EKU FOOTBALL | Colonels Fall in Season Finale to Eastern Illinois
11/19/2016 07:14 PM
The Eastern Illinois Panthers (6-5, 4-4) spoiled the EKU Colonels’ (3-8, 1-6) season finale on Saturday by getting a 24-0 victory inside Roy Kidd Stadium.
The EKU offense could just not get itself going on Saturday. The Colonels were held to 152 total yards, consisting of 84 passing yards and 68 rushing yards.
The Colonels also turned the ball over four times, losing three fumbles and throwing one interception.
EIU scored first in the match-up, courtesy of a QB Jared Pilson 3-yard TD run with 4:15 to play until halftime. That was the only score in the half, as the Panthers found themselves up 7-0 at the break.
The Panthers then scored again in the third quarter on a RB Devin Church 8-yard TD run. The touchdown broke the game open, giving EIU a 14-0 lead. Church led all rushers on Saturday with 177 yards on the ground.
Then in the fourth quarter, EIU scored a field goal and another touchdown.
EKU’s offense was led by RB Ethan Thomas, who had 80 rushing yards on 12 carries.
Colonels’ WR Devin Borders had a relatively quiet game with one reception for 12 yards. That catch though moved him past Alex Bannister into fifth place on EKU’s all-time career receiving yards list. He ends his career at EKU with 2,157 receiving yards.