Panthers fall 26-21 in season opener against Indiana State


Robert Le Cates | The Daily Eastern News

Eastern quarterback Otto Kuhns releases a pass against Indiana State on Aug. 28. Kuhns was 14-of-29 passing with 2 interceptions in the game, which Eastern lost 26-21.

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor

The Eastern football team came up short Saturday afternoon with a score of 26-21 in Terre Haute for the season opener against Indiana State.

Early in the fourth quarter Eastern quarterback Otto Kuhns threw an interception and was returned for a 75-yard touchdown to put the Sycamores up 24-14.

Eastern scored another touchdown, cutting the lead to three late in the fourth quarter.

The Panthers then got the ball back with 34 seconds left but a late safety ended the Panther’s chances at tying or winning the game.

Quarterback Otto Kuhns was 14-of-29 with 253 yards and 2 interceptions and running back Harrison Bey-Buie had 11 carries for 57 with 1 touchdown.