Eastern Kentucky overwhelms SE Missouri 31-7

J.J. Jude rushed for 114 yards and a score and Jared McClain

accounted for two touchdowns to help Eastern Kentucky run past

Southeast Missouri State 31-7 in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup

Saturday.

Jude opened the scoring for the Colonels (5-3, 3-1 OVC) with a

28-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

Eastern Kentucky jumped ahead in the second quarter as Andrew

Lloyd kicked a 44-yard field goal and McClain hit Ike Ariguzo for a

45-yard score. Jordan Berry added a 25-yard touchdown run to put

the Colonels up 24-0 at half.

The Redhawks (1-7, 1-4) were only outgained 333-320 in total

offensive yards, but struggled to sustain drives as they punted six

times and fumbled twice. They got on the board late in the third

quarter when Scott Lathrop found Paul McRoberts for a 23-yard

touchdown, but the Colonels answered quickly with a 1-yard score by

McClain.