FRANKFORT — Shades of 2013 permeated throughout the Kentucky State University football program Saturday as the Thorobreds shutout Edward Waters 12-0 in nonconference action at Alumni Stadium.
It marked the final home game for seniors Jonathan Powell, Myrthel Stewart, Jr., Dennis Bryant, Jr., Tyler Telphy, Jalen Dingle, Joseph Castellanos, Marquese Livers, and Chris Roberts.
Kentucky State secured its first non-losing season since 2013, while notching its first shutout since the season finale of said season. The score wasn’t indicative of the Thoroughbred dominance. KSU took its first two drives deep into the red zone but failed to score on either possession.
Third times was the charm as a 27-yard punt return by redshirt junior Brett Sylve set up a Sylve one-yard touchdown early in the second quarter. He went over 100 yards for the third time in the last four games, amassing 146 yards — 122 yards in the second half.
Edward Waters ventured into KSU territory twice during the game, getting inside the 30-yard line just once. In their deepest voyage into Thoroughbred territory, EWC missed a 20-yard field goal off the goal post.
The Thorobreds doubled their lead on the first drive of the third quarter as freshman Christopher Coneway capped an 11-play, 74-yard drive with another one-yard run.
Junior Brendan Lawler added 49 carries on just seven attempts.
Defensively, Kentucky State limited the Tigers to just seven yards rushing and 96 yards total.
Junior Kalmorris Robinson led the team with seven tackles, four solos, and 1.5 tackles for loss. In his first career start, freshman Nigel Cochran had a team-high five solo tackles and six tackles total. Roberts added six tackles and one sack.
Kentucky State (5-2) travels to defending SIAC champion Miles 3 p.m. EST / 2 p.m. CST Saturday.
Courtesy: KSU Athletics