NACAGDOCHES, Texas (AP)Trae Self threw three touchdown passes to Xavier Gipson and Miles Reed ran for 132 yards and a score as Stephen F. Austin won its third straight game and handed Eastern Kentucky its first conference loss, 31-17 on Saturday.
Self hit Gipson from 34 yards out in the first quarter and found him again for an 87-yard bomb to spark the Lumberjacks to a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter and their six-yard connection in the third quarter gave them a 24-10 advantage.
Parker McKinney was 30 of 50 for 273 yards and a touchdown to lead Eastern Kentucky (6-3, 3-1 WAC-ASUN), but was picked off twice. He carried 11 times for 100 yards.
Self was 16 of 25 for 323 yards and an interception for SFA (6-3, 2-2). Gipson had four catches for 138 yards and Lawton Rikel added three for another 65 yards.
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