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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...

EKU to meet Western Carolina in inaugural Opportunity Bowl on Nov. 21 at Roy Kidd Stadium

Eastern Kentucky University will host the inaugural Opportunity Bowl in memory of Dr. Sheila Pressley on Nov. 21, Vice President and Director of Athletics Matt Roan has announced. The Opportunity Bowl will feature EKU and Western Carolina. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Roy Kidd Stadium. The Opportunity Bowl will air live on ESPN3. Pressley, who passed away in January of 2020, was the dean...