Two EIU players that saw their first action of the season were awarded for their efforts. David Johnson was named OVC Defensive Player of the Week, and teammate Christopher Anderson is OVC Co-Newcomer of the Week.
Johnson had 3.5 tackles for loss and finished with seven total tackles, a half-sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery and a quarterback hurry.
Anderson ran for 13 on his first touch, and on his second, he found the end zone on a 14-yard run. He would score again and finish with 129 yards on the ground.