CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – B.J. Coleman threw for 375 yards and tied his career high with four touchdowns and Chattanooga held off Eastern Kentucky 42-24 Saturday night for its first win of the season.
Coleman, who had four TDs last year against Wofford, was 24-for-32 with one interception. He had scoring passes of 21, 80, 6 and 14 yards to stake the Mocs (1-2) to a 35-9 lead with 8:49 left in the third quarter.
The Colonels (0-3) scored the next 15 points, starting with T.J. Pryor's 10-yard touchdown to Orlandus Harris with 6:07 left in the third.
Eastern Kentucky made it 35-24 after Marcus Williams blocked a Mike Hammons punt and Shawn Shupperd returned it 25 yards for a touchdown.
The Mocs answered with a nine-play, 86-yard drive, culminating in Keon Williams' 3-yard rush with 2:30 left.
Kadeem Wise intercepted a deep pass by Pryor with 28 seconds to go.