MURRAY, Ky. – Matt Scheible ran for a career-high 134 yards and threw for 140 yards and a touchdown to lead Southeast Missouri to a 30-17 win over Murray State on Saturday night.
The Redhawks (1-1, 1-0 Ohio Valley Conference) scored 20 points in the second half en route to their first win in a conference opener since 2006.
Drew Geldbach's 47-yard field goal gave Southeast Missouri a 13-10 edge early in the second half, but Murray State regained the lead on Duane Brady's 1-yard plunge.
Scheible threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Brian Brown on third-and-goal for a 20-17 lead, then his 60-yard run sparked the next drive, which ended with a field goal.
Henry Harris, who finished with 113 yards, scored the final touchdown on a 33-yard run to cap an 86-yard drive.
Jeff Ehrhardt was 38-for-54 for 245 yards and one touchdown with one interception for Murray State (0-2, 0-1).