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.
Deatrick Nichols intercepts Logan Marchi in the first quarter.
A number of former Nebraska football players tweeted their disdain for ousted athletic director Shawn Eichorst, while others expressed shock, uncertainty and an eagerness for the program to turn things around.
Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio joins The Paul Finebaum Show and makes a bold prediction about the Wildcats' upcoming showdown with Florida.
Clemson place-kicker Greg Huegel, a Groza Award semifinalist last season, is out for the rest of 2017 after tearing his ACL during practice Wednesday.
Old Dominion coach Bobby Wilder has named 17-year-old freshman Steven Williams Jr. the Monarchs' starting quarterback for this weekend's game against Virginia Tech.
With Missouri reeling after a 1-2 start, coach Barry Odom is searching for a turnaround, but insists the team will keep working.
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