College Football

Eastern Kentucky Colonels (5-2)

Eastern Kentucky rallies to stun Central Arkansas 38-35


Parker McKinney scored on a 40-yard run midway through the fourth quarter, Joseph Sayles blocked Hayden Ray's attempt at a game-tying field goal and Eastern Kentucky scored 25 unanswered points to stun Central Arkansas 38-35 in the ASUN-WAC Challenge on Saturday.

The Colonels (5-1, 2-0) trailed 35-13 after Central Arkansas (2-4, 1-2) used Darius Hale's 6-yard TD run to cap a five-play, 75-yard drive with 8:13 left in the third quarter. Patrick Nations started the EKU run at the 3:11 mark with his third field goal of the game. Kmare Carey set up the next score when he forced and recovered a fumble by Christian Richmond on the ensuing kickoff at the Bears' 15-yard line. Four plays later, McKinney connected with Jayden Higgins for a 5-yard TD and hit Jaden Smith for the 2-point conversion to pull the Colonels within 35-24 heading to the final quarter.

Passing Yards: P. McKinney1315
Passing TDs: P. McKinney8
Rushing Yards: D. Hewitt468
Rushing TDs: D. Hewitt5
Receiving Yards: M. Wilcox Jr.303
Receiving TDs: J. Higgins2
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 at Western Carolina W 31 - 28
9/11 at Louisville L 3 - 30
9/18 vs. Indiana State L 21 - 23
9/25 vs. Austin Peay W 35 - 27
10/2 vs. Tarleton State W 20 - 3
10/9 vs. Abilene Christian W 30 - 15
10/16 at Central Arkansas W 38 - 35
10/30 vs. Lamar 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
11/6 at Stephen F. Austin 2:00 PT3:00 MT4:00 CT5:00 ET9:00 GMT5:00 北京时间2:00 MST3:00 CST4:00 EST
11/13 at Sam Houston 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
11/20 vs. Jacksonville State 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
Atlantic Sun
  Conference Overall
Eastern Kentucky 1-0 5-2
24 Jacksonville State 0-0 3-3
Central Arkansas 0-1 2-4
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