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Eastern Illinois travels to Indiana State on Saturday as the Panthers play their final non-conference game of the season.  EIU dropped to 0-3 following a 21-3 loss to Illinois State last Saturday in the Panthers home opener.  Indiana State won its first game of the season last week with a 19-7 win over OVC member Eastern Kentucky.


Dytarious Johnson finished with three tackles for loss on Saturday against Illinois State as he now has four for the season.  Johnson enters the Indiana State game ranked 43rd in the FCS in tackles for loss.  He has increased his career total to 27 tackles for loss and needs five more this season to break into the EIU career top ten.


Jaelin Benefield was the Panthers top receiver on Saturday against Illinois State as the freshman running back caught seven passes for 44 yards.  The last time a running back led the Panthers in receptions in a game was last Nov. 10 when Isaiah Johnson caught six passes to lead the Panthers in their win over Austin Peay.


Game time Saturday is noon and all the action can be heard on The Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM/106.5 FM WHOW and online at dewittdailynews.com. 

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