OVC football Nov20

Sunday, November 20, 2005

OVC football

EIU captures league crown

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Chip Keys scored on a 4-yard run in the fourth quarter to give Eastern Illinois a 10-6 win over Jacksonville State on Saturday.

Eastern Illinois (9-2, 8-0) finished with a perfect Ohio Valley Conference record after the come-from-behind win and claimed the league's NCAA tournament berth.

Jacksonville State (6-5, 6-2) could have moved into a tie with the Panthers and forced a blind draw to determine the tourney berth.

OVC football Standings

Conference Overall
TeamW-LPct.W-LPct.
*Eastern Ill.8-01.000 9-2.818
Eastern Ky.7-1 .8757-4 .636
Jacksonville St.6-2 .7506-5.545
Tenn.-Martin4-4.5006-5.545
Samford4-4 .500 5-6.455
Tenn. Tech3-5 .3754-7.364
SE MISSOURI2-6.2502-9.182
Tenn. St. 1-6 .143 2-9.182
Murray St.0-7.000 2-9.182

* conference champions

Thursday's Game

Tennessee-Martin 49, Murray State 20

Saturday's Games

Tennessee Tech 31, SE MISSOURI 24

Eastern Illinois 10, Jacksonville State 6

Eastern Kentucky 49, Tennessee State 0

(End regular season)

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