Eastern Kentucky 30, Tennessee State 10
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) _ Daymon Carter ran for two touchdowns and Greg Couch threw for two more in Eastern Kentucky’s 30-10 win over Tennessee State Saturday in the Ohio Valley Conference.
The Colonels (5-3, 5-0 OVC) amassed 257 yards rushing and forced six Tiger turnovers in winning their 23rd straight conference home game.
Eastern also defeated Tennessee State (4-4, 3-2) for the ninth straight time.
But the Colonels fell behind in the first quarter Saturday on a 17-yard touchdown run by Jarrick Hillery.
Couch responded with a 47-yard touchdown pass to Bobby Washington with 2:37 remaining in the quarter.
Eastern’s John Wright and State’s Patrick McFall hit second-quarter field goals to forge a 10-10 halftime tie.
Eastern took the lead for good early in the third quarter on Couch’s second TD pass _ a 6-yarder to Rondel Menendez _ with 11:21 left.
Carter added two 4-yard touchdown runs later in the game.
William Murrell had 29 rushes for 140 yards to lead Eastern.
Tennessee State quarterback Todd Valentine entered the game with only three interceptions all season. He threw three on Saturday.