EKU beats SEMO 41-38
RICHMOND, Ky. (KFVS) - Eastern Kentucky beats SEMO 41-38 at Roy Kidd Stadium on Saturday night, September 23.
The Colonels traveled to Houck Stadium last year and stunned the Redhawks, 28-23. SEMO led 13-0 at halftime before a huge third quarter turnaround put Eastern Kentucky in front, and an interception in the end zone with 23 seconds remaining clinched the win for EKU.
Early on in the rematch Saturday, SEMO once again built an early 17-7 lead in the first quarter. The Redhawks scored on their first three drives of the game thanks to a DC Pippin 40-yard field goal, 16-yard touchdown reception by Damoriea Vick and 1-yard rush touchdown by Paxton DeLaurent.
SEMO scored their third touchdown of the game on a 9-yard reception by Jack Clinkenbeard with 1:17 left in the half. But Eastern Kentucky drove down the field in a hurry-up offense to set up a 35-yard field goal as the clock struck zeros in the second quarter and pull within a single possession.
At halftime, the Redhawks led 24-17.
During the third quarter both teams traded scores. Damoriea Vick scored his second touchdown of the game on a 15-yard throw from Paxton DeLaurent. The Colonels answered right back on the ensuing possession with a touchdown drive of their own, capped off by a Braedon Sloan 1-yard rush.
SEMO held a 31-24 advantage entering the fourth quarter.
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