COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Mitch Kimble passed for 323 yards and two touchdowns and guided Eastern Illinois back from a 14-point deficit on Saturday to beat Tennessee Tech 30-24.
The Panthers (5-2, 3-1 Ohio Valley Conference) trailed 17-3 late in the second quarter before scoring the next 24 points.
Eastern Illinois cut the deficit to 17-10 with 19 seconds left in the first half and Nick Bruno added a field goal before halftime after Tennessee Tech fumbled on the kickoff. Kimble's 65-yard TD pass to Paul Gossage made it 20-17 early in the third and Darshon McCullough scored on a 1-yard TD run less than four minutes later.
Tennessee Tech (2-5, 2-3) cut the lead to 27-24 on Andrew Goldsmith's 3-yard TD run with 7:31 left, but The Panthers answered with Bruno's third field goal and the EIU defense held from there.
Michael Birdsong had 294 yards passing for Tennessee Tech.
Kansas will start Peyton Bender at quarterback against Baylor on Saturday.
Gamecocks and Commodores head coaches Will Muschamp and Derek Mason talk about the physicality that will be on display during their upcoming matchup.
Razorbacks head coach Chad Morris and Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn discuss their upcoming clash as both teams try to get back on track.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott believes a tentative ruling making show-cause orders illegal in California would threaten NCAA membership for state schools.
Stanford running back Bryce Love will return from injury for Saturday's game against Oregon.
Southern Mississippi and Appalachian State had discussed options to reschedule the football game canceled by Hurricane Florence, but instead chose not to play later this season.
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