NE Louisiana 33, E. Kentucky 32
MONROE, La. (AP) _ Stan Humphries passed for four second-half touchdowns and Teddy Garcia kicked a 48-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining Saturday to rally Northeast Louisiana to a 33-32 victory over Easrecord.
Trailing 32-23, Northeast cut the deficit to two on an 8-yard pass from Humphries to Kenneth Johnson with 4:27 left. After forcing Eastern Kentucky to punt, Humphries led a 56-yard, 12 -play march that culminated in Garcia’s game-winning field goal.
Humphries set school records with 33 completions in 55 attempts for 486 yards passing. He also set a school and an NCAA Division I-AA mark with 521 yards in total offense, and tied another school record with his four touchdown passes.
Eastern Kentucky led 7-0 at halftime on James Crawford’s 4-yard scoring run in the first quarter.
Humphries tied the score in the third quarter on a 28-yard TD pass to Cisco Richard. After James Campbell’s 38-yard field goal gave the Colonels a 10-7 lead, Humphries hit Jackie Harris for a 37-yard touchdown.
Crawford put EKU on top 16-14 with another 4-yard scoring run, but Garcia’s 41-yard field goal gave Northeast a brief lead that disappeared when James Cadore returned the kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown.
Humphries tied the score again early in the fourth period with a 14-yard touchdown pass to James Steele, but Eastern Kentucky took a nine-point lead on a safety and Elroy Harris’ 25-yard touchdown run.
Harris, who carried 19 times, finished with 110 of Eastern Kentucky’s 315 rushing yards and Crawford had 87 yards on 19 carries out of the Colonels’ run-oriented offense.
Harris entered the game with 1,152 rushing yards and Crawford had 1,070 in an offense which averaged 289.9 yards in earning a share of the Ohio Valley Conference championship.
Eastern Kentucky quarterback Lorenzo Fields threw just seven passes, completing four for 80 yards.
Humphries, with 35 yards on 12 carries, also carried an NLU rushing offense that netted just 96 yards.
Harris was Northeast’s leading receiver with seven catches for 153 yards and Richard caught eight passes for 112 yards.