Eastern Illinois blanks Eastern Kentucky 24-0

BY foxsports • November 19, 2016

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) Jared Pilson, Devin Church and Darshon McCullough ran for scores and Eastern Illinois converted one of three turnovers into points to beat Eastern Kentucky 24-0 on Saturday in a regular-season finale.

Church gained 177 yards on 25 carries and became the 12th running back in EIU history to gain 1,000 yards in a season. He scored on an 8-yard run in the third quarter.

It was the EIU's first shutout since its 31-0 win over Indiana State on Sept. 12, 2009.

Pilson's 3-yard TD run capped a five-play, 34-yard second-quarter drive and was set up by an Eastern Kentucky fumble on a punt return. The Panthers (6-5, 4-4 Ohio Valley) couldn't cash in on another fumble and an interception.

McCullough scored on a 4-yard run in the fourth quarter after Church ran for 68 yards on the previous play.

The Panthers outgained the Colonels 431-152 in total yards and held Eastern Kentucky (3-8, 2-6) to 68 yards rushing.


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