MSU heads to Dayton

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Morehead State football will look to take another step toward a Pioneer Football League Championship Saturday when the Eagles travel to Dayton for a 1 p.m. ET matchup against the Flyers.

The Eagles (2-3/1-1 PFL) will face a Flyer (3-2/1-1) team that has defeated them seven straight seasons. The game can be heard live on the Eagle Sports Radio Network, and live video and live stats are available through DaytonFlyers.com and links on MSUEagles.com.

“We have to strive to get better on a few things, and if we can do that I’ll probably be pretty happy with the outcome,” said head coach Rob Tenyer. “It comes down to this, in our eyes each week you prepare for a new opponent and you go out and try to execute your game plan.”

Morehead State is coming off a come-from-behind win over Valparaiso (29-26) last weekend at home, while Dayton heads into this week’s contest fresh off a 35-10 win over Drake.

“Stop the run,” Tenyer added. “Stop the run on early downs and be physical on both sides of the ball.”

Dayton rushed for more than 300 yards last week against Drake and averages 145 yards per outing. Tailback Tucker Yinger averages 86 yards per game, having played in just three games. Quarterback Alex Jeske throws for 175 yards per game with four TDs.

The Eagles counter with the one-two punch of senior quarterback Austin Gahafer and senior slot receiver Jake Raymond. Raymond has 328 yards and two scores in the last two weekends and needs just 17 more yards to break Donte Sawyer’s career yardage record of 2,555.

Last year’s MSU-Dayton matchup proved to be an exciting contest with UD rallying for a 20-15 win in Morehead.

Following Saturday’s game, the Eagles return home for the next two games. MSU hosts Marist for Homecoming on Oct. 15 at 1 p.m., then entertains Jacksonville on Oct. 22 at 1 p.m.

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