, including a 43-yard score that gave Eastern Illinois the lead for good, and the Panthers went on to defeat Southeast Missouri 39-20 on Saturday for their fourth consecutive win.
Eastern Illinois (7-3, 6-1) clinched the Ohio Valley Conference championship with its win and Tennessee-Martin's 45-44 loss to Tennessee Tech.
The touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo to Lora with 40 seconds remaining in the third quarter made it 23-20 Panthers, and Taylor Duncan and Jake Walker scored on short TD runs in the fourth quarter for Eastern Illinois.
Walker finished with 132 yards on 23 carries for Eastern Illinois. Each team ran 75 plays, but the Panthers outgained the Redhawks 441-233.
Jordan Canzeri's long touchdown runs on two consecutive drives spurred No. 4 Iowa to a win at Nebraska that sent the Hawkeyes to their first unbeaten season in 93 years.
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- On to Indianapolis and the Big Ten championship game, Iowa is 60 minutes from the College Football Playoff.The fourth-ranked Hawkeyes rumbled past Nebraska 28-20 on Friday at Memorial Stadium to complete a 12-0 regular season, using a pair of third-quarter touchdown runs by Jordan Canzeri to create separation in ice-cold conditions.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz describes his team's 28-20 victory over Nebraska and says he is pleased with his team's undefeated record, the first 12-win season in Iowa history.
Iowa celebrates undefeated regular season
Myles Gaskin rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns, Sidney Jones, Darren Gardenhire and Azeem Victor all returned turnovers for touchdowns in the second half and Washington became bowl eligible
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