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Racer Offense Shines in First Fall Scrimmage | Murray

MurrayThe Murray State offense has struggled through the first week of preseason camp.  All that seemed to change Saturday afternoon as the offense looked in midseason form, scoring seven touchdowns in the team’s first scrimmage.

All-America quarterback Casey Brockman showed why he is a candidate for the Walter Payton Award as he went 24-for-31 for 284 yards and three touchdowns.  True freshman KD Humphries also had a solid day by going 11-for-15 for 137 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

The offense moved the ball on the opening possession as Brockman found Jeremy Harness for 47 yards to set up a 39-yard field goal from Jordan Benton.

The defense forced punts on each of the next possessions, but the offense responded with a six-play 40-yard drive that found the endzone for the first time.  Harness had the big play as he hauled in a 24-yard pass from KD Humphries, before Jordan Morrow scored on a six-yard run.

The defense would come up big on the next two series as Fred Harvey made three stops and Adrian Dinkins ended a drive with a sack.

Morrow helped the offense reach the endzone again as he scampered 28 yards on a third down, and then capped the drive on the next play by scoring from two yards out.  Morrow would finish the day with 57 yards and two touchdowns on six carries, while  catching four passes for 76 yards and a score.

Brockman tossed his second touchdown of the day as he scrambled to keep the play alive and found Nevar Griffin behind the defense for a 40-yard touchdown.  Griffin added his second touchdown late in the scrimmage as reached up with one hand to pull in the ball as he was laying on his back.

Walter Powell led the receivers with seven catches for 126 yards.  Harness added six catches for 97 yards and a score.

Darian Yahyavi made the biggest play for the defense as he intercepted a pass and returned in 35 yards for a touchdown.

Qua Huzzie led the defense with eight tackles, while freshman Zach Dean added a pair of sacks.

The Racers return to the field tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. for the first of two practices.  They will return to the field at 6:30 p.m. for their second practice.

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