Eastern Kentucky defeats Southeast Missouri 41-17

Matt Denham ran for two touchdowns and 142 yards as Eastern

Kentucky took advantage of six Southeast Missouri turnovers to beat

the Redhawks 41-17 on Saturday.

The Colonels (3-3, 2-1 Ohio Valley Conference) finished with 244

yards rushing while getting plenty of help from the defense.

Ahead 10-0, Eastern Kentucky recovered the first of two straight

Redhawks’ fumbles on kickoffs, driving 33 yards on nine plays for a

1-yard H.B. Banjoman touchdown. On the ensuing kickoff, the

Redhawks (1-5, 1-3) fumbled again and this time the Colonels

settled for a 24-yard field goal by Luke Pray to go up 20-0 and

pull away.

Matt Scheible had 174 yards on 11 of 22 passing and 75 yards on

16 carries to become the Redhawks career leader in total offense

with 6,155 yards. He also became the first quarterback in OVC

history to get 2,000 yards rushing and 4,000 yards passing.