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Morehead State quarterback Lawson Page. (Courtesy MSU Athletics)
Morehead State quarterback Lawson Page. (Courtesy MSU Athletics)

Thursday, August 30, 2018
by Cody Bush, PFL Media Relations

Eastern Kentucky 49, Morehead State 23

RICHMOND, Ky. – Morehead State scored twice in less than a minute in the fourth quarter, but an halftime deficit proved too much to overcome in a 49-23 loss to Eastern Kentucky on the opening night of the college football season, Thursday at Roy Kidd Stadium.

Eastern Kentucky (1-0) scored three times in the first quarter, jumping out to a 18-0 lead. The Eagles would get on the board midway through the second quarter on Isiah Aguero's first scoring run and trailed 18-7 at halftime. But the Colonels returned from halftime and scored the game's next 24 points, extending its advantage to 42-7.

Morehead State (0-1) attempted to forge a comback late in the fourth quarter. Aguero completed a 12-play, 74-yard drive with a four-yard run for a touchdown. Moments later, Jeremiah Draper forced a fumble recovered by the Eagles and two plays later Jovan Smith completed the short scoring drive with a four-yard run. But Eastern Kentucky scored on the game's next drive to end the threat.

Quarterback Lawson Page completed 20-of-34 passes for 221 yards to pace the Eagles' offense. Smith led the MSU run game with 54 yards on eight carries while Aguero finished with 21 yards on six carries.

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