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State football roundup: Morehead State shuts out Kentucky Christian

Austin Gahafer threw three touchdown passes, ran for another, and Morehead State had no problem dispatching NAIA member Kentucky Christian 28-0 on Saturday night.

Gahafer was 21 of 36 for 174 yards for Morehead State (1-2). He completed passes to 11 receivers, with touchdown passes going to Tanner Napier, Justin Cornwall and Kitaro Lewis. Napier led the Eagles with five catches for 31 yards. Brent Holman had 16 carries for 90 yards on the ground.

Kentucky Christian couldn't get much going with just 208 yards of offense. When they did manage to move the ball, they coughed it up with five turnovers. Graham Johnson was 11 of 24 for 35 yards and an interception. Gregory Walker II carried 24 times for 131 yards.

It was a penalty-marred affair — the teams combined for 15 fouls for 120 yards.

Pikeville 22, Bethel 0: Pikeville earned its first shutout since 2004. Jack Hopkins led the defensive charge with nine tackles, while Romon Morris and Kenelia Jones both came up with interceptions.

Bethel gained just 174 yards of total offense to the Bears' 414 yards. Quarterback Sani Warren finished 14 of 22 for 254 yards for UPike, throwing a season-best two touchdowns, both caught by wide out Elijah Bell (Henry Clay). Bell hauled in four catches for 151 yards, the most for any Bear receiver this season.

Reinhardt 36, Georgetown 25: Reinhardt broke the game open in the second half, outscoring Georgetown 22-6. The Tigers are 0-3 for the first time since 1994 have the Tigers been 0-3.

"We just have to hang in there and weather this storm. We just have to keep believing," Coach Bill Cronin said. "We're in a funk right now, and we have to get out of it."

Lindsey Wilson 28, Bluefield (Va.) 9: Lindsey Wilson outscored the Rams 21-6 in the second half to win its first home game.

Josh Haney led the Blue Raider (3-0) offense with three touchdowns on the ground and 59 total rushing yards. Dylan Beasley was able to connect with Hunter Lovell for his lone to touchdown pass of the game.

Beasley completed the game 27-for-41 and racked up 270 passing yards. Tavis Elzy had the most receiving yards for Lindsey Wilson at 51 on three catches.

Virginia State 14, Kentucky State 7: The Thorobreds kept Virginia State's offense off the scoreboard but fell to two special teams touchdowns off Kentucky State punts from its own end zone. After nearly three full quarters of scoreless play, The Trojans went up 7-0 when Jaivon Smallwood returned a punt 32 yards for a touchdown. With two minutes remaining in the game, Trevon Byron blocked a Thorobreds punt in the end zone and fell on it to go up 14-0. Kentucky State's TD came on a 13-yard toss to Bryan Henderson.

Centre 34, Washington (Mo.) 24: Four different Colonels ran for touchdowns in the win. Amoh Kumengisa rushed 17 times for 150 yards and a score, and Nolan Coulter, Heath Haden and Casey Bradley added a touchdown a piece.

Campbellsville 37, Union 23: Campbellsville rolled to a 34-9 halftime lead and made it stick. Jacob Russell threw for four touchdowns for the winners.

Western Michigan 52, Murray State 20: Western Michigan outgained the Racers 628 yards to 367. Murray quarterback KD Humphries was passed 41 times (completing 25) for 304 yards.

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