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EKU uses big plays, Booth’s four touchdowns to post 49-17 win over Western Carolina in Opportunity Bowl

Eastern Kentucky University featured scoring plays of 94, 69, 63 and 66 yards during a 49-17 win over Western Carolina in the Opportunity Bowl on Saturday at Roy Kidd Stadium. Alonzo Booth rushed for 178 yards and three touchdowns to lead EKU, which finished the season with a 3-6 record. Booth also caught a 69-yard scoring pass from quarterback Isaiah Velez to highlight a four-touchdown performance. The...

EKU to meet Western Carolina in Opportunity Bowl on Saturday at Roy Kidd Stadium

Eastern Kentucky University will face Western Carolina in the Opportunity Bowl presented by Raising Cane’s, and in memory of Dr. Sheila Pressley, on Saturday at Roy Kidd Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. The bowl will air live on ESPN3. Eastern Kentucky is 2-6 after falling at No. 11 Central Arkansas last Saturday by a 37-25 score at Conway, Ark. The Colonels overcame a 24-0 deficit...

WKU pulls out 20-17 win at Middle Tennessee State; Houston Baptist holds on for 33-30 win at EKU

KyForward staff Western Kentucky University began Conference USA play on Saturday by pulling out a 20-17 road victory at Middle Tennessee State. WKU quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome threw two touchdowns passes, including an 11-yard scoring toss to Joshua Simon for a 20-10 lead with six minutes left in the game. Middle Tennessee (0-4) responded by scoring a touchdown with 2:07 remaining, but WKU recovered...

EKU plays host to high-scoring Houston Baptist in home opener Saturday at Roy Kidd Stadium

Eastern Kentucky University plays its first home game of the season on Saturday when Houston Baptist visits Roy Kidd Stadium. Kickoff for the Breast Cancer Awareness Game is scheduled for 3 p.m. This is the first meeting between the two football programs. EKU is 1-2 going into Saturday, while Houston Baptist is 0-3. Parker McKinney threw for 274 yards and four touchdown passes on Saturday to lead...

West Virginia rushes for 329 yards, rolls to 56-10 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday

By John Antonik West Virginia University MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia had little trouble disposing of Eastern Kentucky in its COVID-19-delayed season opener Saturday afternoon at Milan Puskar Stadium. The Mountaineers built a 42-7 halftime lead and cruised to a 56-10 victory over the winless Colonels. “It was a good win,” West Virginia head coach Neal Brown said afterward. “I’m...

EKU kicks off football season Saturday afternoon with nationally televised game at Marshall

Eastern Kentucky University begins the football season this Saturday by traveling to Huntington, W.Va., for a nationally televised game with Marshall. The kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will be televised live on ESPN. Eastern Kentucky posted a 7-5 overall record last season. The Colonels are under the direction of first-year head coach Walt Wells, who most recently served as a quality control...

EKU trio named preseason All-OVC; Colonels begin season Sept. 3 against Western Carolina

Three Eastern Kentucky University football players have been chosen to the preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference Team by the coaches and communications directors. EKU running back Alonzo Booth and a pair of offensive linemen – Tucker Schroeder and Graham Ashkettle — earned spots on the Preseason All-OVC Team. Booth finished the 2019 season with 673 rushing yards on 140 carries (4.8 yards per carry)...

Four EKU football players named preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference by HERO Sports

Four Eastern Kentucky University football players have been chosen to the HERO Sports preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference Team. Running back Alonzo Booth, offensive linemen Tucker Schroeder and Jackson Bardall, and linebacker Steven Crowder were the EKU players receiving the honors. Booth earned second team All-OVC honors from the coaches and communications directors last season. He was also chosen...