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Scott, Paul both score twice in Eastern Kentucky's 49-23 win

RICHMOND, Ky. -- LJ Scott ran for two scores, Dan Paul caught two touchdown passes and Eastern Kentucky defeated Morehead State 49-23 on Thursday night in a season opener.

A Samuel Hayworth field goal, a 23-yard run by Alonzo Booth and Scott's 4-yard run made it 18-0 after the first quarter. Paul caught TD passes of 15 yards from redshirt freshman Dakota Allen and 3 yards from Austin Scott in the third quarter for a 32-7 lead.

The Colonels finished with 564 yards offense, including 404 on the ground, led by Daryl McCleskey Jr.'s 125. Ten Colonels had positive rushing yards.

Lawson Page was 20-of-34 passing for 221 yards for the Eagles but was intercepted twice. Issiah Aguero had a pair of rushing touchdowns.

Eastern Kentucky increased its lead in the series to 53-16-4. The programs first played each other in 1924.

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2018 Pioneer Football League Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Davidson0-03-0
Stetson0-02-0
Butler0-02-1
Drake0-01-1
Jacksonville0-01-1
Dayton0-01-2
Morehead State0-01-2
San Diego0-01-2
Marist0-00-2
Valparaiso0-00-2

2018 Ohio Valley Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Austin Peay0-02-1
Southeast Missouri State0-02-1
Tennessee State0-01-0
Jacksonville State0-01-1
Eastern Kentucky0-01-2
Eastern Illinois0-00-3
Murray State0-00-3
Tennessee Tech0-00-3
UT Martin0-00-3