Eastern Illinois crushes Tennessee St 51-10

Jimmy Garoppolo passed for 240 yards and three touchdowns as

Eastern Illinois crushed Tennessee State 51-10 in the second round

of the FCS playoffs Saturday.

Eastern Illinois (12-1) will face Towson next week, which beat

Fordham 48-28 earlier in the day.

The Panthers built a 16-0 first quarter lead on a Taylor Duncan

3-yard TD run, a Cameron Berra 25-yard field goal and Garoppolo’s

first touchdown pass, a 20-yard strike to Erik Lora.

They never looked back.

Garoppolo connected with Jeff LePak from six yards out and Adam

Drake (6 catches, 95 yards) for a 4-yard TD in the second quarter,

while Anthony Goodman recovered a blocked punt for a score in the

frame. Eastern led 37-0 at the half.

Shepard Little, who ran for 184 yards, scored on an 18-yard

carry early in the third and added an 80-yard touchdown in the