Scores

Final

Tenn St 10

(10-4, 6-2 OVC)

E Illinois 51

(12-1, 8-0 OVC)

Coverage: GamePlan

2:00 PM ET, December 7, 2013

O'Brien Stadium, Charleston, IL

1 2 3 4 T
TNST 0 0 7 310
EIU 16 21 7 751

Top Performers

Passing: J. Garoppolo (SOU) - 240 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Little (EIU) - 12 CAR, 184 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Drake (EIU) - 6 REC, 95 YDS, 1 TD

Eastern Illinois crushes Tennessee St 51-10

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Jimmy Garoppolo passed for 240 yards and three touchdowns as Eastern Illinois crushed Tennessee State 51-10 in the second round of the FCS playoffs Saturday.

Eastern Illinois (12-1) will face Towson next week, which beat Fordham 48-28 earlier in the day.

The Panthers built a 16-0 first quarter lead on a Taylor Duncan 3-yard TD run, a Cameron Berra 25-yard field goal and Garoppolo's first touchdown pass, a 20-yard strike to Erik Lora.

They never looked back.

Garoppolo connected with Jeff LePak from six yards out and Adam Drake (6 catches, 95 yards) for a 4-yard TD in the second quarter, while Anthony Goodman recovered a blocked punt for a score in the frame. Eastern led 37-0 at the half.

Shepard Little, who ran for 184 yards, scored on an 18-yard carry early in the third and added an 80-yard touchdown in the fourth.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TNST
EIU
1st Downs1325
Total Yards287553
Passing242240
Rushing45313
Penalties8-976-37
3rd Down Conversions7-188-14
4th Down Conversions0-10-2
Turnovers32
Possession32:4727:13

Passing Leaders

Tennessee StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
German25/382426.400
Eastern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Garoppolo17/262409.231

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Broughton16261.619
Spells4102.504
Eastern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Little1218415.3280
Duncan21793.8116

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mitchell67612.7020
Garlington35117.0025
Eastern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Drake69515.8124
Lora37625.3149

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTNSTEIU
TD11:15Taylor Duncan 3 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 07
FG08:06Cameron Berra 25 Yd 010
TD04:41Erik Lora 20 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Pat Failed) 016
SECOND QUARTERTNSTEIU
TD10:32Jeff LePak 6 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 023
TD02:15Anthony Goodman 5 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Cameron Berra Kick) 030
TD00:26Adam Drake 4 Yd Pass From Jimmy Garoppolo (Cameron Berra Kick) 037
THIRD QUARTERTNSTEIU
TD12:41Shepard Little 18 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 044
TD07:28Tim Broughton 7 Yd Run (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 744
FOURTH QUARTERTNSTEIU
FG10:00Jamin Godfrey 42 Yd 1044
TD09:46Shepard Little 80 Yd Run (Cameron Berra Kick) 1051