MURRAY, Ky. — Tim Boyle tossed two touchdown passes, Daryl McCleskey ran for 144 yards and L.J. Scott added two rushing scores to propel Eastern Kentucky to a 26-13 victory over Murray State on Saturday.
Boyle, who finished with 201 yards on 15-of-25 passing, opened the scoring with a 22-yard strike to Dan Paul in the first quarter for the Colonels (3-5, 3-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Scott scored on a 2-yard run to stretch the lead to 14-0 at 12:20 in the second quarter.
Gabriel Vicente kicked a 21-yard field to cut the deficit to 14-3 for the Racers (2-6, 1-3), but Boyle hit Ryan Markush for a 38-yard score and Scott added a 1-yard TD run to push the lead to 26-3 with 1:30 remaining before halftime.
Vicente added a 34-yard field goal just before the half and Shuler Bentley connected with Jordon Gandy for an 18-yard TD in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring for Murray State. Gandy finished with 82 yards on three receptions.