Scores

Final

Morehead State 17

(1-1, 0-1 away)

E Kentucky 24

(1-1, 1-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 8, 2012

Roy Kidd Stadium, Richmond, KY

1 2 3 4 T
MORE 0 3 7 717
EKY 3 7 7 724

Top Performers

Passing: Z. Lewis (MORE) - 294 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Denham (EKY) - 34 CAR, 166 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Sawyer (MORE) - 9 REC, 110 YDS

E. Kentucky 24, Morehead St. 17

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Ky. -- Matt Denham ran for 166 yards on 34 carries for Eastern Kentucky as the Colonels earned their first win of the year, topping Morehead State 24-17 Saturday night.

Denham also ran 2 yards for a touchdown that snapped a 10-10 tie in the third quarter, propelling Eastern Kentucky (1-1) to a lead it wouldn't relinquish.

In the second quarter, the Colonels jumped to a 10-3 lead on T.J. Pryor's 18-yard touchdown pass to Paul Henry. The Eagles (1-1) responded with a touchdown midway through the third, as Zach Lewis tossed a 23-yard score to Kevin Thomas. Denham's third-quarter score broke that tie.

A 6-yard touchdown run by Zavier Foster, who had 81 yards on 16 rushes, stretched the Colonels' lead to 24-10 in the fourth quarter.

Lewis picked up a second touchdown pass late in the fourth, finishing 28 of 42 for 294 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MORE
EKY
1st Downs1529
Total Yards313440
Passing304158
Rushing9282
Penalties4-207-43
3rd Down Conversions6-147-16
4th Down Conversions1-12-3
Turnovers10
Possession18:1441:46

Passing Leaders

Morehead StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lewis28/422947.021
Eastern KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pryor13/221486.710

Rushing Leaders

Morehead StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bornhauser263.006
Macshara430.801
Eastern KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Denham341664.9112
Foster16815.1111

Receiving Leaders

Morehead StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sawyer911012.2062
Thomas6549.0223
Eastern KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bailey5499.8021
Ariguzo24623.0041

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMOREEKY
FG04:56Luke Pray 26 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERMOREEKY
FG13:27Rainer Duzan 33 Yd 33
TD07:55Paul Henry 18 Yd Pass From T.J. Pryor (Luke Pray Kick) 310
THIRD QUARTERMOREEKY
TD07:39Kevin Thomas 23 Yd Pass From Zach Lewis (Rainer Duzan Kick) 1010
TD04:10Matt Denham 2 Yd Run (Luke Pray Kick) 1017
FOURTH QUARTERMOREEKY
TD04:08Zavier Foster 6 Yd Run (Luke Pray Kick) 1024
TD02:46Kevin Thomas 6 Yd Pass From Zach Lewis (Rainer Duzan Kick) 1724