Football Preview: Murray State - Robert Morris



Date (Time): Nov. 12 (1 p.m.)
Opponent: Robert Morris
Site (Venue): Murray, Ky. (Roy Stewart Stadium)
Audio: Froggy 103.7 FM (PxP: Neal Bradley; Analyst: Josh McKeel)
TV: ESPN+ (PxP: Neal Bradley; Analyst: Josh McKeel)
Live Stats:
Twitter In Game: @RacersFootball
MUR Record (Streak): 1-8 (Won 1)
RMU Record (Streak): 0-9 (Lost 9)
All-Time Series vs. RMU (Streak): First Meeting
Massey Ratings Prediction: Murray State 24 - Robert Morris 14
MUR Next Game: Nov. 19 at #18 Southeast Mo.

The Game

The Murray State Football team returns to Roy Stewart stadium for one final time this season to host Robert Morris at 1 p.m. The game will serve as the Military & Veteran Appreciation game, Senior Day and the Hall of Fame Game, with all mentioned being honored during the contest.

The Series At A Glance

Saturday will be the first ever meeting between Murray State and Robert Morris.

Scouting The Colonials

Robert Morris stayed with Charleston Southern for most of the game last Saturday, but ultimately fell, 34-21, to move to 0-9 on the season.

Robert Morris currently averages 10.4 points on 222.3 yards of total offense per game, while allowing 35.0 points on 418.6 yards per game. The Colonials run a pass-heavy offense with 162.3 yards per game passing, compared to just 60.0 yards per game rushing.

The Colonials have used six different quarterbacks this season, but it was Zach Tanner who was under center for Robert Morris last week in Charleston. Tanner averages 101.4 yards per game, has a completion percentage of 46.2-percent and has two touchdowns and seven interceptions. On the ground Anthony Purge leads the way with 10.5 yards per game and a team-high three touchdowns.

Defensively, Joe Casale leads the way for Robert Morris with 69 tackles, 11.0 tackles-for-loss, 1.0 sacks, one interception, one hurry and one pass breakup. Sydney Audiger follows Casale with 55 tackles, 4.0 tackles-for-loss, a team-high five pass breakups, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

A Win Saturday Would...

A win Saturday would give the Racers back-to-back wins for the first time this season and would go down as the 500th win in program history.

Rare Air

With 16 total touchdowns in his career, LaMartez Brooks is now just one of nine MSU receivers all-time that have scored 15 or more total touchdowns.

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