Written By: JMF
The Morehead State Eagles had lost three straight games heading into Saturday’s matchup with Dayton. The Eagles would soar and defend their home field with a 31-7 blowout victory.
The Eagles would come out and take the early lead when Carter Craven connected with Trevon Kleint for a 53-yard touchdown pass. Dayton would even up the score late in the 1st quarter with a Luke Hansen 6-yard touchdown run. That would be the only score for Dayton.
The Eagles would retake the lead with 4:08 remaining in the 2nd quarter when Carter Cravens connected with Ryan Upp for a 26-yard touchdown pass. The score at halftime would be 14-7.
Morehead would come out and dominate the 2nd half. James Louis would score on a 23-yard touchdown run to extend the lead to 21-7. Thomas Schwartz would add a 25-yard field goal late in the 3rd quarter to push the lead to 24-7.
The Eagles would score once in the 4th quarter on a Carter Cravens 2-yard touchdown run that gave the Eagles the 31-7 lead and would be the final score of the game.
Carter Cravens would finish the game completing 19 of 36 passes for 291 yards and 2 TDs. Cravens also had 6 carries for 32 yards and a touchdown. James Louis would carry the ball 14 times for 50 yards and 1 TD.
Ryan Upp had 6 receptions for 78 yards and 1 TD. Daly Kyle had 5 receptions for 75 yards. Trevon Kleint only had 1 reception but he made the most of it for a 53-yard touchdown score.
The Eagles defense had a very impressive outing. They would force Dayton into 3 interceptions. Dayton quarterback, Dante Casciola was 12 of 19 for only 78 yards and 1 interception. Cole Dow completed 4 of 10 passes for 41 yards and 2 interceptions.
Dayton wasn’t able to get much on the ground either. Michael Neel carried the ball 18 times for 68 yards. Cole Dow carried the ball 9 times for 50 yards. In total, Dayton had 203 yards rushing and 1 rushing touchdown.
The Eagles improve to 2-3 on the season and will return to action this coming Saturday, October 14th when they travel to take on Valparaiso (2-3). Kickoff is set for 2:00 p.m.
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