Colonels fall to West Virginiam, 56-10

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (EKU Sports) – Eastern Kentucky University’s football team lost 56-10 at West Virginia University on Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium.

The Mountaineers (1-0) jumped in front 21-0 with the help of two touchdowns by Leddie Brown.  His first, on a 10-yard rush, got the home team on the board.  His second was on a 15-yard pass from Jarret Doege.  A 32-yard scoring catch by Sam James with 12:59 left in the second capped the quick start.

The Colonels (0-2) got on the board on the ensuing drive.  Alonzo Booth got the drive started with back-to-back runs of eight and 15 yards, getting EKU to mid-field.  Parker McKinney then found freshman Jake Sloan down the middle for 23 yards to the WVU 29 yard line.  Two plays later, McKinney connected with Keyion Dixon for a 28-yard touchdown grab.  The drive covered 75 yards on five plays in 2:10.

West Virginia added three more first half touchdowns, including another scoring run by Brown to take a 42-7 lead at halftime.

Alexander Woznick’s 32-yard field goal with 12:16 to go in the third made it 42-10.

McKinney went 9-for-17 with 131 passing yards and one touchdown.  Dixon had a team-best three receptions for 53 yards and one score.  Booth rushed for 45 yards on seven carries.  Kaleb Lundy posted a team-best and career-high nine tackles on the game.  Antonio Smith finished with five tackles, including two for a loss.

Eastern posted 206 total yards of offense on the day.

Doege was 19-for-25 with 288 yards and three touchdowns for the Mountaineers.  Two WVU running backs – Alec Sinkfield and Brown finished with 123 yards and two touchdowns each.

EKU’s 2020 season continues at The Citadel on Sept. 26.  Kickoff in Charleston, South Carolina is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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