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.


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