CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) Quarterback Pierce Holley ran for three touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, to give Eastern Illinois a 25-24 victory over Bryant on Saturday.

Bryant struck first in the extra period when Fabrice Mukendi bullied into the end zone from a yard out. Holley completed a 17-yard pass to Justin Thomas to convert on third-and-4 before pushing up the middle for a 2-yard score. Holley then ran in for the two-point conversion to end it.

Holley was 21-of-29 passing for 244 yards. His pair of short-yardage touchdown runs in the first half capped long scoring drives for Eastern Illinois (5-3, 1-2 Big South-OVC Association).

Mukendi's 13-yard touchdown run tied the game 17-all with 11:26 remaining. Zevi Eckhaus completed 19 of 36 passes for 175 yards and threw a touchdown pass for Bryant (3-4, 1-1).


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