Indiana State tops Eastern Kentucky 19-7 for first win

Photo: EKU Athletics
By  | 

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - Chris Childers and Peterson Kerlegrand ran for touchdowns, Jerry Nunez kicked two field goals to tie a school record and Indiana State made a goal-line stand to get its first win of the season Saturday, 19-7 over Eastern Kentucky.

The Sycamores (1-2) forced sixed straight Eastern Kentucky punts while taking a 10-0 halftime lead on a 42-yard field goal and Childers' 2-yard scoring run.

Nunez missed a field goal early in the second half and the Colonels offense kicked in, closing to 10-7 on Alonzo Booth's 1-yard run that capped a 15-play, 80-yard drive.

Nunez kicked a 31-yard field goal on the following possession - the 42nd of his career, tying a school record - before the Colonels (1-2) began another long drive that ended on downs at the Indiana State 8-yard line after an apparent TD pass was called back because of a penalty.

Kerlegrand, 132 yards on 23 carries, iced it with a 9-yard run in the fourth quarter for Indiana State, which outgained the Colonels 348-248.

Daryl McCleskey Jr. led Eastern Kentucky with 103 yards on 13 carries.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus