E. Kentucky edges Austin Peay 13-10 on OT kick
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP)—Taylor Long’s 27-yard kick salvaged a 13-10 win for Eastern Kentucky on Saturday after Austin Peay pushed the Colonels to overtime with a last-second field goal.
The Governors tied it with one second left in regulation on Isaac Ziolkowski’s 43-yard kick and had a chance to take the lead in overtime.
But Ziolkowski missed wide right from 36 yards, opening the door for Long and Eastern Kentucky (2-3, 1-1 Ohio Valley Conference).
Eastern Kentucky scored on its first play from scrimmage following a 62-yard kickoff return by Jeremy Caldwell. Flanker Cody Watts took a lateral from quarterback Allan Holland and fired a 29-yard scoring strike to flanker Shannon Davis just 16 seconds into the game to put the Colonels on the way to their 22nd straight win over the Govs (0-5, 0-2 OVC).
Long added a 27-yard field goal with 3:52 left in the first quarter.
Austin Peay kept the game close when it came up with a fumble recovery by defensive back Jason Vanatta who fell on a C.J. Walker fumble on the Govs’ one-yard line with just over three minutes left in the first half.
T.C. Jennings put Austin Peay (0-5, 0-2 OVC) on the scoreboard early in the third quarter with a 37-yard touchdown pass to wide-open Lanis Frederick.
Holland went 17-for-28 for 211 yards and was intercepted three times. Senior wideout Stephon Fuqua had six receptions for 104 yards.
Jennings was 12-of-23 for 90 yards and a TD for Austin Peay. Frederick had six catches for the Govs for 97 yards and a score.