2013 EIU Football Schedule ReleasedFriday, 25 January 2013
The Panthers will look to defend their Ohio Valley Conference championship in the fall, beginning with an August 31st matchup against San Diego State.
EIU finished with a record of 7-5 overall last season, including a loss to SDSU in the playoffs.
The first OVC game and the first home game for the Panthers come against Eastern Kentucky on September 28th.
The Colonels finished 8-3 last season and placed second in the OVC behind the Panthers.
Homecoming weekend is October 19th when EIU takes on Southeast Missouri.
The Panthers close out the home schedule with games against two teams above .500 last season, Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville State.
The season finale is November 23rd against UT Martin.
2013 EASTERN ILLINOIS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Aug. 31 at San Diego State
Sept. 7 at Southern Illinois
Sept. 14 ILLINOIS STATE (Mid-America Classic)
Sept. 21 at Northern Illinois
Sept. 28 * EASTERN KENTUCKY (Family Weekend)
Oct. 5 BYE
Oct. 12 * at Austin Peay
Oct. 19 * SOUTHEAST MISSOURI (Homecoming)
Oct. 26 * at Tennessee State
Nov. 2 * TENNESSEE TECH
Nov. 9 * at Murray State
Nov. 16 * JACKSONVILLE STATE (Senior Day)
Nov. 23 * at UT Martin
Nov. 30 FCS Playoff First Round
* Ohio Valley Conference Game