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Eastern IllinoisPanthersEIU
5-2, 4-0 Conf
27
Final/2OT
1234OTT
EIU01470627
MURR70014324
24
Murray StateRacersMURR
2-5, 1-2 Conf

Greer blocks FG as E. Illinois holds off Murray St. in 2OT

MURRAY, Ky. -- Isaiah Johnson rushed for 236 yards, Matt Severino kicked two field goals in overtime and Terrell Greer ended the game with a blocked field goal as Eastern Illinois defeated Murray State 27-24 in double overtime on Saturday.

Eastern Illinois (5-2, 3-1 Ohio Valley Conference) survived four turnovers, including three interceptions thrown by Bud Martin (18-30 for 192 yards) and rallied to a fourth straight win -- each decided by a field goal or less.

Murray State (2-5, 1-3) scored two touchdowns in the final 10 minutes tying the game at 21, then survived a Severino field goal attempt in the final minute.

The Racers opened the extra period with a Gabriel Vicente field goal, but Severino booted a pair for Eastern Illinois. Greer, a 5-foot-10 freshman lineman, stepped through the line and blocked Vicente to end the game.

Shuler Bentley passed for 332 yards and picked a bad snap off the grass to hit D.J. Penick as the Racers tied it at 21. Jordon Gandy had 10 catches for 193 yards and a score.

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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