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2013 Eastern Illinois Panthers football team

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.

2013 Eastern Illinois Panthers football
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OVC champion
ConferenceOhio Valley Conference
Ranking
Sports NetworkNo. 4
FCS CoachesNo. 4
2013 record12–2 (8–0 OVC)
Head coachDino Babers (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorSterlin Gilbert (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorKim McCloud (2nd season)
Home stadiumO'Brien Stadium
(Capacity: 10,000)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 OVC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 4 Eastern Illinois †^   8 0         12 2  
No. 17 Tennessee State ^   6 2         10 4  
No. 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

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

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 PMat San Diego State*No. 21MWNW 40–1942,978[1]
September 76:00 PMat Southern Illinois*No. 14W 40–37 2OT10,038[2]
September 146:00 PMNo. 18 Illinois State*No. 9WEIUW 57–2410,741[2]
September 217:00 PMat Northern Illinois*No. 8ESPN3L 39–4323,595[2]
September 281:30 PMEastern KentuckyNo. 8
  • O'Brien Stadium
  • Charleston, IL
ESPN3W 42–711,469[2]
October 126:00 PMat Austin PeayNo. 5OVCDNW 63–75,501[2]
October 191:30 PMSoutheast Missouri State No. 3
  • O'Brien Stadium
  • Charleston, IL
WEIUW 55–3311,569[2]
October 264:00 PMat No. 21 Tennessee StateNo. 2OVCDNW 34–1622,157[2]
November 212:00 PMTennessee TechNo. 2
  • O'Brien Stadium
  • Charleston, IL
WEIUW 56–216,939[2]
November 912:00 PMat Murray StateNo. 2OVCDNW 37–173,119[2]
November 1612:00 PMNo. 22 Jacksonville StateNo. 2
  • O'Brien Stadium
  • Charleston, IL
ESPN3W 52–146,693[2]
November 231:00 PMat UT MartinNo. 2ESPN3W 70–223,167[2]
December 71:00 PMNo. 19 Tennessee State*No. 2
ESPN3W 51–104,825[2]
December 137:00 PMNo. 5 Towson*No. 2
ESPN2L 39–493,850[2]

Game summariesEdit

San Diego StateEdit

1 234Total
#21 (FCS) Panthers 7 12714 40
Aztecs 13 330 19

Ranking movementsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.