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Illinois State edges Eastern Illinois 31-24 with late score

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Pha'leak Brown scored on a 3-yard run with 1:54 to play and Illinois State defeated Eastern Illinois 31-24 on Saturday night, it's fourth straight win in the 109-year old Mid-America Classic.

The win was the 87th win at Illinois State for Brock Spack, making him the winningest coach in school history, passing Edwin Struck, who coached from 1945-64. Spack earned his Master's degree and coached at Eastern Illinois.

After Illinois State stopped the Panthers on downs, Eastern Illinois blocked a field goal attempt but couldn't get an advance on the ball and had four incompletions from inside their 35 in the final 34 seconds.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: B. Jefferson243
Passing TDs: B. Jefferson2
Rushing Yards: C. Mueller261
Rushing TDs: B. Jefferson2
Receiving Yards: A. Nagel87
Receiving TDs: B. Deming1
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 vs. Butler W 49 - 7
9/11 at Western Michigan L 0 - 28
9/18 at Eastern Illinois W 31 - 24
9/25 at Southern Illinois 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
10/2 vs. Missouri State 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
10/16 vs. North Dakota State 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
10/23 at South Dakota 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
10/30 at Western Illinois 1:00 PT2:00 MT3:00 CT4:00 ET8:00 GMT4:00 北京时间1:00 MST2:00 CST3:00 EST
11/6 vs. UNI 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET5:00 GMT1:00 北京时间10:00 MST11:00 CST12:00 EST
11/13 at North Dakota 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET8:00 GMT4:00 北京时间1:00 MST2:00 CST3:00 EST
11/20 vs. Indiana State 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
Missouri Valley
  Conference Overall
5 North Dakota State 0-0 3-0
2 South Dakota State 0-0 2-0
7 Southern Illinois 0-0 2-1
10 North Dakota 0-0 2-1
South Dakota 0-0 2-1
17 Northern Iowa 0-0 2-1
Illinois State 0-0 2-1
Indiana State 0-0 2-1
18 Missouri State 0-0 1-1
Youngstown State 0-0 1-1
Western Illinois 0-0 0-3
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 841 (74)
Passing Yards: 280 (102)
Rushing Yards: 561 (20)
Points per game: 26.7 (46)
Yards per game: 280.3 (92)
Touchdowns: 10 (36)
Field Goals: 1 (71)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1027 (55)
Passing Yards: 546 (49)
Rushing Yards: 481 (73)
Points per game: 19.7 (25)
Yards per game: 342.3 (37)
Touchdowns: 7 (31)
Field Goals: 1 (14)
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