NCAAF Game Recap - Eastern Illinois at Indiana
Sat Sep 7, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Indiana 52, Eastern Illinois 0

Sep 7, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

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2

3

4

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Eastern Illinois (0-2)

0

0

0

0

0

Indiana (2-0)

21

14

7

10

52

Indiana blows out Eastern Illinois in 52-0 shutout win
Sat Sep 7, 2019 8:49 PM

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Tom Allen saw the level of command he was looking for during Indiana's 52-0 shutout of Eastern Illinois on Saturday.

"Took care of business like we were supposed to," the Hoosier head coach said. "That was our challenge, to play to our standard. And whatever happens, make sure we're getting better from the week before."

Even in a season-opening win over Ball State a week ago, Allen noticed too many breakdowns and missed opportunities.

Week 2 was different.

All it took was one quarter for the Hoosiers (2-0) to put it away. They dominated on defense and took an early lead with touchdowns on their first three possessions.

"I thought (we) were able to run the football better, tackle better, execution was solid on both sides of the ball, especially on defense," Allen said. "(The defense) didn't really give them a lot of room to work, put a lot of pressure on them and kind of suffocated them there. That's a positive thing."

Backup quarterback Peyton Ramsey was 13 of 14 for 226 yards and two touchdowns, and starter Michael Penix Jr. was 14 of 20 with 197 yards and two touchdowns before taking a seat late in the second quarter.

"This was a great game, just watching the offense execute," Penix said. "We don't take anyone lightly. We're always coming out pushing extremely hard."

Penix first connected with Miles Marshall on a 10-yard touchdown pass on Indiana's opening drive. Stevie Scott III scored on a 5-yard run and Cole Gest from three yards out to put the Hoosiers ahead 21-0 with 1:34 to go in the first quarter.

The Panthers (0-2) didn't have any answers.

Indiana defensive end Alfred Bryant made tackles for a loss on both of Eastern Illinois' first two plays of the game. Then tackle Demarcus Elliot sacked quarterback John Brantley. The Panthers went 3-and-out all three drives in the first quarter.

Brantley finished 8 of 17 for 49 yards. Eastern Illinois had only 116 total yards of offense. Indiana finished with 555 total yards.

"We certainly want to get out and get challenged," Eastern Illinois coach Adam Cushing said. "This was a really good football team that we had an opportunity to play. We play another one next week, and the week after that, and the week after that."

The Hoosiers added two more touchdowns in the second quarter. Peyton Hendershot's 8-yard TD catch made it 21-0 with 1:44 remaining in the half. After Ramsey took over at quarterback, he found Ronnie Walker Jr. on his first pass for a 64-yard score to give the Hoosiers a 35-0 halftime lead.

The Panthers were held scoreless for the first time since Sept. 12, 2015 when they lost 41-0 at Northwestern. Eastern Illinois is 0-9 all-time against Big Ten teams.

NON-CONFERENCE SUCCESS

The Hoosiers have won 16 of its last 17 non-conference games, including a streak of eight straight. This win, which was the largest margin of victory since Indiana beat Nebraska 54-0 on Oct. 14, 1994, also moved the Hoosiers to 3-0 all-time against Ohio Valley Conference teams.

THE TAKEAWAY

Eastern Illinois: The Panthers struggled to get anything going on offense. They didn't gain positive yardage until an 8-yard rush by Jaelin Hayes-Benefield with under three minutes in the first quarter. Brantley was 1 of 2 passing for no yards and had three carries for minus-15 yards in the opening quarter.

Indiana: The convincing performance lifted the Hoosiers to 2-0. They need the momentum going into next week's Big Ten opener against fifth-ranked Ohio State.

LOPSIDED NUMBERS

The difference in other key stats tell the story. Eastern Illinois finished with just five first downs in the loss while Indiana had 26. The Panthers had 64 passing yards and the Hoosiers' quarterbacks totaled 441 yards passing. The Panthers were 2 of 16 on third down conversions while the Hoosiers were 10 of 16.

UP NEXT

Eastern Illinois: The Panthers host Illinois State in their home opener on Saturday.

Indiana: The Hoosiers host the No. 5 Buckeyes on Saturday.

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Passing

E Il Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Brantley 17 8 47.1 0 49 14 0 53.8
H. Woodbery 8 3 37.5 0 15 6 0 45.8
Ind Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
P. Ramsey 14 13 92.9 2 226 64 0 158.3
M. Penix Jr. 20 14 70.0 2 197 36 0 134.8

Rushing

E Il Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. McCullough 6 17 2.8 7 0
J. Hayes-Benefield 6 14 2.3 8 0
Ind Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Scott III 12 61 5.1 10 1
S. James 12 22 1.8 8 1

Receiving

E Il Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Sheehan 2 18 9.0 14 0
R. Lofton II 2 16 8.0 11 0
Ind Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Hale 5 110 22.0 43 1
W. Philyor 4 75 18.8 36 0

Fumbles

Returning

Ind KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
W. Philyor 0 - 0 0 2 2.0 0 5
D. Ellis 0 - 0 0 1 9.0 0 9

Punting

E Il Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Masucci 5 156 31.2 38
J. Delgado 5 177 35.4 48
Ind Punt Yds Avg LgPu
H. Whitehead 3 124 41.3 49

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

E Il Ind
Points For 0 52
Total Yards 116 555
Rushing Yards 52 114
Passing Yards 64 441
Passing Completions / Attempts 11/25 30/41
Turnovers 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 5 26
Penalties - Yards 6/39 6/45
Time Of Possession 25:25 35:35
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 2/16 10/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 0/2
Punts - Average Yards 11/32 3/41

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter E Il Ind
Ind 3:55 TD Miles Marshall 10 yd pass from Michael Penix Jr. (Logan Justus kick) 0 7
Ind 10:32 TD Stevie Scott III 5 yd run (Logan Justus kick) 0 14
Ind 13:26 TD Cole Gest 3 yd run (Logan Justus kick) 0 21
2nd Quarter E Il Ind
Ind 13:16 TD Peyton Hendershot 8 yd pass from Michael Penix Jr. (Logan Justus kick) 0 28
Ind 13:53 TD Ronnie Walker Jr. 64 yd pass from Peyton Ramsey (Logan Justus kick) 0 35
3rd Quarter E Il Ind
Ind 7:41 TD Donavan Hale 43 yd pass from Peyton Ramsey (Logan Justus kick) 0 42
4th Quarter E Il Ind
Ind 1:32 TD Sampson James 1 yd run (Charles Campbell kick) 0 49
Ind 3:06 FG Charles Campbell 48 yd FG 0 52

Game Information

Stadium: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Indiana
Attendance: 37,784
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