2013 Eastern Illinois Panthers football team

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2013 Eastern Illinois Panthers football
Eastern Illinois Panthers wodmark 2000-2015.png
OVC champion
Conference Ohio Valley Conference
Ranking
Sports Network No. 4
FCS Coaches No. 4
2013 record 12–2 (8–0 OVC)
Head coach Dino Babers (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Kim McCloud (2nd year)
Home stadium O'Brien Stadium
(Capacity: 10,000)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 OVC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 Eastern Illinois †^   8 0         12 2  
#17 Tennessee State ^   6 2         10 4  
#10 Jacksonville State ^   5 3         11 4  
Tennessee–Martin   5 3         7 5  
Eastern Kentucky   4 4         6 6  
Murray State   4 4         6 6  
Tennessee Tech   2 6         5 7  
SE Missouri State   2 6         3 9  
Austin Peay   0 8         0 12  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2013 Eastern Illinois Panthers football team represented Eastern Illinois University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by second-year head coach Dino Babers and played their home games at O'Brien Stadium. They were a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). Eastern Illinois finished the season 12–2 overall and 8–0 in OVC play to win the conference championship. They received an automatic bid to the FCS playoffs where they defeated Tennessee State in the second round before losing to Towson in the quarterfinals.

On December 18, Babers resigned to become the head coach at Bowling Green.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:00 PM at San Diego State* No. 21 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA MWN W 40–19   42,978[1]
September 7 6:00 PM at Southern Illinois* No. 14 Saluki StadiumCarbondale, IL W 40–37 2OT  10,038[2]
September 14 6:00 PM No. 18 Illinois State* No. 9 O'Brien StadiumCharleston, IL (Mid-America Classic) WEIU W 57–24   10,741[2]
September 21 7:00 PM at Northern Illinois* No. 8 Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL ESPN3 L 39–43   23,595[2]
September 28 1:30 PM Eastern Kentucky No. 8 O'Brien Stadium • Charleston, IL ESPN3 W 42–7   11,469[2]
October 12 6:00 PM at Austin Peay No. 5 Governors StadiumClarksville, TN OVCDN W 63–7   5,501[2]
October 19 1:30 PM Southeast Missouri Statedagger No. 3 O'Brien Stadium • Charleston, IL WEIU W 55–33   11,569[2]
October 26 4:00 PM at No. 21 Tennessee State No. 2 LP FieldNashville, TN OVCDN W 34–16   22,157[2]
November 2 12:00 PM Tennessee Tech No. 2 O'Brien Stadium • Charleston, IL WEIU W 56–21   6,939[2]
November 9 12:00 PM at Murray State No. 2 Roy Stewart StadiumMurray, KY OVCDN W 37–17   3,119[2]
November 16 12:00 PM No. 22 Jacksonville State No. 2 O'Brien Stadium • Charleston, IL ESPN3 W 52–14   6,693[2]
November 23 1:00 PM at UT Martin No. 2 Graham StadiumMartin, TN ESPN3 W 70–22   3,167[2]
December 7 1:00 PM No. 19 Tennessee State* No. 2 O'Brien Stadium • Charleston, IL (FCS Playoffs Second Round) ESPN3 W 51–10   4,825[2]
December 13 7:00 PM No. 5 Towson* No. 2 O'Brien Stadium • Charleston, IL (FCS Playoffs Quarterfinals) ESPN2 L 39–49   3,850[2]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Game summaries[edit]

San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 (FCS) Panthers 7 12 7 14 40
Aztecs 13 3 3 0 19

Ranking movements[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Final 
Sports Network 21 14 9 8 8 5 5 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 
Coaches 23 16 12 10 12 5 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 4


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eastern Illinois Panthers at San Diego State Aztecs (August 31, 2013)". Statbroadcast.com. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Cumulative Season Statistics". Eastern Illinois Athletics. December 14, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013.