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Ron Harrison Writes...
Sunday, 18 October 2020
Eastern Kentucky University vs. Troy October 17, 2020
Topic: Eastern Kentucky University Foot

2020FBEKUTROY

Eastern Kentucky University vs. Troy
Veterans Memorial Stadium

Troy
Troy, AL
October 17, 2020

© 2020 by Ron Harrison

Evan Legassey kicked a 47 yard field goal as time expired to earn a 31-29 victory over Eastern Kentucky University.  Troy led 28-17 after three quarters but Eastern Kentucky rallied and took a 29-28 with 21 seconds left in the game on a four yard pass from Parker McKinney to Keyion Dixon but a two point conversion attempt failed.  Troy then mounted a three play drive which culminated in the game winning field goal.  Troy recorded 27 first downs and 507 yards of total offense.  They were penalized eight times for 88 yards, lost a fumble, and had two passes intercepted.  Eastern Kentucky recorded 21 first downs and 425 yards of total offense.  The Colonels were penalized seven times for 40 yards and had one pass intercepted.

Kimani Vidal led Troy’s ground attack with 143 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.  BJ Smith carried the ball 15 times for 46 yards.  Gunnar Watson completed 26 of 38 passes for 333 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions.  Kaylon Geiger caught seven passes for 100 yards.  BJ Smith added six receptions for 96 yards.  Reggie Todd caught two passes for 38 yards and a touchdown.  Khalli McClain added two receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown.  Tez Johnson returned two punts for 16 yards.  Reggie Todd returned six kickoffs for 134 yards with a long return of 35 yards.  Kaylon Geiger returned one kickoff for 37 yards.  KJ Robertson led the defense with two solo and nine assisted tackles.  C. Martial added two solo and seven assisted tackles.  Deil Pettus recorded six solo and two assisted tackles.  Terrence Dunlap added three assisted tackles, two pass break ups, and one interception.

Alonzo Booth led Eastern Kentucky’s ground game with 39 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.  Parker McKinney completed 30 of 47 passes for 370 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.  Keyion Dixon caught eight passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns.  Jacquez Jones added eight receptions for 75 yards.  Jackson Beerman caught six passes for 57 yards.  Allante Leapheart returned one punt for 10 yards.  Davion Ross returned three kickoffs for 58 yards with a long return of 26 yards.  Kaleb Lundy led the defense with two solo and nine assisted tackles with one of his tackles resulting in a one yard loss.  Joseph Sayles, Kabbash Richards, and Eli Hairston each recorded three solo and six assisted tackles.  Matthew Jackson recorded three solo and four assisted tackles with 1.5 of his tackles resulting in losses totaling nine yards.  Kmare Carey returned one pass he returned 18 yards.  Elijah Taylor recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass.

Scoring Summary

School

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Final

Eastern Kentucky University

7

10

0

12

29

Troy

14

7

7

3

31

 

TROY

-

AJ Lewis 16 yard pass from Gunnar Watson (Evan Legassey kick)

EKU

-

Keyion Dixon 90 yard pass from Parker McKinney (Alexander Woznick kick)

TROY

-

Khalil McClain 9 yard pass from Gunnar Watson (Evan Legassey kick)

EKU

-

Alexander Woznick kicks a 19 yard field goal

EKU

-

Alonzo Booth 12 yard run (Alexander Woznick kick)

TROY

-

Kimani Vidal 1 yard run (Evan Legassey kick)

TROY

-

Reggie Todd 22 yard pass from Gunnar Watson (Evan Legassey kick)

EKU

-

Alexander Woznick kicks a 22 yard field goal

EKU

-

Alexander Woznick kicks a 25 yard field goal

EKU

-

Keyion Dixon 4 yard pass from Parker McKinney (Parker McKinney pass fails)

TROY

-

Evan Legassey kicks a 47 yard field goal

 

Selected Statistics

Eastern Kentucky University

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Alonzo Booth

15

39

2.6

12

Parker McKinney

14

9

0.6

7

Kyeandre Magloire

1

7

7.0

7

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Parker McKinney 

47-30-1

370

2

90

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Keyion Dixon

8

196

2

90

Jacquez Jones

8

75

0

23

Jackson Beerman

6

57

0

26

Kyeandre Magloire

2

13

0

7

Micah Manning

2

10

0

7

Alonzo Booth

2

3

0

2

Ethan Bednarcyzk

1

8

0

8

Ethan Bradds

1

8

0

8

 

 

Troy

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Kimani Vidal

13

143

11.0

27

BJ Smith

15

45

3.0

5

DK Billingsley

2

6

3.0

6

Team

1

-7

-7.0

0

GunnarWatson

3

-13

-4.3

4

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Gunnar Watson

38-26-2

333

3

37

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Kaylon Geiger

7

100

0

37

BJ Smith

6

96

0

29

Bret Clark

4

21

0

14

Reggie Todd

2

38

1

22

Tez Johnson

2

30

0

27

Khalil McClain

2

24

1

15

AJ Lewis

1

16

1

16

Kimani Vidal

1

12

0

12

J. Woods

1

-4

0

0

 

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the Troy Stats Crew for the comprehensive stats provided for today’s games.

 

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the event, teams, or players to me at prepgridiron@yahoo.com.

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other football events appear on https://www.angelfire.com/ky2/prepgridiron.


Posted by REH at 9:12 PM EDT
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