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Rolling Meadows grad breaks EIU record

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  • Jimmy Garoppolo

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 306 yards and five touchdowns and broke Sean Payton's school record for total offense in Eastern Illinois' 63-7 victory over winless Austin Peay on Thursday night.

Garoppolo, a Rolling Meadows High School product, has 10,344 yards of total offense in his career. Payton, the New Orleans Saints' coach, had 10,298.

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Erik Lora had five catches for 133 yards and three touchdowns, the longest a 66-yarder that capped the scoring in the fourth quarter, for the Panthers (5-1, 2-0 Ohio Valley). Taylor Duncan ran for 128 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries.

Tim Phillips ran for 83 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries for the Governors (0-6, 0-2).

Eastern Illinois scored 27 first-quarter points. Duncan broke through for a 27-yard touchdown run in first 2 minutes, and scored from a yard out with 8:15 to go. Garoppolo threw a 43-yard scoring pass to Shepard Little, and added a 35-yarder to Lora with 33 seconds left in the quarter.

The Panthers led 42-0 at halftime. Garoppolo scored on a 1-yard run late in the second quarter, and threw a 6-yard scoring pass to Lora only 50 seconds later.

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