College Football

Eastern Illinois Panthers (2-9)

Thu. 8/31 Sat. 9/9 Sat. 9/16 Sat. 9/23 Sat. 9/30
@ InSt
vs. IllSt
vs. McNe
@ NWSt

UT Martin tops Eastern Illinois, 34-31 to share OVC title

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) Dresser Winn fired a 52-yard touchdown pass to Colton Dowell, then nosed in from the 2 on the conversion to push UT Martin to a 34-31 win over Eastern Illinois on Saturday, earning the Skyhawks a share of the Ohio Valley Conference title.

UT Martin (7-4, 5-0) share the conference regular-season championship with Southeast Missouri State, but the Redhawks claimed the conference's automatic berth in the FCS playoffs by winning a coin flip Saturday night. UT Martin will need an at-large berth when the FCS field is announced Sunday to extend its season.

The addition of Lindenwood to the OVC meant teams played one fewer conference game. SEMO and UT Martin did not play each other, setting up the coin flip.

Passing Yards: J. O'Brien853
Passing TDs: J. O'Brien9
Rushing Yards: D. Shoffner418
Rushing TDs: J. O'Brien5
Receiving Yards: J. Bowick250
Receiving TDs: J. Bowick3
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2023
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/31 at Indiana State TBA
9/9 at Bowling Green TBA
9/16 vs. Illinois State TBA
9/23 vs. McNeese TBA
9/30 at Northwestern State TBA
10/7 vs. UT Martin TBA
10/14 at Southeast Missouri State TBA
10/21 vs. Bryant TBA
11/4 at Lindenwood TBA
11/11 vs. Tennessee State TBA
11/18 at Robert Morris TBA
Ohio Valley
  Conference Overall
15 Southeast Missouri State 5-0 9-3
Tennessee-Martin 5-0 7-4
Tennessee State 2-3 4-7
Tennessee Tech 2-3 4-7
Lindenwood 1-3 7-3
Eastern Illinois 1-4 2-9
Murray State 1-4 2-9
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3251 (104)
Passing Yards: 1609 (108)
Rushing Yards: 1642 (64)
Points per game: 22.3 (79)
Yards per game: 295.5 (106)
Touchdowns: 28 (79)
Field Goals: 11 (39)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4497 (73)
Passing Yards: 2793 (92)
Rushing Yards: 1704 (46)
Points per game: 31.2 (83)
Yards per game: 408.8 (82)
Touchdowns: 41 (72)
Field Goals: 15 (106)
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