The Illinois State Redbirds (9-3) play the Eastern Washington Eagles (10-2) at 5 p.m. CT Saturday in the FCS Playoffs after both teams advanced last week.
Illinois State defeated Appalachian State, 38-37, in overtime on Dec. 1 behind quarterback Matt Brown. Brown passed for 322 yards and five touchdowns, and Illinois State blocked an extra point in overtime that would've tied the game.
Brown has passed for 2,998 yards with 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season.
Eastern Washington is coming off a 29-19 win over Wagner on Dec. 1. Quarterback Kyle Padron passed for 327 yards and receiver Brandon Kaufman caught 10 passes for 174 yards in the win, which ended a nine-game winning streak for Wagner.
Game time: 5 p.m. CT
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