www.dennews.com | the daily eastern news | wednesday 9.24.08
OVC FOOTball: Week 5
last week: 6-1
last week: 7-0
last week: 6-1
eastern illinois vs.
austin Peay at
Florida a&m at
murray state vs.
southeast missouri at
tennessee tech vs.
pantheRS GaMe noteS
• head coach: Bob spoo (129-104-1 in 21st year at eastern)
• eastern beat illinois state 25-21 on saturday in normal. it was the first time the
Panthers had beaten the redbirds since tony romo led eastern to a 45-10 win in 2002.
• red-shirt senior defensive end Pierre walters had two sacks against isU and moved into
10th all-time in eastern career sacks (14).
• red-shirt senior running back travorus Bess leads the oVc with 378 yards rushing. Bess
has rushed for 23, 183, 93 and 79 yards in the Panthers’ first four games.
• red-shirt senior kicker tyler wilke’s extra point against illinois state was the 49th
straight for the highland native. the eastern team record is 73 straight Pat’s by steve
largent from 1992-94.
GaMecockS GaMe noteS
• head coach: Jack crowe (51-40 in ninth year at Jacksonville state)
• the Gamecocks’ defense had five interceptions on saturday against chattanooga. it
was the first time JsU had five picks in one game since a 2005 game against tennessee
• the Gamecocks had two running backs rush for more than 100 yards against
chattanooga. sophomore tremayne coger had 123 yard rushing and one touchdown.
• JsU leads the oVc in rushing offense (219 yards/game) and in several defensive
categories: pass efficiency defense, scoring defense, pass defence and red zone defense.
• JsU quarterbacks ryan Perrilloux and marques ivory both wear no. 11. ncaa rules
allow two players on the same team to have the same number as long as they are not on
the field at the same time.
Game of the Wee