The Eastern Illinois Panthers (1-1) and the Illinois State Redbirds (2-0) play at O'Brien Field on Saturday, September 16, 2023.

Eastern Illinois ranks 60th in total offense (331.5 yards per game) and 59th in total defense (363 yards allowed per game) this year. Illinois State has been top-25 on both sides of the ball this season, as it ranks 12th-best in total yards per game (467) and 14th-best in total yards surrendered per game (201.5).

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Eastern Illinois vs. Illinois State Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • City: Charleston, Illinois
  • Venue: O'Brien Field

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Eastern Illinois vs. Illinois State Key Statistics

Eastern Illinois Illinois State
331.5 (64th) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 467 (18th)
363 (57th) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 201.5 (14th)
84.5 (100th) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 234.5 (13th)
247 (22nd) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 232.5 (36th)
1 (60th) Turnovers (Rank) 0 (1st)
0 (53rd) Takeaways (Rank) 0 (53rd)

Eastern Illinois Stats Leaders

  • Pierce Holley has 494 yards passing for Eastern Illinois, completing 64.5% of his passes and tossing four touchdowns and two interceptions this season.
  • Kevin Daniels has racked up 135 yards on 28 carries. He's also caught five passes for 38 yards (19 per game) and one touchdown through the air.
  • This season, Eli Mirza has carried the ball two times for 29 yards (14.5 per game), while also racking up 108 yards through the air .
  • Justin Bowick has caught seven passes for 88 yards (44 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
  • DeAirious Smith's four catches are good enough for 83 yards and one touchdown.

Illinois State Stats Leaders

  • Zack Annexstad has thrown for 440 yards on 73.2% passing while tossing two touchdown passes with zero interceptions this season.
  • The team's top rusher, Mason Blakemore, has carried the ball 23 times for 245 yards (122.5 per game) with four touchdowns.
  • Cole Mueller has compiled 83 yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns.
  • Daniel Sobkowicz has hauled in 167 receiving yards on 10 catches to pace his squad so far this season while scoring one touchdown as a receiver.
  • Eddie Kasper has put up a 107-yard season so far. He's caught eight passes on eight targets.
  • Cam Grandy's nine targets have resulted in nine grabs for 80 yards and one touchdown.

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