Scores

Final

Morehead State 8

(1-2, 0-2 away)

E Kentucky 16

(1-2, 1-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 13, 2008

Roy Kidd Stadium, Richmond, KY

1 2 3 4 T
MORE 0 0 0 88
EKY 3 3 7 316

Top Performers

Passing: A. Holland (EKY) - 191 YDS

Rushing: C. Walker (EKY) - 17 CAR, 58 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: S. Davis (EKY) - 5 REC, 55 YDS

E. Kentucky 16, Morehead St. 8

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Ky. -- Eastern Kentucky had to withstand a fourth-quarter rally for a 16-8 victory over Morehead State on Saturday night.

Eastern Kentucky's Allan Holland was 15-for-27 for 191 yards and C.J. Walker rushed for 58 yards and the Colonels' only touchdown, a 17-yard run with 6:06 left in the third quarter.

Taylor Long kicked field goals of 22, 22 and 28 yards for the Colonels (1-2).

Eastern Kentucky built what seemed to be a safe 16-0 lead with 9:55 left and the Eagles having mustered only five first downs when Morehead State (1-2) took over on its own 25-yard line.

But Morehead State's Evan Sawyer found Jerrod Pendleton in the left corner of the end zone on an 11-yard touchdown pass to bring the Eagles to within 16-6 with 4:18 remaining in the game.

Sawyer hit Nick Feldman for the 2-point conversion and then recovered an onside kick at Morehead State's 49-yard line.

The Eagles drove to the 40-yard line before Sawyer's pass was picked off by Brandon Gathof at the 14-yard line with 2:34 left.

Eastern Kentucky's Shannon Davis had five receptions for 55 yards, all on an opening 74-yard drive that culminated with Long's 22-yard field goal.

Morehead State was paced by Sawyer, who was 15-for-30 for 116 yards.

Feldman led the Eagles with 57 yards on five carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MORE
EKY
1st Downs1218
Total Yards202303
Passing116191
Rushing86112
Penalties8-535-24
3rd Down Conversions5-156-15
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers31
Possession28:0131:59

Passing Leaders

Morehead StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sawyer15/301163.911
Eastern KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Holland15/271917.100

Rushing Leaders

Morehead StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Feldman55711.4029
Kearns3155.004
Eastern KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker17583.4117
Watts22613.0024

Receiving Leaders

Morehead StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
McLaughlin33311.0015
Morgan22110.5013
Eastern KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis55511.0014
Cromer34916.3032

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMOREEKY
FG07:04Taylor Long 22 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERMOREEKY
FG06:39Taylor Long 22 Yd 06
THIRD QUARTERMOREEKY
TD06:06C.J. Walker 17 Yd Run (Taylor Long Kick) 013
FOURTH QUARTERMOREEKY
FG14:57Taylor Long 28 Yd 016
TD04:18Jerrod Pendleton 11 Yd Pass From Evan Sawyer (Evan Sawyer Pass To Nick Feldman For Two-Point Conversion) 816