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Eastern’s offense believes it can bounce back from rough start

Eastern’s offense believes it can bounce back from rough start

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2019

The Eastern football team struggled on offense so far this season, and that may be putting it mildly. Nineteen points in four games, last in the conference in points and yards, just two touchdowns and two field goals; that is currently the resume of Eastern’s offense as it heads into conference ...

Eastern’s defense plays well in Eastern’s loss to Indiana State

Eastern’s defense plays well in Eastern’s loss to Indiana State

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2019

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Eastern football team scored just 19 points in four games this season. It scored just six points in a 16-6 loss to Indiana State Saturday in yet another anemic showing by an offensive unit desperate for a fix.  Eastern turned the ball over four times, three interceptions ...

Eastern struggles on offense again in loss to Sycamores

Eastern struggles on offense again in loss to Sycamores

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2019

TERRE HAUTE, Ind- The Eastern football team has scored just 19 points in four games this season. It scored just six points in a 16-6 loss to Indiana State on Saturday in yet another anemic showing by an offensive unit desperate for a fix.   Eastern turned the ball over four times, three interceptions and one fumble, and mustered just 200 total yards of offense, averaging just 3.2 yards...

Column: Eastern’s offense needs to utilize more smaller, shorter routes

Column: Eastern’s offense needs to utilize more smaller, shorter routes

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

September 21, 2019

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.- Eastern’s offense and Indiana State’s offense both ran, literally, into the same problem in Eastern’s 16-6 loss to the Sycamores Saturday. The difference was that the Sycamores found ways to get around Eastern’s defense, while Eastern’s offense was stuck and could do hardly...

What to watch for in Eastern vs. Indiana State

What to watch for in Eastern vs. Indiana State

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2019

Familiarity, similarity between programs Two seasons ago the Indiana State football team finished its season 0-11. The Sycamores parted ways with head coach Mike Sanford after the season, and a rebuilding process appeared to be beginning in Terre Haute. Indiana State hired head coach Curt Mallory fol...

Quiet, ferocious Greer leads Panthers

Quiet, ferocious Greer leads Panthers

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2019

When Eastern’s senior defensive tackle Terrell Greer lines up against an opposing offensive lineman, at first glance, the relatively under-sized Greer appears to be at a disadvantage.  Greer is listed at 5-foot-10 (although he probably stands a little shorter) and 310 pounds, small for a linem...

3 things to takeaway from Eastern’s loss to Illinois State

3 things to takeaway from Eastern’s loss to Illinois State

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2019

In 2018 the Eastern football team’s offense is what carried the team through a 3-8 slog of a season, pulling along a defensive unit that ranked second-to-last in the OVC in nearly every statistical category. The offense during that time ranked second in almost every category. In 2019, however, it appears...

Offense falls flat in loss to Illinois State.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2019

While the Eastern football team struggled to move the ball on offense Saturday, mustering just 197 total yards, Illinois State on the other hand was able to do just enough on offense to spoil the Panthers home opener in a 21-3 win.  Eastern’s defense did its part to limit Illinois State in the loss, t...

Eastern vs. Illinois State: brother vs. brother

Eastern vs. Illinois State: brother vs. brother

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2019

It was brought up in Eastern head coach Adam Cushing’s interview for the job; it was apparent to him even during his first week on Eastern’s campus that beating Illinois State on the football field was a priority for the Panthers. This rivalry, which will be played in its 108th edition on Saturday at O’Br...

Eastern’s three freshman offensive linemen confident, getting better

Eastern’s three freshman offensive linemen confident, getting better

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2019

It is rare in Division I college football for a program to start a freshman on the offensive line. Typically, the responsibility of protecting a quarterback and clearing lanes for ball carriers is reserved for veteran players on the roster. When a freshman does crack the starting lineup on the...

Football team loses 52-0 against Indiana

Football team loses 52-0 against Indiana

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2019

The Eastern football team was expecting to find a team that was big, fast and strong headed into its Saturday matchup against Indiana. When the Panthers did eventually step on the field, they indeed did find a team that was big, fast and strong, and in many cases more so than them, in a Hoosier squad...

Opinion: Eastern’s secondary needs to improve its receiver coverage

Opinion: Eastern’s secondary needs to improve its receiver coverage

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

September 7, 2019

BLOOMINGTON, Ind- Joe Caputo hit his hands against his helmet after tackling Indiana’s Ty Fryfogle, knowing Fryfogle just secured a first down that lead to Indiana’s second touchdown of the game. With the touchdown, Indiana led Eastern 14-0 in Saturday’s contest, but the catch and run by Fryfogle...

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