EKU FOOTBALL | Colonels Gearing Up for Austin Peay
11/08/2016 11:24 AM
The EKU football team (2-7) fell 41-28 to Murray St. (4-5) on Saturday afternoon in Richmond.
It was the Colonels’ fourth-straight loss.
EKU had the lead 20-7 early in the third quarter after the Colonels forced a Murray St. safety. But, the Racers responded, scoring the game’s next 31 points.
By the end of the game, EKU quarterback Tyler Swafford threw for a career-high 289 yards. Meanwhile, his tight end, Dan Crimmins, had a career-best 124 receiving yards.
Eastern head coach Mark Elder joined Andrew Chernoff via SKYPE on Monday. He talked with Andrew about the team’s game against Murray State and about the team’s upcoming match-up versus Austin Peay.
The two also discussed the departure of Eastern QB Bennie Coney, who is no longer on the team. The program released a statement on Saturday about Coney:
“Eastern Kentucky University quarterback Bennie Coney is no longer with the team. Bennie is on course to graduate in December and will remain on scholarship through the semester. He will continue to have access to the Bratzke Student-Athlete Academic Success Center. Everyone within the football program and the athletics department wishes Bennie all the best in his future endeavors.”
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