CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Dylan Favre passed for one touchdown and Najee Ray rushed for another as Tennessee-Martin scored all its points in the first half in taking a 17-7 victory over Southeast Missouri in an Ohio Valley Conference opener Saturday night.
The Skyhawks (3-1, 1-0) did most of their damage on the ground, gaining 238 yards with DJ McNeil collecting a career-high 148 on 27 carries.
Favre hit Corey Jordan for a 35-yard score in the first quarter. Ray's 9-yard scoring run gave the Skyhawks a 14-0 lead in the second quarter. Jackson Redditt added a 22-yard field goal with 2:48 left in the half.
The Redhawks' only score came with 6:17 remaining in the game on Ron Coleman's 2-yard run.
The Redhawks (0-4, 0-1) have lost seven consecutive games dating back to last season.
Favre, the nephew of former NFL quarterback Brett Favre, completed 11 of 16 passes for 118 yards.
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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