CHARLESTON, Ill. – #21 Southeast Missouri (1-1) opened its Ohio Valley Conference spring campaign with a bang, blowing out Eastern Illinois (0-1), 47-7, Sunday at O’Brien Field.

SEMO, which last played an OVC game 463 days ago, stormed out to 34 first-half points and never let up.

Defensively, the Redhawks put together an outstanding performance recording four takeaways (three interceptions) and stopping EIU five times on fourth down. SEMO limited the Panthers to only 114 yards in the game’s opening two quarters.

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Stadium: O’Brien Field
Location: Charleston, Ill.
Attendance: 1252
Duration: 3:17

SEMO: Andrew Bunch (302 PASS); Zion Custis (52 RUSH); Johnny King (115 REC);

EIU: WOODBERY, Harry (101 PASS); YOUNG, Kendi (88 RUSH); COOKS, DeWayne (62 REC);


O'Brien Field
West Grant Avenue, Charleston, Coles County, Illinois, 61920, United States


Southeast Missouri State7276747
Eastern Illinois07007