NCAAF Game Recap - Tennessee Tech at Eastern Illinois
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

Clem
21
UNC
20
F
Miss
31
Ala
59
F
OHSt
48
Neb
7
F
TxTch
16
Okla
55
F
MisSt
23
Aub
56
F
NW
15
Wisc
24
F
Tows
0
Fla
38
F
UVA
20
ND
35
F
PSU
59
MD
0
F
MidTN
3
Iowa
48
F
AzSt
24
Cal
17
F
USC
14
Wash
28
F
WaSt
13
Utah
38
F
Rut
0
Mich
52
F
UConn
21
UCF
56
F
TxAM
31
Ark
27
F
K St
13
OkSt
26
F
Ind
31
MSU
40
F
Navy
23
Mem
35
F
Duke
45
VaTec
10
F
SJSU
24
AF
41
F
C Mi
15
WestMI
31
F
Buff
20
MiaOH
34
F
NIU
18
Vand
24
F
Kans
14
TCU
51
F
BYU
21
Toled
28
F
HolyC
3
Syr
41
F
Del
14
Pitt
17
F
CoCar
37
App
56
F
IASt
21
Bayl
23
F
GATec
2
Temp
24
F
Minn
38
Purd
31
F
Akr
29
UMass
37
F
FlAtl
45
Char
27
F
Wake
27
BC
24
F
SMU
48
SoFL
21
F
Cin
52
Marsh
14
F
ArkSt
50
Troy
43
F
ULLaf
37
GaSo
24
F
ECU
24
OD
21
F
NM
10
Lib
17
F
SoAl
17
ULMon
30
F
Stan
31
OreSt
28
F
UAB
13
W Ky
20
F
Nich
3
TxSt
24
F
UTEP
13
SMiss
31
F
LaTec
23
Rice
20
F OT
ColSt
24
UtSt
34
F
KY
7
SCar
24
F
NCSt
13
FlaSt
31
F
UNLV
17
Wyo
53
F
Fres
30
NMSt
17
F
Hou
46
NorTx
25
F
Hawaii
54
Nev
3
F
UCLA
17
Ariz
20
F

Tennessee Tech 40, Eastern Illinois 29

Sep 28, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Tennessee Tech (4-1)

0

21

13

6

40

Eastern Illinois (0-5)

7

0

7

15

29

Fisher throws for 6 TDs; Tennessee Tech beats E. Illinois
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:17 PM

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) Bailey Fisher threw a school-record six touchdown passes to help Tennessee Tech beat Eastern Illinois 40-29 on Saturday night and snap a seven-game skid against the Panthers.

Fisher was 22-of-34 passing for 269 yards with two interceptions and completed at least one pass to 10 different receivers.

The Golden Eagles (4-1, 1-0 Ohio Valley Conference) - who went 1-10 in each of the last two seasons - are off to their best start since 2011, the same year they last beat Eastern Illinois (0-5, 0-1). The Panthers have lost six in a row dating to last season.

Fisher's 5-yard touchdown pass to Austin Hicks capped a 10-play, 73-yard drive that made it 7-7 early in the second quarter and, after an interception by Aderick Moore, D.J. Wilkes' 2-yard TD reception gave Tennessee Tech the lead for good with 7:51 left in the first half. Eastern Illinois fumbled on its next play from scrimmage, setting up a 16-yard scoring strike from Fisher to Darrius Stafford 21 seconds later.

EIU went three-and-out on its first possession of the second half before Hicks had a 13-yard touchdown catch and, after the Panthers failed to convert on fourth-and-4 at the Tennessee Tech 28, Fisher hit Stafford for an 11-yard TD to make it 35-7 midway through the third quarter.

Harry Woodbery was 34 of 68 for 334 yards and two scores, and Jaelin Benefield had two rushing touchdowns, for Eastern Illinois.

Passing

TnTec Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
B. Fisher 34 22 64.7 6 269 41 2 104.0
W. Miller 3 2 66.7 0 8 6 0 70.1
E Il Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
H. Woodbery 68 34 50.0 2 334 30 1 67.9

Rushing

TnTec Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
B. Fisher 13 29 2.2 11 0
D. Gist 6 25 4.2 10 0
E Il Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Hayes-Benefield 14 46 3.3 11 2
H. Woodbery 7 10 1.4 10 0

Receiving

TnTec Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Stafford 4 73 18.3 41 2
T. Kilpatrick 4 65 16.3 27 1
E Il Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
R. Lofton II 10 124 12.4 30 0
J. Hayes-Benefield 8 69 8.6 19 0

Fumbles

TnTec F FL
B. Fisher 2 0
E Il F FL
J. Hayes-Benefield 1 1
H. Woodbery 2 1

Returning

TnTec KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
S. Huner 1 12.0 0 12 1 2.0 0 2
E Il KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
I. Hill 1 26.0 0 26 2 5.0 0 11
J. Hayes-Benefield 1 11.0 0 11 0 - 0 0

Punting

TnTec Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Alberts 4 152 38.0 47
L. Maynard 3 115 38.3 42
E Il Punt Yds Avg LgPu
S. Galloway 7 245 35.0 38

Takeaways

TnTec Int Yds InTD
A. Moore 1 20 0
E Il Int Yds InTD
C. Page 1 0 0
J. Ross 1 33 0

Team Stats Comparison

TnTec E Il
Points For 40 29
Total Yards 328 401
Rushing Yards 51 67
Passing Yards 277 334
Passing Completions / Attempts 24/37 34/68
Turnovers 2 3
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 3/0 5/2
First Downs 19 21
Penalties - Yards 9/61 7/50
Time Of Possession 16:16 44:44
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/16 4/22
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 7/9
Punts - Average Yards 7/38 7/35

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter TnTec E Il
E Il 11:02 TD Xander Richards 20 yd pass from Harry Woodbery (Josh Delgado kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter TnTec E Il
TnTec 4:54 TD Austin Hicks 5 yd pass from Bailey Fisher (Devin Parker kick) 7 7
TnTec 7:09 TD D.J. Wilkes 2 yd pass from Bailey Fisher (Devin Parker kick) 14 7
TnTec 7:30 TD Darrius Stafford 16 yd pass from Bailey Fisher (Devin Parker kick) 21 7
3rd Quarter TnTec E Il
TnTec 1:48 TD Austin Hicks 13 yd pass from Bailey Fisher (Devin Parker kick) 28 7
TnTec 7:05 TD Darrius Stafford 11 yd pass from Bailey Fisher (missed kick) 34 7
E Il 11:13 TD Jaelin Hayes-Benefield 2 yd run (Josh Delgado kick) 34 14
4th Quarter TnTec E Il
E Il 6:39 TD Jaelin Hayes-Benefield 1 yd run (Josh Delgado kick) 34 21
TnTec 11:06 TD Tavin Kilpatrick 27 yd pass from Bailey Fisher (failed 2pt rush) 40 21
E Il 14:01 TD DeWayne Cooks Jr. 9 yd pass from Harry Woodbery (Xander Richards 2pt pass from Harry Woodbery) 40 29

Game Information

Stadium: O'Brien Stadium, Charleston, Illinois
Attendance: 7,055
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