Bachus throws for 3 TDs, UT Martin beats E. Illinois 28-15


MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) John Bachus threw two of his three landing passes to tight finish Rodney Williams, John Ford returned an interception 50 yards for a rating, and UT Martin by no means trailed in its 28-15 win over Jap Illinois on Sunday.

Bachus was 24-of-36 passing for 259 yards with a interception and Williams completed with eight receptions for 95 yards. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound redshirt senior went into the sport with profession totals of 41 catches for 473 yards and no touchdowns.

Bachus linked with Williams for a 21-yard landing to open the scoring late within the first quarter after which hit Donnell Williams for a 16-yard TD with 9:07 left within the second. Two performs from scrimmage later, Ford’s pick-6 gave the Skyhawks (1-1, 1-1 Ohio Valley Convention) a 21-0 lead.

Harry Woodbery had 279 yards passing and two touchdowns for Jap Illinois (0-2, 0-2).

UTM had 12 tackles for loss and restricted the Panthers to 59 yards speeding on 25 makes an attempt.

The sport was initially scheduled for Feb. 21 however was postponed on account of winter climate within the space.

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