Morehead St. 54, Evansville 27
Nov. 15, 1997
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) _ Chris Berry scored four touchdowns _ two on the ground and two through the air _ as Morehead State beat Evansville 54-27 Saturday.
Berry caught six passes for 128 yards and touchdowns of 17 and 59 yards and rushed six times for another 62 yards and touchdowns of 22 and 5 yards.
The two teams combined for a total of 948 yards as the Eagles (7-3) outgained the Purple Aces (2-8) 530-418. The Eagles tied a school record with their seven wins.
Morehead State led 14-7 with 9:56 remaining in the second quarter before scoring 33 unanswered points on a run that extended into the fourth quarter. With 12:53 left to play in the game, the Eagles led 47-7.
Morehead State quarterback Doug Turner completed 22-of-33 passes for 320 yards and four touchdowns. In addition to Berry's performance, Kimba Bush went over the 100-yard receiving plateau with seven catches for 116 yards and a 38-yard touchdown pass from Turner.
Sean Bennett ran 27 times for 238 yards and a 56-yard touchdown to lead Evansville.