Eastern Illinois hosts Illinois State for the 109th Mid-America Classic and the Panthers 2021 home opener on Saturday.
Smith, a Mattoon graduate, helped EIU to a 3-0 record at the Southern Illinois Saluki Tournament last weekend while playing in all 12 sets. She posted 121 assists in three matches and averaged 10.08 assists per set.
DAYTON, Ohio — Eastern Illinois was limited to just five offensive plays in the third quarter on Saturday afternoon as Dayton scored 17 points while holding the ball for most of the quarter.
The Panthers are coming off a 46-0 loss to South Carolina last Saturday.
It had been nearly 18 months since Eastern Illinois cross country runner Lindsey Carlson last competed at the collegiate level.
Jordan Vincent led the Panthers with eight tackles.
It is the second time ever the Panthers will face an SEC opponent.
Eastern Illinois University has an incredibly rich history with football.
Bryce Dewberry got into the game for EIU in the first quarter and recorded two tackles in the Panthers' 26-21 loss.
Many alumni of Eastern Illinois University went on to have successful careers in the NFL. Here's a look at some.
Indiana State defeated EIU 26-21 on Saturday.
When Eastern Illinois University's football team faces Indiana State in their Week 0 game on Saturday, it will be the Sycamores' first football game since Nov. 23, 2019.
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