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Big-play defense helps Eastern Illinois stop Tennessee Tech

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Bryce Dewberry returned a fumble 90 yards for a pivotal touchdown and Eastern Illinois went on to defeat Tennessee Tech 28-14 in an Ohio Valley Conference opener on Saturday.

Midway through the fourth quarter, Tennessee Tech drove inside the 10-yard line looking to tie the score. With 2nd-and-goal from the 5, the 16th play of the Golden Eagles' drive went awry as quarterback Drew Martin fumbled in the backfield and Dewberry returned it 90 yards for an Eastern Illinois touchdown and a 28-14 lead.

Tennessee Tech (0-3) outgained Eastern Illinois (1-4) 379-304 and controlled the ball for 36 minutes. However, The Golden Eagles committed four turnovers and were 4 for 15 on third down as the Eastern Illinois defense came up with several big plays. Jordan Miles had three of the Panthers' five sacks and caused two fumbles and Jason Johnson had 16 tackles, nine solo.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: O. Kuhns700
Passing TDs: O. Kuhns4
Rushing Yards: H. Bey-Buie218
Rushing TDs: H. Bey-Buie2
Receiving Yards: R. Lofton154
Receiving TDs: R. Lofton2
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/28 at Indiana State L 21 - 26
9/4 at South Carolina L 0 - 46
9/11 at Dayton L 10 - 17
9/18 vs. Illinois State L 24 - 31
9/25 at Tennessee Tech W 28 - 14
10/2 at Murray State 2:00 PT3:00 MT4:00 CT5:00 ET9:00 GMT5:00 北京时间2:00 MST3:00 CST4:00 EST
10/16 vs. UT Martin 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
10/23 vs. Tennessee State 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
10/30 at Southeast Missouri State 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
11/6 at Austin Peay 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
11/20 vs. Murray State 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
Ohio Valley
  Conference Overall
Southeast Missouri State 1-0 1-3
Eastern Illinois 1-0 1-4
23 Tennessee-Martin 0-0 3-1
Austin Peay 0-0 2-2
Murray State 0-0 1-2
Tennessee State 0-1 1-3
Tennessee Tech 0-1 0-4
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1405 (35)
Passing Yards: 907 (26)
Rushing Yards: 498 (51)
Points per game: 16.6 (92)
Yards per game: 281.0 (101)
Touchdowns: 9 (65)
Field Goals: 2 (65)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1622 (95)
Passing Yards: 775 (61)
Rushing Yards: 847 (109)
Points per game: 26.8 (48)
Yards per game: 324.4 (29)
Touchdowns: 14 (76)
Field Goals: 4 (73)
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