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E. Kentucky 49, Tenn.-Martin 0

November 1, 1997

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) _ Simon Fuentes was a perfect 8-of-8 on passes and threw for three touchdowns _ in the first quarter _ as Eastern Kentucky crushed Tennessee-Martin 49-0 Saturday in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Early in the quarter Fuentes hit Jonathan Butler on a 50-yard scoring pass. After Corey Crume rushed for a 24-yard touchdown, Fuentes’ next two TD passes came within a span of less than three minutes. A 21-yarder to Brian Brenneman with 5:22 left in the quarter was followed by a 15-yard scoring strike to Rondel Menendez with 2:59 to go.

Tennessee-Martin (0-9, 0-7) was held to just 160 yards of total offense.

With Eastern (5-3, 4-0) leading 28-0 after one quarter, Fuentes was relieved by Waylon Chapman, who threw for 186 yards and one touchdown.

Menendez caught touchdown passes from each of the quarterbacks. The scoring pass from Chapman went for 73 yards in the fourth quarter and Menendez finished with 138 yards on six receptions. Bobby Washington also had more than 100 yards receiving, with 104 yards on 7 catches.

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