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The Daily Eastern News | SPORTS


Stat Attack is a weekly feature that highlights the key statistics of sporting events. This week, we feature football, volleyball and men’s soccer.

739 The Eastern football team set a program record with 739 yards of total offense in its 57-24 win against Illinois State Saturday. The Panthers broke the 27-year-old record by 56 yards. They had 491 yards passing and 248 yards rushing. The longest pass play from the Panthers came on an 86-yard touchdown pass by Jimmy Garoppolo to receiver Keiondre Gober. The longest running play was by Shepard Little’s 73-yard touchdown.

1 3 The Eastern football team has a chance to become the third FCS team ever to beat two FBS schools in one season, as it plays Northern Illinois on the road Saturday. The previous two schools are North Texas and North Dakota State. In 1998, North Texas beat both Texas Tech and Rice. In 2007, North Dakota State beat both Minnesota and Central Michigan. Eastern beat San Diego State 40-19 on the road to open its 2013 season.

Red-shirt senior middle hitter Stephanie Arnold of the Eastern volleyball team is third in the Ohio Valley Conference with one block per set. She is tied for second in the conference with 38 total blocks in just as many sets. Arnold is also third in the OVC in hit percentage with .341. She is second on the Panthers with 87 kills this season.

.084 The Eastern men’s soccer team has a shooting percentage of .084 through four games this season. Eastern has scored four goals off 46 shots this season. That ranks the Panthers fourth in the Summit League out of seven teams. Opponents, however, have a shooting percentage of .235 against Eastern — 12 goals on 51 shots. Midfielder Will Butler is one of four Panthers to score a goal this season.

Reporting by Anthony C atezone; photos by Dominic Baima, Jason Howell, amanda wilkinson and file photos; Design by sara Hall | The Daily eastern Ne ws

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