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Kentucky football roundup: EKU outlasts Murray State in 2OT

Kentayvus Hopkins scored on a 1-yard run to start the second overtime, and Kobie Grace intercepted a pass to end it as Eastern Kentucky edged Murray State 41-34 on Saturday.

The Colonels (6-4, 5-2 Ohio Valley Conference) saw a 20-7 lead disappear and had to come from behind twice before knotting the game at 34-34 when Dy'Shawn Mobley hauled in a 20-yard TD pass from Bennie Coney (417 yards passing) in the first OT.

Eastern Kentucky opened the second overtime with Coney and Mobley rushing for 11 and 10 yards, respectively, setting up a first-and goal at the 1. Hopkins punched over with the winner.

Murray State (3-7, 2-5) tried some misdirection on its first play of the second OT, sweeping right only to pitch the football to wide receiver Jesse Blackburn. EKU's Grace reached overhead to pull Blackburn's pass out of the air at the 5, ending the game with the interception.

Morehead State 36, Valparaiso 29: Austin Gahafer threw for 335 yards and three touchdowns, and a caught a touchdown pass.

Gahafer connected with Jake Raymond for a 17-yard score with 2:45 left and the Eagles took a 36-29 lead after a successful 2-point conversion.

Morehead (6-4, 5-2 Pioneer Conference) moved above .500 for the first time since a 7-4 record in 2007.

Raymond caught six passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns, and threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Gahafer on a trick play.

Georgetown 22, Pikeville 0: Georgetown's Ozzie Mann threw for 174 yards and a touchdown with one interception while completing 19-of-25 passes, as the Tigers (6-4) took Mid-South Conference East Division title.

Quan Weaver rushed for 146 yards for Pikeville (5-6, 3-2 MSC East), wrapping up the season with 1,566 yards on the ground for the program record for a single season.

Georgetown's Alan Williams caught six passes for 60 yards and Kyle Longworth had the lone touchdown grab of 19 yards.

Richard Grimes posted a game-high nine stops for the Tigers, while Arthur Williams and Jack Hopkins led the Bears' defense with eight tackles each.

Faulkner 51, Union 30: Junior quarterback Chandler Whittlesey and freshman receiver Brad Elkins posted huge games for Union in a season-ending loss.

Whittlesey threw for a season-high 314 yards and two touchdowns on 28-of-39 passing. He als rushed for 99 yards and two more scores on 13 carries.

Elkins, meanwhile, hauled in 11 catches for 193 yards, the most by a Bulldog this season. He also scored a touchdown, the first in his college career.

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