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CHARLESTON – Murray State scored a goal on his first drive of the second half in a 13-13 draw for what turned out to be the only second-half goal during a 20-13 Racers win over Eastern Illinois. The game was EIU Senior Day, which was played at O’Brien Field.

EIU finished the season with 1-10 in the overall standings, 1-5 in the OVC. Murray State improved to 6-5 overall, including two wins against EIU and 3-3 in the OVC.

Cortezz Jones won the game on a 26-yard touchdown with 11:15 in the third quarter.

EIU flipped the ball twice in the red zone, including a fumble within their own five-yard line in the third quarter that could have tied the game.

The Panthers took the lead 7-0 with Harrison Bey-Buie’s 8-yard run in the first quarter.

Both kickers were involved in the first half, with Murray State’s Aaron Baum hitting from 43 and 58 yards in the first quarter. EIU’s Stone Galloway scored in the second quarter from 28 and 30 meters.

Murray State’s Damonta Witherspoon scored the Racers touchdown in the first half with 1:47 remainder in the first half on a 15-yard run. Witherspoon rushed 135 yards in the game for the Racers

Chris Katrenick made the start for EIU, walking 24 of 42 for 216 yards. Isaiah Hill was his top target with his third straight double digit reception and a 100 yard reception game. Hill had 13 catches for 110 yards which exceeded the 1,000 yard mark for his EIU career in the game.

Jason Johnson had 12 tackles with 2 tackles for the loss and his fourth fumble recovery of the season. Johnson finished the year with 112 tackles. Colin Bohanek had ten tackles for EIU with one sack.

Lawaun Powell led Murray State with nine tackles.

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East Illinois striker Jermaine Hamlin, left, shoots against northwest striker Pete Nance during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Tuesday Nov. 9, 2021. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)


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Guard CJ Lane from east Illinois, right, drives against northwest striker Robbie Beran during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)


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East Illinois security guard Henry Abraham, left, shoots over northwest security guard Ty Berry during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Tuesday Nov. 9, 2021. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)


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Northwestern Guard Casey Simmons, center, vies for a rebound against Eastern Illinois Guard Henry Abraham (left) and striker Jermaine Hamlin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Tuesday Nov. 9, 2021. (AP photo / Nam Y. Huh)


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Northwestern striker Pete Nance (right) blocks a shot by east Illinois security guard Kashawn Charles during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Tuesday Nov. 9, 2021. (AP Photo / Nam Y . Huh)


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Northwestern striker Pete Nance, right, blocks a shot by Jermaine Hamlin of east Illinois during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Tuesday Nov. 9, 2021. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)


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Barlow Alleruzzo IV of East Illinois, left, looks at a pass while Northwestern center Ryan Young defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Tuesday Nov. 9, 2021. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)


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Eastern Illinois coach Marty Simmons wipes his face as he watches the team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., Tuesday November 9, 2021. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)


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Northwestern security guard Julian Roper II, right, drives to the basket while Myles Baker of east Illinois stands guard during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Hm)


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Northwestern striker Elyjah Williams (center) hits the basket against Myles Baker (left) and Rodolfo Rufino Bolis of east Illinois in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)


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Northwestern security guard Ryan Greer (2) scores for east Illinois striker Barlow Alleruzzo IV in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)


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Marty Simmons, Eastern Illinois head coach responds to a call during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)


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Northwestern security guard Boo Buie (left) shoots east Illinois security guard Henry Abraham during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)


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Eastern Illinois security guard Chris Robinson, right, speaks to security guard Kejuan Clements during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., Tuesday Nov. 9, 2021. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh )


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Northwestern security guard Boo Buie, center, drives against east Illinois security guard Myles Baker, left, and security guard Henry Abraham during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Tuesday Nov. 9, 2021. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)


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