The Eastern Kentucky University women’s basketball team kept pace with George Mason for most of Sunday's non-conference match-up at McBrayer Arena.
Peyton Broughton connected a three-pointer to give the Colonels a lead in the opening seconds on Saturday against High Point on the road.
The Colonels needed two things to happen on Saturday to greatly improve their chances of getting an at-large bid to the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs.
After Alphonso Howard went down with an injury in the second half on Saturday in Clarksville, Tenn., EKU coach Mark Elder turned and looked at freshman quarterback Parker McKinney.
Eastern Kentucky University linebacker Gavin Bryant was chosen as the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week and Matthew Jackson was selected as the OVC Co-Specialist of the Week on Sunday after the two played significant roles in the Colonels’ 35-34 comeback win at UT-Martin.
MARTIN, Tenn. – A kick recovered by Matthew Jackson late in the third quarter allowed the Eastern Kentucky University football team to complete a 13-point comeback and defeat the University of Tennessee at Martin, 35-34, on Saturday in Martin, Tennessee.
The Colonels were able to run the ball very effectively on every team they faced through the first month of the season -- including a pair of Football Bowl Subdivision opponents.
The Colonels worked on a fake field goal play all week leading up to their Ohio Valley Conference opener against Southeast Missouri State.
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