Ex-Cat Dy'Shawn Mobley scores three TDs in EKU's bounceback win

Former University of Kentucky running back Dy'Shawn Mobley scored three touchdowns and Eastern Kentucky bounced back from its first loss of the season to beat Southeast Missouri 33-21 on Saturday.

Mobley ran for 111 yards on 27 carries, and EKU went over 30 points for the sixth straight game. Devin Borders added 106 yards receiving and a score.

The Colonels (7-1, 4-1 Ohio Valley) scored first when Jeff Glover blocked and returned a punt 22 yards in the first quarter. Mobley gave EKU the lead for good at 14-7 with a 1-yard touchdown near the end of the quarter. He scored again in the second quarter.

Kyle Snyder passed 3 yards to Ron Coleman to get the Redhawks (4-5, 2-3) within five with 10:31 left before Mobley ran 13 yards for the game's final score.

Snyder passed for a touchdown and rushed for 116 yards and two scores. The Colonels increased their series edge to 22-3, including 10 wins in the last 11 meetings.

The Colonels are currently second in the conference, behind Jacksonville State. Eastern travels to conference bottom-dweller Tennessee State next week before hosting the Gamecocks on Saturday, Nov. 8.

The Colonels finish league play by hosting Murray State on Nov. 15 before closing out the regular season at Florida.