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State football: Morehead State's 702 yards of offense not enough

Despite gaining a season-best 706 total offensive yards, the Morehead State fell 62-52 to host Butler Saturday. The teams combined for seven touchdown plays of 50-plus yards each in the Butler Bowl.

MSU led 20-7 after the opening quarter but was outscored 55-32 the rest of the way.

The 706 yards were the most since a school-record 753-yard performance against Kentucky Christian in 2011.

"We had a great day offensively for the second straight week," Coach Rob Tenyer said. "But it is really disappointing that we aren't getting it done defensively. When we gain that many yards, we should be able to come out with a win."

A pair of MSU quarterbacks combined for a single-game school-record 591 passing yards. Sophomore Austin Gahafer was 24-of-33 for 333 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half, before leaving with an injury. Freshman Jack Sherry registered a career-best 258 yards and a trio of touchdowns, all in the second half, on a 21-of-32 effort. Three receivers, juniors Justin Cornwall (108) and Tanner Napier (107) and sophomore Jake Raymond all recorded 100-yard games.

UT Martin 62, Murray State 38: UT Martin racked up over 300 yards on the ground. The Skyhawks had 595 of total offense in the game with 193 passing yards and 425 yards on the grounds. Janawski Davis led the Murray State receiving corps with seven catches for 133 yards and a touchdown.

Georgetown 37, Bluefield 20: Georgetown outgained Bluefield 310-214, splitting its attack with 131 yards passing from Neal Pawsat and 179 yards rushing. a stingy Tiger defense allowed just a pair of lengthy runs and only 172 yards on the ground.

Lindsey Wilson 49, Union 10: Lindsey Wilson scored six of its seven touchdowns on the ground in amassing 208 yards rushing on 34 carries. No Blue Raider carried the ball more than 10 times or ran for more than 58 yards.

Centre 35, Hendrix 26: The two teams combined for 993 total offensive yards and there was only a 28-second difference in time of possession. Nolan Coulter and Max Mazza had huge days offensively for Centre. Coulter ran for 186 yards on 33 carries (5.6 avg.), while Mazza caught 11 passes for 156 yards.

Kentucky State 47, Lane 17: Senior Jaquise Lockett rushed 19 times for 159 yards and three touchdowns, the longest on a 50-yard dash. Fellow senior Justin Williams ran for two of his own for the host Thorobreds, who never trailed.

Kentucky Wesleyan 43, Limestone 41: Kellan Cole pulled in three touchdown passes, one for 74 yards, to help host KWC prevail.

Campbellsville 58, Cumberlands 12: Quarterback Jacob Russell twice connected with Demytreus Gipson for first-quarter touchdowns as Campbellsville shot out to an early lead it wouldn't relinquish. The winners racked up 553 yards of total offense to host Cumberlands' 261.

Pikeville 28, Kentucky Christian 17: The Bears saw a 14-0 lead in the third quarter slip away, but bounced back as Kentucky Chrisian bobbled the snap on a punt near its endzone.

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