MURRAY, Ky. -- Preston Rice threw for four touchdowns as Murray State stunned Kentucky rival Morehead State 59-7 on Saturday night.
Rice had 214 yards passing and led the Racers (2-2) on the ground with 86 rushing yards. He also caught a touchdown pass from running back Jared McCray late in the third quarter. LaMartez Brooks had five receptions for 130 yards and two touchdowns.
The Racers scored 45 unanswered points, starting with McCray's 7-yard TD run to cap the first drive of the game. Rice threw three touchdowns in the first half, two to Brooks and one to Sylvaughn Turner, and Zaden Webber kicked a 43-yard field goal to give Murray State a 31-0 lead at halftime.
Ty Terrell returned the first punt of the second half 67 yards for another Racers score and Rice followed that up -- following a Morehead State fumble on first down -- with a short pass to Brion Sanchious to make it 45-0 with 12:22 left in the third.
The Racers amassed 566 total yards while holding Morehead State to 249. The Eagles (2-2) committed five turnovers, four of which were quickly converted into Murray State points.
Mark Pappas threw for 171 yards for the Eagles.
June Jones: 'No coach in their right mind' would accept conditions Hawai'i offered
June Jones turned down an offer to become Hawai'i's head coach Friday, saying that "no coach in their right mind" would accept the conditions offered to him.
UT-Arlington set to join WAC this summer as part of league's expansion
UT-Arlington has accepted an invitation to join the Western Athletic Conference beginning this summer, part of an expansion that will push the league to at least 15 schools.
Former Oregon Ducks RB Travis Dye transfers to the USC Trojans
The USC Trojans have added former Oregon Ducks running back Travis Dye via the transfer portal.
Will NCAA committee take scalpel or bonfire approach to Division I changes?
Faced with a myriad of challenges, just how transformative can the NCAA's Division I Transformation Committee be?
Auburn football promotes Jeff Schmedding to DC after Derek Mason steps down to pursue other opportunities
Auburn football coach Bryan Harsin promoted assistant head coach/linebackers coach Jeff Schmedding to defensive coordinator after Derek Mason stepped down, the school announced on Saturday.
LSU Tigers add 8 football transfers, including 2 Arkansas starters
LSU has added eight players from the college football transfer portal, including two starters each from Arkansas and Louisiana