CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) Kinkead Dent threw a pair of touchdown passes to Max Dowling, including the game-winner in overtime, to push UT Martin to a 28-27 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.

Dent connected with Dowling on a 7-yard touchdown pass to open the extra period. Pierce Holley answered for Eastern Illinois with his fourth touchdown pass, a 21-yarder to Justin Thomas, but Holley threw an incomplete pass on the ensuing 2-point attempt.

Dent was 16-of-35 passing for 182 yards with one interception, and he added 50 yards rushing on 11 carries. Dowling had just the two catches for scores for UT Martin (5-1, 2-0 Big South-OVC Association).

Holley completed 29 of 48 passes for 359 yards. Eli Mirza had 10 catches for 119 yards and a score. Justin Bowick had two touchdown catches and finished with 67 yards receiving. Thomas added 44 yards on three receptions for Eastern Illinois (4-2, 0-1).

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