Maikhail Miller's touchdown in overtime and successful two-point conversion pass sealed a 35-34 victory for Murray State on the road against Jacksonville State Saturday.
Miller, who threw for one touchdown and rushed for two others in the Ohio Valley Conference opener, led the Racers (3-2, 1-0) in passing and rushing with over 100 yards in both.
With four seconds left in the fourth quarter, Griffin Thomas made a 25-yard field goal for Jacksonville State (4-1, 0-1) to send the game into overtime at 27-27. The Gamecocks started on offense in OT and DaMarcus James scored on a 13-yard rush. The Racers (3-2, 1-0) were undaunted, driving down the field and scoring eight points for the win.
Eastern Ill. 42, Eastern Ky. 7: Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 322 yards and three touchdowns as Eastern Illinois (4-1, 1-0 Ohio Valley), the eighth-ranked FCS team, thrashed Eastern Kentucky (2-3, 0-1), 42-7, in the OVC opener for both schools.
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Morehead State 45, Davidson 14: Brandon Bornhauser ran for two touchdowns and Austin Gahafer passed for two and ran for another to lead host Morehead State past Davidson and give Rob Tenyer his first victory as the Eagles' head coach.
Morehead (1-4, 1-1 Pioneer League), with 12 starters on offense and defense who are freshmen or sophomores, had started 0-4 for first time since 2006. But the Eagles defense, which had been giving up an average of 592 yards, held the Wildcats (0-4, 0-1) to 273 in helping end the streak.
Georgetown 49, Ky. Christian 7: Neal Pawsat threw for three TDs in the first Mid-South Conference game for the Tigers (2-1, 1-0).
Georgetown held the Knights (2-3, 1-1) to 52 yards on 63 plays, thanks in large part to holding KCU to negative 79 rushing yards.
Washington (Mo.) 31, Centre 14: The Colonels (3-1) suffered their first loss of the season after surrendering 24 unanswered points and 390 yards of total offense to the Bears (2-2).
Lindsey Wilson 37, Faulkner 30 (OT): The Blue Raiders continued their best start in school history in moving to 5-0. On the first play of overtime, Lindsey Wilson scored on a TD catch by Chris Robbins then shut down the Eagles (3-2).
Down 30-23, Branden Cresap threw a 3-yard TD pass to Collin Keen and Mark Corbett kicked a successful PAT to tie the game at 30 and give Lindsey Wilson a chance in the extra period.
Stillman 26, Kentucky St. 21: Josh Straughan completed a 9-yard pass to Octavian Ford for the go-ahead TD with 37 seconds left to cap a 19-point fourth quarter for the Tigers (3-1, 2-0 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) against the Thorobreds (2-2, 1-1).