GEORGETOWN, Kentucky — Bennie Coney threw for 351 yards and five touchdowns, four in a dominant first half, and Eastern Kentucky rolled to a 48-17 victory over Tennessee Tech on Thursday night.
The game was moved from the Eastern Kentucky campus in Richmond to nearby Georgetown College after an apparent death threat on campus earlier in the week.
Coney completed 32 of 46 passes, Arien Beasley had four catches for 136 yards, and Dy'Shawn Mobley ran for 115 yards on 25 carries for the Colonels (3-2, 2-0 Ohio Valley).
Coney hooked up with Beasley on a 70-yard touchdown strike on the game's third play. The quarterback directed two long scoring drives. Coney capped the first with a 3-yard pass to Devin Borders, and Lucas Williams kicked a 37-yard field goal.
Ladarius Vanlier had a 15-yard touchdown run for the Golden Eagles (2-4, 1-2) to make it 17-7 after one quarter. It was 41-10 at the half.