MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Jerrod Pendleton scored three touchdowns to lead Morehead State to a 44-10 win over Valparaiso on Saturday.
Ross Wiemer scored on a 20-yard run in the first quarter to give the Crusaders (2-6, 1-4 Pioneer Football League) a 7-0 lead -- which was their last.
Pendleton had a pair of 2-yard rushing scores in the first half and David Hyland had 46-yard interception for a touchdown to help the Eagles (4-5, 2-3) claim a 31-10 lead at halftime.
Morehead State added two fourth quarter touchdowns. Pendleton on a 4-yarder and Jared Phillips scored from 53 yards away.
Phillips finished the game with 123 yards rushing, while Erick Fitzpatrick finished with 100 yards rushing on 14 carries for the Eagles. Pendleton had six carries for 13 yards, but did have the three TDs.
Morehead State finished with 437 total yards ( 289 rushing and 148 passing) and Valparaiso had 233 (164 rushing and 69 passing).