Football

Morehead State defense keys upset of Dayton

Nick Feldman caught a 39-yard touchdown pass from Evan Sawyer late in the fourth — one of the few notable offensive plays made on a rain-soaked Saturday afternoon — to give Morehead State a 14-13 win at Dayton.

Morehead (5-6) held Dayton to 75 yards and got an early safety when a long snap went past Dayton punter Jeff Pechan and through the end zone.

The Flyers (9-2) managed a 13-2 halftime lead after Ben Shappie ran for a 10-yard touchdown and Kevin Burns blocked a punt and returned it 20 yards for a score.

Morehead State also struggled on offense, gaining just 144 yards and pulling starting quarterback Jared Phillips after he failed to complete any of his 10 passes. But the Eagles recovered a Dayton fumble deep in Flyers territory in the third quarter, and Jerrod Pendleton scored several plays later on a 1-yard run.

Feldman's go-ahead touchdown came with 5:46 remaining. Dayton, which couldn't score on two ensuing drives, had their 12-game conference winning streak snapped.

Middle Tennessee State 21, Western Kentucky 10: Joe Craddock threw for 212 yards and two touchdowns, and Middle Tennessee State won on the road.

Phillip Tanner rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown, helping Middle (4-6) to 313 total yards.

Western Kentucky (2-9) was paced by Jake Gaebler's season-high 125 yards receiving and a touchdown. David Wolke went 18-for-30 for 213 yards and a touchdown.

Campbellsville 24, Pikeville 0: Tigers running back Greg Fountain gained more than twice the yardage of the entire Pikeville offense in a home rout.

Fountain ran 29 times for 203 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught two passes for 17 yards.

The Bears offense gained just 100 total yards on 57 plays.

The Tigers defense recorded 12 tackles for loss, including four by Trey Mayes.

Georgetown 48, West Virginia Tech 0: The host Tigers scored 31 points in the second quarter and never had any problems in a blowout of West Virginia Tech.

Georgetown gained just 277 yards but held Tech to 100 yards and forced seven turnovers.

Tigers quarterbacks Alex Matthews and Mike Lewis both threw touchdown passes in the second quarter.

Union 36, Belhaven 7: A trio of Bulldogs etched their names into the record books in Union's home victory.

Junior tailback Terence Pollock ran for 136 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries as he set the single-season records for most carries (214) and rushing yards (1,235).

Defensively, senior linebacker Willie Williams made 15 tackles and set the single-season record with 144. Williams also had 3.5 tackles for a total loss of 32 yards, three sacks, three quarterback hurries, two pass breakups and a forced fumble.

Freshman Jacob Appleby broke a couple of records as well. With his two field goals, he set the single-season mark with 12. Also, he owns the scoring record by a place-kicker with 82 points.

Thomas More 19, Mount St. Joseph 0: The host Saints (8-2) held Mount St. Joseph (5-5) to 80 yards of offense for an easy win in Bridge Bowl XIII.

The Thomas More offense, led by Trevor Stellman, gained 454 yards and committed just one turnover.

Stellman was 19-for-31 passing for 220 yards and ran for 22 yards. He had one passing touchdown and one rushing score.

The Saints must now wait to learn their opponent for next week's Division III playoff opener.

Trine 34, Kentucky Christian 12: The Knights (1-9) ran for nearly 200 yards, but it wasn't enough to knock off Trine (10-0) in Morehead.

Ronnie Smith led Christian with 125 yards on 17 carries. He had a 69-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter.

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