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EKU falls to Marshall in season opener

Posted at 6:27 PM, Sep 05, 2020

EKU ATHLETICS — Eastern Kentucky University’s football team lost 59-0 at Marshall University on Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

Parker McKinney started at quarterback for Eastern and completed 7-of-10 passes for 71 yards. Quentin Pringle had 39 rushing yards on six carries, including a 23-yard gainer. Keyion Dixon caught three passes for 34 yards.

Wells finished 16-of-23 for 307 yards with four touchdowns for Marshall. Thundering Herd running back Brenden Knox rushed for 85 yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown.

Matthew Jackson had a game-best 12 tackles for Eastern Kentucky. Fellow linebacker Eli Hairston had 10. Freshman Jaylen Herrud recorded his first career sack. Newcomer Darrian Baker also had a sack.

The Colonels will be back in action next Saturday when they play at West Virginia University. The game will air live on FS1 and begin at 12 p.m. ET.