MARTIN, Tenn. -- Tevin Barksdale's 49-yard second-quarter touchdown run sparked 13 straight points for Tennessee-Martin in a 20-10 win over Eastern Illinois in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams on Saturday night.
Barksdale finished with 75 yards on five carries as part of 191 yards rushing by the Skyhawks (1-2).
Jason McNair, who ran for a 68-yard touchdown, added 130 yards on 25 carries for Tennessee-Martin.
The Panthers (0-3) went ahead 10-7 on Cameron Berra's 27-yard field goal with 5:59 left in the first half.
Barksdale's score put the Skyhawks ahead with 3:48 left until halftime. Cory Sandlin then added field goals of 31 and 26 yards.
Brandon Large had 138 yards on 16-for-32 passing for Eastern Illinois, which has not won a game at Tennessee-Martin since 2001 when Tony Romo led the Panthers to a 56-16 victory.
Nick Saban has nabbed another elite defensive recruit, as DT Antonio Alfano, No. 100 in the ESPN 300, has pledged to the Crimson Tide.
Quarterback Joe Burrow, who appeared in 11 games over two seasons at Ohio State, announced Friday night that he was heading to LSU as a graduate transfer. He'll join Myles Brennan, Justin McMillian and Lowell Narcisse in a wide-open competition to start.
Former UCLA and Washington coach Rick Neuheisel returns to head coaching, joining Phoenix's team in the Alliance of American Football.
Representatives from Missouri, Rutgers and UConn participated in a conference call with MLB to evaluate how they can be compensated for increased compliance costs caused by sports betting.
Georgia QB Jake Fromm had to be taken to the hospital Thursday to have a fishing lure removed from his leg.
QB Blake Barnett, who started his career at Alabama and recently graduated from Arizona State, has enrolled at South Florida as a graduate transfer and will be eligible to play for the Bulls next season.
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