The Eastern Kentucky University football team took down Lamar, 42-10, on Saturday at Roy Kidd Stadium. The Colonels earn their fifth straight win in a row. This is the longest streak the Colonels have had since 2014, when they won the first six games of the season.

“I think it’s just a testament to our players and to our staff,” head coach Walt Wells said. “Winning is fun and the alternative is not fun but I think it says that there are a bunch of men in that locker room, both coaches and players and I feel like we’re rowing the boat the same way and we’re not fighting against each other.”

The Colonels came out with fire in the first quarter, starting with a one-yard touchdown from Da’Joun Hewitt and followed by a 32-yard pick six from Davion Ross. Minutes later, Hewitt took advantage of a handoff from Parker McKinney for a 25-yard run into the end zone. The Colonels went up, 21-0 in the first quarter.

“That’s what we can do when we start fast and when the offense scores on the first drive of the game and it gives the defense momentum,” Dakota Allen said. “Obviously our defense is going to do what they do and we just feed off of that. Everyday in practice is a competition between us and we just keep doing it each week.”

Only minutes into the second quarter, Jalen Dummett had a seven yard touchdown to put Lamar on the board, 21-7.

McKinney made back-to-back connections with Allen to build on the Colonels lead, 35-7.

Seconds before halftime, McKinney had an 18-yard pass to Jayden Higgins sending EKU into the locker room with the lead, 42-7.

Coming out of the half, the only points scored were from Lamar's Bailey Giffen for a 30-yard field goal, 42-10.

Ross recorded his third pick six this season.

McKinney was 15-of-20 for 218 yards and tacked on a season high of three touchdowns, rushing for 57 yards.

Hewitt led the Colonels with 101 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

Allen recorded a career high of four catches for 76 yards and two touchdowns.

Higgins had four passes for 49 yards and a touchdown.

Kelton Dawson contributed six tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

Joseph Sayles added six stops.

Roland Walder had 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

The Colonels improve to 6-2 overall on the season and 3-0 in conference play.

EKU will hit the road to Texas to take on Stephen F. Austin on Nov. 6. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.

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