RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) Dy’Shawn Mobley scored all six touchdowns as Eastern Kentucky, trailing by 20 at halftime, rallied past Murray State 43-36 on Saturday, raising hopes for a spot in the FCS playoffs.
The Colonels (9-2, 6-2 Ohio Valley) have a nine-win season for the first time in seven years, keeping them in contention for an at-large playoff bid.
Mobley rushed for a career-high 224 yards and five TDs, including two in the fourth quarter as Eastern Kentucky led, 36-33, for the first time. He also caught four passes for 100 yards, including a 72-yard catch-and-run on a screen pass from Bennie Coney to end the third quarter. The five rushing TDs set a school record.
Murray State (3-8, 1-6) racked up 27 points in the first half starting with Pokey Harris’ 100-yard return of the opening kick, two TD runs by KD Humphries and two field goals by Carson Greifenkamp.