Eastern Kentucky 28, Tennessee Tech 7
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) _ William Murrell ran for career-high 211 yards and Daymon Carter rushed for two touchdowns as Eastern Kentucky won for the first time this season 28-7 over Tennessee Tech Saturday in the Ohio Valley Conference.
The Colonels (1-3, 1-0 OVC) outrushed Tech (1-2, 0-1) 284-98 and outgained the Golden Eagles 329-234.
But the Eagles scored first when Brant Billen capped an eight-play, 50-yard first quarter drive with an 18-yard touchdown run.
Eastern answered midway through the second quarter when Murrell sprinted 86 yards for a touchdown.
The Colonels took the lead for good midway through the third quarter when Corey Clark intercepted a pass by Tech quarterback Andre Caballero and returned it 88 yards for a score. Clark’s touchdown was the first defensive touchdown scored by the Colonels this season.
The Colonels pulled away in the fourth as Carter finished a 19-play, 81-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown run with 9:38 left in the game. He scored again on a 14-yard run two minutes later for a 28-7 Eastern lead with 7:11 left.