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Eastern Illinois and Tennessee Tech will meet on Saturday afternoon in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both schools.  

 

EIU fell to 0-4 on the season after a 31-24 loss to Illinois State in the 109th Mid-America Classic on Saturday evening at O'Brien Field. The Panthers have played three of their first four games on the road including a loss at SEC member South Carolina.  

 

Tennessee Tech fell to 0-3 on the season with a loss at SEC member Tennessee.  TTU has been shutout in its last two losses.

 

Eastern Illinois special teams had two blocked kicks on Saturday against Illinois State as the Panthers blocked both a punt and field goal in the game.  Last season EIU blocked three kicks during the season with two blocked punts and one blocked field goal. 

 

Eastern Illinois pass defense limited Illinois State to just 54 yards passing on Saturday night as the Panthers are ranked sixth in the FCS in passing defense allowing just 115 yards per game.  It was the second time this season EIU has held an opponent under 100 yards passing after Indiana State had 87 yards in the Week Zero opener.  

 

Game time is 1:30 pm on Saturday. Hear the action starting at 1 pm with pre-game at 1 pm on WHOW.

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