John Bachus III threw a pair of touchdown passes and Peyton Logan ran for 109 yards to lead UT Martin to a 27-18 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday for its fourth straight win.
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Zerrick Cooper threw three touchdown passes, the biggest a 39-yard hookup with Josh Pearson early in the fourth quarter, and Jacksonville State defeated upset-minded Eastern Illinois 28-20 on Saturday.
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Preston Rice threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns, including back-to-back scoring passes as Murray State wrapped two touchdowns around a defensive stand and went on to defeat Eastern Illinois 24-17 Saturday.
Bailey Fisher threw a school-record six touchdown passes to help Tennessee Tech beat Eastern Illinois 40-29 on Saturday night and snap a seven-game skid against the Panthers.
Kurtis Wilderman threw for 186 yards and a touchdown as Indiana State took an early lead and held it, beating Eastern Illinois 16-6 on Saturday.
James Robinson ran for three touchdowns and Illinois State beat Eastern Illinois 21-3 on Saturday.
Backup quarterback Peyton Ramsey was 13 of 14 for 226 yards and two touchdowns as Indiana shut out Eastern Illinois 52-0 on Saturday.
Bryce Nunnelly ran for 100 yards and caught a touchdown pass and Chattanooga coach Rusty Wright earned a win in his debut as the Mocs beat Eastern Illinois 24-10 in a season opener on Thursday night.
Josh Heupel, Julius Peppers and Tony Romo are among several candidates making their first appearance on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot this year.
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Eastern Illinois is hiring Northwestern offensive line coach Adam Cushing as its new head coach, sources tell ESPN. Football Scoop first reported the hire. A formal announcement is expected Monday. Cushing spent the past 14 seasons on Northwestern's staff.
Bob Spoo, the winningest coach in Eastern Illinois history, died at age 80 early Monday in Rockford, Illinois, the university athletic department announced.
Week 2's best special teams
Rashaad Penny's 99-yard kickoff return TD highlights San Diego State's great day on special teams. While Virginia Tech used a punt return TD and two field goals to get by Delaware.
Rapid Reaction from Northwestern's 41-0 shutout victory over Eastern Illinois, as the Wildcats avoided a letdown after their Stanford win last week.
Wildcats leaning on the ground game
Warren Long goes spin cycle for the TD to give Northwestern a 20-0 lead over Eastern Illinois. Northwestern has a 167-16 edge on the ground so far. The game is live on ESPNews.
Jon Gruden gives his take on Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo after meeting with him at the Gruden QB Camp.
Former Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo sits down with Jon Gruden to discuss his experience as a four-year starter and comparisons to Tony Romo.
Mel Kiper Jr. discusses the rising draft stock of Eastern Illinois' QB Jimmy Garoppolo as well as the status of QBs Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles' stock after the combine.