Written By: JMF
The Morehead State Eagles improve to 3-3 on the season with a win at Valparaiso. The win gives the Eagles their 2nd straight win since loosing 3 in a row.
The Eagles would jump out to an early 7-0 after a Carter Cravens 1-yard touchdown run. Valpo would tie the score at 7 after Jeffrey Jackson connected with Ryan Mann for a 21-yard touchdown pass. Valpo would take a 14-7 lead after a Ryan Mann 23-yard touchdown run and that would be the halftime score, 14-7. The Eagles would be trailing 14-7 in the 4th quarter, when Carter Cravens connected with Ryan Upp for a 46-yard touchdown pass that would tie the game 14-14 after the PAT.
Valpo would retake the lead when Jeffry Jackson connected with Jake Vickers for a 6-yard touchdown pass.
The Eagles were trailing 21-14 with 2:31 remaining in the game. Less than 20 seconds later the game would be tied 21-21. Carter Cravens would connect with Ryan Upp for an 80-yard touchdown pass. The Eagles would get the ball back. Nathan Hazlett would kick a 28-yard field goal as time expired, and the Eagles would get the come-from-behind victory, 24-21.
Valpo was led offensively by Jeffrey Jackson. Jackson completed 18 of 29 passes for 202 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Ryan Mann led the ground attack with 12 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown. Mann also had 1 reception for 21 yards and a touchdown.
The Eagles were led by Carter Cravens who completed 23 of 38 passes for 396 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Cravens also had 9 rushes for 31 yards and 1 rushing touchdown. Ryan Upp had 8 receptions for 184 yards and 2 touchdowns. Kyle Daly had 5 receptions for 83 yards and Trevon Kleint had 3 receptions for 74 yards.
The Eagles (3-3) will be looking for their 3rd straight victory next Saturday when they travel to Stephenville, TX to take on the Tarleton State University Texans. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m.
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