TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Mitch Kimble fired a 15-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Turner with 3 seconds left to give Eastern Illinois a 22-20 win over Indiana State in the season opener Thursday night, spoiling Curt Mallory's debut as the Sycamore's coach in the first night game at Memorial Stadium since 2010.
LeMonte Booker scored his second touchdown of the game after missing all of 2016 due to injury, giving Indiana State a 20-16 lead with just under five minutes to play. Jerry Nunez missed a 48-yard field goal attempt to pad the lead with 2:14 left.
Kimble drove the Panthers 69 yards in 11 plays for the game-winner, finishing 27 of 44 passing for 204 yards.
Booker finished with 154 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries.
Running back Madre London said he'll be graduating in May and has decided not to stay with the Spartans for his final year of eligibility.
Iowa State QB Kyle Kempt, a walk-on who became the Cyclones' starter last season, was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA because of circumstances around his transfer from Oregon State.
In the loaded backfield at Alabama, Najee Harris got limited touches as a true freshman but made a big impact as the season wore on. Expect a full star turn in 2018.
The Class of 2018 was so yesterday, and recruiting never stops. With attention on 2019, top classes such as Texas A&M's are taking shape and the biggest recruiting battles have already begun.
Take a job, build a staff, move across the country, save a recruiting class. It was all in six weeks' work for Willie Taggart and Florida State.
New Mexico coach Bob Davie says he will appeal his 30-day suspension without pay, which came after an investigation over allegations of misconduct within the football program.
|Southeast Missouri State||3-5||3-8|
|North Dakota State||7-1||14-1|
|South Dakota State||6-2||11-3|