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Tennessee Tech scores 29 straight to shock EKU

Marty Jones converted a key two-point conversion and had two interceptions in the final minutes to help Tennessee Tech hand Eastern Kentucky its first loss, a 39-31 stunner.

The Golden Eagles (3-4, 2-2 Ohio Valley Conference) scored 29 unanswered points to end the game. The Colonels led 31-10 with 2:11 to go in the third quarter.

Jones' two-point conversion with 3:41 left gave the Golden Eagles their first second-half lead.

Ladarius Vanlier added a 63-yard TD run to put Tennessee Tech up 39-31.

Jones picked off Eastern's Bennie Coney as the Colonels were driving to tie the game. Eastern forced a three-and-out and got the ball back with about 40 seconds left, but Jones again came down with an interception, this time of Jared McClain.

EKU running back Dy'Shawn Mobley led the Colonels (6-1, 3-1) with 163 yards and a TD.

McClain went 5-for-11 for 66 yards, a TD and two picks. Coney was seven of 12 for 49 yards and two picks.

Thomas More 49, Saint Vincent 7: Jensen Gebhardt threw for 201 yards and three TDs for the Saints (5-2, 4-1 Presidents' Athletic Conference), whose defense shut out the visiting Bearcats (2-4, 2-2).

Saint Vincent's lone TD came on an 82-yard punt return by Darius Brown in the second quarter.

The Saints' Ct Tarrant rushed for 153 yards and two TDs. Tarrant, a freshman, started in place of former Lexington Christian star Dominique Hayden, who missed the game after suffering an injury early last week in the Saints' win at Geneva.

Hayden, a senior, set the PAC record for single-game rushing and Thomas More's career-rushing mark in the Saints' 49-6 win against Westminster on Sept. 27. He has 935 yards and 15 TDs on the season.

Miles 19, Kentucky St. 13: Sophomore quarterback David Whipple started in place of Demetric Price due to a shoulder injury and engineered an 89-yard TD drive to open the game for the Golden Bears (4-3, 3-1 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference).

Whipple rushed for two TDs and threw another. He finished 12-for-19 with 156 yards. He gained 76 yards on the ground.

Ora Johnson, a freshman out of Bryan Station, took over at quarterback for Kentucky State (2-5, 1-3) at the 1:53 mark of the third quarter. He threw two TD passes in the final 2:14 — including an 87-yard bomb to Moronkie Tapper with 19 seconds left — to put the Thorobreds to within six points before Miles recovered the subsequent onside kick.

Dayton 41, Morehead St. 7: Connor Kacsor rushed for 232 yards and four TDs on only 10 carries as the Flyers (5-1, 3-0 Pioneer Football League) scored the game's first 35 points.

Will Bardo, a former Highlands standout, went 6-for-13 for 64 yards and threw an interception for Dayton.

Centre 31, Sewanee 3: Heath Haden threw two TDs and rushed for one as the Colonels (6-0, 2-0 Southern Athletic Association) held strong against the host Tigers (1-6, 0-3).

Bethel 28, Pikeville 14: Jaquell Fitts had 112 rushing yards and a TD for the host Wildcats (2-5).

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