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Published on October 21 2013 6:46 am
Last Updated on October 21 2013 12:37 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Illini Blasted By Badgers

(Champaign, IL) -- Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 249 yards as the Illinois Fighting Illini lost 56-32 on Saturday to Wisconsin. He rushed for 18 yards and a touchdown in defeat. Reilly O'Toole and Aaron Bailey each tossed a touchdown. Illinois dropped to 3-3 and 0-2 in the Big Ten. The Illini host Michigan State Saturday.


EIU Eases Past Southeast Missouri

(Charleston, IL) -- Eastern Illinois scored 27 first quarter points as the No. 3 Panthers eased past Southeast Missouri, 55-33, on Saturday afternoon in front of a homecoming record crowd of 11,549. Jimmy Garoppolo opened the game red hot completing his first ten passes for 254 yards and a pair of touchdowns, all in the first 15:18 of the game. Garoppolo connected with Erik Lora for a 60-yard touchdown on the Panthers third play of their opening drive. Garoppolo found Adam Drake for an 82-yard touchdown down the seam on the first play of EIU’s second drive. It was the seventh time this season that Garoppolo has passed for 200 or more yards in the first half of a game with three games with 200-plus yards in the first quarter this season.

Garoppolo broke the EIU school record for passing yards in the first quarter on a pass to Adam Drake. Garoppolo passed New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton on the Panthers career list. Garoppolo passed for 376 yards and three touchdowns as he now stands at 10,841 career passing yards, currently 19th on the FCS career passing yards list. Garoppolo moved up to 14th on the FCS career touchdown passes list adding three more to give him 96 for his career. Payton’s school record was 10,655. Garoppolo also passed Murray State’s Casey Brockman for first place on the OVC career total offense list. Garoppolo ended the day with 10,741 career yards.


Alabama First In Initial BCS Standings

(Irving, TX) -- The Alabama Crimson Tide top the first BCS Standings of the 2013 college football season. Florida State is second following its big win over Clemson this weekend. Oregon is third in the BCS followed by Ohio State and Missouri.  Stanford, Miami-Florida, Baylor, Clemson and Texas Tech round out the top 10.