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Honoring 13 members of the 2017 senior class, Morehead State football concluded its season with a 21-14 win over Davidson on a windy Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium. The Eagles finish the year with a 4-7 record and a 3-5 mark in the Pioneer Football League, while Davidson ends its season at 2-9 (0-8 PFL).

"Nothing easy," said head coach Rob Tenyer. "I was really proud of the way our kids battled today. Overall, both teams did a really nice job schematically."

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Marist's football team outscored Morehead State 14-0 in the fourth quarter to get a come-from-behind 38-31 victory Saturday.

Marist, which snapped a four-game losing streak, improved to 4-7, 3-4 in the Pioneer Football League. Morehead State fell to 3-7, 2-5 in the PFL

"That was the story of the game, the fourth quarter," said head coach Rob Tenyer. "It was a good football game up to that point - going back-and-forth - seems like our consistency fell apart."

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Behind 4 touchdowns from redshirt junior quarterback Lawson Page and 4 forced turnovers, Morehead State football notched a 29-26 come-from-behind victory over Stetson while celebrating Homecoming weekend on Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

The Eagles advance to 3-5 on the season, with a 2-3 mark in the Pioneer Football League. Stetson falls to 1-4 in the conference, amassing an overall record of 2-6.

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Plagued with a season-high six turnovers, Morehead State football fell to Butler by a score of 44-6 on Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

The Eagles drop to 2-4 (1-2 Pioneer Football League) on the season, while the Bulldogs propel to 3-3 (1-2 PFL).

Morehead State relinquished 20 points by way of five fumbles and an interception. Butler capitalized on a sack of Lawson Page on the Eagles' opening drive, as Bulldogs running back Anthony Scaccia punched in the first of two touchdowns on the ground with 9:38 left in the first quarter.

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Along with the Whiteout, Saturday is also Donate Life Day at Morehead State Football, and representatives from the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) will be on hand to distribute information and t-shirts as well as sign up individuals for organ donation.

Morehead State hosts Butler at 1 p.m. ET.

In addition, recipients and family members of organ donors will be honorary game captains. They include Joe Tenyer, father of MSU head coach Rob Tenyer (kidney recipient), Morgan McCalvin (pancreas recipient) and Christina Emory (family member of organ donor).

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Junior wideout Jarin Higginbotham hauled in a pair of touchdown passes Saturday night, but host Austin Peay rolled up 477 rushing yards and defeated the Morehead State Eagles 69-13 at Fortera Stadium.

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If Morehead State and Liberty had just counted the second half Saturday night, then the Eagles would have come away with only a six-point deficit. Unfortunately, the Flames built a 45-10 halftime lead as the 20th-ranked FCS team upended MSU 58-17 at Williams Stadium.

Morehead State slipped to 1-1 with a matchup at Austin Peay on the horizon next Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.

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Following a near flawless debut as Morehead State's starting quarterback, junior Lawson Page has been selected as the Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week.

Page completed 21-of-23 passes for 284 yards and four touchdowns in the Eagles' season-opening 56-14 win over Kentucky Christian Thursday.

In the first half alone, he completed all 14 of his passes for 169 yards and two scores. He was true on his first 15 passes, and his only misfires were a dropped screen pass and an interception in the back corner of the end zone.

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Morehead State football kicked off its 2017 campaign with a 56-14 win over Kentucky Christian on Thursday night at Jayne Stadium. With the win, the Eagles open the season 1-0 for the first time since 2012.

"It was a good game for us," said head coach Rob Tenyer. "You've got to love it. It was a great win."

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Morehead State football wrapped up its first full week of fall camp with a live scrimmage at the end of practice on Saturday at Jayne Stadium.

The Eagles have been holding practice once a day since camp opened Tuesday.

"I think maybe the most important part so far is the way we are coming together as a team," said head coach Rob Tenyer. "The culture part is very important, and we have received some really good leadership up to this point."

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A quartet of Morehead State football athletes have been named to the Preseason All-Pioneer Football League Team, as selected by the national media organization College Sports Madness.

Senior cornerback Braylyn Cook, junior cornerback Brandyn Duncan, sophomore safety Juanyea Tarver and senior offensive lineman Kyler Corbett were all selected.

Cook was on the first team, while Corbett and Tarver were tabbed to the second team. Tarver was tabbed as a kick returner, and Duncan was a third-team pick.

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Not even a cool, light rain could put a damper on the Morehead State spring football game Saturday afternoon.

The offense scored four touchdowns - three through the air and one rushing - to culminate a spring that saw the Eagles go through 14 on-field sessions.

Peterson Returns to Alma Mater to Coach Eagle Running Backs

Feb 13, 2017
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A coach with strong ties to Eastern Kentucky and a track record of success will mentor the Morehead State running backs beginning in 2017. Gene Peterson has joined the MSU football staff after serving one year as head football coach at Rowan County High School in Morehead.

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Morehead State defensive lineman Colt Briggs was one of 44 athletes named to the Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team.

Briggs, a redshirt junior from Wilmington, Ohio, was also named Second-Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America, was a First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District II pick and was Second-Team Academic All-PFL. Briggs has a 3.80 GPA in biomedical science.

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The Morehead State football program has awarded seven athletes with season team awards for 2016.

The award winners are Jake Raymond (Phil Simms Offensive Most Valuable Player), Colt Briggs (Dave Haverdick Defensive MVP), Matt Ward (John Christopher Special Teams MVP), Pat DiSalvio (Appel Academic Award), Jake Sutherland (Mike Gottfried C3 Award), Kyle Gilbert (Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year) and Jake Megois (Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year).

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A trio of senior Morehead State football athletes will be heading to the Sunshine State to participate in postseason all-star games.

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He has no passing yards, rushing totals or receptions, let alone touchdowns.

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Following a record-setting season and career, Morehead State senior quarterback Austin Gahafer is one of 25 finalists for the Walter Payton Award, which many consider the Football Championship Subdivision equivalent to the Heisman Trophy.

The national awards, which also include the Buck Buchanan Defensive Player of the Year, the Jerry Rice Freshman of the Year and the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year, are administered by STATS, LLC.

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Senior quarterback Austin Gahafer threw for 295 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for a third in his collegiate finale, and the Morehead State football team closed its 2016 season Saturday with a 31-10 victory at Davidson.

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Morehead State senior quarterback Austin Gahafer is one of 40 players named to the College Football Performance Awards Midseason FCS National Performer of the Year Watch List.

A native of Louisville, Ky., Gahafer has already set numerous records this season. Currently he leads the PFL with 2,745 passing yards and 22 touchdowns on 218-of-387 through the air.

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Senior quarterback Austin Gahafer set the Pioneer Football League career passing record and the Morehead State single-game passing record, while senior slot receiver Jake Raymond and senior kicker Matt Ward also established records as the Eagle football team came off its bye week with a convincing 54-28 win at Butler Saturday.

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Following a record-breaking performance Saturday, Morehead State freshman running back Trevor Jones has been named Pioneer Football League co-Offensive Player of the Week.

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Despite record-breaking performances on both sides of the ball, Morehead State football (2-6, 1-4 Pioneer Football League) fell to Jacksonville (3-3, 2-1 PFL) 61-49 on Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

Redshirt-freshman running back Trevor Jones made his presence known from the opening whistle, blowing all of his previous career-highs out of the water.

Conner, Johnson, Unger formally Inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

Oct 17, 2016
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Three former Eagles were formally inducted into the Morehead State Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday night. The 2016 class includes Paul Conner, Shawn Johnson, and Craig Unger.

Conner, one of the best offensive tackles to play for the Eagles, Johnson, the 1985 OVC Baseball Player of the Year, and Unger, a two-time Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Year, were also recognized on Saturday during Morehead State's Homecoming game against Pioneer Football League foe Marist.

Gahafer Sets Multiple Passing Records in Overtime Loss to Marist

Oct 17, 2016
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In a back-and-forth contest decided by a 32-yard touchdown pass in overtime, Morehead State football (2-5, 1-3 Pioneer Football League) dropped a 44-41 Homecoming game heartbreaker to Marist on Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

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Morehead State junior defensive lineman Colt Briggs has been named Pioneer Football League co-Defensive Player of the Week.

Briggs, from Wilmington, Ohio, played a key part in the Eagles' come-from-behind 29-26 win over Valparaiso Saturday. He had 10 total tackles, including four tackles for loss. Briggs also recorded a pair of quarterback hurries.

Briggs, a team co-captain, has 34 total stops in the first five games, including a team-best 10 tackles behind the line of scrimmage.

Morehead State continues conference play Saturday at Dayton at 1 p.m. ET.

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In a back-and-forth contest that culminated in a last-minute touchdown score, Morehead State football (2-3, 1-1 Pioneer Football League) defeated Valparaiso (2-3, 1-1 PFL) 29-26 on Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

"I couldn't be prouder of my team," said head coach Rob Tenyer. "They kept their composure at the end, they showed a lot of poise, and found a way to get it done at the end."

Phil Simms Nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Sep 26, 2016
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Former Morehead State all-star quarterback Phil Simms is one of 94 athletes on the list of modern-era 2017 nominees to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The list of nominees consists of 45 offensive players, 32 defensive players, six special teams players, and 11 coaches. The modern-era nominees will be trimmed to 25 semifinalists in November and, from there, to 15 finalists in January.

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Morehead State made its 2016 football debut at Jayne Stadium on September 10th, resulting in a 17-13 loss to the Keydets of VMI. However, it proved to be an historic night for more than one player in an Eagle uniform.

Howard Murphy's No. 33 Jersey Officially Retired September 9th

Sep 21, 2016
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Morehead State Athletic Hall of Fame member Howard Murphy's No. 33 football jersey was officially retired September 9th in a ceremony at the Morehead Conference Center.

The late Murphy was a standout tailback and defensive back for MSU from 1960-63. His wife Jennie and several of his family were on hand as his jersey plaque was unveiled. It is the 12th to adorn Jayne Stadium.

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