Evans, Lora closing in on impressive records

Eastern Illinois wide receiver Erik Lora and New Hampshire linebacker Matt Evans are closing in on some impressive records with only four weeks remaining in the 2012 season.

Lora, a junior who missed 2011 due to injury, has already broken EIU's single- season reception record, catching 11 passes against Jacksonville State on Oct. 13 to surpass Jerry Wright's previous record of 76 set in 1984. Lora also has set the Panthers' single-game records for receptions (21) and receiving yards (269).

Lora is nine receptions away from breaking the Ohio Valley Conference's single- season record of 92 catches as EIU heads to 18th-ranked Eastern Kentucky on Saturday.

He has seven straight 100-yard receiving games this season, which is the longest streak in the FCS since 2000.

Evans, the 2011 Buck Buchanan Award winner and a first-team All-America selection, needs at least 20 tackles in the team's last three games to overtake Steve Doig (1978-81) as the all-time leader in UNH history.

Evans is the FCS' current active leader with 415 career tackles. He also is the active leader in solo tackles (235) for a career.

No. 12 UNH visits Rhode Island on Saturday.