RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Kurtis Wilderman threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Phazione McClurge on the last play of the game to lift Indiana State over Eastern Kentucky 23-21 on Saturday night.
Wilderman stepped into the pocket and fired his pass between two defenders to McClurge, who made a leaping catch at the goal line and was knocked nearly out of the end zone. But McClurge leaned the ball just over the goal line while falling and landing on his back.
Eastern Kentucky (1-2) had just taken its only lead of the game when Da’Joun Hewitt scored on a 4-yard touchdown run with 49 seconds left.
Wilderman was 11 of 17 for 111 yards passing. McClurge finished with six receptions for 75 yards, and he also caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Thompson in the second quarter.
Hunter Lunsford recovered a fumble and ran the ball five yards into the end zone for Indiana State (2-1) to open the scoring.
Parker McKinney completed 23 of 38 passes for 205 yards for Eastern Kentucky. He threw a 10-yard TD pass to Malik Owens in the first quarter. Davion Ross’ pick-6 tied the game 14-14 for the Colonels late in the second quarter.
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