Scores

Final

E Kentucky 23

(2-1, 2-0 OVC)

Murray State 13

(1-3, 0-1 OVC)

8:00 PM ET, September 26, 2009

Roy Stewart Stadium, Murray, KY

1 2 3 4 T
EKY 0 16 0 723
MURR 0 6 0 713

Top Performers

Passing: T. Pryor (EKY) - 174 YDS

Rushing: C. Walker (EKY) - 17 CAR, 66 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Townsel (MURR) - 10 REC, 109 YDS

E. Kentucky 23, Murray St. 13

Associated Press

MURRAY, Ky. -- C.J. Walker rushed for two touchdowns and Eastern Kentucky picked off three passes as the Colonels defeated Murray State 23-13 on Saturday night.

Walker scored twice in the second quarter as Eastern Kentucky (2-1, 2-0 Ohio Valley Conference) took a 16-6 halftime lead. He finished with 66 yards on 17 carries in the Colonels' balanced attack.

Bruce Frieson added 56 yards and a touchdown and T.J. Pryor had 35 yards on the ground for the Colonels, who ran for 172 yards and held Murray State (1-3, 0-1) to 12 yards rushing.

Eastern Kentucky took a 6-0 lead on Walker's 1-yard run with 12:59 left in the first half. After Murray State cut the lead to 6-3, Logan O'Connor kicked a 23-yard field goal and Walker scored on a 2-yard run for a 16-3 lead.

Nico Yantko led Murray State with 122 yards passing and a 12-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Ard.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EKY
MURR
1st Downs1917
Total Yards346242
Passing174230
Rushing17212
Penalties10-7610-75
3rd Down Conversions3-115-17
4th Down Conversions0-12-3
Turnovers03
Possession33:5126:09

Passing Leaders

Eastern KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pryor11/1417412.400
Murray StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Yantko11/181226.811

Rushing Leaders

Eastern KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker17663.9212
Frieson12564.7111
Murray StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Nwagbara8151.908
Harris210.501

Receiving Leaders

Eastern KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Phelps35618.7033
Watts23216.0019
Murray StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Townsel1010910.9022
Ard6589.7118

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTEREKYMURR
TD12:59C.J. Walker 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 60
FG09:08Kienan Cullen 31 Yd 63
FG05:13Logan O'Connor 23 Yd 93
TD02:41C.J. Walker 2 Yd Run (Logan O'Connor Kick) 163
FG00:43Kienan Cullen 46 Yd 166
FOURTH QUARTEREKYMURR
TD14:37Bruce Frieson 1 Yd Run (Logan O'Connor Kick) 236
TD02:06Daniel Ard 12 Yd Pass From Nico Yantko (Kienan Cullen Kick) 2313