Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Racers Drop Overtime Heartbreaker to Eastern Illinois

racers football1 300MURRAY, KY (9/24/12) – Eastern Illinois converted a two-point conversion in the first overtime to hand Murray State a 50-49 defeat in a wild, back-and-forth game that last four hours Saturday evening at O’Brien Field.
 
The Racers (1-3, 0-1 OVC) got the ball first in overtime and quickly drove down the field as Duane Brady caught a pass in the flat and broke a tackle along the sideline for a 13-yard gain. Two plays later, Jaamal Berry went up the middle for the touchdown.
 
The Panthers (2-2, 1-0 OVC) got the ball and went to the ground as they ran the ball up the middle three-straight plays to set up a 4th-and-1. They went to the option and picked up just enough to keep the drive alive. They continued to run the ball before Jimmy Garoppolo found Chavar Watkins for a nine-yard touchdown.
 
EIU decided to go for the win and called for a trick play as wide receiver Erik Lora took the ball and hit Von Wise just over the goaline for the victory.
 
The Panthers jumped out a quick lead as Lora caught a pair of touchdown passes on the first two drives to give EIU the 14-0 lead. MSU came back on their next possession and used an eight-play drive to get on the scoreboard. Quarterback Casey Brockman capped the drive with a one-yard touchdown run.
 
After Lora caught his third touchdown pass of the quarter, the Racers responded by scoring the next 26 points in the first half to take a 33-20 lead into halftime.
 
Brockman hit Nevar Griffin for a three-yard touchdown, before hitting Jordan Morrow for a 15-yard scoring on a screen pass. Kicker Jordan Benton added a pair of field goals around a Jaamal Berry two-yard touchdown run.
 
The second half saw the Racers move the ball down the field, but they were not able to find the endzone and had to settle for field goals. Benton connected on three second-half field goals, and was a perfect 5-for-5 on the day.
 
On the other end, the Panthers offense, which had just 94 yards of offense over the final 21:38 of the first half, scored three touchdowns in the first 15:27 of the second half.
 
Brockman finished the day by going 43-for-64 for 423 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also rushed for 31 yards and a score.
 
Running back Duane Brady led the ground attack with 72 yards on 16 carries, while also catching four passes for 30 yards.
 
Walter Powell continued his strong season as he had 13 catches for 142 yards. It was his second-straight career day, after catching 12 passes a week ago. Morrow added five catches for 70 yards, while Dontel Watkins had five grabs for 54 yards.
 
The Racers return to action Sept. 29 as they return to Stewart Stadium to take on Tennessee Tech. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.
 
SurfKY Sports
Information provided by John Brush

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
2/6/2014 - posted
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Stock Report

1 DOW 16,563.30
-317.06 (-1.88%)    
2 S&P 1,930.67
-39.40 (-2.00%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,369.77
-93.13 (-2.09%)    
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
2/6/2014 - posted
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
2/6/2014 - posted
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
2/6/2014 - posted
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 30, 2014 3442

Three Arrested in Muhlenberg as Part of…

in Top Stories by GPD Officer Wes Miller
July 28, 2014 3425

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 30, 2014 3188

UPDATE: Waide Responds to Allegations of…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 28, 2014 3002

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2525

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 28, 2014 3425

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 3002

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2525

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 1724

Madisonville Man Arrested for Assault,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 1721

Two Injured in Vehicle Collision on…

in Top Stories by William Roundtree

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 28, 2014 1186

Zuberer Takes Over at Quarterback for…

in News by Steve LeMaster
July 28, 2014 1044

Dont Miss Out on a Howl of a Good Time

in News by Brittni Bunn
July 28, 2014 923

Instant Admissions Day is Aug. 1, 2014

in News by Bernie Hale
July 29, 2014 749

Happenings and Meetings - Daviess County

in News by Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau
July 28, 2014 449

Prosecutors Mull Over Whether to Charge…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 30, 2014 3442

Three Arrested in Muhlenberg as Part of…

in Top Stories by GPD Officer Wes Miller
July 30, 2014 2231

UPDATE: Muhlenberg Man, Woman Arrested in…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 28, 2014 1437

Foot Pursuit Ends with Arrest

in Top Stories by Christopher Rogers
July 29, 2014 1356

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 1347

Boys of Broad to Launch Video at Cinema 4

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03