EIU Finishes With Win, Set For Playoffs, College Roundup


Published on November 25 2013 6:42 am
Last Updated on November 25 2013 1:08 pm
Written by Millie Lange

College Football Roundup

Eastern Illinois University defeated UT-Martin, 70-22 in Saturday action. The Panthers finish the regular season with an 11-1 record.

Eastern Illinois football will host a second round FCS playoff game Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. against the winner of the Butler/Tennessee State game which takes place Saturday, Nov. 30. EIU was selected as the number two seed in the FCS playoff field and received the first round bye.

Tickets for the first round playoff game are on sale through the EIU ticket office (217-581-2106) or online at www.eiupanthertickets.com Game tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for college student and youth. EIU season ticket holders will have until Wednesday, Dec. 4 at noon to purchase their current seat locations for the playoff game. Season ticket holders with a chair back can purchase that chair back for an additional $5. Chair backs must be reserved at the same time as ticket purchases.

There will be a charge for parking for all home FCS playoff games. The cost will be $10 for the asphalt lots on the North and South side of O'Brien Field and Lantz Arena as well as the grass lot located between the EIU Facilities and O'Brien West Lot. Panther Club members that currently have a pass for the West Lot will be given the opportunity to purchase a playoff pass in that same lot through the EIU Ticket Office or Panther Club. Panther Club members will be receiving information on costs for those passes via email or telephone Monday and Tuesday of this week.


In other college football Saturday, Illinois notched its first Big Ten win with a 20-16 triumph over Purdue. Northwestern dropped a 30-6 game to Michigan State.  The Illini and Wildcats meet up this Saturday in Champaign. Elsewhere, Notre Dame notched a 23-13 win over BYU in South Bend.

Harvard closed the season with a 34-7 win over Yale. The Crimson are 9-1. Holy Cross fell to 3-9 with a 28-21 setback to Georgetown. UMass was crushed 37-0 by Central Michigan. UConn topped Temple 28-21. Maine ended the season with a 24-3 loss to New Hampshire.  Boston College defeated Maryland 29-26 with a 52-yard field goal as time expired.