CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Jared McClain rushed for a pair of touchdowns and Matt Denham and Deshaun Sands each scored once on the ground as Eastern Kentucky rolled to a 31-7 victory over Southeast Missouri State on Saturday.
Defense was a big factor for Eastern Kentucky (7-3, 5-2 Ohio Valley). The Colonels held Southeast Missouri State (3-6, 2-4) to 262 yards, its second-lowest total of the season. Brooklyn Fox had an interception for the second straight week and recovered a fumble.
The defense also put pressure on Southeast Missouri State quarterback Scott Lathrop, who completed just 6 of 12 passes for 56 yards. He was sacked three times.
Blake Jackson finally put Southeast Missouri State on the board with a 14-yard TD run with 4:08 left in the game.
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Vanderbilt's bowl hopes likely require a fast start to the season, making the matchup against Georgia Tech cruical for Derek Mason's squad.
Penn State's James Franklin hopes that his offseason additions arrive with a more permanent feel for his staff and his program.
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Wisconsin plans to use its speedy new weapon, four-star prospect A.J. Taylor, as a wide receiver when he arrives on campus this summer.
Travon McMillian will be a player Tennessee fans will want to keep an eye on when the Vols face Virginia Tech on Sept. 10.
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