Eastern Kentucky 36 Eastern Illinois 31
The Colonels and the Panthers came into this conference clash 2-0. One was going to come out undefeated and it was a good one. E. Ky. Quarterback T.J. Pryor started the scoring with a four-yard pass to Ryan Aldrin. It was 9-0 when the Panthers Mon Williams ran it in from one-yard out to make it 9-7. The momentum would turn and next thing it was 24-16 E. Ill. Then the momentum did one of those turns and for the next nine minutes E. Ky. scored in a variety of ways. They had another touchdown pass from Pryor, a one-yard run by C.J. Walker and a 10-yard interception return. E. Illinois scored again at the 5:05 mark to end the scoring. The Colonels are now in sole possession of first place at 3-0 but there is plenty of time left.
Tennessee St. 23 SE. Missouri 17
There was a thought about the two-quarterback rotation for the Tigers but eventually they stuck with Calvin McNairl and he shined. He ran for two touchdowns, passed for another and accounted for 217 yards of offense. Tenn. St. racked up 259 yards on the ground and held the ball for nearly 40 minutes in an impressive showing. McNairl finished 10-15 for 95 yards passing and added 20 carries for 122 yards.
Tennessee Tech 31 Austin Peay 23
This was a good game that went as most thought it would. Quarterback Lee Sweeney led Tech to the win going 21-29 for 234 yards and three touchdowns. Two of those scores went to Antonio Robinson who had nine catches for 130 yards. Ryan White had 100 yards rushing for Austin Peay and Terrence Holt added 71 on 14 carries with two rushing touchdowns. Peay did not help themselves with 13 penalties and stayed winless in the conference and Tech goes to 1-1
Jacksonville State 52 UT Martin 7
Folks it was as bad as the score indicated. Ryan Perriloux threw four touchdown passes and State had almost 500 yards of offense in a rout. T. J. Heath started with a band returning two interceptions for touchdowns for the first two scores of the game. Running back Calvin Middleton ran for 121 yards, a touchdown and receiver James Wilkerson did one better with 133 yards, and two scores. It was 31-0 at the half and things never got better for UT Martin.