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.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
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