Scores

Final

Murray State 7

(4-7, 3-4 OVC)

E Kentucky 34

(7-3, 6-1 OVC)

1:00 PM ET, November 15, 2008

Roy Kidd Stadium, Richmond, KY

1 2 3 4 T
MURR 0 0 7 07
EKY 14 17 3 034

Top Performers

Passing: C. Franklin (MURR) - 61 YDS

Rushing: C. Walker (EKY) - 25 CAR, 229 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: M. Harris (MURR) - 6 REC, 33 YDS

E. Kentucky 34, Murray St. 7

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Ky. -- C.J. Walker rushed for 229 yards and three touchdowns to lead Eastern Kentucky to a 34-7 win over Murray State on Saturday.

The Colonels (7-3, 6-1 Ohio Valley Conference) remain in at least a tie for first place in the OVC. The Colonels outgained the Racers (4-7, 3-4) 334-188.

Walker scored his first touchdown when he capped off a six-play, 55-yard drive with a 16-yard scamper that put Eastern Kentucky up 7-0 with 11:15 left in the first quarter.

He added a 51-yard run that increased the Colonels' margin to 14-0 with 6:37 left in the first quarter.

The Colonels increased their lead to 28-0 on Walker's next score, a 60-yard run, and Taylor Long's 26-yard field goal in the final minute of the first half made it 31-0 at halftime.

Paul McKinnis scored from the 1 yard out late in the third for the Racers' only points.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Team Stat Comparison

 
MURR
EKY
1st Downs917
Total Yards188334
Passing9844
Rushing90290
Penalties11-1096-40
3rd Down Conversions5-144-14
4th Down Conversions0-21-1
Turnovers21
Possession22:2437:36

Passing Leaders

Murray StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Franklin10/18613.400
Eastern KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Holland5/8445.500

Rushing Leaders

Murray StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
McKinnis13634.8143
Townsel22613.0015
Eastern KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker252299.2360
Banjoman14493.5111

Receiving Leaders

Murray StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris6335.509
Knight33010.0019
Eastern KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fuqua12525.0025
Watts11414.0014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMURREKY
TD11:15C.J. Walker 16 Yd Run (Taylor Long Kick) 07
TD06:37C.J. Walker 51 Yd Run (Taylor Long Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERMURREKY
TD11:47H.B. Banjoman 1 Yd Run (Taylor Long Kick) 021
TD04:09C.J. Walker 60 Yd Run (Taylor Long Kick) 028
FG00:32Taylor Long 26 Yd 031
THIRD QUARTERMURREKY
FG10:11Taylor Long 27 Yd 034
TD01:23Paul McKinnis 1 Yd Run (Kienan Cullen Kick) 734