Led by a school single-game record 23 total tackles from senior linebacker Vincent Winey, plus three touchdowns from senior wide receiver BJ Byrd, Morehead State football closed the 2021 spring season on a high note with a 28-18 victory over Butler at Jayne Stadium.
The Eagles finished the Pioneer League slate 4-2 and coupled with San Diego's loss to Valparaiso, MSU finished in a tie for second place. That was the highest finish since 2015. MSU also closed the campaign with a winning record at 4-3 and finished with a perfect home record (3-0) for the first time since 1949.
Winey, whose school record also included three tackles for loss and a fumble recovery, broke current assistant coach Ryan Bennett's previous single-game mark of 20 set in 2016 against Jacksonville.
Byrd hauled in two touchdown passes from junior quarterback Mark Pappas and returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown immediately after the Bulldogs had pulled to within three points at the end of the third quarter.