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Eastern Illinois Panthers (6-5)

Thu. 8/31 Sat. 9/16 Sat. 9/23 Sat. 9/30 Sat. 10/7
@ InSt
vs. IllSt
vs. SEMO
@ TennSt
vs. TnTech

Early signing period expected to help FCS programs

(STATS) - If the NCAA enacts a signing period in Division I earlier than the first Wednesday in February, what doesn't happen on the FBS level could benefit what does in the FCS.

Many coaches are embracing the proposed 72-hour signing period that would begin annually on the third Wednesday of December and precede the traditional signing period, which this year starts on Wednesday. It's when high school seniors can begin to sign a binding National Letter of Intent to formalize their commitment to a college program.

The December signing period would coincide with a period in which junior college players can sign with a four-year school. The proposal, submitted by the Division I Football Oversight Committee, will be voted on by the Division I Council at the NCAA Convention in April in Nashville.

Passing Yards: M. Kimble1414
Passing TDs: M. Kimble13
Rushing Yards: D. Church1066
Rushing TDs: D. Church7
Receiving Yards: D. Church386
Receiving TDs: D. Church6
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/31 at Indiana State TBA
9/16 vs. Illinois State TBA
9/23 vs. Southeast Missouri State TBA
9/30 at Tennessee State TBA
10/7 vs. Tennessee Tech TBA
10/14 at Murray State TBA
10/21 vs. Jacksonville State TBA
10/28 at UT Martin TBA
11/4 vs. Eastern Kentucky TBA
11/18 at Austin Peay TBA
Ohio Valley
  Conference Overall
7 Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
Tennessee-Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Murray State 4-4 4-7
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Southeast Missouri State 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4453 (43)
Passing Yards: 2424 (55)
Rushing Yards: 2029 (34)
Points per game: 26.7 (60)
Yards per game: 404.8 (38)
Touchdowns: 38 (52)
Field Goals: 7 (82)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4109 (46)
Passing Yards: 2364 (52)
Rushing Yards: 1745 (54)
Points per game: 28.2 (65)
Yards per game: 373.5 (51)
Touchdowns: 36 (51)
Field Goals: 15 (113)
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