Scores

Final

Jacksonville St 21

(1-2, 0-1 OVC)

E Kentucky 51

(3-1, 1-0 OVC)

6:00 PM ET, September 22, 2012

Roy Kidd Stadium, Richmond, KY

1 2 3 4 T
JVST 0 8 7 621
EKY 14 20 10 751

Top Performers

Passing: T. Pryor (EKY) - 231 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: M. Denham (EKY) - 24 CAR, 218 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Goard (EKY) - 5 REC, 91 YDS, 1 TD

E. Kentucky 51, Jacksonville St. 21

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Ky. -- T.J. Pryor threw four touchdowns and Matt Denham ran for two more in Eastern Kentucky's 51-21 win over Jacksonville State on Saturday night in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams.

Pryor, who completed 13 of 20 passes for 231 yards, threw touchdowns to four different receivers in the win.

His first, a 28-yarder to running back Denham, gave Eastern Kentucky (3-1) an early 7-0 lead.

Jacksonville State (1-2) cut the deficit to 14-8 but Pryor threw touchdowns on three straight possessions to put Eastern Kentucky ahead 34-8 at halftime.

Pryor needs 119 yards and 30 completions to become Eastern Kentucky's career leader in both categories.

Denham paced the Colonels rushing attack with 218 yards, including 132 in the first half, on 24 carries and recorded his 11th 100-yard rushing game in the last 12 games.

Marques Ivory led Jacksonville State with 181 yards passing but threw two interceptions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JVST
EKY
1st Downs2024
Total Yards366558
Passing254231
Rushing112327
Penalties5-454-28
3rd Down Conversions6-138-15
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers40
Possession24:3335:27

Passing Leaders

Jacksonville StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ivory14/261817.012
Eastern KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pryor13/2023111.640

Rushing Leaders

Jacksonville StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
James10656.5124
Ealey12473.908
Eastern KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Denham242189.1273
Sands14463.309

Receiving Leaders

Jacksonville StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith36421.3048
Smith34515.0017
Eastern KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Goard59118.2138
Ariguzo16060.0060

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJVSTEKY
TD09:01Matt Denham 28 Yd Pass From T.J. Pryor (Luke Pray Kick) 07
TD02:15Matt Denham 13 Yd Run (Luke Pray Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERJVSTEKY
TD11:37Denzel Cheeks 8 Yd Pass From Coty Blanchard (Jerry Slota Run For Two-Point Conversion) 814
TD09:53Tyrone Goard 38 Yd Pass From T.J. Pryor (Pat Blocked) 820
TD05:00Cameron Bailey 18 Yd Pass From T.J. Pryor (Luke Pray Kick) 827
TD00:09Jeremy James 3 Yd Pass From T.J. Pryor (Luke Pray Kick) 834
THIRD QUARTERJVSTEKY
FG07:50Luke Pray 21 Yd 837
TD04:23Gavin Ellis 23 Yd Pass From Marques Ivory (Griffin Thomas Kick) 1537
TD04:03Matt Denham 73 Yd Run (Luke Pray Kick) 1544
FOURTH QUARTERJVSTEKY
TD14:45Cejay Ceniza 84 Yd Interception Return (Luke Pray Kick) 1551
TD07:43DaMarcus James 3 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2151