GAMEDAY College Football

Eastern Michigan 42, Eastern Kentucky 34

Associated Press

YPSILANTI, Mich. - Taylor Powell passed for 271 yards and three touchdowns, Samson Evans rushed for 89 yards and two scores and Eastern Michigan beat FCS member Eastern Kentucky 42-34.

Powell rushed for a 7-yard score early in the fourth quarter to extend Eastern Michigan's lead to 35-17. After 10 straight points from EKU, Powell led a six-play, 65-yard drive ending in a 22-yard scoring pass to Hassan Beydoun for a 42-27 lead with 3:22 left.

EKU scored on Parker McKinney's 9-yard completion to Dakota Allen with 1:11 remaining, but Eastern Michigan secured the onside kick to seal it.

Tanner Knue caught four passes for 43 yards and two touchdowns for Eastern Michigan. Hassan Beydoun added 48 yards receiving and a score.

McKinney was 35-of-51 passing for 351 yards and three scores for Eastern Kentucky. McKinney also rushed for 49 yards and a score. Allen caught nine passes for 118 yards and two scores.


Scoring Summary
Second Quarter EastKyEastMi
EastKy FG 14:52 Patrick Nations 33 yd FG 3 0
EastMi TD 10:39 Tanner Knue 15 yd pass from Taylor Powell (Jesus Gomez kick) 3 7
EastMi TD 5:36 Samson Evans 8 yd run (Jesus Gomez kick) 3 14
EastKy TD 2:24 Jaden Smith 19 yd pass from Parker McKinney (Patrick Nations kick) 10 14
Third Quarter EastKyEastMi
EastMi TD 11:39 Samson Evans 2 yd run (Jesus Gomez kick) 10 21
EastMi TD 8:07 Tanner Knue 12 yd pass from Taylor Powell (Jesus Gomez kick) 10 28
EastKy TD 4:38 Parker McKinney 23 yd run (Patrick Nations kick) 17 28
Fourth Quarter EastKyEastMi
EastMi TD 11:00 Taylor Powell 7 yd run (Jesus Gomez kick) 17 35
EastKy FG 8:16 Patrick Nations 40 yd FG 20 35
EastKy TD 7:13 Dakota Allen 14 yd pass from Parker McKinney (Patrick Nations kick) 27 35
EastMi TD 3:22 Hassan Beydoun 22 yd pass from Taylor Powell (Jesus Gomez kick) 27 42
EastKy TD 1:11 Dakota Allen 9 yd pass from Parker McKinney (Patrick Nations kick) 34 42
Team Stats
  Eastern Kentucky Eastern Michigan
First downs 29 23
  Rushing 5 8
  Passing 21 12
  Penalty 3 3
3rd Down Efficiency 12-18, 67% 6-11, 55%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 28-141 33-124
Passing Yards 351 271
Return Yards 44 110
Completions-Attempts-Int 35-51-1 21-30-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--2 3--16
Punts 3 3
Punts-Average 33 42
Fumbles Lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties - Yards 12-108 6-59
Time of Possession 31:48 28:12
Eastern Kentucky Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
P. McKinney 35 51 351 3 1
Eastern Michigan Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Powell 21 30 271 3 1
Eastern Kentucky Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Sloan 13 49 3.8 0
P. McKinney 7 49 7.0 1
K. Magloire 8 43 5.4 0
Eastern Michigan Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
S. Evans 15 89 5.9 2
J. Jackson 3 24 8.0 0
D. Boone Jr. 4 12 3.0 0
T. Powell 8 5 0.6 1
Eastern Kentucky Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Allen 9 118 13.1 2
J. Mitchell 4 62 15.5 0
J. Smith 5 48 9.6 1
C. McCoy 4 37 9.3 0
M. Edwards Jr. 4 33 8.3 0
B. Sloan 4 20 5.0 0
J. Higgins 3 16 5.3 0
K. Magloire 1 13 13.0 0
K. McFadden 1 4 4.0 0
Eastern Michigan Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Drummond 4 62 15.5 0
H. Beydoun 3 48 16.0 1
T. Knue 4 43 10.8 2
A. Paaske 1 34 34.0 0
G. Oakes 3 32 10.7 0
D. Lassiter 4 26 6.5 0
J. Getzinger 1 17 17.0 0
S. Evans 1 9 9.0 0
Eastern Kentucky Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Hayes 1 0
Eastern Michigan Interceptions
Player Int Yards
B. Bogan 1 0
Eastern Kentucky Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Edwards 3 99 33.0
Eastern Michigan Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Tomasek 3 126 42.0
Eastern Kentucky Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Eastern Michigan Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Eastern Kentucky Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Sloan 2 44 22.0
Eastern Michigan Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
H. Beydoun 3 75 25.0
J. Jackson 1 35 35.0
Eastern Kentucky Missed FG
Player Length
Eastern Michigan Missed FG
Player Length




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