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TABLE OF CONTENTS RACER FOOTBALL

Racers in the Pros......................................................................................2-3 Former Coaches.........................................................................................4-5 Racer Legends............................................................................................6-7 Gameday......................................................................................................8-9 Roy Stewart Stadium................................................................................. 10 Academics..................................................................................................... 11

MEDIA SERVICES

MSU Media Relations................................................................................ 12 Media Information & Policies................................................................. 13

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Racers at a Glance...................................................................................... 14 Roster Breakdown...................................................................................... 15 Roster and Pronunciations................................................................16-17 Opponent Information............................................................................. 18 Season Outlook.....................................................................................19-21

THE RACERS

Player Profiles.........................................................................................22-47 Newcomers.............................................................................................48-53

COACHES AND STAFF

Chris Hatcher.........................................................................................54-56 Shawn Bostick.............................................................................................. 57 Ashley Anders.............................................................................................. 58 Buster Faulkner........................................................................................... 59 Keith Hatcher............................................................................................... 60 Kenny Parker................................................................................................ 61 Mitch Stewart.............................................................................................. 62 Chris Covington.......................................................................................... 63 Sean Dawkins.............................................................................................. 63 Mike Polly...................................................................................................... 64 Darren Edgington....................................................................................... 64 Fulton Hart.................................................................................................... 65 Mark Perschel............................................................................................... 65

2010 MSU FOOTBALL GUIDE

The 2010 Murray State Football Guide was designed and produced by the MSU Athletics Department in Murray, Ky., using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop. The guide was printed by Printing Services and Supplies of Murray, Ky.

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Game Recaps.........................................................................................66-69 Team Statistics.......................................................................................70-72 Defensive Statistics.................................................................................... 73 Individual Game-by-Game Stats........................................................... 74 OVC Standings & Honors......................................................................... 75 OVC Team Stats........................................................................................... 76 OVC Individual Stats.................................................................................. 77

RECORD BOOK

Year-by-Year Leaders...........................................................................78-81 Season Records.....................................................................................82-83 Team Records............................................................................................... 84 Individual Records..................................................................................... 85 Rushing Records......................................................................................... 86 Receiving Records...................................................................................... 87 Passing Records.......................................................................................... 88 Defensive Records...................................................................................... 89 100-Yard Rushing Performances.....................................................90-91 100-Yard Receiving Performances........................................................ 92 300-Yard Passing Performances............................................................ 93 All-Americans............................................................................................... 94 Coaching Honors........................................................................................ 95 OVC Players of the Year............................................................................ 96 All-OVC Selections..................................................................................... 97 Year-by-Year Records................................................................................. 98 Coaching History........................................................................................ 99 Postseason History..........................................................................100-102 Roy Stewart Stadium Records..............................................................103

YEAR-BY-YEAR

All-Time Results................................................................................104-109 Series Results....................................................................................110-113 Series Records............................................................................................114

THE UNIVERSITY

This is Murray State.........................................................................115-117 University President................................................................................118 Director of Athletics.................................................................................119 Racer Networks.........................................................................................120

PROJECT COORDINATOR/DESIGN John Brush

COVER DESIGN

K-Squared Design; Murray, Ky.

CONTRIBUTORS

Jessica Cary, Matt Kelly, Teri LaJeunesse, Crystal Morrow, MSU Football Staff, Dave Winder

PHOTOGRAPHY

Lance Allison, Tab Brockman, John Brush, Jessica Cary, Patrick Clark, Art Cripps, Cindi Cripps, Michael Dann, Michael C. Hebert/ New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, Daniel Keeney, Shirley Martin, MSU Media Relations Archives, Fred Mullane, Courtland Richards/ Jacksonville Jaguars, Kevin Weaks, WG Photos, Dave Winder

RESEARCH ASSISTANCE

Kevin Britton, Jessica Cary, Ryne Rickman, Marshall Smith, David Snow

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RACERS IN THE PROS Claude McRaven

Lee McCormick

Shane Andrus

Cobbie Lee

Paul Hickert

Rod Harper

Bill McMurray

Michael Proctor

Austen Lane

George Speth

Tim Broady

Pete Gudauskas

Eric Crigler

Cliff White

Melvin Aldridge

John Hackney

Marcus Perry

Gill Mains

Mike Cherry

Ted Dunn

Derrick Cullors

Don Heine

David McCann

Dave Bottos

William Hampton

Bob Burton

Reggie Swinton

Rick Fisher

Bill Blanchard

George Greenfield

Cedric Harden

Don Clayton

Laroni Gallishaw

Ronald Hopkins

Jessie Ohliger

Kurt Marshall

Jimmy St. Louis

Keith Lester

Marcus White

Rams 1939 Rams 1941

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Rams 1941 Lions 1942

Bears 1943

Redskins 1944 Browns 1950

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Lions 1952

49ers 1954

Bears 1957

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Lions 1958

49ers 1962

Cardinals 1973 Browns 1973

Patriots 1975 Colts 1983

Seahawks 1984 Bengals 1985

Cardinals 1985 Bengals 1988 Patriots 1989

Colts 2006

Packers 2008

Jaguars 2010

Seahawks 1990 Bengals 1990 Oilers 1993 Jets 1993

Giants 1997

Patriots 1997

Steelers 1997 Eagles 2001

Cowboys 2001 Browns 2002 Titans 2002

Vikings 2004 Ravens 2004 Titans 2004 Titans 2004

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RACERS IN THE PROS DRAFT HISTORY Team Jaguars Giants Bengals Bengals Bengals Colts Patriots Browns 49ers Lions Bears 49ers Lions Browns Redskins Lions Rams Rams

COACHING STAFF

Name Austen Lane Mike Cherry Eric Crigler Paul Hickert Keith Lester Ronald Hopkins Don Clayton George Greenfield Bob Burton Dave Bottos Don Heine Ted Dunn Gil Mains John Hackney Cliff White George Speth Bill McMurray Cobbie Lee

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DERRICK CULLORS

ROD HARPER

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MIKE GOTTFRIED

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RON ZOOK

RALPH FRIEDGEN

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HOUSTON NUTT

Houston Nutt was named the Eddie Robinson National Coach of Year in 1995 after leading the Racers to an undefeated regular season.

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Frank Beamer (Virginia Tech, 2000) and Ralph Friedgen (Maryland, 2001) were named BCS National Coaches of the Year. Bud Foster was a finalist for the National Assistant Coach of the Year in 1999, 2001 and 2005, before taking on top honors in 2006.

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FORMER COACHES

COACHING STAFF SEASON REVIEW OPPONENTS HISTORY

FRANK BEAMER

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RACER LEGENDS

Quarterbacks have enjoyed plenty of success at Murray State as four former signal callers have gone on to be named OVC Player of the Year. Quarterback Justin Fuente tossed a schoolrecord 27 touchdown passes during his recordbreaking 1999 season. Defensive end Anthony Hutch recorded 28 sacks on his way to becoming a two-time All-American defensive lineman at MSU. The Murray State football program has had 34 players go on to earn All-America honors.

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Two former quarterbacks, Larry Tillman and Michael Proctor, have had their jerseys retired by Murray State.

ANTHONY HUTCH

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RACER LEGENDS Larry Tillman (1965-68)

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Michael Proctor (1986-89)

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RETIRED JERSEYS ALL-AMERICANS

OPPONENTS HISTORY

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1933...................................................................................................... Cecil Kent, B 1936..............................................................................................Bill Thompson, B 1937.......................................................................Elmer Cochran, G .......................................................................................................... Dale Diebert, E ............................................................................................................C.W. Hardin, C .......................................................................................................Bill Thompson, B 1938................................................................................................. Dale Diebert, E ....................................................................................................Pete Gudauskus, T ..................................................................................................Claude McRaven, B 1955......................................................................Al Giordano, G/LB 1956......................................................................Al Giordano, G/LB 1962...............................................................................Gary Foltz, E 1973......................................................................... Don Clayton, TB 1977.................................................................Eddie McFarland, DB 1979............................................................................Terry Love, DB 1983..........................................................................................Dane Coleman, DE ........................................................................................................Herbert Jones, S ................................................................................................... Jim Piercefield, DE 1984..........................................................................................Dane Coleman, DE ...................................................................................... Colby Schreckengost, OT 1985........................................................................................Lee McCormick, WR ..............................................................................................James Yarbrough, DB 1986............................................................................................... Willie Bester, DE ................................................................................................Stanley Howard, WR ..................................................................................Charlie Wiles, G ....................................................................................................Tony Woodie, OLB 1993.........................................................................................Anthony Hutch, DL 1995.....................................................................Derrick Cullors, RB ........................................................................William Hampton, DB ..................................................................................................Anthony Hutch, DL 1996................................................................William Hampton, DB ..................................................................................................................Rob Hart, K ................................................................................................Reggie Swinton, WR 1997...........................................................................................Ronnie Merritt, LB 1998............................................................................................ Marcus Stepp, DL 1999..................................................................................................Brian Bivens, P 2001........................................................................ Shane Andrus, K 2008.........................................................................Austen Lane, DE .......................................................................... Nathan Williams, LB 2009.........................................................................Austen Lane, DE First-Team All-America selections in bold

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The number of laps around the track done by Racer I every time Murray State scores a touchdown. Fans have flocked to Stewart Stadium over the years as the Racers have averaged over 10,000 fans in nine seasons. The Racers have enjoyed 24 winning seasons at Stewart Stadium, including 11 undefeated seasons. Murray State has surpassed 40 points in 30 games played inside the friendly-confines of Stewart Stadium. Murray State has won 66 percent of its home games at Roy Stewart Stadium. Since the facility opened in 1973, the Racers are 132-67-2.

HOMECOMING

Each fall thousands of MSU alumni return to renew friendships as part of Homecoming. The parties, parade and Tent City are long-standing traditions, but Racer football is still the centerpiece of a great weekend. Below, University President Randy Dunn plays the trombone during pregame festivities at Tent City.

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In the middle, Homecoming King and Queen, Tyler Brockman and Joanna Smith. On the right, a young Murray State fan shows her support for the Racers.

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Roy Stewart Stadium has been the home for five of Murray State’s eight Ohio Valley Conference championships. The weight room and MSU locker room inside Stewart Stadium are both a spacious 10,000 square feet. The largest crowd assembled to watch a game at Stewart Stadium was 16,600 for a game against Eastern Kentucky Oct. 31, 1981 The Racers have come away victorious 24 times in their home openers, and own a 25-11 record in home openers inside Stewart Stadium. Stewart Stadium is entering its 37th season as the home of Racer football. The stadium held its first game on Sept. 15, 1973.

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ROY STEWART STADIUM

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ACADEMICS 2010 SEASON THE RACERS COACHING STAFF SEASON REVIEW

Backing up its commitment to ensure that Racer student-athletes have every opportunity to excel in the classroom as well as on the athletic fields, Murray State athletics established a state-of-the-art academic center. Named in honor of longtime supporters Jan and Dick Weaver, who provided funding for the building of the center, the Weaver Academic Enhancement Center was opened at Roy Stewart Stadium June 30, 1997, and immediately began to pay dividends in the MSU athletics program. Today, the Weaver Center is a spacious facility equipped with individual and group study areas, but the centerpiece of the Weaver Center is its computer lab. The center is open 12 hours a day, six days a week during the school year, with an abbreviated schedule during the summer and holidays. The center continues to play a role in the academic success of MSU student-athletes. For the 2009-10 academic year, 173 studentathletes had a GPA of 3.0 or better, with 72 having a GPA of 3.5 or better and 28 earning a perfect 4.0.

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MEDIA INFORMATION DAVE WINDER

Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations O: 270-809-4271 • C: 270-293-0566 dave.winder@murraystate.edu

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JOHN BRUSH

Media Relations Assistant O: 270-809-7044 • C: 270-293-0590 john.brush@murraystate.edu

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TERI LaJEUNESSE

Media Relations Assistant O: 270-809-3351 • C: 270-293-0595 teri.lajeunesse@murraystate.edu

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KENT STATE DIX STADIUM (25,000) • KENT, OHIO

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ROY STEWART STADIUM (16,800)

CENTRAL ARKANSAS ESTES STADIUM (8,500) • CONWAY, ARK.

UT MARTIN ROY STEWART STADIUM (16,800)

JACKSONVILLE STATE PAUL SNOW STADIUM (15,000) • JACKSONVILLE, ALA.

MISSOURI STATE ROY STEWART STADIUM (16,800)

EASTERN ILLINOIS O’BRIEN FIELD (10,000) • CHARLESTON, ILL.

EASTERN KENTUCKY ROY KIDD STADIUM (20,000) • RICHMOND, KY

TENNESSEE TECH ROY STEWART STADIUM (16,800)

AUSTIN PEAY

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MSU Athletics Media Relations

Media Relations Main Phone..........................270-809-7044 Media Relations Fax............................................270-809-6814 Murray State University Athletics Media Relations 217 Roy Stewart Stadium Murray, Ky 42071

GoRacers.com

The latest, official information on 2009 Murray State football is available at GoRacers.com. Log on for complete media services including statistics, rosters, bios, schedules, quotes and more.

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MEDIA INFORMATION Welcome

Credentials

Credential Pick-Up

Media members can pick-up their credentials at the Media Will Call entrance located at Gate 3 of Stewart Stadium. Photo identification is required for pick up.

Press Box - Seating in the press box is limited to WORKING MEDIA ONLY. Space is limited and members of the media will be assigned seats. Spouses, dates, children and other non-workers are not permitted in working media areas in compliance with the working code of the Football Writers Association of America.

Parking - A limited number of parking spaces are available for each home game. The media parking area is located on the east side of the Regional Special Events Center behind Stewart Stadium. Members of the media who cover MSU regularly will be issued parking passes prior to the start of the season. Visiting media members need to contact the MSU media relations office to request parking.

Thursday: Head Coach Chris Hatcher available to the media. Friday and Sunday: No Availability. Saturday: Post-game availability only. Members of the MSU Athletics Media Relations staff will escort media representatives to the appropriate areas following the conclusion of the game. The Murray State locker room, home and away, is closed to the media at all times. Head Coach Chris Hatcher and selected Racer players will be brought to the designated interview area. At home games, that area is the Racer Room, located in Stewart Stadium (first floor). At the midway point of the fourth quarter, interview requests will be collected. For games in Murray, the opposing head coach will meet with the media inside the opponent interview room. A representative from the MSU Media Relations Office will be on hand to assist the media in finding this area. Interviews with the head coach and players from the visiting team will be based on the post-game policy of that institution.

Practice Procedures

Covering Practice: Practices are generally open to the media and public. Head coach Chris Hatcher reserves the right to close practice at any time. Note: Player or coach interviews must not conflict with classes, meetings, training room treatments or other team obligations.

Pre-Game Meal - A light meal will be served in the press box prior to each home game. Drinks are available throughout the game.

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Visiting Radio - A courtesy line is available for the official radio network of each visiting team. Anyone intending to use remote pick-up equipment must contact Neal Bradley of the Racer Sports Network at (270) 753-2400.

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Press Box Services - Complete individual and team statistics, play-by-play and scoring summary will be available to members of the media following each game. Prior to the game, stats, rosters, notes and other information will be made available. Additionally, a limited number of phone lines for media members are available in the press box upon request.

Wednesday: Head Coach Chris Hatcher, assistant coaches and players will be available at the conclusion of practice.

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Photographers - Print and television photographers are allowed to shoot from both sidelines and both end zones, but are not allowed in the team bench areas unless authorized by the MSU media relations staff.

Tuesday: Head Coach Chris Hatcher, assistant coaches and players will be available at the conclusion of practice.

COACHING STAFF

Game Procedures

Monday: Chris Hatcher and select players will be available at the media luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Racer Room inside Stewart Stadium.

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Credentials for all Murray State University football games are for working media only. Requests for media credentials should be made at least five days prior to the game. All credential requests should be directed to Dave Winder, Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations.

Daily Media Availability

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The Murray State University Athletics Media Relations Department is pleased to assist you with the coverage of Racer football. John Brush, media relations assistant, will serve as the media relations contact for MSU football. Brush can be reached at 270-809-7044, via fax at 270-809-6814, or via email at john. brush@murraystate.edu.

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AT A GLANCE

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Murray State Quick Facts

Name of School_ ___________________ Murray State University Location_ ___________________________________ Murray, Ky. Founded_________________________________________ 1922 Enrollment_ _____________________________________ 10,500 Nickname_______________________________________ Racers Colors_ __________________________________ Navy and Gold Conference__________________________________ Ohio Valley President_______________________________ Dr. Randy J. Dunn Director of Athletics___________________________ Allen Ward School Website___________________________MurrayState.edu Athletics Website_ __________________________GoRacers.com Conference Website_______________________ OVCSports.com

Football Information

Offensive Formation_______________________________Spread Defensive Formation_ ________________________________ 4-3 2009 Overall Record__________________________________ 3-8 2009 Conference Record/Standing__________________ 2-6/7th Offensive Starters Returning/Lost_______________________4/7 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost_______________________7/4 First Varsity Season_________________________________ 1924 Seasons/Winning Seasons___________________________84/45 Overall Record_ _________________________ 441-380-36 (.536) OVC Record______________________________ 198-213-9 (.482) OVC Titles_ __________________________________________ 8 ______________2002, 1996, 1995, 1986, 1979, 1951, 1950, 1948 NCAA Playoff Appearances_ ____________________________ 5 _____________________________2002, 1996, 1995, 1986, 1979

Stadium Information

Stadium Name_ ______________________ Roy Stewart Stadium Field__________________________________________ Field Turf Capacity_ _______________________________________ 16,800 First Year_________________________________________ 1973 First Game____________ Sept. 15, 1973 (MSU 27, Western Carolina 25) Largest Crowd_______________16,600 Oct. 31, 1981 (EKU 24, MSU 20) Record at Stadium_ _____________________________ 132-67-2

Murray State Coaches and Staff

Head Coach_ ____________________ Chris Hatcher (1st season) Overall Record at MSU_________________________First Season Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line__________ Shawn Bostick Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers_ ___________Ashley Anders Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks_ _________Buster Faulkner Safeties_________________________________ Chris Covington Running Backs_ ____________________________ Sean Dawkins Secondary/Recruiting Coordinator_____________ Keith Hatcher Defensive Line_ _____________________________Kenny Parker Offensive Tackles_ _____________________________ Mike Polly Wide Receivers/Tight Ends/Special Teams_ ______ Mitch Stewart

Media Relations

Media Relations Assistant (Football)______________ John Brush Office Phone_______________________________ 270-809-7044 Office Fax_ ________________________________ 270-809-6814 Cell Phone_________________________________ 270-293-0590 Email________________________ john.brush@murraystate.edu

What Returns in 2009...

OFFENSIVE LETTERMAN RETURNING (15) WR Daniel Ard, QB Casey Brockman, WR Rashad Daniels, WR Dexter Durrante, QB Jeff Ehrhardt, WR Alex Estes, WR Marcus Harris, OL Raymond Hopson, OL Andy Mahoney, OL Dylan Mundella, RB Prince Nwagbara, WR Patrick Robertson, OL Brock Rydecki, OL Roderick Tomlin, WR Ja-Vonta Trotter DEFENSIVE LETTERMAN RETURNING (13) CB Nathan Brinkley, LB Justin Clark, DE Jamal Crook, DT Tyler Evans, DB Erik Fennell, DE Joe Gamsky, DB Lamar Hall, CB John Jean-Baptiste, LB Zach Kutch, DE Paul Lewis, LB Harry McCall, LB Mark Oliver, DT Lamar Theus SPECIAL TEAMS LETTERMAN RETURNING (1) K/P Kienan Cullen LETTERMAN LOST (15) OL Chris Barry, DT Danny Blakemore, LB Tamar Butler, LS Spencer Gooch, OL Stephen Huff, RB Charlie Jordan, DE Austen Lane, FS Taylor Lanigan, FS Josh Marshall, TE DeAngelo Nelson, OL Eric Ornella, OL Nathan Partain, DT Tyler Sinclair, WR Derrick Townsel, QB Nico Yantko PLAYERS WHO REDSHIRTED LAST SEASON (12) DE Richard Biers, DE Blake Booth, WR Arthur Brackett, OL Casey Duncan, CB Raquan Durrante, DB Sterling Henry, LS Anthony Mitchell, RB Tabarus Mitchell, OL Richard Nelson, CB Ryan Robinson, LB Blake Salter, DE Michael Sullivan

2009 Schedule & Results Date Sept. 3 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

Opponent Kentucky Wesleyan @ North Carolina State @ Missouri State Eastern Kentucky* #18 Jacksonville State* @ Tennessee State* @ UT Martin* #19 Eastern Illinois* Austin Peay* @ Southeast Missouri* @ Tennessee Tech*

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RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Att Prince Nwagbara 42

Yds 163

Avg 3.9

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Passing Cmp-Att-Int Casey Brockman 50-91-3

Pct 54.9

Yds 543

Receiving Marcus Harris

Avg 9.3

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Tackles Erik Fennell

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Rec 45

Yds 417

Score 66-10 7-65 10-35 13-23 7-41 9-6 24-38 10-16 27-17 13-49 14-45

Avg/G 18.1 TD 3 Avg/G 41.7

Att. 5,977 55,510 5,530 5,966 5,027 5,572 3,142 2,444 2,964 2,147 3,318

Lg 17 Eff 109.35 Lg 26

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ROSTER BREAKDOWN Sophomores (6) Casey Brockman Tyler Evans Andy Mahoney Arlester McKinnon Brock Rydecki Roderick Tomlin

Running Back (7) Dexter Barnett Duane Brady Ralph Calhoun

Defensive Back (13) Josh Brown Justin Clark TJ Denson Erik Fennell Lamar Hall Sterling Henry Dontrell Johnson Jesurun Kelly Ronald Proctor Ryan Robinson Darrian Skinner Jordan Sklba Brandon Wicks Wide Receiver (9) Daniel Ard Arthur Brackett Rashad Daniels Dexter Durrante Marcus Harris Walter Powell Patrick Robertson Ja-Vonta Trotter

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Alabama (3) Arhtur Brackett Jeremy Brackett Blake Salter Arizona (1) Richard Biers

Florida (20) Duane Brady Nathan Brinkley Josh Brown Jamal Crook Rashad Daniels TJ Denson Tyler Evans Erik Fennell Jacob Gambino Lamar Hall John Jean-Baptiste Matt Johnson Zach Kutch Dylan Mundella Richard Nelson Marshyl Rothman Brock Rydecki Darrian Skinner Ja-Vonta Trotter Justin Woodard Georgia (7) Dexter Barnett Devaughn Buchanan Joey Howe Dontrell Johnson Arlestor McKinnon Prince Nwagbara Ayo Ojolola Indiana (1) Mark Oliver

Kansas (1) Alex Estes Kentucky (19) Daniel Ard Harris Bivin Casey Brockman Kienan Cullen Dexter Durrante Raquan Durrante Kenneth Flintroy Joe Gamsky Andy Mahoney Matt McWhorter Anthony Mitchell Tabarus Mitchell Steven Mix Robert Neal Ryan Robinson Michael Sullivan Tra Tharp Brandon Wicks Grant Williams

Jesurun Kelly Lamar Theus Roderick Tomlin Texas (3) Raymond Hopson Patrick Robertson Washington, DC (1) Andre Clarke Wisconsin (1) Jordan Sklba Cameroon (1) Georges Fotso

Missouri (8) Darrell Davis Justin Clark Jeff Ehrhardt Marcus Harris Sterling Henry Paul Lewis Walter Powell Ronald Proctor Ohio (1) Harry McCall Oregon (1) Jerrell Ramos Tennessee (6) Blake Booth Ralph Calhoun Casey Duncan

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Kicker/Snapper (4) Kienan Cullen Anthony Mitchell Steven Mix Robert Neal

Quarterback (4) Casey Brockman Jeff Ehrhardt Joey Howe Marshyl Rothman

Tyler Levea Tabarus Mitchell Prince Nwagbara Justin Woodard

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Defensive Tackles (6) Jeremy Brackett Tyler Evans Joe Gamsky Michael Sullivan Lamar Theus Ryan Walker

Offensive Line (13) Harris Bivin Casey Duncan Jacob Gambino Raymond Hopson Andy Mahoney CJ Matthews Matt McWhorter Dylan Mundella Richard Nelson Elbert Ojendis Brock Rydecki Roderick Tomlin Grant Williams

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Defensive Ends (8) Richard Biers Blake Booth Jamal Crook Georges Fotso Matt Johnson Paul Lewis Arlester McKinnon Ayo Ojolola

Linebacker (8) Devaughn Buchanan Justin Clark Andre Clarke Kenneth Flintroy Zach Kutch Harry McCall Mark Oliver Blake Salter

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California (2) Elbert Ojendis Ryan Walker

By Position Cornerback (7) Nathan Brinkley Darrell Davis Raquan Durrante John Jean-Baptiste Jerell Ramos Ryan Robinson Tra Tharp

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Seniors (14) Daniel Ard Blake Booth Ralph Calhoun Justin Clark Rashad Daniels Jeff Ehrhardt Alex Estes Georges Fotso Marcus Harris John Jean-Baptiste Zach Kutch Harry McCall Matt McWhorter Richard Nelson

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Juniors (30) Dexter Barnett Richard Biers Nathan Brinkley Andre Clarke Jamal Crook Kienan Cullen Darrell Davis Dexter Durrante Erik Fennell Kenneth Flintroy Joe Gamsky Lamar Hall Raymond Hopson Dontrell Johnson Matt Johnson Tyler Lavea Paul Lewis CJ Matthews Dylan Mundella Prince Nwagbara Elbert Ojendis

Mark Oliver Jerrell Ramos Patrick Robertson Darrian Skinner Jordan Sklba Lamar Theus Ja-Vonta Trotter Ryan Walker Justin Woodard

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By State

By Class Freshman (28/15RS*) Harris Bivin Arthur Brackett* Jeremy Brackett Duane Brady Josh Brown* Devaughn Buchanan TJ Denson Casey Duncan* Raquan Durrante* Jacob Gambino* Sterling Henry* Joey Howe Jesurun Kelly* Anthony Mitchell* Tabarus Mitchell* Steven Mix* Robert Neal Ayo Ojolola Walter Powell Ronald Proctor* Ryan Robinson* Marshyl Rothman Blake Salter* Darrian Skinner* Michael Sullivan* Tra Tharp Brandon Wicks Grant Williams

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ROSTER Alphabetical # 89 36 46 61 85 81 92 1 15 12 8 45 49 21 22 14 3 80 31 26 72 2 28 18 87 90 35 43 96 76 53 9 17 47 74 19 20 24 93 50 37 33 86 70 75 16 42 73 54 44 83

Name Pos. Ard, Daniel WR Barnett, Dexter RB Biers, Richard DE Bivin, Harris OL Booth, Blake DE Brackett, Arthur WR Brackett, Jeremy DT Brady, Duane RB Brinkley, Nathan CB Brockman, Casey QB Brown, Josh DB Buchanan, Devaughn LB Calhoun, Ralph RB Clark, Justin LB Clarke, Andre LB Crook, Jamal DE Cullen, Kienan K/P Daniels, Rashad WR Davis, Darrell CB Denson, TJ DB Duncan, Casey OL Durrante, Dexter WR Durrante, Raquan CB Ehrhardt, Jeff QB Estes, Alex WR Evans, Tyler DT Fennell, Erik DB Flintroy Kenneth LB Fotson, Georges DE Gambino, Jacob OL Gamsky, Joe DT Hall, Lamar DB Harris, Marcus WR Henry, Sterling DB Hopson, Raymond OL Howe, Joey QB Jean-Baptiste, John CB Johnson, Dontrell DB Johnson, Matt DE Kelly, Jesurun DB Kutch, Zach LB Levea, Tyler RB Lewis, Paul DE Mahoney, Andy OL Matthews, CJ OL McCall, Harry LB McKinnon, Arlester DE McWhorter, Matt OL Mitchell, Anthony LS Mitchell, Tabarus RB Mix, Steven P

Numerical Roster No. 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 49 50 51 53 54 60 61

Player Pos. Duane Brady RB Dexter Durrante WR Kienan Cullen K/P Patrick Robertson WR Jerell Ramos CB Ja-Vonta Trotter WR Josh Brown DB Lamar Hall DB Casey Brockman QB Marshyl Rothman QB Jamal Crook DE Nathan Brinkley CB Harry McCall LB Marcus Harris WR Jeff Ehrhardt QB Joey Howe QB John Jean-Baptiste CB Justin Clark LB Andre Clarke LB Darrian Skinner DB Dontrell Johnson DB Prince Nwagbara RB TJ Denson DB Tra Tharp CB Raquan Durrante CB Mark Oliver LB Ryan Robinson CB Darrell Davis CB Jordan Sklba DB Tyler Levea RB Justin Woodard RB Erik Fennell DB Dexter Barnett RB Zach Kutch LB Ronald Proctor DB Blake Salter LB Robert Neal LS Brandon Wicks DB Arlester McKinnon DE Kenneth Flintroy LB Tabarus Mitchell RB Devaughn Buchanan LB Richard Biers DE Sterling Henry DB Ralph Calhoun RB Jesurun Kelly DB Richard Nelson OL Joe Gamsky DT Anthony Mitchell LS Elbert Ojendis OL Harris Bivin OL

Ht. 5-8 5-11 6-3 6-2 5-10 5-10 5-11 5-9 6-0 5-9 6-1 5-10 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-3 5-10 6-3 6-3 5-11 5-11 5-10 5-9 5-11 6-1 6-1 5-9 5-11 6-0 5-9 5-8 6-0 5-10 6-0 5-6 5-11 6-3 5-11 6-0 5-8 5-11 6-0 5-11 6-1 5-8 5-7 6-4 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-3

Wt. Cl./Exp. Hometown (Previous School) 165 Fr./HS St. Augustine, Fla. (St. Augustine) 187 Jr./2L Fort Campbell, Ky. (Fort Campbell) 224 Jr./2L Louisville, Ky. (Butler) 198 Jr./2L Carrollton, Texas (Hebron) 180 Jr./TR Portland, Ore. (Arizona Western) 175 Jr./2L St. Petersburg, Fla. (Boca Ciega) 200 Fr./TR St. Petersburg, Fla. (Iowa) 197 Jr./2L St. Petersburg, Fla. (Gibbs) 175 So./1L Murray, Ky. (Calloway County) 165 Fr./HS Jupiter, Fla. (Jupiter Christian) 245 Jr./2L Tampa, Fla. (Alonso) 175 Jr./1L Clewiston, Fla. (Coffeyville CC) 216 Sr./2L Cincinnati, Ohio (Bethel) 185 Sr./3L North St. Louis, Mo. (Kirkwood) 220 Sr./3L St. Louis, Mo. (Westminster Christian) 185 Fr./HS Russellville, Ga. (Russellville) 160 Sr./3L Tampa, Fla. (Gaither) 205 Sr./3L Charleston, Mo. (Charleston) 215 Jr./TR Lanham, Md. (Fort Scott CC) 190 Fr./RS St. Petersburg, Fla. (Hofstra) 180 Jr./TR Moultrie, Ga. (Garden City CC) 213 Jr./2L Marietta, Ga. (McEachern) 185 Fr./HS Lakeland, Fla. (Lakeland) 170 Fr./HS West Paducah, Ky. (Heath) 185 Fr./RS Fort Campbell, Ky. (Fort Campbell) 240 Jr./1L Whiting, Ind. (Wyoming) 172 Fr./RS Madisonville, Ky. (Madisonville) 188 Jr./1L St. Louis, Mo. (Soldan International) 220 Jr./TR Milwaukee, Wisc. (Arizona Western) 185 Jr./TR Oceanside, Calif. (Palomar College) 192 Jr./RS Hollywood. Fla. (Chaminade-Madonna) 182 Jr./2L Tampa, Fla. (Hillsborough) 175 Jr./TR Atlanta, Ga. (UAB) 229 Sr./3L Cocoa, Fla. (Space Coast) 178 Fr./RS St. Louis, Mo. (Kirkwood) 205 Fr./RS Florence, Ala. (Florence) 220 Fr./HS Versailles, Ky. (Woodford County) 180 Fr./HS Murray, Ky. (Murray) 240 So./TR Quitman, Ga. (Reedley CC) 178 Jr./RS Louisville, Ky. (Valley Traditional) 170 Fr./RS Bowling Green, Ky. (Warren Central) 190 Fr./HS Rossville, Ga. (Ridgeland) 215 Jr./RS Scottsdale, Ariz. (Scottsdale CC) 190 Fr./RS St. Louis, Mo. (Hazelwood West) 225 Sr./RS Memphis, Tenn. (Central) 176 Fr./RS Memphis, Tenn. (Bishop Byrne) 296 Sr./1L Palm Beach, Fla. (Allan Hancock CC) 245 Jr./2L Crestwood, Ky. (Morehead State) 185 Fr./RS Nancy, Ky. (Southwestern) 305 Jr./TR Marina, Calif. (Monterey Peninsula JC) 285 Fr./HS Owensboro, Ky. (Apollo)

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ROSTER Numerical Roster 286 278 277 285 263 275 330 310 285 280 180 180 165 205 225 254 260 228 299 235 250 232 225 240 300 300

So./1L So./1L So./1L Fr./RS Sr./1L Jr./2L Jr./TR Fr./TR Fr./HS Jr./2L Sr./1L Fr./RS Fr./HS Fr./RS Sr./3L Jr./2L Sr./1L Sr./3L So./1L Fr./HS Fr./HS Jr./2L Fr./RS Sr./RS Jr./TR Jr./2L

Jackson, Tenn. (Jackson North) Lexington, Ky. (Lexington Catholic) Ft. Myers, Fla. (Venice) Nolensville, Tenn. (Ravenwood) Ferguson, Ky. (Pulaski Southwestern) Houston, Texas (L.V. Hightower) West Columbia, SC (Fullerton CC) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Georgia Southern) Murray, Ky. (Calloway County) St. Petersburg, Fla. (Northeast) Kissimmee, Fla. (Osceola) Madison, Ala. (Bob Jones) St. Louis, Mo. (Hazelwood East) Barlow, Ky. (Ballard Memorial) Lexington, Tenn. (Lexington) St. Louis, Mo. (Westminster Christian) Atchison, Kan. (Butler County CC) Benton, Ky. (Marshall County) Tampa, Fla. (H.B. Plant) Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett) Madison, Ala. (Bob Jones) Odessa, Fla. (Walter L. Sickles) Villa Hills, Ky. (Holy Cross) Doula, Cameroon (Piney Woods) Los Angeles, Calif. (El Camino College) Paris, Tenn. (Henry County)

79 40 51 25 60 91 29 38 82 6 5 30 13 71 39 23 32 95 27 98 62 7 97 41 77 34

Mundella, Dylan Neal, Robert Nelson, Richard Nwagbara, Prince Ojendis, Elbert Ojolola, Ayo Oliver, Mark Proctor, Ronald Powell, Walter Ramos, Jerrell Robertson, Patrick Robinson, Ryan Rothman, Marshyl Rydecki, Brock Salter, Blake Skinner, Darrian Sklba, Jordan Sullivan, Michael Tharp, Tra Theus, Lamar Tomlin, Roderick Trotter, Ja-Vonta Walker, Ryan Wicks, Brandon Williams, Grant Woodard, Justin

OL LS OL RB OL DE LB DB WR CB WR CB QB OL LB DB DB DE CB DT OL WR DT DB OL RB

HEAD COACH: Chris Hatcher (Valdosta State, 1995), 1st season Assistant Coaches: Shawn Bostick (Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line) , Ashley Anders (Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers), Buster Faulkner (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks), Chris Covington (Safeties), Sean Dawkins (Running Backs), Keith Hatcher (Secondary/Recruiting Coordinator), Kenny Parker (Defensive Line), Mike Polly (Offensive Tackles), Mitch Stewart (Wide Receivers/Tight Ends/Special Teams)

SEASON REVIEW

6-5 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-5 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-6 6-5 6-5 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-5 6-2 6-8 5-11 6-2

COACHING STAFF

OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL WR WR WR P DE DE WR WR DT DE DT DE DT DE DT DT

THE RACERS

Roderick Tomlin Andy Mahoney Brock Rydecki Casey Duncan Matt McWhorter Raymond Hopson CJ Matthews Jacob Gambino Grant Williams Dylan Mundella Rashad Daniels Arthur Brackett Walter Powell Steven Mix Blake Booth Paul Lewis Alex Estes Daniel Ard Tyler Evans Ayo Ojolola Jeremy Brackett Matt Johnson Michael Sullivan Georges Fotso Ryan Walker Lamar Theus

2010 SEASON

62 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 79 80 81 82 83 85 86 87 89 90 91 92 93 95 96 97 98

Alphabetical

HISTORY

Richard Biers.............................................................. Richard Beers Dexter Durrante.............................................Dexter Dur-ron-tay Raquan Durrante.....................................Ray-quan Dur-ron-tay Jeff Ehrhardt................................................................Jeff Air-hardt Erik Fennell...................................................................Erik Fuh-nell Georges Fotso.......................................................Joar-gz Faht-SO John Jean-Baptiste.................................. John Gene Bap-TEEST Jeserun Kelly.......................................................Jess-uh-ren Kelly Zach Kutch................................................................... Zach Kootch

Tyler Levea..........................................................Ty-ler Luh-vay-uh Tabarus Mitchell...............................................Ta-bar-us Mitchell Prince Nwagbara.............................................. Prince Wag-bar-a Elbert Ojendis.......................................................L-bert O-jen-dis Ayo Ojolola........................................................... I-O O-juh-low-la Jerrell Ramos.................................................... Juh-rell Rah-mose Jordan Sklba......................................................... Jordan Skill-buh Ja-Vonta Trotter................................................ Ja-von-tay Trotter

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OPPONENT INFORMATION

2010 Hotel Headquarters

Kent State Golden Flashes Head Coach: Doug Martin Career Record: 24-46 (6 years) Stadium: Dix Stadium Press Box: 330-672-2036

Sept. 2 • Kent, Ohio Series: First Meeing 2009 Record: 5-7 MAC Record/Finish: 4-4/4th East Last Meeting: N/A

Media Relations Football Contact: Alan Ashby aashby2@kent.edu O: 330-672-8419 • C: 330-212-0994 www.kenstatesports.com

Southeast Missouri Redhawks Head Coach: Tony Samuel Career Record: 47-89 (12 years) Stadium: Houck (10,000) Press Box: 573-651-2191

Sept. 11 • Murray, Ky. Series: Murray State leads 36-7-1 2009 Record: 2-9 OVC Record/Finish: 1-7/8th Last Meeting: SEMO won 49-13 (Nov. 14, 2009)

Media Relations Football Contact: Jeff Honza jhonza@semo.edu O: 573-651-2294 • C: 618-528-1145 www.gosoutheast.com

Central Arkansas Bears Head Coach: Clint Conque Career Record: 70-39 (10 years) Stadium: Estes Stadium Press Box: 501-450-3368

Sept. 18 • Conway, Ark. Series: Central Arkansas leads 1-0-1 2009 Record: 5-7 SLC Record/Finish: 2-5/6th Last Meeting: Teams tied 0-0 (Oct. 11, 1940)

Media Relations Football Contact: Steve East seast@uca.edu O: 501-450-5743 • C: 501-339-8215 www.ucasports.com

UT Martin Skyhawks Head Coach: Jason Simpson Career Record: 26-20 (4 years) Stadium: Hardy Graham (7,500) Press Box: 731-881-7694

Sept. 25 • Murray, Ky. Series: Murray State leads 31-14-1 2009 Record: 5-6 OVC Record/Finish: 4-4/4th Last Meeting: UTM won 38-24 (Oct. 24, 2009)

Media Relations Football Contact: Joe Lofaro jlofaro@utm.edu O: 731-881-7632 • C: 731-514-2905 www.utmsports.com

Jacksonville State Gamecocks Head Coach: Jack Crow Career Record: 79-75 (11 years) Stadium: Paul Snow (24,000) Press Box: 256-782-5585

Oct. 2 • Jacksonville, Ala. Series: Jacksonville State leads 6-1 2009 Record: 8-3 OVC Record/Finish: 6-1/N/A Last Meeting: JSU won 41-7 (Oct. 10, 2009)

Media Relations Football Contact: Greg Seitz gseitz@jsu.edu O: 256-782-5279 • C: 256-453-3377 www.jsugamecocksports.com

Missouri State Bears Head Coach: Terry Allen Career Record: 113-85 (17 years) Stadium: Plaster Field Press Box: 417-836-5976

Oct. 9 • Murray, Ky. Series: Murray State leads 4-1 2009 Record: 6-5 Valley Football Record/Finish: 4-4/5th Last Meeting: MOST won 35-10 (Sept. 19, 2009)

Media Relations Football Contact: Rick Kindhart rkindhart@missouristate.edu O: 417-836-5402 • C: 573-239-8439 www.missouristatebears.com

Eastern Illinois Panthers Head Coach: Bob Spoo Career Record: 132-127-1 (21 years) Stadium: O’Brien (10,000) Press Box: 217-581-7770

Oct. 23 • Charleston, Ill. Series: Eastern Illinois leads 14-11 2009 Record: 8-4 OVC Record/Finish: 6-2/1st Last Meeting: EIU won 16-10 (Oct. 31, 2008)

Media Relations Football Contact: Rich Moser rlmoser@eiu.edu O: 217-581-7480 • C: 217-508-8317 www.eiupanthers.com

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Head Coach: Dean Hood Career Record: 13-10 (2 years) Stadium: Roy Kidd (20,000) Press Box: 859-622-2226

Oct. 30 • Richmond, Ky. Series: Eastern Kentucky leads 40-25-4 2009 Record: 5-6 OVC Record/Finish: 5-3/T-2nd Last Meeting: EKU won 23-13 (Sept. 26, 2009)

Media Relations Football Contact: Michael Clark michael.clark@eku.edu O: 859-622-6170 • C: 859-358-8360 www.ekusports.com

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Head Coach: Watson Brown Career Record: 107-172 (25 years) Stadium: Tucker (16,500) Press Box: 931-372-6030

Nov. 6 • Murray, Ky.. Series: Tennessee Tech leads 41-33-1 2009 Record: 6-5 OVC Record/Finish: 5-3/T-2nd Last Meeting: TTU won 45-14 (Nov. 21, 2009)

Media Relations Football Contact: Rob Schabert rschabert@tntech.edu O: 931-372-3088 • C: 931-267-1065 www.ttusports.com

Austin Peay Governors Head Coach: Rick Christophel Career Record: 13-18 (3 years) Stadium: Governors (10,000) Press Box: 931-221-7406

Nov. 13 • Clarksville, Tenn. Series: Murray State leads 30-13 2009 Record: 4-7 OVC Record/Finish: 3-5/6th Last Meeting: MSU won 27-17 (Nov. 7, 2009)

Media Relations Football Contact: Brad Kirtley kirtleyb@apsu.edu O: 931-221-7561 • C: 931-624-2904 www.letsgopeay.com

Tennessee State Tigers Head Coach: Rod Reed Career Record: First Season Stadium: LP Field (67,500) Press Box: 615-565-4450

Nov. 20 • Murray, Ky. Series: Tennessee State leads 11-10 2009 Record: 4-7 OVC Record/Finish: 3-4/5th Last Meeting: MSU won 9-6 (Oct. 17, 2009)

Media Relations Football Contact: Wallace Dooley wdooley@tnstate.edu O: 615-963-5674 • C: 615-566-5026 www.tsutigers.com

at Kent State • Sept. 1-2 Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio • 330-929-3000

at Jacksonville State • Oct. 1-2 Courtyard Marriott Oxford, Ala. • 256-831-7995

at Eastern Kentucky • Oct. 29-30 Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa Lexington, Ky. • 859-231-5100

at Central Arkansas • Sept. 17-18 Comfort Inn and Suites Little Rock, Ark. • 501-687-7700

at Eastern Illinois • Oct. 22-23 Hilton Garden Inn Effingham, Ill. • 217-540-7777

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OUTLOOK Quarterbacks

Brockman had his redshirt removed with three games left in the 2009 season. In his first start, he went 18-for-33 for 216 yards and a touchdown in leading the Racers to a victory over Austin Peay.

Senior Jeff Ehrhardt started three games a year ago, before an injury slowed his season. Sophomore Casey Brockman proved to be a capable starter during the final three games of the season.

The Racers have a pair of incoming freshman, Joey Howe and Marshyl Rothman, that will push for immediate playing time.

Ehrhardt has had to battle injuries the previous two seasons, after garnering OVC Freshman of the Year honors in 2007. The St. Louis native has passed for 4,953 yards and 35 touchdowns in his career. He ranks in the top five on the career charts in yards, attempts and completions, while needing only one more touchdown pass to move into fifth.

Running Backs

There will be plenty of youth in the Racers’ backfield this season as only one player returns from last season. Prince Nwagbara returns for his junior season after rushing for 163 yards and a touchdown in 2009. Junior Justin Woodard will push for playing time this season after spending the 2009 season as a redshirt.

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Both quarterbacks split time during the Spring as they learned the new spread-offense attack under first-year head coach Chris Hatcher.

2010 SEASON

The Racers enter the 2010 season with two quarterbacks that spent time under center a season ago.

Wide Receivers

MSU’s top five returning receivers combined to catch 99 passes for 951 yards and eight touchdowns.

Fellow senior Rashad Daniels made an immediate impact after entering the lineup in the fourth game of the season. In eight games, Daniels managed 19 catches for 206 yards and a touchdown, catching at least five passes two of his first three games.

Alex Estes spent the 2009 season as a tight end, but will move to a receiver spot in the spread attack.

HISTORY

Senior Daniel Ard will use his 6-5 frame to play a major role in the spread attack this season. Ard managed only 11 catches in limited time last season, but still managed to lead the team in touchdowns for the second-straight season.

SEASON REVIEW

The leader is senior Marcus Harris, who has led the team in receptions in each of the past two seasons. He enters his final season needing only 21 catches to become the school’s all-time leader in that category. He currently ranks 11th on the all-time list for receiving yards (1,414) and tied for seventh in touchdowns (12).

COACHING STAFF

The Racers will once again return one the deepest and most dynamic receiving corps in the OVC.

Estes was used primarily as a blocker, and caught four passes for 27 yards and a touchdown.

MARCUS HARRIS

Both players have shown flashes in their first two seasons, and should have more of an impact in Hatcher’s pass-oriented offense.

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Juniors Patrick Robertson and Ja-Vonta Trotter are poised for breakout seasons in 2010.

Junior Dexter Durrante made the switch to receiver in the spring. He began the 2009 season as a defensive back, before making the switch to running back midway through the season. 19 2010 MURRAY STATE FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE • GORACERS.COM


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Freshman Arthur Brackett adds depth to the receiving corps after posting a very strong spring. Brackett redshirted last season after earning all-region honors in high school.

Offensive Line

The Racers look to tighten up their offensive line this season as they return four players that saw significant action a season ago. Junior Dylan Mundella returns for his third season on the Racers offensive line. Mundella made nine starts at both guard positions in 2009, and started four games during his freshman year in 2007. He missed all the 2008 season with an injury.

Theus has proved to be a force in the middle as he has posted 71 tackles, including 11 tackles-for-loss, in his first two years. Sophomore Tyler Evans brings size and experience to the interior front. In his first action last season, Evans recorded 10 tackles, including a pair of tackles in the backfield. Senior Joe Gamsky will move inside after spending most of last season at end. Gamsky started the final game at end last season and finished the year with 19 tackles.

Fellow junior Raymond Hopson has been in and out of the Racers starting lineup in his career. The Houston, Texas native has started 11 games over the previous two seasons. A pair of sophomores, Roderick Tomlin and Andy Mahoney, gained valuable experience a season ago and will look to hold down starting spots in 2010. Tomlin appeared in nine games last season and started the final four contests at left tackle. Mahoney made one start on the season, but did see time in eight contests. Junior college transfer CJ Matthews brings some size to the interior. At 6-5, 330, Matthews brings a toughness that helped him earn honorable mention all-conference honors in leading Fullerton College to a regional championship. Senior Richard Nelson will battle for playing time up front after redshirting a season ago.

Defensive Line

The biggest hole the Racers will have to fill in 2010 is replacing two-time All-America defensive end Austen Lane. The fifthround pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars set the school’s all-time sack record in 2009 on his way to earning OVC Defensive Player of the Year honors. Junior Jamal Crook enters his third year as a starter along the defensive front. Crook has improved his number’s in each of his first two seasons, and finished the 2009 season with 11 tackles-for-loss and three sacks. Fifth-year senior Blake Booth returns to the lineup after missing all of last season with an injury. Booth has appeared in every game in which he was healthy and has tallied 74 tackles in his career. Red-shirt junior Richard Biers adds depth to the defensive front after moving from linebacker midway through last season. The anchor of the interior line will be junior defensive tackle Lamar Theus. 2010 MURRAY STATE FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE • GORACERS.COM

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Junior Erik Fennell will be looked upon as a leader in the secondary as he is the only returning safety. Fennell started seven games at strong safety in 2009 and finished second on the team with 67 tackles. He recorded at least three tackles in all 11 games and ended the season with a career-best 14 tackles against Tennessee Tech.

Kutch posted at least six tackles in five of the eight games he played last season, including back-to-back double-digit tackle efforts against North Carolina State and Missouri State.

Junior Lamar Hall made the transition from cornerback in the spring and will push for significant playing time at safety.

Senior Harry McCall will make the full transition to linebacker this season after spending the 2009 campaign as a hybrid safety.

Hall made an immediate impact since his arrival and has posted 97 tackles in his first two seasons.

McCall brings toughness to the position, and a knack for getting in the backfield. Last season, McCall recorded seven tacklesfor-loss, forced two fumbles and intercepted two passes. He also returned a fumble 50 yards for a touchdown in the season opener against Kentucky Wesleyan.

Freshman Josh Brown transferred at the beginning of the spring semester and made the transition from the offensive side of the ball to safety. Brown spent the fall at Iowa.

Clark is coming off his best season as a Racer as he recorded 45 tackles and intercepted a pass.

For the third-straight season, junior Kienan Cullen will handle all the kicking duties for the Racers. The preseason all-OVC kicker and punter is coming off one of the finest season’s by a Racer special teamer.

Cornerbacks

The Racers enter the season with experience on the outside as they return three corners that have started throughout their careers.

The Racers boasted one of the top return units in the OVC a season ago as they led the league by averaging 17.9 yards per punt return, and ranked third in kickoff returns at 23.6 yards per return.

Senior John Jean-Baptiste returns for his fourth season after starting eight games a season ago.

The unit is anchored by Consensus Draft Services Preseason Honorable Mention All-American Marcus Harris.

In his career, Jean-Baptiste has started 18 games and recorded 55 tackles. Last season, he intercepted a pair of passes and added four pass break-ups.

Harris led the league and ranked seventh in the FCS with a 26.8 yard return average on 23 kickoff returns. He also averaged 15 yards on 10 punt returns.

Junior Nathan Brinkley brings a physical presence to the outside in his second season as a Racer.

Harris was named the FCS Special Teams Player of the Week by The Sports Network after he returned a kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown, and followed it up with a 75 yard punt return for touchdown in the season-opening victory against Kentucky Wesleyan.

The junior college transfer registered 23 tackles and intercepted a pair of passes in 2009. Junior Darrell Davis has battled injuries throughout his career. Davis appeared in four games last season, and intercepted a pass in the endzone in the Racers victory over Tennessee State.

Safeties

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The Louisville, Ky., native was successful on 14-of-17 field-goal attempts, and all 22 of his extra points.

HISTORY

Oliver finished his sophomore season with 38 tackles, including 5.5 tackles-for-loss, in nine games.

SEASON REVIEW

Junior Mark Oliver returns for his second season after joining the Racers a season ago.

Cullen averaged 41 yards on 68 punts, with 15 punts over 50 yards. He also had 21 punts downed inside the 20-yard line, and booted a career-long 72 yarder in the finale against Tennessee Tech.

COACHING STAFF

Fellow senior, Justin Clark, will join McCall at linebacker, after spending the previous three seasons at cornerback and safety.

Special Teams

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Senior Zach Kutch returns for his fourth year as a starting linebacker.

2010 SEASON

The Racers will switch back to a more traditional 4-3 alignment this season, and the transition will be made smooth by a deep linebacking corps.

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46 RICHARD BIERS

BENTON, KY. MARSHALL COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

WR

Year 2007 2008 2009 Career

G 11 12 8 31

No. 10 35 11 56

6-5

Career Statistics Receiving Yds Avg. TD 89 8.9 0 439 12.5 5 119 10.8 3 647 11.6 8

228

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SR

5-11

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RS-JR

2009: Redshirted during the 2009 season. Long 25 47 21 47

Avg./G 8.1 36.6 14.9 20.9

2009: Appeared in eight games...had 11 catches for 119 yards and three touchdowns...led the team with three receiving touchdowns...had two catches for 38 yards and a score against Kentucky Wesleyan...caught a two-yard touchdown pass against North Carolina State...hauled in six passes for 58 yards and a score against Eastern Kentucky. 2008: Appeared in all 12 games...had 35 catches for 439 yards and five touchdowns...caught at least one pass in every game... had four catches for 104 yards and a pair of TDs against Lambuth... had six catches for 66 yards against SEMO...hauled in a nine-yard touchdown against Tennessee State.

BEFORE MSU: Played two seasons for coach Doug Madoski at Scottsdale Community College...recorded 32 tackles, seven for loss and two sacks as a sophomore. HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner for coach Ron Estabrook at Chaparal High School...earned second-team all-state honors after helping lead team to the state semifinals as a senior...earned first-team all-region accolades as a junior. PERSONAL: Full name is Richard Charles Biers...born April 22, 1989...son of Rick Biers and Laura Millage...has three sisters, Carol, Bethany and Carly...majoring in business.

2007: Appeared in all 11 games...finished the season with 10 catches for 89 yards...caught a pass in seven games...hauled in two passes for 25 yards in his first collegiate game against Louisville... had his best day against Eastern Kentucky when he had two catches for 36 yards, including a career-long 25-yard reception. 2006: Was a member of the MSU men’s basketball team during the 2006-07 season...joined the football team in the spring of 2007...averaged 2.3 points and 0.9 rebounds in 13 games. HIGH SCHOOL: As a football player at Marshall County High School, he was a first-team all-state selection as a senior...he set school records for single-game passing yards (370) and singleseason rushing yards for a quarterback with 1,300 yards...rushed for 18 touchdowns and threw for 22 while leading the Marshals to a 10-1 record as a senior...as a basketball player at MCHS, he finished as the program’s career scoring and rebounding leader with 2,185 points and 1,080 rebounds...also set the school singlegame scoring record with 47 points...named to the All-Purchase Area Team by the Paducah Sun...selected first-team all-state as a senior and second team as a junior...nominated for the KentuckyIndiana All-Star series...played in the Kentucky-Ohio all-star game and was named Co-MVP. PERSONAL: Full name is Daniel Jason Ard...born April 5, 1987... son of Rodney and Vicki Graybill...has one brother, Justin...brother played football at MSU from 2000-04, earning first-team allconference recognition in 2004...majoring in integrated studies.

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MADISON, ALA. BOB JONES HIGH SCHOOL

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UA 10 5 16 31

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Career Statistics A TOT Loss Sacks INT 10 20 2.0-4 0-0 0 10 15 1.5-8 0.5-6 0 23 39 2.5-6 0-0 0 43 74 6.0-18 0.5-6 0

RS-SR

PBU 1 0 1 2

FF-FR 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1

2009: Redshirted during the 2009 season after suffering a season-ending injury during summer camp.

6-0

180

RS-FR

2009: Redshirted during the 2009 season. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years for coach Shannon Brown at Bob Jones High School...two-time all-region selection...had 52 catches for 616 yards and four touchdowns as a senior...recorded 39 grabs for 525 yards and four scores as a junior...also participated in basketball and track. PERSONAL: Full name is Arthur Lee Brackett...born April 8, 1991... son of Arthur and Shelia Brackett...has two brothers, Jeremy and Jaylin...brother, Jeremy, is also a member of the Racer football team...majoring in engineering.

2007: Appeared in eight games at defensive end...missed three games due to injury...posted 15 tackles on the season...posted seven tackles, three solo, against Tennessee Tech...recovered a fumble against Tennessee State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Helped Lexington High School to four playoff appearances, including a region runner-up finish in 2004 and a region championship in 2005...helped lead his team to a 12-1 record his senior year...recorded 101 tackles, two sacks, one interception and forced seven fumbles his senior year...twice named first-team all-region...selected first-team All-West Tennessee and first-team all-state following his senior season...also a member of the Tigers’ track and field team.

HISTORY

PERSONAL: Full name is Charles Blake Booth...born Dec. 9, 1987... son of Brent Booth and Kim Martin...has one sister, Blair, and one brother, Alex...majoring in finance.

SEASON REVIEW

2006: Played in the Racers’ first nine games, starting five, before an injury ended his season...finished the season with 20 tackles, including 10 solo stops, two tackles-for-loss and one pass breakup...had a season-high five tackles against Indiana State.

COACHING STAFF

2008: Appeared in 11 games...recorded 39 tackles, 16 solo... posted seven stops at Indiana...had back-to-back eight-tackle performances against Jacksonville State and Eastern Illinois...had career-best seven solo stops against JSU.

WR

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Year G 2006 9 2007 8 2008 11 Career 28

6-2

2010 SEASON

85 BLAKE BOOTH

MURRAY STATE

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15 NATHAN BRINKLEY

12 CASEY BROCKMAN

CLEWISTON, FLA. COFFEYVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

MURRAY, KY. CALLOWAY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

CB

Year G 2009 9 Career 9

UA 16 16

A 7 7

5-10

175

Career Statistics TOT Loss Sacks INT 23 1.0-4 0-0 2 23 1.0-4 0-0 2

PBU 2 2

JR

FF-FR 0-0 0-0

2009: Appeared in nine games, making six starts...finished season with 16 tackles, two interceptions, two pass break-ups and one blocked kick...intercepted a pass in his first game against Kentucky Wesleyan...registered five tackles, including one for loss, against North Carolina State...blocked an extra point against Eastern Kentucky...recorded four tackles and returned an interception 16 yards to seal the victory against Tennessee State...posted careerbest seven tackles against Austin Peay. BEFORE MSU: Played one season for head coach Darian Dulin at Coffeyville Community College...earned Honorable Mention AllJayhawk honors at safety after recording 72 tackles. HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Pete Walker at Glades Day School...earned first-team all-area honors from the Palm Beach Post after rushing for 1,224 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior... carried the ball nine times for 154 yards and two scores in state title game. PERSONAL: Full name is Nathan Benard Brinkley...born April 24, 1989...son of Lillian Harper...has two brothers, Artic and Julius Harper, and one sister, Chaquoyal Willis...majoring in sociology.

QB

Year G 2009 3 Career 3 Year 2009 Career

G 3 3

6-2

Career Statistics Passing Comp-Att Pct. Yds TD 50-91 54.9 543 3 50-91 54.9 543 3 Att 14 14

Yards -47 -47

Rushing Avg. TD -3.4 0 -3.4 0

205

INT 3 3

SO

Avg./G 181.0 181.0

Long 5 5

Avg./G -15.7 -15.7

2009: Started the final three games at quarterback...passed for 543 yards and three touchdowns...tossed a touchdown pass in all three games...went 18-for-33 for 216 yards and a touchdown in leading the Racers to a victory over Austin Peay in his first collegiate start...threw for 205 yards and a score against Southeast Missouri. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Josh McKeel at Calloway County High School...helped lead the Lakers to district and regional championships as a senior...earned allstate honors after passing for 3,417 yards and 41 touchdowns as a senior...school’s career leader in passing yards and TDs...earned Second-Team All-America honors by USA Today in baseball as a senior. PERSONAL: Full name is Casey Samuel Brockman...born Sept. 8, 1990...son of Tab and Beth Brockman...has one brother, Tyler... plans to major in pre-law.

8 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

1979 NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS

34 ALL-AMERICANS

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NATHAN BRINKLEY

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THE RACERS 49 RALPH CALHOUN

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. IOWA

MEMPHIS, TENN. CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

DB

5-11

200

RS-FR

BEFORE MSU: Redshirted during the 2009 season at Iowa... dressed for several games, including the Orange Bowl victory over Georgia Tech.

225

RS-SR

2009: Redshirted during the 2009 season. BEFORE MSU: Played one season for head coach Dwayne Alexander at Cumberland University. HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner for head coach Tom Nesmith at Memphis Central High School...earned offensive MVP honors as a junior and senior...two-time First-Team All-Region 5A...rushed for 992 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior, after rushing for 1,045 yards and eight scores as a junior. PERSONAL: Full name is Ralph Edward Calhoun...born Jan. 30, 1988...son of Dr. Ralph and Odessa Calhoun...has one sister, Kathi...majoring in pre-physical therapy.

PERSONAL: Full name is Joshua Brown...born March 19, 1991... son of Thomas Brown and Janet Stine...has one brother, Sharrod, and three sisters, Kecia, Lawanda and Shaunta...undecided on a major.

COACHING STAFF

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time all-conference selection for head coach Mike Morey at Dixie Hollins High School...garnered firstteam all-conference and all-county honors as a senior...named MVP of the Pinellas County All-Star game following his senior campaign...rushed for 1,697 yards and 10 touchdowns in his career...threw for 1,364 yards and four touchdowns, while also adding 244 receiving yards...team captain as a junior and senior... alos lettered in basketball and track and field.

5-8

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Enrolled at Murray State in January and went through spring drills.

RB

2010 SEASON

8 JOSH BROWN

SEASON REVIEW HISTORY MURRAY STATE

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8 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

1979 NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS

34 ALL-AMERICANS

THE RACERS 21 JUSTIN CLARK

14 JAMAL CROOK

CHARLESTON, MO. CHARLESTON HIGH SCHOOL

TAMPA, FLA. ALONSO HIGH SCHOOL

LB

Year G 2007 6 2008 9 2009 11 Career 26

UA 19 3 30 52

6-3

Career Statistics A TOT Loss Sacks 0 19 1.0-1 0-0 3 6 0-0 0-0 15 45 3.0-12 0-0 18 70 4.0-13 0-0

205

INT 0 0 1 1

PBU 0 0 2 2

SR

FF-FR 1-0 0-0 1-0 2-0

2009: Appeared in all 11 games...registered 35 tackles, 20 solo, three tackles-for-loss and one forced fumble...posted career-best 10 tackles, and forced a fumble, against SEMO...interecepted first career pass against Austin Peay...recorded two tackles-for-loss and a pass break-up in the opener against Kentucky Wesleyan...had five tackles against North Carolina State and Tennessee Tech. 2008: Appeared in nine games, mainly on special teams... recorded a pair of stops against Tennessee Tech and Southeast Missouri. 2007: Appeared in the final six games of the season at cornerback...was forced into action due to injury...finished the season with 19 tackles and one forced fumble...posted six tackles, including one for loss, and forced a fumble against UT Martin... made his first collegiate start against Austin Peay and responded with a career-best eight solo stops. HIGH SCHOOL: All-state cornerback selection as a sophomore (first team) and junior (second team)...played quarterback and cornerback as a senior...threw for more than 600 yards with five touchdowns and rushed for 150 yards with a pair of scores in 2006...named first-team all-district and all-region in each of his four seasons...earned all-conference honors as a sophomore, junior and senior...helped Charleston High School to a 7-3 record and a district championship in 2004...earned first-team all-district and all-region recognition as a receiver following his sophomore and junior seasons...was also a four-year varsity letterman in basketball...member of the National Honor Society and a fouryear member of the Charleston student council.

DE

Year G UA 2008 12 9 2009 11 15 Career 23 24

6-1

245

Career Statistics A TOT Loss Sacks INT 12 21 1.5-3 0.5-0 0 27 42 11.0-45 3.0-17 0 39 63 12.5-48 3.5-17 0

PBU 1 0 1

JR

FF-FR 0-1 0-0 0-1

2009: Appeared in all 11 games, making 10 starts...registered 42 tackles, 11 tackles-for-loss and three sacks...had season-high eight tackles against Kentucky Wesleyan...posted 2.5 tackles-for-loss against Eastern Illinois. 2008: Started seven of the 12 games...recorded 21 tackles, 1.5 tackles-for-loss and 0.5 sacks...recovered a fumble in the endzone against Illinois State...posted a season-high four stops against Western Kentucky...returned a kickoff six yards against Jacksonville State. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Mike Heldt at Alonso High School...finished his career with 38 sacks and 19 forced fumbles...earned second-team all-state honors by the Florida Sports Writers Association after recording 52 tackles and 15.5 sacks as a senior...named to the St. Petersburg Times All-County First Team...registered 12 tackles and three sacks in a victory over Blake...posted a season-high 4.5 sacks against Freedom...member of the honor roll. PERSONAL: Full name is Jamal Kinte Crook...born July 1, 1990... has one brother, Mulani Ali, and one sister, Demetria...majoring in health and physical education.

PERSONAL: Full name is Justin Dewayne Clark...born Aug. 17, 1988...son of Clint and Vanessa Clark...has one brother, Clint, and one sister, Angela...uncle, Larry, played football at Central Methodist...majoring in advertising.

JUSTIN CLARK

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THE RACERS 80 RASHAD DANIELS

LOUISVILLE, KY. BUTLER HIGH SCHOOL

KISSIMMEE, FLA. OSCEOLA HIGH SCHOOL

K/P

224

JR

Career Statistics Avg Long I20 Att-Made Long PAT 37.4 55 12 14-20 41 27-29 41.0 72 21 14-17 48 22-22 39.4 72 33 28-37 48 49-51

WR

Year 2009 Career

G 8 8

No. 19 19

6-1

CAREER STATISTICS Receiving Yds Avg. TD 206 10.8 1 206 10.8 1

180

Long 33 33

SR

Avg./G 25.8 25.8

2009: Handled all kicking duties for second-straight year... averaged 41.0 yards on 68 punts...had 15 punts over 50 yards and 21 punts downed inside the 20-yard line...booted career-best 72yard punt against Tennessee Tech...went 14-for-17 on field goals... hit career-best 48 yarder against SEMO...perfect 22-for-22 on extra points...registered seven touchbacks on 45 kickoffs.

2008: Redshirted during the 2008 season.

2008: Handled all kicking duties...averaged 37.4 yards on 51 punts...had 12 punts downed inside the 20...went 14-for-20 on field goals with a long of 41...was 27-of-29 on extra-point attempts... averaged 55.3 yards on 47 kickoffs with two touchbacks... completed 15-yard pass on fake punt against Indiana.

PERSONAL: Full name is Rashad Kleshaire Daniels...born May 5, 1988...son of Willie and Sharon Daniels...has two brothers, Kiaree and Akeem...majoring in physical education.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played his senior season at Osecola High School... earned first-team all-county accolades after catching 12 passes for 415 yards and seven touchdowns...also a district champion in the long jump.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played two seasons for head coach Doug Lucas at Butler Traditional High School...earned second-team all-state honors after averaging 45.5 yards on 46 punts...was successful on 12-of-13 extra points...recorded 24 touchbacks on 26 kickoffs... selected to participate in the East-West Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association All-Star game...also had six receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown while playing tight end...earned alldistrict, all-county and all-region honors as a junior...four-year letterwinner on the basketball court, and a two-year letterwinner in soccer.

HISTORY

PERSONAL: Full name is Kienan Brendan Cullen...born May 18, 1989...son of Brendan and Cindy Cullen...has three brothers, Casey, Corey and Desi, and one sister, Cindy...brother, Desi, was the starting punter at UConn...majoring in health and physical education.

SEASON REVIEW

2009: Appeared in eight games...had 19 catches for 206 yards and a touchdown...had career-best five catches for 60 yards against Jacksonville State...added five catches for 40 yards against Tennessee State...hauled in a 33-yard touchdown pass against SEMO.

COACHING STAFF

2010 Preseason All-OVC Punter 2010 Preseason All-OVC Kicker 2009 First-Team All-OVC Punter 2009 Second-Team All-OVC Kicker 2009 Preseason All-OVC Kicker

THE RACERS

Year G No.-Yds 2008 12 51-1906 2009 11 68-2787 Career 23 119-4693

6-3

2010 SEASON

3 KIENAN CULLEN

MURRAY STATE

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31 DARRELL DAVIS

72 CASEY DUNCAN

ST. LOUIS, MO. SOLDAN INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

NOLENSVILLE, TENN. RAVENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

CB

Year 2008 2009 Career

G 2 4 6

UA 0 4 4

A 1 2 3

5-11

185

Career Statistics TOT Loss Sacks INT 1 0-0 0-0 0 6 0-0 0-0 1 7 0-0 0-0 1

PBU 0 0 0

OL

JR

FF-FR 0-0 0-0 0-0

2009: Appeared in four games...finished season with six tackles... interecepted first career pass against Tennessee State...recorded three tackles against Kentucky Welseyan and UT Martin. 2008: Sidelined most of the season season with injury...appeared in two games...started at corner against UT Martin...recorded an assisted tackle in that game.

6-1

285

RS-FR

2009: Redshirted during the 2009 season. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for coach Brian Rector at Ravenwood High School...helped to capture 5A state championship in 2005 and a runner-up finish in 2007. PERSONAL: Full name is Clyde Casey Duncan, III...born April 3, 1991...son of Clyde and Kathy Duncan...has one brother, Cody, who is currently playing at Cumberland University...undecided on a major.

2007: Redshirted during the 2007 season. HIGH SCHOOL: Passed for 1,000 yards and rushed for more than 500 yards during his senior season at Soldan International High School...led the team with four interceptions and four forced fumbles as a junior...recorded 37 tackles his junior season...threeyear letterman as a member of Soldan’s baseball team. PERSONAL: Full name is Darrell G. Davis, Jr...born Feb. 1, 1989... son of Darrell and Dwana Davis...has two brothers, Chad and Dwan, and one sister, Jasmine...cousin, Martin Nance, played for the Minnesota Vikings...majoring in sociology.

8 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

1979 NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS

34 ALL-AMERICANS

THE RACERS

RASHAD DANIELS

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THE RACERS 28 RAQUAN DURRANTE

FORT CAMPBELL, KY. FORT CAMPBELL HIGH SCHOOL

FORT CAMPBELL, KY. FORT CAMPBELL HIGH SCHOOL

WR

Year G 2009 11 Career 11

187

Career Statistics A TOT Loss Sacks INT 6 8 0-0 0-0 0 6 7 0-0 0-0 0 12 15 0-0 0-0 0

Att 10 10

Yards 55 55

Rushing Avg. TD 5.5 0 5.5 0

Long 11 11

JR

PBU 0 0 0

FF-FR 0-0 0-0 0-0

Avg./G 5.0 5.0

6-1

185

RS-FR

2009: Redshirted during the 2009 season. HIGH SCHOOL: Played four years for coach Shawn Berner at Ft. Campbell High School...helped the Falcons claim back-to-back state championships...two-time First-Team All-West Kentucky Conference, Ky. New Era and Leaf Chronicle selection...garnered second-team all-state accolades as a senior. PERSONAL: Full name is Raquan James-Mack Durrante...born April 19, 1991...son of Dexter Durrante and Sophia Kandawire... has four brothers, Tyrece, Dexter, Rasson and Dasson, and one sister, Diamond...Dexter is also a member of the Racer football team...undecided on a major.

2008: Appeared in 11 games, playing mostly on special teams... recorded eight tackles...posted a season-high two tackles against Illinois State.

HISTORY

PERSONAL: Full name is Dexter Thomas Durrante, Jr...born Jan. 18, 1990...son of Dexter Durrante and Sophia Kandawire...has four brothers, Tyrece, Raquan, Rasson and Dasson, and one sister, Diamond...Raquan is also a member of the Racer football team... majoring in advertising.

SEASON REVIEW

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Shawn Berner at Ft. Campbell High School...earned first-team all-state honors from the Associated Press and Bluegrass Prep after helping his team to a 13-2 record and the state championship... recorded 7.5 tackles and rushed for 120 yards, including the game-winning touchdown, in the state championship victory over Newport Central Catholic...finished the season with 138 tackles, five interceptions and three forced fumbles, while rushing for 700 yards...earned Defensive Player of the Year accolades after resistering 152 tackles and six forced fumbles as a junior...FirstTeam All-Western Kentucky Conference selection as a junior and senior...also a member of the Falcons basketball team

COACHING STAFF

2009: Appeared in all 11 games...began the season as a defensive back, registering seven tackles...played final four games as a running back...rushed 10 times for 55 yards...rushed for seasonbest 27 yards against SEMO.

CB

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Year G UA 2008 11 2 2009 11 1 Career 22 3

5-11

2010 SEASON

2 DEXTER DURRANTE

MURRAY STATE

DEXTER DURRANTE

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8 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

1979 NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS

34 ALL-AMERICANS

THE RACERS 18 JEFF EHRHARDT

87 ALEX ESTES

ST. LOUIS, MO. WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

ATCHISON, KAN. BUTLER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

QB

6-4

Career Statistics Passing Year G Comp-Att Pct. Yds TD 2007 11 236-393 60.1 2567 21 2008 9 169-266 63.5 1885 11 2009 5 45-85 53.6 501 3 Career 25 450-743 60.6 4953 35 Year G 2007 11 2008 9 2009 5 Career 25

Att 146 78 18 242

Yards 375 321 -45 652

Rushing Avg. TD 2.6 5 4.1 2 -2.5 0 2.7 7

220

INT 12 8 4 24

WR

SR

Avg./G 233.4 209.4 100.2 198.1

Long 21 31 9 31

Avg./G 34.1 35.7 -9.0 26.0

2007 OVC Freshman of the Year 2007 Second-Team All-OVC/All-Newcomer Team MSU Freshman Record for Touchdown Passes (21) MSU Single-Game Record for Completions (36) 2009: Appeared in five games...went 45-for-84 for 501 yards and three touchdowns...passed for season-best 250 yards against Missouri State...tossed for a pair of scores against Kentucky Wesleyan.

Year 2009 Career

G 11 11

No. 4 4

6-5

CAREER STATISTICS Receiving Yds Avg. TD 27 6.8 1 27 6.8 1

250

Long 18 18

SR

Avg./G 2.5 2.5

2009: Appeared in all 11 games...had four catches for 27 yards and a touchdown...hauled in an 18-yard reception against Kentucky Welseyan...caught a two-yard touchdown pass against Jacksonville State. BEFORE MSU: Helped lead Butler County Community College to back-to-back NJCAA National Championships...earned allconference honors after recording 14 catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore. HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner for head coach Christ Prestegard at Maur Hill Prep...earned all-state honors as a senior... two-time all-state selection in basketball. PERSONAL: Full name is Alex Estes...born June 24, 1989...son of Steve and Marianne Estes...has one sister, Amanda...majoring in finance.

2008: Started nine games,...was 169-for-266 for 1,885 yards and 11 touchdowns...rushed for 321 yards and two scores...passed for a career-best 375 against UT Martin...added a season-best four TD passes in that game...passed for over 300-yards in three-straight games for the second time in his career. 2007: Started all 11 games...went 236-for-393 for 2,567 yards and 21 touchdowns...also rushed for 375 yards and five touchdowns... led the OVC in yards, completions, touchdown passes, passing yards a game and total offense...two-time OVC Newcomer of the Week...went 29-for-43 for 344 yards and five touchdowns against Eastern Kentucky...only MSU player to pass for over 300 yards and rush for over 100 yards in the same game against Tennessee State...finished the game by going 36-for-46 for 300 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing 30 times for 104 yards and a score. 2006: Redshirted during the 2006 season. HIGH SCHOOL: Rated as the third-best quarterback in the St. Louis area and the sixth-best in Missouri...finished his career with 4,591 passing yards and 43 touchdowns...twice named all-conference... chosen Second-Team Missouri Class 3 All-State, third-team allmetro and conference co-offensive player of the year as a senior... set school single-game records for completions (24), attempts (44), passing yards (352) and touchdowns (5)...set school season records for completions (154), attempts (250), passing yards (2,522) and touchdowns (29)...also played basketball, baseball, and participated in track and field for the Wildcats. PERSONAL: Full name is Steven Jeffrey Ehrhardt...born Nov. 2, 1987...son of Steve and Sandy Ehrhardt...has two sisters, Kristi and Keri...majoring in organizational communication.

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THE RACERS 35 ERIK FENNELL

TAMPA, FLA. H.B. PLANT HIGH SCHOOL

TAMPA, FLA HILLSBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL

DT

A 5 5

299

Career Statistics TOT Loss Sacks INT 10 2.0-12 1.0-10 0 10 2.0-12 1.0-10 0

SO

PBU 0 0

FF-FR 0-0 0-0

2009: Appeared in 10 games, making two starts...registered 10 tackles, two tackles-for-loss and one sack...had a pair of tackles and a sack against Kentucky Wesleyan...had a tackle-for-loss against North Carolina State...posted career-best three stops against Eastern Kentucky.

PERSONAL: Full name is James Tyler Evans...born June 26, 1990... son of Donnie and Marlene Evans...undecided on a major.

182

Career Statistics A TOT Loss Sacks INT 7 12 0-0 0-0 0 33 67 2.0-10 1.0-9 0 40 79 2.0-10 1.0-9 0

PBU 0 1 1

JR

FF-FR 0-0 0-0 0-0

2009: Started seven of the 11 games he appeared...ranked second on the team with 67 tackles, including 34 solo stops... registered at least three tackles in every game, including two double-digit tackle performances...posted 12 tackles against Eastern Illinois...added a career-best 14 stops in the finale against Tennessee Tech. 2008: Appeared in 10 games, playing mainly on special teams... finished the season with 12 tackles...had a season-best four stops against Indiana. HIGH SCHOOL: Played two years for head coach Earl Garcia at Hillsborough High School...helped lead the Terriers to a 9-3 record his senior season...earned Defensive Player of the Year honors after recording 89 tackles, one sack and one intereception in 2007...earned all-conference and all-district laurels his senior season...rushed for 685 yards and 13 touchdowns, and threw for 350 yards and 10 scores as a junior...also a member of the baseball and track teams. PERSONAL: Full name is Erik Deshea Fennell...born Aug. 31, 1989... son of Regina Grambell...has three brothers, Rashaad Fennell, Jutero Clemons and Amir Grambell...majoring in advertising.

SEASON REVIEW

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Robert Weiner at H.B. Plant High School...helped the Panthers to a 35-5 record, three-straight district championships and the 2007 state championship...finished his career with 165 tackles (124 solo), 77 tackles-for-loss, 10 sacks and three fumble recoveries...posted 55 tackles and fives sacks his senior season on his way to earning First-Team All-Florida Athletic Coaches Association honors... earned second-team all-state and first-team all-county accolades as a junior...also a four-year letterwinner on the track and field team...member of the Beta Honor Club.

Year G UA 2008 10 5 2009 11 34 Career 21 39

5-11

COACHING STAFF

2008: Redshirted during the 2008 season.

DB

THE RACERS

Year G UA 2009 10 5 Career 10 5

6-2

2010 SEASON

90 TYLER EVANS

HISTORY MURRAY STATE

TYLER EVANS

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43 KENNETH FLINTROY

76 JACOB GAMBINO

LOUISVILLE, KY. VALLEY TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. GEORGIA SOUTHERN

LB

5-8

178

OL

RS-JR

2009: Redshirted during the 2009 season. HIGH SCHOOL: Played his senior season for head coach Roger Deskins at Valley Traditional High School...voted as the team’s top defensive player after registering 85 tackles. PERSONAL: Full name is Kenneth Dion Flintroy...born Sept. 30, 1989...son of Kenneth and Sharia Flintroy...has two brothers, Ken and Kendrick, and one sister, Sirena...majoring in physical therapy.

6-3

310

RS-FR

Enrolled at Murray State in January and went through spring drills. BEFORE MSU: Redshirted during the 2009 season at Georgia Southern. HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach George Smith at St. Thomas Aquinas High School...helped the Raiders capture the 2008 state championship...garnered First-Team All-Broward County honors as a senior. PERSONAL: Full name is Jacob Charles Gambino...born Dec. 17, 1989...son of Chris and Melinda Gambino...has two brothers, Ken and Kendrick, and one sister, Sirena...undecided on a major.

8 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

1979 NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS

34 ALL-AMERICANS

THE RACERS

JOE GAMSKY

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THE RACERS 9 LAMAR HALL

CRESTWOOD, KY. MOREHEAD STATE

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. GIBBS HIGH SCHOOL

DT

245

Career Statistics A TOT Loss Sacks INT 6 7 0.5-2 0-0 0 11 19 2.0-2 0-0 0 17 26 2.5-4 0-0 0

DB

JR

PBU 0 0 0

FF-FR 0-0 0-0 0-0

2009: Appeared in all 11 games, making one start...recorded 19 tackles and 2.0 tackles-for-loss...posted two tackles in each of the first three games...tied his career-high with three tackles in each of the final three games...added a tackle-for-loss against Austin Peay and Tennessee Tech.

BEFORE MSU: Red shirted the 2007 season at Morehead State.

PERSONAL: Full name is Joe Dean Gamsky...born Sept. 22, 1988... son of Art and Teresa Gamsky...has one brother, Jake, and one sister, Lissa...majoring in physical education.

Career Statistics A TOT Loss Sacks INT 22 60 1.5-6 0-0 3 13 37 1.0-2 0-0 0 35 97 2.5-8 0-0 3

PBU 3 2 5

JR

FF-FR 0-1 0-0 0-1

2009: Started six games at corner...ended season with 37 tackles and a pair of pass break-ups...had four solo stops in back-to-back games against North Carolina State and Missouri State...tied career-best with eith tackles in finale against Tennessee Tech. 2008: Made 10 starts at corner...recorded 60 tackles and three interceptions...tied for team lead in interceptions...had a seasonhigh eight stops against Indiana...picked off a pair of passes against SEMO...recorded 1.5 tackles-for-loss against Tennessee Tech. HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year starter at quarterback for Gibbs High School...earned first-team all-District 10-5A honors after recording 1,500 yards of total offense and 16 touchdowns as a senior...registered 1,100 total yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior...lettered three years in track and field. PERSONAL: Full name is Lamar Anterio Hall...born Oct. 10, 1989... son of Rodney and Valencia Liburd...has one brother, Mario, and one sister, Terrika...majoring in exercise science.

SEASON REVIEW

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time first-team all-district selection for head coach Nate Jones at South Oldham High School...named District MVP as a senior...selected to the all-state third team as a senior... finished his senior year with 121 tackles, five sacks and two interceptions...also rushed for 900 yards and 12 touchdowns... also a four-year letterwinner on the basketball team...received 6th Man of the Year and Mr. Hustle award.

UA 38 24 62

197

COACHING STAFF

2008: Played in seven games...recorded seven tackles, including 0.5 for loss...had a three stops against Eastern Kentucky.

Year G 2008 12 2009 11 Career 23

5-9

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Year G UA 2008 7 1 2009 11 8 Career 18 9

6-1

2010 SEASON

53 JOE GAMSKY

HISTORY MURRAY STATE

LAMAR HALL

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8 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

1979 NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS

34 ALL-AMERICANS

THE RACERS 17 MARCUS HARRIS

47 STERLING HENRY

NORTH ST. LOUIS, MO. KIRKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

ST. LOUIS, MO. HAZELWOOD WEST HIGH SCHOOL

WR

Year 2007 2008 2009 Career

G 11 12 10 33

No. 26 61 45 132

6-1

Career Statistics Receiving Yds Avg. TD 345 13.3 4 652 10.7 6 417 9.3 2 1414 10.7 12

185

SR

DB

6-1

190

RS-FR

2009: Redshirted during the 2009 season. Long 45 48 26 48

Avg./G 31.4 54.3 41.7 42.8

2010 Preseason All-OVC Wide Receiver 2010 Consensus Draft Services HM Preseason All-America 2009 Consensus Draft Services HM Preseason All-America

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year starter for head coach Timothy Harry at Hazelwood West High School...two-time all-conference selection as a defensive back...also participated in track and field. PERSONAL: Full name is Sterling Frabion Henry...born Oct. 5, 1991...son of Forrest and Nifiteria Henry...has one brother, Romeo, and one sister, Dajai...undecided on a major.

2009: Appeared in 10 games...led the team with 45 receptions and ranked second with 417 yards and two touchdowns...had at least six catches in five games...posted season-high nine grabs against UT Martin...registered 84 receiving yards against Austin Peay...returned 23 kickoffs for 617 yards and a touchdown...had seven kickoff returns for 105 yards and a score...returned a punt and kickoff for a touchdown in the season opener. 2008: Started all 12 games...had 61 receptions for 652 yards and six touchdowns...led team in receptions and was second in yards...had at least three receptions in every game...recorded 10 receptions for 95 yards and a score against Illinois State...hauled in six passes for 94 yards and two TDs against UT Martin...had 124 kickoff return yards against Jacksonville State. 2007: Appeared in all 11 games at wide receiver...finished the season with 26 catches for 345 yards and four touchdowns... caught 14 passes for 228 yards and four touchdowns over a three-game stretch late in the season...grabbed six passes for 82 yards and his first touchdown against Eastern Kentucky...had four catches for 97 yards and a pair of scores against UT Martin. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned second team all-state honors after passing for 1,800 yards and rushing for 450 yards his senior season ...led the Pioneers to the class 5A state championship game, where Kirkwood fell to Raymore-Peculiar High School...scored two touchdowns on the ground while rushing for 111 yards in the championship game...also completed 9-of-22 passes for 162 yards through the air...named first team all-conference as a junior and a senior...following his junior campaign, in which he threw for 2,423 yards, he was selected honorable mention all-state...in three seasons on the varsity squad, he helped Kirkwood to a combined 29-4 record...selected as the junior varsity offensive MVP and team MVP his sophomore season. PERSONAL: Full name is Marcus Ryan Harris...born March 1, 1989...son of Michael and April Harris...has two sisters, Deshaunte and Deanna, and one brother, Michael, Jr...his brother, Michael, plays football at Westminster College...is related to former NBA All-Star Reggie Miller...majoring in electronic media.

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THE RACERS 20 JOHN JEAN-BAPTISTE

HOUSTON, TEXAS L.V. HIGHTOWER HIGH SCHOOL

TAMPA, FLA. GAITHER HIGH SCHOOL

OL

6-2

275

JR

2008: Appeared in all 12 games, making eight starts...helped team put up back-to-back games of over 200 yards rushing...part of a line that allowed 19 sacks in 407 pass attempts. 2007: Redshirted during the 2007 season.

PERSONAL: Full name is Raymond Darryl Hopson...born July 14, 1989...son of Raymond, Sr. and Jill Hopson...has two sisters, Mia and Lindsey...majoring in advertising.

UA 20 1 21 42

160

Career Statistics A TOT Loss Sacks INT 6 26 0.0-0 0-0 0 3 4 0.5-1 0-0 0 4 25 0-0 0-0 2 13 55 0.5-1 0-0 2

PBU 0 0 4 4

SR

FF-FR 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

2009: Started eight of the 10 games in which he appeared... recorded a career-best 21solo tackles...intercepted a pass in each of the first two games of the season...had season-high seven tackles against Jacksonville State. 2008: Appeared in three games...made four tackles, including 0.5 for loss against Lambuth. 2007: Started the first 10 games at cornerback...recorded 26 tackles on the season...posted four solo stops against Eastern Illinois...had a career-best six solo tackles against Eastern Kentucky.

PERSONAL: Full name is John James Jean-Baptiste...born Sept. 16, 1988...son of Yannick Jean-Baptiste … has two brothers, Jose and Joey...majoring in criminal justice.

SEASON REVIEW

HIGH SCHOOL: Helped his team to a 7-5 record in 2006 and was selected Honorable Mention All-Tampa Tribune...recorded 58 tackles, two interceptions and nine pass deflections his senior season...also blocked a pair of field goals...as a junior he finished the season with 40 tackles, two interceptions and 10 pass deflections.

COACHING STAFF

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a two-time all-district selection at L.V. Hightower High School...helped the Hurricanes to a district cochampionship his senior year and was named the team’s offensive line MVP...was also the team’s offensive line MVP as a junior... named first team all-district after his senior season and second team all-district after his junior campaign...also participated in the shot put as a member of Hightower’s track and field team.

Year G 2007 10 2008 3 2009 10 Career 23

5-10

THE RACERS

2009: Started the final three games at right guard...appeared in five games...helped team to three of its top five rushing performances on the season.

CB

2010 SEASON

74 RAYMOND HOPSON

HISTORY MURRAY STATE

RAYMOND HOPSON

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93 MATT JOHNSON

50 JESURUN KELLY

ODESSA, FLA. WALTER L. SICKLES HIGH SCHOOL

MEMPHIS, TENN. BISHOP BYRNE HIGH SCHOOL

6-5

232

DB

JR

1979 NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS

DE

2009: Appeared in the season opener against Kentucky Wesleyan.

5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

34 ALL-AMERICANS

THE RACERS

PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew J. Johnson...born March 13, 1989...son of John and Susan Johnson...has two brothers, Jared and David...majoring in engineering physics.

2008: Appeared in four games on defense...made a solo stop against Indiana. 2007: Redshirted during the 2007 season.

176

RS-FR

2009: Redshirted during the 2009 season. HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Jack Grannan at Bishop Byrne High School...earned second-team allstate honors as a junior and senior...recorded 108 tackles and four sacks as a senior, after regitering 72 tackles and forcing to fumbles as a junior...also lettered in baseball and track and field. PERSONAL: Full name is Jesurun Karl Kelly...born July 7, 1991... son of Karl and Barbara Kelly...has one brother, Jahmiah...majoring in exercise science.

8 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

HIGH SCHOOL: Caught 25 passes for 300 yards and one touchdown his senior season at Walter L. Sickles High School... named to the Hillsborough County All-Star Game and earned the Griffin Glide Award for outstanding leadership as a senior...caught 15 passes for 250 yards and one touchdown as a junior...two-time all-conference selection in basketball...averaged 15.6 points and 10.8 rebounds as a senior.

5-7

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THE RACERS 86 PAUL LEWIS

COCOA, FLA. SPACE COAST HIGH SCHOOL

ST. LOUIS, MO. WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

LB

UA 43 28 21 92

229

Career Statistics A TOT Loss Sacks INT 21 64 3.5-7 0-0 1 41 69 7.0-33 1.5-18 1 27 48 3.0-11 1.0-6 1 89 183 13.5-51 2.5-24 3

SR

PBU 2 2 1 5

FF-FR 0-1 1-0 0-0 1-1

2009: Started eight games at linebacker...missed three games due to injury...recorded 48 tackles, three tackles-for-loss and an interception...had back-to-back double-digit tackle games against North Carolina State and Missouri State...registered six tackles and an interception against Jacksonville State.

PERSONAL: Full name is Zachary Allen Kutch...born Aug. 11, 1988...son of Steve Sellars and Debra Kutch-Sellars...has two sisters, Heather and Stephanie, and three brothers, Ryan, Brandon and Daniel...majoring in health and physical education.

A 6 6

Career Statistics TOT Loss Sacks INT 14 0.5-1 0-0 0 14 0.5-1 0-0 0

PBU 0 0

JR

FF-FR 1-0 1-0

2009: Appeared in five games before injury cut season short... finished season with 14 tackles and a forced fumble...recorded career-best eight tackles and forced a fumble agaisnt Kentucky Wesleyan...registered two tackles in each of the next three games. 2008: Appeared in eight games, mainly on special teams... recorded two tackles, one each against Western kentucky and Jacksonville State. 2007: Redshirted during the 2007 season. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first-team all-state honors as a defensive end his senior season...finished his final prep campaign with 59 tackles, 10 sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries... scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery and blocked a field goal as well...helped the Wildcats claim the 2006 ABC League Championship and the District 4 Championship...first team all-metro, All-ABC and ABC League Player of the Year. as a senior...also selected to the St. Louis Rams Elite 25 Players list... helped Westminster to an 8-2 record and earned first-team allindependent recognition as a tight end and defensive end as a junior...finished the 2005 season with 20 receptions for 298 yards and five touchdowns to go along with 40 tackles, four sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...during his sophomore season, Lewis caught 19 passes for 238 yards and scored two touchdowns...also made 55 tackles, forced two fumbles and blocked four field goals on his way to earning second-team allindependent recognition...also participated in basketball track and field. PERSONAL: Full name is Paul David Lewis...born Nov. 9, 1988... son of Clarence and JoAnn Lewis...has two brothers, Erik and Jeff... majoring in history.

HISTORY

HIGH SCHOOL: Rushed for over 1,000 yards and was named team MVP his senior season...selected as a Brevard County AllStar and earned ESPN Player of the Game honors in 2006...as a junior he rushed for over 800 yards and was selected as the team’s offensive MVP...also selected as an ESPN Big School Player of the Week during the 2005 season...while playing at Space Coast High School, he was coached by Doug Ruggles, who was Matt Griffin’s roommate when the two were students at the University of New Hampshire..also lettered in baseball and basketball.

UA 8 8

254

SEASON REVIEW

2007: Started 10 games during the season...ranked third on the team with 64 tackles...recorded 3.5 tackles-for-loss...broke up two passes and intercepted another...recorded six tackles in his first collegiate start at Illinois State...followed it up with eight tackles in the home-opener against Lambuth...picked off his first career pass against Jacksonville State...posted a career-best nine stops and broke up two passes against UT Martin.

Year G 2009 5 Career 5

6-6

COACHING STAFF

2008: Started 11 games at linebacker...finished the season with 69 tackles, seven tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks and an interception... posted a career-best 14 tackles against Illinois State...matched that effort with 14 stops, including four for loss, against Austin Peay...returned an interception 45 yards against Eastern Illinois... forced a fumble on a sack against SEMO.

DE

THE RACERS

Year G 2007 10 2008 11 2009 8 Career 29

6-0

2010 SEASON

37 ZACH KUTCH

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70 ANDY MAHONEY

75 CJ MATTHEWS

LEXINGTON, KY. LEXINGTON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

WEST COLUMBIA S.C. FULLERTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

OL

6-2

278

OL

SO

6-5

330

JR

2009: Appeared in eight games...got the start at left guard against Eastern Illinois.

Enrolled at Murray State in January and went through spring drills.

2008: Redshirted during the 2008 season.

BEFORE MSU: Played for head coach Tim Byrnes at Fullerton Community College...earned honorable mention all-conference honors in 2008 after helping the Hornets to a 10-2 record and a conference championship.

HIGH SCHOOL: Helped lead Lexington Catholic to a 47-7 record and a pair of Kentucky 4A State Championships...earned all-city and all-district accolades in leading the Knights to a 13-2 record and the 2007 4A State Championship...garnered all-city, alldistrict and all-state honors as a junior...helped the Knights to a 14-1 mark and the 2005 4A State Championship. PERSONAL: Full name is Andrew Beckett Mahoney...born June 29, 1990...son of Michael and Betsy Mahoney...majoring in business.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned all-region honors as a senior at Airport High School...also lettered in track and field. PERSONAL: Full name is James Clayton Matthews...born March 9, 1989...son of Theresa Kirkland...has one brother, Michael, and one sister, Ashley Kirkland...majoring in health and physical education.

8 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

1979 NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS

34 ALL-AMERICANS

THE RACERS

HARRY McCALL

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THE RACERS 73 MATT McWHORTER

CINCINNATI, OHIO BETHEL COLLEGE

FERGUSON, KY. PULASKI SOUTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL

LB

UA 28 31 59

216

Career Statistics A TOT Loss Sacks INT 27 55 1.0-2 0-0 2 12 43 7.0-27 2.0-16 2 39 98 8.0-29 2.0-16 4

SR

PBU 9 3 12

FF-FR 1-0 2-1 3-1

2008: Started all 12 games at corner...recorded 55 tackles... registered two interceptions and a team-best nine pass breakups...recorded a career-best 11 tackles and added an interception against Tennessee Tech...broke up four passes against SEMO. 2007: Redshirted during the 2007 season.

6-2

263

SR

2009: Did not appear in any games. 2008: Appeared in eight games, mainly on special teams. 2007: Redshirted during the 2007 season. 2006: Played in all 11 games and started one game...recorded two tackles...had 0.5 tackles for a loss...started at nose tackle against Tennessee Tech. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned all-district, all-region and second-team all-state following his senior season at Pulaski Southwestern High School...returned a fumble 99 yards for a touchdown, third-longest in state history, during his junior year...played for head coach Dale Anderson. PERSONAL: Full name is James Matthew McWhorter...born Sept. 21, 1987...son of Frank and Penny Muse and James McWhorter... has one sister, Heather...majoring in social work.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time all-conference selection for head coach Kurry Cummings at Mt. Healthy High School...recorded 60 tackles, six interceptions and scored two defensive touchdowns in helping the Fighthing Owls to a 10-1 record as a senior...performance earned him first-team all-city and all-district accolades, as well as honorable mention all-state laurels...registered 53 tackles and five interceptions as a junior...also a two-year member of the basektball team and track and field team for one year.

HISTORY

PERSONAL: Full name is Harry Isiah McCall...born Sept. 18, 1988... son of Harry and Wanda McCall...majoring in advertising.

SEASON REVIEW

BEFORE MSU: Played the 2006 season at Bethel College... recorded 10 tackles and one interception in helping the Wildcats to a 10-3 record and the Mid-South Conference Championship.

COACHING STAFF

2009: Started all 11 games...recorded 43 tackles, seven tacklesfor-loss, forced two fumbles and had two interceptions...had an interception and returned a fumble 50 yards for a touchdown in the victory over Kentucky Wesleyan...knotched an interception and a pass break-up against Missouri State...had a pair of tackles-for-loss and a forced fumble against Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech.

OL

THE RACERS

Year G 2008 12 2009 11 Career 23

6-2

2010 SEASON

16 HARRY McCALL

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8 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

1979 NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS

34 ALL-AMERICANS

THE RACERS 54 ANTHONY MITCHELL

44 TABARUS MITCHELL

NANCY, KY. SOUTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL

BOWLING GREEN, KY. WARREN CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

LS

6-0

185

RS-FR

RB

5-11

170

RS-FR

2009: Redshirted during the 2009 season.

2009: Redshirted during the 2009 season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Helped lead Southwestern High School to three district runner-up finishes and one district championship...earned all-district, all-county and all-region honors as a senior...also participated in track and field.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played four seasons for head coach Bill Cox at Warren Central High School...earned all-conference accolades after rushing for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior... rushed for 600 yards and eight scores before missing the final four games...helped team capture district championships as a freshman and sophomore...also participated in basketball and track.

PERSONAL: Full name is Anthony William-Edward Mithcell... born Sept. 2, 1990...son of William and Danielle Mitchell...has one brother, Cory...plans to major in physical education.

PERSONAL: Full name is Tabarus Lawan Mitchell...born March 23, 1991...son of Varnado and Carolyn Mitchell...has one brother, Shaun...plans to major in accounting.

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P

6-1

205

RS-FR

2009: Redshirted during the 2009 season. HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner at Ballard Memorial High School...earned the Special Teams Award as a junior and senior... also lettered in baseball, basketball and track and field. PERSONAL: Full name is Steven Michael Mix...born April 8, 1991... son of Mike and Stephanie Mix...has two brothers, Thomas and Mikie, and two sisters, Vicki and Heather...undecided on a major.

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THE RACERS 51 RICHARD NELSON

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL

PALM BEACH, FLA. ALLAN HANCOCK COMMUNITY COLLEGE

OL

6-3

280

JR

2008: Redshirted during the 2008 season. 2007: Moved into the starting lineup at left guard against Eastern Illinois...started four-straight games before an injury caused him to miss the final two games...helped team to have a 100-yard rusher in back-to-back games against EIU and Southeast Missouri.

PERSONAL: Full name is Dylan Thomas Mundella...born Nov. 16, 1988...son of Linda Mundella...has one brother, Robert, and one sister, Jenifer...majoring in sociology.

UA 4 4

A 4 4

296

Career Statistics TOT Loss Sacks INT 8 0.0-0 0-0 0 8 0.0-0 0-0 0

RS-SR

PBU 0 0

FF-FR 0-0 0-0

2009: Redshirted during the 2009 season after making the switch to the offensive line following spring practice. 2008: Appeared in nine games...recorded eight tackles...had season-best five stops against Eastern Illinois...returned kickoff seven yards against Austin Peay. BEFORE MSU: Played two seasons for head coach Chris Durta at Allan Hancock Community College. HIGH SCHOOL: Played his final two seasons for head coach Jack Daniels at William T. Dwyer High School...helped lead team to back-to-back 11-1 records and district championships...earned all-area and third-team all-state accolades as a senior.

SEASON REVIEW

PERSONAL: Full name is Richard Antonio Nelson...born March 4, 1988...son of Ronald and Bernice Nelson...has two brothers, Warren and Doiyon Parson, and one sister, Ann Nelson...majoring in sociology.

COACHING STAFF

HIGH SCHOOL: Helped Northeast High School go from 3-7 his junior season to 7-3 his senior year ...earned all-conference honors as a junior and as a senior...selected to the Pinellas County All-Star team as a senior...also a member of the Vikings’ wrestling team.

Year G 2008 9 Career 9

6-4

THE RACERS

2009: Started nine games at both guard positions...helped the Racers rush for a season-high 170 yards and three touchdowns in the season opener against Kentucky Wesleyan.

OL

2010 SEASON

79 DYLAN MUNDELLA

HISTORY MURRAY STATE

PRINCE DYLAN NWAGBARA MUNDELLA

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8 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

1979 NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS

34 ALL-AMERICANS

THE RACERS 25 PRINCE NWAGBARA

29 MARK OLIVER

MARIETTA, GA. McEACHERN HIGH SCHOOL

WHITING, IND. WYOMING

RB

Year 2008 2009 Career

G 9 9 9

Att 43 42 85

5-10

Career Statistics Rushing Yards Avg. TD 153 3.6 0 163 3.9 1 316 3.7 1

213

Long 18 17 18

JR

Avg./G 17.0 18.1 17.6

2009: Appeared in nine games...carried the ball 42 times for 163 yards and a touchdown...also had four receptions for 72 yards and a score...rushed for a touchdown in the season opener against Kentucky Wesleyan...had season-high 52 yards against Missouri State...caught a 25-yard touchdown in the victory over Austin Peay...hauled in two passes for 42 yards against SEMO. 2008: Appeared in nine games...rushed for 153 yards on 43 carries...rushed for season-high 42 yards on eight carries against SEMO...had season-high 11 rushes against Lambuth. 2007: Redshirted during the 2007 season. HIGH SCHOOL: Rushed for 1,178 yards and scored nine touchdowns his senior season and was selected honorable mention all-state...was also chosen to the all-county team after finishing fifth in the county in rushing...rushed for 863 yards and scored 11 touchdowns as a junior while leading the Indians to the state playoffs...earned honorable mention all-county recognition after his sophomore and junior seasons...helped McEachern High School to a 9-3 record, reaching the second round of the state playoffs as a sophomore...also a member of the MHS wrestling team.

LB

Year G 2009 9 Career 9

UA 25 25

6-1

240

Career Statistics A TOT Loss Sacks INT 13 38 5.5-13 1.0-7 0 13 38 5.5-13 1.0-7 0

PBU 0 0

JR

FF-FR 0-0 0-0

2009: Appeared in nine games, making four starts...registered 38 tackles and 5.5 tackles-for-loss...posted six tackles in his first action against North Carolina State...had season-high eight tackles and a sack againt Eastern Illinois...recorded 2.5 tackles-for-loss and two quarterback hurries against Austin Peay. BEFORE MSU: Spent two years at Wyoming...appeared in eight games in 2008...recorded four tackles and forced a fumble...redshirted in 2007. HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter for head coach Frank Lenti at Mt. Carmel High School...helped lead the Caravan to back-to-back state runner-up finishes...earned all-state honors as a senior after recording 105 tackles, 11 sacks and two blocked punts...rated as the No. 28 recruit in the state of Illinois by Rivals.com PERSONAL: Full name is Mark Oliver...born March 11, 1989...son of Charles and Diane Olivers...majoring in advertising.

PERSONAL: Full name is Prince Chibueze Nwagbara...born Dec. 4, 1988...son of Cletus and Gloria Nwagbara … has one sister, Whitney, and two brothers, Chris and Michael...majoring in engineering.

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THE RACERS 5 PATRICK ROBERTSON

ST. LOUIS, MO. KIRKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

CARROLLTON, TEXAS HEBRON HIGH SCHOOL

DB

5-6

2009: Redshirted during the 2009 season.

178

RS-FR

WR

6-2

198

JR

PERSONAL: Full name is Patrick Isaiah Robertson...born May 1, 1990...son of Louis and Patricia Robertson...has two brothers, Louis II and Dominick, and one sister, Patrice...majoring in advertising.

SEASON REVIEW

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Brian Brazil at Hebron High School...helped lead the Hawks to an 11-3 record and the District 6-5A championship...team advanced to the Division II Region I semifinals...earned bi-district and area championships along the way...posted 50 receptions for 830 yards and nine touchdowns... tied the school record for TDs in a season...had three 100-yard receiving games on the season...posted a season-high 145 yards on six catches and two scores against Lewisville...also had two TD receptions against Flower Mound and Newman Smith...was a unanimous all-district selection...garnered all-area accolades.

COACHING STAFF

G No. Long Avg./G HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner for head coach Larry Year 12 19 25 9.2 Frost at Kirkwood High School...earned first-team all-conference 2008 2009 11 19 26 15.7 and second-team all-state accolades after recording over 1,200 26 12.3 all-purpose yards as a senior...garnered first-team all-conference Career 23 38 honors as a junior after helping the Pioneers to an 11-1 record 2008: Appeared in all 11 games...recorded 19 catches for 173 and a state runner-up finish...also lettered in track and field and yards and a touchdown...had season-high four grabs against wrestling. Tennessee State...hauled in a 26-yard touchdown against UT Martin...returned six kickoffs for 126 yards. PERSONAL: Full name is Ronald Levale Proctor...born Sept. 23, 1989...son of Ronald Loper and Maria Proctor...has three brothers, 2008: Appeared in all 12 games...had 19 catches for 110 yards...best Rishon, Anthony and Bryce, and one sister, Ashley...majoring in game came against WKU with nine catches for 67 yards...returned civil engineering. four kickoffs for 52 yards.

THE RACERS

Career Statistics Receiving Yds Avg. TD 110 5.8 0 173 9.1 1 283 7.4 1

2010 SEASON

38 RONALD PROCTOR

HISTORY MURRAY STATE

PATRICK ROBERTSON

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30 RYAN ROBINSON

71 BROCK RYDECKI

MADISONVILLE, KY. NORTH HOPKINS HIGH SCHOOL

FT. MYERS, FLA. VENICE HIGH SCHOOL

CB

5-9

172

RS-FR

2009: Redshirted during the 2009 season. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned honorable mention all-state honors playing for head coach Will Weaver at Madisonville North Hopkins High School...named to the all-Big Eight conference team...led team with over 1,300 rushing and receiving yards and 10 touchdowns...also earned all-district accolades in basketball. PERSONAL: Full name is Ryan Richard Robinson...born Oct. 2, 1990...son of Joe and Leslie Robinson...has one brother, Joe... plans to major in engineering.

OL

6-2

277

SO

2009: Appeared in four games...got the start at center in the season finale against Tennessee Tech. 2008: Redshirted during the 2008 season. HIGH SCHOOL: Played his senior season at Venice High School and helped lead the Indians to an 8-4 record and the District Championship...earned first-team all-region and all-district honors as a senior after recording 38 pancake blocks and helping VHS rank second in the area in total offense...garnered honorable mention all-state laurels as a senior...nominated for the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game...participated in the Sarasota County/Manatee County PAL Bowl...played two years on varsity at Lake Placid High School... helped clear the way for the areas top rushing attack...two-year letterwinner on the power lifting team. PERSONAL: Full name is Jonathan Brock Rydecki...born Dec. 9, 1989...son of John and Diane Rydecki..has one brother, Bo... majoring in athletic training.

8 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

1979 NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS

34 ALL-AMERICANS

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THE RACERS 95 MICHAEL SULLIVAN

FLORENCE, ALA. FLORENCE HIGH SCHOOL

FLORENCE, ALA. FLORENCE HIGH SCHOOL

LB

5-11

205

RS-FR

2009: Redshirted during the 2009 season.

PERSONAL: Full name is Jarrius Blake Salter...born July 15, 1991...son of Issac and Tamira Salter...undecided on a major.

6-2

225

RS-FR

HIGH SCHOOL: Played three seasons for head coach Bruce Kozerski at Holy Cross High School...two-time Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference All-Star...finished senior season with 78 tackles, four sacks and 22 quarterback pressures...recorded 70 tackles and three sacks as a junior. PERSONAL: Full name is Michael Brogan Sullivan...born Nov. 18, 1990...son of Brian and Michelle Sullivan...has one brother, Joe, and one sister, Catherine...plans to major in education

THE RACERS

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Alvin Briggs at Florence High School...earned honorable mention all-area honors as a senior after posting 96 tackles, six tackles-for-loss and four forced fumbles...named the defensive MVP as a junior and senior...voted the special teams MVP as a sophomore...named to the all-region team as a junior in helping team to regional championship.

DT

2010 SEASON

39 BLAKE SALTER

COACHING STAFF SEASON REVIEW HISTORY MURRAY STATE

LAMAR THEUS

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62 RODERCIK TOMLIN

PARIS, TENN. HENRY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

JACKSON, TENN. JACKSON NORTH HIGH SCHOOL

DT

Year G 2008 12 2009 10 Career 22

UA 10 18 28

6-2

300

Career Statistics A TOT Loss Sacks INT 22 32 5.0-21 2.0-15 0 21 39 6.0-20 2.0-11 0 43 71 11.0-41 4.0-26 0

PBU 0 0 0

OL

JR

FF-FR 0-0 1-1 1-1

2009: Appeared in 10 games...registered 39 tackles, including six for loss and two sacks...had at least five tackles in five games... recorded six tackles, including five solo stops, in a victory over Tennessee State...posted career-best seven tackles and recovered a fumble against Eastern Illinois...forced a fumble and had five tackles in the season-finale against Tennessee Tech. 2008: Appeared in all 12 games...recorded 32 tackles, five for loss and two sacks...posted a career-best seven tackles against Eastern Kentucky...registered his first career sack against Jacksonville State.

6-5

285

SO

2009: Appeared in nine games, getting the start at left tackle in the final four games...helped team pass for over 200 yards in backto-back games for just the second time on the season. 2008: Redshirted during the 2008 season. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years for head coach Pat Massey at North Side High School...earned outstanding lineman award after averaging five pancakes a game as a senior...named to the all-region and All-West Tennessee First Team...also a member of the track and field team...honor student and president of the student council. PERSONAL: Full name is Roderick C. Tomlin...born Dec. 12, 1990... son of Roderick and Gwendalyn Tomlin...has two sisters, Rashanna and Ramel...majoring in mathematics.

HIGH SCHOOL: Helped lead Henry County to a 12-2 record and a spot in the state semifinals in 2007...earned 4A all-state accolades after recording 155 tackles (16 for loss), nine sacks, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries...voted the team MVP...also played one year of varsity basketball. PERSONAL: Full name is Lamar O. Theus...born Oct. 7, 1989...son of Tanny Johnson...majoring in advertising.

8 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

1979 NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS

34 ALL-AMERICANS

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ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. BOCA CIEGA HIGH SCHOOL

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. CHAMINADE-MADONNA HIGH SCHOOL

WR

G 12 10 22

No. 22 5 27

Career Statistics Receiving Yds Avg. TD 89 4.0 0 36 7.2 1 125 4.6 1

175

Long 23 11 23

JR

Avg./G 7.4 3.6 5.7

2009: Appeared in 10 games...caught five passes for 36 yards and a touchdown...hauled in two passes for 14 yards against Missouri State...caught a 10-yard touchdown pass against UT Martin for his first TD of his career...returned eight punts for 111 yards...had a 54-yard return against Eastern Illinois.

RB

5-8

192

RS-JR

2009: Red-shirted during the 2009 season as a member of the practice squad. HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Mark Guandolo at Chaminade-Madonna High School. PERSONAL: Full name is Ronald Levale Proctor...born Sept. 23, 1989...son of Ronald Loper and Maria Proctor...has three brothers, Rishon, Anthony and Bryce, and one sister, Ashley...majoring in exercise science.

PERSONAL: Full name is Ja-Vonta Marquel Trotter...born Nov. 20, 1989...son of Lawana Trotter...majoring in health and physical education.

SEASON REVIEW

HIGH SCHOOL: Helped lead Boca Ciega High School to an 8-3 record as a senior...finished the season with 19 catches for 478 yards and six touchdowns...returned 17 punts for 318 yards and three scores...returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown in the season opener against Dunedin...caught two passes for 134 yards against Osceola...posted 19 tackles and one interception on defense...named to the All-Pinellas Team as a utility player... member of the All-Suncoast Team as a kick returner...selected the Most Valuable Player of the Pinellas All-Star Football Classic...also a member of the track and field team.

COACHING STAFF

2008: Appeared in all 12 games...had 22 catches for 89 yards... season-high six catches at Austin Peay...returned a punt 41 yards against Western Kentucky...returned 11 kickoffs for 177 yards.

THE RACERS

Year 2008 2009 Career

5-10

2010 SEASON

7 JA-VONTA TROTTER

HISTORY MURRAY STATE

JA-VONTA TROTTER

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8 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

1979 NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS

34 ALL-AMERICANS

THE RACERS 36 DEXTER BARNETT ATLANTA, GA. • UAB

RB

5-10

175

JR

BEFORE MSU: Spent three seasons at UAB...rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown as a sophomore...returned eight kickoffs for 127 yards...redshirted the 2008 season...appeared in nine games a true freshman in 2007...carried the ball 19 times for 36 yards. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Ronnie Millen at Grady High School...helped the Grey Knights to backto-back regional championships...earned honorable mention allstate honors by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as a senior...also named to the AJC Super 11 Team...tallied over 2,000 combined yards as a senior, including over 1,200 rushing, over 400 receiving and over 400 return yards...entered senior season rated as the fourth-best running back in the state by 4ShotSports. com...captured the region championship in the triple jump and as a member of the 4x100m-relay team.

92 JEREMY BRACKETT

MADISON, ALA. • BOB JONES HIGH SCHOOL

DT

6-1

250

FR

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner at Bob Jones High School...helped the Patriots to the Region 8 championship under head coach Kevin Rose...received the defensive lineman award after finishing his senior season with 60 tackles, including 16 for loss, nine sacks and two forced fumbles...also a state qualifier in the shot put. PERSONAL: Full name is Jeremy Deshaun Brackett...born March 7, 1992...son of Arthur and Shelia Brackett...has two brothers, Arthur and Jaylin...brother, Arthur, is a red-shirt freshman for the Racers...plans to major in criminal justice.

PERSONAL: Full name is Dexter Christopher Barnett...born Jan. 14, 1989...son of Tuesdaie Manns...has one brother, Hakeem Todd, and two sisters, Rondreka and Keoshia Todd...cousin, Earthwind Moreland, played for the New England Patriots... majoring in business administration.

61 HARRIS BIVIN

OWENSBORO, KY. • APOLLO HIGH SCHOOL

OL

6-3

285

FR

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner for the head coach Paul Bates at Owensboro High School...rated the No. 6 center in the nation by ESPN.com...rated No 5 player overall in Kentucky by Rivals.com...rated No. 1 player in Kentucky by Scout.com...earned first-team all-state honors as a senior, after garnering secondteam accolades as a junior...two-time all-district and All-Big 8 Conference selection...also lettered in track and field...threetime all-region selection in the discus, and two-time all-region honoree in the shot put...named to the National Elite Shotput First Team as a senior. PERSONAL: Full name is Lee Harris Bivin...born July 10, 1991... son of Sherry Bivin...has one brother, Austin...father, Randy, played football at Evansville...undecided on a major.

1 DUANE BRADY

ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. • ST. AUGUSTINE HIGH SCHOOL

RB

5-8

165

FR

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Joey Wiles at St. Augustine High School...helped team capture district championship in all three seasons...earned all-state and allconference honors as a senior after amassing 2,100 all-purpose yards, including 1,500 on the ground, and 28 touchdowns...had 1,000 all-purpose yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior...also lettered in track and field...conference champion in the 100m and 200m...named all-county athlete of the year. PERSONAL: Full name is Duane Keith Brady...born April 22, 1991...son of Dana Jones...has one brother, Maleik Jones, and one sister, Tyresha Jones...plans to major in biology.

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45 DEVAUGHN BUCHANAN LB

6-0

190

DB

FR

PERSONAL: Full name is Micah Devaughn Buchanan...born Oct. 2, 1991...plans to major in exercise science.

WASHINGTON, D.C. • FORT SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

LB

6-3

215

JR

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner for head coach Bill Castle at Lakeland High School...helped the Dreadnaughts capture back-to-back district championships...registered 79 tackles and an interception as a senior...finished junior campaign with 85 tackles, eight interceptions and a touchdown. PERSONAL: Full name is Willie Terry Denson, Jr...born April 26, 1991...son of Terry and Charlotte Denson...has three brothers, Antwan, Prinshon and Devon, and one sister, Shekala...brother, Antwan, played football at Louisville...plans to major in criminal justice.

96 GEORGES FOTSO

DOULA, CAMEROON • PINEY WOODS SCHOOL

DE

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Duval High School... earned all-conference and all-metro honors his senior season under head coach Franklin Weaver...rushed for 1,100 yards and 18 touchdowns, while registering 82, 10 forced fumbles and six interceptions as a senior...earned honorable mention all-county honors as a quarterback and safety during his junior season... threw for 20 touchdowns and ran for 12 more that season...also named honorable mention all-county following sophomore campaign...garnered All-America honors as a member of the Tigers 4x100m-relay team.

6-8

240

SR

AT MSU: Four-year member of Billy Kennedy’s basketball team at Murray State...helped the Racers to a 31-5 mark and a victory over Vanderbilt in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament...averaged 0.7 points and 0.9 rebounds last season. HIGH SCHOOL: Played basketball for one season at Piney Woods School...averaged 8.5 points and 13.1 rebounds in helping the Tornadoes to a 21-6 mark and a No. 1 ranking in Mississippi Class 2A...registered 16 double-doubles and shot .558 from the field...named to the Clarior-Ledger All-Metro team. PERSONAL: Full name is Georges Fotso...born July 14, 1987... son of Basile and Djuissi Kamgue...working towards a master’s in management of technology.

HISTORY

PERSONAL: Full name is Andre Jamie Clarke...born Jan. 8, 1989... son of Trenton and Shernet Willis...has two brothers, Trenton Willis, Jr. and Nayier Frazer, and two sisters, Ebonique Robinson and Chantel Willis...majoring in criminal justice.

SEASON REVIEW

BEFORE MSU: Earned all-conference honors while playing for head coach Jeff Sims at Fort Scott Community College...recorded 98 tackles, six sacks, four forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries in helping the Greyhounds to a national runner-up finish in 2009.

FR

COACHING STAFF

22 ANDRE CLARKE

185

THE RACERS

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Mark Mariakas at Ridgeland High School...helped Panthers capture back-to-back region championships...earned Chattanooga Times Free Press Defensive Player of the Year honors after recording 142 tackles as a senior...garnered first-team all-region honors as a senior...three-time all-area and all-county first-team selection... selected to the Georgia-Tennessee All-Star game...recorded over 400 tackles in his career.

5-9

2010 SEASON

LAKELAND, FLA. • LAKELAND HIGH SCHOOL

RIDGELAND, GA. • RIDGELAND HIGH SCHOOL

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8 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

1979 NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS

34 ALL-AMERICANS

THE RACERS 19 JOEY HOWE

RUSSELLVILLE, GA. • RUSSELLVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

QB

6-3

185

FR

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner for head coach Doug Goodwin at Russellville High School...quarterbacked the Golden Tigers to back-to-back state runner-up finishes...two-time allcounty and all-region selection...named Times Daily, Franklin County and WMTY Player of the Year following junior and senior seasons...finished senior season by going 143-for-182 for 1,779 yards and 20 touchdowns...passed for 2,659 yards and 24 touchdowns as a junior...earned all-county and all-region honors as a sophomore at Marion County High School...set school record after passing for 2,261 yards...also a two-tim all-county and all-region selection in basketball. PERSONAL: Full name is Joseph Hugh Howe...born April 17, 1992...son of Tommy and Janine Howe...has one sister, Kelli... plans to major in exercise science/pre-physical therapy.

33 TYLER LAVEA

OCEANSIDE, CALIF. • PALOMAR COLLEGE

RB

5-9

185

JR

BEFORE MSU: Played two seasons for head coach Joe Early at Palomoar College...rushed for 1,090 yards on 220 carries in two seasons with the Comets...earned Second-Team All-Southern Division honors as a freshman after leading the team with 714 rushing yards...rushed for 123 yards on 18 carries in his first game...had three 100-yard games as a freshman...rushed for 67 yards in helping the Comets to a victory over Cerritos in the Golden Empire Bowl in 2008. HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach John Carroll at Oceanside High School...earned First-Team All-CIF-San Diego Section, San Diego Union-Tribune All-County, North County Times All-North County and All-Avocado League honors...rushed for 1,453 yards and 29 touchdowns on 233 carries as a senior...scored four touchdowns to lead the Pirates to the 2002 CIF-San Diego Section Division II championship. PERSONAL: Full name is Tyler Talailevaosamoa Lavea...born Aug. 28, 1985...son of Telesa and Julia Lavea...has two brothers, Jason and Taleso, Jr...served a Mormon mission to Peru...majoring in biology/pre-physical therapy.

24 DONTRELL JOHNSON

MOULTRIE, GA. • GARDEN CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

DB

5-11

180

JR

BEFORE MSU: Two-year letterwinner for hea coach Lucas Aslin at Garden City Community College...earned First-Team All-Jayhawk League honors after recording 43 tackles, with three interceptions and six pass break-ups as a sophomore...also averaged 24.5 yards on eight kickoff returns...registered 45 tackles, three pass break-ups and forced three fumbles as a freshman...added eight interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns. HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Tim Cokely at Colquitt County High School...earned first-team all-state honors as a senior...first-team all-region selection as a junior and senior. PERSONAL: Full name is Dontrell Anthony Johnson...born June 1, 1988...son of Lynward and Rose Spry...has three brothers, Ronald, Dejaun and Alvin...undecided on a major.

42 ARLESTER McKINNON

QUITMAN, GA. • REEDLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

DE

6-0

240

SO

BEFORE MSU: Played one season for head coach Randy Whited at Reedley College...helped the Tigers capture the 2009 Central Valley Conference championship. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Brooks County High School...helped Trojans to a 12-2 record and regional championship his senior season under head coach Maurice Freeman...earned first-team all-region and all-state honors as a senior...honorable mention selection as a freshman...also lettered in basketball and track and field. PERSONAL: Full name is Arlester McKinnon...born Oct. 15, 1990...son of Orlester and Melissa McKinnon...has one brother, Kenneth Newsome, and three sisters, Latasha Newsom, Arkeisha and Arleisha...plans to major in biology/pre-dental.

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40 ROBERT NEAL LS

6-3

220

FR

60 ELBERT OJENDIS 305

BEFORE MSU: Played two seasons for head coach Mike Rasmussen at Monterey Peninsula Junior College...started every game at left tackle...two-time All-Coast Conference selection... played in the Bulldog Bowl, which honors the top JUCO players in the area.

PERSONAL: Full name is Ayomide Michael Ojolola...born Nov. 14, 1991...son of Sam and Mary Ojolola...has one brother, Bolaji... plans to major in electromechanical engineering technology.

82 WALTER POWELL

ST. LOUIS, MO. • HAZELWOOD EAST HIGH SCHOOL

PERSONAL: Full name is Elbert Ojendis...born April 19, 1990...son of Santos Ojendis Mananarez and Gumecinba Miranda Gatica... has one brother, Rulberto, and two sisters, Mayra and Olendia... majoring in criminal justice.

6-0

165

FR

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner for head coach Mike Jones at Hazelwood East High School...earned first-team all-state, all-metro and all-conference honors in leading the Spartans to district championship as a senior...finished year with 45 catches for 983 yards and 16 touchdowns...garnered honorable mention all-conference honors on special teams in helping the Spartans capture the 5A state championship...also a two-time all-state selection in the 300m hurdles. PERSONAL: Full name is Walter Lee Powell...born Nov. 23, 1991...son of Walter and Tammy Davis...has one brother, Brandon Williams, and one sister, Alexis Hodges...brother played football at Wisconsin before being drafted in the third round by the San Francisco 49ers...plans to major in exercise science.

SEASON REVIEW

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Seaside High School... helped the Spartans to a 12-1 record as a junior under head coach Alfred Avila.

FR

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Bob Sphire at North Gwinnett High School...helped the Bulldogs to a regional championship his senior season after recording 66 tackles, seven sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumbe recoveries...registered 49 tackles, four sacks and three forced fumbles as a junior...also a three-year letterwinner in wrestling.

WR

JR

235

COACHING STAFF

MARINA, CALIF. • MONTEREY PENINSULA JUNIOR COLLEGE

6-3

THE RACERS

PERSONAL: Full name is Robert James Neal...born Feb. 16, 1992... son of Kevin Neal and Carolyn Sowa...has four brothers, Caleb, Dustin, Ben and Matthew, and two sisters, Hannah and Candice... plans to major in learning behavior disorders/middle school emphasis.

6-2

SUWANEE, GA. • NORTH GWINNETT HIGH SCHOOL

DE

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Chris Tracy at Woodford County High School...finished senior season with 32 catches for 517 yards and six touchdowns...added 96 tackles, including 12 for loss, and five sacks...had 35 catches for 412 yards and four scores as a junior...also lettered in basketball.

OL

91 AYO OJOLOLA

2010 SEASON

VERSAILLES, KY. • WOODFORD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

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8 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

1979 NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS

34 ALL-AMERICANS

THE RACERS 6 JERELL RAMOS

PORTLAND, ORE. • ARIZONA WESTERN

CB

5-10

180

JR

23 DARRIAN SKINNER

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. • HOFSTRA

DB

5-11

190

FR

BEFORE MSU: Two-year letterwinner for head coach Tom Minnick at Arizona Western College...helped the Matadors capture the 2009 Western States Football League championship...finished season with 38 tackles and a team-best three interceptions... recorded 21 tackles and an interception as a freshman.

BEFORE MSU: Redshirted the 2009 season at Hofstra.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner for head coach Terry Summerfield at Sam Barlow High School...earned all-conference honors after recording 43 tackles and four interceptions as a senior...recorded two interceptions as a member of the state’s top ranked defense as a junior...also a four-year letterwinner in track and field.

PERSONAL: Full name is Darrian M. Skinner...born April 1, 1991... son of Terrell and Yvonne Skinner...has two brothers, Terrell and Jozquel...brother, Terrell, played football at Maryland and signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings in 2010...undecided on a major.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner at Boca Ciega High School...named and all-star and the team’s most valuable player as a senior...also lettered three years in track and field.

PERSONAL: Full name is Jerrell Denavarie Ramos...born Oct. 24, 1988...son of Jerrad Hinkle and Antoinettia Ramos...has one brother, Jamil...majoring in business administration.

13 MARSHYL ROTHMAN

JUPITER, FLA. • JUPITER CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL

QB

5-9

165

FR

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Bill Powers at Jupiter Christian School...helped lead the Eagles to back-to-back state championships as a sophomore and junior... named MVP of the championship game as a junior...holds every school passing record...three-time first-team all-county selection by the Sun Sentinel...three-time first-team all-area selection by the Palm Beach Post..earned first-team all-state honors as a junior and senior, after being named to the second team as a sophomore...passed for 1,792 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior...tossed 25 touchdowns as a junior...also a second-team all-state selection in lacrosse...helped lead the Palm Beach Predators to a state championship in ice hockey in 2008. PERSONAL: Full name is Marshyl David Rothman...born oct. 23, 1991...son of Ryan and Sharon Rothman...has one sister, Chloe... plans to major in finance.

32 JORDAN SKLBA

MILWAUKEE, WISC. • ARIZONA WESTERN

DB

6-0

220

JR

BEFORE MSU: Two-year letterwinner for head coach Tom Minnick at Arizona Western College...helped the Matadors capture the 2009 Western States Football League championship...earned firstteam Reagion I and all-WSFL honors as a sophomore...finished season with 27 tackles and two forced fumbles...returned an interception 79 yards in the fourth quarter to seal the victory in the WSFL championship game...also returned a blocked field goal 78 yards for a touchdown against Glendale. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first-team all-conference and all-region honors for head coach Jim Tiejten at Whitefish Bay High School. PERSONAL: Full name is Jordan Nathaniel Sklba...born Dec. 26, 1988...son of Paul and Gail Sklba...has four brothers, Jared, Darius and Nicolas Wesley, and Raynard Russell, and two sisters, Bianca and Brittany Wesley...majoring in exercise science.

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27 TRA THARP

41 BRANDON WICKS

CB

5-11

170

MURRAY, KY. • MURRAY HIGH SCHOOL

FR

DB

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner for head coach Cory Tilford at Heath High School...two-time All-Western Kentucky Conference selection...named to Paducah Sun All-Region Team as a senior...voted best defensive back...also lettered in basketball and track and field.

180

FR

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned District Player of the Year honors after leading Murray High School to a 12-1 record...garnered all-state accolades and was nominated for Kentucky Mr. Football...rushed for 1,609 yards and 25 touchdown, while registering 70 tackles and five interceptions for head coach Steve Duncan...first-team all-Western Kentucky Conference and Paducah Sun All-Region Team...won the state championship as a member of the 4x200mrelay team...finished fifth in the state in the 200m and seventh in the 100m. PERSONAL: Full name is Brandon C. Wicks...born June 27, 1992...son of Lalita Fields...plans to major in exercise science/ pre-physical therapy.

77 GRANT WILLIAMS

COMPTON, CALIF. • EL CAMINO COLLEGE

DT

5-11

300

MURRAY, KY. • CALLOWAY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

JR

OL

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner for Calvin Bryant at Compton High School...two-time all-league selection...recorded 67 tackles and 10 sacks as a senior...registered 76 tackles and eight sacks as a junior...also a two-time league champion in wrestling. PERSONAL: Full name is Ryan Matthew Walker...born Jan. 20, 1989...son of Alvin and Carrie Walker...has two brothers, Alvin and Byron, and three sisters, Jennifer, Doris and Robyn... undecided on a major.

285

FR

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter and letterwinner for head coach Josh McKeel at Calloway County High School...helped lead team to district and regional championships as a junior...earned All-Western Kentucky Conference honors all four years, including garnering first-team accolades his final three seasons...two-time all-state selection...member of the All-Purchase Team as a junior and senior...named to Paducah Sun All-Region Team...three-year letterwinner in baseball...led the team in RBIs for two seasons. PERSONAL: Full name is Grant Allen Williams...born July 3, 1991... son of Mark and Lori Williams...has one sister, Kaylee...plans to major in wildlife and conservation biology

SEASON REVIEW

BEFORE MSU: Played two seasons for head coach John Featherstone at El Camino College...finished sophomore season with 25 tackles, including 4.5 for loss, and two quarterback hurries...earned second-team all-conference honors after recording 25 tackles as a freshman.

6-3

COACHING STAFF

97 RYAN WALKER

THE RACERS

PERSONAL: Full name is Tra’von Tremaine Tharp..born May 18, 1992...son of Tim Tharp...has one sister, Timaya...plans to major in biology/pre-med.

5-11

2010 SEASON

WEST PADUCAH, KY. • HEATH HIGH SCHOOL

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8 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

1979 NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS

34 ALL-AMERICANS

HEAD COACH

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CHRIS HATCHER HEAD COACH | FIRST SEASON | 94-27 (.777) OVERALL RECORD

Very few schools in the country can boast the kind of coaching tradition that has taken up residence at Murray State University, especially in the last 25 years. Consider the men who in recent history have guided the Racers on the football field: • Mike Gottfried left Murray State to coach at Kansas and Pittsburgh before becoming one of the top college football television analysts in the country while working for ESPN. • Frank Beamer left Murray State for his alma mater, Virginia Tech, where he guided the Hokies to a spot in the national championship game against Florida State in 2000, earning several national coach of the year awards. • Houston Nutt took the Racers to unprecedented heights before leaving to restore the winning tradition at Arkansas, and now Ole Miss. Now the torch is carried by a coach who has proven to be a winner and has all the makings of becoming the next Murray State football head coaching legend....Chris Hatcher. The Chris Hatcher era officially began at Murray State, Dec. 21, 2009, when Director of Athletics Allen Ward introduced Hatcher as the 17th head coach in front of a standing-room only crowd inside the Murray Room. Success has followed Hatcher throughout his career, as the former Division II National Player of the Year has garnered an overall record of 94-27 in his 10 years as a head coach. Included in those 10 seasons are six trips to postseason, two appearances in the National Championship game and the 2004 Division II National Championship. Hatcher brings his spread offense ‘Hatch Attack’ to MSU after a three-year stint at Georgia Southern, where he led the Eagles to an 18-15 record and a 12-11 mark the competitive Southern Conference. In his first season with the Eagles in 2007, Hatcher led GSU to the second-best regular season turnaround in program history, a plus-4 improvement from 2006. The Eagles ranked among the national leaders in various categories on offense, defense and 2010 MURRAY STATE FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE • GORACERS.COM


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HEAD COACH The Hatcher File

PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1991-94................................................Valdosta State

NOTABLE Inducted into the Division II Hall of Fame in 2005 2004 American Football Coaches Association National Coach of the Year Led Valdosta State to the 2004 Division II National Championship Four-time Atlanta Touchdown Club Coach of the Year

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1994 CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year Led teams to six playoff appearances, including two appearances in the National Championship game Served as the offensive coordinator for the East squad in the 2004 Hula Bowl

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1994 recipient of the Harlon Hill Trophy (Division II Heisman) Two-time All-American quarterback at Valdosta State (1993-94) Set 29 passing records as the quarterback at Valdosta State PROMINENT PUPILS • Dusty Bonner (Valdosta State) • Tim Couch (Kentucky) • Daunte Culpepper (Central Florida) • Jayson Foster (Georgia Southern) • Lance Funderburk (Valdosta State) • Maurice Leggett (Valdosta State • Fabian Walker (Valdosta State)

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special teams. He also coached five All-America players, including quarterback Jayson Foster, the second Walter Payton award winner at GSU. The Eagles returned to the national rankings after a 14-week hiatus as the Hatcher era got off to a 4-1 start. GSU climbed as high as No. 11 after the Eagles recorded three-straight victories at No. 5 Appalachian State, ending the Mountaineers 30-game home winning streak, at home against No. 25 The Citadel and at No. 10 Wofford. The prolific offense ranked first in rushing, eighth in total offense, eighth in scoring offense and 23rd in sacks allowed. The defense was 14th in turnover margin and 17th in fumbles recovered, while the special teams ranked 25th in net punting. The 2008 season saw Hatcher guide the Eagles to the program’s 25th winning season in 27 years. In late October, the Eagles set an NCAA record for the largest fourth-quarter comeback as GSU erased a 31-3 deficit for a thrilling 38-31 overtime victory at Western Carolina. The OT contest was just the first of an NCAA record four overtime games played by the Eagles in 2008. The ‘Hatch Attack’ provided impressive numbers in all three phases. The offense ranked 20th nationally in passing and scoring, while the defense ranked 26th in sacks and 22nd in tackles-for-loss. The special teams units finished 14th in punt returns and 36th in kickoff returns. All of this was done as Hatcher and his staff were forced to play in upwards of 30 freshman on a consistent basis throughout the season. In all, five Eagles received all-league honors and seven freshman representing offense, defense and special teams were named to the inaugural SoCon All-Freshman Team. Prior to his time at GSU, Hatcher molded Valdosta State into one of the most dominant teams in Division II. The winningest coach in Blazers’ history, Hatcher was 76-12 at his alma mater. When Hatcher took over as head coach in 2000, he wasted no time molding the Valdosta State program into the ‘Hatch Attack’. In his first year back at VSU, Hatcher took a 4-7 squad the previous year and turned it around to a 10-2 record (8-1 in GSC action) and a berth in the Division II playoffs. He coached quarterback Dusty Bonner who was a two-time winner of the Harlon Hill Trophy as the NCAA Division II Player of the Year, an award Hatcher won himself in 1994. His 2001 and 2002 teams posted back-to-back undefeated records during the regular season, part of a Gulf South Conference record 35 straight victories during the regular season.

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THE HATCHER FAMILY

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2010................................Murray State, Head Coach 2007-09...............Georgia Southern, Head Coach 2000-06......................Valdosta State, Head Coach 1999............................... Kentucky, Assistant Coach Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers 1997-98.................. Kentucky, Graduate Assistant Quarterbacks 1996.................... Central Florida, Assistant Coach Quarterbacks/Tight Ends 1995..................Valdosta State, Student Assistant Quarterbacks

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EDUCATION High School..................Mount de Sales Academy College................................... Valdosta State (1995) Degree......... B.S./Health and Physical Education

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PERSONAL Birthdate................................................ Feb. 18, 1973 Birthplace.................................................. Macon, Ga. Hometown................................................ Macon, Ga. Family: .......................................................... wife, Lori son, Ty daughter, Talley

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During the 2004 championship season, the Blazers lost their seasonopener before rattling off 13 consecutive victories, capped by a 36-31 victory over Pittsburg State in the title game. Hatcher was named ‘National Coach of the Year’ by the American Football Coaches Association and was the offensive coordinator for the East squad at the Hula Bowl. In 2005, Valdosta opened the season ranked No. 1 for four-straight weeks and saw the season culminate with a sixthstraight NCAA postseason appearance. Despite an 8-2 record in 2006, the 10th-ranked Blazers did not receive an invitation to the playoffs marking the first time that occurred in the Hatcher era. The 2006 team finished sixth nationally in passing offense (283 yards per game), 12th in scoring offense (34.9 ppg) and 19th in total offense (389.9 yards). However, Hatcher’s teams have been successful in all three facets. The 2006 defense ranked 27th nationally in scoring defense (15.7 points allowed) while the special teams ranked third in punt returns (17.3 yards) and blocked seven kicks. The Macon (Ga.) native spent one year as quarterbacks/tight ends coach at the University of Central Florida where he worked with Miami Dolphins quarterback Daunte Culpepper. He then spent three years working with the quarterbacks at the University of Kentucky where he worked under former VSU head coach Hal Mumme. During his time with the Wildcats he coached the No. 1 NFL draft pick, All-America quarterback Tim Couch. While at UK, Hatcher and the Wildcats played in the 1999 Outback Bowl, the program’s first New Year’s Day Bowl in 47 years, then followed that the following year with a berth in the ’99 Music City

Bowl. It marked the first time the Wildcats had consecutive bowl appearances in 15 years. Hatcher carried his success on the playing field to help him develop into one of the nation’s winningest coaches. A two-time All-American quarterback at VSU (1993 and 1994), Hatcher threw for 11,363 yards and 121 touchdowns during his stellar career. During his senior year in 1994, he led the Blazers to their first postseason berth, advancing to the quarterfinals, and when it was all said and done set 29 VSU passing and total offense records. Among the national records he once set were a 68.5 career completion percentage and streak of 20-straight completions in a game against New Haven. Hatcher held 14 Valdosta State, 13 Gulf South Conference and 17 Division II national records. He also started 41 consecutive games, posting a 29-10-2 record. Not only did Hatcher excel on the field, he was just as successful in the classroom. Twice he received the Guld South Conference’s Commissioner’s Troply which is awarded to the league’s Most Outstanding Student-Athlete. He finished his senior year by winning several national honors including: the NCAA Top Eight Award, the CoSIDA Academic All-America National Player of the Year and a postgraduate scholarship from the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. At the time when Hatcher won the Harlon Hill Trophy, he won by the secondlargest voting margin in the then-19-year history of the award. Hatcher was also voted the GSC Football team of the 1990s. The honors continued to add up even after his playing days. Hatcher was

Hatcher’s Career Coaching Record Year 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

School.................................. Coaching Position.................................. Record Georgia Southern......................Head Coach...................................................................5-6 Georgia Southern......................Head Coach...................................................................6-5 Georgia Southern......................Head Coach...................................................................7-4 Valdosta State.............................Head Coach...................................................................8-2 Valdosta State.............................Head Coach...................................................................9-3 Valdosta State.............................Head Coach................................................................ 13-1 Valdosta State.............................Head Coach................................................................ 10-2 Valdosta State.............................Head Coach................................................................ 14-1 Valdosta State.............................Head Coach................................................................ 12-1 Valdosta State.............................Head Coach................................................................ 10-2

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named to the Valdosta State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001, in his first year of eligibility. The personable head coach was also elected into the Macon Sports Hall of Fame the same year. In 2005, Hatcher was inducted into the Division II Hall of Fame. Hatcher graduated from Valdosta State in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. He and his wife, Lori, also a graduate of VSU, are the parents of a son, Ty, and daughter, Talley.

What They Are Saying About Chris Hatcher “Chris is a great coach and a tremendous over achiever. He has a lot to offer and will do great things at Murray State. I like to call him ‘the General” because he knows how to lead and how to win. I have always been interested in hiring him, but he wants to run his own show and he has done a tremendous job.” Mike Leach, Former head coach at Texas Tech “Chris played for me and later worked along side me. He is a great coach and an even better person. Chris possess a great mind and I believe he will be very successful at Murray State. Murray State made a great choice in hiring Chris Hatcher.” Hal Mumme, Former head coach at Kentucky and Valdosta State “Chris is a great person and an outstanding coach that will represent himself in a first-class manner. He was on the right track with things at Valdosta State and Georgia Southern, and there is no doubt that he will have Murray State as a force to be reckoned with in the Ohio Valley Conference.” Will Muschamp, Texas Defensive Coordinator/Coach in Waiting “Coach Hatcher is probably one of the best coaches that I had throughout any level of football (high school, college or NFL). He came to UK with Coach (Hal) Mumme and they installed the passing offense that guided me to the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft.” Tim Couch No. 1 pick in NFL Draft


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ASSISTANT COACHES ASSISTANT HEAD COACH/OFFENSIVE LINE | FIRST SEASON

PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1991-1993................ Valdosta State

Starting center at Valdosta State in 1993 that allowed only 10 sacks of Chris Hatcher.

Coached former Jacksonville Jaguar offensive lineman Richard Collier. Spent 18 years at Valdosta State as a player or assistant coach.

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Coached three All-Americans at Valdosta State and two at Georgia Southern.

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NOTABLE In 11th year as an assistant coach on Chris Hatcher’s staff.

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COACHING EXPERIENCE 2010............................... Murray State Offensive Line 2007-09..............Georgia Southern Offensive Line 1998-2006................ Valdosta State Offensive Line 1997............................ Valdosta State Graduate Assistant/OL 1996............................ Valdosta State Volunteer Assistant/RB 1994-95..................... Valdosta State Student Assistant

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PERSONAL Birthdate......................Oct. 30, 1970 Birthplace...................... Forsyth, Ga. Hometown..................Forysyth, Ga. Family:............................. wife, Sheila ................................... daugter, Emma ...........................................son, Walker EDUCATION High School......Monroe Academy College..............Valdosta State (1997) Degree.......................B.S./Education

previous seven years, the offense scored 50 or more points 17 times. The offensive line played a vital role in the success at Valdosta State. During Coach Hatcher’s seven year stint in charge, the offense averaged more than 32 points per game in six seasons. Every year the offense totaled at least 380 yards per game. As a former walk-on who eventually earned a scholarship, Bostick was a three-year letterwinner from 1991-93. During the 1993 campaign in which the Blazers finished 8-3, Bostick was the starting center on an offensive line that allowed only 10 sacks of Chris Hatcher. From 1994-95 he worked as a student assistant coach under Hal Mumme. Bostick was part of the 1994 coaching staff, leading Valdosta State to its first-ever playoff appearance. In 1996 he worked with the running backs, as the Blazers won their first conference championship. During the 1997 campaign, he served as a graduate assistant coach under Mike Kelley, returning to the offensive line. The next season, he moved into his first full-time coaching position and worked with the offensive line every year since. One of Bostick’s players, two-year starter Richard Collier, went to the NFL and was with the Jacksonville Jaguars until he was tragically injured. A 1997 graduate of Valdosta State, Bostick received his bachelor’s degree in Education. He and his wife, Sheila, have a daughter, Emma, and a son, Walker.

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Shawn Bostick begins his first season as the assistant head coach and offensive line coach at Murray State. Bostick has been alongside Chris Hatcher since their playing days at Valdosta State. Bostick comes to MSU after serving as the offensive line coach at Georgia Southern the previous three seasons. Last season’s offensive line featured three underclassmen on a unit that gained 279.4 yards a game of total offense, including 96.5 yards a game on the ground. In 2008, the GSU offensive line had the formidable task of replacing all five starters, including two All-Americans. Despite not having a single lineman receive All-Southern Conference honors, the offense still ranked 20th nationally in passing offense, 20th in scoring offense and 37th in total offense. During his first year on staff, Bostick inherited a talented and experienced offensive line, and built on that. Two linemen earned First-Team All-America honors, guard Marcelo Estrada and tackle Russell Orr. Both were named AllSouthern Conference, along with tackle Brad Williams. They paved the way for the backs as once again Georgia Southern led the nation in rushing offense. In fact, the Eagles ranked eighth nationally in total offense and scoring offense. When the offense needed a clutch play the linemen helped pave the way as GSU finished first nationally in fourth down conversions. The linemen played a big role in fewest sacks allowed, finishing 23rd nationally. His arrival in Statesboro, Ga. ended an 18-year affiliation with Valdosta State, from his playing days to then assistant coach. Bostick served as assistant head coach in charge of the offensive line for eight years at VSU. His O-Line was part of one of the most productive offensive units in Division II. In 2006, the Blazers ranked 20th nationally in total offense (390 yards/game), sixth in passing offense (283 yards), ninth in scoring offense (35 points) and 21st in team passing efficiency (145.38). Bostick was part of the 2004 National Championship team and the national runnerup in 2002. During his tenure, Bostick coached three All-America selections (Jason King, Tully Payne and Torrey Howard) and eight who were named All-Gulf South Conference. Over the

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DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/LINEBACKERS | FIRST SEASON

The Anders File PERSONAL Birthdate.......................Aug. 3, 1972 Birthplace.................Hampton, Ark. Hometown...............Hampton, Ark. Family:...............................wife, Sheri daughters, Mary Alex, Camden Son, Cade EDUCATION High School.......................Hampton College........ Arkansas-Monticello (1996) ..........................................Auburn (2000) Degree.................................................... B.S./Health and Physical Education Masters in Sports Administration PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1992-95.........Arkansas-Monticello Baseball COACHING EXPERIENCE 2010............................... Murray State Defensive Coordinator/LB/KO 2007-09..............Georgia Southern Defensive Coordinator/LB/KO 2002-06..................... Valdosta State Defensive Coordinator/LB/ Kickoff Coverage 2000-01............................Holmes CC LB/Secondary/Special Teams 1999......................................... Auburn Graduate Assistant DB/ST 1996-98.......................... Star City HS Head Basketball/Defensive Coordinator/Asst. Baseball/ Strength & Conditioning NOTABLE Helped shut down the NCAA’s top offense, Pitt State, as Valdosta State captured the 2004 Division II National Championship. Coached Chris Covington and Dakota Walker to All-America honors following the 2008 season.

Ashley Anders enters his first season as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for the Racers. He will also be in charge of kickoff coverage. Anders comes to Murray after spending the previous three seasons as the defensive coordinator at Georgia Southern. In 2009, Anders’defensive unit led the Southern Conference with 14 forced fumbles and tied for third in the league with 11 interceptions. Defensive lineman Brent Russell and Markeith Wylie combined for 22 tackles-for-loss and nine sacks in earning second-team all-SoCon honors. During the 2008 season, Anders coached two All-Americans in Chris Covington (linebacker) and Dakota Walker (defensive end). Covington, who began the season in the secondary, moved to Anders’ linebacker unit in week five and would go on and rank among the Southern Conference leaders in tackles for loss (second SoCon, tied 40th nationally) and sacks (third SoCon, tied 39th nationally). Walker not only led the SoCon in sacks but finished tied for 12th nationally. When Covington was named SoCon ‘Defensive Player of the Year’ by the Sports Media Association, he became the third player in Eagle history to accomplish the feat, and first since 2001. Both he and Walker earned First Team All-SoCon honors. The Eagle defense, playing as many as nine true-freshmen on a consistent basis, saved their best performance for last in a 17-10 win at 14thranked Furman to close out the season with a winning record. The 10 points allowed were the fewest by an opponent since October 2005. The defense saw a league-best four rookies named to the inaugural SoCon All-Freshman Team. As a defensive unit, the Eagles ranked 22nd nationally averaging 7.0 tackles for a loss and 26th recording 2.4 sacks per game. Not only did Anders’ defensive unit rank among the SoCon leaders, the kickoff coverage team set the standard. Led by Patrick Bolen, the Eagles led the SoCon in net kickoff yards forcing opponents to start on their own 25 yard line. During the 2007 season the Eagles’ defense ranked 14th nationally in turnover margin (+1.09). That impressive average was tied into the team’s 56th ranking in interceptions, 17th in fumble recoveries and 37th in turnovers gained. Overall, the defensive unit recorded 65 tacklesfor-loss, 19 sacks, 11 interceptions and 56 pass break-ups. Prior to Georgia Southern, Anders spent five years working on Chris Hatcher’s staff at Valdosta State. During his final four years, he served as the defensive coordinator and was in charge of the kickoff teams. During his tenure as defensive coordinator, the Blazers qualified for the NCAA playoffs three times and posted a 40-8 record. They finished no worse than third place in the always tough Gulf South Conference, including titles in 2002

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and 2004, and a pair of runner-up finishes. At a place known for its offensive production, Anders’ defensive unit was equally impressive. In 2006, the Blazers defense allowed just 15.7 points a game, 25th best in Division II. VSU ranked 35th nationally in total defense (270 yards/game), while totaling 24 takeaways in 10 games. The unit recorded 69 tackles-for-loss, 22 sacks, 13 interceptions and 38 pass break-ups. When VSU played for the 2004 National Championship, Anders and defensive staff went up against one of the most explosive offenses in NCAA history. Pittsburg State had set NCAA records - for all divisions - in scoring offense (57.6 ppg) and total offense (616 yards/game). Anders’ defensive scheme held the Gorilla offense to just 31 points en route to the title. The 2004 defense led the nation in turnover margin, registering 34 takeaways and a plus-20 margin. While at VSU, Anders’ linebackers earned six All-Gulf South Conference honors, including all three during the 2002 campaign. Three of his defensive players (Spencer Fortson, Tim Thompson and Sherard Reynolds) earned AllAmerica status and Thompson eventually signed with the Tennessee Titans. Linebacker Maurice Leggett (2002-03) is currently playing defensive back for the Kansas City Chiefs. Anders spent two years at Holmes Community College prior to arriving at Valdosta, coaching the linebackers, secondary and special teams. While at HCC, he coached All-America Deral Slay, who went on to play at South Carolina. He spent a year and a half at Auburn as a graduate assistant coach (1999-2000), coaching the defensive backs and special teams during the 1999 season. In 1996, he started his coaching career at Star City (Arkansas) High School. During his time, he served three years as head basketball coach and assistant football; and one year as assistant baseball, assistant strength and conditioning, as well as one year as head strength coach. During his last season at Star City, he served as the football program’s defensive coordinator. In his year as the assistant strength coach, his weightlifting team won a state title. A native of Hampton, Arkansas, he was a threesport athlete (football, basketball and baseball) earning all-district and all-conference honors as a defensive back in football and a pitcher in baseball. He played baseball at ArkansasMonticello, where he helped the team capture the AIC conference title and qualify for the NAIA regionals. He received his bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Arkansas-Monticello in 1996, and his master’s in sports administration from Auburn in 2000. Anders and his wife, Sheri, have three children: Mary Alex, Cade and Camden.


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ASSISTANT COACHES OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/QUARTERBACKS | FIRST SEASON

EDUCATION High School........................Parkview College..............Valdosta State (2005) Degree...............................B.S./History

HISTORY

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2010............................... Murray State Offensive Coordinator/QB 2009....................... Central Arkansas Quarterbacks 2008............................ Valdosta State Offensive Coordinator/QB 2007............................ Valdosta State Quarterbacks 2006.........................................Georgia Graduate Assistant OL 2005............................ Valdosta State Student Assistant /QB

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PLAYING EXPERIENCE 2001-03..................... Valdosta State 2004........... Texas A&M-Commerce

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PERSONAL Birthdate....................Sept. 19, 1981 Birthplace.......................Lilburn, Ga. Hometown.....................Lilburn, Ga. Family:....................................wife, Tia son, Harrison daughter, Hadley

Faulkner took over as the offensive coordinator for the Blazers in 2008. VSU averaged 380.8 yards a game in advancing to the quarterfinals. Faulkner began his collegiate career at Valdosta State under Hatcher. In three years with the Blazers, he passed for 4.213 yards and 44 touchdowns, ranking seventh on the career list for yards and completions (381), and sixth in touchdowns. As a sophomore, Faulkner earned first-team all-Gulf South Conference honors after going 327-for-503 for 3,826 yards and 41 touchdowns in leading the Blazers to a 14-1 record and a spot in the National Championship game. He ranks fourth in touchdowns, fifth in yards and sixth in completions. He played his senior season at Texas A&MCommerce, where he passed for 2,861 and 16 touchdowns, while setting 10 school records. During his prep career, Faulkner started at quarterback as a sophomore and led Parkview High School to the Georgia state championship. A native of Lilburn, Ga., Faulkner earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Valdosta State in 2005. Faulkner, and his wife, Tia, have one son, Harrison, and one daughter, Hadley.

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Buster Faulkner begins his first season as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Murray State. Faulkner joins Hatcher’s staff after spending the 2009 season as the quarterbacks coach at Central Arkansas. In his one season with the Bears, UCA averaged 26.2 points a game and 215.8 yards a game through the air. Senior quarterback Robbie Park finished the year going 217-for-358 for 2,434 yards and 12 touchdowns. The yardage total ranks seventh on the school’s all-time single-season list. Faulkner’s coaching career began at Valdosta State, where he served as a student assistant helping with the quarterbacks in 2005. After one season with the Blazers, he served as an offensive graduate assistant at Georgia, working with the offensive line and quarterbacks. Faulkner returned to Valdosta State in 2007 and served as the quarterbacks coach for two seasons. In his first season, the Blazers went 13-1 and captured the Division II National Championship. Quarterback Willie Copeland passed for 2,903 yards and 27 touchdowns.

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NOTABLE Passed for 3,826 yards and 41 touchdowns in leading Valdosta State to national championship game in 2002.

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Ranks sixth on VSU’s all-time list in touchdowns, while ranking seventh in yards and completions. Led Parkview High School to Georgia State Championship. While at Valdosta State, coached quarterback Willie Copeland who went to have stints with Miami, New York, CFL and AFL.

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The Hatcher File PERSONAL Birthdate..................... Feb. 15, 1978 Birthplace....................... Macon, Ga. Hometown..................... Macon, Ga. Family:............................wife, Ashley son, Ace EDUCATION High School.....Mount de Sales Academy College.........................Mars Hill (2000) Degree.......... B.S./Business Admin. ................and Sports Management PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1996-2000........................... Mars Hill COACHING EXPERIENCE 2010............................... Murray State Safeties/Recruiting Coordinator 2007-09..............Georgia Southern DB/Recruiting Coordinator 2005-06..................... Valdosta State Secondary/Dir. of Football Ops/Summer Camps 2004-05......................................... UAB Graduate Assistant 2003............................ Valdosta State Graduate Assistant NOTABLE Was a two-sport athlete in college. Earned four letters in baseball and two in football. Four-time Academic AllConference pick in baseball and twice in football. Spent three years as an investment advisor specialist before joining the coaching profession. Coached Sherard Reynolds to AllAmerica honors at Valdosta State.

Keith Hatcher joins his cousin Chris’ staff at Murray State, where he will serve as the secondary coach and recruiting coordinator. Hatcher joins the Racer coaching staff after serving the previous three years as the secondary coach, recruiting coordinator and director of football operations at Georgia Southern. In 2009, the Eagle secondary held opponents to 214.6 yards a game and tied for third in the Southern Conference with 11 interceptions. Rover Darius Eubanks ranked second on the team in tackles and tied for the team lead with two forced fumbles. Corner Laron Scott was third on the team in tackles and ranked second in the SoCon with 11 pass break-ups. The 2008 defensive backs underwent a nearcomplete makeover from the beginning of the season as All-American Chris Covington moved to linebacker and true-freshmen emerged into the starting lineup. By the end of the season, the secondary was starting a pair of truefreshman and a sophomore. Two of the Eagles, Derek Heyden and K.R. Snipes, earned a spot on the SoCon AllFreshman Team. In fact, it was Snipes that came up with the game-clinching interception late in the Furman game to secure the 17-10 win over the 14th-ranked Paladins and record the programs’ 25th winning season. The secondary accounted for all but one of the team’s interceptions and broke up 29 more passes. Hatcher also oversaw the punt return unit at GSU. In 2008, Raja Andrews ranked 12th nationally, averaging 14 yards perpunt return. The return unit tied a program record with two returns for touchdown (at Chattanooga, vs. Appalachian State). Hatcher had to make unprecedented adjustments in the secondary throughout the 2007 season as half of the opening-day two-deep were out over the final month of the season. Two former offensive players started at the end of the year and two more saw significant playing time. Covington would not only earn all-SoCon honors, but Honorable Mention All-America accolades as well. The secondary accounted for 10 interceptions and recorded 56 pass break-ups. After spending three years in private business as an investment advisor specialist, Hatcher decided to join in the family footsteps and enter the coaching profession.

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He joined his cousin’s staff at Valdosta State as a graduate assistant in 2003, before moving on to serve two years on the staff at AlabamaBirmingham. He spent the 2004 season and the 2005 spring season working under former defensive coordinator Wayne Bolt. Hatcher returned to VSU in 2005 where he worked with the secondary and served as the director of football operations and summer camps for two seasons. In 2006, the Blazers defense ranked 25th in the nation after allowing just 15.7 points per game. VSU ranked 35th nationally in total defense (270 yards/game), while totaling 24 takeaways in 10 games. The defense also recorded 69 tackles-for-loss, 22 sacks, 13 interceptions and 38 pass break-ups. The 2006 season was Hatcher’s first in charge of the punt rush. His special team squad blocked seven punts and returned three for a touchdown, leading the league in blocks and punt return yardage. During his tenure, Hatcher coached AllAmerica free safety and all-GSC punt returner Sherard Reynolds. Hatcher was a two-sport athlete at Mars Hill, where he earned four letters in baseball and two in football. His success was not limited to the playing field as he was a four-time Academic All-Conference pick in baseball and twice earned the honor in football. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and sports management from Mars Hill College in 2000. Hatcher, like cousin Chris, was was a standout athlete at Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, Ga. He is married to Ashley and are the proud parents of a son, Ace.


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NOTABLE Part of three SEC titles and two National Championships while at Florida.

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COACHING EXPERIENCE 2009...........................................Florida Graduate Assistant-DL/Asst. Director of Camps 2007-09....................................Florida Asst. Strength & Conditioning 2006-07............... Taylor County HS Defensive Line 2005-07....................................Florida Defensive Intern

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PERSONAL Birthdate..................... Feb. 26, 1982 Birthplace........Warner Robins, Ga. Hometown......Warner Robins, Ga. Family:.......................... wife, Melissa EDUCATION High School......................Northside College............................ Florida (2005) Degree......................... B.S./Sociology

Parker first arrived on the Gainesville campus in the Fall of 2000 as a freshman defensive tackle. He appeared in five games and recorded five tackles in helping the Gators capture the SEC Championship. He participated in just three plays during the 2001 season before a back injury forced him to miss the rest of the season and the 2002 season. Parker returned to the field in 2003 and finished the campaign with 37 tackles, including 23 solo stops. He recorded a career-best seven tackles againstVanderbilt, South Carolina and Florida State. He appeared in 11 games in 2004 and recorded his first sack against Middle Tennessee. Parker played his prep ball at Northside (Ga.) High School, where he garnered All-America accolades by the USA Today. He was rated as one of the nation’s top 20 defensive tackles by Rivals.com. He recorded 97 tackles as a senior and 95 as a junior, and was twice named a first-team allstate selection. He was also selected to play in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game as a senior. Parker graduated from Florida in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in education. He and his wife, Melissa, reside in Murray.

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The Parker File

Kenny Parker enters his first season as the defensive line coach on Chris Hatcher’s staff at Murray State. Parker comes to MSU after spending the previous 10 seasons as a player or coach at Florida, where he was a part of three SEC Championships and two National Championships. In his most recent role, Parker served as a graduate assistant defensive line coach and assistant director of football camps during the 2009 season. Prior to his time as a GA, Parker served two years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Gators. Parker assisted in the strength, speed and conditioning for football and track. He also developed strength and conditioning programs for players and assisted in the nutritional development of players. Parker served as a physical education teacher and defensive line coach at Taylor County High School in 2006-07. After completing his eligibility, Parker joined the Gator coaching staff as an assistant defensive line coach. He helped prepare the playbook and other gameday materials, while also assisting the defensive line with on-field conditioning and techniques.

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Three-year letterwinner at Florida. HISTORY

Received the Greg See Most Courageous Award at the conclusion of the 2003 and 2004 spring drills. Helped Gators capture 2000 SEC Championship.

MURRAY STATE

Received All-America honors from the USA Today as a prep at Northside High School.

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ASSISTANT COACHES

8 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

1979 NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS

34 ALL-AMERICANS

MITCH STEWART SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR/WR/TE | FIRST SEASON

The Stewart File PERSONAL Birthdate....................... Nov. 8, 1982 Birthplace.....................Auburn, Ala. Hometown.................. Newnan, Ga. Family:................................wife, Rikki EDUCATION High School.....................Northgate College........ Valdosta State (2005) Degree.....B.S./Business Education PLAYING EXPERIENCE 2001-05..................... Valdosta State COACHING EXPERIENCE 2010............................... Murray State Wide Receivers 2007-09..............Georgia Southern Tight Ends/Wide Receivers 2006.............. Newnan High School Assistant Offensive Coordinator 2006............................ Valdosta State Graduate Assistant/QB

Mitch Stewart enters his first season on Chris Hatcher’s staff at Murray State. Stewart will serve as the special team’s coordinator, while also working with the wide receivers and tight ends. Stewart comes to Murray after spending the previous three seasons as a member of the Georgia Southern coaching staff. While at GSU, Stewart worked with the wide receivers and handled team travel. Last season, a pair of true freshman made immediate impacts as Jamere Valentine caught 51 passes and Patrick Barker added 40, ranking second and third, respectively, on the school’s single-season receptions list. In his second season, the Eagles offense led the SoCon and ranked 20th nationally in passing offense. That also helped GSU finish 20th nationally in scoring offense and 37th in total offense. The speedy receiver corps accounted for the majority of the team’s 42 receptions of 30-plus yards. Wide receiver Raja Andrews shattered three season records, one single-game mark and the career receptions record.

NOTABLE Starting quarterback for Valdosta State in the 2005 playoff game. Member of the 2004 National Championship team at Valdosta State. Helped Northgate High School earn the title as most improved team in Georgia as a junior.

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From 2001-05, Stewart played quarterback at Valdosta State. He was part of the 2002 national runner-up squad and 2004 National Championship team. Stewart earned the start in the first round playoff game his senior year. After his playing days (Spring 2006), Stewart served as a graduate assistant coach for the Blazers, working with the quarterbacks. In the summer of 2006, he took a job at Newnan High School, assisting the offensive coordinator in implementing the Blazers’ offense. That fall, Newnan won its first region title in 14 years and qualified for the state playoffs. A standout quarterback at Northgate High School in Newnan, Ga., Stewart helped instrument one of the biggest turnarounds in the state. Following a 1-9 sophomore year, Northgate went 7-3 his junior year, earning the title as most improved team in Georgia, and qualified for the playoffs. In his final year, Stewart led Northgate to an 11-2 record. Stewart received his bachelor’s degree in business education from Valdosta State in 2005 and began work on a master’s degree. He is married to wife, Rikki.


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RUNNING BACKS | FIRST SEASON

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PERSONAL Birthdate.................... April 12, 1985 Birthplace................Rutherford, NC Hometown.....................Atlanta, Ga. Family:....................................... Single EDUCATION High School........................Parkview College.....................................Troy (2007) Degree...............B.S./Social Science

His most effective season came in 2005 when he rushed for 285 yards on 76 attempts. After missing the 2006 season with an injury, Dawkins returned in 2007 to rush for 100 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Trojans to a Sun Belt championship and a bid to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Dawkins played his prep ball at Parkview High School, where he was a two-time all-state selection at running back and linebacker, as well as being named the 5A Defensive Player of the Year by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. He helped the Panthers to three-straight Georgia 5A state championships and finished his career as the all-time leading rusher in Georgia state championships. He finished his high school career with 3,238 yards and 43 touchdowns, to go along with 283 tackles and nine sacks. Dawkins graduated from Troy in 2007 with a degree in social science.

HISTORY

The Dawkins File

Sean Dawkins begins his first season as the running backs coach at Murray State. Dawkins comes to MSU after spending last season as the running backs coach at West Texas A&M. He helped the Buffs to their fifthstraight winning season and guided running back Keithon Flemming to All-Lone Star Conference honors, despite missing the first six games of the season. Prior to his time at WTAMU, Dawkins spend one season at Huntingdon College. He tutored running back Jamal Gardner to a 1,000-yard rushing campaign. Dawkins spent five years as a member of the Troy football team and helped the Trojans capture a pair of Sun Belt Conference championships. He was twice named a team captain and was a three-year starter at fullback. Dawkins finished his career with 507 yards and four touchdowns on 126 carries. He also added 32 receptions for 300 yards.

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SEAN DAWKINS

COACHING STAFF

PERSONAL Birthdate.....................Dec. 12, 1985 Birthplace................Houston, Texas Hometown........Lawrenceville, Ga. Family:..............fiance, Alexa Hesse EDUCATION College.....Georgia Southern (2009) Degree............B.S./Criminal Justice

Covington led the Eagles in rushing as a sophomore as he ran for 824 yards and eight touchdowns on 164 carries. He posted a careerbest 216 yards in the season opener against Central Connecticut State. Covington played one season for the Gulf Coast League Pirates after being selected in the 9th Round of the 2004 First-Year Major League Baseball Player Draft. The Lawrenceville, Ga., native was a prep standout at Brookwood High School, where he was rated as one of the Top 50 prospects by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. He was selected as a starter in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Classic after rushing for 1,350 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior. As a junior, Covington averaged 8.2 yards per carry and was an all-state selection as a kick returner and a two-way player by the AJC. He graduated from GSU in 2009 with a degree in criminal justice.

THE RACERS

The Covington File

Chris Covington enters his first year as an assistant coach at Murray State, working with the secondary. Covington comes to Murray after spending last season on Chris Hatcher’s staff at Georgia Southern. He arrived in Statesboro in 2005 as a running back for the Eagles and ended his career as an All-American on the defensive side of the ball. Upon Hatcher’s arrival at GSU, Covington switched to defense and made an immediate impact. He led the team in tackles and was honored as an Honorable Mention All-American by The Sports Network. As a senior in 2008, Covington made the switch to linebacker and earned Second-Team All-America accolades from the Associated Press after recording 95 tackles, including 14 tacklesfor-loss and six sacks. He was also named to The College Sporting News Fabulous 50 and The Sports Network Honorable Mention All-America team, as well as earning Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors.

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5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

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OFFENSIVE TACKLES | FIRST SEASON

The Polly File PERSONAL Birthdate.....................Nov. 10, 1983 Birthplace..............Cincinnati, Ohio Hometown................... Erlanger, Ky. Family:....................................... Single EDUCATION High School...................Dixie Heights College........Georgetown College (2006) .............................Middle Tennessee (2008) Degree...................... B.S./Marketing .....Masters in Sport Management

Mike Polly enters his first season as an assistant coach at Murray State, working with the offensive line. Polly comes to MSU after spending three seasons as an offensive graduate assistant on Rick Stockstill’s staff at Middle Tennessee. In 2009, Polly helped guide an offensive line that helped paved the way for an offense that accumulated 421.7 yards a game, and allowed just 19 sacks in 436 pass attempts. The Blue Raiders capped off their best season in school history by defeating Southern Miss in the New Orleans Bowl to finish with a record of 10-3. He joined the coaching profession at Georgetown College during the Spring of 2007 with film break down and the weight room, and assisted the offensive line coach during spring drills. The Erlanger, Ky., native played at Georgetown College, where he helped the Tigers to four-straight Mid-South Conference championships.

As a co-captain, he was selected to the AllMSC team as a senior. Polly’s accolades carried over into the classroom as he was a four-time Academic All-MSC selection, as well as being named a Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete three times. Polly played his prep ball at Dixie Heights High School, where he was a first-team all-state selection. Polly, who graduated with a degree in marketing in 2006, was also the recipient of the Georgetown College Scholar Athlete of the Year and the No “I” in Team award, which is selected by faculty, staff and students. He received his master’s in sport management from Middle Tennessee in 2008.

DARREN EDGINGTON STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING | THIRD SEASON

The Edgington File PERSONAL Birthdate......................Jan. 26, 1966 Birthplace...............Nashville, Tenn. Hometown................ Norene, Tenn. Family:................................ wife, Julie EDUCATION High School................... Watertown College....... Middle Tennessee (1997) .................... Middle Tennessee (2000) Degree........B.S/Wellness & Fitness ............................... Masters in HPERS

Darren Edgington joined the Murray State program as strength and conditioning coach in October 2008, after serving at the University of Mississippi since 2005. Edgington is responsible for all strength and conditioning duties for the Racer football, baseball, rifle, soccer, softball, volleyball and track & field teams. While at Ole Miss, he worked with the football program and designed and implemented the strength and conditioning programs for the women’s basketball program that made an NCAA Elite-8 appearance. Edgington also worked with the Ole Miss soccer team. From 1994-2005, Edgington served as assistant strength and conditioning coach at Middle Tennessee State, designing and implementing the strength and conditioning programs for the school’s Olympic sports, as well as assisting with football. A 1997 cumlaude graduate from MTSU with a degree in wellness & fitness, Edgington earned his master’s in health, physical education,

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recreation, and safety from MTSU in 2000. Edgington is a certified strength and conditioning coach through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa}, International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), National Association of Speed and Explosion (NASE), and USA Weightlifting. He is also a certified USA Weightlifting Referee. In May 2009, Edgington was named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the CSCCa. He is one of 80 coaches in the country with this certification. Edgington produced a DVD entitled Functional ACL Pre-Hab Exercises, as well as garnering a feature article on ESPN.com about his training program for the Ole Miss women’s basketball team. He trained WNBA Rookie of the Year Armintie Price while she played at Ole Miss. Edgington is a U.S. Naval submarine veteran having served from 1984-90. He is married to the former Julie Mayo and they reside in Murray.


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SUPPORT STAFF ATHLETIC TRAINER | FOURTH SEASON

COACHING STAFF

PERSONAL Birthplace........................Murray, Ky. Hometown......................Murray, Ky. Family:....................................... Single EDUCATION High School........................... Murray College.................Murray State (2005) .......... Southeastern Louisiana (2007) Degree...........B.S./Exercise Science .............. Master’s in Health Studies

In the spring of 2006 Hart joined the NFL’s New Orleans Saints as an athletic trainer intern. With the Saints, Hart assisted with the athletic training coverage of organized team activities, including all home football games. Hart has also served as a PRN athletic trainer for North Oakes Health System. His duties there included providing athletic training coverage for high school football teams in Tangipahoa Parrish, La. In May 2007, Hart concluded the graduate program at SLU and earned a master of arts in health studies.

EQUIPMENT MANAGER/VIDEO COORDINATOR | FIRST SEASON

MURRAY STATE

PERSONAL Birthplace............. Jacksonville, Fla. Hometown........... Jacksonville, Fla. Family:....................................... Single EDUCATION High School......................... Fletcher College.......Georgia Southern (2009) Degree..................B.A./Modern and Classical Languages

HISTORY

The Perschel File

Perschel graduated from Georgia Southern in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in modern and classical languages, with a minor in broadcasting. Perschel is single and resides in Murray.

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MARK PERSCHEL Mark Perschel enters his first season as the equipment manager and video coordinator at Murray State. At MSU, Perchel will oversee the equipment room, as well as coordinate all the video needs for the football program. Perschel comes to MSU after spending the previous three years as the video coordinator under Chris Hatcher at Georgia Southern. Prior to his time in Statesboro, Perschel spent three seasons on Hatcher’s staff at Valdosta State, and was part of the 2004 National Championship team at VSU. In his three years with the Blazers, Perschel served as the video coordinator and handled the day-to-day football technolgy needs and projects. As a student at Fletcher High School, Perschel served as a facilities host for Virginia Tech as they prepared for the Gator Bowl.

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The Hart File

Fulton Hart begins his fourth year as the athletic trainer for Racer football. The 2005 Murray State graduate has spent the past five years working at the collegiate and professional level. After earning his bachelor of science degree in exercise science with an emphasis in athletic training from MSU in August 2005, Hart accepted a graduate assistant position at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La. At SLU, Hart coordinated coverage for the men’s and women’s track and tennis teams while assisting with football practice and game coverage. As part of his duties he provided daily evaluations, treatments and rehabilitation of injured student-athletes. In addition to his work in the SLU training room, Hart also served as an instructor in the school’s CAATE accredited athletic training program, teaching Prevention and Management of Motor Performance Injuries, and Athletic Taping and Protective Equipment.

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5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

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34 ALL-AMERICANS

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Sept. 12 • Carter-Finley Stadium • Raleigh, N.C.

Sept. 19 • Plaster Field • Springfield, Mo..

KY. WESLEYAN

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MURRAY STATE

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MURRAY STATE

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MURRAY STATE

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NC STATE

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MISSOURI STATE

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MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State put points on the board in seven different ways as the Racers erupted for a 66-10 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan in the season opener Thursday evening. Sophomore Kienan Cullen scored the first points of the season with a 27-yard field goal on the first possession. The defense got in the act in the second quarter as Harry McCall returned a fumble 50 yards, before Justin Clark made a tackle in the endzone for a safety. A bad snap on another punt resulted in a second safety. The offense overcame a slow start to score five touchdowns as Prince Nwagbara ran in from nine yards, and Charlie Jordan added TD runs of two and seven yards. Quarterback Jeff Ehrhardt connected on a pair of scoring strikes to Daniel Ard (21 yards) and Marcus Harris (13 yards). The special teams also got involved as Harris returned a kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown and followed it up with a 75-yard punt return to TD. He earned FCS Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts. The defense limited the Panthers to just 12 yards passing, the fewest allowed in the opening game in the FCS. They also recorded an FCS-best 13 tackles-forloss. Tamar Butler led the way with 17 tackles. Scoring Summary Kentucky Wesleyan Murray State

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1st Quarter 11:18 MUR - Cullen 27 yd field goal 5:09 MUR - McCall 50 yd fumble return (Cullen kick) 0:53 MUR - Just Clark safety 2nd Quarter 7:58 KWC - Gordon 11 yd run (Fangman kick) 5:55 MUR - Team safety 1:50 MUR - Nwagbara 9 yd run (Cullen kick) 0:31 MUR - Ard 21 yd pass from Ehrhardt (Cullen kick) 3rd Quarter 12:50 MUR - Jordan 2 yd run (Cullen kick) 10:25 MUR - Jordan 7 yd run (Cullen kick) 3:01 KWC - Fangman 33 yd field goal 2:46 MUR - Harris 86 yd kickoff return (Cullen kick) 4th Quarter 13:05 MUR - Harris 13 yd pass from Ehrhardt (Cullen kick) 11:01 MUR - Harris 75 yd punt return (Cullen kick) Team Statistics First Downs Rush Att.-Net Yards Passing C-A-Int. Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties/-Yards Punts-Average 3rd Down Conversion Time of Possession

KWC 16 54-152 8-21-3 12 75 164 3-1 7-66 7-33.4 4-17 30:55

MUR 13 30-170 12-20-0 146 50 316 1-1 4-45 3-35.7 3-10 24:03

Rushing MUR-Jordan 15-116, Kollenberg 4-32, Nwagbara 6-29, Yantko 2-2; KWC-Walker 10-72, Borum 14-66, Lalonde 8-29, Gordon 10-28, Curran 1-(-1), Palmer 1-(-3), Owens 1-(-10), Maguire 1-(-29). Passing MUR-Ehrhardt 10-18-0-138, Yantko 2-2-0-8; KWCWalker 4-12-2-0, Lalonde 4-8-1-12, Owens 0-1-0-0. Receiving MUR-Townsel 4-57, Ard 2-38, Harris 2-17, Robertson 2-12, Estes 1-18, Jordan 1-4; KWC-Gordon 4-7, Lalonde 2-1, Kramer 1-4, Brown 1-0. ATT: 5,977

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina State took advantage of a pair of Murray State turnovers on its first two possessions to jump out to the early lead and never look back en route to a 65-7 victory Saturday evening at Carter-Finley Stadium. NCSU (1-1) quarterback Russell Wilson took advantage of the short fields that he was given and led the Wolfpack on five scoring drives in the first half, four ended with Wilson TD passes. The Racers (1-1) offense could find its rhythm in the first half as the Racers mustered minus-two yards of offense in the half. MSU finally got on the board early in the fourth quarter as they put together a 12-play, 57-yard drive that ended when Nico Yantko found Daniel Ard for a two-yard touchdown pass. Zach Kutch led the defense with 11 tackles, seven solo. Josh Marshall added nine tackles, while Tamar Butler added seven and Mark Oliver six. Sophomore Kienan Cullen averaged 40.9 yards on eight punts, including a 60 yarder in the first quarter. He later added a 54 yard punt. Scoring Summary Murray State NC State

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1st Quarter 13:33 NCS - Williams 27 yd pass from Wilson (Czajkowski kick) 10:15 NCS - Spencer 19 yd pass from Wilson (Czajkowski kick) 4:13 NCS - Washington 5 yd pass from Wilson (Czajkowski kick) 2nd Quarter 14:57 NCS - Baker 1 yd run (Czajkowski kick) 11:57 NCS - Washington 1 yd run (Czajkowski kick) 5:38 NCS - Czajkowski 36 yd field goal 0:44 NCS - Baker 39 yd pass from Wilson (Czajkowski kick) 3rd Quarter 12:38 NCS - Baker 3 yd run (Ojala kick) 11:30 NCS - Washington 4 yd run (Ojala kick failed) 4:47 NCS - Barnes 2 yd run (Ojala kick) 4th Quarter 14:16 MUR - Ard 2 yd pass from Yantko (Cullen kick) Team Statistics First Downs Rush Att.-Net Yards Passing C-A-Int. Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties/-Yards Punts-Average 3rd Down Conversion Time of Possession

MUR 5 25-1 9-20-1 35 45 36 2-2 3-23 8-40.9 2-12 24:29

NCS 25 48-191 21-29-0 293 77 484 0-0 6-60 2-37.5 9-14 35:31

Rushing MUR-Nwagbara 8-18, Harris 1-18, Jordan 9-15, Nelson 1-1, Trotter 1-(-3), Ehrhardt 1-(-11), Yantko 3-(-14); NCS-Baker 12-74, Barnes 19-52, Washington 12-35, Wilson 4-26, Glennon 1-4. Passing MUR-Yantko 8-19-1-30, Ehrhardt 1-1-0-5; NCS- Wilson 15-21-0-228, Glennon 6-7-0-65, Imhoff 0-1-0-0. Receiving MUR-Townsel 2-(-1), Nelson 1-14, Trotter 1-11, Haris 1-5, Nwagbara 1-5, Ard 1-2, Jordan 1-0, Robertson 1-(-1); NCS-Williams 3-63, Spencer 3-47, Washington 3-28, Davis 2-39, Howard 2-19, Bryan 2-16, Ritcher 2-15, Baker 1-39, Barnes 1-18, Gentry 1-5, Graham 1-4. ATT: 55,510

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri State scored a pair of defensive touchdowns just 3:19 apart in the second quarter to break open a close game and propel the Bears to a 35-10 victory over Murray State Saturday afternoon at Plaster Field. The Racers (1-2) got on the board on their opening possession as they put together a 10-play drive that culminated in a Kienan Cullen 22-yard field goal. MUR got down into the red zone after Jeff Ehrhardt hit Derrick Townsel on a 51-yard strike on third-and-12. The Bears (2-1) responded with a 10-play drive of their own that ended with a Cody Kirby eight-yard pass to Cardarrius Dotson. MOST added to its lead as Kirby found Jermaine Saffold on a corner route for a 26-yard scoring strike. The Bear defense widened the gap with a pair of fumble returns for touchdowns before a late third quarter touchdown pass put the game away. The Racers got on the board in the second half with a four-play drive that covered 50 yards. Townsel set up the drive with a 26-yard kickoff return to midfield. Ehrhardt found Marcus Harris for 13 yards Two players later, Ehrhardt found DeAngelo Nelson over the middle and the tight end did the rest as he made a cut to the outside and went 35 yards for the score. Scoring Summary Murray State Missouri State

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1st Quarter 11:52 MUR - Cullen 22 yd field goal 7:24 MSU - Dotson 8 yd pass from Kirby (Hottelman kick) 2:01 MSU - Safford 26 yd pass from Kirby (Hottelman kick) 2nd Quarter 7:07 MSU - Smith 55 yd fumble return (Hottelman kick) 3:48 MSU - Richardet 0 yd fumble recovery (Hottelman kick) 3rd Quarter 1:03 MSU - Miller 27 yd pass from Kirby (Hottelman kick) 4th Quarter 14:13 MUR - Nelson 35 yd pass from Ehrhardt (Cullen kick) Team Statistics First Downs Rush Att.-Net Yards Passing C-A-Int. Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties/-Yards Punts-Average 3rd Down Conversion Time of Possession

MUR 15 30-27 21-42-2 250 72 277 3-2 6-76 6-43.0 4-15 26:41

MSU 18 44-169 17-29-2 223 73 392 1-0 5-40 4-38.5 4-15 33:19

Rushing MUR-Nwagbara 10-52, Jordan 7-10, Trotter 1-(-3), Cullen 1-(-15), Ehrhardt 11-(-17); MSU-Warren 6-79, Davis 8-39, Cooper-Falls 7-35, Douglas 13-28, Kirby 10-(-12). Passing MUR-Ehrhardt 21-42-2-250;MSU- Kirby 17-28-2-223, Horner 0-1-0-0. Receiving MUR-Townsel 7-91, Harris 7-69, Nelson 2-46, Robertson 2-25, Trotter 2-14, Estes 1-5; MSU-Dotson 4-38, Saffold 3-47, Emery 2-44, Harbor 2-15, Taylor 1-39, Miller 1-27, Fuselier 1-6, Warren 1-3, Williams 1-2, Cooper-Falls 1-2. ATT: 5,530


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Oct. 10 • Stewart Stadium • Murray, Ky.

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2nd Quarter 12:59 EKU - Walker 1 yd run (O’Connor kick blocked) 9:08 MUR - Cullen 31 yd field goal 5:13 EKU - O’Connor 23 yd field goal 2:41 EKU - Walker 2 yd run (O’Connor kick) 0:43 MUR - Cullen 46 yd field goal 4th Quarter 14:37 EKU - Frieson 1 yd run (O’Connor kick) 2:06 MUR - Ard 12yd pass from Yantko (Cullen kick) EKU 19 54-172 11-16-0 174 70 346 1-0 10-76 5-45.6 3-11 33:51

MUR 17 26-12 24-42-3 230 68 242 1-0 10-73 5-39.2 5-17 26:09

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1st Quarter 7:27 JSU - Young 7 yd run (Tatum kick) 2nd Quarter 11:01 JSU - Howard 8 yd pass from Perrilloux (Tatum kick) 3:46 JSU - Freeney 3 yd pass from Ivory (Tatum kick) 0:59 JSU - Shaw 66 yd pass from Perrilloux (Tatum kick) 4th Quarter 11:55 JSU - Young 14 yd run (Tatum kick) 4:54 JSU - Young 34 yd pass from Perrilloux (pass failed) 1:23 MUR - Estes 2 yd pass from Yantko (Cullen kick) Team Statistics First Downs Rush Att.-Net Yards Passing C-A-Int. Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties/-Yards Punts-Average 3rd Down Conversion Time of Possession

JSU 32 48-254 20-31-1 326 79 580 0-0 5-46 5-33.4 5-12 34:20

MUR 16 29-65 18-36-3 187 65 252 1-0 6-70 6-43.8 4-13 25:40

Rushing MUR-Nwagbara 8-45, Jordan 7-18, Townsel 1-8, Yantko 12-6, Daniels 1-(-12); JSU-Young 11-72, Perrilloux 1550, George 7-39, Middleton 9-3, Byrd 1-27, Ivory 3-23, Freeney 2-5. Passing MUR-Yantko 18-36-3-187; JSU- Perrilloux 18-29-1-323, Ivory 2-2-0-8. Receiving MUR-Daniels 5-60, Robertson 3-37, Townsel 3-36, Nelson 3-29, Ard 2-21, Estes 2-4; JSU-Wilkerson 4-42, Smith 3-57, Williams 3-52, Young 3-49, Shaw 2-93, Howard 2-12, Bonner 1-13, George 1-5, Freeney 1-3. ATT: 5,027

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Murray State defense came within 28 seconds of posting it’s first shutout in five years and Kienan Cullen kicked three field goals as the Racers put an end to a four-game losing streak with a hard-fought 9-6 victory over Ohio Valley Conference leading Tennessee State Saturday evening at LP Field. The Racers (2-4, 1-2 OVC) got on the board on the opening possession as they took 10 plays to march 63 yards. Charlie Jordan got the drive going with a 20 yard run around left end before Nico Yantko found Rashad Daniels for an 18-yard gain over the middle. Marcus Harris returned to the lineup with a nine-yard grab over the middle before Jordan picked up another first down with a six-yard gain. The drive stalled on the Tiger 19-yard line and Kienan Cullen capped the drive by connecting on a 36-yard field goal. The Racer defense setup the second scoring drive as Taylor Lanigan broke through the line and forced a fumble that was recovered by Tamar Butler at the TSU 19-yard line. Yantko connected with DeAngelo Nelson on an 11-yard pass on the first play. After the Racers gained just one yard on the next three plays, Cullen connected on a 24-yard field goal to give MSU a 6-0 advantage with 4:48 remaining in the first half. The defense also set up the third score as cornerback Nathan Brinkley stepped in front of Calvin McNairl pass for the interception and returned it 16 yards to the Tiger 24-yard line. The Racers managed just two yards on three plays before Cullen stepped on the field and calmly connected on a 40-yard field goal to push the advantage to 9-0 with 2:29 left in the contest. Scoring Summary Murray State Tennessee State

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3 4 0 3 0 6

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1st Quarter 10:17 MUR - Cullen 36 yd field goal 2nd Quarter 4:48 MUR - Cullen 24 yd field goal 4th Quarter 2:29 MUR - Cullen 40 yd field goal 0:28 TSU - Hills 10 yd pass from McNairl (kick failed) Team Statistics First Downs Rush Att.-Net Yards Passing C-A-Int. Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties/-Yards Punts-Average 3rd Down Conversion Time of Possession

MUR 13 39-115 13-25-0 110 64 225 2-1 7-83 6-34.3 4-16 32:08

TSU 14 43-169 8-19-2 68 62 237 2-1 8-68 6-34.0 5-14 27:52

Rushing MUR-Jordan 29-97, Yantko 9-18; TSU-Brown 15-52, McNairl 9-51, Thomas 8-35, Perry 6-30, Ward 3-11, James 1-(-5), Sims 1-(-5). Passing MUR-Yantko 13-25-0-110; TSU- McNaril 6-13-1-62, Perry 2-6-1-6. Receiving MUR-Daniels 5-40, Robertson 4-29, Jordan 2-21, nelson 1-11, Harris 1-9; TSU-Wilkens 3-21, Hills 2-21, Brown 2-6, James 1-20. ATT: 5,572

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Rushing MUR-Nwagbara 8-15, Harris 2-1, Jordan 5-0, Ehrhardt 5-(-1), Yantko 6-(-3); EKU-Walker 17-66, Frieson 12-56, Pryor 10-35, Banjoman 5-22, Watts 5-4, Jackson 3-(-5). Passing MUR-Ehrhardt 13-24-2-108, Yantko 11-18-1-122; EKUPryor 11-14-0-174, Watts 0-2-0-0. Receiving MUR-Townsel 10-109, Ard 6-58, Daniels 3-40, Nelson 2-14, Harris 2-3, Robertson 1-6; EKU-Phelps 3-56, Davis 3-29, Watts 2-32, Aldrin 1-30, Harris 1-15, Fairchild 1-12. ATT: 5,966

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Team Statistics First Downs Rush Att.-Net Yards Passing C-A-Int. Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties/-Yards Punts-Average 3rd Down Conversion Time of Possession

Scoring Summary Jacksonville State Murray State

TENN. STATE

SEASON REVIEW

1 2 3 4 0 16 0 7 0 6 0 7

MURRAY, Ky. -- Jacksonville State scored 21 secondquarter points to take a commanding first-half lead and never looked back as they handed Murray State a 41-7 defeat Saturday afternoon at Roy Stewart Stadium. The Gamecocks used a fake punt to keep their first drive alive and punched it in seven plays later. A pair of short fields in the second quarter helped JSU extend its lead before using a quick strike offense to push the advantage to 28-0 at the half. MSU’s defense continued to put forth it’s strong effort in the third quarter as the Racers did not allow the Gamecocks to get on the board in the frame and Zach Kutch intercepted a Perrilloux pass midway through the quarter. The Racers got on the board late as Nico Yantko led an eight-play 71-yard drive. The drive started with a 15-yard completion to DeAngelo Nelson and Prince Nwagbara added a 17-yard run. Back-to-back completions to Rashad Daniels netted 31 yards that set the Racers up at the 16-yard line. Nwagbara put together a pair of seven-yard runs to give MSU a first down at the two-yard line and Yantko capped the drive with a two-yard pass to Alex Estes, the first TD reception of his career. Nwagbara finished the game with 45 yards on eight carries. Rashad Daniels led the receiving corps with five catches for 60 yards.

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Scoring Summary Eastern Kentucky Murray State

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MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State turned the ball over three times and Eastern Kentucky converted them into 14 points as the #20 Colonels outlasted the Racers 23-13 in an Ohio Valley Conference contest Saturday evening at Stewart Stadium. The Racers (1-3, 0-1 OVC) were able to respond quickly as Marcus Harris took the kickoff 44 yards into Colonel territory. Jeff Ehrhardt connected on passes to Daniel Ard, Derrick Townsel and Harris to get the Racers into the red zone. Kienan Cullen capped off the drive by connecting on a 31-yard field goal. MSU was able to get three points on the board late in the second stanza as Ehrhardt started an 11-play drive by hitting Townsel on a 17-yard completion. The duo connected later on the drive on a 17-yard pass to convert a third-and-eight. Cullen capped the drive by hitting a career-long 46-yard field goal. MSU put together one last scoring drive with just over two minutes left in the game as backup quarterback Nico Yantko led a 10-play drive. Facing a third-and-15, Yantko found Daniel Ard for an 18-yard gain and later found Townsel on a 22-yard screen pass on fourthand-10. Yantko capped off the drive by hitting Ard on a screen pass and the junior battled his way into the endzone from 12-yards out. Townsel sparked the Racer offense as he finished the game with 10 catches for 109 yards. It was the fourth career 100-yard receiving performance for the senior. He now has 132 career catches and ranks third on the MSU career list.

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2009 SEASON REVIEW Oct. 24 • Graham Stadium • Martin, Tenn.

Oct. 31 • Stewart Stadium • Murray, Ky.

Nov. 7 • Stewart Stadium • Murray, Ky.

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24

EASTERN ILL.

16

AUSTIN PEAY

17

UT MARTIN

38

MURRAY STATE

10

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27

MARTIN, Tenn. -- Murray State could not hold onto a four-point halftime lead as UT Martin put together a 99-yard scoring drive midway through the fourth quarter to hand the Racers a 38-24 defeat. The Racers had an answer to the Skyhawk score as MSU together a 14-play drive that saw the Racers convert three third downs and one fourth down. The drive culminated with Nico Yantko finding Ja-Vonta Trotter across the middle for a 10-yard touchdown. The Racers tied the game as they put together a nine-play drive that covered 69 yards. The drive ended as Yantko found Patrick Robertson for a 26-yard touchdown pass down the right sideline. The Racer defense rose to the occasion on the next Skyhawk possession as pressure forced a second-down incompletion and Lamar Theus sacked Thompson on third down. UTM attempted to punt, but Taylor Lanigan had other ideas as he came around right end and blocked the punt before falling on it in the endzone for the third touchdown of his career. The Racers final score came midway through the third quarter as Kienan Cullen connected on a 37-yard field goal. Scoring Summary Murray State UT Martin

1 2 3 4 7 14 3 0 14 3 14 7

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1st Quarter 8:01 UTM - McNair 73 yd pass from Thompson (Hansen kick) 2:32 MUR - Trotter 10 yd pass from Yantko (Cullen kick) 1:!5 UTM - Thompson 1 yd run (Hansen kick) 2nd Quarter 12:03 MUR - Robertson 26 yd pass from Yantko (Cullen kick) 10:20 MUR - Lanigan 0 yd blocked punt return (Cullen kick) 1:17 UTM - Hansen 30 yd field goal 3rd Quarter 12:17 UTM - Shiver 19 yd pass from Thompson (Hansen kick) 8:45 MUR - Cullen 37 yd field goal 5:33 UTM - Barnes 10 yd run (Hansen kick) 4th Quarter 8:16 UTM - Young 1 yd run (Hansen kick) Team Statistics First Downs Rush Att.-Net Yards Passing C-A-Int. Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties/-Yards Punts-Average 3rd Down Conversion Time of Possession

MUR 12 32-39 18-28-0 156 60 195 1-0 4-53 7-41.0 7-17 28:44

UTM 22 50-252 13-20-0 254 70 506 1-0 4-15 3-24.3 5-11 31:16

Rushing MUR-Jordan 22-54, Harris 1-5, Yantko 9-(-20); UTMBarnes 15-125, Young 23-99, McNair 8-37, Thompson 4-(-9). Passing MUR-Yantko 18-28-0-156; UTM- Thompson 13-20254-0. Receiving MUR-Harris 9-75, Robertson 3-38, Daniels 2-14, Nelson 2-8, Townsel 1-11, Trotter 1-10; UTM-Hicks 4-56, McNair 2-77, Shiver 2-39, Buchanan 2-34, Milligan 2-30, Perry 1-18. ATT: 3,140

MURRAY, Ky. -- The Murray State defense allowed just 218 total yards and did not allow a touchdown against #19 Eastern Illinois, but a an interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter proved to be the difference as the Panthers walked out of Stewart Stadium with a 16-10 victory in a defensive battle. The defense allowed just 97 yards on the ground, and 121 yards through the air, as they did not allow a touchdown for the first time this season and held the Panthers to just 2-of-12 on third down. The Racers used their special teams to get on the board early as Ja-Vonta Trotter returned a punt 54 yards to set the Racers at the Panther 14-yard line. Charlie Jordan’s second carry of the four-play drive resulted in a three-yard touchdown run. The Panthers tied the game in the second quarter as Rashad Haynes intercepted a pass and returned it 34 yards for the score. EIU added a 37-yard Austin Signor field goal to take a 10-7 lead into halftime. Tamar Butler forced a fumble early in the fourth quarter that resulted in a Kienan CUllen 29-yard field goal to tie the game. The Panthers put together a drive that resulted in the go-ahed points, a 37-yard Signor field goal. A Racer mistake on special teams helped setup Signor’s third field goal of the game, this time from 36 yards out. Austen Lane finished the game with a pair of sacks, raising his season-total to nine and his career total to 27.0. He needs only one more sack to tie Anthony Hutch’s school-record. Erik Fennell registered a game-high 12 tackles and Butler added 10 and a forced fumble. Scoring Summary Eastern Illinois Murray State

1 2 3 4 0 10 0 6 7 0 0 3

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1st Quarter 12:43 MUR - Jordan 3 yd run (Cullen kick) 2nd Quarter 8:19 EIU - Haynes 34 yd interception return (Signor kick) 0:28 EIU - Signor 37 yd field goal 4th Quarter 13:03 MUR - Cullen 29 yd field goal 8:58 EIU - Signor 37 yd field goal 6:02 EIU - Signor 36 yd field goal Team Statistics First Downs Rush Att.-Net Yards Passing C-A-Int. Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties/-Yards Punts-Average 3rd Down Conversion Time of Possession

EIU 12 39-97 9-22-0 121 61 218 2-1 4-35 8-46.0 2-12 29:51

MUR 10 34-41 16-28-1 127 62 168 5-1 4-30 9-42.0 4-17 30:09

Rushing MUR-Jordan 14-38, Harris 6-21, Durrante 2-5, Yantko 11-(-17); EIU-Walker 8-55, Williams 10-46, Potempa 12-41, Reynolds 2-(-2), Christensen 5-(-40). Passing MUR-Yantko 16-28-127-1; EIU-Christensen 9-22-121-0. Receiving MUR-Townsel 6-51, Harris 4-22, Robertson 2-24, Jordan 2-15, Nelson 1-8, Daniels 1-7; EIU-Ricks 3-56, Potempa 3-16, Wright 2-19, Whittaker 1-30. ATT: 2,444

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MURRAY, Ky. -- Freshman Casey Brockman took his first collegiate snaps and calmly went 18-for-33 for 216 yards and a touchdown in leading Murray State to a 27-17 victory. The Govs jumped out to the early advantage in the second quarter as Stephen Stansell used the wind to his advantage to hit a 52-yard field goal. APSU stretched the lead when Terrence Holt went over right tackle for a 30-yard touchdown. The Racer defense helped setup the first points for MSU as Joe Gamsky made a stop on fourth-and-short near midfield with just over 90 seconds to play before the half. Brockman brought the offense out and connected on a pair of passes before finding Prince Nwagbara for a 25-yard touchdown. The Racers tied the game on their second possession of the third quarter as an 11-play drive was helped by a roughing the punter penalty. MSU was not able to convert a first down after the penalty and Cullen connected on a 34-yard field goal. MSU took nearly seven minutes off the clock on their first drive of the fourth as they put together a 14-play drive that netted a Cullen 21-yard field goal. Townsel setup the next score with a 56-yard punt return and Charlie Jordan went in from three-yards out for TD. The defense sealed the victory when Austen Lane dropped into coverage and intercepted a pass and returned it 21 yards for the score. Holt returned the ensuing kickoff 99 yards for the final points of the contest. Scoring Summary Austin Peay Murray State

1 2 3 4 0 10 0 7 0 7 3 17

F 17 27

2nd Quarter 12:45 APSU - Stansell 52 yd field goal 8:10 APSU - Holt 30 yd run (Stansell kick) 0:22 MUR - Nwagbara 25 yd pass from Brockman (Cullen kick) 3rd Quarter 3:53 MUR - Cullen 34 yd field goal 4th Quarter 8:05 MUR - Cullen 21 yd field goal 5:36 MUR - Jordan 3 yd run (Cullen kick) 3:22 MUR - Lane 21 yd interception return (Cullen kick) 3:09 APSU - Holt 99 kickoff return (Stansell kick) Team Statistics First Downs Rush Att.-Net Yards Passing C-A-Int. Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties/-Yards Punts-Average 3rd Down Conversion Time of Possession

APSU 11 36-101 14-25-2 192 61 293 1-0 5-45 7-37.7 1-15 23:07

MUR 19 40-106 18-33-2 216 73 322 1-1 5-45 6-38.7 6-16 36:53

Rushing MUR-Jordan 22-69, Durrante 4-23, Harris 4-13, Daniels 1-10, Nwagbara 2-4, Brockman 7-(-13); APSU-Holt 13-77, White 15-40, Spivey 1-8, Jennings 1-4, Forrest 1-1, Ryan 5-(-29). Passing MUR-Brockman 18-33-2-216-1; APSU-Ryan 14-25-2192-0. Receiving MUR-Harris 6-84, Townsel 5-55, Nelson 3-40, Jordan 3-12, Nwagbara 1-25; APSU-Mines 7-119, Holt 2-26, Thomas 2-4, Jennings 1-30, Forrest 1-9, White 1-4. ATT: 2,964


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2009 SEASON REVIEW Nov. 14 • Houck Stadium • Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Nov. 21 • Tucker Stadium • Cookeville, Tenn

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14

SE MISSOURI

49

TENN. TECH

45

1 2 3 4 10 0 3 0 6 14 7 22

F 13 49

MUR 17 29-88 20-36-0 205 65 293 3-1 7-70 7-42.7 5-15 32:28

SEMO 22 50-302 7-13-0 191 63 493 1-0 10-67 5-42.4 6-12 27:32

1st Quarter 11:12 TTU - Sailes 5 yd run (Donegan kick) 4:57 MUR - Jordan 9 yd run (Cullen kick) 2:33 TTU - Olverson 5 yd pass from Sweeney (Donegan kick) 2nd Quarter 4:00 TTU - Barnes 1 yd run (Donegan kick) 3rd Quarter 10:50 TTU - Barnes 3 yd run (Donegan kick) 6:25 TTU - Waters 9 yd pass from Sweeney (Donegan kick) 1:09 TTU - Donegan 21 yd field goal 4th Quarter 8:54 TTU - Wilkerson 4 yd run (Donegan kick) 4:11 MUR - Harris 10 yd pass from Brockman (Cullen kick) Team Statistics First Downs Rush Att.-Net Yards Passing C-A-Int. Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties/-Yards Punts-Average 3rd Down Conversion Time of Possession

MUR 12 28-99 12-22-1 122 50 221 2-2 5-55 5-46.8 3-9 24:58

TTU 25 51-288 17-27-0 153 78 441 3-1 2-20 3-35.7 6-14 35:02

Rushing MUR-Jordan 19-90, Kollenberg 4-9, Harris 2-2, Townsel 1-0, Brockman 2-(-2); TTU-Gay 10-102, Hudson 10-66, Wilkerson 10-54, Sailes 6-50, Barnes 7-9, Ziegler 2-9, Garrett, 1-4, Sweeney 1-1, Lamb1-0, Blair 3-(-7). Passing MUR-Brockman 12-22-1-122-1; TTU- Sweeney 17-270-153-0. Receiving MUR-Harris 6-61, Brockman 2-27, Townsel 2-11, Nelson 1-14, Daniels 1-9; TTU-Allen 3-42, Olverson 3-14, Ziegler 2-41, Benford 2-26, Gay 2-23, Waters 2-10, Garrett 1-5, Sailes 1-1, Wilkerson 1-(-9). ATT: 3,318

MURRAY STATE

Rushing MUR-Jordan 18-89, Durrante 4-27, Harris 2-4, Brockman 5-(-32); SEMO-Jones 14-113, Harris 21-99, Scheible 7-48, Peoples 3-24, Celestin 2-14, Grassi 1-5, McKinley 1-1. Passing MUR-Brockman 20-36-0-205-1; SEMO-Scheible 6-12-0188-2, Harris 1-1-0-3-0. Receiving MUR-Harris 7-72, Townsel 4-32, Nwagbara 2-42, Daniels 2-36, Nelson 2-10, Jordan 1-9, Robertson 1-3, Trotter 1-1; SEMO-Ahamefule 3-150, Peoples 1-19, cox 1-15, Harris 1-4, Scheible 1 3. ATT: 2,147

F 14 45

HISTORY

Team Statistics First Downs Rush Att.-Net Yards Passing C-A-Int. Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties/-Yards Punts-Average 3rd Down Conversion Time of Possession

1 2 3 4 7 0 8 7 14 7 17 7

SEASON REVIEW

1st Quarter 11:46 MUR - Cullen 40 yd field goal 7:40 SEMO - Harris 2 yd run (Huge kick failed) 1:17 MUR - Daniels 33 yd pass from Brockman (Cullen kick) 2nd Quarter 10:23 SEMO - Ahamefule 44 yd pass from Scheible (Huge kick) 0:16 SEMO - Scheible 16 yd run (Huge kick) 3rd Quarter 10:09 SEMO - Ahamefule 75 yd pass from Scheible (Huge kick) 4:20 MUR - Cullen 48 yd field goal 4th Quarter 13:15 SEMO - Harris 2 yd run (Huge kick) 11:31 SEMO - Jones 38 yd run (Huge kick) 4:33 SEMO - Jones 7 yd run (Powell rush)

Scoring Summary Murray State Tennesse Tech

COACHING STAFF

Scoring Summary Murray State Southeast Missouri

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Racers concluded an emotional week and season with a 45-14 defeat at Tennessee Tech Saturday afternoon. MSU answered a first quarter score from the Golden Eagles as Charlie Jordan capped a nine-play drive with a nine-yard touchdown run with just under five minutes remaining in the first quarter. The Golden Eagles seized control from that point as they scored the next 38 points to putting the game away. The Racers got back into the scoring column late in the fourth quarter as quarterback Casey Brockman found older brother, Tyler, on a pair of passes that covered 27 yards. The nine-play 56-yard drive ended with Brockman finding Marcus Harris for a 10-yard touchdown pass. Kienan Cullen continued his solid season on special teams as he averaged 46.8 yards on three punts, including a career-best 72 yard effort. Austen Lane closed out his great career with 10 tackles, including 1.5 for loss, and a fumble recovery. Fellow senior, Tamar Butler, also added 10 tackles and two pass break-ups. Erik Fennell led the defense with 14 stops.

THE RACERS

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri rushed for 302 yards and scored 22 unanswered points in handing Murray State a 49-13 defeat at Houck Stadium. The Racers got on the board first as Kienan Cullen capped off the opening drive with a 40-yard field goal. After a SEMO touchdown, Casey Brockman drove the Racers down the field and found Rashad Daniels on a 33-yard screen pass for a touchdown. MSU only managed three points in the second half as a 12-play drive ended with Cullen connecting on a career-long 48 yarder. The Redhawks ground game took over from there as they rushed for three fourth-quarter touchdowns for the final margin of victory. Brockman turned in his second-straight strong performance as he went 20-for-36 for 205 yards and a touchdown. Marcus Harris continued his strong season as he had a game-high seven receptions for 72 yards. Derrick Townsel added 32 yards on four receptions. Charlie Jordan led the ground attack with 89 yards on 18 carries. Linebacker Tamar Butler led the defense with 12 tackles, including eight solo stops. Justin Clark added 10 tackles, including a tackle-for-loss and a forced fumble.

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TEAM STATISTICS Team Statistics

Schedule & Results All Games Conference Non-Conference Date Sept. 3 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

Overall 3-8 2-6 1-2

Opponent Kentucky Wesleyan @ NC State @ Missouri State Eastern Kentucky* Jacksonville State* @ Tennessee State* @ UT Martin* Eastern Illinois* Austin Peay* @ Southeast Missouri* @ Tennessee Tech*

Home 2-3 1-3 1-0 W/L W L L L L W L L W L L

Away 1-5 1-3 0-2 Score 66-10 7-65 10-35 13-23 7-41 9-6 24-38 10-16 27-17 13-49 14-45

Neutral 0-0 0-0 0-0 Att. 5,977 55,510 5,530 5,966 5,027 5,572 3,142 2,444 2,964 2,147 3,318

* Denotes Ohio Valley Conference Game

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5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

Score by Quarters Opponents Murray State

1 76 52

2 126 46

3 68 30

4 75 72

JAMAL CROOK

Total 345 200

Murray State Opponents SCORING............................................................. 200................................................ 345 Points Per Game.............................................18.2............................................... 31.4 FIRST DOWNS................................................... 149................................................ 216 Rushing...............................................................44.................................................. 124 Passing................................................................87.....................................................80 Penalty.................................................................18.....................................................12 RUSHING YARDAGE......................................... 747..............................................2147 Yards gained rushing................................... 1164.............................................2501 Yards lost rushing.......................................... 417................................................ 354 Rushing Attempts......................................... 343................................................ 517 Average Per Rush............................................2.2...................................................4.2 Average Per Game........................................67.9.............................................195.2 TDs Rushing........................................................6......................................................24 PASSING YARDAGE......................................... 1784.............................................2007 Comp-Att-Int............................................181-331-13..........................145-252-10 Average Per Pass............................................. 5.4...................................................8.0 Average Per Catch..........................................9.9................................................ 13.8 Average Per Game.......................................162.2............................................182.5 TDs Passing........................................................11.....................................................18 TOTAL OFFENSE.............................................. 2531.............................................4154 Total Plays......................................................... 674................................................ 769 Average Per Play.............................................3.8...................................................5.4 Average Per Game.......................................230.1............................................377.6 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards..............................58-1371......................................36-807 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards............................. 26-465.......................................20-256 INT RETURNS: #-Yards................................... 10-43.......................................... 13-65 KICK RETURN AVERAGE.................................23.6............................................... 22.4 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE...............................17.9............................................... 12.8 INT RETURN AVERAGE.....................................4.3...................................................5.0 FUMBLES-LOST............................................... 22-11.............................................15-4 PENALTIES-Yards........................................... 61-609.......................................66-538 Average Per Game........................................55.4............................................... 48.9 PUNTS-Yards..................................................68-2787................................... 55-2086 Average Per Punt...........................................41.0............................................... 37.9 Net punt average...........................................35.5............................................... 27.7 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game......................28:24............................................31:09 3RD-DOWN Conversions...........................47/157.......................................50/147 3rd-Down Pct..................................................30%...............................................34% 4TH-DOWN Conversions.............................. 4/13........................................... 10/20 4th-Down Pct..................................................31%...............................................50% SACKS BY-Yards............................................. 27-174.......................................47-287 MISC YARDS..........................................................0........................................................ 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED.................................22.....................................................46 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS............................ 14-17.............................................9-14 ON-SIDE KICKS...................................................0-1.................................................. 0-2 RED-ZONE SCORES........................................ 21-23.......................................... 39-44 RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS......................... 12-23.......................................... 31-44 PAT-ATTEMPTS................................................ 22-22.......................................... 40-44 ATTENDANCE..................................................22378......................................... 75219 Games/Avg Per Game...............................5/4476.................................... 6/12536 Neutral Site Games................................................................................................0/0

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TEAM STATISTICS Rushing Att 167 42 18 10 8 2 1 2 2 1 52 18 14 6

Gain Loss Net Avg 642 46 596 3.6 167 4 163 3.9 68 4 64 3.6 55 0 55 5.5 41 0 41 5.1 8 0 8 4.0 1 0 1 1.0 10 12 -2 -1.0 0 6 -6 -3.0 0 15 -15 -15.0 121 149 -28 -0.5 41 86 -45 -2.5 10 57 -47 -3.4 0 38 -38 -6.3

TD Long Avg/G 5 49 54.2 1 17 18.1 0 18 6.4 0 11 5.0 0 16 20.5 0 8 0.8 0 0 0.1 0 10 -0.2 0 0 -0.6 0 0 -1.4 0 18 -3.5 0 9 -11.2 0 5 -15.7 0 0 -6.3

Total 11 343 1164 417 747 2.2 6 Opponents 11 517 2501 354 2147 4.2 24

49 40

67.9 195.2

Yantko Brockman Ehrhardt

G Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD 8 97.86 86-156-6 55.1 740 5 3 109.35 50-91-3 54.9 543 3 4 105.93 45-84-4 53.6 501 3

Long Avg/G 26 92.5 33 181.0 51 125.2 162.2 182.5

Receiving G 10 10 8 11 11 8 11 10 9 11 1

No. 45 44 19 19 18 11 10 5 4 4 2

Yds 417 452 206 173 194 119 61 36 72 27 27

Avg 9.3 10.3 10.8 9.1 10.8 10.8 6.1 7.2 18.0 6.8 13.5

TD 2 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 1 1 0

Long 26 51 33 26 35 21 20 11 33 18 17

Avg/G 41.7 45.2 25.8 15.7 17.6 14.9 5.5 3.6 8.0 2.5 27.0

Total 11 Opponents 11

181 145

1784 2012

9.9 13.9

11 18

51 75

162.2 182.9

Avg 24.1 13.9 15.0 32.0 0.0

TD 0 0 1 1 0

Long 56 54 75 0 0

Total Opponents

26 20

465 256

17.9 12.8

2 0

75 57

Interceptions Brinkley Jean-Baptiste McCall Kutch Davis Clark Lane

No. 2 2 2 1 1 1 1

Yds 16 6 0 0 0 0 21

Avg 8.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.0

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Long 16 14 0 0 0 0 21

Total Opponents

10 13

43 65

4.3 5.0

1 1

21 34

Townsel Harris Robertson Brinkley Cardenas Nwagbara

No. 24 23 6 3 1 1

Yds 545 617 128 68 9 4

Avg 22.7 26.8 21.3 22.7 9.0 4.0

TD 0 1 0 0 0 0

Long 40 86 33 34 9 4

Total Opponents

58 36

1371 807

23.6 22.4

1 1

86 99

No. 1

Yds 50

Avg 50.0

TD 1

Long 50

1 2

50 47

50.0 23.5

1 2

50 55

Kick Returns

Fumble Returns McCall Total Opponents

HISTORY

Harris Townsel Daniels Robertson Nelson Ard Jordan Trotter Nwagbara Estes Brockman, T.

Yds 217 111 105 32 0

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Total 11 103.07 181-331-13 54.7 1784 11 51 Opponents 11 140.07 145-252-10 57.5 2007 18 75

No. 9 8 7 1 1

COACHING STAFF

Passing

Townsel Trotter Harris Lanigan Brinkley

THE RACERS

G 11 9 10 11 2 10 11 8 10 11 8 4 3 6

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Jordan Nwagbara Harris Durrante Kollenberg Townsel Nelson Daniels Trotter Cullen Yantko Ehrhardt Brockman Team

Punt Returns

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TEAM STATISTICS Scoring Cullen Jordan Harris Ard Nwagbara McCall Lanigan Robertson Estes Daniels Nelson Trotter Lane Clark Team

Total Offense TD 0 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0

FGs 14-17 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Kick 22-22 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Rush 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Rcv 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0

0-0 0-1

0 0

Total 22 14-17 22-22 0-0 Opponents 46 9-14 40-44 1-1

Saf Points 0 64 0 30 0 24 0 18 0 12 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 6 1 2 1 2 2 0

200 345

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G 10 10 11 11 9 8 11 10 8 10 11 2 9 1 11 11 11 8 10 11 8 4 3 6

Rush 64 8 596 0 163 -2 1 -6 0 0 55 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -15 -28 -45 -47 -38

Total 11 Opponents 11

747 2147

G 8 11 3 4 9 10 11 2 10 11 8 10 11 6

Plays 208 167 105 102 42 18 10 8 2 1 2 2 1 6

Rush -28 596 -47 -45 163 64 55 41 8 1 -2 -6 -15 -38

Pass 740 0 543 501 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total 712 596 496 456 163 64 55 41 8 1 -2 -6 -15 -38

Avg/G 89.0 54.2 165.3 114.0 18.1 6.4 5.0 20.5 0.8 0.1 -0.2 -0.6 -1.4 -6.3

Total Opponents

11 11

674 769

747 2147

1784 2007

2531 4154

230.1 377.6

Cullen

No. 68

Yds 2787

Avg 41.0

Long 72

Total Opponents

68 55

2787 2086

41.0 37.9

72 59

Punting

All-Purpose Yards Harris Townsel Jordan Robertson Nwagbara Daniels Nelson Trotter Ard Brinkley Durrante Kollenberg Lanigan Brockman, T. Estes Lane Hall Cardenas Jean-Baptiste Cullen Yantko Ehrhardt Brockman Team

Yantko Jordan Brockman Ehrhardt Nwagbara Harris Durrante Kollenberg Townsel Nelson Daniels Trotter Cullen Team

Rec 425 432 61 173 72 206 186 36 119 0 0 0 0 27 27 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PR 105 217 0 0 0 0 0 111 0 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KOR 617 545 0 128 4 0 0 0 0 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0

IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0

Tot Avg/G 1211 121.1 1202 120.2 657 59.7 301 27.4 239 26.6 204 25.5 187 17.0 141 14.1 119 14.9 84 8.4 55 5.0 41 20.5 32 3.6 27 27.0 27 2.5 21 1.9 20 1.8 9 1.1 6 0.6 -15 -1.4 -28 -3.5 -45 -11.2 -47 -15.7 -38 -6.3

1784 465 1371 43 4410 400.9 2007 256 807 65 5282 480.2

TB FC I20 Blkd 6 12 21 0 6 5

12 21 7 10

Field Goals Cullen FGM-FGA.................................................14-17 Percentage.................................................82.4 1-19.................................................................0-0 20-29..............................................................5-5 30-39..............................................................4-4 40-49..............................................................5-8 50-99..............................................................0-0 Long.................................................................48 Blocked..............................................................0

Field Goal Sequence Kentucky Wesleyan @ North Carolina State @ Missouri State Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville State @ Tennessee State @ UT Martin Eastern Illinois Austin Peay @ Southeast Missouri @ Tennessee Tech

Murray State (27),(40),40 - (22) (31),(46) - (36),(24),(40) (37) (29) 40,(34),(21) (40),40,(48) -

Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

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DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Defensive Leaders TFL/Yds 8.0-39 2.0-10 19.5-84 8.0-18 1.5-4 3.0-11 7.0-27 11.0-45 6.0-20 5.5-13 1.0-2 3.0-12 4.0-20 - 1.0-4 0.5-1 2.0-2 - 0.5-1 2.0-12 - 1.0-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.5-1 - - -

Sacks-Yards 3.5-25 1.0-9 11.0-57 - 0.5-3 1.0-6 2.0-16 3.0-17 2.0-11 1.0-7 - - 1.0-13 - - - - - - 1.0-10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Int-Yds - - 1-21 - - 1-0 2-0 - - - - 1-0 - 2-6 2-16 - - - - - - - 1-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

11 11

464 350

376 396

840 746

87-327 88-385

27-174 47-287

10-43 13-65

Pass Def BrUp QBH 7 1 1 - 2 8 - - 1 - 1 - 3 - - 3 - - - 3 2 - 2 1 - 2 4 - 2 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 25 44

19 17

Fumbles Rcv-Yds FF 1-0 1 - - 1-0 3 - 1 - - - - 1-50 2 - - 1-0 1 - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-50 11-47

10 16

Blkd Kick Saf - - - 1 - - - - - - - - 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 2 -

2 -

HISTORY

Total 105 67 64 59 57 48 43 42 39 38 37 35 33 25 23 21 19 15 14 10 7 7 6 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

SEASON REVIEW

Tackles Ast 51 33 32 21 23 27 12 27 21 13 13 15 15 4 7 12 11 10 6 5 6 4 2 2 - 2 - - 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -

COACHING STAFF

Solo 54 34 32 38 34 21 31 15 18 25 24 20 18 21 16 9 8 5 8 5 1 3 4 1 2 - 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 - 1 1 1

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Total Opponents

GP 11 11 11 9 10 8 11 11 10 9 11 11 11 10 10 11 11 8 5 10 11 8 4 3 1 9 8 8 11 7 10 10 10 5 1 11 8 11 6

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Butler Fennell Lane Lanigan Marshall Kutch McCall Crook Theus Oliver Hall Clark Sinclari Jean-Baptiste Brinkley McWherter Gamsky Durham Lewis Evans Durrante Koper Davis Maley Ogbevoen Gooch Cardenas Ard Nelson Blakemore Townsel Harris Trotter Jones Hawkins Partain Daniels Jordan Team

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GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS Rushing (Att.-Yards-TD) Brockman Daniels Durrante Ehrhardt Kentucky Wesleyan --- --- --- --- @ NC State --- --- --- 1-(-11)-0 @ Missouri State --- --- --- 11-(-17)-0 Eastern Kentucky --- --- --- 5-(-1)-0 Jacksonville State --- 1-(-12)-0 --- --- @ Tennessee State --- --- --- --- @ UT Martin --- --- --- --- Eastern Illinois --- --- 2-5-0 --- Austin Peay 7-(-13)-0 1-10-0 4-23-0 --- @ Southeast Missouri 5-(-32)-0 --- 4-27-0 --- @ Tennessee Tech 2-(-2)-0 --- --- ---

Harris --- 1-18-0 --- 2-1-0 --- --- 1-5-0 6-21-0 4-13-0 2-4-0 2-2-0

Jordan 15-116-2 9-15-0 7-10-0 5-0-0 7-18-0 29-97-0 22-54-0 14-38-1 22-69-1 18-89-0 19-90-1

Nelson Nwagbara Townsel Yantko --- 6-29-1 --- 2-2-0 1-1-0 8-18-0 --- 3-(-14)-0 --- 10-52-0 --- --- --- 8-15-0 --- 6-(-3)-0 --- 8-45-0 1-8-0 12-6-0 --- --- --- 9-18-0 --- --- --- 9-(-20)-0 --- --- --- 11-(-17)-0 --- 2-4-0 --- ----- --- --- ----- --- 1-0-0 ---

Receiving (Rec.-Yards-TD) Kentucky Wesleyan @ NC State @ Missouri State Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville State @ Tennessee State @ UT Martin Eastern Illinois Austin Peay @ Southeast Missouri @ Tennessee Tech

Ard 2-38-1 1-2-1 --- 6-58-1 2-21-0 --- --- --- --- --- ---

Daniels Estes --- 1-18-0 --- --- --- 1-5-0 --- --- 5-60-0 2-4-1 5-40-0 --- 2-14-0 --- 1-7-0 --- --- --- 2-36-1 --- 1-9-0 ---

Harris 2-17-1 1-5-0 7-69-0 2-3-0 --- 1-9-0 9-75-0 4-22-0 6-84-0 7-72-0 6-61-1

Jordan Nelson 1-4-0 --- 1-0-0 1-14-0 --- 2-46-1 --- 2-14-0 --- 3-29-0 2-21-0 1-11-0 --- 2-8-0 2-15-0 1-8-0 3-12-0 3-40-0 1-9-0 2-10-0 --- 1-14-0

Nwagbara Robertson --- 2-12-0 1-5-0 1-(-1)-0 --- 2-25-0 --- 1-6-0 --- 3-37-0 --- 4-29-0 --- 3-38-1 --- 2-24-0 1-25-1 --- 2-42-0 1-3-0 --- --

Townsel Trotter 4-57-0 --2-(-1)-0 1-11-0 7-91-0 2-14-0 10-109-0 --3-36-0 ----- --1-11-0 1-10-1 6-51-0 --5-55-0 --4-32-0 1-1-0 2-11-0 ---

Passing (Comp.-Att.-Int.-Yards-TD)

Punting/Field Goals (Punts-Avg./FGM-FGA)

Ehrhardt Kentucky Wesleyan 10-18-0-138-2 @ NC State 1-1-0-5-0 @ Missouri State 21-42-2-250-1 Eastern Kentucky 13-24-2-108-0 Jacksonville State --- @ Tennessee State --- @ UT Martin --- Eastern Illinois --- Austin Peay --- @ Southeast Missouri --- @ Tennessee Tech ---

Kentucky Wesleyan @ NC State @ Missouri State Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville State @ Tennessee State @ UT Martin Eastern Illinois Austin Peay @ Southeast Missouri @ Tennessee Tech

Yantko Brockman 2-2-0-4-0 --8-19-1-30-1 ----- --11-18-1-122-1 --18-36-3-187-1 --13-25-0-110-0 --18-28-0-156-2 --16-28-1-127-0 ----- 18-33-2-216-1 --- 20-36-0-205-1 --- 12-22-1-122-1

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Cullen P 3-35.7 8-40.9 6-43.0 5-39.2 6-43.8 6-34.3 7-41.0 9-42.0 6-38.7 7-42.7 5-46.8

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2009 OVC STANDINGS & HONORS 2009 Final Ohio Valley Conference Standings W-L

OVERALL Pct. Home Away

L1 W1 L1 W1 W1 L1 L2 W1 W4

8-4 6-5 5-6 5-6 4-7 4-7 3-8 2-9 8-3

.667 .545 .455 .455 .364 .364 .273 .182 .727

Pct.

xyEastern Illinois Tennessee Tech Eastern Kentucky UT Martin Tennessee State Austin Peay Murray State Southeast Missouri %Jacksonville State

6-2 5-3 5-3 4-4 3-4 3-5 2-6 1-7 6-1

.750 .625 .625 .500 .429 .375 .250 .125 .857

x - OVC Champion

y - NCAA FCS Playoff Participant

2-2 4-0 3-1 3-1 1-2 2-2 1-3 1-3 3-1

4-0 1-3 2-2 1-3 2-2 1-3 1-3 0-4 3-0

2009 ALL-Ohio Valley Conference First Team

% - inelegible for Conference Championship

2008 ALL-Ohio Valley Conference Second Team

School Jacksonville State Austin Peay Austin Peay Tennessee Tech Jacksonville State Murray State Eastern Illinois Jacksonville State Austin Peay Eastern Kentucky UT Martin

Pos. QB RB RB WR WR TE C G G T T

School Murray State Eastern Illinois Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville State Jacksonville State UT Martin Austin Peay Tennessee State Jacksonville State Eastern Kentucky Eastern Illinois

Pos. DL DL DL DL LB LB LB DB DB DB DB

School Eastern Illinois Murray State Austin Peay

Pos. K P RS

Offense Cl. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. Sr. Jr. Defense Player Cl. Rocky Dee Peeler Sr. Perry Burge So. Chris Hall Sr. Kellen Woodard Sr. Jordan Dalrymple Jr. Tamar Butler Sr. John Jones, Jr. Jr. Kevis Buckley Sr. Rashad Haynes Jr. Carnell Clark Sr. Anthony Levine Sr. Specialists Player Cl. Kienan Cullen So. Doug Spada Jr. Derrick Townsel Sr.

Pos. QB RB QB WR/RS DL WR RB LB LB OL DB RB/RS

Player Jake Christensen Mon Williams T.J. Pryor Alan Bonner Torrey Davis Greg Smith Jamal Young Justin Woodlief John Jones, Jr. Slade Adams Caleb Mitchell Jason McNair

OVC Offensive Players of the Year Ryan Perrilloux, Jacksonville State

OVC Freshman of the Year T.J. Pryor, Eastern Kentucky OVC Coach of the Year Bob Spoo, Eastern Illinois

School Eastern Illnois UT Martin Eastern Illinois Eastern Kentucky Murray State Jacksonville State Jacksonville State Eastern Illinois Tennessee Tech Eastern Illinois Jacksonville State School Austin Peay Eastern Illinois Eastern Kentucky Tennessee State Eastern Kentucky Murray State Tennessee State Austin Peay Eastern Illinois Jacksonville State Tennessee State School Murray State Southeast Missouri Murray State

2009 OVC All-Newcomer Team Cl. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

School Eastern Illinois Eastern Illinois Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville State Jacksonville State Jacksonville State Jacksonville State Southeast Missouri Tennessee State Tennessee Tech Tennessee Tech UT Martin

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OVC Defensive Player of the Year Austen Lane, Murray State

Player Jake Christensen Brandyn Young Mon Williams Garnett Phelps Derrick Townsel Cory Freeman Reggie Wade Willie Henderson Slade Adams Chris Campbell Curt Porter

HISTORY

Pos. K P RS

L2 W1 L3 W1 W1 L1 L2 L1 W4

SEASON REVIEW

Pos. DL DL DL DL LB LB LB DB DB DB DB

Streak

5-2 1-5 2-4 1-5 2-3 1-5 1-5 0-5 5-2

COACHING STAFF

Pos. QB RB RB WR WR TE C G G T T

Offense Player Cl. Ryan Perrilloux Sr. Ryan White So. Terrence Holt Jr. Tim Benford So. James Wilkerson Sr. DeAngelo Nelson Sr. Chaz Millard Sr. Tylor Chambers So. Stanley Brooks Sr. Derek Hardman Sr. Joe Gibbs Sr. Defense Player Cl. Austen Lane Sr. Trevor Frericks Sr. Andrew Soucy Jr. Brandt Thomas Sr. Alexander Henderson Sr. Josh Bey Jr. Daniel Becker Sr. Eugene Clifford Jr. T.J. Heath Jr. Jeremy Caldwell So. CJ James Jr. Specialists Player Cl. Austin Signor Sr. Kienan Cullen So. Terrence Holt Jr.

3-2 5-0 3-2 4-1 1-3 3-2 2-3 2-4 3-1

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2009 OVC TEAM STATISTICS SCORING OFFENSE Jacksonville State UT Martin Tennessee Tech Eastern Illinois Austin Peay Southeast Missouri Eastern Kentucky Murray State Tennessee State

G 11 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11

RUSHING OFFENSE Jacksonville State Southeast Missouri UT Martin Austin Peay Tennessee State Eastern Kentucky Eastern Illinois Tennessee Tech Murray State

G 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 11 11

PASS OFFENSE UT Martin Jacksonville State Eastern Kentucky Eastern Illinois Tennessee Tech Murray State Southeast Missouri Austin Peay Tennessee State

G 11 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11

TOTAL OFFENSE Jacksonville State UT Martin Eastern Kentucky Southeast Missouri Eastern Illinois Austin Peay Tennessee Tech Tennessee State Murray State

G RUSH 11 2077 11 1830 11 1492 11 2020 12 1488 11 1821 11 1197 11 1647 11 747

KICKOFF RETURNS Jacksonville State Eastern Illinois Murray State Austin Peay Tennessee Tech Eastern Kentucky Southeast Missouri UT Martin Tennessee State

G 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

PUNTING

Murray State Eastern Kentucky Eastern Illinois Jacksonville State UT Martin Austin Peay Tennessee State Southeast Missouri Tennessee Tech

TD XP 2XP DXP FG SAF PTS AVG 53 7 46 0 0 0 385 35.0 42 3 37 1 0 0 300 27.3 37 3 34 0 0 1 267 24.3 34 14 34 0 0 1 282 23.5 31 9 27 1 0 0 242 22.0 31 9 25 1 0 0 240 21.8 29 8 22 0 0 1 222 20.2 22 14 22 0 0 2 200 18.2 23 2 15 0 0 1 161 14.6 ATT 435 446 443 470 457 415 440 368 343 ATT 217 177 184 184 159 181 144 116 120

YDS 2077 2020 1830 1821 1647 1492 1488 1197 747

CMP 362 299 323 327 276 331 287 255 251

INT 16 4 9 11 8 13 13 18 15

PASS 2665 2673 2364 1606 2288 1368 1891 1360 1784

RET 30 40 58 58 43 37 52 51 42 68 58 52 55 47 53 78 56 67

2787 2160 2100 2105 1644 1994 2915 2150 2414

G 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11

TD XP 24 8 26 9 35 4 31 9 37 10 40 6 41 11 43 8 46 9

YDS/G 188.8 183.6 166.4 165.5 149.7 135.6 124.0 108.8 67.9

RUSHING DEFENSE Tennessee State UT Martin Austin Peay Eastern Kentucky Eastern Illinois Jacksonville State Tennessee Tech Murray State Southeast Missouri

G 11 11 11 11 12 11 11 11 11

RUSH 398 383 398 402 432 436 469 517 492

AVG 7.4 8.9 7.3 7.0 6.9 5.4 5.6 5.4 5.4

TD 16 27 7 19 13 11 11 6 8

YDS/G 243.0 242.3 214.9 190.7 171.9 162.2 146.0 124.4 123.6

PASS DEFENSE Jacksonville State Eastern Illinois Tennessee Tech Southeast Missouri Murray State Tennessee State Eastern Kentucky UT Martin Austin Peay

G 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

AVG/P 6.5 5.6 5.2 4.9 4.9 4.4 4.8 4.2 3.8

TD 47 42 27 27 30 25 36 20 17

YDS/G 431.1 409.4 350.5 329.6 314.7 289.9 280.7 273.4 230.1

TOTAL DEFENSE Jacksonville State Eastern Illinois Tennessee State UT Martin Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay Tennessee Tech Murray State Southeast Missouri

G RUSH 11 1649 12 1629 11 1319 11 1348 11 1431 11 1366 11 2142 11 2147 11 2253

PUNT RETURNS Murray State Austin Peay Jacksonville State Tennessee Tech Eastern Kentucky Eastern Illinois UT Martin Southeast Missouri Tennessee State

G 11 11 11 11 11 12 11 11 11

AVG 4.8 4.5 4.1 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.3 2.2 PCT 59.9 59.2 57.0 56.3 57.6 54.7 50.2 45.5 47.8

PLAYS 734 805 738 733 767 725 644 708 674

YDS 752 960 1371 1305 952 798 1049 978 742

G NO YDS AVG

11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11

SCORING DEFENSE Jacksonville State Tennessee State Eastern Illinois Eastern Kentucky Tennessee Tech Southeast Missouri Austin Peay UT Martin Murray State

41.0 37.2 40.4 38.3 35.0 37.6 37.4 38.4 36.0

TD 20 16 26 19 12 20 11 23 6

YDS 2673 2665 2364 2288 1891 1784 1606 1368 1360

YDS 4742 4503 3856 3626 3776 3189 3088 3007 2531 TD 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 PR

AVG 25.1 24.0 23.6 22.5 22.1 21.6 20.2 19.2 17.7 AVG

256 3.8 112 1.9 250 4.8 207 3.8 68 1.4 246 4.6 319 4.1 285 5.1 257 3.8

TB 6 2 4 6 3 3 6 5 5

NET/P 35.5 34.6 34.0 32.3 32.3 31.8 31.7 31.5 30.7

ATT 138 196 161 168 145 167 197 195 221

CMP 272 341 276 276 252 331 335 316 346

2XP DXP FG SAF PTS AVG 20 0 0 0 188 17.1 25 0 0 0 208 18.9 29 0 0 2 255 21.2 25 0 0 1 240 21.8 34 0 0 0 286 26.0 37 1 0 1 299 27.2 39 0 0 0 318 28.9 39 1 0 0 323 29.4 40 1 0 0 345 31.4 YDS 1319 1348 1366 1431 1629 1649 2142 2147 2253

PCT 50.7 57.5 58.3 60.9 57.5 50.5 58.8 61.7 63.9

YDS/G 154.9 171.4 171.5 182.8 182.9 188.7 204.1 210.2 228.5

PASS PLAYS YDS AVG/P 1704 708 3353 4.7 2057 773 3686 4.8 2076 729 3395 4.7 2312 699 3660 5.2 2245 737 3676 5.0 2513 744 3879 5.2 1886 745 4028 5.4 2012 769 4159 5.4 2011 768 4264 5.6

TD 20 32 25 37 30 38 33 42 37

YDS/G 304.8 307.2 308.6 332.7 334.2 352.6 366.2 378.1 387.6

TD 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

GAINED LOST TURNOVER MARGIN G FUM INT TOT FUM INT Jacksonville State 11 18 9 27 8 4 Tennessee Tech 11 6 15 21 5 8 Southeast Missouri 11 10 11 21 7 13 Tennessee State 11 7 12 19 6 15 UT Martin 11 10 11 21 8 16 Eastern Illinois 12 15 11 26 19 11 Eastern Kentucky 11 7 14 21 16 9 Austin Peay 11 12 10 22 9 18 Murray State 11 4 10 14 11 13

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YDS/G 119.9 122.5 124.2 130.1 135.8 149.9 194.7 195.2 204.8 TD 6 13 11 13 18 13 16 21 20

YDS 465 297 391 227 182 154 138 116 106

YDS 1704 2057 1886 2011 2012 2076 2245 2312 2513

TD 12 16 18 14 19 14 22 24 24 AVG 6.3 6.0 6.8 7.3 8.0 6.3 6.7 7.3 7.3

RET 26 20 30 21 26 22 21 20 20

INT 9 11 15 11 10 12 14 11 10

AVG 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.8 4.6 4.2 4.6

AVG 17.9 14.9 13.0 10.8 7.0 7.0 6.6 5.8 5.3 TOT 12 13 20 21 24 30 25 27 24

MAR +15 +8 +1 -2 -3 -4 -4 -5 -10

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2009 OVC INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS CMP 236 339 291 300 253 284 147 124 60 28

INT 2 15 8 11 8 13 8 10 1 1

G 10 11 11 11 12 10 11 11 11 12

RUSH 443 -95 269 487 -22 628 -149 1081 843 870

RECEPTIONS Garnett Phelps, EKU Mike Hicks, UTM Marcus Harris, MUR Derrick Townsel, MUR Cody Watts, EKU oseph Hills, TSU Walter Peoples, SEMO Tim Benford, TTU James Wilkerson, JSU Stephen Shiver, UTM

G 11 10 10 10 11 11 11 10 11 11

REC 58 46 45 44 41 39 38 33 36 33

YDS 752 599 417 452 483 538 397 580 716 479

RECEIVING YARDS Garnett Phelps, EKU James Wilkerson, JSU Mike Hicks, UTM Tim Benford, TTU Joseph Hills, TSU Derrick Townsel, MUR Greg Smith, JSU Cody Watts, EKU Stephen Shiver, UTM Marcus Harris, MUR

G 11 11 10 10 11 10 11 11 11 10

REC 58 36 46 33 39 44 30 41 33 45

YDS 752 716 599 580 538 452 485 483 479 417

TD 3 6 4 2 3 0 4 0 3 2

SCORING Terrence Holt, APSU Miguel Barnes, UTM Austin Signor, EIU Patrick Tatum, JSU Kienan Cullen, MUR C.J. Walker, EKU Stephen Stansell, APSU Ryan Perrilloux, JSU Mon Williams, EIU Brandyn Young, UTM

G 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 10 12 10

TD 15 12 0 0 0 9 0 8 9 7

FG 0 0 14 7 14 0 9 0 0 0

XPT 0 0 34 46 22 0 27 0 0 0

PUNT RETURNS Alan Bonner, JSU

G 11

RET 27

YDS 375

TD 1

LONG 64

AVG 13.9

KICK RETURNS Marcus Harris, MUR Terrence Holt, APSU Jeremy Caldwel, EKU Tevin Barksdale, UTM Derrick Townsel, MUR Jacob McKinley, SEMO

G 10 11 10 9 10 11

RET 23 47 24 18 24 36

YDS 617 1194 588 415 545 813

TD 1 1 0 0 0 0

LONG 86 99 49 61 40 80

AVG 26.8 25.4 24.5 23.1 22.7 22.6

PASS 2350 2546 2153 1596 2204 920 1768 0 0 0

PLAYS 334 362 396 413 366 272 287 230 150 191 TD 3 4 2 0 0 3 3 2 6 3

TOTAL 2793 2451 2422 2083 2182 1548 1619 1081 843 870

LONG AVG/C 61 13.0 65 13.0 26 9.3 51 10.3 29 11.8 74 13.8 37 10.4 51 17.6 75 19.9 40 14.5 LONG 61 75 65 51 74 51 47 29 40 26 2XP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

YDS/G 98.3 76.6 72.5 72.1 68.4 65.5 62.8 62.4 57.2 54.2 YDS/G 279.3 222.8 220.2 189.4 181.8 154.8 147.2 98.3 76.6 72.5 REC/G 68.4 59.9 41.7 45.2 43.9 48.9 36.1 58.0 65.1 43.5

AVG/C 13.0 19.9 13.0 17.6 13.8 10.3 16.2 11.8 14.5 9.3

YDS/G 68.4 65.1 59.9 58.0 48.9 45.2 44.1 43.9 43.5 41.7

PTS 90 72 76 67 64 54 54 48 54 42

PTS/G 8.2 6.5 6.3 6.1 5.8 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.5 4.2

G 11 12 11 11 11 10 11 11 10

FG 14 14 9 8 7 4 3 3 1

FGA 17 22 15 15 11 10 7 8 3

PCT. 82.4 63.6 60.0 53.3 63.6 40.0 42.9 37.5 33.3

FG/G 1.27 1.17 0.82 0.73 0.64 0.40 0.27 0.27 0.10

PUNTING Kevin Cook, EIU Kienan Cullen, MUR Doug Spada, SEMO Patrick Tatum, JSU Ryan Key, APSU Taylor Cisneros, TSU Logan O’Connor, EKU Joe Hook, UTM Nick Campbell, TTU

G 12 11 10 11 11 11 11 11 11

PUNT 50 68 49 46 51 76 57 41 30

YDS 2100 2787 2005 1828 1994 2915 2144 1504 1095

LONG 64 72 57 59 59 59 57 50 54

AVG 42.0 41.0 40.9 39.7 39.1 38.4 37.6 36.7 36.5

ALL PURPOSE Terrence Holt, APSU Derrick Townsel, MUR Marcus Harris, MUR Ryan White, APSU James Wilkerson, JSU Jason McNair, UTM Jacob McKinley, SEMO Jeremy Caldwell, EKU Miguel Barnes, UTM Garnett Phelps, EKU

G 11 10 10 11 11 9 11 10 11 11

RUSH 793 8 64 1081 0 292 60 0 843 8

INTERCEPTIONS Jeremy Caldwell, EKU T.J. Heath, JSU CJ James, EIU William Castro, SEMO Dustin Dillehay, TTU Markei Guy, UTM LaDarius Davis, APSU Patrick McClellan, EKU Richmond Tooley, TTU Nathan Brinkley, MUR

G 10 11 12 10 11 11 11 11 11 10

INT 7 6 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 2

TACKLES Alexander Henderson, JSU Josh Bey, UTM Tamar Butler, MUR Justin Woodlief, SEMO Daniel Becker, APSU Nick Nasti, EIU Amius Smith, APSU Jordan Dalyrymple, EKU Bryan Blanfort, SEMO Dustin Dillehay, TTU

G 11 11 11 11 11 10 11 11 11 11

SOLO 56 62 54 40 41 38 46 42 42 39

SACKS Austen Lane, MUR Josh Bey, UTM Chris Murray, UTM Kevin Dix, JSU Perry Burge, EIU Rodney Fritz, TSU Rodney Garrott, JSU Damian Smith, SEMO Tamar Butler, MUR Jordan Dalyrymple, EKU Emory Attig, EKU Kellen Woodard, TSU

G 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

TACKLES FOR LOSS Austen Lane, MUR Josh Bey, UTM Trevor Frericks, EIU Jamal Crook, MUR Jonathan Utley, UTM Andrew Soucy, EKU Daniel Becker, APSU Kellen Woodard, TSU John Jones, TSU Alexander Henderson, JSU Tamar Butler, MUR

G 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 11 11

RCV 187 452 417 86 716 141 0 0 65 752 YDS 84 81 152 61 70 14 0 0 0 16

PR 199 217 105 0 0 33 59 156 0 13

KR 1194 545 617 0 293 328 813 588 0 107

YDS 2373 1222 1203 1167 1009 794 932 828 908 880

AVG/G 215.7 122.2 120.3 106.1 91.7 88.2 84.7 82.8 82.5 80.0

TD 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

LONG 39 55 79 44 41 16 0 0 0 16

INT/G 0.70 0.55 0.42 0.30 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.20

AST 59 45 51 53 51 45 42 43 37 39

TOTAL 115 107 105 93 92 83 88 85 79 78

AVG/G 10.5 9.7 9.5 8.5 8.4 8.3 8.0 7.7 7.2 7.1

SACK 1.0 6.5 3.5 0.0 2.5 0.0 1.0 3.5 0.0 0.0

SOLO 11 6 5 4 5 3 4 3 3 3 2 2

AST 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 3 3

YDS 57 47 31 32 29 30 24 39 25 25 20 17

TOTAL 11.0 6.5 5.5 5.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5

AVG/G 1.00 0.59 0.50 0.45 0.45 0.36 0.36 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32

SOLO 17 12 13 8 8 9 7 5 5 6 6

AST 5 9 6 6 3 1 4 7 7 4 4

YDS 84 74 41 45 26 35 28 32 18 20 39

TOTAL 19.5 16.5 16.0 11.0 9.5 9.5 9.0 8.5 8.5 8.0 8.0

AVG/G 1.77 1.50 1.33 1.00 0.86 0.86 0.82 0.77 0.85 0.73 0.73

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TOTAL OFFENSE Ryan Perriloux, JSU Cade Thompson, UTM T.J. Pryor, EKU Matt Scheible, SEMO Jake Christensen, EIU Calvin McNairl, TSU Lee Sweeney, TTU Ryan White, APSU Miguel Barnes, UTM Mon Williams, EIU

LONG 41 44 65 80 32 47 77 59 43 49

FIELD GOALS Kienan Cullen, MUR Austin Signor, EIU Stephen Stansell, APSU Logan O’Connor, EKU Patrick Tatum, JSU Doug Spada, SEMO Tom Hansen, UTM Timothy Donegan, TTU Robert Vipond, TSU

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ATT 230 150 191 147 175 151 125 164 126 167

TD 4 12 9 13 6 7 6 9 6 5

AVG/G 235.0 231.5 195.7 183.7 160.7 145.1 92.0 65.9 35.0 19.2

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AVG 4.7 5.6 4.6 5.4 3.9 4.8 5.0 4.2 5.0 3.6

YDS TD 2350 23 2546 16 2153 6 2204 19 1768 13 1596 11 920 8 593 1 315 4 211 1

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RUSHING Ryan White, APSU Miguel Barnes, UTM Mon Williams, EIU Terrence Holt, APSU Brandyn Young, UTM Henry Harris, SEMO Calvin McNairl, TSU C.J. Walker, EKU Calvin Middleton, JSU Charlie Jordan-MUR

YDS 1081 843 870 793 684 720 628 686 629 596

PCT. 58.5 61.1 58.1 58.3 59.3 49.6 53.1 37.9 65.0 53.6

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ATTEMPTS Year Player Att 1953 Bobby Mason............................56 1954 Carl Walker................................. 92 1955 No stats available 1956 No stats available 1957 Jack Morris................................. 95 1958 Jack Morris.................................96 1959 Jack Morris.................................80 1960 Bud Crafton...............................89 1961 Tony Fioravanti........................90 1962 Tommy Glover........................138 1963 Tommy Glover........................129 1964 Tommy Glover........................145 1965 Tom Giannini..........................124 1966 Don Faughn.............................. 74 1967 Russ Hake................................. 113 1968 Russ Hake.................................184 1969 Rick Fisher................................156 1970 Jim Brown................................ 113 1971 Rick Fisher................................224 1972 George Greenfield................251 1973 Don Clayton............................242 1974 Don Clayton............................276 1975 Art Kennedy............................154 1976 Mike Dickens...........................124 1977 Danny Lee Johnson..............122 1978 Danny Lee Johnson..............253 1979 Danny Lee Johnson..............156 1980 Nick Nance...............................150 1981 Gino Gibbs...............................180 1982 Ellery Moreland.......................80 1983 Willie Cannon.........................179

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Willie Cannon.........................133 Rodney Payne........................177 Rodney Payne........................192 Rodney Payne........................104 Michael Proctor.....................149 Michael Proctor.....................148 Michael Davis.........................124 Tremain Lewis........................107 Timmy Bland...........................107 Tremain Lewis........................107 Waynee McGowan...............148 Waynee McGowan...............161 Derrick Cullors........................287 Anthony Downs.....................189 Anthony Downs.....................210 Justin Bivins............................152 Jermaine Mannering...........169 Garner Byars........................... 131 Garner Byars...........................143 Billy Blanchard.......................179 Ron Lane..................................161 Chad Cook...............................187 Chad Cook...............................141 Charlie Jordan........................124 Jeff Ehrhardt...........................146 Charlie Jordan........................139 Charlie Jordan........................167

YARDS Year Player Yards 1948 Winfred Dill ............................602 1949 Winfred Dill.............................463 1950 Phil Foster................................519 1951 No stats available

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1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Bernie Behrendt....................319 Carl Walker.............................. 406 Carl Walker...............................596 Carl Walker...............................667 Dave Bottos.............................524 Jack Morris...............................469 Jack Morris.............................. 384 Jack Morris...............................339 Bud Crafton............................. 411 Bill Jaslowski...........................264 Tommy Glover........................599 Tommy Glover........................470 Tommy Glover........................697 John Bryant.............................499 Don Faughn............................308 Russ Hake.................................362 Russ Hake.................................912 Rick Fisher................................871 Jim Brown................................458 Rick Fisher............................ 1,078 George Greenfield.............1,155 Don Clayton........................ 1,403 Don Clayton........................ 1,257 Larry Jones.............................. 417 Tony Franklin..........................280 Danny Lee Johnson..............565 Danny Lee Johnson...........1,217 Danny Lee Johnson..............634 Nick Nance...............................566 Nick Nance...............................837 Ellery Moreland.....................361 Willie Cannon.........................776 Willie Cannon.........................728 Rodney Payne....................... 960 Rodney Payne........................873 Willie Cannon.........................537 Michael Proctor.....................515 Michael Proctor.....................451 Chris Sypho............................ 440 Waynee McGowan...............453 Timmy Bland.......................... 604 Waynee McGowan...............723 Waynee McGowan...............756 Derrick Cullors.................... 1,842 Anthony Downs................. 1,029 Anthony Downs..................1,011 Justin Bivins............................720 Jermaine Manning.............. 888 Mario Riley...............................852 Billy Blanchard.......................715 Billy Blanchard................... 1,081 Ron Lane..................................676 Chad Cook...............................834 Chad Cook...............................692 Charlie Jordan....................... 448 Charlie Jordan........................601 Paul McKinnis.........................556 Charlie Jordan........................596

TOUCHDOWNS Year Player TDs 1953 John Bohna..................................5 1954 Carl Walker....................................5 1955 No stats available 1956 No stats available 1957 Don Johnson...............................5 1958 Jack Morris....................................5 1959 Jack Morris....................................4 1960 Bill Jaskowski...............................6 1961 Bill George....................................4 1962 Tommy Glover.............................6

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Tommy Glover.............................6 Charlie Forrest.............................7 Tom Giannini...............................4 Terry Croom.................................5 Russ Hake......................................6 Russ Hake......................................5 Rick Fisher.....................................5 Rick Fisher.....................................3 George Greenfield.....................3 Rick Fisher.....................................3 George Greenfield.....................6 Don Clayton.................................9 Don Clayton.................................6 Larry Jones...................................3 Mike Dickens................................3 Austine Perine.............................5 Danny Lee Johnson................ 12 Tony Lester...................................4 Lindsey Hudspeth......................7 Nick Nance....................................9 Tony Moore..................................2 Willie Cannon........................... 10 Bill Bird...........................................7 Rodney Payne...........................11 Bill Bird........................................ 10 Willie Cannon..............................6 Michael Proctor..........................7 Patrick White................................4 Michael Davis..............................5 Tremain Lewis.............................3 Waynee McGowan....................3 Timmy Bland................................7 Waynee McGowan....................4 David McCann.............................6 Waynee McGowan....................6 Derrick Cullors.......................... 17 Anthony Downs..........................9 Anthony Downs....................... 12 Wilbert Smith..............................5 Tim Linville...................................7 Mario Riley..................................11 Garner Byars................................8 Billy Blanchard......................... 16 Chad Cook....................................5 Ron Lane.......................................5 Chad Cook..................................11 Steve Chaney...............................5 Chad Cook....................................4 Jeff Ehrhardt................................5 Charlie Jordan.............................6 Paul McKinnis..............................6 Charlie Jordan.............................5

RECEIVING

RECEPTIONS Year Player Rec 1953 Carl Walker.................................11 1954 Don Heine..................................20 1955 No stats available 1956 No stats available 1957 Don Sparks....................................6 1958 Jack Morris....................................3 1959 Three players................................6 1960 Bill Unyi.......................................13 1961 Bill Unyi.......................................19 1962 Gary Foltz...................................25 1963 Jerry Grantham........................24 1964 Dennis Jackson.........................19 1965 John Watson..............................45 1966 Wayne Wilson...........................34 1967 Harvey Tanner...........................88


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YEAR-BY-YEAR LEADERS Willie DeLoach........................266 Willie DeLoach........................405 David Thomas.........................219 David Thomas.........................407 David Thomas.........................471 Anthony Robbins..................400 Anthony Robbins..................533 John Walsh...............................385 Stan Trice..................................546 Lee McCormick.......................449 Lee McCormick.......................619 Lee McCormick.......................769 Stanley Howard......................818 Stanley Howard......................682 Glen Arterburn.......................578 Glen Arterburn.......................650 James Huff...............................393 David Redmond.....................398 David Redmond.....................627 Matt Hall...................................602 Matt Hall...................................629 Kwabene Idelette..................727 Reginald Swinton.............. 1,042 Reginald Swinton..................642 Terrence Tillman.....................670 Terrence Tillman................. 1,057 Michael Slater.........................819 Michael Slater.........................600 Deandre Green................... 1,002 Deandre Green.......................847 Daniel Rumley........................578 Maurice Marchman...............504 Rod Harper...............................573 Rod Harper...............................779 Derrick Townsel......................667 Derrick Townsel......................452 DeAndre Green

PASSING

ATTEMPTS Year Player Att 1953 Ray Lafser...................................50 1954 Rennie Phillips..........................67 1955 No stats available 1956 No stats available 1957 Jere Stripling.............................44 1958 Buddy Parker.............................36 1959 Wade Harper.............................62 1960 Tony Fioravanti.......................126 1961 Tony Fioravanti.......................141 1962 Tony Fioravanti.......................159 1963 Tony Fioravanti.......................157 1964 Charlie Forrest........................150 1965 Charlie Forrest........................185 1966 Toby Thomason......................163 1967 Larry Tillman............................380 1968 Larry Tillman............................266 1969 Matt Haug................................311 1970 Garnett Scott...........................152 1971 Garnett Scott.............................76 1972 Mike Hobbie..............................91 1973 Tom Pandolfi...........................214 1974 Tom Pandolfi...........................169 1975 Mike Hobbie............................218 1976 Mike Dickens...........................158 1977 Mike Dickens...........................136 1978 Mike Dickens...........................190 1979 Ricky Ray...................................156 1980 Gino Gibbs...............................175 1981 Gino Gibbs...............................187

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Stan Trice.......................................3 Chuck Cummings.......................2 Lee McCormick............................5 Stanley Howard...........................6 Stanley Howard...........................3 Stanley Howard...........................3 James Huff....................................5 Glen Arterburn............................9 James Huff....................................1 Rick Miller......................................1 Kris Minnich..................................1 Rick Miller......................................3 David Redmond..........................3 Matt Hall........................................4 Norman Mason...........................4 Matt Hall........................................7 Derrick Cullors.............................4 Kwabene Idelette.......................4 Jesse Jones...................................8 Reggie Swinton...........................8 Reggie Swinton...........................7 Terrance Tillman..........................7 Terrance Tillman.......................14 Michael Slater..............................7 Michael Slater..............................5 De Andre Green..........................6 DeAndre Green...........................6 Daniel Rumley.............................6 Maurice Marchman....................6 Rod Harper....................................8 Rod Harper................................ 10 Marcus Harris...............................6 Daniel Ard.....................................3

HISTORY

1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

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TOUCHDOWNS Year Player TDs 1953 Three playes.................................1 1954 Heine...............................................2 1955 No stats available 1956 No stats available 1957 Three players................................1 1958 Kaiser..............................................2 1959 Three players................................1 1960 Three players................................1 1961 Bill Unyi..........................................3 1962 Gary Foltz......................................4 1963 Jerry Grantham...........................4 1964 Dennis Jackson............................5 1965 John Watson.................................4 1966 Wayne Wilson..............................4 1967 Gerald Young...............................7 1968 Billy Hess.....................................13 1969 Rick Fisher.....................................6 1970 Billy Hess........................................3 Jack Wolf........................................3 1971 Bill Farrell.......................................3 1972 Three players................................1 1973 Bill Farrell.......................................5 1974 Douglas Sanders.........................3 1975 Willie DeLoach.............................2 1976 David Thomas..............................3 1977 Kris Robbins..................................3 David Thomas..............................3 1978 Greg King......................................5 1979 Six players.....................................1 1980 Anthony Robbins....................25 1981 John Walsh....................................5

COACHING STAFF

YARDS Year Player Yards 1953 Carl Walker...............................190 1954 Don Heine................................376 1955 Don Heine................................376 1956 Don Heine................................272 1957 Don Sparks.................................86 1958 Jim Barton..................................40 1959 Buddy Searcy..........................171 1960 Gary Foltz.................................116 1961 Bill Unyi.....................................251 1962 Gary Foltz.................................353 1963 Jerry Grantham......................408 1964 Dennis Jackson.......................349 1965 John Watson............................593 1966 Wayne Wilson.........................554 1967 Harvey Tanner.........................996 1968 Gerald Young..........................583 1969 Jack Wolf...................................589 1970 Jack Wolf...................................373 1971 Bill Farrell..................................282 1972 Jeff Votaw.................................352 1973 Bill Farrell..................................612

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Gerald Youg...............................44 Jack Wolf.....................................42 Billy Hess.....................................26 Jack Wolf.....................................26 Jeff Votaw...................................12 Jeff Votaw...................................23 Bill Farrell....................................34 Garry Brumm............................17 Willie DeLoach..........................23 Garry Brumm............................17 David Thomas...........................17 David Thomas...........................29 David Thomas...........................35 Anthony Robbins....................22 Kris Robbins...............................22 Anthony Robbins....................25 Nick Nance.................................16 Stan Trice....................................36 Lee MCormick...........................31 Lee McCormick.........................39 Lee McCormick.........................52 Stanley Howard........................30 Stanley Howard........................31 Glen Arterburn.........................30 Glen Arterburn.........................38 James Huff.................................38 James Huff.................................30 David Redmond.......................25 David Remond..........................30 Waynee McGowan..................33 Timmy Bland.............................29 Kwabene Idelette....................40 Reggie Swinton........................66 Reggie Swinton........................35 Terrance Tillman.......................41 Joe Perez.....................................64 Shaun Boykins..........................56 Marcus Christon.......................50 DeAndre Green........................69 DeAndre Green........................57 Daniel Rumley..........................36 Daniel Rumley..........................40 Rod Harper.................................48 Rod Harper................................ 57 Marcus Harris............................ 61 Marcus Harris............................ 45

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Winston Ford...........................215 Kevin Sisk..................................259 Kevin Sisk..................................227 Kevin Sisk..................................240 Michael Proctor......................243 Michael Proctor......................287 Michael Proctor......................277 Michael Proctor......................375 Kevin Proctor...........................132 Tremain Lewis.........................239 Tremain Lewis.........................174 Butch Mosby...........................150 Benji Bona................................151 Mike Cherry.............................275 Mike Cherry.............................365 Dan Loyd..................................306 Justin Fuente...........................393 Justin Fuente...........................400 Stewart Childress...................392 Stewart Childress...................352 Stewart Childress...................266 Stephen Hatchell...................249 Adam Fisher............................218 Ryne Salyer..............................194 Zach Barnard...........................277 Jeff Ehrhardt............................393 Jeff Ehrhardt............................266 Nico Yantko..............................156

COMPLETIONS Year Player Comp 1953 Ray Lafser...................................19 1954 Rennie Phillips..........................28 1955 No stats available

1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988

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No stats available Jere Stripling.............................19 Buddy Parker.............................13 Wade Harper.............................18 Tony Fioravanti.........................58 Tony Fioravanti.........................77 Tony Fioravanti.........................83 Tony Fioravanti.........................81 Charlie Forrest..........................64 Charlie Forrest..........................83 Toby Thomason........................80 Larry Tillman............................190 Larry Tillman............................137 Matt Haug................................161 Garnett Scott.............................63 Garnett Scott.............................38 Mike Hobbie..............................35 Tom Pandolfi.............................35 Tom Pandolfi...........................104 Tom Pandolfi.............................81 Mike Hobbie..............................99 Mike Dickens.............................60 Mike Dickens.............................74 Mike Dickens.............................93 Ricky Ray.....................................76 Gino Gibbs.................................79 Gino Gibbs.................................92 Winston Ford.............................94 Kevin Sisk..................................141 Kevin Sisk..................................108 Kevin Sisk..................................133 Michael Proctor......................122 Michael Proctor......................152 Michael Proctor......................132

1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Michael Proctor......................192 Kevin Proctor.............................52 Tremain Lewis...........................97 Tremain Lewis...........................62 Butch Mosby.............................81 Benji Bona..................................73 Mike Cherry.............................166 Mike Cherry.............................199 Dan Loyd..................................144 Justin Fuente...........................218 Justin Fuente...........................240 Stewart Childress...................230 Stewart Childress...................188 Stewart Childress...................169 Stephen Hatchell...................131 Adam Fisher............................120 Ryne Salyer................................97 Zach Barnard...........................156 Jeff Ehrhardt............................236 Jeff Ehrhardt............................169 Nico Yantko................................86

YARDS Year Player Yards 1948 Danny Wales............................112 1949 Danny Wales............................138 1950 Phil Foster...................................18 1951 No stats available 1952 Ray Lafser.................................305 1953 Ray Lafser.................................305 1954 Rennie Phillips........................587 1955 Rennie Phillips........................332 1956 Rennie Phillips........................349 1957 Jere Stripling...........................375 1958 Buddy Parker...........................189 1959 Buddy Parker...........................269 1960 Tony Fioravanti.......................605 1961 Tony Fioravanti.......................858 1962 Tony Fioravanti................... 1,055 1963 Tony Fioravanti................... 1,044 1964 Charlie Forrest........................975 1965 Charlie Forrest.................... 1,044 1966 Toby Thomason.................. 1,102 1967 Larry Tillman........................ 2,300 1968 Larry Tillman........................ 2,206 1969 Matt Haug............................ 2,327 1970 Garnett Scott...........................846 1971 Garnett Scott...........................511 1972 Mike Hobbie............................572 1973 Tom Pandolfi....................... 1,621 1974 Tom Pandolfi...........................917 1975 Mike Hobbie........................ 1,329 1976 Mike Dickens...........................659 1977 Mike Dickens...........................828 1978 Mike Dickens....................... 1,190 1979 Ricky Ray...................................952 1980 Gino Gibbs........................... 1,243 1981 Gino Gibbs........................... 1,310 1982 Winston Ford....................... 1,111 1983 Kevin Sisk.............................. 1,752 1984 Kevin Sisk.............................. 1,524 1985 Kevin Sisk.............................. 1,641 1986 Michael Proctor.................. 1,768 1987 Michael Proctor.................. 2,375 1988 Michael Proctor.................. 1,987 1989 Michael Proctor.................. 2,812 1990 Kevin Proctor...........................680 1991 Tremain Lewis..................... 1,357 1992 Tremain Lewis..................... 1,020 1993 Butch Mosby....................... 1,091

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Benji Bona............................ 1,034 Mike Cherry......................... 2,084 Mike Cherry......................... 2,406 Dan Loyd.............................. 1,915 Justin Fuente....................... 2,895 Justin Fuente....................... 3,497 Stewart Childress............... 2,928 Stewart Childress............... 2,079 Stewart Childress............... 1,894 Stephen Hatchell............... 1,441 Adam Fisher........................ 1,485 Ryne Salyer.......................... 1,062 Zach Barnard....................... 1,583 Jeff Ehrhardt........................ 2,567 Jeff Ehrhardt........................ 1,885 Nico Yantko..............................740

TOUCHDOWNS Year Player TDs 1953 Ray Lafser......................................3 1954 Rennie Phillips.............................3 1955 No stats available 1956 No stats available 1957 Jere Stripling................................2 1958 Buddy Parker................................1 Wade Harper................................1 1959 Buddy Parker................................3 1960 Tony Fioravanti............................3 1961 Tony Fioravanti............................5 1962 Tony Fioravanti............................6 1963 Tony Fioravanti............................6 1964 Charlie Forrest..........................11 1965 Charlie Forrest.............................9 1966 Larry Tillman.................................3 1967 Larry Tillman..............................18 1968 Larry Tillman..............................23 1969 Matt Haug..................................19 1970 Garnett Scott................................8 1971 Garnett Scott................................6 1972 Mike Hobbie.................................2 Tom Pandolfi................................2 1973 Tom Pandolfi.............................10 1974 Tom Pandolfi................................9 1975 Mike Hobbie.................................5 1976 Mike Dickens................................3 1977 Mike Dickens................................6 1978 Mike Dickens................................7 1979 Ricky Ray........................................4 1980 Gino Gibbs.................................10 1981 Gino Gibbs....................................8 1982 Winston Ford................................6 1983 Kevin Sisk.......................................5 1984 Kevin Sisk....................................12 1985 Kevin Sisk....................................13 1986 Michael Proctor........................12 1987 Michael Proctor........................12 1988 Michael Proctor...........................9 1989 Michael Proctor........................22 1990 Kevin Proctor................................2 1991 Tremain Lewis..............................9 1992 Tremain Lewis..............................3 1993 Cory Rodney.................................6 1994 Herman Taylor.............................7 1995 Mike Cherry...............................18 1996 Mike Cherry...............................18 1997 Dan Loyd....................................14 1998 Justin Fuente.............................23 1999 Justin Fuente.............................27 2000 Stewart Childress.....................20 2001 Stewart Childress........................9


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SACKS Year Player Sacks 1987 Kent Lapa..................................7.5 1988 Jamie Lowicz............................9.0 1989 Jeff Urbano...............................7.0 1990 Robby Lanon............................7.0 1991 Robert Sillman.........................6.0 1992 Three players............................3.0 1993 Anthony Hutch........................9.5 1994 Jeff Hornack..............................3.5 1995 Ronnie Merritt.........................5.5 1996 Renardo Hampton...............10.5 1997 Marcus Stepp...........................7.5 1998 Marcus Stepp.........................10.5 1999 Kareem Vaughn.......................5.5 2000 Phillip Wasson..........................3.5 2001 Zelber Johnson.......................3.0 2002 Brian Moss.................................3.5 2003 Marcus White...........................7.0 2004 Marcus White...........................3.0 2005 Adam Speeg.............................3.5 2006 Nathan Williams......................3.0

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Player Tackles Joe Bronson...............................42 Winfred Dill................................30 Phil Foster...................................42 No stats available Bernie Behrendt.......................45 John Bohna................................36 Carl Walker.................................37 Carl Walker.................................54 Dave Bottos...............................49 Don Johnson.............................30 Jack Morris.................................30 Jack Morris.................................30 Bill Jaslowski..............................36 Bill George.................................24 Tommy Glover..........................36 Charlie Forrest..........................38 Charlie Forrest..........................59 John Watson..............................42 Terry Croom...............................30 Russ Hake...................................42 Gerald Young............................42 Billy Hess.....................................78 Rick Fisher..................................66 Jim Brown..................................26 Stan Watts..................................48 George Greenfield...................36 Don Clayton..............................54

HISTORY

Year 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973

Steve Martin..............................47 Edmodi Amagwula.................34 Hank LaGorce...........................36 Austine Perine..........................30 Danny Lee Johnson................72 Lindsey Hudspeth...................54 David Tuck..................................56 Nick Nance.................................54 Jeff Lancaster............................39 Willie Cannon............................66 Paul Hickert...............................71 Rodney Payne...........................68 Paul Hickert...............................61 Paul Hickert...............................87 Greg Duncan.............................60 Greg Duncan............................ 58 Michael Davis........................... 30 Chris Dill..................................... 34 Timmy Bland.............................48 Chris Dill......................................59 Matt Hall.....................................42 Derrick Cullors........................120 Rob Hart....................................112 Anthony Downs.......................72 Greg Miller.................................75 Terrence Tillman.......................84 Mario Riley.................................72 Shane Andrus...........................66 Billy Blanchard..........................96 Jesse Ohliger.............................63 Chad Cook..................................66 Maurice Marchman.................36 Rod Harper.................................50 Rod Harper.................................60 Kienan Cullen............................69 Kienan Cullen............................64

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Stewart Childress.....................14 Stephen Hatchell........................7 Adam Fisher.................................7 Ryne Salyer...................................8 Zach Barnard.............................11 Jeff Ehrhardt..............................21 Jeff Ehrhardt..............................11 Nico Yantko...................................5

INTERCEPTIONS Year Player INTs 1959 Wade Harper................................2 1960 No stats available 1961 Robert Hines................................2 Buddy Parker................................2 1962 Dennis Jackson............................3 1963 Dennis Jackson............................5 1964 Clyde Adkins................................4 Dennis Jackson............................4 1965 Bill Green.......................................5 1966 Bill Green.......................................3 Harvy Tanner................................3 1967 Four players..................................2 1968 Lennie Jexik..................................5 1969 Jimmy Harrell...............................6 Bud Qualk......................................6 1970 Three players................................4 1971 Larry Brock....................................4 1972 Paul Coltharp...............................3 Bruce Farris...................................3 1973 Paul Coltharp...............................2 Don Hettich..................................2 1974 Bruce Walker................................8 1975 Eddie McFarland.........................5 1976 Bruce Walker................................5 1977 Roy Hackley..................................4 Eddie McFarland.........................4 1978 Jerry Powell..................................3 1979 Greg Evans....................................5 1980 Lamar Williams............................3 1981 Gregg Evans.................................4 Ronald Hopkins...........................4 1982 Ronald Hopkins...........................3 1983 Ralph Robinson...........................5 1984 Ralph Robinson...........................8 1985 James Yarbrough........................5 1986 Three players................................2 1987 Tim Broady....................................5 1988 Tim Broady....................................2 Shelton Burruss...........................2 1989 William Hoston............................4 Xavier Pope...................................4 1990 Beau Brown..................................4 1991 William Hoston............................4 1992 Six players.....................................1 1993 Jermaine Scott.............................5 1994 William Hampton.......................4 1995 William Hampton.......................8 1996 William Hampton.......................6 1997 Kenny Thomas.............................5 1998 Tony Esters....................................3 Chauncey McGee.......................3 1999 Three players................................2 2000 Beau Guest....................................4 2001 Jeremy Davis................................4 2002 Mandrell Jones............................4 2003 Michael Hanley............................5 2004 Onsha Whitaker...........................7 2005 Derrick Parrott.............................3 2006 Dominic Spinks...........................4 2007 Three players................................2 2008 Lamar Hall.....................................3 Will Werner....................................3 2009 Three players................................2

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2007 Tamar Butler.............................5.0 2008 Austen Lane............................12.0 2009 Austen Lane............................11.0

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TACKLES Year Player Tackles 1967 Doc Sanders..............................67 1968 Sam Tandy..................................63 1969 Frank Head...............................158 1970 Frank Head...............................143 1971 No stats available 1972 Paul Coltharp............................76 Jerry Stanley..............................76 1973 Bruce Farris..............................106 1974 Alfred Caldwell.......................131 1975 Larry Jasper...............................76 1976 Al Martin.....................................73 1977 Eddie McFarland......................94 1978 Bruce Martin............................118 1979 Richard Lanpher....................120 1980 Jeff Gardner.............................117 1981 Donald White..........................160 1982 Glenn Jones.............................135 1983 Dan Coleman..........................116 1984 Dan Coleman..........................115 1985 Tony Woodie...........................112 1986 Tony Woodie...........................111 1987 Jon Tharpe...............................139 1988 Danny Amato..........................131 1989 Danny Amato..........................149 1990 Reggie Kennedy.....................150 1991 Martin Diehl..............................89 1992 Kevin Gibbs..............................100 1993 Anthony Hutch.........................69 1994 Chad Gann.................................81 1995 Ronnie Merritt..........................83 1996 Ronnie Merritt..........................94 1997 Kenny Thomas........................103 1998 Beau Guest...............................114 1999 Jai Williams................................95 2000 Beau Guest...............................106 2001 Travis Hampton........................78 2002 Bobby Sanders.........................96 2003 Bobby Sanders.........................92 2004 Rohan Godson..........................86 2005 Nathan Williams.....................103 2006 J.R. Webber..............................106 2007 Tamar Butler..............................79 2008 Nathan Williams.....................179 2009 Tamar Butler............................105

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Year Record 1996...................................................................... 11-2-0 1995...................................................................... 11-1-0 1984.........................................................................9-2-0 1980.........................................................................9-2-0 1979.........................................................................9-2-1 1974.........................................................................9-2-0 1948.........................................................................9-1-1 1933.........................................................................9-0-0 1928.........................................................................9-0-1 1981.........................................................................8-3-0 1951.........................................................................8-1-0 1937.........................................................................8-1-1

TOTAL PLAYS

Year Plays 1996............................................................................933 2007............................................................................881 1995............................................................................874 2003............................................................................841 2002............................................................................833 2008............................................................................830 1991............................................................................820 1989............................................................................817 2004............................................................................810 2000............................................................................798

TOTAL YARDS

Year Yards 1995........................................................................5,566 1996........................................................................5,427 1999........................................................................5,175 2000........................................................................4,982 2002........................................................................4,799 2007........................................................................4,636 1989........................................................................4,443 1998........................................................................4,296 2004........................................................................4,258 2008........................................................................4,247

TOTAL YARDS/GAME

Year Yards 1999........................................................................470.5 1995........................................................................463.8 2000........................................................................452.9 2007........................................................................421.5 1996........................................................................417.5 1989........................................................................403.9 2002........................................................................399.9 1998........................................................................390.5 2001........................................................................389.0 2004........................................................................387.1

TOTAL POINTS

Year Points 1996............................................................................458 1995............................................................................455 1928............................................................................428 1999............................................................................415 2002............................................................................382 2000............................................................................366 1981............................................................................329 1998............................................................................313 1984............................................................................311 2007............................................................................292

TOTAL POINTS/GAME

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS

FIRST DOWNS

PASSING ATTEMPTS

RUSHING ATTEMPTS

PASSING COMPLETIONS

RUSHING YARDS

PASSING YARDS

RUSHING YARDS/GAME

PASSING YARDS/GAME

Year Points 1928...........................................................................42.8 1995...........................................................................37.9 1999...........................................................................37.7 1996...........................................................................35.2 2000...........................................................................33.3 2002...........................................................................31.8 1981...........................................................................29.9 1998...........................................................................28.5 1984...........................................................................28.3 1933...........................................................................28.3

Year First Downs 1995............................................................................274 1996............................................................................271 1999............................................................................268 2007............................................................................267 1990............................................................................265 2002............................................................................242 2000............................................................................242 1962............................................................................233 1989............................................................................221 2008............................................................................219

Year Attempts 1995............................................................................578 1976............................................................................574 1981............................................................................560 2002............................................................................557 1992............................................................................544 2004............................................................................534 1991............................................................................528 1978............................................................................528 1958............................................................................512 1986............................................................................507

Year Yards 1995........................................................................3,034 2002........................................................................2,849 1996........................................................................2,538 1981........................................................................2,435 2004........................................................................2,413 1992........................................................................2,171 1991........................................................................2,050 2005........................................................................2.024 1958........................................................................2,002 1973........................................................................1,978

Year Yards 1948........................................................................260.4 1995........................................................................252.8 2002........................................................................237.4 1981........................................................................221.4 2004........................................................................219.4 1978........................................................................203.3 1958........................................................................200.2 1953........................................................................198.6 1973........................................................................197.8 1992........................................................................197.4

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Year Attempts 1995..............................................................................36 2002..............................................................................35 2004..............................................................................29 1996..............................................................................29 2000..............................................................................27 1978..............................................................................24 1999..............................................................................22 1985..............................................................................22 1954..............................................................................21 1986..............................................................................19

Year Attempts 2007............................................................................438 1998............................................................................423 2008............................................................................407 1999............................................................................405 2000............................................................................403 1967............................................................................395 1989............................................................................386 1996............................................................................383 2003............................................................................368 2006............................................................................356

Year Completions 2007............................................................................262 2008............................................................................256 1999............................................................................241 1998............................................................................236 2000............................................................................233 1996............................................................................210 2006............................................................................205 1967............................................................................198 2003............................................................................193 1989............................................................................193

Year Yards 1996........................................................................3,889 1999........................................................................3,506 1998........................................................................3,117 2000........................................................................3,040 2007........................................................................2,833 1989........................................................................2,828 2008........................................................................2,627 1995........................................................................2,532 1967........................................................................2,467 1987........................................................................2,452

Year Yards 1999........................................................................318.7 1998........................................................................283.4 2000........................................................................276.4 2007........................................................................257.5 1989........................................................................257.1 1967........................................................................246.7 1969........................................................................232.7 1987........................................................................222.9 1996........................................................................222.2 2008........................................................................218.9


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YARDS ALLOWED

PASSING YARDS ALLOWED/GAME

INTERCEPTIONS

YARDS ALLOWED/GAME

COMPLETION PERCENTAGE AGAINST

RUSHING YARDS ALLOWED

INTERCEPTIONS

Year TDs 1999..............................................................................27 1968..............................................................................27 2007..............................................................................24 1998..............................................................................24 1989..............................................................................23 2000..............................................................................21 1996..............................................................................20 1969..............................................................................19 1967..............................................................................19 1995..............................................................................18

Year INTs 1980................................................................................ 5 1962................................................................................ 6 2004................................................................................ 7 2002................................................................................ 7 1988................................................................................ 7 1999................................................................................ 9 1961................................................................................ 9 1958................................................................................ 9 1997..............................................................................10 1977..............................................................................10 1964..............................................................................10

POINTS ALLOWED

POINTS ALLOWED/GAME

Year Yards 1997............................................................................918 1980........................................................................1,083 1984........................................................................1,097 2004........................................................................1,249 1995........................................................................1,317 1964........................................................................1,336 1970........................................................................1,384 1988........................................................................1,408 1998........................................................................1,454 1983........................................................................1,475

Year Percentage 1963...........................................................................40.4 1983...........................................................................41.2 1967...........................................................................41.4 1980...........................................................................41.6 1954...........................................................................41.8 1975...........................................................................42.0 1969...........................................................................42.2 1958...........................................................................42.5 1971...........................................................................42.6 1960...........................................................................43.7

Year INTs 1984..............................................................................26 1969..............................................................................22 1983..............................................................................21 1976..............................................................................21 1974..............................................................................20 2000..............................................................................19 1995..............................................................................19 1977..............................................................................18 1985..............................................................................17 1964..............................................................................17

RUSHING YARDS ALLOWED/GAME

Year Yards 1997...........................................................................83.5 1980...........................................................................98.5 1984...........................................................................99.7 1995........................................................................109.8 2004........................................................................113.5 1996........................................................................130.4 1998........................................................................132.2 1986........................................................................132.3 1964........................................................................133.6 1983........................................................................134.1

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Year Points 1925.............................................................................1.3 1932.............................................................................2.1 1928.............................................................................2.5 1933.............................................................................2.8 1954.............................................................................6.0 1937.............................................................................6.2 1941.............................................................................6.4 1926.............................................................................6.8 1934.............................................................................7.4 1938.............................................................................7.6

Year Yards 1980........................................................................203.4 1965........................................................................204.7 1997........................................................................237.7 1960........................................................................240.7 1954........................................................................240.7 1983........................................................................246.5 1953........................................................................251.6 1975........................................................................253.7 1961........................................................................256.5 1996........................................................................261.2

Year Yards 1958...........................................................................57.0 1975...........................................................................61.2 1954...........................................................................65.9 1959...........................................................................74.4 1953...........................................................................78.7 1957...........................................................................81.8 1961...........................................................................91.6 1960...........................................................................92.6 1966...........................................................................94.3 1963...........................................................................94.9

HISTORY

Year Points 1925................................................................................ 9 1932..............................................................................19 1933..............................................................................25 1928..............................................................................25 1926..............................................................................54 1951..............................................................................54 1941..............................................................................58 1937..............................................................................62 1934..............................................................................67 1938..............................................................................68

Year Yards 1965........................................................................2,047 1954........................................................................2,166 1980........................................................................2,237 1953........................................................................2,264 1960........................................................................2,407 1975........................................................................2,537 1961........................................................................2,565 1958........................................................................2,614 1997........................................................................2,615 1963........................................................................2,667

SEASON REVIEW

PASSING TOUCHDOWNS

Year Yards 1958............................................................................570 1954............................................................................593 1975............................................................................612 1953............................................................................708 1957............................................................................736 1959............................................................................744 1961............................................................................916 1960............................................................................926 1966............................................................................943 1963............................................................................949

COACHING STAFF

PASSING YARDS ALLOWED

Year 1st Downs 1958............................................................................107 1954............................................................................107 1953............................................................................119 1963............................................................................120 1960............................................................................125 1961............................................................................130 1970............................................................................135 1979............................................................................138 1975............................................................................138 1980............................................................................139

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FIRST DOWNS ALLOWED

Year Percentage 2002...........................................................................65.2 1995...........................................................................60.1 2008...........................................................................62.9 2007...........................................................................59.8 2006...........................................................................57.6 2000...........................................................................57.6 1961...........................................................................56,1 1999...........................................................................56.0 1998...........................................................................55.8 1996...........................................................................54.8

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Most Yards Passing • Game Records reflect performances after 553 -- vs. Southern Illinois 1999 1947. Older known records that surpass • Season modern records are listed in italics. 3,506 -- 1999 • Per Game Most Points 318.7 -- 1999 • Game 71 -- vs. Iowa Wesleyan, 1967 (119 -- vs. Will Mayfield, 1928) • Season 455 • Per Game 38.3 -- 1995

Most Passes Attempted • Game 56 -- vs. Western Kentucky, 2000 • Season 438 -- 2007

Most Touchdowns • Game 10 -- vs. Iowa Wesleyan, 1967 • Season 56 -- 1995 (65 -- 1928)

Most Passes Completed • Game 36 -- vs. Tennessee State, 2007 • Season 262 -- 2007

Fewest Total Yards Allowed • Per Game 203.4 -- 1980 (2,237 yards/11 games) Fewest Passing Yards Allowed (Since 1960) • Per Game 61.2 -- 1975 (612 yards/10 games) Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed • Game Minus 40 -- vs. SE Missouri, 1979 • Season 705 -- 1979 • Per Game 64.1 -- 1979 Lowest Passing Completion Percentage Allowed (Since 1960) • Season .401 -- 1979 (108-of-269 attempts)

Completion Percentage • Game (Min. 10 att.) .957 -- vs. UT Martin, 1993 (22-23) • Season Most Fumbles Recovered 63.0 -- 2002 (174-276) • Game 9 -- vs. Middle Tennessee, 1976 Most Touchdown Passes • Season Most Field Goals • Game 40 -- 1976 • Game 6 -vs. Austin Peay, 1989 5 -- vs. Tennessee State, 1988 • Season Most Interceptions • Season 27 -1999, 1968 • Game 19 -- 1987, 1988 7 -- vs. Austin Peay, 1969 Most First Downs • Season Most Total Yards • Game 26 -- 1984 • Game 35 -vs. Austin Peay, 1989 800 -- vs. Tennessee State, 2000 Most Interception Return Yards (836 -- vs. North Alabama, 1928) • Season 271 -1999 • Game • Season 131 -- vs. Akron, 1984 5,566 -- 1999 Most Rushing First Downs • Season • Game 419 -- 1995 Most Plays 24 -vs. Middle Tennessee, 1979 • Game Most Safeties Scored 94 -- vs. Western Kentucky, 1969 • Season 146 -1995 • Season • Season 3 -- 1985 933 -- 1996 Most Passing First Downs • Game Most Blocked Kicks Most Yards Rushing 23 -vs. Southern Illinois, 1999 • Game • Game 2 -- six times (most recent vs. 418 -- vs. Tennessee State, 2000 • Season 143 -1999 Southeast Missouri, 1996) • Season • Season 3,034 -- 1995 Best Punting Average 9 -- 1979 • Per Game • Game 260.4 -- 1948 73.5 -- vs. SE Missouri (2002) Most Wins, Season • Season • 11 -- 1995 Highest Avg. Gain Per Rush 44.8 -1999 • Game Most Losses, Season 7.1 -- vs. Evansville, 1968 Fewest Points Allowed • 10 -- 1959, 1966 & 2006 • Season • Season 5.2 -- 1948, 1995 54 -- 1951 (9 games) Most Ties, Season (9, 1925, 7 games) • 3 -- 1924 & 1932 • Per Game 6.0 -- 1951 (54 points in 9 games) (1.3, 1925, 9 points in 7 games) Most PATs Kicked • Game 9 -- vs. Morehead State, 1995 • Season 56 -- 1995

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INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Records reflect performances after 1947. Older known records that surpass modern records are listed in italics.

Most Points • Game 36 -- Derrick Cullors vs. Morehead State, 1995 • Season 120 -- Derrick Cullors, 1995 • Career 263 -- Paul Hickert, 1984-87 Most Touchdowns • Game 6 -- Derrick Cullors vs. Morehead State, 1995 • Season 20 -- Derrick Cullors, 1995 • Career 28 -- Willie Cannon, 1983-85, 87 (40 -- Harlan Brodie, 1927-30) Most Rushing Touchdowns • Game 4 -- 9 times (last by Stevie Chaney vs Austin Peay, 2005) • Season 16 -- Billy Blanchard, 2002 • Career 25 -- Willie Cannon, 1983-85, 87 Most Receiving Touchdowns • Game 4 -- Terrence Tillman vs. UT Martin, 1999 • Season 14 -- Terrence Tillman, 1999 • Career 26 -- Terrence Tillman, 1998-00 Most PATs Scored • Game 8 -- Kienan Cullen vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, 2009 Paul Hickert vs. Morehead State, 1984 Rob Hart vs. West Virginia Tech, 1996; Greg Miller vs. Tennessee State, 2000 • Season 47 -- Shane Andrus, 2002 • Career 116 -- Paul Hickert, 1984-87 Greg Miller 1997-00 Most PATs Attempted • Game 9 -- Chris Dill vs. Morehead State, 1995 • Season 56 -- Chris Dill, 1995


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INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Most Consecutive PATs Kicked • Career 76 -- Chris Dill, 1993-95

Most Rushing Attempts • Game 41 -- Stevie Chaney vs. Austin Peay, 2005 • Season 276 -- Don Clayton, 1974 • Career 557 -- Don Clayton, 1972-74

Best Punting Average • Game 73.5 -- Brian Bivens vs. SE Missouri, 2002 • Season 44.8 -- Brian Bivens, 1999 • Career 41.3 -- Steve Martin, 1973-74

Best Passing Efficiency • Season 151.21 -- Justin Fuente, 1999 • Career 131.5 -- Mike Cherry, 1995-96 Most Passing Yards • Game 553 -- Justin Fuente vs. Southern Illinois, 1999 • Season 3,497 -- Justin Fuente, 1999 • Career 8,682 -- Michael Proctor, 1986-89 Most Touchdown Passes • Game 6 -- Michael Proctor vs. Austin Peay, 1989 • Season 27 -- Justin Fuente, 1999 • Career 52 -- Michael Proctor, 1986-89 Most Receptions • Game 16 -- Harvey Tanner vs. Austin Peay, 1967 • Season 88 -- Harvey Tanner, 1967 • Career 146 -- Terrence Tillman, 1998-00

Most Interceptions • Game 4 -- Bud Qualk vs. Austin Peay, 1969 • Season 8 -- by 3 players (last by William Hampton, 1995) • Career 19 -- William Hampton, 1993-96 Most Interception Return Yards • Game 115 -- Ralph Robinson vs. Akron, 1984 • Season 280 -- William Hampton, 1995 • Career 409 -- William Hampton, 1993-96

Highest Kickoff Return Average • Season (Min. 10 att.) 41.0 -- Donald Hitson, 1996 Most Total Tackles • Game 26 -- Frank Head vs Eastern Kentucky, 1969 (17 solo, 9 assists) • Season 179 -- Nathan Williams, 2008 (76 solo, 103 assists) • Career 499 -- Danny Amato, 1987-90 (211 solo, 288 assists) Most Sacks • Season 12-- Austen Lane, 2008 • Career 29 -- Austen Lane (2006-09)

Most Interception Returns For Touchdowns • Season 4 -- William Hampton, 1995 • Career 5 -- William Hampton, 1993-95 Most Punt Returns • Season 55 -- Tommy Houk, 1980 • Career 84 -- Tommy Houk, 1979-80 Most Punt Return Yards • Season 442 -- Tommy Houk, 1980 • Career 689 -- Ronald Hopkins, 1979-82

BIGGEST VICTORIES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

113.....Will Mayfield (119-6)..... 1928 105.....Louisville (105-0)............ 1932 86........North Alabama (86-0)... 1928 65........WV Tech (65-0)................ 1996 64........Arkansas State (71-7).... 1928 63........Middle Tenn. (70-7)........ 1933 63........Lambuth (63-0)............... 1935 59.........Iowa Wesleyan (71-12).... 1967 58........Bethel (58-0).................... 1925 58........Millsaps (58-0)................. 1944

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Highest Average Gainer Rush • Game (min. 10 att.) 16.6 -- Carl Walker vs. Louisville, 1954 • Career (min. 200 att.) 7.3 -- Carl Walker, 1953-55 (1,620 yards/223 carries)

Best Completion Percentage • Game (min 10 att.) 95.6 -- Butch Mosby vs. UT Martin, 1993 (22-23) • Season 63.3 -- Stewart Childress, 2002 (169-267) • Career 58.0 -- Stewart Childress, 2000-04

Most Kickoff Return Yards • Season 663 -- Willie DeLoach, 1973 • Career 1,571 -- Willie DeLoach, 1973-75

HISTORY

Most Yards Rushing • Game 310 -- Stevie Chaney vs. Austin Peay, 2005 • Season 1,765 -- Derrick Cullors, 1995 • Career 2,804 -- Don Clayton, 1972-74

Most Punts • Game 12 -- Matt Garrett vs. Brigham Young, 1998 • Season 72 -- James Gaither, 2004 • Career 256 -- Chuck Cantrell, 1968-70

Most Kickoff Returns • Season 34 -- Chris Sypho, 1990 • Career 56 -- Rodney Payne, 1985-97

SEASON REVIEW

Most Plays, Total Offense • Game 63 -- Justin Fuente vs. Southern Illinois, 1999 • Season 523 -- Michael Proctor, 1989 • Career 1,577 -- Michael Proctor, 1986-89

Most Pass Completions • Game 36 --Jeff Ehrhardt vs. Tennessee State, 2007 • Season 240 --Justin Fuente, 1999 • Career 649 -- Stewart Childress, 2000-04

Punt Return Average • Season (min. 10 att.) 14.3 -- William Hampton, 1995

COACHING STAFF

Most Yards, Total Offense • Game 532 -- Justin Fuente vs. Southern Illinois, 1999 • Season 3,407 -- Justin Fuente, 1999 • Career 9,886 -- Michael Proctor, 1986-89

Most Reception Yards • Game 255 -- Harvey Tanner vs. Middle Tennessee, 1967 • Season 1,057 -- Terrence Tillman, 1999 • Career 2,390 -- Terrence Tillman, 1998-00

THE RACERS

Most Field Goals Made • Game 5 -- Greg Duncan vs. Tennessee State, 1988 Rob Hart vs. Austin Peay, 1996 • Season 22 -- Rob Hart, 1996 • Career 49 -- Paul Hickert, 1984-87

Most Pass Attempts • Game 56 -- Stewart Childress vs. Western Kentucky, 2000 • Season 400 --Justin Fuente, 1999 • Career 1,148 -- Michael Proctor, 1986-89

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RUSHING RECORDS GAME RUSHING YARDS

PLAYER 1. Stevie Chaney 2. George Greenfield 3. Derrick Cullors 4. Derrick Cullors 5. Billy Blanchard 6. Garner Byars Justin Bivins 8. Chad Cook 9. Jermaine Manning Cecil Kent

ATTEMPTS

SEASON YDS 310 259 253 252 235 228 228 223 222 222

PLAYER ATT 1. Stevie Chaney 41 2. George Greenfield 39 3. Derrick Cullors 38 4. Anthony Downs 37 5. Jermaine Manning 36 6. Chad Cook 34 Ron Lane 34 Stan Fritts 34 9. Ron Lane 31 Garner Byars 31 Nick Nance 31 Danny Lee Johnson 31

RUSHING YARDS

OPPONENT PLAYER Austin Peay (11/12/05) 1. Derrick Cullors Evansville (11/11/72) 2. Don Clayton Western Ill. (11/18/95) 3. Don Clayton SEMO (9/16/95) 4. Danny Lee Johnson UT Martin (11/10/01) 5. George Greenfield Tenn. St. (11/11/00) 6. Billy Blanchard UT Martin (10/3/98) 7. Rick Fisher Indiana St. (9/16/06) 8. Anthony Downs Tenn. St. (11/13/99) 9. Anthony Downs Middle Tenn. (10/28/33) 10. Russ Hake

ATTEMPTS

OPPONENT PLAYER Austin Peay (1/12/05) 1. Derrick Cullors Morehead St. (9/30/72) 2. Don Clayton Tenn. St. (11/11/95) 3. Danny Lee Johnson Middle Tenn. (9/27/97) 4. George Greenfield Samford (10/21/99) 5. Don Clayton Samford (10/9/04) 6. Rick Fisher SEMO (10/25/03) 7. Anthony Downs Evansville (11/14/70) 8. Anthony Downs Tenn. Tech (9/25/04) 9. Chad Cook SEMO (10/20/01) 10. Russ Hake Tenn. Tech (9/27/80) Middle Tenn. (10/14/79) TOUCHDOWNS PLAYER TOUCHDOWNS 1. Derrick Cullors PLAYER TDS OPPONENT 2. Billy Blanchard 1. Stevie Chaney 4 Austin Peay (1/12/05) 3. Anthony Downs Billy Blanchard 4 SEMO (10/26/02) David McCann Anthony Downs 4 Middle Tenn. (9/27/97) Danny Lee Johnson David McCann 4 Western Ill. (11/18/95) 6. Chad Cook Derrick Cullors 4 Morehead St. (10/14/95) Mario Riley Rodney Payne 4 SEMO (9/7/85) 8. Anthony Downs Lindsey Hudspeth 4 Western Ky. (11/22/80) Bill Bird Danny Lee Johnson 4 East Tenn. (10/21/78) Willie Cannon 9. Paul McKinnis 3 Tenn. Tech (10/11/08) Chad Cook 3 Indiana St. (9/16/06) 100-YARD GAMES Billy Blanchard 3 Tenn. St. (11/9/02) PLAYER Billy Blanchard 3 Southern Ill. (9/14/02) 1. Derrick Cullors Mario Riley 3 UT Martin (10/7/00) 2. Anthony Downs Shadra Jackson 3 Southern Ill. (9/11/99) Danny Lee Johnson Anthony Downs 3 UT Martin (10/4/97) 4. Don Clayton Anthony Downs 3 Tenn. Tech (11/2/96) Don Clayton Derrick Cullors 3 SEMO (9/16/95) 6. Anthony Downs Willie Cannon 3 Morehead St. (10/1/83) 7. Billy Blanchard 8. Rick Fisher LONGEST RUSH 9. Chad Cook PLAYER YDS OPPONENT Ron Lane 1. Stevie Chaney 97 Austin Peay (1/12/05) Nick Turner Carl Walker 97 Austin Peay (11/13/54) Jermaine Manning 3. Mario Riley 87 Tenn. St. (11/11/00) Rodney Payne 4. Donald Hitson 85 Tenn. St. (11/16/96) George Greenfield 5. Carlos Warford 83 Youngstown St. (11/10/84) Rick Fisher 6. Charlie Jordan 74 Jax St. (11/22/08) 7. Ron Lane 73 UT Martin (11/13/03) Anthony Downs 73 Western Ky. (9/7/96) 8. Justin Bivins 71 Eastern Ky. (10/17/98) Donald Hitson 71 WV Tech (11/23/96) 10. Billy Blanchard 70 Illinois St. (9/21/02)

CAREER SEASON 1995 1973 1974 1978 1972 2002 1971 1996 1997 1968

YARDS 1,765 1,403 1,257 1,217 1,155 1,081 1,078 1,026 1,011 994

SEASON 1995 1974 1978 1972 1973 1971 1996 1997 2004 1968

ATT 288 276 253 251 242 224 222 210 187 184

SEASON 1995 2002 1997 1995 1978 2004 2000 1996 1986 1981

TD 17 16 12 12 12 11 11 10 10 10

SEASON 1995 1996 1978 1974 1973 1997 2002 1971 2004 2004 2004 1999 1985 1972 1969

GAMES 9 8 8 7 7 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

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RUSHING YARDS

PLAYER SEASONS 1. Don Clayton 1972-74 2. Danny Lee Johnson 1977-79, 81 3. Willie Cannon 1983-85, 87 4. Rick Fisher 1969-71 5. Anthony Downs 1996-97 6. Rodney Payne 1985-87 7. Charlie Jordan 2006-09 8. Waynee McGowan 1991-94 9. Chad Cook 2003-06 10. Ron Lane 2002-04

ATTEMPTS

PLAYER SEASONS 1. Don Clayton 1972-74 2. Danny Lee Johnson 1977-79, 81 3. Charlie Jordan 2006-09 4. Willie Cannon 1983-85, 87 5. Rick Fisher 1969-71 6. Chad Cook 2003-06 7. Waynee McGowan 1991-94 8. Anthony Downs 1996-97 9. Michael Proctor 1986-89 10. Tommy Glover 1962-64

TOUCHDOWNS

PLAYER SEASONS 1. Willie Cannon 1983-86, 87 2. Chad Cook 2003-06 3. Anthony Downs 1996-97 4. David McCann 1995-96 Bill Bird 1984-87 6. Billy Blanchard 2001-02 7. Don Clayton 1972-74 8. Derrick Cullors 1995 Danny Lee Johnson 1977-79, 81 10. Charlie Jordan 2006-09 Ron Lane 2001-04

100-YARD GAMES

PLAYER SEASONS 1. Don Clayton 1972-74 2. Anthony Downs 1996-97 3. Danny Lee Johnson 1977-79, 81 Rick Fisher 1969-71 5. Derrick Cullors 1995 6. Billy Blanchard 2001-02 7. Chad Cook 2003-06 Rodney Payne 1985-87 9. Ron Lane 2002-04 Waynee McGowan 1991-94 Nick Nance 1978-81 George Greenfield 1970-72

YARDS 2,804 2,522 2,370 2,297 2,193 2,189 2,179 2,099 2,095 2,011

ATT 557 554 548 487 476 457 453 432 429 412

TD 25 24 22 21 21 19 18 17 17 16 16

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SEASON

RECEPTIONS

OPPONENT Austin Peay (11/4/67) Austin Peay (11/17/90) Western Ky. (11/13/85) Tenn. Tech (10/7/01) Tenn. Tech (10/11/08) Eastern Ky. (11/4/00) Tenn. Tech (10/28/00) Ky. Wesleyan (11/20/99) Middle Tenn. (10/16/82) Eastern Ky. (9/26/09) Illinois St. (09/13/08) Eastern Ill. (10/21/06) Tenn. Tech (10/1/05) Samford (11/2/02) Southern Ill. (9/11/99) Eastern Ky. (11/9/96) Southern Ill. (9/14/96) Middle Tenn. (11/14/87)

TDS 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2

OPPONENT UT Martin (10/9/99) SEMO (10/20/01) Western Ky. (9/30/00) Southern Ill. (9/14/96) Middle Tenn. (10/14/67) Lambuth (8/28/08) UT Martin (9/27/08) --

PLAYER 1. Reggie Swinton 2. Terrance Tillman 3. DeAndre Green 4. Jesse Jones 5. Harvey Tanner 6. Joe Perez 7. DeAndre Green 8. Michael Slater 9. Rod Harper 10. Kwabene Idelette

RECEPTIONS

PLAYER 1. Harvey Tanner 2. Reggie Swinton 3. DeAndre Green 4. Jesse Jones 5. Marcus Harris Terrance Tillman 6. Rod Harper DeAndre Green 8. Shaun Boykins 9. Gerald Young 10. Lee McCormick

TOUCHDOWNS

PLAYER 1. Terrance Tillman 2. Billy Hess 3. Rod Harper 4. Glen Arterburn 5. Rod Harper Jesse Jones Reggie Swinton 8. Michael Slater Terrance Tillman Reggie Swinton Matt Hall Anthony Robbins Gerald Young

100-YARD GAMES

YARDS 1,120 1,057 1,002 1,001 996 920 847 819 779 722

SEASON 1967 1996 2002 1996 2008 1999 2007 2003 2000 1968 1985

ATT 88 75 69 63 61 61 57 57 56 54 52

SEASON 1999 1968 2007 1989 2006 1996 1996 2000 1998 1997 1994 1980 1967

TD 14 13 10 9 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7

SEASON 1999 2003 2002 2000 1996 2008 2007 2000 1996 1999 1998 1995 1994 1990 1989 1988 1986 1985

GAMES 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

RECEIVING YARDS PLAYER 1. Terrance Tillman 2. Reggie Swinton 3. DeAndre Green 4. Lee McCormick 5. Derrick Townsel 5. Glen Arterburn 6. Rod Harper 7. Stanley Howard 8. James Huff 9. Billy Hess 10. Shaun Boykins

RECEPTIONS

PLAYER 1. Derrick Townsel 2. Terrance Tillman 3. Reggie Swinton 4. Marcus Harris 5. Rod Harper 6. DeAndre Green 7. Lee McCormick 8. Shaun Boykins 9. James Huff 10. Jack Wolf

TOUCHDOWNS

PLAYER 1. Terrance Tillman 2. Rod Harper Reggie Swinton 4. Billy Hess 5. Glen Arterburn Gerald Young 7. Marcus Harris DeAndre Green Michael Slater Matt Hall Stanley Howard

100-YARD GAMES PLAYER 1. Terrance Tillman 2. DeAndre Green 3. Reggie Swinton 4. Michael Slater 5. Derrick Townsel Rod Harper Glen Arterburn 8. Jesse Jones Matt Hall James Huff Stanley Howard

SEASONS 1998-2000 1994-97 2002-03 1982-85 2006-09 1986-89 2005-07 1985-87 1987-90 1967-70 1998-2000

YARDS 2,381 2,276 1,849 1,837 1,712 1,706 1,653 1,631 1,595 1,560 1,422

SEASONS 2006-09 1998-2000 1995-97 2007- 2005-07 2002-03 1982-85 1998-2000 1987-90 1967-70

ATT 153 146 144 132 128 126 122 109 107 101

SEASONS 1998-2000 2005-07 1994-97 1967-70 1986-89 1967-68 2007- 2002-03 2000-01 1991-94 1985-87

TD 26 20 20 19 13 13 12 12 12 12 12

SEASONS 1998-2000 2002-03 1994-97 2000-01 2006-09 2005-07 1986-89 1995-96 1991-94 1987-90 1985-87

GAMES 9 8 7 6 4 4 4 3 3 3 3

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PLAYER 1. Terrance Tillman 2. DeAndre Green DeAndre Green Michael Slater Reggie Swinton 6. Derrick Townsel Rod Harper Terrance Tillman Jesse Jones 9. Joe Perez Connie Moore Reggie Swinton Matt Hall James Huff Glen Arterburn Glen Arterburn Stanley Howard Lee McCormick

SEASON 1996 1999 2002 1996 1967 1999 2003 2000 2007 1995

HISTORY

PLAYER 1. Terrance Tillman 2. Michael Slater Michael Slater Reggie Swinton Billy Hess 6. Daniel Ard Marcus Harris 32 other times

REC 16 13 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

RECEIVING YARDS

SEASON REVIEW

TOUCHDOWNS

OPPONENT Middle Tenn. (10/14/67) Southern Ill. (9/14/96) Southern Ill. (9/11/99) Tenn. Tech (10/11/08) Western Ky. (9/30/00) Western Ky. (11/13/85) Tenn. Tech (10/12/02) Eastern Ky. (11/6/99) Eastern Ky. (11/9/96) Samford (11/2/02)

COACHING STAFF

PLAYER 1. Harvey Tanner James Huff Lee McCormick 4. Marcus Christon 5. Derrick Townsel Terrance Tillman Shaun Boykins Joe Perez Stan Trice 9. Derrick Townsel Marcus Harris Charlie Jordan Jonathan Eiland DeAndre Green Joe Perez Reggie Swinton Reggie Swinton Rick Miller

YDS 255 224 202 199 194 193 192 191 181 180

THE RACERS

PLAYER 1. Harvey Tanner 2. Reggie Swinton 3. Joe Perez 4. Derrick Townsel 5. Michael Slater 6. Lee McCormick 7. DeAndre Green 8. Jason French 9. Reggie Swinton 10. DeAndre Green

2010 SEASON

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PASSING RECORDS GAME PASSING YARDS

PLAYER 1. Justin Fuente 2. Justin Fuente 3. Michael Proctor 4. Stewart Childress Larry Tillman 6. Justin Fuente 7. Mike Cherry 8. Justin Fuente 9. Mike Cherry 10. Justin Fuente

ATTEMPTS

PLAYER 1. Stewart Childress 2. Justin Fuente 3. Jeff Ehrhardt Larry Tillman 5. Stewart Childress Justin Fuente 7. Mike Cherry Michael Proctor 9. Kevin Proctor 10. Stewart Childress Justin Fuente

COMPLETIONS

PLAYER 1. Jeff Ehrhardt 2. Justin Fuente 3. Stewart Childress 4. Justin Fuente 5. Jeff Ehrhardt Mike Cherry 7. Stewart Childress 8. Jeff Ehrhardt Zach Barnard 10. Jeff Ehrhardt Justin Fuente Justin Fuente Larry Tillman

TOUCHDOWNS

PLAYER 1. Michael Proctor 2. Jeff Ehrhardt Justin Fuente Justin Fuente Justin Fuente Larry Tillman 7. Jeff Ehrhardt Jeff Ehrhardt Stewart Childress Justin Fuente Justin Fuente Mike Cherry Mike Cherry

SEASON YDS 553 470 455 425 425 396 395 394 391 384

OPPONENT Southern Ill. (9/11/99) Ky. Wesleyan (11/20/99) Akron (10/21/89) Western Ky. (9/30/00) Middle Tenn. (10/14/67) Eastern Ill. (11/7/98) Southern Ill. (9/14/96) Tenn. St. (11/14/98) No. Iowa (11/25/95) Eastern Ky. (11/6/99)

ATT 56 55 54 54 51 51 50 50 49 47 47

OPPONENT Western Ky. (9/30/00) Southen Ill. (9/11/99) UT Martin (11/10/07) Austin Peay (11/4/67) Eastern Ky. (10/13/01) Western Ky. (9/12/98) No. Iowa (11/25/95) Western Ky. (9/9/89) Austin Peay (11/17/90) Tenn. Tech (10/7/01) Western Ky. (10/2/99)

PASSING YARDS

PLAYER 1. Justin Fuente 2. Stewart Childress 3. Justin Fuente Michael Proctor 5. Mike Cherry 6. Jeff Ehrhardt 7. Mike Cherry 8. Michael Proctor 9. Matt Haug 10. Larry Tillman

ATTEMPTS

PLAYER 1. Justin Fuente 2. Jeff Ehrhardt Justin Fuente 4. Stewart Childress 5. Larry Tillman 6. Michael Proctor 7. Mike Cherry 8. Stewart Childress 9. Matt Haug 10. Dan Loyd

COMPLETIONS COMP OPPONENT 36 Tenn. St. (11/3/07) 35 Southern Ill. (9/11/99) 34 Western Ky. (9/3/00) 33 Western Ky. (9/12/98) 31 UT Martin (11/10/07) 31 No. Iowa (11/25/95) 30 Tenn. Tech (10/7/01) 29 Eastern Ky. (10/27/07) 29 Eastern Ill. (10/21/06) 28 SEMO (11/08/08) 28 Ky. Wesleyan (11/20/99) 28 Middle Tenn. (10/10/98) 28 Austin Peay (11/4/67)

TDS 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

OPPONENT Austin Peay (11/18/89) Eastern Ky. (10/27/07) Ky. Wesleyan (11/20/99) UT Martin (10/9/99) UT Martin (10/3/98) Austin Peay (11/4/67) UT Martin (9/27/08) Lambuth (9/15/07) Tenn. St. (11/11/00) Tenn. St. (11/13/99) Tenn. St. (11/14/98) Austin Peay (10/5/96) Southern Ill. (9/14/96)

PLAYER 1. Justin Fuente 2. Jeff Ehrhardt 3. Stewart Childress 4. Justin Fuente 5. Mike Cherry 6. Michael Proctor 7. Larry Tillman 8. Stewart Childress 9. Jeff Ehrhardt Stewart Childress 10. Mike Cherry

TOUCHDOWNS

PLAYER 1. Justin Fuente 2. Justin Fuente Larry Tillman 4. Michael Proctor 5. Jeff Ehrhardt 6. Stewart Childress 7. Matt Haug 8. Mike Cherry Mike Cherry Larry Tillman

CAREER SEASON 1999 2000 1998 1989 1996 2007 1995 1987 1969 1967

YARDS 3,498 2,928 2,875 2,812 2,737 2,567 2,460 2,375 2,327 2,300

SEASON 1999 2007 1998 2000 1967 1989 1996 2001 1979 1997

ATT 400 393 393 392 380 375 365 352 311 306

SEASON 1999 2007 2000 1998 1996 1989 1967 2001 2008 2002 1995

COMP 240 236 230 218 199 192 190 188 169 169 166

PASSING YARDS

PLAYER 1. Michael Proctor 2. Stewart Childress 3. Justin Fuente 4. Larry Tillman 5. Kevin Sisk 6. Mike Cherry 7. Jeff Ehrhardt 8. Tony Fioravanti 9. Matt Haug 10. Tom Pandolfi

ATTEMPTS

PLAYER 1. Michael Proctor 2. Stewart Childress 3. Justin Fuente 4. Jeff Ehrhardt 5. Larry Tillman 6. Kevin Sisk 7. Mike Cherry 8. Tony Fioravanti 9. Mike Dickens 10. Tom Pandolfi

COMPLETIONS

PLAYER 1. Stewart Childress 2. Michael Proctor 3. Justin Fuente 4. Jeff Ehrhardt 5. Kevin Sisk 6. Larry Tillman 7. Mike Cherry 8. Tony Fioravanti 9. Mike Dickens 10. Ryne Salyer

TOUCHDOWNS SEASON 1999 1998 1968 1989 2007 2000 1969 1996 1995 1967

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TD 27 23 23 22 21 20 19 18 18 18

PLAYER 1. Michael Proctor 2. Justin Fuente 3. Stewart Childress 4. Larry Tillman 5. Mike Cherry 6. Jeff Ehrhardt 7. Kevin Sisk 8. Tom Pandolfi 9. Matt Haug 10. Mike Dickens

SEASONS 1986-89 2000-03 1998-99 1965-68 1983-85 1995-96 2007- 1960-63 1967-70 1972-74

YARDS 8,632 7,581 6,392 5,037 4,917 4,490 4,253 3,449 3,407 2,970

SEASONS 1986-89 2000-03 1998-99 2007- 1965-68 1983-85 1995-96 1960-63 1975-78 1972-74

ATT 1,148 1,117 793 743 728 726 640 583 485 470

SEASONS 2000-03 1986-89 1998-99 2007- 1983-85 1965-68 1995-96 1960-63 1975-78 2003-06

COMP 649 578 458 450 382 367 365 299 227 171

SEASONS 1986-89 1998-99 2000-03 1965-68 1995-96 2007- 1983-85 1971-74 1967-70 1975-78

TD 52 50 47 47 36 35 30 25 24 21


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DEFENSIVE RECORDS GAME TKL 26 23 21 21 21 21 20 20 20 19 19 19 19 19 19

OPPONENT Eastern Ky. (11/1/69) Illinois State (9/13/08) Eastern Ill. (11/1/08) Akron (10/16/86) Akron (10/12/85) Akron (10/24/81) Samford (9/7/00) Austin Peay (11/17/90) UT Martin (10/10/81) Tenn. Tech (10/11/08) UT Martin (11/10/01) Austin Peay (11/18/89) Tenn. Tech (9/30/89) Tenn. Tech (10/25/86) Youngstown St. (9/19/81)

TACKLES

PLAYER 1. Nathan Williams 2. Donald White 3. Frank Head 4. Reggie Kennedy 5. Danny Amato 6. Danny Amato 7. Frank Head 8. Glenn Jones 9. Danny Amato Alfred Caldwell Sam Tandy

TACKLES-FOR-LOSS

TACKLES 179 160 158 150 149 148 143 135 131 131 131

TACKLES

PLAYER 1. Danny Amato 2. Donald White 3. Reggie Kennedy 4. Nathan Williams 5. Glenn Jones 6. Shelton Burruss 7. Tony Woodie 8. Tamar Butler 9. Ronnie Merritt 10. Eddie McFarland

SEASONS 1987-90 1978-82 1987-90 2003-2008 1978-80,82) 1987-90 1983-86 2006-09 1994-97 1974-77

TACKLES-FOR-LOSS

SACKS 12.0 11.0 10.5 10.5 9.5 9.0 8.5 7.5 7.5 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0

SEASON 1995 1984 1974 2004 1996 1969 1969 --

INTs 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 5

SACKS

PLAYER 1. Austen Lane 2. Anthony Hutch 3. Marcus Stepp 4. Joe Lepsis 5. Nathan Williams Jamie Lowicz 7. Tamar Butler 8. Marcus White Kenneth Knotts Ronnie Merritt Jeff Urbano

INTERCEPTIONS

PLAYER 1. William Hampton 2. Bruce Walker 3. Ralph Robinson 4. James Yarbrough 5. Eddie McFarland Dennis Jackson 7. Pete Hoston Greg Evans 9. Tim Broady Rondald Hopkins

SEASONS 2006-09 1995-96 2006-09 1995-98 1995-97 1997-98 2003-04 1985-87 2003-08

TFL 53.5 44.0 36.0 36.0 35.0 30.5 24.5 24.0 20.0

SEASONS 2006-09 1992-96 1997-98 1990-93 2003-2008 1987-89 2006-09 2003-04 1997-98 1994-97 1987-89

SACKS 29.0 28.0 18.0 11.5 11.0 11.0 10.5 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0

SEASONS 1993-96 1974-76 1981-84 1982-85 1974-77 1962-64 1988-91 1978-81 1985-88 1979-82

INTs 19 16 15 14 12 12 11 11 10 10

MURRAY STATE

SEASON 2008 2009 1998 1996 1993 1988 1993 1997 1987 2003 1996 1990 1989

PLAYER 1. Austen Lane 2. Anthony Hutch 3. Tamar Butler Chris Vaughn 5. Ronnie Merritt 6. Marcus Stepp 7. Marcus White Kent Lapa 9. Nathan Williams

HISTORY

TFL 22.0 19.5 19.0 18.0 16.0 15.5 15.5 15.5 15.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0

SEASON REVIEW

SEASON 2008 2009 1987 1996 1991 2003 1998 1993 1997 2001 1987 1983 1983

TACKLES 499 480 411 396 374 366 361 344 342 332

COACHING STAFF

PLAYER 1. Austen Lane 2. Austen Lane TACKLES-FOR-LOSS 3. Kent Lapa PLAYER TFL OPPONENT 4. Anthony Hutch 1. Anthony Hutch 5.5 UT Martin (10/12/96) 5. Robert Sillman 2. Anthony Hutch 5.0 Western Ky. (8/31/95) 6. Marcus White Sam Franklin 5.0 Western Ky. (11/19/77) Marcus Stepp 3. Zach Kutch 4.0 Austin Peay (10/4/08) Anthony Hutch Austen Lane 4.0 SEMO (11/8/08) 9. Marcus Stepp Marcus White 4.0 Tenn. State (11/22/03) 10. Ed Johnson Marcus White 4.0 Eastern Ky. (11/1/03) Joe March Kareem Vaughn 4.0 Western Ky. (10/2/99) Jose Casanova Marcus Stepp 4.0 Eastern Ill. (11/8/97) Tim Price Anthony Hutch 4.0 Western Ill. (11/30/96) Willie Corbin 4.0 Austin Peay (10/8/94) SACKS Donald White 4.0 Morehead St. (10/4/80) PLAYER Joe March 4.0 Middle Tenn. (11/14/87) 1. Austen Lane Rick Lanpher 4.0 SE Lousiana (9/15/79) 2. Austen Lane Rick Lanpher 4.0 Morehead St. (9/9/79) 3. Marcus Stepp Anthony Hutch SACKS 5. Anthony Hutch PLAYER SACK OPPONENT 6. Jamie Lowicz 1. Austen Lane 3.5 SEMO (11/8/97) 7. Joe Lepsis Anthony Hutch 3.5 UT Martin (10/12/96) 8. Marcus Stepp 3. Austen Lane 3.0 Missouri St. (9/19/09) Kent Lapa Marcus White 3.0 Eastern Ky. (11/1/03) 10. Marcus White Phillip Wasson 3.0 Eastern Ky. (11/4/00) Terry Anthony Anthony Hutch 3.0 Western Ill. (11/30/96) Robby Lanon Terry Anthony 3.0 Tenn. State (11/16/96) Jeff Urbano Jamie Lowicz 3.0 Tenn. State (10/15/88) Joe March 3.0 Middle Tenn. (11/14/87) INTERCEPTIONS 9. Brian Moss 2.5 Tenn. State (11/9/02) PLAYER 1. William Hampton Ralph Robinson INTERCEPTIONS Bruce Walker PLAYER INT OPPONENT 4. Onsha Whitaker 1. Bud Qualk 4 Austin Peay (11/8/69) 5. William Hampton 2. Tim Broady 3 Louisville (9/26/87) Jimmy Harrell 3. Numerous Times 2 - Bud Qualk 8. 14 Times

SEASON 2008 1981 1969 1990 1989 1990 1970 1982 1988 1974 1969

THE RACERS

PLAYER 1. Frank Head 2. Nathan Williams 3. Nathan Williams Jon Tharpe James Yarbrough Donald White 7. Jai Williams Danny Amato Donald White 10. Nathan Williams Zelber Johnson Danny Amato Danny Amato Kirk Brunson Donald White

CAREER 2010 SEASON

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300-YARD RUSHING GAMES Name Att-Yds Stevie Chaney 41-310

Opponent Austin Peay

Date 11/12/05

200-YARD RUSHING GAMES Name Att-Yds George Greenfield 31-259 Derrick Cullors 28-253 Derrick Cullors 27-252 Billy Blanchard 22-235 Garner Byars 25-228 Justin Bivins 29-228 Chad Cook 25-223 Jermaine Manning 28-222 Rick Fisher 31-214 Chad Cook 21-213 Don Clayton 28-205 George Greenfield 39-205 Danny Lee Johnson 27-203 Derrick Cullors 25-202 Ron Lane 24-201

Opponent Evansville Western Illinois Southeast Missouri UT Martin Tennessee State UT Martin Indiana State Tennessee State Middle Tennessee Jacksonville State Morehead State Morehead State East Tennessee State Austin Peay UT Martin

Date 11/11/72 11/18/95 9/16/95 11/10/01 11/11/00 10/3/98 9/16/06 11/13/99 10/16/71 10/8/05 9/29/73 9/30/72 10/21/78 9/30/95 11/13/03

100-YARD RUSHING GAMES Name Att-Yds Derrick Cullors 18-196 Stan Fritts 34-196 Rick Fisher 30-195 Don Clayton 30-190 Chad Cook 34-187 Don Clayton 27-186 Russ Hake 24-186 Billy Blanchard 19-183 Jermaine Manning 24-182 Jermaine Manning 36-181 Nick Nance 19-181 Rodney Payne 30-180 George Greenfield 29-177 Mario Riley 13-171 Paul McKinnis 19-170 Jim Engel 19-170 Derrick Cullors 24-168 Don Clayton 22-168 Nick Turner 25-167 John Bryant 27-166 Carl Walker 10-166 Billy Blanchard 23-165 Rick Fisher 22-165 Anthony Downs 14-160 Anthony Downs 27-160 Derrick Cullors 20-160 Russ Hake 15-160 Billy Blanchard 22-158 Charlie Jordan 29-157 Ron Lane 31-155 Willie Cannon 22-155 Carl Walker 13-154 Don Clayton 29-153 Anthony Downs 28-151 Don Clayton 23-151 Billy Blanchard 25-150 Willie Cannon 16-150 Rodney Payne 24-149 Nick Turner 26-148 Danny Lee Johnson 31-148 George Greenfield 12-148 Anthony Downs 37-147 Chad Cook 30-145 Derrick Cullors 22-144

Opponent Morehead State Evansville Western Carolina Western Kentucky Samford UT Martin Austin Peay Southeast Missouri Eastern Kentucky Samford Youngstown State Western Kentucky East Tennessee State Indiana State Tenn. Tech Morehead State UT Martin Austin Peay Southeast Missouri UT Martin Louisville Southern Illinois Austin Peay UT Martin Eastern Kentucky Western Kentucky Evansville UT Martin Southeast Missouri Tennessee Tech Morehead State Louisville Eastern Illinois Indiana State Tennessee Tech Samford Tennessee Tech Middle Tennessee UT Martin Middle Tennessee Evansville Middle Tennessee Samford Middle Tennessee

Date 10/14/95 11/14/70 9/11/71 11/17/73 10/9/04 10/12/74 11/9/68 10/26/02 11/6/99 10/21/99 9/19/81 9/27/86 10/21/72 9/23/00 10/11/08 9/29/73 10/7/95 11/8/69 10/23/04 10/16/65 9/18/54 9/14/02 11/8/69 10/4/97 11/9/96 8/31/95 11/16/68 11/16/02 10/20/07 9/25/04 10/1/83 9/17/55 11/16/74 8/28/97 9/22/73 11/2/02 9/22/84 10/19/85 11/13/04 10/14/78 11/13/71 9/27/97 10/15/05 9/23/95

Nick Nance Mario Riley Waynee McGowan Danny Lee Johnson Don Clayton Don Faughn Garner Byars Rodney Payne Don Clayton Garner Byars Wilbert Smith Frank Thigpen Danny Lee Johnson Don Clayton Bill Bird Danny Lee Johnson Russ Hake Jermaine Manning Anthony Downs Rodney Payne Rick Fisher Charlie Forrest Dave Bottos Ron Lane Art Kennedy Don Clayton George Greenfield Anthony Downs Anthony Downs Nick Nance Tommy Glover Charlie Forrest Ron Lane Carl Walker Chad Cook Chris Sypho Timmy Bland Winston Ford John Bryant Charlie Jordan Donald Hitson Rick Fisher Tommy Glover Johnny Bohna Nick Turner Mario Riley Danny Lee Johnson Rick Fisher Jack Morris Michael Davis Danny Lee Johnson Rodney Payne Don Clayton Rick Fisher Willie Cannon Nick Nance Danny Lee Johnson George Greenfield Wilbert Smith Rick Fisher Nick Nance Don Clayton Rick Fisher Ken Pelot Stevie Chaney Ulysses Odoms Charlie Forrest Ken Topps

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25-144 12-142 26-142 28-142 28-140 18-140 15-139 11-138 33-138 21-137 19-137 19-137 28-137 30-137 20-136 23-136 25-136 25-135 30-135 28-135 22-135 11-135 15-135 18-134 22-134 33-134 33-134 29-133 22-133 20-133 25-133 12-132 34-130 13-130 24-129 24-129 17-128 16-128 19-128 20-127 5-127 11-127 15-127 7-126 22-125 13-125 29-125 27-125 24-125 22-124 19-124 16-123 22-123 20-123 25-122 22-122 24-122 18-122 11-121 20-121 31-120 25-120 32-120 19-120 18-119 18-119 7-119 16-118

Middle Tennessee UT Martin UT Martin Tennessee Tech East Tennessee State East Tennessee State Southeast Missouri Tennessee Tech Middle Tennessee Southern Illinois Southern Illinois Youngstown State Tennessee Tech Morehead State Austin Peay Evansville Middle Tennessee Eastern Illinois Eastern Illinois Tennessee Tech Tennessee Tech Middle Tennessee Western Kentucky UT Martin Morehead State UT Martin UT Martin Tennessee State Western Illinois Western Kentucky UT Martin East Tennessee State Southeast Missouri Middle Tennessee Jacksonville State Tennessee State Southeast Missouri Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Eastern Illinois Tennessee State Eastern Kentucky Parsons College Louisville Indiana State Tennessee State Austin Peay East Tennessee State Western Kentucky Eastern Illinois Evansville Morehead State Austin Peay Evansville Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky UT Martin East Tennessee State Austin Peay Evansville Tennessee Tech East Tennessee State East Tennessee State Iowa Wesleyan Southeast Missouri Tennessee Tech Arkansas State Eastern Illinois

10/13/79 10/7/00 10/2/93 9/23/78 10/20/73 9/17/66 10/21/00 9/28/85 10/19/74 9/22/01 9/13/97 11/8/86 9/22/79 9/21/74 11/22/86 9/8/79 10/19/68 10/16/99 11/8/97 10/25/86 9/26/70 11/7/64 11/17/56 11/13/04 10/4/75 10/6/73 10/7/72 11/15/97 11/30/96 11/17/79 10/13/62 9/19/64 10/25/03 11/7/53 10/2/04 10/27/90 9/3/92 10/28/82 10/2/65 10/13/07 11/16/96 11/1/69 11/14/64 9/19/53 9/18/04 11/11/00 11/4/78 10/25/69 11/23/57 9/22/90 9/9/78 11/1/86 11/9/74 11/15/69 10/29/83 10/31/81 10/7/78 10/23/71 10/11/97 11/13/71 9/27/80 10/26/74 10/23/71 10/7/67 10/29/05 10/12/02 10/30/65 10/22/05


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1. UT Martin . ......................... 21 2. Tennessee Tech . .............. 17 3. Austin Peay ....................... 15 Morehead State . ............. 15 Southeast Missouri ........ 15 6. Middle Tennessee . ......... 13 7. Eastern Kentucky ............ 12 8. Western Kentucky .......... 11 9. Evansville ........................... 10 Eastern Illinois . ................ 10 10. East Tennessee State ....... 9 12. Tennessee State ................ 8 13. Indiana State ...................... 6 14. Southern Illinois ................ 5 15. Samford . .............................. 4 Youngstown State ............ 4 17. Louisville .............................. 3 Western Illinois .................. 3 Jacksonville State................ 3 19. Glenville State .................... 2 Missouri-Rolla .................... 2 Parsons College ................. 2 Western Carolina . ............. 2 24. Arkansas State ................... 1 Illinois State ........................ 1 Iowa Wesleyan ................... 1 Kentucky Wesleyan............ 1 Memphis . ............................ 1 Minnesota ........................... 1 West Virginia Tech . ........... 1

HISTORY

1. Don Clayton . .................... 15 2. Anthony Downs .............. 14 3. Danny Lee Johnson ....... 10 Rick Fisher ......................... 10 5. Derrick Cullors ................... 9 6. Billy Blanchard ................... 8 7. Rodney Payne .................... 7 Chad Cook . ......................... 7 9. George Greenfield . .......... 6 Ron Lane .............................. 6 Waynee McGowan ........... 6 Nick Nance .......................... 6 13. Charlie Jordan...................... 5 Garner Byars ....................... 5 15. Willie Cannon ..................... 4 Charlie Forrest . .................. 4 Tommy Glover ................... 4 Russ Hake ............................ 4 Jermaine Manning ........... 4 Nick Turner .......................... 4 20. Bill Bird ................................ 3 Timmy Bland ..................... 3 Michael Davis . .................. 3 Mario Riley ......................... 3 Carl Walker ......................... 3 26. Justin Bivins ....................... 2 John Bryant ....................... 2 Stevie Chaney ................... 2 Winfred Dill ........................ 2 Phil Foster . ......................... 2 Tom Giannini . ................... 2 Art Kennedy ...................... 2 Ulysses Odoms ................. 2 Wilbert Smith .................... 2

INDIVIDUAL 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES vs.

SEASON REVIEW

11/20/94 10/28/95 9/15/84 9/3/09 10/18/08 10/9/99 11/2/96 10/29/94 9/7/85 10/10/64 11/12/60 10/20/49 10/20/01 10/19/96 9/28/96 9/18/04 11/19/88 11/10/84 9/2/78 10/1/60 10/30/71 10/1/60 9/16/06 11/14/92 10/10/81 9/30/78 9/15/73 9/30/50 11/23/02 10/27/01 11/2/85 9/27/75 11/20/56 10/29/49 9/1/94 11/20/93 11/18/89 10/10/64 10/6/62

9/24/49 11/10/73 11/16/57 11/13/04 8/28/04 10/12/91 8/28/04 11/23/96 11/15/86 9/6/86 10/9/65 10/29/55 11/3/07 10/9/99 10/5/85 11/14/64 9/8/01 10/11/97 11/11/95 9/9/95 11/23/74 11/22/58 11/4/00 9/14/96 9/5/81 10/18/75 11/8/69 11/14/53 10/23/04 10/18/03 9/9/96 9/27/69 9/12/92

COACHING STAFF

Western Illinois Tennessee Tech Southeast Missouri Kentucky Wesleyan Jacksonville State UT Martin Tennessee Tech Tennessee Tech Southeast Missouri Morehead State Western Kentucky Evansville Southeast Missouri Eastern Illinois Middle Tennessee Indiana State Austin Peay Youngstown State Southeast Missouri Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Indiana State Tennessee State UT Martin Morehead State Western Carolina Missouri-Rolla Eastern Illinois Minnesota Eastern Kentucky Tennessee Tech Austin Peay Memphis Eastern Illinois Western Kentucky Austin Peay Morehead State Morehead State

Tennessee Tech Youngstown State Evansville UT Martin Glenville State UT Martin Glenville State West Virginia Tech Middle Tennessee Southeast Missouri Morehead State Morehead State Tennessee State UT Martin Morehead State Parsons College Illinois State Austin Peay Tennessee State Southern Illinois Western Kentucky Western Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Southern Illinois Southeast Missouri Middle Tennessee Austin Peay Austin Peay Southeast Missouri Eastern Illinois Western Kentucky Tennessee Tech Missouri-Rolla

THE RACERS

19-118 26-117 16-117 15-116 18-116 15-116 18-115 19-115 20-115 14-115 11-115 23-115 31-114 18-114 20-114 12-113 12-113 10-113 14-113 19-113 27-112 13-112 25-111 9-111 15-111 23-111 19-111 6-111 25-110 22-110 18-110 18-110 11-110 24-110 17-109 7-109 12-109 22-108 16-108

9-108 18-107 10-107 19-106 13-106 18-106 11-105 16-105 20-105 19-105 21-105 8-105 30-104 9-104 3-104 9-104 12-103 15-103 23-103 12-103 28-103 14-103 25-102 19-102 24-102 16-102 8-102 16-102 22-101 19-101 9-101 26-101 18-100

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Waynee McGowan Derrick Cullors Willie Cannon Charlie Jordan Charlie Jordan Justin Bivins Anthony Downs Waynee McGowan Rodney Payne Charlie Forrest Bill Jaslowski Winfred Dill Garner Byars Anthony Downs Anthony Downs Ron Lane Michael Davis Carlos Warford Danny Lee Johnson Bud Crafton Rick Fisher Tony Fioravanti Charlie Jordan Timmy Bland Nick Nance Danny Lee Johnson Don Clayton Phil Foster Billy Blanchard Billy Blanchard Rodney Payne Art Kennedy Phil Foster Winfred Dill Waynee McGowan Waynee McGowan Michael Davis Tommy Glover Tommy Glover

Bill Furgerson Don Clayton Ronnie Babb Chad Cook Nick Turner Waynee McGowan Ron Lane Anthony Downs Bill Bird Bill Bird Tom Giannini Don Johnson Jeff Ehrhardt Shadrach Jackson Stanley Howard Tom Giannini Billy Blanchard Anthony Downs Derrick Cullors David McCann Don Clayton Bill Schade Garner Byars Anthony Downs Gino Gibbs Larry Jones Jim Brown Bobby Joe Mason Chad Cook Ulysses Odoms Anthony Downs Russ Hake Timmy Bland

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200-YARD RECEIVING GAMES Name Yds Rec Harvey Tanner 255 Reggie Swinton 224 10 Joe Perez 202 10

Opponent Middle Tennessee Southern Illinois Southern Illinois

Year 10/14/67 19/14/96 9/11/99

100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES Name Yds Derrick Townsel 199 Michael Slater 194 Lee McCormick 193 DeAndre Green 192 Jason French 191 Reggie Swinton 181 DeAndre Green 180 Rick Miller 178 Anthony Robbins 177 Jesse Jones 169 Terrence Tillman 167 Jesse Jones 167 James Huff 166 Derrick Townsel 165 Terrence Tillman 164 Joe Perez 163 Derrick Townsel 161 Stanley Howard 160 Terrence Tillman 154 Glen Arterburn 153 Terrence Tillman 147 Shaun Boykins 145 Michael Slater 144 Connie Moore 143 DeAndre Green 141 Anthony Robbins 138 Rod Harper 138 Terrence Tillman 137 Jonathan Eiland 136 Michael Slater 135 Terrence Tillman 134 Glen Arterburn 134 Terrence Tillman 133 Timmy Bland 133 Norman Mason 131 Matt Hall 130 DeAndre Green 129 Michael Slater 129 Terrence Tillman 129 Randy Taylor 129 Rod Harper 127 DeAndre Green 127 Jesse Jones 126 Matt Hall 126 Michael Slater 125 Brandon Warfield 125 Marc Murray 125 Rod Harper 124 Reggie Swinton 120 Terrence Tillman 118 Brandon Warfield 117 David Redmond 117 David Redmond 117 Matt Hall 115 Rod Harper 114 Glen Arterburn 114 Reggie Swinton 113 James Huff 110 Lee McCormick 110 Derrick Townsel 109 Garner Byars 109 Greg King 108

Opponent Tennessee Tech Western Kentucky Western Kentucky Tennessee Tech Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Samford Middle Tennessee Middle Tennessee Middle Tennessee Kentucky Wesleyan Eastern Illinois Austin Peay Austin Peay Southeast Missouri Kentucky Wesleyan UT Martin Tennessee Tech Tennessee State Southern Illinois Tennessee Tech Tennessee Tech Tennessee State Tennessee State Eastern Kentucky Western Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Tennessee State Tennessee Tech Southeast Missouri Southern Illinois Tennessee Tech UT Martin Western Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Southeast Missouri Jacksonville State Southeast Missouri Tennessee Tech Western Kentucky Lambuth Western Kentucky Southern Illinois Morehead State Middle Tennessee UT Martin UT Martin Tennessee Tech Eastern Illinois Eastern Kentucky Southern Illinois Austin Peay Eastern Kentucky Middle Tennessee Jacksonville State UT Martin Austin Peay UT Martin Missouri State Eastern Kentucky UT Martin Morehead State

Year 10/11/08 9/30/00 11/23/85 10/12/02 11/6/99 11/9/96 11/2/02 11/14/87 10/18/80 9/28/96 11/20/99 10/19/96 11/17/90 10/04/08 9/18/99 11/20/99 9/27/08 10/24/87 11/11/00 9/17/88 10/28/00 10/28/00 11/3/01 11/14/98 11/1/03 11/22/80 11/4/06 11/14/98 10/1/05 10/26/01 9/11/99 9/30/89 10/9/99 9/8/94 10/16/93 9/18/93 10/4/03 10/21/00 10/30/99 9/9/89 9/15/07 11/30/02 9/14/96 11/5/94 9/16/00 10/3/98 9/3/88 9/20/07 11/8/97 11/4/00 9/13/97 10/3/92 11/9/91 9/24/94 9/29/07 9/3/88 10/5/96 9/2/89 10/26/85 9/26/09 10/7/00 9/30/78

Rec 11 7 13 9 7 10 10 10 5 8 7 5 13 7 9 11 9 5 7 7 6 11 7 7 7 6 5 8 10 7 8 4 7 7 5 5 9 9 6 6 9 8 6 4 8 6 6 9 6 11 7 4 6 4 7 5 8 7 6 10 4 3

Terrance Tillman

Reggie Swinton DeAndre Green Reggie Swinton Dwayne Depp DeAndre Green Herman Taylor Lindseay Hudspeth Daniel Ard DeSean Hammons Butch Mosby James Huff Maurice Marchman Michael Slater Kwabene Idelette Glen Arterburn Reggie Swinton Connie Moore Stanley Howard DeAndre Green Stanley Howard

107 106 106 106 105 105 105 104 104 104 104 103 103 103 103 102 101 101 100 100

5 3 6 5 4 4 5 4 3 2 6 2 6 3 7 7 9 5 7 4

Eastern Kentucky Valparaiso Tennessee State Akron Eastern Illinois Tennessee Tech Morehead State Lambuth Southeast Missouri UT Martin Morehead State Austin Peay Samford Middle Tennessee Austin Peay Northern Iowa Eastern Illinois Eastern Kentucky Southern Illinois Morehead State

MULTIPLE 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Terrance Tillman.................. 9 DeAndre Green.................... 8 Reggie Swinton................... 7 Michael Slater....................... 6 Derrick Townsel................... 4 Rod Harper............................ 4 Glen Arterburn..................... 4 8. Jesse Jones............................ 3 Matt Hall................................. 3 James Huff............................. 3 Stanley Howard................... 3 12. Joe Perez................................ 2 Connie Moore...................... 2 Lee McCormick.................... 2 Anthony Robbins................ 2

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INDIVIDUAL 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES vs. 1. Eastern Kentucky..............10 Tennessee Tech..................10 3. UT Martin............................... 8 4. Southern Illinois.................. 7 5. Austin Peay........................... 6 Middle Tennessee............... 6 Western Kentucky............... 6 8. Eastern Illinois...................... 5 Morehead State................... 5 Southeast Missouri............. 5 11. Jacksonville State................ 2 Kentucky Wesleyan............ 2 Samford.................................. 2 Lambuth................................. 2 15. Akron....................................... 1 Missouri State....................... 1 Northern Iowa...................... 1 Valparaiso.............................. 1


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500/400/300-YARD PASSING GAMES Att-Comp 35-55

Opponent Southern Illinois

400-YARD PASSING GAMES Name Yds Justin Fuente 470 Michael Proctor 455 Stewart Childress 425 Larry Tillman 425

Att-Comp 28-37 27-41 34-56 28-51

Opponent Year Kentucky Wesleyan 11/20/99 Akron 10/21/89 Western Kentucky 9/30/00 Middle Tennessee 10/14/67

300-YARD PASSING GAMES Name Yds Justin Fuente 396 Mike Cherry 395 Justin Fuente 394 Mike Cherry 391 Justin Fuente 384 Jeff Ehrhardt 375 Justin Fuente 369 Stewart Childress 367 Justin Fuente 358 Justin Fuente 355 Matt Haug 352 Michael Proctor 351 Michael Proctor 346 Jeff Ehrhardt 344 Michael Proctor 341 Justin Fuente 339 Michael Proctor 336 Jeff Ehrhardt 330 Jeff Ehrhardt 330 Mike Cherry 328 Stephen Hatchell 327 Justin Fuente 325 Larry Tillman 316 Jeff Ehrhardt 315 Mike Cherry 312 Michael Proctor 312 Stewart Childress 308 Michael Proctor 308 Jeff Ehrhardt 304 Kevin Proctor 302

Att-Comp 25-45 18-31 27-40 31-50 19-34 25-43 20-37 23-32 33-51 24-45 21-45 21-39 27-37 29-43 20-50 20-32 19-40 22-29 36-46 17-24 26-46 20-37 26-52 31-54 13-21 22-40 22-45 18-40 25-36 23-49

Opponent Eastern Illinois Southern Illinois Tennessee State Northern Iowa Eastern Kentucky UT Martin UT Martin Tennessee State Western Kentucky Tennessee State Middle Tennessee Southern Illinois UT Martin Eastern Kentucky Western Kentucky Southeast Missouri UT Martin Tennessee Tech Tennessee State Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Southern Illinois Eastern Kentucky UT Martin Tennessee Tech Austin Peay Tennessee State Tennessee Tech Austin Peay Austin Peay

Justin Fuente......................10 Michael Proctor................... 7 Jeff Ehrhardt................... 6 Mike Cherry........................... 4 Stewart Childress................ 3 Larry Tillman......................... 2

1. Eastern Kentucky................ 5 Tennessee State................... 5 UT Martin............................... 5 4. Southern Illinois.................. 4 5. Western Kentucky............... 3 Austin Peay........................... 3 Tennessee Tech.................... 3 8. Middle Tennessee............... 2 9. Akron....................................... 1 Eastern Illinois...................... 1 Kentucky Wesleyan............ 1 Northern Iowa...................... 1 Southeast Missouri............. 1

MURRAY STATE LONGEST PLAYS Longest Run From Scrimmage 97 yards -- Carl Walker vs. Austin Peay, 1954 Stevie Chaney vs. Austin Peay, 2005 Longest Pass Completion 86 yards -- Buddy Parker to Buddy Searcy vs. North Alabama, 1959; Toby Thomason to Wayne Wilson vs. Morehead State, 1966 Longest Punt 90 yards -- Brian Bivens vs. Southeast Missouri, 2002 Longest Punt Return 100 yards -- Phil Foster vs. Morehead State, 1950 Longest Kickoff Return 99 yards -- Donald Hitson vs. Western Kentucky, 1996 Vic Kubu vs. Arkansas State, 1963 Nick Nance vs. Western Kentucky Longest Interception Return 98 yards -- Hugh May vs. Tennessee-Martin, 1928

MURRAY STATE

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

INDIVIDUAL 300-YARD PASSING GAMES vs.

Justin Fuente

HISTORY

MULTIPLE 300-YARD PASSING GAMES

COACHING STAFF

Note: List of 300-yard passers based on information available since 1948.

THE RACERS

Year 11/7/98 9/14/96 11/14/98 11/25/95 11/6/99 9/27/08 10/3/98 11/11/00 9/12/98 11/13/99 10/18/69 9/17/88 9/2/89 10/27/07 9/9/89 9/18/99 9/3/88 10/11/08 11/3/07 11/4/95 11/1/03 9/5/98 11/2/68 11/10/07 10/28/95 11/18/89 11/3/01 9/30/89 10/04/08 11/17/90

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500-YARD PASSING GAMES Name Yds Justin Fuente 553

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34 ALL-AMERICANS

FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICANS ELMER COCHRAN

AL GIORDANO

GARY FOLTZ

DON CLAYTON

1937 All-American G

1962 All-American E

EDDIE McFARLAND

1955 All-American 1956 All-American G/LB

1973 All-American RB

TERRY LOVE

1977 All-American DB

1979 All-American DB

CHARLIE WILES

DERRICK CULLORS

WILLIAM HAMPTON

SHANE ANDRUS

NATHAN WILLIAMS

AUSTEN LANE

1986 All-American G

1995 All-American 1996 All-American DB

2008 All-American LB

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2001 All-American K

2008 All-American 2009 All-American DE


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COACHING HONORS Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year 1995

COACHING STAFF

Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year 1995 1996

THE RACERS

AFCA FCS Region 3 Coach of the Year 1995 1996

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HOUSTON NUTT

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MIKE GOTTFRIED

Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year 1968

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BILL FURGERSON

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OVC PLAYERS OF THE YEAR JOHN WHEELER

LARRY TILLMAN

RICK FISHER

GEORGE GREENFIELD

DANNY JOHNSON

TERRY LOVE

GINO GIBBS

MICHAEL PROCTOR

DERRICK CULLORS

WILLIAM HAMPTON

MIKE CHERRY

JUSTIN FUENTE

NATHAN WILLIAMS

AUSTEN LANE

Guard 1964

Running Back 1971

Running Back 1978

Quarterback 1981

Running Back 1995

Quarterback 1996

Linebacker 2008

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Quarterback 1969

Running Back 1972

Defensive Back 1979

Quarterback 1989

Defensive Back 1995

Quarterback 1999

Defensive End 2009


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ALL-OVC SELECTIONS 1997

1998

1999

2002

2003

2008

2009

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2004

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2001

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2000

Mark Robinson (2nd) ............................ OG Reginald Swinton (1st) . ....................... WR Willie Van Gorder (2nd) . ....................... OT Dan Brown (1st) . ..................................... OT Anthony Downs (1st) ............................ RB Brian Cox (2nd) ........................................... C Rob Hart (1st) ........................................... PK Ronnie Merritt (1st) ................................ LB Kenny Thomas (1st) . ............................... FS Mark Robinson (2nd) ............................ OG Marcus Stepp (2nd) . .............................. DE Justin Bivins (2nd) .................................. RB Tony Esters (2nd) . ................................... LB Justin Fuente (2nd) ............................... QB Kenneth Knotts (2nd) ............................ DE Greg Miller (1st) . ..................................... PK Marcus Stepp (1st) . ................................ DE Chris Vaughn (1st) .................................. LB Jason Williams (2nd) ................................. C Brian Bivens (1st) . ...................................... P Ron Brown (2nd) ..................................... OL Paul Carrizal (2nd) . ................................. OL Justin Fuente (1st) ................................. QB Jermaine Manning (1st) ....................... RB Joe Perez (2nd) ....................................... WR Terrence Tillman (1st) ........................... WR Jason Williams (2nd) ................................. C Steve Williams (2nd) .............................. DL Shaun Boykins (2nd) . ........................... WR Garner Byars (2nd) . ................................ RB Stewart Childress (2nd) ....................... QB Beau Guest (1st) ..................................... DB Josh Foster (2nd) . ...................................... C Josh McKeel (2nd) ................................... TE Mario Riley (2nd) . ................................... RB Michael Slater (1st) . ............................. WR Philip Wasson (2nd) ............................... DL Jai Williams (1st) ...................................... LB Shane Andrus (1st) ................................. PK James Bridges (2nd) .............................. DT Jeremy Davis (2nd) . .............................. DB Ed Johnson (2nd) .................................... DE Clint Parker (2nd) .................................... OT Shane Andrus (1st) ................................. PK Brian Bivens (1st) . ...................................... P Billy Blanchard (1st) ............................... RB Deandre Green (1st) ............................. WR Mandrell McGregory (2nd) . ............... DB Clint Parker (1st) ...................................... OT Bobby Sanders (2nd) ............................. LB Demetrick Westbrook (2nd) . ............. DB Laroni Gallishaw (2nd) ......................... DB Deandre Green (2nd) . .......................... WR Michael Hanley (2nd) ........................... DB Jesse Ohliger (2nd) . ............................... PK Marcus White (1st) . ................................ DE Justin Ard (1st) ......................................... OL Laroni Gallishaw (2nd) ......................... DB Eugene Russell (2nd) ............................. OL Onsha Whitaker (2nd) .......................... DB Marcus White (2nd) ................................ DL Nick Turner (2nd) .................................... RS DeAngelo Nelson (1st).............................TE Jeff Ehrhardt (2nd)................................... QB Rod Harper (2nd).....................................WR Derrick Parrott (2nd)................................CB Austen Lane (1st)......................................DL Nathan Williams (1st)............................... LB DeAngelo Nelson (2nd)...........................TE Derrick Townsel (2nd).............................WR Kienan Cullen (1st)......................................P Austen Lane (1st)......................................DE DeAngelo Nelson (1st).............................TE Tamar Butler (2nd).................................... LB Kienan Cullen (2nd).....................................K Derrick Townsel (2nd)......................WR/RS

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1979 Gregg Evans . ........................................... DB Danny Lee Johnson ............................... RB Glenn Jones .............................................. DE Rick Lanpher . ........................................... DT Terry Love ..................................................... S 1980 Glenn Jones .............................................. DE Rick Lanpher . ........................................... DT Terry Love ..................................................... S Donald White ........................................... LB 1981 Gregg Evans . ........................................... DB Gino Gibbs ............................................... QB Brad Johnson .............................................. C Phil Poirier ................................................. OT 1982 Ronald Hopkins ...................................... DB Phil Poirier ................................................ OG Stan Trice .................................................. WR 1983 Dan Coleman ........................................... DL Jimmy Hopkins ....................................... OG Jim Piercefield . ........................................ DE 1984 Dan Coleman ........................................... DL Ralph Robinson ...................................... DB Colby Schreckengost . ........................... OT 1985 Lee McCormick ....................................... WR James Yarbrough ................................... DB 1986 Willie Bester .............................................. DL Stanley Howard ...................................... WR 1987 Paul Hickert . ................................................ K Stanley Howard ...................................... WR Marshall Sills ................................................ C Tony Woodie . ........................................... LB 1988 Glen Arterburn ....................................... WR Mark Burke ............................................... OG Eric Crigler ................................................. OT Greg Duncan ............................................... K Jim Murphy ............................................... DT Michael Proctor ...................................... QB 1989 Danny Amato (2nd) ............................... LB Glen Arterburn (1st) . ............................ WR Keith Askin (1st) ..................................... OG Anthony Brewer (1st) ............................ DE Eric Crigler (1st) ....................................... OT Michael Proctor (1st) ............................ QB 1991 Greg Armstrong (2nd) . ......................... OT Dave Cox (2nd) ........................................ FB Pete Hoston (2nd) . ................................ DB 1992 Melvin Aldridge (2nd) ........................... DE Marcus Kimbrell (2nd) . ........................... O 1993 Anthony Hutch (2nd) ............................ DE Marcus Kimbrell (2nd) . ........................ OG Jermaine Scott (2nd) ............................ DB Xaiver Shepherd (1st) ............................. TE 1994 Mike Gossett (2nd) .................................... C 1995 Mike Cherry (1st) . .................................. QB Brian Cox (1st) ............................................. C Derrick Cullors (1st) . .............................. RB Chris Dill (1st) ........................................... PK Emmanuel Duviella (2nd) .................... DL Renardo Hampton (2nd) ..................... DB William Hampton (1st) ......................... DB Anthony Hutch (1st) .............................. DL Kwabene Idelette (2nd) ....................... WR Erik Lombard (2nd) ................................... P Ronnie Merritt (1st) ................................ LB Mark Robinson (2nd) ............................. OT Mike Ruppe (1st) .................................... OG Reuel Shepherd (2nd) ........................... LB KennyThomas (2nd) . ............................ DB 1996 Mike Cherry (1st) . .................................. QB Anthony Downs (1st) ............................ RB William Hampton (1st) ......................... DB Rob Hart (1st) ........................................... PK Anthony Hutch (1st) .............................. DL Jesse Jones (2nd) ................................... WR David McCann (2nd) .............................. RB Ronnie Merritt (1st) ................................ LB

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1948 Winfred Dill .................................................. B John Hackney . ............................................ T Powell Puckett ........................................... G Bob Sanders . ............................................... E 1949 Alvin Cope .................................................... C John Hackney . ............................................ T 1950 Phil Foster ..................................................... B Gil Mains ....................................................... T 1951 Bernie Behrendt ......................................... B Gil Mains ....................................................... T 1952 Bernie Behrendt ............................... OB, LB John Bohna .................................................. B Mac Catlett ................................................ DE Ben Chamness ........................................ OG John Roberts ............................................ DT 1953 John Bohna .................................................. B 1955 Al Giordano . ............................................... G Don Heine .................................................... E Carl Walker ................................................... B 1956 Dave Bottos ................................................. B Al Giordano . ............................................... G Don Heine .................................................... E Jere Stripling ........................................... QB 1958 Willie Hickerson . ....................................... G Jack Morris ................................................... B 1960 Bob Burton . ................................................. T 1961 Bill Unyi . ........................................................ E 1962 Tony Fioravanti ....................................... QB Gary Foltz . .................................................... E Tommy Glover . ........................................... B 1963 Tony Fioravanti ....................................... QB John Wheeler ............................................. G 1964 Charlie Forrest . ....................................... QB Tommy Glover . ........................................... B John Wheeler ........................................... LB 1965 Charlie Mitchell .......................................... T John Watson ................................................ E 1967 Harvey Tanner ............................................. E 1968 Billy Hess ..................................................... SE George Rice .............................................. OT Tony Sims . ................................................ OG Larry Tillman ............................................ QB Don Veatch . ............................................. DB 1969 Don Williams ............................................... T Jack Wolf ....................................................... E 1970 Chuck Cantrell . ........................................... P Dave Ford ..................................................... T 1971 Rick Fisher . ................................................ RB Frank Head ................................................ LB Stan Watts . ................................................... K 1972 Chuck Cantrell . ........................................... P George Greenfield .................................. RB 1973 Charlie Carpenter ...................................... T Don Clayton . ............................................ RB Joe Echert .................................................. DE Bill Farrell ...................................................... E Bruce Farris . .............................................. LB Mark Hickman . ....................................... DB Rodney Pickering . ................................. OG 1974 Charlie Carpenter ...................................... T Don Clayton . ............................................ RB Tom Pandolfi ........................................... QB 1975 Willie DeLoach ........................................ WR Eddie McFarland .................................... DB 1976 Hank LaGorce . ............................................ K Eddie McFarland .................................... DB Bruce Walker . .......................................... DB Chuck Wempe . ........................................ DE 1977 Dan Hutchinson ..................................... OG Jim Jez ........................................................... C Eddie McFarland .................................... DB 1978 Dan Hutchinson ..................................... OG Danny Lee Johnson ............................... RB Bruce Martin ............................................. OT David Thomas ........................................... TE

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Overall OVC Murray Year Record Record Points 1924 3-3-3 28 1925 6-0-1 172 1926 5-2-1 101 1927 7-1-1 123 1928 9-0-1 428 1929 5-4-0 113 1930 5-4-0 137 1931 5-3-1 134 1932 4-2-3 132 1933 9-0-0 255 1934 6-3-0 195 1935 3-5-0 95 1936 5-4-0 164 1937 8-1-1 219 1938 6-2-1 205 1939 4-4-1 112 1940 4-3-2 128 1941 4-3-2 135 1942 1-5-2 63 1943 No Team - World War II 1944 5-2-0 166 1945 5-2-1 176 1946 5-5-0 196 1947 6-3-0 133 1948 9-1-1 3-1-0 280 1949 1-7-1 1-6-0 72 1950 7-2-1 5-0-1 182 1951 8-1-0 5-1-0 190 1952 4-4-0 3-2-0 138 1953 3-6-0 1-4-0 141 1954 5-4-0 3-2-0 177 1955 6-4-0 2-3-0 178 1956 6-4-0 4-1-0 216 1957 3-5-1 1-3-1 121 1958 3-7-0 2-4-0 114 1959 0-10-0 0-6-0 62 1960 5-5-0 4-2-0 146 1961 4-6-0 2-4-0 161 1962 5-5-0 1-5-0 121 1963 5-5-0 3-4-0 153 1964 5-4-1 3-3-1 198 1965 2-6-2 1-4-2 158 1966 0-10-0 0-7-0 88

Opp. Points 88 9 54 71 25 90 85 80 19 25 67 104 91 62 68 102 64 58 135 64 130 227 117 86 159 110 54 116 128 148 154 161 171 174 237 137 172 185 203 168 188 321

Coach Irby Koffman Carlisle Cutchin Carlisle Cutchin Carlisle Cutchin Carlisle Cutchin Carlisle Cutchin Carlisle Cutchin Ray Morgan Roy Stewart Roy Stewart Roy Stewart Roy Stewart Roy Stewart Roy Stewart Roy Stewart Roy Stewart Roy Stewart Jim Moore Roy Stewart Roy Stewart Roy Stewart Jim Moore Jim Moore Fred Faurot Fred Faurot Fred Faurot Fred Faurot Fred Faurot Fred Faurot Fred Faurot Fred Faurot Jim Cullivan Jim Cullivan Jim Cullivan Jim Cullivan Don Shelton Don Shelton Don Shelton Don Shelton Don Shelton Don Shelton Don Shelton

Year 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Overall Record 4-6-0 7-2-1 5-4-1 4-6-0 5-4-1 4-6-0 7-3-0 9-2-0 4-5-1 5-6-0 6-5-0 4-7-0 9-2-1 9-2-0 8-3-0 4-7-0 7-4-0 9-2-0 7-3-1 7-4-1 6-5-0 4-6-0 6-4-1 2-9-0 3-8-0 2-9-0 4-7-0 5-6-0 11-1-0 11-2-0 7-4-0 7-4-0 7-4-0 6-5-0 4-6-0 7-5-0 4-8-0 7-4-0 2-9-0 1-10-0 2-9-0 5-7-0 3-8-0

OVC Record 2-5-0 5-2-0 2-4-1 1-6-0 3-3-1 2-5-0 5-2-0 5-2-0 3-3-1 4-3-0 4-3-0 1-5-0 6-0-0 5-2-0 5-3-0 2-5-0 4-3-0 5-2-0 5-2-0 6-1-0 3-3-0 4-2-0 3-3-0 1-5-0 1-6-0 1-7-0 4-4-0 4-4-0 8-0-0 8-0-0 5-2-0 5-2-0 5-2-0 4-3-0 2-4-0 5-1-0 3-5-0 6-2-0 0-7-0 0-8-0 1-7-0 4-4-0 2-6-0

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Murray Points 230 276 252 166 160 141 217 169 111 122 161 227 272 230 329 143 209 311 280 258 285 206 284 95 162 166 201 262 455 458 289 313 415 366 216 382 225 287 218 195 292 272 200

Opp. Points 208 165 257 183 208 160 182 146 120 148 185 237 144 100 160 152 127 162 217 225 195 205 258 429 313 317 279 321 149 206 172 328 302 332 315 351 338 220 377 386 448 376 345

Coach Bill Furgerson Bill Furgerson Bill Furgerson Bill Furgerson Bill Furgerson Bill Furgerson Bill Furgerson Bill Furgerson Bill Furgerson Bill Furgerson Bill Furgerson Mike Gottfried Mike Gottfried Mike Gottfried Frank Beamer Frank Beamer Frank Beamer Frank Beamer Frank Beamer Frank Beamer Mike Mahoney Mike Mahoney Mike Mahoney Mike Mahoney Mike Mahoney Mike Mahoney Houston Nutt Houston Nutt Houston Nutt Houston Nutt Denver Johnson Denver Johnson Denver Johnson Joe Pannunzio Joe Pannunzio Joe Pannunzio Joe Pannunzio Joe Pannunzio Joe Pannunzio Matt Griffin Matt Griffin Matt Griffin Matt Griffin


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Record 60-33-11

Pct. .630

60-49-4 43-29-3 42-23-2 37-11-4 31-16-0 30-37-0 26-41-3 23-41-1 22-11-1 21-12-0 16-11-1 12-26-1 11-34-0 5-3-1 3-3-3

.549 .593 .642 .750 .660 .448 .393 .362 .662 .636 .589 .321 .244 .611 .500

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Coach Wins Tenure Years 1. Roy Stewart 60 1932-40, 12 ‘42, 1944-45 Bill Furgerson 60 1967-77 11 3. Fred Faurot 43 1948-55 8 4. Frank Beamer 42 1981-86 6 5. Carlisle Cutchin 37 1925-30 6 6. Houston Nutt 31 1993-96 4 7. Joe Pannunzio 30 2000-05 6 8. Don Shelton 26 1960-66 7 9. Mike Mahoney 23 1987-92 6 10. Mike Gottfried 22 1978-80 3 11. Denver Johnson 21 1997-99 3 12. Jim Moore 16 1941, ‘46-47 3 13. Jim Cullivan 12 1956-59 4 14. Matt Griffin 11 2006-09 4 15. Ray Morgan 5 1931 1 16. Irby Koffman 3 1924 1

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All-Time Winningest Murray State Coaches (By Percentage)

Record 37-11-4 22-11-1 31-16-0 42-23-2 21-12-0 60-33-11

Wins 37 22 31 42 21 60

5-3-1 43-29-3 16-11-1 60-49-4 3-3-3 30-37-0 26-41-3 23-41-1 12-26-1 11-34-0

5 43 16 60 3 30 26 23 12 11

Roy Stewart

Record 60-33-11

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60-49-4 43-29-3 26-41-3 42-23-2 37-11-4 30-37-0 23-41-1 11-34-0 31-16-0 12-26-1 22-11-1 21-12-0 16-11-1 5-3-1 3-3-3

.549 .593 .393 .642 .750 .448 .362 .244 .660 .321 .662 .636 .589 .611 .500

MURRAY STATE

Coach Years Wins Tenure 1. Roy Stewart 12 60 1932-40, ‘42, 1944-45 2. Bill Furgerson 11 60 1967-77 3. Fred Faurot 8 43 1948-55 4. Don Shelton 7 26 1960-66 5. Frank Beamer 6 42 1981-86 Carlisle Cutchin 6 37 1925-30 Joe Pannunzio 6 30 2000-05 Mike Mahoney 6 23 1987-92 9. Matt Griffin 4 11 2006-09 Houston Nutt 4 31 1993-96 Jim Cullivan 4 12 1956-59 12. Mike Gottfried 3 22 1978-80 Denver Johnson 3 21 1997-99 Jim Moore 3 16 1941, ‘46-47 15. Ray Morgan 1 5 1931 Irby Koffman 1 3 1924

HISTORY

All-Time Murray State Coaches (By Years)

SEASON REVIEW

Coach Pct. Tenure Years 1. Carlisle Cutchin .750 1925-30 6 2. Mike Gottfried .662 1978-80 3 3. Houston Nutt .660 1993-96 4 4. Frank Beamer .642 1981-86 6 5. Denver Johnson .636 1997-99 3 6. Roy Stewart .630 1932-40, 12 ‘42, 1944-45 7. Ray Morgan .611 1931 1 8. Fred Faurot .593 1948-55 8 9. Jim Moore .589 1941, ‘46-47 3 10. Bill Furgerson .549 1967-77 11 11. Irby Koffman .500 1924 1 12. Joe Pannunzio .448 2000-05 6 13. Don Shelton .393 1960-66 7 14. Mike Mahoney .362 1987-92 6 15. Jim Cullivan .321 1956-59 4 16. Matt Griffin .244 2006-09 4

Frank Beamer

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POSTSEASON HISTORY Dec. 8, 1979 • Murray, Ky.

Jan. 1, 1949 • Orlando, Fla.

Nov. 29, 1986 • Charleston, Ill.

SUL ROSS STATE

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LEHIGH

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MURRAY STATE

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MURRAY STATE

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EASTERN ILLINOIS

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TANGERINE BOWL

NCAA SEMIFINAL

NCAA FIRST ROUND

The Murray State Thoroughbreds took their 9-1 record into their first and only bowl game appearance. MSU traveled to Orlando, Fla., for a Tangerine Bowl encounter with Sul Ross State of Alpine, Texas. Murray State entered the game having outscored its opponents 259-65 during the regular season. MSU was led by halfbacks Winfred Dill and Joe Bronson, and end Bob Sanders, who doubled as the team’s kicker and booted a school-record 27 extra points. Sul Ross featured a massive lineman, Dan Blocker. The 6-4, 270-pound Blocker would later achieve fame in the role of Hoss Cartwright on the TV series “Bonanza.” Though Murray State stopped the Lobos when John Hackney recovered a fumble on the 1-yard line in the game’s opening drive, Sul Ross returned the favor by recovering a Murray fumble on the Thoroughbreds’ 2-yard line later in the quarter. Three plays later, Sul Ross took a 7-0 lead. The Lobos upped the lead to 14-0 early in the second quarter on a 29-yard pass, but Murray State answered quickly. Receiving the ensuing kickoff on his 15-yard line, Bronson scampered 85 yards for MSU’s first score. Sanders added the extra point, cutting the Sul Ross lead to 14-7. Later in the quarter, another Murray State fumble gave Sul Ross good field position, as the Lobos drove 26 yards in seven plays to take a 21-7 lead by halftime. The second half was all Murray State. Held to just six yards net rushing in the first half, MSU began moving the ball on the ground in the third quarter, and scored on a 7-yard touchdown run by Dale McDaniel to cut the lead to 21-14. After forcing Sul Ross to punt on its next possession, Murray State moved the ball to the Lobo 37, when McDaniel zipped 37 yards to paydirt. Sanders provided the extra point, tying the score at 21-all. MSU’s momentum was team-wide, as the Thoroughbred defense again held on the next possession and blocked the Lobos’ punt. With time running out, Murray State moved the ball to the Lobo 15-yard line, setting up Sanders for a fourth-down field goal attempt. The reeling Lobo defense was able to rise one last time, blocking the kick, and forcing the game to end in a tie.

Murray State made its first NCAA Division I-AA playoff appearance at home and entered the game ranked No. 2 in the nation, having won its last eight regular season games. In his second year guiding the Racers, head coach Mike Gottfried assembled a team which emphasized defense. Led by All-America safety Terry Love, the team rolled through the Ohio Valley Conference season with an unblemished 6-0 record, outscoring league foes 162-55. Overall, the Racer defense ranked fifth in the country in total defense and second in stopping the run, holding opponents to a mere 64.1 yards rushing per game. Future head coach Mike Mahoney was making his debut on the Racer coaching staff that season, in charge of the defensive line. Playing before the cameras of ABC Sports, Murray State’s playoff opponent was the No. 4 ranked Lehigh Engineers (the I-AA playoffs consisted of just four teams in 1979), who provided a stern test on a 38-degree day at Stewart Stadium. After the Racers failed to move the ball in their first possession, Lehigh marched 42 yards to the Racer 4-yard line. Three running plays netted but three yards, setting up a fourth down chip-shot field goal, but Love blasted through the line to block the kick, keeping the game scoreless. The game remained deadlocked until Lehigh “engineered” a 10-play, 63-yard touchdown drive in the second quarter, plunging over with 11:32 remaining in the half. Lehigh went ahead 14-0 later in the quarter, driving 57 yards in six plays. By halftime, Lehigh had outgained Murray State 223-85, and held a 154-55 rushing yardage advantage. The second half saw the Racers show signs of life, as David Tuck’s 24-yard field goal midway through the third quarter cut the lead to 14-3. The Racers closed the gap in the fourth to 14-9 on a 23-yard scoring pass from Ricky Ray to Greg King, set up by a 21-yard run off a fake punt by Kenny Davis. However, Lehigh answered by scoring two fourth quarter touchdowns to seal the contest.

Unlike their previous playoff appearance, the 1986 Racers were the underdogs against Eastern Illinois, as Murray State had to win its last six conference games to finish the season as Ohio Valley Conference co-champions and achieve a No. 18 ranking in the NCAA Division I-AA poll with a 7-3-1 record. Homestanding Eastern Illinois (10-1) entered the game ranked No. 3, and featured one of I-AA’s most-feared passing attacks, leading the nation with 326 yards per game. The Racers countered with a strong ground game, which had produced seven individual 100-yard rushing games, led by tailback Rodney Payne’s 838 yards. Through the air, freshman quarterback Michael Proctor threw for 1,508 yards and nine touchdowns. After the Racer defense stopped EIU on two drives, the Racers opened the scoring late in the first quarter, as Proctor found back Frank Thigpen open for a 2-yard touchdown pass, capping a nine-play, 79-yard drive. The Racers went ahead 14-0 early in the second quarter after recovering a fumble at the EIU 9-yard line. Proctor hit tight end Bob Jacob for Murray State’s second touchdown. But EIU’s offense heated up, scoring on two long scoring drives and tying the game 14-all by halftime. In the third quarter, MSU’s defense stopped EIU twice inside the 10-yard line, forcing the Panthers to settle for two field goals and a 20-14 lead. The Racers answered late in the quarter. Led by tailback Bill Bird, who opened the drive with a 12-yard blast, the Racers drove 74 yards in 10-plays. Proctor capped the drive with his third touchdown pass of the afternoon, a 32-yard strike to speedy wideout Stanley Howard. Paul Hickert’s extra point gave the Racers a 21-20 lead with 11:26 remaining in the game. But after both teams traded punts, EIU took the lead for good, driving 72 yards in four quick plays. With the Racer defense loosened for the pass – EIU threw 54 times – the Panthers scored on a 9-yard run with 7:24 remaining. The two-point conversion gave EIU its final 28-21 margin, as Murray State’s comeback hopes were dashed by a late interception.

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Nov. 25, 1995 • Murray, Ky.

Dec. 7, 1996 • Troy, Ala.

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With the first-ever playoff win under their belts, the Racers flew to Troy, Ala., to meet Troy. Though the defense played better than the score indicated, MSU was outmatched physically and couldn’t overcome five turnovers and a stingy Trojan defense. More was lost than a game on that day. Head coach Houston Nutt, who led MSU to national prominence in four short years, left for Boise State, and MSU lost one of its finest senior classes ever. Transfers such as Mike Cherry, Mathias Vavao, Donald Hitson, Deon Smith and Jesse Jones played just two years at MSU, but never lost an OVC game. The four-year seniors, what Nutt called “the core” - Terry Anthony, Willie Corbin, Elliott Dunn, Renardo Hampton, William Hampton, Anthony Hutch, David McCann, Carlos Ransey, Tim Scarborough and Tony Turner - suffered through lean times and emerged on the other side as champions. Troy scored a touchdown in the first and second quarters to carry a 14-0 advantage into the locker room at halftime. A 42-yard field goal by Rob Hart midway through the third quarter got the Racers on the board, but they still trailed 14-3 heading into the final quarter of play. Less than a minute into the fourth quarter the Trojans extended their lead to 17-3 on Matt Huerkamp’s 27-yard field goal. Joe Jackson’s second 1-yard touchdown run of the game capped an 8-play, 61-yard Troy drive and gave the home team a 24-3 lead with 4:55 left on the clock. Terrell Smith’s touchdown run from one yard out and 29 seconds remaining in the game set the final score at 31-3. Murray State finished with more first downs than the Trojans, 16 to 15, but the Troy State defense limited the Racers to only 15 net rushing yards, while the Troy offense ran for 253 yards. Troy’s balanced rushing attack left Arrid Gregory with 89 yards, Jackson with 72 and Stan Davis with 66. Cherry had a tough day, throwing four interceptions and completing just 18-of-40 pass attempts.

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Murray State continued its Ohio Valley Conference dominance in 1996. The Racers went undefeated in the OVC for the second straight season. After an overtime loss to Western Kentucky in the first game of the season, MSU rolled to 10 straight victories to close out the regular season. The Racers out-scored their opponents in 1996 by an average score of 39-15. The balanced offensive attack averaged 233 yards through the air and 208 on the ground. The Murray State defense limited foes to just 259 yards per game. Promising they were more prepared than the year before when they were knocked off at home by Northern Iowa in the first round, the Racers blew open a close game against Western Illinois and won 34-6 in a steady rain. The victory was the first playoff win in program history. Neither team scored until Anthony Downs broke loose for a 45-yard touchdown run with 7:13 left in the second quarter. Murray State took that 7-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. A punt return by Western Illinois to the MSU 3-yard line set up a scoring run by Brian Knuckles. The Leathernecks couldn’t convert the extra point and Murray State led 7-6. Rob Hart connected on a 23-yard field goal with 7:42 left in the third quarter to extend the Racer advantage to 10-6. Another Hart field goal early in the fourth quarter opened up a 24-point final frame explosion by the offense, and the Racer defense continued to keep WIU out of the end zone. David McCann had a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs, and Donald Hitson capped the scoring with a 20-yard touchdown run with 1:30 left in the game. William Hampton’s 44-yard interception return set the Racers up at the WIU 14-yard line. After a penalty pushed MSU back to the 28, McCann ripped off a 27-yard run to set up his second touchdown. Murray State outgained Western Illinois 232-45 on the ground, led by Downs and his 131 yards on 22 carries. McCann finished with 54 yards on 12 carries to go along with his two touchdowns.

HISTORY

In 1995, not one Racer was tabbed as a preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference selection, and although MSU finished fourth the previous two seasons after being picked to place ninth and seventh respectively, MSU was picked to finish sixth in the league’s preseason poll. The Racers didn’t let any of that stop them on their way to an unblemished 11-0 regular season in 1995. MSU began what would grow over three seasons to 19 straight OVC victories. Murray State entered the playoffs ranked fourth and seeded fourth. MSU hosted a determined Northern Iowa team in the first round, and the Panthers came ready to play. UNI jumped out in front 14-0 after a pair of touchdown passes from Chris Berg to Alonzo Clayton. A Derrick Cullors 10-yard scoring run got the Racers on the board, but Northern Iowa came right back with another Berg-to-Clayton scoring pass, this time from 31 yards out. It would not be the last the Racers would hear from Berg or Clayton. Mike Cherry connected with Kwabe Idelette for a 22-yard touchdown pass with eight seconds left in the first half to make it 21-14. A two-yard touchdown run by Cherry in the third quarter tied the score at 21-all. Berg gave UNI another 7-point cushion when he connected on a 60-yard touchdown pass in the closing seconds of the third quarter. MSU tied it again with another touchdown pass from Cherry, but Berg came right back and put the Panthers in front, 35-28, with a 12-yard scoring toss. The Racers were stopped on downs on their next drive, but they forced a Northern Iowa punt and had the ball back with 3:12 left in the game. Cherry orchestrated a 10-play, 73-yard scoring drive capped off by a 7-yard touchdown run by David McCann. MSU only needed to convert the extra point to tie the game with 1:26 left on the clock. Chris Dill’s kick was blocked by Clayton, and Northern Iowa held on for the 35-34 upset. Murray State attempted an onside kick with hopes of getting the ball back, but the Panthers recovered the ball.

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NCAA FIRST ROUND The 2002 Racers were not expected to be playoff contenders. It took a last-second field goal in the final game of the regular season to give Murray State a share of the Ohio Valley Championship and the league’s automatic bid to the playoffs. Billy Blanchard, MSU’s last 1,000-yard rusher, led an MSU running game that averaged 249.6 yards per game in 2002. Unfortunately the Racers drew a first round match-up with a Western Kentucky team destined to win the national championship. The Hilltoppers used a potent running game of their own to dispatch MSU in the first round. WKU left little doubt after scoring on four of its first five possessions and putting up 24 unanswered points in the first quarter. A missed field goal attempt from 54 yards out was the only time the Hilltoppers didn’t put points on the board the first five times they got the ball. Western scored three times on the ground in the opening frame. Deandre Green’s 18-yard touchdown reception early in the second period drew the visitors to within 24-7, but the Hilltoppers kept scoring. Western’s fourth rushing touchdown made it 38-14 at halftime. Less than two minutes into the second half Western made it seven scores in nine chances. The Hilltoppers would be forced to punt just twice in the entire game. Murray State managed just one touchdown in the second half as Western Kentucky rolled to a 59-20 win and moved one step closer on its path to the national title. WKU outgained the Racers 350 to 103 on the ground for the game. Three Hilltoppers had 80 or more yards on the ground led by Jeremi Johnson’s 160. Maurice Bradley had three of WKU’s five scoring runs. Ron Lane led Murray State with 66 yards. Blanchard scored MSU’s only rushing touchdown. Stewart Childress completed 12 of 24 passes for Murray State and totaled 149 yards through the air. He tossed a pair of scoring passes. Green finished with 127 yards on eight catches to go along with his touchdown reception. Jimmy St. Louis capped an 8-play, 58-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter with a 1-yard touchdown catch.

Rushing Yards 131

Anthony Downs............................................. vs. Western Illinois (11/30/96)

Rushing Touchdowns 2 David McCann................................................ vs. Western Illinois (11/30/96) Passing Yards 391

Mike Cherry...................................................... vs. Northern Iowa (11/25/95)

Passing Touchdowns 3 Michael Proctor.................................................at Eastern Illinois (11/29/86) Receiving Yards 127 DeAndre Green..........................................at Western Kentucky (11/30/02) Tackles 11

Tyrone Parks................................................at Western Kentucky (11/30/02)

MURRAY STATE IN FINAL POLLS YEAR 1979 1980 1981 1984 1985 1986 1995 1996 1998 1998 2002 2002

POLL NCAA NCAA NCAA NCAA NCAA NCAA Sports Network Sports Network USA Today/ESPN Sports Network USA Today/ESPN Sports Network

RANK No. 2 t - No. 10 No. 9 No. 13 No. 17 No. 18 No. 4 No. 4 No. 20 No. 23 No. 22 No. 20

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RACER FOOTBALL MILESTONES No.

1st 100th 200th 300th 400th 500th 600th 700th 800th

Date Sept. 26, 1924 Oct. 18, 1935 Nov. 8, 1947 Oct. 11, 1958 Oct. 12, 1968 Sept. 2, 1978 Nov. 29, 1986 Sept. 9, 1996 Nov. 13, 2004

No. 1st 100th 200th 300th 400th

Date Oct. 3, 1924 Oct. 28, 1944 Oct. 9, 1965 Oct. 29, 1983 Nov. 20, 1999

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Games

Opponent Union University (Fr.) at Tennessee Tech at Marshall at Louisville at Southeast Missouri State Southeast Missouri State at Eastern Illinois Western Kentucky Tennessee-Martin

Wins

Opponent Lambuth at Illinois Wesleyan at Morehead State Eastern Kentucky Kentucky Wesleyan

Result T, 0-0 W, 13-6 L, 20-41 L, 0-27 W, 27-14 L, 12-24 L, 21-28 L, 41-44(2ot) W, 38-0

Score 7-0 28-13 13-12 23-10 53-0


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ROY STEWART STADIUM 2010 SEASON THE RACERS

High 14,619 5,200 14,200 13,000 15,200 13,800 16,000 16,300 ^16,600 12,500 12,863 12,000 14,800 9,250 10,211 6,488 10,850 7,184 7,611 7,383 8,381 10,813 15,711 14,315 14,062 12,198 9,277 11,276 3,501 8,307 6,660 6,845 5,356 5,801 5,843 6,392 5,977

TOTAL 1,445,971

7,193

132-67-2

16,600

Opponent Result Score Morehead State W 30-16 Western Kentucky W 9-7 Morehead State* W 17-3 Delta State L 0-14 Eastern Kentucky* W 24-20 East Tennessee State* W 34-21 Eastern Kentucky* W 24-7 Middle Tennessee* W 38-6 Eastern Kentucky* L 20-24 Middle Tennessee* L 9-27 Missouri State* W 19-0 Akron* W 13-6 Morehead State* W 35-9 Southern Illinois L 0-31 Morehead State* W 53-15 Tennessee-Martin L 24-32 Morehead State* W 27-13 Eastern Illinois W 14-10 Tennessee-Martin* W 40-34 Austin Peay* W 27-10 Austin Peay* W 38-14 Tennessee Tech* L 21-38 Eastern Kentucky W 17-7 Austin Peay* W 51-7 Austin Peay* W 51-0 Western Kentucky W 36-31 Eastern Illinois* W 37-32 Tennessee Tech* L 36-21 Tennessee-Martin* W 35-17 Tennessee Tech* W 31-14 Indiana State L 10-17 Tennessee Tech W 34-15 Indiana State W 27-15 Samford* L 7-33 Eastern Illinois* L 24-27 Tennessee Tech* W 51-21 Kentucky Wesleyan W 66-10

Akron.................................................................... 3-0-1 Austin Peay.......................................................12-2-0 Cameron.............................................................. 1-0-0 Central Missouri................................................ 0-1-0 Delta State.......................................................... 0-1-0 Eastern Illinois.................................................... 7-4-0 Eastern Kentucky............................................9-10-0 East Tennessee State....................................... 2-1-0 Evansville............................................................. 1-0-0 Glenville State.................................................... 1-0-0 Illinois State........................................................ 1-2-0 Indiana State...................................................... 3-1-0 Jacksonville State............................................. 1-2-0 Kentucky Wesleyan.......................................... 1-0-0 Lambuth.............................................................. 9-0-0 Lehigh................................................................... 0-1-0 Liberty.................................................................. 1-0-0 Middle Tennessee............................................. 7-5-0 Missouri-Rolla.................................................... 1-0-0 Missouri State.................................................... 2-0-0 Morehead State...............................................10-2-0 Northern Iowa................................................... 0-1-0 Samford............................................................... 3-1-0 South Carolina State........................................ 1-0-0 Southeastern Louisiana................................. 0-1-0 Southeast Missouri........................................14-2-0 Southern Illinois................................................ 5-2-0 Tennessee-Martin...........................................11-5-0 Tennessee State................................................ 6-5-0 Tennessee Tech...............................................11-8-0 Valparaiso............................................................ 1-0-0 West Virginia Tech............................................ 1-0-0 Western Carolina.............................................. 1-1-0 Western Illinois.................................................. 2-0-0 Western Kentucky............................................ 6-6-1 Youngstown State............................................ 4-0-0 Games.......................................................196 Record................................... 130-64-2 (.670)

* Denotes Homecoming Game ^ Denotes Stewart Stadium Record

MURRAY STATE

Home Record 5-0-0 6-0-0 3-2-0 3-3-0 2-3-0 4-2-0 4-2-0 6-0-0 3-1-0 3-4-0 5-0-0 5-1-0 5-0-0 4-1-1 5-0-0 2-3-0 5-0-1 1-4-0 3-3-0 2-4-0 3-2-0 1-4-0 5-1-0 7-1-0 4-1-0 4-1-0 6-0-0 3-2-0 2-1-0 6-0-0 2-4-0 5-0-0 2-3-0 0-5-0 1-4-0 4-2-0 2-3-0

HISTORY

Average Atten. 11,869 12,508 10,860 9,833 10,090 9,550 11,550 14,183 12,550 7,929 7,563 8,767 11,160 6,299 6,474 4,087 7,159 5,396 4,158 2,963 5,757 6,196 11,476 8,038 7,511 9,170 4,888 7,197 2,897 5,667 4,032 4,394 3,650 3,718 4,035 4,543 4,476

SEASON REVIEW

Overall Year Atten. 1973 59,345 1974 75,050 1975 54,300 1976 59,000 1977 50,450 1978 57,300 1979 69,300 1980 85,100 1981 50,200 1982 55,500 1983 37,814 1984 52,600 1985 55,800 1986 37,792 1987 32,371 1988 20,435 1989 35,796 1990 26,980 1991 24,946 1992 17,778 1993 28,783 1994 30,978 1995 57,381 1996 64,303 1997 37,554 1998 45,852 1999 29,329 2000 35,983 2001 8,690 2002 34,000 2003 24,194 2004 21,974 2005 18,248 2006 18,588 2007 20,175 2008 27,258 2009 22,378

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ALL-TIME RESULTS IRBY KOFFMAN (1924)

Career Record: 3-3-3 (.500) 1924 (3-3-3) Coach: Irby Koffman Home: 3-0-2 • Away: 0-3-1 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 26 Union U. Freshmen T 0-0 O. 3 Lambuth W 7-0 O. 10 at Evansville L 0-22 O. 17 Hall-Moody W 13-0 O. 24 at Bethel (Tenn.) L 0-60 N. 1 at Paducah Tilghman T 0-0 N. 7 Ogden College W 8-0 N. 14 at Bethel (Ky.) L 0-6 N. 27 Memphis T 0-0

CARLISLE CUTCHIN (1925-30) Career Record: 37-11-4 (.750)

1925 (6-0-1) Coach: Carlisle Cutchin Home: 5-0-1 • Away: 0-0 • Neutral: 1-0 O. 2 vs. Hall-Moody# W 6-0 O. 9 Union U. Freshmen W 38-0 O. 16 Bethel (Ky.) W 58-0 N. 5 Middle Tennessee W 6-0 N. 14 Lambuth W 37-0 N. 20 Will Mayfield College W 27-9 N. 26 Ogden College T 0-0 # at Martin, Tenn. 1926 (5-2-1) Coach: Carlisle Cutchin Home: 3-0 • Away: 2-2-1 • Neutral: 0-0 O. 2 at Lambuth W 18-0 O. 8 Hall-Moody W 25-0 O. 16 at Union University L 0-6 O. 23 at Will Mayfield College W 26-0 O. 29 Southeast Missouri W 3-0 N. 6 at Middle Tennessee T 0-0 N. 13 at St. Xavier L 0-48 N. 25 Memphis W 29-0 1927 (7-1-1) Coach: Carlisle Cutchin Home: 4-0-1 • Away: 3-1 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 30 Southern Illinois W 6-3 O. 7 at Southeast Missouri W 6-0 O. 15 at Louisville L 0-14 O. 17 Lambuth W 12-0 O. 28 at UT Martin W 13-7 N. 5 Middle Tennessee W 14-7 N. 11 at Bethel (Ky.) W 25-19 N. 18 Will Mayfield College W 33-7 N. 24 Memphis T 14-14 1928 (9-0-1) Coach: Carlisle Cutchin Home: 6-0 • Away: 3-0-1 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 28 at Southern Illinois T 0-0 O. 5 Southeast Missouri W 12-0 O. 12 Bethel (Ky.) W 39-0 O. 19 UT Martin W 34-6 O. 27 at Lambuth W 13-0 N. 3 at Middle Tennessee W 14-6 N. 10 North Alabama W 86-0 N. 17 Arkansas State W 71-7 N. 24 at Memphis W 40-0 D. 1 Will Mayfield College W 119-6

1929 (5-4) Coach: Carlisle Cutchin Home: 4-2 • Away: 0-2 • Neutral: 1-0 O. 11 Southern Illinois W 13-12 O. 19 Eastern Kentucky W 46-0 O. 25 at Southeast Missouri L 0-6 N. 2 Middle Tennessee L 0-6 N. 8 at Cumberland L 14-26 N. 15 Jonesboro W Forfeit N. 19 vs. Lambuth# W 14-6 N. 23 Memphis L 13-27 N. 28 UT Martin W 13-7 # at Mayfield, Ky. 1930 (5-4) Coach: Carlisle Cutchin Home: 3-1 • Away: 2-3 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 26 at Southern Illinois L 6-25 O. 4 Delta State W 26-0 O. 10 at Eastern Kentucky W 52-0 O. 17 at UT Martin W 7-0 N. 1 at Middle Tennessee L 0-19 N. 7 Tennessee Tech L 6-26 N. 14 Southeast Missouri W 7-0 N. 18 Lambuth# W 33-6 N. 22 at Memphis L 0-9

RAY MORGAN (1931)

Career Record: 5-3-1 (.611) 1931 (5-3-1) Coach: Ray Morgan Home: 3-0-1 • Away: 1-3 • Neutral: 1-0 S. 25 at Union University L 2-20 O. 2 Delta State T 12-12 O. 10 at Tennessee Tech L 7-19 O. 24 at Western Kentucky L 0-7 O. 31 Middle Tennessee (H) W 13-7 N. 7 at Southeast Missouri W 32-6 N. 11 vs. Miami (Fla.)# W 15-0 N. 18 Lambuth W 25-7 N. 27 Memphis W 28-2 # at Paducah, Ky.

ROY STEWART (1932-40, 42, 44-45) Career Record: 60-33-11 (.630)

1932 (4-2-3) Coach: Roy Stewart Home: 2-1-2 • Away: 2-1-1 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 24 at Centre College L 0-7 S. 30 at Southern Illinois T 0-0 O. 8 Louisville W 105-0 O. 15 Union University W 14-0 O. 22 Western Kentucky (H) L 0-6 O. 29 at Middle Tennessee W 7-6 N. 11 Tennessee Tech T 0-0 N. 18 Miami (Fla.) T 0-0 N. 24 at Memphis W 6-0 1933 (9-0) Coach: Roy Stewart Home: 6-0 • Away: 3-0 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 24 Southern Illinois W 13-0 O. 6 Union University W 20-0 O. 14 at Western Kentucky W 20-6 O. 21 Lambuth W 26-0 O. 28 Middle Tennessee (H) W 70-7 N. 4 at Louisville W 54-6 N. 11 at Tennessee Tech W 9-6 N. 17 Millsaps College (N)# W 13-0 D. 1 Mississippi College W 30-0

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1934 (6-3) Coach: Roy Stewart Home: 5-1 • Away: 1-2 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 29 Lambuth W 63-0 O. 5 Stetson W 19-7 O. 12 at Millsaps College L 6-7 O. 20 Tennessee Tech W 40-7 O. 27 Birmingham-Southern (H) L 7-20 N. 2 Union University W 19-0 N. 10 at Middle Tennessee W 12-0 N. 17 Western Kentucky W 27-14 N. 29 at Mississippi College L 2-12 1935 (3-5) Coach: Roy Stewart Home: 2-3 • Away: 1-2 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 28 Lambuth W 63-0 O. 5 Spring Hill College L 0-33 O. 18 at Tennessee Tech W 13-6 O. 26 Samford L 0-13 N. 2 at Western Kentucky L 6-21 N. 9 Middle Tennessee L 6-19 N. 16 Millsaps College (H) W 7-6 N. 23 at Stetson L 0-6 1936 (5-4) Coach: Roy Stewart Home: 2-3 • Away: 3-0 • Neutral: 0-1 S. 25 Georgetown (Ky.) W 27-6 O. 3 at Morehead State W 14-7 O. 10 Ouachita Baptist W 21-0 O. 17 Mississippi College (H) L 14-20 O. 23 Middle Tennessee L 14-19 O. 30 vs. Union University# L 7-19 N. 7 at Memphis W 20-6 N. 13 at Tennessee Tech W 47-0 N. 21 Western Kentucky L 0-14 # at Dyersburg, Tenn. 1937 (8-1-1) Coach: Roy Stewart Home: 6-0-1 • Away: 1-1 • Neutral: 1-0 S. 25 at Hardin-Simmons L 0-21 O. 2 Tennessee Tech W 23-0 O. 9 at Ouachita Baptist W 27-7 O. 15 Middle Tennessee W 21-14 O. 23 Mississippi College (H) W 43-0 O. 29 vs. Union University# W 21-0 N. 5 Memphis W 19-0 N. 12 Morehead State W 32-7 N. 20 Western Kentucky T 7-7 N. 24 Wisconsin-Superior W 26-6 # at Dyersburg, Tenn. 1938 (6-2-1) Coach: Roy Stewart Home: 2-1-1 • Away: 4-0 • Neutral: 0-1 S. 16 at Wisconsin-Superior W 26-0 S. 30 at Middle Tennessee W 34-0 O. 8 at Morehead State W 14-0 O. 15 Birmingham-Southern (H) W 47-14 O. 22 vs. Hardin-Simmons# L 14-20 O. 28 at Union University W 30-0 N. 4 Rhodes College T 6-6 N. 12 Samford W 27-7 N. 19 Western Kentucky L 7-21 # at Paducah, Ky. 1939 (4-4-1) Coach: Roy Stewart Home: 2-2 • Away: 1-1-1 • Neutral: 1-1 S. 29 at Middle Tennessee W 14-2 O. 6 Morehead State W 20-7 O. 13 at Central Arkansas L 0-21 O. 21 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce# L 6-27 O. 27 vs. Union University@ W 14-0 N. 4 Samford (H) L 0-7


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JIM MOORE (1941, 46-47) Career Record: 15-11-2 (.555)

Career Record: 60-33-11 (.630)

1943 No Team - World War II

1945 (5-2-1) Coach: Roy Stewart Home: 3-0 • Away: 2-2-1 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 22 at Georgia L 0-49 O. 6 Samford W 41-6 O. 13 at Eastern Kentucky T 7-7 O. 19 at Tennessee Tech W 13-7 O. 26 Truman State W 51-7

1946 (5-5) Coach: Jim Moore Home: 4-0 • Away: 0-5 • Neutral: 1-0 S. 28 at Ohio University L 7-27 O. 5 Morehead State W 38-19 O. 12 at Eastern Kentucky L 13-26 O. 19 at UT-Chattanooga L 6-34 O. 26 at Evansville L 0-20 N. 2 at Mississippi State L 0-69 N. 9 Marshall (H) W 19-0 N. 15 Eastern Illinois W 38-13 N. 23 vs. Tennessee Tech# W 20-13 N. 30 Western Kentucky W 55-6 # at Paducah, Ky. 1947 (6-3) Coach: Jim Moore Home: 4-0 • Away: 2-3 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 27 at Miami (Ohio) L 12-28 O. 3 at Morehead State W 13-6 O. 10 Eastern Kentucky W 21-13 O. 17 Memphis W 14-7 O. 25 Evansville (H) W 18-7 O. 31 at Tennessee Tech W 7-2 N. 8 at Marshall L 20-41 N. 15 at Rollins College L 7-13 N. 22 Western Kentucky W 21-0

FRED FAUROT (1948-55)

Career Record: 43-29-3 (.593) 1948 (9-1-1, 3-1 OVC) OVC CHAMPIONS Coach: Fred Faurot Home: 5-0 • Away: 4-1 • Neutral: 0-0-1 S. 24 Culver-Stockton W 40-13 O. 1 at Memphis W 26-14 O. 9 at Eastern Kentucky* L 0-6 O. 15 Marshall W 27-0 O. 22 at Southeast Missouri W 40-0 O. 30 Tennessee Tech (H) W 34-6 N. 5 Morehead State* W 33-0 N. 11 at Middle Tennessee W 26-12 N. 19 Evansville* W 9-7 N. 25 at Western Kentucky* W 24-7 J. 1 vs. Sul Ross State# T 21-21 # at Tangerine Bowl, Orlando, Fla. 1949 (1-7-1, 1-6 OVC) Coach: Fred Faurot Home: 0-3-1 • Away: 1-4 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 24 at Tennessee Tech* W 26-7 S. 30 at Louisville* L 14-34 O. 8 Eastern Kentucky* (H) L 0-20 O. 15 at Marshall* L 6-13 O. 20 at Evansville* L 6-13 O. 29 Memphis L 6-34 N. 5 at Morehead State* L 0-21 N. 12 Middle Tennessee T 7-7 N. 19 Western Kentucky* L 7-10 1950 (7-2-1, 5-0-1 OVC) OVC CHAMPIONS Coach: Fred Faurot Home: 5-0-1 • Away: 2-1 • Neutral: 0-1 S. 16 Arkansas-Monticello W 27-7 S. 23 Tennessee Tech* W 6-0 S. 30 at Missouri-Rolla W 21-0

1951 (8-1, 5-1 OVC) OVC CHAMPIONS Coach: Fred Faurot Home: 5-0 • Away: 3-1 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 22 Missouri-Rolla W 31-7 S. 29 at Tennessee Tech* W 20-7 O. 6 Eastern Kentucky* W 9-0 O. 13 at Marshall* W 28-13 O. 20 at Evansville* L 13-14 O. 27 Delta State (H) W 33-0 N. 3 at Morehead State* W 14-0 N. 10 Middle Tennessee W 19-7 N. 17 Western Kentucky* W 23-6 1952 (4-4, 3-2 OVC) Coach: Fred Faurot Home: 2-2 • Away: 2-2 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 27 Tennessee Tech* L 13-14 O. 4 at Eastern Kentucky* W 10-0 O. 11 at Memphis L 7-34 O. 18 Evansville (H) W 14-10 O. 25 at Delta State L 19-33 N. 1 Morehead State* W 48-0 N. 8 at Middle Tennessee* W 20-13 N. 22 Western Kentucky* L 7-12 1953 (3-6, 1-4 OVC) Coach: Fred Faurot Home: 1-4 • Away: 2-2 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 19 Louisville L 14-19 S. 26 at Tennessee Tech* L 0-9 O. 3 Eastern Kentucky* L 14-19 O. 10 Memphis (H) L 0-20 O. 17 Evansville W 14-7 O. 31 at Morehead State* W 33-0 N. 7 Middle Tennessee* L 25-28 N. 14 at Austin Peay W 34-13 N. 21 at Western Kentucky* L 7-13 1954 (5-4, 3-2 OVC) Coach: Fred Faurot Home: 4-0 • Away: 1-4 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 18 at Louisville W 33-13 S. 25 Tennessee Tech* W 19-12 O. 1 at Eastern Kentucky* L 6-25 O. 9 at Memphis L 6-34 O. 23 at North Alabama L 13-20 O. 30 Morehead State* (H) W 24-16 N. 6 at Middle Tennessee* L 13-21 N. 13 Austin Peay W 44-7 N. 20 Western Kentucky* W 19-0 1955 (6-4, 2-3 OVC) Coach: Fred Faurot Home: 2-3 • Away: 4-1 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 17 Louisville W 33-14 S. 24 at Tennessee Tech* L 7-20 O. 1 Eastern Kentucky* L 6-21 O. 8 Memphis L 7-20 O. 15 at Arkansas State W 13-7 O. 22 North Alabama W 14-7 O. 29 at Morehead State* W 22-7 N. 5 Middle Tennessee* (H) L 28-33 N. 12 at Austin Peay W 20-13 N. 19 at Western Kentucky* W 28-12

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1944 (5-2) Coach: Roy Stewart Home: 3-1 • Away: 2-1 • Neutral: 0-0 O. 7 at Milligan College L 6-19 O. 21 Miami (Ohio) L 14-26 O. 28 at Illinois Wesleyan W 28-13 N. 4 Milligan College W 14-0 N. 11 at Millsaps College W 20-0 N. 18 Illinois Wesleyan W 26-6 N. 25 Millsaps College W 58-0

Career Record: 15-11-2 (.555)

W 19-0 W 14-0 W 27-6 L 6-23 W 21-13 L 14-34 T 27-27

HISTORY

1942 (1-5-2) Coach: Roy Stewart Home: 1-2-1 • Away: 0-2-1 • Neutral: 0-1 S. 25 Springfield College W 24-6 O. 3 at Morehead State L 0-13 O. 9 at Union University L 0-39 O. 17 Eastern Kentucky (H) T 6-6 O. 24 vs. Tennessee Tech# L 6-19 O. 30 Union University L 0-14 N. 14 at Middle Tennesse T 14-14 N. 21 Western Kentucky L 13-24 # at Henderson, Ky.

JIM MOORE (1941, 46-47)

O. 6 at Eastern Kentucky* O. 14 Marshall* O. 21 Evansville* (H) O. 28 vs. Memphis# N. 4 Morehead State* N. 11 at Middle Tennessee N. 18 Western Kentucky* # at Paris, Tenn.

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ROY STEWART (1932-40, 42, 44-45)

W 19-13 W 33-13 L 12-28

COACHING STAFF

1941 (4-3-2) Coach: Jim Moore Home: 4-1 • Away: 0-1-2 • Neutral: 0-1 S. 22 Culver-Stockton W 48-7 O. 4 at Eastern Kentucky L 0-6 O. 10 Union University L 0-12 O. 18 vs. Tennessee Tech# L 6-14 O. 25 Morehead State (H) W 16-7 O. 31 at Delta State T 0-0 N. 8 Memphis W 31-6 N. 15 Middle Tennessee W 34-6 N. 20 at Western Kentucky T 0-0 # at Owensboro, Ky.

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1940 (4-3-2) Coach: Roy Stewart Home: 2-1-1 • Away: 2-2 • Neutral: 0-0-1 S. 27 at Northwestern State L 6-20 O. 5 vs. Morehead State# T 0-0 O. 11 Central Arkansas T 0-0 O. 19 at Texas A&M-Commerce L 14-21 O. 25 at Union University W 14-11 N. 2 Delta State W 41-0 N. 9 Memphis (H) W 35-6 N. 16 at Middle Tennessee W 18-0 N. 23 Western Kentucky L 0-6 # at Ashland, Ky.

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JIM CULLIVAN (1956-59)

Career Record: 12-26-1 (.321) 1956 (6-4, 4-1 OVC) Coach: Jim Cullivan Home: 3-0 • Away: 3-4 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 15 at Evansville W 21-7 S. 22 at North Alabama L 18-19 S. 29 at Eastern Kentucky* W 14-7 O. 6 at Morehead State* W 22-7 O. 13 at Louisville L 6-7 O. 20 Tennessee Tech* (H) W 34-7 O. 27 at Arkansas State L 27-28 N. 3 at Middle Tennessee* L 7-39 N. 10 Austin Peay W 33-27 N. 17 Western Kentucky* W 34-13 1957 (3-5-1, 1-3-1 OVC) Coach: Jim Cullivan Home: 2-3-1 • Away: 1-2 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 28 North Alabama W 7-0 O. 5 Eastern Kentucky* L 19-26 O. 12 Louisville L 0-35 O. 19 at Morehead State* W 21-7 O. 26 at Tennessee Tech* L 14-26 N. 2 at Arkansas State L 20-27 N. 9 Middle Tennessee* (H) L 0-22 N. 16 Evansville W 33-21 N. 23 Western Kentucky* T 7-7 1958 (3-7, 2-4 OVC) Coach: Jim Cullivan Home: 2-3 • Away: 1-4 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 20 East Tennessee State* L 6-12 S. 27 at North Alabama W 20-6 O. 4 at Eastern Kentucky* L 6-14 O. 11 at Louisville L 0-27 O. 18 Morehead State* W 34-6 O. 25 Tennessee Tech* (H) L 14-15 N. 1 Arkansas State L 14-20 N. 8 at Middle Tennessee* L 0-40 N. 15 at Evansville L 8-27 N. 22 Western Kentucky* W 12-7 1959 (0-10, 0-6 OVC) Coach: Jim Cullivan Home: 0-5 • Away: 0-5 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 19 at East Tennessee State* L 0-7 S. 26 North Alabama L 6-13 O. 3 Eastern Kentucky* L 0-7 O. 10 Louisville (H) L 0-28 O. 17 at Morehead State* L 8-9 O. 24 at Tennessee Tech* L 16-29 O. 31 at Arkansas State L 18-36 N. 7 Middle Tennessee* L 0-55 N. 14 Evansville L 8-32 N. 21 at Western Kentucky* L 6-21

DON SHELTON (1960-66)

Career Record: 26-41-3 (.393) 1960 (5-5, 4-2 OVC) Coach: Don Shelton Home: 3-3 • Away: 2-2 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 17 at East Tennessee State* W 14-0 S. 24 North Alabama L 15-20 O. 1 at Eastern Kentucky* W 21-19 O. 8 at Louisville L 6-12 O. 15 Morehead State* W 14-8 O. 22 Tennessee Tech* (H) L 12-14 O. 29 Arkansas State L 14-27 N. 5 at Middle Tennessee* L 3-20 N. 12 Western Kentucky* W 26-7 N. 19 Southeast Missouri W 21-10

1961 (4-6, 2-4 OVC) Coach: Don Shelton Home: 1-3 • Away: 3-3 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 16 at East Tennessee State* W 14-9 S. 23 North Alabama L 6-9 S. 30 Eastern Kentucky* L 13-14 O. 7 at Morehead State* W 35-28 O. 14 UT Martin W 25-15 O. 21 at Tennessee Tech* L 8-27 O. 28 at Arkansas State L 14-22 N. 4 Middle Tennessee* (H) L 18-27 N. 12 at Western Kentucky* L 6-14 N. 18 at Southeast Missouri W 22-7 1962 (5-5, 1-5 OVC) Coach: Don Shelton Home: 1-4 • Away: 4-1 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 15 East Tennessee State* L 3-6 S. 22 at Western Illinois W 7-6 S. 29 at Eastern Kentucky* W 17-14 O. 6 Morehead State* L 13-14 O. 13 at UT Martin W 15-12 O. 20 Tennessee Tech* L 12-16 O. 27 Arkansas State W 14-9 N. 3 at Middle Tennessee* L 6-23 N. 10 Western Kentucky* (H) L 15-16 N. 17 at Southeast Missouri W 19-15 1963 (5-5, 3-4 OVC) Coach: Don Shelton Home: 3-2 • Away: 2-3 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 12 at East Tennessee State* L 14-21 S. 28 Austin Peay* W 14-0 O. 5 Eastern Kentucky* W 20-0 O. 12 at Morehead State* L 10-24 O. 19 UT Martin W 19-8 O. 26 at Tennessee Tech* W 28-27 N. 2 at Arkansas State W 34-33 N. 9 Middle Tennessee* (H) L 7-14 N. 16 Truman State L 7-26 N. 23 at Western Kentucky* L 0-50 1964 (5-4-1, 3-3-1 OVC) Coach: Don Shelton Home: 3-2 • Away: 2-2-1 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 19 East Tennessee State* W 26-14 S. 26 at Austin Peay* L 10-26 O. 2 at Eastern Kentucky* T 6-6 O. 10 Morehead State* L 14-17 O. 17 at UT Martin W 32-14 O. 24 Tennessee Tech* (H) W 28-21 O. 31 Arkansas State L 8-17 N. 7 at Middle Tennessee* L 12-14 N. 14 at Parsons College W 48-32 N. 21 Western Kentucky* W 14-7 1965 (2-6-2, 1-4-2 OVC) Coach: Don Shelton Home: 1-3-1 • Away: 1-3-1 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 18 at East Tennessee State* L 24-27 S. 25 Austin Peay* L 6-23 O. 2 Eastern Kentucky* T 17-17 O. 9 at Morehead State* W 13-12 O. 16 UT Martin L 7-17 O. 23 at Tennessee Tech* L 14-23 O. 30 at Arkansas State L 13-27 N. 6 Middle Tennessee* (H) L 24-28 N. 13 Evansville W 26-0 N. 20 at Western Kentucky* T 14-14

S. 17 S. 24 S. 30 O. 8

1966 (0-10, 0-7 OVC) Coach: Don Shelton Home: 0-5 • Away: 0-5 • Neutral: 0-0 East Tennessee State* L 16-20 at Austin Peay* L 0-49 at Eastern Kentucky* L 6-27 Morehead State* L 9-30

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BILL FURGERSON (1967-77) Career Record: 60-49-4 (.549)

1967 (4-6, 2-5 OVC) Coach: Bill Furgerson Home: 2-3 • Away: 2-3 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 16 at UT Martin L 9-16 S. 23 Tennessee Tech* L 21-22 S. 30 Morehead State* W 21-15 O. 7 Iowa Wesleyan (H) W 71-12 O. 14 at Middle Tennessee* W 35-14 O. 21 at East Tennessee State* L 7-8 O. 28 Eastern Kentucky* L 7-28 N. 4 Austin Peay* L 20-37 N. 11 at Evansville W 20-14 N. 18 at Western Kentucky* L 19-42 1968 (7-2-1, 5-2 OVC) Coach: Bill Furgerson Home: 4-0-1 • Away: 3-2 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 21 UT Martin T 7-7 S. 28 at Tennessee Tech* W 19-0 O. 5 at Morehead State* W 28-21 O. 12 at Southeast Missouri W 27-14 O. 19 Middle Tennessee* W 35-13 O. 26 East Tennessee State* (H) W 30-17 N. 2 at Eastern Kentucky* L 20-21 N. 9 at Austin Peay* L 35-36 N. 16 Evansville W 58-22 N. 23 Western Kentucky* W 17-14 1969 (5-4-1, 2-4-1 OVC) Coach: Bill Furgerson Home: 4-2 • Away: 1-2-1 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 20 Eastern Michigan W 28-20 S. 27 Tennessee Tech* L 21-28 O. 4 Morehead State* W 13-7 O. 11 Southeast Missouri W 34-14 O. 18 at Middle Tennessee* L 24-31 O. 25 at East Tennessee State* T 10-10 N. 1 Eastern Kentucky* (H) L 13-34 N. 8 Austin Peay* W 53-41 N. 15 at Evansville W 42-16 N. 22 at Western Kentucky* L 14-56 1970 (4-6, 1-6 OVC) Coach: Bill Furgerson Home: 3-2 • Away: 1-4 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 19 at Parsons College W 24-21 S. 26 at Tennessee Tech* L 7-21 O. 3 at Morehead State* L 7-24 O. 10 Youngstown State W 42-32 O. 17 Middle Tennessee* W 20-0 O. 24 East Tennessee State* (H) L 6-14 O. 31 at Eastern Kentucky* L 7-17 N. 7 at Austin Peay* L 7-45 N. 14 Evansville W 39-6 N. 21 Western Kentucky* L 7-33 1971 (5-4-1, 3-3-1 OVC) Coach: Bill Furgerson Home: 2-2 • Away: 3-2-1 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 11 at Western Carolina W 32-22 S. 25 Tennessee Tech* L 3-27 O. 2 Morehead State* L 14-48 O. 9 at UT Martin L 0-41 O. 16 at Middle Tennessee* W 24-15 O. 23 at East Tennessee State* T 6-6 O. 30 Eastern Kentucky* W 17-7


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W 16-6 W 38-12 L 10-24

1978 (4-7, 1-5 OVC) Coach: Mike Gottfried Home: 4-2 • Away: 0-5 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 2 Southeast Missouri L 12-24 S. 9 Evansville W 23-9 S. 23 at Tennessee Tech* L 14-24 S. 30 at Morehead State* L 32-49 O. 7 UT Martin W 21-7 O. 14 Middle Tennessee* W 33-7 O. 21 East Tennessee State (H) W 34-21 O. 28 at Eastern Kentucky* L 21-24 N. 4 at Austin Peay* L 17-23 N. 11 at Eastern Illinois L 14-35 N. 18 Western Kentucky* L 6-14 1979 (9-2-1, 6-0 OVC) OVC CHAMPIONS Coach: Mike Gottfried Home: 4-2 • Away: 5-0-1 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 1 at Southeast Missouri T 21-21 S. 8 at Evansville W 24-14 S. 15 Southeastern Louisiana L 11-19 S. 22 Tennessee Tech* W 24-3 S. 29 Morehead State* W 31-7 O. 6 at UT Martin W 24-0 O. 13 at Middle Tennessee* W 29-8 O. 20 at Indianapolis W 21-7 O. 27 Eastern Kentucky* (H) W 24-7 N. 3 Austin Peay* W 24-10 N. 17 at Western Kentucky* W 30-20 D. 8 Lehigh# L 9-28 # NCAA I-AA Playoffs, Semifinals (Murray, Ky.) 1980 (9-2, 5-2 OVC) Coach: Mike Gottfried Home: 6-0 • Away: 3-2 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 6 Southeast Missouri W 19-6 S. 13 Youngstown State W 24-6 S. 20 at Louisville W 13-9 S. 27 at Tennessee Tech* W 10-3 O. 4 at Morehead State* W 30-6 O. 11 UT Martin W 20-6 O. 18 Middle Tennessee* (H) W 38-6 O. 25 Akron* W 13-10 N. 1 at Eastern Kentucky* L 14-24 N. 8 at Austin Peay* L 0-24 N. 22 Western Kentucky* W 49-0

1981 (8-3, 5-3 OVC) Coach: Frank Beamer Home: 3-1 • Away: 5-2 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 5 at Southeast Missouri W 37-23 S. 12 at Florida A&M W 14-11 S. 19 at Youngstown State* W 13-9 S. 26 Tennessee Tech* W 15-10 O. 3 Morehead State* W 20-7 O. 10 at UT Martin W 10-7 O. 17 at Middle Tennessee* L 9-14 O. 24 at Akron* L 19-20 O. 31 Eastern Kentucky* (H) L 20-24 N. 7 Austin Peay* W 34-29 N. 21 at Western Kentucky* W 38-6 1982 (4-7, 2-5 OVC) Coach: Frank Beamer Home: 3-4 • Away: 1-3 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 4 Southeast Missouri W 16-6 S. 18 Central Missouri L 0-10 S. 25 at Tennessee Tech* L 3-10 O. 2 at Morehead State* L 10-13 O. 9 UT Martin L 7-10 O. 16 Middle Tennessee* (H) L 9-27 O. 23 Missouri State W 21-7 O. 28 at Eastern Kentucky* L 20-21 N. 6 at Austin Peay* W 21-7 N. 13 Akron* W 16-14 N. 20 Western Kentucky L 20-27 1983 (7-4, 4-3 OVC) Coach: Frank Beamer Home: 5-0 • Away: 2-4 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 3 at Southeast Missouri W 25-11 S. 17 at East Carolina L 25-50 S. 24 Tennessee Tech* W 20-6 O. 1 Morehead State* W 38-0 O. 8 Missouri State (H) W 19-0 O. 15 at Middle Tennessee* L 14-17 O. 22 at Akron* L 3-6 O. 29 Eastern Kentucky* W 23-10 N. 5 at Austin Peay* L 16-17 N. 12 Youngstown State* W 19-7 N. 19 at Western Kentucky W 7-3 1984 (9-2, 5-2 OVC) Coach: Frank Beamer Home: 5-1 • Away: 4-1 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 1 at Louisville W 26-23 S. 15 Southeast Missouri W 42-3 S. 22 at Tennessee Tech* W 37-0 S. 29 at Morehead State* W 58-28 O. 6 at Missouri State W 33-20 O. 13 Middle Tennessee* L 16-19 O. 20 Akron* (H) W 13-6 O. 27 at Eastern Kentucky* L 14-27 N. 3 Austin Peay* W(ot) 20-13 N. 10 Youngstown State* W 35-7 N. 17 Western Kentucky W 17-16 1985 (7-3-1, 5-2 OVC) Coach: Frank Beamer Home: 5-0 • Away: 2-3-1 • Neutral: 0-0 A. 31 South Carolina State W 35-21 S. 7 Southeast Missouri W 33-25 S. 14 at Memphis T 10-10 S. 28 Tennessee Tech* W 29-21 O. 5 Morehead State* (H) W 35-9 O. 12 at Akron* L 10-17 O. 19 at Middle Tennessee* L(ot) 24-31

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1976 (5-6, 4-3 OVC) Coach: Bill Furgerson Home: 3-3 • Away: 2-3 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 4 Southeast Missouri W 14-3 S. 11 Delta State L 0-14 S. 18 at Western Carolina L 10-13 S. 25 at Tennessee Tech* L 7-24 O. 2 at Morehead State* W 7-6 O. 9 UT Martin L 0-24 O. 16 Middle Tennessee* (H) W 24-20 O. 23 East Tennessee State* L 11-13 O. 30 at Eastern Kentucky* L 10-12

MIKE GOTTFRIED (1978-80)

Career Record: 22-1-1 (.662)

Career Record: 42-23-2 (.642)

HISTORY

1975 (4-5-1, 3-3-1 OVC) Coach: Bill Furgerson Home: 3-2 • Away: 1-3-1 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 20 Western Carolina L 9-16 S. 27 Tennessee Tech* L 7-14 O. 4 Morehead State* (H) W 17-3 O. 11 at UT Martin W 17-10 O. 18 at Middle Tennessee* L 5-17 O. 25 at East Tennessee State* T 10-10 N. 1 Eastern Kentucky* W 26-7 N. 8 Austin Peay* W 14-10 N. 15 at Eastern Illinois L 6-14 N. 22 at Western Kentucky* L 0-19

1977 (6-5, 4-3 OVC) Coach: Bill Furgerson Home: 2-3 • Away: 4-2 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 3 at Southeast Missouri W 13-6 S. 10 at Delta State L 0-38 S. 24 Tennessee Tech* L 19-21 O. 1 Morehead State* L 3-17 O. 8 at UT Martin L 20-31 O. 15 at Middle Tennessee* W 13-9 O. 22 at East Tennessee State* W 13-10 O. 29 Eastern Kentucky* (H) W 24-20 N. 5 Austin Peay* L 0-13 N. 12 Eastern Illinois W 35-7 N. 19 at Western Kentucky* W 21-13

FRANK BEAMER (1981-86)

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1974 (9-2, 5-2 OVC) Coach: Bill Furgerson Home: 6-0 • Away: 3-2 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 7 Cameron W 35-27 S. 14 at Western Carolina W 10-3 S. 21 at Morehead State* W 25-24 S. 28 at Tennessee Tech* L 0-26 O. 12 UT Martin W 14-6 O. 19 Middle Tennessee* (H) W 14-12 O. 26 East Tennessee State* W 17-3 N. 2 at Eastern Kentucky* L 16-30 N. 9 at Austin Peay* W 16-8 N. 16 Eastern Illinois W 13-0 N. 23 Western Kentucky* W 9-7

W 23-13 W 16-6

COACHING STAFF

1973 (7-3, 5-2 OVC) Coach: Bill Furgerson Home: 5-0 • Away: 2-3 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 15 Western Carolina W 27-25 S. 22 Tennessee Tech* W 18-17 S. 29 Morehead State* W 30-16 O. 6 at UT Martin W 21-10 O. 13 at Middle Tennessee* L 14-17 O. 20 at East Tennessee State* W 20-14 O. 27 Eastern Kentucky* (H) W 21-20 N. 3 Austin Peay* W 31-19 N. 10 at Youngstown State L 8-12 N. 17 at Western Kentucky* L 27-32

at Austin Peay* Western Kentucky*

THE RACERS

1972 (4-6, 2-5 OVC) Coach: Bill Furgerson Home: 3-3 • Away: 1-3 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 9 Western Carolina L 12-21 S. 23 at Tennessee Tech* L 0-10 S. 30 at Morehead State* L 24-27 O. 7 UT Martin W 14-7 O. 14 Middle Tennessee* L 13-14 O. 21 East Tennessee State* (H) W 17-6 O. 28 at Eastern Kentucky* W 7-3 N. 4 at Austin Peay* L 20-33 N. 11 Evansville W 28-22 N. 18 Western Kentucky* L 6-17

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W W W L

36-21 27-21 16-14 25-27

1986 (7-4-1, 6-1 OVC) OVC CHAMPIONS Coach: Frank Beamer Home: 4-1-1 • Away: 3-3 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 6 at Southeast Missouri W 42-17 S. 13 Southern Illinois L 0-31 S. 27 Western Kentucky T 10-10 O. 4 at Central Florida L 25-38 O. 11 Eastern Kentucky* W 17-15 O. 16 at Akron* L 13-24 O. 25 Tennessee Tech* (H) W 23-16 N. 1 at Morehead State* W 45-11 N. 8 Youngstown State* W 17-14 N. 15 Middle Tennessee* W 21-7 N. 22 at Austin Peay* W 24-14 N. 29 at Eastern Illinois^ L 21-28 ^ NCAA I-AA Playoffs, First Round

MIKE MAHONEY (1987-92) Career Record: 23-41-1 (.362)

1987 (6-5, 3-3 OVC) Coach: Mike Mahoney Home: 5-0 • Away: 1-5 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 5 UT Martin W 34-6 S. 12 Southeast Missouri W 30-12 S. 19 at Western Kentucky L 17-21 S. 26 at Louisville L 10-34 O. 10 at Eastern Kentucky* L 21-29 O. 17 Liberty W 34-12 O. 24 at Tennessee Tech* W 24-21 O. 31 Morehead State* (H) W 53-15 N. 7 at Youngstown State* L(ot) 13-20 N. 14 at Middle Tennessee* L 9-25 N. 21 Austin Peay* W 40-0 1988 (4-6, 4-2 OVC) Coach: Mike Mahoney Home: 2-3 • Away: 2-3 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 3 UT Martin L 24-32 S. 10 at Southeast Missouri L 13-16 S. 17 at Southern Illinois L 21-28 S. 24 at Nevada L 18-28 O. 1 Tennessee Tech* (H) L(ot) 13-16 O. 8 at Morehead State* W 29-22 O. 15 Tennessee State* W 22-7 O. 29 Eastern Kentucky* L(ot) 24-31 N. 12 Middle Tennessee* W 23-22 N. 19 at Austin Peay* W 19-3 1989 (6-4-1, 3-3 OVC) Coach: Mike Mahoney Home: 5-0-1 • Away: 1-4 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 2 at UT Martin W 24-3 S. 9 Western Kentucky W 17-14 S. 15 at North Texas L 14-28 S. 23 Southern Illinois W 24-11 S. 30 at Tennessee Tech* L 20-21 O. 7 Morehead State* (H) W 27-13 O. 14 Tennessee State*# W 27-24 O. 21 Akron T 31-31 O. 28 at Eastern Kentucky* L 36-38 N. 11 at Middle Tennessee* L 15-32 N. 18 Austin Peay* W 49-43 # at Memphis, Tenn.

1990 (2-9, 1-5 OVC) Coach: Mike Mahoney Home: 1-4 • Away: 1-5 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 8 at Louisville L 0-68 S. 15 at Southern Illinois L 7-45 S. 22 Eastern Illinois W 14-10 S. 29 Tennessee Tech* L 3-16 O. 6 at Indiana State L 0-52 O. 13 Eastern Kentucky* L 0-42 O. 20 at Northern Illinois L 7-49 O. 27 Tennessee State* (H) L 17-23 N. 3 at Morehead State* L 6-69 N. 10 Middle Tennessee* L 10-31 N. 17 at Austin Peay* W(3ot)31-24 1991 (3-8, 1-6 OVC) Coach: Mike Mahoney Home: 3-3 • Away: 0-5 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 7 Southern Illinois L 27-31 S. 14 at Western Kentucky L 0-14 S. 21 Eastern Illinois W 28-27 S. 28 at Middle Tennessee* L 3-35 O. 5 at Tennessee State* L 7-28 O. 12 UT Martin (H) W 40-34 O. 19 Morehead State* L 10-20 N. 2 at Tennessee Tech* L 7-45 N. 9 Eastern Kentucky* L 17-42 N. 16 Southeast Missouri* W 14-10 N. 23 at Austin Peay* L 9-27 1992 (2-9, 1-7 OVC) Coach: Mike Mahoney Home: 2-4 • Away: 0-5 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 3 at Southeast Missouri* L 21-27 S. 12 Missouri-Rolla W 36-0 S. 19 at Eastern Illinois L 9-48 S. 26 Middle Tennessee* L 6-66 O. 3 Austin Peay* (H) W 27-10 O. 10 at UT Martin* L 7-13 O. 17 at Morehead State* L 7-31 O. 31 Tennessee Tech* L 10-35 N. 7 at Eastern Kentucky* L(ot) 18-21 N. 14 Tennessee State* L 10-19 N. 21 Western Kentucky L 15-47

HOUSTON NUTT (1993-96) Career Record: 31-16-0 (.660)

1993 (4-7, 4-4 OVC) Coach: Houston Nutt Home: 3-2 • Away: 1-5 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 1 Eastern Illinois L 17-34 S. 11 at Marshall L 3-29 S. 18 Southeast Missouri* W 17-14 S. 25 at Middle Tennessee* L 3-45 O. 2 at UT Martin* W(ot) 28-21 O. 9 Austin Peay* (H) W 38-14 O. 16 Eastern Kentucky* L 13-21 O. 30 at Tennessee Tech* L 16-31 N. 6 Morehead State* W 39-0 N. 13 at Tennessee State* L 13-26 N. 20 at Western Kentucky L 14-44 1994 (5-6, 4-4 OVC) Coach: Houston Nutt Home: 1-4 • Away: 4-2 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 1 at Eastern Illinois W 31-15 S. 8 Western Kentucky L 13-39 S. 17 at Southeast Missouri* W 23-16 S. 24 Middle Tennessee* L 21-23 O. 1 UT Martin* W 28-24 O. 8 at Austin Peay* W 29-14 O. 15 at Eastern Kentucky* L 13-49

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Tennessee Tech* (H) at Morehead State* Tennessee State* at Western Illinois

L 21-38 W 45-6 L 21-24 L 17-73

1995 (11-1, 8-0 OVC) OVC CHAMPIONS Coach: Houston Nutt Home: 5-1 • Away: 6-0 • Neutral: 0-0 A. 31 at Western Kentucky W 35-14 S. 9 at Southern Illinois W 35-3 S. 16 Southeast Missouri* W 34-0 S. 23 at Middle Tennessee* W 34-0 S. 30 at Austin Peay* W 45-17 O. 7 UT Martin* W 33-9 O. 14 Morehead State* (H) W 63-13 O. 28 at Tennessee Tech* W 45-14 N. 4 Eastern Kentucky* W 17-7 N. 11 at Tennessee State* W 24-19 N. 18 Western Illinois W 56-18 N. 25 Northern Iowa^ L 34-35 ^ NCAA I-AA Playoffs, First Round (Murray, Ky.) 1996 (11-2, 8-0 OVC) OVC CHAMPIONS Coach: Houston Nutt Home: 7-1 • Away: 4-1 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 9 Western Kentucky L(ot) 41-44 S. 14 Southern Illinois W 43-38 S. 21 at Southest Missouri State* W 16-0 S. 28 Middle Tennessee* W 34-7 O. 5 Austin Peay* (H) W 51-7 O. 12 at UT Martin* W 28-14 O. 19 at Eastern Illinois* W 35-28 N. 2 Tennessee Tech* W 41-3 N. 9 at Eastern Kentucky* W 17-14 N. 16 Tennessee State* W 50-14 N. 23 West Virginia Tech W 65-0 N. 30 Western Illinois^ W 34-6 D. 7 at Troy State# L 3-31 ^ NCAA I-AA Playoffs, First Round # NCAA I-AA Playoffs, Quarterfinals

DENVER JOHNSON (1997-99) Career Record: 21-12-0 (.636)

1997 (7-4, 5-2 OVC) Coach: Denver Johnson Home: 4-1 • Away: 3-3 • Neutral: 0-0 A. 28 Indiana State W 13-0 S. 6 at Western Kentucky L(ot) 50-52 S. 13 at Southern Illinois L 20-24 S. 20 Southeast Missouri* W 17-3 S. 27 at Middle Tennessee* W 35-17 O. 4 at UT Martin* W 45-7 O. 11 Austin Peay (H) W 51-0 O. 18 Eastern Kentucky* L 8-29 N. 1 at Tennessee Tech* L(ot) 13-16 N. 8 Eastern Illinois* W 24-17 N. 15 at Tennessee State* W 13-7 1998 (7-4, 5-2 OVC) Coach: Denver Johnson Home: 4-1 • Away: 3-3 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 5 Southern Illinois W 41-13 S. 12 Western Kentucky W 36-31 S. 19 at Southeast Missouri* W 26-14 S. 26 at Brigham Young L 9-43 O. 3 UT Martin* (H) W 47-35 O. 10 at Middle Tennessee* L 14-35 O. 17 at Eastern Kentucky* W 28-21 O. 31 Tennessee Tech* W 23-3 N. 7 at Eastern Illinois* W 35-21 N. 14 Tennessee State* L 44-46 N. 21 at Indiana State L 10-66


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ALL-TIME RESULTS

Career Record: 30-37-0 (.448)

2005 (2-9, 0-7 OVC) Coach: Joe Pannunzio Home: 2-3 • Away: 0-6 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 3 at Mississippi State L 6-38 S. 17 Indiana State W 27-15 S. 24 at Illinois State L 0-42 O. 1 at Tennessee Tech* L 21-42 O. 8 Jacksonville State* L 23-28 O. 15 at Samford* L 23-27 O. 22 Eastern Illinois* (H) L 28-35 O. 29 at Southeast Missouri* L 21-52 O. 5 Eastern Kentucky* L 7-43 N. 12 Austin Peay W 42-6 N. 17 at UT Martin* L 20-49

MATT GRIFFIN (2006-09)

Career Record: 11-34-0 (.244) 2006 (1-10, 0-8 OVC) Coach: Matt Griffin Home: 0-5 • Away: 1-5 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 2 at Missouri L 7-47 S. 9 at Tennessee State* L 15-25 S. 16 at Indiana State W 59-40 S. 23 #6 Illinois State L 14-35 S. 30 Tennessee Tech* L(ot) 14-20 O. 5 at Jacksonville State* L 17-49 O. 14 Samford* (H) L 7-33 O. 21 at #16 Eastern Illinois L 10-20 O. 28 Southeast Missouri* L 17-24 N. 4 at Eastern Kentucky* L 21-51 N. 18 #12 UT Martin L 14-42

2009 (3-8, 2-6 OVC) Coach: Matt Griffin Home: 2-3 • Away: 1-5 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 3 Kentucky Wesleyan W 66-10 S. 12 at North Carolina State L 7-65 S. 19 at Missouri State L 10-35 S. 26 Eastern Kentucky* L 13-23 O. 10 #18 Jacksonville State* (H) L 7-41 O. 17 at Tennessee State* W 9-6 O. 24 at UT Martin* L 24-38 O. 31 #19 Eastern Illinois* L 10-16 N. 7 Austin Peay* W 27-17 N. 14 at Southeast Missouri* L 13-49 N. 21 at Tennessee Tech* L 14-45

CHRIS HATCHER (2010-)

Career Record: FIRST SEASON 2010 Coach: Chris Hatcher * Denotes Ohio Valley Conference Game (H) Denotes Homecoming Game

2007 (2-9, 1-7 OVC) Coach: Matt Griffin Home: 1-4 • Away: 1-5 • Neutral: 0-0 A. 30 at #10 Louisville L 10-73 S. 8 at #17 Illinois State L 17-43 S. 15 Lambuth W 48-13 S. 20 at Tennessee Tech* L 24-48 S. 28 Jacksonville State* L 24-40 O. 13 #23 Eastern Illinois* (H) L 24-27 O. 20 at Southeast Missouri* W 31-17 O. 27 #16 Eastern Kentucky* L 35-46 N. 3 at Tennessee State* L 28-42 N. 10 at UT Martin* L 34-76 N. 17 Austin Peay* L 17-23

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2003 (4-8, 3-5 OVC) Coach: Joe Pannunzio Home: 2-4 • Away: 2-4 • Neutral: 0-0 A. 30 Valparaiso W 34-0 S. 6 at Kentucky L 6-37 S. 13 at Southern Illinois L 7-32 S. 20 Indiana State L 10-17 S. 27 at Tennessee Tech* L 24-49 O. 4 Jacksonville State* W(ot) 23-17 O. 11 at Samford* L 6-35

2004 (7-4, 6-2 OVC) Coach: Joe Pannunzio Home: 5-0 • Away: 2-4 • Neutral: 0-0 A. 28 Glenville State W 56-3 S. 4 at Connecticut L 14-52 S. 18 at Indiana State L 21-28 S. 25 Tennessee Tech* W 34-15 O. 2 at Jacksonville State* L 14-35 O. 9 Samford* (H) W 24-21 O. 16 at Eastern Illinois* L 9-24 O. 23 Southeast Missouri* W 28-13 O. 30 at Eastern Kentucky* W(ot) 19-16 N. 13 UT Martin* W 38-0 N. 20 at Tennessee State* W 30-13

2008 (5-7, 4-4 OVC) Coach: Matt Griffin Home: 4-2 • Away: 1-5 • Neutral: 0-0 A. 28 Lambuth W 41-17 S. 6 at Indiana L 3-45 S. 13 Illinois State L 23-42 S. 20 at WKU L 9-50 S. 27 UT Martin* L 38-63 O. 4 at Austin Peay* W 32-12 O. 11 Tennessee Tech* (H) W 51-21 O. 18 at #23 Jacksonville State* L 21-31 N. 1 at Eastern Illinois* L 6-34 N. 8 Southeast Missouri* W 17-10 N. 15 at Eastern Kentucky* L 7-34 N. 22 #25 Tennessee State* W 24-17

HISTORY

2002 (7-5, 5-1 OVC) OVC CHAMPIONS Coach: Joe Pannunzio Home: 6-0 • Away: 1-5 • Neutral: 0-0 A. 31 at Memphis L 6-52 S. 14 Southern Illinois W 42-24 S. 21 at Illinois State L 23-24 S. 28 at Indiana State L(ot) 31-34 O. 12 Tennessee Tech* (H) W 31-14 O. 19 at Eastern Kentucky* L 7-31 O. 26 Southeast Missouri* W 38-31 N. 2 Samford W 54-17 N. 9 Tennessee State* W 51-27 N. 16 at UT Martin* W 42-3 N. 23 Eastern Illinois* W 37-35 N. 30 at Western Kentucky^ L 20-59 ^ NCAA I-AA Playoffs, First Round

17-27 27-24 20-38 41-27 10-35

SEASON REVIEW

2001 (4-6, 2-4 OVC) Coach: Joe Pannunzio Home: 2-1 • Away: 2-5 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 1 at Ole Miss L 14-49 S. 8 Illinois State W 32-17 S. 22 at Southern Illinois W 24-20 O. 6 at Tennessee Tech* L 12-15 O. 13 Eastern Kentucky* (H) L 13-21 O. 20 at Southeast Missouri* W 45-35 O. 27 at Minnesota L 10-66 N. 3 at Tennessee State* L 25-38 N. 10 UT Martin* W 35-17 N. 17 at Eastern Illinois* L 6-37

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2000 (6-5, 4-3 OVC) Coach: Joe Pannunzio Home: 3-2 • Away: 3-3 • Neutral: 0-0 A. 31 Southern Illinois W 42-20 S. 7 at Samford L 17-19 S. 16 at Middle Tennessee L 28-44 S. 23 Indiana State W 41-24 S. 30 Western Kentucky* L 38-48 O. 7 at UT Martin* W 48-3 O. 14 at Eastern Illinois* L 7-48 O. 21 at Southeast Missouri* W 38-28 O. 28 Tennessee Tech* (H) L 21-36 N. 4 at Eastern Kentucky* W 24-22 N. 11 Tennessee State* W 62-40

Eastern Illinois* (H) at Southeast Missouri* Eastern Kentucky* at UT Martin* Tennessee State*

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JOE PANUNZIO (2000-05)

O. 18 O. 25 N. 1 N. 13 N. 22

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1999 (7-4, 5-2 OVC) Coach: Denver Johnson Home: 6-0 • Away: 1-4 • Neutral: 0-0 S. 4 at Wisconsin L 10-49 S. 11 at Southern Illinois L 51-58 S. 18 Southeast Missouri* W 45-18 O. 2 at Western Kentucky* L 15-21 O. 9 UT Martin* W 62-14 O. 16 Eastern Illinois* (H) W 37-32 O. 21 Samford W 34-27 O. 30 at Tennessee Tech* W 22-11 N. 6 Eastern Kentucky* W 45-30 N. 13 at Tennessee State* L 41-42 N. 20 Kentucky Wesleyan W 53-0

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Akron (3-4-1) H: 3-0-1, A: 0-4-0 Year Location 1980 Murray* 1981 Akron, Ohio* 1982 Murray* 1983 Akron, Ohio* 1984 Murray* (H) 1985 Akron, Ohio* 1986 Akron, Ohio* 1989 Murray

W-L W L W L W L L T

Score 13-10 19-20 16-14 3-6 13-6 10-17 13-24 31-31

Arkansas-Monticello (1-0) H: 1-0-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location W-L Score 1950 Murray W 27-7 Arkansas State (4-9) H: 2-4-0, A: 2-5-0 Year Location 1928 Murray 1955 Jonesboro, Ark. 1956 Jonesboro, Ark. 1957 Jonesboro, Ark. 1958 Murray 1959 Jonesboro, Ark. 1960 Murray 1961 Jonesboro, Ark. 1962 Murray 1963 Jonesboro, Ark. 1964 Murray 1965 Jonesboro, Ark. 1966 Murray

W-L W W L L L L L L W W L L L

Score 71-7 13-7 27-28 20-27 14-20 18-36 14-27 14-22 14-9 34-33 8-17 13-27 0-44

Austin Peay (30-13) H: 18-4-0, A: 12-9-0 Year Location W-L Score 1953 Clarksville, Tenn. W 34-13 1954 Murray W 44-7 1955 Clarksville, Tenn. W 20-13 1956 Murray W 33-27 1963 Murray* W 14-0 1964 Clarksville, Tenn.* L 10-26 1965 Murray* L 6-23 1966 Clarksville, Tenn.* L 0-49 1967 Murray* L 20-37 1968 Clarksville, Tenn.* L 35-36 1969 Murray* W 53-41 1970 Clarksville, Tenn.* L 7-45 1971 Murray* (H) W 16-6 1972 Clarksville, Tenn.* L 20-33 1973 Murray* W 31-19 1974 Clarksville, Tenn.* W 16-8 1975 Murray* W 14-10 1976 Clarksville, Tenn.* W 23-13 1977 Murray* L 0-13 1978 Clarksville, Tenn.* L 17-23 1979 Murray* W 24-10 1980 Clarksville, Tenn.* L 0-24 1981 Murray* W 34-29 1982 Clarksville, Tenn.* W 21-7 1983 Clarksville, Tenn.* L 16-17 1984 Murray* W(ot) 20-13 1985 Clarksville, Tenn.* W 16-14 1986 Clarksville, Tenn.* W 24-14 1987 Murray* W 40-0 1988 Clarksville, Tenn.* W 19-3 1989 Murray* W 49-43 1990 Clarksville, Tenn.* W(3ot) 31-24 1991 Clarksville, Tenn.* L 9-27 1992 Murray* (H) W 27-10 1993 Murray* (H) W 38-14 1994 Clarksville, Tenn.* W 29-14 1995 Clarksville, Tenn.* W 45-17 1996 Murray* (H) W 51-7 1997 Murray (H) W 51-0 2005 Murray W 42-6 2007 Murray* L 17-23 2008 Clarksville* W 32-12 2009 Murray* W 27-17

Bethel (Ky.) College (3-1) H: 2-0-0, A: 1-1-0 Year Location 1924 Russellville, Ky. 1925 Murray 1927 Russellville, Ky. 1928 Murray

W-L Score L 0-6 W 58-0 W 25-19 W 39-0

Bethel (Tenn.) College (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L Score 1924 McKenzie, Tenn. L 0-60 Birmingham-Southern (1-1) H: 1-1-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location W-L Score 1934 Murray (H) L 7-20 1938 Murray (H) W 47-14 BYU (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location 1998 Provo, Utah

W-L Score L 9-43

Cameron (1-0) H: 1-0-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location 1974 Murray

W-L Score W 35-27

Central Arkansas (0-1-1) H: 0-0-1, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L Score 1939 Conway, Ark. L 0-21 1940 Murray T 0-0 Central Florida (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location 1986 Orlando, Fla.

W-L Score L 25-38

Central Missouri (0-1) H: 0-1-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location 1982 Murray

W-L Score L 0-10

Centre College (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location 1932 Danville

W-L Score L 0-7

Connecticut (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L Score 2004 Storrs, Conn. L 14-52 Culver-Stockton (2-0) H: 2-0-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location 1941 Murray 1948 Murray

W-L Score W 48-7 W 40-13

Cumberland (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location 1929 Lebanon, Tenn.

W-L Score L 14-26

Delta State (3-3-2) H: 3-1-1, A: 0-2-1 Year Location W-L Score 1930 Murray W 26-0 1931 Murray T 12-12 1940 Murray W 41-0 1941 Cleveland, Miss. T 0-0 1951 Murray (H) W 33-0 1952 Cleveland, Miss. L 19-33 1976 Murray L 0-14 1977 Cleveland, Miss. L 0-38 East Carolina (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location 1983 Greenville, N.C.

W-L Score L 25-50

Eastern Illinois (11-14) H: 8-5-0, A: 3-9-0 Year Location 1946 Murray 1974 Murray 1975 Charleston, Ill. 1977 Murray 1978 Charleston, Ill. 1986 Charleston, Ill.^ 1990 Murray 1991 Murray 1992 Charleston, Ill. 1993 Murray 1994 Charleston, Ill. 1996 Charleston, Ill.* 1997 Murray* 1998 Charleston, Ill.* 1999 Murray* 2000 Charleston, Ill.* 2001 Charleston, Ill.* 2002 Murray* 2003 Murray* 2004 Charleston, Ill.* 2005 Murray* 2006 Charleston, Ill.* 2007 Murray* 2008 Charleston, Ill.* 2009 Murray* ^ FCS Playoffs, First Round

W-L W W L W L L W W L L W W W W W L L W L L L L L L L

Score 38-13 13-0 6-14 35-7 14-35 21-28 14-10 28-27 9-48 7-34 31-15 35-28 24-17 35-21 37-32 7-48 6-37 37-35 17-27 9-24 28-35 10-20 35-38 6-34 10-16

Eastern Kentucky (25-40-4) H: 14-19-2, A: 11-21-2 Year Location W-L 1929 Murray W 1930 Richmond W 1941 Richmond L 1942 Murray T 1945 Richmond T 1946 Richmond L 1947 Murray W 1948 Richmond* L 1949 Murray* L 1950 Richmond* W 1951 Murray* W 1952 Richmond* W 1953 Murray* L 1954 Richmond* L 1955 Murray* L 1956 Richmond* W 1957 Murray* L 1958 Richmond* L 1959 Murray* L 1960 Richmond* W 1961 Murray* L 1962 Richmond* W 1963 Murray* W 1964 Richmond* T 1965 Murray* T 1966 Richmond* L 1967 Murray* L 1968 Richmond* L 1969 Murray* L 1970 Richmond* L 1971 Murray* W 1972 Richmond* W 1973 Murray* W 1974 Richmond* L 1975 Murray* W 1976 Richmond* L 1977 Murray* W 1978 Richmond* L 1979 Murray* W 1980 Richmond* L 1981 Murray* L 1982 Richmond* L 1983 Murray* W 1984 Richmond* L 1985 Murray* W 1986 Murray* W 1987 Richmond* L 1988 Murray* L(ot) 1989 Richmond* L

Score 46-0 52-0 0-6 6-6 7-7 13-26 21-13 0-6 0-20 19-0 9-0 20-0 14-19 6-25 6-21 14-7 19-26 6-14 0-7 21-19 13-14 17-14 20-0 6-6 17-17 6-27 7-28 20-21 13-34 7-17 17-7 7-3 21-20 16-30 26-7 10-12 24-20 21-24 24-7 14-24 20-24 20-21 24-10 14-27 27-20 17-15 21-29 24-31 36-38

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Murray* Murray* Richmond* Murray* Richmond* Murray* Richmond* Murray* Richmond* Murray* Richmond* Murray* Richmond* Murray* Richmond* Murray* Richmond* Murray* Richmond* Murray*

L L L(ot) L L W W L W W W L L L W(ot) L L L L L

0-42 17-42 18-21 13-21 13-49 17-7 17-14 8-29 28-21 45-30 24-22 13-21 7-31 20-38 19-16 7-43 21-51 35-46 7-34 13-23

East Tennessee State (9-9-3) H: 5-5-0, A: 4-4-3 Year Location W-L 1958 Murray* L 1959 Johnson City, Tenn.* L 1960 Johnson City, Tenn.* W 1961 Johnson City, Tenn.* W 1962 Murray* L 1963 Johnson City, Tenn.* L 1964 Murray* W 1965 Johnson City, Tenn.* L 1966 Murray* L 1967 Johnson City, Tenn.* L 1968 Murray* (H) W 1969 Johnson City, Tenn.* T 1970 Murray* (H) L 1971 Johnson City, Tenn.* T 1972 Murray* (H) W 1973 Johnson City, Tenn.* W 1974 Murray* W 1975 Johnson City, Tenn.* T 1976 Murray* L 1977 Johnson City, Tenn.* W 1978 Murray (H) W

Score 6-12 0-7 14-0 14-9 3-6 14-21 26-14 24-27 16-20 7-8 30-17 10-10 6-14 6-6 17-6 20-14 17-3 10-10 11-13 13-10 34-21

Eastern Michigan (1-0) H: 1-0-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location 1969 Murray

W-L Score W 28-20

Evansville (16-7) H: 11-1-0, A: 5-6-0 Year Location W-L 1924 Evansville, Ind. L 1946 Evansville, Ind. L 1947 Murray (H) W 1948 Murray* W 1949 Evansville, Ind.* L 1950 Murray* (H) W 1951 Evansville, Ind.* L 1952 Murray (H) W 1953 Murray W 1956 Evansville, Ind. W 1957 Murray W 1958 Evansville, Ind. L 1959 Murray L 1965 Murray W 1966 Evansville, Ind. L 1967 Evansville, Ind. W 1968 Murray W 1969 Evansville, Ind. W 1970 Murray W 1971 Evansville, Ind. W 1972 Murray W 1978 Murray W 1979 Evansville, Ind. W Florida A&M (1-0) H: 0-0-0, A: 1-0-0 Year Location 1981 Tallahassee, Fla.

Score 0-22 0-20 18-7 9-7 6-13 27-6 13-14 14-10 14-7 21-7 33-21 8-27 8-32 26-0 12-14 20-14 58-22 42-16 39-6 38-12 28-22 23-9 24-14

W-L Score W 14-11


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SERIES RESULTS Kentucky (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L Score 2003 Lexington L 6-37

Georgia (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location 1945 Athens, Ga.

W-L Score L 0-49

Glenville State (1-0) H: 1-0-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location 2004 Murray

Kentucky Wesleyan (2-0) H: 2-0-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location W-L-T Score 1999 Murray W 53-0 2009 Murray W 66-10

W-L Score W 56-3

Illinois State (1-5) H: 1-2-0, A: 0-3-0 Year Location 2001 Murray 2002 Normal, Ill. 2005 Normal, Ill. 2006 Murray 2007 Normal, Ill. 2008 Murray

W-L W L L L L L

Indianapolis (1-0) H: 0-0-0, A: 1-0-0 Year Location 1979 Indianapolis, Ind.

W-L Score W 21-7

Score 32-17 23-24 0-42 14-35 17-43 23-42

Indiana (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L Score 2008 Bloomington, Ind. L 3-45

W-L L W L W L(ot) L L W W

Iowa Wesleyan (1-0) H: 1-0-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location 1967 Murray (H)

W-L Score W 71-12

Score 0-52 13-0 10-66 41-24 31-34 10-17 21-28 27-15 59-40

Jonesboro (1-0) H: 1-0-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location 1929 Murray

W-L Score W Forfeit

Score 0-14 105-0 54-6 14-34 14-19 33-13 33-14 6-7 0-35 0-27 0-28 6-12 13-9 26-23 10-34 0-68 10-73

Score 19-0 20-41 27-0 6-13 14-0 28-13 3-29

Score 0-0 29-0 14-14 40-0 13-27 0-9 28-2 6-0

Missouri (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L Score 2006 Columbia, Mo. L 7-47 Missouri-Rolla (3-0) H: 2-0-0, A: 1-0-0 Year Location W-L Score 1950 Rolla, Mo. W 21-0 1951 Murray W 31-7 1992 Murray W 36-0 Missouri State (4-0) H: 2-0-0, A: 2-0-0 Year Location W-L 1982 Murray W 1983 Murray (H) W 1984 Springfield, Mo. W 1985 Springfield, Mo.# W 2009 Springfield, Mo. L # Designated OVC game

Score 21-7 19-0 33-20 36-21 10-35

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Jacksonville State (1-6) H: 1-3-0, A: 0-3-0 Year Location W-L Score 2003 Murray* W(ot) 23-17 2004 Jacksonville, Ala.* L 14-35 2005 Murray* L 23-28 2006 Jacksonville, Ala.* L 17-49 2007 Murray* L 24-40 2008 Jacksonville, Ala.* L 21-31 2009 Murray* (H) L 7-41

Score 34-12

Score 6-0 0-0 14-7 14-0 0-6 0-19 13-7 7-6 70-7 12-0 6-19 14-19 21-14 34-0 14-2 18-0 34-6 14-14 20-12 7-7 14-34 19-7 20-13 25-28 13-21 28-33 7-33 0-22 0-40 0-55 3-20 18-27 6-23 7-14 12-14 24-28 0-33 35-14 35-13 24-31 20-0 24-15 13-14 14-17 14-12 5-17 24-20 13-9 33-7 29-8 38-6 9-14

HISTORY

Indiana State (4-5) H: 3-1-0, A: 1-4-0 Year Location 1990 Terre Haute, Ind. 1997 Murray 1998 Terre Haute, Ind. 2000 Murray 2002 Terre Haute, Ind. 2003 Murray 2004 Terre Haute, Ind. 2005 Murray 2006 Terre Haute, Ind.

Score 9-28

Score 14-26 12-28

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W-L Score W 28-13 W 26-6 W 33-13

Score 15-0 0-0

1982 Murray* (H) L 9-27 1983 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* L 14-17 1984 Murray* L 16-19 1985 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* L(ot) 24-31 1986 Murray* W 21-7 1987 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* L 9-25 1988 Murray* W 23-22 1989 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* L 15-32 1990 Murray* L 10-31 1991 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* L 3-35 1992 Murray* L 6-66 1993 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* L 3-45 1994 Murray* L 21-23 1995 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* W 34-0 1996 Murray* W 34-7 1997 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* W 35-17 1998 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* L 14-35 2000 Murfreesboro, Tenn. L 28-44 Milligan College (1-1) H: 1-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L Score 1944 Johnson City, Tenn. L 6-19 1944 Murray W 14-0 Millsaps College (4-1) H: 2-0-0, A: 1-1-0, N: 1-0-0 Year Location W-L Score 1933 Neutral W 13-0 1934 Jackson, Miss. L 6-7 1935 Murray (H) W 7-6 1944 Jackson, Miss. W 20-0 1944 Murray W 58-0 Minnesota (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L Score 2001 Minneapolis, Minn. L 10-66 Mississippi (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L Score 2001 Oxford, Miss. L 14-49 Mississippi College (2-2) H: 2-1-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L Score 1933 Murray W 30-0 1934 Clinton, Miss. L 2-12 1936 Murray (H) L 14-20 1937 Murray (H) W 43-0 Mississippi State (0-2) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-2-0 Year Location W-L Score 1946 Starkville, Miss. L 0-69 2005 Starkville, Miss. L 6-38

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Illinois Wesleyan (3-0) H: 2-0-0, A: 1-0-0 Year Location 1944 Bloomington, Ill. 1944 Murray 1945 Murray (H)

Score 7-0 37-0 18-0 12-0 13-0 14-6 33-6 25-7 26-0 63-0 63-0 48-13 41-17

20-6 19-0 35-6 31-6 14-7 26-14 6-34 6-23 7-34 0-20 6-34 7-20 10-10 6-52

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Hardin-Simmons (0-2) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0, N: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L Score 1937 Abilene, Texas L 0-21 1938 Paducah L 14-20

Lambuth (13-0) H: 9-0-0, A: 2-0-0, N: 2-0-0 Year Location W-L 1924 Murray W 1925 Murray W 1926 Jackson, Tenn. W 1927 Murray W 1928 Jackson, Tenn. W 1929 Mayfield W 1930 Neutral W 1931 Murray W 1933 Murray W 1934 Murray W 1935 Murray W 2007 Murray W 2008 Murray W Lehigh (0-1) H: 0-1-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location W-L 1979 Murray^ L ^ FCS Semifinals Liberty (1-0) H: 1-0-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location W-L 1987 Murray W Louisville (6-11) H: 2-3-0, A: 4-8-0 Year Location W-L 1927 Louisville L 1932 Murray W 1933 Louisville W 1949 Louisville L 1953 Murray L 1954 Louisville W 1955 Murray W 1956 Louisville L 1957 Murray L 1958 Louisville L 1959 Murray (H) L 1960 Louisville L 1980 Louisville W 1984 Louisville W 1987 Louisville L 1990 Louisville L 2007 Louisville L Marshall (4-3) H: 3-0-0, A: 1-3-0 Year Location W-L 1946 Murray (H) W 1947 Huntington, W.Va. L 1948 Murray W 1949 Huntington, W.Va.* L 1950 Murray* W 1951 Huntington, W.Va.* W 1993 Huntington, W.Va. L Memphis (10-9-3) H: 6-3-2, A: 4-4-1, N: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L 1924 Murray T 1926 Murray W 1927 Murray T 1928 Memphis, Tenn. W 1929 Murray L 1930 Memphis, Tenn. L 1931 Murray W 1932 Memphis, Tenn. W

1936 Memphis, Tenn. W 1937 Murray W 1940 Murray (H) W 1941 Murray W 1947 Murray W 1948 Memphis, Tenn. W 1949 Murray L 1950 Paris, Tenn. L 1952 Memphis, Tenn. L 1953 Murray (H) L 1954 Memphis, Tenn. L 1955 Murray L 1985 Memphis, Tenn. T 2002 Memphis, Tenn. L Miami (Fla.) (1-0-1) H: 0-0-1, A: 0-0-0, N: 1-0-0 Year Location W-L 1931 Paducah W 1932 Murray T Miami (Ohio) (0-2) H: 0-1-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L 1944 Murray L 1947 Oxford, Ohio L Middle Tennessee (30-37-3) H: 16-16-1, A: 14-21-2 Year Location W-L 1925 Murray W 1926 Murfreesboro, Tenn. T 1927 Murray W 1928 Murfreesboro, Tenn. W 1929 Murray L 1930 Murfreesboro, Tenn. L 1931 Murray (H) W 1932 Murfreesboro, Tenn. W 1933 Murray (H) W 1934 Murfreesboro, Tenn. W 1935 Murray L 1936 Murray L 1937 Murray W 1938 Murfreesboro, Tenn. W 1939 Murfreesboro, Tenn. W 1940 Murfreesboro, Tenn. W 1941 Murray W 1942 Murfreesboro, Tenn. T 1948 Murfreesboro, Tenn. W 1949 Murray T 1950 Murfreesboro, Tenn. L 1951 Murray W 1952 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* W 1953 Murray* L 1954 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* L 1955 Murray* (H) L 1956 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* L 1957 Murray* (H) L 1958 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* L 1959 Murray* L 1960 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* L 1961 Murray* (H) L 1962 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* L 1963 Murray* (H) L 1964 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* L 1965 Murray* (H) L 1966 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* L 1967 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* W 1968 Murray* W 1969 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* L 1970 Murray* W 1971 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* W 1972 Murray* L 1973 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* L 1974 Murray* (H) W 1975 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* L 1976 Murray* (H) W 1977 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* W 1978 Murray* W 1979 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* W 1980 Murray* (H) W 1981 Murfreesboro, Tenn.* L

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Morehead State (40-16-1) H: 22-6-0, A: 18-10-0, N: 0-0-1 Year Location W-L 1936 Morehead W 1937 Murray W 1938 Morehead W 1939 Murray W 1940 Ashland T 1941 Murray (H) W 1942 Morehead L 1946 Murray W 1947 Morehead W 1948 Murray* W 1949 Morehead* L 1950 Murray* W 1951 Morehead* W 1952 Murray* W 1953 Morehead* W 1954 Murray* (H) W 1955 Morehead* W 1956 Morehead* W 1957 Morehead* W 1958 Murray* W 1959 Morehead* L 1960 Murray* W 1961 Morehead* W 1962 Murray* L 1963 Morehead* L 1964 Murray* L 1965 Morehead* W 1966 Murray* L 1967 Murray* W 1968 Morehead* W 1969 Murray* W 1970 Morehead* L 1971 Murray* L 1972 Morehead* L 1973 Murray* W 1974 Morehead* W 1975 Murray* (H) W 1976 Morehead* W 1977 Murray* L 1978 Morehead* L 1979 Murray* W 1980 Morehead* W 1981 Murray* W 1982 Morehead* L 1983 Murray* W 1984 Morehead* W 1985 Murray* (H) W 1986 Morehead* W 1987 Murray* (H) W 1988 Morehead* W 1989 Murray* (H) W 1990 Morehead* L 1991 Murray* L 1992 Morehead* L 1993 Murray* W 1994 Morehead* W 1995 Murray* (H) W Nevada (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L 1988 Reno, Nev. L North Alabama (4-5) H: 3-3-0, A: 1-2-0 Year Location 1928 Murray 1954 Florence, Ala. 1955 Murray 1956 Florence, Ala. 1957 Murray 1958 Florence, Ala. 1959 Murray 1960 Murray 1961 Murray

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Score 14-7 32-7 14-0 20-7 0-0 16-7 0-13 38-19 13-6 33-0 0-21 21-13 14-0 48-0 33-0 24-16 22-7 22-7 21-7 34-6 8-9 14-8 35-28 13-14 10-24 14-17 13-12 9-30 21-15 28-21 13-7 7-24 14-48 24-27 30-16 25-24 17-3 7-6 3-17 32-49 31-7 30-6 20-7 10-13 38-0 58-28 35-9 45-11 53-15 29-22 27-13 6-69 10-20 7-31 39-0 45-6 63-13

Score 18-28

Score 86-0 13-20 14-7 18-19 7-0 20-6 6-13 15-20 6-9

North Carolina State (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L Score 2009 Raleigh, N.C. L 7-65

2003 2004 2005 2006

North Texas (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L 1989 Denton, Texas L Northern Illinois (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L 1990 DeKalb, Ill. L Northern Iowa (0-1) H: 0-1-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location W-L 1995 Murray^ L ^First Round FCS Playoffs

South Carolina State (1-0) H: 1-0-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location W-L 1985 Murray W Southeastern Louisiana (0-1) H: 0-1-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location W-L 1979 Murray L

Northwestern State (0-2) H: 0-1-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L 1939 Murray L 1940 Natchitoches, La. L Ogden College (1-0-1) H: 1-0-1, A: 0-0-0 Year Location W-L 1924 Murray W 1925 Murray T Ohio (1-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 1-1-0 Year Location W-L 1945 Athens, Ohio W 1946 Athens, Ohio L Ouachita Baptist (2-0) H: 1-0-0, A: 1-0-0 Year Location W-L 1936 Murray W 1937 Arkadelphia, Ark. W Paducah Tilghman (0-0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-0-1 Year Location W-L 1924 Paducah T Parsons College (2-0) H: 0-0-0, A: 2-0-0 Year Location W-L 1964 Fairfield, Iowa W 1970 Fairfield, Iowa W Rhodes College (0-0-1) H: 0-0-1, A: 0-0-0 Year Location W-L 1938 Murray T

Score 14-28

Score 7-49

Score 34-35

Score 0-19 6-20

Score 8-0 0-0

Score 19-13 7-27

Score 21-0 27-7

Score 0-0

Score 48-32 24-21

Score 6-6

Rollins College (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L Score 1947 Winter Park, Fla. L 7-13 St. Xavier (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L Score 1926 Chicago, Ill. L 0-48 Samford (5-6) H: 5-3-0, A: 0-3-0 Year Location 1935 Murray 1938 Murray 1939 Murray 1945 Murray 1999 Murray 2000 Birmingham, Ala. 2002 Murray

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Score 0-13 27-7 0-7 41-6 34-27 17-19 54-17

Birmingham, Ala.* Murray* Birmingham, Ala.* Murray*

L W L L

6-35 24-21 23-27 7-33

Score 35-21

Score 11-19

Southeast Missouri State (36-7-1) H: 19-2-0, A: 17-5-1 Year Location W-L Score 1926 Murray W 3-0 1927 Cape Girardeau, Mo. W 6-0 1928 Murray W 12-0 1929 Cape Girardeau, Mo. L 0-6 1930 Murray W 7-0 1931 Cape Girardeau, Mo. W 32-6 1948 Cape Girardeau, Mo. W 40-0 1960 Murray W 21-10 1961 Cape Girardeau, Mo. W 22-7 1962 Cape Girardeau, Mo. W 19-15 1968 Cape Girardeau, Mo. W 27-14 1969 Murray W 34-14 1976 Murray W 14-3 1977 Cape Girardeau, Mo. W 13-6 1978 Murray L 12-24 1979 Cape Girardeau, Mo. T 21-21 1980 Murray W 19-6 1981 Cape Girardeau, Mo. W 37-23 1982 Murray W 16-6 1983 Cape Girardeau, Mo. W 25-11 1984 Murray W 42-3 1985 Murray W 33-25 1986 Cape Girardeau, Mo. W 42-17 1987 Murray W 30-12 1988 Cape Girardeau, Mo. L 13-16 1991 Murray* W 14-10 1992 Cape Girardeau, Mo.* L 21-27 1993 Murray* W 17-14 1994 Cape Girardeau, Mo.* W 23-16 1995 Murray* W 34-0 1996 Cape Girardeau, Mo.* W 16-0 1997 Murray* W 17-3 1998 Cape Girardeau, Mo.* W 26-14 1999 Murray* W 45-18 2000 Cape Girardeau, Mo.* W 38-28 2001 Cape Girardeau, Mo.* W 12-0 2002 Murray* W 38-31 2003 Cape Girardeau, Mo.* W 27-24 2004 Murray* W 28-13 2005 Cape Girardeau, Mo.* L 21-52 2006 Murray* L 17-24 2007 Cape Girardeau, Mo.* W 31-17 2008 Murray* W 17-10 2009 Cape Girardeau, Mo.* L 13-49 Southern Illinois (10-8-2) H: 8-2-0, A: 2-6-2 Year Location W-L 1927 Murray W 1928 Carbondale, Ill. T 1929 Murray W 1930 Carbondale, Ill. L 1932 Carbondale, Ill. T 1933 Murray W 1986 Murray L 1988 Carbondale, Ill. L 1989 Murray W 1990 Carbondale, Ill. L 1991 Murray L 1995 Carbondale, Ill. W 1996 Murray W 1997 Carbondale, Ill. L 1998 Murray W

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1999 Carbondale, Ill. L 2000 Murray W 2001 Carbondale, Ill. W 2002 Murray W 2003 Carbondale, Ill. L Spring Hill College (0-1) H: 0-1-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location W-L 1935 Murray L Springfield College (1-0) H: 1-0-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location W-L 1942 Murray W Stetson (1-1) H: 1-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L 1934 Murray W 1935 DeLand, Fla. L Sul Ross State (0-0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-0-0, N: 0-0-1 Year Location W-L 1948 Orlando, Fla.# T # Tangerine Bowl Tennessee-Chattanooga (0-2) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-2-0 Year Location W-L 1945 Chattanooga, Tenn. L 1946 Chattanooga, Tenn. L Tennessee State (10-11) H: 5-5-0, A: 4-6-0, N: 1-0-0 Year Location W-L 1988 Murray* W 1989 Memphis, Tenn.* W 1990 Murray* L 1991 Nashville, Tenn.* L 1992 Murray* L 1993 Nashville, Tenn.* L 1994 Murray* L 1995 Nashville, Tenn.* W 1996 Murray* W 1997 Nashville, Tenn.* W 1998 Murray* L 1999 Nashville, Tenn.* L 2000 Murray* W 2001 Nashville, Tenn.* L 2002 Murray* W 2003 Murray* L 2004 Nashville, Tenn.* W 2006 Nashville, Tenn.* L 2007 Nashville, Tenn.* L 2008 Murray* W 2009 Nashville, Tenn. W

51-58 42-20 24-20 42-24 7-32

Score 0-33

Score 24-6

Score 19-7 0-6

Score 21-21

Score 12-28 6-34

Score 22-7 27-24 17-23 7-28 10-19 13-26 21-24 24-19 50-14 13-7 44-46 41-42 62-40 25-38 51-27 10-35 30-13 15-25 28-42 24-17 9-6

Tennessee Tech (33-41-1) H: 18-17-1, A: 14-22-0, N: 1-2-0 Year Location W-L Score 1930 Murray L 6-26 1931 Cookeville, Tenn. L 7-19 1932 Murray T 0-0 1933 Cookeville, Tenn. W 9-6 1934 Murray W 40-7 1935 Cookeville, Tenn. W 13-0 1936 Cookeville, Tenn. W 47-0 1937 Murray W 14-6 1941 Owensboro L 6-14 1942 Henderson L 6-19 1945 Cookeville, Tenn. W 13-7 1946 Paducah W 20-13 1947 Cookeville, Tenn. W 7-2 1948 Murray W 34-6 1949 Cookeville, Tenn.* W 26-7 1950 Murray* W 6-0 1951 Cookeville, Tenn.* W 20-7 1952 Murray* L 3-14


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W-L Score W 51-7 L 7-26

Score 13-0 6-0 25-0 13-7 34-6 13-7 7-0 25-15 15-12 19-8 32-14 7-17 12-16 9-16 7-7 0-41 14-7 21-10 14-6 17-10 0-24 20-31 21-7 24-0 20-6 10-7 7-10 34-6 24-32 24-3 40-34 7-13 28-21 28-24 33-9 28-14 45-7 47-35 62-14 48-3 35-17 42-3 41-26 38-0 20-49 14-42 34-76 38-63 24-38

Valparaiso (1-0) H: 1-0-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location W-L Score 2003 Murray W 34-0 West Virginia Tech (1-0) H: 1-0-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location W-L Score 1996 Murray W 65-0

Western Illinois (3-1) H: 2-0-0, A: 1-1-0 Year Location W-L Score 1962 Macomb, Ill. W 7-6 1994 Macomb, Ill L 17-73 1995 Murray W 56-18 1996 Murray^ W 34-6 ^NCAA FCS First Round Playoffs

Score 0-7 0-6 20-6 27-14 6-21 0-14 7-7 7-21 12-12 0-6 0-0 13-24 55-6 21-0 24-7 7-10 27-27 23-6 7-12 7-13 19-0 28-12 34-13 7-7 12-7 6-21 26-7 6-14 15-16 0-50 14-7 14-14 20-37 19-42 17-14 14-56 7-33 10-24 6-17 27-32 9-7 0-19 16-6 21-13 6-14 30-20 49-0 38-6 20-27 7-3 17-16 25-27 10-10 17-21 17-14 0-14 15-47 14-44 13-39

Will Mayfield College (4-0) H: 3-0-0, A: 1-0-0 Year Location W-L Score 1925 Murray W 27-9 1926 Marble Hill, Mo. W 26-0 1927 Murray W 33-7 1928 Murray W 119-6 Wisconsin (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location 1999 Madison, Wisc.

W-L Score L 10-49

Wisconsin-Superior (2-0) H: 1-0-0, A: 1-0-0 Year Location W-L Score 1937 Murray W 26-6 1938 Superior, Wisc. W 26-0 Youngstown State (6-2) H: 5-0-0, A: 1-2-0 Year Location W-L 1970 Murray W 1973 Youngstown, Ohio L 1980 Murray W 1981 Youngstown, Ohio* W 1983 Murray* W 1984 Murray* W 1986 Murray* W 1987 Youngstown, Ohio* L(ot)

Score 42-32 8-12 24-6 13-9 19-7 25-7 17-14 13-20

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Truman State (1-1) H: 1-1-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location 1945 Murray 1963 Murray

Western Kentucky (24-36-7) H: 16-16-4, A: 8-20-3 Year Location W-L 1931 Bowling Green L 1932 Murray (H) L 1933 Bowling Green W 1934 Murray W 1935 Bowling Green L 1936 Murray L 1937 Murray T 1938 Murray L 1939 Bowling Green T 1940 Murray L 1941 Bowling Green T 1942 Murray L 1946 Murray W 1947 Murray W 1948 Bowling Green* W 1949 Murray* L 1950 Murray* T 1951 Murray* W 1952 Bowling Green* L 1953 Bowling Green* L 1954 Murray* W 1955 Bowling Green* W 1956 Murray* W 1957 Murray* T 1958 Murray* W 1959 Bowling Green* L 1960 Murray* W 1961 Bowling Green* L 1962 Murray* (H) L 1963 Bowling Green* L 1964 Murray* W 1965 Bowling Green* T 1966 Murray* L 1967 Bowling Green* L 1968 Murray* W 1969 Bowling Green* L 1970 Murray* L 1971 Bowling Green* L 1972 Murray* L 1973 Bowling Green* L 1974 Murray* W 1975 Bowling Green* L 1976 Murray* W 1977 Bowling Green* W 1978 Murray* L 1979 Bowling Green* W 1980 Murray* W 1981 Bowling Green* W 1982 Murray L 1983 Bowling Green W 1984 Murray W 1985 Bowling Green L 1986 Murray T 1987 Bowling Green L 1989 Murray W 1991 Bowling Green L 1992 Murray L 1993 Bowling Green L 1994 Murray L

Score 32-22 12-21 27-25 10-3 9-16 10-13

35-14 41-44 50-52 36-31 15-21 38-48 20-59 9-50

HISTORY

Troy (0-1) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L Score 1996 Troy, Ala.^ L 3-31 ^ Denotes NCAA FCS Playoffs

UT Martin (34-14-1) H: 18-6-1, A: 16-8-0 Year Location W-L 1924 Murray& W 1925 Martin, Tenn., Tenn.& W 1926 Murray& W 1927 Martin, Tenn.# W 1928 Murray# W 1929 Murray# W 1930 Martin, Tenn.# W 1961 Murray W 1962 Martin, Tenn. W 1963 Murray W 1964 Martin, Tenn. W 1965 Murray L 1966 Martin, Tenn. L 1967 Martin, Tenn. L 1968 Murray T 1971 Martin, Tenn. L 1972 Murray W 1973 Martin, Tenn. W 1974 Murray W 1975 Martin, Tenn. W 1976 Murray L 1977 Martin, Tenn. L 1978 Murray W 1979 Martin, Tenn. W 1980 Murray W 1981 Martin, Tenn. W 1982 Murray L 1987 Murray W 1988 Murray L 1989 Martin, Tenn. W 1991 Murray W 1992 Martin, Tenn.* L 1993 Martin, Tenn.* W(ot) 1994 Murray* W 1995 Murray* W 1996 Martin, Tenn.* W 1997 Martin, Tenn.* W 1998 Murray* W 1999 Murray* W 2000 Martin, Tenn.* W 2001 Murray* W 2002 Martin, Tenn.* W 2003 Martin, Tenn.* W 2004 Murray* W 2005 Martin, Tenn.* L 2006 Murray* L 2007 Martin, Tenn.* L 2008 Murray* L 2009 Martin, Tenn.* L

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1995 Bowling Green W 1996 Murray L(ot) 1997 Bowling Green L(ot) 1998 Murray W 1999 Bowling Green* L 2000 Murray* L 2002 Bowling Green^ L 2008 Bowling Green L ^NCAA FCS First Round Playoffs

SEASON REVIEW

Transylvania (1-0) H: 1-0-0, A: 0-0-0 Year Location W-L Score 1939 Murray W 46-7

Western Carolina (3-3) H: 1-2-0, A: 2-1-0 Year Location 1971 Cullowhee, N.C. 1972 Murray 1973 Murray 1974 Cullowhee, N.C. 1975 Murray 1976 Cullowhee, N.C.

COACHING STAFF

Texas A&M-Commerce (0-2) H: 0-0-0, A: 0-1-0, N: 0-1-0 Year Location W-L Score 1939 Paducah L 6-27 1940 Commerce, Texas L 14-21

Union University (8-6-1) H: 4-2-1, A: 2-3-0, N: 2-1-0 Year Location W-L Score 1924 Murray T 0-0 1925 Murray W 38-0 1926 Jackson, Tenn. L 0-6 1931 Jackson, Tenn. L 2-20 1932 Murray W 14-0 1933 Murray W 20-0 1934 Murray W 19-0 1936 Dyersburg, Tenn. L 7-19 1937 Dyersburg, Tenn. W 21-0 1938 Jackson, Tenn. W 30-0 1939 Union City, Tenn. W 14-0 1940 Jackson, Tenn. W 14-11 1941 Murray L 0-12 1942 Jackson, Tenn. L 0-39 1942 Murray L 0-14

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Cookeville, Tenn.* L 0-9 Murray* W 19-12 Cookeville, Tenn.* L 7-20 Murray* W 34-7 Cookeville, Tenn.* L 14-26 Murray* L 14-15 Cookeville, Tenn.* L 16-29 Murray* L 12-14 Cookeville, Tenn.* L 8-27 Murray* L 12-16 Cookeville, Tenn.* W 28-27 Murray* W 28-21 Cookeville, Tenn.* L 14-23 Murray* L 13-51 Murray* L 21-22 Cookeville, Tenn.* W 19-0 Murray* L 21-28 Cookeville, Tenn.* L 7-21 Murray* L 3-27 Cookeville, Tenn.* L 0-10 Murray* W 18-17 Cookeville, Tenn.* L 0-26 Murray* L 7-14 Cookeville, Tenn.* L 7-24 Murray* L 19-21 Cookeville, Tenn.* L 14-24 Murray* W 24-3 Cookeville, Tenn.* W 10-3 Murray* W 15-10 Cookeville, Tenn.* L 3-10 Murray* W 20-6 Cookeville, Tenn.* W 37-0 Murray* W 29-21 Murray* W 23-16 Cookeville, Tenn.* W 24-21 Murray* L(ot) 13-16 Cookeville, Tenn.* L 20-21 Murray* L 3-16 Cookeville, Tenn.* L 7-45 Murray* L 10-35 Cookeville, Tenn.* L 16-31 Murray* L 21-38 Cookeville, Tenn.* W 45-14 Murray* W 41-3 Cookeville, Tenn.* L(ot) 13-16 Murray* W 23-3 Cookeville, Tenn.* W 22-11 Murray* L 21-36 Cookeville, Tenn.* L 12-15 Murray* W 31-14 Cookeville, Tenn.* L 24-49 Murray* W 34-15 Cookeville, Tenn.* L 21-42 Murray* L(ot) 14-20 Cookeville, Tenn.* L 24-48 Murray* W 51-21 Cookeville, Tenn.* L 14-45

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1st Last Team W-L-T..........Mtg......... Mtg.....Streak Akron 3-4-1............. 1980...........1989..............T1 Arkansas-Monticello 1-0-0............. 1950...........1950............ W1 Arkansas State 4-9-0............. 1928...........1966.............. L3 Austin Peay 30-13-0...... 1953........ 2009......... W2 Bethel (Ky.) College 3-1-0............. 1924...........1928............ W3 Bethel (Tenn.) College 0-1-0............. 1924...........1924.............. L1 Birmingham-Southern 1-1-0............. 1934...........1938............ W1 BYU 0-1-0............. 1998...........1998.............. L1 Cameron 1-0-0............. 1974...........1974............ W1 Central Arkansas 0-1-1.......... 1939........ 1940...........T1 Central Florida 0-1-0............. 1986...........1986.............. L1 Central Missouri 0-1-0............. 1982...........1982.............. L1 Centre College 0-1-0............. 1932...........1932.............. L1 Connecticut 0-1-0............. 2004...........2004.............. L1 Culver-Stockton 2-0-0............. 1941...........1948............ W2 Cumberland 0-1-0............. 1929...........1929.............. L1 Delta State 3-3-2............. 1930...........1977.............. L3 East Carolina 0-1-0............. 1983...........1983.............. L1 Eastern Illinois 11-14-0...... 1946........ 2009...........L7 Eastern Kentucky 25-40-4...... 1929........ 2009...........L5 East Tennessee State 9-9-3............. 1958...........1978............ W2 Eastern Michigan 1-0-0............. 1969...........1969............ W1 Evansville 16-7-0........... 1924...........1979............ W8 Florida A&M 1-0-0............. 1981...........1981............ W1 Georgetown (Ky.) College 1-0-0............. 1936...........1936............ W1 Georgia 0-1-0............. 1945...........1945.............. L1 Glenville State 1-0-0............. 2004...........2004............ W1 Hall-Moody 3-0-0............. 1924...........1926............ W3 Hardin-Simmons 0-2-0............. 1937...........1938.............. L2 Indiana 0-1-0............. 2008...........2008.............. L1 Illinois Wesleyan 3-0-0............. 1944...........1945............ W3 Illinois State 1-5-0............. 2001...........2008.............. L5 Indianapolis 1-0-0............. 1979...........1979............ W1 Indiana State 4-5-0............. 1990...........2006............ W2 Iowa Wesleyan 1-0-0............. 1967...........1967............ W1 Jacksonville State 1-6-0.......... 2003........ 2009...........L6 Jonesboro 1-0-0............. 1929...........1929............ W1 Kent State 0-0-0.......... 2010........ 2010............ -Kentucky 0-1-0............. 2003...........2003.............. L1 Kentucky Wesleyan 2-0-0............. 1999...........2009............ W2 Lambuth 13-0-0........... 1924...........2008..........W13 Lehigh 0-1-0............. 1979...........1979.............. L1 Liberty 1-0-0............. 1987...........1987............ W1 Louisville 6-11-0........... 1927...........2007.............. L3 Marshall 4-3-0............. 1946...........1993.............. L1 Memphis 10-9-3........... 1924...........2002.............. L1 Miami (Fla.) 1-0-1............. 1931...........1932..............T1 Miami (Ohio) 0-2-0............. 1944...........1947.............. L2 Middle Tennessee 30-37-3........ 1925...........2000.............. L2 Milligan College 1-1-0............. 1944...........1944............ W1 Millsaps College 4-1-0............. 1933...........1944............ W3 Minnesota 0-1-0............. 2001...........2001.............. L1 Mississippi 0-1-0............. 2001...........2001.............. L1 Mississippi College 2-2-0............. 1933...........1937............ W1 Mississippi State 0-2-0............. 1946...........2005.............. L2 Missouri 0-1-0............. 2006...........2006.............. L1 Missouri-Rolla 3-0-0............. 1950...........1992............ W3 Missouri State 4-1-0.......... 1982........ 2009...........L1

Morehead State 40-16-1........ 1936...........1995............ W3 Nevada 0-1-0............. 1988...........1988.............. L1 North Alabama 4-5-0............. 1928...........1961.............. L3 North Carolina State 0-1-0............. 2009...........2009.............. L1 North Texas 0-1-0............. 1989...........1989.............. L1 Northern Illinois 0-1-0............. 1990...........1990.............. L1 Northern Iowa 0-1-0............. 1995...........1995.............. L1 Northwestern State 0-2-0............. 1939...........1940.............. L2 Ogden College 1-0-1............. 1924...........1925..............T1 Ohio University 1-1-0............. 1945...........1946.............. L1 Ouachita Baptist 2-0-0............. 1936...........1937............ W2 Paducah Tilghman 0-0-1............. 1924...........1924..............T1 Parsons College 2-0-0............. 1964...........1970............ W2 Rhodes College 0-0-1............. 1938...........1938..............T1 Rollins College 0-1-0............. 1947...........1947.............. L1 St. Xavier 0-1-0............. 1926...........1926.............. L1 Samford 5-6-0............. 1935...........2006.............. L2 South Carolina State 1-0-0............. 1985...........1985............ W1 Southeastern Louisiana 0-1-0............. 1979...........1979.............. L1 Southeast Missouri State 36-7-1........ 1926........ 2009...........L1 Southern Illinois 10-8-2........... 1927...........2003.............. L1 Spring Hill College 0-1-0............. 1935...........1935.............. L1 Springfield College 1-0-0............. 1942...........1942............ W1 Stetson 1-1-0............. 1934...........1935.............. L1 Sul Ross State 0-0-1............. 1948...........1948..............T1 Tennessee-Chattanooga 0-2-0............. 1945...........1946.............. L2 Tennessee State 10-11-0...... 1988........ 2009......... W2 Tennessee Tech 33-41-1...... 1930........ 2009...........L1 Texas A&M-Commerce 0-2-0............. 1939...........1940.............. L2 Transylvania 1-0-0............. 1939...........1939.............. L1 Troy 0-1-0............. 1996...........1996.............. L1 Truman State 1-1-0............. 1945...........1963.............. L1 Union 8-6-1............. 1924...........1942.............. L3 UT Martin 31-14-1...... 1927........ 2009...........L5 Valparaiso 1-0-0............. 2003...........2003............ W1 West Virginia Tech 1-0-0............. 1996...........1996............ W1 Western Carolina 3-3-0............. 1971...........1976.............. L2 Western Illinois 3-1-0............. 1962...........1996............ W2 Western Kentucky 24-36-7........ 1931...........2008.............. L4 Will Mayfield College 4-0-0............. 1925...........1928............ W4 Wisconsin 0-1-0............. 1999...........1999.............. L1 Wisconsin-Superior 2-0-0............. 1937...........1938............ W2 Youngstown State 6-2-0............. 1970...........1987.............. L1 TOTAL

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FiErcE among competition … Murray State ranked again! USNews & World Report Murray ranked in the Top 10 four consecutive years among all public universities offering master’s programs. (2006 – 2009)

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MSU ranked among the “Top Tier” universities in academic quality 18 consecutive years. (1992 – 2009)

MSU ranked 7th among all public universities in the southern region. (2009)

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MSU is the highest ranked Kentucky public university among America’s Best Colleges. (2008)

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Murray State is the highest rated Kentucky public university in the freshman retention category. (2009)

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Murray State University Men’s Basketball named 30th on list of All-Time Best Basketball Programs (2008)

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urray State University is home to 10,100 students. They come from nearby, from throughout the nation and around the world. From thousands of universities, students choose Murray State University because of its academic reputation. Along with exceptional teachers, they get Murray State’s personal approach to living and learning. Long considered one of the best-kept secrets in higher education, the word is starting to get out about the excellence of Murray State University. Students don’t just pick Murray State - they’re drawn to it.

Alexander Hall As one of the best public liberal arts universities, Murray State has attracted students of high academic standing. In fact, entering MSU students have the highest ACT average of all Kentucky regional campuses. They are accustomed to challenges, and they are not disappointed. Murray State’s highly-respected liberal arts curriculum is built on a core of courses called University Studies. University Studies is designed to educate each student broadly in the various areas of human knowledge: the arts, the humanities, the natural sciences and the social sciences. Equally important, the curriculum helps students develop communication skills vital to becoming a responsible citizen and a lifelong learner.

8 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

1979 NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS

34 ALL-AMERICANS

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Business Building World-Wide Recognition U.S. News & World Report magazine has recognized Murray State University’s continuing excellence as a top tier university for 15 consecutive years. Murray ranks sixth in the South among “Top Public Universities - Master’s,” and is the only Kentucky university to be ranked in the top tier for 15 years in a row. In the 2006 U.S. News college guide, the university received its highest overall ranking ever, coming in at 17th among all public and private universities in the southern region of the country. Additionally, Murray State was named in the South’s best master’s universities Great Schools at a Great Price category, where MSU was recognized as one of the top two best values among public schools in the South. Murray State University’s solid academic program and affordable price make it an excellent buy for students seeking success. High Academic Standards Murray State is certified by national and regional accreditation agencies, which means MSU meets rigid standards.

The Campus Since its founding in 1922, Murray State has gained a reputation for having one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Adding to the natural scenic beauty of the campus are the many wellmaintained and aesthetically-pleasing buildings. Over the years, MSU has kept its historical look despite making several additions. Currently, the university has three major building projects under way and several others on the drawing board. Most notably, the university just completed a project which included an impressive entrance to the campus and a fence reminiscent of the ones which encircle the many thoroughbred horse farms which Kentucky is known. Other recently completed projects include the Alexander Hall education building and Phase I of the science complex. Residential Colleges Through the recently created Residential College system, Murray State offers students a way of collegiate life that leads to individual and team success. In 1998, MSU decided to transform its housing complex (dormitories) into separate colleges where students who share the same majors or educational pursuits share the entire collegiate experience. In essence, Murray State didn’t just make a transformation; it separated itself from other higher education institutions. From the moment students enroll at Murray State, they become a part of their own residential college within the university. It means belonging. It means each college will have its own government, its own athletic teams, its own faculty ombudsperson and its own traditions. When the Chronicle of Higher Education featured MSU’s improved style of education, it wrote of “a sense of college unity” and “competition that carries over into the classroom.” The Times of London referred to the idea as a vision of Oxford University in Kentucky.

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Local Community Located in the city of Murray in Calloway County in the southwestern corner of Kentucky, Murray State is surrounded by a neighborly Main Street community of nearly 50,000 people. Known for its friendly citizens and beautiful, wooded landscape, Murray/Calloway County is a growing and thriving area. In addition to its strong educational, employment and quality of life opportunities, Murray/Calloway County’s location is beneficial in many ways. Located in the Jackson Purchase region of western Kentucky, Murray is eight miles from Tennessee, 50 miles from Illinois, 65 miles from Missouri and 150 miles from Indiana, making it easily able to draw students from five different states. Also, four major cities (St. Louis, Nashville, Memphis, Louisville) are within a few hours’ driving distance from Murray. One of the biggest attractions in western Kentucky is scenic Kentucky Lake and the Land Between the Lakes. Just a 15-minute drive from the Murray State campus are boating, fishing, hunting, camping and hiking opportunities, which students often take advantage of during fall and spring weekends.

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Racer Athletics The university’s intercollegiate athletic programs are a source of tradition, school pride, spirit and entertainment for students, alumni and community members alike. Competing at the highest level of college athletics, MSU is a member of NCAA Division I and is a founding member of the Ohio Valley Conference with its 16-team program. Murray State is committed to athletic excellence, which is evident by its 96 OVC championships in the 54 years that the Racers have been competing in the league. One of the greatest benefits of Racer athletics to Murray State is the attention and acclaim which it brings to the university. The Murray State men’s basketball team has achieved extensive notoriety by competing in the NCAA Tournament in most years. Also, the Racers find themselves being written about in such publications as Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, The Sporting News, USA Today and dozens of publications and newspapers across the country. Additionally, Murray State is featured several times each year on ESPN and Fox Sports Net South as part of their college basketball and football broadcasts. Murray State has also sent its share of players to the NFL, the NBA, Major League Baseball and other professional leagues around the world.

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Student Life Murray State University offers an active, vibrant and challenging environment for its students. From the classroom to the residential college room, the Murray State experience is one which students will harbor for a lifetime. In the classroom, educators are dedicated to seeing each student reach his or her potential. Class size is about 30 to 35 students. Outside of the classroom, Murray State offers many athletic and social programs. Intramural sports operate year-round, while fraternities and sororities allow students to form bonds with “brothers” and “sisters” which will last a lifetime. Murray State also attracts a wide array of nationallyacclaimed speakers, top concerts and other events. Perhaps the biggest event on campus each year is Homecoming. Each fall, thousands of alumni return to Murray State to renew old friendships and visit the place they called home for four years.

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The system is closest to elite U.S. universities, such as Harvard and Yale, which assign their many students to residential houses,” wrote the Times.

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5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

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34 ALL-AMERICANS

UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION DR. RANDY J. DUNN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

Dr. Randy J. Dunn became Murray State’s 11th president on Dec. 1, 2006. He also holds tenure as a professor in MSU’s Department of Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling. Dunn served as the Illinois State Superintendent of Schools previous to taking the MSU presidency and he has chaired the Department of Educational Administration and Higher Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Dunn began his academic career at Memphis State University (now The University of Memphis). Dunn earned his doctorate from the University of Illinois in 1991, having completed his bachelor’s degree in education (1980) and his master’s degree in educational administration and foundations (1983) from Illinois State University. A K-20 educator, Dunn has served in almost every capacity, from classroom teacher and building principal to district superintendent and university professor. In addition to his service to state and local schools, he has distinguished himself as a noted scholar and professor in educational leadership.

During his time as a professor, he published more than 29 professional articles and book chapters, and made more than 30 presentations at state and national conferences. Dunn has directly influenced hundreds of educators, teaching more than 11 different graduate courses and serving on more than 40 doctoral dissertation committees during his academic career. He has also served as principal or co-investigator on numerous funded grants totaling nearly $650,000. Dunn and his wife Ronda have four children—two who are students at Murray State and two in the Chicago area.

Murray State University Board Of Regents

Bill Adams Vice Chair Murray

Marilyn Buchanon Grand Rivers

Sharon Green Mayfield

Susan Shaffer Guess Paducah

Phil Schooley Staff Regent Murray

Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton Moreland Hill, Ohio

Harry Lee Waterfield II Frankfort

Stephen Williams Louisville

Dr. Constanine Curris Chair Lexington

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Allen Ward joined the Murray State athletics department as its director on March 30, 2005. Since his arrival, there has been a prevailing theme that symbolizes his administration: steady and significant progress. “It’s an honor to serve as Director of Athletics at Murray State.” said Ward. “I’m very pleased with the direction of the program and confident it’s positioned for long-term success.” The most recent illustration of Ward’s stamp on the program was Murray State’s capturing of the 2008-09 OVC Commissioners Cup, a symbol of overall athletic excellence in OVC sponsored championships. “The OVC Commissioners Cup signifies excellence throughout the entire program,” said Ward. “It’s a good barometer in measuring the overall success of any athletic department and it’s exactly what I envisioned when I came to Murray State”. It’s the first time since 1991 that Murray State has won the allsports trophy. Ten of Murray’s fifteen sports finished in third place or higher, with three sports winning conference championships. Ward also emphasizes the importance of achievement in the classroom as well. “Our motto is Four Years – Two Goals. We want every student-athlete to leave Murray State with a degree in one hand and a championship ring on the other,” states Ward unrelentingly. “I fully expect our student-athletes to take advantage of their opportunity to receive a quality education while competing at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics.” Each of the past four years, the graduation rates for studentathletes have surpassed that of the general student body. Ward makes no secret where he intends to take the program. “I expect to be a leader in the OVC in everything we do. I expect to win championships and advance to compete on the national stage. I intend to continue to move the program forward,” states Ward.

And Murray moving forward is exactly what has been happening. Over $3.5 million in athletic facility enhancements have been made touching every sport and unit. The department successfully completed its 10-year NCAA Recertification process. The overall APR scores for the department now surpass 960, and the cumulative GPA for student-athletes for the spring, 2009 semester was 3.06. Under Ward’s leadership, the Racer Club was established as the annual fund raising arm of the department and continues to thrive, the sport of softball was introduced to the varsity lineup, additional staff was added in areas vital to student-athlete achievement, a comprehensive Title IX plan was developed and enacted, the Racer Television Network was unveiled, and the athletic program became an official NCAA CHAMPS / Life Skills member. Ward’s has also had to successfully manage unprecedented turnover with its head coaching positions and senior level staff, most notably with its high profile positions. New coaches have been hired for men’s basketball, women’s basketball, football, women’s soccer, softball, rifle, and strength and conditioning. “I like our coaches and staff; it’s a really good group, and they work extremely hard,” noted Ward. “They know what it takes to win championships, but also teach the importance of achieving academically as well.” It’s very clear Ward has a passion and devotion for studentathletes and college athletics. “Their success, and providing the tools necessary to perform at the highest level, is my top priority,” says Ward. “We’re a proud program with a rich tradition that’s fortunate to have extraordinary university leadership. We will continue to win championships while, at the same time, prepare our athletes to excel long after they have played their last game for Murray State.” Ward, 42, came to Murray State from the University of North Texas, where he served in numerous capacities over 14 years for the Division I BCS program, including the last six years as Senior Associate Athletics Director. A native of Rolla, Missouri, Ward is a 1989 graduate of William Jewell College and earned his master’s degree from Wichita State University. Ward and his wife, Sharon, have two children: Nathan, 12, and Nicole, 9.

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5 PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

1979 NATIONAL SEMIFINALISTS

34 ALL-AMERICANS

RACER NETWORKS The Murray State Sports Network enters another season of providing Murray State sports fans the best and most insightful radio coverage available. The Racers flagship station, WFGE 103.7 FM in Murray, will again broadcast all of the Racers games on its 100,000-watt signal. Affiliate stations include WFUL (1270 AM, Fulton), WHOP (1230 AM, Hopkinsville), WNBS (1340 AM, Murray) and WCBL (99.1 FM, Benton, selected games). In addition, fans from anywhere in the world can tune in to catch the Racers through the live audio broadcasts on www. GoRacers.com. The Murray State Sports Network will include pregame, halftime and post-game shows during its game broadcasts as well as the weekly coach’s show, featuring Racer head coach Chris Hatcher. The coach’s show airs live on Mondays at 6 p.m., and is broadcast from The Big Apple Cafe in Murray.

NEAL BRADLEY VOICE OF THE RACERS

For the 22nd season, Neal Bradley will be in the radio booth calling all the action during Racer football games. Over the years he has thrilled Racer fans with his brilliant calls of big Racer wins. Fans still recall Bradley’s “It has the distance” call of Shane Andrus’ 52-yard field goal when the Racers won the Ohio Valley Conference championship over Eastern Illinois on the last play of the game in 2002. Once again, Bradley will handle the play-by-play responsibilities for Racer football and serve as host of the radio version of the “Chris Hatcher Show.” Bradley will be joined in the booth this seasn by associate athletic director Paul Bubb. Bradley, the “Voice of the Racers” for football and men’s basketball for two decades, is the sports director at WOFC/WNBS in Murray.

RACERS ON THE WEB Murray State University launched its first athletic department-driven website in 1999, and GoRacers.com has been providing valuable information and insight into Racer athletics ever since. In 2010, MSU launched a new GoRacers.com, powered by Sidearm Sports. Not only is the state-of-the-art site a fascinating visit for Racer fans from coast to coast, it's also a valuable tool for media members needing up-todate information on the Racers. Like the old site, the new GoRacers.com offers rosters, schedules, statistics and team notes. The new site has a host of new offerings, including: • Email Alerts • Enhanced Player Bios • Live Audio & Stats • Coaches’ Shows • Rotating Stories • Media Guides • Scrolling Scoreboard • Pictures • And Much More Members of the media are encouraged to use all the information, including photos, provided on GoRacers.com and have permission from the MSU athletic department to do so. Additionally, GoRacers.com provides links to the OVC, the NCAA, Murray State University and other pertinent web pages.

RACER TELEVISION Since 1979, Racer fans have been able keep up with the Racers by tuning to the weekly television show. This season, “Racer Football with Chris Hatcher” will be released to networks and cable operators throughout the region. In all, the show can be seen in 300,000 homes throughout western Kentucky, southeast Missouri, southern Illinois and western Tennessee. This half-hour show, which will air once a week throughout the football season, offers game highlights, coach’s insight and behind-the-scenes features. The show can be seen on local television and on GoRacers.com. The Murray State coaches’ television shows have a 23-year history dating back to 1979, when WPSD’s Frank Murock launched the programs when Mike Gottfried coached MSU football. Joe Amato hosted the shows for two seasons, then longtime WPSD sports director Larry McIntosh hosted the shows for more than 10 seasons (1983-93) through the Frank Beamer and Mike Mahoney years. Dave Winder served as host from 1993 to 2006, through the Houston Nutt, Denver Johnson and Joe Pannunzio years, and took over again in 2008. Josh Perigo served as the host in 2007. Check GoRacers.com for show times and channels.

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