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Murray StateRacersMURR
2-5, 2-2 Conf
40
Final
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MURR31361840
EIU21031438
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Eastern IllinoisPanthersEIU
5-3, 3-2 Conf

Murray State rallies to upend Eastern Illinois 40-38

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Connor Mitchell kicked six field goals as Murray State rallied to upend Eastern Illinois 40-38 on Saturday.

KD Humphries threw for 299 yards and a score for the Racers (2-5, 2-2 Ohio Valley Conference). Mareio McGraw ran for 139 yards and a score and Jesse Blackburn had 147 yards and a score receiving.

Trailing 21-3 at the end of the first quarter, the Racers rallied to score 16 unanswered points on three Mitchell field goals -- including one from 49 yards -- and a scoring run by Demetric Johnson to cut the Eastern Illinois lead to 21-19 with 11:52 to go in the third quarter.

McGraw ran for a 77-yard touchdown to put Murray State on top, 37-31, with 9:00 left in the game. Mitchell kicked his sixth field goal to make it 40-31 with 2:31 remaining.

Mitch Kimble threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns for the Panthers (6-3, 3-2).

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2018 Ohio Valley Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Austin Peay0-02-1
Southeast Missouri State0-02-1
Tennessee State0-01-0
Jacksonville State0-01-1
Eastern Kentucky0-01-2
Eastern Illinois0-00-3
Murray State0-00-3
Tennessee Tech0-00-3
UT Martin0-00-3