CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Bud Martin connected with Alexander Hollins for three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score midway through the fourth quarter, and Eastern Illinois held off winless Tennessee Tech for a 24-23 victory Saturday night.
Eastern Illinois (4-2, 3-0 Ohio Valley Conference) trailed most of the game but took the lead with Hollins' third TD grab to make it 24-20 with 10:47 left to play. Tennessee Tech (0-6, 0-3) then drove 63 yards to set up a 33-yard field goal by Nick Madonia to make it a one-point game.
The Panthers dug in, getting a key interception by Mark Williams at their own 40 to stall a Tennessee Tech drive but then went three-and-out, giving the Golden Eagles another chance with 24 seconds left. Tennessee Tech drove 38 yards with two passes from Andre Sale to Dontez Byrd to reach the Eastern Illinois 31 but Madonia missed the 48-yard field goal and the Panthers ran out the clock to seal it.
More AP college football: http://collegefootball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-Top25
Ohio State players, speaking Tuesday for the first time since Urban Meyer returned from suspension, said the coach's actions did not change the way they viewed him or the "core values" of honesty and respect for women that he regularly preaches.
In what has become an annual occurrence in recent years, Central Florida will be coming off an unexpected weekend off when the No. 16 Knights host Florida Atlantic (2-1) Friday night.
SEC Now looks at what can be learned when Ole Miss hosts Kent State and LSU welcomes Louisiana Tech this week.
SEC Now's Jordan Rodgers and D.J. Shockley break down the potent rushing attacks of both Mississippi State and Kentucky.
Daxton Hill is the No. 14-ranked prospect overall in the 2019 class and is the highest-ranked commitment for Michigan since the 2016 class.
SEC Now's Jordan Rodgers and D.J. Shockley discuss the style of play the Tigers must implement if they expect to upset the Bulldogs.
|Southeast Missouri State||0-0||2-1|