McCleskey, Eastern Kentucky run past UT Martin, 31-21
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Daryl McCleskey Jr. ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns and Eastern Kentucky used three third-quarter touchdowns to knock off visiting Tennessee-Martin, 31-21 Saturday.
The loss pushes the Skyhawks losing streak to three games. UT Martin had gone 10 quarters without a touchdown until Dresser Winn hit Jaylon Moore with a 67-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.
The victory was Eastern Kentucky’s 24th win over UT Martin in 28 tries.
Ladarius Galloway entered the game with 114 carries for 629 yards and four touchdowns coming into the game, but Eastern Kentucky (2-5, 2-3) held him to just 41 yards on 13 carries. Overall, the Skyhawks were held to just 38 rushing yards on 25 carries and managed just 254 total yards.
Eastern Kentucky’s 31 points are the most UT Martin (3-4, 1-3 Ohio Valley) has surrendered since a 45-23 loss to Ole Miss in its second game.