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Tanner with 2 TDs, Austin Peay beats Eastern Illinois 28-13

Ahmaad Tanner ran for 95 yards and two touchdowns and Austin Peay beat Eastern Illinois 28-13 in a regular season closer on Saturday night.
 
Jeremiah Oatsvall had 49 yards rushing and a score for the Governors (8-4, 7-1 Ohio Valley Conference) who had possession for over 40 minutes and had 403 yards of offense while holding Eastern Illinois to 270 yards.
 
The Governors scored a touchdown in each quarter, beginning with Tanner's 22-yard scoring run in the first. Kyran Moore took it in from 10 yards out for another with 9:13 to play in the half and they led 14-6 at halftime.
 
Oatsvall ran for a 26-yard touchdown late in the third quarter to make it 21-6. Juantarious Bryant intercepted Scott Gilkey two plays into the following Panther drive and returned it 18 yards, setting up a second Tanner touchdown for a 28-6 advantage.
 
Isaiah Johnson rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown for the Panthers (6-5, 5-3).

No. 8 Ohio State routs Illinois, looks ahead to Michigan

No. 8 Ohio State scored on its first six possessions - including J.T. Barrett's 100th career touchdown pass - as the Buckeyes routed Illinois 52-14 on Saturday and clinched the Big Ten East title.
 
Barrett, playing in his last game at Ohio Stadium, threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Buckeyes (9-2, 7-1, CFP No. 9) dominated from the opening kick. Barrett became the Ohio State leader in rushing yards among quarterbacks (3,070), eclipsing Braxton Miller. He's now the holder of 35 Big Ten and school records.
 
Ohio State's defense limited the Illini (2-9, 0-9) to a season-low 105 yards in handing them a ninth straight loss. They didn't record a first down until near the end of the first half and ended with just five.
 
Barrett was 11 for 19 for 141 yards, with backups Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow playing most of the second half. Running back Mike Weber picked up 108 yards on 11 carries and scored twice, including on a 43-yard breakaway romp in the first quarter.
 
The Buckeyes led 28-0 after the first quarter and 38-0 at halftime when heavy rain rolled through Columbus, slowing the pace in a messy second half.

IHSA Football Semifinals

Class 1A:

 

Tuscoa 21, Athens 4, F

 

Class 2A:

 

Sterling Newman Central Catholic 8, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 14, F

Maroa-Forsyth 25, Shelbyville 14,F

 

Class 3A:

 

Elmhurst IC Catholic 7, Pleasant Plains 41, F

 

Class 4A:

 

Highland 14, Rochester 31, F

 

Class 5A:

 

Dunlap 21, Washington 0, F


Lewis has career night, E Illinois downs IUPUI 80-79

Terrell Lewis scored a career-high 25 points with seven 3-pointers and made both of his free throws, including the game-winner, and Eastern Illinois rallied to beat IUPUI 80-79 in its home opener on Friday night.
 
Jajuan Starks totaled career highs with 16 points and eight rebounds, D'Angelo Jackson added 11 points and Lewis had five assists. The Panthers (1-2) were outshot from the field 59.6 percent to 51.1 percent, but made 23 of 31 free throws to IUPUI's 3 of 7.
 
Lewis tied it at 79 on his first free throw of the game and won it on his second with six seconds left to play. Muusa Dama got a steal at the buzzer to preserve the win.
 
IUPUI led 41-38 at halftime after T.J. Henderson's 3-pointer, and led by as many as seven in the second half before Stark's layup with 9:32 to play sparked a 10-3 run capped by a 3 from Lewis to tie it at 69. Ray Crossland's layup put the Panthers up 78-77, but Aaron Brennan's bucket gave IUPUI a one-point lead before Terrell stepped to the foul line.
 
Brennan led the Jaguars (1-2) with a career-high 25 points, Ron Patterson had 19 and Evan Hall 14.

Boise State Routs Illinois State at Puerto Rico Tip Off

Chandler Hutchison had 19 points and a career-high 18 rebounds Friday as Boise State beat Illinois State 82-64 to reach the championship game of the relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
 
The Broncos (4-0) dominated from the start and led by 25 in the first half. That came a day after they rallied from nine down in the final 3½ minutes and needed Hutchison's late three-point play to beat UTEP.
 
Alex Hobbs added 10 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Boise State, which led by as many as 33 points and had a 57-27 rebounding advantage.
 
Keyshawn Evans scored 21 points for the Redbirds (1-2), who beat power-conference opponent South Carolina on Thursday. But this one got away quickly as they shot 7 of 35 from the field, including 2 of 19 on 3-pointers, before halftime.
 
Boise State faces the Iowa State-Tulsa winner in Sunday's final. Illinois State faces the loser in the third-place game.

Vermont Rallies Past Bradley

Trae Bell-Haynes made a go-ahead free throw with 2.6 seconds left as Vermont beat Bradley 65-64 on Friday in the first game of the Island of the Bahamas Showcase.
 
Bell-Haynes, a senior guard, drove to his right and was fouled as he went up for a layup. He made the first free throw but hit the front rim on the second. Bradley's Donte Thomas caught a full-court pass but his shot hit the back of the rim at the buzzer.
 
Bell-Haynes and Stef Smith each scored 14 points for Vermont (1-1), which made its first 11 free throws of the second half. Payton Henson had 11 points and nine rebounds, and Drew Urquhart added 10 points.
 
Vermont took a 45-44 lead midway through the second half and extended it to 57-48 with 6:30 remaining. Bradley rallied to tie it at 63 with 11 seconds left on Darrell Brown's two free throws.
 
Brown, Elijah Childs and Nate Kennell each scored 12 points for Bradley (2-1).

Clinton Girls Topple Decatur LSA

Madi Filkin led a balanced Clinton attack as the Lady Maroons toppled Decatur LSA 65-24 from the Clinton Turkey Tussle Thursday night at Clinton High School.
 
Filkin scored 12 points to lead the attack, and while she was the only scorer in double figures for Clinton, 11 players scored for the Lady Maroons.
 
Aryn Scott scored nine points, Jayd Rich and Claudia Workman scored eight points each, Kaile Beck scored seven and Destiny Schlesinger scored six points.
 
Emme Phillips led Decatur LSA with 13 points.
 
The Lady Maroons are 1-1 on the season and 1-1 in pool play for the round robin style tournament.
 
Other Turkey Tussle action from Thursday:
 
Maroa 53  
Tri-Valley 26
 
Mt. Pulaski 48  
Olympia 29

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