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Witherspoon, Jones power Murray State past Eastern Illinois

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) Damonta Witherspoon ran for 135 yards and a touchdown and Cortezz Jones' 26-yard TD run in the third quarter was the only scoring after halftime as Murray State pulled out a 20-13 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.

Stone Galloway's second field goal of the game came with 7 seconds left before the half and pulled Eastern Illinois even at 13. Jones' game-winning TD run capped a seven-play, 76-yard drive and came on the first possession of the third quarter for the Racers (6-5, 3-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Witherspoon's TD was a 15-yard run with 1:47 left in the second quarter. DJ Williams passed for 59 yards and ran for 83 more for Murray State. Jones finished with 71 yards on 11 carries.

Chris Katrenick passed for 216 yards for the Panthers (1-10, 1-5). Isaiah Hill caught 13 passes for 110 yards. Freshman Harrison Bey-Buie had an 8-yard TD run to stake Eastern Illinois to a 7-0 lead.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: O. Kuhns1170
Passing TDs: O. Kuhns6
Rushing Yards: H. Bey-Buie489
Rushing TDs: H. Bey-Buie4
Receiving Yards: I. Hill493
Receiving TDs: D. Smith3
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/28 at Indiana State L 21 - 26
9/4 at South Carolina L 0 - 46
9/11 at Dayton L 10 - 17
9/18 vs. Illinois State L 24 - 31
9/25 at Tennessee Tech W 28 - 14
10/2 at Murray State L 6 - 22
10/16 vs. UT Martin L 17 - 28
10/23 vs. Tennessee State L 0 - 28
10/30 at Southeast Missouri State L 15 - 38
11/6 at Austin Peay L 26 - 42
11/20 vs. Murray State L 13 - 20
Ohio Valley
  Conference Overall
16 Tennessee-Martin 5-1 10-3
Southeast Missouri State 4-2 4-7
Austin Peay 4-2 6-5
Tennessee State 3-3 5-6
Murray State 3-3 6-5
Eastern Illinois 1-5 1-10
Tennessee Tech 1-5 3-8
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3177 (104)
Passing Yards: 2179 (65)
Rushing Yards: 998 (107)
Points per game: 14.5 (113)
Yards per game: 288.8 (107)
Touchdowns: 17 (114)
Field Goals: 8 (67)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3868 (43)
Passing Yards: 1881 (11)
Rushing Yards: 1987 (95)
Points per game: 28.4 (66)
Yards per game: 351.6 (40)
Touchdowns: 35 (50)
Field Goals: 10 (56)
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