CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP)Otto Kuhns threw for 153 yards and a pair of scores – both to Arron Foulkes – and Eastern Illinois beat Tennessee Tech 28-20 on Sunday.
The Panthers (1-3, 1-3 Ohio Valley Conference) led the entire game.
Kuhns threw touchdown passes of 17 and 36 yards to Foulkes for a 28-10 advantage that Tennessee Tech could not recover from.
Eastern Illinois got on the board after Marcus Bornslater recovered a blocked Tennessee Tech punt on the game’s first drive. Later, Jaelin Benefield ran it in from 4-yards out at the end of six-play, 77-yard drive for a two-score lead.
The Golden Eagles (1-3, 1-3) narrowed their deficit when Bailey Fisher threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Worthy with 10:56 left before halftime, and Hayden Olsen’s 51-yard field goal made it 14-10.
Kuhns then directed a nine-play, 75-yard drive that ended with the 17-yarder to Foulkes. The drive took 5:15 and occurred with 26 seconds before intermission.
Fisher threw for 230 yards and a score but was intercepted three times.
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