NCAAF Game Recap - Eastern Illinois at Tennessee State
Sat Nov 9, 2019 3:00 PM EST

LSU
46
Ala
41
F
MD
14
OHSt
73
F
Clem
55
NCSt
10
F
PSU
26
Minn
31
F
Mizzu
0
UGA
27
F
IASt
41
Okla
42
F
Vand
0
Fla
56
F
Bayl
29
TCU
23
F(2OT)
ND
38
Duke
7
F
Iowa
22
Wisc
24
F
UConn
3
Cin
48
F
K St
24
Tex
27
F
Wyo
17
Boise
20
F OT
Wake
17
VaTec
36
F
ECU
51
SMU
59
F
Nev
17
SDSU
13
F
Kent
33
Toled
35
F
Ball
31
WestMI
35
F
MiaOH
24
Ohio
21
F
ULLaf
48
CoCar
7
F
Temp
17
SoFL
7
F
UCF
31
Tuls
34
F
Wash
19
OreSt
7
F
Purd
24
NW
22
F
W Ky
45
Ark
19
F
TxTch
38
WVU
17
F
FlaSt
38
BC
31
F
UMass
7
Army
63
F
GATec
28
UVA
33
F
UTSA
24
OD
23
F
SoAl
28
TxSt
30
F
Char
28
UTEP
21
F
Stan
13
Colo
16
F
GaSo
28
Troy
49
F
USC
31
AzSt
26
F
UAB
2
SMiss
37
F
Ill
37
MSU
34
F
Lou
27
MiaFL
52
F
NMSt
3
Miss
41
F
NorTx
17
LaTec
52
F
GASt
31
ULMon
45
F
FLInt
7
FlAtl
37
F
UtSt
37
Fres
35
F
WaSt
20
Cal
33
F
App
20
SCar
15
F
Lib
24
BYU
31
F
Tenn
17
KY
13
F
SJSU
40
Hawaii
42
F

Eastern Illinois 49, Tennessee State 38

Nov 9, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Eastern Illinois (1-9)

14

7

14

14

49

Tennessee State (2-8)

14

21

3

0

38

Eastern Illinois beats Tennessee State for first victory
Sat Nov 9, 2019 6:52 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Harry Woodbery threw three touchdowns passes, Darshon McCullough rushed for 155 yards and a score and Jaelin Benefield ran for 105 yards and two TDs as Eastern Illinois scored the final 21 points to notch its first victory of the season, beating Tennessee State 49-38 on Saturday.

Demarco Corbin ran 6 yards for a TD to cap a game-opening 13-play, 67-yard drive, but Tennessee State missed the extra point and led 6-0. Benefield scored on a 45-yard run to put Eastern Illinois (1-9, 1-5 Ohio Valley Conference) up 7-6. The Tigers used Cameron Rosendahl's 3-yard TD run and a 2-point conversion run by Chris Rowland to take a 14-7 lead, but McCullough scored on a 15-yard run with 41 seconds left in the first quarter to knot the score at 14.

The Tigers (2-8, 1-5) put together back-to-back TDs - scoring on Rowland's 57-yard punt return and Rosendahl's 35-yard scoring strike to Rowland - to take a 28-14 lead. Woodbery answered with a 12-yard TD toss to James Sheehan, but Rosendahl connected with Steven Newbold for a 14-yard TD and a 35-21 Tigers' lead at halftime.

Eastern Illinois cut its deficit to seven on its first possession of the second half on wide receiver Isaiah Hill's 4-yard TD run. After a Tennessee State field goal, Woodbery hit Benefield for a 19-yard score to get the Panthers within 38-35 after three quarters.

Woodbery connected with Sheehan for a 5-yard score to give Eastern Illinois a 42-38 lead and the Panthers' defense came up with the play of the game. Jason Johnson sacked Rosendahl, forcing a fumble that was recovered by Ellin Corneliuss Page at the Tigers' 9-yard line. Benefield scored on a first-down run to complete the scoring.

Woodbery completed 21 of 34 passes for 206 yards.

Rosendahl finished 16-of-28 passing for 209 yards with two TDs and an interception.

Passing

E Il Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
H. Woodbery 34 21 61.8 3 206 40 0 108.2
R. Lofton II 1 1 100.0 0 19 19 0 118.8
TnSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Rosendahl 28 16 57.1 2 209 36 1 89.7

Rushing

E Il Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. McCullough 17 155 9.1 36 1
J. Hayes-Benefield 14 105 7.5 45 2
TnSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Roberson 9 28 3.1 10 0
S. Rowland 6 23 3.8 12 0

Receiving

E Il Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
I. Hill 5 83 16.6 40 0
J. Sheehan 5 46 9.2 19 2
TnSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Newbold 6 86 14.3 28 1
C. Rowland 3 55 18.3 36 1

Fumbles

TnSt F FL
C. Rosendahl 1 1
C. Rowland 1 1

Returning

E Il KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. McCullough 3 16.3 0 22 0 - 0 0
D. Hughes 2 9.5 0 19 0 - 0 0
TnSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Johnson 3 38.3 0 61 0 - 0 0
D. Davis 3 15.7 0 20 0 - 0 0

Punting

E Il Punt Yds Avg LgPu
S. Galloway 4 118 29.5 35
C. Masucci 1 19 19.0 19
TnSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
K. Mosley 3 122 40.7 45

Takeaways

E Il Int Yds InTD
E. Brown 1 25 0

Team Stats Comparison

E Il TnSt
Points For 49 38
Total Yards 490 306
Rushing Yards 265 97
Passing Yards 225 209
Passing Completions / Attempts 22/35 16/28
Turnovers 0 3
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 5/2
First Downs 23 17
Penalties - Yards 5/50 6/54
Time Of Possession 50:50 10:10
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/16 5/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 4/5 3/4
Punts - Average Yards 5/27 3/41

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter E Il TnSt
TnSt 4:53 TD DeMarco Corbin 6 yd run (missed kick) 0 6
E Il 7:29 TD Jaelin Hayes-Benefield 45 yd run (Christiaan Masucci kick) 7 6
TnSt 9:15 TD Cameron Rosendahl 3 yd run (CHRIS ROWLAND 2pt run) 7 14
E Il 14:19 TD Darshon McCullough 15 yd run (Christiaan Masucci kick) 14 14
2nd Quarter E Il TnSt
TnSt 2:44 TD Chris Rowland 57 yd punt return (Antonio Zita kick) 14 21
TnSt 6:29 TD Chris Rowland 36 yd pass from Cameron Rosendahl (Antonio Zita kick) 14 28
E Il 11:11 TD James Sheehan 12 yd pass from Harry Woodbery (Christiaan Masucci kick) 21 28
TnSt 13:46 TD Steven Newbold 14 yd pass from Cameron Rosendahl (Antonio Zita kick) 21 35
3rd Quarter E Il TnSt
E Il 2:59 TD Isaiah Hill 4 yd run (Christiaan Masucci kick) 28 35
TnSt 9:16 FG Antonio Zita 26 yd FG 28 38
E Il 14:55 TD Jaelin Hayes-Benefield 19 yd pass from Harry Woodbery (Christiaan Masucci kick) 35 38
4th Quarter E Il TnSt
E Il 4:43 TD James Sheehan 5 yd pass from Harry Woodbery (Christiaan Masucci kick) 42 38
E Il 7:39 TD Jaelin Hayes-Benefield 9 yd run (Christiaan Masucci kick) 49 38

Game Information

Stadium: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Attendance: 4,131
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