EKU FOOTBALL | Did a new power duo emerge in Colonels season opener?

09/03/2017 11:02 AM

The game may not have gone the way Eastern Kentucky hoped, but no shortage of positives for the second year in Mark Elder’s tenure as head coach.

In the 31-17 loss to Western Kentucky, EKU held the Hilltoppers scoreless in the first quarter, the first team to do so since Miami (OH) last September. It was also the EKU debut for quarterback Tim Boyle, who sat out last season after transferring from UCONN. Boyle proved his signal calling ability by compiling over 300 yards through the air, with two TD and no interceptions.

His primary endzone target was senior receiver Ryan Markush. Markush hauled in both of Boyle’s touchdown throws, and finished the game with more than 150 yards receiving. After the game, both players were happy to finally be playing on game days together instead of just practice.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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