RICHMOND, Ky. -- T.J. Pryor rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another score to lead Eastern Kentucky to a 35-7 win over Eastern Illinois on Saturday night.
Pryor scored on runs of 6, 2 and 30 yards in the first half to give the Colonels (2-3, 1-0 Ohio Valley Conference) a 21-0 lead. The quarterback finished with 78 yards rushing on 11 carries.
Pryor completed 9 of 20 passes for 85 yards for Eastern Kentucky.
The Panthers (0-6, 0-4) scored their first points in the second quarter when Jimmy Garoppolo connected with Lorence Ricks on a 29-yard touchdown.
Bruce Frieson had second-half scores with a 15-yard touchdown run and a 13-yard touchdown catch for the Colonels.
Garoppolo led Eastern Illinois with 272 yards passing but was sacked six times and intercepted twice. Kenny Whittaker caught eight passes for 102 yards.