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Three-TD rally helps EKU top OVC foe

Eastern Kentucky overcame an eight-point deficit by scoring three touchdowns in a span of 9:11 bridging the third and fourth quarters to beat Eastern Illinois 36-31 Saturday in Charleston, Ill.

With Eastern Kentucky (3-1, 3-0 Ohio Valley) trailing 24-16, T.J. Pryor found Orlandus Harris for a 31-yard touchdown pass. Less than five minutes later, C.J. Walker scored on a 1-yard run. Then Jeremy Caldwell intercepted Jake Christensen's pass at the Eastern Illinois 10-yard line and ran it in to put the Colonels up 36-24.

Pryor was 19-for-30 for 293 yards and touchdown passes to Harris and Ryan Aldrin. Harris caught five passes for 120 yards. Walker and Pryor also rushed for TDs.

Christensen threw for 294 yards and two TDs for the Panthers (4-1, 2-1).

Union 31, West Virginia Tech 0: No. 18 Union defeated visiting West Virginia Tech 31-0, its first shutout victory since the 1993 season.

Union (3-2 overall, 2-1 Mid-South Conference East) had gone 169 games since its last blanking of an opponent, a 30-0 win against Tennessee Wesleyan.

Sophomore quarterback Mike Brinkley played only the first three quarters but still passed for 328 yards and two scores on 23-for-34 passing. He also ran for 46 yards and a score on 10 carries.

Thomas More 40, Bethany 12: The Saints rolled up 436 yards of total offense in a win against Bethany College in Crestview Hills.

The Saints (4-0, 3-0 Presidents' Athletic Conference) were led by Trevor Stellman, a Conner grad who was 13-for-18 passing for 172 yards and four touchdowns. Stellman also had six carries for 110 yards and one TD.

Cumberlands 30, Pikeville 14: Sophomore quarterback Jay Bright ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead sixth-ranked Cumberlands to a win at Pikeville.

Cumberlands (5-0, 1-0 Mid-South East), which entered the game leading the NAIA in rushing at 368.8 per game, gained 273 yards in the win. Senior fullback Coheleach Holmes ran for an even 100 yards on 12 carries.

Dayton 30, Morehead State 15: Steve Valentino threw two touchdown passes and Dayton beat host Morehead State.

The Flyers (3-1, 1-0 Pioneer League) scored 30 unanswered points after falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter.

Morehead State (2-3, 0-2) managed only 153 total yards and eight first downs.

Virginia-Wise 28, Georgetown 21: Georgetown used two fourth-quarter TDs to trim a 21-point deficit to seven, but its rallied stalled there in a loss in Wise, Va.

Ted Sberna ran for 155 yards to lead the Tigers. Dustin May, Mike Lewis and Nik Blair scored Georgetown's TDs, all on the ground.

Kentucky State 31, Clark Atlanta 13: Jerrell Noland threw for 235 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Thorobreds (3-3, 2-3 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) past host Clark Atlanta.

Centre 20, Sewanee 0: Johnathan Pinque ran for 128 yards and Grant Conliffe passed for 185 to help keep host Centre (5-0) undefeated.

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