Scores

Final

E Illinois 37

(9-1, 6-0 OVC)

Murray State 17

(5-5, 3-3 OVC)

1:00 PM ET, November 9, 2013

Roy Stewart Stadium, Murray, KY

1 2 3 4 T
EIU 7 14 9 737
MURR 0 0 10 717

Top Performers

Passing: J. Garoppolo (SOU) - 299 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: S. Little (EIU) - 20 CAR, 173 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: E. Lora (EIU) - 10 REC, 94 YDS, 1 TD

Eastern Illinois handles Murray State 37-17

Associated Press

MURRAY, Ky. -- Erik Lora passed Jerry Rice on the career receptions list and finished the game third all-time on the FCS list with 305 as Eastern Illinois cruised past Murray State 37-17.

Lora had 10 catches for 94 yards and his touchdown reception in the second quarter gave him the career OVC record with 33.

The Panthers (9-1, 6-0 Ohio Valley) mostly passed the ball to build a commanding lead. They then turned to Shepard Little who finished with 173 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Little's 61-yard run with 6:50 left in the fourth-quarter ended a 17-point run by Murray State (5-5, 3-3).

Jimmy Garoppolo finished with 299 yards passing, his first game of the season throwing for less than 300.

Eastern Illinois remains in the driver's seat for the OVC title.

Parks Frazier finished with 255 yards passing and two touchdowns to lead Murray State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EIU
MURR
1st Downs3224
Total Yards602387
Passing299255
Rushing303132
Penalties11-1067-43
3rd Down Conversions12-1910-16
4th Down Conversions2-20-3
Turnovers23
Possession32:1427:46

Passing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Garoppolo28/402997.510
Murray StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Frazier32/502555.122

Rushing Leaders

Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Little201738.7261
Duncan22884.0112
Murray StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brady66010.0047
Berry12443.7010

Receiving Leaders

Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Drake711216.0036
Lora10949.4119
Murray StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Powell9748.2018
Griffin7588.3114

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREIUMURR
TD12:24Jimmy Garoppolo 12 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTEREIUMURR
TD13:39Taylor Duncan 5 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 140
TD01:11Erik Lora 13 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 210
THIRD QUARTEREIUMURR
SF13:51Team Safety 230
TD11:26Shepard Little 5 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 300
TD07:53Pokey Harris 8 Yd Pass From Parks Frazier (Marc Wynstra Kick) 307
FG01:52Marc Wynstra 31 Yd 3010
FOURTH QUARTEREIUMURR
TD07:53Nevar Griffin 14 Yd Pass From Parks Frazier (Marc Wynstra Kick) 3017
TD06:50Shepard Little 61 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 3717