Aaron Patrick has put together an incredible college career.

In the past five seasons, the defensive lineman has earned multiple All-Ohio honors and been named an All-American by several different organizations.

The Dayton, Ohio, native has more 162 career tackles, 35 tackles-for-loss and 23.5 sacks.

He's been a dominant force up front and tormented OVC quarterbacks since he arrived at EKU.

Until last week, though, he had never come up with an interception at the college level.

The redshirt senior picked off a pass from Murray State quarterback Preston Rice early in the third quarter of a 34-27 win over Murray State.

Patrick returned the ball 36 yards to the Racer 9-yard line, which set up a 1-yard Alonzo Booth touchdown run.

"I thought he was going to take it to the house," Booth said. "We definitely gave him some grief the next day in the film room. I think it's great for AP. He's a great player."

Patrick is putting together another great season.

The defensive lineman leads the OVC in sacks (six), is second in the league in tackles for loss (9.0) and is 28th in the conference in tackles (35).

Patrick is on the 2019 STATS Buck Buchanan Watch List, which goes to the top FCS defensive player in the country -- and he currently fourth on EKU's all-time sacks leader list.

Fitzpatrick with another INT

Dualson Fitzpatrick had one of EKU's three interceptions on Saturday against Murray State.

And it's the third-straight game the sophomore defensive back from Akron, Ohio, has come up with an INT.

He also forced turnovers against Tennessee State and UT-Martin.

"Of course I feel like I'm playing well, but it's not just me. It's my teammates," Fitzpatrick said. "The interception I had on Saturday isn't going to happen if Corey Glass doesn't get pressure on the quarterback. Everyone else is doing his job."

Fitzpatrick is tied for second in the OVC in interceptions (three).

As a team, EKU has nine interceptions on the season, which is tied with UT-Martin for the league lead.

Hayworth delivers

Samuel Hayworth had attempted just three field goals through the first six games of the season.

He got two chances on Saturday against Murray State and connected on both them.

The senior hit from 36 and 38 yards in victory over the Racers.

Hayworth is 3-for-5 on the season on field goals and is 26-for-26 on extra-point attempts.

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