Football Heads To Morehead State On Saturday

first_imgThe Drake University football team makes its second-to-last road trip of the 2015 season on Saturday afternoon when it travels to Morehead State.The Bulldogs are coming off one of its biggest home wins in recent years as they used a fourth-quarter comeback to beat previously undefeated Jacksonville, 28-24, last Saturday. Drake is in fourth-place in the league standings with a 3-2 record. Morehead State is tied with San Diego for second in the PFL with a 3-1 record. The Eagles  have won four of their last five games and earned a 31-27 road win over Campbell last week.  Drake leads the all-time series 7-2 over Morehead and are even 2-2 at Jayne Stadium. The Bulldogs have won the last four meetings with their last win at Jayne Stadium coming in 2011.Drake’s defense continues to lead the squad as the team ranks second in PFL games in total defense by allowing 291.2 yards per game, as well as in rushing (72.8 ypg) and sacks (16). John Hugunin leads Drake’s defense with 77 tackles, including 10.5 for a loss. The fifth-year senior linebacker leads the country with eight forced fumbles and ranks sixth with two fumble recoveries. On Monday, he was named STATS FCS National Defensive Player of the Week for his career-high 20 tackles and two forced fumbles in last week’s win over Jacksonville. Junior defensive end Mack Marrin is one of the best pass rushers in the conference as he ranks third in the league with 5.5 sacks to go with 7.5 tackles for a loss.Morehead State has one of the top offenses in the PFL, ranking first during league play in total offense (464.8.5 ypg), passing (326.5 ypg) and scoring (31.2 ppg). MSU’s offense is led by Austin Gahafer, who leads the PFL in league games in passing yards (324.0 ypg) and passing touchdowns (10).Gahafer’s favorite target is Justin Cornwall, who leads the PFL with 50 receptions for 605 yards and eight touchdowns.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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